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Tahoe Wellness Cooperative in escrow for Bijou Center

February 19, 2018 — After a nearly two-year legal battle, Tahoe Wellness Cooperative is in escrow to purchase the shopping center that houses the medical marijuana dispensary. But while one dispute appears to be put to bed, the other with the city of South Lake Tahoe continues. TWC executive

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South Lake Tahoe woman prepares to walk across America

February 17, 2018 — A South Lake Tahoe woman is preparing to walk across America — and she hopes to inspire others to get moving in the process. This April, Sheryl Lynn will begin a six-month journey walking from Key West, Florida to San Francisco, California. She plans to

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Environmental work at future Whole Foods site progresses

February 16, 2018 — For five months last winter, Christina Borsos' 10,000-square-foot property on Woodbine Road was covered in water. Borsos home sits near Bijou Park Creek, which once naturally flowed into Lake Tahoe unimpeded. Over time houses, businesses, roads and parking lots were developed in the creek's path

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South Lake Tahoe residents: Transparency needed in city manager saga

February 14, 2018 — There is a lack of transparency surrounding the indefinite leave of South Lake Tahoe City Manager Nancy Kerry. That was the take from several residents who commented at a special meeting of City Council on Monday, Feb. 12. The only item on the agenda for

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Truth Tahoe: Can tourists be taxed coming into Tahoe with toll booths?

February 12, 2018 — In November's election, a special tax with funds earmarked for the repair and rehabilitation of city roads was voted down in South Lake Tahoe. At the time, the city had $41-million worth of deferred maintenance. While some residents argued that the city should find the

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South Lake Tahoe moves forward with polystyrene ban

February 7, 2018 — The city of South Lake Tahoe is moving forward with a polystyrene ban. At Tuesday's meeting, City Council directed staff to draft an ordinance that bans the use of polystyrene takeout food containers at restaurants as well as the sale of foam coolers and single-use

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South Shore female scientists discuss how to get more girls in STEM

February 5, 2018 — The launch of a hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics class at South Tahoe Middle School was a success for the 70 students who participated this year — but the course's discrepancy in male to female students is indicative of the continued national struggle to

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Water companies to discuss contaminated drinking wells in South Lake Tahoe

February 5, 2018 — A toxic plume contaminating groundwater in South Lake Tahoe since the late '80s has forced the closure of several drinking water wells over the years — and on Wednesday, Feb. 7, officials from several water companies will update the public on the cleanup process. South

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El Dorado County VHR meeting rescheduled due to overcapacity

February 3, 2018 — A meeting where El Dorado County Supervisors were poised to discuss changes to the vacation home rental ordinance was adjourned early due to overcapacity. On Thursday, Feb. 1, county supervisors convened in the South Lake Tahoe City Council Chambers to consider "conceptual changes" to the

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Artist paints Mt. Tallac from beach at Fallen Leaf Lake (video)

February 2, 2018 — Clouds enshroud the peak of Mount Tallac as Charles Muench sets up his easel at the edge of Fallen Leaf Lake. After trekking through a light dusting of snow, the painter settles on a view of the iconic mountaintop from a beach with small waves

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A look inside Edgewood Tahoe’s lakeside lodge

February 1, 2018 — When local officials and community members gathered at Edgewood Tahoe this past summer, they noted the reason for the occasion — completion of the $100-million lakeside lodge — was 25 years in the making. With Lake Tahoe and the mountains in the background, Nevada Gov.

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Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe recommits to anti-abduction program

January 30, 2018 — It's been 27 years since Jaycee Lee Dugard was kidnapped while walking to the school bus stop in South Lake Tahoe. In response, A Fighting Chance was born to educate South Shore youth on escaping from dangerous situations — and this year, two decades after

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Outpost Brewing Co. opens on Lake Tahoe South Shore at Basecamp Hotel

January 29, 2018 — This December, Outpost Brewing Co., South Shore's newest brewery, poured its first beer, the Horchata Stout — a chocolatey dark brew with a hint of cinnamon. The new brewery opened up in the space formerly known at the Basecamp Beer Garden connected to the namesake

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South Lake Tahoe recreational pot ban extended; proposed regulations to be released soon

January 24, 2018 — South Lake Tahoe City Council voted on Tuesday to extend the 45-day moratorium on adult-use cannabis sales and other activities, but the hope is to get local regulations for the industry in place by May. Council unanimously approved an extension of the temporary ban by

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South Shore Women’s March participants discuss reasons for marching (video)

January 24, 2018 — On Saturday, Jan. 20, 400 people participated in the 2nd annual Women's March on the South Shore — and their reasons for taking to the street were varied. The march began in Stateline where men, women and children gathered with signs. "Women belong in the

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Wash your hands: Lake Tahoe South Shore hit hard by flu

January 22, 2018 — After months of rehearsals, opening night of South Tahoe High School's production of "Thoroughly Modern Millie" was canceled, and it wasn't because of stage fright — it was because of the flu. On Thursday director Liz Niven made the difficult decision to cancel Friday's play

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Photos: 400 attend Women’s March on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

January 21, 2018 — On Saturday, Jan. 20, around 400 women, men and children marched along U.S. 50 from Stateline to Lakeview Commons in South Lake Tahoe. At the conclusion of the march, South Lake Tahoe Mayor Wendy David and El Dorado County District 5 Supervisor Sue Novasel spoke

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2nd annual Women’s March in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday

January 19, 2018 — A year after over 500 women, men and children trekked down a snowy U.S. 50 in support of women's rights, another group is gearing up to march. The 2nd annual Women's March is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, starting at the Hard Rock Casino at

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Soroptomist International of South Lake Tahoe honors Young Women of Distinction

January 19, 2018 — On Jan. 17, Soroptomist International of South Lake Tahoe presented 11 seniors from South Tahoe High School and George Whittell High School with the Young Women of Distinction award.

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Boys & Girls Club: ‘No issues’ with Warm Room at new location

January 19, 2018 — At a recent school board meeting, representatives from the Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe and South Tahoe Middle School said there have been "no issues" with the new location of the South Shore's only seasonal homeless shelter so far. The Warm Room, run

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