News briefs: Buy candy for a cause, snow removal ordinance and more |

News briefs: Buy candy for a cause, snow removal ordinance and more


Chase International recently announced a sales launch for Zalanta Resort at the Village, a luxury condominium project that is the first of its kind to be approved for construction in South Lake Tahoe in several decades.

Zalanta Resort at the Village offers whole-ownership opportunities. It is situated directly across the street from Heavenly Mountain Resort’s gondola and at the base of the Heavenly Village, adjacent to the stateline casinos and just a couple blocks from the sandy beaches of Lake Tahoe.

The Zalanta lifestyle appeals to outdoor enthusiasts who want to be at the hub of the action. Residents and their guests will be able to park their vehicle and easily walk to top-rated restaurants and shops, night life, Harvey’s Outdoor Concert Series in the summer, Heavenly’s slopes in the winter, to the homeowners beach and to the world renowned Edgewood Golf Course. Additionally, Zalanta homeowners can hop on a mountain or road bike and ride for miles in either direction on existing paved and dirt trails. The mountain lifestyle that Zalanta provides is all about being in the heart of everything that’s happening in Lake Tahoe.

Phase One will provide the opportunity to own one of 30 units. This limited release will be made available as two-, three- and four-bedroom options. Pricing starts in the high $800,000s and construction is underway.

To learn more call Mike Dunn at 775-901-6633 or email The sales office is located at 4125 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. everyday.

For more information about what is planned, visit


The See’s Candy Store opened at Tahoe’s South Shore Nov. 23, and it will remain open daily from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Dec. 24. All profits for chocolate sales benefit Tahoe residents struggling with cancer. It is located in the Raley’s “Y” shopping center, three stores from Starbucks.

The South Lake Tahoe Cancer League is a 100-percent volunteer nonprofit with no overhead.

“We have very limited cancer treatment on the South shore,” a news release said. “We provide free transportation to cancer treatment as far as UC Davis, Reno, Carson, Gardnerville, Truckee and South Lake Tahoe. Cancer takes a financial toll on those battling this devastating disease and the League provides relief through financial grants. Last year we provided 416 drives to treatment and issued 155 financial grants. There are local businesses around town who have volunteered to be vendors for the League. If you are shopping locally and see a See’s candy display, know that you are supporting the South Lake Tahoe Cancer League if you purchase our candy.”


The City of South Lake Tahoe would like to remind business owners of the snow removal ordinance. Business owners are responsible for sidewalks that are on or immediately adjacent to their business or property. It is the responsibility of all businesses to keep their sidewalks and walkways clear of all dirt, ice and snow for everyone’s safety, per City Ordinance #1023, Code Section SLTCC 26-50, and is enforced by the City’s Community Service Officer and Code Enforcement Teams.

It’s important to clear the sidewalks and walkways that are adjacent to businesses of snow and ice for safety. Snow, dirt and ice are very slick surfaces and it is very easy to incur an injury when sidewalks are not properly maintained.

The code reads: “It shall be the duty of all owners, and their tenants, of real property within the city whose property borders, or is in an easement, any improved sidewalk or walkway to maintain the sidewalk or walkway in a safe condition for its use by pedestrians and other members of the public. The duty created by this section shall include the duty to keep the sidewalk or walkway free and clear of all dirt, sand, gravel, filth, rubbish, ice and snow.”

Please visit the City’s Snow Removal webpage at or leave a message on the Snow Removal phone line at 530-542-6030.


North America’s most senior-friendly ski resorts for the 2015-16 ski season have been named by, an online magazine catering to older snow sports enthusiasts. Sixteen resorts in the East, Midwest, West/Northwest, and Canada regions were recognized for having proactive efforts to meet the needs of senior skiers.

Among 98 other ski resorts who offer free skiing to seniors in the U.S. and Canada, Tahoe Donner was the only resort in all of California to be given this prestigious accolade.

“Results are based on input from a survey of U.S. and Canadian resorts, reader input, and industry sources,” explained Jon Weisberg, co-publisher of “They take into account free or discounted lift tickets and a variety of other features which readers of have identified as important.”


Holiday shoppers are invited to shop local in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe between Black Friday (Nov. 27) and Christmas Eve (Dec. 24) for a chance to win a seven-night adventure or $300 in cash.

Shoppers can enter the “Show Your Love — Shop Local Holiday Contest” by picking up a contest card at participating retailers in Truckee / North Lake Tahoe and by getting the card stickered after completing a purchase of at least $25. Shoppers with four stickers will be entered into a drawing for a $300 cash prize. Shoppers with 12 stickers will be entered into a drawing for the seven-night accommodation package in Acapulco, St. Maarten, Spain or Orlando. Parking is free 4-6 p.m. in downtown Truckee Dec. 4, 11 and 18th for “Festive Fridays” while businesses stay open up to 8 p.m.

Contestants have until Jan. 5 to drop off their cards for entry into the drawing. The winners will be chosen on Jan. 15 and announced on


Care providers are actively being recruited in El Dorado County to assist clients in the county’s In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program.

“The ideal care provider is dependable and has strong compassion to care for an elderly and/or disabled adult or disabled child,” said Star Walker, program coordinator for the El Dorado County IHSS Public Authority.

Care providers help IHSS clients stay safely in their homes by completing tasks such as cooking meals, doing laundry, shopping for groceries, running errands and/or helping with personal care services.

Care provider applicants should have experience providing care, and have a current driver’s license and reliable transportation; they must also be fingerprinted and pass a criminal background check, reference checks and other screening requirements. Applicants pay for the cost of their fingerprinting.

The IHSS Public Authority recruits and screens, enrolls and orients IHSS care providers. The Public Authority also maintains a registry of care providers.

“The Registry is a referral service that creates a listing of eligible care providers, including their qualifications, hours they are available and the type of service they would like to provide,” said Walker. “IHSS clients can use the registry to find a care provider that best suits their needs. Some clients only need help with minimal tasks a few hours per week, whereas others may need more extensive help.”

Care providers are hired by the IHSS recipient and paid through the State. Hours vary and are mutually determined by the care provider and IHSS recipient.

Interested applicants may contact the IHSS Public Authority at 530-621-6287 or visit

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