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Group seeks to close Commercial St. on weekends

Jun 11, 2012

An idea percolating for years – to close a section of Commercial Street to vehicular traffic – is gaining new attention in recent weeks as

YubaNet.com
Body Recovered from South Yuba River at 49 Bridge

Jun 11, 2012
Body Recovered from South Yuba River at 49 Bridge

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YubaNet.com
Let it burn: Prescribed fires pose little danger to forest ecology, study says

Jun 11, 2012
Let it burn: Prescribed fires pose little danger to forest ecology, study says

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nevada City Soapbox Derby on Saturday at Pioneer Park

Here’s a link to the Nevada City Soapbox Derby coming on Saturday. It’s going to raise money for Pioneer Park: http://gonevadacounty.com/2012/06/nevada-city-soapbox-derby-on-june-16-video/

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Listen up “electeds” and politicos: how hard-right organizes in social media (here and elsewhere)

Listen up “electeds” and politicos: how hard-right organizes in social media (here and elsewhere)

Here’s how Freedomworks has become a place for tea party, hard-right supporters and Agenda 21 foes to “connect,” and it’s gaining steam with political activists in our rural community. FreedomConnector includes a “news feed” slanted against you-know-who for President, as well as interactive maps that let users connect to other like-minded people in their...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Smyrnos beat Anderson for Judge in downtown Grass Valley!

Smyrnos beat Anderson for Judge in downtown Grass Valley!

We’ve been analyzing some of the results from last week’s election. Here’s one: The only county precinct where George Smyrnos beat Tom Anderson for Judge was in downtown Grass Valley (CP26), not even George’s own home precinct. I highly suspect a Smyrnos supporter — or George himself — walked the district. It worked for...

YubaNet.com
Multiple vegetation fires ignite in windy conditions

Jun 9, 2012

June 9, 2012 - High winds are hampering firefighters' efforts to contain multiple vegetation fires on the Yuba/Nevada county line. Dry, northerly winds are driving both the Collins and the Hammonton fire. Resources from local, state and federal agenc...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
$$$ on “Union Rags”; would have preferred a Triple Crown winner from our Golden State

$$$ on “Union Rags”; would have preferred a Triple Crown winner from our Golden State

You can’t do it all in the Foothills, compared with the Big City. But as it turns out, you can bet on horse racing, at least with the proper connections. I enjoy watching the horses run far more than betting, but I did bet $10 each time on the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Round wheel rolls

Round wheel rolls


Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Government job loss: Obama’s “Catch 22″

“At the local level, Scott Walker’s victory in Wisconsin has shined a bright light on the role public employees – and benefits and pensions – play in state budget deficits,” according to “The number of public employees has dropped in Wisconsin after Walker’s reforms. And it’s dropped in other states too. “But – and...

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