El Dorado County Sheriff's Office responds to calls throughout the county.

The following are calls that only pertain to the South Shore.

8/7
3:21 p.m. - South Avenue: A 62 YEAR OLD FEMALE WAS TRANSPORTED TO BARTON HOSPITAL AFTER SHE ENTERED A LOCAL PET STORE ASKING FOR PARAMEDICS AND THEN COLLAPSED. LIFE SAVING MEASURES WERE ATTEMPTED WITH NEGATIVE RESULT. DUE TO THE FEMALE'S
UNEXPLAINED INJURIES SOUTH LAKE TAHOE POLICE DETECTIVE'S RESPONDED AS WELL.

4:12 p.m. - Johnson Blvd: A 47 YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS ARRESTED FOR BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE

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The former City Council building on Lake Tahoe Blvd is the new home for El Dorado County Mental Health. They'll be packing up their current Johnson Avenue offices on Friday, September 5 and are planning on opening in their new location on Monday, September 8.

It may still be summer but it's not too early to start preparing for the flu season!

There will be three flu shot clinics put on by the El Dorado Health Department on September 24, October 8, 15, 22, 20 and November 5.

Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation is now accepting applications for its fall grant cycle. Applications are available online on the organization’s website www.ltedf.org and are due Sept. 26, 2014.

California may soon be the first state to have a ban on single use plastic bags.

A ban on single use plastic bags is already in place in South Lake Tahoe and 90 other cities and counties in the state of California, but that may soon change. If Governor Brown signs the bill that was sent to him on Friday, the whole state will have a ban on plastic bags for grocery stores and large pharmacies in 2015 and convenience stores in 2016.

Visitors and locals alike will find a variety of activities to enjoy in South Lake Tahoe on Sunday, August 31.

The highlight of the day will be the Annual Labor Day Fireworks show. The show features a simultaneous music broadcast that can be heard on local stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL - AM 1490. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks are visible from all over town.

sixteen contestants from around the country and Canada will give audiences and judges their best material during the San Francisco Comedy Competition event in South Lake Tahoe on Saturday, September 15.

The competition, now in its 39th year, returns to MontBleu with an outstanding group of future stand-up comedy starts picked from hundreds of applicants.

This year’s host is a past contestant himself, Kris Tinkle. Kris' new album, "Maybe I Don't Feel Like Smiling," is current in the top 10 on iTunes. He is also a regular on "The Artie Lange Show."

Utility trailers have become a popular target of thieves recently in South Lake Tahoe. Over the last few weeks almost a dozen trailers of all sizes have been stolen from homes and businesses.

Cardinale Way Toyota had a single car hauler stolen from their lot, a utility company had a trailer stolen, as have local contractors and residents.

A couple of trailers have been recovered, apparently ditched according to South Lake Tahoe Police Lt. Josh Adler.

The first week of school in South Lake Tahoe is in the books, and the early numbers show that enrollment is up for the Lake Tahoe Unified School District's seven schools.

Many students had to miss the first day of school since they didn't have their paperwork and immunizations completed, which are both required to attend local schools.

Angie Kiel, the Public Information Officer for LTUSD, said that it was a hectic first week of school but so far the enrollment numbers show that there are 3,877 students in school. This is up by 156 from the end of school figures from June.

The Recreation Mater Plan has been in front of local citizens, community groups and staff for the past several months, and now their ideas and suggestions has formulated a Draft Master Plan that can now be reviewed.

The Plan is intended to provide strategic guidance for the management, improvement and development of City and County parks, in conjunction with the recreation opportunities provided by other public and private entities in the South Shore.

The public is invited to a weekend of curling events at the South Lake Tahoe Ice Arena on September 6 and 7.

On Saturday the 6th, the World Federation of Curling will meet with Lake Tahoe Epic Curling (LTEC) for a curling session and social. The United States Olympic Curler, Ann Swisshelm will stop by as well. The event is from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Many people living in areas affected by the drought are feeling guilty about participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, so organizers in South Lake Tahoe have given it a new twist.

On Sunday, August 31 at Lakeview Commons, there will be a community wide bucket challenge to raise money for both ALS and local charities. They are asking people to bring their own 5 gallon bucket and $10. At 3 p.m. participants will stand in the water at Lakeview Commons and fill their buckets up with water and have some fun.

The following is a recap of activity the South Lake Tahoe Police Department responded to between July 31 and August 10, 2014. They responded to 412 calls during the 11 day period.

