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					   Vintage 4, Nip 11          What’s Brewing in Truckee/North Tahoe   12 October – 8 November 2006          Priceless




                                                                          Step into the Ring
Entren al Ring                                                            •   Truckee Town Council, 24
• Concejo de la Ciudad de Truckee, 24                                     •   School board, 29
• Distrito Escolar, 28                                                    •   Our U.S. Congressional Rep., 30
• Medidas Electorales, 27                                                 •   Ballot Measures, 27

También en esta edición:
                                                                          Also in this edition:
Definir la Sustentabilidad... 4
                                                                          Define Sustainability... 5
Extranjeros que se convirtieron en
                                                                          Foreigners who became locals 15
residentes, 14
                                                                          Meet the Wastebuster 21
Conozcan al Caza Basura, 20
                Semillas del futuro                                                                          Seeds of the Future
                                                                                                                                             Left to right, Sean McDermott, Kyle Lewis, Patrick
Alumnos de North Tahoe Middle                                                                                                                McElravey, and Jackson Wood pose with their garden
School diseñan un nuevo campus                                                                                                               creation. (Photo by Susan Schnier)

con vegetación autóctona                                                                                                                     De izquierda a derecha, Sean McDermott, Kyle Lewis,
                                                                                                                                             Patrick McElravey, y Jackson Wood posaron con su
Por Susan Schnier                                                                                                                            creación de jardinería. (Fotografía de Susan Schnier)

Moonshine Ink
                                                                                                                                                 At Alder Creek Middle School, the
    ¿Cómo se hace para que los niños no                                                                                                      classroom component was integrated into
pisoteen las flores y utilicen la acera?                                                                                                     an ecology class in which students
Permita que ellos mismos planten en el                                                                                                       learned what native plants are and how
jardín. Cuando el campus de North                                                                                                            they are adapted to particular environ-
Tahoe Middle School abrió este año, Rob                                                                                                      ments. They also researched Tahoe
Basile rápidamente se hizo cargo del con-                                                                                                    native plants and created a plan for
trato de paisajismo debido a que quería                                                                                                      planting and a plant list. At North Tahoe
trabajar con niños. El mes pasado, los                                                                                                       Middle School, the classroom component
alumnos recibieron una educación prácti-                                                                                                     centered around teaching students how
ca, replantando su escuela con árboles y                                                                                                     to take pride in their accomplishments to
plantas autóctonas. Rob es un ingeniero                                                                                                      develop a sense of belonging and pur-
                                                en enseñarles a los alumnos cómo
civil que emprendió su empresa de                                                             North Tahoe Middle School Kids                 pose. Many of the teachers plan to relate
paisajismo, Best Management Practices           enorgullecerse de sus logros a fin de
                                                desarrollar un sentido de pertenencia y de    Landscape New Campus with                      this project to other classroom work
(BMP) (Mejores prácticas de dirección),                                                                                                      throughout the year.
tres años atrás. ¨Mi padre me crió con el       propósito. Muchas de las maestras             Native Vegetation
                                                                                                                                                 Teacher Lindee Eckert played the
paisajismo desde que iba a la primaria¨,        planean relacionar este proyecto a otros
                                                                                              By Susan Schnier                               largest organizational role at the school.
dice Rob. ¨Quería transmitírselo a estos        trabajos dentro de clase a lo largo del
                                                                                              Moonshine Ink                                  “We wanted the kids to have buy-in and
niños y ayudarlos a construir un sentido        año.
                                                                                                                                             to be responsible for their new school,”
de orgullo y de propiedad. Y no sólo se             La maestra Lindee Eckert tuvo el
                                                                                                  How do you get kids to stop trampling      Lindee said. “It’s even had a calming
trata de paisajismo, sino que también del       mayor papel organizacional de toda la
                                                                                              the flowers and use the sidewalk? Let          effect. Look, they’re wiping their shoes
control de la erosión¨.                         escuela. ¨Queríamos que los alumnos se
                                                                                              them plant the garden themselves. When         off before they go in.”
    Las plantas controlan la erosión al         abastecieran y que fueran responsables de
                                                                                              the North Tahoe Middle School campus               A group of boys explained how they
mantener la tierra unida con sus raíces y       su nueva escuela¨, dijo Lindee. ¨Hasta
                                                                                              opened this year Rob Basile nabbed the         dug holes the size of the potted plants,
al permitir que más agua de lluvia y de         tuvo un efecto tranquilizante. Mire, hasta
                                                                                              landscaping contract because he was will-      put in fertilizer, and then buried the
nieve se absorba en lugar de que se escur-      se limpian los zapatos antes de entrar¨.
                                                                                              ing to work with kids. Last month, the         plants in the dirt. What was the best
ra. Las plantas autóctonas de Tahoe se              Un grupo de alumnos explicó cómo
                                                                                              students received a hands-on education,        part? “We get to come back every year,
adaptan a las grandes cantidades de nieve       hacen los agujeros del tamaño de una
                                                                                              re-vegetating their school with native         see it grow and know we did it,” said
y a una temporada de verano más breve.          planta en maceta, colocan fertilizante, y
                                                                                              plants and trees.                              Patrick McElravey.
    El proyecto fue facilitado por Sierra       luego plantan en la tierra. ¿Cuál fue la
                                                                                                  A civil engineer, Rob started his land-        A group of girls planted a flower plum
Watershed Education Partnership                 mejor parte? ¨Regresamos todos los años,
                                                                                              scaping company, Best Management               tree by digging a large hole, removing the
(SWEP), dirigido por el director de             la vemos crecer y sabemos que fuimos
                                                                                              Practices (BMP), three years ago. “My          rocks, putting in compost, planting and
proyectos Jan Ellis. SWEP incluye a             nosotros quiénes lo hicimos¨, dijo Patrick
                                                                                              dad raised me landscaping since I was in       burying the tree. The best part? “Our
alumnos en proyectos de la comunidad a          McElravey.
                                                                                              middle school,” said Rob. “I wanted to         school is going to be beautiful,” one girl
fin de que protejan el medio ambiente a             Un grupo de alumnas plantó un ciru-
                                                                                              pass it on to these kids and help them         exclaimed.
través de la educación en la ciencia de         elo tras cavar un gran pozo, remover las
                                                                                              create a sense of pride and ownership.             Rob’s favorite part? “Seeing kids learn
aguas divisorias y esfuerzos en el área.        rocas, colocar compost, plantar y enterrar
                                                                                              And it’s not only landscaping, but it’s        about landscaping and erosion control,
Otros proyectos incluyen plantar semillas       el árbol. ¿Cuál fue la mejor parte?
                                                                                              also erosion control.”                         because they don’t learn about it in
para un proyecto de reforestación,              ¨Nuestra escuela va a verse hermosa¨,
                                                                                                  Plants control erosion by holding the      school.”
analizar los terrenos de estudio de Forest      exclamó una niña. ¿Cuál es la parte
                                                                                              soil together with their roots and allow-          Though the event took place in a day,
Health (Bienestar de los bosques) para          favorita de Rob? ¨Ver cómo los niños
                                                                                              ing more water from rain and snow to           Rob and his crew spent several weeks
un experimento de quema recomendado             aprenden acerca del paisajismo y del con-
                                                                                              soak in rather than run off. Tahoe native      heavily seeding areas around the parking
y llevar a cabo relevamientos de plantas y      trol de la erosión, ya que no lo aprenden
                                                                                              plants are adapted to heavy snow loads         lot and fields with native grass and wild-
controlar el flujo de la corriente del Trout    en la escuela¨.
                                                                                              and a short summer season.                     flowers.
Creek.                                              A pesar de que el suceso duró un día,
                                                                                                  The project was facilitated by the             Attendance was notably good the day
    Los maestros tuvieron un rol impor-         Rob y todo su equipo dedicaron varias
                                                                                              Sierra Watershed Education Partnership         of the project and the teachers seemed
tante en el aconteciemiento de revegetar        semanas a sembrar áreas en torno al esta-
                                                                                              (SWEP), led by Project Director Jan            just as enthusiastic as the kids. “It gives
que duró un día y que también incluyó           cionamiento y terrenos con césped
                                                                                              Ellis. SWEP involves students in commu-        me an excuse to wear shorts to school,”
un componente de clase. Cada clase              autóctono y flores silvestres.
                                                                                              nity projects to protect the environment       one teacher said. One student turned
dedicó una parte al diseño, los costados            La asistencia fue notablemente buena
                                                                                              through watershed science education and        down his parents’ offer to let him miss a
de las entradas y la escuela, a la deco-        el día del proyecto y los maestros se veían
                                                                                              field efforts. Other projects include plant-   day of school to go on a house boat on
ración con plantas autóctonas y                 tan entusiasmados como los alumnos.
                                                                                              ing seedlings for a reforestation project,     Lake Shasta so he could help plant.
resistentes a la sequía y árboles como los      ¨Me da una excusa para venir con pan-
                                                                                              analyzing Forest Health study plots for a          Projects like this have been taking
sauces llorones, álamos, alisos y agujas.       talones cortos a la escuela¨, dijo un maes-
                                                                                              prescribed burn experiment and conduct-        place at schools throughout the school
    En Alder Creek Middle School, el            tro. Un alumno rechazó la propuesta de
                                                                                              ing plant surveys and stream flow moni-        district. The Alder Creek Middle School
componente de clase fue integrado a una         sus padres de dejarlo faltar un día a la
                                                                                              tors of Trout Creek.                           landscaped their campus at the end of
clase de ecología en la que los alumnos         escuela para ir en una casa flotante en
                                                                                                  Teachers played a large part in the all-   June and the North Tahoe High School
aprendieron acerca de las plantas autóc-        Lake Shasta de modo que pudiera ayudar
                                                                                              day re-vegetating event, which also            did theirs on Sept 21.
tonas y cómo éstas se adaptan a ciertos         a plantar.
                                                    Se han llevado a cabo proyectos de        included a classroom component. Each
medio ambientes. También investigaron                                                         class spent one period landscaping the            More Info
acerca de las plantas autóctonas de Tahoe       esta índole en todo el distrito escolar.
                                                                                              sides of the entranceways and the school,         Sierra Watershed Education
y crearon un plan para plantar y una lista      Alder Creek Middle School diseñó su
                                                                                              building with native, drought-tolerant         Partnerships: 4swep.org
de plantas. En North Tahoe Middle               campus a fines de junio y North Tahoe
                                                                                              plants and trees like willows, aspens,            Best Management Practice (BMP):
School, el componente de clase se basó          High School diseñó el de ellos el 21 de
                                                                                              alders and spirea.                             bmptahoe.com, 530-308-2920.
                                                septiembre.

