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Amber Alert Turns 20

The California Highway Patrol is marking the two-decade anniversary of the Amber Alert system. Hundreds of abducted children have been found and returned safely to their families following its implementation in 2002.

(July 28, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report
California Child Abuse Database Lacks Half of County Reports

State auditors say more than half of substantiated California child abuse reports in recent years were not in the state’s database, which could result in child abusers being allowed to care for children. The database is used by state and county social services and welfare departments, adoption agencies and other organizations.

(May 31, 2022) → Read the full The Californian report

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Cheaper Thrills

California has some top-notch tourist attractions—with top-shelf prices. Here are some that won’t break the bank.


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Family fun, free concerts in Tahoe

Family fun, free concerts in Tahoe The Tahoe Sierra is overflowing with seemingly endless outdoor activities to enjoy but being outside and going on a hike or paddling on Big Blue, doesn’t always appeal to kids. But kids are usually …


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Tahoe Family Fun Guide | Summer 2022

Favorite family-friendly Tahoe beaches By Michelle Allen & Katherine E. Hill Make the most of the beach season in the Tahoe Sierra and plan to while away the summer days at one of our sandy or rocky beaches. Pack a …


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California’s Reparations Could Include Tuition, Housing Grants

California’s first-in-the-nation task force to identify reparations said business loans, housing grants, tuition, wage and job protections could provide redress for African Americans.


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15th Annual Ultimate Tahoe Summer Bucket List | 2022

What are your favorite things to do in Tahoe? That’s the question – posed countless times to me – that spurred my first Bucket List 15 years ago. After more than two decades covering the Tahoe Sierra for several media …


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Tahoe Gives Back in TTCF’s Biggest Fundraiser Yet

2021 saw the biggest single day of fundraising in the history of Give Back Tahoe, launched by the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation in 2014.


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Tips for fun, family time on the snow

Be prepared for snow conditions and getting the kids ready for a day spent outside are essential to ensuring that everyone has a fun time in Tahoe. Here’s some of our tips for helping make your day the best it …


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15th Annual Kids’ Ultimate Tahoe Winter Bucket List | 2022

Tahoe is packed with family fun outings, outdoor adventures to enjoy with the kids, places to take the kids to enjoy local history, and scores of events and live music. But if you don’t read every edition of Tahoe Weekly …


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Happy New Year, Explained

New Year's celebrations have been around as long as civilization itself. Here's how they started and how California marks the New Year today.


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El Dorado County’s School System, Explained

Some 31,000 students attend schools in 15 districts—including the fifth smallest in the state.


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