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Candidates for State and National Office to Speak At Election Forum

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On September 2, the First Tuesday Educational Forum sponsored by the Nevada County Democratic Central Committee will feature a discussion and review of all state and national races and propositions on the November ballot. Betty Yee, Candidate for State Controller … Read more >

California Legislature Approves Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

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Both The State Senate and Assembly approved a bill that would phase out single-use plastic bags in California grocery stores, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. With the bill now being considered by the Governor, bill author, Senator Alex Padilla, … Read more >

Productive California Legislature Wraps Up

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Building on recent successes of consecutive on-time and balanced budgets, the California State Senate finished its two-year legislative session well ahead of its August 31 Constitutional deadline, in the early hours of Saturday morning. It marks the first time since … Read more >

Two Fires Saturday Raise Concerns

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A structure fire between 1/4 and 1/2 acre in Peardale Saturday afternoon. Around 3:00 PM ground and air units responded to Hwy 174 across from Meadow Drive to reports of a single structure involved with some extension to the wildland. … Read more >

DUI Checkpoint East Main Street Near Brunswick

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The California Highway Patrol and local law enforcement agencies are setting up a DUI Checkpoint set up on East Main Street near Brunswick Rd Saturday evening beginning around sundown. Prior to that the CHP will have saturation patrols throughout Western … Read more >

Weekend Dog Show at Fairgrounds

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The Gold Country Kennel Club is holding their 14th annual all Breed Dog Show, Obedience Trial and Rally Trial at the Nevada County Fairgrounds starting today and running through Sunday. Dog Show co-chair Lesley Boyes says breeds from small to … Read more >

Community Oriented Policing Leads Officers to Grass Valley Camp

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A concerned citizen recently contacted Grass Valley police about concerns of an illegal campsite on the eastern outskirts of the city. Lt. Steve Johnson tells KNCO the contact led to visit by an officer. The site was more intricate than … Read more >

CHP Maximum Enforcement Starts Now

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The CHP around the state including Nevada and Placer Counties will be out in full force As part of the CHP Labor Day Maximum Enforcement this weekend. Maximum Enforcement begins Friday at 6:00 PM and runs through Monday at 11:59 … Read more >

Familiar Face Picked up On Warrants and Drugs

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A subject not unfamiliar to local law enforcement arrested in Nevada City late Thursday. A Nevada City police officer on routine patrol made contact with 45 year old Daemion Manjarrez in the 300 block of Sacamento Street. Officer Chad Ellis … Read more >

California Drought Means Underwater Hazards are Closer to Surface

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With the water recreation season in full swing during the Labor Day weekend, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) reminds customers to be safe around all waterways, including PG&E’s Lake Spalding and Blue Lakes. Spokesperson Brandi Ehlers has this advice … Read more >