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DESTINATION NEVADA COUNTY PUBLISHER Robin Galvan-Davies Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667 ADVERTISING Publisher I Head of Marketing & Sales Joy Porter (530) 913-6045 PHOTOGRAPHY Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery (530) 913-6045 GRAPHIC DESIGN Sherry Sanchez Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

OTHER PHOTOGRAPHERS: Adam Nuber Andrew Roesch Aron Bosworth Art Truckee Cely at David Wong Ed Meadows Foscarini Hilbers Legacy Properties Holt Ballet Theater Iris Ceramica John M. Daly Judith Lowry Martyn Thompson National Hotel-Gary Cartzdafner on PInterest Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Nevada County Arts Council Ol’ Republic Brewery Paul Honatke Sierra Harvest Western Gateway Park Whole Health Wellness Thank you: Weiss Brothers Nursery, Emma the Truck, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites, and Bierwagen’s Donner Trail Fruit & Farm Market



Robin Galvan-Davies Publisher

u b i r t n o C CONTRIBUTORS

Joy Porter Senior Photographer

Sherry Sanchez Graphic Designer


Steve Cottrell p. 11

Marni Marshall p. 61

John Miller p. 72

Stephanie Ortiz p. 68

Mardie Caldwell p. 41

Eliza Tudor p. 31

Stephanie Statler p. 79

Alex Gammelgard p. 64

Jon Blinder p. 28

Lock Richards p. 56


Brian O’Brien p. 80

s r o t bu Mike Columb p. 154

Amanda Thibodeau p. 122

Vanessa Columb p. 154

Brett Bentley p. 34

Sue Purdy p. 128

John Seivert p. 108

Courtney Ferguson p. 24

Jennifer Talley p. 135

Danielle Scallin p. 36

Amigo Bob p. 120

Robert Coats p. 20

Elissa Crevoiserat p. 156

Teresa Dietrich p. 51, 84

Suzanne Voter p. 54

Patti Boudier p. 132

John Fairchild p. 82

Keoni Allen p. 97



The Golden Legacy By Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

When George McKnight literally stumbled upon a piece of quartz containing that precious metal “gold,” no one, not even George, had any idea that it would change the peaceful landscape that for years had been a quiet home to the Nisenan Indians. The best, the brightest, the most courageous from across America came and pioneered a new territory. Nevada County, and more specifically, Grass Valley and Nevada City, thrived. Together they became a recognized “hub” of activity, growing to the third most populous center in California. While gold was the powder that ignited the explosion, it was the genius, the vision, the grit, and the commitment of its players that created a unique community that today offers residents a style of living that, like gold, is desired by many. To remember, acknowledge, and celebrate those who made significant and lasting contributions to western Nevada County, the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce commissioned an original painting, depicting a fictional July 4, 1911, gathering at the Empire Mine. The painting was appropriately titled the “Golden Legacy.” The project which began in 1997 took fifteen months to complete with the work and assistance of many in our community.




The Golden Legacy


Steven Saylor

Edition: Unique Commemorative Painting Commissioned by the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce with an edition of 160 prints; 150 signed and numbered (sold out) and 10 H/Cs signed and numbered (9 available). Unframed. Medium:

Original Colour Lithograph

Paper Size: 24” X 36” Available: Hors de Comerce (H/C) 9 Signed and numbered in pencil Lower Right. Pristine Condition Date:


Atelier: Printed by Evergreen Studios of Dayton, NV • Certificate of Authenticity Inquiries: Please Contact the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce at: (530) 273-4667

Golden The Golden Legacy by Steven Saylor

Once the third largest population in California, western Nevada County has been home to some of the most courageous, brightest and entertaining people in our county’s history. The “Golden Legacy” captures these American legends at a July 4, 1911 celebration at the historic Empire Mine. They are joined by contemporaries who have supported the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce in the production of this painting. Unveiled at the Nevada Theatre October of 1998.



Nevada County Legends who are honored in The Golden Legacy 4. William Bowers Bourn, II: Owner of Empire Mine. In 1897, Bourne hired architect Willis Polk to design the Cottage and other buildings at the Empire Mine, which remain standing today in Empire Mine State Park. Bourne on died July 5, 1936, and is buried at Filoli, his estate in Woodside. 14. Father Thomas Dalton: Built St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Grass Valley, established St. Patrick’s Orphanage and Mount St. Mary’s private school. Father Dalton died on December 27, 1891. Per his wishes he is buried in front of the alter in St. Patrick’s Church, Grass Valley. 9. Alonzo Delano: Nationally renowned author, Delano was Grass Valley’s first Wells Fargo Company agent. When the town burned in 1855 Wells Fargo’s vault remained intact. Delano as City Treasurer helped restore Grass Valley. Delano died in 1874 and is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery, Grass Valley. 12. Harry Englebright: Congressman Englebright, served in the 67th-78th Congresses. As a graduated mining engineer, he was instrumental in legislation affecting hydraulic mining. Englebright died on May 13, 1943 while in office, and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City. 3. Arthur DeWint Foote: Manager of NorthStar Mine. In 1905 Foote hired Julia Morgan to design the North Star House. DeWint died on August 24, 1933 and is buried at the FooteWard Cemetery, Guilford, CT. 20. Carl P. Jones, MD: Along with the Idaho-Maryland Mine owner Errol MacBoyle and Judge Edgar Zook, formed the Grass Valley Memorial Hospital Corp., which became the nucleus of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Dr. Jones is buried in the Odd Fellows and Masonic Cemetery, Grass Valley. 13. Sarah Kidder: Principal owner of the NCNGRR. She was active in all of Grass Valley’s social and civic affairs and deeded the lot on Bennett Street to the Women’s Improvement Club, which is now a city park. Mrs. Kidder died in 1933 and is buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA. 11. Errol MacBoyle: Owner of Idaho-Maryland Mine. Built Loma Rica Airport, now Nevada County Airport, and with Dr. Carl P. Jones and Judge Edgar Zook, was instrumental in forming the Grass Valley Memorial Hospital, now Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. MacBoyle died in and is buried in the New Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley. 10 Elm DESTINATION Nevada County

38. Charles Marsh: First Nevada County surveyor and County Supervisor from Nevada City. He was instrumental in creating a library association in Nevada City, and created the water distribution system which formed the basis for P. G. & E. and the Nevada Irrigation District. Director of the Central Pacific Railroad, Marsh died on April 28, 1876. 31. Martin Luther Marsh: Marsh was the most prominent lumberman among Nevada County pioneers. He financed Felix Gillet in his extensive horticultural pursuits. Structures still stand that were built from lumber form his mill. M/L. Marsh died on December 15, 1911 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Nevada City. 35. James J. Ott: One of the best metallurgists in the West. For over 100 years the Ott Family has played an important part in the development of California and Nevada gold and silver industries. James Ott died on March 25, 1907 and is buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, CA. 36. Lester Pelton: Inventor of the Pelton Wheel. Pelton’s Wheel produced the first hydroelectric power in the Sierra Nevada. He died in 1908 in Oakland and is buried in the Pelton Family site in Vermilion, Ohio. 6. Aaron A. Sargent: Served as Congressman 1861-1863 and again from 1869-1873 and a U.S. Senator from 1873-1879. He was an early champion of women’s’ rights. He died in San Francisco, August 14, 1887. His sarcophagus is placed in Pioneer Cemetery on West Broad Street as a monument. 34. Niles Searls: Prominent lawyer, partner of William Morris Stewart. In 1872, appointed Notary Public of the County by Governor Booth; 1877, elected State Senator; 1885, appointed to the State Supreme Court; 1887, named Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. He died in 1907. He and his wife Mary are buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Nevada City. 42. William Morris Stewart: Prominent lawyer, partner of Niles Searls. He served in the Senate from 1865 to 1875. As an attorney and Senator, he became known as “the father of U.S. Mining Law.” Stewart was instrumental in the formulation of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He died in Washington DC on April 23, 1909. His remains, along with other Pioneers are buried in the Laurel Hill Mound marked 351 in the Cypress Lawn Cemetery in Coloma, CA.

The Golden Legacy: How it Began By Steve Cottrell, former Nevada City Mayor and local historian The artist, Steven Saylor, who owns Evergreen Studio in Dayton, NV, had earlier painted “Heavyweights”—a 1988 fundraiser for the Carson City Rotary Foundation featuring six living Nevada governors gathered at the old Virginia (City) & Truckee Railroad depot. One of the Rotarians who participated in the Carson City project was Tom Collier, who had since moved to Grass Valley and in 1997 was president of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. Collier suggested that the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce contract with Saylor for a painting to promote local history while benefiting the Chamber. It was an interesting concept and at least one GVCC member knew it could be a success. Once the chamber board decided to move forward with the project, I was asked to meet with Collier and others to talk about historic figures who might warrant a spot in Saylor’s painting. At first, the Chamber of Commerce thought the painting might feature twenty or so people, but twenty turned out to be less than half of the eventual assemblage depicted. We met for breakfast at Moore’s Cafe, (now the Nevada City Classic Cafe), and an hour or so later my list of twenty-five deserving names had been whittled to a Top 10. Being a Nevada City guy, I naturally suggested icons like Aaron Sargent, Bill Stewart, Harry Englebright, Niles Searls and James Ott. I also suggested some Grass Valley figures including Mary Hallock Foote, Josiah Royce, Sarah Kidder and John Rollin Ridge. Ridge, the great Native American writer and poet who lived the final years of his life in Grass Valley, didn’t make the cut, but other noteworthy historical figures I suggested


did—as well as Lyman Gilmore, Erroll McBride, Father Thomas Dalton, George McKnight, Dr. Carl Jones, Chief Wema, Lotta Crabtree, Lola Montez, and…well, the list goes on. As plans for the fundraiser evolved, the Chamber of Commerce decided to complement the historic figures with contemporary community leaders. That’s how Peter Ingram, Arletta Douglas, Eric Rood, Ed Sylvester and several other prominent citizens came to appear in the Golden Legacy painting. In addition to meeting with me, Chamber representatives met with local historians Ed Tyson and David Comstock. Between the three of us—and with the Chamber of Commerce providing additional suggestions—the final Golden Legacy roster included more than forty people. It took fifteen months to finalize who would be depicted and for Saylor to complete his work, but in 1998, when the Golden Legacy was unveiled, it was a big hit— both artistically and financially—and one of the most imaginative, enjoyable fundraisers of which I had the pleasure to attend. Today, only nine Golden Legacy prints remain available for sale at the chamber office on East Main Street, and there will be no more; all plates were destroyed twenty years ago. If you don’t already own a print for your home or office, I highly recommend you consider acquiring one. Each limited lithograph is signed and numbered by Steven Saylor, an artist who has helped nearly a dozen Nevada and California organizations raise money through the sale of prints from his original paintings.


Many Thanks to the following Community Members for their valuable participation: Jean Lund and Anita Daniels the Chamber’s Board Presidents who backed and supported the idea; Tom Collier, who chaired the Golden Legacy project committee from beginning to end, and committee members - Jon Katis, Mary Ann Mueller, Kathy Niesen, John Spencer, Lisa Swarthout, and Matt Weaver; local historians David Comstock, Stephen Cottrell, and Ed Tyson who assisted in the selection of the historical legends; the director of the Searls Historical Library, Ed Tyson and his volunteers who researched the entire cast of the “Golden Legacy,” and wrote biographies to accompany the painting; Supervising Ranger Lt. Jeff Herman of the Empire Mine who made the park available for photographic sessions; the Empire Mine Park Cottage Living History docents and particularly Jean McKeen for providing period costumes and models; Gordon Sparks owner of the Louvre for his advice and counsel regarding limited edition prints; the Nevada Theatre and Foothill Theatre Company for their role in unveiling the “Golden Legacy” and Maudie Walker and Larry Goodfriend for hosting the unveiling. DESTINATION Nevada County


St. Joseph’s Cultural Center

What Is Hidden Behind the

Red Brick Wall?

By Historic Mt. St. Mary’s Preservation Committee Have you ever walked or driven down South Church Street heading towards the Fairgrounds or Condon Park, or even on your way to the shops on Freeman Lane, and said to yourself, “I wonder what’s hidden behind that red brick wall?” You’d be surprised at the number of fellow Grass Valley-ites and visitors who have done the same thing. Beyond that wall is an old-fashioned garden, planted and cultivated by the Sisters of Mercy. It is filled with trees, shrubs, and decades-old heritage roses. Among these plants are a white pomegranate, holly tree and yew tree— all of which have religious significance. The garden itself is broken into four smaller garden areas, each defined by a boxwood hedge planted in the shape of a Celtic harp (best seen when standing at the top of the Grand Staircase which leads into the Grass Valley Museum). The garden is open to the public Monday-Friday (weather permitting) from 9 am to 1 pm and garden benches are placed strategically so one can sit in the shade, enjoy the beauty of the garden and reflect in solitude. Providing a quaint backdrop is the original Mt. St. Mary’s Convent built in 1865 for the Sisters of Mercy who came to Grass Valley. The building was later converted to the Grass Valley Orphans Asylum where the nuns housed, fed and taught children from all over California who had lost one or both parents and had no other family capable of taking care of them. The orphanage was in existence until 1932, when the Arch Diocese moved the children to Sacramento. The Sisters of Mercy then opened a business school to teach domestic and business skills to young women in Nevada County. Attached to the brick-and-mortar Convent building is the St. Joseph’s Chapel which was built in 1894 for the nuns and has the original Rose Window still in place. In 1910 a gorgeous stained glass window depicting Jesus Christ was donated and installed behind the altar. At the same time, 12


the wooden walls and ceiling were covered with the latest fad—pressed tin paneling. As far as research can tell, this is the only chapel in California with this floor to ceiling decorative feature and one of only a handful of buildings in America with this distinction. The nuns continued using the Convent and Chapel until the mid-1960’s when the Chapel was deconsecrated by the Catholic Church and the aging nuns were deciding what to do with the complex. I have heard that one option was to tear down everything and build a JC Penney store. Fortunately for us, a group of community members approached the Sisters of Mercy and offered to step in to preserve the buildings and gardens. The Historic Mount St. Mary’s Preservation Committee (HPC) and the Sisters of Mercy came to an agreement that the HPC would assume possession of the complex, strive to restore and preserve the buildings and gardens, and open them up to the community. To that end, the HPC is tasked with maintaining the historical and architectural beauty of the complex while promoting arts and education to the community. The first floor of the building houses the Mt. St. Mary’s Thrift Store and two large Artist Studios. The second floor is home to the Grass Valley Museum which is run by a staff of volunteers eager to teach you about the early days of Grass Valley through the 1920’s. The St. Joseph’s Cultural Center office and the Ghidotti Room are also on this level. The third floor, which was originally the sleeping quarters for the nuns, has been converted into multiple Artist Studios. The St. Joseph’s Hall (formerly Chapel) is available for many different types of community events—from weddings to concerts. Along with the stained glass windows and pressed tin walls and ceiling, the original hardwood floor adds to the beauty of the space and the great acoustics. Be sure to wander in and take a look.

Are You Searching for Your Roots? The pioneer families who chose to make Nevada County their home laid the bedrock of our community, and it’s fascinating to dig for information and learn more about who they were and why they came here. At the Greater Grass Valley Chamber’s Visitors Center, one of our greatest pleasures is assisting families in finding information about their ancestors, and where they might be buried.

The Searls Historical Library, dubbed “A Researcher’s Gold Mine” is within the Nevada County Historical Society building and visitors are welcome to access over 22,000 Nevada County historical photographs, nearly 3,000 printed books on early California and Gold Rush history, and over 1,000 maps of the area. Their library contains innumerable original documents, including ledgers, diaries, old county records, and letters.

Today is a perfect example. A couple, just here for the day, is in quest of an ancestor with a prominent last name; one of the Golden Legacies of our community. Calling upon our research resources, Google included, we were able to locate the cemetery, which we learned was rededicated as a historical site, and how to gain access with the padlock combination code.

The Doris Foley Library for Historical Research has a dedicated staff of volunteers ready to assist you in your Nevada County genealogy and research projects.

If you’re interested in digging for your own roots and don’t know where to begin, here are a few recommendations: The Nevada County Historical Society and the Nevada County Genealogical Society are a treasure trove of records and family information, both online and on site.

Doris Foley Library for Historical Research: 211 N. Pine St., Nevada City, CA 95959

Here’s how to find them: Nevada County Historical Society/Searls Historical Library: 161 Nevada City Hwy., Nevada City, CA 95959

Nevada County Genealogical Society:



To Reno

State of Nevada

Tuckee Cemetery District

To Lake Tahoe

H Active Cemeteries 1. Indian Springs Cemetery 2. Penn Valley Cemetery 3. Elster Memorial Cemetery 4. Loney-Sanford Ranch Cemetery 5. Clear Creek Cemetery 6. Rough and Ready Cemetery 7. Pleasant Valley Cemetery 8. French Corral Cemetery 9. Red Dog Cemetery 10. Deer Creek Cemetery 11. Nevada City New Odd Fellows Cemetery 12. Sweetland Cemetery 13. North San Juan Catholic Cemetery 14. North San Juan Protestant Cemetery 15. Cherokee Township Cemetery 16. North Bloomfield Cemetery 17. Washington Cemetery 18. Graniteville Cemetery

To Auburn

Inactive Cemeteries 19. Nevada County Cemetery, Lewis Road 20. Nevada City Odd Fellows Cemetery 21. Brooklyn Lodge Cemetery 22. Nevada County Cemetery, Willow Valley Road 23. Maidu Tribal Burial Grounds 24. Relief Hill Cemetery 25. Moores Flat Cemetery 26. Omega Cemetery 27. Meadow Lake Cemetery

Nevada Cemetery District celebrates 75 years By Ross Maak, City Editor at The Union By the numbers, the Nevada Cemetery District is impressive.

over. He said he and his co-worker Dave Harper were the only two on the job, so they dug in.

The first number is 75, which is how many years the district has been around. Need more numbers? Well, there’s 27, which is the number of cemeteries in the district. More? There are 35 acres of cemetery in western Nevada County.

He said he spent the next two years catching up. By then, he was immersed enough in the job that he stayed on.

When it comes to both numbers of cemeteries and area those cemeteries take up, that’s the largest cemetery district in the state. “Most municipal cemetery districts have one or two public cemeteries,” said Nevada Cemetery District Manager Matt Melugin. “Ours started, however, with a need for proper historical cemeteries and maintenance.” LONG HISTORY Gary Plunkett, who held Melugin’s job before retiring, was the longest tenured district manager of any during the 75 years. When he took the job in 1980, he was planning on returning to Chico to get his teaching degree. “That was tough,” Plunkett said. “There was a lot of overtime.” “The cemeteries hadn’t been maintained for five years,” Plunkett said. “The guy ahead of me had cancer. They kept him on but he just wasn’t able to get out there.” By the time Plunkett was heading out, he said there were some areas where the grass was so tall it was starting to fall 14


He never did make it up to Chico. Plunkett finally retired in 2014, which is when Melugin took the reins. Plunkett recalled that first year his department’s budget was $58,000. Today there’s an operating budget of nearly three quarters of a million dollars. Dennis Cassella was the director of Nevada County Services for more than 30 years and currently serves as chairman of the board for the cemetery district. He’s seen his share of change, too, since getting involved back in 1977. For years, Nevada County held on as a place that wouldn’t charge for a burial plot. The county didn’t do what the managers refer to as openings and closings, either (digging the graves and filling them back in.) The acquisition of equipment eventually allowed the district to start performing those services and they started charging for plots. CATCHING UP Those changes allowed the district’s budget to grow. “Burials fluctuate, but we became pretty much selfsustainable,” Plunkett said. “Even during the 2008 crash, we didn’t lay off any employees. We had to get creative…

Back when Cassella was starting to get involved, Nevada City’s now infamous HEW Building was the county’s health department and there was a maintenance building out back. That’s where the cemetery district was housed.

Memorial Services + Funeral Services Military Services Burial + Cremation + Headstones

It was a tough time. But we made it.” Now the district has its own building—still back behind the HEW building—for its trucks, equipment and an office. When Plunkett decided it was time to step aside, he said he felt comfortable the district was in good hands. “When I left I said, ‘this is the guy,’” Plunkett said of Melugin. “I actually went to school with his mom, and I watched the way he worked and how he did things. I could have stayed on a couple more years, but I didn’t need to. “And those have been happy years. I’ve been happy with retirement.” Cassella echoed the sentiment, saying the board has been happy with Melugin’s work. LOOKING AHEAD In September, the Board of Supervisors on the County of Nevada passed a resolution proclaiming 2017 as the 75th Anniversary of the Nevada Cemetery District. With 75 years of history to live up to, Melugin is working to take the district forward. On Thursday, for example,

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Chapel of the Angels 250 Race Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2446 FD #1588 (530)273-2674 Fax CR #109 the district officially opened its “Niche” at the Penn Valley Cemetery. “It’s an above ground internment for cremation remains,” Melugin said. “The Penn Valley Cemetery is running out of in-ground plots; they’re becoming scarce.” Melugin added cremation is becoming an increasingly popular choice. Also something relatively new for the district is what they call green burials. For about a year and a half, the district has offered green burials at its Cherokee Cemetery near Ananda Village in North San Juan. Melugin believes the Nevada Cemetery District is the first public district in California to offer the service. Green burials forgo the traditional coffin, and bodies aren’t embalmed. “There’s either a wood casket with no metal or the body is just put in a burial shroud,” Melugin said. “It allows the body to return to the earth in as clean and natural a way as possible.” Melugin expects green burials to expand to other cemeteries in the future. Nevada Cemetery District 10523 Willow Valley Road • Nevada City, CA 95959 530-265-3461 DESTINATION Nevada County


Malakoff DIGGINS By Syd Brown and Mark Selverston Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins

environmental damages to downstream lands. The 1884 Sawyer Decision imposed much-needed restrictions about disposing hydraulic debris into rivers and streams.

Today, the towering, multi-colored cliffs carved by the powerful water cannons of the North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company (informally called the French Company) stand in silent witness to the enduring consequences of the quest for gold.

Statistics: 3143 acres, 22 miles trails 30 campsites, 3 rustic miners cabins, picnic sites, group campsites Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is off the beaten path, and off the grid. Perhaps the best-preserved ghost town in the west, the once-bustling gold mining town of North Bloomfield is completely contained within the state park. Established in 1965, the park was designated to commemorate the complicated and profound effects of gold mining activities on the landscape.


Hydraulic mining, a gold extraction technique using high-pressure water to wash away gold-bearing gravel from mountainsides to sluices and flumes below, was developed in Nevada County in 1853, and was applied to tremendous effect at Malakoff, until it was regulated out of existence. Although the technique proved to be efficient in removing overburden (the layers above the gold-bearing gravels), the seven continuously operated water cannons created enormous DESTINATION Nevada County

Although the gold mining era receives much attention at the park, Native people inhabited the region for thousands of years before the Gold Rush. This culture flourished, until it was devastated by disease and conflicts in land use, as European immigrants flooded the landscape to seek easy riches. Today, the local Nisenan Nevada City Rancheria tribal members endure, despite the turbulent times of their ancestors. The park consists of historic and re-constructed buildings in the town center: the museum, Ostrom Livery and Stable, Kings Saloon, Smith-Knotwell Drug Store, Masonic Hall, McKillican & Mobley General Store, Skidmore House, blacksmith shop, and a restored church and schoolhouse. FORGOTTEN FRUIT Historic fruit trees in the park continue to bear fruit to this day, and have been the subject of fascinating research by the Felix Gillet Institute, as they work to identify heirloom varieties of fruits and nuts. Re-discovered fruit orchards have survived neglect and have fed the local bear population for over a hundred years!



ACTIVITIES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR The park offers town tours and gold panning demonstrations during the summer. School groups participate in overnight environmental living programs in the spring, providing fourth graders with an insight to daily life in the 1870s, dressed in period attire, cooking with Dutch ovens, candle dipping, tin-smithing, woodworking, cord-making, crocheting, rope making, and other eraappropriate crafts and living techniques. Although there is much to see and do in the town center (which used to support a population of nearly 2,000 people), there is also a popular campground with 30 well-spaced campsites, a group campground, three rustic cabins for rent and over 20 miles of hiking trails in the 3,143-acre park. Families return year after year, to spend time together in the campground, participate in rangerled campfires, and roast marshmallows!


FRIENDS OF NORTH BLOOMFIELD & MALAKOFF DIGGINS The park is supported by an active cooperative association— the Friends of North Bloomfield & Malakoff Diggins—plus a loyal cadre of volunteers, who operate the visitor center, participate in living history events, and help to care for this very special park. The Friends have re-invigorated interest in the park, supporting monthly events, and interpretive and educational programs throughout the year. Beginning with a wildly popular First Day Hike on January 1st (over DESTINATION Nevada County

250 intrepid hikers flocked to the park on a mild January day to hike the rim trail), the Discover Malakoff! series demonstrated that there are interesting things to do, every day of the year, from historic cemetery tours, to naturalistled hikes in the Diggins, and tours of renovated historic buildings. HUMBUG DAY Special annual events bring visitors from near and far. Humbug Day, celebrated on the second Saturday of June, boasts the world’s shortest parade, demonstration of the water cannon, food, music, and family-friendly crafts and games. Originally billed as “Homecoming”, this event owes its origins to welcoming the former residents and park employees who worked at Malakoff. Now welcoming all who make the 45-minute drive from Nevada City, Humbug Day marks the beginning of the summer season. FRENCH CONNECTION Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park is named for the Malakoff Tower at the Russian port of Sebastopol, where the French military prevailed, taking the tower in a battle that led to the end of the Crimean war on September 8, 1855. French nationals around the world celebrated this victory, including in the little Gold Rush town then called Humbug City, now North Bloomfield. Tales of gold drew many French nationals to California.


