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Neighbors worse than dogs


There are two sides to the story of unruly residents in Tahoe Keys. Yes, there are vacationers who need to have their behavior curbed to conform to city ordinances. But there are also stories of the few residents who act like neighborhood attack dogs with their self-proclaimed right to harass anyone with a back yard gathering.

I live next door to a physician, Sean Degnan, who generously lends his lakefront home out for occasional worthwhile social causes. Specifically, last Friday, he had his yearly gathering of children from Camp Concord who are severely scarred from prior burns. As these children were exiting their vans onto his property neighbors down our street openly berated Dr. Degnan for having these children as his guests. I was horrified as some of the children began to cry and it clearly put a damper on their ability to enjoy a day of care-free beach fun away from the typical social insensitivities of public venues.

This lack of discretion that day is just one example of how some Tahoe Keys residents have lost perspective while trying to impose their desire to turn a resort into a retirement community. These children only stayed for four hours during the middle of the day in Dr. Degnan’s private back yard. I live next door and I fail to see how someone residing up the street could possibly be impositioned. I pray that such inconsiderate people never have to contend with a burned child of their own.

Lynn Ferguson

South Lake Tahoe

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