May 30th, 2014

NEWS & NOTES
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NIGHTLY CLOSURES OF SOUTHBOUND
STATE ROUTE 20/49
EFFECTIVE DATE(S): May 29 and 30, 2014

Beginning Thursday, May 29 to Friday, May 30, southbound State Route 20/49 (between the Idaho-Maryland and Brunswick Road interchanges) will be closed to through traffic each evening for Stage 2 bridge demolition and falsework construction on the Dorsey Drive Interchange Project. Traffic will be detoured between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. (weather permitting).

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GOLD RUSH IS PLEASED TO PRESENT:
ON SAT MAY 31ST, LOCAL FAVORITE
DAVE RASCON 1-4 pm


PLAYING ROCK & BLUES, FOLLOWED BY AN EVENING W/ CHARLIE THOMPSON FROM 6-9:00PM ON THE PATIO. SINGER/SONGWRITER CHARLIE THOMPSON EARNED NATIONAL RECOGNITION, WITH HIS SMOOOTH VOCAL STYLE. TWICE VOTED FIRST PLACE HONORS IN A WEST COAST VOCALIST COMPETITION, SPONSORED BY THE FORMER "NASHVILLE NETWORK", LED TO MULTIPLE APPEARANCES ON NATIONAL TELEVISION, AND HIS OWN LOCAL TV SHOW IN SAN JOSE. HONORED TO HAVE PERFORMED AS LEAD MALE VOCALIST WITH A TOURING LIVE COUNTRY MUSIC SHOW, RAISING FUNDS FOR THE U.S. OLYMPIC COMMITEE.  CHARLIE WILL BE PERFORMING BOTH CLASSIC COUNTRY AND POP MUSIC, ACCOMPANIED BY LOCAL MUSICIANS CHUCK CALLAHAN ON GUITAR AND GLEN ELLISON ON BASS




Upcoming Events:
 
 
 
 
Friday and Saturday, May 30th & 31st
 
  
 

 

 

Sunday June 1st
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Photography of Ed Hensley
 June 3rd - June 21st
Artist Reception June 10th

 

 


Our famous calamari is back on the menu
Friday and Saturday.
Join us for a light meal before a movie,
concert or Karaoke. 
5pm - 9pm
Reservations always appreciated.

New Sunday Brunch Concept!
10am - 2pm * Order from the kitchen
Select one item from each category and build your brunch for just $12.95

Breakfast Items
Eggs Benedict, Traditional, Spinach
Omelet of the Day (served with hash browns)
Belgium Waffles with Bananas & Pecans (served with bacon)

Lunch Items
Chicken with Tomatoes and Capers, over rice
Gratin of Tomatoes and Squash
Confetti Salad Chop Salad
Rice Salad with Asparagus
Salad of the day, ask your server

Sweets
Tiramisu
NY Style Cheesecake
Chocolate Mousse Ice Box Cake

Reservations always appreciated. 530. 273.3600 $12.95/person
Wine Bloody Marys $6 Mimosas $5 Sangria $4 Wines $6 Beers $4 Sodas $2

Receive a complimentary Mimosa or Wine Blood Mary with your reservation.
141 E. Main Street, Grass Valley






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4th Annual Wild for the Yuba Beer and Wine Tasting
Event to Benefit SYRCL
 
 

Are you ready to get Wild for the Yuba?  The South Yuba River Citizens League, local nonprofit dedicated to uniting the community to protect and restore the Yuba River,
invites you to the: 
 

Wild for the Yuba

Annual Wine and
Beer Tasting Experience
and Auction

Saturday June 7, 2014
5:00-9:00pm
Historic North Star House
12075 Auburn Rd. Grass Valley
    

  

  

  

SYRCL's Beer & Wine Tasting event has merged with our auction to create one giant party for the river. The evening will feature live music with The Earles of Newtown, great food and hundreds of fabulous auction items donated by local businesses, artists, and others in support of the Yuba. Attendees will enjoy a lively evening featuring 5 free tastings per person from 9 wineries and 12 breweries showcasing of their finest libations, coupled with great food available from participating vendors, and complimentary desserts from De Groot's Desserts, Emily's Catering & Cakes, Flour Garden Bakery, Rainbow's End, Summer Thyme's Bakery & Deli, and Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Company. 

