Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas

Pet of the Week: Kittens!

July 28, 2015 — 

Kittens! We have lots of kittens looking for homes, lots of colors and personalities to choose from. Kittens are fixed, FELV-tested, have age-appropriate shots and are microchipped. Adoption fee for kittens is $80. Come visit the cuteness at El Dorado County Animal Services or call us at 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Last week’s Pet of the Week, Tank, didn’t even get one phone call, he’s a great dog! Please come meet him and give him a chance.

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USDA food distribution for Nevada residents

July 21, 2015 — 

A free food distribution will be held from 9-10 a.m. July 23 at the Tahoe Douglas Senior Center at 885 U.S. Highway 50 in Zephyr Cove. Lake Tahoe Basin residents must show proof of Nevada residency, have a picture ID and sign an affidavit of income below 150 percent of the poverty level, which would be $1471.25 monthly for a single person and $3,031.25 for a household of four. No proof of income is necessary. Commodities to be given out include dry beans, pasta, cheese, juice, canned vegetables and fruit. Each distribution has 6 -8 items available. Preference will be given to households that have participated in previous months. Please bring bags or boxes to take home your food items. Call 775-586-8330 for more information.

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South Lake Tahoe blood drive scheduled

July 17, 2015 — 

BloodSource will hold a South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive to meet the community need for blood and blood products. The new blood drive location will be held July 31 from noon to 5 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Parks and Recreation Center Gymnasium at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. Walk-ins are welcome. The South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive will celebrate the 49th anniversary with cake for participants. Also BloodSource, Barton Hospital Auxiliary, Lake Tahoe Humane Society and Dog Dog Cat will team up to help save lives and provide for local pets in need. BloodSource will donate a pound of pet food to the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for every pint of blood donated.

Donating blood is safe, easy and takes about an hour. Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be 17 years old (16 year olds need a signed BloodSource Parental consent form) and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo I.D. and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Potential marrow donors can register for Be the Match through BloodSource. Find more information at www.bloodsource.org.

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Food Bank hosts free farmers market in South Lake Tahoe

July 17, 2015 — 

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a Free Farmers Market & Mobile Food Pantry Distribution on July 22 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. to distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need it most.

The Food Bank will provide one allocation per household. Those struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado County and meet the State of California Health and Social Services Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program income guidelines, should stop by for the food distribution. Income guidelines can be found online at www.dss.cahwnet.gov/efap/.

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Vacation Bible School announcement

July 16, 2015 — 

VBS-Everest 2015 will be offered at Saint Theresa Church from July 21 to 24 Starting at 5:30 p.m. each day and ending at 8:30 p.m. It is open to all children entering Pre-K through seventh-grade. There is also a need for volunteers in grades seventh -12th-grade to help with the program.

The theme is Everest. Youth will embark on an icy expedition that empowers them to overcome obstacles with God’s power. They will visit Base Camp sing and play, Bible Expeditions, KidVid Cinema(amazing stories from real kids), Imagination Station, Glacier Games, and Mountain Top Treats. There is a $5 per student for the week donation for food and resources. For more information, contact Danette Winslow, Director of Religious Education at 530-544-4788 or send an email to sttheresare@gmail.com.

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Pets of the Week

July 14, 2015 — 

Kiki and Scoobie are 10-year-old declawed males who need a quieter home together. They both weigh 26 pounds and need to go on a diet. They are happy, fat, lazy cats who would prefer a home without children younger than 12. for information, call El Dorado Animal Services at 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Maxie and Charlie, the cats from two weeks ago, found their forever home! Thank you Tom!

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Floors to Go set for move

July 14, 2015 — 

Champion Floors To Go is moving its showroom from 2701 Lake Tahoe Blvd. to 2121 James Ave. in South Lake Tahoe, behind the fire station by the “Y.” The new location will be open on July 21. The phone number will remain the same, (530) 544-4018.

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White German shepherd/husky mix up for adoption

July 14, 2015 — 

Polo has one week to find a home. He is a white German shepherd/husky mix. He is 2 years old, neutered and up to date on vaccinations. He’s playful yet calm, with the proper daily exercise. He’s well-behaved and is sociable with people and other dogs. He is not good with cats. He is currently in foster home, but seeking placement in a cool environment. Those interested, contact Pamela at PamelaJoWolflady2@sbcglobal.net or call (775) 833-2066.