2       12 October – 8 November   2006         Moonshine Ink                                                                                                                  www.moonshineink.com
           i                            n                                   s                               i               d                                 e
Cover Stories                                                                                                              Mountain Life                                                      En Español
                                                 5 Define Sustainability for Tahoe..                                                                                                             4 Definir la Sustentabilidad
                                                      An outsider team brings fresh perspective to our region, lumping
                                                                                                                           35 Magic Mushrooms...
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Un equipo externo trae nuevas perspectivas
                                                      us in with Northern Nevada, and deciding if we have a                      Linda talks about medicinal mushrooms that are
                                                                                                                                                                                                     para nuestra región, unirnos con el Norte de
                                                      sustainable future                                                         adaptogens, amazing multi-taskers that help
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Nevada, y decidir si tenemos un futuro sus-
                                                                                                                                 your body recover from chronic illness, surgery,
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tentable.
                                                                                                                                 hormonal imbalances, altitude sickness, and a
                                              15 Foreigners who became locals                                                    number of heart, lung and digestive problems.
                                                      Five long-time locals share their story of why they came and why                                                                           6 Reunión del Concejo
                                                      they stayed                                                                                                                                    Octubre, el mes para terminar con el cáncer de
                                                                                                                           36 Snowboarding and
                                                                                                                                                                                                     pecho y la violencia; reciente subsidio traerá
                                              21 Meet the Wastebuster                                                         global warming                                                         cubos de reciclaje al centro de Truckee, y el
                                                      He’s vigilant, he’s thorough, and he wears a bag on his head; In           Absinthe Films invites the world to join the                        trato con la FEMA.
                                                      this inaugural column, the Wastebuster follows our trash to its            movement to stop global warming
                                                      final resting place                                                                                                                        8 Proyectos de ley del
                                                                                                                           37 Flip’s Friends
       15                                                                                                                        He’s big, he’s well-behaved, he’s gentle Ben
                                                                                                                                                                                                   Estado y Martis Valley
                                              24 Who will make it to the final round?                                                                                                                Una breve recapitulación sobre las leyes
                                                      We cover three local races, the rest is up to you                                                                                              aprobadas esta temporada; y la conclusión
                                                                                                                           40 Readers respond to vegan                                               sobre el litigio por Martis Valley, busquen una
                                                                                                                                                                                                     artículo con información en profundidad en la
                                                                                                                           42 Curl up with Dracula
News                                                                                                                             Book reviewer Eve Quesnel pulls a classic off the
                                                                                                                                                                                                     próxima edición de Moonshine Ink.

                                                                                                                                 shelf and shows how it is timeless                            14 Extranjeros que se
                                                7 Council meeting                                                                                                                                 convirtieron en residentes
        19                                            October, the month to stop breasts and violence; recent grant will   44 Paesano Productions                                                    Cinco residentes de larga data comparten la
                                                      bring recycling bins to downtown Truckee and dealing with FEMA             The mission is to bring music back to the people                    historia de por qué vinieron y por qué se
                                                                                                                                                                                                     quedaron.
                                                9 State Bills                                                              47 To build an art community
                                                      A quick recap on bills signed into law this session
                                                                                                                                 The Town of Truckee is considering making art a               20 El Caza Basura
                                                                                                                                 priority, why you should care and what you can                      Es vigilante, es minucioso, lleva una bolsa en su
                                                                                                                                 do, by Carole Sesko                                                 cabeza; en esta columna, el caza basura per-
                                                9 Martis Valley                                                                                                                                      sigue nuestra basura hasta su destino final.
                                                      A conclusion to the litigation, look for an in-depth story in
                                                      Moonshine Ink in upcoming months                                                                                     44
                                                                                                                                                                                               24 ...al último round
                                                                                                                                                                                                     Cubrimos tres elecciones locales, el resto se lo
                                             18 What Kindness can do                                                                                                                                 dejamos a ustedes
                                                      Java Jabber


