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Who owns “tea party patriots” — battle over IP, tradmark rights

“A Cobb County jury holds the fate of who controls and owns the rights to the ‘Tea Party Patriots’ name in a trial between two recognized figures within the two and a half year old Tea Party Movement,” according to Renew America. “At odds are two founders of Tea Party Patriots organization — Roswell,...

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Questions raised on Bay Bridge structural tests

“The spire of the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge eastern span majestically climbs hundreds of feet above the bay, an emerging icon of California’s engineering and aesthetic prowess,” according to the Sacramento Bee. “Scheduled for completion and public use in 2013 at a projected cost of $6.3 billion, the bridge is the largest public...

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Caterpillar to shift some production to U.S.

“Caterpillar Inc. said it plans to shift production of small construction machinery from Japan to a new plant in North America that is expected to employ more than 1,000 people,” according to The Wall Street Journal. “The new plant, whose location wasn’t identified, will become the company’s global source for small bulldozers and mini-hydraulic...

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A Grass Valley police officer not wearing a seatbelt? Gadzooks

A Grass Valley police officer not wearing a seatbelt? Gadzooks

Some years ago, I was pulling into The Union parking lot when a Grass Valley police officer pulled me over and issued a ticket for not wearing a seat belt. Since I was going two miles per hour, it seemed that a warning would have sufficed. But I let it go (no “good old...

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Republicans for Obama

Here’s a post from the website “Republicans for Obama”. We are so polarized, it’s interesting to note there are groups like this: It is written by John Martin: “Bachmann, Cain and that other guy. “Don’t get me wrong– there is a real benefit to keeping these wackjobs in the game. The longer they’re out...

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Talk about San Juan Ridge poet Clarence Urmy on Saturday

Talk about San Juan Ridge poet Clarence Urmy on Saturday

Editor’s note: We enjoy the books about our local history by Gage McKinney and own most of them. I quoted from “When Miners Sang” in the current issue of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine. So I was glad to learn that Gage had written a new book focusing on local poet Clarence Urmy. The details are...

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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Elects New Board Members

Nov 11, 2011

Grass Valley, November 11, 2011. The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County (FSCNC) has seated a new board of directors to assist in their goal of reducing the risk of life, property and natural resources to wildfire. The board welcomes Gene Albaugh, rec...

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God Bless our Veterans

God Bless our Veterans


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Grass Valley also to host a Wild & Scenic Film Festival program

Grass Valley also to host a Wild & Scenic Film Festival program

For the first time, Grass Valley also will host a Wild & Scenic Film Festival program. The Nevada City-based Film Festival, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this coming Jan., will include a program at the historic Del Oro Theatre. “This year we have moved the venue to the Del Oro Theatre in Grass Valley...

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What new “crowfunding” bill could mean for small business

“McHenry Crowdfunding Bill The collaborative consumption movement scored a huge victory yesterday: The Entrepreneur Access to Capital Act was approved by the U.S. House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support,” according to insteading.com. “’It’s clear that we need new ways to help small businesses and entrepreneurs take their ideas from the dinner table to...



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