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Dis The history of Nevada County is really the history of California. They were born at about the same time and matured together. On the western side of the county, beginning in 1848, rich gold deposits led to communities designed to last, not boomtowns that exploded with anticipation only to become abandoned ghost towns.

In the 1860s, on the eastern side of the rugged Sierra Nevada range, the transcontinental railroad was being constructed along the county’s southern boundary, and that led to development of Truckee. Later, the highaltitude eastern part of the county became a hub for skiing—downhill and cross-country—and in 1960, with the world watching, Squaw Valley hosted the Winter Olympics. And in 1925, because of Truckee’s setting and winter grandeur, Charlie Chaplain took a crew there to film Gold Rush.

When news of James Marshall’s January 24, 1848 gold discovery reached the East, many adventurous souls headed to California by land or sea, confident they would fill a gunnysack or two with shiny gold nuggets and return home. But the truth is, if you took all the gold extracted during the 1848-1855 Gold Rush and divided that amount by the number of argonauts who came here looking for it, the average haul was about $600 a person— total—meaning that while some miners certainly became wealthy, few realized their dreams.


The first prospectors to reach what today are Grass Valley and Nevada City began arriving in the summer of 1848. A few hundred at first, then thousands. Others settled in Rough & Ready—which is why Grass Valley began as Centerville, a small mining camp at the crest of West





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scover Main Street, halfway between Nevada City and Rough & Ready.

Most of the original mining camps of canvas tents and cabins were ravaged by major fires in the 1850s, but Grass Valley and Nevada City rose like the proverbial phoenix with solid brick buildings and stately homes that still stand. Even during the post-Gold Rush years, the county continued to attract what were then called “settlers,” people in search of clean air and the kind of quietude that was becoming more and more scarce in metropolitan areas. Beginning in the 1970s, high-tech companies in the Bay Area began to relocate here. And as they grew, new technology companies emerged—first as incubator endeavors and later as world leaders in medical and television technology. Today, more than two-dozen Nevada County companies are regularly represented at national electronic and technology trade shows. But that shouldn’t be a surprise because we have always been the home of leaders and creativity.

The men and women who first arrived here to mine included eight future United States senators, a half dozen future justices of the California State Supreme Court, nationally known novelists and poets, entertainers, and a visionary woman entrepreneur—30-year-old Luzena Wilson, from Missouri—who, in 1850, fired up a small

Field was elected, and in early 1851 the new county of Nevada was carved out of a portion of Yuba County. Field later served 34 years on the U. S. Supreme Court. Once Nevada County was established, Grass Valley and Nevada City grew into two of the most stable, prosperous towns in the state. What made sustained growth and expanded cultural amenities possible (other than plentiful gold, of course), was an emphasis on making the trip here from any direction as smooth and comfortable as possible. First, roads from Marysville and Auburn were improved to meet the demand for stagecoach and fright routes. Then, in 1869, when the transcontinental railroad was








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Shortly after achieving statehood in September 1850, when we were still part of Yuba County, Stephen Field from Marysville came here campaigning to be our first state assemblyman. He promised if elected he would create a new county, called Nevada County, because traveling 35 miles on horseback from here to the thencourthouse in Marysville required a seven-day roundtrip: a three-day ride, one day to take care of legal business, and three days to return here.




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completed, the Central Pacific depot in Colfax became a short buggy ride from Nevada City or Grass Valley. And seven years later, when the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad line from Grass Valley and Nevada City to Colfax was completed, the transcontinental depot became even more accessible. As transportation infrastructure improved, so too did the variety of entertainment for local audiences. As early as 1852, Edwin Booth appeared here in Hamlet. Mark Twain made two swings swing through here in the 1860s. And in 1865, renowned pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk performed in a wood-frame hall near where The Stone House is now located in Nevada City. Also, General Tom Thumb and his wife appeared on stage here in the 1860s, as did many other national figures. Living in Grass Valley during the Gold Rush was international star Lola Montez, who mentored her nextdoor neighbor, pre-teen Lotta Crabtree. Miss Lotta went on to great theatrical success on the East Coast billed as “The Nation’s Darling.” Entertainment has been a staple of Nevada County life since the Gold Rush. Eastern booking agents quickly learned about our area and realized that entertainmentstarved miners would pay good money to hear someone sing, dance, orate, perform magic tricks—or even recite Shakespeare. Performing and visual arts continue to draw tens of thousands of visitors to our area each year, featuring



many performances at The Center for the Arts in Grass Valley and other venues, such as the 1865-built Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Our live theater companies are regularly honored by the Sacramento Area Regional Theatre Alliance, and there are also opportunities for youngsters to improve their selfconfidence through acting classes and performances. Local artists welcome visitors into their studios once a year; a nationally acclaimed environmental film festival is held annually with venues in both Grass Valley and Nevada City; and a very active Nevada County Arts Council promotes the visual, literary and performing arts. Outdoor music festivals feature world-class performers while annual street fairs, art walks and farmers’ markets dot the calendar. Combine our arts and culture with the opportunity for growing your business while your children receive an education consistently ranked among the best counties in the state, and you have a very good reason to visit us and look at the opportunities we offer. We are proud of our past and present and look forward to our unexplored future. When a trip here for entertainment, sports or history is combined with a relaxing time at one of our wine-tasting rooms or outstanding restaurants, you will know why it’s true: If you haven’t seen Nevada County, you haven’t seen California.



The Design Team — off to explore Nevada County, meet the community and capture breathtaking vistas, venues, events, and attractions that make our area so unique.

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There’s no place like Nevada County. Beautiful and picturesque, nestled in the verdant Sierra Nevada Foothills, and stretches along the Golden Chain Highway from Higgins Corner in the south, to the Town of Truckee in the east. Our communities were settled in the early to mid1800’s by immigrants from around the globe, seeking a new life in America, and their fortune in California’s gold rich foothills. Destination Nevada County celebrates the diverse local culture and business owners living in and around Nevada County; Grass Valley, Nevada City, Truckee, and the town of Penn Valley. Each area has its own allure, from the historically preserved and quaint Victorian era downtowns, to the vibrant golf communities, rolling vineyards, ranches and farms that dot the countryside beyond the footprints of our historic towns.

Many families and businesses have been here for generations, and some are transplants, but each has come to Nevada County to enjoy economic opportunities, richness of heritage, majestic beauty of the land, the romance of the small towns, and the graceful way of life.

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Whether you’re a visitor, seeking a unique vacation experience, or lucky enough to live in Nevada County, we invite you to discover or re-discover the unique local shopping, both antique and contemporary, savor a sip of wine at one of the in-town tasting rooms or while visiting any of the 22 member vineyards of the Sierra Vintners Association, or to simply soak up some local culture.....

Join us at some of our favorite events: Springtime at Ananda Village Nevada County Fair and the Draft Horse Classic Hiking the Bear Yuba Land Trust Trails Events in our Historic Downtowns Wine Tasting and Wine Trails State Park Celebrations Music Festivals 4th of July

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Sierra Palmer p. 57

Dr. Louise Johnson p. 87

John Miller p. 122

Mary Owens p. 182, 186

Robb Tucker p. 133

Mardie Caldwell p. 53

Eliza Tudor p. 16

John Daulton p. 62, 157

Lisa Redfern p. 166

Jennifer Nobles p. 20

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Mary Margaretich p. 78

Nicole Arbaugh p. 44

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Art Art & Cult ure IN NEVADA COUNTY

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

Many who live here or have spent time here know the rich history of the Arts in Nevada County, but it is still something of a mystery to those unfamiliar with our past and present. I first visited Nevada County over 35 years ago and moved here almost 30 years ago. It was quickly apparent to this New Yorker that I had arrived in a community for which simple descriptions were not adequate. Had I come to a historical and remarkably well-preserved Gold Rush community? Or was it for the abundance of natural beauty? Or, had I come upon a small Foothills destination that was as hip and interested in the Arts as my recent home in NYC? Through the years I have found my answer. In 1976, Governor Jerry Brown founded the California Arts Council with the help of his friend, Gary Snyder. An internationally renowned Beat Poet, Pulitzer Prize winner and Nevada County resident, Snyder became its first Executive Director. California was beginning to recognize the value of supporting the Arts, and with the founding of arts organizations, the community coalesced and in earnest began the recent clarion call for Nevada County’s recognition as an Arts destination. 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 1800’s, and they are still arriving.

Over the years, Nevada County has seen the growth of many performing arts organizations including two long-standing classical music organizations, Music in the Mountains and InConcert Sierra. We have seen the emergence of prime local venues such as the Center for the Arts, Miners Foundry, and the historic Nevada Theatre - all of which present worldclass touring performers as well as showcasing the deeply embedded rich vein of local talent that abounds in this community. The Nevada County Fairgrounds has become the home to many established music festivals that attract fans and aficionados from all areas in California and beyond. The Bluegrass Festival, The Celtic Festival, The Strawberry Festival and WorldFest all call the fairgrounds their home. The most recent significant additions to the scene are the

Wild and Scenic and the Nevada City Film Festivals, bringing attention to the environment and independent filmmaking. All this, along with myriad theater, dance, and literary arts groups as well as a remarkable number of individual visual and performing artists have grown and evolved to create a robust Arts scene.

As the community has come together to support the Arts, a striking new development has occurred to up the ante. Throughout this magazine, you will see the logo of the California Arts Council’s most recent statewide program that designates California Cultural Districts. Nevada County is one of only 14 communities (urban, suburban and rural) selected for this distinctive honor and both Grass Valley/Nevada City and the Town of Truckee have won a Rural Designation. The application process required the collaboration of elected officials, Chambers of Commerce, Arts Organizations, and the support of artists in each community. Nevada City and Grass Valley joined forces, and the Town of Truckee applied separately as the representative of the Eastern Slope. Securing a cultural district designation was the result of an exhaustive application process. The districts that demonstrated a sincere dedication to integrating Arts and Culture into the fabric of their community and that also acknowledged the vital impact of the Arts on their local economies won the award. These California Cultural District designations will enable the Nevada County Arts Council to further brand and market Nevada County as an arts destination and lead our arts community into the future.

I have concluded that Nevada County is a stunning example of a Gold Rush community and one of the most beautiful places on Earth; but, to be honest, it’s the Arts and Culture of this area that has kept me genuinely excited to stay. Welcome to the Arts in Nevada County! DESTINATION Nevada County


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St art With Art Interview with Eliza Tudor Executive Director, Nevada County Arts Council In July of this year, California Arts Council announced a brand new state program, California Cultural Districts, aimed at leveraging the state’s artistic and cultural assets. Fourteen districts were selected for the inaugural program, highlighting the thriving cultural diversity and unique artistic identities within local communities across California. Nevada County was the only rural county to have two districts designated: Nevada City-Grass Valley and Truckee.

cultural assets. When I consider California Arts Council’s announcement, the values that were expressed ring loud and clear. Cultural Districts will nurture and sustain “authentic grassroots arts and cultural opportunities, increase the visibility of local artists and community participation in local arts and culture, and promote socioeconomic and ethnic diversity.”

We talked with Eliza Tudor, Executive Director of Nevada County Arts Council, who—since 2016— has been working hard to put Nevada County’s preeminent arts scene on the map.

For us—it’s the arts organizations we hold so dear, our festivals and street fairs, our artists, musicians and producers, our high-tech creatives, our public art and our arts champions, and the many ways our arts community collaborates with other sectors in service to the community.

What is a Cultural District and why is it significant? The state defines a Cultural District as an area that’s rich in culture, that celebrates diversity and that protects its

What are Cultural Assets?

What are the benefits of designation? California Arts Council conducted research spanning the US, and found that common indicators of a successful district are that it’s a place people will travel great distances to; there will be economic influx and revitalization; its arts community will feel supported and protected, and will have a place at the table around all-things community development. Why do you think Nevada City-Grass Valley and Truckee were selected as California Cultural Districts? For Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural District its twin city application was a unique element as well as the sheer scope of its cultural assets. Nevada County Arts Council teamed up with the Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City and both Chambers of Commerce and, together, made explicit their aim to work as one to protect our arts community in all its diversity. For Truckee Cultural District its fresh, innovative melding of culture with the great outdoors and its organizational capacity were exceptional. Truckee’s application



demonstrated a strong partnership between The Town of Truckee, Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and Truckee Public Art Commission, supported by both Truckee Arts Alliance and Nevada County Arts Council. What’s next for our Cultural Districts? It will be important that our communities lean in with us. Nevada County Arts council will work to develop a strong advisory team of stakeholders and to engage the community. Both Truckee and Grass Valley-Nevada City Cultural Districts will have unique ways that they do this, and Nevada County Arts Council will be here to guide and support. We have an incredible opportunity to put these designations to work for us – and it will be a whole community effort. What will be critical – and what we hope to see – is the emergence of new community leaders who will steer areas of work, lend their skills, form a team, and create a cultural district family both east and west of our famous Donner Pass. What are the first steps? Currently, California Cultural Districts is a designation, not a funding source, so building sustainable funding mechanisms for our cultural districts will be key. First up is a year-long economic impact study of our creative sector to enable us to catch all our seasonal audiences and develop meaningful data. We also want to develop a strong “brand” and we want our community to help us share our story with the world. This includes our rich gold country heritage all the way through to the emergence of our hi-tech industry and our VR/AR creatives. It also includes our unique Nisenan peoples and their culture.

What is the role of a regional arts council like Nevada County Arts Council? We are Nevada County’s State-Local Partner with California Arts Council. Our role is to highlight opportunities that might act as a catalyst for community development; the California Cultural District Program being a perfect example. We know that the arts are fundamental to healthy communities—now we need to make this valuation explicit through arts planning. This requires deep community input and leadership, and we think that our California Cultural District designation will help us focus our combined energies on this work. Apart from your active role with our Cultural Districts, what else is Nevada County Arts Council doing? A focus for us is enriching the lives of community members through the arts. For example, we are now entering our third year working with veterans through Image Nation. Our winter exhibition opens in mid-January at the Rood Center, where we will display the work of some seriously talented emerging photographers, curated by nationally renowned photographer Michael Llewellyn. Another of our Artists-in-Residence, Ruth Chase, is rolling out Belonging with help from a California Arts Council Artists in Communities grant. Together, we are demonstrating that artists are a societal cornerstone who bring people together, build community, and foster social progress. Our foresters, ranchers, farmers, and firefighters are part of a key group who are educating our community through paint and film. Arts in Education, in general, is key to our work and sees us working across at least eleven Nevada County schools DESTINATION Nevada County



annually to ensure arts education where core funding is most lacking. For this, we partner with both California Arts Council and California Alliance for Arts Education. It’s been a big year for poetry, with the inauguration of a Poet Laureate program for Nevada County and we are working with a variety of community partners on our new annual Sierra Poetry Festival. We are also engaging with schools across the county on national and international poetry initiatives such as Poetry Out Loud and Dream A Difference. How can the community get involved? Our goal is to support and grow an innovative, resilient and diverse arts community. Part of this means inspiring all sectors of the community—our creative, business, hitech and health industries—to work with us to support our new state designation. We already know that both the social and economic return on investment is high. Step forward if you’d like to get involved in the planning process for our communities, whether as part of a committee, through public art planning, or because you’d like to invest financially. Attend our stakeholder meetings.

There’s one coming up in January—watch this space. Nevada County’s arts events are listed on our online arts calendar at – a sort of one-stop for the arts – and you can find out more about California Cultural Districts at Eliza Tudor is Executive Director of Nevada County Arts Council. She has multi-discipline experience as an arts leader across the visual, literary and performing arts spanning the US, Australia, and the UK. Most recently, having acquired her masters in cultural policy, Eliza worked as a senior development executive and international strategist for the arts and humanities at the University of Oxford. Upon her return to the US in 2015, Eliza directed Yuba Sutter Arts Council following its re-opening after a period of post-recession closure. Eliza took the reins at Nevada County Arts Council in early 2016 and has since worked closely with the California Arts Council to secure grant funding to support artists residencies and initiatives, as well as a fast-growing arts education program. Eliza can be reached at or by phone at (530) 718 0727.

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The Center for the Arts, Nevada County’s premiere performing arts organization, will undergo a long-anticipated $3.8M renovation beginning this Summer 2018! While we prepare to unveil exciting updates to our main facility, The Center’s signature programming will continue through The Center OnTheGo series. From intimate cabaret performances to comedy competitions, gallery exhibits, and of course, the best in live music and theatre, The Center OnTheGo will bring a variety of diverse acts to creative locations throughout the Foothills. Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram, and our website for details and a full calendar of OnTheGo events!

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Perform MUSIC CONNECTS US ALL Lots of Heart at The Center for the Arts By Jennifer Nobles

Downtown Grass Valley’s vibrant scene became even livelier when The Center for the Arts opened in 2003. Featuring over 150 concerts per year, offering art programs to young and mature citizens and showcasing local artists, the venue has proven a strong cultural driver within the community. A non-profit organization, they also regularly host various free events that are accessible to all members of the community. The Center has a colorful history and has welcomed to Nevada County renowned acts such as Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson, Indigo Girls and many more.

With its ability to draw both established acts and rising stars, it’s not surprising that ticket holders travel from all throughout Northern California—and beyond—to attend The Center’s many performances. Situated on West Main Street in Downtown Grass Valley, The Center is surrounded by shopping, dining, and wine tasting opportunities full of Gold Country charm. With a diverse calendar of events and exhibitions, it offers visitors an exhilarating take on the latest in performing and visual arts. Among the free community events offered are the Family Fun Days, designed to bring families together in a joyful and safe atmosphere. Activities, entertainment, crafts and education are all on the schedule for these cost-free events which are offered quarterly every year. The Open Studios Art Tours is a popular celebration of local color that happens each autumn. The tours give art lovers the experience of entering an artist’s studio to view how the work comes to life. It’s a delightful way to spend an afternoon enjoying the vibrant fall colors for which the Gold Country is so well known.



During the summer months, The Center offers a wide-ranging camp program for young students, with scholarships available for those who qualify. These programs are made possible by generous supporters who share The Center’s belief that arts education is of the utmost importance. Past curricula have found students participating in Circus Camp, Improvisation, and Painting Like The Masters; all classes are fun and jubilant, and serve as a vital component of a child’s development, imagination and creativity. Several community dance and performing arts organizations consider The Center their home venue, with frequent performances from a number of local dance troupes as well as the Nevada County Performing Arts Guild. PAG is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public, especially children, in the performing arts. Continuing its commitment to the arts and the local economy, The Center in recent years acquired California WorldFest, a weekend-long festival of music, dance, camping, workshops, and food. Providing a familyfriendly and Earth-conscious celebration, WorldFest is highly regarded within the festival industry, receiving the Music Innovation award at Fest Forums in 2016. The Fest also pays homage to local Nisenan tribes and takes pride in honoring Native and indigenous people. The list of compelling artists who have performed at WorldFest is vast and includes Lucinda Williams, Michael Franti & Spearhead, and Ziggy Marley. Summer 2018 will usher in a new era of The Center for the Arts as they plan to break ground on a remodel and expansion. The project will bring a number

of upgrades that will make the patron experience even more comfortable and enjoyable. The lobby will be renovated to offer more gallery space as well as a new 23-foot long bar and concessions area. The main stage will become flexible which will make customizing each performance possible; different configurations will be incorporated for seated, cabaret, and dance floor performances. The current seats will be replaced to provide more comfort to concert goers, and ADA Accessibility will be upgraded. The future is looking bright for The Center for the Arts. Its tradition of an exemplary concert program paired with its dedication to serving all corners of the art world makes them a beloved local institution. Guests are invited to pay a visit; you never know what you’ll see!

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Photo at left: Martial Artists & Acrobats of Tianjin of the People’s Republic of China. Photo below: An Evening with Bruce Cockburn. Photo credit: © Liveshots, Photography by John Taber



MAY 2018

Event s Calendar

Mid-May Guided Wildflower Walks South Yuba River State Park (530) 432-2546 • May 4th First Friday Artwalks Historic Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 • May 5th Annual Downtown Grass Valley Car Show Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-8315 • May 5th-13th Kodo Arts Japanese Antiques Spring Show & Sale 571 Searls Avenue, Nevada City (530) 478-0812 • May 11th-12th Grass Valley Old West Antique Show Nevada County Fairgrounds •

May 19th-20th 25th Annual Spring Garden Tour May 24th-27th Strawberry Music Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds •

JUNE 2018

Every Saturday & Sunday Cottage Living History Empire Mine State Historic Park (530) 273-8522 • June 1st First Friday Artwalks Historic Nevada City (530) 265-2692 • June TBD Wild for the Yuba Summer Kick-off Celebration and Auction Historic North Star House •

May 12th Bird Watching South Yuba River State Park (530) 432-2546 •

June 9th Bird Watching South Yuba River State Park (530) 432-2546 •

May 13th Springtime at Empire Mine: Mother’s Day Empire Mine State Park (530) 273-8522 •

June 9th Humbug Day Malakoff Diggins State Historic Park (530) 265-2740 •

May 18th-19th Penn Valley Rodeo & Rodeo Parade Penn Valley (530) 432-1802 •



June 14th-17th Annual Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 272-7553 •

August 3rd First Friday Artwalks Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 •

June 14th, 21st, 28th Thursday Night Marketplace & Free Concert Historic Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-8315 •

August 3rd Mine, Wine & Dine Empire Mine State Park (530) 273-8522 •

June 16th-17th Nevada City Bicycle Classic (530) 265-2692 • June 22nd-24th Mule and Donkey Show Penn Valley Rodeo Grounds • June 23rd Cherry Carnival & Parade Downtown North San Juan (530) 292-9525 • June 24th Secession Days Celebration & Rough & Ready Chili Cook-off Downtown Rough & Ready (530) 797-6729 • roughandreadychamber

August 8th-12th Nevada County Fair Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217 • August 25th Miner’s Picnic Empire Mine State Park (530) 273-8522 • August 25th Nevada City Uncorked Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 • August 25th Sierra Brewfest 11228 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley (530) 265-6124 •

JULY 2018


July 4th Parade Nevada City Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 •

September 8th-9th 19th Annual Cruisin’ in the Pines Car Show Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 432-8449 •

July 4th Independence Day Celebration Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-4667 •

September 7th-14th 18th Annual Nevada City Film Festival Downtown Nevada City

July 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Thursday Night Market Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-8315 •

September 8th-9th Constitution Day Celebration & Parade Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 •

July 6th First Friday Artwalks Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 •

September 20th-23rd Draft Horse Classic and Harvest Fair Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217 •

July 11th, 18th, 25th Summer Nights in Nevada City Downtown Nevada City (530) 265-2692 •

September 28th-30th KVMR Celtic Festival & Marketplace Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 265-9073 •

July 12th-15th Worldfest Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 274-8384 •


Every Saturday & Sunday Cottage Living History Empire Mine State Historic Park (530) 273-8522 •

July 14th Bird Watching South Yuba River State Park (530) 432-2546 •

September 1st-2nd Gold Country Kennel Club Dog Show Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 265-2787 •

October 6th-7th Earth’s Treasures Gem and Mineral Show Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 305-9219 • October 6th-7th, 13th-14th Fall Colors Open Studios Art Tour (530) 274-8384 •

July 20th-22nd Annual Sierra Storytelling Festival North Columbia Cultural Center, North San Juan (530) 265-2826 •

October 21st-22nd Winterfaire Craft Show Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 272-7033


October 27th Halloween Fun Day Nevada County Fairgrounds (530) 273-6217 •

Every Saturday & Sunday Cottage Living History Empire Mine State Historic Park (530) 273-8522 • August 2nd Thursday Night Market Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-8315 •

October 31st Safe Trick & Treat Downtown Grass Valley (530) 272-8315 • DESTINATION Nevada County


Literary At Home with the Literary Arts in Nevada County By Kim Culbertson Author & Teacher

When I was in sixth grade, I wrote a poem called “The White Moon is Singing.” It was my first stab at poetry, but sitting in the slanted light of our classroom, bent over a journal with a blue fabric cover, I felt like a writer. That day, Will Staple, a local visiting poet, gave me a slim square of yellow paper. On it, it read: Poetic License. The double meaning was mostly lost on sixth grade me, but something about it buoyed me. I taped it into the front of my journal and kept filling page after page with words and stories and characters. As a child growing up here, I saw original plays presented in the dark of California’s oldest playhouse, Nevada Theatre. I watched Izzy Tooinsky tell stories from behind the blur of his juggling balls at the Nevada County Fair. I grew up listening to Steve Sanfield’s stories and poetry, and reading book after book the patient staff at the County library curated for me. I kept filling those journals. I moved away to go to college and worked in the Bay Area for a time, but when I returned, the literary community had amplified. Now, as a grown working writer, I luxuriate in the literary community that thrives here. On any given evening, I can sit in the orange lamplight of the National Hotel and listen to local treasures like Louis B. Jones and Josh Weil read their short stories for Rachel Howard’s Yuba Lit Reading Series. I can attend Literary Arts & Wine evenings in Truckee, or the Women’s Writing Salon in Grass Valley. I can listen



to local poets such as Pulitzer prizewinner Gary Snyder share their work at readings. I can find Molly Fisk, Nevada County Poet Laureate, at a local café as she creates pop-up poetry events or tucks poems under the windshield wipers of parked cars in town. I can attend the Sierra Writers Conference in January and help Nevada County Arts Council celebrate National Poetry Month in April with our Sierra Poetry Festival. As a writer, I can apply to teach at or attend one of the US’s most prestigious Writers and Poets Workshops. Under Brett Hall Jones’ thoughtful leadership, the Community of Writers based in Nevada County holds public events from Nevada City in the Gold Country to Squaw Valley in the High Sierra. There is almost an abundance of literary riches in our county. Almost. Because there is always room here for more – for open mics, and a Nevada County Reads book each year, the annual Sierra Storytelling Festival, and youth writing and recitation events such as Poetry Out Loud. We make room for writers to gather independently in cafes across the county to share prompts and drafts of their work, for respected local authors to hold independent writing workshops, and space to present page to stage readings of plays.

We have three thriving independent bookstores, Harmony Books in Nevada City, The Book Seller, in Grass Valley, who just celebrated forty years in our community, and Word after Word Books in Truckee, not to mention

There has been much personal joy in layering my adult writing self over that child bent over her blue-fabric journal, a thrill in sharing my love for the literary arts with my daughter as she has filled journals of her own, checked out books at the library, shared her passion for reading with local booksellers and attended local events that encourage her as an emerging writer. Nevada County grows writers and artists. Listen, I tell her: you can hear us. We’re in the murmuring of the wind through the pines, in the hush and flow of our green river, in the broad splash of an orange sunset sky. Poets and playwrights, novelists and storytellers. This place feeds all of us. And there is always room for more. Kim is a YA author and teacher living in her hometown of Nevada City.

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the many used bookstores like The Open Book who host events and keep their shelves stocked with stories for our local readers.

In her poems, Fisk probes transitional periods in family life with clarity and wry humor. She is the author of the poetry collections The More Difficult Beauty (2010), Listening to Winter (2000), and Terrain (1998) and a volume of radio essays, Blow-Drying a Chicken: Observations from a Working Poet (2013). Her recorded CDs of radio commentary include Blow-Drying a Chicken (2008) and Using Your Turn Signal Promotes World Peace (2005). Fisk’s honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Marin Arts Council, and the California Arts Council as well as a Robinson Jeffers Tor House Prize in Poetry, a Dogwood Prize, a Billee Murray Denny Prize, a National Writer’s Union Prize, and a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Fisk was chosen poet laureate of Nevada City’s radio station, KVMR-FM. Fisk has taught at the UC Davis Extension and with the California Poets in the Schools program. She teaches private writing classes online, works as a life coach, and lives in Nevada City, California.

