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destination CONTENTS 8






In Your Own Backyard Grass Valley

Dine Like a Local

Naked in Nevada County

Nevada City You Had Me at Staycation!

Penn Valley Perfect

Stay & Play in Truckee


Art & Culture




Home is Where Our Story Begins


From the Ground Up


Small Businesses Doing Big Things



PUBLISHER Robin Galvan-Davies Sierra Nevada Destination Publishing 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667 rdavies@grassvalleychamber.com

ADVERTISING Publisher I Head of Marketing & Sales Joy Porter (530) 913-6045 joy@windingroadimagery.com PHOTOGRAPHY Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery (530) 913-6045 joy@windingroadimagery.com

GRAPHIC DESIGN Sherry Sanchez Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce sherry@grassvalleychamber.com



s r o t u b i r t n o C CONTRIBUTORS

Stephanie Statler

Rob Campbell

Stephanie’s Custom Interiors Page 115

Viv Tipton

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Gage McKinney

Hospice of the Foothills Page 159

Mary Ann Boyer

Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Page 12

Finance of America Mortgage Page 141

Don Rogers

Lorraine Jewett

The Union Newspaper Publisher Page 90

Keoni Allen


Suzanne Voter

Regional Historian Page 102

Sierra Foothills Construction Co. Page 128


Andrea Deerhart The Heart Way

GeoSolve, Inc. Page 147

Valerie Costa

Freelance Writer Page 153

The Union Newspaper Page 32

Lock Richards

Sperry CGA-Highland Commercial Page 138

Keith Davies

Eliza Tudor

Brian O’Brien

Nevada County Arts Council Page 88

Beam “Easy Living” Center Page 148

Kimberly Parker

Lynn Saunders

Author/ Nevada City Native Page 62

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Page 48

Truckee Chamber of Commerce Pages 76, 80

Diane Spooner

Jesse Locks

Margaret Floyd

President, Nevada County Association of Realtors Page 111

Wally Hagaman Chinese Historian Page 92

Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Page 58

KathE Frazer

Gold Miners Inn Page 95

Steve Cottrell

Functional Nutritionist Page 44

Nevada County Historian Pages 38, 66, 100, 101


Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens........................................9 Bank of the West.............................................. 124-125 Beam “Easy Living” Center............................. 148-149 Booktown Books.......................................................91 Budget Blinds..........................................................117 Century 21Cornerstone.................................. 122-123 Chapel of the Angels..................................................52 Cheryl & Allison Rellstab-RE/MAX Gold..............135 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty.............. 112-113 Diane Helms-Century 21 Cornerstone Realty........121 Dignity Health...........................................................49 Dorsey Marketplace................................................137 Ernie’s Van & Storage.................... Inside Front Cover Eskaton Village.................................................... 54-55 Evans Furniture Galleries.......................................120 Finance of America.................................................141 Freschi Construction...............................................145 GeoSolve, Inc...........................................................147 HCB Construction Company.................................134 Homes by Towne.....................................................142 Keith Davies...............................................................91 Ladybird Aesthetics...................................................53 Lake Wildwood Association............................... 72-73 Maria’s Mexican Restaurant......................................30 MEC Builds & MEC Cleans.....................................143 Millennium Engineering.........................................129 Mimi Simmons-Century 21 Cornerstone Realty.....56 Mountain Ranch Winery...........................................36 Network Real Estate........................................ 106-107 Network Real Estate-Kathy Papola.Inside Back Cover Nevada City Engineering, Inc.................................145

Nevada County Association of Realtors.................108 Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Group...........160 Patterson’s Tax Practice...........................................118 Peters’ Drilling & Pump Service.............................144 Placer Title Company..............................................140 PRMI, The Verger Group........................................118 Probrilliance Leadership.........................................161 Seghezzi Enterprises................................................136 Sierra Foothills Construction Company................126 Sierra Gold Parks Foundation..................................11 Sierra Theaters...........................................................13 Sierra View Manor....................................................52 Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates......................138 State Farm-Mike Bratton........................................139 Stephanie’s Custom Interiors..................................115 Stucki Jewelers...........................................................21 Teresa Dietrich-Gold Country Ranches...................70 Tess’ Kitchen..............................................................17 Timberwood Estates................................................146 The Pines of Grass Valley................................ 132-133 The UPS Store..........................................................163 Tofanelli’s...................................................................33 Top Notch Construction.........................................134 Tripps Auto Body......................................................13 Twin Cities Church.................................................162 Wallis Design Studio...............................................131 Winding Road Imagery...........................................150 Wolf Mountain Day Spa...................................... 50-51 Young’s Carpet One.................................................120 Yuba Blue...................................................................16

Photo Credits and Image Acknowledgements Special Thanks to Photographers: David Wong Erin Thiem Erskine Photography Kat Alves Kial James Lynn Karlin Winding Road Imagery Zack Fairchild Special Thanks to Artists: Cru Dorsey Gaetano Pesce - Fish Design James Ross Jewellers Jason Momoa

Jean-Baptiste Monge Ruth Chase Ryan McVay Special Thanks to Image Contributors: Architectural Digest Archanas Kitchen Better Homes & Garden Chairish City of Grass Valley City of Nevada City Jesse Locks/Nevada City Film Festival La Dolcevita Blog Lake Tahoe This Week Little Town of Washington

Live Auctioneers McConnell Foundation Nevada County Historical Society Northstar California Resort Pantone Roxan Coffman The Holbrooke Hotel/Acme Hospitality The National Hotel/Acme Hospitality The Union Newspaper The Sharp Team Town of Truckee Travel Awaits Truckee.com Truckee History Tour Western Gateway Park DESTINATION DESTINATION Nevada Nevada County County






By Robin Blackbird My husband, Carl, and I are self-styled “greenies.” For years, we sought nature-inspired adventures across the globe before “ecotourism” was “a thing.” I guess that dates us, but our excursions took us into pockets of Paradise, where nature flourished unmolested. It was a thrilling experience, and we’re delighted that decades later, ecotourism is gaining popularity. Here at home, Nevada County’s beautiful natural assets are beloved by residents and visitors alike. Yet how many folks realize that there is even more to this Paradise beyond the gorgeous vistas? Would it surprise you to know that you are sitting in a biological hotspot? Indeed! Our Sierra Nevada region is part of the greater California Floristic Province. The richly layered forest habitats interspersed with lakes, rivers, streams, and wetlands attract an abundance of native birds and wildlife along with migratory ones. In 1996 the Province was named a biodiversity hotspot and joined the 33 other areas in the world for its biodiversity and endemic species. No wonder ecotourism is gaining popularity in Nevada County! 8


Most of Nevada County is part of the California Floristic Province, which is one of the world’s foremost biodiversity hotspots. This means that it contains an unusually high concentration of plant species that grow nowhere else in the world but here. localwiki.org

It’s exciting that excursions led by local naturalists allow us to do the same thing in our backyard without passports or leaving a huge carbon footprint! With the advent of spring, limitless opportunities exist to explore local nature. Botanical gardens, local parks, and scenic trails provide us with a place where we commune with nature and reconnect with the wonder of natural beauty and healing energy. As wildflowers explode into glorious color at the South Yuba River State Park, docents lead Spring wildflower, birding, and geology walks and share the wonder and importance of interaction between nature and the environment. Bear Yuba Land Trust leads summer community hikes to explore their land preserves. The South Yuba River Citizen’s League hosts Salmon Expeditions and partners with Synergia Venture Learning to offer experiential nature relationship education programs to people of all ages and backgrounds. It’s the time of year when we usually take our eco-

vacation, but this year, we’re still strapped with COVID restrictions. Regardless, Carl promised that he would take us someplace with a “see in a completely new way” experience. As a surprise, he made reservations at the newly renovated historical Holbrooke Hotel and swept me off on a glorious week-long “Stay-cation.” Not only did we learn a great deal more about the Holbrooke’s fascinating history, but during Carl’s daily stay-cation excursion itinerary, we gained profound knowledge about the place we’ve lived in all these years. With this new-found knowledge and understanding, we see it as if for the first time. My husband more than kept his promise! Whether a visitor, a newcomer to the area, or a long-time resident like Carl and me, going on a local eco-adventure guarantees that you too will see the Wonderland of Nevada County as you’ve never seen it before! It helps you truly understand and appreciate, and care about this incredible place where Paradise exists in our own backyard.

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“A staycation is not a lame excuse for real travel.” WomenWhoMoney.com By Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

Staycation, home-cation, or near-cation, whatever you call vacationing in your own backyard, it’s a phenomenon that predates the pandemic. According to Christopher Elliott, Senior Contributor to Forbes Magazine, “Staycations are the new vacations.” He goes on to say, “Americans are staying close to home and taking shorter vacations. They did it this summer, and they’ll do it again this Thanksgiving and Christmas, the other two most popular vacation periods. You could blame the pandemic or the recession for the abbreviation of your vacation, but that only begins to explain what’s happening. The way we take time off is changing — has been changing for years — and this is only the latest stage in the evolution of the American vacation. The current recession and pandemic didn’t create the staycation trend. It accelerated it and, some say, made it permanent. In other words, staycations, some say, are the new vacations.” What does this mean for your next vacation? Teresa McCombs, a travel advisor with 2 Sisters Travel, a Virtuoso-affiliated travel agency, says staycations are synonymous with vacations — at least for now. People want a safe bet for their vacation, and close is thought to be safer. “They’ve also realized there are some amazing destinations 10


right in their own backyard that they would like to discover, and now is the perfect opportunity,” she says. Ah-ha! And that brings us home to Nevada County and why it’s no sacrifice to staycation. Our county abounds with quaint towns and areas that are big on “experience.” There’s a tremendous opportunity for discovery right around the corner or just a short drive away. STAYCATION BENEFITS Vacation changes the mindset. We perceive getting away as an opportunity to put the daily grind behind us, embark on a new adventure, and lifts our spirits — a staycation can offer all that, along with the discovery of paradise in your own backyard! How to begin? That’s easy, pop into the Grass Valley Visitors Center and chat with a Visitors Center Concierge. Planning a staycation can be as much fun as traveling to another state or abroad. Beautiful and compelling destination brochures are waiting to lead you to discovery. Let the knowledgeable Concierge Staff help you plan a fun, relaxing, delicious, and memorable staycation! Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 128 East Main Street • Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667 • info@grassvalleychamber.com


Three Unique & Distinct State Parks in Western Nevada County Hiking, Biking, Gold Panning, Picnicking, Swimming, Living History, Family-Friendly OPEN YEAR ROUND! www.sierragoldparksfoundation.org



By Sherry Sanchez and Mary Ann Boyer, Grass Valley Visitors Center Concierge Services At the Grass Valley Visitor Center, we greet thousands of guests each year, and we are always curious about what brings them through our door. While the responses are varied, there is one common comment: “This has to be the most beautiful visitor center in the country.” It is a beautiful center bordered by walls of original brick dating back to the 1860s when a livery stable occupied this site. While many other businesses have been located at 128 East Main Street over the years, we like to refer to the space now as Grass Valley’s Living Room. And, you are welcome to visit. Sit by the Victorian–era fireplace in one of the Victorian upholstered chairs or on the red velvet sofa and enjoy the many brochures representing things to do and places to go in our area. Complementing the gold-rush-era ambiance of our center are twenty-first-century inclusions. Visitors can view a dozen visually appealing displays showcasing stakeholder members of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce such as the Lake Wildwood Association, Nevada County Contractors’ Association, and the Sierra Gold Parks Foundation.

Each presentation includes a television screen that continuously presents highlights of that business or organization. While the Visitor Center is physically warm and welcoming, it’s the people who live here that make Grass Valley so special and so much fun to represent. We are an ever-growing and diverse community that loves our town. All of Grass Valley is historical; the lands we dwell upon are ancient and blessed. Plaques and monuments dot the city, memorializing those who have contributed to Grass Valley’s culture and the community’s rich tapestry. While we live “on the scenic route,” there is little that is rural about life in Grass Valley today. The past’s golden charm serves as the backdrop for a dynamic mix of upscale retail shops, fabulous restaurants, and many big-city services and amenities. Daily life here is rich with choice and opportunity. The ancient healing arts live comfortably alongside traditional medicine. The faith community is as diverse as the population, and our educational institutions proclaim a high ranking. The creative community provides us with world-class art, culture, and entertainment. Performing arts organizations present live theater and music festivals throughout the year. There are over a hundred service, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations eager for your participation. We embrace the Support Local-Live Local philosophy and strive to be good custodians of our city, celebrating what makes us unique as individuals and as a community. Whether you are a first-time visitor, returning visitor, or resident of the community, we invite you to come and visit us at the Grass Valley Visitors Center. Each day we strive to reflect our beloved city and the community. What could be better than that?



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Downtown’s Dynamic Duo! When you walk into Yuba Blue, all your senses are delighted! Everywhere you look, there are fabulous displays of goods — everything from clothing, shoes, and accessories for men and women to home décor, bath and body, and so much more. Their music is upbeat; their staff is friendly and welcoming. All of this creates a fun atmosphere that begs the patron to dig in and stay awhile! Of course, all of this is by design. Sarah Miller Lazard, a fine arts major, brought her marketing flair to town when she founded Yuba Blue in 1995 after selling her store in Tahoe City and purchasing the building at 116 Mill Street. Sarah’s daughter, Lillie Piland-Robertson, became her business partner in 2004. The pair hasn’t stopped executing their mission to bring an ever-changing selection of amazing finds to Downtown Grass Valley. Since its inception 25 years ago, Yuba Blue has been a local favorite and a must-see destination for tourists visiting the area. The duo has expanded the business twice, once in 1998 and again in 2009. The second expansion doubled Yuba Blue’s square footage and allowed them to bring in more of everything! It also included the addition of a large shoe department and a men’s clothing and accessories section. Also unique to the store, the owners hand-paint the windows every 6-8 weeks. Although a labor of love, they enjoy having a temporary canvas to welcome shoppers. Their designs have even been everything from fun, whimsical imagery, seasonal works of art to thoughtprovoking metaphors of peace and unity. 16


Of course, no trip to Yuba Blue is complete until you leave with your packages wrapped in their signature gift wrap that patrons have come to know and love. The colorful wrap always brings a smile to the face of any recipient! These days, Lillie Piland-Robertson runs the day to day operations at the store alongside her exceptional staff. Her daughter, the 3rd generation in their tight-knit family unit, is 11 and can often be found wielding a price gun or showing customers some of her favorite goodies around the shop. Sarah still helps with buying concepts, window designs, and working on the holidays’ sales floor. Yuba Blue is truly a family-run operation, and it shows. The two ladies revel in their closeness and are proud to have a successful business that has allowed their family to thrive while doing something they enjoy.

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We have what you need to achieve Culinary Success!

“Tess’ Kitchen & Culinary” Nevada County’s Only Culinary Emporium & Cooking School “Come in and Explore all three floors, yes, three floors chalked full of Cookware, Bakeware, Tabletop, Kitchen electrics, all your coffee & tea needs, an extensive collection of gourmet delights, world class cheeses and over 24 feet of gadgets galore!” In 2019, Nevada County native Penny Short signed on as the General Manager of Tess’ Kitchen, the iconic cooking store in downtown Grass Valley to “learn the nuances” of running the three-floor mega store with a massive inventory, cooking classes and the Chef ’s Table demonstration dinners. In early 2020 she became the new owner of Tess’ Kitchen and Culinary, and had more than “learned.” With her boundless energy, eye for detail and instinct for stocking just the right products, Penny says with a huge smile, “A LOT of product is an understatement!” She stocks three floors of culinary finds from the simplest kitchen gadget to the highest quality cooking vessels. And then there are the culinary programs…

COOKING CLASSES at Tess’ Penny’s philosophy: “Everybody’s gotta eat, might as well be fun and exceptional!” Come and learn how to cook or bake in our state-of-the-art professional teaching kitchen with our favorite Chef — Alan Tangren. Alan worked for Chez Panisse in Berkeley, CA for over 20 years and is a master in the culinary arts. Rest assured once you take one of his cooking classes it’s pretty much a guarantee you’ll be wanting more. CHEF’S TABLE DEMONSTRATION DINNER at Tess’ Tess’ is proud to be able to offer the Chef ’s Table demonstration dinners. Typically, a Chef ’s Table is a table in a restaurant reserved in the kitchen for VIPs and special guests of the Chef. Guests will be served a themed menu prepared by our in-house Chef Alan Tangren. BRANDS YOU LOVE at Tess’ Bakeware: USA Pan, Nordicware, Anchor, Le Creuset, Cuisinart Cookware: Green Pan, Lodge, Le Creuset, Staub, Zwilling, & more Cutlery: Zwilling/Henckels, Shun, Miyabi, Messermeister, Global, Kyocera & more Gadgets: OXO, Kuhn Rikon, Harold’s, Chef ’ n, Tovolo, Prepara, Betty Bossi, Escali & more Electrics: Breville, KitchenAid, Soda Stream, Cuisinart, Capresso, OXO & more

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Memorial Park is located between State Highway 174 and Memorial Lane, near Empire Mine State Historic Park. Fittingly, it was dedicated November 11, 1922 — Armistice Day, now called Veterans Day — to honor local residents killed in World War One. And, we’re proud to say, the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce was the catalyst for its creation. In 1921, the Chamber of Commerce decided to establish an auto park with several small cottages available for motorists willing to make the arduous trip here in Model Ts, Maxwells, Studebakers, and other cars of the era. The auto park concept was growing by leaps and bounds in California and, naturally, the Chamber of Commerce wanted to advertise that Grass Valley had such a facility to accommodate travelers. As potential locations were being considered, George Starr of Empire-Starr Mines Inc. offered the Chamber a deed to nearly a dozen acres of mine property — free. And with that much land available, Chamber of Commerce directors decided to create a multi-use community park and not merely an auto park with a few guest cottages. Chamber members felt the new city park should honor local residents killed in WWI, and that’s how it came to be named Memorial Park — initially memorializing sixteen war dead with a plaque and monument, as well as sixteen trees planted by local Boy Scouts.

Commerce enthusiastically points to when visitors drop by the office looking for a nearby place to picnic, swim, relax in the sun, hit a few tennis balls, or pay their respect to men and women who sacrificed their lives for our nation. There are several great parks in Western Nevada County, each offering something unique, but the Chamber of Commerce is particularly proud of Memorial Park. We got the ball rolling shortly after WWI and the City has maintained and improved upon our early work for nearly ninety years. And now, with Measure E in place, expansion of services and more park amenities are being planned. Thank You to the Grass Valley City Council. Your well-considered investment of Measure E funds positively impacts the quality of life in our community.

Empire Mine built a swimming pool, Idaho-Maryland Mine built a community hall, and the Chamber of Commerce raised more than $10,000 through contributions ranging from fifty cents to $2,500. In addition, Dr. Carl Jones and his sister, Frances, built tennis courts to honor their deceased brother, Dr. John Taylor Jones, who had been a tennis player of note. When it opened, Memorial Park included — in addition to the amenities mentioned above — a children’s playground, large picnic area, horseshoe pits, and an athletic field also used to stage outdoor concerts and plays organized by the Chamber of Commerce as fundraisers for park maintenance. Until 1930, when title was transferred to the City of Grass Valley, Memorial Park was owned and operated by the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce — managed by a park committee and one paid employee. Memorial Park has a different pool these days, tennis court surfaces are modern, plaques now honor all local veterans, not just those from WWI, and new features have been added — including pickle ball courts. But it remains a recreational jewel that the Grass Valley Chamber of DESTINATION Nevada County


Grass Valley ACCOMMODATIONS & POINTS OF INTEREST ACCOMMODATIONS 1.Coach Elam Biggs Bed & Breakfast 1. N Four Motel 2. Biggs Bed & Breakfast 2.Elam Holiday Lodge 3. Inn 3.Lamb’s Grass Victorian Valley Courtyard Suites 4. Stage Coach Motel 4. Sierra Mountain Inn 5. 5.Swan-Levine Gold MinersHouse Inn 6. Holiday Lodge 6. A Victorian Rose 7. Grass Valley Courtyard Suites 7. The Pines Motel 8. Sierra Mountain Inn 8. Best Western Gold Country Inn 9. Gold Miners Inn-Holiday Inn Express 9. Northern Queen Inn 10. Holbrooke Hotel 10. Holbrooke Hotel


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All Thanks to Lulu City of Grass Valley, Condon Park Information from articles by Susan Wolbarst and Charles Gallardo Grass Valley’s largest park was donated to the city by a woman who spent most of her life in San Francisco. Condon Park, located on the west side of town, is named for a woman who willed the land to the city specifically for recreational purposes. Although she only briefly, if ever, lived in Nevada County, Luella “Lulu” Henrietta Condon bequeathed Grass Valley 76 acres of prime real estate. Little is known about Lulu Condon or her motives for leaving the property to the city. According to the deed, the land was part of a 150-acre spread purchased in 1867 by Lulu’s father, Henry Condon. Condon bought the land located one mile west of Grass Valley for $10,000 in gold coins. The land, known as the Chollar Ranch, was purchased from Thomas Barr. The Bounty Gold Mine was located on the Condon property, with the shaft located near the intersection of Dalton and Church Streets. The Bounty closed near the beginning of World War II. The Condon family home was located at the current site of the Condon Park baseball field. Today, Condon Park shines like a jewel and is replete with outdoor recreational opportunities that honor Lulu Condon’s legacy. 22


Condon Park – 660 Minnie Street This 80-acre park offers the following amenities:

 BBQ Pavilion Area  Facility Park Rental Application  Outdoor Basketball Courts  Bocce Ball Courts  Disc Golf Course  Dogs Run Free Dog Park  Fir Tree Arboretum  Fishing Pond  L.O.V.E. Building  Little League Baseball Fields  Playground  Skatepark



A Landmark in Local History

WE’VE BEEN BUILDING CHARACTER SINCE 1852 Celebrating Grass Valley at its most authentic… unearthed, restored and brought forward into today. Welcome to the Holbrooke Hotel: where modern luxuries blend seamlessly with a historically unique, rustic-yet-refined, one-of-a-kind property. Set in the heart of our bustling town with easy access to restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and historical sights, our meticulously renovated California Historical Landmark offers a true break from the ordinary and an unforgettable stay.

The Holbrooke Hotel, which has stood as a landmark on Grass Valley’s Main Street since 1852, is pleased to announce it began welcoming guests again on November 7, 2020 following a meticulous restoration. Two years in the making, the hotel’s new incarnation blends modern luxuries and refined dining with the property’s historically unique, oneof-a-kind design elements. 24


Local architects, designers and craftspeople have preserved the charm and history of this treasured property while revitalizing it for the modern traveler. Set in the scenic Sierra Nevada Foothills in the heart of charming downtown Grass Valley, guests have easy access to restaurants, tasting rooms, shops and outdoor adventures. Acme Hospitality, which spearheaded the renovation and will manage the property, is restoring another nearby property, the National Exchange in Nevada City, Calif. — which will open in the coming months. Located in the heart of California’s historic Gold Rush Country, the Holbrooke Hotel serves as a reminder of the city’s colorful origins as a gold mining boom town. Following a painstaking renovation led by a team of local designers, craftsmen, and builders, the Holbrooke has been transformed into a true icon of California history and hospitality. Now reopened, the 28-room Holbrooke brings an elevated and timeless guest experience to the Sierra Nevada region, which

is famous for its charming small towns, beautiful scenery and abundant outdoor adventures. Throughout its history, the Holbrooke has seen it all: gambling and gun fights, fortunes made and lost, five U.S. presidents, and maybe even a haunting or two. In keeping with its status as one of California’s oldest hotels, every effort has been made to honor the original spirit of the hotel, which has hosted the likes of Mark Twain, Ulysses S. Grant, and Lola Montez. “I am so proud of the passion and dedication our team has put into restoring the Holbrooke. I believe that the finished product will be a source of great pride for the local community while welcoming a new generation of visitors to experience the beauty of Nevada County,” said Sherry Villanueva, Managing Partner of Acme Hospitality. A Timeless Redesign “The Holbrooke’s restoration has truly been a labor of love and we’ve gone to great lengths to preserve the hotel’s original character and unique historic elements,” said Anne L’Esperance, Design Director and Project Manager for Acme. “We have distilled down the essence of this 160-year-old building to reveal the beauty and simplicity of the original structure while bringing it up to modern standards for comfort and safety.”

