News briefs: South Lake Tahoe City Council meetings, Video Library closing and more |

News briefs: South Lake Tahoe City Council meetings, Video Library closing and more


City of South Lake Tahoe will hold its regular council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held in city council chambers, 1901 Airport Rd. Items of note on the consent agenda include the sandwich board ordinance, the single-use carryout bag ordinance, the Safe Routes to School master plan and more. New business features a maintenance agreement between the city and California Tahoe Conservancy, regarding maintenance of the Greenway Bike Trail, Phase 1A.

A “Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series: How-to-City: From Idea to Reality, Making A Community Project Happen” is planned for Wednesday, Jan. 20. The event is scheduled from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Aspen Room at Lake Tahoe Community College.

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A storm that rolled in Thursday, Jan. 14, meant plenty of white stuff and a change in plans for area students on Friday, Dec. 15.

According to South Lake Tahoe Unified School District’s website on Friday at 7:30 a.m., “All schools are closed due to snow.” Schools will also be closed Monday, Jan. 18, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

On Friday, Kirkwood Mountain Resort reported 15 inches of new snow in 24 hours; Heavenly Mountain Resort reported 12 inches; and Sierra-at-Tahoe reported 15 inches.


Video Library, a longtime South Lake Tahoe staple, is liquidating its inventory. The quirky shop, known for its VHS cassette window display, is located at 3097 Harrison Ave.

A Video Library staffer told the Tribune that its final closing day is not set in stone yet, and it’s dependent on inventory. The store will likely be shuttered by the end of the month.


The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit invites you to ski with a ranger at Heavenly Mountain Resort beginning Friday, Jan. 22. Tours are held every Monday and Friday beginning at 1 p.m., lasting approximately one hour; it will continue through April 1, weather permitting.

Participants must be intermediate-level skiers and boarders or above and provide their own lift ticket. No reservations are required. Attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis and participants should meet at the top of the Heavenly gondola.

These conservation education programs are offered to educate the public about the mission and role of the Forest Service in ski area management, to improve public understanding of natural resource processes and issues, and to promote environmental literacy and stewardship. Programs are led by U.S. Forest Service conservation education staff and volunteers, and operate through a cooperative effort between Heavenly Mountain Resort and the City of South Lake Tahoe.

For more information, contact Reanna Suela at 530-543-2656 or


El Dorado County Teen Court in South Lake Tahoe is recruiting new student participants for the spring program. El Dorado County students in grades 8 through 12 are invited to attend the Teen Court volunteer training on Thursday, Jan. 21, from 5-6:30 p.m. at the El Dorado County Superior Court, Department 4, located at 1354 Johnson Blvd., in South Lake Tahoe.

After completing the mandatory training, teens serve as court personnel for real cases in which a minor has committed an offense, admitted the offense and chosen to be judged for sentencing by their peers. Superior Court Judges and senior attorneys preside over teen court. Community attorneys donate their time to help students develop their cases.

“Teen Court provides youth in our community with a unique opportunity to learn about the juvenile justice system, and defendants receive a fair sentence from their peers,” said Jorge Orozco, Teen Court coordinator.

For more information, contact Orozco at 530-573-7964.


The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program in South Lake Tahoe continues to have a great need for community volunteer drivers to help deliver lunchtime meals to homebound seniors and other vulnerable people. The meals are prepared by the Senior Nutrition Program in Tahoe and the volunteers simply deliver those meals.

Volunteers are asked to help one day a week for approximately two hours and may be compensated for mileage. This important program helps some of our county’s most vulnerable people get a nutritious meal and see a friendly face.

A flyer with information about the volunteer opportunity is attached. If you could please share and/or post this information as appropriate, it would be greatly appreciated. For additional information, call 530-621-6160.


Eli Ilano has been named by the U.S. Forest Service to serve as acting forest supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest. He brings years of natural resource and public land management experience, including working for the past five years as the deputy forest supervisor of the Tahoe National Forest. His past experience also involves working for the Bureau of Land Management, United States Senate and in the nonprofit sector, in communities around the country, focusing on natural resource issues.

“I’m excited to continue working with the communities and employees in and around the Tahoe National Forest; this is a special place to be a part of,” he said.

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The El Dorado County Board of Education recently announced that Ed Manansala, Ed.D. was sworn in as El Dorado County Superintendent of Schools on Tuesday, Jan. 5.

“El Dorado County is a special place where everyone in the community is truly committed to providing a high-quality education for all students,” Manansala said in a news release. “It is an honor and privilege to be selected for this role and to continue to support the fine work being done by our many programs, by our school districts, and by our community organizations.”

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