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TTCF: Delivering Impact in North Lake Tahoe

California Local is helping a powerful organization tell a big story about confronting problems that threaten the soul of the North Lake Tahoe community.


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International Day of Democracy

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres defends "the cornerstone of democratic societies—free, independent, and pluralistic media.”


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Welcome to Sacramento Digs Gardening

We’ve made our proprietary content management platform available for fellow publishers.


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How Community Journalism Works Online

In which we explore how we do community journalism at California Local.


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Building a Better Bike Map

Recent discussions in social media revealed a lack of maps of safe local bike routes. So we connected with local bike experts to start a crowdsourced project to create some.


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The Big Lie, and the Epiphany that Didn’t Happen

I hoped the events of Jan. 6, 2021, would put an end to the Big Lie—that the election of 2020 was bogus. But on Jan. 6, 2022, the Big Lie got even bigger.


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Accurate Traffic Information Is Vital

We take a look under the hood of California Local’s Traffic and Transportation portal, which provides comprehensive information on local road and traffic conditions, current CHP incidents and traffic congestion hot spots.


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Getting to Yes

In which we ponder how to make things better in a climate of no.


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The Genius of Democracy

In which we ponder human self organization.


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Welcome to California Local

Thank you for finding California Local. This is what we’re doing, and why we’re doing it.


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Tell Us a Story

California Local gives a voice to community volunteers—and the business leaders who make their work possible.


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I’ve Got a Hunch

And I know you have one as well. Let’s compare notes.