July 3rd marks the tenth birthday of the Nevada City Advocate, a monthly publication purposely devoid of any political agenda and “if it bleeds it leads” philosophy. Our mission is to promote the people and events of Nevada County that make our communities the special places they are.
We want to thank you for your continued support of the Nevada City Advocate and clear up the misconception that we are Nevada City centric. We want to promote all of our local communities and chose the name Nevada City Advocate simply because Nevada City is the county seat of Nevada County.
Everyone on the Nevada City Advocate team is dedicated to bringing you a professional, quality product.
Our team is comprised of three career journalists. Pat Butler was the editor of the The Union newspaper until 2006. Michael Young is retired from the LA Times as the Los Angeles Times assistant foreign editor. Karen Young retired as Communications Director for USC. She was also a freelance food critic for the LA Times. Andrew Wedgbury tells stories of our music and arts community that he is so involved in. Mike Anderson is our layout and graphic design artist who is responsible for hundreds of beautiful ads and the clean look of the paper over the years. Debbie Lange is our advertising consultant extraordinaire who loves people and knows how to advise in promoting your business or event. And a special thanks to Steve Cottrell for keeping the history of our towns alive and sharing his columns in the Nevada City Advocate. In memoriam, we would like to acknowledge Bob Lickter who gave us many beautiful photos.
The Nevada City Advocate is fully funded by advertising dollars and remains a free paper thanks to the advertisers who have come and gone over the years and to those who continue their long-standing support.
Thank you for allowing us to bring your stories to the communities we serve and to the folks down the hill as we distribute in Sacramento, Marysville, Yuba City and many points in-between.
Here’s to another 10 yeas of spreading your good news!
About the Photo: Stacy Drake-Robinson is the publisher and owner of the Nevada City Advocate.