Letter: Tahoe City Lodge transparency lacking

Publisher’s note: This letter was sent to Placer County and TRPA officials. It is published with permission. To the North Lake Tahoe Community: Placer County & TRPA Legal Counsel and Staff, I provided public comment at the Placer Board of Supervisors Jan. 9, 2018, meeting on agenda item 4A: granting 60 Tourist accommodation units (TAU) […]

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Road Beat: 2018 Mazda 3 Grand Touring — still impressive

By Larry Weitzman They are cowboys, but they sure can breed them right and ride them the best. I am not talking about cows or horses, but the car company from Japan that the other major manufacturers refer to sometimes as cowboys. With their swagger and panache, you would think they were an American company […]

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Government shutdown moderately impacts Tahoe

By Kathryn Reed One of the casualties of the federal government shutdown is the impact on the meteorological conference taking place on the South Shore. “We lost two speakers who were going to discuss fire safety issues and updates—a meaningful topic in light of Napa/Sonoma and SoCal fires. We adjusted and had another speaker talk […]

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Letter: Suggestions for VHRs and SnowGlobe

Publisher’s note: This is a letter to the South Lake Tahoe City Council and is reprinted with permission. Dear Council Members: My name is Scott Ramirez, I am a longtime resident of South Lake Tahoe. Some of you know me and my family and are familiar with our activities to support our town. We are […]

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Tahoe Tails — Adoptable Pets in South Lake Tahoe

Nadine is a 2-year-old husky-cattle dog mix who has two different colored eyes. This girl loves to play with other dogs, but she also likes to chase cats. Good with kids, housebroken, basic commands and good on leash. She is very quiet in the shelter and weighs about 60 pounds.  Nadine pulls on her leash […]

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SLT warm room proving to be a good neighbor

By Kathryn Reed All the angst about the warm room in South Lake Tahoe opening on Rufus Allen Boulevard was for naught. The seasonal overnight shelter, now in its third year, is just another business in the neighborhood. Even though some residents last month balked at the idea of having “these people” be so close, […]

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Opinion: Plan would turn Yosemite into refuge for wealthy

By Alfonso Orozco, East Bay Times Growing up in the Bay Area, wilderness didn’t play a big role in my family life. We got outside in local and regional parks. There is no better feeling than hanging out with the whole familia on a hot summer day grilling carne asada, eating juicy watermelon with lime […]

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California Realtors plot statewide database

By Jeff Collins, San Jose Mercury News Is the Realtor-run property listing service in California obsolete? Several brokers, agents and “multiple listing service” operators expressed concern during a panel discussion this month that commercial websites like Zillow, Redfin and Realtor.com have overtaken the patchwork of industry databases agents use to find homes for clients. “The world […]

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Changing of the guard in Olympic halfpipe

By Eddie Pells, AP The first time they met, Chloe Kim was in awe. And why not? Kelly Clark was, after all, an Olympic gold medalist and one of best snowboarders in the world. “My parents were, like, ‘Oh my gosh, you touched Kelly Clark’s jacket,’” Kim said of that day, nearly 10 years ago, […]

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Tax overhaul a blow to affordable housing efforts

By Conor Dougherty, New York Times The last time that Congress approved a sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code, in 1986, it created a tax credit meant to encourage the private sector to invest in affordable housing. It has grown into a $9 billion-a-year social program that has funded the construction of some three […]

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