Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas
A job fair will be held March 18 at Harrah’s Convention Center.
The fair, which is free, is put on by volunteers and will focus on helping exiting winter resort employees to find work. Organizers hope to develop individuals’ year-round economic sustainability to become or enhance current community membership.Learn more »
The Tahoe Douglas Rotary Club will host its 46th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 14 at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe
The event serves as a fundraiser for community organizations. The Rotarians donate thousands of dollars annually to scholarships and school enhancements as well as countless projects including bus shelters, parks, trails, scoreboards, informative kiosks, a press release stated. Many South Shore nonprofits have benefited from money raised during the evening, including Tahoe Youth & Family Services, Boys & Girls Club of Lake Tahoe, Live Violence Free, Drug Store Project, Reel Recovery, Lake Tahoe Shining Stars and Tahoe Arts Project.Learn more »
City Manager Nancy Kerry recently announced the selection of Mark Carlson as administrative services director.
Carlson is expected to begin his service with the city in early April. He has more than 25 years of combined financial and administrative services experience including government service, the nonprofit sector, public and private industries, a press release stated. Since 2011, he served as the director of finance and administrative services for the city of Astoria, Ore. In this position he oversaw the budget process which led to a reduction of general fund expenses by 5 percent while maintaining all community services at regular levels. He also managed the human resources department and developed a risk management program for the city. Prior to working for Astoria, Carlson served as the controller and senior vice president for Craft3 in Astoria, a $90 million nonprofit community development financial institution, where he had oversight of the financial operations and human resources duties.Learn more »
The Federal Aviation Administration recently presented Calfire and DynCorp International with the FAA’s Diamond Award of Excellence for Aviation Maintenance.
The award recognizes Calfire’s aviation maintenance unit after all maintenance technicians pass a rigorous and specialized aircraft safety training program. Calfire maintains 23 airtankers, 14 airtactical aircraft, 11 helicopters and numerous other fixed-wing training and administrative aircraft. All the aircraft are maintained at the department’s maintenance base at McClellan Air Park in Sacramento County, according to a release..Learn more »
St. Baldrick’s event to benefit children
A St. Baldrick’s event to benefit children with cancer will be held Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.Learn more »
A St. Baldrick’s event to benefit children with cancer will be held Saturday at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena.
Participants are asked to make a $50 donation to have their heads shaved. The event is free for spectators.Learn more »
The Friends of the Library are looking for donations for a book sale that will be held March 15.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit Friends of the Library and will help support library programs and events for children and adults. Donations of books, DVDs and books on CD will be accepted. Organizers are looking for materials in good condition and with a copyright date no earlier than 2004. Recent children’s books and DVDs, as well as recent materials in Spanish are especially needed. All donations are tax-deductible, with receipts available from the front desk.Learn more »
Sheriff’s deputies and community volunteers were recognized as part of the 2013 El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office awards ceremony Feb. 21 at American Legion Hall in Placerville.
Sheriff John D’Agostini presented service pins to employees with 10, 15, 20 and 25 years of service to the sheriff’s office. Eight personnel who retired in 2013 also were recognized.Learn more »
Chabad Jewish Center will host a baking class Monday, March 3.
Students will learn how to make Hamentashen pastries, while also learning about Queen Esther, the ultimate sacrifice and her contribution to today’s women, a press release stated. The lesson will include tips on how to ensure the corners stay closed. All the ingredients and equipment will be provided to ensure that students leave with a basket filled with a Hamentashen, as well as tips and recipes on the art of Hamentashen baking.Learn more »
It’s pre-spring and a new month rolls in this weekend. This time of year, dishing up breakfast foods can be confusing because of the unpredictable cold and warmer weather in the Sierra, but a crescent roll or croissant is a fine treat year round.
Croissants are popular in Europe and in the U.S. where it’s welcome in a continental breakfast. Uncooked croissants — you can purchase the dough ready to bake at the grocery store — can be wrapped around sweet fillings like chocolate and cream cheese, baked and glazed or dusted with powdered sugar.Learn more »
Health column: How Barton has responded to the Community Health Needs AssessmentFebruary 25, 2014 —
It takes collaboration and action to meet a community’s needs. In March 2012, Barton Health engaged with South Lake Tahoe residents to complete a comprehensive Community Health Needs Assessment. In the Affordable Care Act, all nonprofit hospitals must identify health needs for vulnerable, often under-served, populations within their community and create an action plan to address these needs.
