News briefs: Food bank, Sierra Club fundraiser, Vail Resorts volunteer day & more |

News briefs: Food bank, Sierra Club fundraiser, Vail Resorts volunteer day & more


The Food Bank of El Dorado County will host a free farmers market and mobile food pantry distribution on Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall (located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe). It will distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need it most. Please note that the food bank will provide one allocation per household. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado County and meet the State of California Health and Social Services Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program income guidelines, stop by for your food distribution. Income guidelines can be found online at

Contributions can be mailed to the Food Bank of El Dorado County at 4550 Business Drive, Cameron Park, CA 95682 or online at Call 530-621-9950 for more information.


South Lake Tahoe police officers made one arrest on Wednesday, Sept. 16, following a string of auto thefts between Sept. 11 and Sept. 12, in which four vehicles were stolen.

Tarra Sheffield, age 21, was arrested for auto theft after a patrol officer identified the 1991 Honda she was driving as one of the reported stolen vehicles.

During the search of the vehicle, the officer located suspected methamphetamine, heroin and drug paraphernalia.

The officer also found evidence in this vehicle that appears to be associated with at least one of the other vehicles stolen in South Lake Tahoe over the weekend. This investigation is continuing.

Sheffield was booked into the El Dorado County Jail for auto theft, possession of methamphetamine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $35,000.

In every vehicle theft case last weekend, the ignition keys had been left in the vehicle. Three of the stolen vehicles have been recovered with no identified suspect.


In light of the recent ambushes and assignations of police officers across the U.S., South Lake Tahoe residents will celebrate National Thank A Police Officer Day. People are encouraged to arrive at the police station at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19. It’s suggested to bring goodie bags with packaged treats, thank you cards, wear the color blue, bring letters from children or just shake an officer’s hand.


“Sheriffs El Dorado County” premieres Saturday, Sept. 19, after College Football on FOX and FOX40 News, around 9 p.m. with the first of 26 new episodes. Go on patrol with the brave deputies of the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Department. Roll from drug busts to DUI and from meth lab raids to domestic disputes.

“Sheriffs” is entirely produced on a local level. Kathleen Dodge, the executive director El Dorado Lake Tahoe Film and Media Office commented, “We are excited but not surprised to see how successful ‘Sheriffs El Dorado County’ has become. Executive producer Michael Dennis has been an attribute to our community for many years. He is keeping filmmakers working in El Dorado County.“


On Saturday, Sept. 19, nearly 400 Northstar employees will gather to breathe new life into the North and South Lake Take Boys & Girls Clubs, as well as complete trail work with the Truckee Trails Foundation. The volunteers, who represent a portion of 2,000 Vail Resorts employees giving back that day in multiple states, will paint, clean, facilitate repairs and maintenance as well as help to create a Memorial Garden outdoor reading space, among other needed projects at both Boys & Girls Club locations. Additionally, they will complete trail work on the Sawtooth Trail and in Martis Valley.

Over the last six years, Vail Resorts has consistently demonstrated a commitment to sustainability through environmental and community support. Through EpicPromise, the company contributes $7.8 million in charitable donations to 250 nonprofit partners, organizes 20,000 hours of company-sponsored employee volunteer time, and executes on a variety of environmental initiatives each year.

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