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Lake Tahoe Community College’s board of trustees discussed a resolution May 28 that would put the college in a negotiating position over future development of community fields.LTCC President Kindred Murillo said the resolution would grant the city of South Lake Tahoe a 5.62-acre recreational easement subject to certain conditions. The college has debated investing Measure F bond money in a
Published: June 2, 2015
Lake Tahoe Community College staff presented an initial snapshot of scheduled improvements and additions through voter-approved Measure F funds during a board of trustees meeting on Tuesday.Beginning in 2015, the college has plans for building upgrades and renovations, with more ambitious projects beginning in 2016, 2017 and 2018.The beginning stages include planning and design work, according to college vice president
Published: June 2, 2015
A proud group of 23 George Whittell High School graduating senior class marched down the aisle on Saturday to the applause of a packed gymnasium.Each of the speakers, whether Whittell Principal Crespin Esquivel or student speaker Rudy Mata, all provided words of expected wisdom, reflection and more than a little good-natured ribbing and inside jokes.Esquivel stressed during his introductory speech
Published: June 2, 2015
Meeting mothsAccording to Nancy Kerry, South Lake Tahoe city manager, the meeting moths are still around. Kerry says the moths are called the South Shore Round Table Group. Kerry says they are leaders who have fashioned a list of legacy principles for the south shore. The first principle listed is “collaborative leadership,” a warning that the other principles are stale
Published: June 2, 2015
The boating season is here and the South Lake Tahoe Yacht Club (SLYTC) is hosting its annual membership drive with an invitation to community members for a luncheon at the Cantina Bar & Grill located at 765 Emerald Bay Road from noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Luncheon appetizers will be served and no-host bar services will be available. It
Published: June 2, 2015
While we need the rain the wet weather brings out mushrooms, which can grow in your yard as well as in the forests. Mushrooms can be toxic to your pets.Mushroom poisoning in pets may be underestimated. Mushroom species can be difficult to nearly impossible for even mushroom experts (called mycologists) to identify. That difficulty is compounded by the fact that
Published: June 2, 2015
Thanks to NapaTahoe Senior Plaza residents and staff would like to give Napa Auto Parts a huge kudo for having a community barbecue for its customers and people of South Lake Tahoe. We had a great time and we thank you,Tahoe Senior PlazaKirkwood Mountain Resort supports B&BBread and Broth is very grateful to Vail Resorts for its EpicPromise grant which
Published: June 2, 2015
BrillSebastian Lewis Brill, a boy, born on May 30 to Jeremy and Christina Brill of South Lake Tahoe.DavisMaya Piper Davis, a girl, born on June 1 to Chad Davis and Jasmine Moriah of South Lake Tahoe.FairOliver Mahir Fair, a boy, born on June 1 to Thomas and Samar Fair of South Lake Tahoe.SanchezMia Carlucci Sanchez, a girl, born on June
Published: June 2, 2015
On June 6 Tahoe Paradise Park will be having a community clean-up day. Bring work gloves, rakes, shovels and weedeaters. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. On July 11 Tahoe Paradise Park will be holding its 50th anniversary celebration. There will be crafters, artists, car show and performance artists. For more information, visit tahoeparadise50@gmail.com.
Published: June 2, 2015
Calls resulting in arrestMay 272:34 a.m. Unlicensed driver in the area of Lakeview Avenue and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 4:54 a.m. Drug offense in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Road.1:48 p.m. Warrant in the 4100 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. May 284:32 p.m. Resisting in the 700 block of Lakeview Avenue.4:46 p.m. Threats in the 1400 block of Keller Road.
Published: June 2, 2015
There wasn’t a shortage of people willing to take to the podium and give testimony to the efforts Joanne Shope has given to several organizations in South Lake Tahoe during an honor ceremony Thursday evening at the Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Shope sat in front of a group of about 60 who showed their respect and appreciation for her efforts.
