Sweeney: ‘Teach the next generation to think critically’

Publisher’s note: Lake Tahoe News asked the two Lake Tahoe Community College District 5 candidates a series of questions. The responses are being run in the order LTN received them. Name: Michelle Sweeney Profession/work experience: Please see my resume following: Strategic Planning | Policy Development | Knowledge-building High-integrity, energetic, listening leader building management structure and […]

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Letter: Brown needed to sign SB930

To the community, On Sept 19,  I called on Gov. Jerry Brown to sign Senate Bill 930, urging his immediate signature on Senate Bill 930 to reinstate penalties for aggravated arson. The urgency legislation would reinstate provisions which were permitted to sunset on Jan. 1, 2014. Brown signed the bill a day later. The law authorizes […]

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Visibility hampers King Fire, weather helps

Updated 10:10pm:  Visibility grounded air resources fighting the King Fire that continues to burn out of control east of Pollock Pines. However, a low pressure system passed south of the incident Saturday, bringing clouds and increased humidity to moderate fire activity. For the night of Sept. 20 officials anticipate the spread to be minimal. The higher humidity should moderate the […]

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Financial advisors need to understand clients

By Rodger Alan Friedman Shocking stats continue to make news regarding America’s preparedness for retirement, including the fact that one of five citizens near retirement age have zero money put away for the golden years, according to statistics recently released from the Federal Reserve. About 20 percent of pre-retirees have nothing stocked away, and 31 […]

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King Fire cuts into Apple Hill traffic

By Richard Chang, Sacramento Bee Business was slow at Apple Hill’s famed orchards Saturday, as smoke from the King fire in El Dorado County discouraged people from visiting, owners said. Apple farmers, bakers and craft vendors said foot traffic had dropped by at least 50 percent, marking a gloomy start to the high season that […]

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King Fire uses record amount of retardant

By Raquel Maria Dillion and Gillian Flaccus, AP Firefighters are dropping record-breaking amounts of retardants on the King Fire that is burning explosively because of the prolonged drought. California firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of retardant, fire spokeswoman Lynne Tolmachoff said Friday. That included […]

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Ironman to impact Tahoe roads Sunday

Sections of highways 28, 89 and 267 will be closed Sunday as thousands of athletes compete in Ironman Lake Tahoe. More than 2,500 athletes are registered to compete in the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run at more than 6,000 feet above sea level. Race officials will decide that morning if the event […]

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Workers needed for Truckee River Day

The 19th annual Truckee River Day is Oct. 19. Volunteers have a choice of half or full day restoration projects with different levels of difficulty. There will be 12-15 projects, including restoration in Martis Valley near Elizabethtown Meadows, seeding and mulching at Prosser Lake, removing milfoil from the Truckee River, and revegetating a recently burned […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

• The Virginia & Truckee Railroad will once again offer service to the North Pole onboard the Polar Express train starting Nov. 21. To purchase tickets, call 775.291.0208. •Amarjeet Benipal is now director of Caltrans District 3, which covers Lake Tahoe. • Granlibakken Resort in Tahoe City is hosting the annual Lake Tahoe Women’s Wellness […]

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West Shore Inn oozes relaxation

By Susan Wood HOMEWOOD – As active as I am, I never dreamed I’d look so forward to waking up early on vacation. I also never thought I’d go to a hotel and have sitting be my favorite activity. But a couple days at the West Shore Café and Inn isn’t just any experience – […]

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