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They came in large numbers, with around 10,000 making their way to the Northern Mines. French immigrants to the San Juan Ridge played a central role in the settlement and gold mining industry of the area now preserved in the historic park. They were the first to claim lakes high in the mountains and engineer ways to bring water to where it was needed. They opened many of the first businesses, including a canvas-sided hotel, and they persistently developed the gold deposits that other less-industrious miners labeled “humbug”. They systematically consolidated claims surrounding the Malakoff Mine into the famous North Bloomfield Gravel Mining Company, which was commonly called the French Company for years. These dreamers developed the largest hydraulic gold mine of the day, and, according to reporters from Nevada City, French was heard throughout the booming town of North Bloomfield. How soon people forget. None of this was known a couple of years ago. Malakoff ’s French connection had been largely forgotten. California State Parks then supported a research project into this French heritage and eventually installed interpretive panels to convey the French Connection story. The Friends of North Bloomfield and Malakoff Diggins decided to celebrate the French Connection story with a

small festival on the anniversary of the fall of the Malakoff Tower. The usually sleepy ghost town of North Bloomfield was vibrant with live music, French-themed food, and games for all, including the popular French sport of Pétanque. Hikes, tours and speakers highlighted French history. A traditional original marionette show, How Malakoff got its Name (created by the Theater of AWE), enchanted children and adults, alike. The French Consul General of San Francisco, the Honorary French Consul of Sacramento, and other scholars and members of the French community from Northern California were drawn to the park’s festivities. Nevada County charmed France’s diplomats who pledged not only to return, but also to help bring even more attention to this overlooked history. The saga of those French pioneers will no longer be forgotten. As past and present become cemented into the fabric of Malakoff Diggins, the Park will continue to be a place where history and diversity can be appreciated in fun and novel ways. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park has much to offer the curious visitor--whether a history buff, outdoor enthusiast, hiker, bird watcher, photographer, artist, poet, or nature observer—the landscape and still-recovering environment provide a bounty of enduring and genuine riches. DESTINATION Nevada County


South Yuba River



State Park



The most recognizable structure in the South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport is the historic wooden covered bridge. Before the California Gold Rush, the surrounding area was the home of Maidu, Martis and Nisenan for millennia. The landscape changed dramatically with the discovery of gold on the Yuba River near Rose’s Bar downstream from Bridgeport in June 1848. In 1849, miners established a camp near Bridgeport along the South Yuba River. In 1851, David Wood purchased two bridges, one near Point Defiance and the other a bit upstream from the existing bridge, and charged tolls. David Wood also established a sawmill at Forest City and a store in French Corral. A miner described Bridgeport as “a little town at a bridge”. In 1856, David Wood and others formed the Virginia Turnpike Company to provide a supply route to California gold mines and, by way of the Henness Pass through the Sierras, to the Nevada Silver mines. The turnpike was fourteen miles long and ran from Anthony House on Deer Creek (now under Lake Wildwood) to North San Juan. Both bridges, along with other bridges along the South Yuba River, were washed out in January 1862. The existing bridge was built in 1862 just downstream from the former bridge using wrought-iron rods and Douglas



fir trusses and sugar pine shakes from Wood’s Forest City mill. The bridge was constructed using a Howe Truss with a Burr Arch. At 229 feet long, today the bridge is the longest single span wooden covered bridge in the world. In the 1860’s upwards of 100 freight wagons a day used the turnpike and the bridge. The turnpike continued to operate until 1901. Ranching began in earnest at Bridgeport in 1862 with the arrival of Charles Cole. He built Bridgeport House, which served as a residence and hostelry. It is thought that he also built the big red barn, which is aligned with the bridge so that teams could drive directly from the barn to the bridge and from the bridge to the barn. Another family with a long history at Bridgeport is the Kneebone family. Joseph Kneebone arrived in Sacramento from England in 1868. He purchased a ranch at Spenceville and started a teaming business. Joseph’s son Andrew remained in England to complete his education and arrived in Spenceville in 1871. Andrew joined his father’s business and became a renowned teamster. Andrew met Victoria Cole while driving wagons through Bridgeport and they were married at Bridgeport in 1886. The couple had five sons including Alfred born in 1892. During the 1920’s, Alfred was farming the Cole Ranch at Bridgeport (which, at the time, was owned by his mother Victoria). At that time the buildings on the ranch

included the ranch house, the red barn, the granary and the dairy barn. Alfred also began to develop the Kneebone Pleasure Resort. This included swimming, dancing and dining about a quarter mile upstream from the wooden bridge at the area now know as Kneebone Beach. The resort also included a gas station/store along the Virginia Turnpike near the red barn. The gas station/ store, which has recently been restored, included a cold storage room, a garage and a retort to refine gold. When hydraulic mining was resumed upriver in 1929, fouling the river with debris, the resort was closed. The ranch continued to be operated by the Kneebone family until 1955. Victoria Cole Kneebone died in 1930 and Andrew died in 1934. They and other relatives are interred in the Kneebone Family Cemetery along Kentucky Creek. The cemetery is cared for by their descendents. The bridge and the turnpike were part of the main road from Penn Valley to French Corral and North San Juan until the Pleasant Valley Road bridge was completed in 1972. A major restoration of the bridge should be underway in 2019. Visitors should soon be able to walk across the bridge and listen to the river flowing and imagine the hubbub of teamsters, teams and wagons on the bridge. South Yuba River State Park South Yuba River State Park is a long, narrow “necklace”

of parcels that stretch along the river canyon from Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park down to Point Defiance, below Bridgeport covering more than 8,700 acres. The Park includes the Independence Trail, one of the first wheelchair accessible wilderness trails, which follows a portion of the Excelsior mining ditch near where Highway 49 crosses the South Yuba River. The Park also includes Jones Bar, Hoyt’s Crossing, Purdon Crossing and Edward’s Crossing, Throughout the year, visitors to the park picnic, explore the river and hike the trails. Bird walks and geology walks are scheduled from time to time. During the Spring, Docent lead wildflower walks on weekends. Summer is particularly popular for enjoying the river, including swimming, kayaking, wading or simply watching and listening as it flows by. From Memorial Day to Labor Day each year, there are gold panning demonstrations near the Visitors Center on weekends. Grab a pan and test your panning skills. The park welcomes nearly 700,000 visitors a year. South Yuba River State Park is a special place. Please come and enjoy your park. SOUTH YUBA RIVER STATE PARK 17660 Pleasant Valley Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 530.432.2546




Lured by its lustrous history, each year the Park welcomes around 100,000 visitors from all over America and all over the world. By Courtney Ferguson, Empire Mine Outreach Coordinator & Publicist



“Walk in the footsteps of miners, magnates and their gold!” A history rich in gold awaits your discovery at Empire Mine—in the gritty Mine Yard and in its stately Clubhouse, Cottage and Gardens. Surrounded by miles of award-winning trails for hiking, biking and riding, no visit to Nevada County is complete without a visit here. Mine tunnels that reached depths of almost one mile are part of Empire’s enduring appeal. DESTINATION Nevada County


In the early 1900s, Empire Mine was in its heydays. Stamp mills thundered 24 hours a day and could be heard for miles around. The Mine Yard’s piercing whistle reminded local residents that all systems were go at the prosperous Empire Mine. Open for business from 1850 until its closing in 1956, the mine produced 5.8 million ounces of gold. Miners from Cornwall, England—and all over the world—left their homes to be part of the action. Under the auspices of owner William Bourn, Jr. and innovative mine manager George Starr, Empire Mine changed local, national and world history forever. Today visitors can walk in their footsteps on guided tours—and experience what life was like during those heady times. Empire Mine State Historic Park’s close to 850 acres include miles of scenic trails for hiking, biking, running, dog walking and horseback riding. Enjoy a memorable day at one of the oldest, largest and most prosperous gold mines in North American history.


Highlights include: • Empire Cottage, designed by famed architect Willis Polk – with its stately gardens and fountains • The impressive Clubhouse, built in 1905 to entertain business magnates from all over the world • The Mine Yard where the ore from the mine was processed into gold bars • The Mine Shaft, where visitors can sit on an actual man skip that transported the miners underground • The Blacksmith Shop, Machine Shop, and other essential buildings where craftsmen kept the mine in good repair DESTINATION Nevada County

• Living History programs, where docents dress in period attire and portray colorful characters from the past • The popular Gift Shop with an interesting selection of books, artifacts and souvenirs for all ages and budgets Please note that the Park is open year round, but closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

2019 Special Events at Empire Mine Sunday, May 12th Mother’s Day Springtime Event

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Friday, August 2nd “Mine, Wine & Dine” Gala Fundraiser Saturday, August 31st 124th Annual Miners Picnic Friday, November 29th & Saturday, November 30th Holidays at Empire Mine

Everyone’s invited! Empire Mine Park Association (EMPA) has been serving, supporting and safeguarding our treasured Park since 1976. DESTINATION Nevada County


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By Jon Blinder, President of the Board of Directors Nevada County Arts Council

It has been a year since the inaugural publication of Destination Nevada County. This beautiful magazine represents a collaboration between many organizations that promote Nevada County as a place to experience —highlighting the rich arts and culture, historical significance, natural beauty and outdoor experiences available in this community. This magazine is filled with contributions from people representing a variety of interests in our area. It is a testament to the passion of our community and to their willingness to share their impressions of Nevada County. As President of the Board of Directors of the Nevada County Arts Council, it is my distinct pleasure and honor to be a part of an organization whose mission is to “support and promote the literary, visual and performing Arts in Nevada County.” Nevada County Arts Council has been designated by our county Board of Supervisors as the State and Local partner to the California Arts Council (the Mother Ship as we call it). We have been involved in delivering important contributions to the Cultural Life of this special area. We have been instrumental in re-invigorating the Arts in Schools, making sure the next generation has the opportunity to explore their creativity. We have created programs that have given Veterans the opportunity to express themselves with photography (and present their results to the community at our County Centers). We have created the Sierra Poetry Festival and several other events promoting the literary arts in Nevada County. Most recently, we were the lead organization spearheading and organizing the designation of both Grass Valley/ Nevada City and Truckee as Cultural Districts in the California Arts Council’s pilot program. Our districts are two of the 14 original selections in a most competitive 28


process (49 applications, 23 finalists large and small, urban, suburban and rural) and two of the four rural communities selected. Nevada County has long been known for its very special concentration of artists of all types. Those of us who have been here a long time have experienced performances that are memorable and unique for such a small, out of the way destination. This has been going on for decades; it’s in the blood of the County. The Cultural District designation is a confirmation of just how potent our Arts and Culture story has been for such a long time. The process of the designation has had some tangible positive results and has aligned the cities (and their elected officials), the Chambers of Commerce and many arts organizations in a way previously not considered possible. By working together, we have already achieved much beyond just receiving the honor. New funds have been directed to help organize the branding of the Arts and Culture sector. An interactive map of all the Cultural Assets of the community is being designed so that visitors can see the enormous number and variety of our artists, and can dig deep into the details of those artists and cultural assets. Also, several Town Hall meetings of various sizes have brought together interests across the spectrum to weigh in on what is important to them as the process goes forward. There will be much more to come. It is an amazing time in our Nevada County. It has long been a dream to brand this area as an Arts Destination and the idea that the world might realize what we all know to be true could not be more exciting and encouraging. Welcome again to the Arts in Nevada County—and welcome to our Destination.




Cultural Creativity

The Tale of


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“Our goal with the pilot launch of this new program was to support a group of districts that met high but broad standards of coherence, vision, and purpose – ones that could set an example for districts that will follow as the program develops and grows.” — DONN HARRIS, CHAIR OF CALIFORNIA ARTS COUNCIL

fundamental questions about our sense of belonging and our identity—and how we wish to become known. If we draw back a little, and see our community as part of a larger regional, statewide, national or even global picture, we probably all feel the need to recognize our differences and drawer closer together. I also think we recognize that the potential for our California Cultural Districts is both social and economic—and that it’s not a linear thing. We know that a more heterogeneous county will be better equipped to weather the storms of the larger economies of which we are part, and more responsive to change. Success at the level of local and regional economics will also be influenced by the extent to which our communities can offer an open, tolerant and diverse population – and that this will attract and hold mobile wealth creators. We want Nevada County to recognize and treasure its indigenous and historically marginalized populations, and we want to be more explicitly inclusive. At our first gatherings as California Cultural Districts, we considered a question put to us by the California Arts

ONE YEAR ON: Our California Cultural Districts What does it mean and how can you get involved? By Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council What does it mean for Nevada County that it is unique in rural California as having two state designations? Importantly, what is a California Cultural District? It’s been one year since receiving our state designation and, in that time we have explored these questions with you. Collectively, we’ve facilitated and supported workshops and community conversations on creative placemaking and public art policy and planning, and have asked DESTINATION Nevada County


GRASS VALLEY-NEVADA CITY CULTURAL DISTRICT SCENIC • WORLD-CLASS • CHARMING District Region: Gold Country Twin cities rich in cultural history, the arts, and innovation, deep within Gold Country. Council. What should our priorities be and how should we measure progress against these priorities? Together, we agreed that committing to an inclusive process of cultural planning could provide a focus for conversations around how our designations might truly serve our individual communities, and we recognized that marketing our districts, and creating the infrastructure to support them, were equally important. With marketing in mind, our two cultural districts began a branding exercise, and—together—we inaugurated an important Nevada County Visual Artist & Gallery Guide. Towards cultural planning, we committed to a countywide Arts Economic Impact Study to will help us quantify the economic contribution of the arts to our community. In partnering with Americans for the Arts on this we connect to a national conversation and are introduced to communities of similar sizes and compositions. For Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District, we also committed to an exhaustive “State of the Arts” Education Survey across Western Nevada County schools. Why? Baseline data about arts programming in Nevada County schools highlights our unique and creative “flagship” programs, and helps us identify gaps in addressing standards or issues of access. Our survey is a key component of countywide cultural planning and it recognizes our unique position in California. Cultural planning considers the support for, and re32


invigoration of, arts education in our schools. In the context of planning, this survey will assist local school leaders in making decisions that will affect future generations of students, the quality of education they receive, the livability of our region, and the likelihood of investment in it in years to come. As we take stock of our cultural assets, it feels like the moment to launch some truly beautiful digital mapping of Nevada County. This, in the context of cultural planning, will help us identify our creative people, organizations, businesses and neighborhood resources—and how they connect with each other. So, too, our historical places and sacred spaces. Mapping will help us identify our creative and cultural challenges and opportunities, and to plan for and promote cultural tourism. Ultimately, recognition of our cultural assets will throw light on the need to protect and nourish them and in the next edition of “Destinations” we look forward to sharing these special places with you. How does all this effect you? Whether you live here and I’m preaching to the converted, or whether you are planning a visit—or even thinking of moving here— know that you are coming to an area of beauty where unspoiled wilderness and culture reside side by side. Where there is thoughtful planning taking place that will affect your children and your retirement, and the joy you find in everyday living. It’s a creative place that’s on the move, with a healthy respect for the past, and a good deal of excitement about the future.

JANUARY 17-21, 2019

Nevada City + Grass Valley, California

five days of environmental + adventure films

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World-class scenery in a rugged high alpine setting that catalyzes and inspires art and culture. RUGGED • HISTORIC • VIBRANT The Truckee Cultural District, located in the High Sierra, is well-known for its forests, waterways, and spectacular mountain views, attracting visitors and residents alike. These features offer diverse and readily accessible outdoor recreation and openspace opportunities for which Truckee is famous. This natural setting stimulates an outdoor adventure culture and provides compelling opportunities to interpret, capture, and inspire artistic and cultural creation.

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In addition to the captivating outdoors, Truckee is a designated Historic District and presents a rich combination of assets that highlight Truckee as the gateway to westward expansion and the site of the illfated Donner Party. Numerous historic buildings give Truckee a unique sense of place—including the Old Jail Museum, Donner Memorial State Park and Visitor Center, interpretive trails, the railroad museum, and the Pioneer Monument.

Photo by Robert Lowe

Uniting the community to protect & restore the Yuba River Watershed since 1983.

Over the years Truckee has attracted and grown a vibrant, entrepreneurial, artistic community which has birthed over a dozen art galleries and exhibition spaces, created continuous year-round artistic and cultural events, inspired numerous public art pieces across town, and, most recently, created a new 3,000-square-foot “makerspace” that offers the community a place to learn, build, and practice a wide variety of art and creative skills. DESTINATION Nevada County




Music to Rock Your World InConcert Sierra’s upcoming season brimming with classical stand-outs By Brett Bentley, Associate Director

For InConcert Sierra’s 2018-19 season, Artistic Director Ken Hardin has once again curated an exciting Third Sunday Series that draws the best and brightest in classical music to Nevada County. “This season we are happy and proud to present another remarkable line-up of fantastic musicians, many of whom I’ve been hoping to bring to our community for some time now,” Hardin said. The Third Sunday Series begins in September with the InConcert Sierra Orchestra, under the direction of Hardin. The orchestra, comprised of local and regional professional musicians, performs favorite orchestral works previously suggested to Hardin by audience members. For more than 70 years, InConcert Sierra has presented the best artists in classical and chamber music from around the world. Musicians who have graced the InConcert Sierra stage include pianist Garrick Ohlsson, violinist Joshua Bell, cellist Amit Peled, pianist Emanual Ax and the Vienna Boys Choir. The Philadelphia Brass quintet takes the stage in November, with the the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra Holiday Concerts following in December. The New Year features renowned pianist Marc-André Hamelin, Jan. 20, the award winning Ensemble Schumann Feb. 17, St. Lawrence String Quartet in March and Grammy-award winning organist Paul Jacobs in April. As always, the season will wrap up with Spring concerts by



the Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra. InConcert Sierra, formerly known as Twin Cities Concert Association, has been presenting classical music in Nevada County for more than seven decades. Board member Keith Porter recalls experiencing his first classical music concert in Grass Valley in 1952, presented by Twin Cities Concert Association. “I was just a kid, but that concert left an indelible mark,” said Porter. “More than 60 years later, InConcert Sierra still attracts the best emerging artists and premier classical musicians from around the globe to perform in Grass Valley. Even more importantly, the organization continues to create a truly memorable concert-going experience.” Season packages and individual tickets are now on sale for the 2018-19 Third Sunday Series. They are available online at www. or by phone at 530-273-3990. Individual tickets are also available for purchase at BriarPatch Co-op. InConcert Sierra offers free youth passes to chamber concerts with the purchase of every general admission ticket and reduced priced youth tickets to Sierra Master Chorale and Orchestra concerts and special performances. To order youth passes, call the office at 530-273-3990. For more information about the upcoming season, please visit the website at

In June of 1946, shortly after the end of World War II, the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce convened a group of “culture-hungry” residents at the Bret Harte Inn to discuss the need to bring “talented artist and entertainers of national fame” to Nevada County. That gathering gave rise to one of the county’s first arts nonprofits, Twin Cities Concert Association (now known as InConcert Sierra) and paved the way for the vibrant arts scene that our community enjoys today. On October 10th of the same year, the Twin Cities Concert Association presented their first artist, famed Metropolitan Opera tenor Charles Kullman, before a sold-out crown at the Grass Valley Veterans Memorial Building.

InConcert Sierra

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Art Hotel

By Danielle Scallin, Director of Marketing, Grass Valley Courtyard Suites

The Grass Valley Courtyard Suites is a family run hotel in the Sierra Nevada foothills. For more than 15 years, the Racz family and employees have been committed to shaping and growing a diverse, community- focused, and organic cultural footprint both within the hotel and beyond. Motivated by the desire to engage guests in a meaningful and relevant way, the hotel’s mission has always been to combine class and comfort to create a unique guest experience.

To further enhance that experience, the hotel is excited to announce their “jump into the arts!” To align with the recent California Cultural District designation, and to embrace and promote a thriving local art community, the hotel aims to turn its common spaces into vibrant gallery places. With ample wall space throughout the property, including a 1300 square foot event center, there are limitless possibilities for artists to display their work and offer workshops. Certainly no stranger to community involvement, the “art hotel” idea was born from a real desire to showcase some of the best art this community has to offer, while simultaneously providing a new experience to the thousands of guests who frequent the hotel each year. Now, new and faithful guests alike will have the opportunity



to experience an art-infused hotel. From mixed media to ceramics, fine pencil to watercolor, each month will boast a different artist or collaboration of artists. Both locals and guests are encouraged to attend lively artist receptions featuring signature cocktails at the “no host” bar, and to stop by anytime to view and purchase art.

With 42 rooms and suites, this luxury boutique hotel’s intimate size produces one-on-one five-star hospitality, while still maintaining a friendly small-town ambiance. Independently owned and one-of-a-kind, the hotel has always appealed to clientele who are bored with the cookie-cutter décor of big chain motels – the idea of the Art Hotel concept is a natural complement. Nestled in a quiet neighborhood, conveniently located one block from historic downtown Grass Valley, the hotel features a delightful blend of Bed and Breakfast charm and posh hotel amenities. The hotel offers the only seasonally heated pool and a year ’round spa in the downtown area, plus bountiful amenities including kitchens, fireplaces, covered parking, free Wi-Fi, microwaves and more. Elegance, tranquility and comfort are guaranteed.

The Grass Valley Courtyard Suite’s small-town approach to hospitality continues to initiate unique opportunities and unparalleled experiences in a big-time way.

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By Mardie Caldwell, CEO, Foothills Event Center Entering the historic, picturesque beauty that is Nevada County is reason enough to celebrate nature and our rich Gold Country heritage. Our spectacular part of Northern California is a favorite for people from around the world to enjoy and experience all that makes our county unique!

1• EVERY SEASON IS BEAUTIFUL IN NEVADA COUNTY No matter the season of your celebration, our county will provide a spectacular natural backdrop! Experiencing all four seasons, Nevada County is a diverse wonderland just waiting for you to enjoy! Fall colors linger until the beauty of winter takes over. Long-lasting spring wildflowers welcome the abundance of summertime beauty and activities. Whether your plans include lakes, rivers, or mountains, there isn’t a wrong season to be here! In fact, our brilliant autumn colors have been called some of the most spectacular in the west. Attracting visitors and photographers to see and capture the picturesque colors, neighborhoods, and landscapes,

we often see recognizable vistas in publications near and far! Fall colors begin in early October and usually last until Thanksgiving. Ask the local Chamber of Commerce for a self-guided Fall Colors map.

2• UP, DOWN, IN OR OUT…OH, SO MANY CHOICES Nevada County is one of the most desired (and affordable!) destinations for weddings and celebrations, only second to Napa Valley. There are also many options for corporate retreats, conferences and cultural events. Steeped in gold rush history, Nevada County communities offer a wide choice of indoor and outdoor venues, varying from rustic, modern, eclectic and sophisticated! Brides looking for a rustic wedding love the myriad of options, such as Rough and Ready Vineyards, North Star House, and Empire Mine. Others wanting indoor events favor the fine indoor locations of Miners Foundry, The Foothills Event Center, or Gold Miners Inn, all with inviting and unique features.



3• NEVADA COUNTY IS AN ARTS & CULTURAL WONDERLAND No visit to the region is complete without taking in the local art scene. On any given day across the county, you will find many local artists exhibiting in the local galleries from Grass Valley to Truckee! With annual Art Walks and Open Studio events, you can meet the artist while taking in their paintings, pottery, sculpture, and more! Nevada County is home to worldclass music that attracts connoisseurs from around the world, including the Bluegrass Festival, Music in the Mountains, InConcert Sierra, WorldFest, and the Strawberry Festival. Many of these are held under the pines at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, named “California’s most beautiful fairgrounds!” 42


The Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee Cultural Districts are rich in cultural histories, and the arts. The districts boast outstanding yearround programming in music, theatre and dance; a density of artists and makers; an emerging wine culture and a festival culture to die for! Eliza Tudor, Executive Director Nevada County Arts Council

Across the county, you will find plays and other unique entertainment celebrated by the writers, musicians, and artists who have been attacted here since 1845. Whether you find a play Off Broad Street, live music at a pub, or our annual Storytelling Festival, there is always something to do!

4• WE’VE GOT HISTORY One of the most important gold mining towns in the 1840’s was Nevada City. With its gaslights and gold, the bustling town was called “queen city of the northern mines” with a history that few can compete with. As you stroll through the quaint streets lined with stately Victorian homes and historical landmarks, you become aware of the powerful draw it has – and it all began with the gold. Grass Valley has its vibrant downtown as its centerpiece. Serving

Meetings ∙ Weddings ∙ Events

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AiRide Shuttle Service is a new Nevada County Company that is offering a professional service to the occasional flyer and memberships for frequent flyers. We have discounts for Veterans and many others. We are offering rides to doctor appointments too! DESTINATION Nevada County


this community since 1849, you’ll find a historical hotel, galleries, award-winning restaurants and one of a kind shopping. The Empire Mine is located here and is a must see for history buffs and tourists alike! The richest mine in California, the property is fully restored and a frequent site for photographers.

Unique Event Venue in Historic Grass Valley Historic Rose Garden • Grass Valley Museum Large Chapel• Ghidotti Room •Artists Studios

As the getaway to the Sierra’s, Truckee is a historical town with a rich history and an old town centered around commercial row and the historic railroad. A growing community that has retained its small-town atmosphere, exploring the local sites and landmarks should not be missed! The Donner Memorial and Emigrant Trail Museum is a treasure—with interpretive displays and hiking trails. This area should be on your list!

5• YOU CAN’T BEAT OUR CUISINE AND LIBATIONS Nevada County has a vigorous and growing boutique wine industry which originated in 1852 when the first vineyard was planted. Winery tours offer a blend of experiences from the charm of downtown tasting rooms to the rural beauty in the countryside vineyards. Sierra Vintners offers wine trails seasonally to sample the wines and meet the vintners. Many new breweries and taprooms have joined the local scene, offering award winning craft-made local beers. Most offer food, too, with an emphasis on locally sourced meats and produce. At Thirsty Barrel taproom in downtown Grass Valley, you can usually sample beers from local favorites like Ol’ Republic and Grass Valley Brewery. Local restaurants rival big city fare, offering farm to table food for every palate! Vegan? Try Terra Café’. Organic? Visit MeZe Mediterranean Eatery. There is something for everyone from local coffeehouses to fine dining.

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And don’t forget dessert! Decadent sweets are always a treat in our innovative ice cream and candy shops in every town.

6• IT’S PICTURESQUE With the natural Nevada County beauty as your backdrop, you can’t go wrong! Some of California’s most serene and picturesque vistas are found along the Yuba River, overlooking Donner Lake, and in the mountains in between. Lower in elevation,

A Beautiful Outdoor Chapel for a Truly Spiritual Ceremony to Remember The Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens are full of natural beauty. In April and May the Gardens bloom with variations of shade plants: azaleas, rhododendrons and shade-loving trees. The year-round creek cascades over several waterfalls into waist-deep pools lined with alders, dogwoods, ferns and native vegetation. Cherry trees in the Chapel also bloom in the spring. Their white petals drift down upon wedding parties seated in the Chapel’s 125-seat amphitheater. The Chapel features bent redwoods arching over an alter and a stained glass cross. The Gardens resemble a natural garden. All natural settings require no decorations. The Biblical Gardens are open 7 am to sunset daily, April 1 through October 31. Admission is free, but donations are accepted to help keep the Gardens maintained and open. Weddings, memorials, baptisms and large groups must call to make arrangements for time and charges. Take Hwy. 49 seven miles south of Grass Valley to Auburn Road. The Gardens are on the right about a mile from the highway. You can’t miss it. Call 530-272-1363 for more information.