Published: June 2, 2015
The community is invited to join the Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation for its annual free forum, “Current Thoughts: The Economy 2015,” from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on June 11 at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center.Join us to learn more about important economic trends, insights and relevant issues presented by Parasol’s Investment Committee members and investment consultants. Forum Panel:
Published: June 2, 2015
A scaled-down ordinance regulating single room occupancy (SRO), or long-stay hotels/motels in South Lake Tahoe was approved 5-0 by the South Lake Tahoe City Council on Tuesday.The refined ordinance removes a lot of the proposed provisions initially recommended by city staff. Instead of a basic kitchen with a stove top, a microwave would instead be required. Parking space and laundry
Published: June 2, 2015
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Dr. Paul Joseph Fry Jr. passed away in his home in El Macero, California in the company of his family. Paul was born in Dixon, Illinois in 1931, the son of Paul J. and Lauretta M. Fry, is preceded in death by his wife, Dee, of 53 years and is survived by his six children,
Published: June 2, 2015
Local cyclists put feet to pedals Monday afternoon as they gathered at Pearl Izumi at the Y to kick off the two-week long Tahoe Bike Challenge.The event “Ready, Set, Pedal,” featured grab bags, water bottles and bicycle lights.The event kicked off a five-mile ride from Lake Tahoe Boulevard up Eloise, through the Tahoe Keys and a 10-mile bicycle ride up
Published: June 2, 2015
Gigi is a young (probably) female cockatiel. She was found by the side of the road and taken to another small shelter several months ago. She came here to find her forever home. She whistles and she likes to whistle along to classical music. She is not hand-tamed, but with a little work she could be. Her adoption fee is
Published: June 2, 2015
While attending George Whittell High School’s graduation on May 30, social media was something that echoed in my mind when Whittell Principal Crespin Esquivel gave his opening speech to 23 graduating seniors.He urged graduates to be responsible with the content they post online, on their Facebook pages or send out via Twitter.If there’s any piece of advice that graduates should
Published: June 2, 2015
Pond Battles 3-on-3 results May 30 at SLT Ice Arena19-PLUS DIVISIONChampionTahoe Titans — Austin Hoyt, Keegan Dhue, Taylor Adams, Justin FarmerChampionship GameTahoe Titans def. Rollerbladers 13-818-U DIVISIONChampionBeast Mode — Tyler Dill, John Moffat, Matt NewbergerChampionship GameBeast Mode def. Seals 7-414-U DIVISIONChampionMountain Connection — Zach Dill, Johnny Ilvento, Owen Trimble, Will DillardChampionship GameMountain Connection def. Team Caldy 12-4BEST GOALIESVoted on by
Published: June 2, 2015
MEYERS — A local tradition that tests golfers’ endurance while raising money for the community will tee off for the 10th time later this month. South Lake Tahoe Moose Lodge No. 1632 along with Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort, Harrah’s and Harvey’s are sponsoring the 10th-annual Longest Day of Golf on Thursday, June 18 at Tahoe Paradise Golf Course.Tahoe Paradise has committed in
Published: June 2, 2015
Cuba. The most intriguing Island in the world. Besides giving us Cuba Libra, they have given the world Upman Cigars and preserved our old Chevys. They have Hot August Nights every night down there in Cuba.Their people honor family, sports and art, and they seem eager today to get out from under our thumb and rejoin the community of nations.I
Published: June 3, 2015
TAHIE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Nominate your favorite businesses, places and people in the region in the 2015 Best of North Tahoe & Truckee online competition, brought to you by the Sierra Sun and North Lake Tahoe Bonanza.This year, there are 72 categories. You can nominate any person, place or business in the Truckee/North Tahoe area, including, but not limited to, the
Published: June 3, 2015
Country superstar Brad Paisley will kick off the annual summer music series at the Harveys Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena this week.Paisley performs Thursday, June 11 as part of his “Crushin’ It World Tour,” which also includes special guests Justin Moore, the 2014 ACM New Artist of the Year, and newcomer Mickey Guyton.The country musician’s act will include more than a
Published: June 3, 2015
It’s surprising how well rested one can feel waking up in a parking lot in Virginia City, the sun threatening to overheat your sleeping bag, the thump of electronic dance music banging at far too early of an hour and the cheers of enthusiastic runners reverberating off vestiges of the Wild West. I only logged a couple of hours of