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Maria Brings Her Culinary Talent to the Table By Lorraine Jewett

Maria Byers-Ramos remembers gathering around an old, white enamel stove and oven as her mother gave Maria and her sister their first cooking lessons. At age 10, Maria learned how to make fresh salsa, bake delicacies, stuff a turkey, and sauté vegetables the traditional Mexican way. She marveled at her mother’s quick, agile hands as she deftly diced vegetables and carved meat. Maria admired the artistic flair with which her mother combined seemingly disparate ingredients to create fantastical flavors. “My mom was a good cook who was dedicated to family,” recalled Maria. Throughout her life, Maria has equated delicious, healthy, home-made food with love, comfort, and caring. Her impressive culinary abilities, coupled with her drive to always do the right thing, have made this dynamic woman the most successful restauranteur in downtown Grass Valley. Maria owns and operates the extremely-popular Kane’s Family Restaurant with managerial help from her son, Henry. With manager/daughter Gina by her side, Maria works similar wonders at Maria’s Mexican Restaurant a few blocks down the street. “Sometimes it’s difficult to be both ‘mom’ and ‘boss,’ but it’s nice to know I can count on my son and daughter to help run both restaurants. They’re passionate just like I am,” said Maria. 28


Maria was born and raised in Sacramento. During her youth, she spent long hours picking tomatoes under the hot sun and culling green or rotten tomatoes from the harvester. The work was manual, but the lessons she learned were intellectual. As she envisioned a future career with cooking at its core, it was obvious to Maria that great food starts with great ingredients. In 1981, Maria moved to Nevada County and began working at a variety of Nevada County restaurants, a country club, and a grocery kitchen. By 1992, she found the financial wherewithal to open Maria’s Mexican Restaurant. Around the same time, she invested in the opening of Kane’s Family Restaurant and took over dayto-day management in 2013. As the driving force behind both restaurants, Maria works at least 60 hours week. She tries to take Saturdays and Sundays off to spend time with husband Ray Byers (of Byers Enterprises. Inc.) and their two dogs. But if one of her approximately 100 workers can’t make it to work, Maria fills that shift. “I’ll work the line and cook,” she said. “I also help wash dishes occasionally. Wherever the need is, that’s where I am.” Maria attributes much of her success to the loyalty of her employees, many of whom have worked with her for decades.

“I’m so grateful to have such good people in my life,” she said thankfully. Maria maintains an open-door policy with her staff and provides firm, fair, consistent leadership. Naturally, she also makes the major financial decisions and provides answers to tough questions. “When should we upgrade our large appliances, such as walk-ins or fryers?” explained Maria. “When should we remodel or expand again? We’re constantly improving and modernizing both restaurants.” It’s a fast-paced business in which every detail, no matter how minute, is important.

three in the morning, perhaps researching more effective and eco-friendly products, whipping up a few batches of salsa, or creating different recipes. “My ultimate desire is to serve good quality food, offer great service, and leave people satisfied,” said Maria. “Everything is made from scratch, the way my mom cooked.” If—and it’s a big IF—Maria were able to cut back her hours at the restaurants, she’d like to return to her first love: making what many consider to be the best salsa on the planet.

“We taste the food every day and take the temperature on the line,” said Maria. “We have weekly meetings at which we consider new sales items and plan events such as parties, holiday buffets, and catering.”

“If I could pull back a little, I’d have the energy to make salsa and maybe sell it in grocery stores. But it would have to be unique because salsa is overdone,” she said. “Or maybe we could stage ‘Salsa Throwdowns’ at our restaurants. It’s fun to offer things that give people a challenge and make them want to compete.”

Maria takes the lead planning holiday specials, including extravagant presentations on Thanksgiving, Christmas, St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.

For Maria, making people happy, giving back to her community, and serving great meals begins and ends in the kitchen.

“I can’t remember when I had a Christmas or Mother’s Day off,” she laughed.

“I’ll never stop cooking. At my age, you’d think I wouldn’t want to keep cooking. But just the other day I went out to the garden, picked tomatillos, and made four different batches of salsa,” she said. “Being creative is my passion.”

Maria has been known to begin her work day at two or

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By Robin Galvan-Davies CEO Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Grass Valley Visitor Center I love Grass Valley; it is a remarkable and resilient town. The history runs deep, and when you turn the pages beyond mining and commercial history, you’ll find stories woven into the tapestry of our community that make you laugh, cry, wonder, and confirm your faith in human kindness. At the Grass Valley Visitors Center, we have the privilege of showcasing every aspect of Western Nevada County and the honor of meeting thousands upon thousands of people who come through our doors seeking information. One of the most frequently asked questions, besides, “May I use the bathroom?” is “How did Grass Valley get its name?” It’s not a glamorous story, more pragmatic, in fact. A friend, who is a dedicated Nevada County historian, recently shared our city’s beginnings, so I’ll share it with you. In the early months of the Gold Rush, Grass Valley was just that—a grassy valley with Wolf Creek running through it, providing water for grazing livestock. A handful of cabins were built along the creek, along with a couple of saloons, but it wasn’t a town in any sense of the word. The largest mining camp was at Boston

Ravine (near the present-day Pine Creek Shopping Center), so the name of the camp became the community’s original name. However, a year later, a settlement halfway between the county’s principal towns of Rough and Ready and Nevada City was

established. Known as Centerville, it was at the top of West Main Street, close to the Gold Hill Mine, the site of the first gold-bearing quartz discovery in 1850. As Centerville continued to grow, the area east of town also began to develop. It was flatter and more conducive to a townsite; streets were carved out, and a post office established. And since the bottom of the hill was already being called Grass Valley by men working for the Grass Valley Gold Mining Company, that quickly became the town’s name. This excerpt from William Frederick Prisk’s Pictorial History of Nevada County is my absolute favorite. In 1895

here’s how he described Grass Valley: “nestled among the pine-clad hills, whose sunny slopes are dotted with the fragrant gardens and cozy homes of the industrious miner . . . its narrow streets, lined on either side with handsome cottages and elegant residences, gives it a picturesqueness and an air of romance, which can never be attained by the wellplanned, straightavenued modern town.” Affectionately called “The T” the intersection of Mill Street and Main Street is the heart of Grass Valley and reflects much of the historic Gold Rush flavor. It’s those early settlers and the following generations who helped make Grass Valley the commercial center of Western Nevada County. They formed the backbone of our community. Their indomitable spirit, dedication, determination, humor, heritage, and vision flavors the legacy of our community. Have you heard the expression “the streets were paved with gold”? That place was Grass Valley. Yes, really! In 1909 Grass Valley was modernizing, and the Massachusetts Mine brought loads of crushed rock from their mine DESTINATION Nevada County


to help with road work on Mill and Main streets. It caused a real hullabaloo as folks swarmed the streets picking out specimens of rock containing gold quartz. Just a little nugget of Grass Valley Gold Rush history…. In earlier articles, you’ve read that the town I love recently won a Cultural District designation from the California Arts Council. Bravo, well deserved! The cultural assets of Nevada County are, by definition, vast. The Grass ValleyNevada City Cultural District encompasses two cities and an extensive area beyond our city limits. The history of the district is represented in its cultural diversity. We celebrate all modalities of the arts and like to boast that we’re small towns with big-time entertainment. Forested rolling hills surround us, graced with parks, trails, lakes, creeks, and the Yuba River: outdoor playgrounds that themselves have played a significant role in the history of Western Nevada County. As the previous name of Centerville implies, we sit stage front center, well positioned to access all of Nevada County’s assets. Grass Valley is like no other city, the bustling mining camp of 1848 has transformed itself into a present-day BaseCamp, and is the prime venue for discovering Nevada County.

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Make the Greater Grass Valley Chamber’s Visitor Center the first stop for your visit. In addition to hosting Grass Valley’s Living Room, we’re your Base Camp information center. You’ll find a strong representation of the Arts, Culture and Visitor Attractions that encourage exploration and enjoyment of Nevada County. We’re open seven days a week, and our friendly staff is knowledgeable and pleased to assist in crafting a memorable visit. Whether you’re a first time or return visitor, here to plan an event, considering relocation, or even planning a fun stay-cation remember… BaseCamp Grass Valley, destination Nevada County. 38


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STAY WHERE THE STARS STAY By Sean Gilleran, Gold Miners Inn General Manager

Our renovation project to upgrade Gold Miners Inn as the only boutique/lifestyle hotel in the Grass Valley- Nevada City area is turning heads here at home, and we’re eager to share our updated look with new and returning guests. Gold Miners Inn sits on the site of a mid1800’s Chinatown. That’s why our makeover includes honoring the Chinese as well as the 49er gold miners who helped settle this area. Chinese-themed accents decorate the furnishings of all the guest rooms on one floor, with guest rooms on the other level replete with items celebrating Nevada County’s rich mining history. Our Great Room, where guests gather to enjoy our free, full hot breakfast and evening Manager’s Reception, has been lovingly remodeled. Our new menu has been revamped to include many Glutenfree and healthy options. Locals will tell you that there is no better hotel in the area than Gold Miners Inn. Our 80 luxurious guest rooms and suites are 42


located on the top two floors, while our main floor boasts a conference center comprised of a Grand Ballroom, foyer, meeting room, and Event Patio. Upgrades to our ballroom and meeting room, as well as our audio-visual equipment, make Gold Miners Inn the perfect spot for weddings, conferences, and other events. Earlier this year, we changed our brand from Holiday Inn Express and became a member of the prestigious Ascend Collection. What hasn’t changed is our commitment to exemplary customer service and our promise that you’ll receive the best rate when you make your reservations via or with a call us at 530-477-1700. After check-in, wind down your day at our evening Manager’s Reception with free cocktails. On Thursday evenings, join us for our Wine and Dine event featuring complimentary wine tasting and hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants. Hotel-wide WiFi and parking in our spacious lot are always free. Plus, we’re pet friendly! Guests also enjoy free access to our Business Center and Fitness Center. For the dedicated fitness enthusiast, we offer complimentary passes to the full-service, 24-hour Ironworks Athletic Club adjacent to the hotel.

Gold Miners Inn was voted the Best Hotel six consecutive years in the “Best of Nevada County” competition. We’ve also earned TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” based on our superior traveler reviews, and for “continually delivering a quality customer experience.” We can brag about our hotel, but we prefer to let others rave about their visits: “Gold Miners Inn may be the best property in Grass Valley/Nevada City,” “Excellent service and very nice rooms,” and “I highly recommend this hotel!” For regular updates on happenings both at our hotel and around Nevada County, sign up to receive our monthly email offers at You’ll also receive exclusive promotions and packages featuring guest rooms combined with tickets to sold-out concerts and other events. Another way to keep in touch is to follow us on Facebook. Stay with us next time you visit the Gold Country, head up the hill to ski resorts, or play in the Sierra Nevada. We look forward to exceeding your expectations!

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Tightly rolled leaves smolder as several shallow inhales ignite. Shared laughter among old friends surrounds. The chin raises, exhaling white wisps of smoke which ascend like dancers, twisting and swirling in a graceful trance. The hand-rolled piece of art overwhelms the senses with aromas of wood, paired with tastes of rum, as it burns submissively like a captive fire. A moment to remember, a cigar from Phoenix to savor. A beautifully made piece of jewelry is an extended expression of affection, given to those we love to preserve the moment — an engagement, anniversary, birthday… just because. An outpouring of emotion is typical with tears shed, tender embraces, sweet kisses, all preserve the moment between two people forever. A cigar has a similar effect which can be shared alone during a contemplative moment, or with friends to amplify the occasion. A wedding, day on the links, casual get together among friends, poker night, all enhanced with a cigar from Phoenix, a true experience for the senses and an indulgent moment of aromas and tastes for the soul. Phoenix walk-in humidor is Northern California’s newest premium cigar retailer located inside Stucki Jewelers at 148 Mill Street in historic downtown Grass Valley. The inspiration for Phoenix came from the popularity of the Gentlemen’s Soirée, an annual event coupled with Father’s Day hosted by Stucki 46


Jewelers. In 2017, the addition of cigar rolling was added to the event and solidified the idea of opening a walk-in humidor within the jewelry store. The name comes from the actual Phoenix Drugs store that was located at the present location of Stucki Jewelers around the 1930s. The Phoenix has risen at 148 Mill Street in historic downtown Grass Valley.

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“The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent on it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as if it had nothing else in the universe to do.� Galileo Galilei



Gold Dust and Red Dirt By Rod Byers Certified Wine Educator Grape growing and winemaking exploded in Nevada County with the Gold Rush. In fact, for one short shining moment in 1851 Nevada City was the largest city in California and Nevada County the most populous county in the State. California itself was one year old. Nevada County’s first vineyards date back to 1852.

world in both Chile and Argentina for 250 years before it was brought to California. It was easy to propagate, easy to cultivate, requiring very little if any water and produced a strong, often sweet red wine. The trouble was, it just wasn’t very good. The noted wine author Hugh Johnson referred to the Mission grape as “an early maturing, dark-skinned bag of sweet juice, no more.” But it made wine and thanks to the Franciscans it was quickly spreading through­out California. Conversely, in the same time span, by the start of the nineteenth century, Thomas Jefferson was still importing European grape cuttings every year to replace the vines that continued to die in his vineyards each year.






In California, the Missions were partly military, partly religious and partly cultural, but intrinsic to all of them were grapes and wine. The grape they selected to plant ironically enough was the Mission grape. Clearly, of vinifera origin, it had already been cultivated in the new


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Before the discovery of gold California was a pretty sleepy place, still ruled by Spain. The Spanish arrived in Mexico in the l 500’s and other than claiming California as Spanish territory they never much bothered with it. Evidently, was enough gold and silver was holding their attention in Mexico that the Spanish never felt compelled to look further north. That’s how the California wine industry But by the mid-1700’s there was an started, with the first settlers traveling increasing number of people bumping from Mission to Mission transporting about, and the Spanish decided it was grape cuttings and establishing time to lay claim to their turf. In 1769 vineyards in new areas. Little by little they dispatched a bunch of Franciscan California was growing. By the 1830’s friars north to occupy California, most folks were starting to arrive in increasing notable among them, Father Junipero numbers from the east coast and some OF Y NT WIN Serra, and with that, the Californian U brought grape cuttings of other varieties O EM A KING IN NEVADA C Mission system was born. Eventually, there with them. One of the standard collections of were twenty-one in all, stretching ultimately from the day was the New England collection of which San Diego to the town of Sonoma. Just to make a short Zinfandel was a part. The mission grape was by far the historical footnote: 1769 is an intriguing date because that most widely planted, but the early vineyard-ists quickly was the same year Thomas Jefferson first started trying to recognized the superior quality of the Zinfandel grapes establish vinifera vineyards on America’s east coast. for producing red wine. Then came the Gold Rush and California changed overnight. San Francisco was the port of entry for thousands of people all heading east to the gold fields. There was, of course, DESTINATION Nevada County


Sniff, Swirl, Sip & Savor no Bay Bridge. Many took the southern trek around the Bay. One of the places they passed through was Mission San Jose. It became a common sight to see intrepid miners heading east with cuttings of Mission vines sticking out of their saddlebags. Another favorite spot was a nursery in Sacramento where they picked up Zinfandel cuttings. That was how both Mission and Zinfandel grapes dominated the early Nevada County vineyards. Nevada County’s first vineyard was planted in 1852, but there are few wine references to grapes or wine in the 1850’s. But by l862 a saloon owner on Broad Street was serving Nevada County wine by the glass, and the barrels started rolling. From that time on there are numerous references to grape growers, even records of the numbers of vines planted. In 1869 Frank Siebert of Nevada City produced a Zinfandel that was one of the first wines ever to win a medal in a California wine competition. By

1870 there were 450,000 vines in the county representing several hundred acres of grapes. But throughout time, the wine industry has been a cycle of boom and bust, and the 1870’s were one of the busts. There was an economic downturn creating a depression in the post Civil War years. In Nevada County, there was simply a surplus of grapes. In 1871 the county’s seven distilleries produced a record 4,000 gallons of brandy. Four times as much fruit went unpicked and growers couldn’t sell all the wine they produced. It was around this time that Nevada City Winery first appeared, operating as a cooperative, taking in grapes from many local growers who were having difficulty on their own. But then came the vineyard boom of the 1880’s. There was an economic upturn. It became fashionable to grow grapes. It was a time of the gentleman farmer where landowners planted vineyards. It was at this time that, E.G. White was quoted as saying that someday, “Nevada County’s wine would become more valuable than gold.” In 1887 Nevada County contained seventeen grape growers, ten of whom made wine. There were 220 acres of grapes. In 1889 Nevada City Winery produced 8,000 gallons of wine. Boom and bust. The high times of the 1880’s were quickly followed by a very severe depression in the mid-1890’s. The bottom fell out. The price of both grapes and wine shrunk to nothing. It was here the trail turned cold. All the records disappear, and there is no further mention of anything grape related including Nevada City Winery. If wine was being produced it wasn’t recorded; it was either being sold to the neighbor next door or the fruit packing plant in Newcastle. What happened? We’ll follow the trail in the next issue. To be continued. . .




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Ingredients: 1 orange, organic 1 pear, cut into eighths 2 bottles dark red wine, such as Pinot Noir 1 cup apple cider 1 cup pear cider

2/3 cup honey 1/2 teaspoon whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 3 whole star anise 1/2 of a vanilla bean pod

Directions: Use a vegetable peeler to get the zest off of the orange, trying to get as little of the bitter white pith as possible and only the bright orange peel. Wrap the orange in plastic wrap and refrigerate for another use. Place the orange peel, pear slices, wine, apple cider, pear cider, honey, cloves, cinnamon, and anise in a medium saucepan and place over medium heat. Scrape out the vanilla bean pod over the pan, and then add the bean husk to the pan as well, stirring to incorporate. Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce heat to low and allow to cook for 1 hour, stirring every 10 minutes. Remove from heat. You can strain the mixture, or leave the spices and peels in it for garnish. Serve immediately.







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Nevada County — the Premier Event Destination By Mardie Caldwell

Nevada County has been drawing people to its quaint towns, clean skies, and unique lifestyle since the gold rush in the 1840’s. While gold may no longer be the top attraction, treasure can be found in our picturesque foothill communities, combining world class dining, shopping, culture, recreation, nature and history. Conveniently nestled between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe, Nevada County has some of the most beautiful scenery in the state. From the Sierra peaks near Truckee, to the South Yuba and Bear Rivers, this county, encompassing 974 square miles, is a place many come to visit, and ultimately decide to make it their home. Community, nature, and business abound here, where

generations of people have raised their families, welcoming newcomers to discover and explore what makes the area unique. Whether you come for a weekend or stay for the season, there’s much to experience in Nevada County, the premier destination! Recreational Opportunities Abound Discover world-class ski resorts at Sugar Bowl and Soda Springs, or enjoy our long season of golf at beautiful courses in Alta Sierra and Truckee. The outdoor opportunities are so many, there are few things you can’t find in Nevada County! Fishing, biking, kayaking, hiking, rock-climbing, boating, horseback riding, disc golf, and so much more are available nearly year round. DESTINATION Nevada County


In addition, many of the local state parks offer trails and other recreational opportunities, including: • Donner Memorial State Park includes immigrant trails, boating, cross country skiing and a historical museum. • Empire Mine State Historical Park provides a glimpse into the richest hard rock gold mine of the day, through daily tours of the historical buildings and grounds. • Malakoff Diggins State Park was California’s largest hydraulic mining site, now offering trails, camping, and panoramic views. • South Yuba River State Park at Bridgeport boasts the longest single span covered bridge in the world. These parks, as well as all the recreational opportunities year-round, provide the perfect backdrop for family reunions, corporate retreats, and any event where people are coming together. Where else can you ski in the morning, play golf in the afternoon, and enjoy dinner theater at night? A large part of Nevada County’s allure, is the close proximity to the wide array of outdoor activities! Weddings & Special Events When it comes to creating weddings and celebrations with lifetime memories, Nevada County is rated one of the most desired (and affordable!) destinations. With a wide variety of venues, every event is unique, whether rustic or elegant, inside or out! Beautiful, historic locations, like Empire Mine and Miners Foundry provide stone elegance and rustic surroundings. North Star House, the Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens, and Schrammsberg Estate provide lovely outdoor vistas that provide the backdrop of nature for every celebration. With the wide variety of venues, it is easy for brides, corporate planners, or anyone to find just the right setting for their event. The Foothills Event Center in Grass Valley provides a modern venue with flexible space for weddings, receptions, and any celebration. Businesses are starting to take notice of this state-of-the-art event space, bringing business conferences and seminars to Grass Valley that normally



would only be found in larger cities. With 100mbs of high-speed Wi-Fi, events can be live-streamed around the globe, or bring in speakers and events for community viewing. As a green and environmentally aware business, the venue reflects these local values with things like LED lighting inside as well as in their onsite parking lot for 144 cars with solar integration throughout. Successful events begin with dedication and attention to detail, something you are sure to find here! The downtown areas also feature a number of venues, such as Center for the Arts, Nevada Theater, and Off Broad Street, all within walking distance to restaurants and shops. This provides guests the opportunity to not only attend the event but also discover the quaint shopping, dining, and art districts that draw many here for a day or a weekend! In fact, many people first discover Nevada County when attending a special event. Once here, they discover it is easy to get here, but hard to leave! Annual Festivals & Traditions Annual festivals and events are a big part of life here. From Nevada City’s Victorian Christmas and Constitution Day Parade, to Grass Valley’s Cornish Christmas and Thursday Night Market, it seems there is always something to do. There’s the rodeo in Penn Valley and the Truckee ArtWalk, not to mention the myriad of events at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, named as California’s most beautiful fairgrounds! The Sierra Foothills are also becoming well-known for the award-winning craft-made beers and local wines. There are many opportunities to learn more at wineries and taprooms throughout the county. In fact, some of the most popular annual festivals are the Truckee Brew Fest and the Sierra Vintners’ Wine Trail. Whatever you’re looking for, you can likely find it here in Nevada County. We invite you to explore the beauty of the majestic canopy of oaks and pines, blue skies, romantic gold country history, nature trails, river walks, wineries, and recreational opportunities. With this as your backdrop, Nevada County will become your premier destination location!



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Weddings - Hottest Trends for the Upcoming Year By Sierra Palmer ROSI Events Each year there’s a palpable anticipation leading up to Pantone’s announcement of their choice for Color of the Year. The Color of the Year influences everything from Fashion to Paint Color Finishes and when it comes to weddings, there’s no exception! In 2016, Pantone chose a soft pairing of two colors, Rose Quartz, a soft pink and Serenity, a soft blue with lavender undertones. That choice applied to fashion, home furnishings and accessories, and dishware. The gentle choice was a distinct departure from the previous selection of Marsala, a deep Red-Brown in 2015 and Radiant Orchid, a vivid shade of PinkishLavender which you would immediately recognize from your Crayola Crayon box as Red-Violet.

Here’s are some trends for 2018 that Savior Flair thinks will be HUGE! Millennial Pink

And, it appears that in 2018 Pantone continues to Think Pink! In addition to selecting other energetic and saturated colors, Pantone chose Ash-Rose, a delicious shade of Dusty Pink as one of its Colors of the Year.

Hints of Black Adding a touch of black to your look exudes modernity and is perfect for the trend-aware bride. Pantone states on their website: “The Spring 2018 palette encourages a sense of fun and playful release. With an air of complexity and distinctiveness, we find ourselves in a sanctuary of color that is ideal for some more unique and dramatic color mixing.” Every Shade of Pink is HOT! It’s already in broad use in the bridal industry, and is gaining more popularity-making a strong transition from the bridesmaid gown and mother of the bride color to wedding gowns. And, no wonder. Pink flatters every woman’s skin tones, and works as a neutral, complimenting every shade and hue in the rainbow. Pairing Pink with Sage Green for a soft spring or summer wedding; with Navy Blue, Forest Green or Bordeaux for impact in Autumn and (oh, yes!) with Black for High Drama! Pinks bring a beautiful and mystical ambiance, and make for a gorgeous photo. There are endless ways to use your choice of color, bringing the ultimate level of personalization to your wedding, regardless of the theme. So, whichever color is your favorite, Pair it with Pink! DESTINATION Nevada County


We are constantly researching trends so that we can better serve our bridal clients, and in the past year we’ve noticed more and more that our brides are incorporating some shade of pink into their theme. Creating a Romantic Themed event is a favorite of ours, and that doesn’t just mean rustic or country. Romance is interpreted by each bride to suit her vision, and often, that romance may include sequined dresses and metallic influences. Rose Gold has played a significant role as has natural stone, such as marble and geode crystals of every color and texture is showing up in table settings and décor. One of our recent bridal clients had a deep dedication to following wedding trends on Pinterest, and she shared that favorites that she had “pinned” to her board, which helped guide us to create her dream wedding. She especially loved a cake pinned from de la crème creative studies. She asked us to duplicate it locally because she loved its simplicity, and importantly, it was the inspiration for the Rose Gold wedding theme. When we viewed her Pinterest Board it had clear direction—elegant simplicity. Her “pinned” dream gown was a simple but elegant Watters gown from the Lily Rose Bridal Boutique. Of course, not wishing to fly to North Carolina, she used that gown as inspiration when we took her to the Collective Bride in Yuba City for a consultation.

The bride and groom chose a pink diamond set in custom designed rose gold wedding rings from Stucki’s Jewelers in Grass Valley. As the perfect finishing touch to her white and rose gold wedding ensemble the bride found (thank you, Pinterest!) rose gold colored satin Ralph & Russo metallic embellished stiletto pumps! We had so much fun with our “Pinterest” Bride, that I thought you’d enjoy seeing her Board. 60


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But don’t panic is you’re not a fan of Pink! There’s an entire rainbow to choose from, and regardless of whether your favorite color, style or theme is a “hot trend” there’s plenty to choose from that will make your special day perfect. So, forget color, let’s talk donuts. Oh, yes, donuts and cake pops. They’re the new cupcake! Or, are you crazy for cannolis, soft pretzels, brownie bites, macaroons or cream puffs? All are trending as strong rivals of the traditional wedding cake. The point is, whatever the celebration, it’s your event, your special day, and it should reflect your personality and create an unforgettable experience for you and your guests. So how do you create this unforgettable experience? If you’re not a do-it-yourself event expert, then you need to hire an experienced professional.

Saint Joseph’s Cultural Center Unique Event Venue in Historic Grass Valley Historic Rose Garden, Grass Valley Museum, Large Chapel, Ghidotti Room and Artists’ Studios. Event Space for Weddings, Family Events, Private Parties, Concerts, Plays, Banquets, Classes and Artists’ Studios.

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That’s a local event planner. They know how to create an indelible memory and finding one is just a referral away. Ask your friends, colleagues, or check with your local Chamber of Commerce, your spiritual center, or at the venue you would like to use. They all have lists of preferred vendors, and if a company has made it on to a “preferred” list, you can rest assured that there are satisfied clients to back up that preferred status. Make appointments, do interviews, choose the one who understands your vision and can work within your budget. And remember, their mission is all about making your dreams come true.


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It’s All About The DRESS By John Daulton hat girl hasn’t dreamed her whole life of being a bride? It’s her moment to shine, to be a princess. Even rough-and-tumble girls dream it. Every girl wishes she might, even if only once, be the most beautiful woman in the room. The most beautiful the world. The most beautiful ever.

Imagine gliding into the ball room, Fairy Godmother’s work glittering and alive, and time stops. A gasp rises, a single breath from the collective throats of a stunned audience, then follow whispers and smiles, nods of approval. Perhaps a look here and there of jealousy.

That moment is magic. Yet, it’s not a fairy tale, nor is a Fairy Godmother required. Furthermore, when the clock strikes midnight, the moment doesn’t have to end. The pictures, the video, they will last forever. That means forever is not only possible, it is actual. The magic of forever needs just one thing: It’s all about the dress. The dress is both real and magical. It transforms beauty into breathlessness. Girls become women. Women brides. Brides princesses. It makes the moment into forever. And for those whose brow might furrow some at the notion of princess-ness, it isn’t something silly or childish. Princess is an attitude. It’s not the Disney variety—or at least it doesn’t have to be—it’s how you feel. It’s not simply whether she feels beautiful or not. A princess deserves respect. She deserves awe. She inspires it. And don’t you? Think of all the things you do, the roles you play, the lives you touch in your day to day. The right dress activates and accentuates the most respectable and awesome facets of you. And if you’re not sure about that, let’s just have a look. First, let’s start with a woman’s body. This alone is a blessing. Not only is it the fixation of half of the humans on the planet (or more!), it is also literally the source of life for every one of them. Every. Last. One. Therefore, there is no shape of a woman that is not perfect and sublime. But the perfect dress is not simply about augmenting the body. A woman is so much more than her physicality. She is all the loving acts she has made. The sacrifices. The compromises. The victories, achievements, and goals attained. She is her failures, her lost loved ones, her dead pets, the hours she spent caring for them all in life and in decline. She is the hours she will spend on such things tomorrow and beyond, until she draws her last breath. She is her mind and her humor and her unique abilities. She is beyond definition. Every moment of her life has demanded a different version of herself. The right wedding dress respects her journey. It frames it, suggesting the beautiful, enduring story that is her. It hints at the story that she will become. Just as a diamond shines best upon a ring; and a flower blooms best beneath the sun, a bride does both within her dress. She becomes the dream. It is magic, and it is real. And it is forever. Bringing it together begins in knowing it’s all about the dress. Photo courtesy:




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Ananda Village - Crystal Hermitage Gardens The Hermitage offers venues for weddings, receptions, workshops, and community events.

