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The Truckee-Donner Historical Society was founded in 1968 to preserve the history of the Truckee-Donner area.

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Good Morning Truckee Celebrates Town’s 30th


Join the Truckee Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Truckee on March 21 at 7 a.m. as they celebrate the 30th anniversary of the incorporation of the town.

The Comstock Lode: Who Really Found It?


Little is written about the Grosh Brothers. They left from the East to find gold in the West in 1849. And they did find riches but they lost it while trying to claim it.

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Mall Culture and the American Dream

Shopping malls revolutionized how Americans shopped, socialized, and lived. Now, malls face an uncertain future. How did the dream of a new town square go so wrong?

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How the Suburbs Shaped America, and California Shaped the Suburbs

America has become a mostly suburban country, and California is known for its sprawling ’burbs. But what is a suburb? It turns out California may not be as suburban as people believe.

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Silicon Valley Boom and Bust: Why California’s Tech Mecca Always Survives

Silicon Valley has been hit with repeated boom and bust cycles throughout its history, and layoffs are sweeping the tech industry in 2023. Here's why the Valley will survive the latest downturn, as it has all the others.

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Dianne Feinstein ‘Charted Own Path’ in Legendary Career

Dianne Feinstein, California's longtime senior U.S. Senator, has announced she will end a legendary career in public life that began in 1961 and took off amidst the turbulent, violent era of San Francisco in the 1970s.

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California Pioneers

Black History Month provides an opportunity to remember the achievements of African Americans who fought for equality in the Golden State.

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Explaining California in 2022: Our 10 Best Explainers of the Year

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.

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Hooray For Hollywood: All About California’s Most Glamorous Industry

From its early days of hard-charging, Jewish immigrant moguls to today's domination by megacorporations, here's how Hollywood continues to hold its place as one of California's most important industries.

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Kirkwood’s 50th Anniversary: Impressive terrain, snowpack draws generations of skiers

Known for high elevation, bounteous snow and its remote location, Kirkwood has been a beloved ski resort for generations and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. It also has a fascinating history, created from scratch and a lot of hard …

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Dreyson Rahlves: Future in skiing looks bright

By MIKE AKAY More than 20 years ago, I interviewed Daron Rahlves, arguably one of the best skiers in the world, for Tahoe Weekly. Since that time, he has competed in three more Olympiads both as a downhiller and ski …

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California: The Most American State

California is the most American of all states, both setting the direction for the rest of the country, and acting as a mirror of what the U.S. is today. Here's why, and how it got that way.

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