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Tahoe Backcountry Alliance Encourages Stewardship, Accessibility

The Tahoe Backcountry Alliance aims to make backcountry sports more accessible for those who are just getting started, while making sure those who participate are responsible stewards.

(Nov. 26, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Sierra Native Alliance Brings Awareness to Missing, Murdered Indigenous Women

The Sierra Native Alliance’s Youth Leadership group has created a memorial quilt to honor missing, murdered indigenous women in the Sierra Nevada region, as well as bring more awareness to MMIW Remembrance Day, held in May.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Boulder Bay Submits Updated Plan to TRPA, Waits for Approval

EKN Developments has officially submitted an updated and refined plan to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for final approval for the Revitalize Tahoe Biltmore Project.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Drought Dramatically Shrinking California Farmland

In the fall, rice fields in the Sacramento Valley usually shine golden brown as they await harvesting. This year, however, many fields were left covered with bare dirt.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Ecosystems and Rural Communities Will Bear the Brunt of Intensifying Drought

Drought, human-caused climate change, invasive species and a “legacy” of environmental issues are permanently altering California’s landscape and placing some communities and ecosystems at increasing risk.

(Nov. 25, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drivers Beware—Fall Rut Is Here

It’s that time of year again when bucks begin the chase portion of the annual deer rut. At this time of year, the potential for fatal collisions rises.

(Nov. 24, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
California Appeals Court Axes District COVID-19 Student Vaccine Mandate

Just 67 percent of 12- to 17-year-olds and and 38 percent of 5- to 11-year-olds have had the primary two-shot COVID-19 vaccine series.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Drink Coffee Do Stuff Celebrates New South Lake Tahoe Location

Drink Coffee Do Stuff fully opened its doors to the South Lake Tahoe community on Nov. 23. dishing out free coffee beverages all day for all coffee shop patrons in celebration.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Tahoe Fund Welcomes Five New Members to Its Board of Directors

The nonprofit Tahoe Fund announced that five new members—Invited for their leadership in the corporate and nonprofit sectors—have joined its board.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Truckee Community Christmas Changes Name

After more than two decades of helping people as “Truckee Community Christmas,” a nonprofit organization is changing its name to Truckee Community Cares, which underlines its mission to help people of all faiths and beliefs.

(Nov. 23, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Sugar Bowl Resort Offers New Features

Sugar Bowl Resort’s new tubing and snow play park is opening this winter, with tubing lanes that will get visitors’ hearts pumping.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Panel Discusses Supreme Court Case Threatening End of Affirmative Action

A discussion on the possible outcomes of the SCOTUS decision in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard. the online event delved into the impact of banning the consideration of race as a factor during the college admission process.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full The Sacramento Observer report
10% of California Legislature Now Identifies as LGBTQ

While LGBTQ candidates and their supporters celebrated several milestone victories around the nation in this year’s midterm elections, California quietly reached its own.

(Nov. 22, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Truckee Donner Utility Holds Planning Workshops

Truckee Donner Public Utility District’s Board of Directors held the first in a series of workshops to explore the dynamic regulatory and market environments the TDPUD operates within.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
New Law Will Provide Health Insurance Subsidies for Workers During Labor Disputes

The bill, which takes effect in July, was sponsored by the California Labor Federation, California Teamsters Public Affairs Council, and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Report Finds Racial Bias in Hiring Leaders at UC, CSU and Community Colleges

A report from the College Futures Foundation says racial bias plays a role in hiring for executive-level posts at the UCs, CSUs and community colleges.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Biden Gives PG&E $1 Billion to Keep Diablo Canyon Open

The case for nuclear power as a climate solution got a big boost when the Biden administration announced it's giving Pacific Gas & Electric Co. a $1.1-billion grant to help the company keep operating California's last nuclear plant.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
After Election Win, Bonta to Investigate Hospital Algorithms for Racial Bias

California Attorney General Rob Bonta wants to target racial discrimination in health care, including through an investigation of software programs and decision-making tools used by hospitals to treat patients.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
Could These Antiviral Pills Treat Long COVID?

Stanford launches the nation’s first study of an antiviral strategy for long COVID.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
American River Conservancy Preserves Greenwood Creek Area

American River Conservancy recently announced the completed purchase of 972 acres protecting 3 miles of creek frontage and important oak woodland and forest habitat near the South Fork American River in El Dorado County. The property, Lewis Ranch, is a working cattle ranch and contains remnants of an historical homestead.

(Nov. 21, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Courts Order Placer County to Rescind Olympic Valley Development Approvals

The Placer County Board of Supervisors unanimously rescinded the Village at Palisades Tahoe Specific Plan, which would have led to up to 850 hotel and residential units along with commercial, retail, and recreational land uses.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Barton Moves Ahead to Build New Hospital

Barton Health is moving forward with its regional expansion, which will broaden medical services.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
STPUD Recognized for Financial, Technology Excellence

The South Tahoe Public Utility District has received two awards for excellence in financial reporting and technology practices.

(Nov. 18, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Olympic Valley Approves Wildfire Protection Plan

The Olympic Valley Community Wildfire Protection Plan was approved of by the district and will now be reviewed by Cal Fire, USDA Forest Service, Firewise USA and the Placer County Board of Supervisors.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Local Officials Push Back on Tahoe’s Inclusion on Fodor’s ‘No List’

Locals have pushed back on Lake Tahoe being placed on a tourist/travel company’s list of places not to visit in 2023.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Pelosi to Step Down as House Democratic Leader

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will not seek to lead House Democrats for another term, but will remain in Congress.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Eureka Ran Its Chinese Residents Out. Now the Story Is Finally Being Told

Beauty drew Brieanne Mirjah D'Souza to Eureka.

(Nov. 17, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report
Federal Disaster Loans Available to Small Businesses in Nevada, Placer Counties

Small nonfarm businesses in 26 California counties and neighboring counties in Nevada are eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, officials announced.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Nevada County Survey Seeks Feedback on Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services is seeking community feedback on improving the current Hazardous Vegetation Ordinance.  All residents, property owners, and renters of unincorporated Nevada County are encouraged to share their thoughts.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Sierra Sun report
Lake Tahoe Placed on Travel Company’s ‘No List’ for 2023

Fodor’s, publisher of travel guidebooks, has recommended tourists bypass Lake Tahoe next year due to a “people problem”—crowded beaches and trails, traffic, and threats to the lake’s clarity.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Sierra-at-Tahoe Nears Reopening

Much work has been under way in the year following Caldor Fire destruction at Sierra-at-Tahoe and on Dec. 3, the ski resort's management expects to be spinning lifts once again.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
New Requirements Allow Nurse Practitioners More Autonomy

The new rules will improve access to health care in many communities where it is lacking, supporters say. Some physicians are concerned the rules will expand the scope of services nurse practitioners provide.

(Nov. 16, 2022) → Read the full Santa Cruz Sentinel report

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