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Wreaths Across America gains momentum in Grass Valley
Organizers of Grass Valley's third Wreaths Across America ceremony are breathing a little easier after announcing that they've reached their fundraising goal to cover the cost of 1,025 wreaths for Saturday's ceremony.
Nevada City man faces felonies for honey oil lab
A Nevada City man accused of operating a honey oil lab on Alta Street remained in the Nevada County Jail under bond, authorities said. Monte Murel Mitchell, 53, faces two felonies: manufacturing a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance for sale. Arrested Wednesday, he remained
Four-home subdivision proposed for Kenny Ranch property outside Grass Valley
The Nevada County Planning Commission is set to consider a tentative parcel map application to turn a portion of the former Kenny Ranch development into four residential parcels.
Police consider charges against Camp Fire cleanup worker who posted 'reprehensible' photos
REDDING, Calif. – Police in California say they will pursue criminal charges against a cleanup worker who posted photos of himself in properties destroyed in a wildfire that some are calling disrespectful.
Nevada, Placer counties remember former Judge William Newsom
When former California judge William Newsom III died Wednesday at the age of 84, the Sierra Nevada and its foothills lost a longtime resident, fan and advocate, friends said. He is survived by his son — and newly elected California Governor — Gavin Newsom, and daughter Hilary Newsom, who currently s
Fight on South Auburn Street leads to passerby getting punched
A good Samaritan was knocked unconscious when he tried to intervene in a fight, leading authorities to charge a Grass Valley man with a felony count of causing serious bodily injury, reports state.
Free Shuttle Service for Night of Giving Benefit for Hospitality House on Dec. 22
Grass Valley, Calif. December 15, 2018 – Night of Giving returns to Miners Foundry on Dec. 22 and for the first time, the event includes complimentary shuttle service from the Rood Center, located at 950 Maidu Avenue in Nevada City. Parking at the Rood Center is also free and the shuttle service wil
Our View: Nevada County keeps reaching for the information superhighway
In Nevada County, it's more of a country road instead of an Information Superhighway. Plenty of folks here have good reason to complain about their inadequate internet connection. Others turn their cell phones into hot spots just to get online.
Nevada County Police Blotter: Phone company workers mistaken for porch pirates
11:29 a.m. — A caller from Zion Street reported a male yelling and cussing at people walking by. 4:03 p.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Zion Street requested officer contact with a problem guest. The caller said the guest made allegations against employees while intoxicated. The caller advised t
Man linked to Isaac Zafft murder asks for release
The parents of Isaac Zafft questioned why a man linked to their son's death should go free. Janet and Riley Zafft didn't appear Friday in Nevada County Superior Court for a hearing about Daniel Devencenzi's release from jail. Instead Assistant District Attorney Chris Walsh read their letter, asking
Wild Eye Pub hosts Peter & Paul in Grass Valley
Wild Eye Pub in Grass Valley will host Peter & Paul for a free show 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Peter & Paul have performed together since the early 1980s as the Fun Train Minstrels and in various combinations.
Nevada County correctional officer named in suit also faces criminal charges
A Nevada County correctional officer accused in a lawsuit of breaking a jailed man's leg faces unrelated misdemeanor charges of assault by a public officer and battery, authorities said.
Insurance problems aren’t new to Nevada County
The insurance agent told Jeanette George he couldn't do anything. His company had opted against renewing her home insurance, which will lapse within weeks. That led George to start calling around, trying to find another insurer who will write a policy for her Grass Valley home.
Nevada County supervisors eye Old Tunnel Road land for homeless services
Nevada County supervisors are considering the purchase of 936 Old Tunnel Road in Grass Valley — property that, if bought, could become a site for proposed housing and supportive services for the homeless.
Nevada County Police Blotter: Caller’s son ‘holding the whole house hostage’
8:11 a.m. — A caller from the 1100 block of Sutton Way reported a man sleeping in front of a business, covered in blankets. 11:18 a.m. — A caller from the 700 block of Sutton Way reported a shoplifter in custody. The caller called back saying the person just fled on foot.
California man initially believed to be attacked by mountain lion was assaulted
GRASS VALLEY, Calif. -- (KTXL) -- The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gruesome attack on a man in his 50s. People driving by found the man on the side of the road in Grass Valley Sunday night with a serious cut to his neck.
Northern California lawmaker arrested for child cruelty says he spanked daughter
SACRAMENTO, — A California lawmaker arrested on suspicion of child cruelty said Wednesday the allegation stemmed from spanking his 7-year-old daughter. Democratic Assemblyman Joaquin Arambula said he spanked his daughter Sunday night and it’s a punishment tool he rarely uses, the Fresno Bee newspape
Man Initially Believed to be Attacked by Mountain Lion was Assaulted
GRASS VALLEY -- The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a gruesome attack on a man in his 50s. People driving by found the man on the side of the road in Grass Valley Sunday night with a serious cut to his neck.
Sock donations for Camp Fire victims
Nevada County resident Cora Hughes, who was known for collecting 2,013 pairs of socks for victims of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, is again collecting sock donations, only this time they're for survivors of the Camp Fire. Donation boxes for new socks can be found at both SPD markets, one in Grass Valley
Hits & Misses in Nevada County: Take a bow for this weekly ‘must-read’
HIT (from reader George Carter): To Hits & Misses! Again today I'm reminded that The Union's Hits & Misses feature is on my Thursday must-read list. I'd guess that a lot of Nevada County folks have the same experience. How about a year-end salute to the Hits & Misses, a self-congratulatory bow for t