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Then and now: Kingsbury Grade not always a paved road
  • School-grown food a hit with kids

    By Kathryn Reed Lunches aren’t ordinary at Sierra House Elementary School. Sometimes produce grown in the domes is on the plates. That’s third-grader Breck Nealis’ favorite part about the two growing domes – being able to eat some of the food at lunch. She was part of the group that planted the peppers. Before the […]

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  • The right dose of exercise for a longer life

    By Gretchen Reynolds, New York Times Exercise has had a Goldilocks problem, with experts debating just how much exercise is too little, too much or just the right amount to improve health and longevity. Two new, impressively large-scale studies provide some clarity, suggesting that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a […]

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  • California’s biggest water users are secret

    By Katharine Mieszkowski and Lance Williams, Reveal In the midst of a historic drought, Californians have no way of knowing who’s guzzling the most water. That’s not an accident. It’s by design, thanks to an obscure 1997 measure that weakened one of the state’s chief open government laws, the California Public Records Act. For the […]

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  • Then and now: Kingsbury Grade not always a paved road

      In the 1950s, Highway 50 at Stateline was a two-lane mountain road where it met unpaved Kingsbury Grade, then labeled State Route 19, a twisting dirt road going to the Carson Valley. It was gated at the Daggett Pass summit for winter closure until the 1960s. The two white diagonal streaks between the junction […]

  • School-grown food a hit with kids

    By Kathryn Reed Lunches aren’t ordinary at Sierra House Elementary School. Sometimes produce grown in the domes is on the plates. That’s third-grader Breck Nealis’ favorite part about the two growing domes – being able to eat some of the food at lunch. She was part of the group that planted the peppers. Before the […]

  • Opinion: Tightening vaccine rules may back fire

    By Brendan Nyhan In a number of states, parents are allowed to opt out of legal requirements to have their children vaccinated before entering school by claiming a “personal belief” or “philosophical” exemption. These provisions have raised a great deal of concern since the Disneyland measles outbreak, including in California, where it began. Unfortunately, the […]

  • Conservation group opposes Squaw-Alpine gondola

    By Hugo Martin, Los Angeles Times A conservation group has vowed to stop a gondola lift planned to connect two Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, complaining that it would cut through a federally preserved wilderness. Sierra Watch, a nonprofit group based in Nevada City, Calif., said a gondola lift connecting the Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows […]

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