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Placer County Community Service & Support Digest

Out—Hot Dogs. In—Vegan Masala. California School Lunches Go Gourmet


Last year California began providing free school lunches to all TK-12 students, regardless of family income. Now, with an influx of state and federal money, school districts are revamping kitchens and training staff so they can provide freshly made, healthy meals.

Folsom Library Scraps Late Fees, Outstanding Debt


In efforts to enhance access and remove barriers for library patrons, the Folsom Public Library has eliminated all late fees for overdue materials, effective immediately.

Medical Cannabis Paved the Way for Legalization in California. Now Patients Feel Left Behind


Frustration runs deep among medical cannabis patients and advocates who say the commercial market created by Proposition 64 in 2016 isn’t meeting their needs.

Clean Up the Lake Launches Environmental Dive Center


Clean Up the Lake, known for its 72-mile cleanup project around the shores of Lake Tahoe, has opened its Environmental Dive Center at Lake Tahoe.

Roseville Grant Program Awards $605K to Local Nonprofits


Twenty-seven nonprofit organizations serving Roseville residents collectively received $604,766 this summer through the city's competitive annual grant program.

Incline Village Charity Golf Tournament Raises Funds for Veterans


The Military Officers' Association of America, Lake Tahoe Chapter joined with the Incline Village/Crystal Bay Veterans' Club ("Vets' Club") to sponsor the "Thank a Vet" Charity Golf Tournament, which raised more than $100,000 and netted $85,000.

Tahoe Conservancy Grants $500K for Study to Protect Wildlife Corridors


The California Tahoe Conservancy has awarded a $500,000 grant to the nonprofit Wildlands Network, in partnership with Pathways for Wildlife, for a multi-year study of wildlife connectivity in the California side of the Lake Tahoe Basin.

Washoe County Allocates Nearly $1M to Agencies in Lake Tahoe, Settle STR Dispute in Tyrolian Village


The Washoe County Board of County Commissioners approved another allocation of funds to multiple entities on the North Shore, including to the Incline Village Crystal Bay Community & Business Association and the Tahoe Prosperity Center.

California Farmworkers Embroiled in Labor Investigations to Get Free Lawyers


Gov. Gavin Newsom said the state will spend $4.5 million on free legal services for undocumented workers involved in state investigations of wage theft or other labor violations. The lawyers can help with their immigration cases.

18th Annual Tahoe Bike Month Draws Record Participants


With a record number of participants this year, the 18th annual Tahoe Bike Challenge got more people than ever out of their cars to help improve Lake Tahoe's environment and communities.

Children’s Nonprofit in Loomis to be Presented With $500K Award


Assemblymember Joe Patterson will present a $500,000 assembly district-specific discretionary award to Loomis-based Koinonia Family Services. With these funds, Koinonia will be able to streamline and expand its specialized programs that heal trauma in home-like, community environments.

Washoe School District Trustees Approve $27M Construction Contract


The Washoe County School District Board of Trustees approved a contract for construction for $27 million thanks to a grant from the Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation.

Lahontan Community Foundation Awards 24 Grants


The Lahontan Community Foundation this month awarded $227,991 in grants to 24 nonprofits serving the greater Truckee/North Lake Tahoe region.

Tahoe Blue Event Center to Partner With Football Legend Tim Tebow on Professional Hockey Team


Lake Tahoe will have a professional hockey team thanks to former NFL quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow in partnership with David Hodges, CEO of Hodges Management Group LLC and management/operations team of Zawyer Sports & Entertainment.

Truckee Donner Soroptimist Grant $5K to Sierra Community House Family Room


Soroptimist International of Truckee Donner granted $5,000 to Sierra Community House to enhance the educational experience of families participating in its Family Room bilingual early learning program.

Cool Beans Creamery & Deli Celebrates Grand Opening


New business Cool Beans Creamery & Deli has officially opened its doors, serving up ice cream scoops and classic sundaes for the Meyers and South Lake Tahoe communities to enjoy.

Fireside Pizza Raises More Than $18K for Creekside Charter School


Fireside Pizza donated $18,500 to the Creekside Charter School, as part of its decade-long fundraising effort for local nonprofits.

Liberty Utilities Hosts Bread & Broth Dinner


Bread & Broth serves two free hot meals twice weekly and welcomes all members of the Lake Tahoe South Shore community to join its Monday Meal and Second Serving on Fridays.

Campaign Launched to Build Accessibility Ramp in Tahoe Meadows


The Tahoe Fund has partnered with the Tahoe Meadows Access Ramp Committee to raise $150,000 for a new accessibility ramp to the boardwalks.

North Tahoe PUD to Host Walk and Learn Tour


The North Tahoe Public Utility District is hosting the first of three Walk and Learn Tours, which give people an opportunity to join NTPUD’s expert engineers and technicians for informative walks and behind-the-scenes looks at its facilities.

Soroptimist Truckee Donner Raises $40k for Local Scholarships, Grants, Community Projects


Soroptimist International of Tahoe Donner held its 48th Annual Wine and Restaurant Faire, netting over $40,000.

HEROs Sponsor Bread & Broth Meal


The HEROs have been sponsoring four to six meals annually since the inception of the Adopt A Day program in 2011.

Veteran, Woman-Owned Gifting Company Makes Impact on Tight-Knit Community


For owners of Tahoe Gifting Co., graphic designer Darya Shahvaran and veteran Matthew Rautio, the small and beautiful community of Incline Village seemed like the perfect place to place roots in 2020 after trying to find a place to live here for a few years.

Tahoe Forest Health Offers Patient Access to RxLocal


Tahoe Forest Health System patients now have free access to RxLocal, an online web portal and app that is specifically designed to connect patients to a local pharmacy.

Accusations Made Toward IVGID Trustees


Community leaders and previous Board of Trustees members gathered to speak about not only General Manager Indra Winquest’s character and his service to the district, but also the actions that have been taken by the majority of the board that have resulted in disappointment among the community.

Alterra Mountain Company Releases 1st Impact Report


Alterra Mountain Company reinforced its commitment to social responsibility, unveiling its first Impact Report, which is focused on four core pillars: Prioritizing People, Protecting the Planet, Investing in Community, and Operating Responsibly.

North Tahoe Fire, Parasol Team to Expand Wildfire Resilience


North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District has implemented Fire Aside's Defensible Space Evaluation software as part of an expanded commitment to improve residents' wildfire resilience, funded by Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation.

Roseville City School District Serves Up Free Summer Meals


The Roseville City School District’s annual free summer meal program launches Wednesday, June 14. Anyone 18 years of age and younger can receive free breakfasts and lunches at select campuses in the area – without the need for registration.

Base Camp Pizza Raises $21K for Tahoe Biking Association


Base Camp Pizza Co., located in Heavenly Village, recently awarded a check for $21,000 to the Tahoe Area Mountain Biking Association.

Recognize, Report Abuse of Elders, Dependent Adults


June is National Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse Awareness Month, and El Dorado County's Adult Protective Services Program, part of the county's Health and Human Services Agency, is making a special effort to reach out to community members.

Partners Team Up to Spread Awareness About Tahoe Aquatic Invasive Species


The League to Save Lake Tahoe (aka Keep Tahoe Blue) hosted a training course for the people working where the public meets the lake—at marinas and boat ramps—so key information about aquatic invasive species can be shared.

Mother, Daughter Raise $43K in Honor of Kirkwood Co-Founder


Kirkwood Mountain Resort co-founder Dick Reuter loved living in the snowy Sierra Nevada, where he could backpack, hunt and fish.


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