Truckee turning into food, wine walk

Wine lovers, food connoisseurs and dedicated shoppers can once again indulge themselves at the annual Downtown Truckee Wine, Walk & Shop. It includes wine matched with food samples as people shop and stroll in historic Truckee. The event is Oct. 4 from noon-4pm. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 that day. For more info, email […]

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Editorial: Keep politics out of the pulpit

Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the Aug. 7, 2014, Los Angeles Times. Under federal law, it is illegal for churches and other so-called 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to “participate in, or intervene in … any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.” But in recent years the Internal […]

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Opinion: The case against chlorinated water

By Josh Harkinson, Mother Jones The chlorination of municipal tap water is considered one of the 20th century’s best public health ideas. The American Water Works Association credits the practice with increasing life expectancy by 50 percent over the past century by virtually eliminating water-borne diseases such as typhoid fever and cholera. But chlorine in […]

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Editorial: Changing how Calif. grades its schools

Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the Aug. 6, 2014, Los Angeles Times. The Academic Performance Index, by which California schools have been judged over the last 14 years, is about to get an overhaul. That’s fine; the index basically boiled down standardized test scores to a single number. As a result, it overemphasized testing […]

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Music on the beach benefits TAP

Tahoe Arts Project is having an evening of music on the beach on Aug. 21 from 7-9pm. Pat Ronan, owner of Tahoe Lakeshore Lodge and Spa, is hosting this benefit for Tahoe Arts Project. It will feature the music of Niall McGuinness, Trey Stone and John Shipley. Bring blankets, low back chairs, food and beverages, […]

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Are women better athletes than men?

By Amanda MacMillan, Outdoors Without launching a full-out battle-of-the-sexes competition between you and your wife, it’s hard to say exactly who is the better athlete. But it is true that she may have some ingrained sex-based advantage over you. Specifically, it seems that members of the fairer sex are better at pacing themselves on long […]

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$1.6 mil. Truckee property bought with bitcoins

By Candace Jackson, Wall Street Journal A Truckee property sold Thursday for $1.6 million—in bitcoins. The property is one of just a handful of residential real estate transactions in months that have used virtual currency—and potentially a record in terms of price. The price in bitcoins was 2,739. The 1.4-acre acre home site has views […]

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Old S. Tahoe hotel gets much needed upgrades

By Kathryn Reed There is one less hotel in South Lake Tahoe renting by the week or month. The Vagabond Inn on Highway 50 is now the Trailhead – A Lake Tahoe Lodge. Owners from China took over at the first of the year, having paid $1.3 million for the property that is walking distance […]

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4 symphony performances in September

Tahoe Symphony Orchestra and Chorus concludes its summer season with a four-concert series. The program includes the “Faure Requiem”, Liszt’s “Hungarian Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra”, and the Tchaikovsky “Violin Concerto in D Major” with featured guest artist Elizabeth Pitcairn playing the legendary Red Stradivarius. Performances are Sept. 10, 12,* 14, and 16 in the […]

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Clean energy program available in S. Tahoe

Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) allows property owners in South Lake Tahoe to borrow money, usually on a 20-year term, and repay it with a special property tax assessment that won’t require a cash down payment or inhibit the businesses ability to borrow money for operations in the future. The financing program approved by the […]

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