 

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Historical walking tours of Alleghany will be offered Saturday and underground tours of the 16 to 1 mine will be offered Sunday ONLY.
Space is limited and reservations are required for the Underground Tour.
There will be carbide lamp demonstrations and a gold/quartz specimen from the 16 to 1 mine will be raffled off on Sunday (need not be present to win).
There will be Cornish Pasties for sale.



More details at their website here or phone 530-287-3330 

NCTV is putting together 10 production teams to create 10-minute films based on screenplays by local writers. The Cast & Crew Call is Wednesday, May 14, 6-8 pm at Gold Rush Burgers, 106 E. Main Street, GV.

We need directors, camera operators, props engineer, editors, and actors of all ages (several kids roles are open). Come meet the screenwriters, learn about their screenplays and sign up to be a part of a film. The ten films will be shown on a local big screen in early October.

Bring your family and friends too. Come to the Cast & Crew Call or sign up by calling 272-8862. View the promo video here.


Download the PDF flyer here.



For Immediate Release
May 22, 2014            
CONTACT: Kevin Eastman
Phone: (202) 308-8529
 
 LaMalfa Demands Accountability at Veterans Affairs,  Passes Measures on House Floor

Washington, DC - Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA) today spoke on the floor of the House to demand accountability at the Department of Veterans Affairs and read whistleblower statements detailing waste, fraud and abuse at the Oakland VA office. Yesterday the House passed a bill LaMalfa cosponsored authorizing the termination of Veterans Affairs officials who were complicit in abuses at the agency. The House also passed an amendment LaMalfa authored requiring Veterans Affairs offices to provide  updates on veterans' claims, regardless of whether claims had been reassigned from different VA offices.

 "Thanks to whistleblowers, we now know the extent of mismanagement and unethical conduct by the management of the Oakland VA office. How many veterans are homeless or without medical care because their claims have sat in a basement? How many veterans have died because they've been unable to receive the care they need, while their claims sat untouched in a closet?" said LaMalfa. "Some this behavior is very deliberate worthy of criminal prosecution. I thank those VA employees who want to do what is right for our veterans, who have been bold enough to step forward and let us know what is going behind the scenes. The system is broken, but it doesn't have to be."
 
Video of LaMalfa's comments detailing problems at the Oakland Regional VA Office may be found here.
 
The bill LaMalfa's cosponsored, H.R. 4031, passed on a 390-33 vote and will now be considered in the Senate.
 
"The President said yesterday that those responsible for the misdeeds at Veterans Affairs will be held responsible, but we heard the same tune from him when he ran for office back in 2008," said LaMalfa. "Much like other members of his administration who have failed in their duties, the VA officials responsible for the wrongdoing in Arizona are simply on paid administrative leave. This measure will ensure that when abuses occur at the VA, those responsible are fired - not on a paid vacation."  
 
Video of LaMalfa's comments on H.R.4031 may be found here.
 
LaMalfa's amendment, which he cosponsored with Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), passed unanimously and was added to the National Defense Authorization Act, H.R. 4435.
 
"After waiting months for their claims to be processed, the absolute last thing veterans should hear is that red tape doesn't allow VA offices to communicate their claim's status.  Bureaucratic confusion over jurisdiction should never prevent a VA office from providing veterans with information that veterans need to ensure that they receive the benefits they have earned," added LaMalfa.  
 
"I'm grateful to have successfully collaborated with Rep. LaMalfa on this important reform to help veterans. Simply put, the size of the VA backlog is unacceptable. Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect the United States, but they're kept waiting for months and months to receive the benefits they have earned and deserve," said Congressman Huffman.
 
Doug LaMalfa is a lifelong farmer representing California's First Congressional District including Butte, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou and Tehama Counties. 
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NOTE: The Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce is a nongovernmental organization with no political affiliation; it is a Business Association with one central purpose - to support, in every manner both legal and practicable, the development of the local economy. 

New TV Promotion for
Greater Grass Valley Chamber Members


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Contact: Jackie Breedlove or call (530) 615-4731 




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Read more on Sciatica Nerve Pain here.



 

 

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - April 22, 2014


Contact: Cathy Whittlesey, Nevada City Chamber of Commerce (530) 265-2692; 

 

Help us Continue the Traditional 4th of July Celebration

 


By - Keith Davies & Robin Galvan-Davies - Cathy Whittlesey - Julia Jordan
 
In Nevada County, we are proud to host one of Northern California's finest Fourth of July celebrations. Our parades are second to none, our fairgrounds event provides great family fun and our aerial fireworks are the best in the Sierra foothills.
 
