And there’s another huge problem for Covered California. Latinos — which make up about half of the state’s uninsured population — are signing up for insurance on the exchange at an abysmal rate. In October, less than four percent of the enrollees were “primarily Spanish speakers.” Latino enrollment is a lynchpin in the program, which requires broad participation to succeed.
WIDESPREAD SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY NIGHT BELOW 2000 FEET. A HARD FREEZE WATCH MEANS SUB-FREEZING TEMPERATURES ARE POSSIBLE. THESE CONDITIONS COULD KILL CROPS AND OTHER SENSITIVE VEGETATION.
Two Lake Tahoe-area women have successfully completed a rain-soaked climb to the summit of a 16,000-foot mountain in Africa in the name of women, business and the environment. Meghan Kelly and Jennifer Gurecki summited Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain after Kilimanjaro.
Last week, a Tahoe Pro-Pot advocate sent out an alert about California's Third Appellate District Court of Appeal recent ruling that a city can prohibit ALL cultivation within its city limits. In the video he talks about the plan to pass a pro marijuana ordinance in Tahoe.
At least a dozen major retailers — most of them for the first time — opened on Thanksgiving instead of on Black Friday, which is typically the biggest shopping day of the year. Wal-Mart, Toys R Us and other retailers said on Friday that Thanksgiving crowds were strong. But the early start appeared to pull sales forward. Black Friday sales fell 13.2 percent from the previous year to $9.74 billion.
On Nov. 4, the home at 711 Rickety Road in Somerset burned to the ground around 5 a.m. The results of the fire investigation listed the cause as “undetermined” but the residents believe it was a case of arson.