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Senior center to hold pancake breakfast, rummage sale

July 13, 2015 — 

A pancake breakfast will be held Saturday from 8 to 11 a.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. It will include pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice, coffee and hot cocoa. The cost is $5 for adults and teens and $3 for children.

In addition, there will be a rummage sale at the same day and location from 8 a.m. to noon. It will include new and slightly used items. Members of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc. can rent half a long table for $5 or a full long table for $10. Non-members can rent half a long table for $6 or a full long table for $12. See Pam Massman at the senior center to rent a table either July 15, July 16 or 17 from 12:30 to 4 p.m. Both events are fundraisers for the South lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc.

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BIRTH

July 7, 2015 — 

Bloch

Sequoia Hazel Bloch, a girl, born on June 28 to Christopher and Jennifer Bloch of South Lake Tahoe.

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Kudos & Kindness

July 7, 2015 — 

Breakfast Club serves B&B Dinner

About 15 years ago, several ladies from Zephyr Heights began a social gathering once a month to share friendships over breakfast. Every third Monday of the month, 10-12 ladies ranging in age from their 30s to 92, share family happenings, celebrate successes and support each other when needed. One of the approximately 15 Zephyr Height Breakfast Club members, Peggy Ellena, began volunteering at Bread & Broth and coordinated the Club’s “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” on June 29. Representing the Zephyr Heights Breakfast Club at the dinner were Julie Nelson, Peggy Ellena, Maryon Tilley and Sandie Mancinelli. They were a very busy group. They helped assemble more than 75 giveway bags filled with fruits, vegetables, canned goods and breads, served 125 meals and helped with the dinner’s clean-up. Describing their 3 hours of volunteering, Peggy and Sandie together wrote, “The experience helping B&B was gratifying and blessing to all of us. The regular volunteer staff was patient with us and were good teachers – obviously dedicated to their mission. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to help!” B&B would like to thank all of the members of the Zephyr Heights Breakfast Club for their donation of $250 and sending a wonderful group of volunteers to the dinner served at Saint Theresa Church Grace Hall. Thanks to the club for taking the opportunity to help people in need.

For more B&B information, visit www.breadandbroth.org or find us on Facebook.

Bread & Broth

Live Violence Free

Live Violence Free is so thankful to Wiley and Bonnie Tipton at WB Printing for their many years of devoted service to our agency. Year after year, Bonnie & Wiley bring our visions to the page by ensuring we are highly stocked with educational materials, brochures, business cards, and marketing materials. WB Printing is such a treasure to our agency, and we are grateful for this superstar-duo’s hard work every day.

Pet of the Week: Ellen

July 7, 2015 — 

Meet Ellen. She is 8 years old and was found as a stray, and is a sweet girl who likes to cuddle with people and play with other gentle dogs. If you have room in your heart for this cutie, please call El Dorado Animal Services at 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857.

Healthy food options offered at campgrounds

July 2, 2015 — 

Tahoe Recreation, a division of California Land Management (CLM) and the operator of Forest Service campgrounds and beaches around Lake Tahoe, modified the menus offered at its snack food outlets to include more healthy options. “We are pleased to be able to add items to our menus that include healthy options for snack foods. Our menus will now include organic fruit strips, multigrain bars, apples, oranges, gluten free beef jerky, organic hot dogs, vitamin water and all natural smoothies,” said Eric Mart, President of California Land Management. “These items are offered in addition to the traditional snacks such as ice cream and nachos. We are committed to good customer service and many visitors have indicated they would like to have some different options. We hope these additions meet their needs.”

The food outlets – at Inspiration Point, Pope Beach, and Nevada Beach – have been in operation under the name “Tahoe Treats” for several years and are popular with the visiting public.

Tahoe Recreation has been in business at Lake Tahoe since 1985 and operates all of these facilities under a Special Use Permit from the USDA Forest Service.

South Lake Tahoe Births

June 30, 2015 — 

Burton

Carter Lynn Burton, a boy, born on June 28 to Kimberly Barnett-Burton of South Lake Tahoe.

Engles

Ruby Grace Engles, a girl, born on June 23 to Jon and Alexis Engles of South Lake Tahoe.

Horst

Katalina Anna Horst, a girl, born on June 26 to John and Zsuzsanna Horst of South Lake Tahoe.

MacLeod

Shane Lillian MacLeod, a girl, born on June 23 to Lars and Melanie MacLeod of South Lake Tahoe.

Michel Casillas

Ayden Pablo Michel Casillas, a boy, born on June 29 to Pablo Michel and Abigail Casillas of South Lake Tahoe.

