News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, city announcements and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, city announcements and more


Lincoln Glen Crnich was born April 2 to Nathan and Heather Crnich of South Lake Tahoe.

Adeline Grace Papandrea was born April 4 to Frank and Theresa Papandrea of South Lake Tahoe.

Avery Rose Rodrigues was born April 4 to Cameron Rodrigues and Amber Nachreiner of South Lake Tahoe.


Mental health clinicians, medical providers, law enforcement, social service groups, school district staff and concerned community members are encouraged to attend the fourth South Lake Tahoe Mental Health forum. It’s planned for Thursday, April 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. in the Lake Tahoe Community College board room. Attendees will hear recent mental health accomplishments in the community, about new and evolving services and what mental health issues still need attention on Tahoe’s South Shore.

Admission is free.


The City of South Lake Tahoe has released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a vendor to create an original “Flame” sculpture, preferably bronze, for permanent display at the city’s newly established Champions Plaza. The artist may propose any material for the sculpture they deem suitable.

All proposers must register and complete a Vendor Information Sheet to be entered in the City of South Lake Tahoe Vendor Database, which is required to submit a proposal. If you have already registered with the city in the past, you do not need to register again. To register, visit and follow instructions.

Proposals are due on or before April 25 no later than noon at city offices, located at 1901 Airport Road in South Lake Tahoe. Proposals received after the deadline will not be accepted. Proposals and required copies must be submitted by U.S. Mail or personal delivery to city offices. Fax and email submissions will not be accepted.


Disney’s The Lion King Kids is coming to Tahoe Valley Elementary School. Performing arts students will perform their annual theatrical production Wednesday, April 6, and Thursday, April 7, at 6 p.m.

Cost for admission is $5 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets can be pre-purchased at the school or at the door the night of each performance. Dinner is being served at 5 p.m. for $5 per plate, courtesy of The Vegan Café.

For additional information, contact the school at 530-543-2350.


Soroptimist International of Tahoe Sierra will host its annual fundraiser, “An Elegant Evening” at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23.

“On arrival guests will enjoy selective tastings from our winery friends in El Dorado Hills and from our award-winning friends at Tahoe Blue Vodka,” a news release said. “Our evening will include another beautiful plated dinner served by Harrah’s finest. Your evening will include a fabulous silent and live auction, Elegant Business Sponsored Baskets, our signature ‘‘Elegant Bags,’ plus music and dancing to local Trey Stone. A complete evening of food and faire awaits you!”

The auction includes opportunities for ticketholders to bid on goods online.

“The amazing fun will be that you can begin bidding on items as of April 15,” according to the news release. “It’s easy and it’s fun. If you’re not up on the technology, don’t worry! We will have ladies available to help you along. Our site is up now and you can see what we’re building along the way.

All donations and portions of purchased tickets provide direct assistance to the women and youth in our community and the world.

Learn more at


The City of South Lake Tahoe recently launched a nationwide advertising campaign to bring people to Tahoe. Commencing March 30, a commercial spot produced for the City of South Lake Tahoe will be broadcast nationwide on the cable sports channels of Altitude Sports and Entertainment, American Sports Network and several individual television stations in select markets.

Watch the commercial at


Enroll in Guy Yeaman’s Dog Obedience Class — this six-week course is held at Kahle Community Center on Thursdays from 7-8 p.m.

The next session begins April 14 and runs through May 19 and the fee is $80. Dogs must be at least 4 months old, have a training collar and a fabric or leather lead and you must bring a copy of dog’s shot record to the first class.

For more information or to enroll, call Kahle Community Center at 775-586-7271.


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.


Notice is hereby given that Douglas County School District, in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations on destruction of data, intends to destroy the special education records of students who earned a standard high school diploma or reached the age of 22 at the end of the 2005-06 school year.

Records on students who were enrolled in a special education program in the district’s schools are maintained for 10 years after a student has earned a standard high school diploma or reached the age of 22.

Requests for records must be made by June 15. Destruction of these records will take place after July 1.

Certain records may be needed by the student, parent, or guardian for social security benefits or other purposes.

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