Published: June 3, 2015
Every June, as the school year draws to a close, teachers across the country are asked to assess the growth of their students. What tools best to use? Test scores? Observation? Day-to-day production and class participation?The challenge of measuring and defining what constitutes appropriate development is – and always will be – a huge challenge, containing with it numerous bits
Published: June 3, 2015
South Tahoe Public Utilities District (STPUD) and South Lake Tahoe Fire Department crews responded to a burst fire hydrant pipe late Tuesday night on Tucker Avenue near the “Y” intersection of highways 50 and 89.STPUD crews worked until almost 6 a.m. on Wednesday to clean up the flooded street between Glorene Avenue and Highway 89, including removing the mud from
Published: May 28, 2015
A group of Tahoe Valley Elementary third-graders scrambled around the Tallac Historic Site on Monday, learning how to identify different plant species and gaining new insight into the Tahoe Basin environment.A second group of third-graders, this time from the Lake Tahoe Environmental Magnet School in Meyers, performed the same field trip Tuesday.The field trips are one component of an extensive
Published: June 4, 2015
A supportive South Lake Tahoe city council passed the Tahoe Valley Area Plan resolutions in a first read on Tuesday, moving one step closer to final approval.The area plan, a collaborative effort between Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA), the city and other agencies, provides a blueprint for “Y” area of South Lake Tahoe at Highway 89 and Highway 50.City Planning
Published: June 4, 2015
Celebrate all things local at Sample the Sierra on Sept. 6 at Bijou Community Park in South Lake Tahoe. Returning for its sixth year on Labor Day weekend, Sample the Sierra highlights the talent, heritage and bounty of the Sierra Nevada region with local food, wine, beer and spirits, as well as handmade art and music. Foodies, wine enthusiasts and
Published: June 4, 2015
The Vacation Bible School at Tahoe Community Church will be held from June 22 to June 26 starting at 9:15 a.m. each day and ending at 12:30 p.m. There is no cost to attend, and the Vacation Bible School is open to all children completing kindergarten through sixth-grade. There is also an enhanced youth program for seventh through 12th-graders. Activities
Published: June 4, 2015
The Tahoe Art League invites members of the public to view a demonstration in oil painting by Jim Toenjes, at the monthly meeting on June 10 at 6 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. This event is free to the public.Toenjes has painted since the late 1970s, beginning with watercolor and acrylic while working in California and Hawaii
Published: June 4, 2015
Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) Theatre Arts Department presents the smash-hit musical Pippin this June. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, the composer of the Broadway musicals Wicked and Godspell, and book by Roger O. Hirson, the Tony Award-winning show takes over the LTCC Duke Theatre stage from June 12 through June 20.This high-energy, award-winning musical follows the story
Published: June 4, 2015
Antibiotics in animal agriculturePresident Obama directed federal agencies to serve antibiotic-free meat and poultry in government cafeterias. The FDA will require animal producers to obtain authorization from a licensed veterinarian to use drugs to treat a specific disease, rather than just to promote rapid growth, as is current practice. As much as 80 percent of all U.S. antibiotics are used
Published: June 4, 2015
There was a muscular frog swimming in an aquarium, coyote and bear skulls resting on tables, beaver woodchips, weasels, clams shells and cigarette butts in jars, all part of the sixth annual Native Species Festival on Saturday at Taylor Creek Visitor Center.Vacationers and locals had the opportunity to learn about native and invasive species Saturday at a festival that included
Published: June 4, 2015
Discovery Day Camp, for children ages 5-12, offers an exciting day of exploration and adventure centrally located out of the Heavenly Village. Children will begin their day with a scenic 2.4 mile gondola ride up to the top of Heavenly Mountain Resort, including a stop at the observation deck with panoramic views of Lake Tahoe. Once they reach the top,
Published: June 4, 2015
FNCTN First FridaysFridays – June 5, July 3, Aug. 7, Sept. 48:30 p.m. – closeXhale Lounge, 27 Highway 50, Basement, Stateline.Tahoe Blue Vodka’s Triple Crown Bartending CompetitionsSundays – June 28, July 26, Aug. 23Noon – 4 p.m.Steamers Bar & Grill, 2236 Lake Tahoe Blvd., South Lake Tahoe. Hard Rock Basejam Festival AfterpartiesSaturdays – June 27, July 11, July 258:30 p.m.