Using community input and local data, a team of community stakeholders identified three top health gaps here: substance abuse, healthcare access and mental health. In two years, since the CHNA took place, Barton has taken action to address pressing health issues and better serve local residents.
Substance abuse is prevalent in South Lake Tahoe with four times the national average of illicit drug use, a high percentage of chronic drinkers, and a higher rate of drug-induced deaths. By 11th grade, 74 percent of South Tahoe High students admitted using alcohol and 56 percent had tried marijuana.
To discourage alcohol and drug use by local youth, Barton participated in and financially sponsored Every 15 Minutes and the Drug Store Project. To help reduce substance abuse, Barton joined and now chairs monthly South Tahoe Drug-Free Coalition meetings and donated $7,500 toward local nonprofits that strive to combat substance abuse. Barton facilitated a six-session training on best pain management practices for County healthcare providers and hosted a physician seminar to discuss drug addiction and pain management.
Access to healthcare ranked second among the community’s health needs. To improve access and reduce financial barriers, Barton expanded the Community Health Center by 3,000 feet and added seven exam rooms to help under and uninsured. Services include Saturdays and same-day appointments. To save time and travel, Barton increased Telehealth services to include eight different specialties.
To encourage wellness and preventative care, Barton launched BWell, with discounted cash pay CT, EKG, and lab services and free wellness lectures. Barton’s enrollment counselors provided more than 700 hours of staff time to help more than 125 uninsured families navigate coveredca.com and enroll in healthcare plans. Barton also implemented “Transitions in Care,” free post hospital follow-up care for patients with certain chronic medical conditions.
The third issue prioritized was mental health. Barton hired a full-time child psychiatrist for services at Barton Psychiatry and Barton Community Health Center and expanded tele-psychiatry services with four contracted psychiatrists.
In the community, Barton provided $28,000 in grants for local nonprofits that address people with mental health needs. Barton hosted a community health forum, published five mental health articles, and conducted two mental health wellness lectures. Barton Home Health and Hospice provides ongoing grief support and an annual children’s bereavement camp.
To continue efforts that serve our community, Barton will collect input for the next assessment in 2015. Residents will be invited to participate in phone surveys, public health data will be gathered and focus groups will provide a clinical and social service perspective.
View a complete report of how Barton’s results address the CHNA: www.bartonhealth.org/communityhealth.
— John G. Williams is the president and CEO of Barton Health.
Saturday Night Bingo to be heldFebruary 25, 2014 —
Saturday Night Bingo will be held March 1 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center.
Early-bird games will begin at 5:30 p.m. and regular games will begin at 6 p.m. Anyone age 18 or older is welcome.
The center is located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. For more information, call Karen at (530) 541-1689.
Senior center to host danceFebruary 25, 2014 —
South Lake Tahoe Senior Center will host a Mardi Gras Dance on Friday.
The 17-piece Tahoe Dance Band will play a variety of music. It is not necessary to come with a partner. Wearing multicolor clothing and/or a mask is optional.
Admission costs $10 and includes appetizers, desserts, wine, other beverages and a door-prize ticket. Those younger than 21 will be admitted for $5 and will not be served wine.
The dance will take place from 7:30-10 p.m. at the center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.
For more information, call Francine at 530-541-8380.
Production of ‘The Vagina Monologues’ to benefit local nonprofitsFebruary 25, 2014 —
V-Day South Lake Tahoe will host a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues,” Friday and Saturday at Blue Angel Café.
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions. Last year, more than 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising funds and awareness towards ending violence against women, a press release stated. The events raised more than $5 million through performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” readings from V-Day’s “A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant and A Prayer” and “Any One Of Us: Words From Prison” and screenings of V-Day’s documentary “Until The Violence Stops” and the PBS documentary “What I Want My Words To Do To You.” South Lake Tahoe has joined this global movement as part of the V Day 2014 Community Campaign.
The goal of the production is to raise awareness to stop violence against women and girls.
The production will take place Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. each day in the upstairs banquet room at Blue Angel Café, 1132 Ski Run Blvd. Admission costs $15 and tickets are available at Live Violence Free and Gaia-Licious. Tickets may only be purchased with cash or a check. Proceeds will benefit Tahoe Youth & Family Services, Live Violence Free, CASA and Zawadisha.
For more information about V-Day, visit vday.org.
South Lake Tahoe residents named to dean’s listFebruary 25, 2014 —
Three South Lake Tahoe residents have been named to the Fall 2013 dean’s list at Arizona State University.