Drive sober or get pulled over

June 30, 2015 — 

The Fourth of July for many, includes alcohol, which can quickly turn the holiday from festive to fatal when people choose to drive after drinking. From 2009 to 2013, during the Fourth of July period nearly 40-percent of all traffic fatalities occurred in alcohol impaired driving crashes. Of the five major holiday periods of the year in California, the Fourth of July ranks as having the highest daily fatality rate.

Nationally, in 2013, during the Fourth of July holiday period (6 p.m. July 3 to 5:59 a.m. July 8), there were 199 people killed in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In California, 28 people were killed in alcohol-involved crashes.

This Fourth of July, South Lake Tahoe Police Department (SLTPD) will be out in full-force targeting those who drink and drive. DUI saturation patrols/DUI checkpoints will take place.

Plan a safe way home before the fun begins. Before drinking, designate a sober driver. Report drunk drivers by calling 9-1-1.

Pets of the Week

June 29, 2015 — 

Meet Charlie and Maxie. Their owner died suddenly and now they have no home. We are making a special effort to keep them together and to find their forever home as soon as possible. They are super-friendly and lovers, just sad at the moment. If you have room in your heart for these two, please call us at the Lake Tahoe Humane Society 530-542-2857. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pet of the week: Calypso kitty found her forever home!

Happy Homestead Cemetery to hold ground-breaking ceremony

June 26, 2015 — 

Happy Homestead Cemetery will hold a ground-breaking ceremony to promote the Veterans Memorial and Public Safety wall. All five of the cemetery’s board of directors will present and ready with gold shovels in hand. Members of the public are invited to attend. The event will take place rain-or-shine on July 1 at 11 a.m. at Happy Homestead Cemetery, located at 1261 Johnson Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, contact Happy Homestead Cemetery District Manager Mike Warren at 530-541-7070.

Kudos & Kindness

June 23, 2015 — 

Club Live serves community

Club Live is a program sponsored by Larry and Paula Lambdin that promotes a healthy lifestyle by providing safe, high energy alternatives for middle-school children. On June 15, Club Live hosted Bread & Broth’s “Adopt A Day of Nourishment” and prior to the end of the school year, Club Live members collected shampoo and lotion sample bottles to give to the sponsorship evening dinner guests.

“I liked how I got to see the people we collected the personal necessity items for and how happy they were to receive them,” said Lauren Constantine, a Club Live student leader. Constantine was joined at the dinner by Club Live Advisor Larry Lambdin, Co-Advisor Beth Aiton and Paula Lambdin. It was the first time Club Live sponsored a B&B dinner and Larry “enjoyed helping B&B provide an important community need and hope we can do it again.”

B&B would like to extend kudos to the Club Live organization for all it does to help our community youth and provide community service experiences. At the dinner all of these wonderful volunteers worked really hard to help serve the dinner and even stayed past 6 p.m. helping with the dinner’s cleanup. “Always good to spend some time with amazing people,” said Paula. She added, “Everyone in the building tonight was amazing!” B&B commends Club Live for the amazing program they provide for our middle-school students.

To help B&B as a donor or sponsor, contact Carol at (530) 542-2876 or carolsgerard@aol.com.

Bread & Broth

Musicians to perform during pancake breakfast

June 23, 2015 — 

In addition to the Pancake Breakfast that will be held on June 27, there will be entertainment by a guitarist and singer, along with bass player Al Botello and singer Jo Cain-Stiles at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. Included will be pancakes, sausages, eggs, orange juice, coffee and hot cocoa. The cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and younger. The event takes place from 8 to11 a.m. It is a fundraiser for the South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc. For more information, call Ron Glazer at 402-650-5132 or Pembroke Gochnauer at 530-541-5518.

Adopt-a-Beach program promotes environmental stewardship

June 23, 2015 — 

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority (LTVA) and local agencies are partnering to coordinate the “Adopt-a-Beach Program” clean-up dates following the Fourth of July and Labor Day firework displays.

Lights on the Lake, the area’s Fourth of July fireworks display, attracts tens of thousands of visitors and locals to Tahoe South’s beaches during the holiday weekend. The clean-up program is in place to ensure that any debris that may be left behind by visitors or locals is picked up.

A key element for the LTVA and partner agencies is preserving lake clarity after an estimated 100,000 people gather along the shores of Tahoe South to watch the pyrotechnic display.

