Announcements for South Lake Tahoe and South Shore areas

November 20, 2014 — 

Thanks to Heavenly

A special thanks to Heavenly Mountain Resort for allowing us to take two separate trips up the gondola with our Skilled Nursing residents this summer. We had a wonderful time from the beautiful ride up to the top, learning about the animals of the area and the history of the lake. A huge thank you to our special friends Jo Hearn and all of the other wonderful staff at Heavenly for hospitality, special stories and smiles. We are so thankful that Heavenly has allowed us to take this beautiful and fun trip for the past decade. You bring a smile to our faces and for many of our residents allowed us to have an adventure to tell their children and grandchildren about!

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Pets of the Week

November 18, 2014 — 

These cuties are good dogs that have lived with cats and kids. We would like to keep them together, one adoption fee for both. They are house-trained, have really good manners and love to play. The owners lost their home and had to move in with parents and the parents landlord wouldn’t allow them. Legend is the white one and Owen is the brown one. They are 2 years old.

Come visit Owen and Legend 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 pet of the week: Spencer is still looking for his forever home. Remeber he comes with free training provided by Good Dog and the Lake Tahoe Humane Society.

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Beauty salon to celebrate new ownership

November 11, 2014 — 

Tahoe Hair Company has a new owner, Corissa Welch, a newcomer to South Lake Tahoe with experience owning and operating a salon. She purchased the cabin that was converted into a salon. Tahoe Hair Company will hold a ribbon-cutting and grand opening at the salon on Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. Welch has more than 14 years of experience as a hair stylist and operated a business in Arizona with 360 clients. Welch offers services for all occasions, including weddings. Welch brought her knowledge to South Lake Tahoe in July when she moved from Arizona with her husband Ryan and their son Andrew to pursue their dream of living in Tahoe. “Tahoe is a place we have always wanted to live and it has been our goal to move here for a very long time,” Welch said. “It was hard for me to leave all my clients in Arizona, but that was something I was willing to sacrifice to move to this beautiful place.”

Light refreshments will be provided. Tahoe Hair Company is located at 2279 Lake Tahoe Blvd, Suite No. 1 in South Lake Tahoe. For information call 530-545-9716 or send an to email

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Driver safety class offered to seniors

November 7, 2014 — 

An AARP driver safety course is being offered to senior citizens on Nov. 15 from 9 1:30 p.m. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, payable at the start of the class. Payment covers the workbook and materials. Pre-registration is required.

Irvine Phillips will instruct the course. Those who complete the class should receive an auto insurance discount for three years. Participants will need to bring a pen or a pencil.

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Veterans Day ceremony scheduled

November 7, 2014 — 

American Legion Post No. 795 will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The event is open to the public. Cake and coffee will be served following the ceremony. American Legion Post No. 795 is located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. For more information call (530) 541-8788.

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‘Leading Ladies’ to be performed at Lake Tahoe Community College

November 5, 2014 — 

The Theatre Arts Department at Lake Tahoe Community College will present the comedy “Leading Ladies” Nov. 14 through 23 in the Duke Theatre. Written by Ken Ludwig, this is described as a mixture of “Some Like It Hot” and Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” with a little Monty Python-style thrown in.

The Leading Ladies referenced in the play’s title are, two Shakespearean actors who are down on their luck and performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear that an old lady in York, is about to die and leave her fortune to her two long-lost English nieces, they scheme to pass themselves off as the women and get their share of the cash.

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Pets of the Week

November 5, 2014 — 

We have an abundance of cute kittens. They all need homes so come on down and pick one or two out, or let them pick you. Come visit all the cute kittens 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 weeks pet of the week. Cooper the cute blind pup still needs that special home.

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Kudos & Kindness

October 24, 2014 — 

Live Violence Free

Thank you to all those in the community who attended the Live Violence Free Sunset Gala on Oct. 19. We were in awe of the level of support that resulted from our annual fundraiser. Your generosity will help us continue to build a safer community through education and advocacy to address domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse and basic needs.

