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Local briefs: South Lake Tahoe’s election filing period July 18, TOCCATA Bops performance and more


The City of South Lake Tahoe, in consolidation with the El Dorado County Elections Department, will conduct an election Nov. 8 for two city council members.

The filing period opens Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. and closes Friday, Aug. 12, at 5 p.m. However, if an incumbent fails to file his or her nomination papers by Aug. 12, the filing period will be extended for five days, ending Wednesday, Aug. 17, at 5 p.m.

All interested parties must be a registered voter and reside within the City of South Lake Tahoe at the time nomination papers are issued.

City council members receive monthly compensation in the amount of $946. Council members and dependents are also eligible for city medical/dental benefits and are enrolled in the California Public Employees Retirement System.

The City of South Lake Tahoe does not have a filing fee. However, there is a charge for candidates who wish to file and have printed a Candidate Statement in the sample ballot. If a candidate chooses to submit a Candidate Statement for printing in the sample ballot, a fee of $350 for English and/or $446 for Spanish is required by El Dorado County Elections Department.

Nomination papers can be obtained at the City Clerk’s office located at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Contact the City Clerk at 530-542-6004 to schedule an appointment for filing.

The oath of office to newly elected council members will be administered at the Tuesday, Dec. 13, city council meeting.


The TOCCATA-Tahoe Symphony Orchestra will continue its 21-concert Summer MusicFest with a performance featuring the best of Broadway, opera, pops and patriotic selections. TOCCATA Bops takes the stage at St. Theresa Catholic Church in South Lake Tahoe at 7 p.m. Friday, July 8.

“The program opens with a rousing patriotic medley for orchestra and chorus and Chaminade’s Concertino for Flute and Orchestra performed by principal flute from the Puerto Rico Symphony, Josue Casillas,” according to a press release for the show. “Brad Perry and Emzy Burroughs will sing of everlasting friendship in Bizet’s duet from his opera, the Pearlfishers, while sopranos Joy Strotz and Becky Earl and mezzo soprano Liudmila Mullin will delight the audience with operatic arias and popular songs.

“The concert continues with hits for the TOCCATA Summer MusicFest chorus: Amazing Grace, the Going Home theme from Dvorak’s 9th Symphony, and ‘Alleluia-Regina Coeli’ from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. The concert concludes with Sousa’s Stars and Stripes, a new Matt Mullin arrangement of God Bless America, and an audience sing-a-long of America the Beautiful featuring the newly formed North Lake Tahoe Children’s Chorus.”

The show will also be performed in Carson City Sunday, July 10.

Tickets to the shows are available at the door or online at http://www.toccatatahoe.com. General admission is $30 adults and $25 seniors. Preferred seating is $40 and $15 for youth/students. Tickets for students under 24 years of age are $5 with identification, and those under 19 are free.

St. Theresa Catholic Church is located at 1041 Lyons Ave. in South Lake Tahoe. More information is available at http://www.toccatatahoe.com.

—Lake Tahoe Action


Country music and rap will blend together at Whiskey Dick’s Saloon this Friday, July 8. The Central Valley’s Moonshine Bandits plays the South Lake Tahoe bar in support of their most recent album, “Blacked Out,” released in July 2015.

“It begins with ‘American Banned,’ a spirited and defiant ‘thank you’ to the clubs, radio stations, media and executives who’d slammed doors in their faces way back when. (‘Seacrest signed us, then he switched up/I’m too outlaw for a network pickup’),” according to the band’s online biography. “Greasy slide guitar, a thumping beat and a mixture of lowdown rap and four-part harmony invite listeners to ‘Come On Down,’ to ‘bring some hell — let’s raise it.’ ‘Deadman’s Hands’ revels in life on the ‘open highway’ by a ‘renegade with a road to pave/rest when I’m dead, sleep in my grave.’

“Elsewhere, Bird and Tex recount a booze-drenched family gathering on ‘Good Times.’ (‘Every Friday or Saturday, my parents are in the backyard, drinking and barbecuing,’ Tex says. ‘Me and Bird will go over there, start drinking and the later it gets, the more problems we can solve.’). Powered by a slamming, guitar-driven beat, ‘Lady Luck’ is a sing-along summer anthem, amped up with a guest vocal by Crucifix. On ‘Pass the Ammo,’ over a dramatic bed of slide guitar and pulsing bass, MSB takes us into the hearts and minds of the American soldier; few tributes to those who lay down their lives can match this track’s cinematic power.”

Placerville hip-hop, rock and folk act the Good Samaritans opens Friday’s show. Advance tickets are available for $18 at The Spot and Whiskey Dick’s in South Lake Tahoe. They are available online at http://www.ticketweb.com. Tickets will be $20 at the door.

—Lake Tahoe Action


Southwest Airlines will bring even more “love” to the Tahoe region for the 2016-17 ski season. The airline will offer nonstop service from Dallas Love Field (DAL) to Reno-Tahoe International Airport (RNO) once a week starting Jan. 6, 2017 — the airport’s 11th new flight in the past 14 months.

The Dallas-Reno flights will run weekly on Fridays from Jan. 6 to March 7. Both flights will depart at 11 a.m., with the flight to Reno arriving at 12:30 p.m. and the flight to Dallas arriving at 4:05 p.m. central time. Love Field is the headquarters for Southwest Airlines and offers connections throughout its service network.


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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