Taylor Shearer, Nicholas Twyman and Alexander Yardley each earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher to get on the list.
Arizona State University is a New American University — a major public educational institution, a premier research center and a leader in innovation.
Local people: Fox earns bachelor’s degree from UW-SuperiorFebruary 25, 2014 —
Wendy Fox of South Lake Tahoe has earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
Students completing their degrees were invited to participate in the university’s Commencement held Dec. 14 on the UW-Superior campus.
UW-Superior engages students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers through more than 33 undergraduate and graduate programs offered on campus along with degrees offered through distance learning. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the University of Wisconsin System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin.
Affordable housing community grand opening postponedFebruary 21, 2014 —
The Aspens at South Lake, a new affordable housing community, has postponed its grand opening, which was scheduled for Thursday.
The celebration was scheduled take place at 3 p.m. at the community center, 3521 Pioneer Trail in South Lake Tahoe.
Advertising to be discussed at mixerFebruary 21, 2014 —
TahoeChamber will host a media mixer Thursday at The Landing Resort and Spa.
The mixer will include exclusive members-only advertising packages for print, television and radio from TahoeChamber’s media partners, including Capital Public Radio, Getaway Reno-Tahoe, KRLT 93.9 The Lake, Tahoe Business Monitor, Lake Tahoe TV, Tahoe Telephone Directories, Charter Communications and Destination Media Solution. Guests will have the opportunity to network with other South Shore professionals while learning more about advertising programs that will help their businesses reach new customers, a press release stated.
The mixer will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for members and $20 for nonmembers and include two drink tickets, five raffle tickets and food and beverages provided by The Landing Resort and Spa, 4104 Lakeshore Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Tickets are available online at www.tahoechamber.org and may also be purchased at the event. For more information, visit www.tahoechamber.org or contact events director Emily Abernathy at email@example.com or 775-588-1728, ext. 303.
Support services program expandsFebruary 21, 2014 —
Lilliput Children’s Services, a local leader in foster, adoption and kinship care throughout Northern California, has expand its El Dorado County “Kinship Support Services Program” to the South Lake Tahoe area.
Through KSSP, Lilliput offers kinship families a variety of supportive services including support groups, assistance in applying for guardianship or MediCal, information about and referrals to critical mental health, medical, dental and financial assistance, family activities and more. All South Lake Tahoe kinship families qualify for these free services.
Kinship families are formed when kin — grandparents, other extended family members or someone else known — bring into their home abused, neglected and at-risk relative children who can no longer be safely or effectively raised by their birth parents. It is a decision that is made suddenly and out of crisis, usually due to birth parent drug addiction, incarceration or mental health issues.
For information, visit www.lilliput.org or contact 530-314-5998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets available for Dancing With Your Tahoe StarsFebruary 20, 2014 —
Tickets are now available for Dancing With Your Tahoe Stars, which will take place March 8 at the MontBleu Theater.
The evening is a benefit for Tahoe Arts Project and will feature a Dancing With the Stars type of competition. Dreu Martin will be the master of ceremonies and 10 members of the community will be paired with 10 local dancers to dance for the judges and audience. Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing professional performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe.
Tom Davis, Klaus Utecht, Eric Taxer, Sean Sweeney, Frances Caro, Amy Thompson, Roberta, Benvenuto, Jodi Stewart, Chris Proctor and Liz Niven are this year’s stars. Similar to the popular TV show, they will be paired up with a local dancer to learn a choreographed dance routine complete with costumes as they perform their dance for the judges. Audience members will also be involved by purchasing votes for their favorite dancer to decide the People’s Choice winner. The interactive production will be fun for all ages.
The competition will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the MontBleu Theater. Reserved seating tickets are available for $10, $15 and $22 plus a $3 handling fee. Call MontBleu directly at 888-829-7630 to purchase tickets. For more information, call Tahoe Arts Project at 530-542-3632.
Improv group to perform at collegeFebruary 20, 2014 —
Random Acts of Improv will perform Feb. 21 at Lake Tahoe Community College.
The group is the resident improvisation company of the college’s Theatre Arts Department. Random Acts of Improv was started by Theatre Arts Department Director Susan Boulanger when she realized the level of interest in improvisation by Lake Tahoe performers and audiences alike.
“We have been doing shows regularly for over a year now,” Boulanger stated in a press release. “We have had great audience response, and the shows are a blast!”
The one-night-only performance will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Duke Theatre. Tickets cost $5 at the door.
