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The dark web, bitcoin and 'ghost' AR-15s: Grass Valley man pleads guilty to trafficking

Michael Smith of Grass Valley pleaded guilty to unlawful dealing and manufacturing in firearms on Friday after selling assault rifles to an undercover law enforcement agent, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.Smith, who used online alias "BrotherBig," contacted a person he believed to be an

SACRAMENTO BEE - 2018-06-22 15:58:00

Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire Departments propose Shared Administrative Service model

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. June 22, 2018 – The Grass Valley and Nevada City Fire Departments are proposing a Shared Administrative Service (SAS) for Fire Chief. City Councils will discuss the proposed SAS at the regularly scheduled council meeting on June 26 in Grass Valley and June 27 in Nevada City.

YUBANET - 2018-06-22 15:02:27

Aanestad Law celebrates new location in Grass Valley

Friends, family, and community members joined Aanestad Law to celebrate the firm's new location at 430 South Auburn St. in Grass Valley.The festivities also observed Aanestad Law's recent induction into the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce.Aanestad Law is a law firm led by Erik Aane


Confederate flag not welcome in North San Juan’s Cherry Fest parade

Cherry Festival parade organizers have agreed to ban a float with a Confederate flag — or any other float that promotes racism, hate, intolerance or bigotry — from participating inSaturday's event in North San Juan.And aRide for Tolerance and Inclusionhas been organized by Ridge resident Schuyler Br

UNION - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Washington, other states plan to sue over family separations

SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — Washington, California and at least nine other states are planning to sue the Trump administration over its separation of immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying the president's executive order halting the practice is riddled with caveats and fails to reunite parent

AP - 2018-06-22 00:57:32

Owlfest gathering in Grass Valley pays tribute to Tom Petty

Owlfest VIIRock/indie/various genresFri. June 22 - Sun. June 24Toney's Mountain Golf (Grass Valley)Year seven of this tucked-away, independently operated gathering boasts a Tom Petty theme, with several of the Sacramento-area artists on the lineup teasing a plot to pay tribute to the late iconic roc


PCWA Awards Grants to Placer County Water Purveyors - Rocklin and Roseville Today

Financial Assistance ProgramAuburn, CA- The Placer County Water Agency (PCWA) Board of Directors awarded six grants totaling $106,612 to six public water purveyors at its meeting on June 21.The grants, which are funded through PCWA’s Financial Assistance Program, assist Placer County special distri

ROSEVILLETODAY.COM - 2018-06-22 16:09:38

Trial set in Nevada County teen sex case

The trial for a 49-year-old man arrested after he reportedly tried to meet a 16-year-old girl for sex has been scheduled for mid-August.Christopher Patrick Hudgins, of Grass Valley, was arrested in April after he arrived at Pioneer Park for the rendezvous.Hudgins reportedly had been texting the girl

UNION - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Grass Valley’s Crystal Ridge Care celebrates new leadership team

The Crystal Ridge Care Center on Dorsey Drive in Grass Valley recently hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate their new leadership team and invite community members to learn about the recent changes. Crystal Ridge is a four-star Medicare and Medicaid rated skilled nursing and short-term rehabilitation

UNION - 2018-06-22 00:00:00

Sightings of bears and mountain lions increase

Bear sightings this week include a black bear seen running down Parrotts Ferry Road at Rambling Hills Estates outside Columbia just after 8 a.m. Tuesday, a bear cub that visited a yard near Racetrack Road at East Walnut Street in Sonora about 3:30 p.m. Monday, and a bear that got struck by a vehicle

UNION DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-23 00:00:00

Nevada County Grand Jury recognition and swearing-in ceremony on June 26

NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 22, 2018 – The 2017-2018 Nevada County Grand Jury will receive their Certificate of Appreciation on June 26, 2018 at 1:30pm in the Department 6 courtroom of Nevada County Superior Court.

YUBANET - 2018-06-22 09:36:45

Two Dogs Quarantined After Encounter With Rabid Bat in Yuba City

Sutter County Animal Services says to never touch bats, alive or dead, and to call the authorities instead.

FOX40 - 2018-06-21 20:53:27

Fourth Of July Fireworks Show Not Happening At Placer County Fairgrounds This Year

Fireworks shows in nearby Rocklin, Carmichael, Lincoln and other cities are still planned.

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2018-06-21 14:54:31

Remains found near Bear Reservoir identified as flood victim

Honesto, 67, of La Grange near Don Pedro reservoir, had been employed as a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officer in Stockton before retiring more than a decade ago.

UNION DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 03:38:20

‘Episode 6 — The Band Awakens’ — Nevada County Concert Band’s second concert at Pioneer Park in Nevada City

The 70-piece Nevada County Concert Band continues its 47th season with the second of four Picnic Pops Concerts "Episode 6 — The Band Awakens" featuring big band, classic, jazz, folk, film, and popular music from 5-7 p.m. Sunday at Pioneer Park in Nevada City.The theme connecting the summer concert s


Annual Lavender Festival set for this weekend

Whether you are shopping for lavender wreaths for your front door or lavender essential oils for your home diffuser, the Lavender Festival, held at the Bluestone Meadow Ranch, will have a variety options for everyone.The festival is expected to be bigger then ever this year with craft vendors, laven

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 17:00:19

From Elk Grove to Auburn, freeway signs show support for immigrants

“We decided to stand on top of the freeway because there's a lot of traffic during this time on their way to work,” said Dea Montelongo, one of dozens of immigrants’ rights advocates.Members of different congregations, community advocacy groups, and individuals held banners at more than 20 freeway o


VIDEO: Latest drone footage from Oroville Dam spillway construction

Crews lay roller-compacted concrete (RCC) for the emergency spillway splashpad, completing the northern half of its construction. Meanwhile, workers spray compressed air and water to clean the rock foundation of the upper chute to prepare for structural concrete, while crews continue installing slab

OROVILLE MERCURY-REGISTER - 2018-06-21 14:19:34

Traverse Creek Special Interest Area — gem of a hike

There may be gold in them thar hills but did you know that prospectors once mined emeralds as well?Find the way to bucolic Georgetown and don’t forget those hiking boots because the Traverse Creek Botanical Special Interest Area will take visitors back in time, past pits and small quarries that once

MOUNTAIN DEMOCRAT - 2018-06-22 17:00:40

Nevada County police blotter: Large grow reported on Forest Service land

11:48 a.m. — A caller from the 200 block of Sutton Way reported a man passed out in a running car. He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substances and drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, and several outstanding warrants.