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Soroptimist International groups make dreams come true

October 23, 2014 — 

Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra and Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe are collaborating to honor two women in the community with the “Live Your Dream” award.

Eligible applicants must be women who provide the primary financial support for their families, and are attending an undergraduate degree program or a vocational skills training program.

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Halloween carnival scheduled

October 21, 2014 — 

Douglas County Parks and Recreation is hosting a Halloween Carnival at Kahle Community Center on Oct. 31, from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

The free-of-charge carnival is Open to all ages. Bring a trick-or-treat bag.

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Spooky stories featured at library

October 21, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Public Library in Zephyr Cove on Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. will feature Tilly the Witch (aka Carol Nageotte) for spooky stories. Dress for Halloween.

Children will receive a Halloween treat to take home. Children age 4 and older will listen to Halloween stories from the library’s collection including a flashlight story. Tilly the Witch will end the program with her favorite poem, “Spider on the Floor.” The Douglas County Public Library is located at 233 Warrior Way. Visit, or call 775-588-6411.

Libraries offer chance to win Kindle Fire

October 21, 2014 — 

The El Dorado County libraries provide a multitude of traditional and 21st century programs and tools to the public. There are six library branches in El Dorado County, which were visited by more than 610,000 people between July 2013 and July 2014, and approximately 34,000 people attended one of the 1,749 programs. More than 85,000 library card holders checked out 860,000 books during the same timeframe using their library card.

“We deliver an essential variety of services to the residents of El Dorado County, and we are proud to be a long-standing part of this incredible community,” said El Dorado County Library Director Jeanne Amos. “I invite everyone to visit one of our wonderful branches, meet our amazing team members and get or show your library card to be entered into a drawing to win a brand new Kindle Fire.”

The libraries recognize that knowledge and communication move at every speed and work hard to adapt services to best accommodate the ever-changing technological environment and the public they serve. People are now able to access the library electronically and download thousands of titles to any device connected to the Internet – in-person software instruction is available at all six libraries. Soon, the libraries will make iPads available for check out for people who are curious, but are without access to mobile tablets and apps. To assist in individual career advancement, their Learning Express database delivers practice tests in a variety of industries and fields. And for entertainment, a variety of DVDs - including new releases - are also available for check out for $1 dollar for three weeks.

The El Dorado County libraries also closely partner with the El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), First 5 El Dorado and the school districts in El Dorado County to help enhance student reading skills and introduce them to the myriad of services available through the library. Some of the projects include a summer reading program, comprehensive field trips to the libraries, visits to schools, and teaching modules for students in upper elementary and middle school to help them in many different areas of education. For high school students, the library provides career modules to help them explore information regarding career choices including expected income levels.

“The work the libraries do for the children of El Dorado County is exemplary, and we are fortunate to work with such a talented and dedicated team who help bring reading to every child,” said El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools Jeremy M. Meyers. “The collaboration between education and various agencies like the libraries only increases the high-quality services we can provide for the members in our community.”

For more information regarding the libraries, visit

Barton Health prepared to implement preventative measures against Ebola

October 17, 2014 — 

Barton Health is committed to the safety of our patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. After receiving several confirmed cases of the Ebola Virus Disease in the United States, Barton Health is prepared to care for and respond to suspected Ebola cases.

Though the Ebola virus has not reached California or Nevada and the risk is currently low, we take the threat very seriously. An Ebola Virus Disease Workgroup comprised of Barton Health leaders and staff has been formed and we have developed an Ebola Preparedness Plan. By collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), El Dorado County Public Health, and other health agencies across the nation, Barton Health will be able to deliver the most up-to-date information and most effective action plan to combat the virus.

Barton Memorial Hospital currently follows the Centers for Disease Control’s recommendations for hospital infection control to safely manage and isolate a patient with Ebola or other highly infectious disease. Should it become necessary, Barton Health staff and physicians are prepared to care for possible Ebola patients and protect the community at large.

