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Lake Tahoe briefs

Tahoe Daily Tribune Staff Reports

n South Shore

TDVA to meet on Thursday

The Tahoe-Douglas Visitors Authority will meet Thursday at 5 p.m. and discuss its 2004-05 budget.

The board meets at the Caesars Tahoe Convention Center, 55 Highway 50, in Stateline.

The board will also review its monthly revenue and cash flow projections.

In other business, the TDVA will elect a new chair and vice-chair.

The next meeting is May 20 at the Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade, Stateline.

n Douglas County

Reserve officer testing Saturday

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Department is conducting testing for the position of reserve officer at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 22 at the Douglas County Law Enforcement Building in Minden.

Testing for this position consists of a written examination, oral board review, physical ability testing and a background investigation. You must be at least 21 years of age to apply.

Those individuals contemplating a career in law enforcement are encouraged to participate. This is a fantastic opportunity to discover if this is the career for you or maybe you would just like to become involved with your community.

Reserve deputies work an array of details, augmenting the sheriff’s department personnel and may be assigned to assist in the jail division, patrol division or elsewhere as the need arises.

Interested individuals should contact the Douglas County Human Resources office at (775) 782-9860 to obtain an application prior to the testing date. Those individuals having questions may contact Sgt. Tom Mezzetta at (775) 782-9931 to obtain information on the application process.

n South Shore

Violence will be workshop topic

A workshop hosted by Lake Tahoe Community College and El Dorado County billed as “Collaborative Efforts to Reduce Violence” will be on May 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The workshop will bring together representatives from the Anti-Defamation League, Museum of Tolerance, attorney general’s office, and office of emergency services. This workshop is for anyone interested in learning more about combating hate crimes, creating safe schools, promoting tolerance, and responding to terrorists’ threats both domestic and foreign.

The workshop begins at 7:30 a.m. with registration and a complimentary continental breakfast. Break-out sessions will be conducted in the afternoon.

Each participant will receive a free gift bag at the end of the workshop. Registration is available at the college’s Web site, For more information, contact Barbara Lehman at (916) 444-6903, ext. 132. Early registration is encouraged.

n Zephyr Cove

Course offered on relationships

Elaine Hoem and Raine Mershon of Creative Transitions Coaching Center are presenting a weekend course called Relationship Renewal. The retreat will take place May 21-22, from 5 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Zephyr Point Presbyterian Conference Center.

The retreat is designed for couples to experience loving from an enlightened perspective, communicating to foster greater love and using challenges as opportunities for insight and growth

These experiences will be facilitated through group activities, couples communication exercises, self-reflection and experiences in intimacy.

The cost of the retreat is $395 per couple. This fee includes tuition, private rooms with baths, Friday dinner and Saturday breakfast and lunch. For more information or to register, contact Elaine at (775) 589-1905 or

Relationship Renewal is the first course in a four-part series on creating and maintaining conscious, loving relationships. Other retreats will follow in September, November and February.

– Staff reports

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