Built during the California Gold Rush when Grass Valley boomed with mining activity, the Holbrooke’s new look mixes classic and modern touches with vintage furniture and fixtures, set against the building’s raw structural elements of brick, wood and stone. The design team, which consisted of: Anne L’Esperance, Doug Washington of August Studios and Grass Valley local Bri Ingram, stripped away 160 years’ worth of paint, wallpaper and design choices that had not withstood the test of the time. For example, walls had been added to the hotel’s ground floor that made it feel segmented. The design team removed the walls and exposed original structural elements, creating an open and airy main public space that flows seamlessly from the arrival area to the dining room, bar and outdoor patio. Wherever possible, the team restored original features, such as the clawfoot tubs, exposed wood beams, antique light fixtures and underground tunnels used for transporting gold through town. The artwork throughout the property also reflects the town’s heritage as well as the natural beauty of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Foothills. The guestrooms are adorned with archival photography, while the public spaces feature the work of local artists, including a large hand painted mural on the second-floor landing by Sarah Coleman and Brianna French that depicts the region’s natural landscape. The entire first floor — including the lobby, bar and restaurant



space — now flows together, accentuated by refinished stone and brickwork, hardwood flooring, and a fresh white paint palette on the walls. The original bar has been restored while maintaining its original character and the restaurant opens onto a fully redone outdoor patio featuring an outdoor fire pit. A lobby-adjacent event space, perfect for hosting wedding banquets and corporate meetings, boasts a bright and airy new feel thanks to the use of white-washed brick and a neutral color scheme. On the second floor, the main hotel’s 17 guestrooms have been completely redone from top to bottom and feature a masculine, yet inviting, design theme consisting of white walls, rich wood furnishings, and top-of-the-line new bedding including pillow-top mattresses and premium linens. Many of the bathrooms feature restored claw-foot tubs that were original to the property, while others offer new whitetiled walk-in showers accented with period-appropriate brass plumbing fixtures. The adjacent 11-room Purcell House, which sits on a corner of the property, has also been restored. The Holbrooke is home to the Golden Gate Saloon, originally constructed in 1852 and the longest continually running 26


watering hole west of the Mississippi. Now helmed by Chef Zachary Ahrenholtz, the Golden Gate Saloon offers a new look and a new menu inspired by the early days of California, with an emphasis on smoked meats and Mexican-style accompaniments. A speakeasy, called the Iron Door in the hotel’s basement, has been completely reimagined with warm amber lighting on original stone walls, plush banquettes and a beautiful custom bar set against original metal doors that once led to a series of underground tunnels. The bar program will highlight modern twists on hand-crafted classic cocktails, as well as an extensive selection of craft beers and wines. The Guest Experience The Holbrooke offers 28 newly renovated guest rooms and suites located in the main building as well as the adjacent Purcell House, which originally served as a local livery stable. Each room has its own character and inimitable charm, with a stylish hybrid of antique and modern furnishings. Classic tiled bathrooms feature beautifully refinished antique clawfoot tubs with showers for a historic bathing experience,

enhanced with locally made artisan amenities. Standard in-room features include Bluetooth speakers, USB charging ports, Mascioni robe, lambswool blanket, inroom coffee and tea service, and honor bar (available in most rooms). With three distinct event spaces for groups of up to 100 guests, the Holbrooke is the ideal location for events such as weddings and family reunions. The North Star Room on the hotel’s main floor has been beautifully restored for indoor gatherings, while the Purcell House Lawn and Holbrooke patio offer plentiful options for outdoor events. The Purcell House can be rented out by groups who wish to stay together under one roof, such as wedding parties or family reunions. “I am thrilled to be a part of the reopening of this grand hotel in Historic Downtown Grass Valley,” said Ted Robinson, Interim General Manager of the Holbrooke Hotel. “This historic landmark has been a central part of the Grass Valley community for more than a century and half, and we cannot wait to welcome guests with a new, elevated experience throughout the hotel.” DESTINATION Nevada County


AHRENHOLTZ The Holbrooke is home to the Golden Gate Saloon, originally constructed in 1852 and the longest continually running watering hole west of the Mississippi. Now helmed by Chef Zachary Ahrenholtz, the Golden Gate will reopen with a new menu inspired by the early days of California, with an emphasis on smoked meats and Mexican-style accompaniments. Chef Ahrenholtz, an Iowa native, has spent his career cooking in some of Napa Valley’s best hotels and restaurants, including Calistoga Ranch, Hotel Yountville, E’toile at Domaine Chandon and Il Posto in Napa. He joined the Holbrooke at the start of the renovation and spent six months training with Acme Hospitality at its award-winning Santa Barbara restaurants including The Lark and Loquita.



Of his experience with Acme, he says, “They invoke a real sense of pride, family and a sense of personal ownership into everything they do.” At the Holbrooke, he is melding the culinary prowess he developed in Napa Valley with a dose of the comfort and approachability he recalls from his Midwestern upbringing. He describes his philosophy for the Holbrooke’s menu as “refined yet cool and approachable” with a unique approach to familiar menu items that incorporates the region’s Spanish Mexican roots of old California. Menu highlights include a Cast Iron Baked Tamale Pie with house made masa and pork shoulder, Smoked Crispy Skin Chicken paired with locally sourced Early Bird Farms cheesy white grits, and Pozole de la Cabeza made using a traditional method with stock made from scratch.






226 E. Main St. • Grass Valley, CA 95945 • (530) 274-2040 • mariasgrassvalley.com



What’s Cookin’ in Nevada County? By Valerie Costa Most small towns are limited in their scope of good restaurants, but here in Nevada County we have an exceptional slate of dining options that can make even the most serious gourmand smile. Whether you want a quick burger and fries or a six course gourmet meal, you can find it here, with a side of gorgeous scenery and exquisite service. We pride ourselves on the abundance of family owned businesses in Nevada County, with limited chain options. The care that goes into every aspect of your dining experience is evident from the moment you walk in the door until you leave, smiling and satisfied. With an abundance of family farms and ranches in the area, the chances are good that at least part of your meal is prepared using local ingredients, fresh from the farm. And the varied interests and preferences of our local populace means that you can find exceptional organic vegetarian and vegan fare alongside a perfectly-cooked steak. International Flair Nevada County has a plethora of options for the purveyors of the traditional international options of Mexican, Chinese, and Italian restaurants, along with several fantastic sushi choices. But we go beyond that with Diego’s South American cuisine, where the fun and funky décor are just as cherished as the pitchers of sangria made from local wines and fruits and the panqueque especial (don’t miss this!) Sopa Thai in downtown Nevada City is popular with locals and visitors, both. With their gorgeous patio and interior, and their extensive exotic menu, they have won the Best Thai Food of Nevada County by the readers of The Union newspaper since they opened. Up in 32


Truckee, sample the delectable dishes of the far east at Flame of India, a casual but delicious destination. MeZe Eatery in downtown Grass Valley has fresh, organic, healthy dishes from the Middle East, including some of the best falafel you have ever tasted. Down Home Cuisine If you’re looking for some finger lickin’ down home cookin’, we’ve got that, too. The Tack Room and the Willo are two old school steak houses where the beef is cooked over an open flame and the cocktails are strong and simple. South Pine Café elevates the traditional breakfast and lunch fare with a local, fresh flair, and Charlie’s Café is a hole in the wall diner reminiscent of the 1960s, complete with chicken fried steak, biscuits and gravy, and everything you would expect from an old fashioned breakfast joint. Ike’s Quarter Café takes you to down home New Orleans, where you can get some great Creole cooking or standard breakfast and lunch fare. In Truckee, the aptly named Squeeze In is a narrow haven of culinary delight, with award winning burgers and an omelet that went toe to toe with Bobby Flay in one of his famous throwdowns! Elevated and Elegant If you’re looking for something a more extravagant, we’ve got plenty of options there, too. Watershed at The Owl is a gourmet delight, and the fact that it has been operating as a saloon and restaurant since the California Gold Rush makes dinner there a trip into Grass Valley’s Wild West history. Twelve 28 in Penn Valley is a culinary marvel, with a creative menu that changes seasonally and dishes that are the definition of umami. New Moon Café in downtown Nevada City uses fresh, local ingredients to create unique, flavorful dishes in an

elegant atmosphere. If you’re headed to Truckee, try Trokay, a stylish, modern restaurant offering upscale seasonal New American fare and wine pairings. Casual and Chic If you’re hungry for a simple burger or sandwich, we have some of the best around. Big A Rootbeer Drive In is reminiscent of the drive in car hop restaurants of the 1950s and 60s, with delicious burgers, fries, and homemade root beer. BackPorch Market is one of the best kept secrets tucked away in Grass Valley, and the perfect place to pick up a picnic lunch and enjoy the great outdoors. Afternoon Deli offers great deli sandwiches, three kinds of house made veggie burgers, a wide variety of cheese steaks, and more. To satisfy your seafood craving, try Morgan’s Lobster Shack and Fish Market in Truckee, where you can come as you are to enjoy some delicious lobster and fish creations.

Sweet Make sure you save some room for dessert! Lazy Dog Chocolateria in downtown Grass Valley is a candy store straight out of Willie Wonka, serving up handmade ice cream, chocolates, gelato, and more. Treats in Nevada City scoops up ice cream made in-house, with creative flavors like lavender and saffron rose pistachio that use local products. Walking into Cake in downtown Grass Valley is like visiting a bakery in Paris, without the jet lag. No matter what you are hungry for, you can find it in Nevada County. Bon Appétit.

A Downtown Grass Valley Tradition!

A Downtown Grass Valley Tradition

Relaxed Bistro & Bar serving Italian American

Relaxed Bistro & Bar serving Italian American fare in a 19thcentury building and on their fare in a 19th century building and on their Award Winning Patio. Award Winning Patio.

302 West Main St, Grass Valley 302 West Main St., Grass Valley (530) 272-1468

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DINE BAKERIES & BAGELS Flour Garden Bakery 109 Neal St., Grass Valley 530-477-2253 999 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-272-2043 flourgarden.com SPD Bakeries 735 Zion St., Nevada City 530-265-4596 129 West McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-5000 spdmarket.com COFFEE & JUICE HOUSES Brew Bakers Family Café 209 West Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-7168 brewbakersgv.com BriarPatch Coffee House 290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-5333 briarpatch.coop Caroline’s Coffee 128 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley 530-273-6424 carolinescoffee.com DELI/SANDWICH SHOPS BackPorch Market 135 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-271-7111 backporchmarket.com Briar Patch Market/Deli 290 Sierra College Dr., Grass Valley 530-272-5333 briarpatch.coop Port of Subs 873 Sutton Way, Grass Valley 530-477-2660 portofsubs.com SPD Market/Deli 735 Zion St., Nevada City 530-265-4596 34


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129 West McKnight Way, Grass Valley 530-272-5000 spdmarket.com AMERICAN Alta Sierra Country Club The Timbers 11897 Tammy Way, Grass Valley 530-273-2041 altasierracc.com Friar Tuck’s Restaurant 111 N. Pine St., Nevada City 530-265-9093 friartucks.com Holbrooke Hotel 212 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-460-4078 holbrooke.com Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-273-8111 kanesrestaurant.com Old Town Cafe 110 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-273-4303 oldtowncafegrassvalley.com One 11 Kitchen & Bar 300 Commercial St., Nevada City 530-470-6099 111kitchen.com Tofanelli’s 302 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-1468 tofanellis.com Twelve 28 Kitchen 10118 Commercial Ave., Penn Valley 530-446-6534 twelve28kitchen.com INTERNATIONAL Diego’s - Chilean Cuisine 217 Colfax Ave., Grass Valley 530-477-1460 diegosrestaurant.com

MeZé Eatery 106 Mill St., Grass Valley 530-383-2382 mezeeatery.com ITALIAN Cirino’s at Main Street 215 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-477-6000 cirinosatmainstreet.com Ristorante Alloro Cucina Italiana 124 Bank St., Grass Valley 530-273-3555 allororistorantegrassvalley.com Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro 302 W. Main St., Grass Valley 530-272-1468 tofanellis.com MEXICAN El Milagro 760 S. Auburn St., Ste. A, Grass Valley 530-802-5229 elmilagromenu.com Lefty’s Taco House 840 E. Main Street, Grass Valley 530-265-5855 leftystacohouse.com Maria’s Mexican Restaurant 226 E. Main St., Grass Valley 530-274-2040 mariasgrassvalley.com BREWERIES 1849 Brewing Company 464 Sutton Way, Ste. C, Grass Valley (530) 559-9532 www.facebook.com/1849brewingco Grass Valley Brewing Company 141 E. Main St., Grass Valley (530) 271-2739 www.gvbrew.com

Lior Rahmanian grew up in an observant Iranian family. His culture has played a significant role in directing his life’s pursuits. Many years ago, he turned his attention to Ayurvedic medicine and enrolled in an internship at the California College of Ayurveda, and that was what brought him to Nevada County. After nearly three years of study, Rahmanian began cooking at Ananda while also maintaining an Ayurvedic practice. “I have a passion for both, but cooking picked itself.” And the journey to create One 11 Kitchen began. At One 11 Kitchen, everything is as sustainable and as locally sourced as possible. Lior does not label the restaurant as Ayurvedic but applies Ayurvedic principles at One 11 Kitchen. His motto is, “If you’re not going to do it the right way, don’t do it.” His philosophy is that feeding people is karmic, and the One 11 menu reflects who he is what he likes to serve. Sustainable, clean, and healthy food — Lior wouldn’t feed people something he wouldn’t eat himself!




DESTINATION Nevada County 35 300 Commercial St., Nevada City, CA • (530) 470-6099 • 111kitchen.com

From Vine to Table of his wine’s in particular. While wines from Mountain Ranch Winery are available in fine restaurants across the country, Bob is able to keep the prices affordable by selling directly from the winery. In 2020, Bob and his future wife Lisa were fortunate to find a beautiful 6.5-acre property in Grass Valley with a winery already on the property, and a large garage with space for a pottery studio. Lisa takes a ball of clay and transforms it into a one of a kind piece of pottery. Her functional pieces of pottery are on display and for sale.

OUR WINES: Mountain Ranch Winery is a boutique winery in Grass Valley, CA. We are unique because we produce high quality, limited production wines. In most cases, less than 200 cases of each varietal are produced a year. Our flagship wine, Icarus, is made with 108-year old vine Sonoma Zinfandel blended with 120-year old vine Carignane. The flavor profile is a wonderful combination of cranberry, blackberry, cocoa, tobacco, spice, and white pepper, making Icarus a special wine for any occasion. We also have a smooth and balanced 76-year old vine Zin from the finest vineyards of Lodi. Our 60-year old vine Barbera from Shenandoah Valley in the beautiful Amador foothills has beautiful fruit with nice acidity, making it a fantastic food wine. We also have a Province style, dry Syrah based Rosé, a crisp and clean, lightly oaked Chardonnay, and coming soon, a Vermentino. The secret that makes Mountain Ranch Winery special stems from winemaker Bob Hoffman’s passion for winemaking. Inside every bottle is a combination of science, history, geology, psychology and a little bit of magic. Although Mountain Ranch Winery was established in 2003, Bob’s interest goes back 35 years to when he realized that sharing a good bottle of wine transcends a meal, bonds a friendship, and transforms an event into a celebration. OUR TASTING ROOM: At Mountain Ranch Winery, wine tasting is an experience that goes beyond the pallet. At each tasting, Bob will share his vast knowledge of wines in general, and 36


Comfortable. That is how we want our customers to feel while at the winery. So we set it up to feel like you are welcomed into our home. It’s a place to relax, try delicious wines, shop for pottery, play a round of Bocce Ball, and make new friends. Wine and art, laughter and fun. That is what Mountain Ranch Winery is about. FUTURE: We envision our property as a blank slate with much space to explore and expand. Plans for 2021 include musical events, outdoor movies, special wine member only events, and much more. Also, we are excited to plant Barbera grapevines on the hill next to the winery!

MOUNTAIN RANCH WINERY 14364 McCourtney Rd. • Grass Valley CA. 95949 (209) 747-7733 mountainranchwinery.com

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Discover Nevada County’s Hidden Gems By Steve Cottrell, Former Nevada City Mayor There are native New Yorkers who have never visited the Statue of Liberty and San Franciscans who have yet to step aboard a cable car, so it’s not unusual to meet Nevada County natives and longtime residents who have never toured the Empire Mine, visited the Donner Party campsite, or anxiously dipped a pan in search of gold. This, then, might be a good time to relieve bouts of cabin fever by venturing outdoors during the COVID-19 pandemic, but sticking close to home. Staycations have become an attractive option for people seeking safe, lowcost getaways. And since staycations usually feature activities and sights enjoyed during day trips, the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is encouraging residents of surrounding areas to join local residents in safely exploring nearly a thousand square miles — from Nevada County’s western valley floor to imposing 9,147-foot Mt. Lola north of Truckee — all of it packed with opportunities to camp, swim, hike, sightsee, ski, bicycle, and enjoy dozens of other activities while also learning more about our amazing past. Nearby state parks include expansive, walkable trails and open space, and some lesser-known locations close to Grass Valley and Nevada City can be visited confident that social distancing will be possible. Most state parks have a modest entry fee and dogs are welcome to accompany you. For your protection, however, as well as those you may meet along the way, we suggest you have a mask handy while you enjoy some tranquility and a bit of California gold rush history to boot. Maps and information for each location can be found online, and ample parking is available at most locations. If you need additional information, be sure to take a look at the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce website: www.grassvalleychamber.com. 38


The Little Town of Washington Founded in 1849, the Little Town of Washington has a significant history. A California Gold Rush town, Washington is the last existing settlement of many in the Washington Mining District, and today, the town is considered a “hidden” gold rush gem. From Grass Valley or Nevada City it is a 30-minute drive. Take Route 20 and turn at the Washington Road junction. The road is steep and curving as it descends into Washington. The town is nestled in the pines alongside the South Fork of the Yuba River, it remains a haven of serenity and offers an offthe-beaten-path getaway in the heart of the great outdoors. According to the Union Newspaper, “If you’re looking for summertime swimming holes, scenic beauty, recreational activities, and a place to relax, take a road trip to Washington, California.” Where to stay? The historic Washington Hotel was built in 1857 and has 14 quaint and cozy rooms. They state on their website, “Spend some time away from phones and internet…” So, disconnect — Stay, play, relax, enjoy — and do not forget your ATVs, inner tubes, gold pans! Washington Hotel: www.washingtonhotelca.com The River Rest Resort RV & Tent Campground: www.riverrestresort.com Little Town RV & Tent Campground: www.littletowncampground.com

Humbug A gold mining town that took its name from Humbug Creek. As the settlement grew, it was renamed Humbug City, and then the more dignified Bloomfield. The settlement thrived during Malakoff Diggins mining days. When a post office was established on June 1, 1857, residents selected the name North Bloomfield to differentiate the town from Bloomfield, California. In 1860, the North Bloomfield Mining and Gravel Company arrived and began hydraulic mining operations. By 1884, hydraulic mining was abolished, and North Bloomfield became an uninhabited San Juan Ridge ghost town. Today, within Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park some of the town’s original buildings remain and a few have been reconstructed. French pioneer history is celebrated annually during Humbug Days. Trails, a historic cemetery, unique landscapes left by hydraulic mining make exploring Humbug and Malakoff Diggins an interesting day trip. Camping at Malakoff is available along the South Fork of the Yuba River. The 3,143-acre park is a 26-mile drive north-east of Grass Valley and Nevada City. DESTINATION Nevada County


Soda Springs Soda Springs. Teeny pin dot on the Nevada County map, but oh, what a magnificent dot! The legendary beauty of Soda Springs draws thousands of visitors a year. It serves as the epicenter of winter skiing. Soda Springs boasts the longest-running ski resort in California, and according to the Soda Springs Mountain Resort, it is the best place to explore the magic of winter. Not a ski buff? No worries, spring, summer, and autumn in Summit Valley are glorious. Spring Wildflowers abound, hiking trails are well-groomed and lead to magnificent vistas. Summer activities include trail and mountain biking, great swimming holes, lakes, and rivers for splashing, sailing, boarding, and water skiing. Fall Colors in Summit Valley offer a heady array of foliage, unrivaled at lower climes. Summit Valley offers an exquisite menu of activities — all within an easy drive from Grass Valley, Nevada City, and the Town of Truckee.

Rough and Ready The first established settlement of Rough and Ready was made in the fall of 1849 by a mining company consisting of twelve men from Shullsburg, Wisconsin known as the Rough and Ready Company. The town grew rapidly, establishing (along with seven saloons) the first church in the county and narrowly missing becoming the Nevada County Seat by six votes. But, as with many mining communities, the town was susceptible to fire. In 1853, and again in 1859, devastating fires destroyed most of Rough and Ready, with the only surviving structure of the second fire being the IOOF Hall (later the Grange Hall and now the Rough and Ready Community Hall). “In the Great Republic of Rough and Ready, we treasure our past and we celebrate it often…especially at our annual Secession Days Chili Cook-off.” Also, you can enjoy the monthly Community Hall Breakfast, and the Annual Christmas Potluck Dinner. www. roughandreadychamber.com 40


Norden Norden is a small community in Nevada County, about 9 miles west of Truckee. The community is located on a former portion of U.S. Route 40 near Interstate 80 and lies along the historical First Transcontinental Railroad, 1.5 miles west of Donner Pass. What puts Norden on the Map is its proximity to Donner Summit — the most important historical square mile in California, and perhaps the entire Western U.S. The Donner Memorial State Park is a must-visit. If you’re a history buff, don’t miss the chance to chat with Norm Sayler, President of the Donner Summit Historical Society, at the Donner Summit Historical Society: 21501 Donner Pass Rd. (at the blinking light), Norden. Norden is at the epicenter of outdoor recreation. Boreal Mountain, the Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, and Donner Ski Ranch, located in nearby Placer County, are easily accessed. Lodging is available at any of the resorts or in the Town of Truckee.

Smartsville-Timbuctoo (No. 320 & 321 California Historical Landmarks)

During the California Gold Rush, Smartsville and Timbuctoo were small pioneer towns where hydraulic — or placer — mining was extensively practiced. In 1855, Timbuctoo was the largest of Yuba County’s mining towns, with a church, theater, stores, hotels, saloons, a Wells Fargo office, and a Steward Brothers store which was restored in 1928 and dedicated to the town’s pioneer men and women. The first building at Smartsville was built in the spring of 1856 by James Smart, a hotel proprietor during the gold rush days. The Church of the Immaculate Conception was built in 1861. The Smartsville Cemetery can be seen on the hillside. Today, local history is celebrated in the style of a hometown, family-oriented celebration. Smartsville-Timbuctoo Pioneer Day is held annually in Smartsville on the last Saturday in April. Located off 1-20 West, Smartsville and Timbuctoo are a short drive from Grass Valley and Penn Valley attractions. DESTINATION Nevada County


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By Margaret Floyd, Nutrition & Dietetics Excerpt from Eat Naked: Unprocessed, Unpolluted, and Undressed Eating for a Healthier, Sexier You

Naked? What???? When I say, “eat naked,” I’m not talking about your clothes. I’m talking about your food. I’m talking about eating without the extras that contribute to poor health, excess weight, low energy levels, and a host of other challenges that face so many of us. Eating naked is delicious, fun, simple, and, best of all, will make you look and feel great naked. 44


It means eating: Food that’s whole, unrefined, and often comes unpackaged. An example is eating an apple rather than a processed apple snack. Food that’s grown naturally. This means it’s organic and has been grown or raised (in the case of animal products) without pesticides, herbicides, antibiotics, or other synthetic chemicals at any point during growing, storage, or transport. In the case of our apple, it would be one that was grown organically. Food that’s fresh, in season, and ideally hasn’t been preserved. A fresh apple eaten in the fall, when it’s in season, is a perfect example. If the food has been preserved for later consumption, this has been done without artificial preservatives and in a way that does the least amount of damage to the nutritional integrity of the food. Dried apple slices without any extra preservatives are a great choice. Food that’s grown locally. Locally grown foods come

to you without all the extra transportation miles and the associated environmental and nutritional costs. The shorter the distance the food has traveled to you, the better. An apple grown within a few hundred miles of you will be fresher, tastier, and more nutritious than an apple grown on the other side of the world, shipped great distances, and stored for months. Food that’s prepared minimally. We’re shooting for food enjoyed without lots of extra sauces, additives, or unhealthy fats. So often food is overprepared. Naked food isn’t overcooked, which means its nutrients haven’t been cooked out of it. Naked food doesn’t have lots of additives and extra, unnecessary ingredients (many of which are damaging to our health) for enhanced, artificial flavoring. Naked food is prepared simply, quickly, and without all of those extras. It is delicious in its own right. Eating naked is eating in a way that takes us back to the basics. It isn’t complicated, but for many people it’s a different way of eating than they’ve grown accustomed to. Eating naked is a paradigm shift from the commercially prepared to the homemade, a shift that yields positive results for your body, mind, and soul. Melissa Bechter, Blogger, Vegenista

Carrot-Apple Muffins [Vegan] Ingredients • 1 cup brown sugar • 1/2 cup evaporated cane juice sugar • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 1/4 cups whole wheat pastry flour

Preparation 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease muffin cups or line with paper muffin liners. 2. In a large bowl combine the sugars, flours, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon & salt. Stir in carrot & apple; mix well.

