• Soroptimist honor Whittell High’s young women

    Soroptimist honor Whittell High’s young women

    By Kathryn Reed It wasn’t the usual Wednesday Soroptimist lunch. On this particular afternoon it all about four girls who aren’t even members – but they might be one day. Jacquelyn Baines, Lauren Andrew, Morgan King and Gabriella Tracy – all seniors at Whittell High School – were recognized as Young Women of Distinction by […]

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  • McCall to turn real estate profits over to 5 charities

    McCall to turn real estate profits over to 5 charities

    By Kathryn Reed Thane McCall’s generosity could be monumental if the South Shore housing market returns to the glory days. Even if home sales sputter as they have been, McCall has pledged to donate a total of $20,000 to five area charities. If profits are better than that for the entire calendar year, the larger […]

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  • 2 days of dancing at Genoa festival

    2 days of dancing at Genoa festival

    The Genoa Cowboy Poetry & Music Festival features an unprecedented line up of nationally known Cowboy poets and musicians including Waddie Mitchell, Don Edwards, Paul Zarzyski, Lacy J. Dalton and the Dalton Gang, David John and the Comstock Cowboys, Dave Stamey, Larry Maurice, Richard Elloyan, Sourdough Slim, Old West Trio, Cross Town Cowboys, Dennis Golden, […]

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  • El Dorado County seeks grand jury members

    El Dorado County seeks grand jury members

    The opportunity for citizens to submit their names for possible nomination for the 2010-11 El Dorado County Grand Jury is available. The grand jury acts as an investigative body to ensure county, special district, and city government is being effectively run. The grand jury is not a jury for a trial. The judges of the […]

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  • Mom-daughter survive depths of despair with CASA’s help

    Mom-daughter survive depths of despair with CASA’s help

    By Kathryn Reed Stubbornness is what Sonja Burns call it. Tenacity, love – those are other words that could be used to describe the fight she and her mom put toward ensuring they would be reunited. Between 2006 and 2008 Sonja was part of the Court Appointed Special Advocates program in South Lake Tahoe. She […]

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  • Turning 50 in grand style without leaving Tahoe

    Turning 50 in grand style without leaving Tahoe

    By Kathryn Reed Doing nothing is a concept I would like to embrace more often. A morning bath. That never happens at home. Reading on the couch while the sun is out. Not a home activity. Ignoring phone messages and emails. More unusual things. Having breakfast cooked and brought to me. Another rarity. So, the […]

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  • City dwellers embracing return to ag roots

    City dwellers embracing return to ag roots

    By Carlos Alcalá, Sacramento Bee The refrain about young people and agriculture used to be, “How ya gonna keep ’em down on the farm?” City attractions were deemed too strong for the simple life to compete for the attention of young rural adults. That longtime story is reversing. Cities and suburbs now supply young recruits […]

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  • Douglas County introduces Reverse 911

    Douglas County introduces Reverse 911

    Douglas County 911 Emergency Services has established a self-registration portal (SRP) for the Reverse 911 emergency notification system. This will provide the department a proactive means for gathering contact information from the community-at-large, ultimately improving communications during all types of emergencies. The SRP is a simple-to-access web tool that allows residents of Douglas and Alpine […]

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  • Multi-million dollar estate full of history, innovative design

    Multi-million dollar estate full of history, innovative design

    Eccentric billionaire George Whittell is most famous in the Lake Tahoe area for his eclectic Whittell Estate along Tahoe’s East Shore. What many people don’t know is Whittell also pioneered the first neighborhood at Incline Village – a neighborhood that predates the community. This tucked-away part of Incline is on the lakeshore along the historic […]

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  • South Shore teens take charge of issues facing them

    South Shore teens take charge of issues facing them

    By Kathryn Reed So many groups on the South Shore are dedicated to providing services to youth. It’s adults identifying problems or noting successes; it’s adults finding solutions. Seldom, though, are the youths asked what they think. In a twist seldom seen, the adults in the room Wednesday night deferred to high school students. Daniel […]

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