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Local briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, donations to Teen Resource Room and more


Nathan Benjamin Topol was born Nov. 11 to David and Heather Topol of South Lake Tahoe.

Nicodemus Cody Domain Crain was born Nov. 14 to Joshua Crain and Isis Bessey of South Lake Tahoe.

Hunter Saxon Martin was born Nov. 14 to Joshua and Mackenzie Martin of South Lake Tahoe.


The community is invited to an open house at the new Teen Resource Room at South Tahoe High on Wednesday, Nov. 16, from 5-8 p.m. in room C-1 at the school, which is located at 1735 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe.

Students use the room to get needed clothing including hats and coats, school supplies and food, as well as bicycles. Counseling services are also offered in the room. 

In a joint effort between Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s homeless and foster youth advocate Amanda Hammond and the South Tahoe High Booster Club — with help from different clubs on campus including Interact and AVID — a vacant room at the school was transformed into a one-stop shop for students in need.

Hammond would like to make sure the room is full of supplies for all 70 students she currently mentors there, as well as for other students that may need food or clothing.

Donations are also needed to keep the room stocked for the winter season, including: non-perishable snack items, new socks, shoes and boots, hygiene supplies, backpacks, fabric bags, U-Lock bike locks, and bikes and helmets that work for high school-aged students.

All clothing donations need to be taken to First Baptist Church, Tuesday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. They are located at 1053 Wildwood Ave. in South Lake Tahoe.

Contact Hammond at ahammond@ltusd.org or Paula Peterson at paula@southtahoenow.com if you have any questions.


The Bread & Broth program at St. Theresa Catholic Church is observing its 27th anniversary of serving meals to community members in need by offering a special Thanksgiving dinner on Monday, Nov. 21, from 4-6 p.m. in the Grace Hall located at 1401 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe.

The meal is open to all members of the community, just as it has been every Monday at Grace Hall since 1989.

The volunteers at Bread & Broth are asking for community donations to supply key ingredients for the meal: carrots, celery, mushrooms, onions, oranges, fresh cranberries, sausage and butter. Cash donations are also greatly appreciated.

Arrangements to drop off contributions should be made by Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Church Rectory office. They can be dropped off through Thursday between 9:00 a.m. and noon, and between 1-4 p.m.

With community support, Bread & Broth expects to serve 300 diners a delicious traditional Thanksgiving meal.


North Lake Tahoe and Tahoe Douglas fire protection districts, in conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, may continue prescribed fire operations this week in several areas around Lake Tahoe. 

If conditions are favorable, operations may begin Tuesday, Nov. 15, and continue through the week. 

Operations may take place at Stillwater Cover near Crystal Bay; off Logan Creek Drive; near Cave Rock, Zephyr Heights and Round Hill; on urban lots near Heavenly Mountain Resort; off North Upper Truckee Road; and near Big Meadow off Highway 89 South. 

Operations will continue as conditions allow. To view a map with project location and details, visit the Tahoe Fire and Fuels Team website at http://www.tahoefft.org.  

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