News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, community blood drive, South Shore choirs at MontBleu |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, community blood drive, South Shore choirs at MontBleu

Barton Hospital BIRTHS

Sanad Ahmad Alturk was born Dec. 11 to Ahmad Alturk and Bayan Alshawabkeh of South Lake Tahoe.

Homer Jackson Behrendt was born Dec. 13 to Adam Behrendt and Charlotte Castillo of South Lake Tahoe.

Fany Guadalupe Chavarin Angel was born Dec. 8 to Jesus Chavarin and Alma Angel-Lopez of South Lake Tahoe.

Penelope Jeanne Hutchens was born Dec. 14 to Joshua and Hillary Hutchens of South Lake Tahoe.

Brady Michael Mapes was born Dec. 10 to Mathew and Jennifer Mapes of South Lake Tahoe.

Cana Judea Saenz was born Dec. 15 Christoper Saenz and Danielle Prescott of South Lake Tahoe.

Silva, Avery Rae Silva was born Dec. 8 to Michael and Amanda Silva of Carson City.

Mahkah Akecheta Valdivia was born Dec. 14 to Daniel Valdivia and Jenean Skenandore of Markleeville.


Lake Tahoe Community College will close for Winter Break from Friday, Dec. 18, through Sunday, Jan. 3. Classes will not be held during this time, and most offices and departments on campus, including the library, will not be open. Winter quarter starts Monday, Jan. 4.

The college’s Child Development Center will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 21, through Wednesday, Dec. 23. The CDC will then close from Thursday, Dec. 24, until Monday, Jan. 4, when normal business hours resume.

The last day to use the college’s Fitness Education Center this year is Wednesday, Dec. 9, from 6 a.m. until 9 p.m. The gymnasium building will be closed from Thursday, Dec. 10 through Sunday, Jan. 3.

For more information about the college’s Winter Break closure, call LTCC’s main number at 530-541-4660.


BloodSource will hold a South Lake Tahoe Community blood drive Friday, Dec. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. to meet the community need for blood and blood products. The blood drive is sponsored by the Barton Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. Walk-ins are welcome.

Participants will be entered into a drawing for a $50 VISA gift card and earn MyBloodSource rewards.

Donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be 17 years old (16 year olds need a signed BloodSource parental consent form) and be generally healthy. There is no upper age limit for blood donations. Donors must bring a photo ID and should drink plenty of fluids before donating. Potential marrow donors can register for Be the Match through BloodSource.

For more information about the blood drive, contact BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420, ext. 60039. For donor eligibility questions, call BloodSource at 1-800-995-4420 or visit

SOUTH Shore Choirs at MontbLeu

Eight South Shore choirs will come together for the MontBleu Holiday Extravaganza this week.

The 21st annual event takes place Thursday and Friday, Dec. 17-18, and features performances from more than 200 children representing a variety of age levels.

Performances start at 7 p.m. each night. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors.

MontBleu is located at 55 U.S. Highway 50 in Stateline.

More information on the event is available by contacting

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