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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 ...




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 ...




[Cal County News]

You get to your local dispensary. You present your ID. Where does that information go, who has the right to see it, and could the federal government decide to bring criminal charges against you?

Those are some of the questions taken up by the people at Politifact this week. They spoke to industry experts, attorneys, and a number of the California dispensaries dolling out recreational and/or medical marijuana.

The entire explainer is worth checking out. But here are just a few things you should know.

1. There is nothing in the law that requires the dispensary to retain your personal information for non-delivery orders. But there’s no law barring it either.

2. As a matter of practice, most dispensaries Politifact spoke to do retain customer information.

3. You’re being videotaped as soon as you walk into a dispensary. It’s the law.

4. Nearly all experts agree that federal prosecution of individuals purchasing marijuana is extremely unlikely. However, it’s theoretically possible. Medical marijuana customers are even less likely to be targeted.

5. Other states have privacy controls in place that California currently lacks. In Oregon, for instance, it is illegal for marijuana retailers to store or share customer information. Similar protections could one day come to California. But, so far, no such bills have been proposed. ...


South Lake Tahoe Residents Crowd Into Another Meeting to Voice Concerns About Vacationers


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE -- In South Lake Tahoe Monday afternoon, there was another almost full house of people asking the county to do something about out of control vacation rental properties.
South Lake Tahoe is an area known for its beauty. Many have moved there for some peace and quiet.

But lately, it’s becoming known for something very different -- a place to party.

“The most dominant issue has been noise," said Michael Ranalli, who ...


Update - Workshop Regarding US 50 at Ponderosa Interchange Project

by Placerville Newswire / Feb 08, 2018 / comments