Stewards of the Sierra: Meet the owners of Carmel Gallery and Sorensen’s Resort

The President of the United States visited twice this summer to help preserve and protect the Sierra— from Lake Tahoe to Yosemite. When the President is not around, we can count on local business owners, political leaders and community members to help out. Meet some of them: Elizabeth and Olof Carmel Award-winning fine art photographers […]

Leading Latina environmentalist Belinda Faustinos is new appointee to TRPA

Belinda Valles Faustinos — who helped lead the effort that culminated in President Obama declaring part of the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument —  is being appointed to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), our magazine has learned. She replaces former land use planner and fine arts photographer Elizabeth Carmel of Truckee, who has […]

Court upholds Lake Tahoe regional plan

A federal court ruled in favor of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), affirming an update to the Lake Tahoe Regional Plan that took years to craft, according to the Agency. The lawsuit was filed by the Sierra Club and Friends of the West Shore in February 2013 following nearly a decade of public input […]