• STHS student posts threat on social media

    STHS student posts threat on social media

    By Kathryn Reed A South Tahoe High School sophomore posted pictures of himself with guns and threatening song lyrics that prompted police officers to search his home in Meyers. The threats showed up on Snapchat on Jan. 15. And while they disappear quickly, it is possible to take screenshots of messages. Students when they received […]

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  • Caltrans now a huge fan of roundabouts

    Caltrans now a huge fan of roundabouts

    By Tony Bizjak, Sacramento Bee In the tiny town of Plymouth, gateway to Amador County’s growing wine tourism area, road crews recently ripped out the four-way stop on a busy section of Highway 49 to replace it with a traffic approach that literally will have drivers going in circles. Plopped in the middle of the […]

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  • Former EDC resident admits stealing dead aunt’s benefits

    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

    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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  • Brown proposes making it easier to track funding for needy kids

    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

    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

    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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  • Suspect in Lake Tahoe deputy-involved shooting could face charges

    Suspect in Lake Tahoe deputy-involved shooting could face charges

    By KRNV The motive for an attack that led a deputy to shoot and injure a 47-year-old man early Sunday in North Lake Tahoe is still not clear, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office. In a statement released Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said deputies responded just after 4am Jan. 14, to a rental home […]

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  • Kings Beach man killed in suspected DUI crash

    Kings Beach man killed in suspected DUI crash

    A Kings Beach man was killed in a head-on collision last weekend near Northstar. California Highway Patrol officers said Christopher Anderson, 35, was going north on Highway 267 on Jan. 13 at 7am when his vehicle was struck head-on. The alpine race coach at Northstar was pronounced dead at the scene. Edgar Delgado, 21, of […]

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  • Millions of dead Sierra trees may have helped save water during the drought

    Millions of dead Sierra trees may have helped save water during the drought

    By Ryan Sabalow, Sacramento Bee The millions of trees that died in the Sierra Nevada during California’s five-year drought may have actually helped the state’s water supply once the historic dry spell finally ended, according to a study. Scientists led by UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute examined how much water was being absorbed by […]

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