Saturday, November 17, 2007

Tahoe tidbits for November

Orbitz Insider Ski Index says Lake Tahoe is the No. 1 destination for skiers. The conclusion is from the number of hotel rooms and packages sold as of mid-October with check-in dates between Nov. 20 and May 1, 2008.
A benefit of the Angora Fire is interest in fire science at South Tahoe High has skyrocketed – three sections are offered this term.
Lime green is the latest gang banger color officials are wary of. Apparently a group in San Diego sports it. Members are in Carson City and have been seen here.
An accreditation team was at Lake Tahoe Community College Nov. 6 to see if the college is up to par.
Tahoe Rim Trail Association is looking for photos for its 2009 calendar.
Last summer’s 35th annual Shakespeare Fest at Sand Harbor set an attendance record at 32,770 – a 10 percent increase in people and revenue from 2006.
Ex-Heavenly marketing chief Doug LaPlaca is running the visitor and convention bureau in Bend, Ore.
Kirkwood’s ski guru Amy McCormick is on K2’s Women’s Alliance Team. She’s also a model in the latest Title 9 women’s fitness clothing catalog.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says this area has the “normal” number of cancer cases. The California Teachers Association says teachers get the disease at a higher rate than the general public. A number of LTUSD teachers and support staff have been and are continually fighting the “C” word.
Suzy Krazczek and friends raised about $7,000 at a golf tournament. Gift cards will be given to the 58 LTUSD students who were displaced by the Angora Fire.
Commissioners have formed a committee to explore Douglas County requiring business licenses for companies. Meetings will be conducted this month.
Tahoe Mountain News reporter Kae Reed has moved her business A Massage at Tahoe to 2197 Lake Tahoe Blvd., No. 8 – between Tahoe Keys Boulevard and Third Street. Check out
Hatch & Parent law firm, which has an office in South Lake, is merging with Denver-based Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. STPUD is one of its clients.
The Prostate Cancer Foundation had its annual scientific retreat on the South Shore last month, concluding that eating tomatoes and fish, keeping a healthy weight and avoiding meats cooked at high temperatures may help alleviate prostate cancer.
Since El Dorado County DA Vern Pierson created the Fugitive Apprehension Team last summer the bounty hunters have made more than two dozen arrests.
BF Goodrich Tire Co.’s Outstanding Trails Program ranked Rubicon Trail No. 3.
El Dorado County hired Doug Nowka Jr. as the director of Human Services. He has worked for the county since 1981, most recently as assistant director.
Friday’s Station on the 18th floor at Harrah’s now offers breakfast and lunch.
Out of 130 legislators, GOP’er Ted Gaines, who represents Tahoe in the Assembly, is one of 30 to score 100 percent on the California Taxpayers’ Association legislative voting record.

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