Loretta Splitair

Loretta Splitair is the Broad Street Beacon's Media and Cultural Editor. She has written widely including publications such as Rolling Stone, The Atlantic and the Lady's Home Journal where she hosts a regular column on the ravages of Billy Joel's music entitled, Billy Joel is a Piece of Shit. Loretta is married to her second husband after her first died protesting railway expansion in Kansas. Please do not ask her about it.

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Nevada City’s Deep Connection to Russian Oligarchs

For over a century, Russia's grip on Nevada City was relatively unknown, until now.
Artist’s depiction of the BriarPatch Roundabout.

Roundabout Approved For Briar Patch Parking Lot

The Grass Valley BriarPatch COOP leadership announced today that it plans on moving forward with a controversial Roundabout in the parking lot.

Self-driving Google Car Gets Stuck in Grass Valley Roundabout

A Google self-driving car caused a traffic jam in Grass Valley over the weekend. A Google engineer decided to try out the new driver-less car in this area to, as he explains, to put it through the paces of my own hometown, where I learned to drive.

Roseville Launches ‘Don’t Nevada County Roseville’ Campaign

Misty Smith is Chairman for the 380+ member strong "Don't Nevada County Roseville" Citizen's Commission. which is a collection of local, pro-growth developers and property owners

Area Medicare Recipient Tired of Your ‘Socialist Bullshit’

A retired local baby boomer doesn't have any patience for your socialism.

Nevada City Says Potholes Part of ‘Old Time Charm’

In an attempt to restore "the charm of yesteryear," Nevada City is proposing adding more potholes.