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Photo of PARTNERS Family Resource Center
Contact: Laurie DeMartini
Work 10862 Spenceville Rd. Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-1118 Anniversary: June 7, 2012 Website: http://www.partnersfamilyresourcecenters.org/

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Family Resource Centers engage and partner with families, educators, and the community to better support the development of children, creates connections, and increase access to local resources. All PARTNERS Family Resource Centers offer the following core services: Parenting classes and workshops; community resources and referrals; lending library; GED assistance; an on-site behavioral health therapist; family fun nights; child development information; after school enrichment; drop-in play space for all ages; volunteer opportunities; clothes closet; parent/child classes and activities; computer lab and assistance; career development support; and available Spanish speaking staff.

PARTNERS Family Resource Center is a “first stop” location for local community needs. They are open every weekday from 9am to 5pm and provide information about parenting, child development, school success, employment, community resources, and local events. Drop in and browse the resource library, access the internet, or utilize the toddler play area.

Most all of the services are FREE with some small fees associated with various programs.  Recipients must be a resident of Nevada County.

Categories: Family Services, Non Profits, P
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Photo of Penn Valley Auto Service, Inc. & Automotive Repair
Contact: Cheryl
Work 10165 Commercial Ave Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-1198 Website: Penn Valley Auto Website

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Penn Valley Auto Service offers a complete range of auto repair and preventive auto maintenance services to the Penn Valley, CA community!

Penn Valley Auto Service is the premier mechanical and electrical automotive repair facility in Penn Valley, CA. Family owned and operated since 1994, we have put thousands of cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs back on the road quickly and safely.

Let us show you our straight-forward, honest approach to repairing your vehicle. You will be back on the road fast with a smile on your face knowing that your vehicle has been serviced by the best.

No Problem too tough.

Whether your vehicle is not starting or you have a noise coming from somewhere, let us put our 35+ combined years of repair experience to work for you. We can do it all.

Let our ASE certified technicians and our 7 lift facility get you back where you should be … in your car on the road. Call or email one of our service advisors to help you with the service you need, and have you behind the wheel of your vehicle with peace of mind.

Customer Service is our goal.

Auto & Truck Repair & Auto Maintenance Services In Penn Valley, CA
Your Dealership Alternative

We always strive to answer your questions and provide for your automotive needs. We offer shuttle service for all of our customers. Just let us know if you need a ride home.

The latest auto repair service technology now allows us to have all your oil change and mileage service reminders sent straight to you via your email. No more having to remember we will do it for you.

If you would like a friendly reminder when your car is due for service, just call or send us an email and we’ll do the rest. Just another way we continue to make your needs our top priority.

Our Mission

IS TO BE THE VERY BEST auto repair facility in Nevada County. To accomplish this mission, we must continually upgrade our knowledge and skills in all areas of our company. We will do whatever it takes to BE THE BEST, both building our team of personnel and providing the service our customers need. We will go beyond what is expected in order to BE THE BEST.

Categories: Auto,Boat & Motorcycle Service, P
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Photo of Penn Valley Community Foundation
Contact: Louie Ostrude
Work PO Box 186 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 713-2296 Anniversary: January 23, 2001 Website: http://pennvalleycf.org/
Categories: Non Profits, P, Service Clubs & Community Non-Profit Organizations
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Photo of Penn Valley Community Rodeo Association
Contact: John Favetti – President
Work P.O. Box 1103 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-9876 Anniversary: March 13, 2008 Website: http://www.pvrodeo.com/
Categories: Equestrian Activities, Non Profits, P, Service Clubs & Community Non-Profit Organizations
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Photo of Penn Valley Fire Dept. Auxiliary Thrift Store
Contact: Maureen Wise
Work PO Box 592 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-2195 Anniversary: September 1, 2014 Website: http://pennvalleyfire.com/auxthriftstore.html
Categories: Clothing, Jewelry & Accessories, Non Profits, P, Retail Shops & Gifts
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Photo of Penn Valley Hi-Graders Lion Club
Contact: Bruce Puphal
Work PO Box 634 Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-9828 Anniversary: February 23, 2006
Categories: Non Profits, P, Service Clubs & Community Non-Profit Organizations
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Photo of Penn Valley Mini Storage
Contact: Mike Mastrodonato / Pam Bivens
Work 17714 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 477-6464 Anniversary: March 14, 2001 Website: http://www.ministoragepennvalley.com/ Website: View video of property

Biographical Info

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Hoots and Heart-Warming Stories at Penn Valley Mini Storage
As told to Susan George by Don Young, owner of Penn Valley Mini Storage.

In 1975 Don Young bought 100 acres in Penn Valley, including the Creekside Village Mobile Home Park and moved up to the area from San Fernando Valley.  When Don arrived there were no local water or fire protection services.  With vision and determination, in 1978 Don began construction on the Penn Valley Shopping Center, transforming a cow pasture and old house into the Center that today houses several Penn Valley businesses.

