• Advice for coping with hot temperatures

    Advice for coping with hot temperatures

    To the community, With summer in full swing, El Dorado County health officials are encouraging residents to prepare now to stay cool and healthy over the next few months. We are asking people to take steps to ensure their air conditioner is working properly and they have a plan in place to prevent summer heat […]

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  • STATA promotes change to bus/trolley

    STATA promotes change to bus/trolley

    To the community, As part of an ongoing effort to bring the BlueGo system to more efficient levels, STATA hired LSC Transportation Consultants to study the entire BlueGo system and create a Short Range Transit Plan that recommends improvements to the efficiency of BlueGo and bring the system back to levels that STATA could fiscally […]

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  • South Tahoe blasts county for being uncooperative

    South Tahoe blasts county for being uncooperative

    Dear Publisher, Many of us are working collaboratively on the development of a regional prosperity plan for the Lake Tahoe Basin that calls for good green economic planning and collaboration among government, private-sector organizations and the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber of Commerce. It is a remarkable planning effort that requires tools and strategies at […]

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  • Explaining Barton’s health care costs

    Explaining Barton’s health care costs

    By Dick Derby Where do your health care dollars go? Understanding the costs behind health care begins with knowledge of the components driving those costs. The price a patient sees on a hospital bill reflects the cost of the people who care for them and who are available around the clock, not just the services […]

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  • Finding fault with Placer County Grand Jury report

    Finding fault with Placer County Grand Jury report

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the June 30, 2010, Auburn Journal. If there’s one thing residents have been vocal about during the recession, it’s that state, county and local governments must rein in pay for public employees — especially top executives. You wouldn’t know that from reading the just-released final report from the Placer […]

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  • Gaines expresses sadness over friend, colleague’s passing

    Gaines expresses sadness over friend, colleague’s passing

    To the community, I am very saddened to learn of the passing of my colleague and friend, Dave Cox. Over nearly 12 years in the state Legislature and many years in local government, Dave leaves behind a tremendous legacy of public service to the people of the Sacramento region and all Californians. On a personal […]

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  • Martin Hollay’s autobiography for sale

    Martin Hollay’s autobiography for sale

    To the community, As you may know, South Lake Tahoe’s Martin Hollay’s autobiography (“I was so lucky: The Life of Martin Hollay” as told to Tom McGowan) is now undergoing final layout work with the printer. We expect the book to be in our hands by late August. The book will run something in excess […]

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  • Opinion: Now what happens with the water bond?

    Opinion: Now what happens with the water bond?

    By Dan Walters, Sacramento Bee It appears certain that the $11.1 billion water bond, the centerpiece of a historic water policy agreement championed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, will be removed from the November ballot. Concerned that the bond measure would be rejected by angry, recession-battered voters, Schwarzenegger and the Legislature’s water policy leaders agreed last […]

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  • Dugard case should be a wake-up call

    Dugard case should be a wake-up call

    Publisher’s note: This editorial is from the July 11, 2010, Reno Gazette-Journal. The kidnapping of 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard off of a street in South Lake Tahoe in 1991 turned the young girl’s world upside down. It affected the lives of her parents, her friends and family over the next 18 years until she was discovered […]

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  • Opinion: $20 mil. Dugard payment covers up truth

    Opinion: $20 mil. Dugard payment covers up truth

    By Bruce Maiman, Sacramento Bee The decision last week by the California Legislature to approve a settlement for Jaycee Lee Dugard is costing us way more than $20 million. Kidnapped near her Tahoe-area home in 1991, authorities say that Dugard, then 11 years old, was imprisoned in the Antioch home of Phillip and Nancy Garrido […]

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