The LTVA continues to mobilize with the entire community to contribute clean-up resources through Team Fireworks, visit www.ltva.org/teamfireworks. The site provides visitors and residents information on how to recognize and report potential fireworks debris and generate immediate response if found. The LTVA established a hotline, 775-410-0417, and an email address, teamfireworks@ltva.org, to communicate information about debris.

In addition, LTVA is coordinating with South Tahoe Refuse & Recycling to implement a program where bags will be provided to spectators upon entry to the beach in order to help contain trash.

Public participation is a key component of Basin-wide environmental stewardship initiatives. Visitors and residents are asked to respect the environment and only leave footprints behind. For those interested in helping with the Team Fireworks Beach Cleanup program July 5 through 9, email info@LTVA.org or call the LTVA at 530-541-5255.

South Lake Tahoe Births

June 23, 2015 — 

Cotton-Newman

Cassie Olivia Cotton-Newman, a girl, born on June 18 to John Newman and Stephanie VonFriedly of South Lake Tahoe.

Giardina

Charlee Mae Giardina, a girl, born on June 18 to Patrick and Kelly Giardina of South Lake Tahoe.

Griffith

Kayzley Paige Griffith, a girl, born on June 18 to Nicklaus Griffith and Janie Phillips of Gardnerville

Neira

Jackson Leonidas Neira, a boy, born on June 15 to Christopher and Jillian Neira of South Lake Tahoe.

Perez

Melanie Patricia Perez, a girl, born on June 22 to Carlos and Araceli Perez of South Lake Tahoe.

Roque Casillas

Arielle Roque Casillas, a girl, born on June 19 to Dorian Roque and Aleyda Casillas of South Lake Tahoe.

Rothenberger

Isabella Marie Rothenberger, a girl, born on June 18 to Thomas and Jessica Rothenberger of South Lake Tahoe.

Rousse

Raymond Joseph Rousse, a boy, born on June 21 to Joseph and Melissa Rousse of Zephyr Cove.

Ruiz

Angelina Ruiz, a girl, born on June 19 to Miguel and Janet Ruiz of South Lake Tahoe.

Sarabia

James Sarabia, a boy, born on June 22 to Victor and Lorena Sarabia of South Lake Tahoe.

Pet of the Week: Calypso

June 23, 2015 — 

Calypso is about a year old and she is a very sweet cat. She came in as a stray and she was in the late stages of pregnancy. When no one claimed her, she went into foster care and had her kittens. She is now ready to find her new forever home. Come visit Calypso at The El Dorado County Animal Services or call 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pet of the week: Sarge the lovable pit still needs to find his forever home.

Day in Paradise features duck races

June 19, 2015 — 

The Optimist Club will be holding the 12th annual “Day In Paradise” at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on June 27. The event includes duck races, pancake breakfast, car show, barbecue featuring Overland Meats burgers, barbecued ribs and hot dogs. There will be a beer garden and live music by Pre Flight and Deep Fried Mojo. Free games and prizes for children. All proceeds go back to the community to support local youth. Event takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duck gates open at 10 a.m. with the first race at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now. For more information, call 530-541-4700.

Bridge club meets at senior center

June 18, 2015 — 

Lake Tahoe Bridge club, meets every Thursday at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center located at 3050 Highway 50. The game starts at 9:30 a.m. and breaks for optional lunch at noon. The senior center offers a $3 lunch for all players. The session usually ends around 2 pm. The card game is rubber bridge in a casual setting. Players rotate partners and tables during the session. Players of any skill level are invited. For more information, call Jack at 775-721-4423.

South Lake Tahoe Births

June 16, 2015 — 

Cereghino

Avery Rose Cereghino, a girl, born on June 11 to Joseph and Hilary Cereghino of Gardnerville.

Davidson

Aurora Kai Davidson, a girl, born on June 10 to Seth and Kylese Davidson of South Lake Tahoe.

Lopez

Omar Lopez, a boy, born on June 9 to Jose Lopez and Flor Avalos-Diaz of South Lake Tahoe.

Petrell

Alexander Thomas Petrell, a boy, born on June 9 to Nicholas Petrell and Jacqueline Smith of South Lake Tahoe.

Pet of the Week: Sarge

June 16, 2015 — 

Sarge is 17 months old and a good dog. He is house-trained and has good manners. He walks nicely on his leash. He likes other dogs, but would do best in a home with dogs the same size as as he can play a little rough. He does need to meet all the dogs in your home and have a fenced yard before he can go home. He has lived with small children and does like them. Come visit Sarge at The El Dorado County Animal Services, 530-573-7925. For spay-neuter services and other support, call the Lake Tahoe Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at 530-542-2857. Update on last week’s pets of the week: Sweet Maryann and Ginger still need to find their forever homes!