We offer outside weddings in an outdoor chapel, Memorials and Baptisms and Sunrise Easter Services

The Schrammsberg Estate

The Schrammsberg Estate is perfect for your wedding, anniversary, graduation, retirement party or other special event. 242 Gold Flat Road • Nevada City • CA 95959 (530) 913-5569 •

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens A quiet place for meditation, reflection and retreat.

16343 Auburn Road, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1363 DESTINATION Nevada County


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Whether you are planning a wedding, hosting a family reunion or holding a community event, you need clean, comfortable and affordable portable restrooms on site. Check our website for details. 530-798-6961

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From intimate gatherings to grand celebrations, The Foothills Event Center creates a memorable occasion. With onsite parking and all-inclusive packages, our versatility is perfect for any event, casual to elegant. Come see us today!

Weddings rehearsals after wedding brunches retirement parties Sit down & buffet menus available

302 W. Main Street • Historic Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-1468 •

the rolling foothills of Penn Valley and Rough and Ready feature heritage oaks, many hundreds of years old. Some of our historical sites, like the covered bridge at Bridgeport or the historic town buildings at Malakoff Diggins provide amazing opportunities for both the professional and amateur photographer. Throughout the county you can immerse yourself in the living beauty of wildlife, crystal clear waters, serene forests, and gentle pastures. Want to see wilder country? Head off on a back country hike or spend a few days backpacking! Featuring both state and national parks, there are trailheads, maps, and campgrounds for you to explore on your own. You might even discover the same solitude that the early Native American tribes loved about the area!


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Not surprisingly, most of our residents moved from other areas after discovering the amazing richness of Nevada County. The quality of life is the biggest draw. The pace is slower with more opportunities for pleasure, all while enjoying the amenities found in a big city. Our area, also, has continued to attract actively involved business owners, including advanced tech companies that date back to 1958. Home to a diverse group of thriving businesses, you’ll find manufacturing companies, cottage businesses, entrepreneurs, organic farmers, technology and research companies, inventors and developers. Others move here seeking an active retirement community, with opportunities to maintain outdoor activity and contribute to our community. From horse properties to historic Victorians, miner’s cottages to farm houses, homes here are as unique as the people who make Nevada County home. There are even gated communities with golf courses and lakes, equestrian properties, and neighborhoods built into the forest. There is something for every taste!


There’s always a reason to celebrate in Nevada County!

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Love Where You Live . . .



Come Home to Nevada County By Teresa Dietrich

A home is much more than a house. A home is a reflection and embodiment of its owner, a place of shelter and refuge, a special place to share, a foundation for memories of life events and a treasured oasis from the hustle and bustle of life. Home is also a geographical area, a neighborhood, a region, a city or a town—A community held near and dear to one’s heart. Nevada County offers a community to come home to with a rich Gold Country heritage, a diverse choice of neighborhoods, towns, and homesites within its boundaries. Charming, quaint neighborhoods with Victorian-era homes, blend with miner’s cabins, newer contemporary homes, gated communities, and rural, ranch style properties. Each area within Nevada County offers a unique flavor and attraction, the elevation and tree cover lend themselves to the sensory options available with choices of evergreens, conifers, madrones, deciduous and oaks in elevations from over 3000 to 800. Grasslands for farming, livestock, and equestrian are just minutes away from high country hiking, biking and riding trails. Quality of life is exemplified in the wealth of resources offered here including year-round events for everyone’s taste and enjoyment from live music to street fairs, live theatre, and a plethora of outdoor activities with multiple lakes, rivers, trails, golf courses, sports facilities, parks, and historical

event offerings. If you love to boat, fish, kayak, swim or waterski, there are plenty of opportunities. Snow sports are within the county boundaries too, and more snow sports are just minutes further. Leisurely dining with food offerings for most any palate coupled with local wine and beer tastings create wonderful opportunities to relax, socialize and share your new community with friends and loved ones. Farmers markets, farm to fork events, the local rodeo, fair and Draft Horse Classic will give every visitor and or resident a greater appreciation of the rural heritage of Nevada County. An outstanding Master Gardener program will help your green thumb flourish. Nevada County also offers a wide variety of clubs, organizations and charitable groups to engage in, creating a mutually beneficial avenue to new friends and contentment. Your Local REALTOR® is the key to exploring the options, guiding you towards the home that will make your heart sing or the investment you are dreaming of in this amazing community as well as helping you choose from the affiliated partnerships of lenders, title companies and service providers. Nevada County REALTORS® are licensees who choose to join the Nevada County Association of REALTORS® and adhere to a higher standard of care and adherence to a strict Code of Ethics. To obtain a list of REALTORS® and or Affiliated service members, contact the Nevada County Association of REALTORS® at (530) 2722627 or visit



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When considering a move, it is important to consider the characteristics of the community you will live in.

park areas to be ideal – each has its own individual flavor and qualities.

Nevada County offers a plethora of communities and elevations for a variety of lifestyles to choose from. Love the aroma of conifers and the silence of snow falling? Rural portions of Nevada City may be your dream come true. Love golfing, water sports and the country club? Check out Lake of the Pines, Lake Wildwood and for those who don’t want a gated community Alta Sierra is a great choice also. Historic business districts, the Arts, fine dining and Victorian homes can be found in both Grass Valley and Nevada City. Ranchers, equestrians, gardeners and just plain rural lifestyle lovers may find Penn Valley, McCourtney, South County and the Peardale/Chicago

Besides a variety of home choices, Nevada County features many activities to engage in – outdoor sports like hiking or riding the trails, watersports; live theatre and music; fine dining and many clubs, organizations and non-profit organizations provide opportunities to everyone who wants to be engaged and entertained.


Excellent schools from elementary thru college also provide an excellent reason to make Nevada County your next home. To search all available properties to choose from see or contact the Nevada County Association of REALTORS for more information.

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Is Now the Right Time to Get a Mortgage? For many Americans, choosing whether to buy real estate for the first time or sell and relocate is one of the largest financial choices they’ll make. Once this big decision is made, the next question to answer is “when’s the right time?” While ultimately the answer to this question is “whenever is the right time for you,” there are a number of factors to consider that might influence this decision – especially as home prices and buyer competition is rising in the Grass Valley area. Read on to find out if now may be the right time to buy or sell your home. • Evaluate interest rates: If interest rates are high, borrowing money for a home purchase will cost more. If interest rates are low, your mortgage payment may be smaller and you’ll likely pay less in interest over the life of your loan. While interest rates are still relatively low today, we know the Federal Reserve intends to raise rates at least a couple more times this year. • Consider the season: The spring and summer home buying season tend to be most competitive, potentially inflating home prices beyond what they might be at other points of year. The upside is that inventory might also be higher, so you’ll likely have more options to choose from. • Ensure your financial plan is in order: Are you close to retirement? Do you have a lot of debt? What about funds for a down payment and closing costs? These and other factors may impact your decision to apply for a mortgage as well as your likelihood of being approved. Consider speaking with a mortgage advisor or financial planner about your options and review lenders that offer a number of product options. • Don’t be deterred: If you’ve determined that now is the right time for you to buy or sell your home, but are worried that your financial situation might derail your plans, talk to your mortgage or financial advisor about your options. You may be surprised at what might be available to you! These are certainly not the only factors that could influence your home sale or purchase, and ultimately you should consider a variety of options to determine what’s right for you. Whatever you decide, Team Voter and Finance of America Mortgage are here to help. If you’re ready to buy or sell a home, call Suzanne Voter NMLS# 230270 today at (530) 2709540 or visit ©2018 Finance of America Mortgage LLC is licensed nationwide | | NMLS ID #1071 | 300 Welsh Road, Building 5, Horsham, PA 19044 | (800) 355-5626 | AZ Mortgage Banker License #0910184 | Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act | Georgia Residential Mortgage Licensee #15499 | Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee | Kansas Licensed Mortgage Company | Licensed by the N.J. Department of Banking and Insurance | Licensed Mortgage Banker -- NYS Banking Department | Rhode Island licensed Lender



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What’s Trending in Commercial Real Estate By Lock Richards, Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates – Highland Commercial Current trends in commercial real estate differ depending on the particular market segment—be it office, retail or industrial. As shown in the statistics below, our local office sector has been the slowest to recover from the Great Recession and currently remains the softest of the three property types. This reality is due primarily to structural and cultural changes in the way we work. Technology has reduced the space required by way of electronic/cloud storage, smaller computing devices, and portability. Telecommuting and working from home are now culturally acceptable. Emphasis on collaboration and teamwork is facilitated by co-working spaces and open-office floorplans requiring significantly less space than in the past.

space for food, fitness and fun. Larger malls and shopping centers will over time transition to more entertainmentbased centers, while strip centers and freestanding retail properties will rely on greater percentages of medical services, financial/legal services, food/ groceries, cafes/restaurants/bars, and health/beauty/fitness/personal services. Tourist-based and unique retail stores prevalent in destination locations such as our historic downtowns should retain their appeal and viability.

Retail property trends can be defined with one word—Amazon. On-line retail sales are accelerating at an everincreasing pace, affecting the ability of ‘brick and mortar’ stores to compete (think Sears). However, all is not lost for retail property owners, as internet sales will not limit the need for commercial

Vacancy Rates EOY 2015 EOY 2016 EOY 2017 2018 YTD Office 14.49% 13.14% 13.86% 13.11% Retail 4.58% 3.57% 2.63% 3.38% Industrial 3.36% 3.45% 2.08% 3.18% All Sectors 7.48% 6.72% 6.19% 6.56% Median Sale & Lease “List” Prices Office Retail Industrial Sale Price per Square Foot $173 $219 $140 Gross Lease Rate per Square Foot $1.30 $1.33 $.81



Our industrial market is today’s shining star. We have a tight local inventory of available industrial space with rents increasing at a higher rate than other sectors. We are beginning to see an influx

of millennial families with children seeking a better quality of life than now afforded by large cities. They are bringing with them small businesses and cottage industries that fit nicely into industrial space, which also happens to be the least costly commercial space on the market. Industrial properties with high open ceilings are now in vogue, not just for manufacturing and warehousing, but also for various office uses desiring hip “loft” spaces. Each commercial property segment has its advantages and disadvantages, but these do change over time so it is always good to keep up to date on industry trends before making large financial commitments.



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“GRASS VALLEY is like no other city; the bustling mining town of 1893 has transformed itself into a present-day BASECAMP and is the prime venue for discovering Nevada County.” Robin Davies, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

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GRASS VALLEY By Robin Galvan-Davies, CEO, Executive Director, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center On any given day, Grass Valley is alive with opportunity. If you think that’s an exaggeration, just look at the event calendar on the Greater Grass Valley Chamber’s website. Grass Valley; you can’t help but be enchanted by a town whose streets were once reportedly “paved with gold.” Today those streets are paved with the golden charm of a bygone era, creating a stage for a dynamic mix of upscale specialty retail, wine tasting rooms and tap houses, fine dining, hospitality and entertainment. Not certain where to start? Start Here: at the Grass Valley Visitors Center, located at 128 East Main Street in downtown Grass Valley. We’re open seven days a week, 360 days a year, and our Visitors Center Concierge is always delighted to assist. Whether you’re a Nevada County native, or a first-time visitor, we can help craft a perfect day, or perfect stay. If you’ve fallen in love with Western Nevada County, we’re relocation specialists and can make real estate sales and service provider recommendations. That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the services we provide. When the community doesn’t know who to call, they call the Chamber, because as we hear repeated over and over, “The Chamber always knows.” And, most of the time, we do. Whatever your inquiry, usual or unusual, we’re just a phone call away! Greater Grass Valley Chamber and Visitors Center (530) 273-4667



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By Marni Marshall, Executive Director Grass Valley Downtown Association Formed in the early 80’s, the Grass Valley Downtown Association (GVDA) is a nonprofit economic development organization that represents over 200 businesses with a unified voice for maintaining downtown Grass Valley as an economically vibrant and aesthetically charming destination for residents and visitors. Using the National Main Street Four Point Approach since 1986, the GVDA Board, its partners, stakeholders and many volunteers strive to provide community events and promotions that draw families, friends and visitors to the region, and ultimately downtown. In short, the GVDA’s primary goal is to ensure we leverage the vast historic and cultural assets that Grass Valley offers to help sustain and grow downtown Grass Valley as a destination. We are proud of our longstanding community events that include the 4th of July Celebration that we partner each year with the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce. We had record-breaking crowds this year for the Grass Valley Thursday Night Market as well as a very successful Beer and Wine Garden in its second year. The annual Cornish Christmas—a Grass Valley tradition for over 50 years—is guaranteed to get everyone in the holiday spirit and of course the Classic Car Show offers a piece of nostalgia like no other.

The GVDA can proudly say that we have numerous placemaking projects underway including the mural initiatives, new planter boxes, and revamping our lights on the rooftops. These projects provide the backdrop for downtown and foster an appealing place for our businesses and visitors alike. Working closely with our businesses and property owners, the GVDA continuously supports incentives that help our existing business grow as well as offering assistance as needed for new entrepreneurs and small business owners who want to be part of our downtown’s community and vision. With Grass Valley/Nevada City’s recent designation as one of California’s Cultural District initiatives, GVDA is leveraging the resources available to use the designation as one more reason to draw folks to the area and explore the many opportunities and assets that downtown Grass Valley offers. Whether it’s attending a wine tasting event, enjoying one of our restaurants or small shops, meeting folks for a cup of coffee and a movie or just taking a “selfie” by the new mural— Downtown Grass Valley welcomes you to be a part of our past, while enjoying the fruits of our revitalization and building a future that belongs to everyone. DESTINATION Nevada County



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Grass Valley — The Pine Cone Effect By Alex Gammelgard, Police Chief of Grass Valley

As a Nevada Union High School student, I never imagined that one day I would serve as the City of Grass Valley’s sixth police chief. Here I am today, with the best job in the world: serving the very community that has provided me with this opportunity—a community that for those of us who get to live here, has shaped us as much as we may shape it. My parents built their home on lower Banner Mountain in the early 1980’s. The areas above Loma Rica Ranch and the NID canals were part of my “backyard playground.” As the youngest of three boys, I had plenty of opportunities to discover all that western Nevada County has to offer. In fact, I “learned to swim” with a little direction from my older brothers tossing me in a NID canal—of course, being who I am now, I must advise readers that this is not the preferred method—but I survived. I went to Nevada City schools, attended Deer Creek Elementary and Seven Hills Middle School before moving on to Nevada Union High School. My wife, Erica, went to Grass Valley schools, and we formally met at Nevada Union. However, because of the small-town connections in western Nevada County, we are sure our paths crossed many times before. Our boys are repeating some of our past. Interestingly, our oldest has been educated by some of the same folks who helped shape my life on the same campus at Deer Creek School.


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Administration with concentrations in finance and law and public policy. Like many young adults living in our area, I had grown accustomed to all Nevada County had to offer. I never realized just how special it was until I left for a while—it was all I had known. It didn’t take long to realize how fortunate I was. There are many beautiful places between here and Spokane, and many others across this great country, but none rise to the level of our hometown. Where else do you have 75 degree days in the middle of winter and within 24 hours the weather can turn to an arctic blast, covering tall trees with white snow—snow that rarely lasts on the ground for more than a few days? Where else can you be skiing in less than an hour on some of the best mountains in the world and watch the sunset on the Pacific Ocean the next day? Where else can you do some spring skiing in the morning and water skiing in the afternoon? Where else can you be fishing for salmon, steelhead, or stripers and be only minutes from lake trout, hunting, and kayaking? I believe there are not too many places. On top of all that, there is a community here filled with culture, and history that rivals anywhere. Our family is blessed to live here, and my wife and I are truly lucky to raise our three boys here. My hope is that their childhood is as rich as ours was, that our community continues to maintain its vibrancy and adapts to the new realities in a digital world. I am excited for the future of our towns and confident at what we want is to keep Nevada County—well, “Nevada County.”

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Communicating at the Speed of Light Locally Owned and Dedicated to Quality Service CENTURY 21 Davis Realty, Inc. has been serving the real estate needs of Western Nevada County, since 1974, including the communities of Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, North San Juan, Cedar Ridge, Chicago Park, Alta Sierra, Lake Wildwood, Cascade Shores, and Lake of the Pines. We are the oldest active real estate franchise in Nevada County and our management team has over 80 years of combined broker experience between Gene Lehman, Joan Lehman and Jim Myers.

company to work for and eventually be one of the brokers, because I believe CENTURY 21 Davis Realty, Inc. represents that very same feeling. I believe the key to our company’s success and longevity has been, and always will be, our agents and their dedication to this community. Whether it’s giving generously to one of our many local charities or helping our clients complete one of the most important transactions of their life. We are here to serve. I hope you allow us to serve you.” Jim Myers

“We have been residents of Nevada County since 1977. My wife and I raised 4 children and 4 grandchildren here in Nevada County. My wife, Joan and I enjoy hiking, home improvements, and volunteer work, but our passion is gardening and landscaping.” Gene Lehman We have been an important part of the local community and schools for many years and have awarded annual scholarships since 2003. We are very proud of our community and would like to take an opportunity to show it to you. All of us take great pride and care in meeting our clients’ various real estate needs. At CENTURY 21 Davis Realty, Inc. our knowledge and genuine interest in putting the client first are the primary reasons that keep us a leader in the area. Our state-of-the-art office is dedicated to keeping us in the real estate forefront for years to come. “Having lived in this community since 1968, I have seen many changes to our little town. I was raised here and raised my family here. The natural draw to this area is undeniable. It’s funny, people come to visit friends or family and wind up moving here. Not just because of the location or the beautiful rural setting, but because of the people and our welcoming community. I chose this 66


Vision Statement Because the real estate industry will be driven by a consumer culture with high expectations, CENTURY 21 Davis Realty, Inc. will utilize all the newest technology which enhances our agents’ ability to provide our clients with extraordinary service. Our goal will be to communicate at the speed of light. Mission Statement The brokers, agents, and staff of CENTURY 21 Davis Realty, Inc. will epitomize professionalism, knowledge and a dedication to honesty, integrity, and exceptional customer service. We will embrace current technology which will allow us to better service and communicate with our clients.

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S C Nevada County Campus

By Stephanie Ortiz, Executive Dean at Sierra College

It has been my good fortune to have had a varied career including jobs in the private sector and as a business consultant. But when I pursued my heart’s desire and devoted my career to higher education, I found my true calling in community college. It was my honor to teach on the college level for twenty years. However, it is in my present position as the Executive Dean of Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus that I find the most fulfillment.

Members of this community regularly express support for our Sierra College campus in Western Nevada County. They tell me with pride about earning their degrees, taking classes to their upgrade job skills or taking classes that enrich their lives. People speak with satisfaction about the accomplishments of their children and grandchildren who have taken college classes at our local campus. But what they are particularly proud of is that they have a community college in this rural region. College is a transforming experience for students. Many people think in terms of newly graduated high school students leaving home for a college that is miles away, living in dorms and pursuing the major of their dreams. For some students, this is their experience, and it is quite fulfilling. However, many students and their families decide that their local community college is a better starting point. California has the most extensive community college system in the United States. It educates over 2 million students each year. Students choosing community college soon discover its richness—faculty who focus on teaching, small class sizes,



affordable cost, and a vast array of programs to support students such as free tutoring, on-campus jobs, and student clubs and activities.

Given societal and economic changes demanding that colleges improve, Sierra College is changing to keep pace. Students and their families need and deserve more support to answer common questions like: “What career opportunities can I expect from my college program?” “How long will college take and how much will it cost?” “What classes do I need to take?” Students and the public visiting Sierra College’s website now can easily find answers to these questions. It is student-focused. Just like four-year colleges and universities, Sierra College offers orientations and campus tours for new students and their parents, short summer prep classes in English and mathematics, and specially designed support programs for underrepresented or underprepared new students.

Sierra College is putting the needs and interests of students at the center of its decisions and actions. Faculty and staff are committed to doing all they can to make sure students start strong, stay engaged, feel confident and complete their educational goals. Every day I get the opportunity to serve students, staff and this community. Give me the opportunity to serve you. You can find me and Find Your Amazing at www.sierracollege. edu.



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Helping Children In OUR Communities With Every Home We Sell By John R. Miller, Intero Real Estate Services The team at Intero Real Estate Services is committed to superior service through our real estate sales experience, and all of our agents participate in donating a portion of their commissions to the foundation. We are proud that 100%

attractive with their Leadership, Culture (Giving Back), Technology, Training and the #1 Market Share in the major Bay Area Markets, where most of our buyers are coming from. We feel we are making a difference to the children in our community while helping families achieve the best price when they buy or sell their homes.

level of commitment is the reason Intero will close on approximately 100 million dollars in sales locally and over 1 billion in sales in the Gold Country in 2017. To date, the Intero Foundation has raised over $5,500,000 worldwide, and here in our area, we have raised nearly $100,000.

“Intero NC is doing an incredible job of promoting the Intero Real Services experience in Gold Country,” says Tom Tognoli, CEO of Intero Real Estate Services. “Their five offices are in great locations for the continued growth of the Intero brand. Their attitude of gratitude and culture are perfectly aligned with our values and business philosophies.”

Here is an honorable mention to our top Six Foundation Contributors in 2018: Edie Miller, Tiffni Hald, John A. von Brincken, Christine Kirks, Lisa Henry and Vicky Baucum. Most of these will be rewarded with a free cruise for their hard work. Over 15 local non-profits have benefited from Intero Grants. We also support these non-profits by attending and promoting their fund raisers and we look forward to helping many more organizations in the future. If you are considering a career in Real Estate Contact us now!

Every year Intero hosts their Children’s Charity Fundraiser where they celebrate with live music, a dinner, and libations along with an incredible silent auction and raffle. We are already planning the

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John R. Miller, Broker/Owner, explains his decision to bring the Intero brand to the foothills stating, “We basically chose to align with Intero for the same reasons Warren Buffet did when he acquired Intero Real Estate Services Inc. in May of 2014”. Says Miller, “Intero was

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fifth annual event in Spring of 2019, and all our staff participate in this fundraiser. The difference they make to our children and our community, cannot be overstated.

We believe in giving back to the communities we serve. The Intero Foundation has collected over $5.5 million in donations from Intero agents and employees, securely endowing over $1 million while giving over $4 million in grants to nonprofit organizations that support children in need.

Here is an honorable mention of the Non-profits we have given grants to: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Placer County, New Events and Opportunities (NEO), Child’s Advocates of Nevada County, Nevada County Diaper Project, Center for the Arts, The Friendship Club, Project Linus, Sierra Harvest, CASA of Nevada County, Nevada Joint Union High School District (Boys & Girls Golf Event), Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Nevada County, Community Recovery Resources, and Grass Valley Little League.



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Developing a Plan By Stephanie Statler, Interior Designer, Stephanie’s Custom Interiors In 1974 the President of the United States was Gerald Ford and in the beautiful foothill town of Grass Valley, California the Mayor was my grandfather, Ed Tellam. I am a proud 5th generation Nevada Countian. Not only is this one of the most breath-taking places on earth to live, but the people who have always migrated here are special as well. I am blessed to have been able to stay and live here for much of my life. While raising my family, the 6th generation, I have been able to build a successful business. This year, I am proud to celebrate twenty-one years in the interior design business, right here in my hometown. I work hard to develop a plan that is unique to my clients or “custom” as it says in my business name. Right here in town I can easily locate stylish products and unique home accessories that fit their budget, and if the plan calls for renovation or restoration, I will reach out to a contractor who I believe will do the best job for them. The homeowner puts their trust in me to select quality workmen, and one of the reasons I have been able to achieve

success is due to the relationships that I have built with local contractors. Knowing which contractor can complete the job plan correctly, on time and within budget is one of the biggest challenges facing a designer. In a small town like ours, it’s inevitable to run into industry professionals at a grocery store or even have your kids play on the same soccer team together. Crossing paths here in Nevada County is quite normal, and this connectedness is part of the small town feel that I love so much. We strive in unison to achieve the same objective, knowing that in our small town our reputations have nowhere to hide! Today, there is an explosion of new home building happening here in the Foothills, and quality contractors are needed. Beginning with the mining tunnels, railroads and banks in the 1800’s to present day homes on amazing properties with fantastic views, construction has always been an economic staple in Nevada County. I am honored to contribute to the construction and design industry in a place that holds so many years of family history for me.

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Save Energy and Stay Comfortable By Brian O’Brien

Rising home energy costs in recent years are the incentive for technological developments intended to reduce energy costs while also investing in energy efficiency. Keeping energy affordable and efficient is an admirable goal. Products such as solar, insulation, appliances, windows, lighting, and more are the benefactor of state and federal tax credits and rebates in an attempt to keep energy affordable. However, these improved products often fail to address one of the biggest culprits for spiking energy bills: the air conditioner. Also, while these products will save the homeowner money, it comes with a cost. To truly realize energy savings, you may need to keep the air conditioner off a bit longer, the lights off a little more, and, of course, be willing to endure high temperatures. Thankfully, there is one product that can save you money and make your home more comfortable during those hot days. The best way to reduce air conditioner use is with a whole house fan: it operates with about a tenth of the cost of an air conditioner and adds comfort all the while. PG&E and SMUD will tell you a whole house fan will pay for itself in just a couple of seasons. That is a quick return on your investment for a product that will provide immediate comfort in the mornings and overnight hours. Many consumers are so satisfied with the results of a whole house fan that they decide not to have traditional air conditioning at all.



Initially, the whole house fan was popular in very hot valley areas where they would run all night intended to move air for some level of relief. However, in the foothills, a whole house fan will work much less since we are blessed with more drastic drops in temperature during the overnight hours, even in the hottest times. My personal experience is that the fan will feel even cooler and breezier than the air conditioner. Often, I find myself turning off the fan as it is too cold given the lower evening temperatures. There certainly will be hot periods when an air conditioner is the best option, but the life of the very pricey air conditioner will be longer with reduced use. The whole house fan will also move the superheated blanket of air in the attic, preventing it from radiating into your home and keeping your home cooler longer. Whole House Fan technology has evolved with the Quiet Cool Whole House Fan which is much quieter than previous models as the motor is 8-10 feet away from the ceiling and the duct design allows for more flexibility for mounting within the truss structure. There are numerous outlets, styles, and performance options from which to choose. Do your research. Select the fan that works best for your home and begin to enjoy the return on your investment while staying comfortable. Beam Easy Living Center is here and ready to help you make the right selection for your home.