14618 Tyler Foote Road • Nevada City • CA 95959

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NEVADA COUNTY’S FINEST VENUE 530.271.1000 400 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA

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

The Schrammsberg Estate

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

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

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Budgeting for the Best Published by Sam, Editor September 11, 2015

Why Wedding Photography Should be a Priority When it comes to wedding planning, it is more than just one day, it is about a lifetime of memories. It is about capturing moments, it is about capturing emotion, it is about being able to relive the day through beautiful photos, it is about smiling at moments that you never knew happened, seeing the emotion on your family and friends faces, and most importantly of all, having a story you can treasure forever.

“When it comes to wedding planning, it is more than just one day, it is about a lifetime of memories. It is about capturing moments, it is about capturing emotion, it is about being able to relive the day through beautiful photos.” 68


There are hundreds of wedding photographers to choose from, and most will travel all over the country and even abroad, take time to decide on a style you like and find a photographer that reflects this. Make sure you view more of their work and complete albums, you don’t want one or two beautiful photos, you want a beautiful story that is of high quality throughout, from beginning to the end. If you are just thinking about your wedding and looking at your budget, make sure you maximize your budget for your wedding photography, it’s not just a few photos of you and your partner on your wedding day looking beautiful and happy, it is about a beautiful story of your wedding day, from getting ready and smiling with your bridesmaids to the emotion on your dads face as he sheds a tear and looks on with pride. Capturing the beautiful details on your day after hours and days of planning, from the beautiful flowers, your dress and venue, capturing the day as it unfolds, capturing the emotion of your guests, the nervousness of the groom, all the way through to that first dance, this is not just any story, this is your story. Make sure you capture your day, and your story, don’t regret not hiring a professional wedding photographer.

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Real Time

Wedding Shane & Jessica Celebrate With Family and Friends By Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery

What makes a “real wedding” you may ask. It was a perfect fall day with gorgeous weather, family, and friends all coming together to celebrate Shane and Jessica’s love story and commitment to one another. The wedding included an intimate gathering at a private estate in Penn Valley, California. The day and time had arrived; all the months of planning were complete. But it is in the first look that every couple shares when all the anxiety is lifted and there is peace in the world and you realize that your love is the reason for all the planning. Today starts your daring adventure together. A calmness fills the air and the wedding begins with peace in your hearts, joy on your faces and endearing love from family and friends.

“Most people put a hundred times more time, energy and thought into planning their wedding day than they do into planning their marriage. The wedding is just one day—you’ve got 50+ years of marriage ahead of you. Plan for that!” Eric Goetze

The advice I always give my couples is this… “On the day of your wedding, all the plans and details are over. So, relax, let things go and most importantly just enjoy each other because, in the end, all you truly have is the sweet embrace of one another as you embark on this beautiful life and future together. Stop and take time to reflect on the moments and details of your day—you’ll remember them forever.” In looking back on my own wedding day, a friend offered to make my wedding cake for the 400 guests as a wedding gift. I gave her detailed images of the cake I wanted and when I arrived at the reception—it was not what I had expected and at that moment, I was sad. As instantly as I held that emotion, I remembered those words of wedding day advice. I instantly realized the time, energy and love my friend dedicated to giving me such a generous gift. I looked back at our cake; it became the most beautiful cake in the world. The love that was poured into it couldn’t be bought or replaced and I was blessed. Reflecting back on the perfect wedding day, Shane and Jessica beamed with contentment. It wasn’t about the food, the decorations or even the music that made their wedding perfect. It was their love and commitment to one another. According to Shane, “Our wedding day was a picture perfect day. It was magical and obviously the best day of my life.” That is what makes a “real wedding”.








INVEST IN NEVADA COUNTY By Kathy Hinman, Executive Director Nevada County Association of REALTORS® Set in the heart of the gold country, Nevada County is an extraordinary place to live. Best stated by our REALTORS, it is rich in heritage and offers diversity, quiet neighborhoods, a charming small-town atmosphere and backs up to nature trails. Strategically placed on a landscape almost as diverse as its people, from low elevation grasslands dotted with oaks-perfect for farming or livestock to high country granite crags. It is home to one of the fastest growing conifer regions that can sustain the best recreation in the world, and everything in between; the beauty of our area is surpassed only by the kindness and generosity of its people. Nevada County truly offers a quality of life exemplified with a wealth of resources and year-round events. On a given day, one can swim the Yuba River and learn about our past at Bridgeport State Park while panning for gold or hiking its beautiful trails. Residents and visitors alike can wakeboard, waterski or fish at one of our many Sierra Foothill lakes or attend a community event such as the annual Draft Horse Classic. Others may prefer playing the lush green golf courses of Lake Wildwood, Nevada County, Alta Sierra and Lake of the Pines. On a leisurely

summer evening, residents and guests are found strolling along the mining town streets of Grass Valley and Nevada City, making purchases at the local farmers’ markets or enjoying a meal at a local restaurant. One of the favorite past times for residents and visitor is to join up with friends for wine tasting and music at one of the many new boutique wineries throughout the region. Nevada County offers an extraordinary quality of life. Quality in service is just as important. If you or a friend are looking to invest in this beautiful and unique county, a REALTOR® will help you successfully achieve your goal of living the quality of life and sense of community found in Nevada County. REALTORS® are licensees who elected to join the Association and become professionals by adhering to a strict Code of Ethics. A REALTOR® can be your guide for finding the right place and investing in this remarkable community - they interface with it on a daily basis. To obtain a list of REALTOR® or affiliated service members, contact the Nevada County Association of REALTORS® at (530) 272-2627 or go to



Why Invest in Nevada County? … Hometown Atmosphere … Lakefront Living … Water Sports … Fly Fishing … The Yuba River … Enjoying Nature … Community and a Sense of Home



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They help with all disclosures and paperwork necessary in today’s heavily regulated environment.


They are well educated in and experienced with the entire sales process.


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Building Your Dream Home is Within Reach By Rene Randall, Loan Officer Evergreen Home Loans Designing and constructing a custom home is a dream for many potential homeowners. Financing the process from acquiring an undeveloped lot to moving into a custom built house is not always a simple process, especially since construction financing is not readily available in Nevada County. However, building your dream home is often within reach when you understand your financing options. If you’ve found the perfect piece of property and are intent on building, our advice is to look for financing that is all inclusive. That way, you focus less on the financing process and can concentrate on the right shade of blue for your new living room! Understanding your options gives you financial flexibility. Traditionally, unless a homebuyer finances the project with cash, they will need a construction loan to

cover the purchase of the land, materials and construction services. Then, there is an additional need for permanent financing once the construction phase is over. But, there are options beyond the traditionally financing model for which you may not be aware. That’s why it’s vital to research financial institutions and select one that has experience in understanding the challenges and setbacks of new construction and has a financing program to address those needs. We’ve simplified the process into a one-time close loan that combines the construction and completed home financing into one loan: one approval process and one closing process. During the construction process funds are distributed in a “draw” process

in alignment with the construction schedule. At Evergreen Home Loans, we want to be your financial partner. Our Team has over 30 years of experience, and our sole focus is Originating, Funding and Servicing Home Loans. The Evergreen Team has a deep understanding of the market and what it takes to make a loan work. We strive to make the process convenient, highly personalized and provide guidance every step of the way. Our client’s application package is completed and reviewed by the entire Team so that when the submission ocurrs, no surprises arise that result in unnecessary delays. When considering a lender or for more information, please contact Evergreen Home Loans. Our track record is flawless: We deliver on time as promised!

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l a i t n e d i s e R s d n e r T 2017-2018

By Mary Margaretich Real Estate Agent, ReMax Performance

A couple of questions we primarily get asked regarding the current housing trends are “Are we at the peak?” and “Is this another housing bubble?” and depending on who you talk to, we have heard everything from “The market will collapse in 2 years” or “We have another 5 years of an up market.” Now we know that nobody has a crystal ball, but here is some insight into our team’s professional opinion on this hot topic.

collapse, and we believe that what makes this market different than the 2007 peak is the type of loans that are being funded. Buyers are being thoroughly screened and educated prior to financing any loans, and most of the current loans have sizable down payments. This helps stabilize the market because buyers are more emotionally and financially invested, which leads us to feel confident in saying that we don’t anticipate a collapse any time soon.

First, let’s talk about the numbers and what they show us about the current market. The 2017 Real Estate market in Nevada County has been in an upward trend averaging approximately a 2% increase each month, which gives a total increase of approximately 14% from January to August of this year. These percentages are actually pretty common throughout the cycles of the Real Estate Market. The steady price increases are mostly due to historically low interest rates and a low supply of inventory.

Interest rates will go up, but at a slow rate which should keep them attractive through 2018. We also believe that home prices will either continue to go up slightly or level off, but the market will remain strong. This could last for up to 5 years, but we can confidently say that the Real Estate market in 2018 will be stable with potential for a slight increase. 2018 will be a good time for buyers to take advantage of the historically low interest rates, as well as a potentially good time for homeowners to sell before we pass this steady up-market.

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Grass Valley — The Pine Cone Effect By Jason Fouyer Former Grass Valley Mayor This morning I pulled up to the stop sign at Mill and Main. At the same time, a woman driving a green sedan stopped at the opposite stop sign. I waved her on trying to be a gentleman. She waved me on and the exchange of, “You go…No. You go,” went on for a minute or two. We smiled, laughed, and then proceeded to accelerate at the same time. We both stopped, laughed again, and she entered the intersection with a gracious wave. This exchange of kindness, slow pace and sense of community is why I live in Grass Valley. I like to refer to it as the pine cone effect: all the things we love are under the pine trees. Many who visit find joy in the quaint historic downtown, the proximity to the mountains, lakes, and rivers, the wineries, or the robust arts community. However, I find the heart of the community lies with 82


the people. I live here because it is a place where people want to be. We are here because it has a sense of place. It is filled with homes, not houses. Borrowing a stick of butter from your neighbor is not only common, but encouraged. Being friendly towards others never gets old in Grass Valley. Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy seeing the incredible talent The Center for the Arts brings to our town. I love the accessibility of the lakes and rivers. I can go fishing in the morning and be home by lunch time. I love the downtown on a busy Saturday night or the smell of Caroline’s coffee roasting on a weekday morning. The local history is rich with facts and folklore, but it is the simple things that make this my home. A trip to the grocery store quickly becomes a social hour, bumping into countless friends. Even my

Saturday newspaper is filled with stories of people I know—not know of. Also, I love raising our children in a community that is safe, where the topnotch schools are engaging, and endless outdoor opportunities abound. These activities encourage our children to blend the academics with life lessons and explore the world around them in ways not always available in our fast-paced digital world. These are the same opportunities older generations remember fondly from their childhood. Those shared experiences of being kind to others, slowing down, and living with a sense of community are, fortunately, available all of us who are lucky enough to call this our hometown. I can’t wait to see you at the stop sign.

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Blushing Beauty

We Invite you to Experience Autumn in Nevada County

Nevada County is often referred to as the “New England of the West” and for good reason—we’re also famous for our Fall Colors. Thousands of visitors flock to our communities each year to experience the breathtaking and gloriously vibrant kaleidoscope of color that heralds the arrival of Fall in our parks and neighborhoods. If you haven’t experienced Nevada County’s Fall Colors, put it on your list! If you are an ardent viewer of our Fall Colors and want updates on when the leaves start changing, call the Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce. While no one can accurately pinpoint “full blush” we can share what we see in our own neighborhoods so you can decide when to visit. For updates or to request the Fall Colors self-guided walking and driving tour brochure, call the Greater Grass Valley Chamber at: (530) 273-4667 84


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Education is a Work of (he)Art! By Dr. Louise Johnson

Here in Nevada County art is important to us. As the educators of our community we believe that student achievement is more than just our excellent test scores. One of our primary goals in the Nevada Joint Union High School District is to provide a multifaceted experience that engages and challenges each student to surpass state and local benchmarks. You see, we believe that with an approach that engages the whole student in rich academics, arts, activities and athletics the test scores will follow, and they do. From the time a child takes those first tentative steps into Kindergarten on the first day of school until the time that a young adult takes those last triumphant steps across the stage at graduation, it is our privilege and good fortune to help them along the way; to help them discover what makes each individual’s heart sing! And sing they may. They may sing in the Men’s or Women’s chorus. They could follow a path of traditional Chamber Choir, Jazz Unlimited, or the Starlight Express, our show choir. For those whose instrument is not the voice, there are our marching bands, concert bands, and jazz bands. Many students and adults in our community play side by side with accomplished adult musicians in our Nevada County Concert Band. Local non-profit groups support our students in a variety of ways as they grow in age and love of music. Every year, In Concert Sierra brings every third grade student to a carefully selected concert to introduce them to classical music. Music in the Mountains sponsors Music Live in our elementary schools which introduces students to classical music in an orchestral setting. MIM also sponsors the “Young Composer’s Program” each year. Recently, MIM partnered with another local group, Sierra Streams on a collaborative project in which students spend a year studying the life cycle of the Yuba River Salmon in the field and wrote music for the orchestra about their experiences. Magic happened on a day in June when the students first heard their own music played by a full live

orchestra juxtaposed with the film of the salmon in the documentary, “River Music” that subsequently aired on PBS stations throughout the nation. Visual and Performing Arts pair with music through our award winning Theatrical Dance program where beginning students who have never danced before learn alongside of accomplished dancers. Often, students in our advanced drawing and painting classes make large works of art to display on stage and support the message of the choreographer. Students in our schools have a full menu of visual arts to choose from including drawing and painting, ceramics, photography, photojournalism. NC Arts Council has developed a vibrant Artist in the Classroom curriculum with volunteer artists for grades 3 – 5. Student produced local art is displayed annually at



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the Young at Art Event in our county administration building the Rood Center and every May NU Arts engages our entire community in an evening of production of art, ceramics, virtual reality, and other projects with opportunities to bid on student art through a live and silent auction. Local community theater groups like CATS, Sierra Stages, Quest Theater and LeGacy Presents offer our community and students a wide variety of opportunities to participate in production. Our schools’ join the richness in theatrical production in Nevada County with musical and drama productions annually at the middle school level. Each of our high schools has two annual productions, a play and a full scale musical through collaboration of the drama, choir, band and theatrical dance programs. We have professional productions like one would enjoy in San Francisco or New York here in our small town often promoted and produced by our local Grass Valley Center for the Arts. For many in our schools and community, words are the artist’s palate. Annually, the Nevada County Library and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Office collaborate on our Nevada County Reads and Writes project. We all read a common book, write about it and participate in community and school activities around the book. Further supporting those excellent test scores, Nevada County students have a unique way to demonstrate mastery of the speaking and listening standards through Poetry Out Loud. Sponsored by Nevada County Arts Council, students choose a poem and recite it in a competition at the classroom, school, county and national level. While school budgets are tight but our Nevada County educators are committed to protect and preserve arts in the school. These words from poet Robert Frost apply, “For when at times the mob is swayed, to carry praise or blame too far, we may choose something like a star, to keep our minds on and be staid.”

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IN NEVADA COUNTY By Valerie Costa The Union Newspaper Here in Nevada County, we are a health conscious bunch. Perhaps this can be traced back to the native Maidu Indians who first inhabited this land, who would use their sacred “Medicine Rock,� located in what is now Nevada City, to soak up the sun while relieving aches and pains. Or the Chinese immigrants who came to work the mines and brought their eastern medicines, such as acupuncture

and herbal remedies. Or the Nevada County General Hospital which opened in 1860 to serve the health needs of the miners who flocked to our area in search of a golden dream. In the early 1850s, healthcare needs in the region grew when miners began arriving to try to strike it rich. This

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was problematic since many physicians temporarily dropped their medical practice in search of gold, though most would return to practicing medicine either in private practice or as part of one of the medical facilities which sprung up over the years. The first regional hospital in the area was Nevada County General Hospital, which opened in 1860 and continued through a series of expansions and renovations until it ultimately closed in 1973. Other hospitals included the W.C. Jones Memorial Hospital, which was just declared a historical landmark on October 10, 2017. It was the first private hospital in Nevada County when it was dedicated in 1907, and served the community for over 60 years before it shut down in 1968. Now a bed and breakfast and art gallery, this beautiful Victorian building is still a shining beacon in downtown Grass Valley. On Dec. 30, 1958, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital opened its doors, and today remains the last hospital standing. A project that was in the works for nearly three decades, the medical facility offers state of the art equipment, compassionate and thorough doctors and staff, and an environment that puts the patient first.

options from cradle to grave. Starting with birth, you can choose to have a traditional hospital experience at the Family Birth Center located at Dignity Health Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital (SNMH), or choose from a wide array of midwives and doulas to create your own at-home water birth experience. From there, children are cherished in the community, as evidenced by the riches of school options that converge here. These include award-winning public, private, and charter schools with different learning models so that every child is provided with the educational experience that best suits their own learning style. Because we know that healthy bodies begin with healthy minds, and vice versa. This has always been a health-conscious and robust community; the miners and loggers kept themselves fit through the hard work of their labors, as did the farmers and ranchers who provided the food supply. Life was hard, but food was fresh and the exercise of day to day life kept most of Nevada County’s residents in great shape. We remain a community that appreciates the outdoor opportunities that abound here, and take advantage of the temperate climate to enjoy our lakes, forests, and trails year-round.

People who prefer to exercise indoors In the mining days, also have a whole there was a robust host of options, population of Chifrom the South nese immigrants Yuba Club which is who had also come a locally owned and to find gold in operated health club the hills. In fact, that offers classes the 1852 census for every fitness levshowed 3,396 Chiel and state of the nese living in Nevaart equipment (and W.C. Jones Memorial Hospital which is now the Swan Levine B & B Inn. da County, and by an indoor pool!), to 1880, they constituted 22% of California’s mining populathe more hard-core CrossFit (there are three such estabtion making them the largest single nationality engaged in lishments here), to gyms geared toward women only or mining. Because of this, many Nevada County towns had those who want a no-frills, old school gym experience. a commercially-oriented Chinese community that served Yoga and Pilates studios are ubiquitous; no matter what the unique needs of these miners. Nevada City’s Chinese your style or practice level you can find just the right stuQuarter was well established by the 1860’s, and included dio or class to match your yoga desires. doctors and herbalists along with general stores, laundry services, opium dens, and more. You can still find this Our community is also fortunate to have an abundance of echo of Chinese culture in Nevada County, with several fresh, local, organic food grown by our friends and neighacupuncturists, herbalists, massage therapists, and energy bors. Stores such as Natural Selection, Mother Truckers, healers practicing in the area. and the Briar Patch Co-Op, as well as several different farmers markets per week, allow Nevada Countians to stay This blend of cultural influence means that whether you healthy year-round by consuming a healthy diet of locally subscribe to the tenets of western medicine or prefer the grown produce, grains, and meats. If food is medicine, more natural eastern healing techniques, you can find it as some claim, then Nevada County is a mega pharmacy. all right here in our little slice of paradise. Alongside a robust western medicine culture, Nevada Today, Nevada County offers a wide variety of health County is a hub of spiritual and alternative healing cenDESTINATION Nevada County


ters and individual practitioners. In Nevada City you can find The California College of Ayurveda, the first school to gain government approval and provide formal education in the field of Ayurvedic Medicine outside of India. This establishment is considered a pioneer of Ayurveda in the West, and offers not only intensive training for those seeking to become practitioners, but also an on-site medical clinic and spa which are visited by people from around the globe for the unique healing that is available there. Just up the hill in North San Juan is Ananda Village, a spiritual cooperative community in the tradition of Paramhansa Yogananda, which offers meditation and yoga retreats to people from around the world. As you approach your golden years, take heart in the fact that Nevada County also boasts some of the finest planned retirement communities and nursing homes around, which remain focused on a wonderful quality of life for their residents. When one’s final days approach, Full Circle Living and Dying Collective offers end of life caregiving services, sacred death care, and home funerals. For the traditionalists, Hospice of the Foothills provides end of life services with caring compassion. Green burials are offered alongside of traditional cemeteries, as well. Nevada County’s options for healthy living truly stretch from womb to tomb, and everything in between.

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Zucchini, Ricotta, & Paprika Stuffed Squash Blossoms Published & Photographed By Eva Kosmas Adventures in Cooking

When you’re scouting out which squash blossoms to buy or snip, pick the ones whose petals haven’t gotten all tangled and stuck together at the ends yet. These have already bloomed for a few days and the petals are fragile and limp, they tend to look like wet yellow tissue paper. You’re looking for blooms where the petals are firm and can easily be pulled a few inches apart from each other. They should also be free of pesticides and preservatives. After picking or purchasing, make sure to give them a good rinse in the sink to get any little bugs out of the flower.

Ingredients 1 medium zucchini, peeled and grated 1 and 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 2 eggs 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Mediterranean Oregano 1/2 teaspoon McCormick Gourmet Hot Hungarian Paprika 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup flour vegetable oil for frying 12 large squash blossoms

Directions Take a handful of the grated zucchini and squeeze it between your hands over a large bowl to rid it of as much excess water as possible. Set the drained zucchini in a separate bowl, and repeat until you’ve drained all the zucchini. Mix with the ricotta, 1 egg, garlic cloves, McCormick Gourmet Mediterranean Oregano, McCormick Gourmet Hot Hungarian Paprika, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of the black pepper until combined. Use a tablespoon to get a heaping spoonful of the mixture and scoop it into the squash blossom until it is about two-thirds full. Fold the last third of the petals over the filling and press down gently to seal. Add the vegetable oil to a large frying pan so that it is about 1-inch deep. Heat the oil over medium-high heat until a drop of water flicked into the pan hisses and sizzles. Lower heat to medium to maintain temperature. Mix together the flour and remaining salt and pepper in a medium-sized shallow dish. Whisk the remaining egg in a small bowl and lightly brush the outside of each squash blossom with the whisked egg mixture. Roll the blossom in the flour mixture, shaking it gently afterwards to remove any excess flour. Repeat until the squash blossoms are all lightly floured. Use a slotted spoon to add them to the frying pan, one at a time, maintaining an inch of space around each one. Cook until lightly golden, about 3-5 minutes on each side. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb any excess oil. Serve immediately. 96




What Does Senior Living Look Like Today? Kind of Like a Cruise Ship on Land! It is easy to enjoy an active lifestyle in Nevada County given the ample opportunities for hiking, biking, swimming, boating, tennis, Bocce Ball, snow sports and a great variety of stimulating fitness classes. The City of Grass Valley is even adding pickleball courts at Memorial Park! Each season offers its own full roster of activities and outdoor fun. Just a few of the types of activities that are beneficial to seniors include:

before, work on their creations. Country drives and participating in weekly live entertainment and dancing are a few more ways that our seniors maintain an active lifestyle. Eskaton’s signature Kids Connection program has afforded us a wonderful intergenerational partnership with Scotten Elementary School. This partnership helps the children better understand the aging process and helps maintain the health and well-being of aging adults.

• Walking. Walking is a perfect way to start exercising. It requires no special equipment, aside from a pair of comfortable walking shoes, and can be done anywhere. • Senior sports or fitness classes. Keeps motivation alive while also providing a source of fun, stress relief, and a place to meet friends. • Water aerobics and water sports. Working out in water is wonderful for seniors because water reduces stress and strain on the body’s joints. • Yoga. Combines a series of poses with breathing. Moving through the poses works on strength, flexibility and balance. Yoga can be adapted to any level. • Tai Chi and Qi Gong. Martial arts-inspired systems of movement that increase balance and strength. Classes for seniors are often available at your local YMCA or community center.

We also host community groups in the Lodge as time and space permits. We happily sponsor the Forever Young Chorus, a program of the Falls Prevention Coalition of Nevada County. The Chorus celebrated its fourth year this past May. Membership has grown from 12 to 35 members who range in age from 64 to 90. The Forever Young Chorus was such a hit during the Mother’s Day event at Empire Mine that they have been asked to return this Christmas. The Chorus also performed at the Nevada County Fair this year.

Active lifestyles continue at Eskaton Village Grass Valley. Our beautiful 42-acre campus, complete with independent living, assisted living, memory care and short-term stays is near the Sierra College campus, Litton Trail, Ridge Racket Club and Nevada County Country Club. The community has a heated indoor swimming pool with water aerobics five days a week along with open swim. Water aerobics supports physical and mental health and best of all for those worried about falling is that the natural buoyancy of the water helps keep us upright! Seniors can relax in the hot tub after using the exercise equipment or attending one of the fitness classes. Movement with Meaning, Qigong, and Balance, Core & Breathe classes are all offered onsite. The community has a vibrant art program where skilled artists, along with those who have never picked up a brush 98


This community offers apartments within the Lodge building and patio homes on the campus for active folks who are at least 55 years old. Active lifestyles are supported by providing plenty of opportunities for social interactions. Several of our seniors offer their time and talents volunteering both on and off-campus. Volunteering positively impacts lives, including yours, when you volunteer! Volunteers can lead group activities, or enjoy one-on-one conversations, offer musical entertainment. Some volunteers even bring in their four legged friends for pet therapy! Beyond providing safety, security and assistance when needed one of the biggest benefits of active senior living is choices. Whether spending time in the swimming pool, volunteering, painting in an art class, or enjoying a meal in our dining room, you pick how to spend your day. Senior living today is about finding a lifestyle and home built around your interests, passions and goals in life. Eskaton Village Grass Valley is a nonprofit community based organization serving seniors. For more information or to schedule a tour, visit or give us a call at 530-273-1778.

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Here’s to Life. . . What if you—or an older person in your life—could start living better now, and actually slow or reverse the usual decline of aging? It’s possible, right here in Nevada County. Atria Grass Valley has created an environment where it’s easier to make healthy choices. The community works to cultivate a culture of well-being by providing residents daily opportunities for fitness, connection, nutrition and goal-setting—four key lifestyle choices shown to contribute to successful aging. Atria calls this wholeperson approach to health and wellness Better This Year. According to research conducted by Dr. Henry Lodge, coauthor of The New York Times best-seller Younger Next Year: The New Science of Aging, a surprising 70 percent of how successfully we age is determined by four key lifestyle choices: Exercise: Exercise triggers the body’s natural repair processes and the benefits are dramatic, so the older you are, the more important it is to keep moving. Atria offers residents access to senior-friendly fitness equipment and at least two instructor-led exercise opportunities every day, 365 days a year. Connection: People who are part of a caring community live longer and have less stress than those who are isolated and lonely. Atria provides a physically connected environment and daily social opportunities, which help residents build and maintain close relationships with peers and staff.



Nutrition: Eating well is important to staying healthy longer, so consistent access to nourishing, appetizing food is key. Atria residents choose from at least 30 nutritious, freshly prepared menu options every day, including noconcentrated-sweets and no-salt-added selections. Goals: Setting short- and long-term goals to challenge oneself provides healthy motivation and promotes a sense of purpose. Atria works with residents to identify personal goals via their Resident Discovery Survey, and supports their achievements through a signature events program, Engage Life®. Atria believes where you live can determine how well you live. With discreet 24-hour support, engaging social events and a culture centered around overall well-being, Atria Grass Valley is home to fascinating people including artists, teachers, engineers, homemakers and business leaders who’ve discovered life can be better with good neighbors nearby. With individual cottage homes and spacious apartments, Atria Grass Valley offers older adults independent living, assisted living and memory care services, comfortable amenities, 24-hour staff and fresh, flavorful dining experiences that would impress even the most discerning palates. Schedule a visit and enjoy lunch on Atria. Call 530.272.1055 or visit to arrange your personal tour.





