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South Lake Tahoe City Council will meet Tuesday, Aug. 2, starting at 9 a.m. at 1901 Airport Road. City council meetings are open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.cityofslt.us/citycouncil.


Tahoe Beach Club, a luxury condominium residence on Lake Tahoe’s South Shore (in Nevada), will break ground Aug. 15. It’s the first full ownership lakefront property in 30 years at Tahoe.

The initial phase of the project, envisioned 14 years ago, will include 48 two-to-five-bedroom residences scheduled for completion in fall 2017.

“It’s a momentous occasion for us because it signifies the start of our project as well as milestone for environmental improvements,” Bob Mecay, CEO of Beach Club Development, said. “The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Board of Governors unanimously approved the project due to its environmental benefits.”

The 20-acre Tahoe Beach Club site is surrounded by 200 acres of private meadows to the north, Lake Tahoe on the west, and Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

The Kingsbury General Improvement District’s new $19 million water treatment plant was relocated to the back of the property in 2015. The state-of-the-art facility utilizes ultraviolet treatment to the ozone disinfection, which meets Environmental Protection Agency requirements.

“This is a great example of the partnership between private industry and the public sector coming together to make both projects happen” said Cameron McKay, general manager of KGID.

Tahoe Beach Club will be LEED-certified to improve and restore its natural surroundings. Streams spanning two acres will be restored and native vegetation will be utilized throughout the property. Once finalized, the project will reduce the number of sediment run-off from approximately 11,000 to 600 pounds a year. Greenhouse gas emissions anticipate to be reduced by more than 60 percent.

Furthermore, Tahoe Beach Club’s project complements Nevada Tahoe Conservancy District’s efforts to restore ecological function of Rabe Meadow within the Burke Creek channel, reduce pollutants into the lake and improve safety in case of a flood.

Once completed, Tahoe Beach Club will feature 143 condominium residences and a private Beach Club with all the amenities of a luxury resort.

Reservations are being accepted and interested parties are invited to visit http://www.thetahoebeachclub.com.


Nevada Department of Transportation is inviting the public to comment on planned transportation projects and improvements outlined in the Work Program document, including updates to the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

STIP is a fiscally constrained, four-year planning document containing federal and state-funded transportation projects, as well as regionally significant transportation improvements funded through local and/or state dollars in accordance with the Federal Aid Highway Act and Federal Transit Act. These projects improve the capacity of Nevada’s transportation system, such as increasing the number of lanes, constructing new roads and intersection improvements along with certain road maintenance projects. It also includes transit, rail, pedestrian walkway and bicycle facility projects.

NDOT works closely with metropolitan planning organizations, counties, cities, tribes and other local agencies to develop the comprehensive statewide planning document to provide a transportation system that keeps Nevada safe and connected. Public comment periods and workshops also give opportunity for the public to provide feedback on upcoming transportation projects.

The public can comment on the draft list of projects contained in the Work Program before it is finalized for review and potential acceptance and approval by the state transportation board and governing federal agencies. To view the list of proposed projects, visit estip.nevadadot.com/comment. All public comment may be submitted before Aug. 26 to the NDOT Program Development, Planning Office via email to kverre@dot.state.nv.us or by mail to 1263 South Stewart Street, Carson City, NV 89712, Attn: Kevin Verre, room 205.


Dr. Annie Davidson recently filed to run for School Board Member of the Lake Tahoe Unified School District serving Trustee Area 1.

A resident of South Lake Tahoe since 2014, Davidson has a 20-year career in education and currently serves as an independent education consultant for both public and private education-focused entities supporting students with disabilities and English learners in testing and assessment. She co-teaches in support of directors Aileen Yure and Jennifer David at Tahoe Parent Nursery School and is an adjunct faculty member of Lake Tahoe Community College in Education. She recently served the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium/UCLA as director of supports for students and held positions of research scientist and manager with McGraw-Hill Education/CTB in Monterey, California. She served as assistant director and consultant with the Nevada Department of Education in Carson City from 2008 to 2011. Davidson participates in professional organizations, including the American Education Research Association as an author, peer reviewer and committee volunteer.

Originally from the Northeast, Davidson taught science at Hebron Academy in Maine, was an elementary classroom teacher in Burlington Public Schools, and was a performing arts educator with the Flynn Theater for the Performing Arts in Burlington, Vermont. She received her Doctorate in Education from the University of Vermont (2007), Masters of Arts (2002) with public elementary teaching credential (1999) from St. Michael’s College-Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science from Cornell University (1995).

With her husband Matt Lucksinger, Davidson has served as a member of the Sierra House Elementary School PTA Board and regularly volunteers in the classroom. She volunteers for the Warm Room, in her daughters’ classrooms and Marcia Sarosik’s Dance Studio, and as an AYSO soccer coach.

She performs regularly with TOCCATA and other local music groups, and she loves being part of the South Tahoe community with her husband and daughters Miri (7) and Addie (5).


Al Anon meets every Friday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Unity at the Lake, 1195 Rufus Allen Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe. It’s a support group for people affected by alcoholism.


An ACBL sanctioned duplicate bridge game is planned for Tuesdays at 12:45 p.m. in the South Lake Senior Center. Call John Guerry at 530-543-0237 or 530-318-3887 and email jguerrysr!@gmail.com. This is a year-round event.

Lake Tahoe Men’s Bridge Club meets every Thursday to play bridge year-round. It kicks off at 9:30 a.m. at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center. It’s a casual game with lunch at noon.

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