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Not all homeless people want help when it’s offered, Nevada County officials say

August 19, 2018 — Dispatchers received a handful of calls within a few hours about the woman sitting near Highway 20. The reports were similar: A woman was sitting under the South Ponderosa Way overpass. She wore a shirt, pants and no shoes. One caller said the woman "appears

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Grocery delivery service set to launch in Nevada County

August 19, 2018 — Just about anyone who makes sure there's food on the table every day has faced this dilemma. Shopping for those groceries takes time. And energy. And sometimes there's just not enough time in the day to make it to the store. Or maybe you're down

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Popular Bounty of the County event returns with bigger venue, different format

August 19, 2018 — If you must have a problem, this is a great problem to have. Bounty of the County, Nevada County's premier farm-to-table event, has become very popular and too crowded. The annual food festival celebrating local farmers and ranchers, and the bounty they provide, has outgrown

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Political theater: San Francisco Mime Troupe takes audience back to election night

August 19, 2018 — The San Francisco Mime Troupe, which has performed in Nevada County since the 1980s, brought its "Seeing Red" production to the back parking lot at the Miners Foundry for an outdoor showing Friday. The troupe seeks to perform plays "that make sense out of the

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Woman sentenced to 4 months in jail in Nevada County child abuse case

August 19, 2018 — Attorneys in the child abuse case of Angela Morin, who in June pleaded no contest to the charge, argued about jail being the proper punishment. Deputy District Attorney Jesse Wilson said Morin, 21 years old when arrested in August 2017, kept blaming others for her

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Nevada County blotter: Man tells neighbor he’s disappointed and ashamed

August 19, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Friday 8:34 a.m. — A caller in the 500 block of Freeman Lane reported transients in the area. Officers arrived and arrested two people for camping violations. 9 a.m. — A caller in the 100 block of Hughes Road reported a

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Busy bee in Grass Valley

August 19, 2018 — A bee lands on a flower in Grass Valley.

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Grass Valley Grocery Outlet donates over $13K to local charity

August 19, 2018 — Grocery Outlet's "Independence from Hunger" campaign took place over the past month throughout the chain's 300 stores nationwide. Grass Valley Grocery Outlet's independent owner-operators, Steve and Kim Smith, partnered with Interfaith Food Ministries to raise a total of $13,149. Now in its eighth year, the

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LeGacy Presents to hold ‘Scrooge’ auditions

August 19, 2018 — LeGacy Presents will hold auditions for their annual holiday show "SCROOGE" from 6 to 9 p.m. on August 21 and 28 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Various roles are available. Dance and vocal experience not necessary, but a plus. Headshots and resumes not

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Deputy Jason Mackey returns to witness stand in marijuana case

August 17, 2018 — Deputy Jason Mackey testified Friday that he saw marijuana during a 2015 surveillance flight and took pictures of it — a clarification that prosecutors hope will lead a judge to reconsider his decision that the deputy lied on a search warrant. Mackey, whose honesty became

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Day on the Green: Nevada Union wraps up first week of school (PHOTO GALLERY)

August 17, 2018 — Nevada Union High School held a Day on the Green to commemorate the end of the first week of school Friday afternoon.

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Nevada County Captures: Kayakers; saying goodbye to the fair

August 17, 2018 — SUBMIT A PHOTO Have you captured the faces, places and events of our lovely community as well? Then submit your own photos to The Union's "Nevada County Captures" page to be published in our print edition. Send submissions to photos@theunion.com, or post photos on social

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NID roundtable at Nevada County fairgrounds will highlight community-owned power

August 17, 2018 — Nevada County residents will be able to explore the possibility of controlling their power supply during a roundtable on Community Choice Aggregation on Thursday. The discussion, hosted by the Nevada Irrigation District, will highlight how Community Choice Aggregation programs are administered by local governments to

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Finding yourself: Nevada County’s Youth Collaborative hopes to ease the transition from teen to adult

August 17, 2018 — Nevada County's Youth Collaborative — a group of local nonprofits who identify and work with programs and services aimed at supporting at-risk children and youth — recognizes that making the transition from teenager to adult can be one of the most arduous times in a

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Nevada City man found sleeping outside, arrested twice in 2 days

August 17, 2018 — A Nevada City man arrested twice in two days after police found him sleeping outside is free on bond, authorities state. Officers arrested Bradford Dean Hill, 43, Wednesday and Thursday at two different spots, finding him asleep both times surrounded by bottles of alcohol, Grass

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Former Grass Valley murder suspect arrested on unrelated charge

August 17, 2018 — A Grass Valley woman who spent three months in jail on a murder charge before her release was arrested this week on disorderly conduct accusations, reports state. Officers on Thursday afternoon arrested Schennal Christina Gomez, 40, at Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. She's since been released,

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Fun times at Family Appreciation Day in Grass Valley

August 17, 2018 — Scores of families turned out for the 4th annual Family Appreciation Day, which took place outside at Sierra Nevada Children's Services in Grass Valley. The free event included a magic show, clown entertainment, airbrush face painting, balloon creations, live music, lunch, sno-cones and more. A

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Cal Fire awards $414K to San Juan Ridge’s ‘Inimim Forest Project

August 17, 2018 — A collaboration between the Bureau of Land Management Mother Lode Field Office and the Yuba Watershed Institute, a local nonprofit group, was recently awarded $414,678 from Cal Fire's Climate Change Investments grant program. The funds will be used for 320 acres of fuels reduction treatments

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Pleas in the works on Nevada County home invasion case

August 16, 2018 — Two men linked by authorities to a Grizzly Trail home invasion indicated Thursday they intend to enter pleas to the accusation. Steve Ray Rhodes, 28, and Shawn Turnage, 26, through defense attorney Stephen Munkelt said they've reached a plea deal with prosecutors in the December

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Grass Valley native supports ballistic missile defenders in Spain

August 16, 2018 — ROTA, Spain — 2014 Nevada Union High School graduate and Grass Valley native is serving in Spain at U.S. Naval Hospital Rota in support of ballistic-missile defense ships forward-deployed to Naval Station Rota, according to a release. Petty Officer 3rd Class Timothy Lopez is a

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