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Beautifully Preserved Gold Rush Town By Steve Cottrell Former Nevada City Mayor History books tell us that carpenter/ millwright James Marshall discovered gold in California on January 24, 1848, and that the nuggets he found at Sutter’s Mill on the American River served as the impetus for the Gold Rush. What you may not know, however, is that in April 1870, when Marshall appeared at the Nevada Theatre to talk about his role on that historic day at Coloma, he told his Nevada City audience that in the summer of 1848 he led a party of argonauts from Sacramento into the foothills and camped for a couple of days at what is now the confluence of Little Deer Creek and Deer Creek—where the Stone House and Lefty’s stand today. Marshall said he found “some color,” but decided to move down Deer Creek to the

valley. He did not tell the 1870 audience how he and his party fared after leaving what became Nevada City, but we do know that within two years of Marshall’s visit, Deer Creek became the richest gold-bearing waterway in the state. Naturally, saloons and gambling halls were quickly built and, as indicated by a plaque at the top of National Alley, adjacent to the National Hotel, ladies of the evening “made an essential contribution to the settlement of the West.” In the spring of 1851, when Nevada County was created out of a portion of Yuba County and Nevada City named the county seat, the town became a political hub with more attorneys doing business then than now. Eight future United States

senators called Nevada City home in the 19th century, as did a half dozen future members of the California State Supreme Court—three of whom became Chief Justice. Two of the future senators—William Stewart serving from Nevada and Aaron Sargent from California—introduced what became the 15th and 19th amendments to the Constitution of the United States. What began as a rugged mining camp of 400 men in the summer of 1849, soon became a thriving, cosmopolitan town of 6,000 with families, churches, and schools. Clearly, Nevada City was not a boom town; it was built by men and women who believed in its future. DESTINATION Nevada County


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Nevada City - A Great Place to Call Home By Steve Cottrell

Nevada CityA Great Place to Call Home Former Nevada City Mayor When I moved from Humboldt County to Nevada City in 1977, my first job was that of night bartender at the National Hotel—walking the plank Wednesdays through Sundays. In those days the hotel was the hub of community social life, so I quickly met the men and women for whom bronze plaques have since been dedicated and in whose name community awards are now presented annually. I am proud to have been recipient of both the Elza Kilroy and Col. William Lambert awards for community service, but I am even prouder to say that I knew them. When I arrived in Nevada City forty years ago, Elza, Bill and other “oldtimers” immediately treated me as a member of the community. I was never made to feel like a stranger in a strange land. And when the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce presents the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis awards for performing and

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visual art each January, along with the Lon Cooper Award for new construction, I smile, recalling Doc Lewis sitting at the National Hotel bar spinning tales, Sally lobbying me for one worthy cause or another, and the year I spent on the city planning commission when Lon was chairman. The men and women I met after settling in Nevada City helped me realize that the town’s greatest assets are not its buildings, its gaslights, nor even its amazing 19th century history. Those elements are certainly important, but Nevada City’s greatest assets are its people and its strong sense of community. Only in a town like Nevada City could a guy run for city council while listing bartender as his occupation—as I did in 1992—and get elected. Four times. I was honored to spend 16 years on the city council, including 2006/07 as mayor, and am humbled knowing that my name appears on two bronze plaques at City

Hall. But if someone had told me in 1977 that thirty years later I would be mayor, I would have fallen off my barstool laughing. Long-time residents and newcomers together represent a wide spectrum of interests and perspectives. Their city’s small-town qualities, character and sense of community are clear. As someone once said, beyond all the wonderful things in and all around Nevada City, the best part is that “there is still a ‘there’ here.” Nevada City is a 19th century gem prospering in the 21st century. It is, in the words of longtime Nevada City Chamber of Commerce executive director Cathy Whittlesey, “The greatest little town in the known universe.” For more information about Nevada City, events and visitor information, contact the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce, 132 Main St., Nevada City, CA 95959, (530) 265-2692. DESTINATION Nevada County


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Celebration of Art & Culture By Steve Cottrell Former Nevada City Mayor No matter what time of year you plan a visit to Nevada City, you will likely encounter a street fair, parade, film festival, art show or some other event. Celebrations of all sorts have been a significant part of community life since the Gold Rush.

event in odd-numbered years. Then, following July 4th, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce hosts Summer Nights—three Wednesday evening street fairs. And in September, the town even has a parade to celebrate the 1787 signing of the Constitution of the United States.

Nevada City’s historic downtown business district is illuminated by real gaslights, offering the perfect setting for the annual Victorian Christmas street fair. Held on the Wednesdays and Sundays following Thanksgiving, Victorian Christmas was featured on a Home & Garden TV special “Christmas in Small-Town America” and draws thousands of visitors each year.

Two film festivals are held annually. The internationally acclaimed Wild & Scenic Film Festival is held at various venues each January, and in September it’s the Nevada City Film Festival, named by Moviemakers Magazine as one of the few such festivals worth the entry fee.

Downtown is also where the Father’s Day bicycle race is conducted. The Nevada City Classic has been held annually since 1961 with names of Olympians, Tour de France winners, and other world-class cyclists engraved on the winner’s cup. Nevada City holds Independence Day parades on evennumbered years while Grass Valley hosts the big patriotic 112


A colorful, fun-filled Mardi Gras parade is held each year, along with free concerts in the city park, a downtown farmers market and so much more—including a proliferation of fall colors from trees planted by pioneers. For more information about these events—as well as the town’s past, present, and future—visit the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce website, or call them at (530) 265-2692.

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Celebrating a Legacy of Art & Culture By Steve Cottrell Nevada County Historian From the beginning, Nevada City attracted headline entertainers on tours through the American West. Edwin Booth appeared in Nevada City in 1852, followed by pianist Louis Gottschalk, humorist Mark Twain, General Tom Thumb and wife, violinist Camilla Urso, illusionist Harry Keller, dancer Loie Fuller, and a host of others entertainers who were big-city headliners making a side trip to the Gold Country. More recently, Hollywood has become a frequent visitor. Five movies have been shot in Nevada City, along with episodic television shows and several television commercials. The town’s architecture, setting, and hospitality have attracted film companies for decades, including the Hallmark Channel, who filmed Joany Kane’s screenplay “The Christmas Card” in and around Nevada City in early 2006. When it aired that December, it became the highest-rated movie in the network’s history and continues to be broadcast each holiday season. Fictional movies typically use a generic town name for its setting –– like Centerville, Fairview, etc. But Hallmark decided to call the town what is: Nevada City. And when the movie aired for the first time, the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce was flooded with hundreds of requests from all over the nation asking for more information, visitor packets, and even relocation packets. There are merchants along Broad Street and Commercial Street today who first learned about Nevada City from watching that movie, and hundreds of people still walk through town each year spotting locations where various scenes were shot –– a priceless promotional bonanza for the community. Because of its beauty and cultural amenities, Nevada City 114


often finds itself on various lists of best small towns in America, including #12 on Budget Travel’s 2014 list of Coolest Small Towns. In 2017, Nevada City was ranked #1 on Sunset magazine’s list of Best Value Towns in the West. Between Sunset’s print edition and digital presence, more than 6,000,000 people read about Nevada City’s cultural scene, excellent schools, cost of living, incredible restaurants, and, of course, its amazing performing and visual arts. In fact, the arts are such an important part of community life that in 1983 the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce began recognizing both the performing and visual arts with two annual awards at the Chamber’s yearly awards dinner. To date, over 70 men, women, and organizations have been recognized for their contribution to the arts and, by extension, to the local economy.

Screenwriter Joany Kane had never even heard of Nevada City when she wrote the screenplay for “The Christmas Card.” The story was originally set in a mill town in Vermont. Budget constraints led the production team to look for sites in California, and one of the producers, Lincoln Lageson, suggested Nevada City. He was familiar with the town because his parents grew up in Nevada City.

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Penn Valley - Colorful Past - Remarkable Future By Steve Cottrell Nevada County Historian Penn Valley, located eight miles west of Grass Valley, was named in honor of a woman known simply as Madame Penn, who, with her husband, owned a 320acre ranch near the confluence of Squirrel Creek and Grub Creek. The Penns sold the ranch in 1852 and in time the pastoral area became known as Penn Valley. In 1867, when Edwin Bean wrote the first detailed history of Nevada County, he noted that the Penns arrived in what is now Nevada City in 1849 during a brutal winter. “Madame Penn is remembered for her determination to make money if hard work would do it,” Bean wrote, adding, “She took her turn with her husband carrying dirt to wash (in Deer Creek) and rocking out the gold. In the spring of 1850, she built a boarding house on the site of the present Union Hotel.” (That 116


would have been lower Main Street, not far from where the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce office is located). In the early 1850s, before dependable roads were constructed, waterways were critical for transporting people and supplies from Sacramento to the goldfields—with the jumping-off spot for Nevada County being Marysville. Penn Valley became the gateway to Grass Valley and Nevada City because it was squarely on the route from Marysville to Nevada County’s two principal towns. Other communities and mining camps also developed west of Grass Valley, to include Rough & Ready, Bridgeport, Anthony House and Indian Springs. Rough and Ready is best known as the defiant town that seceded from the Union in April 1850, but relinquished its

independence three months later as July 4th approached. The mining camp was founded in 1849 by men from Wisconsin who had served with General Zachary “Old Rough and Ready” Taylor in the Mexican War. During its heyday, the town had a population of over 3,000— mainly miners. Penn Valley also served as the gateway to North San Juan and Downieville—as well as Henness Pass and over the Sierra Nevada mountains to Virginia City in the State of Nevada. The old wagon road, known as Pleasant Valley Road today, took miners and mining equipment from Marysville to camps along the South Fork of the Yuba River, including Bridgeport— where, in 1862, the longest still-surviving single-span covered bridge in the world was built. On its way to Bridgeport, present-day

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Pleasant Valley Road passes by the gated community of Lake Wildwood, situated along the shores of a manmade lake under which the remnants of a 19th century stagecoach stop rests. In 1970, when a dam was being built to create the lake, the old stage stop—with its hotel, livery stable and other buildings in disrepair—was burned as a training exercise by the local fire department. Just south of Penn Valley was a community known as Indian Springs. And it was there that a young writer named Bret Harte taught school for a year and later wrote “M’liss”—changing Indian Springs to Smith’s Pocket, but accurately describing the school, church, post office and other buildings he had known while teaching school there. For more than 160 years, Penn Valley has been the agricultural and livestock center of Nevada County and celebrates that heritage each May with the Penn Valley 118


Rodeo. It is also the location of Western Gateway Park—an 80-acre recreational facility featuring a stage and pavilion, basketball courts, bocce ball courts, playgrounds, meeting rooms and much more. The park is definitely a recreational and entertainment gem. Best of all, Penn Valley has the ideal climate: above the valley fog and below the snow line—a healthy place to live, work and raise a family. Fortunately, many of the family-owned ranches and farms that dominated the landscape in the 19th century continue to prosper, and a sense of community can be found that is often lacking in more populated areas. For more information about Penn Valley, events and visitor information, contact the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce, 17422 Penn Valley Dr., Penn Valley, CA 95946, (530) 432-1802.

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A visiting friend quipped, “Wow, you have so much traffic here. A car went by twenty minutes ago.� Living in the tranquil Sierra Foothills community of Lake Wildwood does not mean sacrificing the lifestyle choices available in big population centers. It does mean getting away from the crowds and congestion of those areas. With some 2800 homes and numerous amenities, the scale of Lake Wildwood affords residents abundant choice. You can select a home with the character, size and style you like and that fits your budget. You can be as active and engaged as you want. Here, you can participate in virtually unlimited indoor and outdoor recreational activities and indulge your interests through more than thirty clubs and social groups.

Whatever you choose, you will not be competing with the crowds of most public communities. And you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with 24/7 gated security and patrol, especially if you travel extensively, use your home part-time, or just want your children to feel safe when they get off the school bus. You can golf on our superbly maintained mature 18-hole course (easy access tee times); play tennis or Pickleball; work out at a fitness class; take the kids or grandkids for a boat ride on the lake, fishing, or a swim in the pool; play board games with friends on the clubhouse terrace; enjoy brunch, lunch or dinner

with friends or family at the clubhouse; join the garden club; enjoy our theatre or choral productions or community TV; hike; or just take your lounge chair to one of the five lakeside parks and read a novel. If you like to snow ski, it is a short day trip to the Lake Tahoe ski areas. And if there is not a club for what you enjoy, there is a process you can use to form one. The choice is up to you. You choose the life you want to experience. To learn more about our wonderful community, visit and to visit Lake Wildwood, contact one of the realtors listed on our website under the Realty Resources tab, http://www.lwwa. org/realtyResources.html. DESTINATION Nevada County








Living in South County It’s Just Beautiful! By Steve Cottrell Nevada County Historian Although major residential and commercial development in what today is known as South County didn’t begin until the 1960s, thousands of 19th century adventurers passed through the area after safely descending from Yuba Pass and following the Bear River to the edge of the Sacramento Valley. The Overland Emigrant Trail that brought families from the East and Midwest to the Pacific Coast had several branches in California, including one that crossed present-day Highway 49 at Wolf Creek, about seven miles north of Higgins Corner. An alternate route took wagon trains from Yuba Pass to Nevada City.

In all, more than 250,000 people traveled overland to California during the Gold Rush, many eventually following the Donner Summit/Bear Valley trail.

home construction began at Lake of the Pines—followed by new commercial buildings on Combie and Magnolia roads.

As a state historical marker on Highway 49 explains, “The trail resounded to the creaking wheels of pioneer wagons and the cry of hardy but footsore travelers buoyed by the realization their long trip to the goldfields was about over.”

About that same time, Alta Sierra, eight miles south of Grass Valley, was approved for development by the county. Soon, more than eight square miles of rolling hills became a beautiful subdivision featuring an 18-hole golf course and a full-service clubhouse used for many public gatherings. In addition, a restaurant, market and other businesses opened near the Alta Sierra entrance.

The southern portion of Nevada County remained largely undeveloped well into the 20th century. There were some businesses at Higgins Corner and a few along Highway 49 leading to Grass Valley, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that

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School opened just outside the entrance to Lake of the Pines. Then, in 1999, key business owners in the area got together and formed the South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce. South County’s past is often associated with the Emigrant Trail and California Gold Rush, but it has become one of the most desirable places in the Sierra foothills to



own a business or raise a family. It is, as the chamber of commerce correctly notes, a “small, but vibrant community.” For more information about Alta Sierra and South County, events and visitor information, contact the South County Chamber of Commerce, 10063 Combie Rd., Auburn, CA 95602, (530) 268-7622.

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Helping Children In OUR Communities With Every Home We Sell By John Miller, Intero Real Estate Services The team at Intero Real Estate Services is committed to superior service through our real estate sales experience, and all of our agents participate in donating a portion of their commissions to the foundation. We are the only Intero office that is 100 percent committed to giving back to our communities, that means EVERY AGENT! This level of commitment is the reason Intero will close on approximately 100 million dollars in sales locally and over 1 billion in sales in the Gold Country in 2017. To date, the Intero Foundation has raised over $4,500,000 worldwide, and here in our area, we have raised over $60,000. John Miller, Broker/Owner, explains his decision to bring the Intero brand to the foothills stating, “We basically chose to align with Intero for the same reasons Warren Buffet did when he acquired Intero Real Estate Services Inc. in May of 2014”. Says Miller, “ Intero was

attractive with their Leadership, Culture (Giving Back), Technology, Training and the #1 Market Share in the major Bay Area Markets, where most of our buyers are coming from. We feel we are making a difference to the children in our community while helping families achieve the best price when they buy or sell their homes. “Intero NC is doing an incredible job of promoting the Intero Real Services experience in Gold Country,” says Tom Tognoli, CEO of Intero Real Estate Services. “Their four offices are in great locations for the continued growth of the Intero brand. Their attitude of gratitude and culture are perfectly aligned with our values and business philosophies.” Every year Intero hosts their Children’s Charity Fundraiser where they celebrate with live music, a dinner, and libations along with an incredible silent auction

and raffle. We are already planning the fifth annual event in March of 2018, and all of our staff participate in this fundraiser. Here is an honorable mention to our top Ten Foundation Contributors in 2017: Edie Miller, Betsy Hamilton, Tiffni Hald, Christine Kirks, Elijah Aizenberg, Koni Byrom, Vicky Baucum, Shelly Swanger, Peggy Davis and John von Brincken. Most of these will be rewarded with a free cruise for their hard work. Over fourteen local non-profits have benefited from Intero Grants, and we look forward to helping many more organizations in the future. If you are considering a career in Real Estate contact us now! Call 530-615-0111 to work with any of these competent agents. Or visit us on the web at They will get your home sold and help local kids in need in the process!

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NEVADA from t he ground UP COUNTY By Barbara Bashall, Executive Director, NCCA NCCA, the Nevada County Builders’ Exchange Inc., dba the Nevada County Contractors’ Association. Was formed in 1958 by a few contractors who wanted to help out a fellow contractor and improve the professionalism within the industry. We incorporated in 1960 and established ourselves as a nonprofit trade association serving the construction industry in Nevada County. In the years since, it has grown to a strong membership based association becoming a multi-faceted organization with many services for its members and providing information to consumers to help them with their construction projects. The Association is governed by a ten-member board of directors and staffed by an executive director and administrative staff.

We believe those in the construction industry need a strong, industry wide organization that will provide them with the services they need and act as an effective basis for group action in dealing with matters of industry-wide concern. The Association provides a voice for the industry in dealing with government agencies and other community groups. It also acts to promote the enforcement and conformity of building codes and encourages high standards among those in the construction industry and related fields. The Association also serves the community at large by promoting a healthy economy and encouraging economic growth. DESTINATION Nevada County


Building a Strong Foundation for Nevada County The staff and board members are proud to be a part of an organization that provides a valuable service to its members and also to the community and the general public. WHY SHOULD I HIRE A NCCA MEMBER? The best professionals tend to join their industry associations. They seek opportunities to learn as much as they can about their industry and to stay on top of current events and issues, as well as to participate in industry-specific training and network with their peers. They join to give back to their industry and communities by participating in volunteer service efforts. They also join as agents of change, working to shape legislative and regulatory policies that support the housing industry. They find all this, and more, through NCCA Membership. HIRING A CONTRACTOR? DO YOUR HOMEWORK! One of NCCA’s top priorities is to educate consumers about finding and working with dependable contractors.



Doing your homework can make all the difference in the success of your project. • One way to ensure you have found a reliable, welltrained professional is to simply ask, “Do you belong to the Nevada County Contractors’ Association?” • Explore our website to identify builders or remodelers listed in the Member Directory. • Interview 3-5 prospects, in person. • Verify your contractor’s background and check references – contact their materials suppliers, make sure they’re licensed by visiting the Contractors State License Board Website, call recent customers. • Nail down the contract – get all the details in writing. • Call the NCCA for help with your project and selecting your contractor (530) 274-1919.

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At mid-year 2017, the nation seems to be enjoying what has been referred to as a “Goldilocks” commercial real estate market. In the children’s fairy tale, Goldilocks finds the perfect bowl of porridge—not too hot, not too cold, but just right. We currently have roaring stock values, growing GDP, minimal unemployment, rising disposable incomes and increasing spending, which historically would result in rising inflation, market overheating, and a downward turn in the economic cycle. However, this is currently not the case as overall inflation during the first two quarters has been almost non-existent, interest rates remain very low and stable, and commercial property values are rising, but not at the expense of yields and other real estate fundamentals. Seemingly, we are sitting in front of a lovely bowl of porridge! It’s interesting that in such a favorable market, sales volume is down in 2017



compared to 2016, both nationally and locally. Various factors may be contributing to this including gridlock and uncertainty in Washington, dissipating “distressed property” sales, low new supply, and “peak pricing” concerns (where investors sense a bubble and feel upside may be limited). As to peak pricing, this is definitely

not the case locally, as Western Nevada County has greatly lagged its immediate neighbors—Bay Area/Sacramento and Truckee/Reno—in price appreciation over the past few years. This leaves Nevada County positioned for greater profit potential than surrounding areas and the promise of a very strong second half 2017.

Statistics - Grass Valley/Nevada City Office Vacancy (based on 378 properties totaling +-2.4m SF) Industrial Vacancy (based on 191 properties totaling +-1.8m SF) Retail Vacancy (based on 363 properties totaling +-2.7m SF) Median Office Asking Rent per SF/Month Gross Median Industrial Asking Rent per SF/Month Gross Median Retail Asking Rent per SF/Month Gross # of Sale Transactions - Office # of Sale Transactions - Industrial # of Sale Transactions - Retail Median Office Sale Price per SF* Median Industrial Sale Price per SF* Median Retail Sale Price per SF*

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” FOREST SPRINGS MOBILEHOME COMMUNITY STATUS: Expansion. The 55 and older senior living mobilehome park development consists of approximately 311 mobilehome/manufactured home units has applied to expand to the adjacent property which will create 62 new mobile home spaces and related amenities as a Phase IV addition to the existing Community.

Built on a Dream By Robb Tucker My grandfather, Al Tucker, was a retired Air Force, airline and corporate pilot who first discovered the beauty of the Sierra Foothills while flying overhead on one of his many trips. He, along, with my Uncle Jerry and my dad Jim, fell in love with the Sierra Foothills. The land, with its natural beauty, natural resources, abundance of trees and unique location, beckoned my family as it did many who have occupied the land near Forest Springs in Grass Valley throughout its history. My grandfather bought the property in the 1960’s. His dream was to build a mobilehome community where age 55+ residents would choose to move, enjoy their Golden Years and be part of a community. Along with the land came a history of dreams, and many did not have a happy ending. Early settlers had clashes with the indigenous natives and there’s a legacy of exalted 1920’s extravagance and loss. The succession of inhabitants of the Forest Springs area has woven a dramatic thread through the tapestry of Nevada County’s history.

And it’s truly fascinating history! It was remarkable to learn that two of the three earliest sawmills erected in Grass Valley were on the land surrounding what is now Forest Springs Mobilehome Park. The Nevada County Historical Society Bulletin, volume 43, No. 3 published in July of 1989 includes a narrative by A.A.Sargent from his book “Sketch of Nevada County” that is considered the earliest and most accurate account of the two sawmills located on Indian Mountain Ranch near Forest Springs. “Early in November of 1849, Samuel and George Holt and James Walsh came with wagons, tools, machinery etc., to a place about four miles below Grass Valley for the purpose of erecting two sawmillsthe one by Messrs. Holt a watermill, and Judge Walsh’s a steam mill. Mr. Zenas Wheeler was of the party and two others. The Holts finished their mill in March 1850, and were sawing lumber on the 3rd of May. While working in the mill, they were attacked by Indians, of whom there were a great many in the vicinity.” By all accounts, pandemonium ensued.

Samuel, the elder Holt was pierced by arrows and died instantly. With only a pocketknife, George, the younger Holt fought off eight to ten Indians, up the hill between the two mills, and bleeding, wounded in 13 places fell into the arm of Judge Walsh. The Indians raised all manner of threat to Judge Walsh’s camp, lit fires in the surrounding hills and set up an “indescribable” howling throughout the night. But the occupants of the camp were armed with U.S muskets and a dog named Brutus. Brutus joined the fight and according to Sargent, “Brutus, for his courage and watchfulness was worth five soldiers.” The Judge prevailed, George the younger Holt survived, but in July of 1850 Judge Walsh closed his sawmill on Indian Mountain Ranch and opened a mill on Mill Street in Grass Valley. In the mid-1920’s the beauty of Nevada County captured the hearts of San Franciscans Harold W. Robinson and his wife Edna “Lady” Jane. They acquired Indian Mountain Ranch, thinking it the perfect site on which to build their dream. On the vast acreage, they chose a hilltop amid a natural setting of pines and oaks DESTINATION Nevada County


as the site to erect the most magnificent manor house in California. Completed in 1927, the lavish “Lady Jane Manor House,” with its 100-mile panoramic views from the drawing-room windows, overlooking view of mountains and valleys was built as a place for Lady Jane to entertain her friends. It was elaborate in scale and décor and constructed with no expense spared. Harold Robinson, the grandson of Sir and Lady Robinson, whose portraits hang in the De Young Museum in San Francisco, was a devoted husband and felt that his regal “Dresden Doll” wife deserved only the best. Lady Jane designed the manor herself, replete with ornate chandeliers, a music room, an authentic early day ‘49er bar, a ballroom, and two suites of rooms used by guests. The magnificent manor was never intended to serve as a residence. Harold Robinson and Lady Jane stayed in another 13-room home on the same property, while the magnificent 11,000 square foot manor house acted as a showcase for entertaining illustrious guests, including the socially elite and many governors. Little did they know that within ten years, the grand mansion of their dreams would fall victim to their reversal of fortune. The stock market crash forced the Robinsons to leave Lady Jane Ranch in 1936. Dr. Ross, a dog food manufacturer, had the ranch for one year, and it stood idle until 1941, when Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Redman purchased the estate. The Redmans used the manor as their residence, with their children attending school in Grass Valley. In 1948 the Lady Jane Ranch was renamed to Indian Mountain Resort and was used as an exclusive hunting and fishing resort throughout the 1950’s. The grand mansion, a magnificent monument to the dreams of Harold and Lady Jane Robinson, stands hidden today in the middle of Forest Springs Mobilehome Park. Mr. Martin Harmon bought the home from my grandfather in 1968 and remains the present owner, and the Forest Springs Mobilehome Park was developed in phases on the surrounding land. In the 1970’s construction of Phase 1 of the park proceeded in a manner far exceeding most Mobilehome Parks 136


of the day, more akin to a residential subdivision. The 130 spaces of Phase 1, completed in 1972, included numerous outdoor and indoor amenities built to augment the natural beauty of the forest setting. Phase 2 opened with 108 spaces in 1978, and Phase 3 added 72 spaces in 1990. All residents of Forest Springs MHC have access to the 6,500 square foot Clubhouse including gathering hall, kitchen, card room, pool tables, library and reading area and laundry facility. There is also a heated swimming pool and spa, bocce ball courts, dog park, outside picnic tables and walkways throughout the park. As third and fourth generation owners, we continue to strive to honor the Tucker family “dream” and a legacy of love for the land and community. We strive for excellence and have earned a great reputation for the wonderful quality of life and community created at Forest Springs Mobilehome Park. That model will continue as the platform for the newest addition to the community: Phase 4. With limited available housing options in Nevada County, Forest Springs

Mobilehome Community strives to meet the demand for attractive, affordable senior housing. We have partnered with Golden State Manufactured Homes as our “in-park” dealer for luxury manufactured homes. Over the next two to three years, 62 new homes will complete this addition to Forest Springs Mobilehome Community. Upgrades in Phase 4 will include sitebuilt garages, large lot sizes, 200AMP electrical service, wide streets, ample guest parking and nature trails. When complete, Forest Springs Mobilehome Community will include a total of 372 spaces on 115 acres of pine-covered forest. To learn more about the Forest Springs Mobilehome Community, please contact Jessica Lunford (530) 274-2802 As an ode to the Tucker Family’s aviation history, which helped Al Tucker to discover the unique land and let to the development of Forest Springs Mobilehome Community, one of the new Phase 4 streets has been named Sunward Way, inspired by a line from the poem High Flight by John Gillespie Magee Jr.:

HIGH FLIGHT “Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung High in the sunlit silence. Hov’ring there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along, and flung My eager craft through footless halls of air.... Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace. Where never lark, or even eagle flew — And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod The high untrespassed sanctity of space, – Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.”


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DESIGN for Living By Stephanie Statler

You juggle your key ring to find the correct key that fits your front door. The heavy bags that hold the day’s tasks balance in your arms. It is late and you are beat! The door finally opens and…ahhh, you are HOME!

attentive to hearing not only what the homeowner says they like, but also hearing what they don’t like sets the stage for a harmonious working relationship.

It is the Designer’s job to create a space that suits all of the clients’ needs, to craft an interior that reflects the homeowner’s personality and lifestyle.

A good Designer will know the product lines available as well as the pros and cons when it comes to selection. There are products that have surfaces that will stain, fabrics that will pill, furniture that will scratch and mar a floor, finishes that create a glare, can chip, spot and dull. A seasoned Interior Designer will know enough about the product lines to guide selection and educate the homeowner through the process so that the best decisions are made to satisfy their design preferences and protect their design investment.

