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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1987
On April 12 your paper editorialized on the status of the planning process for the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency. I compliment you for the editorial and your paper's interest in Lake Tahoe. However, I take strong exception to the closing shot of that editorial, in which it was stated that our community resembles a mountain slum. I really believe that the editorial could have stood alone without this gratuitous slur to the good people and the good efforts of those here who want to improve the community.
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SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- Was the late Sarah Burke the real winner of the women's halfpipe Thursday night? Twenty-year-old Maddie Bowman of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., didn't hesitate when asked that question on the night she won the gold medal in the first women's free ski halfpipe event at the Olympics. "I would absolutely say that. Sarah's inspired us on snow and off snow,” Bowman said. “I think she would have been very proud of how all the girls rode tonight. "I sure hope I and everyone else made her proud because we would not be here without her. " Burke, of Canada, was one of the leaders in the push to get the freestyle skiing events into the Olympics.
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NEWS
August 29, 2012 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Zephyr Cove Resort sits on South Lake Tahoe just over the California-Nevada border in Nevada. The resort is offering a free night for a one-night cabin stay and two nights for a two-night stay at the campground. It's a good deal too for those who like to plan vacations ahead of time. The deal: There are 28 wooden cabins at Zephyr Cove ranging from studios to two-story chalets that sleep 10. Stay at the best available rate and you score the free night at the cabins. The campground, which has 93 spots for RVs and 57 tent-camping spots, doubles the deal with two free nights on a two-night visit.
SPORTS
February 20, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia - Halfpipe history was coming down to Maddie Bowman of the U.S. or Marie Martinod of France, and the space right behind the interview area was a curious mosh pit of fun, frolicking and fretting. Bowman, of South Lake Tahoe, had bettered her first effort, scoring 89.00 on her second run, sending a group of French fans and Bowman supporters into a frenzy of singing and chanting. It all came down to one final run for Martinod, the final skier on this Thursday night.
TRAVEL
June 27, 1999
Another start-up airline was scheduled to take wing last week, bringing regularly scheduled service to South Lake Tahoe, Calif., on the southern tip of Lake Tahoe, for the first time since 1996, when Reno Air bowed out. Flying as Tahoe Air but majority owned by Pacific Sports Holdings Inc., an entertainment company in Westlake Village, Calif., the airline flies a 737 from LAX three times a day Monday through Friday, two times a day Saturday and Sunday; it flies two times a day from San Jose.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1998
A group representing lodge owners in South Lake Tahoe has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it violated antitrust laws when its members stopped posting room prices. Under the accord, members of the South Lake Tahoe Lodging Assn. would be barred from not displaying signs that advertise rates. The group represents 63 members, who operate 70% of the area's lodging. The FTC alleged that members had agreed not to post prices so they could raise rates without informing the
NEWS
March 2, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
All 17 people on a Sacramento-bound Greyhound bus escaped serious injury early Friday in a crash on snow-slick Interstate 50 in the Sierra Nevada about 15 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe. The California Highway Patrol said three passengers were treated at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe and released. Another five riders complained of various pains but were not treated.
NEWS
January 8, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
The League to Save Lake Tahoe says a plan for increased commercial flights into the town's small airport is a "dinky" document that does not deal with crucial aviation and environmental issues. "This is not a master plan alternative. It's a fantasy flight level dreamed up by the city and whoever," League Director Tom Martens said of the proposal by South Lake Tahoe and the bistate Tahoe Regional Planning Agency.
NEWS
July 20, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Lake Tahoe Airport will make a long-sought direct connection to Los Angeles next month when Alpha Airlines service starts. Airport spokeswoman Janis Brand announced the agreement with the Los Angeles-based airline, saying service should start in mid-August with two round-trip flights daily between Tahoe and Los Angeles International Airport. Alpha Air has been in operation since 1982.
NEWS
February 25, 1986 | GLENN F. BUNTING and CARL INGRAM, Times Staff Writers
Balmy, spring-like weather Monday helped thaw residents who have been without heat or hot water for the last week and led city officials to close their emergency shelter. Meanwhile, utility work crews hoped to begin restoring natural gas service today. Although the Lake Tahoe Airport and U.S. 50 reopened Monday, city officials cautioned tourists that the area was operating on one-third of its normal electricity because of downed power lines.
SPORTS
February 9, 2014 | By Lisa Dillman
SOCHI, Russia -- It was a gold-medal sweep for U.S. snowboarders in the slopestyle event this weekend at the Winter Olympics. Whereas Sage Kotsenburg's trip to the top of the podium was unexpected, Jamie Anderson was one of the favorites on the women's side in the newly minted Olympic sport. Still, it was anything but straightforward at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on Sunday afternoon. Anderson pulled it out late, in stirring fashion, putting down a 95.25 score on her second and final run. Enni Rukajarvi of Finland took the silver (92.50)
BUSINESS
January 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Three California locales made the short list of best U.S. ski towns for residential real estate investors,  reports online housing marketplace RealtyTrac . Whitefish, Mont., ranked first nationwide, followed by Truckee, Calif., near Squaw Valley; Vail, Colo.; Avon, Colo., near the Beaver Creek Resort, and Jackson, Wyo., with its Jackson Hole ski resort. Other Golden State locations making the 19-area list were Mammoth Lakes in eighth place and South Lake Tahoe at 13th. Rather than send their staffers out to measure slope grooming and days of fresh powder, RealtyTrac made their selections from communities of 2,500 residents or more with at least one ski mountain in the top 50 list compiled by Zrankings.
NEWS
December 27, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
If snow tops your New Year's Eve wish list, head out to one of California's ski resorts. There's no guarantee it'll be snowing Tuesday at Bear Mountain, the Lake Tahoe resorts or Mammoth Mountain, but there should be enough white stuff on the ground to make for a cool welcome to 2014. Snow Summit/Bear Mountain in Big Bear Lake: The Torchlight Parade ignites a man-made mountain glow as a few hundred resort workers carry torch lights while skiing and snowboarding down the slopes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 2013 | Steve Chawkins
When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he was caught off-guard when one of his students explained why she was texting her boyfriend just down the hall. "It's more efficient," she said. Then there was a familiar sight Nass continued to find astonishing. In lounges, in libraries, just about everywhere, he gazed at a legion of the perennially plugged-in: They chatted on cellphones, scanned Facebook, watched videos, blasted out tweets, and maybe even thumbed through a calculus text or a history of the modern world, all at once.
NEWS
October 16, 2013 | By Ken Schwencke
A shallow magnitude 3.2 earthquake was reported Wednesday evening eight miles from Hawthorne, Nev., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 7:15 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles. According to the USGS, the epicenter was 62 miles from Gardnerville Ranchos, Nev., 75 miles from Carson City, Nev., 75 miles from South Lake Tahoe, and 86 miles from Fernley, Nev. In the past 10 days, there have been three earthquakes magnitude 3.0 and greater centered nearby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man believed to be in his 70s who attempted to rob a bank in South Lake Tahoe before fleeing on a bike remains at large, authorities said. The suspect walked inside the El Dorado Savings Bank in the 3000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard about 3:30 p.m. Thursday and "passed a demand note to a teller," police said. The man then "appeared to change his mind about following through with the robbery," according to a news release from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department. "The suspect left through the front doors and rode a bicycle ... away from the bank," according to the release.
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