                                             23 Earthcapades: photos                                                       The Regulars                                                        34 Hongos Mágicos
                                                                                                                           The Spout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10                     Linda habla sobre hongos medicinales que son
                                                      A recycling, juggling, magic show
                                                                                                                           Wellness & Learning . . . . . . . .starts 36                              adaptógenos, maravillosos multitareas que ayu-
                                                                                                                                                                                                     dan a nuestro cuerpo a recuperarse de varios
                                                                                                                           Rocking Stone cultural beat . . . .starts 40
                                                                                                                                                                                                     padecimientos.
                                               On the Cover: Illustration by Sara Zimmerman                                Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47




        Top Guns
        Maverick Elegado
        (mayumi@moonshineink.com)                                                                                                                       Where are you?
        Goose Zimmerman                                                                                                                                   ¿Dónde estás?
        (saraz@moonshineink.com)


        Fighter Pilots (Writers)                                                                                                                                                    To join the Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, con-
        Ronnie Colby             Eve Quesnel                                                                                                                                        tact Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation at 30-587-
        Amber Fuger              Susan Schnier                                                                                                                                      1776 or email martha@ttcf.net
        Lucila Hussek            Carole Sesko                                                                                                                                       Para unirse al Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund,
        Linda Lindsay            Flip Speckleman                                                                                                                                    comuníquese con la Fundación de la Comunidad de
        Jennifer McCombs         Kira Yannetta                                                                                                                                      Truckee al 30-587-1776 o vía email martha@ttcf.net.

        Ground Crew (Artists)                                 Editor’s Box:               The goal is to identify 1,000                              La Caja del Editor:                 La meta es identificar 1.000 mujeres
        Grant Barta              Sara Zimmerman
                                                              We are queens           women to contribute $1,000 and                                                                  que puedan contribuir con $1.000 y
                                                                                      raise $1 million within 1 year. “I have                        Somos Reinas                     recaudar $1 millón en un año. “No
        Mission Control (Translators)                         no doubt that we will achieve this goal,” says Martha Simon,                           tengo duda de que alcanzaremos esta meta”, dijo Martha Simon, de la
        Fiorella Felici           Cecilia Filipello           of the Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation. Dubbed the                                  Fundación de la Comunidad de Truckee Tahoe (TTCF por siglas en
                                                              Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund, the project recently                                     inglés). El proyecto apodado ‘Queen of Hearts Women’s Fund’ (Fondo
                                                              reached the half-way mark. The money will be placed into                               Reina de Corazones), alcanzó recientemente la mitad de su objetivo. El
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what’s brewing in Truckee
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           ¿Tahoe, sustentable?
    Un grupo asesor redefine el alcance de nuestra región y
          asesorará en cuanto a la sustentabilidad

Por Ronnie Colby
                                              tiempo se oponen al crecimiento y con-
Moonshine Ink                                 sumen aceite vegetal . Otros pueden con-
                                              siderarlo como una buena idea en lo
                                              abstracto, pero a la que nunca se llegará
   La sustentabilidad es un término muy
                                              en verdad. Un grupo se mostró en
amplio que se usa con frecuencia en la
                                              desacuerdo recientemente respecto de
actualidad. ¿Alguna vez se preguntó lo
                                              ambas tendencias.
que realmente significa ¨ sustentabilidad¨
                                                  Existe una oportunidad singular en la
y cómo lograrla aquí en Truckee/Tahoe?
                                              actualidad, en la que un grupo de volun-
A medida que la población crece – se
                                              tarios (principalmente) ofrecerán una          El equipo del SDAT presenta sus conclusiones y las recomendaciones preliminares ante una
espera que a nivel regional se duplique
                                              fresca ¨perpectiva desde afuera¨ en cuan-      audiencia en el Reno's McKinley Arts and Culture Center. El equipo llevó a cabo talleres públi-
para el 2025-, ¿hacemos todo lo que
                                              to a la sustentabilidad del futuro de nues-    cos de cuatro días y solicitó comentarios acerca de la sustentabilidad de la región Reno- Carson-
podemos para asegurarnos de que se pre-                                                      Tahoe y culminará con un informe detallado con recomendaciones específicas de la región a
                                              tra región. La definición en cuanto a lo
serve la calidad de vida de la que                                                           presentarse cerca del 1 de diciembre. (Courtesy photo)
                                              que abarca la región local puede sorpren-
gozamos hoy? Si usted ha ahondado en el
                                              derlo; de hecho, este fue el primer tema
concepto de sustentabilidad, quizá se                                                       medio ambiente y el lugar. Al lograr el                 El equipo se reunió en el North Shore
                                              abordado en los recientes debates.
haya dado cuenta de que el término sim-                                                     equilibrio entre los sistemas culturales,           Conference Center (Centro de conferen-
                                                  El American Institute of Architects
plemente significa mantener intactas las                                                    ambientales y económicos, las comu-                 cias de la costa Norte) en Kings Beach el
                                              (Instituto estadounidense de arquitectos)
cualidades positivas de un área para gen-                                                   nidades pueden sustentar un lugar como              25 y 26 de septiembre a fin de reunir
                                              trajo a estos ¨afueranos¨ al área, bajo el
eraciones futuras.                                                                          un marco para el asentamiento humano¨.              aportes públicos por parte de los ciu-
                                              apodo Sustainable Design and
   Algunos pueden sostener que la ¨sus-                                                         El equipo SDAT llevó a cabo varias              dadanos locales. Los representantes del
                                              Assessment Team (SDAT) (Equipo
tentabilidad¨ es sólo una forma de pro-                                                     reuniones en Reno y en Lake Tahoe a                 Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, arqui-
                                              preservador de diseño y evaluación). La
mocionar los órdenes del día de aquellos                                                    fines de septiembre, y recavó comentar-             tectos locales, empresarios locales, profe-
                                              meta del grupo es ¨… ayudar a las comu-
que se preocupan por el medio ambiente,                                                     ios públicos e información pertinente, y            sores y maestros, planificadores de la
                                              nidades de modo que puedan crear una
que protegen los árboles y que al mismo                                                     le presentó a la región las ideas del proce-        Town of Truckee, y otros asistieron,
                                              relación sustentable entre las personas, el
                                                                                            so de revisión del SDAT. Luego determi-             escucharon y comentaron.
                                                                                            narán cuán ¨sustentable¨ es la región al                Unos 20 miembros de la región de
                                                                                            evaluar seis factores principales: el bien-         Tahoe asistieron a la reunión del 26 de
                                                                                            estar socioeconómico actual, la calidad             septiembre y presentaron al grupo la
                                                                                            del agua, la cantidad de agua, la energía,          evaluación y las metodologías. Al día
                                                                                            el transporte, y el uso de la tierra.               siguiente, en un taller que se prolongó
                                                                                                El SDAT ayuda a que las comu-                   desde las 8.30 a.m. hasta las 3.30 p.m., el
                                                                                            nidades entiendan la estructura de su               mismo número de personas compartió
                                                                                            región en diversos contextos: por ejemp-            una jornada en la que se abordó un análi-
                                                                                            lo, como ecosistema, tal como es el caso            sis de ¨ fortalezas, debilidades, oportu-
                                                                                            del sistema acuático Lake Tahoe-Truckee             nidad y amenazas (SWOT, según su sigla
                                                                                            River-Pyramid Lake. También investiga               en inglés)¨ de cada uno de los seis fac-
                                                                                            las interacciones que existen entre los sis-        tores principales.
                                                                                            temas ecológicos, sociológicos, económi-                El proceso fue en ocasiones polémico
                                                                                            cos y físicos; visualiza el posible futuro          pero en general el grupo llegaba a un
                                                                                            con y sin la implementación de un plan;             consenso después de bastante debate. Los
                                                                                            articula la calidad de la región; avanza            especialistas del AIA (incluso los arqui-
                                                                                            sobre los principios de comunidades sus-            tectos, los diseñadores urbanos, planifi-
                                                                                            tentables; y define las funciones e intere-         cadores, hidrólogos, economistas, aboga-
                                                                                            ses de varios accionistas (tanto del sector         dos, entre otros) moderaron, preguntaron
                                                                                            público como del privado).                          y aclararon comentarios públicos cuando
                                                                                                A fin de proveer de la más objetiva             se necesitó, y pusieron por escrito las
                                                                                            evaluación, los miembros del grupo no               respuestas.
                                                                                            pertenecen a estas comunidades – no                     Además, hubo un gran desacuerdo
                                                                                            tienen un orden del día político.                   entre los que asistieron en cuanto a si
                                                                                            Escuchan y luego utilizan los principios            ¨Northern Nevada¨ es realmente una
                                                                                            de diseño sustentable, extraídos de áreas           región cohesiva. El miembro del panel
                                                                                            de todo el mundo, para realizar sugeren-            del SDAT, Dr. Warren Flint, luego le
                                                                                            cias con fundamento específicas de la               pidió al grupo que imaginara Lake Tahoe
                                                                                            región del Noreste de Nevada/ Reno-                 sin Reno, Sparks, Carson City, o
                                                                                            Carson-Tahoe                                        Minden. ¨Imagínen solo Lake Tahoe y
                                                                                                Han determinado que la ¨región¨                 Truckee. ¿Cómo se vería? Pregúntense:
                                                                                            comprende las comunidades de Lake                   Cómo sería Tahoe si no hubiera nada
                                                                                            Tahoe, Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Carson                más que un desierto al Este de las Sierras
                                                                                            City y Minden, y la han apodado                     ¨, dijo. ¿Dónde hacen las compras? ¿ De
                                                                                            ¨Northern Nevada¨.
                                                                                                                                                                  Vea Sustentabilidad pág.6