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3. In a small bowl whisk together egg substitute, applesauce & oil. Stir into dry ingredients. Fold in raisins.

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4. Spoon batter into prepared pans.

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5. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Let muffins cool in pan for 5 minutes before removing from pans.

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• 2 cups finely grated organic carrots • 2 large organic apples - peeled, cored & shredded • 6 teaspoons egg replacer (dry) • 1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce • 1/4 cup vegetable oil • 1/4 cup raisins



The Science of Life By Johns Hopkins Medicine, Health & Wellness Ayurveda, a natural system of medicine, originated in India more than 3,000 years ago. The term Ayurveda is derived from the Sanskrit words ayur (life) and veda (science or knowledge). Thus, Ayurveda translates to knowledge of life. Based on the idea that disease is due to an imbalance or stress in a person’s consciousness, Ayurveda encourages certain lifestyle interventions and natural therapies to regain a balance between the body, mind, spirit, and the environment. Ayurveda treatment starts with an internal purification process, followed by a special diet, herbal remedies, massage therapy, yoga, and meditation. The concepts of universal interconnectedness, the body’s constitution (prakriti), and life forces (doshas) are the primary basis of ayurvedic medicine. Goals of treatment aid the person by eliminating



impurities, reducing symptoms, increasing resistance to disease, reducing worry, and increasing harmony in life. Herbs and other plants, including oils and common spices, are used extensively in Ayurvedic treatment. In India, Ayurveda is considered a form of medical care, equal to conventional Western medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, and homeopathic medicine. Practitioners of Ayurveda in India undergo state-recognized, institutionalized training. Currently, Ayurvedic practitioners are not licensed in the United States, and there is no national standard for Ayurvedic training or certification. However, Ayurvedic schools have gained approval as educational institutions in some states. Ayurveda can have positive effects when used as a complementary therapy in combination with standard, conventional medical care.

By Robin Davies with Andrea Deerheart, The Heart Way

WHAT IS GOLDEN MILK? During a recent visit to The Heart Way, Deerheart gracefully passed me a glass Golden Milk Elixir. It was warm, smelled incredibly good, but I was a bit unsure about the drink. With the first polite, tentative sip, I was pleasantly surprised, and by the time I relinquished my glass, absolutely smitten! The flavor of Golden Milk is unusual to the western palate but as Deerheart recounted, “The beauty with the drink is that it is warming, calming, delicious, anti-inflammatory, and playful.” The cheerful yellow color presents a beautiful appearance. It’s a spicy, creamy beverage; delicious and yes, incredibly good for you. There are many recipe variations of Golden Milk and I’ve ordered it at every opportunity. What surprised me, was that Starbucks is now featuring a Turmeric Latte on their menus. But as Dorothy reminds us in the Wizard of Oz, “There’s No Place Like Home” and Deerheart’s Golden Milk Elixir is my hands-down my favorite. She’s graciously given me permission to share her recipe and says, “I would encourage all to play and adjust the ingredients till your taste buds are “Yumming!

INSTRUCTIONS Heat 2 cups of your favorite milk: cow’s milk, oat milk (my favorite), soy milk, almond milk, or cashew milk in a saucepan and bring to a low boil. Boil for 2 minutes, add 1-2 teaspoons of Golden Milk spice mix and your favorite sweetener: honey, maple syrup, and stevia work well. Boil for 1 minute. Sprinkle cinnamon on the top. For a special treat add a couple of drops of vanilla extract. Serve in a beautiful mug and enjoy. You can customize your own blend of spices; play around with portions and flavors. Turmeric will be your largest proportion. I love spicy and add extra ginger. If you don’t, the Golden Milk spice mix recipe will be a great start. Turmeric tea has been consumed for thousands of years. The healing properties support healthy digestion, immune function, liver function and many other health benefits. Enjoy — To your health!

INGREDIENTS 2 cups turmeric 4 tablespoons ginger powder 8 teaspoons ground cinnamon 8 teaspoons coconut powder 8 teaspoons ground dried vanilla 4 teaspoons ground cardamom 2 teaspoons nutmeg 1 teaspoon black pepper Add turmeric, ginger powder, coconut powder, vanilla powder, cardamom, nutmeg, and black pepper to a large bowl. Mix with a whisk or wooden spoon until well combined. Yield: 2½ Cups - Store in a cool dry place. DESTINATION Nevada County


Expert Care with a Human Connection By Kimberly Parker, CFRE, Executive Director, SNMH Foundation In 2013, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH) in coordination with its fellow Dignity Health hospitals launched a national effort to engage and inspire people to promote acts of humankindness within the health care field and beyond. Hello humankindness was introduced as a reminder to all that while medicine has the capacity to cure, it is humanity that has the power to heal. While there is generally a belief that large urban communities have health centers with exceptional medical care, people often underestimate the ability of hospitals and health services in rural communities to meet that level of excellence. As an affiliate of Dignity Health, which aligned with Catholic Health Initiatives in 2018 to become CommonSpirit Health, the largest nonprofit healthcare system in the US, SNMH has access to medical resources and expertise from across the country. There is no doubt in 2020 people worldwide shouldered some of the most challenging circumstances which has reinforced the importance of human connection. Hello humankindess may be just what the doctor ordered. With the huge transition of employees working remotely, a trend is evolving as more and more people consider a move from the city to a rural environment. It is not a surprise as people are making these decisions that they are researching what is important to them such as access to medical care. People are often surprised to learn of the vast level of expertise of physicians and clinical staff at SNMH, local clinics, and private practice offices. The hospital provides incredible care through its Cancer Center, Family Birth Center, Women’s

Emergency Department physicians at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. 48


Imaging Center, Diagnostic Center and Cardiac Department. SNMH is also known for stroke care, telemedicine services, and emergency care. Beyond that there are many free and low cost programs offered including support groups, a unique Comfort Cuisine program providing meals to families caring for a cancer patient, services for those struggling with Alzheimer’s and dementia, depression, substance abuse, falls prevention and chronic diseases. An early childhood literacy program and a weeklong program for high school students interested in health care engage the youth of the community. Western Nevada County has a reputation for embracing not only traditional western medicine, but complimentary therapies such as acupuncture, yoga and Qi Gong. Wellness education classes are offered regularly. A wide variety of health-related programs, exercise and recreational classes can be found through the hospital, clinics, and local businesses. Hello humankindness are not just words on paper, but is a belief system that can be found among hospital employees, physicians, and throughout Nevada County. People choose to live here because of the beautiful landscape, trails, lakes and recreational opportunities, but they stay when they discover it is a community that offers so much more. For more information on what medical care is available at SNMH or the work of SNMH Foundation, please go to www. supportsierranevada.org or www.snmh.org.

Comprehensive care with a healthy dose of kindness. At Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, you’ll always be treated with heartfelt compassion and commitment. Because beyond specializing in emergency medicine, cardiovascular and stroke care, maternity services, orthopedics and general surgery, you’ll always find a healthy dose of humankindness. It’s in our DNA. From minor emergencies to more serious issues, our team of experts has got your back. So if something’s ailing you, talk to us. Our doctors are here to support you on your path to wellness. Learn more about our comprehensive services at DignityHealth.org/SierraNevada.



Main Street Oasis of Tranquility and Rejuvenation Experience the art of personal care services at Wolf Mountain Spa. Caressed by our tranquil ambiance, your stress melts as our devoted licensed estheticians and therapists pamper you from head to toe. A beautiful, renewed balance of mind and body awaits.



“I received my Platelet Rich Plasma Facial (PRP Facial, Vampire Facial) mid November 2020 and I could not have been happier with the results. I am currently 37 years old and have started to notice age is taking its effect on my forehead, in between my eyebrows and around my eyes. My facial began with the nurse drawing a small amount of blood to harvest the PRP then a cleanse and microdermabrasion. Then the nurse applied the PRP mixed with a medical grade collagen. She used a painless collagenizing machine which helped with infusing the collagen and PRP deep into the layers of my skin. No Needles, no pain, no downtime!! Immediately after the facial, I noticed results on the lines in between my brows and after a week, my hooded eye lids were firming up and were not as droopy. My skin feels amazing and had less active breakouts as well! I cannot wait to have another and continue to see results!” —H. Williams

COLLAGENIZING® is the carefully designed and time proven scientific answer to the dream of getting the best version of ourselves, at any time, any age, and anywhere. Now in the fourth generation of a breathtaking technology, the COLLAGENIZING® methodology has been miniaturized into a portable system now available to aesthetic purposes in clinics and beauty spas.

Dedicated to the healing arts, new owner Dan Wray reimagined Wolf Mountain Day Spa as a comprehensive beauty and aesthetic wellness center. After a year of renovation, resetting protocols, and seeking “just the right practitioners,” Dan’s vision for Wolf Mountain Day Spa’s transformation has come to fruition. The focus of his professional life has been on creating medical grade healing creams and serums used by hospitals worldwide. Designed to be as natural as possible, long before “Natural” and “Organic” became buzz words in the industry, DMore Industries has established itself as an innovative leader in product creation, allowing the company to stay on the forefront and ahead of industry trends. DMore’s product line at the Spa uses high-end medical grade ingredients: Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Stem Cells, Peptides, multiple Herbal Plant extracts, White Tea Extract, Manuka Honey, and BV-OSC, a highly effective complex Vitamin C oil with extraordinary antioxidant and antiaging properties, that reduces UV-B damage and whitens and brightens the skin. These, among others, are

incorporated into unique personalized treatments. His partnership with Duncan Turner, MD founder of Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, has elevated the former day spa into a wellness center. Now known as Wolf Mountain Spa, a comprehensive range of aesthetic treatments, including needleless — painless PRP procedures, such as hair restoration, vampire facials, O-Shots are offered, and wellness modalities including therapies to relieve the body of pain and regain functionality. Wolf Mountain Spa is proud to offer these unique products and treatments exclusively in Grass Valley.

Through COLLAGENIZING® we deliver skin results. We have a unique approach to restoration with ingredients curated by nature, and breakthrough technology harnessed by science and our custom non-invasive techniques. The patients will not only feel revived and invigorated, they will instantly notice a reduction in lines and wrinkles, a refined skin elasticity, re-sculpted tissue lift and a noticeably youthful appearance.

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Jene at Ladybird is the best thing that ever happened to my skin. She’s amazing at “reading” your skin and then nourishing it with just the right techniques and gorgeous, high-quality products. I completely trust her, even with shaping my eyebrows! I also bring my teen son to her to help with acne, and he’s seeing a TON of improvement. Whatever your skin challenges are, or just for a dreamy, relaxing treatment that will make your skin glow, Ladybird is the word! – J. Roberts Ladybird Aesthetics. I’m Jene. Recently I moved back to Grass Valley from Montana. For the last twenty years, the majority of my practice has been in medical facilities, working with plastic surgeons and dermatologists, and alongside nurse practitioners. I have a great deal of knowledge about skin and many skin conditions. Skin is my passion, and hard to treat skin is my specialty.

Ladybird provides a wide range of specific peels and packages, including Diamond Glow treatments, a sought-after machine exclusive to Nevada County. Acne, Rosacea, fine lines, and wrinkles, we have a treatment for that! Bring your concerns, and we will put together a program individualized to you. Enjoy a luxurious spa experience, coupled with a very clinical treatment. At Ladybird, you will meet Martina, whose specialty is acupuncture. Sarah is our massage specialist. The three of us are very committed to body health and wellness. Our setting is private and personal. We are dedicated to achieving your best self. This is one of my most favorite places to spend my time. Not only is it beautiful, but the staff is knowledgeable; I leave with my skin glowing and my eyebrows on point. The best aesthetics place in town! – H. Caravelli

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Life is an Adventure Courtesy of The Team at Eskaton Village - Grass Valley

Sometimes the path of life takes us places we’d never thought we’d go, and yet, we find ourselves right where we were always meant to be. For Eskaton Village Grass Valley resident Inge Roberts, this is especially true. Born in Berlin in 1938, Inge spent the early years of her childhood scrambling for the safety of her father’s prestressed concrete basement while bombs from Allied planes rained from the sky. When the second Great War was finally over, Berlin was decimated, but Inge and her family were alive and safe — and ready for whatever the world had in store. Despite a rather shocking start in life, Inge insists her childhood was filled with good things — plenty of food to eat, plenty of fresh air and sunshine, and the freedom to explore the outdoors with her siblings. Her love of nature is still evident now, with Inge traversing the walking paths and trails around EVGV on a daily basis. Navigating the dappled ground with ease, Inge is a power walker of the most energetic sort, each foot placed in front of the other with the determination and grace that so clearly defines her. Once an avid skier, Inge talks dreamily of the Alps and the lure of freshly-fallen snow, but insists the natural beauty that surrounds her Eskaton community does much to ease the longing for her childhood home. “It’s so lovely here. How could I stay inside?” she asks. Inge came to Eskaton in February of 2017, a choice she made for herself and her family after receiving a quite unexpected Alzheimer’s diagnosis. Having once worked 54


as a medical assistant, Inge all but diagnosed herself, recognizing early the signs that something wasn’t quite right. “I’d always been the one in my family with an impeccable memory,” she says. “But when I found myself in the grocery, standing there with my basket and money and not knowing why I was there, or what I needed, I knew something was wrong.” Having lost her husband Paul early, Inge decided the best option was to find a place where she knew she’d be supported and cared for as her needs changed. That place was Eskaton Village Grass Valley. In the three years since, Inge has become a regular celebrity at the community. Calls of hellos and warm wishes follow Inge wherever she goes, whether on her walks outside or while she strides through the halls of EVGV. The woman leaves little doubt that she’s got places to go, and things to do, and that having to adapt to cognitive change is only one facet of this fascinating and energetic human being. “It’s all about attitude,” she insists. “Do something you enjoy each day. Otherwise, what’s the point?” Though there are still changes ahead for Inge — changes she knows will mean losing more precious memories — she approaches each day with a mixture of elegance, fortitude and sheer grit. Inge reminds us all that when life hands you lemons, there’s nothing to do but smile — and build yourself a lemonade empire.

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By Jesse Locks, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce In a stroll through the narrow streets of the downtown historic district, the visitor soon learns there is more to Nevada City than meets the eye. There is, as a Los Angeles Times reporter recently observed, “a Nevada City state of mind. It’s a real place where people of different lifestyles manage to coexist successfully. Refreshingly, there is a there there.” This year, like many of you, I’m spending more of my time at home. These last months I’ve become intimately aware of my surroundings and gained a deeper sense of place. I also discovered new shops, met new small business owners and artisans, and began looking at my hometown with fresh eyes and a renewed curiosity. Here are a few of my suggestions on how to play visitor in your hometown. I promise by the end of your stay your heart will be bursting with pride and love for this place you call home. With an array of B&B’s, hotels, motels, campgrounds and unique short-term rentals to choose from, the most difficult decision of planning a staycation begins with deciding where to stay. 58



For those wanting to spend a night sleeping under the stars there is the family friendly Inn Town Campground. Located only one mile from downtown Nevada City, guests can either camp, glamp or hook up their RV. There is a pool and weekend movie nights or gather around a propane fire pit to roast marshmallows and star gaze. If you’d prefer to be steps away from restaurants and shops there is the historic and charming Madison House, Broad Street Inn and Two Room Inn, all located at the top of Broad Street. Each offers beautifully decorated rooms and friendly personalized customer service. Once you’ve settled into your accommodations it’s time to explore. Downtown historic Nevada City is a grid of five major streets — Broad, Commercial, Spring, Pine and Union. Dozens of restaurants, bars, and retail shops are all within walking distance of one another. You can easily find locally hand-made art, jewelry and sustainable clothing along with one-of-a-kind imported treasures from every corner of the world. Plus, there are shops showcasing vintage, antiques, rocks and crystals, herbs and natural body care products, and so much more.

Relaxation is the key to a great staycation. So, take this time to slow down and leisurely sip your coffee with breakfast and enjoy a good book or neighborly conversation. Start your morning with a proper hearty breakfast at Ike’s Quarter House and Nevada City Classic Café or nibble on homemade pastries and avocado toast at Java John’s Coffee and the new Miners Foundry Cafe. If you are visiting on a Saturday be sure to stop by the Farmer’s Market on Union Street, which is open 8:30 am-1 pm from June – November. The adventurous types can hit nearby biking and hiking trails. World-class mountain biking can be found a few miles up Highway 20 along the 24+ mile Pioneer Trail that weaves through the Tahoe National Forest. Don’t have a mountain bike? No problem you can rent one from Tour of Nevada City bike shop. After your ride treat yourself to a beer and burger at the new Wheelhouse. If you’d prefer to stay closer to downtown Nevada City try the Tribute Trail, an urban and rural trail, which follows Deer Creek for 7.8 miles. Western Nevada County’s three state parks Empire Mine State Historic Park, Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park and South Yuba River State Park — are all a short drive away from downtown Nevada City and offer endless recreation opportunities.

Don’t forget to grab snacks or a picnic lunch from the Cosmic Roots Market, which features a large selection of local produce. After a long day of fresh air, sunshine and fun, stop by Carrington’s Fine Wine to sample some of the finest wines from around the world with local wine aficionado Cal Carrington. Or enjoy happy hour at Chief Crazy Horse or Three Forks Brewing Company. At this point I would be ready for a nap back at the hotel. Nevada City sparkles at night with the roofline lights and gas lamps. I always tell folks that every restaurant in Nevada City is delicious it just depends on what you are hungry for — sushi, Thai, steakhouse, American, California-cuisine, Chinese, Mexican? For those with a sweet tooth our small community is blessed with firstrate chocolatiers and ice cream including Choquiero, The Truffle Shop, Nevada City Chocolate Shoppe and Treats Ice Cream. And every night should include a craft cocktail (or mock-tail) from the Golden Era. For more Staycation information contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce 132 Main Street, Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 275-2396





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Recollections of Growing Up in Nevada City in the 1950s and 60s By Keith Davies, Author and Nevada City Native As I reflect upon what life was like growing up in Nevada City in the 1950s and 60s, I’m reminded of the Norman Rockwell Saturday Evening Post magazine covers. They were glimpses into small-town American life and could easily have been illustrations of life in Nevada City. My brother Don and I were born fourth generation on the Davies’ side and second-generation on our mother’s Santinelli side: immigrant families from Wales and Italy who made their way to Nevada City to seek their fortunes as hard rock miners. We lived near downtown Nevada City on Winter Street in a time of unlocked front doors and community harmony. Our family and the neighboring families on our street were typical of those in Nevada County: mom, dad, and two-tofour children. Families stayed together through thick and thin, prayed together, and supported each other. Almost everyone in Nevada City was connected through family or mutual friends. Growing up in Nevada County, I thought every place in the country had four seasons identical to ours. In my book, you couldn’t ask for a better place to grow-up than Nevada County — we had it all! We had a small population — less than 10,000 in the whole county — almost no crime, a community that looked after each other, and those four distinct seasons. Beautiful spring and fall with mild weather were the norms, with winter bringing lots of rain, and usually a foot or two of snow. Oh, how we kids loved the summers here! 62


Our days would start around nine in the morning, and off we would go on our bikes with playing cards attached to our wheels — a slingshot, or BB gun strapped to the handlebars — and we usually wouldn’t come home till dinner time. Our parents never knew where we were. We could be up on Banner Mountain, down at Deer Creek, on Sugar Loaf Mountain, at Pioneer Park swimming pool, at Hirshman’s Pond, or down at the Yuba River. Western Nevada County was our backyard and playground. We lived a carefree life, but our parents taught us kids to respect adults, teachers, and the law, and it was doubly instilled on us by aunts and uncles. Being rural small towns, the culture around Nevada City and Grass Valley way back then was perhaps a little “rough.” But, there was absolute patriotism for country, God, and guns. Hunting and fishing were a way of life here in the fifties and sixties. Deer were plentiful near the old Nevada City Airport on Cement Hill just a mile outside of Nevada City, and hunting season meant that venison was a staple on many tables. And fishing? Fishing for us kids meant waiting for the Fish & Game truck to pull up on the Plaza Bridge and dump a couple hundred trout over the edge into Deer Creek. We would then call each other and rush down to the bridge with poles and fishnets and fish all day. Those were the days! Without a doubt, one of the most significant advantages of growing up in a community as small as ours was making and keeping lifetime friends and acquaintances. For over 50 years,

Every summer, we would build go-carts. Then, for the ultimate ride, we would go to the top of Main Street, and without brakes, other than our feet, we would shoot down the Main Street hill to the Plaza without stopping. Try that one today!

my closest friends are those whom I have known from school, and I know that is true for many classmates from Nevada Union High School. There was an unspoken rivalry between Nevada City and Grass Valley back then, but we all came together once we hit high school and became great friends. Sometimes it took a fistfight, or two, but in the end, mutual respect won out and friendships formed. Speaking of high school, back then, you couldn’t get any better than Nevada Union High. I loved going to school and looked forward to it every year after summer vacation. We had great teachers — who cared — and a school administration that demanded discipline and respect for the teachers and staff. Our education consisted of the three Rs — reading, writing, and arithmetic/also history — most kids played sports and graduated from high school with an education and/or a job skill. After graduation, most moved away—about the same as today—one-third stay, two-thirds leave for college or a better job market. What great memories I have of grade-school at Nevada City Elementary and high-school at Nevada Union High. I have endless childhood memories of Nevada City, but a few stand out. Before we got dial phones the telephone operators who occupied an office on Broad Street just below Kopp’s Bakery (across from City Hall) would ask us, “number please?” and we would say, “ 315”, and they would connect us to Aunt Elma. My dad was a fireman, and when the Volunteer Fire Department bell (later a horn) on City Hall would ring two times, then pause, then ring four more times it indicated the number 24. Then my dad would look on the ring sheet, and it would tell him the fire was at Zion and Rewards streets. Not very sophisticated, but it worked. We loved the 4th of July in Nevada City with the parade and especially the water fight on Broad Street in front of the National Hotel between the Grass Valley and Nevada City Volunteer Fire Departments! A team of men would lay down on the street with high powered hoses aimed at each other — one big man would have his back turned toward the incoming water — he was known as the blocker. It was quite a spectacle, and water was literally everywhere!

Finally, I’ll never forget one summer day leaving my home on Winter Street, behind the Court House, and walking down to Broad Street, turning left on Broad, and walking down the middle of the street to the Plaza where I took the trail to the Pioneer Park swimming pool. That hot summer afternoon I didn’t see one moving car or one person on my way to the pool. It was Rod Sterling’s Twilight Zone all over again. Very eerie!! Today, my hometown retains its historic charm despite losing a portion of lower Nevada City when the Golden Center Freeway was built between Grass Valley and Nevada City. It achieved the objective of connecting Nevada City to Grass Valley, but I’ll never forget coming home in 1969, after returning from Viet Nam and seeing the freeway in place, half the city was gone, and along with it, the century-old “Christmas Tree,” Nevada City’s symbol of Christmas.

