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Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres; could be contained by August 1

Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres; could be contained by August 1

The Lowell Fire has burned 1,700 acres and is 20 percent contained, CalFire is reporting this morning. CalFire estimates it could contain the wildfire by August 1. The fire threatens 1,800 structures in Nevada and Placer counties. Some 1,424 firefighters … Continue reading

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Now two reporter vacancies at The Union; could “Bored Georgeman” fill the gap?

Now two reporter vacancies at The Union; could “Bored Georgeman” fill the gap?

“The Union, a 6-day award-winning community newspaper in theNorthern California foothills of the Sierra Nevada, seeks two energetic,passionate web-savvy reporters to provide our highly engaged readership withlocally relevant content that informs our community,” according to Swift Communications, its … Continue reading

Davis Vanguard
Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Jul 27, 2015
Neighborhood Association Joins Legal Battle Over Zoning of Therapist’s Office

Local attorney Michael Harrington has filed a lawsuit disputing whether the city had appropriately ruled on a Conditional Use Permit over a 1200 square foot therapist’s office located at 717 Seventh St. Mr. Harrington filed the lawsuit last year. Mr. Harrington maintains that the intended use “under the Conditional Use Permit (‘CUP’) is for...

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Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

Jul 27, 2015
Monday Morning Thoughts: How Mass Incarceration Causes More Crime Than It Prevents

The argument against reforming the system of mass incarceration has been that it may be expensive and at times imposes unfair sentences, but it has reduced crime. However, a new paper from University of Michigan economics professor Michael Mueller-Smith casts serious doubts on this assertion. Professor Mueller-Smith looked at court records from Harris County,...

Davis Vanguard
The Planned Parenthood Tapes – A Gynecologist’s View

Jul 27, 2015
The Planned Parenthood Tapes – A Gynecologist’s View

By Tia Will Let me start by explaining why I felt the need to write anything beyond my Vanguard posts about this topic. Over the past few days, it has been clear to me that many readers appeared to be getting their information solely from the abbreviated version of that tape that can be...

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Davis Vanguard
Childhood Sexual Assault is the Theme for Book Signing

Jul 27, 2015
Childhood Sexual Assault is the Theme for Book Signing

On Thursday, July 30, 2015, at 6:30 PM at the Davis Odd Fellows Hall, Ellyn Bell and Stacey Bell will be confronting the issue of childhood sexual assault with a book signing and talk about their latest book, “Singing with the Sirens: Overcoming the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Sexual Exploitation.” Ellyn Bell told the...

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YubaNet.com
Four Firefighters Burned Battling Lowell Fire

Jul 26, 2015

Grass Valley July 26, 2015 - Early this evening, two CAL FIRE and two U.S. Forest Service firefighters suffered burn injuries while battling the Lowell Fire in Nevada County. The firefighters were airlifted from the fire and transported to UC Davis Burn Center in Sacramento.

The two CAL FIRE personnel and one of the U.S....

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Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center

Jul 26, 2015
Nevada County Fairgrounds Becomes a Command Post and Fire Camp for Cal Fire; Animal Evacuation Center

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Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

Nevada County Fairgrounds a command post for Lowell Fire

From the blog of Sierra FoodWineArt magazine: Due to the Lowell Fire, now burning in Nevada and Placer counties, Cal Fire and assisting agencies have set up a command post and fire camp at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. In emergencies, … Continue reading

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Chase Rice, country boy but rocking it at the California State Fair

Jul 26, 2015
Chase Rice, country boy but rocking it at the California State Fair

Chase Rice, California State FairI could tell it was going to be one of those country-girl nights; the audience was full of fresh-faced young ladies, every one busy with a cell phone; lots of cowboy boots and hats, despite the achingly-high Sacramento ...

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