As described by a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) official, the information about Ebola is changing “daily and rapidly.” To keep our patients, visitors, and community safe, Barton Health is taking actions should a suspected Ebola patient arrive. Actions include additional screening about travel history, isolation precautions and procedures, and ongoing education and training.

Travel History Screening

As an additional precaution, patients who enter the Barton Health inpatient and outpatient offices will be asked about their travel history. If you or someone you know has traveled to a high-risk country in Africa within the last 21 days or has been exposed to someone who has, the second step is to monitor for Ebola’s signs and symptoms. Ebola resembles the flu and signs and symptoms may include a high fever, stomach ache, headache, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, muscle aches, and unexplained bleeding. Ebola can only be spread by an infected patient if signs and symptoms are present.

Isolation Precautions and Procedures

For suspected Ebola patients, Barton Health has prepared isolation rooms and procedures to protect Barton Health patients, visitors, staff, and physicians. In addition, appropriate protective equipment and disposal methods are in place.

Education and Training

Barton’s Emergency Management Services has implemented practice drills and walk-throughs to prepare for a real case scenario, should it arise. Ongoing education and training is also being conducted for clinical and non-clinical staff.

We encourage all members of the community to stay informed. Visit the Centers for Disease Control page ( for an Ebola checklist and the most updated information.

Avalanche workshop set at LTCC

October 16, 2014 — 

Backcountry explorers, wilderness leaders, ski resort employees and search and rescue personnel: prepare for the winter season by attending the California Avalanche Workshop at Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Board/Aspen Room.

This is an opportunity to hear forecasters from all of the California avalanche centers speak and answer questions. In addition, ski guides, pro skiers, snow scientists, and avalanche survivors will present their findings.

Pre-season snow and avalanche workshops are common throughout the Western United States.

The largest gatherings number in the hundreds as backcountry travelers gather to refresh their skills ahead of winter and learn lifesaving techniques from others. LTCC Wilderness Education Coordinator and AIARE instructor David Reichel said, “Honestly, I have been jealous of these workshops in Utah, Colorado, and the Pacific Northwest, so I decided to start one here. The California Avalanche Workshop is an opportunity to share knowledge and help folks make better decisions when traveling in potentially dangerous terrain.”

Many of the presenters at this workshop recently attended the International Snow Science Workshop (ISSW) in Banff, Canada. The motto of the ISSW is “A Merging of Theory and Practice.”

A variety of presenters will be on-hand, including scientists discussing snow science, backcountry skiers re-examining decision-making, and guides and professional skiers evaluating how they stay safe in challenging situations.

Presenters scheduled to appear include: representatives from Shasta, Sierra, Bridgeport and Eastern Sierra Avalanche Centers, Alex Do discussing the Puckerface avalanche from December 2013, Ben Hatchett on forecasting upside-down storm events, Ned Bair on stability tests and avalanche failure, Brennan Lagasse sharing the joys and challenges of guiding remote heli-access ski touring in the Alaskan Chugach, and professional skier Elyse Saugstad.

Registration costs $15 through LTCC’s CONNECT Community Education program. To reserve a spot, register at For questions about the California Avalanche Workshop, contact LTCC Wilderness Education Coordinator David Reichel at

Meeting: Hunger study results

October 16, 2014 — 

The Food Bank of El Dorado County will be in the community of South Lake Tahoe to host a Hunger Response Network Meeting on Oct. 22 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Saint Theresa’s Bread & Broth located at 1041 Lions Ave. to collaborate with local organizations to discuss the results of the South Lake Tahoe focused Hunger Study to understand the community’s needs and the best ways to allocate the Food Bank resources, based on these results.

Hunger response agencies, organizations and people in South Lake Tahoe who would like to attend the meeting are asked to contact Carey Fong at (530) 621-9950 or email to confirm attendance.

Based on the results of this Hunger Study, the Food Bank and collaborating hunger response agencies will determine the best way to mobilize the Food Bank’s resources which include partnerships with California Emergency Food Assistance Program, FoodLink, Feeding America, California Association of Food Banks, USDA, local grocers and others to increase food distributions to its partner agencies throughout South Lake Tahoe.