Victorian Christmas now shines as Nevada City’s symbol of Christmas, and the Chamber of Commerce does a great job with the 4th of July celebration in downtown — although those water fights remain a distant memory! The town is alive and vibrant and is part of the Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District. It’s home to museums, film festivals, fine dining, art, and cultural celebrations. The National Hotel is being restored to its original glory, and Pioneer Park, Deer Creek and the Seven Hills District remain as attractive today to families and visitors as they were to our families. In 2017, Sunset Magazine showcased Nevada City on its cover in the edition featuring Best Places to Live. Nevada City was ranked #1 as Best Value Town, and there’s no argument from me on that! Well Done, NC! DESTINATION Nevada County


OPENING IN THE SPRING OF 2021 “I NEVER CLAIMED TO BE FAMOUS Lola Montez was speaking about herself of course, but she could have been describing Nevada City’s National Exchange Hotel. The Victorian-era dancer was intelligent, beautiful, courageous, outrageous, exotic, opulent and above all, an independent woman ahead of her time…the same can be said of the grand old dame currently under major renovations here in the heart of the Gold Country.

Like her sister, the Holbrooke Hotel No. 914 in Grass Valley, the National Exchange Hotel in Nevada City, has been recognized as California Historical Landmark No. 899. In addition to California’s recognition of its historical significance, the Nash — its affectionate nickname — has earned a place on the National Register of Historic Places and has been designated a U.S. historic district as a contributing property. These are well-deserved recognitions of this iconic Victorian lady with a legendary past. But over time, her elegance diminished, and her structural deterioration became apparent. In 2018, when Santa Barbara-based Acme Hospitality took charge of the National Exchange Hotel’s renovation and restoration, they reported that it “needed a little love”. After an in-depth evaluation, what it truly needed was a total top to bottom makeover and a great deal more invested than love. As the renovation progressed, the Nash’s website shared this message: “Built in 1856 in what was to become the most sophisticated of the gold rush mining camps; the 64


NOTORIOUS I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN” National Exchange Hotel is now a treasured piece of Nevada City history. We are taking great care to pay our respects to the heart of the original building as we work around the clock to update, refresh and revitalize the hotel with our team of local contractors, designers, architects, and craftsmen.” Restoration experts peeled back layer upon layer of a century and a half to create a blank canvas for the interior’s revitalization. The infrastructure required shoring up, plumbing and electrical systems replaced and boosted, setting the stage for incorporating modern technology to operate a contemporary hotel and enhance the guest experience. And along the way, crews encountered unexpected obstacles, but also discovered hidden gems. One of the incredible finds was opening up an area that had been closed off and discovering a full apartment once occupied by the property’s caretaker. When he passed, it was closed off, but left entirely intact. The Nash’s past is storied and summed up well by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, “The National Exchange Hotel first opened its doors in August of 1856. The hotel has survived fire and flood, boom and bust, outlaws and icons alike. The storied hotel, which was rumored to be populated by a cast of mischievous ghosts, had not been properly renovated in fifty plus years and was in dire need of restoration inside and out. The newly renovated hotel will feature a beautiful new American fine dining restaurant, a timeless (if largely unchanged) bar, lovely expansive patio spaces with fire features, a new upstairs cocktail lounge, and beautiful indoor and outdoor event spaces. The floor to ceiling redesign is inspired by the local muse and infamous National Hotel patron Lola Montez and promises to elegantly bring the past and future together.”

The New Year dawns, and Acme Hospitality steps daily toward completing their lengthy and meticulous renovation of this treasured piece of Nevada City history. The Nash is ready to once again welcome guests and the community. Step through their doors and experience a true metamorphosis. The integrity of beautifully preserved history, blended with modern luxury, creates a compelling impression. The famous bar at the Nash has been refreshed and redressed, ready to welcome back patrons and embrace new celebrants. The highly anticipated opening was well worth the wait. The fresh, polished interior brings together the best of the storied past and the present to provide a superior hospitality experience. To book your staycation, a fine-dining reservation, or special occasion event at the Nash, call (530) 265-4551 or visit thenationalexchangehotel.com.



By Steve Cottrell, Former Nevada City Resident Pioneer Park in Nevada City has been voted Best Park by The Union readers multiple times, and for good reason. Children can cool their feet in Little Deer Creek during the hot summer months, picnic areas offer shade for private parties, basketball and tennis courts are in regular use, and world champions have pitched ringers at the horseshoe pits.

The remedy was a little complicated, but doable. Nevada City first needed to rescind its charter, reorganize as a general law city, and hold an election to create a new city council. Then, with a new council installed, the three bond measures, if again approved by voters, would qualify for bonding.

But what you probably don’t know, is how Pioneer Park became Pioneer Park.

Following passage of the reorganization ballot measure in April 1926, an election was held in May to choose five new council members, followed in June by overwhelming voter support for the original $63,000 bond measure. It took three months and three separate municipal elections, but by the summer of 1926 the plan for a swimming pool was one step closer to reality. The next step? Find the right location, knowing that a pool and bathhouse would be key to developing a community park.

In 1922, as Memorial Park in Grass Valley began to take shape, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce approached city officials urging construction of a similar community swimming pool and park. As Nevada City was discovering from Grass Valley’s success, public parks with multiple uses not only provided recreational assets for residents, but they also attracted tourists. The major park amenity would be a swimming pool and bathhouse, with additional features to follow, but two key questions remained: Where to locate the park and how to pay for the pool. In the fall of 1925, the city council placed three infrastructure bond measures on the ballot, totaling $63,000, (approximately $935,000 in 2020 buying power), one element being $10,000 for a swimming pool. All three measures passed easily, but the following spring the bonding house reported that Nevada City’s charter did not allow for that level of indebtedness. 66


In July 1928, three parcels bordered by Nimrod Street and Park Avenue were purchased for $3,000 and drainage measures taken to have Little Deer Creek routed along the edge of the lower portion of the acreage in order to create a large playing field. Upper portions were set aside for a swimming pool, bathhouse and expected expansion. Once the 1926 bond measure passed bureaucratic muster, it took eight years to actually build the pool and decades more to add additional amenities, but residents and tourists alike have been enjoying Pioneer Park for more than 85 years. Of particular note is the park’s memorial grove, dedicated

in 1946, where reverent bronze plaques and monuments honor war dead from WWI, WWII, the Korean War, Viet Nam War, and the ongoing War on Terrorism. There is also an impressive MIA/POW memorial.

Pioneer Park

In addition to the 1934 swimming pool, Pioneer Park now includes a bandshell, tennis and basketball courts, playing fields, horseshoe pits and bocce courts, a children’s playground, barbecue/picnic area, Little League field, carriage house, public restrooms, snack bar, and Seaman’s Lodge — a community hall originally built as a Boy Scout lodge and later named for Alfonzo Seaman, longtime mayor and park advocate. For more information, call the Nevada City Parks & Recreation Department at 530 265-2496 x 129, or email dawn.zydonis@ nevadacityca.gov.



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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.

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Jeanine Callinan, Bank of the West Shannon Buehler & Schan Delle Nettles, Stanford Mortgage Mike Bratton, State Farm, Partner Kristen Kulhavy, Crystal Ridge Care Center Joe & Edwina Grande, Grande Wood Designs Bob & Julie Medlyn, Beam “Easy Living” Center, Partner Robin Galvan-Davies, Sierra Nevada Destination Services68 DESTINATION Nevada County

Mary Gill, Nevada County Habitat for Humanity Restore Lynette Lee & Yvonne Harlabakis, Eskaton Kathy Papola, Network Real Estate Rebecca & Cale Hoddy, Nevada County Gold, Champion Julia Stidham, The Union KathE Frazer, Gold Miners Inn Ed & Wanda Mertens, Mertens Insurance Agency

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Shavati Pearl, Waste Management, Champion Alicia Rist, Atria Senior Living, Partner Kristie Lane, Brunswick Senior Living John & Edie Miller, Intero

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“We Found Our New Hometown at Lake Wildwood.” “Julie and I grew up in the Bay Area. We married there, raised our family and loved our work and friends. But the cost of living, congestion, traffic and urban pace diminished our quality of life and our children’s hopes of becoming homeowners. That’s why we started looking for a new place to call home. Nevada County was a pleasant surprise. My sister introduced us to Lake Wildwood and we were hooked. It offered everything we wanted for our family and ourselves. Our daughter, son, and their families even settled here before we did! So, Julie and I finally said goodbye to congestion and hello to community. Lake Wildwood is an idyllic setting with nature woven into every aspect. With its beautiful lake, pristine 18-hole golf course, elegant clubhouse, and acres of forests and open spaces, it’s delightful and relaxing. Here, our grandkids are free to enjoy the great outdoors, swim in the lake, and learn to fish. And they love dance classes and gymnastics too. As for Julie and me, we treasure having more time with family and appreciate our newfound friendships. If you ask what we like most about Lake Wildwood, I’d have to say it’s the peace of mind. We feel hopeful when we get up in the morning, safe when we go to sleep at night, and confident knowing we made the right decision. This vibrant and welcoming community of Lake Wildwood truly is our new hometown.” Kevin Jensen, Lake Wildwood homeowner and newest member of the Board of Directors 72


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By Gene Hatton Courtesy of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce In looking at old maps of the Penn Valley area, it is easy to see that all of the activity (i.e., gold mining) was occurring in the foothills to the east of Marysville, and the only way to reach this area was up the grade through Smartsville, Penn Valley and on to Downieville, San Juan and Grass Valley.

going north (Pleasant Valley Road) through Bridgeport up the grade to French Corral and on to North San Juan and all of the workings in the Downieville area. One went east through Rough and Ready on to Grass Valley and Nevada City with all of the activity in and around those villages.

Marysville was the off-loading for the stern wheeler freight boats that transported much of the equipment and assorted supplies that supported the mining activity in the central Sierras. What is now Highway 20 was the western wagon road leading to the mountains.

Then one went south toward Spenceville.

The trail passed through some toll gates (travelers had to pay the rancher to use his land, and he kept the trail in usable condition). As it climbed its way to the top at Pet Hill then dropped down into Penn Valley. At the entrance to Penn Valley the trails branched off; one

All of the freight traveling east went through Penn Valley, and it became the western gateway to the Gold Country, so the official name of the park district became The Western Gateway Regional Recreation and Park District. There are about 78,000 acres in the district: starting where the South Fork of the Yuba and the Yuba County line, you go east along the Yuba River to near Newtown, then south through Sunset and Clear Creek School to the Yuba County line, then north to the Yuba River.



By Lynn Saunders, President, Truckee Chamber of Commerce Staycations are The New Vacations. While last year’s pandemic kept people staying close to home, vacations and the way we take time off has been changing for years, with shorter staycations growing in popularity. Truckee is a much-loved vacation spot throughout all the seasons of the year. Winter, spring, summer or fall it’s hard to choose a favorite season in Truckee. Whether you want to push your limits in this outdoor playground or simply relax, disconnect and recharge a staycation in the mountains can create lasting memories and be rejuvenating.

Winter Wonderland Staycation: Truckee’s history of winter fun goes back to the early 1900s. From an ice palace, to a winter carnival, to dog sled races, winter has always been a time to embrace the season full of excitement and wonder and this year is no different. From twinkling lights, innovative al fresco dining, and a selfie station, Truckee is creating unique ways to make this winter in Truckee fun and memorable. Truckee’s Cultural District is on display with a selfie station complete with unique, original backdrops created by local artists. Surrounded by metal pillars of twinkling lights reminiscent of an ice palace, these selfie frames display the abundant talents of Truckee creatives and make the perfect photo op to remember this winter in Truckee. Be sure to tag your photo #TruckeeWinterWonderland to share how you enjoyed your time in Truckee. Ditch work for deep snow and sunny skies. Some of the best skiing and riding resorts are within minutes of Truckee. There’s no better place to be than in the fresh, clean outdoors right now and the resorts have expanded their deck seating, outdoor heaters and fire pits to accommodate health guidelines. If you can, plan your schedule to hit the mountain midweek, you’ll find fewer crowds which is especially appealing right now. Looking for something a little gentler? Snow shoeing is an easy way for anyone to get out into the fresh air and enjoy the winter. After your day’s adventures, enjoy apres’ with some outdoor dining, grab ‘n go meals, beer, wine or cocktails under twinkling lights with toasty heaters. Winter is an adventure and this innovative al fresco dining is fun and exhilarating.



Springtime Staycation in the Sierra: Springtime in the Sierra can vary greatly depending on what Mother Nature delivered in the winter. A light winter could bring an early opening to golf courses, hiking and biking trails and wildflower shows. A heavier winter might mean you stick to the 17 miles of paved, maintained paths and trails around Truckee. Take the whole family out on the Legacy Trail that runs along the picturesque Truckee River, from downtown Truckee west to Glenshire. Or walk the Trout Creek Trail connecting downtown Truckee to the Tahoe Donner neighborhood. Even if Tahoe Donner isn’t your home destination, this beautiful canyon is filled with pine forests and Aspen trees, where you can listen to Trout Creek babbling and birds sing while enjoying the trail’s secluded feel. With great sun exposure for snow melt, this is a perfect springtime walk. A visit to Truckee is not complete without a stroll downtown dropping into all the shops set in rustic, historic buildings complete with exposed rock and brick walls. Springtime is often a little quieter, making for a relaxing shopping experience. These small business entrepreneurs pride themselves in carrying unique items and we guarantee there will be many things you just can’t live without!

Summer Fun Staycation in the Mountains: The days are long, and you’ll need it to fit in all the fun you can pack into a day. There’s nothing like the smell of the pines, color of the wildflowers, warmth of the sun and awesome vistas from the trails in the High Sierra to start your summer day. From easy loops, all day hikes, or even backpack overnights nature is on display for you to enjoy. The Truckee Donner Land Trust offers docent-led hikes to many of the open space they have acquired and is an excellent way to explore some new places. Donner Lake and the 37 public piers maintained by the Truckee Donner Recreation & Parks District is perfect for cooling off and enjoying watersports like paddle boarding, kayaking, waterskiing, fishing or just swimming while looking up at Schallenberger Ridge and Donner Summit.

Awesome Autumn Staycation: Truckee in autumn is a special time of year — with stunning fall foliage, crisp mountain air and an atmosphere as relaxed as your sweater, it’s a perfect place to unwind. Golden Aspen and Cottonwood trees are set against dark pines with beautiful lowlying red brush accents. Whether you drive, walk, bike, hike or paddle — you don’t want to miss nature’s show of color in the Sierra. There are so many great trails in Truckee to explore and experience the fall colors. Fall is a time of “transition” and “preparation” in Truckee as summer activities wind down and thoughts begin to shift toward winter and when the first snow will fly. Sporting goods shops are full of flannels, fleece, snow boots, and winter sports gear — a most wonderful time of the year to shop and gear-up for winter fun. No matter what season you choose for your staycation in Truckee, there are many distinctive types of lodging to choose from. Shake it up and select a different one each season! From luxurious resorts, romantic mountain cabins, vacation rentals, boutique or historic hotels, the choices are abundant and can provide a comfortable home base for your staycation.

Summer evenings are filled with music and events practically every day of the week from Music in the Park to Truckee Thursdays street festival, enjoying food, drink and friendships under the starry nights is one of the best parts of summer in Truckee. DESTINATION Nevada County




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CABONA’S CABONA’S– –Founded Foundedinin1918, 1918,Cabona’s Cabona’sisisthe theoldest oldestretail retailestablishestablishment mentononCommercial CommercialRow. Row.It’sIt’sfounder, founder,Dave DaveCabona, Cabona,originally originallysold soldfishing fishing tackle, tackle,appliances appliancesand andgeneral generalmerchandise.The merchandise.Theeastern easternpart partofofthe thestore storewas wasa a coffee coffeeshop.The shop.Thecoffee coffeecup cupisisstill stillembedded embeddedininthe thesidewalk. sidewalk. THE THEDEPOT DEPOT– –The Thedepot depotwas wasbuilt builtinin1900. 1900.AAplaque, plaque,located locatedononthe the large largestone stoneoutside outsidethe thedepot, depot,commemorates commemoratesthe thefirst firsttranscontinental transcontinentalrailroad railroad line.The line.Theline linereached reachedTruckee TruckeeononApril April3,3,1868. 1868. THE THECAPITOL CAPITOL– –Built Builtinin1872 1872bybyWilliam WilliamHurd. Hurd.ItItwas wasoriginally originally “Hurd’s “Hurd’sSaloon Saloonand andHall.” Hall.”ItItwas wasused usedbybyPiper PiperOpera OperaCompany Companyand andthen thenforfor the County Court. the County Court. I.O.O.F. I.O.O.F.HALL HALL– –This Thisbuilding buildingwas wasbuilt builtinin1871 1871and andisisthe theoldest oldestonon the theblock. block.Rebekah Rebekahofficials officialsfrom fromNew NewYork Yorkhad hadbeen beenininSan SanFrancisco Franciscototo organize organizea alodge lodgethere. there.Returning ReturningtotoNew NewYork Yorkthey theybecame becamesnowbound snowboundand and stayed in Truckee four days. They asked the local ladies if they would stayed in Truckee four days. They asked the local ladies if they wouldlike liketoto have havea alodge; lodge;the thesecond secondRebekah RebekahLodge LodgeininCalifornia Californiawas wasestablished. established. REX REXHOTEL HOTELBUILDING BUILDING– –Built Builtover over100 100years yearsago, ago,it itwas wasconverted converted totoa ahotel hotelwith withsteam steamheated heatedrooms roomsinin1913. 1913.During Duringprohibition, prohibition,the thelower lower floor was a speakeasy called the “Silver Mirror.” floor was a speakeasy called the “Silver Mirror.” SQUEEZE SQUEEZEIN IN– –The Thelocation locationofofthe thetown’s town’sfirst firstbank, bank,operated operatedbyby Frank FrankBurckhalter. Burckhalter.InIn1869 1869a adaring daringbank bankrobbery robberyattempt attemptwas wasthwarted thwartedbybythe the heroic heroicaction actionofofbank bankemployees employeesand andtown towncitizens. citizens. STONE GARAGE – This building is on the location of Truckee’s first  STONE GARAGE – This building is on the location of Truckee’s first building: building:Gray’s Gray’sStation. Station.The Thecurrent currentstone stonebuilding buildingwas wasconstructed constructedaround around 1911 1911and andserved servedasasa acarriage carriagehouse houseand andblacksmith blacksmithshop. shop. THE THETRUCKEE TRUCKEEHOTEL HOTEL– –Built Builtasasthe theAmerican AmericanHotel Hotelinin1873, 1873,itit has hashad hadseveral severalname namechanges changessince. since.InIn1909, 1909,ititburned burnedtotothe theground groundand andwas was rebuilt. rebuilt.ItItwas wasrenamed renamedAlpine AlpineRiverside RiversideHotel Hotelforforthe the1960 1960Winter WinterOlympics. Olympics. The Thehotel hotelwas wasrenovated renovatedand andreopened reopenedasasthe theTruckee TruckeeHotel Hotelinin1977. 1977.

THE THESCHAFFER SCHAFFERHOUSE HOUSE– –Built Builtinin1895 1895bybyGeorge GeorgeSchaffer, Schaffer,the the founder founderofofTruckee’s Truckee’sfirst firstlumber lumbermill, mill,Schaffer SchafferMill. Mill.TheThe-original originalItalianate Italianate detailing detailingisisstill stillevident evidentononthe theporch. porch. GRAY’S GRAY’SLOG LOGWAYSTATION WAYSTATION– –Truckee’s Truckee’soldest oldestbuilding building(1863). (1863).InIn 1909 1909the thecabin cabinwas wasgiven giventotothe theNative NativeSons Sonsofofthe theGolden GoldenWest, West,Donner DonnerParlor Parlor No. 162, who moved it to its present location. No. 162, who moved it to its present location. CHINESE CHINESEHERB HERBSHOP SHOP– –Built Builtinin1878, 1878,ititwas wasthe thecornerstone cornerstoneofof Truckee’s Truckee’sChinatown, Chinatown,the thesecond secondlargest largestChinese Chinesecommunity communityononthe thewest west coast, coast,and andhome homeofofthe theDonner DonnerSoda SodaLabel, Label,part partofofthe theTruckee TruckeeSoda SodaWorks. Works.



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SASSARINI SASSARINI HOME HOME– –Built Builtcirca circa1895 1895bybythe theSassarini Sassarinifamily, family,this this home homewas waslater laterpurchased purchasedbybythe theMcGwinn McGwinnFamily FamilyononJuly July15,15,1918 1918forfor1010dollars dollars iningold goldcoin. coin.Doyle DoyleMcGwinn McGwinngrew grewupuptotobebethe thetown townbutcher butcherforformany manyyears. years. TITUS TITUS HOME HOME– –This Thishome homewas wasconstructed constructedcirca circa1912 1912onona aspot spot previously previouslyoccupied occupiedbybya aChinese Chineseboarding boardinghouse. house.ItItwas wasthe theonly onlyarchitecturalarchitecturallylydesigned home in Brickelltown, designed by Will Bliss. Frank Titus, Sr. built designed home in Brickelltown, designed by Will Bliss. Frank Titus, Sr. built this thishome homewhile whileworking workingasasananengineer engineerononthe thenarrow narrowgauge gaugerailroad, railroad,which which hauled hauledlumber lumberfrom fromLake LakeTahoe TahoetotoTruckee. Truckee. EATON EATONHOMES HOMES– –Originally Originallybuilt builtbybyEdward EdwardBrickell Brickellcirca circa1880 1880and and then thenserved servedasasthe theTruckee TruckeeLumber LumberCompany Companystore. store.Harry HarryEaton, Eaton,Brickell’s Brickell’sson son ininlaw, law,was wasa alongtime longtimerailroad railroadengineer. engineer.His Hisson, son,Harry, Harry,grew grewupupininthis thishome home and andininthe the1930’s 1930’shehewas wasknown knowntotoskiskitotoTahoe TahoeCity Citytotodeliver deliverthe themail mailwhen when trains trainswere weresnowbound snowboundininTruckee. Truckee. THE THEKRUGER KRUGERC.B. C.B.WHITE WHITEHOUSE HOUSE– –Placed Placedononthe theNational National Register RegisterofofHistoric HistoricPlaces, Places,ititwas wasbuilt builtinin1873 1873bybyW.W.H.H.Kruger, Kruger,ananoriginal original owner ownerofofthe theTruckee TruckeeLumber LumberCompany. Company.InIn1904, 1904,C.C.B.B.White, White,a abanker bankerand and prominent prominentcitizen, citizen,bought boughtthe thehouse. house. RICHARDSON HOUSE – Warren Richardson built this beautiful RICHARDSON HOUSE – Warren Richardson built this beautiful Victorian Victorianhome homeinin1887.The 1887.Thehome homestayed stayedininthe thefamily familyuntil until1940. 1940.Since Sincethen, then, the thehouse housewas wasused usedasasa aboarding boardinghouse houseand andwas wastotobecome becomeknown knowninintown townasas “the “theflop flophouse”. house”.InIn1981, 1981,the thehouse housewas wastransformed transformedinto intoa abed bedand andbreakfast. breakfast. ROCKING ROCKINGSTONE STONE– –Although Althoughthe the17-ton 17-tonstone stonenonolonger longerrocks, rocks,itit isisone oneofof2525known knownrocking rockingstones stonesininthe theworld. world.The Thelocal localNative NativeAmericans Americans used usedthis thisrock rockforfordrying dryingtheir theirfood foodand andholding holdingceremonies ceremoniesasasfarfarback backasas15,000 15,000 years yearsago. ago.One Oneofofthe theearly earlytribes tribespainstakingly painstakinglychipped chippedaway awaythe therock rocktotoflatten flatten the top and curve the bottom so animals couldn’t climb up to eat their food. the top and curve the bottom so animals couldn’t climb up to eat their food.  THE THE LOADING LOADING DOCK DOCK – – Once Once a a loading loading dock dock and and freight freight station stationforforthe theSouthern SouthernPacific PacificRailroad Railroadthis thisbuilding buildingserved servedasasa awarehouse warehouseforfor years. years.Much MuchofofTruckee’s Truckee’slumber lumberand andiceicewere wereshipped shippedfrom fromhere. here. TRUCKEE’S OLD JAIL – Built in 1875 out of native  TRUCKEE’S OLD JAIL – Built in 1875 out of nativestone, stone,the the brick brickwas wasadded addedinin1901.This 1901.Thisisisone oneofofthe theWest’s West’soldest oldestjails jailsinincontinuous continuoususe use until until1964. 1964.Open Openononsummer summerweekends. weekends.  FIRST FIRSTAND ANDLAST LASTCHANCE CHANCESALOON SALOON– –ItItwas wasthe thelast lastsaloon saloon heading headingwest westand andthe thefirst firstheading headingeast; east;once onceTruckee’s Truckee’soriginal originaltelephone telephoneoffice. office.

