News briefs: Senior potluck, Junior Giants coaches needed and morme |

News briefs: Senior potluck, Junior Giants coaches needed and morme


The Seniors invite the public to a potluck with podiatrist, Dr. Patricia Ferraro, who will present “Get Happy Feet” on Friday, April 8. The event is planned for the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. The program is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

Those attending the potluck are asked to arrive at 5:15 p.m. to sign in, place their food dish on the buffet table and be ready to eat at 5:30 p.m. Main dishes served include roast leg of lamb and baked ham.

Please bring your own plates, utensils and either a salad, side dish, fruit or a dessert for six to eight people.

Call Arline at 530-545-1277 to RSVP. Guests are welcome and everyone can participate in a cash raffle.


The City of South Lake Tahoe Recreation Department is partnering with the Junior Giants Organization to bring a free baseball program to South Lake Tahoe youth, ages 5 to 18 years.

Coaches are still needed. Those who sign up now will receive two tickets to the Giants vs. Diamondbacks game April 19 at AT&T Park.

“Coaches determine the kind of experience our players will have this season,” a news release said. “We are committed to the principles of positive coaching. We expect our coaches to prepare their players to perform to their maximum potential and, most importantly, we want you to be a role model and teach life lessons.”

For more information, visit or call recreation manager Lauren Thomaselli at 530-542-6197. Registration for the Junior Giants program has begun online at or in person at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation and Swim Complex, located at 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd.


The Douglas County Republican Central Committee will hold its monthly meeting Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m., with a social hour beginning at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Elks Lodge, 1227 Kimmerling Road, in Gardnerville. All Republicans are welcome. For information, visit or call 775-782-4467.


Nevada Department of Transportation will host a public meeting on Thursday, April 14, to provide construction details of an upcoming project to enhance traveler safety on Highway 50 in the Cave Rock area.

The project, to be constructed this summer, will extend the westbound, lake-side Cave Rock tunnel entrance. The new approximately 60-foot long and 27-foot tall structure will extend the existing tunnel to enhance safety by catching rock fall before it reaches the roadway. The tunnel extension will replicate natural colors, patterns and textures to match the existing rock face. Lighting and white paint will be added inside each tunnel for better visibility and two new overhead signs will be installed to automatically notify drivers of bicyclists or potentially icy conditions in the tunnels. U.S. 50 lanes through the tunnel and the roadway median between Cave Rock and the Cave Rock State Park boat launch entrance will also be paved. In addition, water quality improvements — such as enhanced roadside drainage inlets and sediment filtration systems — will be installed along U.S. 50 from 1 to 4 miles north of Cave Rock.

During construction, traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction through the eastbound Cave Rock tunnel, with reduced speed limits and some limited travel delays to be expected. Periodic, short-term lane closures will also take place north of Cave Rock. Project construction is scheduled to begin in May and continue through fall of 2016.

The public hearing will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, April 14, at the Zephyr Cove Elementary School multipurpose room, located at 226 Warrior Way in Zephyr Cove, with an informational presentation held at 5:30 p.m.

The public is invited to attend the open-format meeting any time between 4-7 p.m. to discuss the project and provide comments. Comments can also be made before April 29 online at, by email at or by mail to Devin Cartwright, NDOT roadway design, at 1263 S. Stewart St., Carson City, NV, 89712.

More project information is available at or by calling 775-888-7000.

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