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Image caption: The O Lot Safe Sleeping site at Balboa Park in San Diego on March 22, 2024.
Is San Diego Homeless Camp Ban ‘Successful’?

A new bill would make it illegal for homeless residents to camp in certain places, such as near schools, throughout California. Its authors say such a ban has had great success in San Diego. But a closer look at that …

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Sierra Community House: Uniting for a Holistic Approach to Combat Domestic, Sexual Violence

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Five years ago, the decision to merge four local core service organizations – Project MANA, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Family Resource Center of Truckee, and Tahoe Safe Alliance – was unprecedented and initially met with skepticism. …

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Tips for Dealing With Hungry Bears Awakening

Truckee Tahoe Litter Group.
Bears are awake and already causing havoc to cars and homes as they search for food. There areeasy steps to take to keep homes and vehicles safe from bears. Follow these tips from the BEAR League …

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Rescue of Skier ‘Challenging;’ Rescues Up After Big Storm

ALPINE MEADOWS, Calif. – The Placer County Sheriff's Office describes a recent rescue by Tahoe Nordic as challenging. Windy conditions and nightfall met the team as they searched for an out-of-bounds skier.

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From Tragedy to Triumph: How a Snowstorm Tragedy Inspired a Lifesaving Winter Survival Program

In 1976, teenagers Lance Sevison and Mike Kelly wandered off course at Northstar during a snowstorm, ignorant of the harsh realities of the Sierra Nevadas. Initially following the "hug-a-tree" protocol, Sevison and Kelly hunkered down near a tree, as taught …

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Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Announces Fundraiser to Benefit Local Firewise Communities

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Fire Safe Council of Nevada County invites all county residents to the Firewise Festival; a day of fun and education on Saturday, June 1, 2024, from 4-9 p.m. to benefit the work of Firewise Communities in Nevada …

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Two Successful Rescues for Nevada County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue, Tahoe Nordic Search and Rescue Teams Amidst Snowstorms

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. – In two separate incidents this past week, the Nevada County Sheriff's Search & Rescue (NCSSAR) and Placer County Sheriff's Office Tahoe Nordic Search & Rescue Team Inc (TNSAR) demonstrated swift and effective response, bringing individuals to …

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Ski California expands safety education efforts with new ‘Deep Snow Safety’ video

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Ski California is expanding the content available as part of its award-winning Mountain Safety Guide with the upcoming release of its newest video focused on deep snow safety. Created to educate skiers and riders about …

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Truckee Fire District to accept proposals for 2024–26 Curbside Green Waste Services

TRUCKEE, Calif. – Truckee Fire Protection District (Truckee Fire) released a Request for Proposals (RFP) on February 9, 2024, for the 2024-2026 Curbside Green Waste Services. Truckee Fire is seeking qualified and interested contractors and/or organizations to provide green waste …

Image caption: Inadvertently, the beloved Muppet Elmo called attention to the mental health dangers of being too heavily online.
Lawmakers Now Calling for Regulation of Social Media

Lawmakers in California and other states are now making attempts to prevent the reported harms to children caused by social media platforms. The U.S. Senate got into the act as well, at a dramatic Jan. 31 hearing.

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Slow down, move over, a life-saving decision AAA research reveals characteristics of fatal crashes involving roadside workers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. –  Roadside work is not for the faint of heart. Tow truck drivers, mobile mechanics, and roadside technicians face many unique challenges on the road. A new study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety sheds light …

Image caption: A new law seeks to prevent cars from speeding, which causes about one of every three traffic fatalities.
If Drivers Won’t Slow Down, Proposed Law Requires Cars Do It for Them

“Intelligent” speed-limiting technology will be required in all new California cars starting in 2027, if a new law authored by San Francisco Senator Scott Wiener passes.

Image caption: Under a new law, homeless people in San Mateo County can be criminally charged for refusing to move to a shelter.
Should Homelessness be a Crime? New San Mateo County Law Allows Charges

In San Mateo County, a new law allows police to charge homeless people with criminal offenses if they don’t accept shelter. SCOTUS will soon weigh in with a potential landmark decision in an Oregon case.

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