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Image caption: New legislation will impose penalties on local school boards that ban books for covering issues of diversity.
New California Bill Slaps Back at School Book Bans

California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.

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Tahoe Blue Event Center opens: Debuts with Lake Tahoe Comic Con

The first Lake Tahoe Comic Con is coming to the new Tahoe Blue Event Center in South Shore on Sept. 23 and 24.

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Arts For The Schools reopens as Fox Cultural Hall

After 40 years of operating in the area as Arts For The Schools, the nonprofit is now shifting to a different name — Fox Cultural Hall, located at 8707 North Lake Blvd. in Kings Beach.

Image caption: Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to wait for more information before signing a bill that would remove TikTok from most state smartphones.
Newsom Halts TikTok Ban, App to Stay on State Phones

A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.

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Local Director Launches Creative Media Agency For Adventure Travel and Conservation

Lake Tahoe-based director and photographer Rachid Dahnoun announced the launch of RSM Creative, a media production company and creative agency that specializes in content creation for adventure travel, hospitality, agriculture and conservation brands.

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Pitbull to perform at Tahoe Blue Event Center Grand Opening

World-renowned superstar Pitbull will perform at the Tahoe Blue Event Center on Friday, Sept. 29 as part of the Grand Opening Celebration.

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New mosaic unveiled in Truckee

The "Path" mosaic was created by local artists Dominic Panziera and Daniela Garofalo and their company Arteclettica and was inspired by the Truckee River and Legacy Trail.

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Graphic novelist returns to childhood home for first Lake Tahoe Comic Con

Comic book creator/writer/artist Chris Wisnia grew up in South Lake Tahoe in the 1980s, so it’s apt that he’s coming home to celebrate his new graphic novel, Doris Danger: GIANT MONSTERS Amok, as a special guest, at the first Lake …

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Nature rendezvous at Auburn's City Hall Gallery

The public is invited to an artists’ reception of nature-inspired paintings and sculptures by Juan Peña and Paula and Eric Peach at Auburn’s City Hall Gallery on Aug. 31 from 5-7 p.m.

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Loomis Eggplant Festival back on track downtown

The Loomis Basin Chamber of Commerce announced the highly anticipated return of the 2023 Eggplant Festival, which was previously canceled last month.

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Lake Tahoe Dance Festival: Breaking boundaries in ballet

A fantastic celebration of world-class dance will soon take the stage on the shores of Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake for the 11th annual Lake Tahoe Dance Festival. The event begins on July 26 at Gatekeeper’s Museum in Tahoe City …

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Cultural tours offered by Washo Tribe

The Washo Tribe has deep roots in Olympic Valley, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains that will be discussed in-depth by members of the Washo Tribe at Palisades Tahoe High Camp on Fridays until Aug. 25.

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Author Jill Shalvis: Pulling on the heartstrings in her bestselling books

Every so often during an interview there is a person who stands out, one I am profoundly struck by and have an unexplained connection. Author Jill Shalvis is one such person. Shalvis was a delight to speak with. Her passion …

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Mixed feelings over mayor, councilmember appearing at Placer Pride

Roseville community members shared mixed opinions about Mayor Bruce Houdesheldt and Councilmember Scott Alvord’s appearance at Placer Pride.

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John Fremont map, 900-year-old basket part of new exhibits at Gatekeeper’s Museum

Karlie Watson is tidying the front patio entrance to get ready for the Gatekeeper’s Museum’s opening. The only two displays that haven’t been changed are the wildlife and boat exhibits.

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Alenka Vrecek’s “She Rides”: Powerful memoir of adventure, love

Alenka Vrecek’s Tailgate Talk June 20 7 p.m. Free  Alpenglow Sports Tahoe City Alenka Vrecek’s book, “She Rides: Chasing Dreams Across California and Mexico,” will arrive in bookstores on June 13. It tells the tale of the longtime North Tahoe …

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Book by CAL FIRE’s only female chief

Clare Frank started firefighting in California at age 17 (she lied about her age on her application) and was promoted up the ranks to become the state’s first and only female Chief of Fire Protection. Along the way, she earned …

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David Beck makes mountain music

June 2 Donner Creek Brewing Truckee June 10 & July 14 10 Torr Distilling and Brewing Reno, Nev. July 29-30 Ascension Music Festival Mount Shasta Aug. 6 Alibi Ale Works Incline Village, Nev. Aug. 26 & Sept. 9 The Peak …