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Canine Companions for Independence helps enhance the lives of children, adults, and veterans with disabilities by providing them with highly trained assistance dogs.

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Poll Shows High Speed Rail Support Despite Rising Costs

Backers of California’s High Speed Rail project haven’t had much to celebrate, given soaring costs and scaled-back service, but a new poll shows a solid majority of voters still want to move forward and finish the job.

(April 14, 2022) → Read the full The Mercury News report
Debris and Drought Set the Stage for Another Shocking Fish Die-Off

After a ride in a jeep on a dirt road, we arrive at a troubling scene: a fish kill involving an estimated 200 endangered spring-run Chinook salmon.

(March 25, 2022) → Read the full Sacramento News & Review report

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The majesty of Sierra Valley’s birds

A few times a year I make my way to Sierra Valley north of Truckee for a road bike ride and am always amazed by the pastoral beauty of ranches, sagebrush and marshes that provides habitat for a range of …

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Bears awakening in Tahoe

As the days become warmer, more bears are awakening from hibernation in Tahoe. Now is the time to secure garbage, install bear-proof garbage cans and become informed about bears. Secure trash | All trash should be stored in bear-resistant garbage …

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A Modern-Day Noah’s Ark

LA Times staff writer Louis Sahagun reports from the front lines of the battle to preserve California’s most endangered species.

Image caption: RCDs look after the land, whether it’s used for grazing, growing, or getting out into nature.
California Dirt

What do resource conservation districts protect? Pretty much everything that’s worth saving.

Image caption: Northern pintails and many other species of waterfowl depend on marshland in the Klamath Basin during migration.
Dying for Fresh Water

This year, an estimated 60,000 birds have been poisoned by botulism in one of the oldest waterfowl conservation reserves in the state.

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Coexisting with local wildlife, Dealing with bears, woodpeckers & nests

Story & photos by Denise Upton, Lake Tahoe Wildlife Care In the Tahoe Sierra, we are surrounded by National Forest and share the space with a myriad of birds and animals. It’s not unusual to see a bear ambling down …

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The scoop on dog poop, Filthy, stinky and as toxic as insecticides

It's a beautiful day in Tahoe as I set out for a late afternoon walk in the woods. Three miles into my walk, I hold four bags of dog poop left sitting along the trail. The following day it's a …

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