This looks absolutely wonderful!!! We've been living in Sacramento for the past 2.5 years, and have never made up to Grass Valley...to my chagrin...California is just too big to see it all. I'm hoping we can stop by your city on our way out to move to Salt Lake City.
You must come up here before you leave! Just from reading your blog for a short time it seems like a place you would really love! Especially Nevada City!