On the same day, the Food Bank of El Dorado County will also be providing a Free Farmers Market to the at-risk community of South Lake Tahoe at the American Legion located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. from 10 to 11 a.m.

Grant money available for nonprofits

October 16, 2014 — 

Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe Foundation, Inc. (SISLT) invites local tax-exempt, nonprofit 501(c)3 organizations to apply for grant funding for community service projects and programs.

Each year (SISLT) awards community Service Grants to 501(c)3 tax- exempt nonprofit organizations that provide services to the South Lake Tahoe community. SISLT’s goal is to fund quality projects that serve clearly identified needs of women and children in the South Shore community. They will consider new programs, improvements and enhancements to current programs, as well as supporting programs that have been proven effective in bettering the lives of women and children in our community. SISLT is accepting applications for programs or projects with a minimum of $1,000.

A maximum of $25,000 in total will be distributed, and distribution is not guaranteed in any or all categories. All of SISLT’s grant funding comes directly from the organizations’ largest annual fundraiser, “An Evening of Food and Wine Tasting” which is now in its 44th year and will take place in the Harrah’s Tahoe Convention Center on Nov. 7.

Applications for SISLT’s 2014-2015 Community Service Grants will be available on Oct.15. The Grant application, criteria, and instructions can be downloaded from the website The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 15. For more information email the SISLT Community Grant Allocations at or visit the website at

City seeks commissioners

October 16, 2014 — 

The City Council is soliciting applications for two-year appointments to the following City Commissions/Boards; Airport Land Use Commission, Building/ADA Board of Appeals, Parks & Recreation Commission and Planning Commission.

The City Council will be appointing two members to Airport Land Use Commission. Applicants must have an expertise in aviation, by way of education, training, business, experience, vocation, or avocation has acquired and possesses particular knowledge of, and familiarity with, the function, operation, and role of airports, or is an elected official of a local agency which owns or operates an airport. The Airport Land Use Commission meets on an as needed basis.

The City Council will be appointing seven members to serve a two-year term on the Building/ADA Board of Appeals. Applicants must be: (1) a plumbing contractor; (2) a heating and ventilating contractor; (3) an electrical engineer; (4) a general building contractor experienced in both residential and commercial construction; (5) an architect or engineer. Each shall have a valid California license and shall have a minimum of five years experience in their field. Also two members will be appointed who are physically handicapped. Applicants must reside and be domiciled within the Tahoe Basin portion of El Dorado County. The Building/ADA Board of Appeals Commission meets on an as-needed basis.

The City Council will be appointing five members to serve two-year terms on the Parks & Recreation Commission. Applicants must reside within the Tahoe Basin portion of El Dorado County. The Parks and Recreation Commission meets at least quarterly.

The City Council will be appointing five members to serve a two-year term on the Planning Commission. Applicants must reside within the city limits. The Planning Commission meets monthly assuming there is business to conduct.

Applications may be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office located at 1901 Airport Road, South Lake Tahoe, California between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Applications can also be downloaded at, mailed, faxed or emailed upon request to the City Clerk’s Office. Completed applications must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office no later than 5 p.m., on Dec. 19.

The City Council will be making the appointments at a regularly scheduled meeting in January.

If you have any questions, please contact Susan Alessi, City Clerk at 542-6004.

Free woodchipping offered

October 16, 2014 — 

Lake Valley Fire Protection District, South Lake Tahoe Fire Department and the California Conservation Corps are teaming up to help city residents with defensible space and slash removal. On Saturday members of the California Conservation Corps are volunteering their time to provide free chipping to residents in the South Lake Tahoe city limits.

In order to participate in the chipping service, homeowners must follow these guidelines:

• Place slash and brush piles adjacent to a driveway or street so the chipper crew can readily have access.

• Please piles in an area where equipment can easily turn around (chippers are on trailers).

• Place the cut ends of branches and trees facing out towards the driveway or road.

• The chipper can only handle material up to 6 inches in diameter.