For information, call 530-541-4660, ext. 240, or email email@example.com.
Girl Scout earns Gold AwardFebruary 20, 2014 —
Danica Bunnett, a member of Girl Scout Troop 92 in South Lake Tahoe, recently earned her gold award.
Danica earned the award, which is the Girl Scout equivalent of a Boy Scouts Eagle Scout Award, by making what she calls “pain-guins,” according to a press release. The idea for her gold award project was motivated by Danica’s younger sister’s experience with a rare nerve disorder called Complex Regional Pain Syndrome. She wanted to develop a way to save children from continued embarrassment about their physical therapy routines and help ease their symptoms. After extensive research on what would help children suffering from this disorder, she created a design for cute stuffed animals that the children could carry with them and that incorporated all the different textures needed for them to stimulate their affected body parts. She called them “pain-guins.” Danica recruited and educated a team to help her make them for the children at the Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital’s Pain Program and then created a website so that people around the world would have access to information about the disorder as well as a full pattern and instructions to make the therapy tools themselves.
Four local girls have earned their gold award in the past year, the release stated.
What’s Cookin’ at Callie’s Cabin: Decadent Italian cuisine in the SierraFebruary 20, 2014 —
Eggplant parmigiana, pizza and pasta shells stuffed with cheese. Ah, Italian food can be superb and ultra-comforting on a chilly night. Jumbo shells stuffed with cheese (and other foods) can be good for you and taste good, too. Meatless pasta with marinara sauce can be filled with cheese and nutrient-rich vegetables and boasts a bit of decadent deliciousness. And you don’t have to book a plane to Tuscany, Italy, to enjoy. Just make this dish in the comfort of your home on the South Shore like I did.
Before I moved to Tahoe, I frequented Italian restaurants with my octogenarian foodie friend with Italian roots. One night we went to an authentic Bay Area hot spot in San Carlos. For the first time, I ordered jumbo shells stuffed with cheese. Sipping hot tea, munching on warm French bread and savoring a tossed salad was heaven amid an Italian ambiance. The entrée was bliss. Dessert was cappuccino paired with giant strawberries dipped in dark chocolate and whipped cream. I admit that while I eat to live not live to eat (a key to staying skinny), special nights, like this one, fed my romantic fantasies like watching my favorite film “Under the Tuscan Sun.” My dinner companion’s true love tales of her bittersweet romantic past as a happy harpist deeply in love with the maestro amused my mind and spirit. I didn’t have to go to Italy, she took me there.
Back home in the Sierra, I confess that years ago I cheated and purchased frozen, in-a-box, ready-made jumbo pasta shells stuffed with ricotta cheese. It was a quick fix like going to a drive thru for fries and a shake. It’s doable but something is missing. But this week, I made jumbo shells stuffed with cheese and spinach. I was surprised how easy and fast they were to make. The aroma of an Italian restaurant filled my cabin for a few hours and was a pleasant treat. It took me back to a pleasurable dining experience.
Mountain Shells Stuffed with Spinach and Cheese
1/2 12-ounce package pasta jumbo shells
1 jar marinara sauce, with olive oil and garlic
2 cups ricotta cheese (your choice)
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded (save half for topping)
1 1/2 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped spinach
1/4 cup basil, fresh, chopped
2 teaspoons Italian herbs (your choice), dried or fresh
1/8 teaspoon black pepper to taste
Extra virgin olive oil (for greasing pan)
*Optional: Add boiled chopped eggs, mushrooms, lean poultry or meat. You can sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Boil pasta shells for about 10 minutes. Drain. In a bowl, combine cheeses, spinach, basil, herbs and pepper. Combine cheeses and spinach; stuff into shells. Lightly grease a baking dish (I used two: my favorite 8 x 8 inch red rustic one and a white tart dish. Pour half sauce on the bottom of dish. Arrange shells. Pour the rest of sauce over shells. Top with half of mozzarella cheese. Cover with foil. Bake at 375 or 400 degrees for about 25 to 30 minutes till shells are light golden brown. Makes about 12 servings.
These pasta shells are fit to serve family, friends, and yourself. Served with bread sticks or hot garlic bread and a salad can make an ideal dinner. While this dish can be enjoyed year-round, it’s perfect for late winter. Less is more, so while you get your body and mind ready for spring, practice moderation — portion control — with an Italian dish, like this one. It will help you keep off or dump unwanted winter weight. Enjoy.
Motto: Semi-homemade Italian food is fine in Europe but it’s fine in the Sierra, too. Your palate will get its ethnic fix.
