Hollie Grimaldi-Flores

Hollie Grimaldi-Flores


Hollie Grimaldi Flores was born in Binghamton, New York and raised in a nearby suburb, Vestal. She is the youngest of seven children. In 1985 Hollie moved to California with a degree in radio and television production out of Syracuse, NY. She worked for an award winning video production company, David Watts Productions, in San Francisco and for the writer of a top weekly radio show, Countdown USA in Marin County as well as for KRCB-TV, a public access television station in Rohnert Park, CA before moving to Grass Valley in 1995. After relocating to Nevada County, Hollie worked in a mechanical engineering firm and eventually started her own bookkeeping business before deciding to pursue a return to her first love  broadcasting. Hollie is past president of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley and the Board of Directors of the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition. Hollie has two children from a previous marriage. Trevor Daniel Wade born in 1990 and Courtney Taylor Wade born in 1994. She is married to Ernie Flores and is sharing the responsibility of raising five boys: Michael, Stephen, Nicholas, Christopher and Timothy aged 26 to 17 as well. When not at the station, Hollie enjoys spending time watching local sports, hiking at the river, reading and attending local events with friends.

It is a small town.

My husband was recently attacked by a German Shepard who was off leash at the Empire Mine. Ernie (my husband) runs at the Empire Mine a couple of times a week. This is his first attack on this trail. He has been knocked down by dogs before (also off leash) but never had the misfortune of having a dog actually bite into him, tearing flesh, and leaving multiple puncture wounds from bites. He had the sensibilities to get the owners name and contact information

This is where the small town part comes in. I saw the name and said, “That sounds familiar!” And it was. After conducting a search on our webpage, it turns out I wrote a story about this guy 3 years ago, when he was arrested after driving down Red Dog Road at speeds exceeding 80 mph!

So the guy doesn’t like to follow the rules. In both cases, lives could have been lost. In both cases, we are fortunate none were.

1 Comment

March 12, 2014


Did you contact animal control with this information? He needs to be fined for such negligent behavior. This is the reason I dislike walking my dogs on any sort of trails around here is because of irresponsible dog owners who don't know how to put their dogs on a leash or contain them in any sort of way. My fiancé and I have had to have animal control intervene before in a particularly bad confrontation with 2 German Shepherds (not on leashes with an owner who did nothing to stop them trying to attack our 2 dogs who were on leashes).

Just keep in mind that animal control is a great resource to have when needed in situations like this. Hope your husband is ok!

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