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When the Commons Was Removed From Commons Beach

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The central beach in Tahoe City, Commons Beach, was deeded to the public in the late 19th century but for a time was taken over by private interests. A mysterious event opened it back up to the public.

Speak With Care

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Language matters. This My Shot reflects on a popular former opinion piece which discussed new residents avoiding being an “invasive species,” and why, historically and looking toward a brighter future, we need to avoid such characterization.

A Brief History of the Tahoe Economy

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The economies in this region have varied depending on the peoples who created them. Here’s a lightning quick recap that starts thousands of years ago and goes through to today.

The Chinese Question

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Racism toward Chinese people runs deep in Truckee’s history, which is a direct through-line to today’s ramp-up in anti-Asian sentiment and hate crimes. This My Shot addresses how we have to be vigilant against this continued threat.

Rosie the Riveter and the WASP

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Placer County’s own Rosie the Riveter was a trendsetter in female mechanics. She still lives in Auburn as we look back to another time the nation needed to come together, WWII.