• Piles must be free of trash, including rocks, dirt, wires and lumber. They must also be free of pine needles, pinecones, leaves or shrubs.

• After the pile has been placed, contact (530)577-CHIP (2447) and leave your name, address and phone number to get on the list.

All chips will be left in a pile on the property. For information about defensible space, stop by Lake Valley Station 7 at 2211 Keetak St. in Meyers, or visit

Making holiday wishes happen

October 16, 2014 — 

For the holiday season the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation and Tahoe Daily Tribune will collaborate to provide a Non-Profit Wish List.

The Wish List has been a partnership that has been a tradition to join in the spirit of the season by giving to area nonprofit organizations.

The goal is to have families, individuals, school children, women’s clubs or other organizations give in the spirit of the season to nonprofits agencies. All 501 (c) (3) public charities serving the Lake Tahoe Basin are invited to submit information to be included on the Wish List.

To fill out the Wish list form contact Jean Eick at or call 775-298-0184. The deadline for information is no later than Oct. 24.

Wilderness first aid course to be offered

October 14, 2014 — 

Learn how to be prepared in the wild and become Wilderness First Aid (WFA) certified on Nov. 1 and 2, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency building in the Aspen Room.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is hosting a two-day WFA course taught by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS. This course will provide people with a foundation of important first aid concepts critical to responding effectively to emergencies in a remote backcountry environment.

The WFA course will help participants prepare for the unexpected. This fast-paced, hands-on training is designed to meet the needs of trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and people working in remote locations. It will introduce caring for people who become ill or injured far from definitive medical care. Classroom lectures and demonstrations are combined with realistic scenarios with mock patients. At the end of the course, participants will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.

Learning takes place both in the classroom and in outdoor settings, regardless of weather conditions. Come prepared for wet, muddy, cold or hot environments.

No previous first aid training is required. Participants must be 16 years old to attend this course.

Successful course completion earns participants a WMI Wilderness First Aid certification. This certification is current for two years.

For more information about how to become a Tahoe Rim Trail member or volunteer, contact the Tahoe Rim Trail Association at or 775-298-4485, or visit the website at The Tahoe Rim Trail Association, founded in 1981, is a non-profit organization, which works to enhance, expand, and promote the Tahoe Rim Trail system. The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency building is located at128 Market St. in Stateline. for more information visit www.tahoerimtrailorg, or call (775) 298-4485.

Mutt Strut benefits Animal Coalition of Tahoe

October 10, 2014 — 

The Animal Coalition of Tahoe (ACT) will hold its 10th annual Mutt Strut Poker Run on Sunday. It is a family event that featues walking a pooch, playing poker, and the possibility of winning prizes.

The Mutt Strut will begin at Lakeview Commons. Registration takes place from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Participants will pick playing cards at stops along a 1.6 mile route, hoping for the best poker hands. Prizes will be awarded to those with the best hands and to raffle drawing winners.

This is not a race and no poker experience is needed. All funds raised benefit ACT spay-neuter program for local residents, and 10-percent of funds are donated to the El Dorado County Animal Shelter in Meyers.

Following the walk, there will be a party at Lakeview Commons featuring music, giveaways, raffle drawings, and contests such as best trick, hot dog eating, and musical sit.

Poker hands may be purchased in advance until Saturday at 6 p.m. for $20 for three hands, or three hands and a T-shirt for $30, at Alpine Animal Hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road, or Bonanza Boot and Leather at Stateline.

Day of event tickets cost $10 each, $25 for three hands, T-shirts cost $12.

ACT is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, all-volunteer corporation with the mission of reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats in the area.

For more information on the Animal Coalition of Tahoe Mutt Strut Poker Run, call 530-307-3638 or email

Vendors sought for holiday festival

October 9, 2014 — 

Tahoe Arts Project is hosting the third annual Holiday Festival on Nov. 15 and 16 at South Tahoe Middle School Multi-Purpose Room. Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event will feature art, craft and food vendors, entertainment, raffle prizes and a visit from Santa. Admission is free. Vendors who would like to have a booth and sell their work are sought. Cost is $100 for a 10-foot-by-10-foot space and $75 for a 6-foot-by-7-foot space. Visit to download an application or call 530-542-3632 to have an application mailed to you. Deadline is Oct. 16. Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization that presents performing arts in the schools and community of South Lake Tahoe. Call 530-542-3632 for more information.

