• Paralyzing experience at Heavenly doesn’t stop contractor

    Paralyzing experience at Heavenly doesn’t stop contractor

    By Mark Emmons, San Jose Mercury News The construction site in East San Jose is a clutter of tools, building materials and heavy machinery. Everyone must wear a hard hat and it’s not easy to get around. That’s especially the case for someone in a wheelchair. But here is Mark “Sparky” Muhn, 20 months removed […]

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  • Improv comedians floating between Harveys and Harrah’s

    Improv comedians floating between Harveys and Harrah’s

    By Howie Nave Happy Thanksgiving friends of stand up. Hopefully, we’ll be getting more of the white stuff that draws the people to the mountains and in turn fills the resorts, hotels and casinos. You see, snow is Tahoe’s stimulus package this time of year and why we give thanks long before the bird is […]

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  • Stuff — what is it good for?

    Stuff — what is it good for?

    The holiday season is here, which means it’s time to go shopping. Shopping for gifts, decorations, new clothes, new electronics … for stuff. This will do some damage to Americans’ bank accounts, but what is the real cost to people, the environment, the economy, to the world as a whole? From extraction to production to […]

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  • Turkeys become symbols of thanks

    Turkeys become symbols of thanks

    By Kathryn Reed Construction paper in a rainbow of colors fills the round tables. Magic markers and glue sticks are strewn about. Giggles fill the room even though these youngsters are serious about the task their teacher Jo Anna Chamarro has given them. They are making turkeys and giving thanks at the same time. “I […]

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  • Polar Express — Lake Tahoe style

    Polar Express — Lake Tahoe style

    On the evening of Dec. 3, children on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe can be transformed to the magical journey made famous in author Chris Van Allsburg’s book “The Polar Express”. Children and their families begin their journey of make-believe from either the South Tahoe Recreation Center or the Forever Dance Studios (behind Safeway […]

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  • Technology makes learning more interactive

    Technology makes learning more interactive

    The parent club at Zephyr Cove Elementary School recently contributed some new technology — a Starboard — to the second-grade class. It became fully operational and interactive this month. “(We) watched a few PowerPoint presentations about Veterans Day, we then looked at photos from the Vietnam Memorial. We read the book ‘The Wall ‘and saw […]

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  • Leadership group providing free holiday lights to businesses

    Leadership group providing free holiday lights to businesses

    This holiday season will bring the first “Light Up Lake Tahoe” to the South Shore, when businesses around town will be aglow with exterior holiday lighting. Lights will be provided at no charge to interested businesses. Lights are to be installed in time for the Dec. 4 kick-off, and kept on through the holiday/winter season. […]

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  • Grant puts couple in home for Thanksgiving

    Grant puts couple in home for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is going to be even more special for one South Lake Tahoe couple this year. It will be their first holiday in their own home — one they own. Through a state grant the city dispenses the couple qualified for $140,000. This supplemented the $130,000 conventional loan they had secured. The Goralskis moved into […]

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  • Holiday fair brings out festive spirit

    Holiday fair brings out festive spirit

    The annual holiday fair at Valhalla near Camp Richardson on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe is all about showing off what local artists, crafts people, soap makers, photographers, authors have been busy working on. The three-day event concludes Nov. 22. The Grand Hall will be open from 10am-4pm. The event is free. A shuttle […]

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  • Southwest makes Tahoe a cheap destination

    Southwest makes Tahoe a cheap destination

    Southwest Airlines it making it easy to get to Tahoe. But there is less than two weeks left to save big on a Lake Tahoe ski vacation, when traveling Nov. 4 to Feb. 10. “With an El Nino winter predicted, Southwest’s timing of a Lake Tahoe ski package is absolutely ideal,” Executive Director Bill Hoffman […]

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