• Tourists ignore signs not to drive in neighborhoods

    Tourists ignore signs not to drive in neighborhoods

    By Jessie Marchesseau MEYERS – Tourists are not paying attention to the signs designed to keep them on Highway 50 and out of South Shore neighborhoods. El Dorado County Supervisor Sue Novasel said the signs were largely ineffective in diverting tourists from residential roads. She said the signs may be too hard to see or […]

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  • Americans want legal pot; states disagree on regulations

    Americans want legal pot; states disagree on regulations

    By Santiago Guerra, The Conversation On 4/20, many across the U.S. gather to celebrate their love and appreciation for marijuana. Polls show that 64 percent of Americans favor legalizing marijuana. Despite the majority support, there’s no clear consensus on how it should be regulated. As a researcher who has studied the impact of drugs in […]

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  • Study: Global warming mixing up nature’s dinner time

    Study: Global warming mixing up nature’s dinner time

    By Seth Borenstein, AP Global warming is screwing up nature’s intricately timed dinner hour, often making hungry critters and those on the menu show up at much different times, a study shows. Timing is everything in nature. Bees have to be around and flowers have to bloom at the same time for pollination to work, […]

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  • S. Tahoe VHR rules getting attention of visitors

    S. Tahoe VHR rules getting attention of visitors

    By Kathryn Reed The adage there is no such thing as bad publicity may be tested as South Lake Tahoe’s reputation among vacation home renters spreads. City officials are hoping the negative regional and national media attention about its $1,000 fines for owners and tourists turns out to be a positive. This is because going […]

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  • Calif. plan linking housing to public transit rejected

    Calif. plan linking housing to public transit rejected

    By Liam Dillon, Los Angeles Times A robust effort to attack California’s housing shortage was rejected Tuesday by a state legislative panel at the Capitol, felled in part by opponents who argued that it treated small cities and large ones like San Francisco the same way. The defeat for Senate Bill 827 came in its […]

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  • U.S. rivers are becoming saltier

    U.S. rivers are becoming saltier

    By Sujay Kaushal, Gene E. Likens, Michael Pace and Ryan Utz, The Conversation The United States has made enormous progress in reducing water pollution since the Clean Water Act was passed nearly 50 years ago. Rivers no longer catch fire when oil slicks on their surfaces ignite. And many harbors that once were fouled with […]

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  • SLT recreational pot ordinance taking shape

    SLT recreational pot ordinance taking shape

    By Kathryn Reed An adult-use marijuana ordinance is expected to be before the South Lake Tahoe City Council next month, with development agreements and a decision about what to do with the existing medical facility still to be decided. The electeds on April 17 agreed to allow the following licenses: two micro businesses, two retail, […]

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  • The future of craft beer in Northern Nevada

    The future of craft beer in Northern Nevada

    By Mike Higdon, Reno Gazette-Journal For almost a decade, beer geeks have asked, “Is Reno oversaturated with beer, yet?” and the answer has been a resounding “Maybe? Surely some breweries will close as the competition stiffens.”  Yet, no brewery has closed due to lack of business. More continue to open, expand their offerings and distribute out […]

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  • MontBleu ownership changing hands

    MontBleu ownership changing hands

    By Wayne Parry, AP ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Carl Icahn’s company has struck an approximately $1.85 billion deal that would fuse the gaming and hotel operations of Tropicana Entertainment to Eldorado Resorts Inc. The agreement, announced early Monday, includes the sale of Tropicana Entertainment Inc.’s real estate to Gaming and Leisure Properties Inc. It doesn’t […]

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  • Opinion: South Lake Tahoe mayor’s DA investigation request may be just another violation of the law

    Opinion: South Lake Tahoe mayor’s DA investigation request may be just another violation of the law

    By Kathryn Reed Naiveté, ignorance, secretiveness, vindictiveness and complacency have no place in government. Not if the work of the people is going to be accomplished in a transparent, thorough, well thought out manner. The South Lake Tahoe City Council appears to have hit an all-time low. Lower than the Kathay Lovell-Bill Crawford juvenile behavior, […]

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