• Early years of S. Lake Tahoe come to life

    Early years of S. Lake Tahoe come to life

    By Kathryn Reed Nuggets of South Lake Tahoe’s 50-year history were uncovered Wednesday night as three longtime locals bantered about days gone by. Laurel Ames, Betty Mitchell and John Cefalu spoke about the early days of the city and how some things are better, and some not so much. They weren’t the only ones who […]

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  • Calif. worrying about next recession

    Calif. worrying about next recession

    By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times Even as California’s leaders prepare a new state budget that is flush with cash, Gov. Jerry Brown has increasingly raised the specter of another recession that could undo years of hard-won financial progress. When he released his latest spending proposal last month, he said a downturn was “around the […]

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  • Timberlake to bring A List star power to ACC

    Timberlake to bring A List star power to ACC

    By Kathryn Reed “There aren’t many places I can go where I don’t feel like I’m being watched. But the golf course is one of them. It’s my refuge. It’s where I get a chance to be alone in the world.” Justin Timberlake clearly had not played the American Century Championship when he said those […]

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  • Former IT director sues El Dorado County

    Former IT director sues El Dorado County

    By Kathryn Reed An El Dorado County employee has filed a lawsuit against the county, interim chief administrative officer/human resources director, district attorney and auditor-controller. Kelly Webb, one-time director of Information Technology for the county, in the suit alleges her First Amendment rights were violated, that she was discriminated against because of her age and […]

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  • Few states ready for fallout if court rules against Obamacare

    Few states ready for fallout if court rules against Obamacare

    By Noam N. Levey, Los Angeles Times Millions of Americans could soon lose health insurance when the Supreme Court decides the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act this month, but states have made few concrete plans to deal with the potential fallout, and they may get little help from Washington, President Obama warned Monday. […]

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  • Nev. allows businesses, investors to bet on sports

    Nev. allows businesses, investors to bet on sports

    By Kimberly Pierceall, AP Call it a mutual fund for sports bettors or maybe a legal framework for buddies to pool their money to bet on the big game. Nevada is the first in the nation to allow business entities to wager on sports on behalf of investors, regardless of how big or small the […]

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  • Tahoe working to get homeless out of the cold

    Tahoe working to get homeless out of the cold

    By Kathryn Reed Putting a roof over people’s heads from Nov. 1-April 30 is the goal of a small coalition of people on the South Shore who are making strides to create a warm room. Marissa Muscat, who has taken on the role of project manager, is spearheading the efforts to create a nonprofit that […]

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  • Panel: California water losses are huge

    Panel: California water losses are huge

    By Rong-Gong Lin II, Los Angeles Times A panel of water experts on Sunday mapped out the challenges California faces in meeting future demands for water at a time when water sources are under stress and future supplies appear uncertain. The panel, speaking at the Los Angeles Times book club, agreed the problems are serious […]

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  • GOP seeks to speed up tree removal

    GOP seeks to speed up tree removal

    By Kevin Freking, AP WASHINGTON — Drought has killed about 12 million trees in California’s national forests. In the Rocky Mountain region, an epidemic of pine beetles has damaged trees over a stretch of 32 million acres. Altogether, up to 40 percent of the entire national forest system is in need of treatment to reduce […]

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  • Donner Museum captures region’s history

    Donner Museum captures region’s history

    By Denise Haerr TRUCKEE – Hundreds gathered to be a part of history in the making in the impressive shadow of the Pioneer Memorial, whose own dedication occurred 97 years ago to the day. The grand opening of the Donner Memorial State Park Visitor Center on June 6 was a 20-year, $9.6 million endeavor that […]

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