Over the last 30 years a multitude of Don’s contributions and entrepreneurial enterprises have helped develop the Penn Valley we know today.  Some of the hats he has worn include: mobile home broker, postmaster, real estate broker, real estate developer, and in the early 1990’s he helped build the original ball fields at Western Gateway Park.  And, not taking no for an answer, he enticed Placer Sierra Bank to locate in Penn Valley by offering the bank one year free rent!

In 1985 the construction of Penn Valley Mini Storage was completed.  The facility offers 475 spaces + 72 parking spaces for motor homes and other vehicles, ranging from an antique fire engine to a $350,000 motor home.  Don’s customers come from as far away as Australia and Japan.  One customer actually stored an art collection valued at one quarter million dollars.  Along the way Don has experienced challenges, hard work, financial risk and reward and plenty of fun experiences at the Mini Storage.  Don relishes the stories and wants to share the fun times with the community.  So here we go!

One afternoon the facility manager at the time placed a frantic phone call to Don.  He was certain he had found a body in one of the units.  The ominus object was wrapped and bound.  When Don went to inspect the situation he was certain they had discovered a mummy.  With much trepidation, he carefully removed his jack knife from his pocket, opened it, and began to gingerly cut through the shroud binding the “body”.  The weight of fear of what he might find made it difficult to breath.   Carefully his knife penetrated the figure revealing a white powdery substance.  The weight lifted and they all began to laugh.  The “mummified body” was a plaster-of-Paris figure.

A young, rather shady looking man was in the office completing the paperwork required prior to renting a storage unit.  Don told him that his possessions would be well protected, as the Sheriff Department was renting five storage units right there at Penn Valley Storage.  Sheriffs often patrolled the facility to ensure the security of their own possessions.  Without a word the young man picked up his paperwork and walked out the door.

A musician rented one of the larger units.  It seemed he needed a large area in which to store his equipment.  A couple of days later loud rock tunes could be heard in and around Penn Valley Storage.  The musician had brought his band back to his storage unit to rehearse their music.

A local woman couldn’t keep her prized possession at home.  However, she was clever and thought of a great solution.  She came in and rented a 5×5 storage unit, spread some straw on the floor and moved her prized pot belly pig into his new home.

Don has quite a sense of humor and in 1995 on his way to Stanford Hospital for a heart transplant he telephoned his newly hired managers, Doc and Candy Springer.  Disguising his voice he spoke to Candy, explaining that he was looking for a large storage unit, one that would accommodate a number of used coffins, a collection of all sizes.  He then asked Candy how tall she was, saying that he may have a coffin to fit her.  Of course, being new on the job and wanting to make a favorable impression on customers, Candy did not know what to say.  Finally, Don broke the silence with a sly chuckle and told her she was doing a good job.

Auctions are a sad, but necessary course of action at storage facilities.  Due to job loss, death, incarceration, mental instability or any number of reasons, if rental payments are not made over a substantial period of time, it becomes necessary to liquidate the contents of the unit to pay the bill.  One customer was a collector of fine antiques.  His collection was large, varied and well organized from floor to ceiling in a large storage unit.  The customer was overcome by illness and medical bills.  He became a vagabond and lived under a bridge in Reno.  Don had no choice but to hold the auction.  Antique dealers came from all over.  The unit was so full they had to spread the contents out over 4 units to display the antiques to potential buyers.  The proceeds from the sale were about $50,000.  The customer owed $1,800.  Don paid himself the amount due, then drove to Reno and gave his customer the difference!

Another auction turned out to be a wonderful bonus for a woman from Germany who was new to the area.  Many boxes filled with odds and ends and a refrigerator were left behind in a storage unit.  The woman was interested and Don encouraged her to bid on it.  However, she was broke and was unable to bid.  Don gave her $1 and she made the bid, securing the contents of the storage unit.  Not only did she gain a nearly new refrigerator, Don later learned she acquired a box of collectable baseball trading cards valued at nearly $1,200.

On August 1, 2007, Don once again touched the Penn Valley Community.  He donated nearly five acres in “downtown” Penn Valley to the Penn Valley Community Foundation, a very significant step toward building a much needed Community Center for Penn Valley.  Thanks Don!

Categories: Moving Services, Notary Services, P, Packing & Moving Supplies, Storage Space, Truck Rentals
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Photo of Penn Valley Shell/Taco Bell
Contact: Steve Garewal
Work 16978 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-9090 Anniversary: August 13, 1998
Categories: Gas Stations, P, Propane Gas Services, Restaurants & Food Service
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Photo of Penn Valley True Value Hardware
Contact: Scott Gutierrez
Work 17387 Penn Valley Dr. Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-1206 Anniversary: April 20, 2012

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The Penn Valley True Value Hardware store is back in business with strong patronage from a grateful Penn Valley community.  The store has been newly renovated and offers a diverse inventory of tools and expert advice for all your project needs.

Scott and his twin brother Jeff grew up learning the hardware business in Placerville at their father’s True Value store.  Adding more to his experience, Scott spent 12 years working for Meeks Lumber and Hardware, including five years as the merchandising manager.  Today he enthusiastically oversees operations at the Penn Valley Store.

