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Top 5 web-only stories this week

Compiled by Caitlin Row
crow@tahoedailytribune.com
Balbir Atwal owner of the California 7-11 that sold the winning Powerball ticket is given a kiss by his daughter Sonia at his store in Chino Hills, Calif., on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016. Atwal, says he was at home when a friend called to tell him that someone in Chino Hills had hit the jackpot. Atwal says he didn't know the ticket was purchased at his store until he turned on the TV. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
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1. According to the Associated Press, “The owner of a 7-Eleven in California that sold a winning Powerball jackpot ticket is an Indian man who came to the United States in 1981. Balbir Atwal previously worked as a salesman for an electronics company and decided he wanted to start his own business. So at age 27, he bought his first 7-Eleven. He now owns four stores. The one in Chino Hills, where the winning ticket was sold, was the third franchise he purchased and he has owned it for 24 years.”

2. Watch On the Hill host and Tahoe Daily Tribune reporter Sebastian Foltz get caught in a whiteout at Heavenly Mountain Resort Wednesday. On the Hill is brought to you by the Tahoe Center for Orthopedics.

3. Movie date this weekend? Consider watching “The Revenant.” According to Tribune movie reviewer Lisa Miller, it’s “a two-and-a-half hour film, boasts astounding visuals and a story well worth your $10. The realistic winter setting in the wild forests of the Dakotas caused me to long for my blankey.”

4. Incline Village continues its debate over medical marijuana dispensaries. Sierra Sun reporter Margaret Moran wrote: “While the number of medical marijuana dispensaries proposed for Incline Village/Crystal Bay has decreased, concerns remain — even among residents who support such an establishment coming to the community.”

5. Make sweet and savory potato latkes with an online recipe by Simone Grandmain.


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