South Lake Tahoe

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Sierras Are Way Overdue for Major, Costly Earthquake

And one expert says we need to start preparing

(Newser) - The West is long overdue for a major earthquake that could cause billions of dollars in damage to parts of Nevada and California, the AP reports. Scientists expect a magnitude-7 quake along the eastern front of the Sierra fault system every 30 years or so; there hasn't been one... More »

'Inseparable' Twins, 73, Found Dead Together

They had Hollywood past, became recluses

(Newser) - Police in California are trying to unravel the puzzling deaths of identical twin sisters, reports the AP . Patricia and Joan Miller of South Lake Tahoe were entertainers as kids in the 1950s, performing on TV and before the troops, but they turned into recluses for most of the last 40... More »

Winds May Stoke Tahoe Fire

Gusts spread blaze, threatening more homes and lives

(Newser) - The Lake Tahoe fire that's already destroyed 200 homes and forced some 2,000 people to flee could be refueled today by strong winds, the AP reports. Additional homes may be at risk, as well as the lives of firefighters. Yesterday, a gust forced firefighters to retreat from the line... More »

Wildfire Guts Homes Near Tahoe

1,000 evacuated, at least 165 structures destroyed

(Newser) - A rapidly spreading wildfire, just outside South Lake Tahoe in northern California, has  destroyed 165 structures and ravaged 2000 acres of heavily wooded land, the Los Angeles Times reports. Hundreds more buildings are threatened and nearly a thousand people have been evacuated from nearby communities. There are no injuries reported... More »

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