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PG&E decision on power shutoff expected this afternoon

October 21, 2019

UPDATE at 4:20 p.m. PGE&E says it will hold a media briefing at 5:30 p.m. today. At that briefing officials will discuss updates and answer questions about a potential Public Safety Power Shutoff, which could...








Gas leak forces closure of Grass Valley street

October 21, 2019

A gas service line underneath Kate Hayes Street in Grass Valley was ruptured Monday afternoon by a construction crew, forcing a temporary closure of the street. Residences near the intersection of Mainhart Drive and Kate...





Sierra roadwork schedule (Oct. 20 – 26)

October 20, 2019

This week State Route 49 (Placer County) from Palm Avenue to Nevada Street: Motorists can expect intermittent lane and shoulder closures from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday for electrical work and temporary...



Online threat leads to cancellation of Blue Marble Jubilee

May 2, 2019

Grass Valley Charter School has canceled its annual Blue Marble Jubilee, citing online threats that local police call not credible. Online conspiracy theorists point to a tweet by former FBI Director James Comey, claiming a...



Utility companies not legally mandated to shut off power

October 11, 2019

Some Facebook rumblings are promoting the belief that PG&E — and any Californian utility company — is legally mandated to shut off power to protect customer safety when there are weather conditions that could cause...




Planned power outage set for Grass Valley, Nevada City

September 23, 2019

PG&E said a planned power outage this evening likely will affect 21,000 customers across Nevada, Yuba and Butte counties. In Nevada County, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley and Rough and Ready could face the...


Eureka! Vintage car inspires rebuilding project

November 4, 2005

I know how the 49ers must have felt when they discovered gold. As John Cordell opened the door on his south county workshop, I knew I had hit the Mother Lode-vintage speed equipment. Offy-powered midgets,...