So, the first step is to find a Design Professional with whom you can work. Personality is a big part of the equation, so an interview to get to know each other is important. With projects taking anywhere from a few hours in the case of a consultation to a year plus for new home construction, you may be spending a great deal of time in each other’s company. Finding a Designer who is a good listener,

We live in our home, we entertain in our home, we love our home. Our home keeps us warm, dry, cool and comfortable; it’s usually our biggest investment. When a homeowner works with a Design Professional it’s the Designer’s job to design a place and space that says “You,” that makes it seems there is no place you would rather be but right there in YOUR HOME. Open your door and say ahhhhhh.

Having a home you love to come home to is obtainable for all of us. Deciding to tackle home renovation on your own or with help is a question a lot of homeowners debate. Here are some tips when you are “Designing for your Lifestyle.”

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Technology has changed much of the way we live today, home and business security is no exception. The industry advancements provide more consumer flexibility, enhanced detection and notification options with greater reliability. It’s not as complicated as it

seems, and truthfully, it’s an easy way to invest in your secuity. Let’s start with the monitoring communication. Traditionally, a copper phone line was the only way your security system communicated an alarm to the central station. This is still a very viable option, but the telecommunication industry makes no secret of their intent to abandon copper phone lines. In their place we have been inundated with numerous VOIP (Voice-Over Internet Protocol) and other digital alternatives.

Most are very dependable for their intended purpose, but not so much when it comes to the reliability needed for a security system due to loss of power disabling the internet system. For that reason GSM (Global System for Mobile Communication) has become the standard for reliable and flexible security system communication. First of all, you are immune from someone cutting phone lines and secondly, GSM is backed up by your system back-up battery and will get a signal out during a power outage via the cellular network. In addition, GSM is a platform for controlling your system with an App from your SmartPhone or computer, anytime, from anywhere. Now you can have the flexibility of receiving text alerts, viewing the status and history of your system, arming and disarming at your convenience and even expand the security menu to control lights, T-Stats, door locks and cameras, all at your fingertips. Technology has never been easier and when presented correctly, it really is simpler than most assume. Beam Easy Living Center has been installing security systems in Northern California for 38 years. They can assist in choosing or updating a system that fits your lifestyle.



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Color TRENDS By James Bartlett

It happens every year, usually in the fall, sometimes in December. “The color of the year” is announced by a paint company, design website, or a fashion magazine. The Color Marketing Group recently announced what colors its members believe will be big in 2017, and “Thrive,” a yellow-influenced green, was one of the big winners. (“#Thrive is the Key North American Color for 2017,” the company posted on its Facebook page. “This yellow-influenced green promises to show #endurance #longevity and #health.”) How, exactly, do companies and organizations come up with these colors? CMG, which is based in Alexandria,

VA., is a non-profit that helps pick and predict colors for a variety of products. CMG members (color design professionals including officials from Pantone) gather throughout the year in a series of “ChromaZone” workshops around the world to discuss the future and what color it’s going to be. Participants come armed with PowerPoints, swatches, test cards and other materials to present their stories about their proposed color choices.

French and Spanish dictionaries to come up with names for new colors, including “Gatsby Glitter,” “Cotton Club,” “Palm Springs Splash,” “Aged Whisky” and “Mountain Bluebird.”

Former CMG Mark Woodman says that politics, pop culture, spots, technology and social issues can influence the selection of colors as well. There were months of lab time, as well, with exotic-sounding machines like the “Spectrophotometer” breaking down colors to work on their formulas and the “SpectraLight” showing what potential paints looked like under various kinds of light.

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Woodman and the other trend forecasters are already planning-ahead for what we’re going to see on park playgrounds, car doors or kettles in 2018. “But there are no wrong colors,” Woodman says. “Just colors done wrong.”

Mark Mertens, owner of MTM Painting recently shared with us his thoughts on color trends. “Today, color palettes can be inspired by and customized, based on an individual’s lifestyle, music, and emotion.” When Mark is asked “With so many choices, how do you decide on a color palette that’s going to provide long-term livability and durability?” the answer is easy. Mark has seen his share of “color trends.” In 30 plus years as a painting contractor, he knows that it’s the type of project that should dictate the color choice, not the current trend. But, if you are intrigued by the latest color trend, and want to create your customized color palette, you’ll find it at Moule Paint and Glass, the premier source of paint and glass in western Nevada County since 1949. They are Mark’s resource for high quality paints, coatings, stains and refinishing products. Both MTM Painting and Moule Paint and Glass offer you consultation assistance in choosing the perfect color for your project, and provide you with the highest quality product selection and service Both MTM Painting and Moule Paint and Glass are dedicated to providing the highest standards of professional service, and neither is a “trend.”




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The right plumber does make a difference. By Denise Johnson

Welcome to Nevada County where the beauty of the Sierra Foothills and opportunity have attracted settlers since the mid-1800’s. We’re fortunate to have wellpreserved historic towns surrounded by neighborhoods dotted with historic homes. The entire Johnson family chose to settle in western Nevada County in 1972, so our roots run deep. We love the community and the history of Nevada County. On the family ranch, that's been standing for over 100 years, we have NID irrigation, a holding pond, a domestic well, PVC, galvanized, copper and PEX pipe. In reality, it’s a hands-on plumbing school! This experience is what makes our company the best when it comes to reallife situations and everyday plumbing needs in Nevada County. As long-time residents, we are well trained and certified to handle a delicate job in a historic structure with fragile bones/pipes or the modern designs of new construction. Working with local real estate agents since 2004, we help their clients make decisions about buying new homes

and take the worry out of plumbing challenges when considering the purchase of a home where renovation or restoration is necessary or desired. With advances in plumbing, it is possible to refurbish a home from the 1800’s with modern plumbing. In many cases, our goal is to preserve plumbing fixtures of the past. Who doesn’t love an “authentic” cast iron claw foot tub? However, if that’s not possible our local suppliers stock historical reproductions of fixtures and accessories that will make your home feel like an updated version of the original. Many examples of these homes exist throughout Nevada County. On many occasions our clients will seek our advice for needs other than plumbing; we use our deep relationships within the community to find the help they seek. Nevada County is our home, and we hope you choose to settle here as well. And, should you have a plumbing project, we are happy to work with you—you shouldn’t have to think about the plumbing. That’s our job!

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Out door Recreat ion IN NEVADA COUNTY

Numerous outdoor activities, combined with the majestic landscape of western Nevada County, contribute to the variety of recreational options for exercise, family fun, and relaxation. This county proudly boasts three important state parks: Empire Mine State Park, South Yuba River State Park and Malakoff Diggings State Park. These three sites represent different methods of gold mining history through their excellent interpretive programs on hard-rock, placer and hydraulic mining. They also include acres of scenic trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding. Malakoff Diggins even offers camping opportunities. Visitors to South Yuba River State Park experience the canyon’s stunning scenery. In the summer, swimmers splash in the river’s many swimming holes or relax on sandy beaches, as the river tumbles between the massive granite boulders. Truckee, Grass Valley, Nevada City, Penn Valley, Alta Sierra and South County offer recreational opportunities for all generations. These communities host challenging golf

courses, public swimming pools, ball fields, tennis and pickle ball courts, skateboard parks, and wonderful settings for young children filled with swing sets, slides and merry-go-rounds. Some county parks also include sport fitness trails and Frisbee golf. For bike riders and hikers, Nevada County is a year-round playground. The Independence Trail, which runs along an old flume path accessed on Highway 49, is designed for the enjoyment of all, including people with disabilities. This easy and accessible trail affords everyone beautiful views of the river, a waterfall and wildlife. The Pioneer Trail along Highway 20 is maintained for horseback riding and is also used for mountain biking and hiking. Further up the highway, adventurers find many more places for cross-country and downhill skiing, camping, backpacking and exploring in the majestic Sierras. Even the not so adventurous can have a wonderful outdoor experience just driving the Yuba-Donner Scenic by-way. When it comes to outdoor recreation Nevada County has it all! DESTINATION Nevada County


Love Affair with a Lake A Tradition of Gathering

By Robin Galvan-Davies CEO Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce I was intrigued to learn that a family from Northern California had been making the journey to Scotts Flat Lake for half a century, so when the invitation was extended to visit their campsite at Scotts Flat Lake, I accepted without hesitation. I always wondered how Scotts Flat Lake got its name, so I reached out to Dave Carter, former public relations consultant for NID, who is writing a book about NID’s history. He told me that the “popular understanding” is this: Scotts Flat Lake got its name from the Scottish Miners who favored mining the Large Flat in that area. I found corroborating information posted on the Gold County Yacht Club (who make Scotts Flat Lake their home) website. Here are excerpts from their History of Scotts Flat Lake. “The California Gold Rush of 1849 lured many immigrants to Nevada County with dreams of finding wealth. Camps sprang up along Deer Creek where the gravel bed was rich with gold. Communities grew rapidly with brush houses and log cabins replacing the tents. A group of Scottish immigrants, bound

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by a common language, settled in a flat valley about six miles upstream from Nevada City in the area now known as Scotts Flat. Technology would soon take a huge leap that would change life forever in Scotts Flat. Hydraulic mining, using jets of high-pressure water to wash away gravel and boulders, was developed in Nevada City in 1853. Amos Laird, having become the largest hydraulic miner of the area, and wanting to save money purchasing water from the water companies, began building a dam in Scotch Flat (note different spelling) in 1856. This would mark the end of the Scottish mining camp. NID built the first dam at Scotts Flat in 1928. It’s now known as Lower Scotts Flat Diversion Dam and provides water to the D-S Canal. A

second dam was built a bit upstream in 1948 and enlarged to its current size in 1964.” The recreation area began development in 1965, and has become one of the two premier NID recreation areas in western Nevada County. Driving through the campground, I was impressed with the splendor of the lush forest and arriving at the Lake, to see the Kaz Family Camp, laid out under the shade of massive pine trees with an equally massive table running down the center of their double site. I was warmly greeted and invited to join them. Family patriarch, Joe Kaz, eyed my white pants, rolled his eyes and said, “You certainly didn’t dress for camping!” He made a bee line to the towel supply, pulled one out and covered the picnic table bench in an effort to separate my white pants from the ever present dust of the campground. Taking a seat, I was surrounded by family all happy to share stories about their adventures at Scotts Flat Lake. I asked Joe and Kathleen, “Mama Kaz” how the half century ritual began, and they both laughed!

1967 First generation boat, truck and kids!

Mama Kaz says that it was one of serendipity. One Sunday morning “way back when” they sat reading the SF Chronicle in their home in Redwood City. Joe saw a “teeny” ad for lake front acreage. Intrigued, they decided to make the journey to Nevada County to check out the home sites on the shores of Scotts Flat Lake.



As Joe continues the story he says, “The water-front acreage, of course, was gone, but they took us on a tour of the lake and we saw campsites. “What’s that?” Joe asked the realtor. “Private Campsites,” he replied, “the public camping is on the other side of the lake.” They went up and around the entire lake, checked it out and stayed that night in their camper. They returned home for their camping gear, came back and spent a few days at the lake. The following year, they packed up their two-year-old Margaret, and almost one-year-old Joey, Kathleen’s younger siblings Bill and Terry Sylvester and made the trek from Redwood City to Scotts Flat Lake for their summer vacation.   And thus began the Love Affair with Scotts Flat Lake. Joe and Kathleen told me that they both grew up camping with their families. Their love of lake camping and outdoor recreation became a tradition that they continued with their own family. Bill has continued to join the Kaz Family for the five decades that they have gathered at Scotts Flat Lake. With a huge smile, Bill said, “I was ten that first year, and now I’m retired!”  


It’s a journey through their family history, and also that of the Lake. As the pine trees grew, so did their family. The stories continue to flip between the present and the past, and Mama Kaz says that they’ve seen many changes at Scotts Flat Lake. When they first came to “The Lake” they would turn off paved Highway 20 onto the dirt roads that led to the DESTINATION Nevada County

Lake and the campgrounds. When the kids were little, they happily camped outdoors under the sun and the stars. The trees were too small to afford them shade, so they slathered themselves with sunscreen during the day and slept in sleeping bags lined up on tarps at night. I asked them if it ever rained, and what happened then? Whoops of laughter erupted as Mama Kaz shares a hilarious story. “It rained the ONE year that Joe wasn’t with us! The little kids piled into the back of the camper, Joey took the front seat, and there was no place for ME! So I grabbed the tarp and slept under the truck-it was a 4-wheel drive so there was plenty of room!” Just another day at Family Camp on Scotts Flat Lake. In 1972 Joe and Kathleen “Mama Kaz” added a boat to their gear, more child seats, and in later years as their brood grew up, bikes got strapped on. After a few years, the older Kaz Kids began their own ritual of Freedom. As Joe would pass through the Scotts Flat Lake guard gate, the kids would excitedly hurry him along to pull over so that they could get out and unstrap the bikes. The Kaz Kids would excitedly ride off in total “freedom” through the young forest down to the lake.  Camping, Hiking, Riding Bikes, Exploring, Water Skiing, Conversation, and Love.  Youngest son, Michael John told me, “When we’re here at the Lake, it’s just about being together. It’s been the one constant in our family. As a kid, camping was the biggest part of the summer for me… camping was AWESOME!” Middle son, Richard chimes in, “Yes, even if there are or have been disagreements between family members, they get left at home. Family Camp is a place of “sanctuary.”  Laughing, Mama Kaz says, “Yes, look around, we’re covered

with dust and happiness.” The kids go to bed sometimes rinsed off, sometimes not! Here it just doesn’t matter!” Michael John reports what happens at the end of each trip. “We have our “go away” bags-clean clothes for the trip home.” He rolls his eyes and continues. “We shower, put on those clean clothes and then nothing else-straight into the truck for the trip home!” They all laugh and Joe joins in to share another great memory. “My son and I are both plumbers (indicating Joe Jr.) and when the grandkids were little we needed a place to wash them and their bottles, so we made a drain board complete with a sink! Brought a long hose, and bingo! We’d tell everyone that we brought everything including  the kitchen sink!” “Don’t forget the cabinet!” says Michael John’s wife, Gretchen. “Oh, right! says Richard, “we roped it to a tree—look here’s a family picture from that year—see the cabinet?” And indeed, there’s the kitchen sink and the cabinet. The Kaz Family making Family Camp function as a home away from home. Joe told me that “Family Camp doesn’t just “happen.” It takes two solid weeks of planning and Mama Kaz and Richard are the planners. “I use a spreadsheet,” said Richard, “and layout who’s going to bring what; what will be cooked each night and by whom; how much food we need, and by dividing the “who-does-what” makes each year’s Family Camp run smoothly. Mama Kaz swears, “It’s worth every minute of those two weeks to make this happen!” This year their larder was diminished by a hungry bear helping himself to a giant jar of cashews and packs of chicken, but Joe who was

The “camp” family has grown over the past 50 years. From siblings and cousins, this multi-generational family arrives at Scotts Flat Lake to enjoy the water activities, camping and joy of just being together.



I LOVE it. It’s to me, my heaven… it’s my happy place. It’s a really, really peaceful serene place…heaven…I think it’s heaven.” Mama Kaz

unphased by having a bear visit their campsite, shrugged and said, “Oh well, we just ate hot dogs along with what chicken was left.” For about ten years there were many of the same families from Los Angeles that came up at the same time each year. Now, they are mostly surrounded by new campers, the beauty of camping at Scotts Flat Lake, and regardless of who is there, there’s a feeling of community. Mama Kaz says, “If one of the kids leaves their shoes on the beach, we’ll find them the next morning in front of our boat. There are no worries about “things” disappearing, and everyone helps each other.” At that very moment, Michael John’s son, Cody, took a bad spill on his bike, and Bill, a retired firefighter, and paramedic raced to help. Cody was shaken up, but after a thorough assessment, nothing appeared broken. After ice on his shoulder and some laughter, he bounced back and wanted to join in the fun. Mama Kaz pats her brother’s shoulder, “Bill to the rescue!” He says, “What’s Family Camp without a paramedic? It’s payback…that used to be ME!” Family Camping is beloved by their children, grandchildren and their great grandchildren. Michael John says that for years as they drove past Auburn on their way to Scotts Flat Lake, the kids would point to the hillside and yell in unison, “Dad! I see Red Dirt! If you see Red Dirt that means CAMPING!” Joe says that they’ve had all four generations of the Kaz Family at the Scotts Flat Camp. They come from as far as Oregon and Alabama. “Not 156


everyone can stay for the entire two weeks, but we’re all together as a family for at least a few days every year.” Birthdays are celebrated, children are conceived, and wisdom is passed from parent to child. Life lessons in giving, sharing and doing for others are learned by example. Last year when Mama Kaz was asked to organize a Family Cruise for Thanksgiving and when the grandchildren were asked if they wanted to go on the cruise, their response was immediate, “If we have to give up Scotts Flat we don’t want to go!”  Her eyes take on a dreamy look as Mama Kaz sighs and reflects on Scotts Flat Lake and what it’s meant to her and her family…“I LOVE it. It’s…to me, my heaven…it’s my happy place. It’s a really, really peaceful serene place…heaven…I think it’s heaven.” Today, though the mining camp of Scotts Flat is underwater, trees are growing up to cover the hydraulic mining scars, and Scotts Flat Lake is a recreation area…but the water still provides for irrigation, power generation needs downstream, and family memories. Thanks, NID! Your contribution to our community is unparalleled! To learn more about the NID Recreation Areas, visit:

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By John Daulton Amazon bestselling author of The Galactic Mage scfi/fantasy novel series I’ve played a lot of golf in the Grass Valley area, so I was honored when asked to write a little about what other golfers can expect. In short: golf in this part of the world is fantastic. The geography makes for interesting and diverse game play. Plus, it is gorgeous. You’re surrounded by nature, and you can get your exercise in the heart of California’s gold rush history. There are four courses in the Grass Valley area that I’ll hit on to get you up to speed: Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, Nevada County Country Club, and Lake Wildwood. Alta Sierra Country Club is a semi-private course that is a real treat for you and a real jealousy maker for your Facebook and Instagram friends. Why? Because it’s as beautiful as it is fun to play. How beautiful? It is literally a Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, designated by Audubon International. Gorgeous wetland and woodlands embrace a wicked-challenging great course, all rife with wildlife. Designed by legendary California course-wizard Bob E. Baldock and Jim Summers, Alta Sierra is all-win. Bring your camera phone. And bring your A-game, because this ain’t no easy flatland muni course. You won’t get the same look twice, and those picturesque pine trees are just waiting for you to be off the mark. Lake of the Pines golf course is another area course to consider that is, again, lovely and surrounded by picturesque scenery. Listed as a public/private course, it boasts a 70.3 rating, and a variety of challenges including nail-biter shots over water, bunkers, creeks, and my personal favorite, canyons. How fun is that? Again, given that this is one of the most scenic areas in all of California, you can’t go wrong with an outing at this vista-rich course either. Nevada County Country Club (NCCC) is another spectacular golf outing, with tree-lined fairways guarding greens that will test your mettle. This course dates all the way back to 1926, built on the old Worthington family ranch by Sam Whiting, who is also credited in full or part for the Stockton Golf and Country Club, the Lake Course and Ocean Course at the Olympic Club in San Francisco, Harding Park Golf Course in San Francisco, the Sonoma Golf Club, and William Land Golf Course in Sacramento. Not only is this course DESTINATION Nevada County


beautiful and fun, but it is also an actual piece of early 20th century Californian history. I saved Lake Wildwood golf course for last, because this one is near and dear to my heart. My grandparents retired and lived out their lives in the Lake Wildwood community. I had the privilege of playing that course with them for years. Like the other courses mentioned above, this one is equally stunning visually. You’ll hit shots over creeks and ravines and often enough over deer or turkeys too. I got to know my grandparents there, and I got some of the best life advice on that course from my grandpa. One of the best, and funniest, bits of wisdom came when I asked him how he and grandma had managed to stay married for over 50 years. I thought it was awesome that they could play golf together and be retired in such an amazing place. I wanted the same for myself one day. “I want to play golf with my wife for 50 years too,” I said. “How do you make that actually happen?” “Don’t tell her what to do,” was his simple reply. Then he got out of the cart and headed for his ball (which was in the fairway as always, unlike mine). I stared at his back for a second, a little unsatisfied with that. “You mean, like, in general?” “No. In golf.” He hit into the middle of the green from about 175. “Why not?” I asked as he got back into the cart. “You give me advice all the time.” “If she wants your advice she’ll ask. She won’t. But if she does, give it. Keep it short. And never bring it up again.” I thought he was kidding, but he wasn’t. And he was right. They were married for another 22 years after that. (For what it’s worth, I’m on year 28 of my marriage, so … so far, so good.) Anyway, the point of all that is that this area is blessed with awesome golf, and it’s a beautiful place to make memories. It’s a great place to live, to play, to love, and even to die one day. It is a setting for anyone who appreciates not only nature and history, but a quality of life that comes from a small-town environment where people are kind and real. 160


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It’s a Real Town with an Unreal Backyard By Robin Davies, Recent Visitor to Truckee It’s High Noon on a Sunday, in Truckee, California. The sky is blue as blue can be, and the weather is, by colloquial definition, a Chamber of Commerce Day. What, you ask, does that mean? According to Brian Neudorff, a Meteorologist-Blogger, “On days described as a “chamber of commerce day,” a tourist would want to come and visit, and if businesses were visiting your town that day, it might influence them to relocate.” Bingo! A Perfect Chamber of Commerce Day in Truckee. Today, my husband and I are visitors to Truckee, spending the final day of an idyllic weekend in one of our favorite 164


towns in Nevada County. Longing for the “perfect” Sunday and a hearty breakfast, we headed down from our mountain get-away, joining the multitude of others with the same desire; to spend their Sunday afternoon enjoying this remarkable town. What’s the draw? It’s Sunday, and the unique one-of-a-kind shops and art galleries are open, and street entertainment is in full swing. Happy diners fill the outdoor patios, and the town, dressed with plantings that complement the season and the historical setting are the icing on the cake that lends an air of joie de vivre to this chamber of commerce day in beautiful historical Truckee. Perusing several menus, we chose the

Wagon Train Coffee Shop established in 1947, and still run by the same family. Sitting on the patio, we sipped a latte and enjoyed a generously plated breakfast while watching people stroll by, families with young children, and many people with their pets, out enjoying the sundrenched fall day. Across the street, we see the Truckee Chamber of Commerce and California Visitors Center. They are occupants in the Truckee train station, re-built in 1900 by the Southern Pacific Railroad after the original structure burned in 1869. Adjacent to the Train station is an old Southern Pacific caboose that houses the Truckee Railroad Museum. There is a constant stream of folks entering both, and following their example, we head over after breakfast



to pick up the Historic Downtown Truckee Walking Map. For the next few hours, we explore the town, viewing the historic buildings and residences, reveling in the incredible legacy left for us to enjoy, and yes, it helped walk off our enormous breakfast. Now comes the romantic part: our enchantment with the Truckee River. It’s incredible that the river runs through the town. Immediately beyond the train tracks, and the tracks run right behind Donner Pass Road, Truckee’s main boulevard, the river creates a beautiful backdrop to the town. The romantic part? Exactly a decade ago, my then husband-to-be who is a 4th generation Nevada City native, took me paddling down the Truckee River on a hot summer afternoon, then took me to Nevada City to meet his mother. I fell in love with the whole package, and count myself fortunate to call Nevada County home. So today, exactly a decade later, we walked to the Bridge Street bridge, held hands, marveled at the river sparkling in the sun, and took a moment to reflect back to that special day when the Truckee River belonged to us and our budding romance. We’re off next to explore Donner Summit and Soda Springs before we head down the hill, but a piece of advice; If you

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haven't visited Truckee yet, put it on your must-do/don’t miss list- because, regardless of the season, the Town of Truckee rocks! It is wrapped in living history and lives up to its slogan, Base Camp for a Big Life. You’ll see that the Cultural District designation award is well deserved, speaks for itself, and who knows, you too may fall in love here. For more information about Truckee, events and visitor information, contact the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, 10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161, (530) 587-2757.



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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. DEPOT – The depot was built in 1900. A plaque, located on THE THE DEPOT – The depot was built in 1900. A plaque, located onthe 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 theCounty CountyCourt. 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 a lodge there. Returning to New York they became snowbound organize a lodge there. Returning to New York they became snowboundand and stayed stayedininTruckee Truckeefour fourdays. days.They Theyasked askedthe thelocal localladies ladiesif ifthey theywould 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 floorwas wasa aspeakeasy speakeasycalled calledthe the“Silver “SilverMirror.� 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 STONEGARAGE GARAGE– –This Thisbuilding buildingisisononthe thelocation locationofofTruckee’s Truckee’sfirst 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. TRUCKEE HOTEL – Built as the American Hotel in 1873, THE THE TRUCKEE HOTEL – Built as the American Hotel in 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. No.162, 162,who whomoved moveditittotoitsitspresent presentlocation. 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 designedhome homeininBrickelltown, Brickelltown,designed designedbybyWill WillBliss. Bliss.Frank FrankTitus, Titus,Sr.Sr.built built this thishome homewhile whileworking workingasasananengineer engineerononthe thenarrow narrowgauge gaugerailroad, railroad,which which hauled hauledlumber lumberfrom fromLake LakeTahoe TahoetotoTruckee. Truckee. HOMES – Originally built by Edward Brickell circa 1880 EATON EATON HOMES – Originally built by Edward Brickell circa 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 citizen, bought the house. prominent citizen, bought the house. RICHARDSON RICHARDSONHOUSE HOUSE– –Warren WarrenRichardson Richardsonbuilt builtthis thisbeautiful 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 flop house�. In 1981, the house was transformed into a bed and breakfast. “the flop house�. In 1981, the house was transformed into a bed and 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 thetop topand andcurve curvethe thebottom bottomsosoanimals animalscouldn’t couldn’tclimb climbupuptotoeateattheir theirfood. 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 TRUCKEE’SOLD OLDJAIL JAIL– –Built Builtinin1875 1875out outofofnative 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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Donner Summit

EXPLORATIONS AROUND DONNER SUMMIT Lisa Redfern in Art, Photography, Writing Research & Resources May 12, 2015



Train Tunnels, Chinese History and Urban Art at Donner Summit

Research for an upcoming book prompted a plan to hike to the China Wall at Donner Pass. Mom must be humored at least one day a year (Mother’s Day). Driving an hour to Donner was an opportunity to get the family out of the house and learn some local history. Other than me, the dogs were the only members of the family who were truly enthusiastic about the outing from the get-go. But as the day wore on, everyone found something interesting to capture their imagination. Taking in the expansive views overlooking Donner Lake and trekking over gargantuan, sun warmed slabs of granite, one can not help thinking about the ancient hands that pecked away at the rock faces some 1,500 to 4,000 years ago. Nomadic bands of Great Basin Indians spent many pleasurable hours here. They quenched their thirst from the streams that burble their way down to the lake below as they labored to record their thoughts and ideas in stone. The exact meaning of the 200 rock art designs DESTINATION Nevada County


has been lost in the annals of time. Today’s viewers are left to fill in the blanks in an attempt to guess at their story. Not far above the petroglyphs, and in more recent history (just a mere hundred and fifty years ago), another story with blank pages exists – the names and personalities of the people who built the China Wall and train tunnels. In its day the railroad moved people and products faster than ever. This new mode of transport was responsible for booming business and for populating the west. As one historian put it, the railroad would be comparable to the internet today. Charles Crocker was in a hurry to make progress on his section of the railroad. Government incentives offered sizable rewards for the company that could lay the most track in the shortest amount of time. Facing the problem of getting his project over Donner 170


Summit, Crocker wondered if the Chinese, who’d invented fireworks and built the Great Wall, could help. Starting off with only 50 workers, Charles soon discovered that his guess was right. Determined, dependable and with specialized knowledge of nitroglycerine the Chinese proved that they were the right people to accomplish the task. Within a year, 8000 pioneering immigrants were hard at work tunneling through the rock. Granite is one of the hardest minerals on the planet. Progress consisted of making their way through the span of a large man’s hand (14 inches) per day. With wages at $28 per month, these workers were a bargain, even by 1850 standards. Donkey steam engines lowered men in baskets down along the steep rock cliffs. (*see below for update) Holes were drilled, filled with black powder, packed and tamped. Men scrambled for safety as fuses were lit. Once the air cleared after the blast and the debris was moved away, men went back down to repeat the process.



