• Consumnes River claims 2 lives

    Consumnes River claims 2 lives

    Publisher’s note: The body of Leo Wescombe, 29, of Australia has yet to be recovered form the Cosumnes River after the kayaker disappeared in rapids on Sunday. By Bill Lindelof, Sacramento Bee A 19-year-old Mount Aukum man drowned Tuesday in the rapids of the Cosumnes River, officials said Wednesday. El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies said […]

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  • Affordable housing project to break ground in Kings Beach

    Affordable housing project to break ground in Kings Beach

    An affordable housing project in Placer County’s portion of Lake Tahoe cleared a final hurdle Wednesday when the California Tax Credit Allocation Committee awarded $2,292,167 per year for 10 years ($22,921,670 total) in low income housing tax credits to the project. This last piece of a complex funding plan will complete the financing for the […]

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  • Father of Lake Tahoe science joins DRI staff

    Father of Lake Tahoe science joins DRI staff

    By Jeff Delong, Reno Gazette-Journal A man who researched Lake Tahoe’s ecology and environmental troubles for more than a half century will join Reno’s Desert Research Institute as an adjunct professor, DRI officials announced today. Charles Goldman, who began studying Lake Tahoe in 1958 and founded the University of California, Davis’ Tahoe Research Group, will […]

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  • LTCC board appoints Middleton acting president

    LTCC board appoints Middleton acting president

    By Kathryn Reed If Susan Middleton weren’t retiring, her next title would be great in the resume building department – acting president of Lake Tahoe Community College. She will assume the top spot of South Tahoe’s two-year college when President Paul Killpatrick heads to Seattle on July 16. She will be at the post a […]

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  • USFS helicopters ready for fire season

    USFS helicopters ready for fire season

    The Forest Service is operating the Bell 212 helicopter (H514) out of Auburn, Station 10, for a month during the early part of fire season. “Due to the wet winter and heavy snow pack the Forest Service moved their helicopter to the CalFire station in Auburn so that it would be more available for lower […]

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  • Mobile businesses under scrutiny on South Shore

    Mobile businesses under scrutiny on South Shore

    By Kathryn Reed Even though South Lake Tahoe adopted a resolution in July 2004 authorizing mobile vending services to operate in town, no regulations came with it. That is likely to change next week when the City Council is expected to discuss an ordinance regulating these businesses. There was a short discussion during the first […]

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  • Dugard wants nothing to do with biological father

    Dugard wants nothing to do with biological father

    By Robert Salonga, Contra Costa Times Jaycee Dugard and her family are not interested in attempts by Dugard’s biological father to establish paternity, according to a family spokeswoman. Dugard’s biological father, Kenneth Slayton, initially expressed his desire to reunite with Dugard shortly after she resurfaced last fall following 18 years in captivity. A statement released […]

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  • Stateline’s Villalobos files for bankruptcy

    Stateline’s Villalobos files for bankruptcy

    By Dale Kasler, Sacramento Bee Buried under gambling debts and a lawsuit accusing him of bribing pension fund officials, former CalPERS board member Alfred Villalobos has filed for bankruptcy protection. The Chapter 11 reorganization petition, filed last week in Reno, creates a major new wrinkle in California’s lawsuit against Villalobos – and touches off a […]

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  • Reno firm helping clean oil covered beaches

    Reno firm helping clean oil covered beaches

    By Lenita Powers, Reno Gazette-Journal BeachTech, a Reno firm that sells beach cleaning machines, has been helping the city of Gulf Shores, Ala., remove tar balls from its coastline and recently sold 10 of the machines to BP, its sales manager said today. Scott Merrill, BeachTech’s sales manager, said officials for BP, the British company […]

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  • Ex-Tahoe CCC employee wins retaliation lawsuit

    Ex-Tahoe CCC employee wins retaliation lawsuit

    By Andy Furillo, Sacramento Bee A woman who spoke up for female California Conservation Corps members who were the targets of alleged sexual transgressions won a retaliation lawsuit Tuesday from the state agency that had fired her. Margaret Grodzik won a $159,000 award from a Sacramento Superior Court jury, which also found that the CCC […]

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