The Greater Grass Valley and Nevada City Chambers of Commerce along with the Grass Valley Downtown Association sponsor this community tradition. We spend many months each year planning the event.
 
Our combined annual budget for the Fourth of July increases every year and this year is no exception. Most of the obligated costs and charges we are looking at are associated with the daylong Fourth of July celebration at the Nevada County Fairgrounds.
 
Cost for the July 4th fairgrounds celebration include fairgrounds rental that is $6,500 and an additional $9,300 for fireworks. We also face higher costs for police and security patrols, entertainment, insurance, trash removal, janitorial services and other necessities. This year the budget adds up to approximately $45,000.
 
Admission prices barely cover our costs for the celebration and we cannot take on a deficit for the event. This year we are forced to increase ticket prices. Admission will be at $10 in advance for adults and $15 if you wait to purchase your ticket at the gate. It is FREE for children 12 and under. (The fairgrounds charges $5 per car for Parking.)

As has been the case through the years, many of the costs of the Fourth of July celebration are underwritten through the generous donations of local businesses and individual contributors. We are asking that you consider becoming a sponsor and sending a contribution for the 4th of July. You can send it to Nevada City Chamber of Commerce - 132 Main Street - Nevada City, CA 95959. We need your financial contribution to allow us to continue this traditional community celebration.
 
There are no changes planned for the Fourth of July parades, which rotate annually between Grass Valley and Nevada City and have done so for more than 100 years. This year's parade will be held at 11 a.m. on July 4th in historic downtown Nevada City.
 
We invite the entire community to come out on the Fourth of July, take in the parade, fairgrounds festivities and fireworks and enjoy a good, old-fashioned, patriotic celebration here in our hometowns of Grass Valley and Nevada City.
 
Keith Davies & Robin Galvan-Davies are CO-CEO's of the

Greater Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce,
Cathy Whittlesey is Executive Director of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and
Julia Jordon is Executive Director of the Grass Valley Downtown Association.
  

 



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Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN Rediscover the legendary adventure of pirates, fairies and fantasy this summer July 10-August 2 at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City

 What: Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN
When: July 10 - August 2 Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2 PM Where: Nevada Theatre, 401 Broad Street, Nevada City 
Information: www.SierraStages.org 530-346-3210

Ignite your imagination and rediscover one of the great adventures of all time, a spectacular journey into the world of childhood that will capture the hearts and imaginations of all ages, as Sierra Stages presents J.M. Barrie's PETER PAN from July 10 through August 2 at the historic Nevada Theatre in Nevada City.
 
 
PETER PAN was first introduced by J.M. Barrie in 1901 in the short story, "Peter Pan, or the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up." The stage version was introduced in 1904 and has since been flying in theaters, capturing the imaginations and hearts of audiences worldwide. The Sierra Stages production of PETER PAN is directed by Jac Royce, with fight choreography by Joey Fechtel, set design by Mike Edwards, lighting design by Erin Beatie, and costume design by Jill Kelly.
Performances of PETER PAN are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM. General Admission for the preview performances on July 10 and July 11 is only $15. General Admission for all other performances is $25 ($18 for Youth age 17 and under). For those audience members who prefer a specific seat location and wish to provide additional financial support for Sierra Stages, Reserved Seating for all performances is available for $35.
 
General Admission and Reserved Seating tickets are available online at www.SierraStages.org or by calling Sierra Stages at 530.346.3210.
Tickets are also on sale at BriarPatch Co-op on Sierra College Boulevard in Grass Valley.
 
Chamber News in the State

 

 

  

Public Affairs / Politics 
California lawmakers on Wednesday rejected a bill that would require labels on foods made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs), the second time in two years such legislation has failed to take hold in the state. Reuters
 
 

 
Economy
The number of people making new jobless claims across the country dropped by 27,000 to 300,000, according to a weekly report from the U.S. Department of Labor. California reported an increase in new claims. Sacramento Business Journal
 

 

    

Environmental / Agriculture

Army Corps to recommend $1-billion L.A. River project

Federal officials gave a major boost Wednesday to the city's plans to turn the Los Angeles River into an urban oasis for recreation and an inviting locale for new commercial and residential development. Los Angeles Times



 

 

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