Court removes from ballot measure to split Calif.

By Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times   The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Wednesday to remove from the November ballot a measure aimed at dividing California into three states. The decision was a defeat for Tim Draper, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist considered an eccentric entrepreneur who spent $1.2 million on the measure. Four years […]

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South Lake Tahoe cops: Phish fans filthy

Phish started its summer concert tour in Stateline on July 17 by leaving a foul smell next door in California. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department sent out this tweet the next day, “@phish Please help spread the word to your following to help protect our National Treasure and respect our residents/visitors. We will be […]

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Manage water where it falls for a healthier landscape

By Melinda Myers Too much, not enough, and never when you need it. This is a common complaint of gardeners. Keeping and using water where it falls is the first step in managing this precious resource. Planting and maintaining a healthy landscape is a good place to start. Trees, shrubs, groundcovers and other plantings improve […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      Check out this story about Lake Tahoe News Publisher Kathryn Reed in the Tahoe Mountain News. ·      Agencies and organizations are working on a plan to improve traffic, parking, and year-round public recreation access from Camp Richardson to Tahoma. Take this survey by Aug. 5 to share your thoughts. ·      Julie Clayton has been […]

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Hwy. 50 improvements made in Zephyr Cove

Nevada Department of Transportation crews on July 17 completed the installation of pedestrian safety improvements on Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. Previously, there was one constantly-flashing pedestrian crossing light at the intersection of Highway 50 and Lake Shore Boulevard. NDOT has enhanced the pedestrian crossing with the following pedestrian safety improvements: The previous signal was […]

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K’s Kitchen: Quinoa enchilada bake

By Kathryn Reed For some reason I had not thought of putting quinoa in enchiladas. Thank goodness Denise enlightened me. And these were no ordinary enchiladas. For one, they weren’t wrapped in tortillas and then they weren’t baked. The concoction was cooked in a slow cooker. Crockpots are such great alternatives because they allow for […]

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SLT outlines financial impact from VHR ban

By Kathryn Reed It’s official – the voters of South Lake Tahoe will decide in November the future of vacation home rentals outside the tourist core area. Per the city staff report on July 17, “The initiative would ban VHR rentals in residential zones following a three-year amortization period, with exception of qualified VHR rentals […]

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Dream job brings nightmare challenge for USOC chief

By Steve Keating, Reuters Sarah Hirshland landed her dream job when she was named chief executive of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) on Thursday, but she faces a nightmare situation in her new role dealing with the aftermath of a massive sex abuse scandal. She fills the post previously held by Scott Blackmun, who resigned […]

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El Dorado County offering caregiving class

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency, Senior Health Education Program and Family Caregiver Support Program will be presenting a Powerful Tools for Caregivers educational series for older adults in August. This six-week program will be from 2-3:30pm each Friday afternoon from Aug. 24-Sept. 28 at the Cameron Park Community Center located at […]

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Event to raise money for Squaw Olympic museum

The 100th birthday of Sandy Poulsen and the 75th anniversary of her 22 kick-turns and the resultant naming of KT-22. The event will be Aug. 11 at 1pm at the Poulsen estate in Squaw Valley. There will be a barbecue, cocktails, games, music and more. Money raised will go toward a project that is important […]

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