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  • Brown blasts CalPERS for allowing enhanced pay

    By Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee A divided CalPERS board on Tuesday approved a regulation that will allow nearly 100 different types of supplemental pay to count toward pension calculations for state and local government employees. The 7-5 vote drew a swift rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed pension overhaul legislation in 2012 that, in […]

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  • Family letters become Tahoe history book

    By Kathryn Reed For 30 years a treasure trove of Lake Tahoe area history sat in a closet unbeknownst to the owners. The white wooden chest was in Mary K. Sonntag’s home in New Castle, Pa. Her mother, Myrtle McConahy Keefer, had sent it to her in 1962. In 1992, Sonntag’s daughter, Mary Jo Sonntag, […]

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  • Calif. gives away more rights to water than it has

    By Kat Kerlin, UC Davis California has allocated five times more surface water than the state actually has, making it hard for regulators to tell whose supplies should be cut during a drought, UC researchers reported. The scientists said California’s water-rights regulator, the State Water Resources Control Board, needs a systematic overhaul of policies and […]

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  • Soroptimist provide backpacks for students

    Every year, members of the Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra launch a “Backpack Attack” to ensure students in grades K-12 who need them have a new backpack. Members of the club donate items to fill the backpacks, including: pencils, paper, notebooks, binders, rulers, erasers, pens, and more. This year, through a generous donation of 50 […]

  • Snippets about Lake Tahoe

    • There will be a workshop for landscape irrigation managers on Sept. 5 from 8am-noon at Truckee Donner Public Utility District. Cost is $20. Register online. • The State Water Board has created this video showing ways to save water. • Homewood Fine Arts and Crafts Festival is Aug. 22-24 from 10am-5pm at Homewood Mountain […]

  • Stargazing event at Spooner Lake

    Professional stargazer and astronomy instructor Gigi Giles will lead a laser-guided tour of the stars on Aug. 29 at Spooner Lake State Park. Giles will have high-powered telescopes and astronomical binoculars to look through. The free event is from 8:30-10pm. Park in the upper lot. Spooner park is located off Highway 28 near Highway 50. […]

  • Brown blasts CalPERS for allowing enhanced pay

    By Jon Ortiz, Sacramento Bee A divided CalPERS board on Tuesday approved a regulation that will allow nearly 100 different types of supplemental pay to count toward pension calculations for state and local government employees. The 7-5 vote drew a swift rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown, who signed pension overhaul legislation in 2012 that, in […]

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