Mount Disney: The Legacy of Walt at Sugar Bowl Excerpt from an article by Jeffrey Pepper In the late 1930s, Walt Disney met Austrian skiing chamthe newly christened Sugar Bowl resort. To honor Walt’s suppion Hannes Schroll. Walt became acquainted with port and partnership, Schroll changed the name of Hemlock Schroll while vacationing at Badger Pass where Schroll Peak to Mount Disney. was the head of the Yosemite Ski School. The two became THURSDAY, MARCH 06, 2008 - good friends. In 1938, Schroll and business partners purchased land for the intention of building a ski resort in the east Sierras near Donner’s Summit and the small town of Truckee. The land encompassed an area around two mountains--Hemlock Peak and Mount Lincoln. Schroll had sought financial assistance from Disney in purchasing the land as funds from his native Austria had been appropriated in the spring of that year, when Hitler annexed that country. Schroll wired Disney in June seeking help; Walt was unfortunately out of town when the cable arrived and Schroll had to find others to advance the needed funds to secure the land purchase. One year later when Schroll was seeking additional investments to build the resort, he again approached Walt who in turn wrote Schroll a check for $2500, and became one of the initial stockholders of 172


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The First Steps In October, the Sugar Bowl Corporation was formed when the land was purchased for $6,750 by Hannes Schroll, an Austrian who had previously been the director of the Badger Pass ski school near Yosemite. Schroll's funds were tied up when the war began, so he borrowed money from local realtor Hamilton McGaughey, and ice skating champion George Stiles. Schroll sought other investors to help build a slopeside village and ski resort modeled after those in hi hometown of Kitsbuhel, Austria. Walt Disney invested $2,500, and in return, Schroll renamed Hemlock Peak "Mr. Disney," where the first chairlift would be installed.

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The Art of Skiing

Sugar Bowl was featured in the 1941 Disney cartoon “The Art of Skiing” where Goofy goes to Sugar Bowl to learn how to ski.



December 15, 1939

A Resort is Born The Disney lift was constructed and completed in time for the resort's planned December 15 opening. It marked the first chairlift to be installed in California. Designed by Henry Howard, the left was 3,200 feet long, had a 1,000-foot vertical rise, and consisted of 13 steel towers and terminals that could be raised as needed to compensate for the snow depth. The cost was $0.25 for a ride up or $2.00 if you wanted to ski down.

In the late 1930s, Walt Disney met Austrian skiing champion Hanness Schroll. Walt became acquainted with Schroll while vacationing at Badger Pass, where Schroll was the head of the Yosemite Ski School. The two became good friends. In 1938, Schroll and business partners purchased land with the intention of building a ski resort in the east Sierras, near Donner's Summit and the small town of Truckee. The land encompassed an area around two mountains—Hemlock Peak and Mount Lincoln.

January 4, 1940

Sugar Bowl’s First Powder Day On January 4, a blizzard struck Sugar Bowl and the skiing at Sugar Bowl officially began, with train load after train load of skiers coming in unexpected numbers. Toward the end of the season, in April, Schroll held the inaugural Silver Belt race, which was won by Gretchen Fraser and Freidl Pfeifer. Prior to the international World Cup ski competition, the Silver Belt race was one of the most challenging of that era and often attracted the top European and American skiers.

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Soda Springs SECLUDED IN THE PICTURESQUE PINES By Robin Galvan-Davies CEO Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce and Executive Director Grass Valley Visitor Center 176


Soda Springs. Teeny pin dot on the Nevada County map, but, oh my, what a magnificent dot! Wikipedia notes that Soda Springs (formerly, Summit Valley, Soda Springs Station, Hopkins, Hopkins Springs, and Tinkers Station) is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Nevada County, California, United States. Soda Springs is located 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Donner Pass. The population was 81 at the 2010 census. Not very exciting information, and certainly not much history, so when visiting the Donner Memorial State Park, I asked the docent about Soda Springs and she said, “Go talk to Norm, he knows more than I do.” So, I went off in search of Norm Sayler at the Donner Summit Historical Society, located on historic Highway 40. I found him, on a Sunday, ready to fill my cup with espresso and share his vast historical knowledge of all things Donner Summit.

As my specific objective was to acquire more about Soda Springs he pointed to several albums loaded with photos and postcards, and then handed me Bill Oudegeest’s book, Walking Through Donner Summit History. “Buy This,” he said, “Bill writes all of our newsletters, and his book is great.” So, I bought Bill’s book, and of course, Norm was correct. It has invaluable information about Summit Valley, and the history of Soda Springs. In Chapter 3 of his book, when speaking to the history of Soda Springs, Bill writes, “The arrival of the railroad changed life along the Summit Valley route. Communities sprang up and people gained access to Sierra resources: ice, lumber, recreation and pasturage. Along the route over Donner Summit, the Soda Springs Station, served the Soda Springs Hotel and Summit Valley. According, Mark Hopkins, one of the “Big Four” of the Canadian Pacific Railroad, built an estate at Soda Springs named that because there are natural soda springs in the area. He DESTINATION Nevada County


also built a hotel for his wife so her friends from San Francisco could visit. The resort became a high society retreat in the summer and then later, for the general public to which its wonders were touted. ‘Bracing Air-Magnificent Scenery- Unsurpassed Mineral Waters’ said the California Spirit of the Times.” “Spot of Wild Magnificence and Beautythe Future Saratoga of the Pacific” “Excepting Yosemite, there is not in all the Sierra a spot of wilder magnificence or beauty. The road over to it runs through a continuous succession of natural beauties of mountains, forest, river, natural lawns, and modest shrubs. The springs are close to the headwaters of the American River—one of the most beautiful of our mountain streams, which leaps over many waterfalls near its source.” Daily Alta California January 24, 1869 “A new watering place which is beginning to attract public attention. People from the cities below, anxious to get relief from the fervid heat of Summer, and to enjoy a little relaxation from the cares of life, take the [railroad] cars to Sacramento, and after a pleasant ride of six hours, find themselves at Cardwell’s [Summit Hotel], at the eastern end of the valley, where the comforts of a first-class hotel await them. From here daily lines of carriages covey them through some of the most grand scenery in the world, to the springs, where another most excellent hotel is established by Wm. Jones, where the guests are supplied with every comfort, including venison and grizzly bear steak in profusion.” Alonzo Delano, “Old Block” the Sacramento Union, November 1, 1873 The grand hotel at Soda Springs Station burned and was not replaced, grizzly bear steak is no longer on any menu, but the legendary beauty of Soda Springs continues to draw thousands of visitors a year. It serves as the epicenter of winter downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, dog sledding, and snow play, which includes tube sliding hills. 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. In spring, the meadows are rich with wildflowers; trails are well-groomed and lead to magnificent lakes and vistas. Summer activities include backpacking, day hiking, bicycling, both trail and mountain, golf, horseback riding, picnicking and camping. Woodward Tahoe at Soda Springs Resort and Boreal Mountain Resort have fabulous sports- oriented summer camps for kids. The bubbling springs are no longer accessible, but there are great swimming holes, lakes, and rivers for splashing, fishing, sailing, kayaking & SUP [stand up paddling], and water skiing. In any season, Summit Valley offers breathtaking natural beauty. Autumn brings a heady array of Fall Colors, unrivaled at lower climes. Aspens, cottonwoods, maples and alders display their exquisite blush before their leaves succumb to the icy winds and winter glazes their limbs with crystal. Soda Springs and Summit Valley is an exquisite backdrop for a perfect get-away, event venue or sport experience. World class, year-round activities…all within an easy drive from BaseCamp Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Town of Truckee. 178




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By Mary E. Owens Owens Estate & Wealth Strategies Group

When I look back at my childhood and early adult years, I know I was blessed with some very special memories in my life. I grew up in the San Francisco East Bay area in Lafayette. I was able to ride my bike safely just about anywhere. Saturday afternoons were frequently spent in creeks catching newts and polliwogs. In the summer evenings the neighborhood kids would get together and play “Kick the Can” for hours. It was a perfect place for kids to grow up and experience “real” life.

As I grew older I was able to get local jobs when I needed them. Lafayette was a small town then. Just about everyone knew everyone. If you moved there, you become part of the community quickly. That small town atmosphere made my confidence grow as I served the public in my “starter” jobs. If you know someone, it’s a lot easier to please them than a total stranger. I loved where I lived. I loved my small town and everything about it. But as I started to experience adulthood, things began to change. After I graduated from college and started a career as a CPA, I wanted to own a home and open a business of my own. I began to understand my small town and my greater community no longer had the opportunities for me that previous generations had enjoyed. Yes, jobs were plentiful, but the lifestyle had changed. The cost of living was stretching 184


the budget to unforeseen levels, even with an above average paying job. My daily commute to San Francisco was getting more than tiring. Then BART went on strike and my life just got intolerable. I started to look around and questioned “Is this the place of opportunity any longer?” Lafayette experienced growth like all the San Francisco Bay area communities. They were no different. Traffic congestion, freeways overflowing, rental rates out of sight, and housing so expensive it took your breath away. My heart yearned for a return to a softer and easier way of life. So I started looking around on weekends at various foothill communities. I was contemplating what was unthinkable to most at the time. “You are actually considering leaving the San Francisco Bay area?”, people would ask in amazement. “This place has so much opportunity!” But in my mind the question was “opportunity at what cost?” So my search for a new home for both my “heart” and a “good place to start my own business” continued. This intensive and thorough search led to the next blessing in my life. It was Nevada County. It is here that I was able to start several highly successful businesses. But I am not alone in my migration or my success. Large numbers of our residents moved here because they had the same desires I held while living in a highly congested urban area. Either they were retirees looking for a less stressful and expensive retirement community or hard working people looking for more opportunity in life. Our business community has blossomed because of this “migration” away from high costs and stress. Nevada County is one of the largest “rural technology clusters” in the United States. We are rich in arts as well. Grass Valley, Nevada City and Truckee enjoy “Cultural Art Districts” designations. Our recreational opportunities are second to none. Our structure costs are very competitive and still close to major market areas and airports. It is no surprise that Nevada County is referred to by many new residents as “God’s Country.” If you are considering a move so you too can enjoy a lifestyle change, you owe it to yourself to discover Nevada County.

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Conducting Business in Nevada Count y By Machen MacDonald

Congratulations! You have decided to start a business in beautiful Nevada County. It’s not enough to just have a great idea, product or service to offer your customers and clients. Your business must be compliant with the business laws of the city, county, and state within which you operate and serve. As a business coach having started five successful companies and working with hundreds of others, I understand how there is so much to juggle, balance, and keep track of in launching and sustaining a successful business. It certainly is not for the faint of heart and yet, it can be so rewarding. Nevada County is a wonderful community and economic environment to initiate and grow a business. Don’t starve

at the barbeque. Tap into the many business building resources that are offered by the county, cities, and local business and service providers. Together we have each other’s backs. In this article you will find relevant instruction and helpful contact information and links to get your business established here in Nevada County. Business Licenses and Permits, along with Fictitious Name Statements, Seller’s Permits, Sales and Tax Permits, Environmental Health Permits as well as Planning and Zoning will be addressed. The information below covers the most typical types of businesses that would be operated both in commercial and residential zoning areas in Nevada County.

Here’s what you need to have in place to do business in Nevada County: 4 Business Licenses and Permits An excellent resource where you can simply plug in your location and the type of business you are operating and get current and accurate guidance on which licenses you will need is It will also provide you with contact information for the various agencies that administer and issue the permits you need. Nevada County does not require a business license. However, if you are operating within the city limits of either Grass Valley or Nevada City you will need a business license. Unincorporated areas don’t need a license. Truckee does not require a license. However, a Home Occupation Permit is required in some instances for businesses that are operated out of a home. Check with the city and/or county planning departments for the nitty-gritty 1435/Home-Businesses Here is current contact information to learn more and download license and permit applications: • Nevada County 530-265-1218 ■ 186


■ Businesses • Grass Valley 530-274-4310 ■ • Nevada City 530-265-2496 ■ 20744&catid=567 • Truckee – 530-582-7700 ■ 4 Fictitious Name Statements If you operate a business under any name other than your own, you need to file a fictitious business name statement. This is done through the County Recorder’s Office. • Nevada County 530-265-1221 ■ Fictitious-Business-Name-Statem 4 Seller’s Permit / Sales and Tax Permit All businesses involved in the sale or lease of tangible personal property must secure a seller’s permit, resale license or wholesale license by registering with the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.

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These permits are issued by the Nevada County Environmental Health Department 530-265-1222

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4 Planning and Zoning or call 530-265-1218.

Annual Certificates of Operation (C of O) are required for businesses that perform: • Dispense food to the public • Pump septage • Operate community water systems with less than 199 connections • Centralized sewage systems • Underground storage tanks • Public pools or beaches • Store, generate or recycle hazardous materials

4 Additional business development resources Membership with a local chamber of commerce provides endless networking opportunities. Marketing and promotion is often included with membership as well as business coaching to help you accelerate your success. Remember to keep it local.

Below are other resources through which you can locate support and guidance: Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce 128 E. Main Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-273-4667

Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce 17422 Penn Valley Dr, Penn Valley, CA 95946 530-432-1802

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

South Nevada County Chamber of Commerce 10063 Combie Rd, Auburn, CA 95602 530-268-7622

Truckee Chamber of Commerce 10065 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, CA 96161 530-587-9999

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

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

Nevada County Economic Resource Council 104 New Mohawk Road, Nevada City, CA 95959 530-274-8455



We have the T.O.T.A.L. Package!

Talent • Outdoors • Technology • Art • Lifestyle

The Beauty of an Economic and Lifestyle Partnership By Mary E. Owens, Chairman Nevada County Economic Resource Council Welcome to the four seasons! Breathtaking fall colors highlight long hikes on county maintained trails, world class winter skiing is only an hour away—enjoy the snow, there’s nothing quite as serene as seeing the countryside in a fresh blanket of snow. Nevada county blossoms in the spring welcome outdoor activities from an abundance of farmers markets to street fairs and winery tours. With two California Cultural Districts: Nevada City–Grass Valley and Truckee, we offer a wealth of art, music and theater; world class performances in intimate venues. Tahoe National forest is a clear draw in the summer. Residents hike, fish, kayak, swim, golf, bicycle and when exhausted, sit outside and enjoy a locally crafted beer. Once you’ve tasted Nevada County, you won’t want to leave. The Nevada County Economic Resource Council (NCERC) is blessed with the multiple benefits of cultural and scenic beauty combined with a very attractive business environment. We are very proud of the many technology companies that call Nevada County home, some started here over 50 years ago. The artistic and experimental environment here welcomes and supports startup businesses as well as relocated companies. Many of us come here for the art and culture and stay for the 188


friendly, more balanced lifestyle. And we work hard to make Nevada County business friendly. If you are interested in exploring relocation to beautiful Nevada County, let the Economic Resource Council assist you in your exploration. It doesn’t matter if you are a business owner or professional wanting to learn more or a soon to be retiree looking to escape congested urban living; we will guide you to the resources you need. Come experience the many positive benefits of living and doing business in Nevada County. Explore our towns, culture, arts, entertainment, restaurants, educational opportunities and more. Then come and visit for a long weekend. You will not be disappointed. Our TOTAL package includes workforce Talent, Outdoor beauty and recreation, Technology excellence, Art and cultural diversity and a community Lifestyle second to none. Our beautiful community is located on scenic Highway 49, about 60 miles north of Sacramento. We are 45 minutes or less from the ski slopes and about 70 minutes from Sacramento International Airport (SMF). A new kinder lifestyle waits! Start your day listening to bird songs instead of the traffic report. For more information: and www.

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Partnering to Build a Stronger Community The Nevada County Economic Resource Council (NCERC) is a nonprofit organization. We are committed to preserving the historical past, present success and future vitality of Nevada County by fostering a vital business climate which provides quality new jobs, helps existing businesses, attracts new business, and promotes entrepreneurship. We truly believe that Nevada County has the T.O.T.A.L. Package of Talent, the ease of access to the great Out-ofdoors, a growing legacy of Technological Innovation, an enviable Arts community and a Lifestyle to rival that of any rural community nationwide. We are here to support and enhance the business climate needed to maintain this precious eco-system. When a community works together and supports the local economic efforts, we can move forward and accomplish great things to bolster Nevada County for the long term.



The NCERC collaborates on economic development projects with other community organizations such as all the Chambers of Commerce, the Nevada County Association of Realtors, the Nevada County Contractors’ Association, various county and city administrative departments, local media agencies and most importantly, the myriad of businesses and organizations that we represent by having their active presence and participation as investment partners and board members. Together we build and execute strategies that support the growth and enrichment of our region. NCERC also collaborates with cross regional associations such as Sierra Business Council, Align Capital Region, Sierra Joint Consortium for Adult Education, Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium and Greater Sacramento Economic Council on various joint projects relating to workforce and economic development. For more details, visit

NCTC’s Vision to create a culture of innovation,

creativity, and global problem solving that supports a diverse economy and a sustainable future for those who choose to live in Nevada County and enjoy everything it has to offer.

Nevada County Tech Connection Business • Talent • Education • Workforce Development • Community Working together to Support, Connect and Showcase the vibrant technology eco-system in Northern California.

Nevada County has a rich legacy of technological innovation going back over 50 years when the digital media industry was still called video. It started with the founding of Grass Valley Group, a world leader in broadcast technology and continues to this day with over 150 tech companies having an office here including industry leaders such as AJA video, Telestream and Autometrix. The past few years has seen a tremendous “coming together” of all aspects of our community to continue to support, connect and showcase our tech eco-system. The result has been the formation of the Nevada County Tech Connection. NC Tech Connection is based on the Next Generation Sector Partnerships, a business/community model that’s taking off around the country. These partnerships are industry-led, community-supported

strategies that strengthen regional economies and connect people to jobs. As such, NC Tech Connection is comprised of Business, Talent, Education, Work- force Development and Community organizations. Together, this world-class community of highly experienced, well-connected individuals committed to helping tech businesses thrive in Nevada County, have made great strides. They now offer a wide array of events, training, coaching, networking, and mentoring opportunities in the belief that a strong, diverse, connected tech community is the key to economic growth in our county. To learn more about the NC Tech Connection, you can visit the website. There you can see who the players are in our sector, what they are up to and why they have chosen to conduct their business in the foothills and mountains of the Sierra.



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One of NC Tech Connection’s goals is to unite the local tech community. Our website hosts a directory of local businesses and talent, as well as local tech initiatives, giving them more visibility and the opportunity to cross-pollinate. To bring the tech community together in person, we produce events like the Nevada County VR Meet Up and the Free Code Camp. We also support and promote tech events hosted by other local organizations, like Curious Forge’s Nerd Night Meet-up and Tahoe Silicon Mountain’s monthly networking events. Below is a small sampling of what’s happening in our County.

ACME ROBOTICS: ACME Robotics is an independent robotics team for 8th through 11th graders from various schools in Nevada County. Students build and program robots, and compete with other robotics teams around the country. TALENT CONNECTION: This Nevada County Economic Resource Council initiative works to recruit, develop and retain talent for local companies that rely on technology to support their business. TAHOE SILICON MOUNTAIN: Tahoe Silicon Mountain is the hub for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs, small business owners, tech and other professionals who live, frequently visit, or own a second home in the Truckee-Tahoe region. THE CURIOUS FORGE: “Nerd night” is a public meet-up that happens on the second Wednesday of every month from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Curious Forge, a makerspace in Nevada City. TRUCKEE ROUNDHOUSE: The Truckee Roundhouse is a nonprofit makerspace that supports the teaching, learning, and practicing of a wide variety of crafts, skills, technologies, and arts in the Truckee-Tahoe community. GIRLS WHO CODE: The Girls Who Code Clubs Program, hosted by Nevada City School District, teaches computer science to 6th-12th 192


grade girls. It enables girls in the community to access fitting and challenging resources. VIRTUAL REALITY MEET-UP: NCVR meets every Wednesday at the Connected Communities Academy. It’s a “hacking” session where participants bring ideas and technology related to AR and VR to work on projects and talk about them. NEVADA COUNTY HACKERS: Nevada County’s programmers, software developers, and scalable tech business founders get together for hackathons, help, support, and fun. FREE CODE CAMP: Nevada County Free Code Camp is an open source community that helps participants learn to code. They practice by building projects for nonprofits. Local professionals run this peer learning group which is hosted by a different tech business each month. THE COMPUTER CLUB: A social network for kids and their parents in the Sierra Nevada Foothills area who have an interest in computers, programming, technology and science. NEVADA COUNTY DIGITAL MEDIA CENTER: NCTV (Nevada County TV) boasts a state of the art Green Screen Recording and Digital Studio available to the community thorough membership. They host a monthly “All things Digital” meet-up.

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Green Screen Institute (GSI) GSI is another important component of our local tech ecosystem. The concept of GSI as a Tech-Hub was developed after a year-long feasibility study conducted by the NCERC. It came to fruition as a for-profit center with the goal of spurring innovation in the emerging VR and AR markets. The Institute hosts a co-working and office space as well as an accelerator and investment program for startups. Through its tenants GSI makes available a state of the art broadcast studio with a green screen, a creative lab, and Virtual Reality Lab. Since it’s inception GSI has become home to many innovative technology start-ups, the NCERC, Sierra Business Council’s satellite office, Nevada County Digital Media Center and Connected Communities Academy. We believe extraordinary creativity occurs in peaceful, natural environments. For more information visit:

Photos courtesy Nevada County TV and Sierra Business Council

Nevada County Digital Media Center (NCDMC) Located at the Green Screen Institute, NCDMC is a creative space for video & film. It offers a 20x20 Cyclorama Green Screen and Creative Lab that has a variety of tools for video/audio editing, color correction, graphics creation and a live multicamera switching environment. The tools range from HD to 4K and is a great place for a beginner to learn from industry professionals, in addition to being a great place for experts to hone their skills and learn new ones. The Center also offers a variety of classes and workshops. Everything from acting & screenwriting to editing and lighting. The Nevada County Digital Media Center is home to NCTV, the local Public Access station, where it operates 3 channels 24/7 as well as live internet and VOD streams. NCTV has been in operation for 20 years and continues to be the voice for its community. For more information, visit: Sierra Business Council (SBC) Another valuable asset hosted within GSI is the Sierra Business Council. SBC’s goal is to help clients build their business, find capital, create jobs and contribute to a prosperous economy in the Sierra region. Their FREE consulting services are focused on helping clients create a feasible business model, assess business opportunities, determine financial needs, identify potential sources of financing, and design an effective strategy to market and grow. Sierra Business Council is about getting the knowledge, skills and tools for success. For more information visit: DESTINATION Nevada County


Connected Communities Academy Providing top notch technology training

Digital technology has the ability to create jobs both within companies and for freelancers. We believe that with the right training, those jobs can happen in Nevada County. Connected Communities Academy (CCA) provides Nevada County residents with a hands-on opportunity to learn valuable technical skills while working with local mentors. The Academy offers classes at every level, with the goal of giving people the training they need to begin or expand their digital career. Many local tech professionals have come forward to mentor, teach and host classes as well as meet-ups as a way to enhance the local tech pipeline. They have provided their time, skills, resources and in some cases, scholarships to individuals looking to develop and grow their careers in technology. The classes have varied in topics from Digital



Skill Bootcamp to Coding, UX Design and VR Content Development to Digital Music and DJ Fundamentals. The Academy partners on occasion with other agencies that provide training such as CalWorks - Connecting Point, Madelyn Helling Library, Curious Forge, Nevada Union Adult School, Sierra College and Nevada County Association of Realtors to name a few. CCA also hosts local interns from Ghidotti Early College High School, Nevada Union High School, Bitney College Prep and the AARP’s Senior Community Service Employment Program. The Academy invites collaboration and hosting of educational and training programs with other agencies that align with it’s mission to create and promote tech career pathways for Nevada County citizens.

Training, Presentations & Networking Opportunities by Industry Experts throughout Nevada County.

TechTonic Tuesdays

THE Networking Event in Western Nevada County for Local Tech Professionals TechTonic Tuesdays brings together local tech talent, entrepreneurs, solopreneurs, makers, coders, and other members of the Nevada County tech community on a monthly basis for a an evening of learning and connecting. Industry

experts from far and wide are invited to speak on a variety of provocative tech-related topics. Follow-up discussions often ensue among like-minded members of our tech community.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain

Networking in the beautiful mountains of Eastern Nevada County Tahoe Silicon Mountain is the hub for entrepreneurs, business owners, and other professionals in the Truckee-Tahoe region. They are hosts to two networking events. Mountain Minds Monday This speaker series is a monthly educational and networking meeting for people that live, work or vacation in the Truckee/ Tahoe/Reno area. Most members are involved in the tech industry or are small business owners. Typical topics of discussion are technology, startups, local businesses, our communities and the environment. The event is livestreamed, recorded, and available on YouTube and local cable TV channels.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain

First Friday at Five This weekly roundtable session is an opportunity for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs to share what they are working on and ask for/offer insights to other attendees. DESTINATION Nevada County


Join Us! Nevada County Tech Connection believes that our local tech ecosystem is stronger together, especially when demonstrating public support for efforts that ensure a successful tech business climate. We are working to ensure that the voice of tech business in our county is amplified and industry needs are heard, including the need for more affordable housing and broadband internet everywhere in our county. List


Got 15 minutes? Join our tech eco-system. List your business in the business directory and tell us what you do and what kind of people you hire. Or, add your profile to our talent directory and spread the word about the work you do.

Are you passionate about helping our tech community thrive? Do you have two hours a month to contribute? Join one of our task forces or start your own. Here is a current list of task forces:


• TechTonic: Recruit speakers for our monthly networking event.

Do you have news? An opinion? Looking to hire? Contribute a post to our community and promote your business at the same time. We also love pictures and videos of you and your employees thriving and enjoying the Nevada County lifestyle. Advise Have a hour? Help our educational institutions understand which skills they need to teach for your business to succeed. Our educational advisory group provides feedback to local education and workforce agencies about curriculum and training. Feeling brave? Spend your lunch hour speaking to our community’s youth about the work that you do.



• Advocacy: Be a voice for our tech community.

• Annual Tech Conference: Help develop and organize this annual event. • Recruitment: Collaborate with other tech companies to attract talent. • Talent Development: Connect local talent with the right training. • Community Development: Help get the word out about NCTC!

