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February 26, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Heavenly ski resort in South Lake Tahoe, Calif., is offering 33% off prices for three-day packages that include hotel room and two-day lift tickets. Prices start at $259 per person for skiing during spring break. The deal: The cost of this package depends on which of the 14 inns and hotels you select. Choice Hotels Rodeway Inn in South Lake Tahoe is the cheapest; the MontBleu Resort Casino and Spa in Lake Tahoe, Nev., the most expensive. The deal comes with two adult lift tickets good for two days on the mountain.
December 20, 2005
About 3 million visitors a year are drawn to Lake Tahoe for its recreational opportunities, mountain scenery and clear blue water. But development, traffic and air pollution have caused Tahoe's trademark blue water to gradually cloud up and turn green. Researchers are studying the problem, and property owners have until 2008 to comply with erosion-control measures, which are being phased in over eight years.
August 19, 2009 | Amy Littlefield
Lake Tahoe is under siege by clams the size of your thumbnail. The population of the coffee-colored Asian clams has soared in the southeast portion of the lake, threatening to hog food sources and excrete nutrients that foster algae growth, according to an annual Lake Tahoe report by UC Davis researchers. Scientists worry that calcium in the clams' shells could make the lake more hospitable to invasion by quagga or zebra mussels, which cluster onto boats and anything else that rests in the water.
November 8, 2009 | Dennis Lim
At first glance "Lake Tahoe," the second feature by the 39-year-old Mexican director Fernando Eimbcke, looks very much like your standard minimalist import. Laconic characters, a fixed camera and unhurried rhythms amount these days to a lingua franca for international art film. It's a style that descends from such titans as Yasujir{omacronl} Ozu and Michelangelo Antonioni and that can now be seen in movies from every part of the world, not least those striving to capture the modern condition of estrangement and dislocation.
January 7, 1986
There is hope that the two-year-old legal impasse over development in the Lake Tahoe Basin may be broken soon. Since late last summer more than 20 governments and organizations with an interest in the bi-state Sierra lake region have been negotiating proposed changes in the Tahoe regional plan.
September 28, 2009 | Bettina Boxall; Tiffany Hsu
A federal judge is blocking construction of new boating facilities on Lake Tahoe while he resolves an environmental lawsuit. The lawsuit, filed by the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Club, challenges new regulations that would allow more than 100 new private piers, 10 new public piers, new boat ramps, mooring buoys and hundreds of slips. The regulations were adopted last year by the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency after years of controversy. Environmentalists argue that new piers and ramps would increase motorized boating and the pollution that goes with it. In a recent ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Lawrence K. Karlton issued a preliminary injunction.
July 22, 1986
A year-long effort to reach a consensus on the future growth of the Lake Tahoe Basin has resulted in a draft outline of a regional plan that goes before the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency for possible adoption this week. Representatives of more than 20 interest groups, from realtors to environmentalists, developed the draft over 11 months of often-stormy meetings. As with any compromise, not every group is entirely happy with the result.
November 22, 2012 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
The nation's ski industry suffered an epic wipeout last season, with the least snowfall in decades and one of the steepest drops in skier visits on record. But instead of retrenching, resort owners are opening their wallets wide on upgrades and expansions. One of the biggest jumps in spending is taking place at the snow-covered peaks around Lake Tahoe, where resorts are in the midst of a spending splurge of more than $100 million over the next five years. The flurry of spending began two years ago and includes a newly built on-mountain lodge at Northstar California and a mile-long terrain park at Alpine Meadows, plus new lifts and upgrades to snow-making equipment at several resorts.
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