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                                                                                                                                                              Truckee General Plan 2025
                                                                                                                                                                   nears finish line
                                                                                                                                                             The grand Plan is nearing comple-
                                                                                                       and recorded the responses.
                   A Sustainable Tahoe?                                                                    Foremost, there was considerable dis-
                                                                                                       agreement among attendees on whether
                                                                                                                                                         tion. Town Council is currently review-
                                                                                                                                                         ing the Truckee 2025 General Plan
                                                                                                       “Northern Nevada” really is a cohesive            through a series of public hearings. The
Consulting group redefines                                                                             region. SDAT panel member Dr. Warren              public comment portion of the hearing
our region’s scope, will offer                                                                         Flint then asked the group to imagine             closed on October 2 and Council is no
                                                                                                       Lake Tahoe without Reno, Sparks, Carson           longer accepting public comments.
advice on sustainability                                                                               City, or Minden. “Imagine it as just Lake         Council will begin discussions and
                                                                                                       Tahoe and Truckee. What would it be               debates on the Plan on Monday,
By Ronnie Colby                                                                                        like? Ask yourself: how would Tahoe look
                                                                                                                                                         October 16 at 6 p.m. in the Council
Moonshine Ink                                                                                          if there was nothing but desert east of the
                                                                                                                                                         Chambers in Town Hall. Please go to
                                                                                                       Sierras,” he said. Where do you shop?
                                                                                                       Where does the traffic come from? Where           www.truckee2025.org/meeting.htm for
    Sustainability is an umbrella term get-
                                                                                                       do the tourist dollars come from? Where           information. The meetings are televised
ting thrown around frequently these days.
Ever wonder what ‘sustainability’ actually                                                             does the area’s labor come from? Where            live on Channel 6.
means and how to do it here in                                                                         can you afford to live? Where does
Truckee/Tahoe? As the population grows                                                                 Tahoe’s water flow?                                  Comments made by the public and
– regionally it is expected to double by                                                                   After the group agreed that it is useful      being considered by the Town can be
2025 – are we doing all that we can to                                                                 and indeed necessary to speak of the area
                                                                                                                                                         found in their entirety at www.truck-
ensure that this presently enjoyed quality      The SDAT Team presents its findings and prelimi-       as a whole, the SWOT analysis moved
                                                                                                                                                         ee2025.org/comment.htm. We bet that
of life is sustained? If you have delved into   nary recommendations to an audience at Reno's          on. A few samples of the comments
                                                McKinley Arts and Culture Center. The Team hosted      include:                                          you will be surprised at what you find
the concept of sustainability, you probably     four days of public workshops soliciting comment on
                                                                                                           • Retired UC Davis professor and cur-         there.
realize that the term simply means keep-        the sustainability of the Reno-Carson-Tahoe region
ing the positive qualities of an area intact    and will culminate in a detailed report with region-   rent Truckee Planning Commissioner Bob
for future generations.                         specific recommendations due around December 1.        Johnston, who helped write the first ero-             After a series of their own delibera-
                                                (Courtesy Photo)                                       sion and sedimentation study pertaining
    Some may suspect ‘sustainability’ is just                                                                                                            tions throughout summer, the Planning
a guise for promoting the agendas of tree                                                              to this region in 1969, said that “lots has       Commission made recommendations on
                                                in place; articulates the qualities of a               been done but not enough” (referring to
hugging, anti-growth vegetable oil-swill-       region; advances the principles of sustain-                                                              the Plan to the Town Council. See
ing greenies. Others may see it as a nice                                                              the sustainability of the Tahoe Basin). For
                                                able communities; and defines various                                                                    Planning Commission deliberations and
idea in the abstract, but not really achiev-                                                           example, there has not been a decrease in
                                                stakeholders’ roles and interests (from                the number of miles traveled around the           the resulting recommendations at
able. A group visited recently that begs to     both the public and private sectors).                                                                    www.truckee2025.
differ on both parts.                               In order to provide the most objective                                                               org/docs/pcres0619.pdf.
    A unique opportunity is currently           assessment, the team members are from
underway, where a group of volunteers                                                                                      See Sustainable page 7
                                                outside the particular communities – they
(essentially) will offer a fresh ‘outsider’s    hold no political agenda. They listen and
perspective’ on the sustainability of our       then use principles of sustainable design,
region’s future. The definition of what         gleaned from areas around the world, to
comprises the local region might surprise       make informed suggestions specific to the
you; in fact, this was the first hurdle in      Northern Nevada/Reno-Carson-Tahoe
recent discussions.                             region.
    American Institute of Architects                They’ve determined the ‘region’
(AIA) brought these ‘outsiders’ to the          encompasses Lake Tahoe communities,
area, bestowing them with the name              Truckee, Reno, Sparks, Carson City, and
Sustainable Design and Assessment Team          Minden – and have dubbed it “Northern
(SDAT). The group’s stated goal is “…           Nevada.”
helping communities create a sustainable            The team met at the North Shore
relationship between humans, the natural        Conference Center in Kings Beach
environment, and place. By achieving            September 25 and 26 to gather public
balance between cultural, environmental,        input from local citizens. Representatives
and economic systems, communities can           from the Tahoe Regional Planning
sustain a place as a stage for human settle-    Agency, local architects, local business
ment.”                                          people, professors and teachers, Town of
    The SDAT team held several meetings         Truckee planners, and others, attended,
in Reno and Lake Tahoe in late                  listened, and commented.
September, gathering public comments,               Some 20 members of the Tahoe region
collecting pertinent information, and pre-      attended the September 26 meeting,
senting to the region the ideas of the          introducing the evaluation team and
SDAT review process. They will then             methodologies. The following day, at a
determine how “sustainable” the region is       workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the
by evaluating six core factors: current         same number of attendees shared a table
socioeconomic well being, water quality,        for the day’s duration and hashed through
water quantity, energy, transportation, and     a “Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities
land use.                                       and Threats” (SWOT) analysis of each of
    SDAT helps communities understand           the six core factors.
their region’s structure in various contexts        The process was at times contentious
–for example, as an ecosystem, such as the      but generally the group reached a consen-
Lake Tahoe-Truckee River-Pyramid Lake           sus after much discussion. AIA specialists
aquatic system. It also explores interac-       (including architects, urban designers,
tions between ecological, sociological,         planners, hydrologists, economists, attor-
economic, and physical systems; visualizes      neys, and others) moderated, questioned
potential futures with and without a plan       and clarified public comments as needed,

