• Opinion: Rafters, not taxpayers need to foot the bill

    Opinion: Rafters, not taxpayers need to foot the bill

    By Larry Weitzman El Dorado County has a competent deputy chief administrative officer and former chief budget officer working in our administration, Laura Schwartz. She understands cash flow, spending and overall, she is pretty smart. I understand she has a master’s degree in accounting. Darn good credentials. In fact, about the only thing I remember […]

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  • Opinion: Tahoe not immune to climate change

    Opinion: Tahoe not immune to climate change

    By Joanne Marchetta For 20 years, every August we’ve paused to reflect on our collective commitment to Lake Tahoe’s restoration at the Lake Tahoe Summit. This year, with Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., hosting the event, the issue of climate change will be front and center. Climate change poses incredible challenges for Tahoe, affecting not only […]

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  • Letter: Rotarians make commitment to B&B

    Letter: Rotarians make commitment to B&B

    To the community, The Tahoe-Douglas Rotary Club is partnering with Bread & Broth by hosting five Adopt A Day of Nourishment sponsorships over the next 10 months.    “The Tahoe-Douglas Club is happy to support Bread & Broth’s wonderful program and looks forward to a strong relationship with B&B and its fantastic volunteers,” commented Ashley […]

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  • Opinion: Setting the facts straight about rafters

    Opinion: Setting the facts straight about rafters

    By Nate Rangel Twenty-three years ago, back in 1994, Bernard Carlson filed suit against El Dorado County and the permitted professional outfitters on the South Fork of the American River. He claimed that the granting of permits, under existing law which protects the environment, the community and local taxpayers, was a discretionary act and that […]

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  • Letter: Zero tolerance for racism, white supremacy

    Letter: Zero tolerance for racism, white supremacy

    To the community, We have been witness to the violence that has taken place this weekend during the white nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va. One of the marchers photographed has been identified as a UNR student. Racism and white supremacist movements have a corrosive effect on our society. These movements do not represent our values […]

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  • Letter: Generosity helps hungry youth

    Letter: Generosity helps hungry youth

    To the community, The Summer B&B 4 Kids program is off to a roaring start. Thanks to the foresight of Vail President Rob Katz and his wife, Elana Amsterdam, the South Lake Tahoe summer program is in full swing. Vail and B&B have been amazed and excited to be able to provide children up to […]

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  • Opinion: Time to pull the plug

    Opinion: Time to pull the plug

    By Larry Weitzman In the Wall Street Journal on Aug. 7, there was a column by Christopher Mims entitled “Electric Car Hurdle: Not Enough Chargers.” It described the coming dilemma that there will not be enough public electric charging stations for all the coming millions of electric cars, courtesy of Tesla which says it will […]

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  • Letter: Yoga group gives back to community

    Letter: Yoga group gives back to community

    To the community, A gold star for outstanding Adopt A Day of Nourishment volunteer service goes to Still Water Yoga. This limber and very kind and thoughtful group of women was a joy to have hosting Bread & Broth’s July 24 meal.  To Karen Eberlin, Shannon Liebel, Lucy McLaughlin, Susan Glasson and Liz Norman, B&B […]

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  • Opinion: Storm water bill would evade taxpayer protections

    Opinion: Storm water bill would evade taxpayer protections

    By Geoff McIntosh, San Francisco Chronicle If Senate Bill 231 (Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys) becomes law, property owners would be saddled with thousands of dollars in additional, annual property taxes. What’s worse is that this bill would allow these tax increases to be implemented without a vote of the people. Political sleight of hand? Yes, and […]

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  • Opinion: Ex-CAO keeps haunting EDC

    Opinion: Ex-CAO keeps haunting EDC

    By Larry Weitzman Everyone knows that El Dorado County is short of money for road maintenance, funding employee pensions and dozens of other items that need attention. In fact, the county is so short of money there was an attempt to eliminate senior legal which costs the county about $250,000 annually, a pittance when compared […]

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