February 9, 2014 |
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)
January 17, 2014 |
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.
December 27, 2013 |
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.
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November 6, 2013 |
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.
October 16, 2013 |
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.
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July 27, 2013 |
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.