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Steps of Faith Took Us Half a World Away By John Fairchild Reach Pastor of Twin Cities Church

It was 2006 when I made my first trip to Uganda with Twin Cities Church, to explore the potential of a partnership with Pastor Robert Muhumuza. I had met Pastor Robert in California, and I heard that he had recently taken in 60 orphans, and was attempting to care for them at a newly constructed children’s home. He told stories of these frail, desperate children, which tugged at my heart, especially when he confessed that he had no means to take care of them. No financial support to feed or clothe them, to provide medical care, to pay for their education… The fact that he would take this “step of faith” (as he called it) to bring in 60 children with no way to care for them shocked my western sensibilities! (I have since come to learn that this “lack of planning” is very African, but at this point it seemed crazy to me.) Twenty-three of us stepped off the bus at the children’s home that first day, and slowly children came forward to

greet Pastor Robert (their “daddy”), and to steal a glance at these light-skinned “mzungus” from the USA. A few of the older and more outgoing children came up and shook our hands, opening the door for the others to cautiously approach. For many of the children we were the first nonAfricans they had ever seen, and since many of them spoke little to no English the relationships began slowly. We worked hard those two weeks, building a school, putting up a fence, treating the triple-decker bunk beds for bugs (there were THOUSANDS of them!), and more. In everything we did we found ourselves surrounded by 60 precious kids, who very quickly warmed up to us, and started working their way into our hearts. These were some of God’s most precious children! Unpretentious, open, and happy, even in the midst of desperate circumstances. I remember hugging some of the children as we left, and some tears came to my eyes. One of the children looked in wonder at my tears, touched my wet cheek, and asked me why I was sad. They didn’t understand that my heart was already deeply connected to them. That first trip to Uganda confirmed to us that God wanted us to be a part of these children’s lives. We developed a sponsorship program to care for these chosen kids, and those of us that sponsored children quickly became more than mere “sponsors”… We became mommies and daddies! And our hearts would never be the same. Since 2006 we have sent 13 teams to do medical work, work on water systems, build churches, and much more, but every project has involved the children. They are at the heart of all we do. Our Children have grown in size and health, in their ability to speak English, and in their ability to give and receive love. And oh, that love, it is rich, it is deep, it is raw, and it is so real. Each of the now 63 young adults have their own personalities, their own dreams and gifts, and it has been amazing to encourage all of those to take root and blossom! They are the future of a renewed Uganda, they are the embodiment of hope! And each year, when it is time for us to leave, it gets harder and harder to tear ourselves away. Now THEY are the ones who start to cry, sometimes days before we actually leave. They understand that this love we share is special, and both Grass Valley and Bugembe are better because of these relationships!





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Penn Valley, Like No Place on Earth By Teresa Dietrich, President, Nevada County Association of Realtors

Penn Valley is a rural community of peaceful, natural beauty and quaint small-town charm. Located roughly 6 miles west of Grass Valley and just a few short minutes from Rough and Ready, Penn Valley boasts gently rolling topography, irrigated pastures, Heritage Oaks, vineyards, livestock grazing and one of the true gems of Nevada County – Western Gateway Park. Penn Valley, named for Madame Penn who homesteaded 320 aces there in the early 1800’s, was first inhabited by the Maidu Indians, followed by miners in 1848 upon the discovery of gold. The location of the area on a freight wagon route servicing mining regions to the East and Sacramento. Penn Valley is thought to be the earliest settlement in Nevada County, later becoming the “Pantry of the Northern Mines” as Miners turned to agriculture supplying fresh fruit, vegetables and meat to the region along with becoming home to a thriving dairy industry including a creamery known as one of the best in the state. Driving around Penn Valley you will see remnants of the towns past such as old barns, old mining and bridge abutments and bridges as well as the sole reminder of the creamery located in Western Gateway Park and now known as the Butter Maker’s Cottage. Today Penn Valley remains a scenic destination with 2

distinct business corridors: Downtown Penn Valley at Penn Valley Drive and Spencerville Rd. (the old Pegars Y) and Pleasant Valley Rd. from Hwy 20 to Lake Wildwood. In these two corridors you will find a variety of stores, eateries and services along with schools and churches. There is a meandering bicycle path from the Park and ride at Hwy 20 and Penn Valley Drive and plenty of parking for businesses, even a hitching post here and there for those who prefer to ride to town. Ranching and farming is still a way of life in Penn Valley adding a bucolic element to the rural countryside. The lower elevation of Penn Valley makes for year-round outdoor activities including bicycling, bocce ball, play grounds, disc golfing, sports courts, tennis and baseball at Western Gateway Park which also features covered and open picnic and Bar b ques sites as well as an amphitheater and a year-round creek. The Bridgeport State Park features the historical Covered Bridge as well a variety of great swimming and sunbathing spots along the Yuba River. Englebright Lake, located in a canyon of the Yuba river, on the County line with Yuba County, is a reservoir featuring camping, water sports and a popular spot for house boats. The 88-acre Western Gateway Park is an anchor in Penn

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Valley hosting The Joanie Bumpus Daffodil Run featuring 5k and 10k runs starting at Western Gateway Park each spring. Proceeds from the run support local schools, provide a scholarship to a Nevada Union High School senior, and support the Planting of daffodil bulbs in the community. The annual Easter Egg Hunt where over 4000 eggs are hidden in grassy areas divided by age category. Prize baskets for each age category are donated to the event by local businesses and organizations, arts and crafts for children and the Easter Bunny who arrives on a firetruck are all fun features of this event. Farmers Market on Thursday Mornings during the season provide a fun shopping environment for local fruits, vegetables and flowers along with other tasty treats. In December the annual Holiday Lights in the Park features a drive thru opportunity to enjoy Holiday Light displays of local businesses and organizations as well as an opportunity to vote for your favorite display for two nights only. The Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association hosts an annual Rodeo each May featuring a CCPRA sanctioned two-day rodeo benefitting local non-profit organizations, scholarships and schools. The Rodeo week celebration features a chamber mixer kick off, Best Decorated Business competition and a good old-fashioned Rodeo

Parade on Saturday with local individuals, organizations, Rodeo Queens and the Rodeo Grand Marshall. Besides the CCPRA rodeo other popular features include Mutton Busting, calf scramble, vendors, a kid’s zone and a rodeo dance each night. Besides the actual rodeo, the Penn Valley Community Rodeo Grounds also hosts an annual Mule and Donkey show, as well as both a Barrel Racing and Gymkhana series during the summer months. Cowboy Christmas is held each year on the Friday after Thanksgiving at the Penn Valley Shopping Center and Hosted by the Gladys Martinez Family. Cowboy Christmas features a Large, locally decorated Christmas tree, Santa assisted by the Penn Valley Rodeo Queens, gifts for children, music, vendors and a bar b que. Penn Valley offers a wide variety of housing opportunities from large ranches to homes on quarter acre lots in Lake Wildwood, a private, gated community for all ages with nearly 3,000 private homes featuring an 18-Hole Championship Golf Course and a 300-acre man-made lake. For more information about Penn Valley see www.

For More Information About Penn Valley: Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce (530) 432-1802 DESTINATION Nevada County


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IN THE HEART OF THE GOLD COUNTRY WHERE THE GOLD RUSH BEGAN By Lake Wildwood Association Community Relations Committee Lake Wildwood is a private, gated community for all ages in the scenic Sierra Nevada Foothills of Northern California ideally located above the valley fog and below the Sierra snow in California’s “Gold Country.” This beautiful community is in a wooded setting around a 300acre private lake and an 18-hole golf course. The natural greenbelts and lake attract a wildlife population of deer, turkeys, migrating Canada geese, squirrels, jack rabbits and even an occasional eagle. Although the lake is fed by alpine streams, it is a comfortable and useable temperature throughout the summer season.  Boating opportunities include sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, pontoon boating, kayaking, and fishing. The par 72 championship golf course provides a round full of enjoyment for all skill levels as it meanders through the oaks, pines, and homes of Lake Wildwood. The course is available to community members and their guests. 

In addition to the lake and golf course, the amenities at Lake Wildwood include 65 acres of parks and greenbelts including five beautiful parks with beaches and play structures for children; an 80-slip marina with a launching ramp; a lakeside community center; a 42’x 75’ swimming pool; tennis, pickleball, volleyball, basketball, and bocce ball courts; baseball and soccer fields; and a clubhouse with a cocktail lounge, outdoor deck, and restaurant. Lake Wildwood is an active community with over 40 clubs, including its own television station, Channel 95, a theater club and a chorus club which stage live productions for the community, and high speed internet access. Tots to seniors can find an array of classes and activities including tennis, cultural arts, exercise classes, yoga, special events, and leisure activities available throughout the year. In the summer activities include swimming lessons, a competitive swim team, day camp for kids, and an ice cream social with live music.  The Fourth of July boat parade, picnic, and fireworks display is one of the most exciting events of the year. Also included is a 24/7 security staff. Lake Wildwood is in the heart of historic Gold Country. The tourist towns of Grass Valley and Nevada City are minutes away with many interesting shops, restaurants, inns, and local wineries and craft breweries offering daily tours and tastings. This area is also popular for its large and varied performing and visual arts community. You’ll want to make Lake Wildwood your new home where you can Live Where You Play!



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NEVADA CITY A Quaint Gem in the Sierra Nevada Foothills



Did You Know? The Nevada City Downtown Historic District is on the National Register of Historic Places in Nevada County, California; National Register #85002520 Nevada City, elegantly adorned by a romantic skyline comprised of graceful iconic architectural landmarks such as the National Hotel, the Miners Foundry Cultural Center and Firehouse #1, has, over the years, won many accolades including Sunset Magazine’s February 2017’s article: Best Places to Live 2017; Voted # 1 in 19 Best Value Towns in the West, and Architectural Digest Magazine’s April 2018: The 30 Most Beautiful Main Streets Across America. Beloved Hallmark Movies “The Christmas Card” filmed in Nevada City draws thousands of fans each year to Nevada City in quest of visiting the film’s romantic and iconic locations.



DESTINATION NC Nevada City, Nevada County, California A Celebration of History, Arts & Culture within the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District


While remaining beautiful, some of the historically important landmarks have needed loving renovation and restoration. The National Hotel was on that list. Owner Tom Colman was seeking a buyer who would honor the historic landmark. And, he found the perfect candidate: The National Exchange Hotel Company.

Within the Twin City Cultural District, no one enjoys a celebration more than the residents of Nevada City, and, celebrate they do! Each year, host to the Wild and Scenic Film Festival in January, that is just the beginning of yearlong revelry; Mardi Gras follows just a few weeks later. in June with first Friday Art Walks and the Bicycle Classic.

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For more than one hundred years, Nevada City and Grass Valley have shared hosting of the 4th of July Parade, and together the Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers along with the Grass Valley Downtown Association organize the Independence Day Celebration at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.

The hotel, renamed The National Exchange Hotel is midrenovation, with promises of an opening date in early December 2018.

Not missing a beat, Nevada City blasts right into their annual Summer Nights street fair and farmers market, which draws enormous crowds.

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DID YOU KNOW? That this small, charming, romantic gold rush era city would be home to those who would change the face of their Community, California, and that of the Nation.

MEET SIX OF NEVADA CITY’S LEGENDS Felix Gilet: Born in France, he settled in Nevada City in 1859. Gilet was a California pioneer nurseryman, horticulturist, sericulturist, and writer who made several important introductions of superior European deciduous fruit and nut trees to California and the northwestern United States. The Barren Hill Nursery ornamentals, fruit and nut trees still thrive and can be found throughout Nevada County. Charles Marsh: First Nevada County surveyor and County Supervisor from Nevada City. He was instrumental in creating a library association in Nevada City, and created the water distribution system which formed the basis for P. G. & E. and the Nevada Irrigation District. and was Director of the Central Pacific Railroad. James J. Ott: One of the best metallurgists in the West. For over 100 years the Ott Family has played an important part in the development of California and Nevada gold and silver industries.

Aaron Sargent: Served as Congressman 1861-1863 and again from 1869-1873 and a U.S. Senator from 18731879. He was an early champion of women’s’ rights. He died in San Francisco, August 14, 1887. His sarcophagus is placed in Pioneer Cemetery on West Broad Street as a monument. Niles Searls: Prominent lawyer, partner of William Morris Stewart. In 1872, appointed Notary Public of the County by Governor Booth; 1877, elected State Senator; 1885, appointed to the State Supreme Court; 1887, named Chief Justice of the California Supreme Court. William Morris Stewart: Prominent lawyer, partner of Niles Searls. He served in the Senate from 1865 to 1875. As an attorney and Senator, he became known as “the father of U.S. Mining Law.” Stewart was instrumental in the formulation of the 15th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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This charming mountain town is the central hub for North Shore destinations



Up and over the hill from Lake Tahoe’s north shore, Truckee offers an easy base that’s away from the hubbub. Historically a logging town, Truckee was also the site for major railroad construction in the 1860s (10,000 of the 12,000 workers were Chinese). Today, it’s Western-style downtown has morphed into a great place to shop in appealing boutiques and galleries. It has also become something of a foodie hot spot, with sophisticated but comfortable options including Stella, Trokay, Pianeta, and Drunken Monkey. Moody’s Bistro and Lounge is Truckee’s nightlife landmark, serving up mountain roadhouse-style food and live jazz. Nab a seat at the bar to watch acts like Mose Allison and Shotgun Wedding Quintet. For quality wines and wine tasting, visit The Pour House, with 500 wines on hand from small vineyards around the world. Sparkling Donner Lake is a fun alternative to Tahoe. For a pleasant bike ride, follow the 2.75-mile/4.4-km Truckee River Legacy Trail; much of the paved path parallels the pretty Truckee River. Courtesy of

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From the Ground Up in Western Nevada County By Keoni Allen, Sierra Foothills Construction Company Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce has asked me to provide a brief update regarding projects in the development/construction pipeline that will have a positive impact on our local economy, from a contractor’s perspective. I represent both Sierra Foothills Construction Company, a Grass Valley based construction company and the Nevada County Contractors Association, our local construction lobby comprised of over 300 local small businesses engaged in the construction industry. Nearly everyone is aware, the past 10-12 years were difficult for development and construction around most of the country. Locally, almost no new commercial buildings were built, and essentially no new housing, except for a nice project on Ridge Road last year, developed by Homes by Towne. Fortunately, for all of us locally here in the Grass Valley area, we now have several great projects moving forward through the development approval and

construction process that will greatly help the huge pent-up demand in both the commercial and residential markets. A brief description of the projects follows:

GRASS VALLEY • The Grass Valley Brewing Company has recently opened a comfortable brew pub with excellent locally brewed craft beer at 141 East Main Street in Grass Valley. This is a great addition to our downtown and is already very popular with locals and tourists alike. •

The 1849 Brewery opened its doors in November. This great venue is located in The Union building at 468 Sutton Way and features games, live music, entertainment, a great outdoor patio, full kitchen and excellent local craft beer. The owners have spared no expense in creating an extremely enjoyable experience in Grass Valley’s newest brew pub. DESTINATION Nevada County


• River Valley Community Bank opened their new branch at 580 Brunswick Road late 2018. This great business bank has become a great local partner to many local businesses and their new branch will expand their services to more businesses. We are fortunate to have this bank become a larger presence in Grass Valley. •

Nevada County Bank building at 131 Mill Street is currently being renovated to accommodate some new local businesses to be announced shortly. We hear a new pastry shop called Cake is coming soon! The building is one of the iconic buildings in all of Grass Valley. The renovation will be a huge asset to our downtown.

In the residential market, Homes by Towne’s new project at Berriman Ranch will feature 30 new semicustom homes in a great location near the existing Carriage House development off Freeman Lane. A very nice addition to our new housing choices in Grass Valley.

Timberwood Estates on Brunswick Road will include 48 new semi-custom homes in a beautiful setting across Brunswick Road from the new River Valley Community Bank. Another very nice addition to Grass Valley.


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Loma Rica Ranch is a planned community of 500 homes on the site of the former famous horse ranch. This project will feature numerous different housing types on the banks of two beautiful creeks. Hiking trails and close proximity to Grass Valley will make this project very popular. This project has been in the planning stage for years, and is now hoping to break ground in spring of 2019.

Whiting Street is a newly proposed development that hopes to offer small homes on small lots at a price that first time home buyers and downsizing seniors will love. A neighborhood of true affordable homes in Grass Valley is the first of its kind.

Dorsey Marketplace is a mixed-use development of nice retail shops and market rate apartments coming in 2019 to the hills east of town. The first project of its kind in Grass Valley should be a great addition and a great new neighborhood for our community.

NEVADA COUNTY ZAP Manufacturing is a great local business that is expanding again. We are fortunate to have them as one of our leading local manufacturing businesses.

Rincon del Rio is planning to break ground in the

This sums up an abbreviated list of new projects planned for our local economy. In addition, there are several new restaurants opening that will collectively help Grass Valley move forward in expanding our role as the economic and entertainment hub of western Nevada County.

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Get Fire Smart Keep Your Home and Family Safe

It is All About Family! For thirty years—and counting—the Byers’ family has been in the business of keeping families safe, warm, dry, and empowered with the highest quality gutters, roofing, skylights, solar, and…people. At Byers, we believe in making a personal connection with those who turn to us for products and services. We feel it’s our responsibility to act as protectors as well as partners. The work we do not only improves homes, it makes people safer. We live in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills, and with the massive wildfires that swept through Northern California neighborhoods in 2017 and 2018, burning hundreds of thousands of acres, killing dozens of people, and incinerating thousands of structures, we are particularly focused on keeping your family Fire Safe. This devastation showcased how quickly wildfires can strike—particularly in neighborhoods. Unfortunately, the region’s heat mixed with dry vegetation make the foothills and even suburban neighborhoods, a tinderbox just waiting for a spark. However, there are many things that homeowners can do to keep their home fire safe and smart from the ground up, and I’d like to share what we include in the Fire Safe plan that we create for the families we serve. First and foremost, create a defensible space of a minimum of 100 feet around the perimeter of your home. A defensible space is a buffer between your home and the grass, trees, or shrubs that surround it. This defensible space can slow down the spread of wildfires and protect the firefighters defending your home. This protection starts at the ground and continues to the space between and underneath trees and other plants. The next step is simple and easy: install smoke detectors and change the batteries frequently. Approximately two-thirds of home fire deaths occur in homes without working smoke alarms. Working smoke alarms increase the chance of surviving a home fire by 50 percent.



Once you have the ground cleared around your home and working smoke detectors inside your home, you are ready to take your home’s fire safety to the top. Protect the exterior of your home from the top down. Start by inspecting your roof and gutters. Use caution when undertaking roof and gutter inspection and cleaning. Getting on a ladder to do this yourself can be very dangerous, so if your roofline is at a high elevation, or you simply feel it is too risky, hire a professional. Your safety is worth the expense. The rooftop debris poses one of the greatest wildfire vulnerabilities for a home. A single flaming ember can travel a mile to spark awaiting fuel and can ignite your roof, the leaves, and other debris in your gutter. The threat of fire on your rooftop and the role that open-top gutters and flammable roofing materials can play is so serious, that fire officials issued new building standards in 2007 that require covered gutters and a Class A roof that include mineral-surfaced roofing materials for all new construction. Check your gutters. Not all covered gutters offer equal fire protection. Gutter screens and other gutter toppers that form a flat shelf at the edge of your roof can collect flammable debris just like an open-top gutter. Improperly fitted screens or homemade “fixes” can also come loose, not only allowing leaves to get into the gutters, but trapping them underneath the areas of screen that have not come loose. At Byers, it’s all about Family. If you need help making your home Fire Safe let our family help your family, we’re just a phone call away. For more fire prevention tips visit Cal Fire at http://calfire. If you would like more information about Byers Roofing or Byers LeafGuard Gutter Systems, the patented one-piece, seamless, covered gutter system, custom made specifically to the measurements for your home, visit


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Health & Wellness Mind Body and Spirit

Words that harm and words that heal: let’s make the change. By John Seivert, PT, DPT, GDMT, FAAOMPT, CSCS, Body Logic Physical Therapy

What Does That Mean Anyway? “You have a spine of an 80-year-old, no wonder your back hurts!” Or perhaps you’ve heard, “The discs in your lumbar spine are crushed. That is most likely the cause of your low back pain.” I can’t tell you how many times a patient has come into my office relating what their physician has told them, and they are emotionally crushed and scared by their harmful words. For years, physical therapists have been using harmful words in an attempt to motivate and educate their patients without understanding the devastating effects that some words can have on the healing of a patient dealing with chronic pain. A simple comment like, “Looking at your x-rays, it shows that you’re bone on bone” can be damaging. Or, “No wonder you have back pain, your core is weak.” I was in that trap for many years as well, but now feel grateful for reading evidence-based studies that reveal the negative effects that those words can have on patients with chronic pain. For instance, my patient, Renee, explained to me that after six months of adhering to her exercise program, the pain level in her back had not changed. I began to dig deeper into her exercise routine and discovered that Renee was actually working harder at exercising and not smarter. She was doing exercises that were causing back pain, thinking that if she worked harder on regaining a stronger core, the back pain would go away. I noted that she was sitting on the treatment table with her back straight and posture erect. When asked about her posture, she replied that in her youth, she was always coached to “sit up straight,” and in later years as a dancer, it was imperative to align the body to achieve a position or motion. The theory was that sitting 108


“slouched” was bad for posture and might cause lower back pain, so Renee always sits erect with her belly pulled in to create a rigid spine. I asked her to let the muscles in her belly relax and let her spine flex. She tried it and immediately felt better. She became emotional when the simple act of sitting in a more relaxed position resulted in instant relief from her chronic back pain. Her ingrained belief that a spine should be straight and rigid to protect the back is flawed. Guiding her with encouragement through gentle movements and positions, she relaxed her back then stood to test the result. As she picked up a pen from the floor, she had no pain. She learned quickly that allowing her spine to flex when bending and believing that it is okay to do so is healthy for the back. In a few visits, Renee was symptom-free, back to doing exercises in the gym, having eliminated the exercises that were causing her distress. Her take-home message was to listen to her body when trying new exercises, sports or hobbies. I instructed her that if the pain comes on, to modify the position, exercise or hobby to eliminate the pain. Her pain soon diminished to discomfort, then discomfort to normal sensations of body movements. She learned that pain equals harm. I have changed the language I use when treating patients with chronic pain. Evidence demonstrates that using positive, affirming, motivational words can lead to healing. I now say, “You have some normal age-related changes to your spine, and if we get you moving with less fear and anxiety, you’re going to do fine.” Or, “Our spines are very robust and can be trusted to do a lot of work and play. Don’t be afraid to bend, lift, carry or play hard. Get outside and play.”

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Making Wellness Doable Wellness is a big, important goal, and it can feel overwhelming. You know you should eat healthier foods, drink more water, hit the gym more often, sleep eight hours a night, give up your vices, and make more time for rest and relaxation. But the busyness of work and life can make it hard to prioritize self-care, and the more you think about what you “should” be doing differently, the more daunting wellness can seem. Holistic doctors empower you with the education and motivation to make better choices. Rather than suggesting a long list of lifestyle changes, they include you in the conversation and help you determine which changes would make the greatest impact on your health. They help you set wellness goals and then provide you with resources —whether that’s a personalized plan or a referral to a specialist.

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So, what is holistic health care? It’s about honoring the mind-body connection and treating the whole person, using a variety of clinically proven therapies. It’s about developing a strong relationship with a doctor who is committed to getting you healthy and keeping you that way.

What Is Holistic Health Care, Anyway? By Taylor Mallory Holland, Diginity Health When you hear “holistic health,” do you think of alternative medicine, naturopathy, or other Eastern-inspired health trends? If so, you’re at least partly right. Holistic health does incorporate complementary therapies that have been scientifically proven to work, and like alternative medicine, it focuses on wellness and prevention, rather than just treating diseases. But holistic care is about more than integrating Eastern and Western medicine. It’s a more comprehensive and personalized way of thinking about wellness. So, what is holistic health care? Treating the Whole You Holistic health is about caring for the whole person — providing for your physical, mental, spiritual, and social needs. It’s rooted in the understanding that all these aspects affect your overall health, and being unwell in one aspect affects you in others. Doctoring Outside the Box Holistic care providers address a wide variety of wellness concerns, and they use a wide variety of clinically proven therapies — from surgery and pharmaceuticals, to dietary changes and exercise plans, to psychological and spiritual counseling. They might also recommend evidence-based

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Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Serving the Grass Valley community for 60 years About Us Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) is a 104-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital. SNMH offers 24-hour emergency care; advanced diagnostic imaging; comprehensive cancer care and treatment; inpatient and outpatient surgery; diagnostic and rehabilitative cardiovascular services; and a family birth center where nearly 500 babies are born every year. SNMH employs more than 800 people and has over 100 providers on medical staff.

Our History From the day its doors first opened in December 1958, SNMH has been – at its core – a community hospital and a community partner. The hospital was founded by a group of community leaders who had a vision for a hospital that would care for, and grow with, the community. The hospital was built on donated land and not a single federal, state or county dollar was used to open the hospital. Today, 60+ years later, the community’s needs continue to be the driving force behind the hospital’s growth and development.

Our Partners SNMH partners with local agencies, nonprofits and businesses for the improvement of health in our community. Current partnerships with Nevada County, FREED, Western Sierra Medical Clinic, and CORR focus on the continuum of care for our patients. In turn, philanthropic support from the community has enabled the hospital to continue to expand and improve needed services, including the Community Cancer Center; Women’s Imaging and Diagnostic Imaging; Emergency Department; Stroke Program; Alzheimer’s Outreach Project and much more.

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Humanity in healthcare. Dignity Health—Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital believes that humanity holds the power to heal—mind, body and spirit. It drives our doctors to not just treat patients but to listen carefully and discuss their personal wellness. Compassion is at the very heart of the medicine we practice. It enables Dignity Health—Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital to connect with the humanity in all of us. Learn more at




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Back To Health Chiropractic I Offer a Complete Plan for Your Returning to a Healthy Lifestyle I have been going to Kebby for over three months and he has helped with my low back pain. He is very instructive in after-care, suggesting stretches to do daily. My husband and I are really glad to be Kebby’s patients. We have received very specific treatment and he always takes the time to find out if anything new is hurting and addresses the issue.

