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Marie Johnson’s 50th Valentine’s Day at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley

Marie Johnson’s 50th Valentine’s Day at Foothill Flowers in Grass Valley

Marie Johnson, “the flower lady” of Grass Valley, is still making people smile! This weekend is Marie’s 50th Valentine’s Day at Foothill Flowers, which her family owns. Here’s a post of Marie from the flower shop’s Facebook page; and here’s … Continue reading

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Carole Vernier, aide and muse to Herb Caen, dies

Carole Vernier, aide and muse to Herb Caen, dies

Editor’s note: My wife and I were very fond of Carol. She was a big help to Herb too. “Carole Vernier had a smoky voice, a throaty laugh and an extra-dry wit, a combination that made her the perfect backstop … Continue reading

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SYRCL’s “Growing Green for the Yuba” presentation on March 19

SYRCL’s “Growing Green for the Yuba” presentation on March 19


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The Union flubs its Page One feature on RL Crabb: “It takes a Grand Marshall” (sic)

The Union flubs its Page One feature on RL Crabb: “It takes a Grand Marshall” (sic)

“It takes a Grand Marshall,” The Union writes in a big headline on its front page today. I think you meant “Grand Marshal” with one “l.” And it comes just one day after The Union was criticized for persistent spelling … Continue reading

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Where to get Something Sweet for your Sweetie in Sacramento

Feb 12, 2016
Where to get Something Sweet for your Sweetie in Sacramento

What’s the most fab day of Feb? Valentine’s Day, of course! It’s a double holiday for me because my adorable daughter turns 7 on the 14th. I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect sweet to celebrate my little sweetie and here’s what I’ve learned by making a few phone calls and scouring the...

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Dungeness crab health advisory lifted for Central Coast

Dungeness crab health advisory lifted for Central Coast

“The cruelest winter that most Bay Area fishermen have ever seen is finally coming to an end: California health officials lifted a health advisory late Thursday for Dungeness crab on the Central Coast, clearing the way for the recreational crab … Continue reading

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Only two people respond to The Union publisher’s editorial page challenge

Only two people respond to The Union publisher’s editorial page challenge

Western Nevada County has about 60,000 residents, yet only two (0.00003333333) responded to Publisher Jim Hemig’s editorial page challenge to read, and rate, each opinion submission for the month of January. And one of them was Jo Ann Rebane, an … Continue reading

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Strawser launches a website and Facebook page

Strawser launches a website and Facebook page

Duane Strawser, a Nevada City council member since 2010, is running for District 1 Supervisor. Now he has launched a Facebook page and website. “A fourth-generation resident of Nevada County, Duane Strawser has lived here full time since 1996, when … Continue reading

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Sauer, Rebane, CABPRO and Defend Rural America — meet Eli Ilano, the new Tahoe National Forest supervisor

Sauer, Rebane, CABPRO and Defend Rural America — meet Eli Ilano, the new Tahoe National Forest supervisor

In 2013, CABRO activist Norm Sauer  — a member of the Union newspaper “editorial board” — was present when “New World Order Prophet”-Defend Rural America activist Doyel Shamley, masquerading as a “natural resources consultant,” visited a County board of supervisors … Continue reading

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Tesla jumps on delivery promises

Tesla jumps on delivery promises

“Tesla (TSLA) was trading sharply higher in early trading — despite a sharp decline in the broader market. The luxury electric automaker assured investors it can start turning a profit this year and said production targets remain on track,” Reuters … Continue reading

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