• Full containment of King Fire expected Sat.

    Full containment of King Fire expected Sat.

    Even though the King Fire continues to burn, much of the focus is now on repairing roads, mop up and making sure the forest is safe so people will be able to recreate in it again. The fire that started Sept. 13 is still at 97,099 acres, but is 92 percent contained. Full containment is […]

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  • Novasel: ‘This is not a job for first-timers’

    Novasel: ‘This is not a job for first-timers’

    Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News asked the two El Dorado County District 5 supervisor candidates a series of questions. All are the same except for one that is specific to each candidate. The responses are being run in the order LTN received them. Name: Sue Novasel Profession/work experience: Business owner/school board member Age: 58 What […]

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  • Tahoe man struck by suspected DUI driver

    Tahoe man struck by suspected DUI driver

    A South Lake Tahoe man was airlifted to Renown Medical Center in Reno on Monday evening after being struck by a vehicle. Carmel Jennings, 57, of South Lake Tahoe was arrested on felony driving under the influence charges on Sept. 29 after the 5:39pm accident. The 62-year-old victim was near the McDonald’s at the Y […]

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  • Brown takes last-minute action on bills

    Brown takes last-minute action on bills

    By David Siders and Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Saturday giving the proponents of California ballot initiatives more time to collect signatures and allowing them to withdraw their initiatives or add amendments. The signing was among dozens of bill actions the Democratic governor announced Saturday as he works to meet a […]

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  • USFS backs off wilderness photo restrictions

    USFS backs off wilderness photo restrictions

    By Rob Davis, Oregonian The U.S. Forest Service’s chief backed off proposed restrictions on photography in wilderness areas Thursday after facing sweeping protests from lawmakers, First Amendment advocates and media outlets across the country. “The U.S. Forest Service remains committed to the First Amendment,” the agency’s chief, Tom Tidwell, said in a statement. “To be […]

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  • Calif. adds $70 million to firefighting efforts

    Calif. adds $70 million to firefighting efforts

    By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee Firefighters may have finally gotten the upper hand on the massive King Fire, but its legacy continues as the state wrestles with how to pay millions in firefighting costs incurred in what is being called one of the worst fire years in recent history. On Monday, state Department of Finance […]

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  • Desolation fire 90% contained

    Desolation fire 90% contained

    Heavy precipitation during the weekend allowed firefighters to nearly contain the Cascade Fire burning close to Snow Lake in Desolation Wilderness. The 20-acre fire is 90 percent contained as of Sept. 29. It started in the late afternoon Sept. 24 Crews will begin repairing damage from fire suppression activities. Bayview Trailhead and Campground and Taylor Creek Sno-Park […]

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  • Brown approves community college bachelor’s degrees

    Brown approves community college bachelor’s degrees

    By Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee In what could portend a monumental shift in public higher education in California, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill Sunday that will allow up to 15 community colleges to launch bachelor’s degrees programs in vocational fields. While 21 other states offer community college baccalaureates, California’s colleges have traditionally been the […]

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  • King Fire burning inside containment area

    King Fire burning inside containment area

    Crews overnight were able to hold the King Fire to 97,099 acres and 89 percent containment. The active fire continues to burn within the containment area. More than 4,000 people are still fighting the fire burning east of Pollock Pines. But each day more crews are sent home, which is also reducing the number of […]

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  • Calif. limits sales of Confederate flag

    Calif. limits sales of Confederate flag

    By Dan Brekke, KQED-TV Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill that bars state agencies from selling or displaying the Confederate battle flag or any other items that bear the Civil War-era insignia. The governor signed the bill, AB2444, by Assemblyman Isadore Hall, D-Compton, without comment. Hall reportedly was inspired to propose the measure after […]

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