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Lake Tahoe Community College Remembers Caldor Fire Anniversary

Lake Tahoe Community College and local artist Shelley Zentner are partnering to host a one-year anniversary recognition of the Caldor Fire in the college’s Haldan Art Gallery. on Aug. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the library building.

(Aug. 1, 2022) → Read the full South Tahoe Now report
Kevin Starr’s Tales Bring the State’s History to Life

In nine books, preeminent California chronicler Kevin Starr ranges from the state’s pre-Columbian setting to the 21st century. His knowledge, scholarship and exquisite writing are as breathtaking as one’s first view of Yosemite Valley.

(July 21, 2022) → Read the full Voices of Monterey Bay report

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Image caption: Basketball legend Bill Russell (l), and iconic baseball broadcaster Vin Scully (r).
Bill Russell and Vin Scully: Two California Sports Icons

Basketball legend Bill Russell and iconic baseball play-by-play broadcaster Vin Scully will be remembered as two of the most monumental figures in California sports history.


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George Whittell and his Castle in the Sky

Summer at Lake Tahoe offers a virtually limitless bounty of activities to enjoy but do yourself a favor and schedule a visit to the quirky Thunderbird Lodge National Historic Site on Lake Tahoe’s East Shore. Eccentric millionaire George Whittell, Jr., …


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Baby Face Nelson’s connection to Tahoe

The catchy nicknames coined by law enforcement and the press ring out like sirens from America’s Great Depression of the 1930s. Gangsters, bank robbers and murderers such as “Pretty Boy” Floyd, Bonnie and Clyde, John Dillinger, Kate “Ma” Barker and …


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Tahoe City Chocolates: 41 years of hand-crafted chocolates

I stand peering into cases filled with chocolate covered s’mores, hard-shelled giant marshmallows and a variety of truffles that include all the classics at Tahoe City Chocolates. A young man behind the counter drops a green sugar-covered gummy into my …


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Pioneer Monument restored

The restoration of the 104-year-old Pioneer Monument at Donner Memorial State Park in Truckee was recently completed, according to the Sierra State Parks Foundation. The Pioneer Monument was dedicated on June 6, 1918, and was erected in honor of all …


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Big Sur’s Esselen Tribe Stands at the Forefront of a Movement

Sara Rubin here, thinking about how thousands of years before Monterey County as a jurisdiction even existed as an idea, it was inhabited by thousands of Indigenous people who called this place home. Numerous villages all over the region were…


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Truckee Pioneer Albert Johnson

The names are common in California and reflect the rich ethnic and cultural diversity of immigrants beginning with the state’s Gold Rush era: China Cove on Donner Lake and Chinese Camp in Tuolumne County, Negro Bar (to be renamed Black …


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Photographic history of Tahoe in new book

Peter Goin presents a photographic history of the Tahoe Basin over a 100-year period in “The Nature of Lake Tahoe: A Photographic History, 1860-1960.” With more than 200 duotone and color photographs, this collection showcases Tahoe’s elemental identity, including photographs …


Image caption: Assault weapons like the AR-15 rifle remain banned in California, but maybe not for long.
California Assault Weapons Ban May End Due To SCOTUS Ruling

California's assault weapons ban, in place since 1989, may not stand up to a new Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder for states to impose gun control. A federal court brief filed June 30 aims to strike down …


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Walking in Twain’s footsteps: Mark Twain Timber Claim Adventure Trail opens

One hundred fifty years ago this year, Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens) published this emotion-filled word-painting of Lake Tahoe in his memoir and travelogue “Roughing It.” While the beauty and serenity of the lake deeply moved Twain, his first visit …


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