News briefs: Barton Foundation hosts annual Tiki Tee Off Golf Tournament and more |

News briefs: Barton Foundation hosts annual Tiki Tee Off Golf Tournament and more


Join Barton Foundation for the 22nd annual Tiki Tee Off Golf Tournament. All proceeds support the Community Health Endowment to benefit the health and well-being of South Shore residents.

“The Tiki Tee Off is a fun way for people to come together for a common cause,” said Dr. Daniel Norman, a local gastroenterologist and golf enthusiast. “Participants experience a little flavor of Hawaii in Tahoe while supporting our community’s health.”

This year’s golf outing will take place on Friday, June 3, at Lake Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe. Check-in and continental breakfast will start at 7 a.m. The shotgun scramble will tee off at 8 a.m.

Golfers play the scramble format in teams. Registration includes breakfast, cart fees, drink tickets and a luau lunch. Prizes will be awarded for cart decorating, team spirit and tournament winners.

Sign up now for the early bird price of $160. After April 22, the registration fee will go up to $180. Tickets for the golf tournament can be purchased at

Contact Sara Conrad from Barton Foundation at 530-543-5909 for more info. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.


Tom McClintock, a U.S. Representative for the 4th District of California, will host a South Lake Tahoe town hall meeting on Tuesday, May 3, at 6 p.m. The informational event will be hosted in South Tahoe Public Utility District’s board room.


World Champion Magician Eric Buss performs nightly at Magic Fusion through April 26 at The Loft Theatre in South Lake Tahoe.

The magician is known for creating the bubble-wrap bike and has earned accolades from around the magic world.

“Eric Buss has entertained and enthralled audiences worldwide with his innovative and hilarious brand of comedy magic characterized by his uncanny sense of wit, whimsy, illusion and fun,” according to a press release. “He has performed on five continents, has shared the stage with William Shatner at the world-renowned Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and made a command performance for the Royal Family of Monaco at their annual International Magic Gala. He has been praised by some of the top magic associations and publications for creating ‘one of the most original acts in magic.’”

Buss has been awarded “Cabaret Magician of the Year” by the International Magicians Society and was the 1999 Stage Champion at The Magic Hands competition in Sindelfingen, Germany.

“Eric won national recognition from his appearances on ‘America’s Got Talent,’ ‘The Late Show with David Letterman,’ ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!,’ ‘Masters of Illusion,’ ‘Magic Castle Afterdark’ and many more,” according to the release.

More information is available at


A research firm says California homes notched increases in sales and price in March, hitting a $415,000 median last reached in the heated summer 2015 market.

CoreLogic Inc. reports Tuesday that the statewide median price of new and existing houses and condos was up 5.1 percent from March 2015.

The firm also reports that 38,215 homes closed escrow in March, up 2.3 percent from the previous year.

Overall, home sales and median price increased year over year in Southern California. But in the San Francisco Bay Area, sales slipped 2.9 percent and the 1.4 percent increase in median price was the smallest gain in four years.

Andrew LePage, a research analyst with CoreLogic, says restrictive credit and a lack of inventory, especially in affordable homes, may be to blame.

SOURCE: Associated Press


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.

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