Jessie Parsons 1926-2017


Jessie D. Parsons, El Dorado, California 
December 2, 1926 - July 7, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Chapel of the Pines, Placerville, CA.


Explore history of Cave Rock on East Shore hike

[Mark McLaughlin, Tahoe Weekly]

The jutting promontory of Cave Rock on U.S. Route 50 between Zephyr Cove and Glenbrook, Nev., is a signature geologic feature that you see from nearly every vantage point on Lake Tahoe. This dramatic extrusion towering more than 300 feet above the surface of Big Blue is the eroded remnant of an ancient volcano that spewed hot lava into the Tahoe Basin 3 million years ago. Washoe Indians called it “dE’Ekwadapoc,” meaning gray rock, but by 1861 it bore the name Cave Rock for the shallow grottos hollowed out of the hardened magma by prehistoric high-water levels in the basin. Lake Tahoe has been up to 800 feet higher than it is today.

The trailhead starts at a small parking lot on Cave Rock Drive. Turn in at the Cave Rock Estates sign — just west of the U.S. Route 50 tunnels —and drive uphill 200 yards until you see a small parking area on the left. There you will find a dirt trail that trends slightly uphill parallel to the highway below. The half-mile jaunt from your car to Cave Rock barely qualifies as a mountain hike, but all excursions in the Sierra deserve respect. Don’t forget water, a hat and proper footwea...




South Lake Tahoe Cops to Hold Coffee With a Cop Event Next Tuesday

by Placerville Newswire / Jul 12, 2017 / comments


The California Highway Patrol, South Lake Tahoe office, South Lake Tahoe Police Department, El Dorado County Sheriff are inviting community members to come out and discuss community issues, have coffee, and build relationships on Tuesday, July 18.

The event goes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on at the Starbucks at the South Y Center.

The Coffee with a Cop event provides the opportunity for community members to ask questions and learn more about the Department’s work in El Dorado County’s neighborhoods.

Former President Bill Clinton expected to fly into South Lake Tahoe

[South Tahoe Now]

uring the South Lake Tahoe City Council meeting Tuesday, City Manager Nancy Kerry said former President Bill Clinton may be arriving into town for the American Century Championship celebrity golf tournament at Stateline this week.

While the former president isn't scheduled to play golf during the American Century Championship at Edgewood Tahoe this week, he may be arriving at the Lake Tahoe Airport as celebrities are also arriving, said Kerry.

The city has made preparations for his arrival, but there is no guarantee he'll show, she said....



Stationless Bike Shares to Start in South Lake Tahoe This Week

[Kathleen Pender, San Francisco Chronicle]

It operates stationless systems in Key Biscayne, Fla.; Greensboro, N.C.; and South Bend, Ind. It plans to launch in South Lake Tahoe this week and ...

San Francisco has issued its permit application for stationless bike-sharing operators, which could pave the way for more systems to compete with the expanding Ford GoBike program...

Bike sharing is a huge phenomenon, especially in China, where a stationless, park-anywhere model has attracted billions of dollars in funding...

Stationless bicycles can be parked anywhere it’s legal to park a bike because the locking and locator technology resides solely on the bike. The upside is that stationless bikes can be used anywhere in the city, not just where stations are available. The downside is that they could end up cluttering sidewalks.