Sierra Salsa Showdown hot enough to melt snow

By Kathryn Reed TWIN BRIDGES – Bottle it. It was that good. Jerry Lee Marsh took home top honors April 22 at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Salsa Showdown. For his winning efforts he earned a 2017-18 season pass to the ski resort. Jerry’s Verde, as he called it, was one of 11 traditional salsas. Two fruit salsas were […]

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Editorial: Onerous bill would fiscally drown cities, counties

Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the April 18, 2017, East Bay Times.  California’s cities and counties, weighed down by ever-mounting retirement costs, are barely keeping their heads above water. Now the state Legislature is considering an onerous bill that would ensure many of them drown. AB1250, introduced by Assemblyman Reginald Byron Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, would […]

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San Diego becoming leader in solving housing crisis

By Justin Ewers, PublicCEO It didn’t get much attention outside San Diego, but it may well have been the biggest step a political coalition has taken this year to shift the focus of a major city onto a crisis impacting millions of Californians—and moving rapidly up the income scale. “More than 70 percent of San […]

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Tahoe Keys votes to pay for aquatic herbicides

Tahoe Keys property owners have voted to assess themselves the necessary fees to pay for the use of herbicides to rid the South Lake Tahoe canals of invasive weeds. Now the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board must approve the application, with the goal to start using the chemicals in 2018. Homeowners will pay up […]

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Status of forests is ‘dire’ as world marks Earth Day

By Ann M. Simmons, Los Angels Times   They cover a third of the world’s landmass, help to regulate the atmosphere, and offer shelter, sustenance and survival to millions of people, plants and animals. But despite some progress, the planet’s woodlands continue to disappear on a dramatic scale. Since 1990 the world has lost the […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Tahoe Transportation District is having an open house April 24, 5-7pm at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel in South Lake Tahoe. There will be an update on the loop road project, affordable housing initiatives, and release of the environmental impact report. ·      Students in the Art Club at Lake Tahoe Community College are once again […]

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Earth Day activities planned for S. Lake Tahoe

Mother Earth will be the center of attention in South Lake Tahoe on April 29 in the annual Earth Day celebration from 10am-3pm at Bijou Community Park. The free event will include an array of educational booths, vendors, and an area where children can make recycled-themed arts and crafts. Sacramento’s Ideateam will provide a funk-and-soul […]

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Workshop all about communication skills

The community is invited to a free seminar titled “I Can’t Hear You Because I Am Shouting! Respectful Dialogue Even When We Disagree.”  The focus will be on strategies for positive conversations in polarized environments, conversations that offer an exchange of views so that people are listened to, respected and valued.  The workshop will be […]

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Grow a tropical paradise in a container or garden

By Melinda Myers Add an exciting new look to your garden, poolside, patio or deck with elephant ears.  These easy tropical plants have tall stems and giant leaves that measure up to 2 feet across. You can use them to create an instant focal point in the garden, screen an unwanted view, or extend a […]

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Nev, flirts with primaries; maligned caucus system prevail

By Yvonne Gonzalez, Las Vegas Sun CARSON CITY — Long lines and frustrated voters that accompanied Nevada caucuses in 2016 were not enough to sway lawmakers toward a primary system. Legislative efforts from both parties to return to presidential primaries have failed to gain traction over the years, with the most recent failed push marked […]

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