This weekend at Unity at the Lake

October 9, 2014 — 

On Saturday Unity features “Manifest Your Dreams and Healing” seminar with Dr. Garland Landrith from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Landrith is the master of Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and his research was cited in the film “What the Bleep.” This will be a level 1 EFT Training class with a certificate given to all who attend.

Cost for the seminar is $49 and includes a DVD and workbook, numerous papers as well as a mini-session with Landrith.

As a courtesy to Landrith, call 530-544-2266 or email to register, but those interested can also show up at the door. See the following link for more information:

Sunday marks Unity at the Lake’s 20th birthday celebration and open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bring family and friends to celebrate. There will be live music from the music team, OneVoice, face-painting, an archive CD show, sandwiches, wraps, side dishes and dessert.

Unity at the Lake is located at 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. For more information, call 530-544-2266 or visit

Young Professionals hosting events

October 8, 2014 — 

Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) isn’t slowing down during the shoulder season. October offers a full line-up of events to engage with the community.

Today’s networking mixer, the Oct. 12 membership hiking outing, Oct. 15 professional development workshop, and the Oct. 22 North Shore networking mixer in Incline Village are open to professionals of all ages and industries.

Today, TRYP will host its monthly networking mixer at Fresh Ketch from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission is free for TRYP members and $10 for non-members and includes appetizers and drink specials. TRYP’s networking mixers offer the platform to make essential business relationships.

TRYP members will embark on a four-mile group hike to Granite Lake and Maggie’s Peak on Oct.12 at 10:30 a.m. The hike will commence at the Bayview Trailhead, located across the highway from Inspiration Point on Emerald Bay.

TRYP presents “Rent or Buy and Why” Professional Development Workshop on Oct. 15 at Inn by the Lake’s event center from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. to hear from a panel of real estate, property management and finance gurus. They will share their market insight and answer questions. This professional development workshop is free for members and $5 for non-members. This is a great learning opportunity for professionals of any age or industry.

TRYP continues to build its North Shore presence with a networking mixer scheduled for Oct. 22 at Bowl Incline. This networking event will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. and feature appetizers, a complimentary first drink and the opportunity to bowl the night away while making connections. Admission is free for members and $10 for non-members.

TRYP reminds the Tahoe community to register to vote and get informed for the Nov. 4 election. Visit to view TRYP’s interviews with the candidates running for South Lake Tahoe City Council.

Sign up at any of the events in person, or online at To stay up-to-date with developments, events, and opportunities visit and subscribe to the newsletter and blog at

TRYP are a group of forward thinking individuals who believe in giving back to the community that has provided an inspirational place to work, live, play and prosper – Lake Tahoe. By connecting Tahoe’s next generation to help better the community, TRYP organizes and participates in charity fundraisers, networking events while providing career opportunities to help support Tahoe residents and businesses. It was officially launched in January 2012.

October 8, 2014 — 

Free CPR training available

October 8, 2014 — 

CPR Saturday offers hands-only CPR and AED Training to the public at no charge at the clinic on Oct. 11 at Kahle Community Center 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline.

The training clinic will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Drop-in or pre-registration is recommended by calling the Kahle Community Center at 586-7271.

CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure used to revive someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped functioning.

More than 90 percent of cardiac arrest victims do not survive. That can be changed in the community. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and AED (Automatic Eternal Defibrillation) are not provided within minutes of collapse.

With proper knowledge and tools, everyone can save a life.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an “All-Risk” Department providing fire prevention, fire suppression, advanced life support, explosive ordinance disposal, forest fuels management, and emergency rescue. These emergency professionals respond to 2,000 emergency calls annually. The Fire District currently holds an ISO rating 3.

