100-year-old former South Lake Tahoe man oldest graduate of PGA program

[South Tahoe Now]

100-year-old Stephen Layton has become the oldest graduate of a national program that introduces golf to military veterans. Layton was a Gunner in the U.S. Navy and fought in the battle of Guadalcanal during World War II, where he was injured by a bomb explosion that earned him a Purple Heart. After the service, Layton spent much of his life living in South Lake Tahoe with a career as a switchman for the Southern Pacific Railroad.

PGA Hope (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) introduces golf to military Veterans with ...





Tahoe casinos close fiscal year Down 12% and 4.2%

[NN Business]

CARSON CITY, Nev. — South Shore casinos at Lake Tahoe did not have a strong June. They reported $16.5 million, down 12.1 percent or $2.3 million. There the problem was slots that reported a 24.9 percent decrease compared to a year ago — the story was the hold percentage, which dropped to 5.3 percent compared to 6.8 percent.

Lawton said table games tried to make up the loss. Win there was up 37.1 percent or $1.4 million. That was fueled by a 103.6 percent, $745,000 increase in the “Other Games” category. That’s the category where Baccarat is counted in Nevada’s smaller markets. Volume of play was up 29 percent and the hold percentage a whopping 28 percent.

North Shore casinos at Crystal Bay/Incline Village won $2.1 million. That is a 4.2 percent, $94,000 decrease compared to a year ago, though the area was up against a moderately tough comparison since win was up 5 percent last June. Game and Table win was the culprit, falling 30.2 percent, or $152,000. Primarily, that’s because of the 37 percent decrease in “21” win. ...





by Placerville Newswire / Jul 29, 2019 / comments

[PR Pond]

Taxpayers Association Opposes Measure B

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 29, 2019 / comments

[Taxpayers Association of El Dorado County]

Here is what the supporters aren't telling you --

• NO expiration date in the Measure making $96 a permanent tax. This makes it  difficult to repeal if the tax is misspent or not achieving what was promised. 

• NO clarity. The widely distributed colored flier says, "SUPPORT PUBLIC SAFETY"  for "more fire fighters, better equipment, more paramedics", but FAILS TO TELL THE PUBLIC THAT IT IMPOSES A $96 PARCEL TAX. 

Slight Relief From High Heat

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 27, 2019 / comments


Forecast for 900 feet elv [Diamond Springs]