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Sierra Native Alliance Brings Awareness to Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

The Sierra Native Alliance’s Youth Leadership group has created a memorial quilt to honor missing, murdered indigenous women in the Sierra Nevada region, as well as bring more awareness to MMIW Remembrance Day, held in May.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Developer Fees to Get Inflation Adjustment

El Dorado County is making a change to its Traffic Impact Fee program by switching how it adjusts the fees for inflation. The program funds projects such as road improvements to accommodate future growth.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Drought Dramatically Shrinking California Farmland

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Ecosystems and Rural Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Intensifying Drought

Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a “legacy” of environmental issues are permanently altering California’s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drivers Beware—Fall Rut Is Here

It’s that time of year again when bucks begin the chase portion of the annual deer rut. At this time of year, the potential for fatal collisions rises.

(Nov. 24, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
California Appeals Court Axes District COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Just 67 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and and 38 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds have had the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drink Coffee Do Stuff Celebrates New South Lake Tahoe Location

Drink Coffee Do Stuff fully opened its doors to the South Lake Tahoe community on Nov. 23. dishing out free coffee beverages all day for all coffee shop patrons in celebration.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Tahoe Fund Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund announced that five new members—Invited for their leadership in the corporate and nonprofit sectors—have joined its board.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Panel Discusses Supreme Court Case Threatening End of Affirmative Action

A discussion on the possible outcomes of the SCOTUS decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. the online event delved into the impact of banning the consideration of race as a factor during the college admission process.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
10% of California Legislature Now Identifies as LGBTQ

While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
LTCC Students Recognized as for Election Participation

Lake Tahoe Community College joins a group of 394 colleges and universities that are being recognized for participating in the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, which involved sharing campus voting data and carrying out an engagement action plan.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Caldor Fire: Congress Demands Answers

Members of Congress are inquiring about a failed U.S Forest Service plan that could have saved Grizzly Flat from destruction. In a Nov. 18 letter, lawmakers demanded answers on shortcomings of the Forest Service’s Trestle Forest Health Project.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Almighty Food Co. Brings Big Flavors in Small Bites

Open since August, Almighty Food Co. sports a gluten-free menu and offers small plates with a few large entrées for patrons looking for a more traditional meal. Most of the fare is locally sourced.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Village Life report
New Law Will Provide Health Insurance Subsidies for Workers During Labor Disputes

The bill, which takes effect in July, was sponsored by the California Labor Federation, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Report Finds Racial Bias in Hiring Leaders at UC, CSU and Community Colleges

A report from the College Futures Foundation says racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at the UCs, CSUs and community colleges.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
After Election Win, Bonta to Investigate Hospital Algorithms for Racial Bias

California Attorney General Rob Bonta wants to target racial discrimination in health care, including through an investigation of software programs and decision-making tools used by hospitals to treat patients.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Could These Antiviral Pills Treat Long COVID?

Stanford launches the nation’s first study of an antiviral strategy for long COVID.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
American River Conservancy Preserves Greenwood Creek Area

American River Conservancy recently announced the completed purchase of 972 acres protecting 3 miles of creek frontage and important oak woodland and forest habitat near the South Fork American River in El Dorado County. The property, Lewis Ranch, is a working cattle ranch and contains remnants of an historical homestead.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Health Clinics Centralize

El Dorado Community Health Centers’ new 30,600-square-foot facility in Placerville replaces EDCHC’s two locations previously operated in Placerville and Diamond Springs. Health care services include primary care, dental, optical, pharmacy, lab services, behavioral health and addiction treatment.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Folsom Lake College to Begin Work on Science Building

Folsom Lake College invites students, faculty and staff and members of the community to a groundbreaking event for the new science building on Nov. 30.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Retired Teachers Give Back

Each fall the California Retired Teachers Association, Division 73 of El Dorado County, creates baskets for You Are Not Alone—a program providing daily telephone safety check-in calls to residents age 60 and older.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Cross-Country Walker Takes on Mental Heath, Apple Hill

Joe Hall had just journeyed from Pollock Pines to Placerville via Apple Hill in his trip across the United States to raise awareness for the mental health crisis.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Barton Moves Ahead to Build New Hospital

Barton Health is moving forward with its regional expansion, which will broaden medical services.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Nisenan Village Garden Springs to Life

The Wopumnes Tribe breaks ground Nov. 19 on the Nisenan Village Interpretive Garden in partnership with Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The gathering begins at 11 a.m.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
EID Revenue $5M Short

At its Nov. 14 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors engaged in a public workshop on the 2023-24 operating budget and 2023-27 financial plan. Finance director Jamie Bandy outlined an operating budget that showed a nearly $5 million drop in revenue.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Diamond Springs Neighbors Collect Signatures

Members of the Diamond Springs-El Dorado Community Coalition collected signatures in opposition to housing developments proposed for the Diamond Springs-El Dorado area, which they say would add to traffic congestion and fire evacuation concerns.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
STPUD Recognized for Financial, Technology Excellence

The South Tahoe Public Utility District has received two awards for excellence in financial reporting and technology practices.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Celebration Held at Spooner Lake State Park

Nevada State Parks and partners, including local officials and private donors, gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a visitor center and amphitheater.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Local Officials Push Back on Tahoe’s Inclusion on Fodor’s ‘No List’

Locals have pushed back on Lake Tahoe being placed on a tourist/travel company’s list of places not to visit in 2023.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Pelosi to Step Down as House Democratic Leader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not seek to lead House Democrats for another term, but will remain in Congress.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Eureka Ran Its Chinese Residents Out. Now the Story Is Finally Being Told

Beauty drew Brieanne Mirjah D'Souza to Eureka.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Voters Favor Saunders, Seaman and Stovall

It’s looking like Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Directors Michael Saunders and Donna Seaman will continue to serve on the water district’s governing board, with newcomer Robert Stovall likely to join them as ballots are tallied in El Dorado County to fill three seats.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Georgetown Gazette report

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Tuesday November 29 2022   3:00 PM