Nevada County Local News

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Bill Would Allow Arizona Abortion Providers to Practice in California Temporarily


Newsom-backed bill would allow Arizona abortion providers to practice in California as the Republican-led state restricts access.

California Wants Better Animal Shelter Conditions, Stray Population Curbed


Several bills making their way through the California Legislature seek to address overcrowded animal shelters and streamline how animals receive care.

Free Green Waste Days Added in May


Three additional dates in May have been announced for free residential green waste disposal at the McCourtney Road Transfer Station in Grass Valley.

Photo Contest Launches to Promote Dark Skies


A photo contest promoting dark sky lighting has been launched by the Nevada County Arts Council, Nevada County, the City of Nevada City and the City of Grass Valley.

Newsom Calls Out Republican Abortion Policies in New Ad Running in Alabama


California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new ad blasts GOP efforts to make it harder for people to leave states with abortion bans and seek treatment elsewhere.

As Salmon Are Released Into the Klamath River, Tribal Leaders See a 'Symbol of Hope'


California has released 500,000 salmon into the Klamath River. As dams are removed, the fish will be some of the first to return to a free-flowing river.

Youth Commission Applications Open


Applications are open for Nevada County youth ages 14-19 for seats on the Youth Commission which acts as an advisory body for the Board of Supervisors.

After Previously Being Cleared, Three Alameda Police Officers Now Face Manslaughter Charges


The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged three East Bay police officers with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of 26-year-old Mario Gonzalez.

A Private Calif. Ranch Holds Important State History ‚ÄĒ And It Might Be in Danger


Some residents fear development could destroy parts of the historic land.

Fire Department Proposes Staff Increase


The City of Grass Valley Fire Department proposed use of Measure B funds to add one additional firefighter.

Fire Evacuation Routes to be Presented


A study of possible evacuation routes for several fire-vulnerable areas has been compiled with recommendations for improvement is to be presented to the Board of Supervisors.

A Plan to Change Your Utility Rates Is Dividing California Environmentalists. Here’s Why


The California Public Utilities Commission will consider on May 9 a new proposal that would change how Californians pay for electricity.

Skateboarders Give Input on Skatepark Design


In an April 17 community meeting in Grass Valley, dozens of area skateboarders gathered for a presentation on design options for the Condon Park Skatepark Project.

Interfaith Food Ministry March Matching Campaign Raises $160,000


Interfaith Food Ministry announced it had exceeded its March Matching Campaign goal and raised $160,000 to address food insecurity in Nevada County.

Gold Country Senior Services Soliciting Input


Input is sought from local seniors for what programs and services are desired at the new Senior Service Center located at 231 Colfax Avenue in Grass Valley.

Paris Hilton Speaks Up for California‚Äôs ‚ÄėTroubled‚Äô Teens


Heiress Paris Hilton is on a mission to shine a light on the "troubled teen industry," a largely unregulated multibillion-dollar industry that is gaining public scrutiny for alleged abuse of vulnerable youths.

Senate Impeachment Trial Begins for Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas


Alejandro N. Mayorkas, a Cuban immigrant who grew up in California, is the first U.S. Cabinet official impeached in nearly 150 years.

California Sets Nation’s First Water Standard for Cancer-Causing Contaminant


Water suppliers say the costs will be massive, with rates increasing for many consumers. Known as the ‚ÄúErin Brockovich‚ÄĚ chemical, hexavalent chromium is found statewide.

In San Francisco’s Chinatown, a CEO Works With the Community to Bolster Hospital


Chinese Hospital, located in the heart of this city's legendary Chinatown, struggles with many of the same financial and demographic challenges that plague small independent hospitals in underserved areas across the country.

Prescribed Burn Courses Offered


The Nevada County Resource Conservation District is offering courses in prescribed burns for county landowners.

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