Albertsons to scoop up remnants of Rite Aid

By Associated Press The privately held owner of Safeway, Vons and other grocery brands is plunging deeper into the pharmacy business with a deal to buy Rite Aid, the nation’s third-largest drugstore chain. Albertsons Companies is offering either a share of its stock and $1.83 in cash or slightly more than a share for every […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      John Brissenden, 69, of Hope Valley has been appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown to the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, where he served from 2005-17. Brissenden has owned Sorensen’s Resort since 1980. He was a member of the Alpine County Board of Supervisors from 1989-93. ·       Liberty Utilities has a planned outage for Feb. 21 from […]

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Wildfires inspire new idea: Charging rural customers more for electricity

By David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle     The cost of preventing power-line wildfires could rise so high that California’s top utility regulator recently suggested a new way to pay for it — charge residents of high-risk areas more money for electricity. Michael Picker, president of the California Public Utilities Commission, floated the idea […]

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Opinion: Four Sacramento sequels to ‘Lady Bird’

By Joe Mathews Good news, Sacramento! “Lady Bird,” a coming-of-age film set in Sacramento—and written and directed by local product Greta Gerwig—has been nominated for five Academy Awards, including best picture. Here’s the better news, Sacramento! Gerwig says she will make three more films about her hometown. “I would like to make a quartet of […]

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California pot growers lagging in getting licenses

By Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Nearly two months after recreational marijuana became legal in California, less than 1 percent of the state’s known growers have been licensed, according to a report released Monday by a pot industry group. The 38-page report from the California Growers Association says 0.78 percent, or 534, of an estimated […]

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Future of SLT’s city manager, city attorney unknown

By Kathryn Reed Apparently whatever rattled the South Lake Tahoe City Council members to the point they stripped City Manager Nancy Kerry of all her duties isn’t that egregious based on the decision to keep her on the payroll. The council in closed session on Tuesday again were discussing Kerry. The closed session items for […]

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Variety of free gardening classes in Nevada

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension and its certified master gardeners will be offering free gardening classes. Gardening in Nevada: The Bartley Ranch Series is for anyone who wants to garden – those with big yards, small yards, or just patio or balcony space. The classes, offered in partnership with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open […]

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How attainable is the California Dream today?

By Matt Levin, CALMatters  California is an expensive state. The cost for housing, gas, electricity and other basics is often more than elsewhere in America. We have the nation’s highest rates for poverty and income inequality. Meanwhile, government resources are stretched thin. But the news isn’t all bad in the Golden State. We’re safer than […]

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Identity of plane crash victim released

The pilot who died in the plane crash near the Minden airport on Feb. 19 has been identified as Stephen Filice, 64, of Minden. Filice was flying back from Bakersfield when he had mechanical difficulty. He was unable to make it to the runway, crashing about one-half mile from the airport. The wreckage of the […]

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McClintock rival stretching truth about her résumé

By Emily Cadei, Sacramento Bee Managed half of America’s foreign aid budget. Rewrote the U.S.-India defense strategy. Adviser to a four-star admiral. These are some of the highlights of Jessica Morse’s career that the 35-year-old Democrat likes to emphasize on the campaign trail. They are also some of the talking points that are drawing fire […]

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