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Tahoe Brew: Winning friends and influencing people with beer

February 17, 2017 — According to the Bible, one of Jesus’ first miracles was to turn water into wine. According to me, it must have really been beer. In the story, this was at the prompting of his mother, and was during a very social event: a wedding. The […]

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Jim Porter: Noncompetition clauses illegal in California (opinion)

February 17, 2017 — If your business makes employees, franchisees or anyone else sign a noncompetition clause — preventing them from competing with your business after they leave — you better read this Law Review. Noncompetition clauses are fairly common, but be forewarned as this Court of Appeal wrote, […]

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Guest column: South Lake Tahoe Warm Room an example of community collaboration

February 15, 2017 — Less than two years ago, I had an amazing opportunity to learn about an idea in our community. This nascent concept was to ensure human dignity for our vulnerable neighbors with insufficient housing. This conversation soon grew and reached over a hundred individuals on our […]

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Guest column: Fond memories of the Tahoe Queen

February 15, 2017 — I’ll always remember that exciting day in May in the late 1980s. It was Memorial Day, and I was aboard the press boat that was accompanying the Tahoe Queen and Dixie II paddlewheel tour boats speeding across Lake Tahoe on their annual Great Lake Tahoe […]

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Jim Porter: 10-day waiting period for gun purchases upheld (opinion)

February 14, 2017 — “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” That’s the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. 10-Day Waiting Period That harmless little sentence seems pretty clear, […]

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It’s not all negative with VHRs

February 11, 2017 — Editor’s note: These remarks were originally shared as testimony at a public meeting. The following guest column was submitted in the form of an open letter to South Lake Tahoe elected city officials and city staff. My name is Jerry Williams. I am a 36-year […]

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Letter: Dig out your fire hydrants at Lake Tahoe

February 11, 2017 — Many of us would like to thank the plow drivers for clearing our streets during the period of heavy snow. The side berms were very tall and it made digging out the fire hydrants difficult. It got me to wonder if any owners of VHRs […]

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Letter: Controversies surrounding dry needling

February 11, 2017 — Dear Tahoe Tribune, We are writing in response to Autumn Whitney’s Jan. 18 article about the growth of the new physical therapy business KinesioActiv in Zephyr Cove. Among the services offered there is dry needling. We thought it fair to let your readers know about […]

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Letter: Help you US Postal Service letter carriers in Tahoe

February 11, 2017 — The U.S. Postal Service has seen plenty of Lake Tahoe winters. And along with all of you, this one has been particularly challenging for us. We are asking for your help. The current snow storage and ice situation has been a safety concern for our […]

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Guest column: Congressman McClintock misrepresented events at town hall

February 8, 2017 — I attended your town hall in Roseville on Saturday, Feb. 4, after driving two hours over Donner Summit to come speak with you and waiting in line for another two hours to make sure I would get in. I had a front row seat, unlike […]

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New ADA notices now required in commercial leases

February 6, 2017 — The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), established in 1990, requires all properties open to the public to be made accessible to persons with disabilities. California has its own very similar version of the federal ADA. As of January 1, California is taking ADA requirements to […]

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Letter: South Lake Tahoe deserves credit for emergency response

February 3, 2017 — Tahoe Coalition for the Homeless (TCH) would like to thank the city of South Lake Tahoe for its preparedness in the face of severe weather. As one volunteer commented, “Everyone at the city of South Lake Tahoe was very nice, helpful and willing.” The South […]

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Guest column: Get involved and Keep Tahoe Blue

February 3, 2017 — So far in my life, I have been fortunate enough to experience living in what I believe to be two of the most beautiful places in the world. Not only have I lived in beautiful Kailua Kona, Hawaii, but I have also recently discovered a […]

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Guest column: Vacation rental homes benefit South Lake Tahoe

February 3, 2017 — In the recent rush to criticize vacation home rentals, the city and many of its residents are overlooking the obvious: Vacation home rentals are an essential component of the tourist economy that keeps South Lake Tahoe alive. VHRs provide housing for thousands of visitors each […]

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Letter: Placer County can learn affordable housing lesson from Truckee

February 3, 2017 — In your report that Truckee will hold their first in a series of workshops on affordable housing, it was stated that 80 percent of Truckee-Tahoe’s “below market-rate housing” is located in the town itself. With these workshops, Truckee is continuing to look into policy and […]

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TRPA column: Let’s keep Tahoe’s progress going

February 1, 2017 — Twenty-five years ago, I finished my graduate work in Oregon and moved to Northern Nevada for a planning position at TRPA. Having spent a large part of my youth hiking and camping at Tahoe and in the Sierra, the move felt like coming home.  Today, […]

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Pollinating honeybees still in peril

January 28, 2017 — We all know that pollinating bees are vital to producing crops and fruit, as the bees pollinate from flower to flower — a vital step for agricultural production. Bee colonies have declined significantly in recent years, sometimes called Colony Collapse. There are various theories, but […]

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Letter: Trump’s wall would leave taxpayers on the hook

January 25, 2017 — Donald Trump realized Mexico is not going to pay for his “wall.” He has now decided that the U.S. taxpayer should foot the bill, and he says Mexico will reimburse us. They have, in no uncertain terms, stated that will not happen. If you do […]

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Letter: Left-wing hypocrisy

January 23, 2017 — The Women’s March is a calculated protest against Donald Trump, contrary to what Norma Santiago and others say, otherwise why do it now? Why do we need to recommit to constitutional values now? Why not eight years ago, or a year ago or six months […]

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More new CA laws for 2017

January 23, 2017 — Here is another handful of the 898 new laws passed for 2017 in California. If you missed last week’s breakdown, just go to SierraSun.com and search: “Jim Porter.” I promise I won’t write about all of them. Ballot Selfies: In my mind, one of the […]

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