Peaks & valleys: Highlighting bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe |

Peaks & valleys: Highlighting bright spots and challenges in South Lake Tahoe



Sprouts reopens

Sprouts Natural Foods Cafe, located at 3123 Harrison Ave., reopened after a seven-week-long renovation — and it looks great! This is good news, twofold.

The new Sprouts is constantly bustling with activity, a good sign Tahoe’s summer tourism season is a healthy one. Plus, Sprouts owners Tyler and Cheryl Cannon clearly decided to further invest in their community, improving their business and making South Shore better in one fell swoop.

Fourth of July weekend offered lots of fun

City of South Lake Tahoe’s first Fourth of July parade — showcasing 78 vehicles and around 200 participants — featured lots of local revelry. Monday’s spectacular South Shore fireworks also brought in thousands of viewers.

Thanks to everyone who made the holiday weekend a safe celebration — local businesses, event organizers, law enforcement, city officials and staff, and more.


Bank robberies, plural

Two South Shore bank robberies last week resulted in one arrest — and lots of questions. Banks involved include El Dorado Savings Bank on Al Tahoe Boulevard (July 1) and U.S. Bank on Kingsbury Grade (June 29).

Another regional bank, Chase Bank in El Dorado Hills, reported a robbery July 1. What are we — the Wild West? Let’s hope this crime spree is over and all involved are brought to justice.

Rude Brothers closes

Rude Brothers Bagels and Coffee, formerly located at 3117 Harrison Ave., is closed for business until it finds a new, permanent location. The building is currently undergoing renovations.

Beach trash abounds after holiday weekend

League to Save Lake Tahoe volunteers gathered 1,596 pounds of trash at nine Lake Tahoe beaches on Tuesday, July 5, left behind by July 4 revelers. Though it’s a “peak” that 330 locals dedicated time toward cleaning up Tahoe’s shores, it’s disappointing that so much garbage was left for others.

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