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Today’s Special is COVID

A month ago, Nevada City’s Commercial Street seemed like it was back to its revelrous ways. There were sold out concerts and impatient lines outside.

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Sex in the Sticks

The man often came into the Grass Valley frozen yogurt shop where Cory* worked, and was obviously flirting with her. He’d place his order, smile,

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The Best Bloodys Around

Loved by brunching moms and hungover riff-raff, the Bloody Mary remains a classic and polarizing cocktail. Everyone thinks they have the ultimate recipe. Originally called

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Community Conversations

What Does it Mean to Be a Woman?

Nevada City-based Artist Ruth Chase is part anthropologist, part visual artist. She makes paintings, public art, and films that are inspired by interviews with people.

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Bluegrass Prodigy

15-year old Mei Lin Heirendt is in many ways, a typical teen: She’s a huge Star Wars fan, goes shopping for scrunchies, and Instagrams her

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@SFGate Look at that shadow!

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Can you see the pyrocumulus over South Lake Tahoe? Show us your photos.

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@CalMatters Second in *recorded* history. We think fires may have burned there before, even if non-indigenous people weren't here to

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RT @CalMatters: The Caldor Fire forced South Lake Tahoe’s 22,000 residents to evacuate. The blaze is the second in state

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RT @CalMatters: Researchers have already seen drops in Lake Tahoe’s clarity during the fires, although it may be temporary. The

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Drink When Hot

Milk straight from the cow is both impractical (who has a cow?) and doesn’t travel well. Let’s talk about beer straight from the brewer. It’s

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Joseph Hudson

Disc Golf Tramp

Tyler “Treetop” Turnmeyer steps out of his dusty van and sets up his portable disc golf basket. He stretches his hands to the sky and

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Joseph Hudson

Let the Good Times Roll

On a recent Tuesday evening at a tennis court in Grass Valley, about a dozen women on roller skates were dancing in velvet short-shorts and

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Joseph Hudson

Yuba In Crisis

On a typical warm Saturday at the South Yuba River State Park, treacherously parked cars stick out into Highway 49. The few trash cans at

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Lessley Anderson

The Cult of Dutch Bros

Cult coffeehouse chain, Dutch Bros, roared into Brunswick, AKA Burger Basin, this April, and pretty much any time of day, you can see 20 some-odd

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Luxury Meets Broad Street

The long-awaited renovation of The National Exchange Hotel will be unveiled this Thursday, when its restaurant, bar, and rooms officially open for business. For long-time

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