FLYING FLYING“A” “A”– –This Thiswas wasa afully fullyworking workinggasgasstation stationwhen whenititopened openedinin the the1936. 1936.InIn2007, 2007,ititwas wasrevitalized revitalizedtotoappear appearasasa a1949 1949gasgasstation. station. SIERRA SIERRATAVERN TAVERNBUILDING BUILDING– –Built Builtasasa athree-story three-storybuilding buildinginin 1928. 1928.AAfourth fourthfloor floorwas wasadded addedinin1938.This 1938.Thiswas wasonce oncethe thelocation locationofofthe thelaw law office officeofofTruckee’s Truckee’sfamous famouscitizen, citizen,Charles CharlesMcGlashan, McGlashan,who whowrote wrotethe thehistory history ofofthe theDonner DonnerParty. Party.






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Play in the Great Outdoors By Lynn Saunders, President, Truckee Chamber of Commerce Winter:

Truckee is your Base Camp for a Big Life and that includes BIG outdoor recreation! For those that love the great outdoors, your bucket list of top activities that are fun for adventure seekers and families alike might include:



Skiing or snowboarding at world-class resorts within 1030 minutes from Truckee.

Snowshoeing — some of Truckee’s most celebrated trails are just as beautiful to check out by snowshoe as they are in the summer months, especially in early season snow conditions.

Snowbiking — fat bikes are an easy fun way to cruise over snow-covered trails.

• Snowmobiling adventures — Truckee is known for miles of pristine trails and gorgeous peaks to climb by snowmobile. Check out options with local guides and rental companies. •

Cross country skiing is an exhilarating and rewarding way to explore the mountains

• Ice Skating — the seasonal Truckee Ice Rink is a community staple for figure skating, hockey, broomball and more. The ice rink at the Northstar Village has skates for rent, cabanas with fire pits and often live music.



Paddleboard — Donner Lake is a true High Sierra gem, rich with history and surrounded by mountain peaks. Rent a board and glide out yourself, or take a tour.

• Golf — the courses in Truckee offer stunning alpine scenery and challenging mountain terrain. Several beautiful courses within 10 minutes of historic downtown.

Truckee Bike Park — one of the best places to learn and ride for folks interested in getting into the sport, families and kids on striders, to advanced riders looking for big jumps. This park has a diverse offering of trails fun for everyone.

• Horseback riding — explore the beautiful alpine wilderness on a guided horseback ride. The Tahoe Donner Equestrian center offers guided horseback rides, private lessons and tours.

• Fly Fishing — experienced anglers to families wanting to get their feet wet in a new sport will enjoy fishing in Truckee. Home to one to one of the largest fly fishing programs in the country, you’ll find experts at the local shops, daily guided trips and classes.

• Learn new tricks at Woodward Tahoe — snowboard, freeski, skateboard, BMX, freestyle MTB, scooter, digital media and cheer camp programs can all be found at this one-of-a-kind indoor facility.

For more information, visit Truckee.com. When in town, head to the California Welcome Center in the train depot in Historic Downtown Truckee where the friendly concierge can help you make your plans and enjoy your time in Truckee. 10065 Donner Pass Road. 530-587-8808. info@ truckee.com.





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In 2017, our hometown of Grass Valley — Nevada City was chosen as one of the fourteen districts to receive the state’s California Cultural District Designation. The program was developed to celebrate the diversity of our state, while unifying under an umbrella of shared values — helping to grow and sustain authentic grassroots arts and cultural opportunities, increasing the visibility of local artists and community participation in local arts and culture, and promoting socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. We’re excited to share our district’s culture and creativity, and proud to be part of California’s cultural synergy! Music in the Mountains 84



SCENIC • WORLD-CLASS • CHARMING Steeped in history and with the most famous gold-mining district in California, Grass Valley and Nevada City experienced a “cultural revolution” that has reshaped the local economy and continues to influence the statewide arts scene. Starting in the ’60s, Beat Generation and deep ecology poet Gary Snyder, singer Utah Phillips, and a host of authors and musicians settled here. Now, for more than 50 high-tech companies – including a virtual and augmented reality hub – creativity occurs in peaceful, natural environments far from major urban centers. The historic twin cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City merge in the Sierra Foothills amidst pristine rivers and picturesque forests deep within California’s Gold Country. Home to the Nisenan, the area’s oldest indigenous peoples, the district is rich in cultural histories and the arts and has an exciting emerging wine culture. The twin cities boast outstanding year-round programming in music, theatre and dance; a density of artists and makers; and a festival culture to die for.

As well as for their arts, Grass Valley and Nevada City are known for their expanding vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms, and a trail network of outstanding natural beauty. The Nisenan lived here for thousands of years before their incorporation as part of a perfectly balanced ecosystem thriving on the Yuba, Bear and American river watersheds – and, over time, their sacred places are being rediscovered and cherished.

“The District experienced a ‘cultural revolution’ from the mid-20th Century that has reshaped the local economy and which continues to influence the statewide arts scene.” Between them, Grass Valley and Nevada City are home to the Nevada Theatre, the oldest theater in California, and over 100 arts-related organizations producing upwards of a thousand events a year, scores of annual festivals, street fairs, art walks and studio tours, and a generous base of artists and makers.



These assets offer diverse and readily accessible outdoor recreation and open space 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.


RUGGED • HISTORIC • VIBRANT Inspired by natural beauty and mountain scenery, Truckee is home to a creative culture that is unique in community spirit, inclusivity and individual creativity. Since the mid 1800’s, Truckee has been known for its scenic beauty and mountain culture — attracting industrious, hardy, (sometimes ornery…) yet always fun and adventurous souls with a passion for the outdoors. Our creative culture is the backbone that keeps Truckee an authentic mountain town. An alpine clan of creators, artists, artisans, makers, photographers, historians, musicians, poets, dancers, performers, chefs and others make Truckee the most unique cultural district within the state of California. Our daily lifestyles range from forging, rock climbing, poetry, paddle boarding and skiing/riding, to hitting a jam session in downtown’s historic theater. We are an artistic tribe that loves to create and have outdoor adventures in the unique mountain town that we call home — Truckee, California. A High Sierra District, Truckee boasts world-class scenery and a rugged high alpine location that catalyzes and inspires art and culture. Truckee’s rich history includes: the Transcontinental Railroad, the infamous Donner Party, Charlie Chaplin performances, and the 1960 Winter Olympics. The main features are Truckee’s historic downtown which is home to numerous galleries, workshops and events and Donner Summit which provides numerous trails and vista points highlighting our tremendous historic and cultural heritage. “Truckee’s rich history includes the Transcontinental Railroad, the infamous Donner Party, Charlie Chaplin performances, and the 1960 Winter Olympics.” The Truckee Cultural District, located in the High Sierra, is well-known for its forests, waterways, and spectacular mountain views, which attract visitors and residents alike. 86


In addition to the captivating outdoors, Truckee is a designated Historic District and presents a rich combination of historic assets that highlight Truckee as the gateway to westward expansion and the site of the ill-fated Donner Party. These include numerous historic buildings which give Truckee a unique sense of place — including an historic jail museum, Donner Memorial State Park and Museum, interpretive trails, railroad museum, and the Pioneer Monument. “Truckee has 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.”

“Truckee’s rich history includes the Transcontinental Railroad, the infamous Donner Party, Charlie Chaplin performances, and the 1960 Winter Olympics.” Over the years Truckee has attracted and grown a vibrant, entrepreneurial, artistic community which has birthed over a dozen art galleries and exhibit spaces, created continuous yearround 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.



Art By Eliza Tudor, Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council

Over the years, Nevada County has seen the growth of many performing arts organizations including two longstanding classical music organizations, Music in the Mountains and InConcert Sierra. Artists have long been the pioneers who move to lesser-known communities or neighborhoods both in cities and rural areas. They have been coming to Nevada County since the 1800s, and they are still arriving. Jon Blinder, President, Nevada County Arts Council

In late February 2020, just three weeks before our Governor issued a shelter-in-place order for the whole of California, Nevada County Arts Council hosted The Business of Art in support of Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District. As we welcomed close to 200 creatives for a day of professional development, little did we know that this would be the last time we would spend in one another’s company in such numbers for at least a year? Nevada County’s unique creative community took a few steps back and a momentary pause to evaluate how to carry on, retain the community’s cultural connection, and continue to showcase their work. 88


Inventive, Ingenious. Resilient. Creative in every respect, the arts community collaborated with the Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee Cultural District partnerships and reinvented the “how-to” carry on without losing their audience. The Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District, thanks to an investment by the Nevada County Economic Resource Council and the County, continues to lead the charge to unite artists with local businesses. Our flagship Art in Storefronts Program is transforming empty storefronts in our downtown areas into imaginative portals into other worlds — stunning visual reminders of more hopeful times to come and more than a reminder of our rich cultural heritage. In collaboration with its Grass Valley-Nevada City and Truckee partners, the Nevada County Arts Council has launched a new Cultural District e-commerce initiative called Shopping with Artists. It supports local professional artists during challenging times and beyond, providing ease of access to view their extraordinary art, allowing collectors to acquire new works while building a new collector audience. Performing arts productions continue, watched live on Zoom or Facebook until full attendance is permitted. New murals adorn downtown buildings; Pedestrian Zones facilitate outdoor dining, safe shopping, and have become a showcase for art and culture. Creative and inventive, the arts are alive and well in Nevada County, and ready to welcome your participation! To view the arts community calendar, visit nevadacountyarts.org/calendar



Read By Don Rogers, Publisher, The Union Newspaper

The one place we all can meet is in the pages of the community newspaper, in print and these days, online as well.

Either way, The Union has been there with the local news and views of the day through pandemics, historic elections, wildfires, droughts, world wars and even the latter days of the Civil War, when the paper was founded to support President Lincoln. The paper’s slogan goes all the way back to these early days when gold was king and divisions were far sharper and starker than today’s. To that end, the words we still carry on Page One were and are remarkably hopeful and ultimately just the truth among neighbors: “Founded in 1864 to Preserve the Union … One and Inseparable.” This is the one main ideal of the community The Union serves. Two cities, sure. Two parties. Two whole different worldviews, it seems sometimes. But ultimately one in the end, a community still much like one large, sometimes messy family. And so our community comes together in the pages of The Union today, fussing and sometimes arguing as 90


families do, over the issues large and small, local and global, too. Sometimes editions are thrown — you can do that with paper; not so easy or recommended with your phone or laptop. Sometimes editors, even publishers, are called and scolded. But we mourn together, too, when loved citizens are taken or tragedy incomprehensibly strikes. We bond and contribute to members of the family when we read of hardships, lost homes to fire, perhaps. We celebrate with our kids who have done good, and there are a whole lot of them, and when one of our own makes a difference in the wider world. The Union, through the generations, has been there to record, to bear witness to the hallmark moments and the small ones, scraps of newsprint that wind up under magnets on a refrigerator door.

We who labor in all the departments that make up the paper and website are highly aware of this legacy and responsibility in all that we do. Oh, we get plenty wrong, as all human enterprises do in truth. But our heart is true, our aim high. We want to get it right, to be fair in the highest sense, to do our best for you and by you. You might think first about what the news staff produces,


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Mon-Sat: 10am – 6pm Sun: 11am – 5pm but there is much more to The Union than that. Just as important, perhaps more so, is the work of the sales department to help our local businesses survive and thrive, to help you decide to shop locally for the sake of our community as well as personal wants and needs. Let us also acknowledge the newspaper carriers in the wee hours who deliver, the circulation department and everything they do to connect you to the news in print and online. These are the people who make sure the business works to support the community through news and advertising, to keep the machinery of the operation going. Of course we see this all as a holy calling. A local community is only as strong as the local paper. This is not just a sweet notion, a truism. The research from the news deserts in this country demonstrate clearly the damage in communities lacking the hometown paper, from taxes rising to less tangible disconnection when the glue is gone. Help keep The Union strong.

The Story: In the early 1980’s Adrian Davis returns to Gold City, CA to take over his grandparent’s bar and creates a popular nightclub just as the cocaine epidemic is ready to explode. Caught up in the social transition, Adrian’s life quickly spirals downward into sex, drugs and rock n’ roll. Deeply moving, often disturbing, and packed with suspense, Adrian’s Revenge takes readers on an extraordinary journey through addiction, devious conspiracy, unexpected murder, and comforting redemption.

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By Wally Hagaman, Chinese Historian

In 1860 the Nevada City and Grass Valley Chinatowns were larger than they were in 1870 and 1880. In 1860 there were 134 structures in Nevada City’s Chinatown and 69 structures in Grass Valley’s Chinatown. Nonetheless, Grass Valley remained the spiritual/festival center for Nevada County for the next two decades. The county population of Chinese remained fairly constant: 1860-2147, 1870-2627, and 1880-3003. During the next decade, the population began a rapid decline: 1890-1053, 1900-632. During the period of 1868 to 1878, under the leadership of Dr. Wau Kee, the Hou Wang Miao (temple) and Grass Valley’s Chinatown celebrated major festivals on a regular basis. Dr. Wau Kee was a great promoter/publicist. He would walk over to the nearby Union Newspaper office and announce upcoming events and invite the non-Chinese citizens to attend. He often provided guides to explain what was happening and to give the press an inside view. The newspaper accounts of festivals during that decade were numerous. Toward the end of the 1870s, festivals in Chinatown began to decline. This was not only due to the 92


increasing anti-Chinese sentiment in the community, but also the loss of the dynamic Dr. Wau Kee in 1882. Between 1880 and 1900 very few New Year and other festivals were reported in either Grass Valley or Nevada City. This was due to the steady decline in the Chinatown populations, and the anti-Chinese feeling that prevailed during that period. Very little was reported about the temple until December 27, 1901, when it was destroyed by fire. The day after the fire, the city issued a special ordinance followed by an injunction to prohibit Chinatown’s rebuilding. The Chinese contest the injunction in court and prevail. Within a few days, with non-Chinese landowners joining in, the rebuilding of Chinatown was well underway. By early 1902 The Union reported that the temple had been rebuilt by Ute “Georgie” Bow, the appointed caretaker. In the years that followed there were only a few accounts of festivals in Chinatown. In 1920 Georgie Bow returned to China, where he died an accidental death. Ah Fong then became the temple keeper. With the declining population and deterioration of Grass Valley’s Chinatown, support for the temple was difficult to find. Ah Fong did the best he could to hold things together, but his efforts were in vain without community support.

People like history, and they like to learn about the people who lived here,” Wood added. “It helps them to learn to look within themselves for their own heritage. Jeannie Woods In September 1938 the Chinatown properties were sold to a transfer and storage company and part of the narrow-gauge railroad. Eddie Tinloy and D.C. Stewart advocated moving the temple to Memorial Park as a monument to the Chinese of Grass Valley. The City Council declined the suggestion saying they had already spent $5000 on the park.

In the spring of 1933, a committee of the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce visited the temple and reported to Chamber members that it was in deplorable condition but would be worth investing in as a tourist attraction. The Chamber leased the temple from the City of Grass Valley and did a restoration cumulating in a grand July 4th dedication of their new tourist attraction. The attempt to create a tourist attraction failed. A year later, the temple was closed.

Shortly thereafter, the interior was dismantled and placed in storage, despite Eddie Tinloy’s continual efforts to preserve the Hou Wang Miao Temple. The community was not responsive. Newspaper articles indicate it was solely through his efforts that the altar and other furnishings were preserved. Eddie Tinloy was the final keeper of the Hou Wang Miao following in the footsteps of Ah Fong, Georgie Bow, and Dr. Wau Kee. In 1952 the altar was moved to the Firehouse No. 1 Museum in Nevada City.



The history of soup in China might be as old as the history of cooking. Chinese soup has always been an important part of Chinese food culture. It is considered to be one of the most nutritious and digestible food types. www.chinahighlights.com

Submitted by Patty Lum-Ohmann Recipe from Sunset Oriental Cookbook Makes 6 servings Give your meal a spicy start with this tongue-tickling soup from Szechwan. Pepper provides the heat and vinegar adds the sour tang. INGREDIENTS 4 medium size dried Shiitake mushrooms 1/4 lb lean boneless pork butt, cut into matchstick pieces 1 tablespoon dry sherry 4 cups regular-strength chicken broth 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into matchstick pieces 1/2 cup sliced bamboo shoots, cut into matchstick pieces 1/4 lb. medium-firm tofu, drained & cut into 1/2” cubes 2 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 egg 2 green onions (including tops), cut into 1” slices Salt 94


INSTRUCTIONS Soak Shiitake mushrooms in warm water and cover for 30 minutes; drain. Cut off and discard stems; thinly slice caps. Combine pork with sherry; let stand for 10 minutes. Pour broth into a 2-quart pot and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, pork, chicken, and bamboo shoots. Stir several times; then cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add tofu, white wine vinegar, and soy sauce; heat, uncovered, for 1 minute. In a small bowl, stir together cornstarch and water. Pour into pot and cook, stirring, until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in white pepper and sesame oil. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg; slowly pour into hot soup, stirring constantly. Sprinkle with onions and season to taste with salt.

Figure 16: Grass Valley Chinatown, 1891 (Illustrated by Ron Wadluke, 1993).

Figure 27: Chinese Joss House, Grass Valley, circa 1920s. Wally Hagaman Photograph (Images of America: Grass Valley)

Gold Miners Inn, Honoring Grass Valley’s Chinatown By KathE Frazer, General Manger, Gold Miners Inn Leaving their villages in China for America, these immigrants’ only bond was a common language and a desire to provide a better life for themselves and their families left behind. It took courage, a tenacious work ethic, and confidence in their abilities to crisscross their way through the Sierra’s looking for gold, but through this process, they claimed their part in the diverse history of Nevada County. The Chinese alone constituted 22% of California’s mining population, making them “the largest single nationality engaged in mining with an undeniable contribution to the economy of the frontier west.” The Chinese were a reliable source of inexpensive labor and offered a wide range of skilled services, especially with laundry, garden-fresh vegetables, firewood, and domestic help. At Chinatown’s peak in 1880, the one square mile section in Grass Valley, bordered by Wolf Creek, located on what was

then called “China Street,” was home to about 2,000 Asian residents making this the second-largest Chinese community outside of San Francisco’s. Here, they enterprisingly created their own economic opportunities by providing quality goods and services for locals, miners, merchants, and agricultural concerns bringing innovation to each sector. Gold Miners Inn now shares part of the footprint along Wolf Creek and Bank Alley where the Chinese established their community in 1850. Within the walls of the Gold Miners Inn, we celebrate their legacy and courageous spirit in artistic tributes to Chinese culture and history with bamboo accents, traditional color palette, along with Asian mining artifacts on the second floor. Photographs of Chinese families and leaders dot our public spaces, as do beautiful Chinese paintings. Located in the Gold Miners Inn Plaza next to Wolf Creek is a memorial dedicated to the Grass Valley Chinese contribution. It reads, “The Chinese were noted for their honest, sober, and industrious characteristics… Former residents Duck Egg, Georgie Bow, Ah Louie, and the pioneer Yuen, Gon, and Tinloy families are an integral part of Nevada County’s history.” Tinloy Street, which runs along the front of Gold Miners Inn, bears the family name to memorialize the Tinloy family legacy. We invite you to stop by and take a look! DESTINATION Nevada County


Gold By Matthew Renda, Special to The Union



Gold was discovered in its most basic and natural state—in streams and in the ground of the ancient world—and gold is one of the first precious metals known to mankind. As a natural response to its beauty and rarity, gold became a symbol of royalty and glamour in nearly every culture that was able to obtain it. Its brilliance and resistance to tarnish made the precious metal an ideal jewelry-making commodity, and eventually a viable currency. James Marshall, a carpenter from New Jersey who had incrementally migrated out west by way of Missouri and Oregon, first spotted a glint of metal in the millrace of a water wheel near the South Fork of the American River in the outskirts of Coloma in El Dorado County in January 1948. Marshall had been under the employ of John Sutter, an enterprising Swiss pioneer who had enlisted Marshall as the head carpenter for a timber mill, he was building on the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. The glint Marshall espied (historians debate whether it was January 19 or 24) proved to be gold and was the first indication of the wealth that lay interred underneath the foothills which would attract the world’s first and largest Gold Rush, attracting more than 300,000 people to the unsettled land that would soon become California.

“The desire of gold is not for gold. It is for the means of freedom and benefit.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson In Nevada County, where the largest trove of gold in all of California awaited hordes of miners to unearth it, Jonas Spect was the pioneer who first discovered gold on the Yuba River on June 2, 1848, a little under six months after Marshall made his discovery in El Dorado County. Interestingly, Marshall, who was leading a train of immigrants through Nevada County during the

Large Gold Bearing Quartz Specimen 16 to 1 mine Alleghany CA summer of 1848, is said to be the first white man to pan for gold on Deer Creek. It wasn’t until the following year, 1849, the year of the Gold Rush, that miners possessed of varying degrees of talent, skill and know-how began to course through the foothills of Nevada County, invading the ravines and streambeds with pans in the feverish quest for wild and excessive riches. The first placer miners employed wooden bowls, then improved to pans before the sluice box was introduced in 1850 and was used up and down the running water bodies in Nevada County. In the same year, on what’s now known as Gold Hill in Grass Valley, George McKnight discovered the goldbearing quartz that would yield the lion share of the precious metal for the century to come. While many of the uneducated miners who flocked to the foothills thought the gold collected in the streams and rivers of Nevada County derived from an upstream source, the riches actually came from gold veins embedded in the quartz of the highly mineralized metamorphic rock endemic to the western slope of the Sierra Nevada. Utilizing the skill of tin miners from Cornwall, England, the most enterprising and successful of miners ditched the hands and pans method and began the more technologically innovative, dangerous but ultimately productive method of hard-rock mining. DESTINATION Nevada County


Empire Mine

State Historical Park

William Bowers Bourn II Owner, Empire Mine, Grass Valley, CA Within two years of James W. Marshall’s discovery of gold in 1848, vast hordes of ‘49ers had panned out most of California’s gold-bearing streambeds. Only a few miners had any real idea of the quantities of gold that were locked beneath the surface of the Sierra in sheet-like veins of quartz. But in June 1850, George McKnight discovered a gold-bearing quartz outcropping about a mile from here (near St. Patrick’s church in downtown Grass Valley). Then, in October of 1850, lumberman George Roberts found flecks of gold in a surface outcropping of quartz in the area that is now Empire Mine Park’s main parking lot. Hearing the news, hundreds of miners flocked to this area to stake out the customary 40-foot by 30-foot placer claims. They soon found, however, that they lacked the skills necessary to tunnel deep into the earth. Chipping and blasting rock were hard and dangerous work. Cave-ins were frequent, and underground springs were continually flooding tunnels. By 1851, hundreds of “coyote holes” — vertical holes in the ground, 20 to 40 feet deep, that resembled water wells — perforated the land. George Roberts, like many others, became discouraged and sold his claim for $350 to a group that was consolidating small claims into a single operation to be known as the Ophir Hill Mine. In 1852, the Ophir Hill 98


Mine property was purchased by John Rush, who changed the name to Empire Quartz Hill Company. George couldn’t have known that in a mere 13 years, by 1864, the mine would already have produced one million dollars’ worth of gold. As word spread that hard rock gold had been discovered in California, there came a surge of Cornish immigrants from the Cornish Peninsula of southwest England. For more than 1000 years, Cornish miners have pulled tin and copper from their native soil. With them, they brought their knowledge of mining, their work ethic, and their customs. Particularly significant was the Cornish contribution of the Cornish engine, operated on steam, which emptied the depths of the mine of its constant water seepage. This engine enabled increased productivity and expansion underground. Lester Allan Pelton’s water wheel provided electric power for the mine starting in 1895, and stamp mill. The Cornish provided the bulk of the labor force from the late 1870s until the mine’s closure eighty years later. Responsible for the immense success of the mine was the owner William Bowers Bourn, II and his young cousin, mine superintendent George Starr. Bourn inherited the mine in 1877 at age 21 from his father, William Bowers Bourn, Sr. who purchased controlling interest of Empire Mine in1869. But it was Starr to whom the Miners called a “Mining Genius” and the “Shining

Empire Mine State Park Features • Empire Cottage, designed by famed architect Willis Polk — with its stately gardens and fountains • The impressive Clubhouse, built in 1905 to entertain key business magnates • The Mine Yard where the ore 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 buildings that were the “hubs” of Empire Mine’s success • Almost 850 acres of scenic, award-winning trails Starr of the Empire.” Geologists and engineers from around the world ventured to view the latest technologies used at the Empire. Bourn purchased the North Star Mine in 1884, turning it into a major producer, and then sold it to James D. Hague in 1887, along with controlling interest in the Empire a year later. To keep track of the mine’s 367 underground workings, a place called “The Secret Room” (named for its blacked-out windows) was built. In it, the entire room was filled with a scale model of the mine’s below the surface workings. Few people knew the room existed while the mine was in operation. Bourn reacquired control of the Empire Mine in 1896, forming the Empire Mines and Investment Co. In 1897, he commissioned Willis Polk to design the “Cottage”, using waste rock from the mine. The “Cottage” included a greenhouse, gardens, fountains and a reflecting pool. Between 1898 and 1905, a clubhouse with tennis courts, bowling alley, and squash courts were built nearby. As the mine grew more extensive, the labyrinth of tunnels extended to over 367 miles. When the cost of operation outweighed the cost of extracting the ore, the mining came to a close in 1956. The Empire Mine operated for over a century from 1850 to 1956 making the Empire Mine is “one of the oldest, largest, deepest, longest and richest gold mines in California.” Today visitors can walk in the footsteps of history — and experience what life was like in those heady times. Each year the Park welcomes around 100,000 visitors from all over the world. Park is open daily from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Winter hours of operation are from 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, from November 1st thru February 28th. The park is closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, & New Years Day.

