Expect controlled burns in Tahoe basin

The Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team, which includes local, state and federal agencies, will continue prescribed fire operations this week in multiple locations around Lake Tahoe, weather permitting. Smoke may be present.  A map with project locations and details is available online. To receive prescribed fire notifications, send an email to [email protected]  When weather and […]

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LTN subscriber wins latest book club book

Lake Tahoe News subscriber Davey Paiva is the lucky recipient of the next book being read for the LTN Book Club. LTN started a book club this year as a way to get people reading and ideally participating in a discussion online via the comments. Here is a link to the first book that was […]

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Snippets about Lake Tahoe

·      The 24th annual Classy Crab Dinner is Feb. 3 at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe. Doors open at 6pm. Cost is $45 in advance, $50 that night. For more info, call 530.544.3582. ·      Doctor Michelle Kim is joining the team at Incline Health Center. ·      On Jan. 22 Sidelines Sports Pub […]

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Former EDC resident admits stealing dead aunt’s benefits

Former El Dorado Hills resident Julia A. Wilbert, 53, pleaded guilty Jan. 17 to theft of government benefits. According to court documents, from June 2007 through March 2015, Wilbert stole approximately $112,275 in federal government benefit payments intended for her aunt, who died in June 2007. Wilbert’s aunt was an eligible recipient of Dependency and […]

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SLT adds confusion to shared use rental business

By Kathryn Reed Policy is now being made by the part-time city attorney instead of the South Lake Tahoe City Council. A letter was sent Jan. 11 to owners of shared rentals from the city’s revenue division at the direction of Nira Doherty. Doherty is an attorney with Burke, Williams & Sorensen out of Oakland. […]

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Opinion: Calif. should follow Trump’s lead with tax cuts

By Ted Gaines President Trump’s federal tax reform held up a mirror to tax-loving California politicians and they are afraid of what they saw. At major issue to the panicked Progressive political class is the state and local tax (SALT) deduction, which, until now, has allowed taxpayers who itemize the ability to deduct their state […]

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All the money thrown at happiness is not working

By Mary Pilon, Outside Today, there are happiness consultants, happiness coaches, happiness summits, and happiness workplace seminars, which in some cases may be mandatory for employees. There are more than 70 TED Talks tagged with “happiness” or related themes, with tens of millions of views. Amazon’s pages contain more than 100,000 hits for happiness literature […]

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Brown proposes making it easier to track funding for needy kids

By Jessica Calefati, CalMatters Gov. Jerry Brown’s landmark school funding formula would not only win more money under the state budget blueprint he released last week, but also be subjected to the sort of transparency and accountability lawmakers and advocates for needy kids have been seeking since its adoption almost five years ago. The formula […]

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Nevada makes move to approve home pot deliveries

By Chris Kudialis, Las Vegas Sun Just over six months after sales of recreational marijuana began in Nevada, the state’s Tax Commission on Tuesday approved permanent regulations to govern the industry. The eight-member commission voted 8-0 in favor of adopting 258 pages of pot regulations, which replace temporary “early start” regulations put in place to […]

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Future of Kings Beach center to be studied

North Tahoe Public Utility District’s board of directors is trying to figure out how to keep the North Tahoe Event Center in Kings Beach solvent since the deal with Laulima fell through last month. A task group consisting of members of the Recreation and Park Commission, district residents and up to two directors will be […]

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