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News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births and more


Aidan Vinn Gutierrez-Morley was born April 5 to Victor Gutierrez and Toni Morley of South Lake Tahoe.

Richie Alexander Hernandez-Segoviano was born April 6 to Carlos Hernandez and Griselda Segoviano of South Lake Tahoe.

Ava Lynn Price was born April 6 to Shaun Price and Rebekah Gerling of South Lake Tahoe.

Sawyer Andrew Wall was born April 8 to Nicholas and Elizabeth Wall of South Lake Tahoe.

Mia Bliss Johnson was born April 9 to Dustin and Arianna Johnson of South Lake Tahoe.


Lake Tahoe Community College will host free artist receptions Thursday, April 14, from 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to celebrate the talents of LTCC’s faculty, staff and students. The event offers a chance to meet the artists whose work will be on display and enjoy light refreshments.

In the Haldan Gallery inside the library building, works created by LTCC faculty and staff will be showcased. Each member of LTCC’s Art Department, faculty and staff alike, was invited to share two pieces of their artwork. Many of the people who make up LTCC’s Art Department are practicing and professional artists in their own right. You can meet the artists, including faculty members Phyllis Shafer and Bryan Yerian, and learn about their techniques at a free talk in the Haldan Gallery at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday.

In the Fine Arts Building’s Foyer Gallery, just outside the Duke Theatre, there will be an exhibit of photographs taken by LTCC students enrolled in a once-a-year Death Valley landscape photography class taught by Pat Leonard-Heffner and Richard Johnson. This photography class has been offered for over a decade, providing students with an opportunity to explore the diverse and stark beauty of Death Valley over a two-day trip each spring. To capture the park’s beauty in different light, students rise early to catch the sunrise and then work through the afternoon for gorgeous sunset opportunities. This exhibit will feature some of the best photos taken by students in this class over the years, including works by Rosalie Brady, David Mori, Peter Larson, Tom Martin, Les Allert and Kurt Buttstadt.

Both of these exhibits will be open to explore through mid-June. Haldan Art Gallery hours are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Fridays 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Foyer Gallery can be accessed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information about these exhibits and LTCC’s Art Department, contact Phyllis Shafer at 530-541-4660, ext. 251, or send an email to


Tahoe Regional Young Professionals will host its April South Shore Networking Mixer on Wednesday, April 13, from 6-9 p.m. at Fire Break, located inside the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino at 50 Highway 50 in Stateline. One free drink and complimentary appetizers are planned for attendees. Attendance is free for members and $10 for non-members.


Taxpayers of all ages can have their tax returns completed by IRS-trained volunteers at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, located at 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Bring all 2015 tax documents, a photo ID, social security card and last year’s tax return. All tax returns are e-filed and a printed copy is given to each tax payer.

Tax preparation sessions are scheduled on Thursdays from 1-6 p.m., Fridays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The last client is taken a half-hour before closing. This program is sponsored by the AARP Tax Aide Foundation in conjunction with the IRS. Volunteers will be available until April 15.

Call 530-573-3130 for more information.

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