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These Californians Just Got Protection From Big Rent Hikes


Tenants in many new privately owned, low-income units will be protected from double-digit increases. So will some in existing units, after a state committee on affordable housing imposed a rent cap.

New Website Features Information on Care of Backyard Chickens, Sheep, Goats


The University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources advisors has published a new website with information resources for small acreage landowners raising livestock.

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City of South Lake Tahoe Awarded State of California Prohousing Designation

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – This City of South Lake Tahoe was awarded the State Prohousing Designation for efforts to encourage development of housing at all income levels. The announcement was made on Friday, April 19 by Governor Newsom that …

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South Tahoe Ongoing Efforts for and Against a Vacancy Tax; Signature Deadline Looms

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A red, white, and blue clad Uncle Sam has jumped into efforts opposing the vacancy tax, waiving a rally sign, followed by a newly launched website from a recently formed coalition advocating against the tax …

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Workforce Housing Preservation Program Resumes in Eastern Placer to Provide Home Ownership to Local Workers

TAHOE CITY, Calif. Up to $150,000 is again available to eastern Placer workers looking to buy a home in the North Lake Tahoe region. The Placer County Board of Supervisors Tuesday April 9 unanimously approved a relaunch of the Workforce …

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Springtime Means Defensible Space Time

Signs of springtime are in the air even though snow is still on the ground and spring cleaning inside and outside is typical for Tahoe. That means getting homes ready for the summer by creating or cleaning up defensible space …

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Town of Truckee Urging Residents to Embrace the Night, Launches Dark Skies Rebate Program

TRUCKEE, Calif. –  As International Dark Skies Week begins in April, the Town of Truckee seeks to spread awareness about the importance of reducing light pollution and maintaining dark skies in our region. The Town is launching a $50,000 dollar …

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Controversial Housing Law Could Get a Makeover

Some of California’s top lawmakers want to clear up, but also rein in, the “builder’s remedy.”

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Bear Box Grant Program Now Available for Tahoe Basin Property Owners, Receive Up to $2,200

KINGS BEACH, Calif. – Placer County property owners in the Tahoe Basin can receive up to $2,200 to install a bear-resistant garbage can, also known as a bear box.

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Expanding Options for Accessory Dwelling Units in South Lake Tahoe

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – South Lake Tahoe City Council made multiple actions regarding Accessory Dwelling Units at their meeting on Tuesday, March 12.

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State of Property Insurance in the Lake Tahoe Basin

Lake Tahoe is celebrated for its pristine waters, breathtaking landscapes, and thriving communities, attracting countless individuals seeking to own a slice of paradise. However, residing in this idyllic region presents its own unique set of challenges, particularly concerning homeowners insurance. …

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The Tribune Explains: What’s With the Vacancy Tax Initiative?

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – More than fifty community members are bundling up this winter, knocking on doors and tabling at storefronts with clipboards in-hand. Some have even cross country skied petitions to each other in the recent storm. They …


Thousands of homeowners have been kicked off their fire insurance policies.
California Fire Insurance Crisis: How the State Helps Homeowners
The state tries persuading insurance companies to cover homes in fire zones.
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 housing a cause? Could it be a cure?
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 is everywhere, but is it a way to regulate development or a tool for social engineering?
Does California’s signature environmental law protect the state’s scenic beauty, or cause more problems than it solves?
CEQA: The Surprising Story of CA’s Key Environmental Law
54-year-old environmental law is often blamed for causing the state’s housing crisis. Is it getting a bad rap?
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