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October 26, 2003 | Craig Nakano, Times Staff Writer
The gondola took off with surprising swiftness, cables and pulleys whisking up the mountainside with silent precision. From the horizon rose Lake Tahoe, a sapphire ringed in aquamarine and emerald. It was an uncommonly resplendent sight, but I couldn't help but divert my eyes back toward the gondola station, where we had left behind something even rarer: a second chance. If ever there was a place that needed a second chance, it is South Lake Tahoe.
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July 3, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
As Southern California temperatures soared Monday, firefighters across the state were kept busy battling blazes, and they made steady progress despite the severely dry conditions and record-low rainfall this year. The 482-acre Rancho fire in the Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Santa Barbara, was 90% contained Monday night. The fire broke out about 6 p.m.
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July 3, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
As Southern California temperatures soared Monday, firefighters across the state were kept busy battling blazes, and they made steady progress despite the severely dry conditions and record-low rainfall this year. The 482-acre Rancho fire in the Los Padres National Forest, northwest of Santa Barbara, was 90% contained Monday night. The fire broke out about 6 p.m.
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June 30, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Forest Service investigators late Friday announced that the cause of the devastating Angora fire that burned hundreds of homes and put this resort community on edge was an illegal fire started at a popular campground. Addressing a crowd of 500 residents packed into the Lake Tahoe Middle School gymnasium, officials asked for the public's help in identifying anyone who might have been seen Sunday in the area around Seneca Lake.
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August 11, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Placer County prosecutor said he may file criminal charges against Squaw Valley Ski Corp. because of a diesel fuel spill into a creek at Squaw Valley. The company is already facing possible fines of $1 million or more by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board, which will consider the case next month. Joe Barbara, a deputy Placer County district attorney, said he wants to review a recent report on the spill before filing any criminal charges.
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December 22, 2001 | From Wire Reports
A California judge has amended his order barring the Tahoe Daily Tribune from publishing color photos of two murder defendants. Superior Court Judge Jerald Lasarow said his Nov. 29 order was misunderstood and it applied to only new photographs, not pictures the newspaper had already published. He had expressed concerns about prospective jurors seeing the couple in orange jail jumpsuits.
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August 11, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Water providers in South Lake Tahoe have negotiated a $12-million settlement from Exxon Corp. in a suit saying oil refineries, fuel distributors and service stations polluted Tahoe's ground water with the gasoline additive MTBE.
NEWS
October 17, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
The U.S. Forest Service plans to triple the amount of logging in the Tahoe Basin next year in an effort to clear an estimated one out of five dead and dying fir trees in the Sierra Nevada, officials said. Three years of drought and an ongoing attack by the fir engraver beetle have wiped out large sections of forest and speckled the once-emerald-green basin with brown trees.
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June 30, 2007 | John M. Glionna, Times Staff Writer
U.S. Forest Service investigators late Friday announced that the cause of the devastating Angora fire that burned hundreds of homes and put this resort community on edge was an illegal fire started at a popular campground. Addressing a crowd of 500 residents packed into the Lake Tahoe Middle School gymnasium, officials asked for the public's help in identifying anyone who might have been seen Sunday in the area around Seneca Lake.
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June 27, 2007 | Tim Reiterman and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
In a temporary setback for strained firefighters and a ravaged community, flames leaped a containment line Tuesday afternoon, threatening hundreds of homes only hours after residents had felt that it was safe to return. By evening, firefighters, including two who escaped danger by using emergency shelters, had saved the neighborhood.
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October 26, 2003 | Craig Nakano, Times Staff Writer
The gondola took off with surprising swiftness, cables and pulleys whisking up the mountainside with silent precision. From the horizon rose Lake Tahoe, a sapphire ringed in aquamarine and emerald. It was an uncommonly resplendent sight, but I couldn't help but divert my eyes back toward the gondola station, where we had left behind something even rarer: a second chance. If ever there was a place that needed a second chance, it is South Lake Tahoe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 22, 2001 | From Wire Reports
A California judge has amended his order barring the Tahoe Daily Tribune from publishing color photos of two murder defendants. Superior Court Judge Jerald Lasarow said his Nov. 29 order was misunderstood and it applied to only new photographs, not pictures the newspaper had already published. He had expressed concerns about prospective jurors seeing the couple in orange jail jumpsuits.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Water providers in South Lake Tahoe have negotiated a $12-million settlement from Exxon Corp. in a suit saying oil refineries, fuel distributors and service stations polluted Tahoe's ground water with the gasoline additive MTBE.
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December 4, 1994 | ELLEN UZELAC, Uzelac splits her time between Baltimore and Lake Tahoe. and
I live part-time in a mountain town in the Sierra Nevada, but I don't ski. As far as I'm concerned, schussing is what you do when people talk during movies, quads are a body part I prefer not to think about, and vertical feet can be corrected with orthopedic shoes.
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June 11, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Officials in California and Nevada sought a man and a woman who allegedly abducted an 11-year-old South Lake Tahoe girl waiting for a school bus. El Dorado County Sheriff's Sgt. Warren Smith said deputies and officers in Nevada's Carson City, Washoe County and Douglas County were looking for a two-tone gray sedan. An airplane and a helicopter also were involved in the search and officers went door to door in the neighborhood where the girl was last seen.
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June 27, 2007 | Tim Reiterman and Lee Romney, Times Staff Writers
In a temporary setback for strained firefighters and a ravaged community, flames leaped a containment line Tuesday afternoon, threatening hundreds of homes only hours after residents had felt that it was safe to return. By evening, firefighters, including two who escaped danger by using emergency shelters, had saved the neighborhood.
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