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Charter Customers in Tahoe Experience Internet Outage

07/17/2023

Charter Spectrum customers around the Tahoe Basin have been without internet service for several hours Monday morning after a fiber optics network was damaged.

Chase International Adds Agent to Tahoe City Office

06/12/2023

Chase International welcomed Monica Armanino to the real estate firm in Tahoe City, California and Gina Gillmor to its Carson Valley, Nevada office.

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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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Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal bulky item pickup available for residential service customers

The new service comes with convenient features that make disposing of large and unwieldy items hassle-free for TTSD customers.

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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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.