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A Nevada County

Treasure Hunt

The Prize? Gold Rush-Era Fruit and Nut Trees “Gillet was a plant maniac and was the French connection… He was the plants man of the day in our area.” Amigo Bob Cantisano, Founder, Felix Gillet Institute



It was 1871 when a “testy little Frenchman” named Felix Gillet first opened his Barren Hill Nursery to the public on 16 acres of logged property at the top of Nevada Street. During Gillet’s lifetime, he imported and bred thousands of varieties of old world fruit and nuts from as many as 40 countries. Much of California’s successes in perennial crop agriculture can be traced back to the Nevada City nurseryman and the superior foods he introduced, yet rarely does he get any credit. Though his name has nearly slipped from memory in modern times, one organic farmer from the San Juan Ridge is working to preserve his legacy by propagating old heirloom trees dating back to the Gold Rush days. DESTINATION Nevada County


By Amigo Bob Cantisano, Founder, Felix Gillet Institute Fifteen years ago, after spending decades in Nevada County immersed in building aspects of the agricultural community, I founded the Felix Gilet Institute. It was (literally) a long and winding road that led me to Felix Gillet. In the 1970’s I moved to Nevada County, drawn like many others to the beauty, tranquility and isolation that it offered. One afternoon a group of us decided to go exploring. We took a ride up an old dirt wagon road, and about twelve miles out at 4,000 feet elevation, we came upon this knoll. There was an abandoned homestead with an ancient orchard loaded with fruit and nut trees and we thought, “What is this thing?” No one was around, so we picked apples and pears from these old trees that were still going gangbusters! I later learned that the property was known as “Buck’s Ranch” owned by the Buck brothers back in the 1870’s. That got me interested in looking around, looking for other old trees. I’d make notes and we’d go back and harvest them. I got to know these old plants that had gone feral and realized that most were over a hundred years old-Gold Rush survivors, planted by miners and ranchers to feed the miners working nearby claims. Every mining community around here had to feed themselves and they definitely grew a lot more than they could eat. This is 120


true everywhere you go. Where you find mining camps there are remnants of agriculture. hopes more people will come forward with information about old trees so he can prevent hungry bears and snowdrifts from breaking limbs. I’m hoping to educate landowners about the historic nature of trees on their property and encourage them to avoid cutting down the trees that are a taste of the past. They’re a direct link to Gillet and early miners. I’ve always had an interest in agriculture. My grandmother taught me about gardening, and my summers were spent with my great aunt and uncle on their farm in Lodi. Truthfully, I was more attracted to the tractor than the plants that my family they grew, but I spent my summers harvesting crops from what turned out to be Felix Gillet plants. I lived in communes in the 60’s and was one of the gardeners-teaching other people gardening-mostly to feed ourselves. In later years, my roommates from school who came from farming families in Yuba City wanted to start a beekeeping business on their grandfather’s farm. I volunteered to help and that’s when I met Grandpa Rouse. Carlton Rouse took a shine to me and he let me work with him in the orchards. I was curious about what faming was like back in the 20’s and 30’s before modern farm practices and chemical pest control, and he told me stories and I’d

try and suck up everything I could. At harvest time, we’d walk around, and he would identify the various fruits saying, “Ah, the Imps aren’t ready yet, we’ve got a good crop on the Robes- but the Frenchies, they’re going to be the money makers.” I didn’t know until twenty years later that the industry had corrupted the names because they were hard to say in French. They were all Gillet’s Prune varieties--the “Imps” were Imperial Epineuse and “Robes”- Robe de Sargent. All these were Gillet plants and I had no idea. While farming in Yuba City I got the “bug.” I thought that agriculture was really cool and wanted to hook myself into farming in the Sacramento Valley. In the early 70’s after farming for a few years, I worked to develop a food coop and distributing company. The food co-op blossomed to a pretty good-sized business and our little distributing company grew from serving our co-op to serving many communities in the foothills and the valley. It’s actually the predecessor of United Natural Foods, Incorporated. That brought me to the Sierra Foothills. In 1976 I started Peaceful Valley Farm and at that time, it was almost impossible to find organic products with which to grow the crops. There wasn’t a local resource, so I brought things in for our farm, and on the weekends, sold the surplus to our neighbors. A new business, Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply was born, and grew to the point where we had to move it up the road. Sometime in the early 80’s a man came in and told me

owners said, “I have a box of old documents, would you like to see it?” They had no idea about agriculture, and what was in the box were old catalogues, Gillet’s catalogues, his writings, documents and a 47-year weather log-with observation that are incredibly detailed. His notes included facts that this plant bloomed on this date and that plant ripened on this date. I’d stumbled onto something here. I didn’t realize the importance of it all, but knew that Gillet wasn’t a casual plant guy- he was really into it. Actually, there turned out to be three boxes, and I was able to copy the documents. As I read them I thought “Holy cow, here are the Imps—the Imperial Epineuse—and here’s the Franquette Walnut!” He was a prolific writer. He wrote articles for the agricultural magazine of the day, Pacific Rural Press, and placed ads for his trees. He was esteemed as an expert by the agricultural community and the State of California. Reading through the records, I learned that Gillet had introduced a staggering number of California’s most significant perennial food crops, some of the best Europe had to offer. At least one variety of walnut was named in his honor. He brought in everything we eat and I’m not exaggerating! Gillet was a plant maniac and he was the French connection… In our area he was the plant’s man of the day; very opinionated and crusty, but very much respected. In 1989, I sold Peaceful Valley Farm and Garden Supply, and decided to dedicate my attention to Gilet, starting a non-profit, the Felix Gillet Institute. I’ve been collecting Gillet’s information over time and codifying the varieties, and my wife, Jennifer Bliss, who is trained as a librarian is also a botanist, has been successful in identifying obscure varieties. So far, we have gleaned and mapped fruit, nuts and berries from old homesteads and mining camps in six gold country counties including: Nevada, Placer, Yuba, El Dorado, Sierra and Calaveras. We have even identified trees that are growing in the Sutter Buttes, and we’ve just scratched the surface of Gillet’s story. Even here in Nevada County he’s relatively unknown. One of my goals is to elevate his legacy and earn recognition for him as one of the fathers of California Agriculture. This is the guy that brought the plants to Nevada County that got agriculture going. That’s what made California famous.

there used to be a nursery in Nevada City in the 1800’s— and directed me up Nevada Street to Nursery Street and yes, I found Gillet’s property. It was obvious once I was there- a women’s group had placed a historical plaque at the entrance way. His house was still standing, and I introduced myself to the owners at that time. These folks bought the house in the 60’s from Mr. Parsons who bought the house from Gillet’s widow in 1913. The

Felix Gillet died at age 72 in 1908 and is buried in the Pioneer Cemetery in Nevada City. On Jan. 27, 2008, Nevada City marked the centennial of his death by proclaiming Felix Gillet Day. To learn more about Felix Gillet go to

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Building on Nevada County’s

Agricultural Legacy

Securing the Future of Local Food and Farming By Amanda Thibodeau, Communications Contributor, Sierra Harvest Nevada County has a rich agricultural legacy whose roots extend back to the early 1860’s. From the still producing gold rush era fruit trees and the year round bounty of fresh vegetables, to generations of hard working ranchers, there’s truly a wealth of local agriculture in the foothills. This area has a storied history when it comes to food production. It’s been said that during the great depression, when other areas were short on food, Nevada County actually had excess and was exporting it to feed other hungry communities in the lean times. These days are a different story, with only 5% of food consumed here produced within the county. While the current day statistics may seem bleak, the food movement’s roots do run deep. With its bustling farmers markets, a burgeoning farm to table restaurant scene, and of course the annual Nevada County Fair—there are plenty of ways to eat local. Two of the major players in this tasty renaissance are local non-profit Sierra Harvest and the Briar Patch Food Co-op. Along with hundreds of other agriculture leaders, they are working to increase the amount of local food grown and consumed here to 20% by 2025. Founded in 2007, Sierra Harvest’s mission is to “educate, inspire and connect Nevada County families to fresh, local, seasonal food.” While the organization does this in a number of ways, their Farm Institute program stands out as a working model of supporting established and aspiring farmers to earn a living wage. Indeed, this program is training the next generation of farmers to grow and sell their food right here. They help aspiring producers to learn farming skills, aid established farmers in building business skills, and assist those looking to find farmland. The organization also offers a myriad of ways for farmers to connect with their community—with peers, schools and consumers. Often, they work closely with Briar Patch to help farmers access this valuable local market, and to navigate the complex process of certifying organic. 122


Sandra Higareda from Higareda Family Farm said, “I was petrified of the process of filling out the (Organic) application. Sierra Harvest’s class eased all my fears and insecurities about the unknowns of the application process. The partnership between Sierra Harvest and the Briar Patch has been invaluable for me as a farmer. The Patch has educated me through this whole process of how to grow for them, from packaging to sizing. I can’t say enough about the support I have received!” Briar Patch Co-op is more than a grocery store. It is a local, community-owned business that promotes a strong and sustainable community by supporting other local businesses. Every dollar spent at Briar Patch has roughly three times as much local economic impact as a dollar spent at a non-locally owned business. This hyper local focus is something that is reflected in their produce section every day. If you look at any co-op across the country, Briar Patch has the closest local food radius of any of them. Most places can’t source so much quality food from a 20-mile radius- it has to be at least 50-100 miles. And their partnership with Sierra Harvest is vital to this success. David Benson, the produce manager at Briar Patch said, “The connections and the networking that Sierra Harvest fosters between farmers and community is crucial. It’s basically how we are going to continue to build a sustainable food system here in the Sierra foothills.” Learn more about how we are securing the future of local food and farming. Residents and visitors alike are welcome to join Sierra Harvest for bi-monthly Good Food Tours. Details at or call us at 530265-2343. BriarPatch Food Co-op is open 7 days a week to meet your local food needs. Visit or call 530-272-5333. Sierra Harvest and BriarPatch Food Co-op are proud members of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce.

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Left to Right: Joe & Edwina Grande, Grande Wood Designs Julia Stidham, The Union Tisha Gill, Waste Managment, Champion Sean Gilleran, Gold Miners Inn James Monson, Waste Management, Champion



Mark & Terri Heauser, Plaza Tire & Auto Service Shannon Buehler, Stanford Mortgage Cale Hoddy, Nevada County Gold Magazine, Champion Mike & Robin Bratton, State Farm Schan Delle Nettles & Kristina Plisik, Stanford Mortgage

Champions of the Chamber

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CHAMPIONS, PARTNERS, and FRIENDS of the CHAMBER are community members who have chosen to support the CHAMBER through their investment and participation.

Eliza Tudor, Nevada County Arts Council Julie & Bob Medlyn, Beam “Easy Living” Center, Partner Edie & John Miller, Intero Real Estate, Champion Robin Davies, Sierra Nevada Destination Services Yvonne Harlabakis & Lynette Lee, Eskaton Village

Friends who missed the party: Jerry & Donna Cirino, Cirino’s on Main Street Ed Mertens, Mertens Insurance Agency Tim Kiser, City of Grass Valley Doug Faraco, Jennco

Bill & Kathy Papola, Network Real Estate Alicia Rist, Atria Senior Living, Partner Azriel & Michael LaMarca, Sierra Cinemas Jeanine Callinan, Bank of the West Lorraine Larson, Habitat for Humanity ReStore

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Grass Valley By Susan Purdy, Proprietress, Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro I grew up in the Bay Area and, proudly, my father was of the first generation from France to be born in San Francisco. My grandmother, who lived with us, came from Pau, near the Pyrenees and brought with her the culinary traditions of her French ancestry. I would come home from school, and her eyes would be watering. I’d lift the top off a pot, and there was a pig’s head! There’d be a chicken running around the backyard one day, and the next day it was on the table. She brought her Palois practices with her.

or anywhere. I was out “on the line” for thirty-six days at a time living out of a suitcase and traveling from Japan to Rome in two days.

During college, I worked in my brother’s deli for a couple of years, but that is not where I wanted to be. I wanted to see the world and was hired as an American Airlines stewardess. Before I was to begin, one of our customers who loved sliced salami came into the deli, and I joyfully said, “Hey, Frenchie, I’m not slicing your salami anymore.”

After six years of seeing the world, I informed my mom, “I’m not going to fly anymore.”

He asked, “Why?”

I had never opened a restaurant, never waited on a table, never cooked before- I knew how to cook, but I didn’t really cook for people. I made salads and lasagna in my brother’s deli, but “cook” was not something that I did until we opened a restaurant—it was an omelet house- I could do omelets!

“Because I was hired by American Airlines and I’m leaving,” I replied. He said, “Oh my gosh. You can’t do that- you have to fly for Trans International Airlines!” We’re international-no domestic flights.” He arranged for me to meet the hiring manager, Mrs. Elliott, and I was hired that day. For six years, I flew all over the world, with layovers on six continents. But I had no personal life-no life at home 128


I was never home for more than eight hours at a time. I refreshed my suitcase and then I was gone, but I always made sure that I had my bikini and my boots! In the Philippines, it might be 108 degrees, then we’d fly two hours to Japan, and it might be snowing! So we always took our bikinis and boots!

And she responded, “OK.” Then, I suggested, “Let’s open a restaurant,” and she replied, “OK, Let’s do that!” The rest is history.

My grandmother, who grapes and garlic, and made wine used to prepare the family breakfast. Our favorite was one large omelet cooked in her black skillet. In the old stoves, the broiler was under the stove. She’d cook the omelet in the broiler; each time, it came out fluffy like a soufflé.

She gave me a lot of history of how to make food from scratch. And that’s how it started. The Golden Egg Omelet House opened in 1974 in San Rafael. It was the very first omelet house in the Bay Area. I cooked the omelets the same way my grandmother did: I put them in individual skillets, put them under the broiler and always served a fluffy omelet. My brother who owned the largest deli in Marin, the International Gourmet, said that nobody would come, that I’d have to have more than just omelets. People did come, but he was right; they wanted “more than just omelets.” So I added sandwiches, hamburgers, and salads to the menu. It was On the Job Training. I remembered that when I was flying and woke up in France, the smell of croissants baking was delicious-and because of that memory, croissants are on our menu. When we’d fly into New York, I tasted foods from around the world, like gazpacho. When I first tasted gazpacho, I thought, “This is just cold tomato soup with celery- is that what gazpacho is?” When deciding to add it to the menu, I said, “I can do better than that!” so, I experimented, inventing different ways of making it, adding seafood and a “secret” ingredient. I have a history in cooking, but I didn’t practice it so much, but I guess it’s ingrained in there somewhere because I had four Golden Omelet Houses: one in Marin and Novato, and two in San Rafael. I’d been there since 1960 and was tired of life in Novato, so I sold “The Egg.”

My husband, Frank Cooney was working for the 49ers at the time and was familiar with broadcasting from the Sacramento area. He suggested: “Why don’t we go North, up the I-80 corridor?” We moved to Auburn, but when I saw that Tofanelli’s in Grass Valley had become available, Frank asked, “Do you want to open one more?” I said, “Sure.” We moved to Grass Valley and have been open for twelve years. Tofanelli’s has a seven-page eclectic menu that includes all the items from the Golden Egg Omelette House. The Gazpacho that was on my menu for thirty-five years in Marin won recognition in 2016; Tofanelli’s awardwinning Seafood Gazpacho was featured in USA Today Travel Magazine as one of the five best soups in America! The last page of the menu reads, “Things That I Couldn’t Fit Onto the Rest of the Menu.” My daughter Angie, who works alongside me, says that I’m not allowed to add One More Thing! But our philosophy is, “Order What Makes You Happy.” Following my grandmother’s tradition, everything is fresh, sourced locally when possible, and everything is cooked from scratch. That makes it easy to modify our ingredients to meet any dietary consideration and please individual preference. And, how’s this for a twist of fate? My first restaurant was located in a little shopping center called the Bret Harte Center. My present restaurant is located across the street from the Bret Harte Inn. It’s been quite a journey from Marin to Grass Valley.

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Growing Organic for Life By Pattie Boudier, Owner, Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supply I’ve always loved to garden as a hobbyist but never thought that it would become my life’s work. Back in the mid-1990’s when the circumstances of our life changed, my husband Eric and I decided to leave Houston to seek a business opportunity that would give us the ability to work together. We knew that we wanted to live in California and journeyed throughout the state in search of a business that would be a good fit for our skill sets and fuel our passion. When we learned about Peaceful Valley Farm Supply for sale, we were intrigued. After a short visit with the owners, Mark and Kathleen Fenton, we knew that the business model of Peaceful Valley would make it the perfect acquisition for us. The business being located in Grass Valley sealed the deal because we wanted this community to be our “forever home”. That was in 1996, and we’ve never looked back. Although neither Eric nor I had an agricultural background, we both had extensive experience in business. This experience combined with the dedication of long term staff members committed to organic growing was a recipe for success. I immersed myself in learning about organic gardening. I joined the master gardeners program and began planting our gardens and orchard immediately, testing products and tasting the delicious results! Over the years, we expanded our business to include our online store at “” and to relocate to our “own home”, the old Budweiser distributor building which we bought and renovated in 2004, and remodeled again this past winter. Several years ago Mark Fenton rejoined the team to assist with many regulatory aspects, vet new products and to provide larger farms with custom orders. Josh Duncan became our Operations Manager and I began producing our 300+ “How To” videos on our YouTube channel. Today as always, we’re invested in growing the organic movement. Every year, we see many new growers joining 132


our loyal customer base, confirming the significance of this healthy, home-grown, local food movement. In addition to being good for Peaceful Valley’s business, it is a source of pleasure for us, because we are re-assured in the fact that year after year, more people are investing in their health and their environment by farming and gardening organically. Today, the organic community is a diverse population with a wide range of age groups, backgrounds, and education levels. Within this diversity, we know there is a common thread. We work closely with farming organizations and I am especially proud of our relationship with Sierra Harvest. We provide seeds and growing supplies for their Farm to School program in Nevada County and support their marketing efforts with videos highlighting of some of their programs. We look forward to collaborating with them at their annual Food and Farm Conference. While we maintain our leadership as one of the pioneers of America’s organic gardening supplies marketplace we participate in outreach programs to promote the benefits of organic growing. And, that commitment to growing the movement of organic goes beyond our borders. Each year we cull out the expired seed packets and, by request, send hundreds of packets to schools and communities across the country. Last year, we sent seeds to Puerto Rico; a timely request after their agriculture and farmers were decimated by Hurricane Maria. Our nursery has been here for eight years, and if you haven’t stopped in, please do! Our staff would be happy to help you get your garden started or improve what’s already in place. And, to support your efforts, we have a gardening specialist available for consultation MondaySaturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.—she’s just a phone call away. We hope to continue being on the cutting edge of finding new and better natural and/or organic products for the market place and to continue growing this “organic mindset” by exposing more people to our organic options. Now more than ever we believe, Grow Organic... For Life!

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The Art of Brewing in America By Jennifer Talley, Master Brewer What Is Craft Beer? In talking about Craft Beer in the United States, there’s quite a long history that’s important to know. When the colonists came over, they brought with them yeast from England and from Germany to make beer. This was pre-refrigeration, so they were making ales at the time, with many different styles represented from the European countries and the heritage and traditions that they brought with them. Brewing flourished in the United States prior to Prohibition; in fact, there were close to 4,000 breweries throughout the United States prior to 1921. Prohibition. In 1921, we went through 13 years of Prohibition. During that time most of the Small Breweries ceased to brew. Some of the breweries that did survive were the very large, mostly German, “Beer Barons.” They were able to keep their large brewing facilities intact by making other products like dairy and ice cream. Another thing that happened during Prohibition was that the Crime Families moved into bootlegging-secret illegal brewing. They didn’t care about flavor, style, history or tradition; they pretty much just made alcohol. Illegal beer coming out of Prohibition was very bad, and certainly not made with passion or love. Over those 13 years, we lost a generation of basic beer drinkers. When Prohibition was lifted, the beer barons were able to take their big brewing equipment, re-fire up again and make their mass “American Premium Lager.” So that’s one style. American citizens didn’t have a lot of knowledge about beer styles at that time—that had been lost during Prohibition.

Fast Forward to 1964. There were only 42 brands of beer available in the United States—and they were all American Premium Lager. You couldn’t find IPA, Stout, Schwartz Beers, Vienna, Amber Ales, Pale Ales, Saisons, or any of the unique, beautiful, traditional styles from the other countries. American beer drinkers were trained that beer was one thing: yellow, very low in hops, very low in malt flavor. It was very simple, and that’s what beer was. We lost the art; we lost the craft. In the 1980’s we begin to see the resurgence of craft beer in America. Burt Grant from Yakima, Washington opened the first Brew Pub in 1982. Then Sierra Nevada came into play in the 80’s. Full Sail Ale, Deschutes, the brewery I worked for, and Squatters Pub Brewery started in 1988. You started to see these wonderful breweries. Then, New Belgium was born in the early 90’s. People started homing in on craft beer. Small beer making came from homebrewing roots when home brewers decided to piece old dairy equipment together because there weren’t manufacturers in the United States and you really see the beginning of the microbrew revolution in the 80’s. From there we went through the 90’s. It surged up; we took a dip down because a lot of people weren’t making quality beer. It wasn’t until 2014 that we hit the same number of breweries in America that were in existence prior to Prohibition with 4,000. It’s incredible that it’s taken this long, but we’re seeing another extraordinarily huge rise in craft beer right now. Some think that we have a long way to go, and maybe we do. Hopefully, we do, but now you can go to the store shelves and see a diversity of styles represented, and you see Small Breweries coming up everywhere. A Small Brewery makes one, two, three, maybe four or five thousand barrels a year sometimes with a Brew Pub or Tap Room attached. Small Breweries, specializing in Craft Beer, serve their local towns, their local communities, and now in 2018 our community.







LEGEND Nevada City • Ol’ Republic Roadhouse

18851 State Hwy. 20, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-8745


Deer Creek Inn

116 Nevada St., Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7038

• Ol’ Republic Brewery

124 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7263

• Three Forks Brewery & Cafe

3 Perfect Days Along the

Golden Hops Highway

211 Commercial St., Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-8333

• Jernigan’ Tap House & Grill

123 Argall Way, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6999

Grass Valley Gold Miners Inn

121 Bank St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700

• 1849 Brewing Company

468 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, California 95945 (530) 559-9532

• Grass Valley Brewing Company

6522, 141 E. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2739

• Pour House

217 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5414

• Pete’s Pizza & Tap House

114 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9600

• Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grille 116 Neal St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5488

• Wild Eye Pub

535 Mill St., Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6668




The Art of Brewing is not new to the Sierra Foothills According to historical archaeologists R. Scott Baxter and Kimberly J. Wooten, authors of Breweries of the Gold Country, “California’s Gold Country, known historically as the Mother Lode, is located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. It was here that the famous goldfields of the Gold Rush were located. From 1849 onward, thousands of miners flooded into the area. These men brought with them a powerful thirst, which they sought to slake with their beverage of choice—beer. As quickly as rudimentary towns were established, breweries were erected to supply miners with their desired drink. These breweries produced regionally crafted beers for surrounding populations, and some gained national and international recognition. Many also housed saloons, which became an integral part of these foothill communities. A number of these establishments remained in operation until Prohibition, which ended most local brewing.”

“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” Benjamin Franklin

3 Perfect Days Along the Golden Hops Highway ED: Hello, Dawn? This is Ed. I’ve heard so much about the great new craft breweries and tap rooms in Grass Valley and Nevada City that I’d like to talk about booking a tour. Dawn: Hey, Ed, thanks for calling Gold Crest Limousine Service. We’d love to put together a tour itinerary for you. Are you local? If not, where’s your home base, how many people will be in your party, and what’s your timeline? Ed: My wife, Leslie, and I live in Yuba City, but have friends coming to Grass Valley from Texas, so we’d like to coordinate our visit with theirs. They’re staying for a week, but we thought that joining them for three days would about wear us out! Depending on the day, I think that there will be between five and eight of us. Dawn: Super! OK, my first question is: Have you ever been to Grass Valley or Nevada City? ED: Dawn, I’m embarrassed to tell you that we haven’t. We live so close, and have never journeyed up the highway! Dawn: Ed, no worries, really. We have so many first-time visitors who have lived all of their lives in the region and never made the journey up the pike! OK, I have your dates. Next question: Do you need accommodations? ED: Heck, yes! Do you have recommendations for us? Dawn: Ed, certainly, but since this is your first visit to our Continued on page 138 DESTINATION Nevada County


area, I’d like to hear what you’d like to experience in your three days and then I’ll make my recommendations. ED: Well, we definitely want to see both Grass Valley and Nevada City. We’ve heard really great things about the breweries and tap rooms, so as lovers of craft beers, we’re dedicated to visiting as many as we can this trip. What else should we see? Dawn: Here in western Nevada County we have some beautiful and unique visitor experiences. As a community with Gold Rush mining roots, we have three extraordinary State Parks dedicated to preserving the history of mining: Empire Mine, South Yuba River and Malakoff Diggins. They all have gold mining in common, but are totally different from each other. We can easily weave visits into your itinerary and not lose your brewery-tap room objective!

Meet 1849 Brewing CO’s Brewmaster Jennifer Talley Jennifer Talley has been working in the craft brewing industry now for over 25 years. She started her career in 1991 in Salt Lake City, Utah. As Brewmaster for Squatters Pub Brewery and Director of Research and Development for Salt Lake Brewing Company she honed her brewing skills winning over 20 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. In 2011 Jennifer decided to expand her brewing expertise by taking the role as Brewing Operations Manager at Redhook Ale Brewery. While at Redhook, Jennifer managed the day to day brewing and cellaring operations, developed new beer releases, implemented improved dry hoping techniques and was an integral member of the taste panel. Wanting to get back to the smaller side of craft and work on her sour beer barrel aging skills, Jennifer moved to Sonoma County and became the Lead Brewer at Russian River Brewing Company. Witnessing barrel aging on a production level was a definite highpoint. Besides her day to day work at the brewery, Jennifer is well immersed in the craft brewing industry as an international beer judge, industry speaker, Technical Committee member for the Masters Brewers Association of the Americas and Cicerone Examiner. Currently, Jennifer has started her own brewery consulting firm, Talley Fermentation’s and is one of the owner’s and Brewmaster of 1849 Brewing Company. In addition, she released her first book “Session Beer: Brewing for Flavor and Balance” in September of 2017. She is raising her two children Vienna age 9 and Dylan age 12 in the beautiful town of Grass Valley and can’t wait to bring craft beer to her local community. 138


Ed: I like that! Let’s make the plan! Dawn: Ed, first let’s get your hotel booked. My recommendation for your first night would be the Gold Miners Inn in Grass Valley. It’s located right in the historic downtown. Breakfast is included and the hotel has great amenities. It’s on Bank Street, and within a few blocks are the Grass Valley Brewing Company on West Main Street, Thirsty Barrel Tap Room and Grill on Neal, and the Pour House and Pete’s Pizza & Tap House on West Main. As I said, the town is historic, but the downtown is full of energy and entertainment. The nice thing about the Gold Miners Inn is that-I love their slogan—“take an elevator home”—it gives you the opportunity to explore and enjoy at your leisure! Ed: Dawn, the Gold Miners Inn sounds perfect. Should we stay there the entire three days? Dawn: Ed, I think two nights because I’d like to recommend an incredible property in Nevada City, The Deer Creek Inn, and staying one night works because you’re booking mid-week. It’s a gorgeous historic Victorian home. The inn features romantic interiors with a gracious back yard that slopes down to Deer Creek, and it’s just a short stroll into town. You’ll love the Innkeeper! The hospitality will leave you feeling totally pampered. Continued on page 140

Welcome to the Gold Country’s Premier Hotel! Gold Miners Inn Take an Elevator Home

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ED: Dawn, that sounds just wonderful. Leslie loves the Bed and Breakfast experience, so this will be great for our final night. Dawn: Ed, while we were chatting, I took the liberty of visiting the websites of both the Gold Miners Inn and the Deer Creek Inn and I’ve held rooms for you. ED: Dawn, what’s next? How does this work?

