Lake Tahoe non-profits invited to apply for $51000 in grants from American Century Golf

[South Tahoe Now]

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority has opened the 2017 American Century Championship grant period, encouraging South Lake Tahoe non-profits to apply for a portion of $51,000 to be given to the community.

So far this year, the LTVA in partnership with NBC Sports and American Century Investments, have directed $62,000 to volunteer organizations that worked at the event and other initiatives during tournament week to area high schools, Soroptimist International of South Lake Tahoe, South Lake Tahoe Booster Club, Tahoe Fund and the Gene Upshaw Scholarship Fund. 

In total, tournament partners will provide $113,000 to local nonprofits, agencies and schools as a result from the July tournament.

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After DNA test, Pollock Pines woman discovers 3 siblings

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 21, 2017 / comments

[Michelle Robertson, SFGATE. Photo: Courtesy: Jaclyn Baxter]

Weeks later, it was confirmed: Baxter, raised as an only child in Concord and later Pollock Pines, now had two siblings. At the same time, Baxter's ...

As a 33-year-old mother of two, Jaclyn Baxter took the mail-in DNA test primarily to learn about her genetic health risks. On a Sunday in March, she spit into a test tube and sent the sample to 23andMe, a genetic testing firm based in Mountain View.

Restoring Angora takes much longer than a decade


SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Cailf. (KOLO) Its been ten years since the Angora Fire burned 3,100 acres and destroyed hundreds of homes in South Lake Tahoe. 

On the ground, things look almost normal. But look up, and the scars of the Angora fire are clearly visible, proving that restoring a charred forest to its natural beauty takes much longer than a decade.

"Forests can regrow and do regrow following major fires," Darcie Collins, executive direction for The League to Save Lake Tahoe, said. 

"But restoration efforts are very important to improve and speed up the restoration process and to help the forest be more resilient."...


Two admit involvement in rash of vehicle burglaries in Stateline, Nevada

[Taylor Pettaway, Sierra Sun]

Two people involved in a number of vehicle burglaries admitted guilt in court Monday, Sept. 18.

Carlos O. Barragan, 29, of Mexico, and Alisha N. Collum, 28, of South Lake Tahoe both pleaded guilty for their roles in a string of burglaries at the Mont Bleu and Hard Rock Casinos in South Lake Tahoe.

On Aug. 17, deputies responded to reports of a burglary in progress at the Hard Rock Casino, where a man had broken into a vehicle and stolen a toolbox, cellphone, and jumper cables. Barragan was caught by casino security and attempted to flee on foot.

Deputies apprehended him a few blocks away at Dotty’s Casino. Collum was later arrested at Mont Bleu after security reviewed video surveillance and discovered Collum was acting as a lookout, as ...


John Devito of Placerville arrested for Stalking

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 20, 2017 / comments

[El Dorado County Sheriff's Office]

Over the past 6 months, El Dorado County Sheriff's deputies have taken a number of reports where an unknown male was calling females and making rude, sexually suggestive comments on the phone. While on the phone, the females could hear the sounds of sexual activity in the background. During these calls, the male was moaning and at times saying the woman's name.