Published: June 4, 2015
STATELINE — For three days later this month, the South Shore will feature bumps, sets and spikes. Peak Volleyball is hosting its South Lake Tahoe camp June 17-19 at Kahle Community Center in Stateline.Though this is Peak’s first year hosting the camp at Kahle, camp director Mike Welch has been leading the camps for more than two decades. Welch coached
Published: June 4, 2015
Zephyr Cove Tennis Club will be hosting tennis mixers on the second Wednesday of the month starting June 10. The club’s Hump Day mixers include a barbecue, raffle prizes and adult doubles round-robin play for all ability levels — having fun is the primary focus, with winning secondary.Play at the mixers starts at 5:30pm. All things beach related is the
Published: June 4, 2015
Whittell High will have new leadership on the pitch next fall. The Warriors’ boys and girls soccer programs currently have head coaching vacancies — and are aiming to fill the positions as soon as possible.“The sooner the better,” Whittell athletic director Steve Maltase said. “The sooner we can introduce a coach, gather the kids up a little bit and do
Published: June 4, 2015
1981-2015Robin was born to Peter and Mary Ballachey at Barton Memorial Hospital on October 6, 1981. Robin grew up alongside her older sister Brooke Ballachey and played an immense role in her younger brother Nicholas Ballachey’s life. She attended Meyers Elementary and graduated from South Tahoe High School in 1999.Robin was always passionate about sports, adventure, and the outdoors. As
Published: June 4, 2015
The Tahoe Institute for Natural Science (TINS) in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) will host the sixth annual Lake Tahoe Bird Festival on June 13, at the Taylor Creek Visitor Center, located three miles north of South Lake Tahoe on Highway 89. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this free family event
Published: June 4, 2015
Here I am going on two years living in Meyers. Since my first week in town, I took up a new sport with the purchase of my awesome mountain bike. After my first mountain bike season, leading into my return to snowboarding, I started to see what this cross training thing could really do. Talk about motivation!When my second mountain
Published: June 4, 2015
Creating an impressive dish is not as hard as you might think. Chicken Piccata is a yummy dish that only requires a few simple ingredients, but when served on a bed of angel hair pasta with a side of roasted broccolini with lemon zest, looks positively gourmet. It even makes great leftovers – just wrap the leftover chicken in a
Published: June 4, 2015
The annual summer performance for Forever Dance Lake Tahoe and Forever Dance Carson City will be held this Sunday in the MontBleu showroom.The doors open at 1:15 p.m. and the show begins at 2 p.m.The theme is Vacation Celebration! with an upbeat showcasing regular studio classes and award-winning competition dance team. The show has a great variety of dance styles,
Published: June 4, 2015
The Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe (SISLT) honored 22 local high school and community college students at a scholarship luncheon at Harveys Lake Tahoe on Wednesday.The service organization awarded $21,500 to eight South Tahoe High School students, two George Whittell High School students and seven Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) students.Seven STHS students who won $1,000 scholarships included Bailey
Published: June 5, 2015
The UCCE Master Gardeners of Lake Tahoe, local volunteers working on behalf of the University of California Cooperative Extension in Davis, will hold the June Day Jamboree and Plant Sale on June 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Tahoe Community College (LTCC) Demonstration Garden.Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer your questions about gardening at
Published: June 5, 2015
Tahoe Regional Young Professionals (TRYP) has events scheduled for June. A South Shore Networking Mixer on June 10, and a professional development workshop on June 17. All members of the community are invited to attend, regardless of age. Although membership is encouraged and available for purchase at each event, it is not required.South Shore Networking Mixer: June 10 from 6
Published: June 5, 2015
Summer vacations are perfect for hitting the road and having an adventure or staying closer to home and simply recharging. The slower pace and rest a vacation offers are priceless, but that doesn’t mean you should relax your financial vigilance. Here are some ideas to help you get the most for your money as you travel this summer. Consider off-season
Published: June 5, 2015
The Republican Women will meet June 9 at the Cantina in South Lake Tahoe from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.The group will host guest speaker Lt. Bryan Golmitz of El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Those interested in attending should RSVP to Kathleen by calling 530-544-1409, by Sunday.
