News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, American Legion’s Oktoberfest, toy drive and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, American Legion’s Oktoberfest, toy drive and more


Adelynn Margarita Lizaola Meyer was born Sept. 19 to Fidencio Lizaola and Kelly Meyer of South Lake Tahoe.

Alma Rayne Ruvalcaba was born Sept. 20 to Art Ruvalcaba and Leah Aguilar of South Lake Tahoe.

Kelsey Grace Zorn was born Sept. 20 to Jacob and Jamie Zorn of South Lake Tahoe.

Omar Ruelas Ruiz was born Sept. 21 to Jorge Ruelas Quintero and Ana Ruiz Palomino of South Lake Tahoe.

Stella Renee Rivas was born Sept. 23 to Daniel Rivas and Haley Rivas of South Lake Tahoe.

Hazel Mae McCreary was born Sept. 23 to Frank and Jeri McCreary of South Lake Tahoe.

Jett Joseph Ritter was born Sept. 25 to BJ Ritter and Michelle Wittenberg of Gardnerville.


The American Legion Post 795 of South Lake Tahoe invites residents and visitors to join members of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary for an Oktoberfest celebration that includes a traditional German meal and live music by the Cash Only Band on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Food will be served from noon until 5 p.m. and the cost is $10. The American Legion Hall is located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Boulevard, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150.

Oktoberfest originally began when German Crown Prince Ludwig, later to become King Ludwig I, was married to Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen on October 12, 1810. The citizens of Munich were invited to attend the festivities held on the fields in front of the city gates to celebrate the happy royal event. Oktoberfest traditionally starts in the third weekend in September and ends the first Sunday of October.

For more information, contact Carol Olivas at (530) 544-1306.


The entire community is invited to Lake Tahoe Community College for a talk with author and anthropologist Enrique Martinez Curiel on Monday, Sept. 26 at 6:30 p.m. in the Aspen Room (library building). This is a free presentation that will be delivered in Spanish.

Curiel is the author of “Los que se van y los que se quedan,” or “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay.” The book is based on a study Curiel conducted that analyzed the formal education of and transition to adulthood in the youths of families who remained living in Ameca, Jalisco, compared to those who instead migrated into communities throughout California. Curiel received the prize for Best Doctorate Thesis in Social Science and Humanities at the National Autonomous University of Mexico for his work.

This free event is sponsored by the Equity Department at LTCC. For more information about this event or the Equity Program, contact Laura Salinas at (530) 541-4660 ext. 549, or send an email to


The Lake Tahoe Toy Drive is planned for Saturday, Oct. 1, at noon. It’s sponsored by the American Legion Post 795.

Food will be provided, along with live music by Cash Only Band.

Help 450 families in the community that can’t afford a Christmas this year. Cost is one unwrapped toy or non-perishable food item.


Beginning this September and continuing through December, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be conducting pumpage and crop inventories in approximately 60 hydrographic basins statewide.

While conducting the inventories, staff will visit the sites of underground permits within the hydrographic basins. The purpose of the inventory is to, with other reports and aerial imagery, accurately determine the amount of groundwater pumped to produce an annual report of water usage statewide. Additionally, the information obtained for the individual hydrographic basins will be published and available on the Division’s website at

The mission of the Nevada Division of Water Resources is to conserve, protect, manage and enhance the State’s water resources for Nevada’s citizens through the appropriation and reallocation of the public waters.


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.


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! 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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