• Climate change scaring insurance companies

    Climate change scaring insurance companies

    By Tim McDonnell, Mother Jones In the months after Hurricane Sandy, insurance companies spooked by rising seas dropped coastal policies in droves. That could become an increasingly common story, according to the largest-ever survey of how insurance companies are dealing with climate change, released Wednesday. Global warming is increasing the risk of damage to lives […]

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  • Lights shine on Harrison Ave. improvements

    Lights shine on Harrison Ave. improvements

    Thursday was the first night all the lights were turned on from from Tallac Avenue to Los Angeles Avenue in South Lake Tahoe. The road and landscaping improvements are part of the multi-million dollar Harrison Avenue project. It is jointly funded by the city and property owners in the area. Work is still being done in the […]

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  • 5 S. Lake Tahoe businesses burglarized

    5 S. Lake Tahoe businesses burglarized

    Several South Lake Tahoe businesses were burglarized this week. Police believe the same suspects – who remain at-large – committed the five break-ins. On Oct. 22 at approximately 11:15pm officers responded to the Kmart Garden Center. Two suspects smashed the front door glass and attempted to steal the cash registers. They took an unknown amount of […]

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  • EDC wants vacation rentals to be good neighbors

    EDC wants vacation rentals to be good neighbors

    By Kathryn Reed Vacation rentals aren’t going anywhere, so El Dorado County officials want to find a way for neighbors to get along with these temporary guests. C.L. Raffety, the county treasurer-tax collector, hosted a meeting in South Lake Tahoe on Oct. 23 for people who manage vacation rentals or own them. Her department oversees […]

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  • Plastics industry spends big to reverse Calif. bag ban

    Plastics industry spends big to reverse Calif. bag ban

    By Jeremy B. White, Sacramento Bee The clash over California’s newly passed ban on single-use plastic bags has moved from the Legislature to the streets as the national plastics industry has donated more than $1 million for a campaign to undo or delay the law. Moments after Gov. Jerry Brown announced signing Senate Bill 270 […]

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  • Stumbles on campaign trail nothing new in Nev.

    Stumbles on campaign trail nothing new in Nev.

    By Kyle Roerink, Las Vegas Sun Gaffes, follies and slips are as much a part of politics as campaign buttons. In Nevada this year, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, attorney general candidate Adam Laxalt and congressional candidate Cresent Hardy all made headlines for gaffes. But none of those ranks among the biggest goofs in recent […]

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  • S. Tahoe hotel fined for pool water discharge

    S. Tahoe hotel fined for pool water discharge

    Lake Tahoe Vacation Resort in South Lake Tahoe has been fined $10,000 by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for illegally discharging pool water earlier this year. The Governing Board on Oct. 22 approved the agreement. The staff report says, “… Diamond Resorts staff emptied a portion of the pool water by draining it onto an […]

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  • Poverty, hunger near epidemic in South Tahoe

    Poverty, hunger near epidemic in South Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed STATELINE – People in South Lake Tahoe are not only hungry, but they don’t know where their next meal is going to come from. That is called food insecurity. And it’s a growing problem here. Poverty, of which hunger and food insecurity are byproducts, is such a concern that a survey was […]

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  • Stateline man accused of unlawful contact with minors

    Stateline man accused of unlawful contact with minors

    A Stateline man has been arrested by Reno police officers on charges of unlawful contact with a minor. Jose Manuel Rosas-Rojas, 58, was taken into custody Oct. 22. Officers had been looking for a man who had been riding a bicycle in south Reno near Damonte Ranch and approached young girls. The first case was […]

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  • Ready Mix owner to plead not guilty

    Ready Mix owner to plead not guilty

    Updated Oct. 22 8:53pm: The owner of Sierra-Tahoe Ready Mix is scheduled to be in court Thursday to face four felony counts of fraud related to product he supplied to contractors working on projects on the South Shore. Mike Wallace, who runs the South Lake Tahoe company, deferred comment to his attorney Jacqueline Mittelstadt. “We look […]

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