Grass Valley

Hand-up better than hand-out

In response to Doris Parker’s letter (Reader Input, Oct. 2), may I say: 1) When the Pilgrims founded Plymouth Plantation they formed a communal system where all would work and ...

Cat House deserves saving

Two years ago I adopted a wonderful companion from the Cat House. It was my first experience in the facility, and a delightful one. Each cat had a clean room shared with a select f ...

Auburn should celebrate its rich history

Looking at Old Town, Nevada City, Grass Valley and Placerville, I see some degree of success in numbers of people visiting and shopping. I also note that Downtown merchants here s ...

Take pride in endurance title

I have been following the commentary as regards to the issue of naming Central Square the “Endurance Plaza.” If you were a visitor to our city, what would distinguish it from P ...

Fire smoke can make air unfit for some

Hazy skies and the smell of smoke were two signs in Auburn on Monday of fire in the region. The nearest blaze was in Yuba County, where more than five square miles had gone up in ...

Digital TV discriminates against poor

In the 1950s when radio shows and personalities moved over to television and disc jockeys and phonograph records known as Radio Savior took over AM radio, people in the 1950’s co ...

Steering clear of deer hunt

An educated public generally agrees that human intervention to reduce the numbers of deer in a given area should not be considered unless there is clear, scientific evidence that s ...

Boy’s warning to city slickers

I’m tired of people from big cities coming to my town of Grass Valley and building huge buildings and cutting down trees. Auburn used to be a nice small town but now it has a lot ...

California must cut its spending

My husband and I are native Californians who have lived and worked in California all of our lives. My husband and I retired several years ago. We already pay property taxes, gas ta ...

Fun + safety: equation for a fabulous Fourth

Today marks the start of the Fourth of July weekend. And with beautiful summer weather on tap and activities galore, it might be easy to get carried away with the fun. Safe and s ...

Nevada County authorities arrest stabbing suspect

A 26-year-old transient was arrested this week on charges related to a Tuesday morning stabbing and robbery. Officials revealed Wednesday that they arrested Brice Peeler at an Ol ...

We can’t ban crime, so why ban guns?

Here are a few of my thoughts for those of you who would like to see guns banned. For now, I’m still a legal gun owner, and I, too, am horrified by some of the crimes committed i ...

Teen foursome arrested for stealing from Auburn bike shops

An Auburn business owner is hoping at the end of the week he’ll recover his stolen inventory a teen couple and their young accomplices took. Shon Garten, owner of Off-Axis Boar ...

From ‘pupcakes’ to bison bones: Scraps feeds pets well

Sisters Arnette McClure, Janice Hundemer and Audrey Moore love their animals. McClure has two West Highland white terriers and a cat. Hundemer breeds English Labrador retrievers. ...

Grass Valley artist leaves behind art legacy

Claus Sievert will forever be a part of the natural world he loved so much. The German-born artist was unexpectedly killed last week when a drunk driver lost control and crossed ...