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  • Ordinance would redefine lodging in SLT

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe has an overabundance of lodging units. With 26 percent of the more than 5,000 rooms within the 120 hotels-motels being used for long-term rentals, the city is on a quest to change the rental market landscape. In doing so, it could help the hotel market so the less desirable […]

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  • Little oversight with El Dorado County contracts

    By Kathryn Reed El Dorado County does not require a no compete clause for most employees. This proved to be a profitable turn of events for Alliant Insurance Services and York Risk Services. When Kim Kerr started with El Dorado County as assistant county administrative officer on June 30, 2011, the contract with Alliant was […]

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  • Parents risk retirement to subsidize kids

    By Carol Hymowitz, BloombergBusiness Cathy Egan has been supporting herself since she was 18, when she worked as a waitress in Minneapolis. Her 23-year-old son lives at home and relies on his single mother for transportation, food, and other expenses. Egan, now 50, only began putting money aside for retirement five years ago, after she […]

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  • Road beat: Mazda 3 best in its class

    By Larry Weitzman A few months ago the Road Beat had a chance to test the best compact car in current production, the Mazda 3 2.5L hatchback, a virtual econo-rocket that combines excellent performance with phenomenal fuel economy, plus near sports car handling coupled with good ride quality. But that was a fully loaded Mazda […]

  • Ordinance would redefine lodging in SLT

    By Kathryn Reed South Lake Tahoe has an overabundance of lodging units. With 26 percent of the more than 5,000 rooms within the 120 hotels-motels being used for long-term rentals, the city is on a quest to change the rental market landscape. In doing so, it could help the hotel market so the less desirable […]

  • Editorial: Treat wildfires like other natural disasters

      Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the March 23, 2015, Sacramento Bee. An out-of-control wildfire is just as much a natural disaster as a hurricane or flood. Just ask Californians who fled for their lives or saw their homes burn down in recent years. But that’s not how wildfires are handled in the federal […]

  • Pros better prepared to recover from injury than weekend warriors

    By Amanda MacMillan, Outdoors Lindsey Vonn made history this year with her 64th World Cup win — the most ever for a female skier — after spending most of 2014 rehabbing a torn ACL. Even more remarkable: she had not one but two major knee surgeries in the past two years. Many people who tear […]

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