• Ex-Heavenly chief counting down to retirement

    Ex-Heavenly chief counting down to retirement

    By Susan Wood Blaise Carrig, the skiing guru who led Heavenly Mountain Resort during a critical crossroads, is forging a new path of greener pastures – with a little white stuff mixed in for recreation sake. That’s because soon skiing will no longer involve business. At 63, Carrig will relinquish his post as president of […]

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  • Few rules = hefty payouts for public employees

    Few rules = hefty payouts for public employees

    By Joanna Lin, Center for Investigative Reporting California taxpayers spend about $40 billion a year to pay their fire chiefs, mayors, tree trimmers and thousands of other city and county employees. Some – including harbor pilots in Los Angeles – make more than $300,000 a year. Others receive as little as $190, the payout for […]

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  • 7.6% in U.S. are depressed, few seek treatment

    7.6% in U.S. are depressed, few seek treatment

    By Karen Kaplan, Los Angeles Times About 1 in 13 Americans was suffering from depression at some point between 2009 and 2012, yet only 35 percent of people with severe depression and 20 percent of those with moderate depression said they had sought help from a mental health professional, according to a report from the […]

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  • Top EDC official named in suit by ex-employee

    Top EDC official named in suit by ex-employee

    By Kathryn Reed The woman who is acting chief administrative officer for El Dorado County is being sued by a former employee who worked for her when she was CAO in Alpine County. Robert Levy, former undersheriff of Alpine County, in the 19-page lawsuit alleges Pam Knorr along with three supervisors at the time and […]

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  • Enforcing digital privacy might be tough

    Enforcing digital privacy might be tough

    By Marlisse Silver Sweeney, Columbia Journalism Review Freedom from surveillance is shaping up to be a major human rights issue in the post-Snowden era. The UN human rights committee is calling for a review of how member states collect residents’ data, and a Pew study last month found that most Americans are concerned with government […]

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  • How climate has changed Earth

    How climate has changed Earth

    By Seth Borenstein, AP WASHINGTON — In the more than two decades since world leaders first got together to try to solve global warming, life on Earth has changed, not just the climate. It’s gotten hotter, more polluted with heat-trapping gases, more crowded and just downright wilder. The numbers are stark. Carbon dioxide emissions: up […]

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  • Path puts users in woods, off major Tahoe road

    Path puts users in woods, off major Tahoe road

    By Kathryn Reed Sometimes riding on Lake Tahoe Boulevard between Highway 50 and the Angora burn area can be an adrenaline rush. The problem is it has nothing to do with pedaling and everything to do with drivers. With the vehicle lanes being narrow and the shoulder non-existent, it can be scary with cars whizzing […]

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  • Festival full of extraordinary trees

    Festival full of extraordinary trees

    Judges had no trouble determining the most elegant designer tree gracing the convention center of Harrah’s Lake Tahoe. Unanimously they selected the Chanel tree. It also received best in show for the sixth annual Festival of Trees and Lights. (Designer: Katie Long, Thran’s Flowers.) Every year Barton Foundation puts out a call to designers to […]

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  • Hospitals killing tens of thousands fewer people

    Hospitals killing tens of thousands fewer people

    By Jason Millman, Washington Post Wide-ranging efforts to make hospital care safer have resulted in an estimated 50,000 fewer patients dying because of avoidable errors in the past three years, according to a report presented by government and industry officials on Tuesday. Hospitals reported 1.3 million fewer hospital-acquired infections in all between 2011-2013 compared to […]

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  • LTCC on dual course to offer 4-year degrees

    LTCC on dual course to offer 4-year degrees

    By Kathryn Reed Lake Tahoe Community College is on a path that would allow students to obtain a four-year degree two ways. One is through allowing universities to offer their programs on the South Lake Tahoe campus, the other is by being selected as one of the 15 community colleges in California to be part […]

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