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Street Law forums

–The second in a series of Street Law forums will take place at 7 p.m. tonight Sept. 18 at the El Dorado County Courthouse, 1354 Johnson Blvd. The topic of the free educational program for the public will be “Personal Injuries: Expectations and Realities.” The forum will be presented by attorneys Amy Tobin and Paul Palant.

The overall view of personal injury law will be from the perspectives of the plaintiff and insurance company, including valuing a claim, choosing an attorney and deciding whether to settle the case or go to trial.



The series of forums will be presented each week through Dec. 11. They are sponsored by El Dorado County Superior Court and the South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce.

For more information call (530) 573-3064.



Commission on Aging

–El Dorado County Commission on Aging will present its third annual Elder Abuse Seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the South Lake Tahoe Recreation Center, 1180 Rufus Allen Blvd. A buffet luncheon will be served for a suggested donation of $2 donation for anyone 60 years and older. The cost is $3.25 for non-seniors.

Keynote speakers will be Mark Zahner, supervising deputy attorney general Bureau of Medi-Cal Fraud and Elder Abuse, Office of Attorney General, California Department of Justice; Gary Lacy, El Dorado County district attorney; and Hal Barker, El Dorado County sheriff.

Panel members are Suzanne Kingsbury, Superior court judge; David Solaro, District V supervisor; Teri Boldt, Adult Protective Services; Lois Denowitz, South Lake Tahoe Women’s Center; and Martin Hale, South Lake Tahoe Police detective.

With a zero tolerance policy for elder abuse in El Dorado County, the Commission on Aging has brought together this outstanding group of law enforcement and service providers to provide education and information to seniors, caregivers and other people on this often unreported, but frequently occurring, crime.

For more information contact El Dorado County Department of Community Services at (530) 621-6150 or (800) 510-2020.

Better Breathers

–Better Breathers will meet at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

Doug Leach, a respiratory therapist, will discuss understanding respiratory medications, the actions of inhaled bronchodilators and the benefits to better breaking the can offer patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.

For more information call Jan Peacock at (530) 542-9183 or the American Lung Association at (702) 829-5864.

Dog Obedience

–Classes are available for dog owners who need help in establishing good conduct and curbing bad habits in their canine pets.

Two new dog obedience sessions are being offered. Classes will be taught from 6 to 7 p.m. every Friday from Sept. 21 through Oct. 26 outdoors and Nov. 2 through Dec. 14 indoors at Alpine Animal Hospital, 921 Emerald Bay Road. The cost is $65 for the six-week session.

Instructor Guy Yeaman uses a light-handed approach to help owners teach their dog to obey the commands heel, sit, stay, stand, recall and others. Each dog needs a choke chain and fabric or leather lead. Dogs must be at least 4 months old and current on their shots.

Results are guaranteed. For more information call Yeaman at (775) 265-4530.

Cowboys & Petticoats

–Cowboys & Petticoats square dance club is offering square dance lessons for beginners or people who want to brush up starting Sept. 19 at the South Lake Tahoe Senior Center, 3050 Lake Tahoe Blvd.

The class will meet from 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. every Wednesday.

The first week is free and then the cost will be $2.50 per person. The caller is Jim Marwin.

Square dancing is fun for all ages and is good physical exercise. For more information call Don, (530) 541-2153; Chuck, 577-5807; Frank, 542-3132; or Betty, (775) 588-2372.

Republican Women

–Lake Tahoe Nevada Republican Women will conduct their monthly luncheon meeting Sept. 20 at the Governor’s Mansion in Carson City, Nev.

Champagne and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 11 a.m. in the garden, followed by lunch in the Nevada Room at noon. Rusty Humphries of KOH radio will be the guest speaker. A tour of the mansion will be given following the meeting.

Proceeds from the event will go toward non-political community service groups.

Elks Lodge

–South Lake Tahoe Elks Lodge will sponsor a benefit dinner, raffle and silent auction for 2-year-old Bailey Johnson and his family. Bailey has neuroblastoma cancer and recently underwent extensive chemotherapy plus a bone marrow and stem cell reinsertion process. He currently is in the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center. He is still very ill but is recovering. The family has extensive hospital bills and additional living expenses associated with Bailey’s illness.

Bailey is the son of Ron and Kelly Johnson of Jacks Valley, Nev., and the grandson of Tim and Christy Smith of Stateline, Nev. Ron is a firefighter in Incline Village, Nev., and Tim is the fire chief for the Tahoe-Douglas Fire Protection District.

The dinner, raffle and auction will take place at the Elks Lodge, 1635 Elks Club Drive in Meyers. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. and will feature all-you-can-eat spaghetti. Tickets are $9 for adults, $6 for youth 6 to 12 years and free for children under 6. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by calling (530) 577-2094. Businesses wishing to donate gift certificates or products for the auction may call (530) 542-3973.

St Theresa School golf tourny

–St. Theresa School will conduct its eighth annual golf tournament Sept. 27 at Lake Tahoe Golf Course. Check-in begins at noon with a 1 p.m. shotgun start.

Entry fee is $100 and includes round of golf, cart, practice balls, awards banquet at the club house, chance to win 2001 automobile and many other prizes.

Golfers may register as single, twosome, threesome or foursome. For a registration form and more information contact the tournament committee at (530) 544-3533 or visit the church office at 1041 Lyons Ave.

California residents ages 55 or older are eligible for a free annual health assessment under the El Dorado County Health Department Preventive Health Care for the Aging program.

For an appointment or more information call (530) 573-3155.


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