10791 East Empire Street, Grass Valley (530) 273-8522 - empiremine.org DESTINATION Nevada County


Placer Mining - Pans and Hands By Steve Cottrell, Nevada County Historian

primary ways to find the precious metal. Later, lode mines began to appear, and hydraulic mines as well, but the classic image of a prospector kneeling or stooped over, swirling a pan filled with pebbles and sand at a river’s edge, hoping find a nugget or two, is an accurate portrayal of basic placer mining. The 20-mile-long South Yuba River State Park, stretching from the Malakoff Diggins to the covered bridge at Bridgeport, encompasses an area where placer mining was popular and profitable. Depending on coronavirus restrictions, gold panning instructions may be available near the bridge on certain days, so be sure to call (530) 432-2546 and check with park headquarters.

In 1978, stuck at a traffic light, country singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin quickly scribbled down the first line of what would become a #1 hit a year later: “All the gold in California is in a bank in the middle of Beverly Hills, in somebody else’s name.” Well, not quite. In fact, there is more gold buried in the hills and beneath the waterways of California today than was found during the gold rush. Although 125 million ounces were extracted in the 19th century, (about $50 billion in 2020 value), geologists estimate that fully 80% more remains untapped. And if you’re lucky, you might find some of it during a visit to the South Yuba State Park, a short drive from Grass Valley and Nevada City. There is usually prominent signage alongside rivers and creeks where legal mining claims exist, but if you want to dip a pan in the state park, you are welcome to do so. When you do, you’ll be practicing what is known as placer mining — searching for loose pieces of gold — as opposed to underground lode mining. For the first year or so of the gold rush, placer mining was the 100


South Yuba River State Park 17660 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley, CA 95946 southyubariverstatepark.org

Hydraulic Mining

By Steve Cottrell, Nevada County Historian In the early days of the California gold rush, most miners focused on rivers and creeks when searching for elusive nuggets — often the size of a grain of rice or pea, but sometimes large enough to fill a man’s palm. They dumped a shovelful of pebbles, dirt and sand into their pans, then used available water and a twisting, swirling motion to separate the gold from the debris.

brawl.” And nowhere are the scars of that devastation more evident than at Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park near North Bloomfield. Between 1853 and 1884, when Federal Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Sawyer issued a landmark decision that effectively

It was backbreaking work, often conducted stooped over for several hours in knee-deep cold water, but collecting six-eight ounces of gold a day was not unusual. At about $20 an ounce, many miners could pocket a hundred dollars or more before sundown. By 1853, however, extracting gold by shifting through soil and sand took a new direction — hydraulic mining — a technique that resulted in huge profits for mine owners but reckless disregard for the environment. Hydraulic mining utilized powerful jets of water blasting away at the side of mountains to create a steady stream of gold-laced mud. Historical geographer and author Gray Brechin wrote that California “was trashed as throughly as a saloon in a drunken

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Although hydraulic mining led to riches for many mine owners, its impact on the environment left lasting scars on the landscape. ended hydraulic mining, an estimated twelve billion tons of soil were dumped into Sierra Nevada rivers and creeks — eight times more land than was excavated for construction of the Panama Canal. Not only did valley communities flood and the Sacramento River become an inland sea fifty miles wide, but shipping lanes became clogged as far downstream as San Francisco Bay. Whether you are interested in mining history or environmental progress, you will want to visit Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park and nearby North Bloomfield. Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park 23579 N Bloomfield Rd., Nevada City, CA 95959 malakoffdigginsstatepark.org DESTINATION Nevada County


We’re “Cousin Jacks” and “Jennies” and We’re Still Here By Gage McKinney


My ancestors who joined the California Gold Rush, four brothers named Hicks, weren’t novices like other fortyniners. They emigrated from Redruth, Cornwall, where men had mined tin since the Bronze Age and copper for nearly as long.

the Empire Mine State Historic Park where you can touch sturdy rock walls, built with old world pride. Returning to town, you can snap a selfie beside the stamp mill — a Cornish invention — erected in memory of the Cousin Jacks and Jennies, nicknames for the Cornish immigrants.

My ancestors came not for riches but a better life. In Grass Valley, California’s richest gold district, they followed the quartz veins into the earth. Their sons and grandsons mined gold, too, helping this region produce over ten million ounces, valued today at $1600 an ounce. My brother and I are the fifth generation to live here.

What all I can show you! I can direct you to the goldin-quartz discovery site on nearby Gold Hill, which memorializes the Cornish miner. I can guide you along streets named Cornish Court and Cornwall Avenue, or others bearing the names of the immigrant families as Berryman, Hocking, Jenkins and Gleason.

When you’re in Grass Valley, Cornwall is never far away. In the mining era, Cornish families accounted for nearly three-quarters of the town’s population. They made this place an outpost of the land they left behind. How ‘bout a tour?

I can point out cemetery stones bearing names derived from the Cornish tongue — Polkinghorn, Trerise, Bennalleck, Penhollow and more. I can show Cornish names inscribed on stained-glass windows in churches where descendants still lift their voices in praise.

Let’s begin downtown with a lunch of Cornish pasty, the meat and potato pie the miners carried to work. Then we’ll head to the North Star Powerhouse to see a Cornish pump splashing water into Wolf Creek. Next, we’ll visit

In Grass Valley, gold mining built a town, but mining families made a community. They are still here. Let me introduce you to Dave Williams at Williams Stationary, on Main Street, where the St. Piran’s flag, a white cross on


a black background, flies outside the shop. You’re bound to meet, too, Debbie Prisk Olsen of the musical Prisk family from Redruth. She works at Hooper and Weaver’s Mortuary, and long-established Cornish families here have felt the comfort of her kindness. Downtown you can meet plenty of Cornish folk. One is life-long Grass Valleyan David George, of the extended George family, rooted here for six generations. His numerous uncles, aunts and cousins prospected for gold, led the town band, taught in the schools and sold new cars. His cousin Harold J. George led the carol choir for forty years. His ancestor William George, a prominent grocer, became Grass Valley’s first Cornish-born mayor in 1893. Further along the street we might run into Patti Ingram, a recent mayor whose Cornish ancestors published our local newspaper. Walking through town we’re likely to meet another native, Jerry Angove. His ancestor, Michael An Gof the blacksmith, led a failed rebellion against the English in 1597. Having lived more peaceably, Jerry has avoided being drawn-and-quartered like his famous forebearer. After earning degrees at Stanford and USC, he came home to become president of Sierra College and establish its Grass Valley campus. If you drive to the campus, you’ll find visitors’ parking beside the Angove building.

reputation for clannishness, but they shared the secrets of their trade with mining students like Herbert “Bert” Hoover, later the 30th president. When young Bert graduated from mucker to miner, his Cornish coworkers threw a pasty feast. My own father, after marrying a Cornish girl, was accepted as a “galvanized” Cousin Jack. If you want to join Cornish descendants in their fun, come to the annual St. Piran’s Day pasty toss in March — “Everyone’s Cornish today!” You don’t have to have an old family recipe to enter the Cornish bake off but be warned — there’s stiff competition. Last year’s winner, disease researcher Emily Pascoe from UC Davis, speaks the Cornish brogue, being a daughter of Helston, Cornwall. If you want to learn more, enroll in my Cornish history and culture class at Sierra College. Those who graduate — and everyone does — become eligible for “Cornish naturalization.” Hang around Grass Valley a while and we’ll be calling you “Cousin.” Gage McKinney is past president of the California Cornish Cousins, a Cornish bard and author of When Miners Sang and other books. He lives two-and-one-half blocks from the nearest pasty shop in downtown Grass Valley. Visit www.gagemckinney.com.

When I introduce endodontist Steve Murphy, don’t let his Irish surname mislead you. His grandfather was John Hollow, native of St. Just, Cornwall, who became president of the Grass Valley Carol Choir. Since 1876 the choir has sung Cornish carols on the streets of Grass Valley – you won’t hear them in a shopping mall! Every season Steve, and his daughter Maddie, sing with the choir at Cornish Christmas. Other singing Cornish descendants include Rich Johns, Jack Pascoe and me. Choir director Eleanor Kentizer is a Cornish bard. I run into Cornish descendants wherever I go in Grass Valley, including at meetings of the Native Sons of the Golden West — we’re proud Californians now! There I greet our president Mike Kochis of the Davy family from near Launceston, Cornwall. At Searls Historic Research Library, you might not recognize volunteer Brita Rozynski as Cornish, unless I tell you her maiden name was Berryman and her father ran the machine shop at the rich Idaho Maryland mine. Even when Cornish families move away, they stay connected. Pete Edwards came to Grass Valley from Pendeen, Cornwall when a boy. His father was pumpman at the Empire mine. Pete made his career in the Bay Area but returns for high school reunions and to preside at gatherings of the California Cornish Cousins. Others staying in touch are the Best family from far off Marin and yet benefactors of the Nevada County Historical Society. When they dominated the town, the Cornish had a DESTINATION Nevada County




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The ancient lands of Cornwall are steeped in myth and legend, brimming with tales of giants, saints, monsters, and witches. And as is often the case, its folklore is often tied to its own geography, with tales, traditions, and customs growing up around certain sites and areas. However, folklore is full of surprises, and over the years, certain Cornish traditions have not only intertwined and given rise to new folk tales but also have been successfully exported around the world. Cornwall is famous for many things, and while folklorists treasure its wealth of faery lore, food lovers celebrate its most famous export, the Cornish pasty. And surprisingly, despite seemingly being very unrelated, this pair have enjoyed a special relationship over the years. Now, pasties have been appearing in historical documents, and even in ancient recipe books, since the 13th century. Likewise, as long as there has been a Cornwall, there have been tales of the piskies, the local little people. However, it wasn’t until the 1800s, when tin mining became a huge industry in Cornwall, that the two came together.


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for the knockers’ lanterns. But also, the miners would leave a portion of their beloved Cornish pasties for the knockers, with some claiming the pasty’s distinctive ridged crust was specially designed to throw into the darkness for the little folk. Another tale about the pasty is the traditional recipes expanded the pasty into a two-course meal. By means of adding a pastry partition, the canny Cornish folk devised a pasty that contained not just dinner but a dessert too! Now, it has been said that this is culinary folklore, but historians have discovered that it was indeed true. It was commonly said that the enthusiasm for pasty making and experimenting with the recipe was so great that the Devil himself was afraid to set foot, or rather hoof, over the River Tamar and cross from Devon to Cornwall for fear of ending up as the filling in a Cornish pasty! The Cornish mining industry was so successful that soon Cornish miners were in demand overseas. Mine owners in the USA, and even on the other side of the world in Australia, were looking for Cornishmen to come and bring their expertise. And naturally, these migrating tin miners took their favorite meal (and the knockers!) with them, and hence the Cornish pasty became the world-famous dish it is today. Enjoy the traditional Cornish family pasty recipe shared by the Cornish Cousins of California.

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By Stephanie Harvey-Statler, Stephanie’s Custom Interiors I grew up in the valley, Grass Valley, that is. It was the city compared to my friends who lived down a dirt road off Greenhorn, way “up the hill” in Cascade Shores or “way out” in Penn Valley. Our town was smaller then and slower than it is today. I enjoyed watching “Little House on the Prairie” growing up. That television show was about country living and learning life’s lessons. Laura’s family home was nothing to “brag about.” It had only the basic amenities, which did not include running water or electricity. It was really just a one-room cabin with a loft, a fireplace, and lots of love. Now that I am grown up with kids of my own and a house my husband and I call home, we too have love, but the amenities we can choose from are much different than life on the Prairie. In 2021, our amenities choices are expanding every day. Technology is growing by leaps and bounds, and our homes are benefiting. I am sure Laura and her family

would be shocked by most of the conveniences we now take for granted. Not only do we have running water in the house, but we can simply touch the faucet with our wrist and get the water to turn on and off. Porch lights can turn on when we pull in the driveway, either by a motion detector or a timer. We can use our cell phones to tap on lights and adjust them for the “right atmosphere” and mood we want to create. One button gives us a menu of different moods from which to choose. Creating a personalized interior environment with lighting can add value to our home and enhance the enjoyment of living in those spaces. Our homes’ energy efficiency, powered by solar rays, keeps our homes lit and our electric cars neatly tucked into the garage. Controlling our homes via remote technology has given us the ability to eliminate the fear of leaving the stove or iron turned on. It provides us with the ability to control interior and exterior lights, window shades, security cameras, and

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Renovating H istory By Keoni Allen, Sierra Foothills Construction Company

Sierra Foothill Construction Company’s recent experience renovating the Holbrooke Hotel was the opportunity of a lifetime. My personal connection to the Holbrooke goes back to the early 1980s when my now 40-year-old son Kasey got his first haircut in the barbershop just off the lobby. I marveled at the time about the amazing history of the building that had hosted several notable visitors, including several U.S. Presidents

equipment. One thing that really impressed me about the building was the exterior walls made of solid brick, 12” thick. I couldn’t resist calculating the number of bricks used in the construction of the building. Those builder instincts are powerful sometimes. I estimated that the brick order had to have been for more than 300,000 bricks. How in the world the builders were able to secure that amount of bricks in post-Civil War America is mind-boggling to me. One of the more critical issues that we discovered that needed attention was the Golden Gate Saloon’s back bar. The exquisite piece of furniture grade craftsmanship with a 30’ long marble top and irreplaceable marble columns reportedly came around South America’s horn to San Francisco and then on a wagon to Grass Valley in the 1870s. We discovered that this historic piece of the building was literally sinking through the floor due to a long-term plumbing leak that had rotted the floor under the bar area. We shored up the marble top and columns and repaired the floor from below, which saved the exceptional piece from complete destruction—a very satisfying effort for us. As we stand back and look at the completed building, we are very happy with how it turned out and delighted that we had the opportunity to help restore this iconic part of Grass Valley’s history. As proud as we are of our efforts to preserve and restore this significant part of Grass Valley’s history, the real credit and thanks belongs to Acme Hospitality, the construction manager for the renovation work, and will manage operations of the Holbrooke now that it is open.

and world-famous author Mark Twain. The chance to eat, drink and sleep in the same space as these famous people that had found their way to come and spend time in Grass Valley eventually led us to have our company Christmas parties and numerous other events in the building over the years. When the opportunity came to be involved in the building’s renovation, we jumped at the chance. Being involved in the construction industry for nearly 50 years has given me the opportunity to see a lot of things, a few failing buildings, and some buildings that have held up remarkably well. The Holbrooke is one of the fantastic, well-built structures that, from a builder’s standpoint, makes me appreciate the construction of the building accomplished without the use of any modern tools or 128


Acme Hospitality has done such a fantastic job. It has literally provided our community with an extraordinary gift and opportunity to continue to enjoy the Holbrooke Hotel for generations to come. Their investment of time and money in our history and our future is so significant that we all owe them our sincere gratitude. More importantly, we owe them our support and strong patronage of our beautifully restored community gathering place that they have provided for all of us to enjoy. I hope that we will all include visiting the Holbrooke Hotel as a part of special event plans for ourselves, family, friends, and neighbors. The success of the Holbrooke is bound to the success and strength of our entire community. Please stop by and experience this magnificently restored history!




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By Lock Richards, President/Broker, Sperry Commercial Global Affiliates – Highland Commercial As we continue to trudge through the last half of the soon-to-be infamous year of 2020, it is refreshing to receive a bit of good news for a change. In September, CNBC “Make It”, published a list of the top 10 small “Work-From-Home” cities in the United States, and they ranked the Grass Valley/Truckee micropolitan area (an area with a population between 10,000 – 500,000 people) as Number 1! The CNBC report stated: “A precedence of remote working communities could also indicate solid city-wide infrastructure to support teleworking, such as reliable internet connectivity or proximity to rising, mid-size cities that boast more job opportunities. Truckee-Grass Valley is about an hour’s drive from Sacramento and three hours from San Francisco, for example.” While I would say our area still has a ways to go regarding internet connectivity, the beauty, convenience, amenities and rural character of the area is indeed hard to top. 138


The Covid pandemic, and the nascent fear of potential future pandemics, may permanently change perspectives and values regarding where and how people choose to live. Local residential realtors can attest to the current massive “urban flight” to our area with demand now outpacing housing supply. According to the State Department of Finance, Nevada County’s population in 2005 was 98,464 people. In 2020 it is 98,114 people. This effectively represents zero net population growth over the past 15 years! Ironically,

COVID19 could be the greatest economic boost Nevada County has received in the past 15 years. When combined with newfound cultural and business acceptance of telecommuting, Nevada County is perfectly positioned for a new influx of permanent residents. In turn, expanding demographics will spur economic growth which, likely with a year or two lag, should lead to advantageous improvements in the real estate metrics shown below.

Vacancy Rates EOY 2016 EOY 2017 EOY 2018 EOY 2019 Q3 2020 Office 13.14% 13.86% 12.79% 8.67% 10.54% Retail 3.57% 2.63% 3.22% 2.72% 3.50% Industrial 3.45% 2.08% 2.32% 1.19% 2.70% All Sectors 6.90% 6.43% 6.38% 4.44% 5.28% Median Sale Prices/SF (based on moving 3-year averages) Office $124 $129 $118 $128 $143 Retail $166 $157 $148 $143 $146 Industrial $81 $85 $99 $115 $126 Median Asking Rents/SF (Gross) Office - gross $1.31 $1.40 $1.33 $1.41 $1.37 Retail - gross $1.52 $1.46 $1.41 $1.54 $1.30 $0.63 $0.71 $0.78 $0.87 $0.88 Industrial - gross



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Millennials are Driving the Real Estate Market in 2020 and It Doesn’t Seem to be Slowing Down By Suzanne Voter, Mortgage advisor NMLS 230270

“Millennials, ages 23 to 38, are now entering their peak household home buying years.”

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2020 has been quite a year to remember for so many reasons. The red-hot housing market for one. When the stay at home order was first enforced, no one know what was going to happen to jobs or our lives. Once businesses were able to get a feel for how they were going to move forward with employees working from home, they have found that big offices are not necessary and production as well as efficiency has not suffered. And in many cases, flourished allowing workers to work from home for the first time ever in large numbers.

Cost Efficient: They’re willing to purchase smaller homes and they’re striving to make homeownership more affordable and convenient.

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GeoSolve the Anti-Consultant By Rob Campbell, Owner, GeoSolve, Inc. GeoSolve, Inc. is a solution oriented environmental, geologic and hydrogeologic consulting firm specializing in Phase I and Phase II environmental site assessments, insitu bioremediation, Brownfield Redevelopment, mineral resource evaluations, storm water compliance, seepage evaluations, water-well installation and water quality evaluations, geohazard assessments, regulatory interaction and resolution, and expert witness services. GeoSolve, Inc.’s clientele is a diverse array of industrial and commercial property owners, real estate developers, private property owners, city governments, private mining operations, and lawyers. Tired of living in the Bay Area, the founders of GeoSolve, Inc. relocated to Grass Valley, California. They bring integrity, trust, and dedication to new clientele in Nevada County, and are committed to providing clientoriented services and solutions to their new community.


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Video Surveillance and Security What’s BEST For Me? By Brian O’Brien, Vice President of Beam Easy Living Center and Security Specialist The security industry has changed in ways one couldn’t imagine even a few years ago. Is it for the better? Absolutely. Home and business owners now have many more affordable options to their avail but also can be very confusing. Probably the biggest misconception is understanding differences between intrusion and CCTV surveillance, although connected in our minds, actually are much different animals. Let’s take a closer look at intrusion and surveillance. Intrusion is defined as a large array of products ranging from door, window contacts, motion detection, environmental components such as smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, freeze and water leak detection and more. Intrusion alarms will usually be more effective coupled with monthly monitoring service which give an unparalleled level of notification and response. To put it simple, when your system detects an issue, you and authorities will be notified. Intrusion systems will usually qualify for insurance premium reductions which can offset some of the monthly costs associated with monitoring. A CCTV Surveillance system will provide you a high level of visual oversight on your property but often confused with actually deterring losses beforehand other than the visual deterrent of seeing a camera in place. It does provide an effective tool to review and record what did happen and give you option to see outside beyond the parameters of an intrusion system. A CCTV system typically will not have any ongoing monthly charges. Typically intrusion and CCTV are installed independent of each other. This is important because budget restrictions can be spread out over time. For instance if you opt for a lower upfront cost intrusion system, you haven’t limited your option to expand into surveillance in the future with an all or nothing decision initially. 148


It is important to note common video doorbell type systems are not dependable surveillance systems. They are popular because of affordability, offer the customer the ability to look in on their property and even interface with voice in the case of doorbells. But they are very limited in their ability to review the entirety of an event and become nothing more than a paper weight with any interruption of internet service which is common in foothill areas. A true CCTV surveillance system will consist of a NVR (Network Video Recorder) which will record 24/7 and have significant look-back allowing footage to be reviewed some time later in its entirety. The network designation indicates the ability to set up remote access via smart phone or computer while recording back up still takes place on the hard drive even in the event internet service has been interrupted. A video doorbell systems does not have such ability. Now that we have covered the difference, what system works best for you? I personally find the best solution is to not choose either/or but to incorporate both. Keep a good eye on your property with quality cameras with an emphasis on low light performance as that is when most issues will take place. But certainly don’t overlook importance of detecting an intruder, dispatch law enforcement or yourself and likely scare them off before a substantial loss occurs with a professionally installed intrusion alarm. I would always recommend to schedule a consultation with a security professional adept in intrusion and CCTV surveillance to provide you with the best options for your particular needs and concerns so the best path forward can be determined weighing budget and expectations. Working together with a professional will result in your systems working for you.