DAY 1 Dawn: Ed, our driver will arrive at your residence at the time you’d like to depart and bring you to Grass Valley. My recommendation is to check in at the Gold Miners Inn and then walk the short distance to the Grass Valley Brewing Company for lunch. The Roost is located inside the Brewing Company, and they specialize in American Pub Fare. The Roost is a part of the Jerrnigan’s Tap House & Grill family and the food is yum! How does that sound? ED: Spot on! Casual is good and we’ll have time to explore and scope out the town. How about dinner? Dawn: There are some wonderful dining options right there in downtown. In fact, if you and Leslie like Italian cuisine, right across the street from the Gold Miners Inn is the Ristorante Alloro Cucina Italiana. Totally authentic, and totally delicious! If your friends are joining you for dinner, we can pick them up, bring them to the restaurant and then take them home. ED: Dawn, that’s excellent! Let’s talk about the next morning. You said that at the Gold Miners Inn breakfast is included, so after that what should we do?

DAY 2 Dawn: How about if the driver picks you up at the hotel around 10:00 am and takes you to the Empire Mine State Park? It’s a short drive from downtown Grass Valley, and is the Jewel in the Crown of western Nevada County visitor experiences. It was both a working gold mine and the residence of William Bourne, the mine owner and his family. The grounds are lavish and beautifully maintained. The Bourne residence, affectionately called “The





Cottage” as it was the smallest of their homes, has a docent-led tour. The same with the Mine Yard. Or, if you prefer, there’s a selfguided tour. Don’t miss the blacksmith—he’s amazing! And, there are great photo ops around the property! You’ll be ready to wet your whistle, and there are many choices—depending on what you and your friends want to do. ED: Well, we definitely want to have lunch together. Should we stay in Grass Valley or go to Nevada City? Dawn: That’s a hard one-but consider this. What about a “progressive” tasting through Grass Valley? We can start at the Wild Eye Pub that’s on Mill Street just beyond the historic footprint. They offer fun Pub Grub, all locally sourced and local brews; then, on to Thirsty Barrel Taphouse & Grill. They have 30 taps and The Grub (as they call it) sports a “tasting menu” with brew suggestions accompanying the selections, and oh, yes! Don’t miss dessert—it’s ice cream made from stout or porter! ED: Dawn, so far I’m loving this! Dawn: Ed, there’s more—we’re just getting started! We can stop at The Pour House which recently opened, featuring 15 taps of the best local and regional craft beer along with nibbles, segue to Pete’s Pizza and Tap House…or would that put you on overload? ED: Gosh, Dawn…it’s super tempting, but what about the evening? Dawn: Here’s an idea. And you’re going to really love this: an evening at 1849 Brewing Company. They brew their own array of incredible beers, stouts and ales. They have a wood burning pizza oven, entertainment, and is a great place to gather and just hang out. I highly recommend that you and your friends Do Not Miss an evening at the 1849 Brewing Company! ED: Let’s do it! Do you make the reservations for us? Dawn: You bet! We’ll plan your afternoon and get a table reserved for around 7:30. Continued on page 144 DESTINATION Nevada County



1849 Brewing Co. is a brewery opening up in Grass Valley, CA preparing to bring great tasting modern and traditional style beers, as well as, delicious American pub style food to the Grass Valley, Nevada City, Auburn, and greater Sacramento areas. 1849 Brewing Co. began with a father son duo who moved to Grass Valley in 2006, and have been developing and perfecting their brewing skills and knowledge, in order to offer the very best to their customers and community. Kevin and his dad, David Krikorian, have been working tirelessly to get the foundation and inner workings of the brewery set up for success. In the process, they met a woman named Jennifer Talley, with an extensive background in craft brewing and knowledge to create unique and tasty beers, as well as take 1849 Brewing Co. to the next level. Jennifer found a connection to the fatherson duo’s dream and has become a partner with David and Kevin to make this dream become reality. Together, David, Kevin, Jennifer, and the rest of the 1849 Brewing Co. Team, are ready to start serving as soon as possible. Here is a little information about each of the 1849 Brewing Co. pioneers.

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David graduated from UC Davis where he developed the skill and love for making and enjoying home craft beer. Creating and experimenting with different flavors of beer became one of David’s favorite past times. After college, David moved back home to the Bay Area where he began working as a real estate developer for his family run business called, DMK Associates. David worked hard for 25 years and raised a family of four children with his wife Janet in Danville, CA. When David was ready to retire from the real estate game, he decided to move his family to Grass Valley, and plant a vineyard and start a winery. During the process of making the first few batches of wine, Kevin, one of David’s 3 sons, graduated from college, moved back home and wanted to open a brewery. David’s dream of making a living creating craft beer became more of a tangible goal, and the father/son team decided to start the journey together. While David is still dedicated to making great tasting wine, he is focusing his efforts on making sure the brewery is a total success.


Kevin was born and raised in Danville, CA with his mom, dad, brothers and sister. He has always been driven with an entrepreneurial spirit. He would do chores around the house to make money in order to buy candy in bulk to sell to his friends after school to make a profit. Kevin always had the motivation to make and save his money for his future endeavors. Kevin graduated from California State University, Fresno with a BS in Winemaking (Enology) and a minor in Chemistry. Kevin, like his father, experimented with making beer in college and learned his Chemistry background not only supported his focus on winemaking but also tied in with making beer. With the future ahead of him, Kevin decided that he would move back home to get started on his path toward making a career for himself in fermentation science. During this process, Kevin’s dream of a winery matured into opening a brewery in the area where he felt at home. Once David and Kevin began the adventure toward achieving their dream, they found that they needed some experience to add to their combined determination, practice, and love for creating delicious craft beer. After some searching, Kevin and David found a woman named Jennifer Talley. Jennifer would prove to fit in perfectly with the goal of establishing a successful and honest family run business.


Jenny was born and raised in Chicago, and moved to Utah in 1988 to pursue her education at the University of Utah and in tandem, her passion for home-brewing. Jenny applied for a brewer’s apprenticeship and was hired on the spot by Dan Burick. She worked as the Brewmaster for Squatters and Director of Research and Development for Salt Lake Brewing Company for the next 2 decades and honed her brewing skills, winning over 20 medals at the Great American Beer Festival and World Beer Cup. Jenny was awarded a full scholarship to Seibel Institute of Brewing Technology in her hometown of Chicago in 1995. In 2011, Jennifer decided to expand her brewing expertise by taking the role as Brewing Operations Manager at Redhook Ale Brewery.

Jennifer is well immersed in the craft brewing industry as an international beer judge, industry speaker, Technical Committee member for the Masters Brewers Association of the Americas and Cicerone Examiner. Currently, Jennifer started her own consulting firm, Talley Fermentations, and, released her first book “Session Beer: Brewing for Flavor and Balance.” Jenny met Kevin and David and has become an integral part of helping 1849 Brewing Co. plant their roots, and begin establishing themselves in the community. Jenny is now a partner and brewmaster of 1849 Brewing Co. and is dedicated to helping the company reach its full potential. DESTINATION Nevada County


Ed: I can’t wait to share with Leslie. Can we pick up our friends and take them with us to the 1849 Brewing Company?

DAY 3 Dawn: Absolutely, Ed! It’s all part of the service. Let’s talk about getting you to Nevada City in the morning. Do you want to have a leisurely morning or start early? ED: Leisurely morning to be sure. So, when can we check in to the Deer Creek Inn? Dawn: I’ll call Ruth and request an early check-in so that we can drop your bags and you can get acquainted with the property. We’ll pick up your friends while you’re settling in, come back and pick you up and head over to Three Forks Bakery and Brewing Company in downtown Nevada City. It’s a totally cool cafe with a farm-to-table focus serving wood-fired pizza, artisanal breads and house-brewed beer. They make everything from scratchsourced locally and you’ll be blown away with every bite. ED: OK, I’m drooling. What’s next? Dawn: How about a ride up to Malakoff Diggins State Park after lunch? It’s about 45 minutes there and really interesting. It is definitely worth a visit. We can stop at Ol’ 144



Republic Brewery on the way back. You may know some of their beers—they’re served from here to the Bay Area. The brewers, Jim Harte and Simon Olney, have a cool story, and they call their beers “crafted for conversation”! They just opened the Ol’ Republic Roadhouse. It’s five miles up Highway 20 and was a stage-stop back in the 1870’s. It bursts with history and the patio is to die for! I have a suggestion: Why don’t you go there for dinner? ED: Dawn, wow, that’s quite a plan and a heck of a day! Dawn: Yes, but memorable! You, Leslie, and your friends will have had a great time together, and you’ll be ready to dive into bed at the Deer Creek Inn! ED: So in the morning, what would be the agenda? Dawn: Since you have the day, my recommendation is that we pick you up after breakfast, pop over to Tofanelli’s in Grass Valley. We’ll ask Sue to create a special lunch for you to take with you to South Yuba River State Park. The park is on your way home, and what a nice relaxing way to end to your stay. Ed, if that’s OK, I’ll now create an itinerary and email it to you. It will include all reservations along with arrival and departure pick up times.


ED: Dawn, what a sensational three days you have helped us plan. I can’t wait to tell our friends and pack!

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COUNTIES DATES Sierra Vintners Spring Wine Trail May 18th, 2019 Sierra Vintners Fall 2019 Wine Trail September 24th, 2019


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Sierra Knolls Vineyard & Winery

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DISCOVER. EXPLORE. TASTE. NO CROWDS. NO PRETENSE SIMPLY AMAZING WINES West of the Hwy 80 corridor, just above Sacramento in the Sierra Vintners wine region. The gold rush towns of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Auburn are rich in history and surrounded by breathtaking views. Discover awardwinning wines, fine dining, diverse are and live theater. Drive by pastures to reach hillside vineyards or walk from tasting room to tasting room within a few downtown blocks-all paths bring you to an eclectic mix of winemakers who talk about wine without the “wine-speak.” There’s no pretense here, just smiles, hospitality and loads of enthusiasm for the vineyards and their wines. Come discover for yourself the new direction in craft wines.

TASTE Wine grapes were first planted here during the California Gold Rush, but like in so many California regions that are rich in wine history, serious winemaking reemerged and flourished only within the past thirty years or so, Like so much of Northern California the area has a classic Mediterranean climate, with warm summers and rainy winters that often include snow in higher elevations. The Sierra Foothills four distinct seasons, and its range of elevations and landscapes, make it a fertile home for more than forty varieties of wine grapes, ranging from Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Barbera, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Syrah. The grape growers and winemakers here have learned to use the variety that nature gives them, combined with premier winemaking techniques to create some of California’s finest wines.



Join us for the day or spend the weekend. With bustling historic downtowns and exquisite culinary scenes, there’s something for everyone.



128 Mill Street • Historic Downtown Grass Valley (530) 615-4222 •

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The Peak Partnership It Started When She Said No

By Robin Galvan-Davies and Mike & Vanessa Columb It’s a beautiful evening in Penn Valley. The All Chamber Mixer at the Oaks Clubhouse in Lake Wildwood has just ended and a group of us adjourned to the dining room for dinner. At the table is a couple that I hadn’t met and upon introduction learned that they were Mike and Vanessa Columb, the new coowners of Pilot Peak Winery. Needless to say, I was curious about their partnership in Pilot Peak and asked Mike and Vanessa to tell me how it had come about. Mike: Well, it started when she said no. Vanessa: That’s true, I said NO! What’s your connection with the Stevens’ or with Pilot Peak? Mike: My middle son went to school with, and is friends with, their youngest daughter so, I’ve known Len and Nancy Stevens from afar for many years. In 2006, I started going to Pilot Peak with friends and got to know Jacque Wilson who was the “face” of Pilot Peak. Vanessa and I took our son, Carter, there for picnics and we’d hang out. We bought a piece of property in Smartsville and engaged Len to build a house for us. We built our house in 2015 and by 2016 our business had grown to the point where we were receiving thousands of LED lights and had no place to store or distribute them. We needed a building and also wanted to buy another house. I looked at warehouses everywhere. It was like Goldilocks- everything was too big or too small- so I looked on Zillow and saw this property in Penn Valley. It had this huge barn that we could use as our office and warehouse and had a house on it: it was perfect. Vanessa: This is another NO.... he comes into my office, and he says, “Look at this Honey” and I tell him, “Go away. Leave me alone. We’re so busy, quit bothering me!” and he kept telling me about the house, and I told him, “I’m not buying anything and I’m not going to look at anything. Go away!” Mike: Being in sales all my life, I don’t take No easily especially if it’s something I want. So, I called Edie Miller and told her I wanted to look at the house. Vanessa: And, he tricked me! Mike: Yeah, I tricked her! We’re driving to pick up the kids and I said, “Oh! look at this, it’s for sale!” So, I pulled up to the gate and put the code in the box. We walked through. She wouldn’t look at anything, ignored everything...she was totally irritated so we picked up the kids and went to dinner. Len and Nancy were also at the Tack Room having dinner. I told him about the house and he said, “If you don’t buy it, I will.” I called Edie Miller, made an offer and bought the house. 154


Vanessa: So, when we saw Len and Nancy at the restaurant it seemed like fate- it was the way it was supposed to work out. Mike: And after six months we hired Len to re-skin the buildings, and he and I hung out together. One day he said, “Lynn and Jacque are retiring and we’d like for you to buy their half of the winery.” I said, “Sweet, sounds good to me, now we need to tell Vanessa.” And Vanessa said “NO!” Vanessa: Let me tell it! One afternoon we’re out working on the warehouse and Mike came up to me—really nonchalantly— and said, “I was talking to Len, and Lynn and Jacque are retiring, so we’re buying their half of the winery.” I said, “NO! NO! NO! We’re not buying a winery!” Mike said, “OK we’ll talk about it later.” And I don’t even know how it happened probably because he bugged me four thousand times. I finally said, “Let go talk to them about it.” So we went to their house (for the second time ever!) and I said to them, “OK, this is really weird to me. Why would you randomly ask us to buy half of the winery and be your partners? There are about twenty people I could think of that would die for this opportunity. Why would you pick us, we’re the craziest people?” Len said, “I don’t know, it’s like a “God thing.” You guys were in our lives and it was meant to be.” That conversation happened on St. Patty’s day, and it wasn’t until July or August that I gave them my answer. Well, Mike gave them the answer! Mike: For me, it was WAY before July and August! I was over there like I already owned half of it. Vanessa: In November we took the formal plunge. We had a party—Lynn and Jacque were here, Len and Nancy and our volunteers, Carol and Jack. We signed the papers, took the formal plunge and I thought, “Oh dear heavens, now we own a winery!” Fast forward…a year later…. you’re recreating the dynamic for Pilot Peak Mike: Absolutely. We love the social life the winery provides, but we’re reinventing the dynamic of the Peak. Lobster Day at the Peak is a new event which we’ll do once a month throughout the summer. Cigar Night is a small niche event: wine tasting with food and cigars, partnering with Pheonix. Every couple of months, on Wednesday nights, we participate in a community event at Wildflower in Penn Valley. We donate the wine-it’s fun and about bringing the community together. Another big change: we’re selling in stores now at SPD, Holiday Market, Costco, and Total Wine. It will change the business structure. And, one of the things that Len and I discussed even before Vanessa said YES, was a brewery. We decided it was time to be more progressive. Pilot Peak Brewing Company. Coming Soon!



By the Hands of Craftsmen Written By Elissa Crevoiserat

and mature couples embrace and create In theInwarm summer of 2018, the warm summer of 2018, within de-stem, the walls crush, of railingthe to smell young wine fermenting in bins. I’ve other justwine the treasures same. Love sweet nectar someday withina the walls of agarage, rusticthe metal rustic metal people surrounding me that willopened dusty boxes each to find antique my eyessurrounding to the beauty of theirbecraft. and listened to stories told bythis wine lovers asfrom saturates building friends wine.They garage,opened the people taught me the essence of an ongoing dedication to a scattered parts of the world. I’ve captured images and of celebrate, families gather, me opened my eyes to the beauty product and the reward of sharing it. I learned that the sun rising and setting over the tall pines of our strangers make themselves familiar. The tasting room hosts the lovers of their craft. They taught me the the wine making industry is a combination of passion backyard and walked past blushing brides in white of the craft. The air isdresses, filled with essence an ongoing dedication andof people. posing in front of our brick arched doorway. The wine industry a product the sweet aroma of fermenting to a product and the reward of I’ve watched young couples hold hands overisglasses of Nevada City Winery rests between the historic brick rosé and mature couples embrace each other just the of the passion for the craft, the grapes. It is here that I’ve lit sharing it. I learned that the wine buildings of downtown, within a garage adorned with same. Love saturates this building as friends appreciation of the celebrate, delicacy, and candles on patio tables during making industry is a combination corrugated metal and trailing grape vines. In an office, families gather, and strangers make themselves the relationship between all who warm summer evenings, laughed of passion and people. eye-level to twelve-foot tall fermentation tanks, Mark familiar. participate. It is born from the with artists as they hung artwork Foster and Bill Jennings practice the art of making wine. When fruit arrives, onlookers from above the The wine industry is a product of the crafters passion for hands of master and in the gallery, and leaned over the Nevada City Winery rests lattices of stacked oak barrels, watch them work. the craft, the appreciation of the delicacy, andcelebrate the enjoyed by those who patio railing to smell young wine between the historic brick The skill and efficiency from years of experience are relationship between all who participate. It is born them. Nevada City Winery has all fermenting in bins. I’vefrom opened buildings of downtown, within a observed as they de-stem, crush, and create the sweet the hands of master crafters and enjoyed by the small-town dusty boxes to find antique wine garagenectar adorned with corrugated that will someday be wine. those who celebrate them. Nevada Cityquality, Winerycharacter, has and sense of community treasures and listenedalltothe stories metal and trailing grape vines. small-town quality, character, and sense one of The tasting room hosts the lovers of the craft. The air community one looks for when visiting a quaint looks for when visiting a quaint told by wine lovers from scattered In an office, eye-level to twelveis filled with the sweet aroma of fermenting grapes. historic town. I have had the privilege of experiencing historic town. I have had the parts of the world. I’ve captured foot tall fermentation tanks, Mark It is here that I’ve lit candles on patio tables during this first hand. If you find yourself in the area, take of experiencing this first images of the sun rising and setting Fosterwarm and summer Bill Jennings practice evenings, laughed with artists as they some time to visit theprivilege tasting room and enjoy a piece hand. If you find yourself in the overthe the tall pines of our backyard the arthung of making wine. Whenand leaned over artwork in the gallery, patio of that charm for yourself. area, take some time to visit the and walked past blushing brides in fruit arrives, onlookers from tasting room and enjoy a piece of white dresses, posing in front of above the lattices of stacked oak that charm for yourself. our brick arched doorway. barrels, watch them work. The I’ve watched young couples skill and efficiency from years of hold hands over glasses of rosé experience are observed as they 156 DESTINATION Nevada County

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The District It Started With A Dream By Nevada Irrigation District From high up in the Sierra Nevada flows the source water for the Nevada Irrigation District (NID), based in Grass Valley. The idea for forming a water district was first imagined in 1917 when Bert and Kate Church drove their cattle from parched dry pasture in western Nevada County up to the green mountain meadows of the Sierra Nevada. They envisioned a water system where the tumbling and abundant waters of the mountains could be carried to the fertile but dry farms and ranches of the Sierra foothills.

tensive system of 10 reservoirs, which store the precious water and also provide outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities. In the Sierra foothills, camping, fishing, swimming, sunning, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking are popular at both Rollins and Scotts Flat reservoirs. In the mountains, Jackson Meadows features several campgrounds, picnic day use sites and boat ramps. Other campgrounds are located at Bowman, Canyon Creek, Sawmill and Faucherie Lakes in the Bowman corridor.

In 1921, the dream became a reality when Nevada County voters approved the foundation of an irrigation district that included 202,000 acres. Five years later, in 1926, residents of Placer County chose to join the district, and another 66,500 acres were added.

NID is proud of its legacy in support of our local communities. And the district remains committed providing a dependable, quality water supply while continuing to be good stewards of the watersheds and conserving the available resources in our care.

NID began to deliver irrigation water to local farms in 1927, using many of the old reservoir and canal systems built during the California Gold Rush. The water was collected from the high mountain watershed, stored for a period of time in reservoirs and then released into a canal system that flowed past individual properties. The cost to customers at the time was about 10 cents a day.

List of reservoirs (and size in acre-feet of water):

Today, the district still depends on the snowpack on 70,000 acres of mountain watershed to supply both treated drinking water and irrigation water to nearly 25,000 homes, farms and businesses in Nevada and Placer counties. Like in the beginning, snowmelt still fills reservoirs before being released downstream. NID operates an ex-

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Bowman, 68,510 acre-feet Combie, 5,555 acre-feet Faucherie, 3,980 acre feet French Lake, 13,800 acre feet Jackson Lake, 1,130 acre feet Jackson Meadows, 69,205 acre-feet Rollins, 65,988-acre-feet Sawmill, 3,030 acre-feet Scotts Flat, 48,547 acre-feet

*An acre-foot of water equals about 326,000 gallons. That’s enough water to cover an acre of land 1-foot deep.

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lieve that you could only reach this kinda high elevation beauty by foot, with a backpack, but here it is – accessible by a very long, rough & rocky backroad. No motorhomes, no camper trailers, no motorboats, no engine noises on the lake, no big families. Just well-deserved solitude, finally. Peace and quiet! Perfect alpine lake for car-top boaters – those who carry their boats on top of a vehicle. But be warned very few ‘passenger cars’ make it back this far, due to the challenging roads. Jackson Meadows Reservoir Jackson Meadow Reservoir is a high-altitude lake at 6100 feet situated in a rolling forested valley on the eastern crest of the Sierra Nevada. Visitors are awarded with beautiful views of the Sierra Crest and English Mountain. There are eight campgrounds located adjacent to and on both sides of the lake that are operated by Nevada Irrigation District. There is also a horse camp for equestrian users operated by the Forest Service. Scotts Flat Lake Scotts Flat Lake Campground is the premier Nevada County destination for outdoor fun and activities. Open year round, we are conveniently located between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Whether planning a weeklong stay or just passing through, you are sure to enjoy your stay! Both tent camping and RV camping as well as day use for fishing, swimming and boating and more are available at Scotts Flat Lake Campground.

Jackson Meadows Reservoir has an abundance of recreation opportunities. Boating, water skiing, swimming, and fishing are all popular in the mountain lake. Anglers will find rainbow and brown trout. Nearby are trails and roads, including the Pacific Crest Trail which meanders along the east side of the lake. Hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers find miles of adventure around the lake.

Off Highway 20 east of Nevada City. Fishing for the fighting rainbow trout is excellent and Small and Large Mouth Black Bass, Brown Trout and Kokonee are abundant. Catchable Brown Trout planted yearly, repopulating Kokanee Salmon. Brown Trout, large and small mouth Bass, Bullhead, Perch, and Sunfish. Rollins Lake Whether your pleasure is water skiing, wake boarding, launching a canoe or kayak, relaxing on a patio boat (Pontoon Boat) or trolling for fish, Rollins Lake with 26 miles of shoreline has it all. It conveniently offers rental of fishing boats, patio boats, kayaks, and more for those who don’t have all the gear they need. Spend your day out on the pristine waters Rollins Lake and enjoy what it has to offer you! Rollins Lake may be accessed from Colfax Highway (174) by taking Greenhorn Access Road. Rollins Lake has 26 miles of shoreline. The two large fingers of the lake are perfect for water skiing, while the calm coves are fishing havens. To the delight of anglers, Bass, German Brown, Catfish, Crappie, Perch, and Bluegill are abundant in Rollins Lake. The lake is stocked regularly with Rainbow Trout (no live minnows please). For the safety and enjoyment of all using the lake, please obey the California Regulations regarding boating and fishing. Faucherie Lake Lake Faucherie is set in spectacular scenery of granite mountains, with peaks and waterfalls all around. Many beDESTINATION Nevada County


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Numbers to Know EMERGENCY NUMBERS: Emergency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 911 Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. . . . 530-274-6000 Yuba Docs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-274-5020 FIRE: Grass Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-274-4370 Nevada City. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-2351 Nevada Cty Consolidated. . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-3158 North San Juan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-292-9159 Higgins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-269-2488 Peardale/Chicago Park. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-2503 Penn Valley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-432-2630 Rough & Ready. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-432-1140 CalFire. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-4589 LAW ENFORCEMENT: California HWY Patrol. . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-4415 Sheriff ’s Department. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-7880 Grass Valley Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-477-4600 Nevada City Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-2626 POISON CONTROL. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-222-1222 NAT’L CHILD ABUSE HOTLINE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-800-422-4453 SUICIDE PREVENTION. . . . . . . . . . 1-800-273-8255 CITY GOVERNMENT: Grass Valley City Hall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-274-4310 Nevada City City Hall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-2496 Nevada Co. Community Info & Assistance. . . . . 211 Animal Control and Protection. . . . . . 530-273-2179 166


UTILITY SERVICES: Nevada Irrigation District. . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-6185 Pacific Gas and Electric. . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-743-5000 Waste Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-274-3090 Ace Propane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-271-7365 Amerigas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-477-7320 Northern Sierra Propane. . . . . . . . . . . . 530-477-7854 Suburban Propane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-6115 AT&T. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 800-310-2355 Comcast Communications. . . . . . . . . . 800-266-2278 California Solar Electric . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-274-3671 Plan it Solar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-0303 SolarCity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-802-1899 Sustainable Energy Group. . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-4422 GROCERY STORES: Raley’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-272-1958 SPD Market. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-272-5000 Savemart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-477-9511 Grocery Outlet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-477-6961 PHARMACIES: CVS Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-272-8881 Pleasant Valley Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . 530-432-3921 Springhill Pharmacy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-2268 Rite Aid Pharmacy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-7399 Walgreens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-271-1021 Dokimos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530 274-0100 LIBRARIES: Grass Valley Branch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-273-4117 Local History Branch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-4606 Searls Historical Library. . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-5910 Madelyn Helling Library. . . . . . . . . . . . 530-265-7050 Penn Valley Branch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 530-432-5764

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uccessful financial planning will impact every part of your life. Change is ongoing in our work lives and our personal lives, sometimes happening suddenly and sometimes evolving over a long stretch of time. Our business is to help you feel confident as you move through life’s passages, and to give you true freedom to be retired when you reach that important goal. We can help you move toward stability, security, and financial independence through careful planning and preparing for the unexpected. We provide the highest level of service and integrity to each and every client. Because everyone’s needs are different, we listen closely and work hard to understand your current situation and your financial needs and goals. Our decisions and strategies are based on a combination of

third-party research and our own in-house analysis. Strong connections are maintained with fund managers and strategists throughout the investment community, because appreciating the market's view is as important as formulating our own. Keeping abreast of developments within the investment markets, as well as the broader financial climate, helps us gain insight. It gives us a greater appreciation of where the investment market is heading in the future. The better informed we are, the better we are equipped to aid your investments. We welcome your inquiry, even if you think your needs or assets are modest. Our friendly, professional and straightforward personal approach is a hallmark of our business, and we look forward to serving you.

