News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, small claims night court and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe births, small claims night court and more


Isaiah Dylan Rojas was born Aug. 30 to Zareth Odemaris Rojas of South Lake Tahoe.

Lola Marie Vaughn was born Aug. 31 to Belen Recalde of South Lake Tahoe.

Rydr Jones Penna was born Sept. 1 to Skyler Penna-Couttenye of South Lake Tahoe.

Micaella Saloum was born Sept. 1 to Lias Saloum and Brigette Abdulnour of South Lake Tahoe.

Brian Caulder Zane Villalobos was born Sept. 1 to Eric Villalobos and Heidi Keen of Minden, Nevada.


Come and enjoy sharing good food, socializing and an enjoyable program on Friday, Sept. 9, at South Lake Tahoe Senion Center. Michelle Ott Langlois, teacher of line dancing at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, will present a demonstration of line dancing with members of her class. Following that, she will teach anyone who wishes a beginning line dance. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. For more information, call her at 530-409-0622.

Those attending the potluck are asked to arrive at 5:15 p.m. The entree will be barbecued beef. Additional food that will be especially welcomed are baked beans and/or cole slaw. Call Arline to RSVP or for more information at 530-542-6094, no later than Thursday, Sept. 8.


The Superior Court of El Dorado is pleased to announce extended hours for Small Claims Night Court services effective Oct. 17.

Night Court will be held at the Cameron Park Court and the South Lake Tahoe Court.

Night Court for Cameron Park Court will be the second Monday in January and the first Monday in February; plus the third Monday in April, May, June, August, September, October and December.

Night Court for South Lake Tahoe Court will be the third Monday in March, July and November.

Small Claims trials will be heard 5:30-6:30 p.m. and will be limited to four trials.

Litigants must request at the time of filing their Small Claims matter that the trial be schedule for the Night Court session. Please note: Interpreter services are not currently available during the Small Claims Night Court hours.


The City of South Lake Tahoe recently applied to The League of American Bicyclists to have the City recertified as a “Bicycle Friendly Community.”

During this certification process, the League reviews all of the bicycle related information submitted to them, which includes things such as: how many miles of bike paths/lanes are in South Lake Tahoe, what type of bike infrastructure improvements have been completed, how is the City encouraging the public to cycle, law enforcement related to cycling, educational outreach for cycling, and basic demographics of the community.

The application review is based on two factors; the first one being volunteers who actually sign up to do a lengthy review of the application. The second part of the review is based on getting actual feedback from community members, via an online survey. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete and the results will be shared with the community.

The survey link is The survey is open now through Sept. 15 at midnight Pacific Time.


The South Lake Tahoe Republican Women, Federated, welcomed speakers and guests to its recent annual dinner.

Members and guests enjoyed a wonderful BBQ dinner, dessert and beverages provided and organized by board members — President Farah Richmond, Vice President Ann Tritsch, Secretary Cheri Watson, Treasurer Gerri Grego, and Immediate Past President Kathleen Huggins. Master of Ceremony, Dave Fabrizio, kept the party “lively and patriotic.”

Speaker Kim Pruett, representing Congressman Tom McClintock, provided updates on current congressional legislative issues sponsored by the Congressman including HR 3382, the “Lake Tahoe Restoration Act.” This bill addresses immediate environmental threats to Lake Tahoe and the Basin, primarily “catastrophic fires and invasive species.” The bill passed successfully in the House, but due to the inability to resolve differences in the bill, was held up in the Senate.

Allison Olson, the second speaker, is the California Federated Republican Women (CFRW) Legislative Advocate. She provided a lengthly overview of the propositions that will be on the November ballot. Official Republican ballot positions and updates on the issues will be provided to members in the coming months in order to keep them current and informed on the propositions and other legislative matters.

The South Lake Tahoe Republican Women, Federated, encourage and invite the public to attend their regular monthly meetings held at member Candace Williams’ restaurant, The Cantina, on the second Tuesday of each month from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The meetings provide a unique opportunity to be updated on issues and concerns affecting our local community, state and nation.

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