August 17, 2004
Advocates rally for Conservancy
Beginning today at least 100 citizens from throughout California will walk the halls of the State Capitol advocating passage of AB 2600 which would create a new state Conservancy for the Sierra Nevada.
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would cover more than 30 percent of the state and 65 percent of California’s water supply.
The event will begin at noon on the N Street (south) side of the State Capitol, where advocates will be fed lunch and trained in lobbying techniques and tactics. The group will meet with Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi, a Sierra resident, and Assemblymen John Laird, D-Santa Cruz, and Tim Leslie, R-Tahoe City, who recently announced a bi-partisan compromise on the Sierra Conservancy.
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Own a piece of Heavenly history
Tahoe residents and collectors will have their chance today to own their own piece of Heavenly history. Heavenly Mountain Resort is having a one-day-only sale of the old Waterfall chairs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Waterfall and Powderbowl chairs are being replaced this year with a new high-speed, six-passenger lift.
All sales are on a first-come, first-serve basis and must be paid in full at the time of purchase. The chairs are triple chairs and are $200 each. Reservations will not be accepted. Seat pads are not included.
The chairs are approximately 6-by-12 feet and will require a truck or trailer to move. Transportation will not be provided for the chairs and loading assistance will not be available. Call (775) 586-7000.
– Staff reports
Shakespeare festival winding down
Those who have been planning to go to the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival better go as soon as possible. There are less than two weeks until the season ends, Sunday, Aug. 22.
“As You Like It” or “Much Ado About Nothing” are playing at Sand Harbor State Park.
Reserved seating is available for $65 and includes wait service, preset deluxe chairs and the best seats in the house. General admission tickets cost $20 Tuesday through Thursday and $25 Friday and Saturday. Early admission is $30 Tuesday through Thursday and $35 Friday and Saturday. For tickets and information, visit http://www.tahoebard.com; or call (800) 74-SHOWS.