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A Private Calif. Ranch Holds Important State History — And It Might Be in Danger

04/19/2024

Some residents fear development could destroy parts of the historic land.

Skateboarders Give Input on Skatepark Design

04/18/2024

In an April 17 community meeting in Grass Valley, dozens of area skateboarders gathered for a presentation on design options for the Condon Park Skatepark Project.

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City of South Lake Tahoe Awarded State of California Prohousing Designation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – This City of South Lake Tahoe was awarded the State Prohousing Designation for efforts to encourage development of housing at all income levels. The announcement was made on Friday, April 19 by Governor Newsom that …

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Northstar Wood Energy Facility Receives $250K Boost for Forest Health and Wildfire Mitigation

TRUCKEE, Calif. – In a significant step toward enhancing forest health and addressing wildfire risks, the Northstar Community Services District Wood Energy Facility has received a $250,000 boost from the Tahoe Fund and Vail Resorts EpicPromise program.

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Call for Nominations for 2022-2023 Best in Basin Awards

LAKE TAHOE, Calif./Nev. – The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency is calling for nominations for projects completed in 2022 or 2023 that display outstanding environmental design to be recognized in the 31st annual Best in Basin awards program. Nominations are due …

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Truckee Invites Community Input for River Revitalization Project

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee River is more than just a waterway; it's a cornerstone of the community, offering ecological richness and recreational value. Recognizing its significance, the Truckee Town Council launched the River Revitalization Steering Committee (R2SC) in May …

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Nevada County, Truckee, Friends of the Truckee Library Select Architect for New Truckee Library

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Nevada County, the Town of Truckee, and Friends of the Truckee Library took another step forward toward building a new 20-000-square-foot Truckee Library facility at Truckee Regional Park. The three partners selected Jordan Knighton Architects, Inc. for …

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6 Community Leaders Elected to North Tahoe Community Alliance Board Seats

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – The North Tahoe Community Alliance (NTCA) members elected six local leaders to its board of directors.

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South Tahoe Ongoing Efforts for and Against a Vacancy Tax; Signature Deadline Looms

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A red, white, and blue clad Uncle Sam has jumped into efforts opposing the vacancy tax, waiving a rally sign, followed by a newly launched website from a recently formed coalition advocating against the tax …

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Rocker Memorial Skatepark Receives $100K Grant for Construction of New Skate Park in Truckee

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Tahoe Mountain Resorts Foundation presented a generous $100,000 grant to the Truckee-Donner Recreation & Park District (TDRPD) during its March Board of Directors meeting. These funds, part of the Foundation's 2024 Grant Cycle, are specifically earmarked …

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Forest Service Announces Decision for Burke Creek Restoration

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in partnership with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, issued the final decision for proposed restoration of Burke Creek on Lake Tahoe's southeastern shore. The purpose of …

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Town of Truckee Asks Residents to Join the Conversation About River Revitalization Efforts

TRUCKEE, Calif. – The Truckee River is an integral part of the community, an ecological gem that also provides a prime spot for recreation and fun. That is why Truckee Town Council established the River Revitalization Steering Committee (R2SC) in …

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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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