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Free bulk item pickup available

Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal is now offering free bulky item curbside pickup for TTSD residential customers in Placer County for items up to 200 pounds.

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Fezz hand-delivers swanky threads straight to Incline Village doorsteps

Fezz is an at-home shopping experience that caters exclusively to women located in Incline Village and neighboring towns.

Image caption: 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 laws determine what can be built and where. These laws have shaped California, but are they really just tools for social engineering? The history of zoning is closely tied to racial segregation, as well as the state's shortage of …

Image caption: In what appears to be a power play that worked, a developer proposed building 14 residential highrises with a combined 4,260 units in Santa Monica.
How California Developers Twist Affordable Housing Laws

A new interpretation of an old law gives homebuilders leverage over California cities and their zoning codes. They’re using it to push through thousands of new apartments around the state.

Image caption: Caltrans has received $680,000 in federal funding to explore alternatives for reconnecting communities along the I-980 in Oakland.
Rerouting Past Wrongs

California lawmakers are exploring ways to reconnect urban neighborhoods torn asunder during the interstate highway construction boom of the 1950s and ’60s.

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Historic Tahoe City’s heritage present throughout town

Tahoe City is a hotbed location for family activities with free beach access and multi-use paved bike paths that run north, south and east. Each direction offers different vibes and views. The northbound route from Tahoe City to Palisades Tahoe …

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Walking Tour of Tahoe City, Part 1

It may not appear obvious to the casual observer, but Tahoe City is chockful of history — more than any other community at Lake Tahoe. And much of it is on display at Lake Tahoe Dam, Gatekeeper’s Museum, Watson Cabin …

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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.

Image caption: Local cities and counties struggle to regulate the exploding short-term rental industry.
Short-Term Losses

The short-term or ‘vacation’ rental industry spawns hundreds of horror stories and damages the housing market, but governments struggle with how to bring it under control.

Image caption: Participants in a recent board meeting of the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee discuss affordable housing in the wake of a pandemic-fueled boom in real estate prices.
Paradise Found

A pandemic-fueled real estate boom has exploded in the Tahoe-Truckee region. Mountain Housing Council is working to ensure that locals can keep their own little slices of heaven.

How to protect your home from wildfires

Send topic ideas to editor@tahoethisweek.com By Amanda Milici, Tahoe Resource Conservation District Living at Lake Tahoe is special. It means living amongst endless recreation opportunities and living with the peace and serenity created by our shared body of pristine water. …