California is one of three states that allows counties to combine the offices of the coroner and sheriff, and in most of the state’s counties, the elected sheriff also acts as the county’s coroner, investigating the cause and manner of deaths. But that could soon change.(June 30, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
California lawmakers have approved a spending plan that includes sending cash to most taxpayers to help offset record-high gas prices. The budget continues a turnaround for the nation’s most populous state, which just two years ago raised taxes and slashed spending.(June 29, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report
Five new members have been appointed to the El Dorado County Charter Review Committee, selected by the Board of Supervisors to represent the county’s five districts. Talking points included looking to add a third term for supervisors, increasing the supervisor count from five to seven, and staggering election cycles.(June 27, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
BEBOT is the star of summer at Lake Tahoe. Originally designed in France, this electric, remote-control beach cleaning robot that recharges via solar power offers aims to keep beaches clean during the busy summer season.(June 15, 2022) → Read the full South Tahoe Now report
The Nevada Department of Wildlife is celebrating the passage of Recovering America’s Wildlife Act through the U.S. House of Representatives. It is considered by some to be the most significant wildlife conservation bill in over 50 years.(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
The South Lake Tahoe Planning Commission will be hearing updates on the housing element, with the aim of bringing more affordable housing and other developments that better the community. A potential health and fitness club will also be discussed.(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
Don Ashton, chief administrative officer of El Dorado County, announced his resignation on June 14. He will remain in his position until 2023, providing ample time for the Board of Supervisors to choose his successor.(June 14, 2022) → Read the full Mountain Democrat report
Pacific Gas & Electric pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and other charges in connection with the Zogg Fire, which killed four people and destroyed hundreds of homes in Northern California two years ago. A preliminary hearing was set for January.(June 10, 2022) → Read the full Monterey Herald report
The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit is reaching out to both the general community and fellow agencies to seek input on the environmental review of the Meeks Bay Restoration Project. The goal is to return the area into a more natural state while still accommodating recreation.(June 9, 2022) → Read the full Tahoe Daily Tribune report
The old Lakeside Inn is being torn down in South Lake Tahoe to make way for Barton Health’s new Stateline Medical Center. While construction isn’t expected to break ground until 2025, the project is confirmed and Barton is gathering input from the community as to what to include in both its design and health offerings.(June 9, 2022) → Read the full South Tahoe Now report
Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the Roe decision, here are key takeaways of what to expect for abortion in California.
California's assault weapons ban, in place since 1989, may not stand up to a new Supreme Court decision that makes it much harder for states to impose gun control. A federal court brief filed June 30 aims to strike down …
California’s drought shows no signs of easing as the state lost a full year of rainfall between 2019 and 2022, while residents actually increased their water use, ignoring Gov. Newsom’s pleas to cut back.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is turning his sights on one of the most important press freedom cases, 'New York Times v. Sullivan.' Thomas says he wants to make it easier to sue media companies.
If Clarence Thomas gets his way, the Supreme Court won't stop at revoking the right to abortion. Same sex marriage, contraception and gay sex are likely to be next on the SCOTUS hit list.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote that after overturning Roe v. Wade SCOTUS must now overturn decisions allowing same-sex marriage and contraception. Here's why.
As California insurance companies have revoked the fire policies of thousands of homeowners, the state has taken steps to get them covered again.
The 2022 California wildfire season looks like another dangerous one, with the state's historic drought showing no signs of letting up. Here's what to expect, and some measures the state is taking to slow down the flames.
The U.S. Supreme Court scaled back California's Private Attorney Generals Act, a 19-year-old law allowing workers to sue employers over labor code violations. But a new ballot initiate aims to repeal PAGA completely.
The links between homelessness and crime are complex, and the idea that unhoused individuals present a danger to their community seems to be exaggerated.
Women living in poverty are tired of sharing their stories. They share, and then some legislators water down legislation introduced to end poverty. So, no more listening for listening’s sake. We must build power and take meaningful action together.
Do California's election results in Los Angeles and San Francisco mean this blue state is flirting with turning red? That's what the national media is trying to say. But there's a lot more to the story.
Depending on whom you ask, the $300-billion-plus budget bill California lawmakers passed on Monday either was developed largely behind closed doors, ignores the state's biggest problems and fails to provide urgent relief amid skyrocketing inflation — or offered ample opportunity …
California wildfires are becoming larger, more frequent and more ferocious. ‘Malibu Burning’ author Robert Kerbeck shares simple steps you can take to protect your home.
From long before it became a state, to the present day, immigration has shaped California—but they have often been treated poorly. Here’s how immigrants helped build California, through the state’s mixed history with immigration.
First up: Erratic emails. Californians searching for information on how to cast their ballots (which you can find in CalMatters' Voter Guide) may have been baffled by a series of Monday emails from the secretary of state's [...]