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03/27/2024
The Grass Valley City Council approved increasing a temporary moratorium on taxes for certain cannabis products from two to five years following a request from the new Grass Valley Provisions dispensary.

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03/22/2024
The City of Grass Valley is in discussion to lower the cannabis tax as its first dispensary prepares to open in the coming weeks.

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02/06/2024
Grass Valley Mayor Jan Arbuckle has been appointed as 2024 chair of the National League of Cities’ Small Cities Council. She was elected to a one-year term to develop and guide programs among local elected officials.

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01/22/2024
The shelter, which could be built in the next four to five years, is needed because existing facilities are crowded, noisy, and reaching the end of their useful lifespans.

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12/16/2023
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The Nevada County Arts Council, Grass Valley–Nevada City Cultural District and Truckee Cultural District invite locals and visitors to Show Up for the Arts! this holiday season.

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12/11/2023
Nevada County Clerk-Recorder Natalie Adona has assigned letters to three measures in the primary election: Measure A, a Twin Ridges Elementary School District school bond measure; Measure B, a Grass Valley tax measure; and Measure C, a special tax in Nevada City.

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10/26/2023
The Grass Valley City Council and staff discussed efforts to procure electric vehicle charging stations. According to Tim Kiser, Grass Valley city manager, EV chargers would bring business to shopping districts of Grass Valley.

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10/16/2023
By a unanimous vote, the Grass Valley City Council declared a fiscal emergency “due to the lack of necessary funding for fire personnel and land management required to combat wildfires and extreme weather conditions.” This was a necessary step to place a general sales tax measure on the March 5, 2024 ballot.

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09/26/2023
Improvements to the McKnight Crossing shopping center in Grass Valley were approved by the Planning Commission. “We’re trying to make it elegant, trying to make it safe,” said Jim Fitzpatrick, special projects for Mesa Management. “We’ve taken inspiration from the community.”

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09/16/2023
Property owners in the neighborhoods around the Mill Street Plaza in Grass Valley have inquired about converting upper-level offices into residential space. City staff was directed to prepare a proposal as a first step to drafting an ordinance to incentivize the conversion of under-utilized space for housing.

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08/25/2023
The Grass Valley City Council decided that more information was needed before approving $400,000 from the city’s reserves to hire seven firefighters for six months.

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06/24/2023
Grass Valley Mayor Jan Arbuckle is being advised by city staff to sign a letter opposing Senate Bill 584, which would raise the tax on short-term rentals across the state. The letter of opposition comes at a time where Airbnb rentals are making it harder for workers in tourist areas to find affordable housing.

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01/11/2023
The Jan. 10 Grass Valley City Council meeting started off on a difficult note for Vice Mayor Hilary Hodge, who was recently charged with a misdemeanor DUI. Hodge made a heartfelt statement and scolded the social media “skeptics” for their unforgiving comments.

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12/19/2022
Buyers sought, but there’s no timeline set. “We are open and everything is business as usual,” says Sierra Theaters’ Azriel LaMarca.

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11/25/2022
Grass Valley City Manager Tim Kiser proposes using Deckard brand monitoring technology to track short-term rentals. Mayor Benjamin Aguilar says caps on AirBNB style rentals aren’t necessary yet. “STRs are not such a problem here—not like Truckee or Tahoe.”

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10/03/2022
Modifications to the Mill Street transformation project moved through the Grass Valley City Council despite some concerns from merchants. The project is intended to create a pedestrian-friendly atmosphere, with restaurants and retail businesses expanding into the city right of way.

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09/20/2022
A simple majority in favor of Measure V will put a half-cent sales tax on the books in Truckee, Grass Valley, and Nevada City, according to a statement by Auditor-Controller Marcia Salter.

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08/24/2022
The League of Women Voters of Nevada County will hold one forum only for the upcoming November election, as many candidates for several races declined to attend. However, one forum—for Grass Valley City Council—isn’t happening “due to public safety concerns.”

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08/17/2022
Though docile, sweet, and some might say beautiful, pigeons have turned into a problem for Grass Valley business owners. Joy Porter of the Downtown Grass Valley Association said that many merchants and customers alike have are complaining.

