• Calif. bill would speed up affordable housing projects

    Calif. bill would speed up affordable housing projects

    By Jim Miller, Sacramento Bee A California lawmaker has made a key change to expand the reach of a plan designed to speed up construction of affordable housing projects. The move suggests the Legislature, due to return from summer recess Monday for a final four-week crush of business in the 2017 session, is moving toward […]

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  • Placer County Sheriff’s Office faces lawsuits

    Placer County Sheriff’s Office faces lawsuits

    By Sam Stanton, Sacramento Bee Ten weeks after Placer County Sheriff Devon Bell announced that three of his officials had been arrested on allegations of excessive force against inmates at the Auburn Main Jail, his department is facing a series of lawsuits claiming that abuse at the jail has routinely gone unchecked and that video […]

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  • SLT council wants 10-year contract for SnowGlobe

    SLT council wants 10-year contract for SnowGlobe

    By Kathryn Reed SnowGlobe, the three-day controversial music festival, is going to be part of the South Shore lexicon for another decade. The South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday agreed to several details in what will be a long-term contract with Chad Donnelly, who first brought the electronic, mostly disc jockey produced bass-centric music […]

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  • West Nile found in Douglas County mosquitoes

    West Nile found in Douglas County mosquitoes

    By Lake Tahoe News Mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus have been found in two locations in Douglas County. Douglas County Mosquito Abatement District was notified Aug. 14 about the results from traps set July 31 in the Westwood area of the Carson Valley as well as the traps set Aug. 2 west of Highway […]

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  • Airlines add extra winter flights to Reno airport

    Airlines add extra winter flights to Reno airport

    By Jason Hidalgo, Reno Gazette-Journal Last winter’s record-setting snow is set to pay dividends for Reno’s airport this coming season. Several airlines will be offering additional service to Reno-Tahoe International Airport during ski season, with some extra flights being extended as late as April. Five carriers will be offering the additional flights, which include routes […]

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  • Novasel, Laine appointed to CTC board

    Novasel, Laine appointed to CTC board

    The California Tahoe Conservancy will look different at its September meeting. This is because the Legislature this summer changed state law to allow elected officials to serve on this state board. On Aug. 15 the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and South Lake Tahoe City Council voted separately to appoint reps from their respective […]

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  • North Tahoe wastewater treatment facility workers fed up

    North Tahoe wastewater treatment facility workers fed up

    By Meghan Herbst, Moonshine Ink Board meetings at the Tahoe-Truckee Sanitation Agency are usually sparsely attended and over in 30 minutes. In June, employees and concerned citizens piled into the modest board room at TTSA, and the monthly meeting turned into a two-hour standoff. The players: The TTSA board of directors, under the leadership of […]

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  • 2 women plucked from cliff in Desolation

    2 women plucked from cliff in Desolation

    Two people had to be rescued from Desolation Wilderness on Sunday after they got stuck on the ledge of a steep cliff. El Dorado County search and rescue team members were called to help Lisa Tran and Sarah Pollo, both from the Sacramento area, who were stranded near Lake Sylvia. This is at an elevation […]

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  • Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU

    Community college transfer degrees speed graduation at CSU

    By Alexei Koseff, Sacramento Bee Early alumni of California’s community college transfer program are showing promising results for the 7-year-old law’s efforts to ease the path to a bachelor’s degree. Of a group of nearly 1,100 students who transferred to California State University in fall 2013 with the associate degree for transfer, 48 percent graduated […]

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  • UNR, ACLU defend right of student who attended white nationalist rally

    UNR, ACLU defend right of student who attended white nationalist rally

    By Sam Gross and Siobhan McAndrew, Reno Gazette-Journal Peter Cytanovic will start his senior year at UNR on Aug. 28. UNR and the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada referenced the First Amendment in defending Cytanovic, who will not be expelled and will keep a job on campus. Cytanovic was identified as a participant in […]

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