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Newsom Hopes to Delay Minimum Wage Boost for Health Care Workers

A higher minimum wage for health care workers that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law is set to take effect in two weeks, but he is racing to delay it because of its potential impact on the state budget deficit.

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Homewood Mountain Resort Submits Revised Master Plan to Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

HOMEWOOD, Calif. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency received a revised Master Plan from Homewood Mountain Resort, marking a significant step forward in the resort's redevelopment plans. The revised plan, submitted by Homewood Village Resorts, LLC, includes changes to enhance …

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Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation to Accept Workforce Scholarship Applications

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation will accept applications for Workforce Scholarships. Applications are open to young adults pursuing in-demand careers that benefit our region. Scholarships support advanced education or certification in fields such as education, vocational career paths, …

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City Council to Send Vail a Message

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif – A City Council agenda item originally providing an update on Heavenly parking arrangements and amending the parking agreement quickly turned to discussions of terminating the agreement altogether.

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Tears Shed When Businesses Asked City Council Not to Raise Local Minimum Wage

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Over 40 community members expressed comments regarding a potential minimum wage increase at City Council Tuesday night, April 23. The majority were business owners opposed, some in tears as they shared concerns regarding an increased …

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For May Day: A Temp Worker’s Oddest Jobs

They were odd jobs, but somebody had to do them. On International Workers’ Day, one peripatetic laborer shares his career lowlights.

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Heated Discussion on Minimum Wage Ends With ‘Let’s Vote’

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – City Council halted an item establishing a local minimum wage ordinance and potentially increasing the minimum wage in the City of South Lake Tahoe. Councilmember Tamara Wallace made a motion directing the city manager to …

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William Brooks Students Ready for Hands on Experience With Own Business Fair

A group of fourth and fifth grade students at William Brooks Elementary School in El Dorado Hills are about to step into the business world for hands-on experience and experiential learning. They are part of the William Brooks PTA's inaugural …

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Tahoe Chamber Launches CEO Search

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe Chamber, a bi-state membership organization has announced the launch of recruitment efforts for a new President and CEO.

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SOS Outreach; Heavenly Mountain Teach Local Youth About Career Paths

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – Heavenly Mountain is partnering with local youth development nonprofit, SOS Outreach, to connect teens and young adults to jobs in the ski industry.

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Forest Service Seeks Tahoe Volunteers for Desolation Wilderness

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Do you love Desolation Wilderness? Can you help preserve this special place of breathtaking beauty and keep it wild? Would you enjoy doing something meaningful by joining volunteers who spend time "giving back" to ensure this …

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Elements Eatery Opens

Elements Eatery & Bar
Elements Eatery and Bar has opened on the South Shore featuring Mexican-American fusion cuisine featuring a full bar and views of Lake Tahoe at 3310 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The menu features homemade horchata and tortillas, cold-pressed …

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Gumba’s Opens in Blairsden

Gumba’s II
The popular Gumba’s pizza has reopened as Gumba’s II next to Grizzly Grill Restaurant in Blairsden featuring pizza, wings, salads and desserts for takeout only. The location is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday …

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Destination Stewardship Plan Increases Pace

LAKE TAHOE, Nev. – The push to improve how people, communities, and the environment benefit from Lake Tahoe's booming tourism and outdoor recreation economy is kicking into high gear.

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Tahoe Tested Walkie Talkie Company Seeks to Make Adventures Safer

Two rock climbing buddies witnessed a near accident on a multi-pitch climb that could have easily been avoided with one thing—communication. 

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Alpenglow Sports 18th Annual Winter Speaker Series Concludes; Raises Over $430k for Local Nonprofits

TAHOE CITY, Calif. — On Thursday, March 7, the Alpenglow Sports 18th annual Winter Speaker Series, hosted by Tahoe Mountain Realty, concluded with series cofounder and one of the best storytellers alive, Dave Nettle. Through his presentation of Ski Touring …

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Untethered Acquires Cowork Tahoe as Coworking in Tahoe Hits Tenth Year

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Cowork Tahoe, the very first coworking space in the Tahoe Basin, has been acquired by the team at Untethered, just as Cowork Tahoe celebrates its 10th anniversary.

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SAFE Credit Union to Award $16,000 in Local Scholarships

Locally based SAFE Credit Union has launched its announce 2024 Scholarship Program will grant four (4) $4,000 scholarships to graduating high school seniors and community college students who meet the eligibility requirements this year for a total of $16,000. 

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Six New Retailers Set to Open at Folsom Premium Outlets

Shoppers in Folsom are about to gain several new options as the Folsom Premium Outlets have announced six new unique retailers expected to open their doors at the Folsom Boulevard shopping mall in the coming weeks.

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Californians Face Higher Costs for Goods and Services Than Before the Pandemic Despite Inflation Slowing

The consumer price index shows services are mostly responsible for persistent inflation, but prices for food and other goods in California remain high.


Water is a human right under California law, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
Agriculture and Water Shortages in the State’s Breadbasket, Explained
There are many causes contributing to this crisis. And as you may already know, this situation really is nuts.
The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think
What causes the cycle of homelessness and crime, and how to stop it.
Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners
The state tries persuading insurance companies to cover homes in fire zones.
Moss Landing in Monterey Bay is the world’s largest battery storage facility for solar and other renewable energy.
Solar Power and California’s Clean Energy Goals
How the sun is helping push the state toward 100 percent renewable energy.
Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?
California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California
Californians live longer than people in all but three states, but not all counties are equal.
They help feed the whole country, but life for California’s farm workers remains a struggle.
How California Feeds the Country
California, a state known for high-tech and show business glitz, is also America’s farming powerhouse.
Zoning laws tell you what you can and can't build on the property you own. How does government get away with that?
How Zoning Laws Shape California and Society
Zoning is everywhere, but is it a way to regulate development or a tool for social engineering?
How California reclamation districts turned millions of acres of wetlands into fertile agricultural land, starting in the earliest days of the Gold Rush.
Reclamation Districts: Turning ‘Swamps’ Into Farmland
From its earliest days as a state, California has been trying to turn marshes into productive land.
Long-duration energy storage, such as this thermal energy storage facility, allows renewable energy sources to operate at full capacity without overloading the power grid.
How California Leads the Race For Long Duration Energy Storage
For renewable energy sources such as solar and wind to be viable, ways to store the power they create are essential.
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