what’s brewing in Truckee                                                                                                                     Moonshine Ink       12 October – 8 November   2006     5
Golosina                                    A l l í                 M i s m o                  Tenerlo en cuenta


    Virgin dona
    $3 mil millones
                                                   Violencia Doméstica, Cubos de Reciclaje para el
        El fundador de Virgin
    Group Richard Branson                            Centro de Truckee, y Trabajos con la FEMA
    anunció que donará $3 mil
    millones a la tecnología de             El Concejo de Truckee                             Clothesline Project, una muestra de remeras        Reparación de Daños por la
    energía limpia, afectando               Alcade Beth Ingalls                               con inscripciones que cuentan historias            Inundación de 2005 y FEMA
    tanto la conciencia respecto            Vice alcalde Richard Anderson                     escritas por victimas de violencia doméstica.         Las inundaciones ocurridas a finales de
    del clima como a los círculos           Barbara Green                                                                                        2005 originaron grandes daños en caminos y
    filantrópicos. Branson espera           Josh Susman                                           El Instituto Nacional de Cáncer informa        otras infraestructuras de la ciudad. Durante
    que la nueva tecnología                 Craig Threshie                                    que, entre las mujeres, el cáncer de pecho es      el procesamiento inicial de la FEMA
    ayude a que su aerolínea                                                                  el cáncer más diagnosticado después del            (Agencia Federal para el Manejo de
    contribuya menos en el reca-            ~ Reunión del 5 de octubre de 2006                cáncer de piel nomelanoma, y es la segunda         Emergencias), todavía había de tres a cuatro
    lentamiento mundial y a                                                                   causa de muertes después del cáncer de pul-        pies de nieve que escondieron la magnitud
    proveer de un modelo para                                                                 món, dijo el Concejal Susman, al anunciar          total de los daños, dijo el Ingeniero del
    otras aerolíneas futuras.               Por Ronnie Colby                                  el mes de Concientización sobre Cáncer de          Municipio Dan Wilkins. La FEMA aprobó
                                            Moonshine Ink                                     Pecho. El Instituto también estima, basado         los trabajos únicamente para los sitios que
    Tranquility en venta                                                                      en los índices actuales, que un 13,2 por cien-     pudieron observar, y estimó los costos de
        La finca de Tahoe de 210            Octubre: Mes de la Concientización                to de las mujeres que nacen en la actualidad       manera bastante diferente a como lo hizo el
    acres (85 hectáreas) conoci-            sobre la Violencia Doméstica y sobre              serán diagnosticadas con cáncer de pecho en        municipio, dijo el Sr. Wilkins. Las ofertas de
    da con el nombre                                                                          algún momento de sus vidas.                        los contratitas para los trabajos excedieron
                                            el Cáncer de Pecho
    ¨Tranquility¨ y que pertenece               Durante este año han ocurrido en el esta-                                                        dramáticamente los presupuestos de la
    al cofundador de Tommy                                                                    Subvención para traer cubos de                     FEMA y los primeros trabajos revelaron que
                                            do 117 muertes directamente relacionadas
    Hilfiger hace poco se cotizó            con la violencia doméstica y familiar, y lam-
                                                                                              reciclaje y bolsas azules gratuitas                los costos de reparación efectivos serían de
    en el mercado por un valor              entablemente dos de ellas sucedieron en               El Municipio recibió una subvención de         3,5 veces los cálculos de la FEMA. El
    de $100 millones.                       Truckee, dijo Rod Gillespie, Coordinador de       $75.000 del Dep de Conservación de                 Municipio inició un proceso de apelación
        Tranquility¨ fue cotizada           Proyectos del Centro de Asistencia para           California, informó la Coordinadora de             para solicitar el reembolso de la diferencia
    por Shari Chase, la fundado-            Víctimas y Testigos del Condado de Nevada.        Reciclaje Nicole Dorr. Entre 133 solici-           en los costos de infraestructura, dijo
    ra/ directora y de peso pesado          Gillespie instó a los ciudadanos a reportar a     tantes, sólo 17 fueron aprobados para recibir      Wilkins. Sorprendentemente, pasada la
    de los bienes raíces Chase              las autoridades cualquier sospecha de abuso.      fondos, dijo Dorr. El dinero será destinado a      mitad del proceso de petición, la FEMA
    International. Shari fue noti-          Servicios para Mujeres de Tahoe (TWS por          la colocación de cubos de reciclaje en             aceptó el aumento en los costos.
    cia en 1998 cuando se con-              siglas en inglés) se encarga de prevenir y        Comercial Row y a la distribución de bolsas           El personal del Municipio recomienda
    virtió en la tenedora del               educar, trabaja en paralelo con la policía, y     azules, entre otras actividades de reciclaje. El   proseguir con el trabajo de reparación nece-
    récord a nivel mundial por la           está marcando una gran diferencia, afirmó.        Concejal Treshie preguntó si los contene-          sario, estando “90 por ciento” seguros de que
    venta más alta de un hogar                  Próximos eventos de TWS:                      dores serían distribuidos en forma equitativa      habrá un reembolso de la FEMA. Wilkins
    de familia ( $50 millones por               • 18º Festival Anual del Chocolate de         entre los negocios de la ciudad, a lo que          informó que la FEMA aprobó 70 sitios y que
    la Thunderbird Lodge en la              TWS en el Centro de Conferencias de               Dorr respondió que ‘sí’. Informó que otro          el Municipio proseguirá con 6 a 8 más, inde-
    costa Este de Lake Tahoe).              North Tahoe en Kings Beach, el 4 de               objetivo es crear un “banco de cubos” para         pendientemente del reembolso.
    Aún es una de las cinco ven-            noviembre de 7 a 10 pm. Para conseguir            que haya más cubos disponibles para los
    tas residenciales más altas en          entradas visite www.tahoewomenservices.org        comercios que los necesiten. La distribución           La Alcalde Ingalls cerró la reunión con
    la historia estadounidense.             o llame al 775-298-0010.                          gratuita de bolsas azules se hará a través de      un pedido: “por favor, rellenen el pozo de
    (¡Nos quitamos el sombrero                  • Comunidades Celebrando la Paz, el 27        Tahoe Truckee Sierra Disposal, que deposi-         cuatro pies que hay en Glenshire y Donner
    ante ti, Shari! ¿Desea comprar          de octubre de 6 a 8 pm, en el Centro de           tará las bolsas en las residencias al recolectar   Pass Road”.
    un aviso?)                              Conferencias de North Tahoe en Kings              la basura.
                                            Beach. Se presentarán oradores y el
    Adiós témpanos
       El océano ártico no ten-
    drá hielo en septiembre del             Sustentabilidad, viene de la pág. 4
    año 2060, según lo predijo la
    científica de NSIDC                     dónde proviene el tránsito? ¿De      tinente a esta región en 1969,         nutrir de manera eficaz una          todo Tahoe, dijo LeFrancois.
    Julienne Stroeve.                       dónde provienen los dólares de       dijo que ¨se ha hecho mucho            política socioeconómica sus-            Cuando el proceso de dos
                                            los turistas? ¿De dónde proviene     pero no lo suficiente¨ (refirién-      tentable para la región              días de duración llegó a su fin
    Climbing® ama                           la mano de obra del área?            dose a la sustentabilidad de la        Northern Nevada/ Lake Tahoe.         en Kings Beach, el mismo se
    nuestro planeta                         ¿Dónde les alcanza para vivir?       Tahoe Basin (Cuenca de                 Se preguntó qué otros procesos       trasladó y se repitió en Reno.
        Con su publicación de               ¿A dónde fluye el agua de            Tahoe)). Por ejemplo, no ha            de colaboración se necesitan         Una reunión final para el públi-
    octubre de 2006, Climbing®              Tahoe?                               habido una disminución en el           para comprender mejor las            co en general se llevó a cabo el
    Magazine se convirtió en la                Después de que el grupo           número de millas en torno al           capacidades económicas               jueves 28 de septiembre en el
    primera revista de industria            coincidiera en que es útil y de      lago, dijo. Sumado a una falta         regionales, dadas las influencias    Reno McKinley Arts Center,
    al aire libre en comenzar a             hecho necesario hablar del área      de control de los alquileres que       de las área urbanas como Reno        que resumió los comentarios
    utilizar el 85 por ciento del           como un todo, avanzaron con el       ha apartado a las personas que         y Sacramento.                        recibidos en los foros de Reno y
    papel desechado por los con-            análisis del SWOT. Algunas           viven y trabajan aquí. Le pidió           • Mike LeFrancois, residente      Kings Beach.
    sumidores (PCW, según su                muestras de los comentarios          al panel del SDAT que consid-          de Truckee desde hace seis años         El AIA proporcionará un
    sigla en inglés) en su impre-           incluyen:                            erara si la región podía o no dis-     e ingeniero civil local, le pidió    informe (buscar los detalles
    sión, y ahorrará así 227                   • El profesor jubilado de la      minuir los permisos de desarrol-       al panel que buscara alternati-      ampliados en Moonshine Ink) en
    árboles totalmente crecidos,            UC Davis y actual Truckee            lo y aumentar la densidad.             vas para el derribo de las vivien-   45 a 60 días. Incluirán
    16.355 galones de agua, 236             Planning Commissioner                   • Neil Christini, el director       das accesibles – algunas de las      recomendaciones y observa-
    millones de BTUs , 19.381               (Comisionado de planificación        de políticas socioeconómicas           cuales sin duda necesitan ser        ciones, y regresarán en un año
    libras de desechos sólidos, y           de Truckee) Bob Johnston, que        del TRPA, expresó su preocu-           reparadas- a fin de construir        para verificar lo que se haya
    68.290 de gases invernaderos            colaboró con el primer estudio       pación por el marco institu-           viviendas no accesibles. Este es     hecho – si es que se ha hecho
    en sólo esta publicación.               de erosión y sedimentación per-      cional que se necesita para            un fenómeno alarmante en             algo.

