News briefs: South Lake Tahoe’s 50th anniversary photo, Harvey’s bombing, SUP event & more
50TH ANNIVERSARY PHOTO
Is it a bird? A bat? No, it’s a drone! So smile if you’re looking up at the last Live at Lakeview concert of the summer on Thursday, Aug. 27.
Tahoe Production House plans to fly a drone over the crowd to take a photo at 6 p.m. as part of the city’s 50th Anniversary Celebration.
The concert series is free.
Bands playing include Lavish Green and Black Star Safari, both from South Tahoe. The concert starts at 4:30 p.m. at Lakeview Commons, located at Highway 50 and Lakeview Avenue in South Lake Tahoe.
REMEMBERING HARVEY’S BOMB
Thursday, Aug. 27, is the 35th anniversary of The Harvey’s Resort Hotel bombing, which took place on Aug. 26–27, 1980.
Watch a video of the catastrophic event on the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s website.
FOOD BANK HOSTS FREE FARMERS MARKET
The Food Bank of El Dorado County will host a Free Farmers Market & Mobile Food Pantry Distribution in South Lake Tahoe Wednesday, Aug. 26, from 10-11 a.m. at the American Legion Hall (2748 Lake Tahoe Blvd.). It will distribute emergency supplemental groceries and fresh produce to those who need it most.
Please note that the food bank will provide one allocation per household. If you are struggling to make ends meet, live in El Dorado County, and meet the State of California Health and Social Services Agency Emergency Food Assistance Program income guidelines, please stop by for your food distribution. Income guidelines can be found online at http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/efap.
For more information, call 530-621-9950 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
EL DORADO COUNTY SUPERINTENDENT APOLOGIZES FOR DUI
El Dorado County Superintendent Jeremy Meyers apologized for driving under the influence after being arrested in Placerville on June 9, according to the Associated Press.
Meyers’ attorney pleaded no contest on his behalf on Aug. 10, according to the District Attorney’s Office on Aug. 24. Meyers was arrested and later released on Saturday, Aug. 22.
A no contest plea, while not an admission or dispute of a charge, acts as an alternative to a guilty plea.
Meyers spent five days in jail after being arrested.
Meyers was first appointed by the school board to fill the vacant position in 2013. He was re-elected last year when he ran unopposed for a four-year term.
Meyers and the El Dorado County Department of Education oversees education in the county, including Lake Tahoe Unified School District in South Lake Tahoe.