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YIMBYs Endorse California Forever


On June 19, California YIMBY announced support for the California Forever project going to the Solano County ballot in November.

Environmental Groups Appeal Sites Reservoir Ruling


A new round of litigation began when environmental groups opposed to the Sites reservoir in Colusa County filed an appeal on a ruling which dismissed their suit seeking to halt the project from proceeding.

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City Council Chooses Not to ‘Nitpick’ Report on Vacancy Tax Measure

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Councilmembers made two small changes to an informational report on the citizen-initiated vacancy tax ballot measure before approving the report at their meeting Tuesday night, June 18.

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Beach Managers and Operators Prepare to Keep Tahoe Blue This Summer

LAKE TAHOE, Nev./Calif. – There is no better place than Lake Tahoe during summer. Clear skies, warm sand, and clean, blue water greet hundreds of thousands of fun-seekers. But it doesn't stay that way all by itself. Nonprofits, public agencies, …

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Tahoe Fund Launches Fundraising Campaign to Demolish Former Motel 6

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The Tahoe Fund is launching a fundraising campaign to support one of the most important restoration projects in Lake Tahoe's history. The nonprofit is seeking donations to fill a $200,000 funding gap in the California …

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CAL FIRE Suspends Burn Permits Across Sacramento, El Dorado Counties

Fire officials have announced the suspensions of burn permits across the areas of Sacramento and El Dorado Counties, as well as Amador and San Joaquin Counties.

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New Ordinance Gives Grizzly Flats Residents a Chance to Build Their Own Affordable Housing After Caldor Fire

By Ken Magri In fall 2021, the Caldor Fire scorched 221,800 acres across the Sierra Nevada and incinerated two-thirds of the El Dorado County town...

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City Council Terminates Heavenly Parking Agreement Until Support Is Received for Annexation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The City of South Lake Tahoe has informed Heavenly Mountain Resort it is terminating its parking agreement with the resort. The agreement allowed the resort use of on-street parking during peak days with the resort …

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Folsom Fire Chief Closes Open Spaces for Fire Danger

Designated city-owned open spaces with high fire potential are now off-limits in Folsom, according to an announcement from the Folsom Fire Department Wednesday afternoon.

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Folsom’s “Castle Park” Could Be Saved by $1.1M From City Reserve Funds

For several months now, the community, along with officials from Folsom Parks and Recreation and Folsom City Council have had discussions regarding the condition and the future of one of the city’s longtime favorite parks.

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First of Its Kind Defensible Space Software Brings Significant Improvements to the Entire Tahoe Basin

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – With support from the Tahoe Fund and Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, every local fire agency in the Tahoe Basin now has access to Fire Aside, a software platform that makes defensible space and home hardening evaluations …

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El Dorado County Declares Wildfire Awareness Season as May-October 2024

PLACERVILLE, Calif. — At its regular meeting on May 21, 2024, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors proclaimed the period of May through October 2024 as Wildfire Awareness Season as a call for residents in El Dorado County to …


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.
Since 1972, the California Coastal Commission has ruled over the state’s shoreline.
California Coastal Commission: Where It Comes From, What It Does
How a nuclear plant, a real estate development and an oil spill led to a landmark law.
The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land
Starting in 1976, the legislature began creating agencies to buy up open land, and keep it open.
Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law
54-year-old environmental law is often blamed for causing the state’s housing crisis. Is it getting a bad rap?
The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works
More than half of California farmland is under contracts that prevent its development.
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