Published: June 5, 2015
More than 175 helmeted children, parents and teachers pedaled down Apache Avenue in waves of bicycles Thursday morning toward Lake Tahoe Environmental Sciences Magnet School as part of a week-long bike to school event.Portions of the organized mass ride started on the bicycle trail running along Highway 50, while others trickled in from the surrounding Meyers community.All ended up in
Published: June 5, 2015
The Tahoe Douglas Fire District and Skyland Fire Adapted Community will execute an inter-agency wildfire evacuation drill on June 8 between the hours of 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drill will simulate a real evacuation event to give residents the opportunity to practice evacuating from their homes and getting to the designated safe zone. Situations that could cause a
Published: June 5, 2015
Kahle Community Center summer RAD Camps are open for registration. Each week campers take four field trips and have one themed field day at Kahle Park. Registration packets and calendars are available for pick up at Kahle Community Center. Camp takes place Monday through Friday. Campers eligible are first- through sixth-graders. Cost is $23 per day. For more information, call
Published: June 5, 2015
The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office wants to warn the citizens of scams that are occurring in Douglas County. There are numerous scams and to identify each one as how it is presented is very difficult.1. The first scam to be addressed is the IRS scam. A caller identifies himself as an agent and suggests you contact your lawyer or pay
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County Board of SupervisorsJune 9, 9 a.m.Board of Supervisors Room, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, Calif.Lake Tahoe Community College Board of TrusteesJune 9, 6:15 p.m.Board room, One College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, Calif.Board of trustees will discuss LTCC’s new environmental technology degree program, the 2015/2016 tentative budget, and Measure F bonds.Lake Tahoe Unified School District BoardJune 9, 6:30 p.m.Board
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County joins the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), the California Hospital Association, and a broad-based coalition of Medi-Cal providers known as We Care for California in urging the Legislature and Administration to eliminate Assembly Bill 97 (2011) Medi-Cal rate cuts, and increase Medi-Cal payments to healthcare providers and health plans during the upcoming State Budget negotiations.“Many El
Published: June 5, 2015
Some South Lake Tahoe bicycle path projects may be set for this summer, while others will be deferred until next year or beyond, according to Jim Marino from the city’s public works department.Marino gave an update to the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Facilities Joint Powers Authority bicycle advisory commission on Friday.The Class I bicycle path rehabilitation project from Trout Creek
Published: June 5, 2015
Every South Tahoe High School student had the opportunity to take home snapshots of their 2015-2016 year with the distribution of free yearbooks last week, reflecting what the principal said will become a tradition.Principal Chad Houck said more than 1,000 yearbooks were published for high school students, compared to the 400 that were purchased last year.“We’re very excited about this,”
Published: June 5, 2015
“So, how did it go with our little wilderness camper?” Wifey asks.“Umm ... Well, I suppose,” I respond.It’s true, more or less.Jane and I managed to dodge most of the Memorial Day Weekend rain. We did have some fun fishing and exploring. And even though I couldn’t quite find the right combination of ultimatums and explanations to convince Jane that
Published: June 5, 2015
Placer County and the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) have released a Notice of Preparation for scoping an environmental impact document for two actions: the draft Tahoe Basin Area Plan and implementing regulations and the Tahoe City Lodge project.The draft Tahoe Basin Area Plan is a land use document guiding growth, land development, and natural resource management in Placer County’s
Published: June 5, 2015
For the month of June, we are planning to kick off our “Meet the Police” outreach campaign. Two efforts — our Open House, and Coffee with a Cop will be starting in June. The police department strives to blend community service and protection of its residents. The more we hear from you, the better we are able to provide excellence
Published: June 5, 2015
Kim AlexisMarcus AllenJared AllenRay AllenAnthony AndersonCharles BarkleyShane BattierBrian BaumgartnerJosh BeckettJerome BettisJames BlakeBlake BortlesMartin BrodeurTim BrownBilly BushLarry the Cable GuyJoe CarterBrandi ChastainRoger ClemensVince ColemanCris CollinsworthDavid ConeVinny Del NegroJay DemarcusTrent DilferHerm EdwardsTyler EifertJohn ElwayCedric The EntertainerMike EruzioneMarshall FaulkMardy FishColt FordTom GlavineRodney GormanRobbie GouldTrent GreenPenny HardawayRodney HarrisonAJ HawkDennis HaysbertTrevor HoffmanOliver HudsonSebastian JanikowskiDan JansenAndruw JonesDavid JusticeBrian KellySteve KerrKenny LoftonDerek LoweGreg MadduxFred McGriffJim McMahonKevin MillarBode
