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More polarizing words from homeless activists

More polarizing words from homeless activists

Here’s an excerpt from Greg Zaller in an “other voices” in The Union: “Dan Miller said, ‘I came away convinced that Nevada County could use a 24/7 facility so the homeless population can access the services and programs that are … Continue reading

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The Union publisher’s rose-colored glasses

The Union publisher’s rose-colored glasses

Here’s an excerpt from The Union publisher Don Rogers’ column this week, referring to the atrocious Frank Pinney ad “Is your President a Muslim”? “Regrets? I think I might have helped the author of the ad more by being stricter … Continue reading

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Placer County names new economic development director

Placer County names new economic development director

Editor’s note: This press release is from Placer County: After a nationwide search and rigorous evaluation process, Placer County has selected Sherri Conway as its new director of economic development, effective Dec. 5. Conway is currently serving as a supervising … Continue reading

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Butte County steps up tourism efforts

Butte County steps up tourism efforts

Editor’s note: Government agencies all around our region are ramping out their tourism efforts. The latest press release is here: “The newly formed Butte County Tourism Business Improvement District (TBID) board of directors have selected SMG Consulting and The Abbi … Continue reading

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Stage presentation of “Black Boy” at Center for the Arts

Stage presentation of “Black Boy” at Center for the Arts

On Thursday morning, our family enjoyed the stage presentation of “Black Boy,” Richard Wright’s acclaimed 1943 memoir about life in the Jim Crow South at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley. It was a timely and poignant presentation … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Our local deplorables

Our local deplorables

Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took some heat for calling some of Trump’s loud, nasty supporters “deplorables.” In our community, Hilary Hodge wrote a thoughtful, emotional column in The Union on Nov. 14 titled “This election is not about winning or … Continue reading

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Bee points to “Trump Country” in California

Bee points to “Trump Country” in California

Editor’s note: This is a topic we discussed last week, including the map. “A deep demographic and political divide revealed itself in America during this year’s presidential election, with ethnically diverse urban areas largely backing Hillary Clinton and mostly white … Continue reading

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InConcert Sierra presents Vienna Boys Choir

InConcert Sierra presents Vienna Boys Choir

INCONCERT SIERRA BEGAN AS THE TWIN Cities Concert Association 70 years ago, making it the oldest established performing arts organization in the foothills. The first concert, at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building in October 1946, featured Charles Kullman, tenor of the San Francisco Metropolitan Opera. “It is a delight to have an audience...

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Nevada City: Festivals & Fall Foliage

Nevada City: Festivals & Fall Foliage

NEVADA CITY IS AN IDEAL PLACE FOR VIEWING FALL COLORS, in the leafy, Victorian neighborhoods surrounding the historic downtown and just outside of downtown. “Leaf peeping” venues near town include Hirschman’s Pond, redolent of a golden pond in New England; the Deer Creek Tribute Trail, honoring the contributions of native Nisenan; Independence Trail; the wild...

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‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

‘Tis the Season: Holiday events in the foothills

Cornish Christmas Fridays, Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23; 6-9 p.m. Recapture the spirit of Christmas past in historic downtown Grass Valley during the annual Cornish Christmas Celebration. Started in 1967 to preserve Grass Valley’s Cornish heritage and holiday traditions, Cornish Christmas remains one of the region’s most popular events. Mill and West Main Streets are...

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