Review of Bear River Pasta Company

Bear River Pasta Company Entrance ◄ Back Next ► Picture 1 of 4 By Judy J. Pinegar, Writer Recently, a friend recommended I try the Bear River Pasta Company, it was a little hard to find, at 109 Bank Street. Inside it is compact and very clean. There is a refrigerator full of pre-made pasta […]

Visit to Olive Vitality, Grass Valley, CA

  Last Sunday Judy, my daughter Teresa and I walked the streets of Grass Valley like tourist coming up from the Bay Area.  Having not walked down Mill Street for a while, I was surprised at the many new stores that have opened and of course the many that have closed. One great new store […]

City of Grass Valley May Impose a No Smoking Zone Downtown

Smoking in the public area of the “Downtown Core of Grass Valley will be prohibited if an ordinance is passed by the City Council on September 25, 2012 The background information and reasoning behind the proposed ordinance is as follows: “According to the 2010 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report, How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease, even occasional […]

Land Of Nod – Chris Crockett (with Connie Crockett)

httpv://youtu.be/-_JTE_u3BSA I’ve always enjoyed listening to Chris wherever and when ever I get a chance to hear him play in Grass Valley  or  Nevada City. He has a great voice and this is one of his latest videos he posted on Facebook. Here’s  what he has to say about himself on his website: Chris Crockett […]

Sergio’s Caffe in Downtown Grass Valley

By Sherri L. Reynolds One of my favorite places to eat is Sergio’s Caffe, a charming and quaint eating establishment located in downtown Grass Valley. (Yes the name Sergio’s Caffe is spelled with two f’s) It is owned and operated by Sergio and his wife Lena , eight years running now and serving up delicious […]

The Ghost at the Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley, CA

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWjQB-6WNHs I’ve moved my office into the Holbrook Hotel and I keep hearing about the ghost that resides in the hotel. Here is a video I found on Youtube describing the ghost. For all your real estate needs, write or call John J. O’Dell Real Estate Broker O’Dell Realty (530( 263-1091 Email John at jodell@nevadacounty.com

Snow in Nevada County February 25, 2011

  By John J. O’Dell I awoke this morning to having the power go out for the third time this winter. Not only that, but as I looked out my window, there was three feet of snow. Within the next hour, it was about 4 inches over the top of the handrail. Now I don’t […]

The History of the Holbrooke Hotel, Grass Valley – Part 1

Imagine a time when horse draw carriages and covered wagons carried hopeful pioneers to the gold country and dreams of striking gold became a reality for many.  The vision of that Victorian Era was for a life of rustic elegance and ease surrounded by majestic pine trees, raging rivers, wide open spaces and picturesque ponds. […]