Published: June 5, 2015
El Dorado County Sheriff’s deputies launched an investigation on the Tahoe Wellness Cooperative early Monday morning, forcing the business to close down for most of the day.In addition to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, agents from the state’s Franchise Tax Agency, Board of Equalization and Department of Insurance were also present, according to Franchise Tax Agency spokeswoman Tami Grimes.Grimes
Published: June 2, 2015
LOGAN SHOALS -- A driver and a dog were killed in a solo-vehicle crash just northeast of Cave Rock Wednesday morning. The driver, 75-year-old Darlene M. Hall of Skyforest, was declared dead at the scene. Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District (TDFPD) personnel had to extricate Hall about an hour after the incident was first reported. The incident occurred a few
Published: June 3, 2015
A plan to fill a nearly-empty lot at Friday Avenue and Highway 50 received the South Lake Tahoe city council’s blessings Monday, paving the way for a project that’s been under development or planned since 1998.In a 5-0 vote, the council allocated 6,307 square feet of commercial floor area to Tahoe Stateline Ventures for another phase of its Chateau project.Of
Published: June 4, 2015
This 3- to 4-foot long rattlesnake was found under a porch on Treehaven Drive in South Lake Tahoe by Chad Davis late Tuesday morning. El Dorado County Animal Services in South Lake Tahoe sent an Animal Services officer who safely captured the snake and relocated it to an unpopulated area of the county. There was no known contact with the
Published: June 4, 2015
August 4th 1948 - June 3rd 2015Joe was born to Joseph and Phyllis Krieger on August 4th 1948 in Cornwall, New York. He moved to Anaheim California at the age of five.He joined the Navy when he was eighteen to serve his country in the Vietnam war. In 1977 Joe decided to spend the summer in South Lake Tahoe and
Published: June 8, 2015
The City of South Lake Tahoe invites the public to provide input on future improvements to the Regan Beach Public Park on June 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Recreation and Swim Complex in the gym located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. There is no cost to attend.For more information, contact Jim Marino at jmarino@cityofslt.us.
Published: June 9, 2015
The thunder in the fast-moving clouds made people look up at the sky and wonder if the raindrops were going to hold off long enough for South Tahoe High School (STHS) graduation ceremony to conclude Friday afternoon. They didn’t, but by the end, it didn’t seem to matter. There was a certain sense of urgency when the first drops started
Published: June 9, 2015
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE — Lake Tahoe Epic Curling wrapped up its spring curling league, with Game of Stones taking home the championship at SLT Ice Arena. Teammates Ray Sidney, Adam Michalski, Matt Asher and Caroline Fallu surged through the second half of the season to edge out #One for the title.An 0-1-1 start seemed to doom Game of Stones, but
Published: June 9, 2015
Anyone who has raised kids knows that they can get pretty expensive. Young people who are thinking about starting families often wonder if there’s a good way to estimate how much their kids will cost them.The U.S. Department of Agriculture publishes a report on the costs that can be a handy financial planning tool. The report is titled, “Expenditures on
Published: June 2, 2015
When I wrote “ETF Trading Strategies Revealed” in 2006 I said that ETFs would become a household name and explode in popularity.That’s happening. There are now 1,488 ETFs with assets totaling $2.1 trillion. Asset flows into ETFs already exceed those into mutual funds, and now ETF growth has reached another milestone: Assets in exchange-traded products now match total hedge fund
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s statewide gaming win increased by 5.4 percent in April.“For the first four months of the calendar year, every market we track in the state is up with the exception of North Shore Tahoe,” said Gaming Control Board analyst Mike Lawton.He said the driver behind the increase over that period is the steady increase in the
Published: June 3, 2015
CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada businesses added more jobs in April than in any month over the past 10 years.Economist Bill Anderson of the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation said the state saw an increase of 12,800 jobs over the month.The unemployment rate remained at 7.1 percent in April,Anderson said that’s the same as the rate in the Las
Published: June 3, 2015
A recent decision of the Tax Court (in the Redisch case) reminds us of how a bloke has to act with respect to the “conversion” of that vacation home to a rental property, entitling the taxpayer to the potential tax benefits of that rental loss, and the possibility of even deducting a loss upon the eventual sale of the property.The
