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Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund
Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fund In 2023, the Hamilton Family, with the support of family, friends and in partnership with the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, established the Jeff Hamilton Legacy Fun...
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Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Center Opens
Tahoe Donner opened the Cross Country Ski Center on Dec. 2—the first XC ski area in California to kick off the season, offering a groomed loop for skating and classic skiing.
Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Public Comment on Barred Owl Strategy
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is seeking public input on a draft environmental impact statement and draft management strategy that addresses the threat of invasive barred owls to native spotted owls.
New Assembly Labor Committee Chair Faces Ongoing Worker Unrest, but Scores Some Wins
With nine months’ experience in the Assembly, Liz Ortega will lead the Labor committee after a strike-filled summer and several wins for low-wage workers.
Cal State Faculty Begins Walkouts Over Salary Hikes
The California Faculty Association is seeking a 12 percent pay increase, while university officials counter with 5 percent in each of the next three years.
New Colfax City Manager Arrives From Live Oak
The Colfax City Council appointed Ronald Walker as the next city manager, replacing Wes Heathcock, who left in June to serve as town manager in Loomis. Mike Luken has served as interim manager since July.
New Auburn Councilwoman ‘Humbled’ by Selection
The Auburn City Council appointed its newest member: Michelle Sierra-Sammons. The former Auburn Union School District trustee and Planning Commission member said she thought sitting on council would be a good way to contribute to the city.
Border Patrol Dumped 42,000 migrants on San Diego Streets. The County Needs Help to Help Them
San Diego-area nonprofits and faith organizations struggle to provide for tens of thousands of migrants border agents have released on San Diego streets.
State Invested $53 Million in Teaching Low-Performing Kids to Read. Here's How it's Paying Off
In 2020, the state agreed to a settlement in a lawsuit that claimed too many students were not learning to read. As part of that agreement, the state spent over $50 million on 75 schools with the lowest reading scores.
Lake Tahoe Pro Hockey Team Announces Name
More than 1,000 names were submitted—from the Tahoe Tessies to the Bear Claws—for the Lake Tahoe pro hockey team. Come next October, the team will take the ice as the Tahoe Knight Monsters.
Forest Service Issues New Food, Refuse Storage Order
To help keep Tahoe bears wild, the USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit has issued an order that requires the proper storage of food and garbage on all National Forest System lands in the basin.
From Sacramento Bee...
California Congressional Reps Overwhelmingly Vote to Expel Santos
Forty-eight of California’s 52 members of the House of Representatives voted in favor of expelling George Santos. Of the other four members, all Republicans, Kevin McCarthy didn’t vote while three opposed Santos’ expulsion.
From The Mercury News...
Stolen Blue Shield of California Data Could Hit Dark Web
Hackers stole data this week from Blue Shield of California. Historically, this type of data has sometimes wound up for sale on what’s known as the dark web, the part of the internet not typically included in search engine results.
The United Farm Workers, which represents nearly 7,000 workers, won a unionization vote in Stanislaus County. It’s the first such win in six years and first under a law that went into effect in May.
When disaster strikes, you’ll need to have these information resources available on your smartphone.
Released on the day following the much-hyped "Red vs. Blue" debate, Jonathan Vankin's "How California Works" easily explains exactly how we are "Building Democracy in the Golden State."
Cal State officials offered a 5 percent increase for each of the next 3 years, though the raises are not guaranteed. The union plans strikes at four campuses.
Only a few small demonstration projects off the West Coast have harnessed the power of waves and tides. Costs are high and hurdles are challenging.
The LA Times profiles a Chino Valley woman fighting LGBTQ+ inclusivity in schools.
In California, water can help define fortunes, literally. A young Stanford graduate who chairs the Colorado River Board of California has a major say in this.
Small, rural districts often struggle to pass local bond measures to pay for school construction and repairs. In some cases, leaking roofs, dry rot and broken air conditioners haven’t been fixed in years.
Holiday recipes from Sacramento Digs Gardening, a tour of agricultural tourist attractions—including Modesto’s imperiled Rodin Farms Fruit Stand—and a preview of the scenery-chewing Newsom-DeSantis debate.
Governors Gavin Newsom (D-CA) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are set to face off in a debate Nov. 30 with unexpectedly high stakes, as polls now show both underwater in voter approval ratings.
Assembly Speaker Rivas puts key allies into leadership posts and shuffles the top posts on committees heading into the 2024 session of the Legislature. One big winner: pro-housing advocates.
Veteran Disney CEO Bob Iger returned to the company a year ago, reports the Los Angeles Times, but things haven’t gone exactly as planned.
Lee Herrick explains to the Los Angeles Times why he’s always traveling California.
Record rains help a lake reappear in the hottest place on Earth, and The New York Times documents the spectacle.
The number of Californians facing eviction was relatively low for years during a lengthy statewide moratorium. In the year after it ended, cases soared and still remain high in large counties.
From now until the end of the year, ’tis the season of giving. Here are some suggestions for where to make a deposit.
Hunger and food insecurity have become persistent problems in California. With the world’s fifth-largest economy, what steps can we take to make sure that everyone has enough to eat?
A fire under Interstate 10 in Los Angeles devastated some businesses run by immigrants. Caltrans had been trying to evict their landlord.“
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CEO Erica Padilla-Chavez looks at food insecurity as a symptom of an underlying disorder—one that can be cured.
Hospitals all over California are closing their maternity wards, including in dense cities like Los Angeles and in more remote communities in the Sierra Nevada.
Buy, Eat, and Learn at Far West Fungi’s Retail and Restaurant Locations
Far West Fungi is a family-owned and operated mushroom farm in Northern California founded by John and Toby Garrone in 1983. This year marks Far West Fungi’s 40th anniversary. Their farms are spre...
Keenan Farms: Cultivating Excellence in Pistachio Growing
In the heart of California's San Joaquin Valley, where the warm sun and fertile soil create the perfect conditions for pistachio growing, there's a family-owned farm that stands as a symbol of exc...
Seascape Resort in Aptos, CA: A Cliffside Resort with Charm
Imagine waking up to the soothing sound of waves crashing on the shore and stepping out onto your private balcony to witness the sun rising over the vast Pacific Ocean. Welcome to Seascape Resort ...
Stirm Wine Co. – A Small Boutique Winery with Big Dreams in California’s Pajaro Valley
Ryan Stirm, winemaker at Stirm Wine Co., is about as down to earth as his small boutique winery which is hidden on a hillside in the Pajaro Valley. He didn’t plan to be a winemaker, but that’s the...
Harris Ranch Resort: Classy Western Vibes and Farm-to-Table Fun
Welcome to the ultimate getaway destination that combines the best of luxury and farm-fresh fun! Harris Ranch Resort, located in California's San Joaquin Valley, is an oasis that offers a unique a...
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