News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, events and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, events and more


Porter James Neira was born Aug. 2 to Christopher and Jillian Neira of South Lake Tahoe.

Jack Platero was born Aug. 3 to Guadalupe Arely Platero of South Lake Tahoe.

Julissa Platero was born Aug. 3 to Guadalupe Arely Platero of South Lake Tahoe.

Elisabeth Carmelita Smith was born Aug. 3 to Matthew and Cassie Smith of South Lake Tahoe.

Jayden Vasquez was born Aug. 3 to Jesus and Marlen Vasquez of South Lake Tahoe.

Josiah Yulian Preciado-Herrera was born Aug. 4 to Luis Preciado and Yezel Herrera of South Lake Tahoe.

Arianna Ximena Avina was born Aug. 4 to Jose Enrique Avina and Brianda Rosas Godoy of South Lake Tahoe.

Asher James Bourquin was born Aug. 4 to Matthew and Alison Bourquin of South Lake Tahoe.

Levon Babayan was born Aug. 4 to Karen Babayan and Yana Yakimakha of South Lake Tahoe.

Jordan Terrence Christian was born Aug. 4 to Terrence Christian and Alexa Espinoza-Kertis of South Lake Tahoe.

Eva Lorraine Fausel was born Aug. 4 to Mark Fausel and Cara Kruger of South Lake Tahoe.

Charles Wyatt Guess was born Aug. 5 to Donald and Emily Guess of South Lake Tahoe.

Jesus Carlos Amaro Juarez was born Aug. 6 to Ana Karen Amaro Juarez of South Lake Tahoe.


Our Lady of Tahoe Catholic Church will celebrate its 50th Jubilee this year on Sunday, Aug. 14. The occasion will begin with a 12:15 p.m. Mass, celebrated by Bishop Randolph Calvo and Father Oliver Curran, the parish priest since 2010.

Our Lady of Tahoe was officially established as a parish by a decree from the Diocese of Reno on Sept. 1, 1966. However, the church began in 1948 as a mission of St. Gall’s Catholic Church in Gardnerville, with outdoor masses celebrated at the lake by Father John Ryan. Winter services were held in various facilities at Stateline provided by Harrah’s Club, S & K Market and Gift Shop, the Park family, Zephyr Cove Lodge, and the High Sierra Resort Casino.

Many dedicated parishioners devoted their efforts to establish a permanent church. On July 15, 1971, the ground-breaking took place on property donated by the Elizabeth L. Rabe Estate thanks to the dedication of Al Allegretti, George Connell, Francis Finnegan, Peter Finnegan, Joseph E. Francoeur, and Jack Ledyard. The architectural design was contributed by the students at UNR; the contractor was Bob Williams; the heating system was installed by Len Campbell; plumbing was installed by the Michaelsens, and the legal work and water right acquisition were provided by Ron Alling. The Rev. Donald J. O’Gara, S.J., served as the first priest in the new parish.


Come and enjoy sharing good food, socializing and enjoyable entertainment at a potluck with entertainment on Friday, Aug. 12. Enjoy hearing acoustical guitar music with Doug Dubois. He will play country music, including John Denver tunes. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. The event will be held at South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Those attending the potluck are asked to arrive by 5:15 p.m. to sign in, place their dish on the buffet table, their plate and utensils where they wish to sit and be ready to begin dinner at 5:30 p.m. The theme is “A Country Supper.” The entrees will be fried and roasted chicken. Please bring a salad, side dish, fruit or dessert for six to eight people.

RSVP to Arline at 530-545-1277 or 530-542-6094 no later than Thursday, Aug. 11. Give the number of people coming with you and discuss what you will bring.

There is also a raffle with cash prizes.


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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