Published: June 3, 2015
This week, I’m going to dip back into the editor’s notebook to share some recent conversations with readers and hopefully shed light on a pair of items.On May 12, we published a letter to the editor from local resident Gaylan Larson, who’s also a school board member with the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District.Gaylan’s letter, “Market share plummets for hospital
Published: May 26, 2015
The Tahoe Prosperity Center mission is uniting Tahoe’s communities to strengthen regional prosperity. Prosperity is defined as “the condition of being successful or thriving, especially economic well-being.” The Tahoe Prosperity Center is the basin-wide organization focused on that goal for all who live and work in Lake Tahoe.In 2010, the Lake Tahoe Basin Prosperity Plan was completed by the City
Published: May 26, 2015
Those of you out there who think Section 1031 solves all problems (Federal as well as state) should not lose sight of California’s requirements.Recall that this section of the Internal Revenue Code permits a bloke (who dots all of the i’s and crosses all of the t’s) to dispose of his investment real estate, replace the old property generally with
Published: May 27, 2015
Politico, an online affiliate of the Washington Post, recently published, “The GOP is dying off. Literally” by Sam McGraw.The author contends that the GOP is the party of “old, white people.” Comparing 2012 election exit polls to US Census life expectancy rates, he predicts some 2.75 million who voted for Romney will be dead by the 2016 election.He acknowledges that
Published: May 27, 2015
I began writing this column over a year ago. In the beginning, I decided I would write about mental health matters and challenge the accepted wisdom about mental illness, drugs, alcohol and the criminalization of nonviolent behavior whenever the facts warranted it.I was motivated partly by a desire to rethink and review some of my 45 years as a physician
Published: May 27, 2015
With that catchy headline suggesting property owners may plant flowers on their neighbor’s property, we figured we would draw you into this admittedly dry Law Review column about California encroachment and easement law.For lawyers, the new case of Richardson v. Franc is significant because it seems to give another basis for courts to avoid forcing removal of structures and landscaping
Published: May 28, 2015
As you may know, last week Placer County Local Agency Formation Commission released a preliminary draft of the Comprehensive Fiscal Analysis for the proposed incorporation of Olympic Valley.We are disappointed in what we view as a seriously flawed document with incorrect data and premature conclusions. Incorporate Olympic Valley is working with LAFCO and its financial consultant (RSG) to improve the
Published: June 1, 2015
It is time to get involved and have your voices heard. The draft Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Village at Squaw Valley has been issued, with the public comment period ending July 17, 2015.The document can be found at Placer County’s website, with print versions at various local offices. While it is a large and intimidating document, select your
Published: June 2, 2015
As anyone who has tried to drive north on Highway 89 or in the Truckee area during a Sunday or holiday Monday snowstorm knows, traffic during these times comes to a standstill.Even when I-80 is open, traffic backs up due to congestion on the freeway, and when 80 is closed, cars have become stranded on 89 overnight. The roads in
Published: June 2, 2015
As of my deadline, Gov. Sandoval and members of the Nevada legislature are frantically trying to hammer together the most important parts of their agendas before adjournment, which must take place by 1 a.m., Tuesday, June 2.The problem is many players have different agendas. By the time you read this, the differences will either have been settled or we will
Published: June 3, 2015
It seems like only yesterday that Red, White and Tahoe Blue was formed to celebrate our great nation’s birthday.The idea was the brainchild of local Realtor Tom Bruno, who was inspired by the Fireworks and Boston Pops music celebration on July 4th and who shared his idea for a comparable event at the then-Tuesday Bonanza Community meeting.Several of us present
Published: June 3, 2015
The May 28 guest column by the chair of the Tahoe Prosperity Center entitled, “Collaboration key to grow Tahoe’s economy,” represents the kind of wrong thinking and promotion that eventually makes special places like Lake Tahoe less special. Growing Tahoe’s economy is the wrong emphasis.Residents who want “more amenities like sidewalks with lights,” “better job opportunities,” and “higher wages and
Published: June 3, 2015