NC Tech Connection Supporters NC Tech Connection is stronger because of the supporter of many individuals, businesses and organizations. Key to their existence is the Nevada County Economic Resource Council (NCERC) and The Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium (NoRTEC). In addition there is a host of others who have joined the effort to strengthen our local tech ecosystem. These Supporters Include: AJA Video Systems, Autometrix, Baldock and Associates, Barbara Bitner Studios, Business and Career Center, Clientworks, Connecting Point, Craig Rohrsen, Critical Connections, Erika Kosina, Grass Valley – A Belden Brand, Gyro-Stabilized Systems, High Sierra Electronics, Madelyn Helling Library, Nevada County IS Dept, Jobville, Nevada City Engineering, Nevada Joint Union High School District, Northern Rural Training and Employment Consortium, Red8 Interactive, Sierra Business Council, Sierra College, Spiral Internet, Telestream, and Z.A.P. Manufacturing. The Nevada County Tech Connection is administered by Shavati Karki-Pearl – Founding Director and Consultant for Nevada County Economic Resource Council. Want to learn more about the digital and technology industries in Nevada County? Find us online at DESTINATION Nevada County


Worship Centers in Western Nevada County ASSEMBLIES OF GOD BETHEL CHURCH 273-8475 13010 Hwy. 49, Grass Valley, CA BAPTIST CEDAR RIDGE BAPTIST 273-7857 Colfax Hwy. & Brunswick Dr., Cedar Ridge, CA FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 273-7301 1866 Ridge Rd., Grass Valley, CA LANDMARK MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH 274-1900 11962 McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley, CA NEVADA CITY BAPTIST CHURCH 265-4711 300 Main St., Nevada City, CA CATHOLIC ST. CANICE 265-2049 317 Washington St., Nevada City, CA ST. PATRICK'S CHURCH 273-2347 Church & Chapel Streets, Grass Valley, CA CHURCH OF CHRIST GRASS VALLEY CHURCH OF CHRIST 273-0401 670 Whiting St., Grass Valley, CA EPISCOPAL EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH 273-7876 235 S Church St., Grass Valley, Ca TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH 265-8836 Nevada St. & High St., Nevada City, CA FOURSQUARE FOOTHILL COMM. CHURCH FOURSQUARE 272-8511 14600 S Hwy. 49, Grass Valley, CA SOLID ROCK FOURSQUARE CHURCH 432-1964 11665 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA INDEPENDENT CHURCHES ABUNDANT LIFE COMMUNITY CHURCH 273-1139 10795 Alta Street, Grass Valley, CA



CALVARY BIBLE CHURCH 273-1343 Colfax Hwy. @ Union Hill, Grass Valley, CA

PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH 273-9631 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA

CALVARY CHAPEL GRASS VALLEY 268-2539 11481 Hwy 49., Grass Valley, CA

METHODIST GRASS VALLEY METHODIST 272-1946 236 S Church St., Grass Valley CA

COMBIE BIBLE CHURCH 268-0309 22924 W. Hacienda (LOP), Grass Valley, CA MISSION BETHE'L 272-7908 20641 Red Dog Rd., Grass Valley, CA NEVADA CITY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP 274-7662 12262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley, CA NEW LIFE FELLOWSHIP 272-1362 714 W. Main St., Grass Valley, CA PENN VALLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH 432-1161 11739 Spenceville Rd., Penn Valley, CA TWIN CITIES CHURCH 273-6425 255 S Auburn St., Grass Valley, CA WHISPERING PINES CHURCH OF GOD 273-1722 680 Brighton St., Grass Valley, CA WORD-A-LIVE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH 432-9155 11360 Pleasant Valley Rd., Penn Valley, CA JUDAISM NEVADA COUNTY JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER 477-0922 506 Walsh St., Grass Valley, CA

NEVADA CITY METHODIST 265-2797 433 Broad St., Nevada City, CA SIERRA PINES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 268-6907 22558 W. Hacienda Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945 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

LUTHERAN GRACE LUTHERAN 273-7043 Ridge Road by NUHS, Grass Valley, CA

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

2018 Board of Directors and Ambassador Committee EXECUTIVE BOARD of DIRECTORS Chair, Bob Medlyn Beam “Easy Living” Center Grass Valley, 530-273-5166 Past Chair, Susan A. Rice, PhD Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. Grass Valley, 530-346-9612 Incoming Chair, Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery Cedar Ridge, 530-913-4065 Treasurer, Suzanne Voter Finance of America Mortgage Grass Valley, 530-478-8383

AMBASSADOR COMMITTEE Rusty Blankenfeld Wolf Creek Care Center Grass Valley, 530-273-4447 Donna Brazil Lake Wildwood Association Penn Valley, 530-432-1152 Eric Breuer Gold Country LeTip Grass Valley, 530-615-4685 Veronica Broskey Wells Fargo Bank Grass Valley, 530-273-4462 Mick Collins, Chair Pay it Forward Processing Auburn, 530-268-3382

Member-at-Large, Machen MacDonald ProBrilliance Leadership Institute Grass Valley, 530-273-8000

Alyson Dorfman Radius Physical & Sports Rehab Grass Valley, 530-955-0065


Rich Fuxjager Individual Member Grass Valley, 530-559-4909

Mick Collins Pay it Forward Processing Auburn, 530-268-3382 Rich Fuxjager Individual Member Grass Valley, 530-559-4909 Kristin Glauner Atria Senior Living Grass Valley, 530-362-4103 Jon Katis KNCO Radio Grass Valley, 530-272-3424 Steve Sanchez Empire Mine State Historic Park Grass Valley, 510-673-3741 Danielle Scallin Grass Valley Courtyard Suites Grass Valley, 530-272-7696 Julia Stidham The Union Grass Valley, 530-477-4243 CEO Robin Galvan-Davies CEO/Executive Director Greater Grass Valley Chamber Grass Valley Visitors Center Grass Valley, 530-273-4667

Kristin Glauner Atria Senior Living Grass Valley, 530-272-1055 Trysha Graff Comfort Keepers Grass Valley, 530-274-8600 Joe Green Waste Management Grass Valley, 530-615-2011 Nicole Grimes Gold Country Community Services Grass Valley, 530-615-4541 Paul Hook Your Local Solar Broker, SunStor Solar Penn Valley, 530-802-1899 Denise Johnson Craig Johnson Plumbing Grass Valley, 530-274-7275 Kristen Kulhavy Crystal Ridge Care Center Grass Valley, 530-272-2273

Ed Meadows Homes by Towne Grass Valley, 530-446-6955 BettyKay Pilcher Movement Mortgage Grass Valley, 530-273-4500 Joy Porter Winding Road Imagery Cedar Ridge, 530-913-4065 Laura Quaintance Individual Member Grass Valley, 530-271-1313 Gina Ramos Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Grass Valley, 530-274-0127 Joel Ramirez Retirement Security Centers Grass Valley, 530-615-1168 Steve Reynolds API Marketing Auburn, 530-885-9674 Susan Rice Susan A. Rice and Associates, Inc. Grass Valley, 530-346-9612 Danielle Scallin Grass Valley Courtyard Suites Grass Valley, 530-272-7696 Kathleen Schaeffer Individual Member Grass Valley, 530-802-6501 Mike Smith Crystal Ridge Care Center Grass Valley, 530-557-5400 Jennie Sparks Absolute Communications Solutions Grass Valley, 530-271-0332 X 203 Casey Suchomel Wolf Creek Care Center Grass Valley, 530-273-4447 Suzanne Voter Finance of America Mortgage Grass Valley, 530-478-8383

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

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

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

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

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


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

Forest Springs Mobile Home Community Member Since 1978 Marshall’s Pasties Member Since 1978

Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Member Since 1984

The Book Seller Member Since 1978

Dr. Mark Winger Member Since 1985

WestAmerica Bank Member Since 1978

Empire Mine Park Association Member Since 1985

Moule Paint & Glass Member Since 1979

Mike Bratton-State Farm Insurance Member Since 1985

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames Member Since 1980

Sierra College, Nevada County Campus Member Since 1985

Flour Garden Bakery Member Since 1980 Nevada County Fence, Inc. Member Since 1980 H & R Block Member Since 1981 Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. Member Since 1981 SPD Market & Delicatessen Member Since 1981 Swan Levine House Member Since 1981

Nevada County Association of Realtors Member Since 1977

Weiss Bros. Nursery Member Since 1981

Stucki Jewelers, Inc. Member Since 1977

Beam ‘Easy Living’ Center Member Since 1982 El Dorado Savings Bank Member Since 1982

Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Member Since 1978

Waste Management of Nevada County Member Since 1982

Country Copy Print Shop Member Since 1978

Nevada City Winery Member Since 1983

Dr. Jerry Chan, Dr. Lisa Moon, & Dr. Jonathon Ross Member Since 1978

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



Robinson Enterprises, Inc. Member Since 1984

McSweeney & Associates, APC Member Since 1978

Merrill & Sons Member Since 1977

Round Table Pizza 1559 Member Since 1977

Golden Chain Motel Member Since 1984

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

Time Honored Chamber Members 20 + YEAR MEMBERS Grass Valley Dentistry Member Since 1988 Nevada County Fairgrounds Member Since 1988 Tributary Whitewater Tours Member Since 1988 AAA/California State Auto Association Member Since 1989 Gold Country Distributors, Inc. Member Since 1989 Mill Street Clothing Co. Member Since 1989 Network Real Estate Member Since 1989

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Member Since 1991 Scinto Group Member Since 1991 Wooden Spoon, A Toy Store for Cooks Member Since 1991 Ray Enneking, DDS Member Since 1992 Williams Stationery Member Since 1992 Alta Sierra Village Inn Member Since 1993 Janice Knight, Yr Coach Member Since 1993

Nevada County Republican Women Federated Member Since 1989

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

Olympia Mortgage & Investment Co. Member Since 1989

Music In The Mountains Member Since 1993

Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP Member Since 1989

Bank of the West Member Since 1994

Tripp’s Auto Body Member Since 1989

Gold Country German American Club Member Since 1994

Foothills Flowers Member Since 1990

Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineer Member Since 1994

Hooper & Weaver Mortuary Member Since 1990

Byers’ Leafguard Gutter Systems Member Since 1995

KVMR FM Community Radio Member Since 1990

Child Advocates of Nevada County Member Since 1995

Sierra Theaters Member Since 1990

Hospice of the Foothills Member Since 1995

Sierra Timberline Member Since 1990

Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital Member Since 1995

Grass Valley Downtown Association Member Since 1991

Rotary Club of Grass Valley 1558 Member Since 1995

House of Print and Copy, LLC Member Since 1991

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley Member Since 1995

InConcert Sierra Member Since 1991

United Way of Nevada County Member Since 1995

John Spencer Member Since 1991

Finance of America Member Since 1996

M. K. Blake Estate Co. Member Since 1991

Alta Sierra Country Club Member Since 1996

North Star Trucking, Inc. Member Since 1996 Sierra Prosthetics-Orthotics Member Since 1996 Spring Hill Storage Member Since 1996 The Louvre Gallery Member Since 1996 Yuba Blue, Inc. Member Since 1996 Tri Counties Bank Member Since 1996 Community Asian Theater Member Since 1996 Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Member Since 1996 Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse Member Since 1996 Sierra College Member Since 1996 All Phase Heating & Air Conditioning Member Since 1997 Cheryl Rellstab - EXP Realty Member Since 1997 Gold Country Community Services, Inc. Member Since 1997 Law Offices of Joseph J. Bell Member Since 1997 Miners Foundry Cultural Center Member Since 1997 Sierra Nevada Children’s Services Member Since 1997 Brunswick Village Senior Living Member Since 1997 Chapel of the Angels Mortuary Member Since 1997 David Jones Member Since 1997 Pam Auld- Network Real Estate Member Since 1997



2018 RESOURCE GUIDE by category ACCOUNTING & TAX SERVICES Broad Street Financial Group Joe Greenstreet 200 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. 110 Nevada Ctiy, CA 95959 (530) 265-2860 H & R Block John Brenner 135-B W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-4884 McSweeney & Associates, APC Gail Saling 350 Crown Pt. Cir., Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5555 Robertson, Woodford & Summers, LLP Doug Summers 1103 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6468 Steven Roth CPA Steve & Jan Roth 12282 N. Bloomfield Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-5600 The Scinto Group David Scinto 404 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3200

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

ADVERTISING-DIRECT MAIL Shelly’s Smart Shopper Shelly Arthur 734 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0864

AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING All Phase Heating & Air Conditioning Max & Dorin Bennett 731 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9955

ALZHEIMERS-MEMORY CARE Cascades of Grass Valley Karrie Barrett 415 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8002 Eskaton Village Paige Ryan 625 Eskaton Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778

Animal Place Kim Sturla 17314 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 477-1757

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

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

The Curious Forge Kara Asilanis 13024 Bitney Springs Rd., Bldg. 9 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 277-3319

CAPE Shelley Frost P. O. Box 3032 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (650) 906-8296


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



Miners Foundry Cultural Center Gretchen H. Bond 325 Spring St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5040


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


InConcert Sierra Julie Hardin P. O. Box 205 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530 ) 273-3990


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

Nevada County Concert Band Cheryl Woldseth P. O. Box 1444 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 477-7370

Valley Yellow Pages Bobby Bird & Shelly West 1850 N. Gateway Blvd. Fresno, CA 93727 (800) 350-8887 Sierra Vintners Mario Clough P. O. Box 1552 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-0969

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

Art Works Gallery Linda Kaneko 113 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1600 The Louvre Gallery Gordon & Kathy Sparks 124 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3733

ASSISTED LIVING Brunswick Village/Pacific Senior Housing Kristie Laine 316 Olympia Park Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1992 Eskaton Village Paige Ryan 625 Eskaton Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778

ASSOCIATIONS Empire Mine Park Association Steve Sanchez 10787 E. Empire St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 673-3741 Grass Valley Downtown Association Marni Marshall 125 Neal St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8315 Lake Wildwood Association Bob Mariani 11255 Cottontail Way Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-1152 Nevada County Association of Realtors Kathy Hinman 336 Crown Pt. Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2627 Nevada County Cannabis Alliance Carolyn Price 419 Broad Street, Ste. C Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7376 Nevada County Contractors’ Association Barbara Bashall 149 Crown Pt. Ct., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1919

ATTORNEYS Law Office of Charles R. Farrar Jr. Charles Farrar 140 Litton Dr., Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0800 Law Office of Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC Michael Colantuono 11364 Pleasant Valley Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-7357 Law Offices of Dorfman & Sitzberger Debra Sitzberger 11750 Ridge Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 274-1321 Law Office of Joseph J. Bell Joseph Bell 350 Crown Pt. Cir., Ste. 250 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7477

Law Office of Valerie Logsdon Valerie Logsdon 120 N. Auburn St., Ste. 105 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7207


Caliber Collision Repair David Little 470 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 AUTO DEALERS-NEW AND USED (530) 272-2271 PARTS caliber-collision-center/grass-valley Riebe’s Auto Parts Jay Cooper Tripp’s Auto Body 126 Idaho Maryland Rd. Darrol Tripp Grass Valley, CA 95945 127 Stewart St. (530) 272-3092 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8515


Mercedes Benz of Rocklin Jane Bailey 4747 Granite Drive Rocklin, CA 95677 (888) 245-8764 PSB Auto Sales Patrick Bitton 519 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2690

AUTO-GAS STATIONS E. Main St. 76 Gas Sation James MacDonell 451 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8738 McKnight Chevron James MacDonell 107 E. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-8815

AUTO-SERVICE & REPAIRS Douglas Automotive Summer and Alex Douglas 420 Gold Flat Road Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 802-5278 Douglas Automotive Summer and Alex Douglas 340 Railroad Avenue Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-5278 Foothill Car Care Robert Brocke 716 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5712 Plaza Tire & Auto Service Mark Heauser 1571 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1414 Roadrunner Automotive Brian Heht 1020 Whispering Pines Lane Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8692

AVIATION SERVICES Alpine Aviation Sandy Mills 13310 Nevada City Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7701

AWNINGS Sierra Timberline Emily Potter 324 Idaho-Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

BAKERY & CAFÉ Brew Bakers Coffee & Pastry House Nancy Solyan 209 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7168 Flour Garden Bakery William Thompson & Susan Copelan 999 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2043 Summer Thyme’s Bakery & Deli Amy Cooke 231 Colfax Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2904

BANKS & BANKING ASSOC. Bank of America John Voter 134 S. Church Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530)575-5702 Bank of America Kristine Gonzales 804 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-5065 kristie-gonzales

Bank of the West Jeanine Callinan 460 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6777 Banner Bank Amber Denty 115 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 272-4286 El Dorado Savings Bank Kit Powell 1751 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6671 River Valley Community Bank Markus Moore 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 530 798-2690 Sierra Central Credit Union Janet Petersen 1000 Plaza Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5843 Tri Counties Bank Katie Sapp 305 Neal St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4940 Wells Fargo Bank Savannah Kotalik 214 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4462 Wells Fargo Bank Chris Hart 757 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8195 WestAmerica Bank Chris Skinner 375 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-4040

BEAUTY SALON The One Stop Hair Shop Marianne Nyman 704 Whiting Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 320-7518 hairshop/about


Wolf Mountain Day Spa Miriam Lytle 110 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2340


Image by Design Meleesa Pellerino 239 E Main St., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 368-2920


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


The Sleep Shop-Auburn-Grass Valley Coy, Adam, & Seth Miller 410 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-7099


Booktown Books Nicole Dillard 107 Bank St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4655 Christian Science Reading Room Dianne Jarrette 147 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0790

BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Business Matters Partners, Inc. Linda Wheeler 13100 Grass Valley Ave., Ste. D Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1666

BREWERIES Grass Valley Brewing Co. Chad Wingo 141 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-2739

BRUSH CLEARING Sierra Land Improvement Michael Bengston 17921 Mustang Valley Pl. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2390

BUILDING SUPPLIES & MATERIALS B&C Ace Home & Garden Center Tom & Kim Janousek 2032 Nevada City Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6105




Give Byers’ Leafguard Gutter Systems Ray Byers 115 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1750 Nevada County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Steve Sarantopoulos 12359 Loma Rica Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3761

BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEMSFIRE AND CCTV Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

BUSINESS & MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT Janice Knight, Yr Coach/Knight Line Consulting Janice Knight 140 Litton Dr., Ste. 200 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0700 ProBrilliance Leadership Institute Machen MacDonald 12114 Polaris Dr. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 273-8000 Sierra Nevada Destination Services Robin Galvan-Davies 128 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2399 Sierra Commons Hilary Hodge 792 Searls Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-8443

598 Sutton Way Grass Valley (530)273-1348

Proud to be a part of Team Grass Valley. From supporting local events to financing community projects and our employee involvement with local nonprofits, we’re dedicated to helping the area grow and thrive.

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

Grass Valley Branch • 115 W. McKnight Way • 530-272-4286 Member FDIC



River Valley Community Bank Markus Moore 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-2690

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



Nevada County Fairgrounds Rae Callendar 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217

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


Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Cathy Whittlesey 132 Main St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2692

Carpet Pro Brian O’Looney P. O. Box 142 Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-5700


Bobbi Giudicelli 851 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3444


CHILDREN’S SERVICES Child Advocates of Nevada County Marina Bernheimer, Executive Director 200 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. 208 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9550 x223

BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES Bill’s Chuckwagon Tom Stanley River Valley Community Bank 16400 Rattlesnake Rd. Markus Moore Grass Valley, CA 95945 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 102 (530) 273-4519 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-2690 Culture Shock Yogurt


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

Truckee Chamber of Commerce Lynn Saunders 10065 Donner Pass Rd. Truckee CA 96161 (530) 587-8808

Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce Mike Mastrodonato 17422 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-1802 Rough & Ready Chamber of Commerce P. O. Box 801 Rough & Ready, CA 95975 (530) 797-6729 South County Chamber of Commerce Eric Hatch 10063 Combie Rd., Ste. C Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-7622

Helping Hands Nuturing Center Shona Torgrimson-Duncan 248 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 559-2313 Sierra Friends Center Brianna Beyrooty 13075 Woolman Lane Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 273-3183 Sierra Nevada Children’s Services Christine Hoxie 420 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8866

CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES Advanced Chiropractic Centers Dr. Victoria Tutak 1061 E. Main St., Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4041 Back to Health Chiropractic Kebby Margaretich, DC 652 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4102 Life Chiropractic Chris Cedars, DC & Shannon Kennard, DC 1200-B E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 94945 (530) 559-6457


For Employers: Have a position to fill? We can help! Hiring and Retention, Training, Job Fairs, Layoff Services and Prevention Assistance needs? We can Help!

Congregation B’Nai Harim at the NCJCC Rabbi David Azen 506 Walsh St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0922

For Job Seekers: Unemployed? Under-employed? Re-entering the Job Market? Need training to advance in your current job? Looking for training to help get the job you deserve? We can Help! 988 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949

Peace Lutheran Church Trina Kleist 828 W. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9631 Sivananda Yoga Farm 14651 Ballantree Ln. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-9322 Twin Cities Church Ron Thompson 11726 Rough and Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6425

CLEANING SERVICES Klear Windows Kenn Rutledge 13409 Evergreen Dr. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-3427


NEO Youth Service Lynn Skrukrud 139 Joerchke Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-3869

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


Frank Gallino American Legion Post 130 Raymond Warner P. O. Box 1113 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2160

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

Sierra College Stephanie Ortiz 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-5302



FREED Center for Independent Living Ana Acton 2059 Nevada City Hwy., Ste. 102 Caroline’s Coffee Roasters Alliance for Workforce Development, Inc. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Trace & Holly Fike – Business and Career Network (530) 477-3333 128 S. Auburn St. Kristine Farrell www.freed.orgNONPROFIT Grass Valley, CA 95945 988 McCourtney Rd. (530) 273-6424 Nevada County Cinderella Project Grass Valley, CA 94949 Sarah Gordon (530) 265-7088 650 Gold Flat Rd. COMMUNITY CENTER Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 268-5172 Beale Military Liason Committee Dorsey Marketplace Dave Schmall Katy Schardt P. O. Box 1808 3005 Douglas Blvd., Ste. 200 Nevada County Citizens for Choice Yuba City, CA 95903 Roseville, CA 95661 Sharon O’Hara (530) 713-8843 (916) 774-0308 P. O. Box 3525 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3331 Gold Country Community Services, Inc. Charis Youth Center Audrea Marshall Janeth Marroletti 714 W. Main St. LOVE Building Nevada County Coordinating Council of Grass Valley, CA 95945 600 Minnie Street Sierra College Foundation (530) 477-9800 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Judy East (530) 273-4961 250 Sierra College Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-0942

Nevada County Law Enforcement & Fire Protection Council Donna Roach P. O. Box 3265 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0947 Nevada County Food & Toy Run Thom Staser P. O. Box 549 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-7078 Sierra Harvest Miriam Limov 313 Railroad Ave., Ste. 201 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2343 Sierra Services for the Blind Richard Crandall 546 Searls Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121 Tapestry Network of Nevada County Melissa Mistler 419 Colfax Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 277-9586 The Center For Non Profit Leadership Wendy Willoughby P. O. Box 1227 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5600 DESTINATION Nevada County


The Friendship Club Jennifer Litton Singer 200 Litton Drive, Ste. 300 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-4311

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


Tru-Line Builders Daniel Swartzendruber 345 Crown Point Cir., Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8282

Clientworks, Inc. Michael P. Anderson 721 Zion St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0104

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

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


CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Bear Yuba Land Trust P. O. Box 1004 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-5994 Sierrans for Responsible Resource Development David Watkinson P. O. Box 404 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-0679 South Yuba River Citizens League Caleb Dardick 313 Railroad Ave., Ste. 101 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265 5961

CONTRACTOR-CONSTRUCTION Bruce Ivy Construction Bruce Ivy 143-A Springhill Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6717 Freschi Construction, Inc. Lou Freschi 12461 La Barr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 530-272-2051



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


No Problem Mike Darby 10337 Adam Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 575-0278

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

DENTISTRY Grass Valley Dentistry James C. Wallace, D.D.S. 122 Bank St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4814

Smile Business Products Kevin Magiera 4525 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95841 (916) 481-7695

CRISIS SERVICES Anew Day Lori Nunnick-Taylor 117 New Mohawk Rd., Ste. A Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-9111 Comunity Beyond Violence Jan Atwood 960 McCourtney Rd., Ste. E Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2046 KARE Crisis Nursery Lynn Woerner 15649 Ridge Estates Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 265-6520 Women of Worth Sandy Schmidt 224 Church St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-6851

CUSTOM CABINETRY Grande Wood Designs Joe & Edwina Grande 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301

Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9400

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Nevada County Economic Resource Council Tim Corkins 104 New Mohawk Rd., 2nd Floor Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 274-8455

EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Nevada County Library Literacy Services Alan Archer 980 Helling Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-2772 Pages/Read-Up!-Literacy-Service.aspx

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

Nevada County Superintendent of Schools Scott Lay 380 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-6400

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

Nevada Joint Union High School District Dr. Louise Johnson 11645 Ridge Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3351



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

Adecco Michelle Diltz 452 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7633

Burke Publishing Jeremy Burke (530) 305-6344

Express Employment Professionals Nicole Rogers 870 W. Onstott Frontage Rd., Ste. E Yuba City, CA 95991 (530) 671-9202

DOG PARK-OFF LEASH PARK Dogs Run Free Gerry Gates P.O.Box 1688 Condon Park; 660 Minnie St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 346-8864



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

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

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

DRY CLEANER Mercury Cleaners Erin Van Dyke 986 Plaza Drive Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1845

Holdrege & Kull Consulting Engineer Jeff Cox 792 Searls Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-1305 Nevada City Engineering, Inc. Andrew Cassano 505 Coyote St., Ste. B Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6911


SCO Planning & Engineering, Inc. Dale Creighton 140 Litton Dr., Ste. 240 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5841

Northern Queen Inn Hamid Kazemi 400 Railroad Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824

Retirement Security Centers Joel Ramirez 412 East Main St., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-1168


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


Gold Country Casino Grant Townsend 4020 Olive Hwy. Oroville, CA 95996 (530) 538-4560


Mountain Event Productions Greg Whatley 12626 Dobbins Drive Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-6293

Nevada County Fairgrounds Rea Callendar 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217



Aanestad Law Erik & Tiffany Aanestad 430 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-4321 New York Life Insurance Company Tom & Linda Cox 21837 Junebug Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

EVENT SERVICES SGX, Inc. John Bowman 179 Clydesdale Ct. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7700

EVENT VENUE Foothills Event Center Heather Featherstone 400 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-1000 Nevada County Fairgrounds Rea Callendar 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217 Nevada County Grass Valley Veterans Building Pat Schoellerman and Carol Babson 255 South Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95959 (530) 470-2635 Grass-Valley-Veterans-Memorial-Building North Star Historic Conservancy Cheryl L. Belcher 12075 Auburn Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793

Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

FENCING-INSTALLATION & MATERIALS Nevada County Fence, Inc. Sarah Burnett 698 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3489

FINANCIAL ADVISOR Edward Jones Investments Jenni Dallas 350 Crown Pt. Cir., Ste. 115 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7492 index.html?CIRN=hYpcg0ECXz6EOo CMszFygcW8KrD6h2qUOZiUIZoGsyzVQWgjR99dYPfdXrhKA%2F16

Edward Jones Investments Full Circle Financial Kimberly Zwick 260 Colfax Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9308

MCH Financial & Insurance Services Mike Hoffman 563 Brunswick Rd., Ste. 9 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-8800 mPOWER Alexia Retallack 2976 Richardson Dr. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 268-3672 New York Life Insurance Company Tom & Linda Cox 21837 Junebug Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672 Olympia Mortgage & Invest. Co. Heather Blair 1740 E. Main St., Ste. 102 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3030 Ostrofe Financial Consultants, Inc. Allen & Sabine Ostrofe 565 Brunswick Rd., Ste. 15 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4425 Owens Estate and Wealth Strategies Mary Owens 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 110 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7500

Edward Jones Investments Lucas Mijares 908 Taylorville Rd., Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 477-7702 index.html?CIRN=D9yAQbf6XO6m5t- Prosperity Path Financial POyNvx6MRfjH3tyTQGOD5IiguzIFAG- Shawn Coffey 908 Taylorville Rd., Ste. 102 5wPsfx312wYGMdZFJVsO Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 402-7277 Edward Jones Investments Robert Smail 350 Crown Pt. Cir., Ste. 115 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (720) 841-5934

Edward Jones Investments Ryan Meacher 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 104 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9092

Sams Investment Strategy Eric Sams 1793 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5100

Standing Impressions James Everhart 10246 Kenwood Drive Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 559-8250 Foothill Flowers Mark Johnson 102 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2296

FOOD PRODUCTS, SERVICES & SUPPLIES Gold Country Distributors, Inc. Charles Callahan 810 Whispering Pines Ln. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6014 I. Haas Food Jedidiah Watson 322 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (816) 352-5410

FRATERNAL LODGE ORG. Grass Valley Elks #538 Michele Smith 109 S. School St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8342 Grass Valley Odd Fellows Lodge #12 Tim Brown 113 S. Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530)274-9564 Nevada City Elks Lodge #518 Mike Gallego 518 California Hwy. 49 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-4920

FRIENDS OF THE CHAMBER Atria Senior Living Alicia Rist 150 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1055 Bank of the West Jeanine Callinan 460 Brunswick Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6777 Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166 DESTINATION Nevada County



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Cirino’s at Main Street Jerry & Tucker Cirino 215 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6000 City of Grass Valley Tim Kiser 125 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4312 Eskaton Village Paige Ryan 625 Eskaton Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 Gold Miners Inn Sean Gilleran 121 Bank St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700

Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

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Chapel of the Angels 250 Race Street, Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2446 FD #1588 (530)273-2674 Fax CR #109 Nevada County Habitat for Humanity ReStore Debbie Arakel Sheppard 12359 Loma Rica Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3761

Waste Managment Dave Adler 13083 Grass Valley Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090

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

Jennco Web Works Doug Faraco 10290 Gold Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 852-7863

Culture Shock Yogurt Bobbi Giudicelli 851 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3444

Sierra Nevada Destination Services Robin & Keith Davies 128 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2399


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

Sierra Theaters Michael & Azriel LaMarca 840-C E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1100

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

State Farm Mike Bratton 768 Taylorville Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-0521

Chapel of the Angels Mortuary & Crematory Albert & Kari A. Murray 250 Race St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-2446

Nevada County Gold Craig Hoddy 14520 Lynshar Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3239

The Union Don Rogers 464 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9561

