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Former EDC Emergency response sup takes OES Directorship in Calaveras

[Calaveras Enterprise]

Michelle Patterson is the new Office of Emergency Services director for Calaveras County, the county announced Feb. 15. ...

Prior to accepting the job with the county, Patterson was employed with the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency as an emergency preparedness and response supervisor. There, she coordinated emergency response, preparedness and training. She has a Master's of Public Health ...

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South Lake Tahoe begins drafting cannabis ordinance despite disagreement

[Claire Cudahym Tahoe Daily Tribune]

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Drafting of the ordinance governing cannabis in South Lake Tahoe is underway despite some inter-council disagreement on certain aspects of the code. At a Feb. 20 public workshop, South Lake Tahoe City Council directed staff to begin writing a commercial cannabis ...

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Drafting of the ordinance governing cannabis in South Lake Tahoe is underway despite some inter-council disagreement on certain aspects of the code.

At a Feb. 20 public workshop, South Lake Tahoe City Council directed staff to begin writing a commercial cannabis ordinance based on recommendations from a working group comprised of 15 city and county residents.

The recommendations, previously presented to council at the Feb. 6 meeting and again at the workshop, call for a pilot program that would allow ...

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Democrats fight among themselves as they work to replace Tom McClintock

[EMILY CADEI, Sacramento Bee]

The traditionally Republican district, which includes El Dorado County, parts of Placer County and eight others that stretch into the Sierra Nevada mountains, has seen a surge of energy and excitement on the Democratic side since President Trump's election. Despite the long political odds, activists ...

California Democrats face a crucial task as they gather in San Diego this weekend for their annual convention: deciding the party’s endorsements in a handful of crowded congressional races. That includes the increasingly fractious 4th Congressional District contest, where some local leaders are hoping the decision to endorse a candidate will help stem some of the infighting – and turn the race’s focus to ousting veteran House Republican Tom McClintock.

The traditionally Republican district, which includes El Dorado County, parts of Placer County and eight others that stretch into the Sierra Nevada mountains, has seen a surge of energy and excitement on the Democratic side since President Trump’s election. Despite the long political odds, activists believe whichever Democrat gets out of the top-two primary could give McClintock a run for his money.

Two of the three Democrats running for McClintock’s seat ...

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TRPA Accepting Lake Spirit Award Nominations

[South Tahoe Now]

Do you know someone who loves Lake Tahoe and strives to protect it every day? Would you like to see their dedication recognized? Now’s your chance.

The 2018 Lake Spirit Awards recognize real people making real progress in conserving Lake Tahoe’s unique natural environment and are now open for nominations. The awards honor those committed to a spirit of cooperation and protecting Lake Tahoe.

TRPA created the Lake Spirit Awards in 2011 to recognize individuals showing exceptional commitment to the Lake Tahoe Basin. The awards expanded the following year to include categories for exemplary citizen and agency representative/environmental scientist. A winner from the North Shore and South Shore will be selected in each category.

The nomination form for the Lake Spirit Awards can be found online at ...

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Four potential candidates so far for El Dorado County Supervisor 5th District

[South Tahoe Now]

Candidate season has already started for not only the State of California but also El Dorado County.

So far, for the El Dorado County Supervisor representing Meyers, South Lake Tahoe, Tahoma and Pollock Pines (District 5) four candidates have taken out papers.

Current Supervisor Sue Novasel, local businessman Ken Curtzwiler, former Supervisor Norma Santiago, and transportation technology and land use expert Jeffrey Spencer have all taken out papers during the filing period which began February 12.

All potential candidates for supervisor have until March 9, 2018 to turn in their completed paperwork.

Other County seats where candidates have taken out papers:

Superior Court Judge 8 - Warren Stracener
County Superintendent of Schools - Ed Mnansala
County Supervisor District 4 - Michael Ranalli, Lori Ann Parlin and Bogdan "Bo" Ambrozewicz
Assessor - Karl Weiland
Auditor/Controller - Joe Harn and Michael Owen
District Attorney - Patricia Kelliher
Recorder - Clerk - Daniel Dellinger, Janelle Horne, Todd White
Sheriff - John D'Agostini
Surveyor - Philip Mosbacher
Treasurer - Tax Collector - Karen Coleman

The City of South Lake Tahoe election ...

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