Mary Owens, CPA, MS Branch Manager, RJFS Managing Principal


426 Sutton Way, Suite 110, Grass Valley, CA 95945 Securities are offered through Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. member FINRA/SIPC. Investment advisory services offered through Raymond James Financial Services Advisors, Inc. Owens Estate & Wealth Strategies is not a registered broker/dealer and is independent of Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.



There is no assurance that any investment strategy will be successful. Investing involves risk and investors may incur a profit or a loss. Please consult a tax or legal professional for advice on tax or legal issues. *Services provided by Raymond James Bank, an affiliate of Raymond James & Associates, Inc. and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.

2019 Board of Directors and Ambassador Committee EXECUTIVE BOARD of DIRECTORS Chair, Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery Cedar Ridge, 530-913-4065 Past Chair, Bob Medlyn Beam “Easy Living” Center Grass Valley, 530-273-5166 Treasurer, Suzanne Voter Finance of America Mortgage Grass Valley, 530-478-8383 Member-at-Large, Machen MacDonald ProBrilliance Leadership Institute Grass Valley, 530-273-8000 BOARD of DIRECTORS Catharine Bramkamp Nevada County Arts Council Nevada City, 530-278-5155 Rich Fuxjager Individual Member Grass Valley, 530-559-4909 Jon Katis KNCO Radio Grass Valley, 530-272-3424 Susan A. Rice, PhD Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. Grass Valley, 530-346-9612 Steve Sanchez Empire Mine State Historic Park Grass Valley, 510-673-3741 Julia Stidham The Union Grass Valley, 530-477-4243 CEO Robin Galvan-Davies CEO/Executive Director Greater Grass Valley Chamber Grass Valley Visitors Center Grass Valley, 530-273-4667 AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE Doug Becker Welcome Home Vets Grass Valley, 530-272-3300 Donna Brazil Lake Wildwood Association Penn Valley, 530-432-1152 Mick Collins Pay it Forward Processing Auburn, 530-268-3382

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Amber Newman River Valley Community Bank Grass Valley, 530-798-2690

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BettyKay Pilcher Finance of America Grass Valley, 530-478-8383

Joe Green Waste Management Grass Valley, 530-263-1189

Deborah Patterson Patterson’s Tax Practice Grass Valley, 530-615-4917

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Steve Reynolds API Marketing Auburn, 530-885-9674

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Seth Leishman Ostrofe Financial Consultants Inc. Grass Valley, 530-273-4425

Maggi Shelbourn Nevada County Concert Band Nevada City, 530-272-6228

Tamitha Lewis Placer Title Grass Valley, 530-477-1382

Erin Sorani Network Real Estate Grass Valley, 530-277-8373

Machen MacDonald ProBilliance Leadership Institute Grass Valley, 530-273-8000

Jennie Sparks Absolute Communications Solutions Grass Valley, 530-271-0332 x203

Dave Manning Digital Strategy Nevada City, 530-478-0709

Suzanne Voter Finance of America Mortgage Grass Valley, 530-478-8383

Ed Meadows Homes by Towne Grass Valley, 530-446-6955

Susan Walker Century 21 Davis Real Estate Grass Valley, 530-913-8387

Sarah Meyer Comfort Keepers Grass Valley, 530-274-8600

Cindy Moon Nevada City Chamber Liaison Nevada City, 530-265-2692

Sarah Myers The UPS Store Grass Valley, 530-272-6000 DESTINATION Nevada County


Worship Centers in Western Nevada County ASSEMBLY OF GOD BETHEL CHURCH 273-8475 13010 Hwy. 49, Grass Valley, CA


BAPTIST GRACE BIBLE CHURCH OF CEDAR RIDGE 273-7857 Colfax Hwy. & Brunswick Dr., Cedar Ridge, CA

CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH 273-1343 11481 CA-174, Grass Valley, CA

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH GRASS VALLEY 273-7301 1866 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEVADA CITY 265-4711 300 Main St., Nevada City, CA LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 274-1900 11962 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH 274-8516 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd., Grass Valley, CA CATHOLIC ST. CANICE 265-2049 317 Washington St., Nevada City, CA ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH 273-2347 Church & Chapel Streets, Grass Valley, CA CHURCH OF CHRIST GRASS VALLEY CHURCH OF CHRIST 273-0401 670 Whiting St., Grass Valley, CA EPISCOPAL EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 273-7876 235 S Church St., Grass Valley, CA TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 265-8836 Nevada St. & High St., Nevada City, CA FOURSQUARE FOOTHILL COMM. CHURCH FOURSQUARE 272-8511 14600 S Hwy. 49, Grass Valley, CA SOLID ROCK FOURSQUARE CHURCH 432-1964 11665 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA



COMBIE BIBLE CHURCH 268-0309 22924 W. Hacienda Dr., Grass Valley, CA CROSSROADS CHURCH 268-2539 10050 Wolf Rd., Grass Valley, CA MISSION BETHE'L 272-7908 20641 Red Dog Rd., Grass Valley, CA NEVADA CITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 274-7662 12262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP 272-1362 714 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 432-1161 11739 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA TWIN CITIES CHURCH 273-6425 11726 Rough & Ready Hwy., Grass Valley, CA WHISPERING PINES CHURCH OF GOD 273-1722 680 Brighton St., Grass Valley, CA

273-7043 Ridge Road by NUHS, Grass Valley, CA PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 273-9631 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA METHODIST GRASS VALLEY METHODIST 272-1946 236 S Church St., Grass Valley, CA NEVADA CITY METHODIST 265-2797 433 Broad St., Nevada City, CA SIERRA PINES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 268-6907 22558 W. Hacienda Dr., Grass Valley, CA NAZARENE CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 273-9218 10220 Hughes Rd., Grass Valley, CA PENTECOSTAL UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH 272-6455 1784 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA PRESBYTERIAN SIERRA PRESBYTERIAN 265-3291 175 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA QUAKER RELIGIOUS SOCIETY OF FRIENDS 265-3164 Woolman Lane of Jones Bar Rd., Grass Valley, CA

WORD-A-LIVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 432-9155 11360 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley, CA

REFORMED COVENANT REFORMED 273-4673 336 Crown Point Cir., Grass Valley, CA

JUDAISM NEVADA COUNTY JEWISH COMM. CENTER 477-0922 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley, CA

SALVATION ARMY GRASS VALLEY CORPS 274-3500 10725 Alta St., Grass Valley, CA


SEVENTH DAY ADVENTIST GRASS VALLEY 477-5017 12889 Osborn Hill Rd., Grass Valley, CA


PENN VALLEY 432-2479 17645 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley, CA

Impact Statement Sierra Business Council works diligently to pioneer and demonstrate innovative approaches to increase community vitality, economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social fairness in the Sierra Nevada through advocacy efforts, small business innovation, and climate action. Here you will find just a few examples of our major impacts.

Advocacy A recent product of SBC’s advocacy work has been the inclusion of unprecedented funding for the Sierra Nevada in two statewide parks and water propositions, resulting in $500 million, or 10 times more funding for forest health, upper watershed management, and wildfire mitigation than ever before. This is a hard-fought outcome galvanized by SBC’s steadfast efforts advocating on behalf of the region in Sacramento. You can count on SBC to continue campaigning to bring funding to the Sierra Nevada.

Business Innovation Over the past year, the Sierra Small Business Development Center has served 450 clients, provided 838 hours in counseling, helped create or retain 112 jobs and infuse $10.2 million into the community. The Sierra Nevada Geotourism project has helped grow the tourism economy by promoting 1,917 unique businesses and destinations to travelers driven to experience the region through the eyes of a local.

Climate & Energy The Sierra Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Partnership (Sierra CAMP) has further educated our region on the effects of climate change via policy workshops, research presentations, and community listening sessions. The Climate Planning team has recently worked to develop Energy Action Plans for the City of Sonora, Placer County, Nevada County, and the City of Grass Valley, and has completed a Greenhouse Gas Re-Inventory and forecasting of 2050 emissions for the Town of Truckee.

To learn more about Sierra Business Council’s program work and regional impact, visit DESTINATION Nevada County


Time Honored Chamber Members 30 + YEAR MEMBERS City of Grass Valley Member Since 1938 B&C Ace Home & Garden Center Member Since 1942 Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Member Since 1967 Tess’ Kitchen Store Member Since 1968 The Union Member Since 1968 Century 21 Davis Realty Member Since 1972 Best Western Gold Country Inn Member Since 1973 Pacific Gas & Electric Member Since 1976 Ernie’s Van and Storage Member Since 1977 Hansen Bros. Enterprises Member Since 1977

Marshall’s Pasties Member Since 1978

Mike Bratton-State Farm Insurance Member Since 1985

McSweeney & Associates, APC Member Since 1978

Sierra College, Nevada County Campus Member Since 1985

WestAmerica Bank Member Since 1978 Moule Paint & Glass Member Since 1979 Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames Member Since 1980 Flour Garden Bakery Member Since 1980 Nevada County Fence, Inc. Member Since 1980 H & R Block Member Since 1981 Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. Member Since 1981 SPD Market & Delicatessen Member Since 1981 Weiss Bros. Nursery Member Since 1981

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Member Since 1985 Nevada County Country Club Member Since 1986 Placer Title Company Member Since 1986 Pride Industries Member Since 1986 SCO Planning & Engineering, Inc. Member Since 1986 Sierra Central Credit Union Member Since 1986 The Halby Group Member Since 1986 Hilltop Commons Senior Community Member Since 1987

KNCO AM & FM Nevada County Broadcasters Member Since 1977

Beam ‘Easy Living’ Center Member Since 1982

Merrill & Sons Member Since 1977

El Dorado Savings Bank Member Since 1982

Nevada County Association of Realtors Member Since 1977

Waste Management of Nevada County Member Since 1982

Sierra Forever Families Member Since 1987

Rental Guys Member Since 1977

Nevada City Winery Member Since 1983

Grass Valley Dentistry Member Since 1988

Round Table Pizza 1559 Member Since 1977

Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service, Inc. Member Since 1983

Nevada County Fairgrounds Member Since 1988

Stucki Jewelers, Inc. Member Since 1977

Golden Chain Motel Member Since 1984

Tributary Whitewater Tours Member Since 1988

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Member Since 1978

Robinson Enterprises, Inc. Member Since 1984

Country Copy Print Shop Member Since 1978

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Member Since 1984

Dr. Jerry Chan, Dr. Lisa Moon, & Associates Member Since 1978 Forest Springs Mobile Home Community Member Since 1978 174


Dr. Mark Winger Member Since 1985 Empire Mine Park Association Member Since 1985

Nevada County Contractors’ Association Member Since 1987 Nevada County Gold Member Since 1987

Time Honored Chamber Members AAA/California State Auto Association Member Since 1989

Williams Stationery Member Since 1992

Spring Hill Storage Member Since 1996

Alta Sierra Village Inn Member Since 1993

The Louvre Gallery Member Since 1996

Network Real Estate Member Since 1989

Janice Knight, Yr Coach Member Since 1993

Tri Counties Bank Member Since 1996

Nevada County Republican Women Federated Member Since 1989

Law Office of Charles R. Farrar Jr. Member Since 1993

Yuba Blue, Inc. Member Since 1996

Music In The Mountains Member Since 1993

All Phase Heating & Air Conditioning Member Since 1997

Bank of the West Member Since 1994

Brunswick Village Senior Living Member Since 1997

Gold Country German American Club Member Since 1994

Chapel of the Angels Mortuary Member Since 1997

Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineer Member Since 1994

Cheryl Rellstab - EXP Realty Member Since 1997

Byers’ Leafguard Gutter Systems Member Since 1995

David Jones Member Since 1997

Child Advocates of Nevada County Member Since 1995

Gold Country Community Services, Inc. Member Since 1997

Hospice of the Foothills Member Since 1995

Law Offices of Joseph J. Bell Member Since 1997

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital Member Since 1995

Miners Foundry Cultural Center Member Since 1997

Rotary Club of Grass Valley 1558 Member Since 1995

Nevada County Contractors’ Association Member Since 1997

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley Member Since 1995

Pam Auld- Network Real Estate Member Since 1997

United Way of Nevada County Member Since 1995

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services Member Since 1997

Alta Sierra Country Club Member Since 1996

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens Member Since 1998

Community Asian Theater Member Since 1996

Bret Harte Retirement Inn Member Since 1998

Finance of America Member Since 1996

Chapa-De Indian Health Member Since 1998

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Member Since 1996

Foothill Car Care Member Since 1998

Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse Member Since 1996

Kiwanis Club of the Gold Country Member Since 1998


Olympia Mortgage & Investment Co. Member Since 1989 Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP Member Since 1989 Tripp’s Auto Body Member Since 1989 Foothills Flowers Member Since 1990 Hooper & Weaver Mortuary Member Since 1990 KVMR FM Community Radio Member Since 1990 Sierra Theaters Member Since 1990 Sierra Timberline Member Since 1990 Grass Valley Downtown Association Member Since 1991 House of Print and Copy, LLC Member Since 1991 InConcert Sierra Member Since 1991 John Spencer Member Since 1991 M. K. Blake Estate Co. Member Since 1991 Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Member Since 1991 Scinto Group Member Since 1991 Wooden Spoon, A Toy Store for Cooks Member Since 1991 Ray Enneking, DDS Member Since 1992

North Star Trucking, Inc. Member Since 1996 Sierra Prosthetics-Orthotics Member Since 1996

Mertens Insurance Agency Member Since 1998 Neighborhood Center of the Arts Member Since 1998 DESTINATION Nevada County


2019 Resource Guide


Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Broad Street Financial Group Grass Valley, CA 95945 200 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 110 (530) 273-1778 Nevada Ctiy, CA 95959 (530) 265-2860 ANIMAL SERVICES H & R Block Animal Place 135-B W. McKnight Way 17314 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-4884 (530) 477-1757 McSweeney & Associates, APC 350 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5555 Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP 1103 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6468 Steven Roth CPA 12282 N. Bloomfield Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-5600 The Scinto Group 404 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3200

AnimalSave 520 E. Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7071 CAPE P. O. Box 3032 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (650) 906-8296 Dogs Run Free/Off-Leash Dog Park P. O. Box 1688 Condon Park; 660 Minnie Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9268


Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital 11509 La Barr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6651

Sierra Forever Families 345 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 300 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-0900

Nevada County Pets in Need 122 Race Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-3666


PAWS’itive Pals Dog Training 11099 Rough and Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-7297

Valley Yellow Pages 1850 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727 (800) 350-8887 AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION Sierra Vintners P. O. Box 1552 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-0969 AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING All Phase Heating & Air Conditioning 731 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9955 ALZHEIMERS-MEMORY CARE Cascades of Grass Valley 415 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8002 176

ARCHITECTS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Wallis Design Studio 149 Crown Point Court, Ste. C Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 264-7010

Music In The Mountains 530 Searls Avenue, Ste. A Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6173

Nevada City Film Festival P. O. Box 2001 Nevada City, CA 95959 (916) 548-7716 Nevada County Arts Council P. O. Box 1833 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 278-5155 Nevada County Concert Band P. O. Box 1444 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 477-7370 The Center for the Arts 314 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8384 The Curious Forge 13024 Bitney Springs Road, Bldg. 9 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 277-3319 ART GALLERIES Art Works Gallery 113 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1600 The Louvre Gallery 124 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3733 ASSISTED LIVING Brunswick Village/Pacific Senior Housing 316 Olympia Park Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1992 Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 ASSOCIATIONS

ART & CULTURE InConcert Sierra P. O. Box 205 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530 ) 273-3990

Empire Mine Park Association 10787 E. Empire Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 673-3741

Miners Foundry Cultural Center 325 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5040

Grass Valley Downtown Association 125 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8315


Lake Wildwood Association 11255 Cottontail Way Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-1152

Nevada County Association of Realtors 336 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2627 Nevada County Contractors’ Association 149 Crown Point Court, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1919 Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association P. O. Box 1103 Penn Valley, CA 95946 ATTORNEYS Law Office of Beau Mayfield 11244 Pleasant Valley Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 802-5442


Riebe’s Auto Parts 126 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3092 AUTO-GAS STATIONS Cisco Grove Chevron & Subway 90 Cisco Road Cisco Grove, CA 95728 (916) 919-2798 E. Main St. 76 Gas Sation 451 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8738 McKnight Chevron 107 E. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-8815 AUTO-SERVICE & REPAIRS Douglas Automotive 420 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 802-5278

Law Office of Charles R. Farrar Jr. 140 Litton Drive, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0800

Douglas Automotive 340 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5278

Law Office of Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC 11364 Pleasant Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-7357

Foothill Car Care 716 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5712

Plaza Tire & Auto Service 1571 E. Main Street Law Offices of Dorfman & Sitzberger Grass Valley, CA 95945 11750 Ridge Road (530) 477-1414 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 274-1321 Roadrunner Automotive Law Office of Joseph J. Bell 350 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 250 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7477

1020 Whispering Pines Lane, Ste. J Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8692 AUTO-SERVICE, REPAIRS, BODY WORK

Law Office of Valerie Logsdon 470 S. Auburn Street, Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7207

Caliber Collision Repair 470 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2271

Winton Strauss Law Group 224 Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (415) 265-5555

Tripp’s Auto Body 127 Stewart Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8515

AVIATION SERVICES Alpine Aviation 13310 Nevada City Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7701 Nevada County Airport 13083 John Bauer Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3374 AWNINGS Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822 BAKERY & CAFÉ Brew Bakers Coffee & Pastry House 209 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7168 Flour Garden Bakery 999 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2043 Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli 231 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2904 BANKS & BANKING ASSOC.


Sierra Central Credit Union 1000 Plaza Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5843

Christian Science Reading Room 147 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0790

Tri Counties Bank 305 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4940

The Open Book 671 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (805) 708-0451

Wells Fargo Bank 214 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4462 Wells Fargo Bank 757 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8195 WestAmerica Bank 375 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-4040 BEAUTY SALON - DAY SPA Wolf Mountain Day Spa 110 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2340 BEAUTY-HAIR & MAKEUP SPECIALIST

Bank of America 134 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530)575-5702

7 Salon 477 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6851

Bank of America 804 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-5065

Image by Design 452 S. Auburn Street, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1333

Bank of the West 460 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6777


Banner Bank 115 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-4286 El Dorado Savings Bank 1751 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6671 River Valley Community Bank 580 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 530 798-2690

Reflections Skin Oasis 138 Colfax Avenue, Ste. 2 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9053


FOREIGN & DOMESTIC Free Estimates • Manufacturer Certified

Business Matters Partners, Inc. 13100 Grass Valley Avenue, Ste. D Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1666 Patterson’s Tax Practice 312 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4872 BREWERIES & TAP HOUSES 1849 Brewing Co. 468 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 559-9532 Grass Valley Brewing Co. 141 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2739

(530) 273-8515 (530) 273-8515 fax

Wild Eye Pub 535 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6668 BRUSH CLEARING Sierra Land Improvement 17921 Mustang Valley Place Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2390 BUILDING SUPPLIES & MATERIALS


B&C Ace Home & Garden Center 2032 Nevada City Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6105

The Sleep Shop-Auburn-Grass Valley 410 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7099

Byers’ Leafguard Gutter Systems 115 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1750


Nevada County Habitat for Humanity ReStore 12359 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3761

Booktown Books 107 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4655

600 Freeman Lane, Grass Valley, CA 95945

Commercial & Residential Cleaning Solutions Serving Nevada County & Auburn

(530) 432-3795 Family Owned and Operated Bonded • Insured Janitorial • Housekeeping Carpet Cleaning and More!



Building Sierra Insulation 2025 Airpark Court, Ste. 50 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 889-2186 BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMSFIRE AND CCTV Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT

CAMPGROUNDS Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217 CARPET CLEANER Carpet Pro P. O. Box 142 Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-5700 CATERING

Dave Manning Digital Strategy 16748 Hardy Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-0709

BackPorch Market 135 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7111

Janice Knight, Yr Coach/Knight Line Consulting 140 Litton Drive, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0700

Bill’s Chuckwagon 16400 Rattlesnake Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4519

Positive Impact Center 13680 Altair Drive Nevada City, CA 95959 (415) -596-8873

Savor the Flavor BBQ 11505 Bernadine Court Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 748-9285 CEMETERIES

ProBrilliance Leadership Institute 12114 Polaris Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-8000

Nevada Cemetery District P. O. Box 2400 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-3461

Sierra Nevada Destination Services 128 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2399


Truckee Chamber of Commerce 10065 Donner Pass Road Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 587-8808 CHAMPIONS OF THE CHAMBER Intero Real Estate Services 170 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2100 Nevada County Gold 14520 Lynshar Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3239


Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. – Business and Career Network 988 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 265-7088

Peace Lutheran Church 828 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9631

Beale Military Liason Committee P. O. Box 1808 Yuba City, CA 95903 (530) 713-8843

Sivananda Yoga Farm 14651 Ballantree Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-9322

Big Brothers & Big Sisters 236 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-2059

CLEANING SERVICES Klear Windows 13409 Evergreen Drive Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-3427

Environmental Alternatives 525 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7120

Out of Sight Cleaning Service P. O. Box 1114 Penn Valley, CA 95946 ​(530) 432-3795

Helping Hands Nuturing Center 248 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 559-2313



Nevada City Chamber of Commerce 132 Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2692

Sierra Nevada Children’s Services 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8866

River Valley Community Bank 580 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-2690

Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce 17422 Penn Valley Drve Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-1802


BUSINESS SERVICES Capital Business Consulting 10556 Combie Road, Ste. 6217 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 401-3662

Rough & Ready Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 801 Rough & Ready, CA 95975 (530) 797-6729

River Valley Community Bank 580 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-2690

South County Chamber of Commerce 10063 Combie Road, Ste. C Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-7622


Congregation B’Nai Harim at the NCJCC 506 Walsh Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0922

Child Advocates of Nevada County 200 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 208 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9550 x223

Sierra Friends Center 13075 Woolman Lane Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 273-3183



Waste Managment of Nevada County Twin Cities Church 13083 Grass Valley Avenue 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090 (530) 273-6425

Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 128 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667

Sierra Commons 792 Searls Aveue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-8443


Advanced Chiropractic Centers 1061 E. Main Street, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4041 Back to Health Chiropractic 652 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4102 Life Chiropractic 1200-B E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 559-6457

Caroline’s Coffee Roasters 128 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6424 COMMUNITY CENTER Dorsey Marketplace 3005 Douglas Boulevard, Ste. 200 Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 774-0308 Gold Country Community Services, Inc. LOVE Building 600 Minnie Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4961 NEO 139 Joerchke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-3869 COMMUNITY COLLEGE Sierra College 250 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-5302

Charis Youth Center 714 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9800 Food Bank of Nevada County 310 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3796 FREED Center for Independent Living 435 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-3333 Interfaith Food Ministry 440 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8132 Nevada County Cinderella Project 650 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 268-5172 Nevada County Citizens for Choice P. O. Box 3525 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3331 Nevada County Coordinating Council of Sierra College Foundation 250 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-0942 Nevada County Law Enforcement & Fire Protection Council P. O. Box 3265 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0947 Nevada County Food & Toy Run P. O. Box 549 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-7078

Community Sierra Harvest 313 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 201 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2343

South Yuba River Citizens League 313 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 101 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265 5961

KARE Crisis Nursery 15649 Ridge Estates Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-6520

Sierra Services for the Blind 546 Searls Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121


Women of Worth 224 Church Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-6851

Alco Building Solutions, Inc. 10015 Alta Sierra Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (408)-209-3826

Tapestry Network of Nevada County 419 Colfax Avenue Bruce Ivy Construction Grass Valley, CA 95945 143-A Springhill Drive (530) 277-9586 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6717 The Center For Non Profit Leadership Freschi Construction, Inc. P. O. Box 1227 12461 La Barr Meadows Road Nevada City, CA 95959 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 265-5600 530-272-2051 The Friendship Club 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 300 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-4311

Morcraft Construction 10547 Rubicon Ct. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (916) 204-0509


Sierra Foothills Construction Co. 130 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5300

Clientworks, Inc. 721 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0104 No Problem 10337 Adam Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 575-0278

Tru-Line Builders 345 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8282 CONTRACTORS-ROAD BUILDING SITE DEVELOPMENT

CUSTOM CABINETRY Grande Wood Designs 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301

Grass Valley Dentistry 122 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4814 Mark Winger, D.D.S. 509 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9374

The Dental Wellness Center 280 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 240 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5060 DIGITAL MARKETING AGENCY

R&B Computer Services 520 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-1137


Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development P. O. Box 404 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-0679

Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning Office Cleaning • Tile and Grout Cleaning Air Duct Cleaning • Ozone Cleaning

Ray Enneking, D.D.S 316 S. Auburn Street, Ste. 5 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-0920

Hansen Bros. Enterprises 11727 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-3381

Bear Yuba Land Trust P. O. Box 1004 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-5994

The Team You Can Trust (530) 432-5700


Quietech Associates, Inc. 309 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6680


Family owned, local, & all Technicians are all certified by IICRC

Apiarity 11217 Orion Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (617) 863-7124

Smile Business Products 4525 Auburn Boulevard Sacramento, CA 95841 (916) 481-7695

Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service, Inc. P. O. Box 1546 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8136



Anew Day 117 New Mohawk Road, Ste. A Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-9111

Mercury Cleaners 986 Plaza Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1845

Comunity Beyond Violence 960 McCourtney Road, Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2046

Mercury Cleaners 147 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1845

(530) 913-8387


Making You Feel Comfortable CA DRE# 00709920 License # 00533083

901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Grass Valley, CA 95949 DESTINATION Nevada County


