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Tahoe Weekly’s 16th Annual Ultimate Tahoe Summer Bucket List 2023

The Tahoe Sierra is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Whether your ideal outing is spent in the backcountry or lounging on the beach, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this summer. My advice after living here for more than 20 years, …

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Spring chocked full of festivals to enjoy

From star parties and tulip festivals to film festivals, Earth Day festivities, celebrations of Western culture and much more, don’t miss out on the fantastic festivals this spring. All part of Tahoe Weekly’s Tahoe Music, Events & Festivals 2023 Spring …

Image caption: Migrants wait in line while California border activists organize the group to enter the U.S. and seek asylum through the Chaparral entryway in Tijuana, Mexico on Dec. 22, 2022.
Border Scramble

The Supreme Court is keeping in place, for now, Title 42 — the pandemic policy that OK’d migrant expulsions. California has yet to figure out how to meet the needs of an influx of migrants when it does go away.

Image caption: The newly opened Presidio Tunnel Tops provides free entertainment in pricy San Francisco.
Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.

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Family fun, free concerts in Tahoe

Family fun, free concerts in Tahoe The Tahoe Sierra is overflowing with seemingly endless outdoor activities to enjoy but being outside and going on a hike or paddling on Big Blue, doesn’t always appeal to kids. But kids are usually …

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Tahoe Family Fun Guide | Summer 2022

Favorite family-friendly Tahoe beaches By Michelle Allen & Katherine E. Hill Make the most of the beach season in the Tahoe Sierra and plan to while away the summer days at one of our sandy or rocky beaches. Pack a …

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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.

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15th Annual Ultimate Tahoe Summer Bucket List | 2022

What are your favorite things to do in Tahoe? That’s the question – posed countless times to me – that spurred my first Bucket List 15 years ago. After more than two decades covering the Tahoe Sierra for several media …

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Tahoe Gives Back in TTCF’s Biggest Fundraiser Yet

2021 saw the biggest single day of fundraising in the history of Give Back Tahoe, launched by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in 2014.

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Tips for fun, family time on the snow

Be prepared for snow conditions and getting the kids ready for a day spent outside are essential to ensuring that everyone has a fun time in Tahoe. Here’s some of our tips for helping make your day the best it …

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15th Annual Kids’ Ultimate Tahoe Winter Bucket List | 2022

Tahoe is packed with family fun outings, outdoor adventures to enjoy with the kids, places to take the kids to enjoy local history, and scores of events and live music. But if you don’t read every edition of Tahoe Weekly …

Image caption: New Year's Day has been a time for celebration for at least 4,000 years.
Happy New Year, Explained

New Year's celebrations have been around as long as civilization itself. Here's how they started and how California marks the New Year today.

Image caption: A new bill would expand the state's paid family leave.
New Bill Makes Paid Family Leave Affordable for All Workers

A new bill now in the state Senate would make paid family leave accessible even to workers on the lowest end of the income spectrum.

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Kids Ultimate Tahoe Summer Bucket List

Summer is in full swing in Tahoe and nearly all restrictions have been lifted in both California and Nevada, so now is the time to get out and enjoy summer fun with the entire family. Take to the water Romp …

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.