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By Lorraine Jewett Traditional paths to targeted goals and objectives have been upended by COVID-19, but local economic development experts are up to the challenge. Leading the charge are executive directors of the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Robin Davies, Grass Valley Downtown Association Marni Marshall, Truckee Chamber of Commerce Lynn Saunders, and Truckee Downtown Merchants Association Cassie Hebel. “We spend hours together working on the Nevada County COVID-19 Business Task Force and Nevada County Relief Fund,” says Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce (GGVCC) CEO Robin Davies, “recruiting businesses to apply for grants, conducting outreach in the community, encouraging donations to the fund, and advising how to allocate monies where they could do the most good.” Davies says the chambers and downtown associations serve as conduits for information, including advising businesses how to adapt to ever-changing COVID restrictions. Sometimes, businesses have literally been saved from doom. “I received a call from a business owner who didn’t know how to apply for a Paycheck Protection Program loan,” says Davies. “I walked him through the application process, recommended information to provide to banks, and identified documents to assemble. He was successful acquiring a PPP loan. It saved his business.” Although Davies has been in her position eight years, Saunders 18, Marshall three and Hebel eight years, they had not all met together in person. Over the last tumultuous year, the four executive directors forged strong bonds while brainstorming ideas and sharing best practices. “We had talked on the phone and exchanged emails, of course, but we’d never met,” Davies says. “We

learned more about our respective communities and constituents, and how we could help each other. There is no east versus west side of the county. We all share a mandate to support Nevada County.” Previously, economic development efforts revolved around events to drive foot traffic to downtown areas. That mission was adjusted time and again in 2020. “Our 11-week Summer Street Fair ‘Truckee Thursdays’ drew nearly 5,000 visitors each week,” says Hebel, head of the Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA). “Economic development is now focused on supporting businesses and bringing the community together. A major component is disseminating COVID information through emails, newsletters, and conversations in-person, over the phone and via telecommunication platforms.” Creative solutions are crucial. “TDMA’s Downtown Holiday Festivals and Bud Fish Tree Lighting Ceremony and Tree Trimming have a long-standing, 45-year tradition, but in 2020 we did it virtually,” adds Hebel. “Instead of 37 trees, we had 13. Instead of students personally decorating the Christmas trees with their handmade ornaments, volunteers retrieved ornaments from schools and decorated trees.” Another example of an inventive work-around was the Truckee Chamber of Commerce (TCC) annual awards dinner. Instead of bringing together more than 300 people, the 67th Annual TCC Awards were presented in a high-quality video production featuring cardboard cutout guests, abundant member appreciation, and a healthy dose of humor. Replacing traditional categories, the chamber honored a dozen “Hometown Heroes,” recognized for their acts of kindness and community support. (https://www.truckeeawards.com/). DESTINATION Nevada County


Saunders says the pandemic has changed the dynamic between the TCC and members.

been able to give,” Hebel explains. “There is not an empty storefront in downtown Truckee.”

“We continually reach out to our members,” says Saunders. “We’ve seen relationships with members become stronger, and they view the chamber as an indispensable resource and supportive partner more than ever.”

To encourage the support of local businesses as a daily practice and way of life, the Truckee chamber launched the Shop Local 365 Truckee movement. Shoppers take a selfie at a Truckee business and post to social media with the hashtag #ShopLocal365Truckee. Three names are selected at random each month to win $100 in gift cards from Truckee merchants.

Marshall agrees. “We’ve helped businesses with their online presence, including social media,” says the GVDA director. “Also, we featured several local merchants in a ‘Pivot Panel’ at the California Main Street virtual conference. These business owners have pivoted not just during COVID, but for the future.” Marshall points to the unprecedented closure of several blocks of downtown Mill Street replete with decorations, planter boxes, dining tables and chairs, market umbrellas, and portable heating units. “The downtown is engaging and beautiful!” Marshall enthuses. “We can’t host events, but we can promote having fun and feature our historic downtown.” The GVDA’s promotion is: “Shop Safe. Shop Local. Put $ Where Your Is.” “The ‘Shop Local’ program is about investing in businesses that invest in the community,” says Marshall. “They give to nonprofits, sports teams, schools and more. Investing in community is more than spending dollars. It is collaborating, promoting, and volunteering.” Like Marshall in Grass Valley, Hebel says Truckee’s successes are the result of teamwork. “It’s a collaborative effort to help our businesses stay open and move forward. Businesses have empowered themselves based on the information and support we’ve



Sometimes, business support transcends conventional promotions and advice. “Some merchants need to be reassured and receive the recognition they are doing their best,” Marshall explains. “That’s fortifying, and they feel uplifted so they can get through another day.” Although chambers and downtown associations are not deemed essential by government’s strict definition, local organizations have “been on the front lines” during the pandemic. “We are not first responders, but we’ve been on the front lines helping businesses survive,” says Davies. “We work to retain the vibrancy and vitality of Nevada County. I’ve never worked so hard in my entire life, or worried as much.” Some changes spurred by the pandemic will remain after COVID-19 no longer rules our lives. “The obvious changes are we don’t need to be physically together to work, meet, and be productive,” says Saunders. “I believe online shopping, curbside delivery, and options such as takeout and outdoor dining will likely continue. “Moreover, we have shown our ability to adapt, change and evolve. That creativity and resilience reflects the strength of our communities, which is the heart of what makes us special.”

OUR LOCAL CHAMBERS and DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATIONS have been an important piece to business support during the pandemic. They have the direct contact and trust of our business community. Over the last eight months, they have provided information to businesses on how to keep their employees and customers safe and worked tirelessly to provide new resources such as e-commerce trainings to help businesses nimbly adapt to the pandemic. To keep our community and employees safe and healthy, these organizations have cancelled their annual traditions that we all love like Cornish and Victorian Christmas. Amongst all this, they’ve come together to support our local businesses however possible, make our downtown areas a fun yet COVID safe place to visit and have always put our community first. These groups have also been an integral piece to our COVID-19 Business Task Force, providing boots on the ground feedback so government could respond to the needs of our community. They’ve participated in 28 Business Task Force meetings and helped with the distribution of over 2,600 gallons of hand sanitizer and 314,000 masks. Because of the important feedback they’ve provided, we’ve been able to fundraise almost $700,000 in grants to businesses and nonprofits through the Nevada County Relief Fund and contribute $2.5 million in grants to businesses that are considered anchor institutions in our community. -Alison Lehman Nevada County Chief Executive Officer



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We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby! By Robin Galvan-Davies, CEO, Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

A century ago, Nevada County residents would have laughed at the thought of women holding three of five seats on both city councils, including the respective mayor-ships, and that women would chair the Board of Directors of both Chambers of Commerce. Or, that women would head the day-to-day executive management of both Chambers of Commerce, and it would be shockingly unthinkable that Nevada County’s CEO, two county supervisors and the sheriff would be women! And the list goes on. Things were very different here in the early 20th century. Still, attitudes and perceptions began to change in October 1911, when a state initiative narrowly passed by male voters giving 156


women the right to vote for local and state candidates — but not for federal offices. (That would have to wait until August 1920, when the 19th Amendment was ratified). Shortly after the 1911 suffrage victory in California, the first woman to register to vote here was Margaret Finnegan — whose husband, George, happened to be secretary/manager of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce. Soon after her registration, several hundred other local women had their names entered in what was then called The Great Register. Many local women hold elected office and prosper as business owners today, but that was not the case in the “good ol’ days.” For example, in 1910, a few months after the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce

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was founded, they voted to incorporate an auxiliary organization: The Women’s Improvement Club. The women couldn’t be dues-paying members of the Chamber of Commerce or vote on Chamber matters, but at least they had a voice in community affairs. Initially, male business owners and professionals comprised the membership of local Chambers of Commerce. The next step forward came in 1912 when the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce turned over total control of its Independence Day parade to women. Following a very successful Fourth, including a rousing speech by Plumas County school teacher, Tillie Kruger, Orator of the Day, The Union reported, “For the first time in the history of the county — yes, in the history

(M’Lady’s Clothing Shop) proved during their respective lifetimes that businesswomen could be just as successful (if not more so) than their male counterparts. Today, dozens of local women lead by example in the business world, including the directors of the Nevada County Realtors Association, The Nevada County Contractors Association, and our own Chamber of Commerce. Cathy Whittlesey, revered executive director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce for 36 years, fell victim to COVID cutbacks and gracefully retired. Through her vision and leadership, she turned the small historic town of Nevada City into a thriving landmark destination. Susan B. Anthony was right when she said, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” But perhaps she should have added, “…and own their own businesses.” With 2020 celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment and early Nevada County suffragettes having played a substantial role in the movement, we pause to remember those individual pathfinders and women-led organizations and clubs that, for decades, have contributed to community life.

of the State of California — the ladies took complete control of the celebration and the men, perforce, obliged to stand on the sideline and admit that their best efforts had been rivaled.” The Virginia Slims slogan from 1968 proudly declared, “You’ve come a long way, baby.” Yes, and we continue to do so. Fortunately, women no longer need to associate themselves with a cigarette brand to feel confident, independent, or stylish. If we compiled a roster of local political trailblazers, it would include Dean Lawrence, who, in 1972, became the first woman chair of the Nevada County Board of Supervisors. Ten years later, Cathy Wilcox Barnes was handed the gavel as the first woman mayor of Nevada City. And in 1991, to complete the troika, DeVere “Dee” Mautino became Grass Valley’s first woman mayor. In the business world, Marie Johnson (Foothill Flowers), Arletta Douglass (Holbrooke Hotel), and Marie Novak 158


Local women have blazed the trail for more than a century, and as our leadership follows in their historic footsteps, all of us — men included — owe them a grand debt of gratitude.

By Viv Tipton, Executive Director, Hospice of the Foothills I have held a variety of jobs in my career, from dishwasher to director. In each role, my curiosity allowed me to peek inside doors that often were shut. Though scared to peek, and even more afraid to completely open those closed doors, I have women to thank for the courage to not only open those doors, but to walk through. I was born into a home filled with women. I am the 5th child of 7, with 2 older and 2 younger sisters. My brothers are both older and while they have contributed and complimented my life in deep and profound ways, it is through my sisters that I learned the key skills for leadership. Through them I learned how use my intelligence, wisdom and heart to do the work I feel I was born to do, all the while lifting up and supporting other women to do the same. I learned that as a team we are a far greater force than we are individually. I learned how to own my strengths and my weaknesses, and how to use our differences to better reach our goals. Back then, we used each other to make the case for a later curfew, or the right to tackle a sport or subject accessible only to boys. Our parents never had a chance. Though I am the 5th child, I truly have ‘oldest child syndrome.’ Seemingly born with clear ideas of how I would like the world to be, I did the work to try to get the world to join in my vision. My sisters never balked at my assertions, or my dreams. They empowered me to understand that as a strong woman there are challenges

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By Machen MacDonald, C.C.P.C., C.C.S.C. 2020 into 2021 is anybody’s guess. As business owners and as citizens, the quality of our lives is in direct proportion to our ability to handle uncertainty. We can’t control situations and circumstances we find ourselves in. However, we always have the power to choose the brightest perspective. We have a unique opportunity to build our mental and emotional strength by frequenting the G.Y.M (Guide Your Mind) each day. Philosopher Marcus Aurelius stated, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” In this case, the G.Y.M. can also mean - Guard Your Mind. Once a thought, concept, or vision gets in, it can be hard to get it out. Be the ultimate guardian of what you let in. Here’s a five-step routine to be the ultimate guardian of your mind, wellbeing, and productivity. Reframe the word COVID to have a positive impact on your body, mind, and spirit. C - Center Yourself – Find your way to be more present for greater lengths of time throughout your day. Apply the ones that resonate most for you. • Breathe – Six deep breaths in and out with eyes closed calms the nervous system. • Exercise – Gets the blood and oxygen flowing. Do what’s right for you at your current levels of fitness. Just move. • Meditate/Pray – Silence the chatter. Focus. • Read – Fill your mind with what you need. • Affirm – Be mindful of who you are and the part of you to bring forward in each segment of your day. • Nature – It’s bigger than all of us. Hug a tree while standing barefoot and connect with Mother Earth. There is power beyond measure in doing so. Don’t ridicule it, relinquish to it. Get out there. • Gratitude – The quickest way to redirect our mindset is being thankful for what we do have.

O - Organize Yourself – Have a system that helps you stay on T.O.P. of your life and activities. Have something ubiquitous that can help you capture the progress and perpetuate the success of your life. • Track your past – Journal your learnings, accomplishments, and challenges each day. • Organize your day – Gather what you need to do what needs to get done. Block away the rest. • Plan your future – We all need a compelling future to which we can look forward. V - Visualize what you want – This is at the heart of guidingyour-mind. Focus on what you do want Worry is focusing on what you don’t want. Get clear on what you really want. Hold it in your heart and mind and follow your plan and the impulses that come about as a result. I - Identify the next best actions – Time exists so we don’t have to do everything at once. Check-in with your vision from above and identify what actions, habits, routines, and learnings are required to bring about the vision you hold for yourself. Organize them into your T.O.P. system. D - Do it – Once you have identified your next best actions… do them in the time allotted. Do these five C.O.V.I.D. steps throughout each day and get your life and business back on point. Much in our lives has changed with great rapidity. For many, the events of late are traumatic in that what is perceived to be negative events have happened faster than one can effectively process. As Aurelius tells us, “The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.” Be the ultimate guardian of your own life, and rethink what C.O.V.I.D. means to you. Make it up, make it fun, and get it done!

Make it up, make it fun, and get it done!

Let’s Provoke Your Brilliance!

#1 bestselling author Machen P. MacDonald, C.P.C.C., C.C.S.C. is a certified life and business coach with ProBrilliance Leadership Institute in Grass Valley, CA. He helps businesspeople gain more confidence and clarityDESTINATION to live their ideal life. Nevada County 161 He can be reached at coach@probrilliance.com and 530-273-8000.

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


BAPTIST BIBLE BELIEVERS BAPTIST 272-6210 13005 Rough and Ready Hwy., Rough and Ready, CA

SOLID ROCK FOURSQUARE CHURCH 432-1964 11665 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA

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


FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH GRASS VALLEY 273-7301 1866 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEVADA CITY 265-4711 300 Main St., Nevada City, CA

COMBIE BIBLE CHURCH 268-0309 22924 W. Hacienda Dr., Grass Valley, CA

LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 274-1900 11962 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA

CROSSROADS CHURCH 268-2539 10050 Wolf Rd., Grass Valley, CA

NEW COVENANT BAPTIST CHURCH 274-8516 12582 Squirrel Creek Rd., Grass Valley, CA

MISSION BETHE'L 272-7908 20641 Red Dog Rd., Grass Valley, CA

CATHOLIC ST. CANICE 265-2049 317 Washington St., Nevada City, CA

PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 432-1161 11739 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA

ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH 273-2347 Church & Chapel Streets, Grass Valley, CA CHRISTIAN SCIENCE FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 273-9452 375 Crown Point Circle, 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



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 WORD-A-LIVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 432-9155 10528 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA JUDAISM NEVADA COUNTY JEWISH COMM. CENTER 477-0922 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley, CA LATTER DAY SAINTS CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS 265-4554 615 Hollow Way, Nevada City, CA LUTHERAN GRACE LUTHERAN

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 UNITED 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 REFORMED COVENANT REFORMED 273-4673 336 Crown Point Cir., 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

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TheUPS UPSStore Store The The UPS Store 111Bank BankStreet Street 111 111 Bank Street Grass Valley,CA CA 95945 Grass Grass Valley, Valley, CA 95945 95945

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Executive Board of Directors 2021 Chair, Bob Medlyn Beam “Easy Living” Center Incoming Chair, Jon Katis Outgoing Chair, Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery Treasurer, Suzanne Voter Finance of America Mortgage Member at Large, Julia Stidham The Union

Board of Directors 2021 Catharine Bramkamp Nevada County Arts Council Haven Caravelli MEC Builds, Inc. Machen MacDonald ProBrilliance Leadership Institute Steve Sanchez Empire Mine State Historic Park Jennie Sparks Absolute Communication Solutions

CEO Robin Galvan-Davies CEO/Executive Director Greater Grass Valley Chamber Grass Valley Visitors Center






Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Broad Street Financial Group Grass Valley, CA 95945 200 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 110 (530) 273-1778 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2860 ANIMAL SERVICES H & R Block 135-B W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-4884

All About Dogs Training Center 131 Joerschke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 518-0392

McSweeney & Associates, APC 350 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5555

Animal Place 17314 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 477-1757

Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP 1103 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6468

AnimalSave 520 E. Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7071

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 ADOPTION AGENCY Stanford Sierra Youth & Families 8912 Volunteer Lane Sacramento, CA 95826 (916) 344-0199 AGRICULTURAL ASSOCIATION Sierra Vintners P. O. Box 1552 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-0969

CAPE P. O. Box 3032 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (831) 359-1357 Classy Clipper Mobile Dog Grooming 13715 Gold Country Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 786-3753 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

Nevada County Pets in Need AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING 122 Race Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 All Phase Heating & Air (530) 802-3666 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 166

PAWS’itive Pals Dog Training 11099 Rough and Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-7297 Sammie’s Friends 14647 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 471-5041


ARCHITECTS & ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN Wallis Design Studio 152 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 264-7010 ART & CULTURE InConcert Sierra P. O. Box 205 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530 ) 273-3990 Miners Foundry Cultural Center 325 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5040

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

Nevada City Film Festival P. O. Box 2001 Nevada City, CA 95959 (916) 548-7716

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

Nevada County Arts Council P. O. Box 1833 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 278-5155

Nevada County Association of Realtors 336 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2627

The Center for the Arts 314 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8384

Nevada County Contractors’ Association 149 Crown Point Court, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1919

The Curious Forge 13024 Bitney Springs Road, Bldg. 9 Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association Nevada City, CA 95959 P. O. Box 1103 (530) 277-3319 Penn Valley, CA 95946 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

Law Office of Joseph J. Bell 350 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 250 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7477

Law Office of Valerie Logsdon Sierra View Manor-Assisted Living 470 S. Auburn Street, Ste. B 120 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7207 (530) 273-4849

Music In The Mountains 131 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-6173


Law Office of Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste 140 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-7357

Sierra Gold Parks Foundation 10787 E. Empire Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 673-3741 ATTORNEYS Law Office of Chuck Farrar 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B, #266 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 277-4862

Winton Strauss Law Group 336 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (415) 265-5555 AUTO-GAS STATIONS E. Main St. 76 Gas Station 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 PARTS Riebe’s Auto Parts 126 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3092 AUTO-SERVICE & REPAIRS Douglas Automotive 420 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 802-5278 Douglas Automotive 340 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5278 Foothill Car Care 716 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5712

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

Banner Bank 115 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-4286

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


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


Janice Knight, Knight Line Consulting/YrCoach 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B, #266 El Dorado Savings Bank Grass Valley, CA 95949 CEMETERIES 1751 E. Main Street (530) 559-5947 Christian Science Reading Room Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada Cemetery District 147 Mill Street (530) 272-6671 ProBrilliance Leadership Institute P. O. Box 2400 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City, CA 95959 12114 Polaris Drive (530) 273-0790 River Valley Community Bank (530) 265-3461 Grass Valley, CA 95949 580 Brunswick Road (530) 273-8000 Grass Valley, CA 95945 BOOKKEEPING SERVICES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 530 798-2690 Rononco Strategic Solution Business Matters Partners, Inc. Grass Valley Chamber of 16748 Hardy Way 900 E. Main Street, Ste. 115 Sierra Central Credit Union Commerce Nevada City, CA 95959 Grass Valley, CA 95945 1000 Plaza Drive 128 E. Main Street (530) 478-0709 (530) 271-1666 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5843 (530) 273-4667 Sierra Commons Moxie Bookkeeping & Coaching, 792 A Searls Avenue Tri Counties Bank Inc. Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada City Chamber of 305 Neal Street 10126 Alta Sierra Drive, Ste. 103 (530) 265-8443 Commerce Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95949 132 Main Street (530) 274-4940 (530) 718-9553 Sierra Nevada Destination Services Nevada City, CA 95959 128 E. Main Street (530) 265-2692 Wells Fargo Bank Grass Valley, CA 95945 BREWERIES 214 Mill Street (530) 913-2399 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Penn Valley Chamber of 1849 Brewing Co. (530) 273-4462 468 Sutton Way BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES Commerce 17422 Penn Valley Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 River Valley Community Bank Wells Fargo Bank Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 559-9532 580 Brunswick Road 757 Sutton Way (530) 432-1802 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley Brewing Co. (530) 798-2690 (530) 273-8195 Rough & Ready Chamber of 141 E. Main Street Commerce Grass Valley, CA 95945 BUSINESS SERVICES WestAmerica Bank P. O. Box 801 (530) 271-2739 375 Brunswick Road River Valley Community Bank Rough & Ready, CA 95975 Grass Valley, CA 95945 580 Brunswick Road (530) 797-6729 BUILDING SUPPLIES & (530) 477-4040 Grass Valley, CA 95945 MATERIALS (530) 798-2690 South County Chamber of BEAUTY & AESTHETIC SERVICES B&C Ace Home & Garden Center Commerce CAMPGROUNDS Image by Design 2032 Nevada City Hwy. 10063 Combie Road, Ste. C 452 S. Auburn Street, Ste. 1 Nevada County Fairgrounds Grass Valley, CA 95945 Auburn, CA 95602 Grass Valley, CA 95945 11228 McCourtney Road (530) 273-6105 (530) 268-7622 (530) 271-1333 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Byers’ Leafguard Gutter Systems (530) 273-6217 Ladybird Aesthetics Day Spa Truckee Chamber of Commerce 11773 Slow Poke Lane 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. D 10065 Donner Pass Road CARPET CLEANER Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95949 Truckee, CA 96161 Carpet Pro (530) 272-8272 (530) 587-8808 P. O. Box 142 Lori Jacobi Consulting Penn Valley, CA 95946 Nevada County Habitat for 12561 Nottingham Lane (530) 432-5700 CHAMPION OF THE CHAMBER Humanity ReStore Grass Valley, CA 95949 12359 Loma Rica Drive (650) 576-6589 Nevada County Gold CATERING Grass Valley, CA 95945 14520 Lynshar Road Reflections Skin Oasis BackPorch Market (530) 274-3761 Grass Valley, CA 95945 138 Colfax Avenue, Ste. 2 135 Colfax Avenue (530) 272-3239 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMS(530) 274-9053 (530) 271-7111 FIRE AND CCTV Waste Management of Nevada

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

Wolf Mountain Spa 110 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2340

Plaza Tire & Auto Service 1571 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1414 AUTO-SERVICE, REPAIRS, BODY WORK Caliber Collision Repair 470 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2271 Tripp’s Auto Body 600 Freeman Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 (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 Caroline’s Coffee Roasters 128 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6424 Flour Garden Bakery 999 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2043

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

Bill’s Chuckwagon 14881 S. Ponderosa Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-4519

County 13083 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090





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

Sierra College 250 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-5302

Environmental Alternatives 525 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7120 Sierra Friends Center 13075 Woolman Lane Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 273-3183 Sierra Nevada Children’s Services 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8866 CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES 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 Chiropractic Solutions 120 N. Auburn Street, Ste. #100 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 575-9932 CHURCHES, SPIRITUAL CENTERS

Southwest Computers P. O. Box 1657 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530)-435-5161

Nevada County Citizens for Choice CONSERVATION & P. O. Box 3525 COMMUNITY SERVICE ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Grass Valley, CA 95945 ORGANIZATIONS (530) 891-1911 Bear Yuba Land Trust Alliance for Workforce P. O. Box 1004 Development, Inc. – Business and Nevada County Coordinating Grass Valley, CA 95949 Council of Sierra College Career Network (530) 272-5994 Foundation 988 McCourtney Road 250 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 South Yuba River Citizens League Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-7088 313 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 101 (530) 268-0942 Nevada City, CA 95959 Beale Military Liason Council (530) 265 5961 Nevada County Law Enforcement P. O. Box 1808 & Fire Protection Council Yuba City, CA 95903 P. O. Box 3265 CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGY (530) 713-8843 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Geoship (530) 477-0947 Big Brothers & Big Sisters 12394 Bitney Springs Road 236 S. Church Street Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada County Food & Toy Run Grass Valley, CA 95945 (206) 963-9649 P. O. Box 549 (530) 265-2059 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-7078 CONTRACTOR-CONSTRUCTION Bright Futures for Youth (The Friendship Club & NEO) Bruce Ivy Construction Sierra Harvest 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 300 143-A Springhill Drive 313 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 201 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-4311 (530) 477-6717 (530) 265-2343 Butterflies and Roses Cancer Support 452 S. Auburn St., Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 368-2920 Charis Youth Center 714 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9800

