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In Memory Of
On Oct. 15, friends and family remember the life of the Rev. Dr. David J. Mussatti, Episcopal priest and a teacher at Incline High School and Sierra Nevada College.
Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe
Business, Economy & Jobs
Land Use & Development
Tahoe Fall Filled With Festivals
It’s a fun-packed fall season in Tahoe and the latest edition of Tahoe Guide is packed with events, from film showings and Oktoberfest celebrations to wine walks and the Made in Tahoe festival.
Tahoe’s Lesser-Known State Parks: North Shore Gems
You could follow a rule I’ve been following for the last few years: Go to the less busy, but equally spectacular, state parks for a more relaxing recreational experience.
The Bay-Delta Ecosystem is Collapsing. Now California Has Dueling Plans to Save It
A long-awaited, controversial report weighs updates to standards that state officials say have failed to protect fish and wildlife. But environmentalists, Native tribes and others already are furious about how long this has taken—and the state is years away from taking action.
Will California Republicans Liberalize Platform on Abortion, Trans Rights? This Weekend May Tell
GOP leaders and activists will hear Friday from Donald Trump and other presidential candidates before deciding whether to change the party platform on abortion and same-sex marriage.
Oktoberfest Celebrations in Tahoe Sierra
The summer may be over, but it’s still one of the most beautiful times of year to be in the Tahoe Sierra.
Samurai Rains’ Unconventional Art
Like other modern-day street artists, Samuel “Samurai” Rains’ artwork is unconventional, thought-provoking and a fun surprise. As a 14-year resident of North Lake Tahoe, Rains works as a boat captain, bartender, children’s book creator and artist.
California Cuts Off Financial Aid to 120,000 Students Every Year. Here’s Why
To qualify for financial aid, students must maintain a certain grade-point-average, but many don’t. A bill on Gov. Newsom’s desk would make it easier for students to keep their aid and stay in college.
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Eldorado National Forest to Resume Prescribed Burning
With conditions favorable for burning, Eldorado National Forest officials plan to resume their prescribed burning program.
Mountaineer Expands for Winter Season
Mountaineer, which provides free, on-demand winter transportation in Olympic Valley and Alpine Meadows, will expand its operating schedule for the 2023-24 winter season. Passengers may request rides through the Mountaineer app.
Health Fair Offers Screenings, Car Seat Checks
Truckee Lions hosts a free Community Health Fair on Sept. 30 at the Truckee Community Recreation Center with child safety seat inspections and installation; free dental checks and fluoride treatments; free health and vision screenings, free flu shots; free glasses and more.
Tahoe Homeless Camp Mess Gets Cleaned Up
Trash reportedly left behind by illegal campers that has over the years piled up in the Johnson Meadow area of South Lake Tahoe has been hauled out in recent weeks.
Nevada City Moves Forward with Plans to Prevent Wildfires
Dense vegetation in the Deer Creek watershed puts Nevada City at high risk for wildfire, and a grant awarded by Sierra Nevada Conservancy and other projects in the works are bringing hope for a safer community.
In this issue of The Newsletter, we ponder incremental progress as reflected in the journey of two newsrooms.
Planned Parenthood clinics in Southern California saw a sharp increase in abortions after the Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Now, workers at the clinics are creating a union.
Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara unveils a plan to shore up the California insurance market for homeowners. Insurers would return to wildfire zones, but would have an easier path to rate increases.
About 300,000 Californians have lost Medi-Cal coverage since the state resumed eligibility checks. You have options if you get a notice about your coverage.
Big Social Media is abandoning the field of reliable information-distribution in some big ways. CALocal is helping to fill that hole—with maps.
Social media were once very good at sharing reliable first-hand information about fires, floods, etc. Not any more. Here’s an alternative.
California collects a special tax on high incomes to fund mental health services. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to change how the money is spent so a share of it can be used to fund housing for homeless people with mental …
Legislators weren’t able to reach a compromise that helps insurers with wildfire risk while also protecting homeowners. Interest groups hope to find one in meetings this fall.
Hate crimes were up 20 percent in California in 2022, with those against transgender, Muslim and Black people increasing especially sharply. But the state is also spending more than any other to combat such crimes, including a hotline, state commission …
Police can’t force homeless people from encampments unless the city in question has “adequate shelter” for those who are displaced, according to courts. Now everyone involved wants to know what “adequate” means.
California will penalize school boards that ban books based on inclusion of certain groups under a bill the governor is expected to sign into law. But some fear unintended consequences.
Take a break from the weighty worries of the modern world. Go on a run, absorb some culture, and yuk it up with California-born comedians.
From marathoners to casual joggers, enthusiasts can take advantage of the Sacramento region’s diverse trails, terrain, and competitive events.
A bipartisan bill to prohibit TikTok on state phones is shelved until 2024. It had breezed through the state Legislature, but the authors want to tweak the measure. It's the latest social media regulation to get stalled in California.
Now that electric cars are mainstream, higher-income Californians will no longer qualify for state subsidies. Lower-income buyers could get up to $12,000.
California prisons are badly understaffed when it comes to doctors and psychiatrists. A new contract attempts to boost retention with substantial bonuses.
California Forever, the company backed by billionaire Silicon Valley investors that wants to build a new city in Solano County, has posted a new website in an attempt to start a "conversation" about the massive project.
California cities are struggling to hire police in a tight labor market after the COVID pandemic. Some are raising by double digits and offering eye-catching bonuses.
Planned communities—the past. the present and the future.
It’s a confusing time in the COVID pandemic. A new booster is on the way, but cases are rising and you might want more protection now.
Greg Long has been named the new chief operating officer of Travel North Tahoe Nevada (formerly Incline Village Crystal Bay Visitors Bureau).
Tahoe Prosperity Center welcomes Crystal Sawyer-White as its new senior housing program manager.
Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation has announced the granting of $250,000 to local nonprofit organizations through its 2022 Community Fund Grant Program.
Juice eNVy, a new juice bar in the Round Hill Shopping Center is now open for business. It was started by a Smith Valley restaurant after he found juicing to help with his diabetes diagnosis.
Mt. Rose Ski Tahoe announced that Greg Gavrilets has been hired as its general manager, replacing longtime ski area leader Paul Senft, who retired after a 42-year career with the resort.
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