Cal Orey, M.A. is an author and journalist. Her books include “The Healing Powers” series (Vinegar, Olive Oil, Chocolate, Honey, and Coffee) published by Kensington. Her website is www.calorey.com.
Foundation announces community grant recipientsFebruary 18, 2014 —
The El Dorado Community Foundation has announced the grants it has chosen to give this year.
The foundation administers more than 200 individual funds. One of the very first funds, established in 1991, is Endow El Dorado.
This particular endowment allows the foundation to open granting up to any/all nonprofit organizations in the entire county for any program or service for which they may need assistance.
This year, grants were made to Boys & Girls Club Western Slope to sponsor a child, Infant Parent Center for the Mariposa Infant Program, EDC Community Health Center for a patient assistance program, the Center for Violence-Free Relationships for intern program for client services, Partners In Care for the Healthcare Bridge Program, South Lake Tahoe Family Resource Center for family advocacy, City of Placerville’s Aquatic Center, EDC Academic Decathlon for the 2014 Competition, and Sierra Community Access TV for video and media equipment.
Granting is carried out through the efforts of a dedicated group of community-minded leaders; the Grants Committee and the Board of Directors of the El Dorado Community Foundation. Those decisions are based on several criteria: Organization Experience and Mission, Methods/Activities/Timeline, Impending Need for the Program/Project, Sustainability of the Organization, Number of Individuals Served, Intended Outcomes.
To partner with the foundation in its efforts to support and lift our community nonprofits, they would like to remind you that any gift can be given in any amount at any time to the Endow El Dorado Fund at the El Dorado Community Foundation.
For more about the foundation, contact executive director Bill Roby, El Dorado Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1388, 312 Main Street, Suite 201, Placerville, CA 95667, 530-622-5621, or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tahoe Keys Polar Bear Plunge a successFebruary 18, 2014 —
For the second year running, the Tahoe Keys Polar Bear Plunge to benefit local charities was a great success!
This year 22 ran into the cold water for a good cause. Swimmers and sponsors brought in more than $1,100 for Christmas Cheer, a local food bank in South Lake Tahoe. Spectators, who were asked to donate a nonperishable item of food, brought in enough items to fill one of the food bank’s tall donation bins overflowing with food.
There were so many helping hands in this project, beginning with the Tahoe Keys Association who donated their time, money and venue, we want to include Cakes on the Lake on Emerald Bay Road, Grand Central Pizza and Pasta at the Kings Center and Raleys at the “Y” for sumptious food and bottled water donations.
Prizes consisted of six, unlimited-use, day ski passes to Diamond Peak, donated by Community Ink, Inc. and gift cards donated by Meeks Lumber, Lake of the Sky Outfitters (at the Y) and Pet Station. The snowman building contest had to be shelved due to a lack of “workable supply,” so four lucky swimmers were given prizes beginning with best costume and first head under the water.
Other helping hand awards go to Les Schwab Tires, who sponsored fully one-half of the swimmers; Ukeleles of Tahoe, providing theme music indoors and out at the beach; Ahern Rentals and Staples for heaters and signs and the Tahoe Daily Tribune, KRNV Channel 4 Reno and KOLO Channel 8 Reno. All of the latter provided exemplary media coverage for Christmas Cheer Food Bank and the Keys annual event.
Anyone in the community needing further information or who might want to be on the committee for the 2015 Polar Bear Plunge is welcome to call me at 530-559-4762, or email email@example.com.
Registration open for wedding expoFebruary 14, 2014 —
The South Lake Tahoe Wedding & Honeymoon Association are now accepting registration from owners and managers of Lake Tahoe wedding businesses who want to participate in the Something Blue Wedding Expo on March 16.
The Expo will take place from noon to 3 p.m. at MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa.
“To keep our event on a personal scale and avoid overwhelming our wedding guests attending, we are limiting the number of vendor booths to 49 for the March 16th Wedding Expo,” Kerry Hawk, co-owner of Blue Sky Events and Organizer of both the November 2013 Wedding Expo and March 2013 Expo, stated in a press release. “Advance Tickets are only $15 when pre purchased at www.tahoeweddings.org and $18 At The Door.”
Service providers, ranging from ceremony and reception venue managers, to officiants, to caterers, bakers, DJ’s, photographers, videographers, resorts and lodging providers, will be at the event to talk to guests.
Space is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis, Businesses can register online at www.tahoeweddings.org or call 775-589-2210 to get more information.
