• NTPUD general manager let go

    NTPUD general manager let go

    North Tahoe Public Utility District is need of a general manager after ousting Paul Schultz this week. The unanimous decision was made in closed session Nov. 25 during a special meeting. Schultz has been general manager since April 2011, though he had worked as the manager of planning and engineering for a year prior to […]

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  • Black Friday highlights rich-poor divide

    Black Friday highlights rich-poor divide

    By Shan Li, Los Angeles Times In Northeast Los Angeles, 1,000 people huddled in the evening chill last Thanksgiving as they waited outside a Target store for the chance to snap up Black Friday deals. Across town at the Grove, the mostly upscale stores such as Barneys and Nordstrom were closed that night. Holiday shoppers […]

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  • Names of victims in fatal S. Tahoe crash released

    Names of victims in fatal S. Tahoe crash released

    Olga Penaarce, 20, of South Lake Tahoe will likely face felony driving under the influence homicide charges in the death of Aimee Campos, 21, of South Lake Tahoe. Penaarce was driving at a high-rate of speed Nov. 24 at about 4:30am when the vehicle veered off Pioneer Trail and hit a retaining wall at the […]

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  • Stateline casino revenue spikes in October

    Stateline casino revenue spikes in October

    Stateline casinos were the bright spot for gaming revenue in October. While state saw revenue decline of 4.3 percent to $913.6 million compared to a year ago, the South Shore was up nearly 53 percent at $19 million. This is the third consecutive month the statewide numbers have declined. The Nevada Gaming Control Board released the […]

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  • Judge blocks Uber from Nevada

    Judge blocks Uber from Nevada

    By Scott Sonner, AP A Washoe County District Court judge granted the state’s request late Tuesday for a court order blocking the ridesharing company Uber Technologies from operating unregulated in Nevada, saying Uber’s refusal to comply with the necessary state licensing requirements could put the public’s safety at risk. Nevada’s attorney general filed a lawsuit […]

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  • Sorting out how Caesars slid into distress

    Sorting out how Caesars slid into distress

    By J.D. Morris, Las Vegas Sun The financial mess consuming Caesars Entertainment has been years in the making. The casino company has struggled with more than $20 billion in debt for about six years. It’s lost money every year since 2009, largely because of its debt payments. Now, the largest (and most indebted) unit of […]

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  • Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’

    Caesars says default notice ‘meritless’

    By Associated Press NEW YORK — Caesars Entertainment Corp., which is in the midst of trying to cut its debt, disclosed Monday that it received a default notice from one of its banks. But the casino operator said the notice was “meritless.” In a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Caesars said that it received a […]

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  • South Tahoe unloading parking kiosks

    South Tahoe unloading parking kiosks

    South Lake Tahoe is trying to get rid of the 33 kiosks it purchased for the parking program that no longer exists. Three of the apparatuses will go to the local K-9 association. The organization plans to put them by the dog agility course in Bijou Community Park as a way to solicit donations. They […]

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  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

    California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

    By Scott Smith, AP When it comes to controlling California’s flashy Las Vegas-style casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate billions of dollars a year to sustain Native Americans up and down the state. With this backdrop, several tribes in the past two years have fallen into […]

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  • 1 person killed, 2 hurt in S. Tahoe car crash

    1 person killed, 2 hurt in S. Tahoe car crash

    A 21-year-old South Lake Tahoe woman was killed early Monday morning in a single-car accident on Pioneer Trail near April Drive. She was a passenger in the front seat of a four-door sedan. The 20-year-old female driver from South Lake Tahoe and 25-year-old male passenger from Sacramento were flown to Renown Medical Center in Reno […]

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