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

Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, Inc. 143 B Springhill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1122

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

Food Bank of Nevada County 310 Railroad Avenue, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3796

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

FREED Center for Independent Living 435 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-3333

Twin Cities Church 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6425

Full Circle of Living and Dying 17842 Gray Oak Drive Rough and Ready, CA 95975 (916) 397-5443 and (916) 769-9674


Interfaith Food Ministry 440 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8132


Sierra Roots P. O. Box 2086 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 488-8228

Freschi Construction, Inc. 12461 La Barr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 530-272-2051

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

Gold Country Roofing 731 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2760

The Center For Non Profit Leadership P. O. Box 1227 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5600

Harding Custom Builders 10282 N. Ponderosa Way Rough and Ready, CA 95975 (530) 615-4879

COMPUTERS-CONSULTING, SUPPORT & REPAIRS Clientworks, Inc. 721 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0104 Quietech Associates, Inc. 309 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6680 R&B Computer Services 520 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-1137

Sierra Foothills Construction Co. 130 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5300 Tru-Line Builders 403 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8282

CONTRACTOR-SITE DEVELOPMENT Hansen Bros. Enterprises 11727 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-3381 Seghezzi Enterprises P. O. Box 1892 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-8189 CRISIS SERVICES Anew Day 117 New Mohawk Road, Ste. A Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-9111 Community Beyond Violence 960 McCourtney Road, Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2046 KARE Crisis Nursery 15649 Ridge Estates Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-6520 Women of Worth P. O. Box 213 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924 (530) 272-6851 CUSTOM CABINETRY Grande Wood Designs 12802 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 DENTAL SERVICES Cater Galante Orthodontics 1364 Whispering Pines Lane, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4411 Grass Valley Dentistry 122 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4814 Grass Valley Periodontics 565 Brunswick Road, Ste. 7 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3312


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

Precision Electric 140 E. McKnight Way, Ste. 2 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 274-3438

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

DRILLING & PUMP SERVICES Peter’s Drilling & Pump Service, Inc. P. O. Box 1546 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8136 DRY CLEANER Mercury Cleaners 986 Plaza Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1845 Mercury Cleaners 147 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1845 E-COMMERCE MARKETPLACE My County Shops, LLC P. O. Box 543 North San Juan, CA 95960 (530) 559-1173 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Nevada County Economic Resource Council 104 New Mohawk Road, 2nd Floor Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 274-8455 EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION Nevada County Superintendent of Schools 380 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-6400 Nevada Joint Union High School District 11645 Ridge Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3351 EMPLOYMENT AGENCY Adecco 452 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7633

Cranmer Engineering Inc. 1188 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7284

North Star Historic Conservancy 12075 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 477-7126

Meyers Investment Group of Baird 360 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3000

GeoSolve, Inc. 111 Bank St., Ste. 392 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (925) 963-1198

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

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

Holdrege & Kull Consulting/NV5 792 Searls Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-1305

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

Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

Millennium Planning and Engineering 471 Sutton Way, Ste. 210 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6765

Willow Springs Lodge 29085 State Hwy. 49 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 615-9055

Nevada City Engineering, Inc. 505 Coyote Street, Ste. B Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6911

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

SCO Planning & Engineering, Inc. FANS-WHOLE HOUSE- SALES 140 Litton Drive, Ste. 240 AND SERVICE Grass Valley, CA 95945 Beam “Easy Living” Center (530) 272-5841 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 ENTERTAINMENT (530) 273-5166 Rewind 11713 Mathis Way FENCING-INSTALLATION & Grass Valley, CA 95949 MATERIALS (530) 277-9141 Nevada County Fence, Inc. 698 S. Auburn Street ESTATE PLANNING Grass Valley, CA 95945 New York Life Insurance Company (530) 272-3489 21837 Junebug Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 FINANCIAL SERVICES & (530) 268-3672 ADVISORS EVENT VENUE Foothills Event Center 400 Idaho Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1000

Lifelong Health 151 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Express Employment Professionals (530) 477-0677 870 W. Onstott Frontage Road, Ste. E Nevada County Fairgrounds Yuba City, CA 95991 11228 McCourtney Road (530) 671-9202 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217 ENGINEERING-CIVIL, ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES Nevada County Grass Valley

All About Wells 20405 Farrell Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 210-9508


Veterans Building 255 South Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95959 (530) 470-2635

Apple & Associates Dean Barda 565 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1345 Edward Jones Ryan Meacher 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9092

Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 518 California Hwy. 49 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-4920 FRIEND OF THE CHAMBER

Bank of the West 460 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 New York Life Insurance Company (530) 477-6777 21837 Junebug Road

Olympia Mortgage & Invest. Co. 1740 E. Main Street, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3030

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

Cirino’s at Main Street 215 W. Main Street Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. Grass Valley, CA 95945 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 200 (530) 477-6000 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4425 Crystal Ridge Care Center 396 Dorsey Drive Owens Estate and Wealth Grass Valley, CA 95945 Strategies (530) 272-2273 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 110 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7500 Wealth Strategies 134 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (800) 603-1393

Eskaton Village 625 Eskaton Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778

Gold Miners Inn 121 Bank Street FLOOR MATS-SALES, CLEANING Grass Valley, CA 95945 Standing Impressions (530) 477-1700 10246 Kenwood Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 Grande Wood Designs (530) 559-8250 12802 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 FLORISTS (530) 274-3301 Foothill Flowers 102 W. Main Street Intero Real Estate Services Grass Valley, CA 95945 170 East Main Street (530) 273-2296 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-0111 FRATERNAL LODGE ORG. Grass Valley Elks #538 109 S. School Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 575-0373

Mertens Insurance Agency 715 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-0621

Edward Jones Tessa DeVere 908 Taylorville Road, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 477-7702

Grass Valley Odd Fellows Lodge #12 113 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9564

Network Real Estate 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8885

Full Circle Financial 260 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9308

Madison Masonic Lodge #23 126 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8148

Nevada County Arts Council P. O. Box 1833 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 278-5155 DESTINATION Nevada County


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

Nevada County Country Club 1040 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6436

Neighborhood Center of the Arts 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 212 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7287

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital 155 Glasson Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-6000

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


Plaza Tire & Auto Service 1571 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1414

Megan Dahle, Assemblywoman 1315 Tenth Street, Ste. 4208 Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 319-2001

Pride Industries 12451 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1832

Western Sierra Medical Clinic 844 Old Tunnel Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9762



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

Nevada County Board of Supervisors 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-1480

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

Comfort Keepers 908 Taylorville Road, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 274-8600

California Heritage Indigenous Research Project P. O. Box 2624 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 570-0846

Home Instead Senior Care 11160 Sun Center Drive Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 266-3811

Sierra Theaters 840-C E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1100


Stanford Mortgage 1721 East Main Street, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7000 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

BackPorch Market 135 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7111 BriarPatch Food Co-op 290 Sierra College Drive, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5333 SPD Market & Delicatessen 129 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5000 HEALTH & FITNESS Gold Country Gymnastics 900 Golden Gate Terrace Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3680 Lifelong Health 151 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0677 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

Alta Sierra Country Club 11897 Tammy Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-2041

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES Hospice of the Foothills 11270 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5739

Auburn Valley Golf Club 8800 Auburn Valley Road Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-2775

Hospitality House 1262 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7144



The HeartWay Dr. Andrea Deerheart 300 Woodpecker Lane Nevada City, CA 95959 (949) 433-8228 United Way of Nevada County P. O. Box 2733 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8111 Vitalant, formerly BloodSource 759 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (916) 588-6051 HEALTHCARE & WELLNESS

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 Evans Furniture Galleries 161 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8400

California College of Ayurveda 700 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-9100

Budget Blinds of Grass Valley 310 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1122

Cereset, Nevada City 202 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 102 Nevada City, CA 95959 (510) 301-8578

Floortex Design/Abbey Floors of Auburn 1775 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 888-8889

Chapa-De Indian Health 1350 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8545

Flop House Creations 12640 Greenfields Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 906-3668

Healing Light Hypnotherapy P. O. Box 274 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-8048 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

Grande Wood Designs 12802 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822 The Sleep Shop-Auburn-Grass Valley 410 Brunswick Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7099

One Source - Empowering Caregivers 563 Brunswick Road, Ste. 11 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-9514 Pawnie’s Home Care 10042 Wolf Road, Ste. C Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 368-7475 HOT TUBS Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822 ICE CREAM AND CONFECTIONS Culture Shock Yogurt 851 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3444 INDIVIDUAL Cathy Whittlesey Grass Valley, CA 95945 Dan Miller, Supervisor District 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 David Jones Grass Valley, CA 95945 Georgann Russell Nevada City, CA 95959 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


Rich Fuxjager Nevada City, CA 95959

Smarter Broadband 15533 Johnson Place Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-8289



AAA / California State Auto Association 113 Dorsey Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2614

Stucki Jewelers, Inc. 148 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1266

Brian Hollister-State Farm Insurance 675 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3802

Tess’ Kitchen Store 115 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6997

Mertens Insurance Agency 715 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-0621

Living Outdoors P. O. Box 1921 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-9607



Mike Bratton-State Farm Insurance LANDSCAPE SUPPLIES 768 Taylorville Road, Ste. A Hansen Bros Enterprises Colfax Grass Valley, CA 95945 44 Central Street (530) 273-0521 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 346-8174 New York Life Insurance Company Tom L. Cox LIFE INSURANCE AND ANNUITIES 21837 Junebug Road New York Life Insurance Company Grass Valley, CA 95945 21837 Junebug Road (530) 268-3672 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672 Noble Guardian Insurance Solutions LODGING-B&BS Lacey Elliott P. O. Box 3220 Deer Creek Inn 116 Nevada Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-9000 (530) 264-7038 Sierra Gold Insurance Services 101 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 205 Elam Biggs Bed & Breakfast 220 Colfax Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-1250 (530) 477-0906 The Halby Group 105 Providence Mine Road, Ste. 102 LODGING-HOTELS & INNS Nevada City, CA 95959 Best Western Gold Country Inn (530) 265-2400 972 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1393 INTERIOR DESIGN Eric Breuer Designs 18354 Raccoon Trail Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2547

Gold Miners Inn 121 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700

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

Grass Valley Courtyard Suites 210 N. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7696

Hampton Inn & Suites 1375 Sunsweet Blvd. Yuba City, CA 95991 (530) 751-1714 Harmony Ridge Lodge 18883 State Hwy. 20 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-0615 Holbrooke Hotel 212 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 460-4078 Nevada City Inn 760 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2253 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 National Exchange Hotel 211 Broad Street Nevada City, CA 95959 The Pines Motel 10845 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4232 Willow Springs Lodge 29085 State Hwy. 49 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 615-9055 LODGING-VACATION RENTALS A Victorian Rose 120 Winchester Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (925) 825-6462 Stevenson Vacation Rental 17239 Brewer Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 613-7350 MANUFACTURING-APPAREL UBX Inc. 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B325 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (714) 863-9528

MANUFACTURINGMETEOROLOGICAL SYSTEMS Novalynx Corporation P. O. Box 240 431 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 823-7185

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

Finance of America Mortgage Grass Valley, CA 95945 MARKETING & MEDIA SERVICES (530) 478-8383

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

Hometown Lenders, Inc. 970 E. Main Street, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4108

Good As Gold Media Service 2036 Nevada City Hwy., Ste. 160 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3100

Nevada County Mortgage 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 114 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-0916

MEDICAL SERVICES Dignity Health Medical Group 280 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-4480

Northern California Mortgage Co. 113 Presley Way, Ste. 10 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-5500

Garrett M. Eckerling, MD 130 West Berryhill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-9538 Grass Valley Outpatient Surgery Center 408 Sierra College Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2282 MEDICAL TRANSPORT AirMedCare Network CALSTAR Reach P. O. Box 162 Colfax, CA 95713 (530) 648-6455 MINING ENGINEERING Rise Gold Corp. 333 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 215 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (916) 573-1526 MIXED-USE DEVELOPMENT

PRMI-The Verger Group 231 E. Main Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 713-2296 Stanford Mortgage 1721 E. Main Street, Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7000 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 Grass Valley Museum 410 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5509

Castle Companies, Inc. 12885 Alcosta Blvd., Ste. A San Ramon, CA 94583 (925) 876-1656

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

Dorsey Marketplace 3005 Douglas Boulevard, Ste. 200 Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 774-0308

North Star Mining Museum 933 Allison Ranch Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4255 DESTINATION Nevada County


The Historic Firehouse No. 1 Museum​ 214 Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-3937 Underground Gold Miners Museum 356 Main Street Alleghany, CA 95910 (530) 287-3330 NEW HOME BUILDER Timberwood Estates 1210 Stabler Lane Yuba City, CA 95993 (530) 923-7863 Towne Realty 11060 White Rock Road, Ste. 150 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (916) 782-2424 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 Supply 125 Clydesdale Court Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4769 Weiss Bros. Nursery 615 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3875 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 172

OPTICAL-OPTOMETRISTS, OPTICIANS Chan Family Optometry 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

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

Grass Valley Eyecare Optometric Inc. 998 Plaza Drive, W. Olympia Drive Foothill Pest Control Grass Valley, CA 95945 111 Bank Street, #411 (530) 273-6000 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-4806 PACKING SERVICES-MAIL PETROLEUM, LOGGING, TC Mailbox Center TRUCKING 10126 Alta Sierra Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 Robinson Enterprises, Inc. (530) 322-5888 293 Lower Grass Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 The UPS Store (530) 265-5844 111 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 PHARMACOLOGY (530) 272-6000 Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. PAINT & GLASS Moule Paint & Glass 700 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4643 PARTNER 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 State Farm - Mike Bratton 768 Taylorville Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-0521

19816 Buck Ridge Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 346-9612

PHARMACY-COMPOUNDING Gold Country Compounding 11990 Heritage Oak Place, Ste. 2C Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 368-2103 Remedy RX Pharmacy 1420 East Roseville Parkway Roseville, CA 95661 (916) 740-1600 PHOTOGRAPHY 11:ELEVEN Photography P. O. Box 575 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-6609



ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Air 699 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9120

Northern Sierra Propane 13121 John Bauer Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7854

Comfort Plumbing Systems 146 Scandling Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-8761 Craig Johnson Plumbing 10841 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7275 POLITICAL COMMITTEE League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County P. O. Box 1306 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-0956 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 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

Suburban Propane 12575 Charles Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6113 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT Barrett Property Management 731 Zion Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 362-7072 Collins Property Management 116 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-0625 Paul Law Realty/ Management 1721 E. Main Street, Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7653 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 API-Marketing Merrill Kagan-Weston 13020 Earhart Avenue Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 885-9674


Brenda Hallie Portraits 11771 Colfax Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945

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

Winding Road Imagery P. O. Box 957 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924 (530) 913-6045




Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Destination Nevada County 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667

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

Body Logic Physical Therapy 155 Spring Hill Drive, Ste. 206 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7306

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

Maxwell Publishing 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B-118 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 446-3116


Real Graphic Source 749 Maltman Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8835

Nevada County Gold 14520 Lynshar Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3239 PUBLISHER-NEWSPAPER 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 KVMR FM Community Radio 401 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9073 REAL ESTATE-ASSOCIATE

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 Nevada County Realty Teresa Dietrich 470 S. Auburn Street, Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-6806 Prato Real Estate John Boyer 3565 Taylor Road, Ste. B Loomis, CA 95650 (530) 798-9248

Ballou Company Suzanne Bartow Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-3338

RE/Max Gold Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty (530) 274-2727 Diane Helms RE/Max Performance 101 Boulder Street Nevada City, CA 95959 Betsy Hamilton (530) 271-1669 23558 Cottage Hill Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty (530) 263-9044 Eric Hatch 10063 Combie Road Team Simmons Auburn, CA 95602 Mimi Simmons (866) 977-3627 101 Boulder Street CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7940 Jimmy McCummings 901 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 REAL ESTATE-BROKER & SALES (530) 802-4663 Appreciated Real Estate CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Jonathan Walker Sabrina Robinson 684 Morgan Ranch Road 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 460-1880 (530) 273-1336 CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty James Myers John & Neva Walasek 133 Brunswick Road 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-5330 (530) 277-8763 Network Real Estate Erin Sorani 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 277-8373

CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Select James Myers 11360 Pleasant Valley Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-5444

Sperry CGA-Highland Commercial 11300 Willow Valley Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-1740

RECREATION CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Tributary Whitewater Tours Select P. O. Box 1160 James Myers Lotus, CA 95651 10063 Combie Road (800) 672-3846 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-2250 RENTAL SERVICE STORES & YARDS CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty HBE Rentals James Myers 901 La Barr Meadows Road, Ste. A 11727 LaBarr Meadows Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-3100 (530) 273-1336 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Chad Lyon 855 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7293

Rental Guys 302 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0064

Intero Real Estate Services John & Edie Miller 170 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-0111

Helping Hands Caregiver Respite Center-ADULT Daycare Program 17645 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432 2540

Network Real Estate Kathy Papola 167 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8885


Nevada County Realty Dave & Debra Schafer 944 McCourtney Road, Ste. D Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 274-8888 RE/Max Gold Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2727 RE/Max Performance Teresia & John Renwick 776 Freeman Lane Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 682-2000

REAL ESTATE-COMMERCIAL CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty SALES & LEASING James Myers Pacific Land Enterprises, Inc. 101 Boulder Street 130 E. Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9262 (530) 652-2884


Alloro Cucina Italiana Ristorante 124 Bank Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3555 Cirino’s at Main Street 215 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6000 Diegos Restaurant 217 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1460 El Milagro Mexican Restaurant 760 S. Auburn Street, Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5229

Lefty’s Taco House 840 E. Main Street, Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-5855 Lifelong Health 151 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0677 Maria’s Mexican Restaurant 226 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2040 Marshall’s Pasties 203 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2844 MeZe Eatery 106 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 383-2382 Northern Queen Inn 400 Railroad Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824 Old Town Cafe 110 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4303 One 11 Kitchen & Bar 300 Commercial Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-6099 Port of Subs 873 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2660 Round Table Pizza 1559 686 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6155

Friar Tuck’s Restaurant and Bar 111 N. Pine Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9093

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

Kane’s Family Restaurant 120 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8111

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


RETIREMENT & LIFE CARE COMMUNITY Atria Senior Living 150 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1055 Bret Harte Retirement Inn 305 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7137




Bear River High School 11130 Magnolia Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 268-3700

Grass Valley Sign 13321 Grass Valley Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7446

All Season Awards 102 A Argall Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 274-8808

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

ZAP Manufacturing, Inc. 12086 Charles Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8855

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames 598 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1348


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

SOCIAL CLUBS Gold Country Senior Services, Inc. Gold Country LeTip P. O. Box 968 P. O. Box 711 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4541 (530) 477-2113

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 Hilltop Commons Senior Community 131 Eureka Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5274

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

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 SERVICE CLUBS P. O. Box 565 Kiwanis Club of the Gold Country Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 575-4252 P. O. Box 721 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7515

Grande Wood Designs 12802 Loma Rica Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Heart and Home 129 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0506 Jingletown Christmas Trees 10401 Alta Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 680-3532 La Te Da 138 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1930 Moms & Minis 122 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6464

Nevada County Horsemen, Inc. 2036 Nevada City Hwy., PMB #286 Satellite Spirits Grass Valley, CA 95945 M3 Mall 13344 Grass Valley Avenue (530) 887-8870 435½ S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 559-1480 Sierra View Manor-Assisted Living (530) 205-8462 Roamin’ Angels Car Club 120 Dorsey Drive P. O. Box 1616 Sears Hometown Store Nevada City 49er Breakfast Rotary Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 129 Idaho Maryland Road 101 W. McKnight Way (530) 273-4849 (530) 432-8449 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-9511 (530) 346-9612 Wolf Creek Care Center SOLAR ENERGY-DEALER, 107 Catherine Lane Yuba Blue, Inc. INSTALLATION, SERVICES Newcomers of Nevada County Grass Valley, CA 95945 116 Mill Street California Solar Electric Company Grass Valley, CA 95945 10716 Arianna Court (530) 273-4447 149 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95949 530) 273-9620 Grass Valley, CA 95945 No phone listed RETIREMENT PLANNING (530) 274-3671 New York Life Insurance Company STORAGE Rotary Club of Grass Valley 1558 21837 Junebug Road DC Solar Electric P. O. Box 1213 Alta Sierra Self Storage Grass Valley, CA 95945 12888 Spenceville Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 15918 Little Valley Road (530) 268-3672 Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 362-6909 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-8114 (530) 477-2071 ROOFING Soroptimist International of Sustainable Energy Group Grass Valley Grass Valley Self Storage MEC Builds, Inc. 420 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 320 946 Golden Gate Terrace P. O. Box 663 316 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3895 (530) 273-4422 (530) 273-6464 (530) 210-8206 174


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 Sierra Timberline 324 Idaho-Maryland Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822 TAX PREPARATION/ RESOLUTION Patterson’s Tax Practice 312 Colfax Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4872 TELECOMMUNICATIONSSALES & SERVICE Absolute Communication Solutions 175 Joerschke Drive, Ste. S Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-0332 Comcast Business Telecommunications Lisa Geraghty Lincoln, CA 95648 (916)817-9284 TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES Valley Yellow Pages 1850 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727 (800) 350-8887 TELEVISION AND HOME ENTERTAINMENT- SALES AND SERVICE Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 TELEVISION SERVICES Don Adams Antenna Satellite Services 155 Joerschke Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3709

TELEVISION STATION Nevada County Media Center 104 New Mohawk Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-8862 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 TITLE COMPANIES Placer Title Company 380 Sierra College Drive, Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1382 TOURIST ATTRACTION Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens 16343 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-1363 Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village 14618 Tyler Foote Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-7503 Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217

Sierra Rose Alpacas 15895 Greenhorn Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1218 TOWING Advanced Towing and Transport 319 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5400

VACUUM CLEANERS-PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE-SERVICE AND SUPPLIES Beam “Easy Living” Center 422 Henderson Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 VETERANS ASSOCIATION

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 130 TOXICOLOGY P. O. Box 918 Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1716 19816 Buck Ridge Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Frank Gallino American Legion (530) 346-9612 Post #130 P. O. Box 1113 TRANSPORTATION SERVICES Paratransit Services/Gold Country Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 575-7002 Lift 900 Whispering Pines Lane Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1225 TREE SERVICE S & S Tree Service P. O. Box 552 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 263-8569 Yuba Forest Restoration 11597 Bourbon Hill Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 615-8637 TRUCKING North Star Trucking, Inc. 124 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1182 UTILITIES Pacific Gas & Electric 3301 Industrial Avenue Rocklin, CA 95765 (916) 531-0230

WASTE & RECYCLING SERVICES Schrammsberg Estate Waste Management of Nevada Co. 242 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 13083 Grass Valley Avenue (530) 913-5569 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090

WEB DESIGN-MARKETING & CONSULTING Amy Halter Designs 15341 Birch Meadows Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (267)221-9839 Red8 Interactive, Inc. P. O. Box 239 Nevada City, CA 95959 (415) 789-3685 WEDDING VENUE

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens Nevada County All Veterans Stand 16343 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 Down (530) 272-1363 P. O. Box 564 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1716 Welcome Home Vets 225 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3300 VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES Mountain Event Productions 12626 Dobbins Drive Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-6293 Sierra Gold Productions/Gold Country TV 27689 Table Meadow Road Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-0966

Ananda Church 14618 Tyler Foote Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-7503 Nevada County Fairgrounds 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-6217 North Star Historic Conservancy 12075 Auburn Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793 Northern Queen Inn 400 Railroad Avenue Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824

The Stone House 107 Sacramento Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5050 WINERY & TASTING ROOM Avanguardia Wines 163 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9911 Cork 49 142 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 277-8524 Lucchesi Vineyards 128 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4222 Mountain Ranch Winery 14364 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 95949 (209) 747-7733 Nevada City Winery 321 Spring Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9463 Pilot Peak Winery 12888 Spenceville Road Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 263-5292 Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery 124 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8282





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