Calls Resulting in Arrests:

7/31
Unlicensed Driver in the 3700 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Drunk in Public in the 4000 block of Lake Tahoe Blvd
Spousal Abuse in the 4100 block of Cedar Ave at 12:53 a.m.
Domestic Violence Battery in the 4100 block of Cedar Ave at 1:37 p.m.
Burglary in the 1000 block of Emerald Bay Rd
Drunk in Public in the 2100 block of South Ave

Live Violence Free welcomed distinguished patrons of the upcoming 15th Annual Sunset Gala to the beautiful Glenbrook, NV home of Lynn Brantley and Doug Tuttle on Saturday, August 23. The Sunset Gala Committee extended appreciation for the patrons’ commitment to the expansion of Live Violence Free’s community services and support. The Sunset Gala Committee and Board of Directors proudly recognized the Honorary Chairwomen of the Sunset Gala, Cathy DiCamillo and Ginger Mitchell, for their combined long-standing dedication and service to Live Violence Free that spans almost 60 years.

Shawna Brekke-Read has been named the City of South Lake Tahoe's new Development Services Director. She is heading to the Sierra from the Bay Area where she has been the Town of Moraga's Planning Director for the last three years.

City Manager Nancy Kerry made the announcement Thursday. “I am very pleased to announce the selection of Shawna Brekke-Read to join the City’s organization leadership team. We are fortunate to recruit a professional of her caliber, experience and tenacity. I am confident Ms. Brekke-Read will serve the community and City Council well.”

Cold Water Brewery and Grill at 2544 Lake Tahoe Blvd. is having their pre-opening job fair; apply Thursday, September 4th 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, September 6th 9-11 a.m. The timing of Cold Water Brewery & Grill’s opening is just perfect. As the South Shore is getting ready to hunker down for the slow season and laying people off, Cold Water Brewery is getting ready to fire up and bring great food, great people and great beer to Midtown.

If you're a student in South Lake Tahoe in grades 8 through 12, you are invited to participate in the juvenile justice system through the county's Teen Court program.

Teens that go through volunteer training will serve as court personnel for real court cases where a minor has admitted to an offense and agreed to be judged by his/her peers.

As soon as the holiday visitors head home after the Labor Day weekend, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) will close State Route 207 to through traffic starting Tuesday, September 2.

Kingsbury Grade will be closed at the top near Tramway Drive. The lake side of the Grade will be open but the valley side will not. NDOT will temporarily re-open SR207 for the Genoa Candy Dance September 27 and 28.

A helicopter with two occupants crash landed near the Horsebend area of Gardnerville on Tuesday afternoon.

The pilot, Doyle Holden and his passenger, Karen Cole, had been fishing on the nearby Carson River. After fishing, they attempted to take off and experienced a malfunction and crashed landed. Holden and Cole suffered minor injuries, and contacted another pilot who flew in and transported them out of the area.

Douglas County Sheriff's Department was notified after Holden and Cole arrived at the Medical Center.

South Lake Tahoe residents are reporting being the target of a phone scam where people pretending to be from Liberty Utilities call and demand payment.

According to the South Lake Tahoe Police Department, the caller tells the resident that they have a past due bill, and threaten to shut off their power if they don't pay the bill over the phone immediately.

Casinos on the South Shore of Lake Tahoe had a gaming win of $25,079,065 in July, which is down 22.5% from the same month a year ago according to the Nevada Gaming Control Board (NGCB).

In figures released today, the NGCB shows the whole state of Nevada almost equal to last July's reported gaming win with $931,819,621 taken in during the month, up .65% from July of 2103.

The gaming win represents the computed income of casinos before business expenses and taxes.

5:35 p.m. update: Fire crews are getting a hand on a brush fire that was burning on the valley side of Kingsbury Grade. Hwy 207 is still closed at the top.

Two heavy air tankers, one single engine air tanker and one helicopter responded as well as multiple fire agencies. Containment is expected soon on the fire.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, fire numbers were near six acres and they have reevaluated it to be 1.5 acres. There is no threat to homes or structures at this time.

Want to know more about the proposed Epic Discovery Project. at Heavenly Village?

The U.S. Forest Service (USFS) will hold an open house on Thursday, September 18, 2014, to explain and answer questions about its draft analysis of a proposal from Heavenly Mountain Resort. The resort has a 40 year lease to operate on national forest lands and now wants to expand year-round, non-skiing activities at the Lake Tahoe resort.

Enjoy an evening on the Safari Rose with Tahoe Arts Project as they have their fall fundraising wine cruise.

On September 18 the boat will leave Round Hill Pines and head over to Emerald Bay for a two hour cruise. Only 50 spots will be sold!

$65 includes wine and appetizers.

To reserve your spot, call TAP at 530-542-3632 or do so on line.

An environmental impact report on the Heavenly Epic Discovery Project is ready for public viewing. The new project, located at Heavenly Mountain Resort, will expand their summer activities to include more canopy tours, hiking and biking trails as well as interpretive activities.

Since 2011 the U.S. Forest Service has allowed more summer activities on national forest lands.

The following increase in activities are being proposed:

Looking for a project you can help out with that makes a different? If so, the second Stewards of Stormwater event might be for you.

The League to Save Lake Tahoe is inviting community members to help mark storm drains and prevent pollution from entering Lake Tahoe on August 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Tahoe Keys.

The League is hosting the event in partnership with the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Keys Property Owners Association.

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