Free CPR training available

October 8, 2014 — 

CPR Saturday offers hands-only CPR and AED Training to the public at no charge at the clinic on Oct. 11 at Kahle Community Center 236 Kingsbury Grade in Stateline.

The training clinic will take place at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Drop-in or pre-registration is recommended by calling the Kahle Community Center at 586-7271.

CPR is an emergency lifesaving procedure used to revive someone who has stopped breathing or whose heart has stopped functioning.

More than 90 percent of cardiac arrest victims do not survive. That can be changed in the community. Few attempts at resuscitation are successful if CPR and AED (Automatic Eternal Defibrillation) are not provided within minutes of collapse.

With proper knowledge and tools, everyone can save a life.

Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District is an “All-Risk” Department providing fire prevention, fire suppression, advanced life support, explosive ordinance disposal, forest fuels management, and emergency rescue. These emergency professionals respond to 2,000 emergency calls annually. The Fire District currently holds an ISO rating 3.

Responsibilities of vacation rentals

October 3, 2014 — 

According to the El Dorado County Treasurer and Tax Collector Office, before buying a vacation home rental in the unincorporated area of El Dorado County, investors should carefully consider the responsibilities of the new venture.

One of these responsibilities requires owner(s) or their local contact person to be on-call 24 hours a day when the house is rented.

The owner or the agent must be able to arrive on site within one hour to manage tenants during all types of weather including snow conditions.

While not expected to put themselves in harms’ way, the owner or their agent is expected to manage any situation and take actions up to and including calling the Sheriffs’ Department and evicting tenants.

El Dorado County has a vacation home rental ordinance that addresses bear-resistant garbage containers, tenant parking, noise and occupancy.

An owner or their agent is required to provide tenants written instructions regarding the disposition of garbage, where to park during snow conditions and how many overnight occupants are allowed. In addition, owners are required to have a signed rental agreement enumerating various requirements including occupancy.

South Lake Tahoe residents are encouraged to call the Tax Collector’s Office at (530) 621-5800 to report possible unpermitted vacation home rentals. The Tax Collector’s Office will notify the owners of the house and assist them in either in obtaining a permit or work with the District Attorney’s Office, should the unlawful condition persist.

When a vacation home is permitted, the Tax Collector’s Office encourages neighbors to obtain the phone number of the local contact person so that they can report any inappropriate noise at the first hint of a disturbance.

If the local contact is ineffective for any reason, neighbors are encouraged to call the Sheriffs’ Department at (530) 573-3300.

All are welcome at Yom Kippur services

October 2, 2014 — 

In anticipation of the upcoming Yom Kippur (Oct. 3- 4), the Chabad Jewish Center in Lake Tahoe has announced its Yom Kippur Services schedule. “They will be warm, friendly, traditional, and open to all,” says Chabad’s Director, Rabbi Mordey Richler.

All are welcome to Services at Chabad, free-of-charge, regardless of background or affiliation. Membership is not required to join and there are no prerequisites. All prayers will combine the original Hebrew and translated English. In addition, a special children’s program will accompany the adult services.

“Our tradition teaches that on Yom Kippur, the Doors of Heaven are open; G-d accepts all prayers, from anyone,” the Rabbi said. “The least we can do is open our doors as well, to the entire community.”

Services will be held on Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement (Oct. 3- 4).

For more information about Yom Kippur Services, or about Chabad, please call: (530) 314-7677 or email<>, or visit www. JewishTahoe com.

All are welcome.

Art contest featured for Teen Read Week

October 2, 2014 — 

The Douglas County Library is celebrating Teen Read Week with an art contest. Enter a drawing, photograph, or story with a fall theme. Bring the entry to the Minden or Zephyr Cove library Oct. 6 to 17. Winners will be announced at the Teen Mystery Party. Winners and honorable mentions in each category will receive candy. Entries will be posted on the library’s Facebook page and displayed in the teen area.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Douglas County Public Library. The library is located at 1625 Library Lane in Minden and 233 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove. For information visit, or call 775-782-9841.

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