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Image caption: Long-duration energy storage, such as this thermal energy storage facility, allows renewable energy sources to operate at full capacity without overloading the power grid.
How California Leads the Race For Long Duration Energy Storage

Long-duration energy storage is essential if renewables are to become the basis for a future, carbon-neutral power grid. Here's how California is leading the race to store energy from solar, wind, and other clean sources for use whenever it's needed.

Image caption: How California reclamation districts turned millions of acres of wetlands into fertile agricultural land, starting in the earliest days of the Gold Rush.
Reclamation Districts: Turning ‘Swamps’ Into Farmland

California has used reclamation districts to turn millions of acres of unusable swamps into fertile agricultural land, starting in the earliest days of the Gold Rush. Here’s how it happened.

Image caption: Zoning laws tell you what you can and can't build on the property you own. How does government get away with that?
How Zoning Laws Shape California and Society

Zoning laws determine what can be built and where. These laws have shaped California, but are they really just tools for social engineering? The history of zoning is closely tied to racial segregation, as well as the state's shortage of …

Image caption: They help feed the whole country, but life for California’s farm workers remains a struggle.
How California Feeds the Country

California stands as America’s agricultural powerhouse, growing half of its fruits and vegetables. Here’s how California farming has shaped the state, from the early missions to today’s “factories in the field.”

Image caption: Though life expectancy has declined in recent years, Californians still live longer than most Americans.
Want to Live a Long, Healthy Life? Move to California

Life expectancy in California exceeds all but three other states, but how long you live depends on which county you live in. They're not all equal. Why? The answer may lie in political policies.

Image caption: Owning homes is the primary way the middle class builds wealth, and an option no longer available to most Californians.
Is California’s Housing Crisis Making Inequality Worse?

California has some of the worst economic inequality in the United States. Is the housing crisis a cause?

Image caption: Moss Landing in Monterey Bay is the world’s largest battery storage facility for solar and other renewable energy.
Solar Power and California’s Clean Energy Goals

Solar power, and a network of giant battery storage facilities, are playing an essential role in moving California toward its goal of exclusive reliance on renewable energy sources.

Image caption: Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners

As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.

Image caption: The cycle of crime and homelessness is escalating, but it doesn't have to be that way.
Homelessness and Crime in California: Even More Complex Than You Think

The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.

Image caption: Water is a human right under California law, but it doesn’t always work out that way.
Agriculture and Water Shortages in the State’s Breadbasket, Explained

Residential wells are drying up in the state’s main agricultural region at the same time that agricultural businesses consume almost 90 percent of the water there.

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07/12/2024
A mother picks up her son from daycare in Richmond on Sept. 26, 2022. Photo by Marissa Leshnov for CalMatters

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07/10/2024
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The Truckee 4th of July Parade, produced by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce, proved that our little town knows how to have a great time!

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07/10/2024
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Visit Truckee-Tahoe unveiled its latest initiative, the Sustainable Truckee Visitors Guide. This digital and printed guidebook is designed to educate visitors on how to enjoy Truckee responsibly.

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07/08/2024
Private-sector jobs in California have declined since their post-pandemic peak, while public-sector employment has shown gains, the state’s Legislative Analyst’s Office says.

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07/08/2024
A program for low-income, first-generation STEM students at community colleges is receiving millions of dollars to expand across the state.

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06/28/2024
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Truckee Thursdays is a feel-good event that beckons the community to enjoy live music, a licensed alcohol area, food court with local food trucks and vendors, children’s activities and a variety of artisan vendors from 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday until Aug. 15 (no event July 4).

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06/26/2024
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The Truckee Town Council met on Tuesday, June 25, to discuss the appeal of Pioneer Commerce Center Building.

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06/20/2024
On June 19, California YIMBY announced support for the California Forever project going to the Solano County ballot in November.

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06/12/2024
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Visit Truckee-Tahoe celebrated the three year milestone of its investment in the TART Connect shuttle service.

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06/11/2024
On June 11, Solano County elections officials announced the verification of necessary signatures for the California Forever sponsored initiative to amend the county General Plan to be on the November ballot.

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06/06/2024
A panel of labor experts at the CalMatters Ideas Festival say California workers should have more access to more apprenticeships that pay more. Barriers still exist, especially for women and low-income Californians.

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06/05/2024
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After an extensive nation-wide search for a new CEO the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce announced the hiring of local community member, Cristi Creegan.

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05/31/2024
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The Eastern Sierra region is set to receive a significant economic boost through the newly-launched Sierra Jobs First initiative, part of a statewide investment aimed at job creation, industrial strategy, and economic development.

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05/31/2024
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Julie Gardner, who was born and raised in South Lake Tahoe, has recently taken over as CEO of California's most prominent employment social enterprise non-profits, Downtown Streets Team.

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05/27/2024
California’s governor, Gavin Newsom, flew more 6,000 miles to Rome this month to deliver a brief speech on climate change at a Vatican-sponsored conference.

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05/26/2024
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The Truckee Chamber of Commerce invites you to our June Lunch & Learn on Wednesday, June 12, from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Truckee Town Hall in the Town Council Chambers.

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05/25/2024
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REDDING, CA – Tenessa Audette, candidate for State Assembly District 1, is honored to announce the endorsement of Tamara Wallace, South Tahoe City Councilmember and President of the South Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.

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05/24/2024
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Bulldozers, excavators, and other demolition equipment are still a ways off for South Lake Tahoe's Motel 6. It currently sits boarded up with a surrounding chainlink fence and security camera units standing watch.

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05/24/2024
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The chainlink wrapped and boarded up Sunray Hotel, described as an eyesore by some, has accrued over $50,000 in fines from the City of South Lake Tahoe.

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05/19/2024
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The Board of Supervisors is considering adopting an ordinance that would allow residents to operate restaurants or sell meals out of their homes.

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