What’s happening today: Internet safety meeting tonight, candidate forum Thursday
St. Theresa School will host an Internet safety program for parents only at 6 p.m. tonight at the school.
El Dorado County High-tech Crimes Task Force will discuss and inform parents about MySpace, chat rooms, blogs, safe usage of the Internet and proper supervision of children’s use of the Internet.
All parents are welcome to attend.
The Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation will sponsor a candidates’ forum for Lake Tahoe Unified School District Board and Lake Tahoe Community College Trustee candidates.
The public is invited to attend this informational forum, which will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday in the Sierra House Elementary School multipurpose room.
Candidates for the LTUSD board will speak and answer questions from 6 to 7 p.m. LTCC trustee candidates will make presentations and respond to questions from 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. Judge Suzanne Kingsbury will moderate the presentations and Q and A sessions for both groups of candidates.
LTCC trustee candidates are Karen Borges, Kenneth Rollston (incumbent) and Frederick “Fritz” Wenck (incumbent.) LTUSD candidates are Barbara Bannar (incumbent,) Michael Doyle, Larry Green, Lauri Kemper, Jill Sanders, and Sue Novasel (incumbent.)
Tahoe Area Sierra Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District station on Elk Point Road in Round Hill. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Guest speaker will be Harold Singer, Lahontan Water Board executive officer and a Tahoe resident since 1989. He has been involved in water pollution control for 34 years, since receiving his engineering degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Singer will provide education on the basin-wide opportunities to reduce the inputs of pollutants into Lake Tahoe to reverse the decline of clarity. He will share the results of the Total Maximum Daily Load Study his agency has been overseeing for the last few years.
The study shows where the loss of lake clarity is coming from and also points out the alternative measures that can be taken to reverse the negative trend.
Last year, before all the TMDL data were in, it was thought the pollutants entering the lake would have to be reduced by 35 percent to restore lake clarity to historic levels of 100 feet. It is now known that the number is between 50 to 60 percent.
Key decisions are soon to be made and the public needs to learn the talking points as well as the process to bring about the change that is needed to keep Tahoe blue.
For more information call Kay Edwards at (775) 588-4565.