Lake Tahoe

Another View: Water agency must learn to live within ratepayers’ means

I was elected to the Placer County Water Agency Board in 2008. It was a tough election. Many people in my district were simply fed up with perceived wrongs of PCWA. Many people fe ...

Timely snowstorms have made this a season to remember for Tahoe resorts

In the advertising world, identifying the appropriate product and developing a marketing scheme behind it is standard procedure.In some respects, ski resorts are like any other bus ...

Another View: Join the online coupon party at Marketplace Deals

We didn’t make a Super Bowl commercial featuring Timothy Hutton or a blue-collar mechanic who found new life in a red dress. We don’t plan on signing up a national, brand-name ...

Ski book author Evans to do signing tonight

To some people, Jerry Goodman has lived quite the enviable life. He has resided in Lake Tahoe for much of his adulthood, owns a home on 1½ acres and literally walks to his favorit ...

Our View: Put Montgomery back on Tahoe planning board

A push to allow developers to “clean up” eyesores in Lake Tahoe has left a black mark on four of the five Placer County supervisors’ voting records. Recently, four members ...

Keep Jennifer on board

Hooray for (Supervisor) Jennifer (Montgomery)! Three cheers for Jen. Like she said, “I am not a puppet,” (“Supes vote Montgomery off Tahoe board,” Journal, Jan. 26). It s ...

Plans afoot for Truckee to Tahoe trail

TRUCKEE (AP) — Despite California’s budget crisis, local officials are moving ahead with plans for a 9.5-mile hiking and biking trail between Truckee and Lake Tahoe. Mike Sta ...

Plenty of white stuff brings an infusion of green to resort coffers

Record-breaking snowfall in the Sierra captivated an influx of snow-sport enthusiasts this holiday season, while boosting profits for ski resorts. Locals traveled to North and Sout ...

Thank heavens for single-payer

I was recently admitted to Barton Memorial Hospital in Lake Tahoe on an emergency call. I had to call 911. Having Medicare (single payer) and supplemental insurance (which I pay), ...

Our View: Tour stop or not, Auburn must get wheels in motion

If Auburn is lucky enough to earn a piece of the action in the 2011 Tour of California cycling event, it better take full advantage. Instead of a jumbotron television and a 20-min ...

Looking behind the scenes: Expect bigger things of the Amgen Tour

Bomb-proofing the notebook while wondering how long will we have to depend mostly on good luck to prevent terrorists from blowing up part of our country. ... Meanwhile, while we ...

Big box site unsuitable

In response to Dawn York’s “Reader Input” of 3/2. I am one of “the people” you refer to but I’m afraid your solution is not “simple or feasible.” First, Mr. Jim Con ...

Placer County girds for plummeting revenues

Placer County’s plummeting revenues will translate into a 9.4 percent plunge in spending during the current year, supervisors learned Tuesday. The county board voted unanimously ...

Fire prevention stalled in limbo

Spreading fire retardant on the notebook while realizing that wildlands blazes pay absolutely no attention at all to governmental boundaries ... For example, if a fire is burning ...

County reconsiders use of free cars

Placer County supervisors who have enjoyed free SUVs and cars at taxpayers’ expense may decide today to curb that practice in the future. Supervisors Jim Holmes, Robert Weygandt, ...