Weekend Reading: Your guide to the week’s best Tribune stories
April 26, 2013
In this weekly round-up, we scour our website for the week’s best articles. In this edition, we focus on speedy local track runners, a profile of a Holocaust survivor and the arrest of a motorcycle club member.
SOUTH TAHOE SPLITS LEAGUE DOUBLEHEADER AT HOME
The table has been set for one final regular-season showdown.
In a Mount Rose League doubleheader filled with emotion last Saturday, the South Tahoe and Truckee baseball teams split the pair, with the Vikings blowing open the first game in the middle innings en route to a 10-0 win and the Wolverines outlasting the hosts, 11-8, in the nightcap.
TRACK TEAMS TEAR UP BIG GEORGE INVITE
School size helped Douglas High School claim first place at the latest high school track meet Saturday, but the South Shore kids scored points for the underdogs.
“This week most of the schools weren’t even in our league so we were going up against some big competition,” said South Tahoe track coach Jake Hurwitz said.
For full results, visit the South Shore sports page.
In the boys competition, Douglas took first (189.5), followed by Carson (127.5), Hug (63), North Tahoe (54) and South Tahoe took fifth (49) despite missing one of its track stars, Brandon Cramer. The Whittell boys tied for eighth place (26).
In the girls competition, Douglas again claimed first (250.5), followed again by Carson (100.5), Galena (88.5), South Tahoe (49) in fourth, North Tahoe (47) and Whittell in sixth (29).
MOTORCYCLE CLUB MEMBER ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONIES
South Lake Tahoe police arrested a 46-year-old man Tuesday on suspicion of multiple attacks on the same man over the past several weeks.
Anthony Corbin, 46, remained in custody at El Dorado County jail in South Lake Tahoe Tuesday afternoon after being taken into custody earlier in the day following a SWAT team warrant search of his residence on the 2400 block of William Avenue, according to police.
During the attack, Corbin allegedly drew a knife and threatened to kill the man, injuring a 49-year-old woman who attempted to intervene in the process. The male victim fled, according to police.
Investigators determined Corbin is an ex-felon with a violent criminal past. During the warrant search, police found a 12-gauge shotgun, a .270-caliber rifle, a .9mm handgun with high-capacity magazines and drug paraphernalia, according the statement. Corbin surrendered peacefully during the search.
YELLOW-LEGGED FROG COULD GET FEDERAL PROTECTION
The Sierra Nevada yellow-legged frog could receive federal protection after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposed Wednesday to list the animals along with Yosemite toads under the Endangered Species Act.
The proposed listing won’t affect current steps to restore yellow-legged frog habitat in Desolation Wilderness, U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit Spokeswoman Cheva Heck said. The project, which began in 2008 to remove fish from a portion of the amphibian’s habitat, aimed to prevent the yellow-legged frogs from being re-listed and aligns with efforts to revitalize the species, she said.
According to a 2011 LTBMU document, the aquatics crew removed non-native salmonids from seven Desolation Wilderness lakes using gill nets in 2011. Six of the seven lakes were rendered 99 percent “fishless,” the document stated.
Roland Knapp, a researcher at the University of California’s Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory, said monitoring the frog population will begin this summer near Lake Aloha.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR, LOCAL AUTHOR SPEAKS AT COLLEGE
Sitting on the patio of his South Shore home after completing a 10-mile hike, Leon Malmed epitomizes his belief that life’s problems are eventually resolved.
When he wrote “We Survived … At Last I Speak,” a memoir about his and his sister’s escape from the Holocaust in Occupied France, Malmed, 75, wanted to explain he’d lived a good life even though both his parents disappeared after entering Auschwitz-Birkenau.
“We all have problems. There’s no one who goes throughout life without problems, but they can all be solved. I am an example that you don’t have to be bitter all your life,” Malmed said.
CALIFORNIA TROUT SEASON OPENS THIS WEEKEND
Several California streams within casting distance of the Lake Tahoe Basin will open to fishing for the summer on Saturday. Tributaries running into Lake Tahoe remain closed to fishing until July 1.
Changes in past years allowing year-round fishing on certain streams in the Tahoe region have lessened the significance of the state’s opening day to the area, said Victor Babbitt, owner of Tahoe Fly Fishing Outfitters. But the angler said he expected a busy weekend at popular fishing spots like the west fork of the Carson River through Hope Valley and the East Fork of the river above Hangman’s bridge in Markleeville.
— Compiled by Axie Navas