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At Black Oak Mine Unified School District Board of Trustees’ meeting on March 9, Director of Facilities, Maintenance, Operations and Transportation Mark Koontz presented an award to the team that has worked tirelessly to address the challenges presented by recent storms.
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From Tahoe Daily Tribune...
How to Keep Your Cool While Sledding
Winter is in full force in Tahoe, and with it comes an influx of eager snowplayers. Dr. Targhee Oeveraas offers tips safety tips.
From Santa Cruz Sentinel...
California Closes a Loophole
As of Jan. 1, California joined 45 other states with next-of-kin laws that designate a surrogate to make decisions on a patient’s behalf—even if that person wasn’t specifically authorized by the patient before the medical situation arose.
A friend called me the other day to ask if it was OK to eat the eggs in her fridge that were past their sell-by date. I asked her what the date was. It was only a few days past …
2022 was a year that needed a lot of explaining. And California Local was there. Here are our 10 most important explanatory journalism stories from the year gone by, from immigration to cryptocurrency to wealth inequality and more.
The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.
Amoxicillin, the most widely prescribed antibiotic, is suddenly in short supply just as a wave of respiratory illnesses is sweeping California. What is causing the sudden shortage?
California’s goal of zero traffic fatalities remains distant. Here are some common causes of deaths on the road that can be fixed, but haven’t been.
If you or a loved one is struggling with mental health during these uncertain times, help is available.
Homicide rates remain high in some of California's most Republican, Trump-voting counties. Are law-and-order policies against crime a bust? Here’s why political voting patterns are a strong indicator of violent crime in states and counties.
For years, consumer advocates and some legislators have been battling to rein in escalating health care costs. Now the state has created a new agency to limit future growth in health care costs — and it will have the power …
California is headed for a new COVID surge as BA.5, the most contagious variant of the virus yet discovered, arrives in the state, apparently causing an uptick in hospitalizations and deaths.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.