Landlords, listen up because many of you are making mistakes in your residential lease notices, which is understandable given the complexity of California law – forever adding new notice requirements for residential landlords.30- Versus 60-Day NoticeFor about a million years, residential landlords and tenants in month-to-month tenancies were required to give 30-day notices to terminate the lease.As any real estate
Published: June 4, 2015
As the season approaches, we the residents of the greater Truckee/Tahoe area are presented with a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. A conundrum, a dilemma, a mental exercise in fortitude.The answer to this question could cost some their careers, their marriages and even their sanity. Soon this question will consume all our waking hours. It will cause
Published: June 4, 2015
It’s Friday night at Viking Stadium and South Tahoe is entrenched in a battle on the gridiron. The whistle blows following a play, but not everyone gets up — an injured Viking remains on the turf in need of assistance. Suddenly, a group of student trainers rushes onto the field to assess the injury — and gains valuable hands-on experience
Published: June 10, 2015
FREMONT, Calif. — When the Lake Tahoe Epic Curling foursome of Lonny Mallery, Yvonne Logan, Ray Sidney and Larry Sidney met up for the Golden Gate Bonspiel tournament, expectations were unclear. By the end of the three-day tournament held over Memorial Day weekend at Sharks Ice, the team had reached a new level of success.While all four teammates are LTEC
Published: June 10, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 9, 2015
A “tear gas-like substance” and an upward crawl through a muddy tube are among the new challenges that will face participants at this year’s Tough Mudder Tahoe obstacle race at Northstar California.The annual exercise in punishment takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Truckee ski resort. Tough Mudder’s approximately 11-mile course includes 20 obstacles along the way. Updated and completely
Published: June 10, 2015
A structure fire on Seminole Way in Zephyr Cove was reported at 4:48 a.m. Monday. Passersby noticed the blaze and woke the residents in the home. The fire was extinguished rapidly by Tahoe Douglas Fire Department. The point of origin appeared to be at the hot tub, according to Tahoe Douglas Fire Marshal Eric Guevin. The fire was contained to
Published: June 8, 2015
Musician and actor Justin Timberlake has signed on to play in this year’s American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament July 14-19 at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, adding some extra star power to the lineup of athletes, actors and comedians set to partake.He’s sure to be a huge draw to this year’s tournament. I know people in the Tahoe Daily Tribune
Published: June 10, 2015
After a stretch of wet weather, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Lake Tahoe will welcome sunny skies in style this weekend with the opening of a new poolside day club.The Splash Day Club will feature DJs, bottle service and day beds centered around Hard Rock’s outdoor pool, the largest of its kind at the South Shore.RCA Nashville recording artist and
Published: June 10, 2015
“Lake Tahoe’s Most Scenic Paddle” comes to Sand Harbor State Park this weekend.The Thunderbird Paddling Festival takes place throughout the day Saturday and includes a variety of events, from a four-mile paddle to an eight-mile paddle to open-water swims of up to 2.4 miles. The final competition of the day is the Big Blue Waterman Challenge, which takes place at
Published: June 10, 2015
Published: June 10, 2015
Potential proposals to increase regulations on South Lake Tahoe vacation home rentals (VHR) has drawn criticism from real estate agencies and vacation rental owners alike.With the South Lake Tahoe City Council expected to take up the matter at its June 16 meeting, the South Tahoe Association of Realtors has sponsored a call to action via a website and mailers.Sharon Kerrigan,
Published: June 10, 2015
Calls resulting in arrestJune 12:27 a.m. Resisting in the 4000 block of Cedar Avenue. 11:38 a.m. Suspended/revoked license in the 3000 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard. 5:03 p.m. Warrant in the area of Viking Road and Lake Tahoe Boulevard. June 27:35 a.m. Trespassing in the 800 block of Stateline Avenue. 11:38 a.m. Drunk in public in the 1300 block of
Published: June 10, 2015
A few doors down from KNUI radio was Auntie Henrietta’s Laundry Mat. Auntie Henrietta was the nicest lady on the Valley Island of Maui. I would drop off a basket full of dirty tennis socks, shirts and shorts on Monday, and Tuesday morning would find that basket on my desk at the station full of nice clean, folded clothes, smelling
Published: June 9, 2015
Public disgust with the dysfunctional IVGID Board is growing. Nothing will happen, though, unless that disgust translates into some sort of communication and action on the part of the residents of the district, who have historically been long on complaining and short on action. So what is to be done? Well, one thing is to make sure that the conversation
Published: June 10, 2015

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