• Harrah’s buying Planet Hollywood’s debt

    Harrah’s buying Planet Hollywood’s debt

    By ARNOLD M. KNIGHTLY, LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL Harrah’s Entertainment is buying up the Planet Hollywood Resort’s debt in what an analyst said could be a bid to take over the financially troubled Strip resort. Sources confirmed this weekend that Harrah’s has purchased a portion of the resort’s $860 million debt that is leveraged against the […]

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  • Garrido’s bail set at $30 million

    Garrido’s bail set at $30 million

    By Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh, Sacramento Bee PLACERVILLE — Phillip Garrido was ordered held on $30 million bail today by an El Dorado County judge who also said that Garrido posed too great a flight risk and was a danger to the community. The ruling came at a bail hearing for Garrido and his […]

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  • Council to undertake South Tahoe Y Community Plan

    Council to undertake South Tahoe Y Community Plan

    By Susan Wood A bold plan to redevelop the better part of South Lake Tahoe will be before the City Council Tuesday. The ambitious plan could cost millions of dollars if the city has to acquire property and will require the cooperation of land and business owners — two things not everyone believes are achievable. […]

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  • Community plans designed to be blueprint for basin

    Community plans designed to be blueprint for basin

    By Kathryn Reed Paperwork and meetings seem to be synonymous with government. No wonder people tune out and get discouraged. Action and accomplishments seldom seem to be part of the equation. Finding an answer for the need for 15 community plans throughout the Lake Tahoe Basin is easy — it’s a requirement of the Tahoe […]

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  • Biomass plant in Kings Beach?

    Biomass plant in Kings Beach?

    By Ed Fletcher, Sacramento Bee Placer County officials are inching forward with plans to build a power plant in the environmentally sensitive Lake Tahoe basin. Officials expect plenty of tough questions and likely some vocal opposition, but they’re convinced the proposed, one- to three-megawatt biomass plant would be good for the local environment. Read whole […]

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  • Placerville hospital designated as trauma center

    Placerville hospital designated as trauma center

    By Cathy Locke, Sacramento Bee El Dorado County residents and visitors who suffer serious injuries may be able to avoid a trip outside the county for emergency medical care. Placerville’s Marshall Medical Center recently was designated a Level III trauma center by the El Dorado County Emergency Medical Services Agency, following an audit of the […]

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  • Body found at Yale presumed to be Placerville woman

    Body found at Yale presumed to be Placerville woman

    By Associated Press NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Police on Sunday said they found what they believe is the body of a Yale University graduate student and bride-to-be hidden inside the wall of a university building where she was last seen five days before. New Haven Assistant Police Chief Peter Reichard said officials are presuming the […]

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  • Tahoe roads less friendly to criminals post-Dugard

    Tahoe roads less friendly to criminals post-Dugard

    By Kathryn Reed Code 50 — it was not in the vocabulary of law enforcement until after Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped. Her abduction in June 1991 soon led to the establishment of a collaborative policy that allows officers throughout the South Shore to work together to locate a suspect’s vehicle. “We can cordon off […]

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  • LTVA approves $2.12 million budget

    LTVA approves $2.12 million budget

    By Kathryn Reed With Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority changing its fiscal year start from Oct. 1 to July 1, the bottom line is a bit skewed for the short year — October 2009-June 2010. Jerry Bindel, who is on the South Shore tourism board, said revenues are down about 25 percent. The primary funding source […]

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  • Tahoe remembers Sept. 11

    Tahoe remembers Sept. 11

    By Kathryn Reed Flags flew at half-staff throughout the country on Friday — and Tahoe was no different. Patriots Day, as Sept. 11 has been named, has become a time to reflect on those who lost their lives eight years ago when terrorists hijacked four planes and forever changed the lives of most Americans. South […]

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