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    By Sasha Khokha, KQED-TV California’s severe drought is putting stress on everyone these days: the residents whose wells are running dry; the farmers forced to experiment with growing their produce with much less water; and of course, the thirsty fruits and vegetables themselves. But preliminary research suggests the dryness isn’t hurting the produce’s nutritional value, […]

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  • Climate change scaring insurance companies

    By Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released Wednesday. Global warming is increasing the risk of damage to lives […]

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  • EDC wants vacation rentals to be good neighbors

    By Kathryn Reed Vacation rentals aren’t going anywhere, so El Dorado County officials want to find a way for neighbors to get along with these temporary guests. C.L. Raffety, the county treasurer-tax collector, hosted a meeting in South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 23 for people who manage vacation rentals or own them. Her department oversees […]

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  • Opinion: Working together for wildfire protection

    By Cheva Gabor September brought the reality of wildfires to the forefront in the Lake Tahoe Basin. The King Fire came within eight air miles of the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit boundary, and as we all anxiously awaited its containment, the Cascade Fire broke out in the Desolation Wilderness. Rain and snow […]

  • TRPA: Clam suffocation at Emerald Bay successful

    It may take until the end of November for divers to remove the 5 acres of rubber mats that were laid on the lake bottom at the mouth of Emerald Bay. This was done two years ago as a pilot project to control Asian clam populations in the area. The mats measure 10-feet-by-100-feet and weigh 300 pounds. Boaters are […]

  • Placer County deputy gunned down

    By Sam Stanton, Ryan Lillis, Ed Fletcher, Darrell Smith and Richard Chang, Sacramento Bee Danny Oliver’s last shift ended with the veteran Sacramento sheriff’s deputy doing something he would have done countless times before in his career, walking toward a car to see what the occupants were doing on his beat. The 47-year-old father of […]

  • Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    • Here is the agenda for the Oct. 28 9am El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting at Lake Tahoe Airport. • Fodor’s picked Lake Tahoe as one of the top 10 places for a hot air balloon ride. • The Truckee Town Council will receive an update about Ebola from Tahoe Forest Hospital System officials […]

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