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

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, fundraisers and more


Bryce Nathan Baker was born Aug. 14 to Beau and Ashley Baker of South Lake Tahoe.

Carla Renata Herrera Serrano was born Aug. 13 to Carlo Herrera Diaz and Sara Marlen Serrano Ramos of South Lake Tahoe.

Melanie Jimenez-Contreras was born Aug. 11 to Junior Jimenez Zepeda and Guadalupe Monseratt Contreras of South Lake Tahoe.

Nicholas Anthony Lauricella Jr. was born Aug. 11 to Nicholas Lauricella & Mackenzie Ann Downey of South Lake Tahoe.

Jameson Ezekiel O’Malley was born Aug. 12 to Brian and Nicole O’Malley of South Lake Tahoe.

Carter Ray Malone was born Aug. 9 to Charles and Lisa Malone of South Lake Tahoe.

Matilda Grace Nibouar was born Aug. 14 to Ryan and Katherine Nibouar of South Lake Tahoe.

Alice Paige Reagan was born Aug. 10 to David and Audrey Reagan of South Lake Tahoe.

Italia Isabel Samaniego-Durkes was born Aug. 5 to Marcos Samaniego-Durkes and John Durkes-Samaniego of San Diego.

Roman Emmanuel Samaniego-Durkes was born Aug. 5 to Marcos Samaniego-Durkes and John Durkes-Samaniego of San Diego.

Kayden Michael Watkins was born Aug. 12 to Christopher Watkins and Janet Pauline Gervase of South Lake Tahoe.


A unique fundraiser is headed to the South Shore, one that features live music, historical ranch tours and tri-tip BBQ sandwiches, all in the name of local kids. The St. Theresa’s Bread & Broth Burlap & Denim fundraiser will be held at the 100-acre, historic Celio Ranch on Saturday, Sept. 10, from noon to 4 p.m.

All funds raised at this country Western barbeque will go to fund Bread & Broth’s newest program, Bread & Broth 4 Kids (B&B4 Kids). The all-volunteer, nonprofit organization began the B&B 4 Kids program in October 2015 to provide weekend meals throughout the school year to students in grades K-8 in the Lake Tahoe Unified School District (LTUSD). These selected students struggle with hunger in our community. Funds raised at the Burlap & Denim fundraiser will help provide seven meals and four snacks every weekend to 150 food insecure students throughout the 2016-17 school year.

The inaugural event begins at noon at one of Tahoe’s earliest working dairy and cattle ranches. The Celio Ranch celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2013 and its rustic charm and beautiful views of Echo Summit make it a perfect background for the outdoor fundraiser. The Celio Ranch is located besides the Upper Truckee River in Meyers on the South Upper Truckee Road. Walking one hour tours of the historic Ranch will highlight the ranch’s history, operations and buildings and will be given by descendants of the pioneering Celio family at 12:30 and 3 p.m.

From 1-3 p.m. B&B volunteers will be serving tri-tip BBQ sandwiches prepared and grilled by members of South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue along with all of the sides that accompany a Country Western BBQ. In addition to the tours and BBQ, the event will feature dancing and live music provided by Grand Timbers, wine and beer, a silent auction and raffle, games and prizes, and a country western “selfie booth” to capture the fun and wonder of this bygone era.

Tickets are $35, and the Ranch tour tickets are an extra $10. A limited number of tickets are available. Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at (Event # 2581332) or by emailing

Please note, there will be no ranch tour-only tickets available.


Weekday lane closures began Monday, Aug. 15, on State Route 28 south of Incline Village as the Nevada Department of Transportation starts work on a multi-year project to construct a shared use path and make other roadway safety and water quality improvements.

Through fall, drivers should anticipate periodic construction-related lane closures on State Route 28 in the Ponderosa Ranch and Tunnel Creek areas south of Incline Village. The lane closures will take place intermittently during both day and nighttime hours to allow for construction equipment to be staged and construction to begin on new roadside parking areas and undercrossing. One-way traffic with traffic flaggers and pilot cars will be in place to safely guide motorists through the road work zone in both directions, with minor travel delays to be expected. Additional construction-related lane and road closures will take place over the next two summers as construction of the pathway continues through 2018.

Governor Sandoval, the Nevada Department of Transportation and other project partners will ceremonially break ground on the roadway improvements Friday, Aug. 19. The project will build a three-plus mile shared-use path from the south end of Incline Village to Sand Harbor State Park. Centerline rumble strips and emergency roadside turnouts will also be added to State Route 28, further enhancing motorist and pedestrian safety. In addition, water quality improvements such as enhanced roadside drainage inlets, sediment filtration systems and erosion control will be installed to help preserve the quality of stormwater entering Lake Tahoe. Additional project information is available at


On Saturday, Aug. 20, the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center will host a pancake breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Enjoy two pancakes, sausages, eggs, juice, coffee and cocoa. Adults and teens cost $5; children 12 and under are $3. There will also be a rummage sale of new and gently used items from 8 a.m. to noon. Call Arline at 530-545-1277 or 530-542-6094 for rummage sale table information. Payment is due no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Please deliver all items for sale and donation from 4-8 p.m. at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd. Both events are fundraisers for the benefit of South Lake Tahoe Senior Citizens, Inc.

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