Nevada City

Folk legend Greg Brown returns to Miners Foundry

It has been two years since renowned folk icon Greg Brown performed in this area and his only concert this year is at the Miners Foundry in Nevada City. Brown is best known for h ...

Girls bring Zeppelin experience to life

Zepparella, the San Francisco-based all female Led Zeppelin tribute band kicks off Mardi Gras weekend in with a live performance in Nevada City. More than just a tribute band, Ze ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Autumn weather takes us over new bridges

I love autumn in Auburn. People wax poetic about the fall colors in New England, but what they fail to mention is that the beauty comes with a steep price tag labeled: “Winte ...

Reader Input: Vaccine bill a no-brainer

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that Senate Bill 277 on vaccination is in the best interests of millions of California schoolchildren. Are the flawed beliefs ...

Reader Input: Election choice is very clear

Bill Clinton said it: “It’s the economy, stupid.” Hillary Clinton is going to say it: “It’s the economy, stupid.” President Obama and Democrat ...

Reader Input: Boutique conservation efforts lose sight

Mr. (Jack) Sanchez writes as a spokesperson for the inappropriately named SARSAS (Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead) which claims it will “save” the Auburn salmon ...

Reader Input: Anti-vaxxers as Neanderthals

Will a vocal, misinformed anti-science minority win the day in the latest vaccination controversy, or, will the health and common sense of 320 million Americans prevail? History an ...

Reader Input: Republicans not responsible

The Republicans have framed the political debate for the last six years with their lies and misinformation. It’s time for those who know the truth and have been sitting on th ...

Another View: Mentally ill enter our courts at alarming rate

On Jan. 10, 2001 in Nevada City, a mentally ill man arrived at the Nevada County Behavioral Health Department and told Laura Wilcox, who was working as a volunteer receptionist, th ...

Grass Valley sanctuary mission goes beyond rescue

“She just doesn’t know what kindness is yet,” said a passing volunteer when asked by a visitor why one of the new arrivals, a large, pink pig, looked so sad. The ...

New report sheds light on Placer, Nevada County homeless laws

A new study is shedding new light on 58 cities in California and how they have enacted laws that impact the homeless. According to the Western Regional Advocacy Project’s &l ...

Reader Input: GOP rigged election system

To the editors and columnists: David Brooks, Paul Krugman, Gail Collins, Eugene Robinson, E.J. Dionne, etc.: Republicans have been overly successful with their gerrymandering sch ...

Reader Input: Why’d we give control to GOP?

Polls have shown for the last few years that 60-70 percent of Americans are unhappy with the direction the country is headed. That being the case, why on earth did American voter ...

Reader Input: For much, writer is thankful

Lord, let us be thankful on this joyous occasion that we have two more months before the tea party Republicans take over control of the United States Congress. Let’s be hop ...