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Miles Campbell: Young Composer’s Program

February 19, 2018 — Reviewing a program that you've previously been in, let alone a public event that draws the community out to see it, is definitely a balancing act. When you add that you're currently in college several counties away studying some of the very tools and subjects

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Michael Bader: We’re all good Samaritans in our hearts

February 19, 2018 — I lost my wallet the other day, accidentally leaving it on the roof of my car when I was getting gas. Twenty minutes later I noticed that it was missing, returned to the scene, and thoroughly searched the service station and nearby road to no

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‘Meet the Author’ with Dave Finch

February 19, 2018 — Local author and retired lawyer, Dave Finch has published a second edition of his book, "Kill the Drug Trade: Ending the War on Drugs in a System of Toleration, Counseling and Control." We caught up with Finch and threw a few questions at him about

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Savannah Hanson: Honoring differences

February 19, 2018 — Until we learn to recognize and take responsibly for our own egoic patterns, be accountable for our irritability, judgments, upsets, drama and complaints, we will remain the victim of our own minds. It takes great awareness to learn, without shame or blame, we are doing

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Doreen Fogle: Help the wild pollinators

February 16, 2018 — I have written quite a bit about a few pollinators lately. I've covered the wild, native bees and moths. Of course there are the butterflies, especially the highly acknowledged monarch butterfly. But there is a whole host of other pollinators, and as I have mentioned

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Carolyn Singer: Success with seeds — The perfect bed

February 16, 2018 — When I observe the hundreds of California poppies that germinated with last spring's rains, I know that nature always seems to do better than the gardener. All I did was provide the gravel, and it was not intended for the poppies, but rather for the

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Ron Cherry: Real El Camino guy

February 16, 2018 — To date, Richard Mayer has built two El Caminos, one being a '69 he converted to four-wheel drive and, most recently, a '70. He is currently working on a '71 for a friend of his. He also has a '71 sitting in a field that

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Joan Merriam: ‘Listening’ to your dog

February 15, 2018 — "Sit!" "Come!" "Good dog!" "Bad dog!" These are some of the most common words we use when interacting with our canine friends — and of course, we assume our dogs understand. We expect our dogs to listen to us, but by and large we humans

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Blessing of the animals at the AnimalSave Center in Grass Valley

February 15, 2018 — AnimalSave is part of the Sacred Arts of Tibet Tour featuring the visiting monks from the Gaden Shartse monastery in the Tibetan Refugee Settlement in Southern India. AnimalSave will again have the honor of being the recipient of a ceremonial blessing from 11 a.m. to

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Cheryl Wicks: Scratch that!

February 15, 2018 — Anyone who has owned a cat has probably had the experience of kitty clawing your nice couch or chair. Your immediate reaction is to punish the little critter somehow. That will only make it worse. After all kitty just knows that she likes to scratch

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Sound the trumpets! — Nevada City pulls out all the stops for its annual Mardi Gras celebration

February 15, 2018 — It's well known — and has been well documented — that Nevada City is a lively place. No matter the month, occasion, or weather, its residents and visitors will find a way to celebrate. Naturally, Mardi Gras is no exception. Rain or shine, the Nevada

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An intimate afternoon of Baroque with renowned harpist Bridget Kibbey in Grass Valley

February 15, 2018 — Regarded as perhaps the greatest composer of all time, Johann Sebastian Bach is reimagined and elevated to new levels by the skillful fingers of harpist Bridget Kibbey. Accompanied by early-music violinist Siwoo Kim and recorder-player Priscilla Herreid, the trio will also perform works of Telemann,

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Sean Jordan: A piece of American history

February 15, 2018 — I am currently working through the Oscar nominations to try and see each film before the prestigious evening of March 4. I have just a few more still on the list, but so far I have seen: "The Shape of Water," "Get Out," "Dunkirk," "Darkest

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Western Nevada County schools 2018 kindergarten registration

February 14, 2018 — Registration for Western Nevada County schools has begun and registration dates are approaching. Children who will be 5 on or before Sept. 1, are eligible for kindergarten. Students turning 5 between Sept. 2, and Dec. 2, are eligible for transitional kindergarten. Parents may need the

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Annie Keeling: Lessons from a woodwind player

February 14, 2018 — Admission: Yours truly played the clarinet in middle school, high school, and college. There I said it. And today, for some reason, I was thinking about how much parenting and playing the clarinet have in common. If I blow too hard into a woodwind instrument,

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Hollie Grimaldi Flores: Another trip around the sun

February 14, 2018 — While many of you may have spent yesterday professing your affection to your partner, or lamenting the lack of love in your life, I celebrated another trip around the sun. I have always loved having my birthday on Valentine's Day. People are generally in a

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All about animals — 5th annual Animal Film Festival opens Saturday in Grass Valley

February 14, 2018 — With 22 animal-themed films from around the world ready to roll, the 5th annual Animal Film Festival is sure to entertain and inspire animal lovers. "This is a one-day event but those 12 hours are packed with all things animal," said Shelley Frost, director of

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Valentine Erotique: Valentine’s Day for adults at The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City

February 14, 2018 — For many folks, Valentine's Day means buying roses for your loved one and then taking her or him out to a fancy dinner. The North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center celebrates a little differently each year with the Valentine Erotique performance. An annual classic, this erotic

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An eclectic group of artists start the first Yuba Lands Biennale art exhibition in Grass Valley

February 14, 2018 — The first annual Yuba Lands Biennale will be held at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley starting Thursday and run through March 1. A grand opening of the exhibits with strange and wonderful events, such as VIP pre show party, live performance, experimental

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From South Korea, acclaimed novelist Krys Lee reads at Yuba Lit in Nevada City

February 14, 2018 — Krys Lee, author of the internationally acclaimed novel "How I Became a North Korean," will read her work and answer audience questions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Stone House in Nevada City. The reading — a rare U.S. appearance by a writer

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