Here’s some select stories I’ve written this month, snippets included:
Green ‘party with a purpose’ set for Nov. 5 — For one of the first major events at the APPLE Center for Sustainable Living, See Jane Do will bring together women who are green leaders. See Jane Do is a radio show duo composed of KVMR’s Elisa Parker and freelance writer and The Union contributor Jesse Locks. The show focuses on women’s issues. Their “Soiree into Action,” set for Nov. 5, is expected to be, as Parker described it, “a party with a purpose.” Read the full story.
Nevada City to revisit smoking issue — The Nevada City Council pushed off a discussion aimed at drafting a law banning smoking in the city’s parks. The council will discuss it at its next meeting after health department officials, who were instrumental in a 2007 resolution that called for voluntary compliance against smoking in the city’s parks, were not present because they weren’t notified. Read the full story.
Governor signs bill to keep records on ammo sales — Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed a bill requiring vendors of handgun ammunition to keep more details on their customers. The controversial bill, Assembly Bill 962, was spearheaded by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence and written by Assemblyman Ken De Leon of Los Angeles. It will require sellers of ammunition to keep a log of sales, store ammunition safely and securely, and require face-to-face transfers of ammunition sales. Read the full story.
New Nevada City shop hopes to bank on residents’ dollars for support — Nevada City’s latest store in downtown is all about high-end sweets, adding to the flavor of the tourist-rich town. But while Treats may be seen as another delectable shop in the midst of the Gold Rush town experience, owners Bob and Peggy Wright are banking on the support of locals to keep it viable. Read the full story.
Scott Mills named Nevada County Teacher of the Year — Scott Mills walks with confidence. You can see it in his instant smile that radiates his positive nature. That smile might have gotten a bit wider this week with news that Mills has been named Nevada County’s Teacher of the Year. Read the full story.