Harness named general manager of radio stationsFebruary 14, 2014 —
Steve Harness has been promoted to general manager of KRLT 93.9 FM and KOWL 1490 AM.
Harness has been with KRLT and KOWL for almost seven years as a DJ, program director and operations manager. He has been working in radio for 20 years in markets all over the country.
Harness lives on the South Shore with his wife and children. He is the manager and marketing specialist for “Ken’s Tire Center” which has been his wife’s family’s business since the late 1970s.
This transition will not result in any significant changes to the programming of either station, a press release stated.
Harness can be contact at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Businesses give vacation to patient losing sightFebruary 14, 2014 —
If there’s one place you could visit before you lose your eyesight, where would it be? For Lesli Hestle, it’s Lake Tahoe.
It was a normal day of checking e-mails when I opened one titled “Lake Tahoe.” “Seeing this place is on my bucket list of things to do before I lose my eyesight,” said Lesli Hestle. “I found your e-mail via Instagram and being from Louisiana, my husband and I really want to do some snow activities! Hope you can help.”
Because I work for a local attractions media company, Getaway Reno/Tahoe, it was my duty to help. Our team got together and thought this was the perfect time to help plan a vacation she’d never forget. This wouldn’t have been possible if it weren’t for these amazing Lake Tahoe businesses that jumped on board and were eager to help create a memorable experience for Lesli and her husband Jason.
Taking a cruise on Lake Tahoe was an activity that topped her list. Zephyr Cove Resort offers daily Sightseeing Cruises and Pints and Paddles Après Ski Cruise with Ike & Martin. Lesli and her husband enjoyed both of them.
The nostalgic sleigh ride is a Lake Tahoe activity that can’t be missed, so this was next on their must-see list. Dwight and Diana Borges, owners of Borges Sleigh & Carriage Rides, booked a ride for the visiting couple. They kept their doors open just for them despite a winter storm coming into the area later that afternoon.
The next scheduled activity was a Gondola Ride. Heavenly Mountain Resort put together a fantastic package which included a Gondola ride, lunch vouchers, and tubing passes. Lesli and Jason wanted to see the snow and that’s what they got; it even started snowing at the observation deck. They enjoyed a delicious lunch at Tamarack Lodge while watching the skiers and boarders ride by.
On the last night of their trip, they found themselves on the will call list for Tahoe’s #1 attraction on Yelp and TripAdvisor, Illusion Fusion with Alex Ramon.
Thank you to all the Tahoe businesses and owners who came together to help make this a memorable experience for Lesli and Jason.
LAFCO accepting applicationsFebruary 14, 2014 —
The El Dorado Local Agency Formation Commission is accepting applications for its public member position.
The public member will serve a new four-year term, which will run from May 2014 through May 2018, to represent the interests of the citizens and residents of El Dorado County.
Applicants must be a resident and a registered voter in El Dorado County and cannot be a city, district or county official of any public agency within El Dorado County. Those seated on LAFCO are subject to the Fair Political Practices Commission and must file an annual conflict of interest statement.
Under state law, LAFCO is mandated to ensure the logical formation and determination of the local government agency boundaries, which affect growth and development patterns, delivery of urban services, and agricultural and open space lands within El Dorado County. The commission typically meets the fourth Wednesday of every month at 5:30 p.m., with the exception of the months of November and December. Because of the holidays, a combined meeting is typically held on the second Wednesday of December.
Applications are due April 11 to El Dorado LAFCO, 550 Main St., Suite E, Placerville, CA 95667. The application form is posted on the web at www.edlafco.us. For information, call the LAFCO office at 530-295-2707.
TahoeChamber to host workshop on legal updatesFebruary 14, 2014 —
Business owners are invited to attend a California legal update workshop Wednesday to learn about new employment laws and how they will impact business in 2014.
The session will be presented by TahoeChamber in partnership with HG Business Law, LLP, a 21st century firm in South Lake Tahoe that focuses on business development and business-related issues. Heather Satin and Galia Aharoni, owners of HG Business Law, LLP, will present highlights of new California legislation and case law updates, including new wage and hour laws, expanded whistleblower protection and new protections based on immigration status.
The workshop will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. at the TahoeChamber conference room, 169 Hwy 50, Stateline, Nev. The workshop costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. To purchase a ticket or to learn more about this workshop, visit www.tahoechamber.org. Questions may be directed to Communications Coordinator Shannon Earley at 775.588.1728 ext. 312 or email@example.com.