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Guest column: Lahontan Water Board supports efforts to reduce impacts from wildfires

June 24, 2017 — With the 10-year anniversary of the Angora Fire upon us, many of us in the government agencies charged with environmental protection are reflecting on the lessons learned from that natural disaster and what we've done since then to ensure we don't see a repeat of […]

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Kudos: Bravo, Lake Tahoe Community Choir

June 23, 2017 — Hats off to the Lake Tahoe Community Choir for the recent performances of "A Celebration of Broadway Musical Theatre!" Once again dedicated local volunteers worked diligently to share their varied abilities with our community! Under the co-direction of multi-talented Linda Mitchell and Mo Leonard, the […]

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25 years of the Sutter’s Fort environmental living program

June 23, 2017 — On Thursday and Friday, May 25 and 26, my fourth-grade class participated in the 25th and final year of our Environmental Living Program at Sutter's Fort in Sacramento. This is an authentic learning experience where students spend two days living and working the way California […]

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Guest column: Together we can end bullying

June 23, 2017 — "Hi! You look really nice today." Just six simple words can turn someone's day around instead of upside-down. Bullying is a worldwide issue affecting kids and adults, too. One simple act of kindness can change someone's life, such as buying the person in front of […]

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Tahoe Chamber Corner: There’s room for everyone

June 22, 2017 — This past year has been outstanding for the South Shore business community. A record number of visitors, a historic winter and lots of media attention have all played a role in growing revenue for many of our businesses. It has also been an active time […]

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I hate always being right

June 20, 2017 — On Cinco de Mayo, a very important day in history, my birthday, I wrote a column about People v. Gonzalez — critical of the Court of Appeal's decision — concluding "a bit of a stretch." The justices of the California Supreme Court apparently read the […]

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Guest column: Liberty Utilities’ environmental commitment

June 20, 2017 — Liberty Utilities-CA serves nearly 50,000 electric customers in one of the most pristine areas of the country — Lake Tahoe and the surrounding region of Northern California. While it's no surprise that our customers rank environmental responsibility as very important, it's been a welcome surprise […]

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How to lower your Medicare drug costs

June 20, 2017 — Driving near Monterey, California, recently, I stopped at a roadside stand to buy some freshly picked strawberries. It was high season for California strawberries, and the fields were exploding with beautiful, ripe fruit. The gentleman working the stand, Jack, asked what I do for a […]

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Failure to comply with the law

June 19, 2017 — Elected officials have legal responsibility to report donations and gifts of $50 or more received on their behalf one year prior to taking office and then going forward during their term. Councilmember Jason Collin has not complied with this law and now finds himself the […]

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Ask Tessie: What are the most important rules of beach etiquette in Lake Tahoe?

June 19, 2017 — Dear Tessie, The beaches in Tahoe are so narrow this year because of the high water level, and beachgoers are going to be crammed in like sardines. Since you seem to be a well-respected member of this community, I was wondering if you could provide […]

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Tahoe Mom Talk: Kid friendly restaurants (so you can actually enjoy your meal)

June 17, 2017 — If you have young kids then you get it … the idea of going out to eat sounds like a pretty large challenge. Better to order in on those special nights, right? But for those of you who are brave enough to venture out, I've […]

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Rep. McClintock column: Inaction not an option regarding health care

June 16, 2017 — Lower premiums, increased choices and improved care: these were the promises made to America by those who imposed Obamacare. Exactly the opposite has happened. Last year, premiums increased an average of 25 percent and this year we're warned they'll increase 40 percent. Last year, only […]

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Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education: Celebrating success, addressing challenges

June 15, 2017 — It is that time of year again. It is time for the youth in our beautiful community to take the big plunge. We, the members of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board of Education wish to congratulate each and every member of South Tahoe […]

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On El Dorado County budget: Difficult decisions ahead if we’re to maintain current services

June 14, 2017 — Earlier this month, I delivered to the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors and publicly released the county's recommended budget. The 422-page document deserves some context. In theory, crafting a budget should be a relatively simple endeavor. You add up the money that comes in, […]

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Barton Health CEO column: Seeing health improvements from community action

June 13, 2017 — Earlier this month was Community Health Improvement Week. It is a national celebration to recognize the work and efforts of health professionals to improve their community's health. One thing you will hear from Barton Health professionals is that improving the health and wellness in our […]

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Ask Tessie: How would you vote on the sales tax increase?

June 12, 2017 — Dear Tessie, I read in the paper this week that South Lake Tahoe residents will be voting on a half-percent sales tax increase in November with all revenue going toward improving our road conditions. I'm on the fence on this issue. How would you vote? […]

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Guest column: With Paris pullout, time for GOP senators to be climate champs once again

June 11, 2017 — President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement is the biggest failure of leadership in American history. But there are Republicans in Congress who previously demonstrated their willingness to lead on climate change, and the moment has arrived for them to step up […]

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Law Review: Driving and texting leads to six years in prison

June 9, 2017 — Rear-Ended at 80 MPH Jorene Ypanto Nicolas was driving northbound on the Interstate 405 freeway at about 80 mph in her Prius. Traffic was backed up and at a complete stop for about 20 or 30 seconds. Nicolas crashed directly into the rear of a […]

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Ted Gaines column: ‘California Healthcare for All Act’ would sicken taxpayers

June 9, 2017 — Are you ready for California to double your taxes? What about triple or quadruple them? A bill currently making its way through the California Legislature could push tax rates up beyond imagination, making us tax serfs to the state, and driving hundreds of thousands of […]

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Kudos: Volunteers make Valhalla cleanup possible

June 7, 2017 — On behalf of Valhalla Tahoe I would like to thank the 30 plus volunteers who helped to rake and clean up the beautiful Grand Lawn, Valhalla Grand Hall and Valhalla Boathouse Theater at Valhalla's annual spring cleanup on May 13. Needless to say the winter […]

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