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The impossible becomes reality: new Kings arena breaks ground

The impossible becomes reality: new Kings arena breaks ground

By Greg Hyatt

In a day that most observers thought would never come, the Sacramento Kings ownership officially broke ground on a new downtown arena Wednesday set to open in 2016. And while most of Northern Californiasports fans have been focused on the Giants World Series run, Vivek Ranadive and...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is “proud to be gay”

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he is “proud to be gay”

Editor’s note: We have been Apple shareholders and customers for years. This is a extraordinary essay from CEO Tim Cook. Cook has alluded to facing difficulties in Alabama, where he has said that “human rights and dignity are values that need … Continue reading

Elk Grove News
Pundit Reclassifies Bera-Ose Race From Toss-up

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Oct 30, 2014
Pundit Reclassifies Bera-Ose Race From Toss-up


October 30, 2014 |

A well-regarded political analyst has changed his prediction for the hotly contested race between Democratic incumbent Dr. Ami Bera and challenger, Republican Doug Ose.

In his final prediction prior to Tuesday's election, Larry Sabato has changed the race for California's Seventh Congressional District from toss-up to leans...

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Veltheimia capensis finally blooming

Veltheimia capensis finally blooming

While I’m not a collector of South African bulbs like Albuca, Brunsvigia, Boophane, Nerine, etc., I bought several veltheimias a few years ago—both Veltheimia capensis and Veltheimia bracteata, the only two species in the genus.

None of them had ever bloomed. Until this week. My Veltheimia capensis finally sent up a...

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YubaNet.com
Second screening of NCTV’s Foothill Films set

Oct 30, 2014

Grass Valley, Calif. October 30, 2014 - Nevada County Television (NCTV) will present Foothill Films: Encore Presentation at 7 pm, Wednesday, November 12. The second screening follows NCTV’s sold out premiere in early October. The Encore Presentation will be held at the Don Baggett Theater.

A screenwriting-to-filmmaking event, Foothill Films is a benefit for Nevada...

YubaNet.com
Truckee Residents Victimized by MoneyPak Green Dot Scams

Oct 30, 2014

October 30, 2014 - A growing tool for scammers and con artists around the nation is the use of pre-paid debit cards (specifically “MoneyPak” or “GreenDot” Cards). Typically, the scammer informs the unsuspecting victim that they owe a debt to a particular company the scammer is representing and demands immediate payment. The scammer...

Jeff Pellines Sierra Foothills Report
On no, an editorial board member of The Union/cartoonist is after me again!

On no, an editorial board member of The Union/cartoonist is after me again!

You gotta love small-town politics. Here’s a drawing of my blog from RL Crabb, a cartoonist for The Union and “editorial board member.” At least it beats getting anonymous unwanted magazine subscriptions in the mail! For RL, it’s much safer … Continue reading

YubaNet.com
Navy Petty Officer Cara Nunnink, a Grass Valley Native, serves with Electronic Attack Squadron 132

Oct 30, 2014
Navy Petty Officer Cara Nunnink, a Grass Valley Native, serves with Electronic Attack Squadron 132

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Living In Urban Sac
Time lapse Video of Downtown Plaza Demolition

On Wednesday the Sacramento Kings officially kicked off construction of their $477million downtown arena with plans to have it ready for the 2016-17 season. The Sacramento Bee has a great time lapse video showing demolition of the former Downtown Plaza...

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Rare Early Nirvana Footage Screened At The Crest

Oct 30, 2014
Rare Early Nirvana Footage Screened At The Crest


The iconic grunge band, Nirvana, played Sacramento three times before the lead singer’s death in 1994. The first performance took place at a little venue on Folsom Blvd. called The Cattle Club on February 12, 1990.
Concert organizer Jerry Perry had heard the band’s first album, Bleach and knew he wanted them in for...

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