Community SCO Planning & Engineering, Inc. 140 Litton Drive, Ste. 240 Nevada County Economic Resource Grass Valley, CA 95945 Council (530) 272-5841 104 New Mohawk Road, 2nd Floor Nevada City, CA 95959 ENTERTAINMENT (530) 274-8455 Gold Country Casino 4020 Olive Hwy. EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Oroville, CA 95996 Nevada County Superintendent of (530) 538-4560 Schools Jamal Walker, DJ 380 Crown Point Circle P. O. Box 432 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-6400 (530) 263-1148 Nevada Joint Union High School Rewind District 11713 Mathis Way 11645 Ridge Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 277-9141 (530) 273-3351 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Adecco 452 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7633

All About Wells 20405 Farrell Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 210-9508 Cranmer Engineering Inc. 1188 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7284 Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineer 792 Searls Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-1305 Millennium Planning and Engineering 471 Sutton Way, Ste. 210 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6765 Nevada City Engineering, Inc. 505 Coyote Street, Ste. B Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6911 180

Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217

New York Life Insurance Company 21837 Junebug Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

Northern Queen Inn 400 Railroad Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824

Olympia Mortgage & Invest. Co. 1740 E. Main Street, Ste. 102 FANS-WHOLE HOUSE- SALES AND Grass Valley, CA 95945 SERVICE (530) 272-3030 Beam “Easy Living” Center Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. 422 Henderson Street 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 (530) 273-4425 FENCING-INSTALLATION & Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies MATERIALS 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 110 Nevada County Fence, Inc. Grass Valley, CA 95945 698 S. Auburn Street (530) 272-7500 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3489 Sams Investment Strategy 1793 E. Main Street FINANCIAL ADVISOR Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5100 Edward Jones Investments Jenni Johnston Wealth Strategies 350 Crown Pt. Circle, Ste. 115 134 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7492 (800) 603-1393 Edward Jones Investments FLOOR MATS-SALES, CLEANING Jesse Ettlin 100 Bank Street Standing Impressions Grass Valley, CA 95945 10246 Kenwood Drive (530) 205-9355 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 559-8250 Edward Jones Investments Ryan Meacher FLORISTS 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 104 Foothill Flowers Grass Valley, CA 95945 102 W. Main Street (530) 272-9092 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2296 Retirement Security Centers Joel Ramirez FRATERNAL LODGE ORG. 412 East Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley Elks #538 Grass Valley, CA 95945 109 S. School Street (530) 615-1168 Grass Valley, CA 95945 FINANCIAL SERVICES & ADVISOR (530) 273-8342 Edward Jones Investments Grass Valley Odd Fellows Lodge #12 113 S. Church Street Full Circle Financial Grass Valley, CA 95945 260 Colfax Avenue (530) 274-9564 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9308 Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 MCH Financial & Insurance Services 518 California Hwy. 49 Nevada City, CA 95959 563 Brunswick Road, Ste. 9 (530) 265-4920 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8800 FRIENDS OF THE CHAMBER

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center 410 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4725

mPOWER 2976 Richardson Drive Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 889-4174

ESTATE PLANNING Aanestad Law 430 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-4321

New York Life Insurance Company Express Employment Professionals 21837 Junebug Road 870 W. Onstott Frontage Road, Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672 Yuba City, CA 95991 (530) 671-9202 EVENT VENUE ENGINEERING-CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES


Foothills Event Center 400 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1000 Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217 Nevada County Grass Valley Veterans Building 255 South Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95959 (530) 470-2635 North Star Historic Conservancy 12075 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793


Bank of the West 460 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6777

Cirino’s at Main Street 215 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6000 City of Grass Valley 125 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4312 Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 Gold Miners Inn 121 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700 Grande Wood Designs 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Jennco Web Works 10290 Gold Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 852-7863 Mertens Insurance Agency 715 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-0621 Network Real Estate 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8885 Nevada County Arts Council P. O. Box 1833 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 278-5155 Nevada County Habitat for Humanity ReStore 12359 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3761 Plaza Tire & Auto Service 1571 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1414 Sierra Nevada Destination Services 128 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2399 Sierra Theaters 840-C E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1100

Hospitality Stanford Mortgage 1721 East Main Street, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3742 State Farm - Mike Bratton 768 Taylorville Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-0521 The Union 464 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9561 FUNERAL HOMES Chapel of the Angels Mortuary & Crematory 250 Race Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2446 Hooper & Weaver Mortuary 459 Hollow Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2429 GENERATORS- WHOLE HOUSE BACK UP Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 GOLF COUNTRY CLUB Alta Sierra Country Club 11897 Tammy Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-2041 Auburn Valley Golf Club 8800 Auburn Valley Road Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-2775 Nevada County Country Club 1040 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6436 GOVERNMENT Nevada County Board of Supervisors 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-1480 GROCERY STORE SPD Market & Delicatessen 129 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5000

GROCERY STORE-SPECIALTY BriarPatch Co-op Community Market 290 Sierra College Drive, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5333 Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse 589 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8789 HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS Integrated Ayurveda 123 Margaret Lane, Ste. C1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 270-9042 Lifelong Health 151 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0677 Living Waters 1097 E. Main Street, Ste. F Grass Valley CA 95949 (530) 274-9738 HEALTH & FITNESS Best Life Fitness 410 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7258 Gold Country Gymnastics 900 Golden Gate Terrace Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3680 South Yuba Club 130 W. Berryhill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7676 Training Zone 722 Freeman Lane, Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-9663 HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Hospice of the Foothills 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5739 Hospitality House 1262 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7144

Neighborhood Center of the Arts 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 212 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7287 Pride Industries 12451 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1832 Sierra Services for the Blind 546 Searls Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121 Western Sierra Medical Clinic 844 Old Tunnel Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9762 HISTORIC PRESERVATION California Heritage Indigenous Research Project P. O. Box 2624 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 570-0846

Restaurant Alloro was founded on the dreams of a family that has worked in the kitchen for over 25 years. We would like for our customers to feel this warm and welcoming environment. From our family to yours, we welcome you. 530-273-3555 124 Bank St., Grass Valley

Nevada County Historical Society 161 Nevada City Hwy. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 477-8056 North Star Historic Conservancy 12075 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793 HOME DÉCOR Ashley Furniture HomeStore 161 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8400 Budget Blinds of Grass Valley 310 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1122 Flop House Creations 12640 Greenfields Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 906-3668 Grande Wood Designs 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Floortex Design/Abbey Floors of Auburn 1775 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 888-8889 DESTINATION Nevada County


Community LIGHTING

Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

Sierra Human Resources Association P. O. Box 330 Truckee, CA 96160 (530) 550-4442

New York Life Insurance Company 21837 Junebug Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

Young’s Carpet One 330 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5568


Sierra Gold Insurance Services 101 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 205 LODGING-B&BS Nevada City, CA 95959 Deer Creek Inn (530) 470-1250 116 Nevada Street Nevada City, CA 95959 The Halby Group (530) 264-7038 105 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 102 Nevada City, CA 95959 Elam Biggs Bed & Breakfast (530) 265-2400 220 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0906 INTERIOR DESIGN

HOME HEALTH CARE Comfort Keepers 908 Taylorville Road, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 274-8600 Home Instead Senior Care 11899 Edgewood Road, Ste. H Auburn, CA 95603 (916) 920-2273 One Source - Empowering Caregivers 563 Brunswick Road, Ste. 11 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-9514 Sierra Services for the Blind 546 Searls Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121 HOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE The Handy Helper Kevin Glauner Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 368-3638 HOSPITAL Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 155 Glasson Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-6000 HOT TUBS Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822 HUMAN RESOURCES BMWAT Human Relations Consulting 11616 Dennis Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 872-9932 182

Adam Y. Alroy Nevada City, CA 95959 Cheryl Rubin Grass Valley, CA 95949 David Jones Grass Valley, CA 95945 Georgann Russell Nevada City, CA 95959 John Spencer Grass Valley, CA 95945 Kathleen Shaffer Grass Valley, CA 95945 Laura Quaintance Grass Valley, CA 95945 Marty & Kathleen Lombardi Grass Valley, CA 95945 Maudie Walker Grass Valley, CA 95945 Patti Ingram-Spencer Grass Valley, CA 95945 Rich Fuxjager Nevada City, CA 95959 INSURANCE SERVICES AAA / California State Auto Association 113 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2614 Independent Agent Representing AFLAC 11274 Timber Court Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-6318 Mertens Insurance Agency 715 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-0621 Mike Bratton-State Farm Insurance 768 Taylorville Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0521


Precision Electric 11637 Jodette Lane Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3438

Eric Breuer Designs 18354 Raccoon Trail Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2547

Lamb’s Victorian Inn 304 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4652

Stephanie’s Custom Interiors P. O. Box 3154 Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-205-9509


INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Smarter Broadband 15533 Johnson Place Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-8289 JEWELERS Stucki Jewelers, Inc. 148 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1266 KITCHENWARE Tess’ Kitchen Store 115 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6997 LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES Hansen Bros Enterprises Colfax 44 Central Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 346-8174

Alta Sierra Village Inn 11858 Tammy Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9102 Best Western Gold Country Inn 972 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1393 Gold Miners Inn 121 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700 Golden Chain Motel 13413 State Hwy. 49 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-7279 Grass Valley Courtyard Suites 210 N. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7696 Harmony Ridge Lodge 18883 State Hwy. 20 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-0615


Nevada City Inn 760 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2253

New York Life Insurance Company 21837 Junebug Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

Northern Queen Inn 400 Railroad Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824

Sierra Mountain Inn 816 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8133 The Buttes Resort 230 Main Street Sierra City, CA 96125 (530) 862-1170 The Pines Motel 10845 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4232 LODGING-VACATION RENTALS A Victorian Rose 120 Winchester Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (925) 825-6462 Kate’s Place 422 Kate Hays Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (559) 269-7424 School Street Boarding 236 South School Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (415) 935-4484 Stevenson Vacation Rental 17239 Brewer Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 613-7350 The Charming Chapel Street Cottage 313 Chapel Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2006 LOCKSMITH Reed’s Locksmith 153 Joerschke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7624 MANUFACTURERSMETEOROLOGICAL SYSTEMS Novalynx Corporation P. O. Box 240 431 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 823-7185 MARKETING & PROMOTION CONSULTING Capital Business Consulting 10556 Combie Road, Ste. 6217 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 401-3662

Experience Immersion Marketing P. O. Box 728 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2334

Evergreen Home Loans 10142 Commercial Avenue Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 271-1850

Grass Valley Museum 410 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5509

MEDICAL & SURGICAL SERVICES AirMedCare Network CALSTAR Reach P. O. Box 162 Colfax, CA 95713 (530) 648-6455

Finance of America Mortgage 2428 Nevada City Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-8383

Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum 5 Kidder Court Nevada City, CA 95959 ​(530) 470-0902

MEDICAL & SURGICAL SERVICES Grass Valley Outpatient Surgery Center 408 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2282 MEDICAL GROUP Chapa-De Indian Health 1350 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8545 Dignity Health Medical Group 280 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-4480 MERCHANT SERVICES Capital Business Consulting 10556 Combie Road, Ste. 6217 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 401-3662 Pay it Forward Processing 23461 Shadow Drive Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-3382 Payment Exchange 3250 Monier Circle Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 (916) 635-8800 MOBILE HOME PARK Forest Springs Mobile Home Community 10084 Forest Springs Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-5954 MORTGAGE LOANS Academy Mortgage Corporation 970 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4108

Hometown Lenders, Inc. 970 E. Main Street, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4108 Integrity Mortgage 9290 Madison Avenue Orangevale, CA 95662 (916) 284-0066 Movement Mortgage 1744 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-6094 Nevada County Mortgage 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 114 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-0916 Northern California Mortgage Co. 113 Presley Way, Ste. 10 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-5500 Stanford Mortgage 1721 East Main Street, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3742 Verger Mortgage 231 E. Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 713-2296 MOVERS Ernie’s Van and Storage 185 Spring Hill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7836 Auburn Moving Company 10000 Hillview Road Newcastle, CA 95658 (530) 273-8684 MUSEUM Underground Gold Miners Museum 356 Main Street Alleghany, CA 95910 (530) 287-3330

North Star Mining Museum 933 Allison Ranch Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4255 The Historic Firehouse No. 1 Museum​ 214 Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-3937 NEW HOME BUILDER Timberwood Estates 1210 Stabler Lane Yuba City, CA 95993 (530) 870-6008 Towne Realty 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6955

SERVICES WE OFFER: • Daytime Socialization Class/Half-Day Socialization Class • Pack Walk • Therapy Animal Evaluation/Training • Private Walk • Obedience Track 1 Training • Obedience Track 2 Training • Behavorial Management • Canine Good Citizenship Training • Service Animal Training • House Sitting • Boarding 11099 Rough and Ready Hwy, Grass Valley, CA 95945

(530) 615-7297

NONPROFIT-FOUNDATION Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-6217 Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation P. O. Box 1810 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9700 NURSERIES Peaceful Valley Farm & Garden Supple 125 Clydesdale Court Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4769 Prospector’s Nursery 10003 Granholm Lane Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0973 Weiss Bros. Nursery 615 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3875

Dogs Run Free is providing a privately funded dog park for the use of the general public. Dog owners need a place to let their dogs play in Grass Valley and we are providing just that place.

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P.O. Box 1688 • Grass Valley, CA 95945 DESTINATION Nevada County


Invest in OFFICE SUPPLY Staples #1097 646 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6700 Williams Stationery 112 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7365 OPTICAL-OPTOMETRISTS, OPTICIANS Grass Valley Eyecare Optometric Inc. 670 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6000 Drs. Chan, Moon, & Associates 360 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3190 Eye to Eye Optometric Practice 154 Hughes Road, Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2238 OUTDOOR RECREATION Tributary Whitewater Tours P. O. Box 1160 Lotus, CA 95651 (800) 672-3846 PACKING SERVICES-MAIL TC Mailbox Center 10126 Alta Sierra Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 322-5888 The UPS Store 111 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6000 PAINT & GLASS Moule Paint & Glass 700 E. Main Steet Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4643 PARTNERS OF THE CHAMBER Atria Senior Living 150 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1055 Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 184




SRC Party Rentals & Supplies 691 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2266

Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. 19816 Buck Ridge Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 346-9612


League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County P. O. Box 1306 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-0956


Nevada Co. Democratic Women’s Club P. O. Box 1573 Grass Valley, CA 95945

Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

11:ELEVEN Photography P. O. Box 575 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-6609


Sixpence Wedding Photography Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-6045 (530) 613-3866

Capital Business Consulting 10556 Combie Road, Ste. 6217 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 401-3662 PayChex 50 Iron Point Circle, Ste. 200 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 203-7870 Paychex 50 Iron Point Circle, Ste. 200 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 267-7760 PERIODONTICS Grass Valley Periodontics 565 Brunswick Road, Ste. 7 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3312 PERSONAL SAFETY CONSULTING Damsel in Defense 25397 Pineview Drive Colfax, CA 95713 (916) 747-4559 PEST CONTROL Economy Pest Control, Inc. P. O. Box 900 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1766 Foothill Pest Control 111 Bank Street, #411 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-4806

Winding Road Imagery P. O. Box 957 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924 (530) 913-6045 PHYSICAL THERAPY Body Logic Physical Therapy 155 Spring Hill Drive, Ste. 206 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7306 PLUMBING ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Air 699 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9120 Comfort Plumbing Systems 18449 Shasta Dam Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-8761 Craig Johnson Plumbing 10841 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7275 Mr. Rooter of Nevada County 13058 Loma Rica Drive, Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4468



Robinson Enterprises, Inc. 293 Lower Grass Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 265-5844

AIRHOG 12506 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1577


Nevada County Republican Central Committee P. O. Box 403 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-1467 Nevada County Republican Women Federated P. O. Box 3572 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-3230 PRINTERS API-Marketing Merrill Kagan-Weston 13020 Earhart Avenue Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 885-9674 Country Copy Print Shop 1200 E. Main Street, Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4657 House of Print and Copy, LLC 1501 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1000 Real Graphic Source 749 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8835 PROPANE Northern Sierra Propane 13121 John Bauer Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7854 Suburban Propane 12575 Charles Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6113

Mountain Valley Property Management 404 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1631 Select Property Management 22937 W. Hacienda Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-4409 PROSTHETICS-ORTHOTICS Sierra Prosthetics-Orthotics 138 Joerschke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1004 PUBLISHER-MAGAZINE Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Destination Nevada County 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667 Maxwell Publishing 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B-118 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 446-3116 Nevada County Gold 14520 Lynshar Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3239 Sierra FoodWineArt P. O. Box 2528 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 263-1843 PUBLISHER-NEWSPAPER Gold Country Media/Auburn Journal 1030 High Sreet Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 852-0260 The Union 464 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9561 RADIO STATIONS


KNCO AM & FM Nevada County Broadcasters 1255 E. Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3424

Paul Law Realty/ Management 1721 E. Main Street, Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7653

KVMR FM Community Radio 401 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9073

Community REAL ESTATE-AGENT CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Diane Helms 101 Boulder Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 271-1669 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Susan Walker 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 913-8387 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Cheryl Berg 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 277-7992 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Jimmy McCummings 901 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 802-4663 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Sabrina Robinson 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-1336 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty John & Neva Walasek 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 277-8763

Gold Country Realty Group Patricia Ulhmann Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 351-1706 HomeSmart ICARE Realty Nate Taylor 10015 Alta Sierra Drive, Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 263-1100 Mason’s Team Groovy Gary Mason P. O. Box 1753 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8087 Network Real Estate Erin Sorani 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 277-8373 Network Real Estate Greg Ward 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3850 Network Real Estate Pam Auld 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1995

REAL ESTATE-BROKER & SALES Appreciated Real Estate Jonathan Walker 684 Morgan Ranch Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 460-1880 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Eric Hatch 10063 Combie Road Auburn, CA 95602 (866) 977-3627 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Mike Bainbridge 133 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5330 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Mike Bainbridge 101 Boulder Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 652-2884 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Select Mike Bainbridge 11360 Pleasant Valley Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-5444 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Select Mike Bainbridge 10063 Combie Road Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-2250

Nevada County Realty Teresa Dietrich P. O. Box 2684 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-6806

CENTURY 21 Davis Realty James Myers 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-1336

RE/Max Performance Betsy Hamilton 23558 Cottage Hill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 263-9044

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Chad Lyon 855 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7293

EXP Realty Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2727

RE/Max Performance Bill Rose 776 Freeman Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 392-5012

EXP Realty Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2727

EXP Realty Leslie O’Neil 101 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-0635

Team Simmons Mimi Simmons 101 Boulder Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7940

Intero Real Estate Services John & Edie Miller 170 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2100

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Gregory Bulanti 104 Walsh Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8073

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Waste Management of Nevada Co. 13083 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090

Marshall’s Pasties 203 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2844

MeZe Eatery 106 Mill Street RENTAL SERVICE STORES & YARDS Grass Valley, CA 95945 HBE Rentals (530) 383-2382 11727 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Port of Subs (530) 273-3100 873 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2660 Rental Guys 302 Railroad Avenue Round Table Pizza 1559 Grass Valley, CA 95945 686 Sutton Way (530) 273-0064 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6155 REORGANIZATION SERVICES Neat Habit The Stone House P. O. Box 6 107 Sacramento Street Chicago Park, CA 95712 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 205-5630 (530) 265-5050 186


Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro 302 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1468

Bret Harte Retirement Inn 305 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7137

Yuba River Charter School 10085 Adam Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6060

Twelve 28 Kitchen 10118 Commercial Avenue Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 446-6534

Brunswick Village/Pacific Senior Housing 316 Olympia Park Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1992


RETAIL Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames 598 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1348 Grande Wood Designs 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Heart and Home 129 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0506 Kard Kooks 17477 Patricia Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 477-3359 LaTeDa 138 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1930 Moms & Minis 122 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6464 Stella & Dot 70 Zion Street, Ste.1 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 648-4983 The Olive Groove 126 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8336 Yuba Blue, Inc. 116 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 530) 273-9620 RETIREMENT & LIFE CARE COMMUNITY Atria Senior Living 150 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1055

Crystal Ridge Care Center 396 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2273 Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center 121 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1316

Gold Country Community Services, Inc. P. O. Box 968 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4541 SENIOR SERVICES-HOME CARE Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 SEPTIC SERVICES Merrill & Sons 12619 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4605 SERVICE CLUBS

Hilltop Commons Senior Community Kiwanis Club of the Gold Country P. O. Box 721 131 Eureka Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7515 (530) 272-5274 Sierra View Manor-Assisted Living 120 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4849 Wolf Creek Care Center 107 Catherine Lane Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4447 RETIREMENT PLANNING New York Life Insurance Company 21837 Junebug Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672 ROOFING Gold Country Roofing 731 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2760 SCHOOLS Bear River High School 11130 Magnolia Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-3700

M3 Mall 435½ S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-8462 Nevada City 49er Breakfast Rotary 101 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 346-9612 Nevada County Branch AAUW P. O. Box 326 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-9395 Newcomers of Nevada County 10716 Arianna Court Grass Valley, CA 95949 No phone listed Rotary Club of Grass Valley 1558 P. O. Box 1213 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-6909 Soroptimist International of Grass Valley P. O. Box 663 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3895

Community SIGN MANUFACTURING Grass Valley Sign 13321 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7446 ZAP Manufacturing, Inc. 12086 Charles Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8855 SOCIAL CLUBS Gold Country German American Club P. O. Box 571 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1622 Gold Country LeTip P. O. Box 711 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6000 Gold Country Welcome Club P. O. Box 3057 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada County BNI Business Builders Meeting at Holbrooke Hotel Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-4466 Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society P. O. Box 565 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 575-4252 Nevada County Horsemen, Inc. 2036 Nevada City Hwy., PMB #286 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 887-8870 Roamin’ Angels Car Club P. O. Box 1616 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-8449 SOCIAL WELFARE

DC Solar Electric 12888 Spenceville Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-8114

Cricket Wireless 534 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (916) 606-9451

Plan It Solar 563 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0303

Exclusive T-Mobile Wireless 2082 Nevada City Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 955-6100

Sustainable Energy Group 412 E. Main Street, Ste. I Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4422

Spring Mobile / AT&T 736 Taylorville Road, Ste. C Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8255

DC Solar Electric 18070 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 802-1899


SPECIALTY GROCERY STORE BackPorch Market 135 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7111 STORAGE Alta Sierra Self Storage 15918 Little Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2071 Grass Valley Self Storage 946 Golden Gate Terrace Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6464 Old Barn Self Storage 175 Springhill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4455 Spring Hill Storage 150 Spring Hill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7867 STOVES-WOOD, GAS, COAL AND PELLET


A co-op of independent book sellers

107 Bank Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945

4,000 sq. ft. of Books, CDs, DVDs, LP Records

530 272-4655

Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

Used & Rare Books Art & Ephemera RARE BOOK ROOM

TELEVISION STATION NCTV-Nevada Co. Digital Media Center 104 New Mohawk Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-8862

Mon-Sat: 10am – 6pm Sun: 11am – 5pm

THEATER-CINEMAS Sierra Theaters 840-C E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1100 THEATER-LIVE Community Asian Theater P. O. Box 1266 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6362 Sierra Stages P. O. Box 709 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 346-3210 TIRES

Art Supplies Store Hours Fabric & Notions Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 598 Sutton Way General Crafts Grass Valley Sat 9am-6pm Home Decor &Sun Floral10am-6pm (530)273-1348 Kid’s Crafts • Paper Crafts Picture Framing Yarn & Needlecrafts

United Way of Nevada County P. O. Box 2733 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8111

Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822




California Solar Electric Company 149 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3671

Absolute Communication Solutions 175 Joerschke Drive, Ste. S Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-0332

Placer Title Company 380 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1382

Les Schwab Tire Center 570 Freeman Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2132 598 Sutton Way, Grass Valley

(530) 273-1348

Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-8pm Sat 9am-6pm • Sun 10am- 6pm

Store Nevada Hours DESTINATION County 187 Mon-Fri 9am-8pm 598 Sutton Way Store Hours


Proud to be a part Proud to be a part of of Team Grass Valley. TEAM GRASS VALLEY


Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens 16343 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-1363

Pacific Gas & Electric 3301 Industrial Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (916) 408-3311

VACUUM CLEANERS-PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE- SERVICE Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village AND SUPPLIES 14618 Tyler Foote Road Beam “Easy Living” Center Nevada City, CA 95959 422 Henderson Street (530) 478-7503 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Empire Mine State Historic Park (530) 273-5166 10787 E. Empire Street VETERANS ASSOCIATION Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8522 Frank Gallino American Legion Post #130 Nevada County Fairgrounds P. O. Box 1113 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 575-7002 (530) 273-6217 Welcome Home Vets TOWING 225 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Advanced Towing and Recycling (530) 272-3300 319 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES (530) 477-5400 Mountain Event Productions 12626 Dobbins Drive TOXICOLOGY Nevada City, CA 95959 Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. (530) 272-6293 19816 Buck Ridge Road

Red8 Interactive, Inc. P. O. Box 239 Nevada City, CA 95959 (415) 789-3685


ROSI Events 126 W. Berryhill Drive, Ste. 224 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 334-3483

From supporting local events to financing community projects and our WEDDING-VENUES employee involvement withAnanda local nonChurch 14618 Tyler Foote Road profits, we’re dedicated to helping the Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-7503 area grow and thrive. Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-6217

From supporting local events to financing community projects and our employee involvement with local nonprofits, we’re dedicated to helping the area grow and thrive.

Grass Valley Branch • 115 W. NorthMcKnight Star Historic ConservancyWay • 530-272-4286 12075 Auburn Road Member FDIC Grass Valley, CA 95949

Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 346-9612 TRANSPORTATION

AiRide Shuttle 214 N. Main Street Colfax, CA 95713 (530) 798-0679 Gold Crest Limousine Service 13451 Quaker Hill Cross Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7575 Paratransit Services/Gold Country Lift 900 Whispering Pines Lane Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1225 TRUCKING North Star Trucking, Inc. 124 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1182

Nevada County Virtual Tours 11198 Squirrel Creek Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8334 Sierra Gold Productions/Gold Country TV 27689 Table Meadow Road Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-0966 WASTE MANAGEMENT Ben’s ZapHaul P.O. Box 567 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 428-5530 Waste Management of Nevada Co. 13083 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090 WEB DESIGN-MARKETING & CONSULTING

(530) 205-8793

Grass Valley Branch • 115 W. McKnight Way

Northern Queen Inn 400 Railroad Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824

WINERY & TASTING ROOM Avanguardia Wines 163 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9911 Lucchesi Vineyards 128 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4222 Nevada City Winery 321 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9463


Green Girl Studio Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 292 7215

Nevada Irrigation District 1036 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6185

Jennco Web Works 10290 Gold Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 852-7863

Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery 124 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8282



Schrammsberg Estate 242 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-5569

Pilot Peak Winery 12888 Spenceville Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 263-5292



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