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GV Council to discuss whether to regulate medical marijuana cultivation

GV Council to discuss whether to regulate medical marijuana cultivation

This is on the agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting of the Grass Valley City Council:

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Nevada County Tea Party wants to “adopt a school” but can’t spell “constitution”

Nevada County Tea Party wants to “adopt a school” but can’t spell “constitution”

The Nevada County Tea Party Patriots are seeking volunteers for an “Adopt a School” program for the 2015-16 school year, according to its website. It involves being a “co-ordinator for the Pocket Constition and the Constituional Quest to … Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada Energy Watch customer testimonials

Sierra Nevada Energy Watch customer testimonials

“Sierra Nevada Energy Watch is implemented by the Sierra Business Council. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, under the auspices of the California Public Utility Commission.”

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Selective hearing of gun violence

Selective hearing of gun violence


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Auburn Journal gets it wrong on Lowell Fire on Page 1

Auburn Journal gets it wrong on Lowell Fire on Page 1

The Auburn Journal erroneously reported “Lowell Fire chars 4,000 acres near Alta” on its front page. I guess it didn’t get the memo that the fire had been downgraded in size in time for its print deadline. There’s an art … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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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Some progress reported in Lowell fire — but still “major concern”

Some progress reported in Lowell fire — but still “major concern”

The Lowell fire has burned 1,500 acres but is 5 percent contained, CalFire reported this morning. “Fire behavior calmed down a little throughout the night, but there is still a major concern at the head of the fire,” according to … Continue reading

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Major fire forces local evacuations — readers submit photos

Jul 25, 2015
Major fire forces local evacuations — readers submit photos

The Lowell fire has burned thousands of acres and is uncontained, according to CalFire. It is burning in the Steep Hollow drainage west of Alta. “Mandatory evacuations for Red Dog, Chalk Bluff and You Bet in Nevada County, and the … Continue reading

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