News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more


Coby Michael Aguirre was born April 16 to Rafael Aguirre and Rachael Caginia of South Lake Tahoe.

Jaxon David Meacham was born April 21 to Casey Meacham and Ashley Zwerdling of South Lake Tahoe.

Abriel Penoliar Razon was born April 21 to Ralph-Aubrey and Sarabeth Razon of South Lake Tahoe.

Lois Gladys Wallace-Powers was born April 21 to Greg Wallace and Grace Powers of Gardnerville.

Valence Eleanor Ryland was born April 22 to Sean and Laura Ryland of South Lake Tahoe.


The Staples office supply store in South Lake Tahoe is expected to close its doors permanently on June 4. A source with Staples confirmed the projected closing date, but did not give a reason for the closure.


Rude Brothers Bagels and Coffee’s closure date in its location on Harrison Avenue has been extended. According to building owners, plans for renovation have yet to be approved by the city, making it possible for Rude Brothers to remain in its current location until further notice. Building owner John Cefalu said he and co-owner Mike McKeen plan to begin needed building renovations as soon as plans are approved.

According to Cefalu, the building, which was also formerly home to South Tahoe Standup Paddle, will remain divided into three commercial spaces when renovations are complete. He said they have not decided on tenants.

Rude Brothers co-owner Lisa Gosh said they are still looking for a new space, but will remain in their existing location off of U.S. Highway 50 near Lakeview Commons for now.

South Tahoe Standup Paddle is in the process of relocating two blocks closer to the lake to the former Pichetti Winery tasting room building on Harrison Avenue off of Highway 50.


Tahoe Women’s Community Fund is proud to announce its first Grants Gala on Friday, June 3, from 6-8 p.m. at Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge. The public is invited to attend.

“Please join us to acknowledge our 2016 grant recipients, our first efforts in collective giving,” a press release said.

Tickets are on sale for $35 at

All tickets must be purchased ahead of time, and will be on sale until May 27.


The Edible Pedal 100 is a 10-, 50- and 100-mile bike ride planned for Sept. 18. All rides begin and end at Bowers Mansion State Park in Washoe Valley. The ride features five stops and a post-ride barbecue, which will serve Nevada-sourced food and beverages.

The 10-mile route is limited to Washoe Valley, while the 50-mile route goes through Carson City to Genoa and returns to Bowers Mansion. The 100-mile route features a challenging ride from Kingsbury Grade to Lake Tahoe before returning to Carson City.

Registration is open and more information about the ride is available at


Entries are open now for the second annual Lake Tahoe WordWave One-Act Play Competition. “WordWave, A Festival of Story at Lake Tahoe” will return Oct. 21-23 to the Tallac Historic Site in South Lake Tahoe.

Winners of the competition receive a $500 cash prize and the chance to see their work directed and produced as a staged reading on the historic Boathouse Theatre stage.

The deadline for entry is June 3, and plays can be submitted online at Manuscripts can have a running time of no more than 60 minutes, and writers can enter multiple works. There is a $20 submission fee for each play.

“WordWave was a unique experience. I came from Tennessee and I felt welcome by everyone running and attending the event,” said Michelle Benson, a 2015 contest winner for her comedic play, “Compromising Postions.” “There were so many facets of writing recognized that not only did I have a great time watching the one-act plays, but I found many workshops to attend during my time there.”

WordWave is a three-day writing event that includes workshops, readings, panel discussions, agents and a steampunk ball. Most of the events are free and all events are open to the general public.

Winners of the playwright contest receive two nights of lodging and the opportunity for a pre- or post-show discussion with the audience. Three winners will be selected.

More submission requirements:

• 100-200 word synopsis.

• Cast list that indicates the number of female roles, the number of male roles and the number of roles that can be performed by either gender.

• Set design(s). Please feel free to provide diagrams and/or pictures.

• Estimated running time.

• Contact information.

For more information or questions, email


The Food Bank of El Dorado County will visit South Lake Tahoe to host a mobile food pantry distribution (weather permitting) on Wednesday, May 4, from 10-11 a.m. It will be held at American Legion Hall, located at 2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd., and will distribute emergency supplemental groceries to those who need them 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

For more information, call 530-621-9950 or email


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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