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Thursday, January 20, 2011

"Baby" needs a home

There is the cutest little Chihuahua at the Nev. County Shelter. Little "baby" weight about 6 lbs, is blond and tiny and sweet. She just wants to hang out with her person and be held and loved as much as possible. She was abandoned, so not much is known, but sweet, sweet, sweet. Do you know someone looking for a little lovebug? She's in the lobby at the shelter. Thanks.
Are we enjoying this balmy 60's weather? So beautiful. Looks like people are getting cleaned up from the aftermath of the Thanksgiving storm. I can hear the chainsaws and chippers and blowers. So nice to walk about in tee shirts again.
Walking around, I see that alot of the "short sells" have been bought up. Still wondering when we will see bottom of this market. Just heard from a couple who tried to buy a house last fall when it was a regular sale, fell out, and now they succeeded purchasing the same house as a short sale. So, I'm guessing they got a much better deal. Kind of ironic. It doesn't make sense, but then, what about the real estate debacle did? I guess the silver lining is that lots of people that had been priced out of the market are in.
So the B&B ordinance allowing reopenings of B&B's in Nevada City failed. Ah well, Nevada City is not known to be business friendly. I would have thought they'd have jumped at the chance to restore a few, since so many have closed. Deer Creek Inn is the latest to close. That only leaves 2 or 3 B&B's and the National Hotel. If you've ever stayed there you know is it sadly outdated and I think the beds are from the 50's. The 1850's.
Just read in Jeff Pelines Sierra Foothill Report of the passing today of Nevada City's own, Charles Woods. Charles and his partner David Osborn were multi- talented, incredibly artistic and visionary men who arrived in Nevada City when it was a rather run down diamond in the rough. Their efforts certainly led the way for what you see today. In addition to saving the Foundry building and leading many a conservation effort, Charles created the Teddy Bear Museum that was housed on the corner of Pine and Spring (the large building currently being renovated). His accomplishments are to long to be listed here, but check out Jeff Peline's article on him. I met Charles many times, and found him sweet, shy, charming and mostly an immensely generous man. A celebration of his life will be observed in the spring. I would not want to miss that. They don't make them like Charles anymore.