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08/16/2022
The race is on for two open Grass Valley City Council seats in the November election. Matthew Coulter is running against Haven Caravelli and incumbent Hilary Hodge. Coulter, a regular commenter at public meetings, has been the subject of a number of restraining orders over the past few years.

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07/23/2022
Nevada County officials have counted all the ballots, and certification of the local vote is expected by June 27. Voters cast 37,985 ballots, a turnout of 50.4%.

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01/25/2022
A new RV park won approval by a narrow margin before the Grass Valley City Council. Mayor Ben Aguilar, Vice Mayor Jan Arbuckle and Councilmember Bob Branstrom supported the RV park. Councilmembers Tom Ivy and Hilary Hodge opposed.

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01/06/2022
Grass Valley city officials have identified and addressed a data security incident. City officials say they took steps to secure the network, contacted law enforcement, and began an investigation with the help of a cybersecurity firm.

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08/18/2021
The State Auditor has provided data for each city and ranked cities by area. YubaNet.com takes a look at the numbers in Nevada City, Grass Valley and Truckee.

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08/12/2021
As COVID cases dramatically rose in Nevada County, the past few weeks saw many dining and drinking establishments voluntarily shut down in Grass Valley and Nevada City, either because of sick employees or out of an abundance of caution.

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06/24/2021
A lawsuit filed last August against the Dorsey Marketplace project has been dismissed by a Nevada County Superior Court judge, but the project itself cannot begin construction because the plaintiffs intend to appeal the ruling.

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04/13/2021
The city first closed part of the street in response to the pandemic—a move, says Mayor Ben Aguilar, that improved the community for the better.

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03/29/2021
Alice Short became became the ninth owner of Tess’ Kitchen & Culinary right as the pandemic hit. Yet she’s managed to keep the Grass Valley landmark afloat, thanks to her 40 years of retail experience.

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03/21/2021
Looking back on two decades of animal rescue, Sammie’s Friends co-founder Cheryl Wicks said, “It’s all been worth it.”

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03/15/2021
After three decades of slinging biscuits, gravy and fried eggs, Paulette’s Country Kitchen shuts its doors.

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Development Review Committee

Mayor's Conference Room, City Hall Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 9am Type of Event: Meeting Other Location: Grass Valley City Hall City/Area: Grass Valley Event Details: Click Here for Agenda and Meeting information  More info: w…
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Historic Commission Meeting

Bodmin Room, City Hall Tuesday, October 8, 2024, 4pm Type of Event: Meeting Other Location: Grass Valley City Hall City/Area: Grass Valley Age Range: All Ages Event Details: Click Here for Agenda and Meeting information  More…
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City Council Meeting

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Grass Valley Brew Fest

Mill Street, Downtown Grass Valley Saturday, September 28, 2024, 1 – 5pm The wildly successful Downtown Grass Valley Brew Fest returns to Mill Street on Saturday, September 28th! The highly anticipated October Brew Fest tasting event takes…
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Karaoke - Grass Valley Brewing Co.

141 E Main St, Grass Valley, CA Thursday, September 26, 2024, 6 – 9pm It’s Karaoke Night at GVBC with DJ Kenn! You know what that means; bring your song choices, your voice and your friends. We’ve got the DJ, the tunes and the …
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April Fools Magic Show

North Star House - 12075 Auburn Road. Grass Valley, CA 95949 Friday, April 5, 2024, 6:30 – 8:30pm Join us for an enchanting evening at the North Star House, where the Nevada County Magicians Guild invites you to embark on a journey of myst…
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April Fools Magic Show

North Star House - 12075 Auburn Road. Grass Valley, CA 95949 Saturday, April 6, 2024, 6:30 – 8:30pm Join us for an enchanting evening at the North Star House, where the Nevada County Magicians Guild invites you to embark on a journey of my…
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Rediscover North Star House: A Spring Festival on the Green

North Star House - 12075 Auburn Road. Grass Valley, CA 95949 Sunday, April 14, 2024, 1 – 4pm North Star House is thrilled to announce a special community event for all ages on Sunday, April 14th from 1pm to 4pm. Attendees will have the opp…
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Development Review Committee

Mayor's Conference Room, City Hall Tuesday, September 24, 2024, 9am Type of Event: Meeting City/Area: Grass Valley Event Details: www.cityofgrassvalley.com…
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City Council Meeting

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