Basecamp Hotel new bar the highlight of next chamber BAHM!

June 12, 2015 — 

Experience Basecamp Hotel’s new bar and outdoor area at the Tahoe Chamber Business After Hours Mixer (BAHM!) on June 25. Attendees have the opportunity to check out the recent expansion that includes outdoor fire pits and event spaces while networking with fellow South Shore professionals. The BAHM! begins at 5:30 p.m.

Make professional connections and then wrap up the night with a new head shot by a professional photographer – a free service for BAHM! attendees! A professional head shot is a necessity in the business world and Lauren Lindley Photography will send participants home with a new shot that’s perfect for a resume or LinkedIn profile. Basecamp Hotel is located at 4143 Cedar Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, visit www.basecamphotels.com. BAHM! tickets cost $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Entry includes drink and raffle tickets. Register online at www.tahoechamber.org or call (775) 588-1728.

Optimist Club to host Day in Paradise

June 11, 2015 — 

The Optimist Club will be holding the 12th annual “Day In Paradise” at Tahoe Paradise Park in Meyers on June 27. The event includes duck races, pancake breakfast, car show, barbecue featuring Overland Meats burgers, barbecued ribs and hot dogs. There will be a beer garden and live music by Pre Flight and Deep Fried Mojo. There will also be free games and prizes available for youth. All proceeds go back to the community to support local youth. The event takes place from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Duck gates open at 10 a.m. with the first race starting at 11 a.m. Tickets are available now. Call 530-541-4700 for more information.

South Lake Tahoe Briefs

June 10, 2015 — 

Fireside Chat

Civic Pioneers: trials and tribulations of successfully forming the City of South of Lake Tahoe

Formation of the second City in El Dorado County history

June 10 at 7 p.m.

City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Road.

Parks and Recreation Commission Meeting

June 11, at 9 a.m.

For more information, call (530) 542-6056.

Community Wildfire Protection Plan Meeting

June 11, at 11 a.m.

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and Lake Valley Fire Protection District invite the community to attend a meeting to contribute to South Lake Tahoe’s Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) at the Fire Training Center located at 1100 Lyons Ave. No. A-4.

Planning and Airport Land Use Commission Meetings

June 11, at 3 p.m.

Attend the upcoming Planning Commission meeting on Thursday, June 11th at 3pm in the City Council Chambers located at 1901 Airport Rd. The Airport Land Use Commission meeting will immediately follow the Planning Commission meeting. Commission meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 3pm in the City Council Chambers. For more information call (530) 542-7417.

50th Anniversary Event – Police Department Open House

June 11, 3 to 7 p.m.

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of South Lake Tahoe. Children are welcome and will enjoy static displays and talk to officers assigned to special teams such as K-9 and SWAT.

City Council Meeting

June 16, 9 a.m.

For more information, visit www.cityofslt.us/citycouncil.

Tahoe Talks: Legal Rights and Issues for Pedestrians and Bicyclists

June 17, at noon

Lake Tahoe Community College in the Aspen Room. The Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series is sponsored by the Tahoe Metropolitan Planning Organization, League to Save Lake Tahoe, One South Shore, and the U.S. Department of Transportation. Admission is free and light snacks are provided.

Wildfire Safety Expo

June 20, from noon to 3 p.m.

Local agencies are coming together and hosting a Wildfire Safety Expo at the TJ Maxx parking lot located at the “Y” where highways 50 and 89 meet. The event will include information on creating home evacuation plans, preparing for fire, creating defensible space and more. For more information, visit www.readyforwildfire.org.

Summer theater available for youth

June 10, 2015 — 

For children with interest in the performing arts, the Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater will be offering its summer theater workshop for two weeks beginning June 15. The workshop is for students who are entering first-grade through ninth-grade. Participants will work on acting, singing, dancing, improvisation, auditioning and other theater skills and includes a performance at the end of the two week session. Everyone who participates in the workshop will be cast in this year’s production The Wizard Of Oz. Sierra Tahoe Children’s Theater is under the direction of Liz Niven and Marcia Sarosik and past participants in the workshop have gone on to leading roles in high school, college and professional theater. Both directors are committed to providing an excellent performing arts experience for children in the community. To enroll, email stwkshop@gmail.com or call 541-7211.

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