Hooper & Weaver Mortuary Debbie Olsen 459 Hollow Way Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2429

Grande Wood Designs Joe & Edwina Grande 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Intero Real Estate Services John & Edie Miller 170 East Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2100





Living Waters Darlene J. Weiss 1097 E. Main Street, Ste. F Grass Valley CA 95949 (530) 274-9738


Alta Sierra Country Club Kacey Tyler, Master Professional 11897 Tammy Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-2041 Auburn Valley Golf Club Sheila Flores 8800 Auburn Valley Rd. Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-2775 Dark Horse Golf Club Steve Brody 24150 Darkhorse Dr. Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-7900 Nevada County Country Club Mike Rademaker 1040 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6436

GOVERNMENT Committe to Re-Elect Dan Miller Supervisor 2018 Patti Ingram-Spencer 417 Chapel Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7572 John Foster for Sheriff 2018 John Foster 356 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. G Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 210-1748 Nevada County Board of Supervisors Ed Scofield 950 Maidu Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-1480 ofsupervisors

GROCERY STORE SPD Market & Delicatessen Greg Wasley 129 W. McKnight Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5000



AMERICAN LEGION Frank Gallino Post 130

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

GROCERY STORE-SPECIALTY BriarPatch Co-op Community Market Stephanie Mandel 290 Sierra College Dr., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-5333

Sierra Timberline Emily Potter 324 Idaho-Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

Natural Selection Food & Wine Warehouse Eli & Sara Bottrell 589 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8789 Wine

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

HARDWARE & HOBBIES Swasey’s Hardware & Hobbies Mark Swasey 140 East McKnight Way, Ste. 11-14 Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 477-0892

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

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

Nevada County Historical Society Pat Chesnut 161 Nevada City Hwy. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 477-8056

Home Instead Senior Care Marie Bennett 11899 Edgewood Rd., Ste. H Auburn, CA 95603 (916) 920-2273

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

North Star Historic Conservancy Cheryl L. Belcher 12075 Auburn Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793

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HEALTH & FITNESS Anytime Fitness Susan Arrabit 562 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 652-4680 Best Life Fitness Dale Collins 410 Crown Point Circle Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-9018 Gold Country Gymnastics Pamela Magill 900 Golden Gate Terr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3680 Simplicity Massage Darrow Schumann 120 N. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-7254 South Yuba Club Mike Carville 130 W. Berryhill Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7676 Training Zone Bruce Anapol 722 Freeman Lane, Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-9663



Neighborhood Center of the Arts Amee Medieros 200 Litton Dr., Ste. 212 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7287 Pride Industries Kathryn Gardinier 12451 Loma Rica Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1832 Sierra Services for the Blind Richard Crandall 546 Searls Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121 Western Sierra Medical Clinic Jessica Fraser 844 Old Tunnel Road Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9762

HOME DÉCOR Ashley Furniture HomeStore Chellie Peterson 161 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8400 Budget Blinds of Grass Valley Buckley & Laura Armacher 12805 Pine Cone Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1122 Flop House Creations Peter & Catherine Ione-Perkins 12640 Greenfields Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 906-3668 Grande Wood Designs Joe & Edwina Grande 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301

Sierra Services for the Blind Richard Crandall 546 Searls Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2121

HOME INSPECTIONS Omni Home Inspections Daniel Bertsch P. O. Box 2296 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 477-7878

HOME REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE The Handy Helper Kevin Glauner Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 368-3638

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



HOT TUBS Sierra Timberline Emily Potter 324 Idaho-Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

HUMAN RESOURCES BMWAT Human Relations Consulting Michael Lewis 11616 Dennis Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 872-9932

INDIVIDUAL Adam Y. Alroy Nevada City, CA 95959 David Jones Grass Valley, CA 95945 Dr. Robert & Rebecca Goehl Grass Valley, CA 95945 John Spencer Grass Valley, CA 95945

Kathleen Shaffer Grass Valley, CA 95945 Laura Quaintance Grass Valley, CA 95945 Marty & Kathleen Lombardi Grass Valley, CA 95945 Maudie Walker Grass Valley, CA 95945 Patti Ingram-Spencer Grass Valley, CA 95945 Rich Fuxjager Nevada City, CA 95959 Robert Krueger Grass Valley, CA 95945

New York Life Insurance Company Tom & Linda Cox 21837 Junebug Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672 Sierra Gold Insurance Services Roger Krill 101 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. 205 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-1250 The Halby Group Anthony Halby 105 Providence Mine Rd., Ste. 102 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2400

INTERIOR DESIGN Eric Breuer Designs Eric Breuer 18354 Raccoon Trail Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2547 Stephanie’s Custom Interiors Stephanie Harvey-Statler P. O. Box 3154 Grass Valley, CA 95945 530-205-9509

INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER Smarter Broadband Fran Brodel 15533 Johnson Pl. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 268-8289


LIFE COACHING High Life Coaching Tracy High 11245 Ragan Way Grass Valley, CA 95949 (510) 725-5454

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New York Life Insurance Company Tom & Linda Cox 21837 Junebug Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 268-3672

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

LODGING-B&BS Deer Creek Inn Ruth Poulter 116 Nevada St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7038 Elam Biggs Bed & Breakfast Peter & Barbara Franchino 220 Colfax Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-0906 Lamb’s Victorian Inn John & Janet Lamb 304 S. Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4652

Stucki Jewelers, Inc. James & Nicole Arbaugh INSURANCE SERVICES 148 Mill St. AAA / California State Auto Association Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1266 Mike McBride & Matthew Dallosta 113 Dorsey Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 KITCHENWARE (530) 271-2614 Tess’ Kitchen Store Steve Rosenthal Independent Agent Representing AFLAC 115 Mill St. Brian Lowenthal Grass Valley, CA 95945 11274 Timber Court (530) 273-6997 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-6318 Wooden Spoon, A Toy Store for Cooks Mertens Insurance Agency Linda Valli Ed Mertens 2066 Nevada City Hwy. 715 Zion St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 272-8980 (530) 265-0621

Swan Levine House Howard Levine 328 S. Church St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1873

Mike Bratton-State Farm Insurance Mike Bratton 768 Taylorville Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0521

Gold Miners Inn Sean Gilleran 121 Bank St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1700




Hansen Bros Enterprises Colfax Curt Melugin 44 Central St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 346-8174

Golden Chain Motel Kiran & Rajan Khatri 13413 State Hwy. 49 Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 273-7279

LODGING-HOTELS & INNS Alta Sierra Village Inn Caye Blick 11858 Tammy Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9102 Best Western Gold Country Inn Hamid Kazemi 972 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1393 countryinngrassvalley

210 N. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-7696 Harmony Ridge Lodge Tongming Liu 18883 State Hwy. 20 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-0615 Nevada City Inn Mukesh Kumar 760 Zion St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-2253 Northern Queen Inn Hamid Kazemi 400 Railroad Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824 Sierra Mountain Inn Cira Scrimager 816 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8133 The Buttes Resort Jim Westfall 230 Main Street Sierra City, CA 96125 (530) 862-1170 The Pines Motel Tony Lovette and Peter Zajichek 10845 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4232

LODGING-VACATION RENTALS A Victorian Rose Ross & Catherine Spinner 120 Winchester Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (925) 825-6462 Casa del Campo Guest House & Retreat Peter & Catherine Ione-Perkins 12640 Greenfields Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5067 Kate’s Place Richard & Earlene Andrus 422 Kate Hays Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (559) 269-7424

Pine Street Porch Cindy Hintz P. O. Box 1287 424 North Pine Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 559-8995 School Street Boarding Rhiannon Ford 236 South School Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (415) 935-4484 Stevenson Vacation Rental Diane F. Stevenson 17239 Brewer Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 613-7350 The Charming Chapel Street Cottage James & Susan Stubblefield 313 Chapel Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-2006



Chapa-De Indian Health Lisa Davies 1350 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8545 Dignity Health Medical Group Trisha Potts 280 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-4480

MERCHANT SERVICES Pay it Forward Processing Mick Collins 23461 Shadow Dr. Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 268-3382 Payment Exchange Kraig Speckert 3250 Monier Cir. Rancho Cordova, CA 95742 (916) 635-8800

Nevada County Mortgage Shelley Mortara 426 Sutton Way, Ste. 114 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-0916 Northern California Mortgage Co. Stanley Oparowski 113 Presley Way, Ste. 10 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-5500 Stanford Mortgage Kristina Plisik 1721 East Main St., Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3742 Verger Mortgage Tina Skrukrud 231 E. Main St., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 713-2296


Ernie’s Van and Storage Matthew Sowell 185 Spring Hill Dr. Forest Springs Mobile Home Community Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7836 Alan Kilborn 10084 Forest Springs Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95949 Auburn Moving Company (530) 273-5954 Sean Minor MANUFACTURERS-VIDEO 10000 Hillview Rd. AND AUDIO Newcastle, CA 95658 MORTGAGE LOANS (530) 273-8684 Grass Valley a Belden Brand Evergreen Home Loans Rowena Johnson Renee Randall 125 Crown Pt. Ct. 10142 Commercial Ave. MUSEUM Grass Valley, CA 95945 Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 478-3515 Underground Gold Miners Museum (530) 271-1850 Rae Bell 356 Main St. MARKETING & PROMOTION Alleghany, CA 95910 Finance of America Mortgage CONSULTING (530) 287-3330 Suzanne Voter 2428 Nevada City Hwy. Immersion Marketing Grass Valley, CA 95945 Shanin Ybarrondo Grass Valley Museum (530) 478-8383 P. O. Box 728 Deb Rossovich Grass Valley, CA 95945 410 S. Church St. (530) 913-2334 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Guild Mortgage Company (530) 273-5509 Kimberly Wydra MEDICAL & SURGICAL SERVICES 132 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 AirMedCare Network CALSTAR Reach (530) 798-5493 Nevada County Narrow Gauge Sonja Conklin Railroad Museum O. Box 162 Madelyn Helling berlywydra Colfax, CA 95713 5 Kidder Ct. (530) 648-6455 Nevada City, CA 95959 Integrity Mortgage ​(530) 470-0902 Delia Fling 9290 Madison Ave. MEDICAL & SURGICAL SERVICES Orangevale, CA 95662 Grass Valley Outpatient Surgery Center (916) 284-0066 North Star Mining Museum Mary Whitmore Madelyn Helling 408 Sierra College Dr. 933 Allison Ranch Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Movement Mortgage (530) 271-2282 (530) 273-4255 Heidi Seavers 1744 E. Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-6094 Novalynx Corporation Joseph Andre P. O. Box 240 431 Crown Point Circle, Ste. 120 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 823-7185


The Historic Firehouse No. 1 Museum​ Madelyn Helling 214 Main St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-3937

NEW HOME BUILDER Towne Realty Alexandra Strom 128 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6955

NONPROFIT-FOUNDATION Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation Barbara McDonald 11228 McCourtney Road Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 273-6217 Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation Kimberly Parker P. O. Box 1810 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-9700

NURSERIES Prospector’s Nursery Cassie Angle 10003 Granholm Ln. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0973 Weiss Bros. Nursery Emil T. Baldoni 615 Maltman Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3875


Wholesome Beet Nutrition Tiana Rockwell 1020 Whispering Pines Lane, Ste. D Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-2268


Staples #1097 Susan Hook 646 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6700 Williams Stationery Dave Williams 112 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7365




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Grass Valley Eyecare Optometric Inc. Tanya Markis-Meyer, OD 670 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6000 Drs. Chan, Moon, & Associates Dr. Lisa Moon 360 Sierra College Dr., Ste. 100 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3190 Eye to Eye Optometric Practice Sabina Borsky, OD 154 Hughes Rd., Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2238


Fende Orthodontics Stacie Fenderson 463 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9661


Tributary Whitewater Tours Jenny Ward P. O. Box 1160 Lotus, CA 95651 (800) 672-3846


The UPS Store David J. Elliott 111 Bank St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6000 PostNet Colin Miller & Jaime Arrigo 578 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7678


Moule Paint & Glass Jim Moule 700 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4643


MTM Painting Mark Merten 11262 Lower Circle Drive Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 277-7025




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PARTY RENTAL & SUPPLIES SRC Party Rentals & Supplies Maxx Hermann 691 Maltman Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2266

PATIO FURNISHINGS Sierra Timberline Emily Potter 324 Idaho-Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

PAYROLL SERVICES & RETIREMENT SERVICES ADP Luke Trauth 80 Blue Ravine Road, Ste. 200 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 854-5582 PayChex Lisa Grier 50 Iron Point Circle, Ste. 200 Folsom, CA 95630 (916) 203-7870 https:

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

PHOTOGRAPHY Sixpense Wedding Photography Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 913-6045 (530) 613-3866 Winding Road Imagery Joy Porter P. O. Box 957 Cedar Ridge, CA 95924 (530) 913-6045



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

Grass Valley Periodontics Dr. Navneet Arora 565 Brunswick Rd., Ste. 7 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-3312

Radius Physical & Sports Rehab Alyson Dorfman 124 Clydesdale Ct., Ste. K Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 955-0065

Locally Owned & Operated by Jim & Lindsay Marich Pro West Painting Lloyd Noling P. O. Box 1764 Rough and Ready, CA 95975 (530) 432-9524


PERSONAL SAFETY CONSULTING PLUMBING Damsel in Defense Independent PRO Lori Osmond 25397 Pineview Dr. Colfax, CA 95713 (916) 747-4559

PEST CONTROL Economy Pest Control, Inc. Scott Davidson P. O. Box 900 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1766

PETROLEUM, LOGGING, TRUCKING Robinson Enterprises, Inc. 293 Lower Grass Valley Road Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 265-5844

ABT Plumbing, Electric, Heating & Air Andrew Twidwell 699 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-9120 Craig Johnson Plumbing Craig & Denise Johnson 10841 Rough & Ready Hwy. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7275 Mr. Rooter of Nevada County Lindsey Marich 13058 Loma Rica Dr., Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4468


AIRHOG Roy Harris 12506 Loma Rica Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1577




Maxwell Publishing Cheryl Maxwell 101 W. McKnight Way, Ste. B-118 Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 446-3116

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

Nevada Co. Democratic Women’s Club Sushila Mertens P. O. Box 1573 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 305-6045 www.nevadacountydemocrats. com/nc-womens-club

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Nevada County Republican Central Committee Bob Hren P. O. Box 403 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 478-1467 Nevada County Republican Women Federated Terry McLaughlin P. O. Box 3572 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-3230

PRINTERS Country Copy Print Shop Maggie Camack 1200 E. Main St., Ste. B Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-4657 Horizon Graphics Lynn Zankich 11620 Via Vista Dr. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-4412 House of Print and Copy, LLC Patti Ferree 1501 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1000 Real Graphic Source Jean Hauser 749 Maltman Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8835

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510-725-5454 916-805-1000 PROPANE Northern Sierra Propane Wendy Youngman 13121 John Bauer Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-7854 Suburban Propane Vicki Parish 12575 Charles Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6113


Select Property Management Jill Spalliero 22937 W. Hacienda Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 205-4409

PROSTHETICS-ORTHOTICS Sierra Prosthetics-Orthotics Todd Bullock 138 Joerschke Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1004


Dick Law Property Management Dick Law 1721 E. Main St., Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-7653

API-Marketing Merrill Kagan-Weston 13020 Earhart Ave. Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 885-9674

Gold Country Property Management James Ketcham 312 Colfax Ave., Ste. 1 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 798-6468

Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce Destination Nevada County Robin Galvan-Davies 128 East Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4667

Mountain Valley Property Management Curtis Price 404 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1631

Insight Healthy Living Directory Rob Breeze 10556 Combie Road, PMB 6379 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 265-9255

Nevada County Gold Craig Hoddy 14520 Lynshar Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3239 Parents’ Resource Guide Loydyne Lane P. O. Box 1623 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1188

PUBLISHER-NEWSPAPER Gold Country Media/Auburn Journal Beth O’Brien 1030 High St. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 852-0260 The Union Don Rogers 464 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9561

RADIO STATIONS KNCO AM & FM Nevada County Broadcasters Scott Robertson 1255 E. Main St., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3424 KVMR FM Community Radio Julie Chiarelli 401 Spring St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9073

REAL ESTATE-AGENT CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Diane Helms 101 Boulder St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 271-1669 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Susan Walker 901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 913-8387



CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Cheryl Berg 901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 277-7992

HomeSmart ICARE Realty Nate Taylor 10015 Alta Sierra Dr., Ste. 3 Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 263-1100

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

CENTURY 21 Davis Realty Sabrina Robinson 901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-1336

Mason’s Team Groovy Gary Mason P. O. Box 1753 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8087 ?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE

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

CENTURY 21 Davis Realty John & Neva Walasek 901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 277-8763 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Carol Willis 855 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 263-0634 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Gregory Bulanti 104 Walsh Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-8073 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Terry & Dianne Williams 10193 Combie Road, Ste. 110 Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 615-4828 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Zac Mallette 855 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 802-6931 EXP Realty Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2727 EXP Realty Leslie O’Neil 101 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-0635 EXP Realty Virginia Lee 101 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1570 Gold Country Realty Group Patricia Ulhmann Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 351-1706



Network Real Estate Greg Ward 167 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-3850 Network Real Estate Pam Auld 167 S. Auburn St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1995 Nevada County Realty Teresa Dietrich P. O. Box 2684 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-6806 RE/Max Performance Mary Margaretich 776-B Freeman Lane Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 798-4466 Team Simmons Mimi Simmons 101 Boulder Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-7940

REAL ESTATE-BROKER & SALES CENTURY 21 Cornerstone Realty Eric Hatch 10063 Combie Rd. Auburn, CA 95602 (866) 977-3627 CENTURY 21 Davis Realty James Myers 901 La Barr Meadows Rd., Ste. A Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 273-1336 Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty Chad Lyon 855 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7293 EXP Realty Cheryl Rellstab 101 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2727

Nevada County Realty Dave & Debra Schafer 944 McCourtney Rd., Ste. D Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 274-8888 RE/Max Performance Teresia & John Renwick 776 Freeman Ln. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 682-2000

REAL ESTATE-COMMERCIAL SALES & LEASING Sperry Van Ness-Highland Commercial Lock Richards 11300 Willow Valley Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-1740 M. K. Blake Estate Co. Jeff & Robin Leiter 944 McCourtney Rd., Ste. F Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 274-2900

REORGANIZATION SERVICES Neat Habit Megan Graham P. O. Box 6 Chicago Park, CA 95712 (530) 205-5630

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

RESTAURANTS 151 Union Square Dana & Michele Milner 151 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-9513 Cirino’s at Main Street Jerry & Tucker Cirino 215 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6000 Culture Shock Yogurt Bobbi Giudicelli 851 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3444


Diegos Restaurant June Atkinson 217 Colfax Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1460

Advanced Towing and Recycling Ryan Condon 319 Railroad Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5400

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

Waste Management of Nevada County David Adler 13083 Grass Valley Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090

Maria’s Mexican Restaurant Maria Ramos 226 E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-2040


HBE Rentals Craig Arthur 11727 LaBarr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 273-3100

Carolyn Locks 203 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2844

Rental Guys Michelle Rider 302 Railroad Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0064

Port of Subs Mike Argento 873 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2660

Round Table Pizza 1559 Steve & Jan Brown 686 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6155

Yuba Blue, Inc Sarah Miller-Lazard 116 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 530) 273-9620

The Stone House Sunya Sather 107 Sacramento St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5050


Tofanelli’s Gold Country Bistro Susan Purdy 302 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1468 Twelve 28 Kitchen Zach Sterner 10118 Commercial Ave. Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 446-6534 Wild Eye Pub David Kuczora Beth Moore 535 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6668

RETAIL Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames Craig McGovern 598 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1348 www.benfranklin-crafts.comRetail Grande Wood Designs Joe & Edwina Grande 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3301 Grass Valley Gifts Shantell Ehrlick 129 Neal Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 446-6951 Mill Street Clothing Co. Lisa Swarthout 117 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-6404 Sears Grass Valley Allen & Debbie Kratz 129 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-9511 The Olive Groove Christina West 126 Mill Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8336

Atria Senior Living Alicia Rist 150 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1055

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


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

SCHOOLS Bear River High School Amy Bresler 11130 Magnolia Rd. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 268-3700 Yuba River Charter School Jessica Covert 505 Main Street Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-6060

Nevada County Branch AAUW Shirely Zeff P. O. Box 326 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 470-9395 Newcomers of Nevada County Barbara Quinn 10716 Arianna Court Grass Valley, CA 94949 No phone listed Rotary Club of Grass Valley 1558 Steve Spiller P. O. Box 1213 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 362-6909

Soroptimist International of Grass Valley Joan Beard P. O. Box 663 SENIOR SERVICES Grass Valley, CA 95945 Gold Country Community Services, Inc. (530) 272-3895 Janeth Marroletti P. O. Box 968 SIGN MANUFACTURING Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4541 Crystal Ridge Care Center Grass Valley Sign Eric VanWellington Ed Townsend 396 Dorsey Dr. 13321 Grass Valley Ave. SENIOR SERVICES-HOME CARE Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-2273 (530) 477-7446 Eskaton Village Paige Ryan 625 Eskaton Cir. Eskaton Village ZAP Manufacturing, Inc. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Paige Ryan Tim Corkins (530) 273-1778 625 Eskaton Cir. 12086 Charles Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1778 (530) 272-8855 SEPTIC SERVICES Golden Empire Nursing & Rehab Center Merrill & Sons Gary Merrill SOCIAL CLUBS Diana Dallago 12619 Loma Rica Dr. 121 Dorsey Dr. Gold Country German American Club Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Christa Benson (530) 273-4605 (530) 273-1316 P. O. Box 571 california/grass-valley/merrill-and-sons Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1622 Hilltop Commons Senior Community SERVICE CLUBS Dave Thomas 131 Eureka St. Gold Country LeTip Kiwanis Club of the Gold Country Grass Valley, CA 95945 Andrew Boland Cal McKitrick (530) 272-5274 P. O. Box 711 P. O. Box 721 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6000 (530) 272-7515 Sierra View Manor-Assisted Living Vanessa Laidley-Tennies 120 Dorsey Dr. Gold Country Welcome Club M3 Mall Grass Valley, CA 95945 Cherie Kraus Melisa Mistler (530) 273-4849 P. O. Box 3057 435 1/2 S. Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 205-8462 Wolf Creek Care Center Kenneth Blankenfeld Nevada County BNI Business Builders 107 Catherine Ln. Machen MacDonald Nevada City 49er Breakfast Rotary Grass Valley, CA 95945 Meeting at Holbrooke Hotel Dr. Susan Rice (530) 273-4447 Grass Valley, CA 95945 101 W. McKnight Way (530) 798-4466 Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 346-9612 RETIREMENT PLANNING New York Life Insurance Company Nevada County Gem & Mineral Society Nevada City Rotary Club Tom & Linda Cox Frank Zanhecke Robin Milam 21837 Junebug Rd. P. O. Box 565 P. O. Box 74 Grass Valley, CA 95945 Nevada City, CA 95959 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 268-3672 (530) 575-4252 (530) 263-1483 Brunswick Village/Pacific Senior Housing Kristie Laine 316 Olympia Park Cir. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-1992





Nevada County Horsemen, Inc. Anita Daniels 2036 Nevada City Hwy, PMB #286 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 887-8870

Sierra Stages Ken Getz P. O. Box 709 Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 346-3210


Roamin’ Angels Car Club Terry Edwards P. O. Box 1616 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 432-8449

Les Schwab Tire Center Bryan Weast 570 Freeman Ln. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 272-2132



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

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

SOLAR ENERGY-DEALER, INSTALLATION, SERVICES California Solar Electric Company Kris Phillips 149 East Main Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3671 DC Solar Electric Travis Marriott 12888 Spenceville Rd. Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 432-8114 Plan It Solar Gil Mathew 563 Idaho Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-0303 Sustainable Energy Group Ray Darby 412 E. Main St., Ste. I Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4422 SunStor Paul R. Hook 18070 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley, CA 95946 (530) 802-1899

STORAGE Alta Sierra Self Storage Mary Jo Nightingale 15918 Little Valley Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-2071



TOURIST ATTRACTION Grass Valley Self Storage John Walker 946 Golden Gate Terr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6464

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

Old Barn Self Storage Lloyd & Maxine Young 175 Springhill Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-4455


Spring Hill Storage Dave Dixon 150 Spring Hill Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-7867

STOVES-WOOD, GAS, COAL AND PELLET Sierra Timberline Emily Potter 324 Idaho-Maryland Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-4822

TELECOMMUNICATIONSSALES & SERVICE Absolute Communication Solutions Eric Sparks & Rich Teehee 175 Joerschke Dr., Ste. S Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 271-0332

Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

TELEVISION STATION NCTV-Nevada Co. Digital Media Center 104 New Mohawk Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 470-0794

THEATER-CINEMAS Sierra Theaters Michael & Azriel LaMarca 840-C E. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-1100

THEATER-LIVE Community Asian Theater Lisa Moon P. O. Box 1266 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6362

Alta Sierra Biblical Gardens Paula Heath 16343 Auburn Rd. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 272-1363 Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village Sherri Lester 14618 Tyler Foote Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-7503 Empire Mine State Historic Park Ranger 10787 E. Empire St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-8522 Nevada County Fairgrounds Rea Callendar 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6217

TOWING Advanced Towing and Recycling Ryan Condon 319 Railroad Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-5400 www.advancedtowingand

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

Ramble TRANSPORTATION Gold Crest Limousine Service Patrick Harding 13451 Quaker Hill Cross Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 264-7575

Carpet Cleaning • Upholstery Cleaning Office Cleaning • Tile and Grout Cleaning Air Duct Cleaning • Ozone Cleaning Family owned, local, & all Technicians are all certified by IICRC

(530) 432-5700

Paratransit Services/Gold Country Lift Michelle Johnson 900 Whispering Pines Ln. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-1225


VACUUM CLEANERS-PORTABLE AND WHOLE HOUSE- SERVICE AND SUPPLIES Beam “Easy Living” Center Robert Medlyn 422 Henderson St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-5166

VETERANS ASSOCIATION Welcome Home Vets Tammy Becker 225 South Auburn Street Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-3300

VETERINARY HOSPITAL Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital Tim Van Geem, DVM, PhD 11509 La Barr Meadows Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 272-6651

Northern Queen Inn Hamid Kazemi 400 Railroad Ave. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-5824



Pacific Gas & Electric April Torino 3301 Industrial Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (916) 408-3311

North Star Historic Conservancy Cheryl L. Belcher 12075 Auburn Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 205-8793

Schrammsberg Estate Pete Schramm 242 Gold Flat Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 913-5569

North Star Trucking, Inc. Linda Johnson 124 Sutton Way Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-1182 Nevada Irrigation District Remleh Scherzinger 1036 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 273-6185


VIDEO PRODUCTION SERVICES Silk Shorts Sierra Gold Productions/Gold Country TV Heather MacDonald 27689 Table Meadow Rd. Auburn, CA 95602 (530) 269-0966

VISION SPECIALISTS Eyeglass World Anthony Martinez 2803 Grass Valley Hwy. Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 401-9024

WASTE MANAGEMENT Waste Management of Nevada County David Adler 13083 Grass Valley Ave. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-3090

WEB DESIGN-MARKETING & CONSULTING Green Girl Studio Valentina Vanja Peric Grass Valley, CA 95945 (510) 292-7215 Jennco Web Works Doug Faraco 10290 Gold Dr. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 852-7863

Jana Leonard 14855 Hidden Rock Dr. Grass Valley, CA 94949 (530) 305-5073

WEDDING & EVENT COORDINATOR ROSI Events Rosanne & Sierra Palmer 126 W. Berryhill Dr., Ste. 224 Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 334-3483

WEDDING- BRIDAL ATTIRE The Collective Bride & Tuxedo June Castner 960 Tharp Road, Ste. A Yuba City, CA 95993 (530) 671-5033

Avanguardia Wines Rob & Marilyn Chrisman 163 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 274-9911 Lucchesi Vineyards Mario & Linda Clough 128 Mill St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 615-4222 Nevada City Winery John Chase 321 Spring St. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 265-9463 Sierra Starr Vineyard & Winery Phil & Anne Starr 124 W. Main St. Grass Valley, CA 95945 (530) 477-8282

WEDDING-VENUES Ananda Church Sabari Lester 14618 Tyler Foote Rd. Nevada City, CA 95959 (530) 478-7503 Nevada County Fairgrounds Rea Callendar 11228 McCourtney Rd. Grass Valley, CA 95949 (530) 273-6217



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