Scott and his wife Rory knew within minutes of seeing the town and the store that they wanted to move to Penn Valley.  Since moving to the area they have immersed themselves into the community as volunteers and sponsors of major events.

Penn Valley True Value carries a full line of tools for home improvement projects and gardening.  Services offered include; computer paint matching, kerosene, lock re-keying, pipe cutting & threading, propane exchange and special order items.  Visit, http://www.ww3.truevalue.com/pennvalley/Home.aspx, to view and print store coupons and explore the “Project Library”, your on-line guide to home improvement projects.

Categories: Contractors, Construction, Farm Supply, Home Improvement, Landscape Services & Materials, P
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Photo of Penn Valley Union ESD
Contact: Holly Hermansen
Work 14806 Pleasant Valley Road Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-7311 x1 Anniversary: October 1, 2001 Website: http://www.pennvalleyschools.k12.ca.us/pages/Penn_Valley_Union_Elem_SD
Categories: P, Schools & Education
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Photo of Plaza Tire And Auto Service
Contact: Cecilia Hill
Work 17317 Penn Valley Drive Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-9144 Anniversary: March 2, 1999 Website: http://www.plazatireandautoservice.com/

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Plaza Tire and Auto Service


Who we are:  Plaza Tire and Auto Service is a FULL SERVICE AUTO REPAIR and TIRE shop.  Plaza, owned and operated by the Heauser family has been providing quality auto repairs and tires to our friends, neighbors and future friends (travelers in need) for over SIXTY YEARS.

Our Goal:  Throughout the years, we remained focused on delivering superior customer service by sticking with our First Priority: CUSTOMER SATISFACTION, and by developing home grown talent from within to master our responsive approach.

What we do:  Our experienced team is committed to service.  We don’t just “sell and run”.  We provide auto maintenance, consulting and we are committed to being your partner on a long-term basis.    Plaza Tire and Auto Service employs A. S. E. certified professionals to repair and maintain you vehicle the right way.  Our repair shop has a longstanding reputation for quality repairs.  Whether you need routine auto maintenance services or necessary vehicle repairs, contact us online or visit us during business hours, M-F, 7:30 A.M. to 5:30 P.M., Sat., 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.  We serve: Colfax, CA, Penn Valley, CA, Nevada City, CA and the surrounding areas.  It is truly OUR PLEASURE to provide ALL YOUR AUTOMOTIVE REPAIRS.

Our Mission:  Plaza Tire and Auto Service is here to provide you with personalized service.  We will deliver Quality work to you, treat you fairly and deliver our services to you as promised.

 Our Community:  Plaza Tire and Auto Service and the Heauser family have a time-honored tradition of generously supporting our local community organizations and events.  We have partnered with and provided support for over-fifty and counting local community organizations.  The practice of giving back has lived in all generation of our family and has been instilled into the working culture of every store we operate.  Plaza has always been excited at the opportunities to be a steward of our community.  We are a part of, and thoroughly enjoy, becoming more immersed with the people we serve.

Plaza Tire and Auto Service

WE ARE HERE FOR YOU.  Perhaps that is why we have been voted the BEST OF by YOU every year for the past 19 years in The Union newspaper  Grass Valley, California.

Categories: Auto Service & Repair, Auto, Truck, Specialty TIRES, P
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Photo of Pleasant Valley Veterinary Center
Contact: Dr. Mimi Vishoot
Work 10171 Commercial Ave. Penn Valley CA 95946 Work Phone: (530) 432-8443 Anniversary: March 10, 2014 Website: http://pleasantvalleypetclinic.com/
Categories: P, Veterinary Care & Pet Supplies
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Photo of PRMI The Verger Group
Contact: Tina Skrukrud
Work 231 E Main St Ste A Grass Valley CA 95945 Work Phone: (530) 274-2801×14 Anniversary: February 15, 2006

Biographical Info

Tina Skrukrud

Nevada County has been my home for 26 years. I am a hard worker and will do my best to provide my clients with the best loan possible. I received my degree in accounting in 1977; with that knowledge and training I am able to work with everyone, from first time buyers to investors.
I always make myself available at night, early in the morning, or on weekends to meet my client’s needs. My goal as a Mortgage Advisor is to work for you with honesty and integrity to create a loan for your specific needs.
Outside of work, I dedicate much of my time to serving our incredible community. I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for the NEO Youth Center and the Penn Valley Union Elementary School District. Additionally, I volunteer for Chairperson of Nevada Union Grad Night, Roots & Wings Educational Foundation Golf Tournament, and I am a member of Soroptimist International of Grass Valley. In 2013, I was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award by the Nevada County Association of Realtors.
My family plays a significant role in my life. My husband, Mark, is a realtor with Foster & Associates. I am the proud mother of two daughters, Sara and Lynn, and I have one grandson, Hunter.
Categories: Banks & Savings Institutions, Financial Planning, Mortgage Services, V
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