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Good Sun Solar grant brings sun power to Bitney Prep

February 19, 2018 — The morning of Feb. 10 dawned cold, frosty and just perfect for a solar installation. Thirteen volunteers, including a student intern, a school teacher and a group of local solar professionals, showed up at Bitney Prep High School to help put solar modules on the

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Grass Valley no longer requires sidewalks on both sides of some streets

February 19, 2018 — Grass Valley now allows housing developers to forego building sidewalks on one side of the street, a change they hope will incentivize more housing in the city. "I kind of revert back to my childhood, where I played football, baseball and basketball in the street,"

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Grass Valley’s Christopher’s Old World Deli, catering company close

February 19, 2018 — After 24 years and close to 1,000 weddings, Melissa Lane and Christopher Lockhart have called it quits — not just for their catering business but also their downtown Grass Valley restaurant, Christopher's Old World Deli. "We've retired," said Lane. "Boom. Done." According to Lane, the

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Dog dies in Nevada City from fight wounds

February 19, 2018 — A Nevada City woman's dog died Monday from injuries it sustained when two larger dogs attacked it Saturday morning, the woman said. Jeannie Wood was walking near her home on Red Dog Road when two dogs she described as Pit Bulls ran from a neighbor's

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Modern midwife ‘labors’ to reduce C-sections

February 19, 2018 — One of Nevada County's popular certified nurse-midwives, Vanita Lott, is on a mission to reduce the rate of unnecessary Cesarean sections throughout the United States. After years of study and a 35-year career of helping deliver more than 1,500 babies, Lott asserts that while necessary

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Baseball, softball season in full swing for area alumni

February 19, 2018 — Matt Lopez, a 2016 Bear River graduate, and the Sierra College Wolverines baseball team won two out of three games last week, topping Laney College and Contra Costa College and falling to Butte College. Lopez, a freshman first baseman, started all three games and was

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ALUMNI NOTEBOOK: Area grads help college hoops teams earn conference championships

February 19, 2018 — Community college basketball in California wrapped up its regular season last week and several area alumni stepped up to help their respective squads earn conference titles. Aycee Willis, a 2017 Nevada Union graduate, and Alyssa Pulkinghorn, a 2017 Bear River graduate, played their part in

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PREP WRESTLING: Miners, Bruins impress on the mat, advance to next round of postseason

February 19, 2018 — After a weekend of highly competitive wrestling, three Miners and three Bruins remain standing and will continue their journey through the postseason. Arleth Sosa is the last female wrestler from Nevada Union still battling in the postseason after a strong showing at the Sac-Joaquin Section

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Bingo at Elks Lodge in Grass Valley

February 19, 2018 — Bingo will be returning to the Grass Valley Elks Lodge 538 beginning Thursday. Doors open at 4:30, the grill opens at 5 and the game starts at 6:30 p.m. The Elks Lodge is located at 109 S. School St. in Grass Valley. For more information,

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Nevada County Police Blotter: Woman claims she chased man out of her apartment with a skillet

February 19, 2018 — Grass Valley Police Department Sunday 8:13 a.m. — A caller from the 100 block of South Auburn Street requested contact with a detective. The caller was very offensive and hostile to dispatch. An arrest was made on charges of threatening a crime with intent to

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PFLAG National accepting scholarship applications

February 19, 2018 — The application process for PFLAG National scholarships is now open. For the 17th year, PFLAG National will award thousands of dollars in scholarship funds to young activists and advocates who have worked on numerous programs, projects and activities aimed at making schools and communities safe

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Free Nevada City event offers public speaking tips

February 19, 2018 — Members of Nevada County Toastmasters organizations, such as the Empire Toastmasters above, will host "Public Speaking Tips" from 2 to 4 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City. Along with tips on how to improve listening and speaking skills, attendees will

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Obituary of Dave Muzio

February 19, 2018 — Dave Allen Muzio passed away in his home with his loved ones by his side on February 15, 2018. He was 53. Dave was born July 31, 1964 in Berkeley, CA to David and Lynda Muzio. Dave graduated from Monte Vista High School in 1982.

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Weekly Buzz: Bank robbery; Marijuana ordinance; Local pilot dies

February 19, 2018 — From a bank robbery, to news of the county's iconic National Hotel being sold, local news has been buzzing this past week. Below is a recap of the 10 most read stories, from Feb. 12 – Feb. 18, that we saw at http://www.TheUnion.com. 10. Over the past

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Obituary of Phyllis Marie Graham Hazelwood

February 19, 2018 — Today we celebrate the beautiful gift that was our mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and friend, Phyllis Marie Graham Hazelwood. Phyllis was born to Ruth and S. Roy Graham on February 18, 1932, in Aberdeen, Washington. At a very early age she showed remarkable musical talent, and

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(VIDEO) Mardi Gras parade goes on despite rain, lack of cell phone service

February 18, 2018 — A sizable turnout of parade entrants and spectators didn't let a little rain, or even some hail, get too much in the way getting into the Mardi Gras spirit during the annual Nevada City parade Sunday. The cold weather storm that passed through the area

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Nevada City Police chief Tim Foley resigns

February 18, 2018 — Nevada City's top cop resigned late Friday afternoon, citing personal reasons. Police Chief Tim Foley was hired in late 2013 and started as the full-time chief in February 2014. Reached by phone Sunday, Foley said he did not feel his resignation was abrupt, adding that

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Meet your merchant: If Deby Hendrickson can’t fix your sewing machine, chances are it isn’t broken

February 18, 2018 — Deby Hendrickson was just 12 years old when the family car broke down. "We were raised by a single mom in Turlock and there was no money for a mechanic," she said. "My mom said, 'See if Deby can fix it.' So I did. It

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PREP BASKETBALL: Forest Lake Christian finishes strong, tops Sac Country Day in playoffs

February 18, 2018 — With a strong effort down the stretch, the Forest Lake Christian boys basketball team pulled off the upset victory over Sac Country Day, 50-42, in the first round of the Sac-Joaquin Section Division VI playoffs Friday. Facing the No. 5 seed Cavaliers on the road,

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Blessing of the animals: Tibetan monks give annual blessing (PHOTO GALLERY)

February 18, 2018 —

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