6         12 October – 8 November    2006           Moonshine Ink                                                                                                             www.moonshineink.com
O n                  t h e      S p o t                  News
                                                                                                                 T i d b i t
Recycling Bins for Downtown; Working with FEMA                                                                   Virgin donates
                                                                                                                 $3 billion
Truckee Town Council:                 speakers and the Clothesline          Truckee Sierra Disposal, which           Virgin Group founder
Mayor Beth Ingalls                    Project, a display of t-shirts        will leave bags at residences        Richard Branson
Vice Mayor Richard                    telling stories written by victims    when collecting garbage.             announced he'll donate $3
  Anderson                            and survivors of domestic vio-                                             billion into clean-energy
Barbara Green                         lence, will be on display.            2005 Flood Damage Repair             technology, shaking up
Josh Susman                                                                 and FEMA                             both the climate conscious
Craig Threshie                           The National Cancer                    Floods at the end of 2005        and philanthropy circles.
                                      Institute reports that among          resulted in considerable damage      Branson is hoping the new
~ Meeting, October 5, 2006            women, breast cancer is the           to roads and other infrastructure    technology will help his
                                      most commonly diagnosed can-          in town. During initial process-     airline to contribute less to
                                      cer after nonmelanoma skin            ing with the Federal Emergency       global warming and pro-
By Ronnie Colby                       cancer, and is the second lead-       Management Agency (FEMA),            vide a model for other air-
Moonshine Ink                         ing cause of cancer deaths after      three to four feet of snow
                                                                                                                 lines to follow.
                                      lung cancer, said                     remained and obscured the full
                                                                                                                                  ~ Grist.org,
October: National Domestic            Councilmember Susman,                 extent of the damage, said
                                                                                                                           September 28, 2006
Violence Awareness and Breast         announcing Breast Cancer              Town Engineer Dan Wilkins.
Cancer Awareness Month                Awareness month. The Institute        FEMA approved work only for
                                      also estimates, based on current      sites that they could see, and       Tranquility for Sale
   This year, there have been
117 deaths in the state directly      rates, 13.2 percent of women          estimated costs quite differently        Tommy Hilfiger’s co-
related to domestic and family        born today will be diagnosed          than did the Town, Mr. Wilkins       founder’s 210-acre Tahoe
violence and sadly, two of them       with breast cancer at some time       said. Contractors’ bids on the       estate named “Tranquility”
were in Truckee, said Rod             in their lives.                       jobs dramatically exceeded           was recently listed on the
Gillespie, Project Coordinator                                              FEMA’s quotes and initial work       market for $100 million.
for Nevada County’s                   Grant to bring recycling bins         revealed actual repair costs to          “Tranquility” was listed
Victim/Witness Assistance             downtown and free blue bags           be 3.5 times the FEMA esti-          by Shari Chase, real estate
Center. Gillespie urged citizens          The Town recently received        mates. The Town entered an           heavyweight and founder/
to report abuse when it’s sus-        a $75,000 grant from the Calif.       appeals process to seek the dif-     CEO, of Chase
pected or witnessed. Tahoe            Dept. of Conservation, said           ference in infrastructure reim-      International, who made
Women’s Services (TWS)                Recycling Coordinator Nicole          bursement costs, Wilkins said.       headlines in 1998 when
focuses on prevention and edu-        Dorr. Among 133 applicants,           Surprisingly, two thirds of the      she became the world-
cation, responds alongside law        only 17 applicants were               way through the request for          record holder for the high-
enforcement, and is making a          approved for funding, Dorr said.      reimbursement, FEMA agreed           est single-family home sale
profound difference, he said.         The money is earmarked for            to the increased costs.              ($50 million for the
   TWS Upcoming Events:               new recycling bins on                     Town staff recommends pro-       Thunderbird Lodge on
   • TWS 18th Annual                  Commercial Row and distribu-          ceeding with the needed repair       Lake Tahoe’s East Shore).
Chocolate Festival at the North       tion of free blue bags, among         work, being “90 percent sure”        It still remains one of the
Tahoe Conference Center in            other recycling activities.           that FEMA reimbursement will         top five residential sales in
Kings Beach on November 4,            Councilmember Threshie asked          come. Wilkins said FEMA              U.S. history. (Hats off to
from 7 to 10 p.m.                     if there would be even distribu-      approved 70 sites and the Town       you, Shari! Want to buy an
   For tickets, see www.tahoe-        tion of recycling containers          is pursuing another 6 to 8 inde-     ad?)
womenservices.org or call 775-        among businesses in Town, to          pendent of FEMA reimburse-
298-0010.                             which Dorr replied ‘yes.’ She         ment.                                Bye, Bye, Icebergs
   • Communities Celebrating          said that other objectives are to                                             The Arctic Ocean will
Peace event on October 27,            create a “bin bank” to make              Mayor Ingalls closed the          have no ice in September
from 6 to 8 p.m., at the North        bins available to more business-      meeting with a request; ‘fill in     by the year 2060, as pre-
Tahoe Conference Center in            es as needed. Free blue bag dis-      the four-foot hole at Glenshire
                                                                                                                 dicted by NSIDC scientist
Kings Beach. There will be            tribution will happen via Tahoe       and Donner Pass Road, please.’
                                                                                                                 Julienne Stroeve.
                                                                                                                                 ~ Grist.org,
Sustainability, from page 5                                                                                                  October 4, 2006

