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San Francisco Set to Apologize to Black Residents for ‚ÄėSystemic Racism‚Äô

02/16/2024

Members of the board gathered to put forward a resolution that takes responsibility for the history of discrimination against Black San Franciscans.

Changing Tides, Unchanged Charm

02/07/2024

In February 1984, Jan Adrian Suh embarked on a new venture, establishing Truckee Variety Co., which grew into a cherished haven of nostalgia in downtown Truckee.

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Publishing in Paradise

Based in California’s most iconic vacation spot, Katherine Hill celebrates Tahoe Guide’s 42nd birthday.

Image caption: The 1965 law known as the Williamson Act has been responsible for keeping about half of California's farmland out of the hands of developers.
The Williamson Act: How the Law That Protects California’s Farmland Works

The Williamson Act, passed in 1965, now keeps more than 16 million acres of farmland out of the hands of developers. Here's how the law puts the brakes on the development of California agricultural properties.

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About dam time; A century-plus of the Tahoe Dam

Rain and snowmelt flow down 63 tributaries into Lake Tahoe, but just one river runs out of the alpine lake ‚ÄĒ the Truckee River. But many visitors to the famed lake may not realize that 400 feet downstream sits the ‚Ķ

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Temporary SNOW Sports Museum at The Boatworks open every day

TAHOE CITY, Calif. – Beneath the snow-capped mountains, visitors are invited to electronically open the front door to the temporary SNOW Sports Museum at The Boatworks and immerse themselves in ski history.

Image caption: The Baldwin Hills area in South Los Angeles is one region where a state conservancy would keep open land accessible to the public.
California’s 10 State Conservancies: How They Protect Parks and Open Land

How California’s 10 state conservancies buy up open land and shield it from developers to preserve the natural environment for public use.

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The push for a national landmark at Donner Pass

The railroad tunnels high above Truckee hold historic stories. Deep in the granite, the lives of immigrant workers were made and lost over 150 years ago in an attempt to build the longest railroad tunnel at the time. 

Image caption: The version of Mickey Mouse seen in the 1928 animated short ‚ÄúSteamboat Willie‚ÄĚ is now free for public use.
Mickey Mouse Enters Public Domain. What That Means for California

Disney icon Mickey Mouse is now in the public domain, meaning anyone can create their own Mickey Mouse cartoons. Here’s what that means, and how it could affect the California economy.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune’s year in review

With the lackluster winter Tahoe has been experiencing so far, it's easy to forget the massive amount of snow we started 2023 with. For the first few months of the year, snow was all anyone could talk about. 

Image caption: Kevin McCarthy's hand-picked potential successor, Assemblymember Vince Fong, had previously been ruled out of the race.
Judge Says Vince Fong May Run for Kevin McCarthy's House Seat

A judge rules that the Bakersfield Republican is eligible to run in the 2024 election for Congress even though he had already filed to run for his state Assembly seat.

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