lake, he said. Plus a lack of rent control has pushed    wide phenomenon, said LeFrancois.                       Climbing® Loves
out the locals who live and work here. He asked              Upon its completion in Kings Beach, the same
                                                                                                                 our Planet
the SDAT panel to consider whether or not the            two-day long process was moved to Reno and
                                                                                                                     With their October
region could afford to slow development permitting       repeated. A final meeting for the general public
                                                                                                                 2006 issue, Climbing®
and increase the density.                                was held Thursday, September 28 at the Reno
                                                                                                                 Magazine’s became the first
   • Neil Christini, TRPA’s Socioeconomic Policy         McKinley Arts Center, which summed up the com-
Director, voiced concern for the institutional           ments received in the Reno and Kings Beach              outdoor industry magazine
framework needed to effectively nurture a sustain-       forums.                                                 to start using 85 percent
able socioeconomic policy for the Northern                   The AIA will return a report (watch for extend-     post-consumer waste
NV/Lake Tahoe region. He wondered what other             ed details in Moonshine Ink) in 45 to 60 days.          (PCW) paper in its print-
collaborative processes are necessary to better          They will include recommendations and observa-          ing, which will save 227
understand the regional economic capacities, given       tions, and they will return in a year to see what, if   fully grown trees, 16,355
influences of urban areas like Reno and                  anything, has been done.                                gallons of water, 236 mil-
Sacramento.                                                  See http://www.aia.org/liv_sdat: for info and       lion BTUs, 19,381 lbs of
   • Kings Beach resident of six years and local         email communitiesbydesign@aia.org to comment.           solid waste, and 68,290 of
Civil Engineer Mike LeFrancois asked the panel to            See http://www.aia.org/SiteObjects                  greenhouse gases in just
find alternatives to tearing down affordable homes       /files/Final%20SDAT%20RFP%20revised.pdf for             this one issue alone.
– some of which admittedly need repairs – to put         the complete explanation of the AIA’s SDAT
up unaffordable homes. This is a disturbing Tahoe-       program.

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A l l í              M i s m o                     T e n e r l o           e n      c u e n t a



Qué hacen en Sacramento                                                                            El fin de las                            (Plan general de Martis Valley)de
                                                                                                                                            1975. Durante los siguientes dos
                                                                                                   demandas en                              años, varios terratenientes de Martis
                                                                                                                                            Valley propusieron proyectos individ-
   Los legisladores estatales cerraron su
período legislativo 2006 y el Gobernador
                                                   do, a menos que haya sido generada medi-
                                                   ante medidas que produzcan menos emi-
                                                                                                   Martis Valley                            uales bajo el plan de la comunidad
                                                                                                                                            que aglutina a varios grupos. Los con-
Schwarzenegger aprobó 950 proyectos de             siones de efecto invernadero que la energía         Dos años y medio de litigio con-     servacionistas también retaron los
ley y vetó 262. Los siguientes son algunos         generada en plantas de gas natural.             cerniente al desarrollo futuro en        proyectos de manera individual,
proyectos de ley, de la asamblea y el senado,          SB 1379 – Establece el primer programa      Martis Valley llegó oficialmente a su    mientras buscaban asegurar un plan
que consideramos vale la pena mencionar.           estatal para medir la exposición a químicos     fin en septiembre. Esta conclusión       de Martis Valley alternativo.A medi-
                                                   tóxicos mediante la realización de pruebas      cierra de manera eficaz el polémico      da que el litigio avanzaba en la corte,
Leyes Aprobadas:                                   en miles de voluntarios, utilizando la popu-    capítulo de disputas legales sobre el    Placer County reunió eficazmente a
   AB 32 – Establece el primer programa            lar ciencia conocida como "Biomonitoreo".       Martis Valley Community Plan (Plan       los conservacionistas y a los terrate-
de reducción de emisiones de calentamien-              SB 1534 – Permite que los municipios,       de la comunidad de Martis Valley)        nientes a fin de que resolvieran las
to global a nivel de toda la economía, y           condados y distritos hospitalarios provean      actualizado, que se ha convertido en     diferencias, de acuerdo con un comu-
requiere que California reduzca sus emi-           cobertura de salud a trabajadores indocu-       la fuente de uno de los conflictos de    nicado de prensa de Sierra Watch y
siones al mismo nivel de 1990 para el año          mentados.                                       desarrollo de más alto perfil en         MAPF. Estos debates dieron lugar a
2020.                                                  SB 1650 – Determina restricciones en        California. Después de una serie de
   AB 1578 – Prohíbe el atado o encade-            la capacidad de las agencias públicas para la
                                                                                                                                            una serie de acuerdos, que ¨permiten
                                                                                                   acuerdos individuales entre los ter-     el crecimiento donde el desarrollo
namiento, de perros a cuchas, árboles, rejas,      utilización de tierras adquiridas con fines     ratenientes de Martis Valley y los
u otro elemento por un período excesivo de         diferentes a los originales o transcurrido un                                            cobra el mayor sentido, limitan el
                                                                                                   conservacionistas que iniciaron las      despliegue total de proyectos individ-
tiempo (que no exceda de 3 horas en un             período específico de tiempo                    demandas, el juez de la corte suprema
periodo de 24)                                                                                                                              uales, protegen los recursos de diviso-
                                                                                                   de Placer County Jame D. Garbolino       rias de aguas, y aumentan unos $100
   AB 2449 – Estipula que todos los super-         Vetados:
                                                                                                   desestimó oficialmente el litigio el 6   millones proyectados para la conser-
mercados recuperen y reciclen las bolsas de           AB 1012 – Hubiera estipulado que por
                                                                                                   de septiembre.                           vación – y viviendas de de la
plástico y que los comerciantes ofrezcan a         lo menos la mitad de los automóviles ven-
                                                                                                       En enero de 2004, Sierra Watch,      población activa- en Martis Valley¨,
los consumidores la posibilidad de re-usar         didos en California en el año 2020 fun-
                                                                                                   Mountain Area Foundation (MAPF),         continuaba el comunicado de prensa.
bolsas.                                            cionaran con combustibles alternativos.
                                                                                                   League to Save Lake Tahoe, Planning         Las partes del acuerdo que ponen
   SB 1210 – Modifica algunos procesos                SB 840 – Hubiera asegurado que todos
relacionados con la toma de propiedad por          lo Californianos tuvieran cobertura médica      and Conservation League, y Sierra        fin al litigio incluyen Placer County,
dominio eminente.                                  completa                                        Club tomaron parte de un desafío         a todos los terratenientes más impor-
   SB 1368 – Prohíbe que los servicios                SB 1162 – Hubiera estipulado que el          legal en el Martis Valley Community      tantes de Martis Valley, y también a
públicos de California compren electricidad        DMV emitiera licencias de conducir a los        Plan, aprobado en 2003 y actualizan-     los grupos de conservación individ-
de compañías que no estén dentro del esta-         inmigrantes ilegales en California.             do el Martis Valley General Plan         uales.




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What they do in Sacramento                                                                          The end of the                             Plan, adopted in 2003 and updat-
                                                                                                                                               ing the 1975 Martis Valley General
                                                                                                                                               Plan.
                                                                                                    lawsuits in                                   Over the next two years, several
   State lawmakers wrapped up their 2006          measures that produce no greater green-                                                      Martis Valley landowners proposed
legislative session and Governor
Schwarzenegger signed 950 bills and vetoed
                                                  house gas emissions than electricity generat-
                                                  ed from natural-gas-fired power plants
                                                                                                    Martis Valley                              individual projects under the
                                                                                                                                               umbrella community plan.
262. Below are some of the bills, both                SB 1379 – sets up the nation's first              Two and a half years of litiga-
                                                                                                                                               Conservationists challenged the
assembly and senate, we thought worth             statewide program to measure exposure to          tion concerning future develop-
                                                                                                                                               projects individually as well, while
mentioning.                                       toxic chemicals by testing thousands of vol-      ment in Martis Valley officially
                                                                                                                                               seeking to secure an alternative
                                                  unteers, using an increasingly popular sci-       ended in September. This conclu-
                                                                                                                                               Martis Valley plan. As litigation
Signed into law:                                  ence known as “biomonitoring”                     sion effectively closes the chapter
                                                                                                                                               made its way through the courts,
   AB 32 – Sets in place the nation’s first           SB 1534 – Allows cities, counties, and        on the contentious legal disputes
                                                                                                                                               Placer County effectively pulled
and only economy-wide global warming              hospital districts to provide health coverage     over the updated Martis Valley
                                                                                                                                               conservationists and landowners
emissions reduction program, requiring            to undocumented workers                           Community Plan, which had
                                                                                                                                               together to resolve their differ-
California to reduce its global warming               SB 1650 – Places restrictions on a pub-       become the source of one of
                                                                                                                                               ences, according to a press release
emissions to 1990 levels by 2020                  lic agencies ability to use acquired land for a   California’s most high-profile
                                                                                                                                               from Sierra Watch and MAPF.
   AB 1578 – Prohibits a person from teth-        purposes other than the one originally stat-      development conflicts.
                                                                                                                                               Those discussions led to a series of
ering, fastening, chaining, tying, or restrain-   ed or after a specified length of time                After a series of individual
                                                                                                                                               agreements, which “allow for
ing a dog to a dog house, tree, fence, or                                                           agreements between Martis Valley
                                                                                                                                               growth where development makes
other stationary object for an unreasonable       Vetoed:                                           landowners and the conservation-
                                                                                                                                               the most sense, cap total build out
period of time (not to exceed three hours in         AB 1012 – would have required at least         ists who initiated the lawsuits,
a 24-hour period)                                 half of cars and light trucks sold in                                                        of individual projects, protect
                                                                                                    Placer County Superior Court
   AB 2449 – Requires all state grocery           California in 2020 to run on clean alterna-                                                  watershed resources, and raise a
                                                                                                    Judge James D. Garbolino officially
stores to take back and recycle plastic gro-      tive fuels.                                                                                  projected $100 million for conser-
                                                                                                    dismissed the litigation on
cery bags and requires retailers to provide          SB 840 – Would have insured every                                                         vation – and workforce housing –
                                                                                                    September 6.
consumers with a bag reuse opportunity            Californian with comprehensive healthcare                                                    in Martis Valley,” continued the
                                                                                                        In January 2004, Sierra Watch,
   SB 1210 – Makes changes to certain             benefits                                                                                     press release.
                                                                                                    Mountain Area Preservation
processes that relate to the taking of proper-       SB 1162 – would have required the                                                            Parties to the agreement ending
                                                                                                    Foundation (MAPF), League to
ty by eminent domain                              Department of Motor Vehicles to issue dri-                                                   the litigation include Placer
                                                                                                    Save Lake Tahoe, Planning and
   SB 1368 – prohibits California utilities       ver’s licenses to illegal immigrants in                                                      County and all major landowners
                                                                                                    Conservation League, and Sierra
from buying electricity from out-of-state         California.                                                                                  in Martis Valley, as well as the
                                                                                                    Club joined in a legal challenge to
companies unless it was generated through                                                                                                      individual conservation groups.
                                                                                                    the Martis Valley Community




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              Moonshine dice no a la vida fácil                                                 Estimado Moonshine Ink
                                                                                                Lectura obligada
                                                                                                                                                   Moonshine Ink ofrece un espacio donde
                                                                                                                                                   usted puede expresarse. Publicar un
                                                                                                   Los aplaudo por publicar "la medicina           dibujo, una carta, una llamada a la
    Ayer cuando me levanté, me había            confirma. No nos verán alabando a
                                                                                                de Edison", [14 de septiembre/ 11 de               acción o simplemente una idea loca.
perdido el amanecer. Sin el impulso de          alguien porque compró una página entera
                                                                                                octubre] en dos idiomas. Debería ser una           Envíe un email a editors@moon-
energía de los primeros rayos del sol,          o rechazando a aquellos que no invierten
                                                                                                lectura obligada. Uno no puede evitar              shineink.com o llame al 530.587.3607.
preparé un soja-yerba-mate-latte (inten-        dinero en publicidad en nuestro periódi-
                                                                                                entristecerse por la pérdida de tiempo en
ten decir eso tres veces rápido). Los pocos     co. Desde el comienzo, Moonshine Ink
                                                                                                resolver un problema. La burocracia, la
minutos de introspección interna (vs.           tuvo la política de que la proporción de                                                         poder llevar a cabo mi vida cotidiana? Al
                                                                                                política y la falta de urgencia por parte del
externa) me llevaron al hecho de que he         contenidos debe ser mayor a la de publici-                                                       visitar California uno se da cuenta que
                                                                                                público aún impiden el progreso.
trabajado para Moonshine Ink por un año         dad (vean la política al respecto en otros                                                       estamos permitiendo que nuestro País sea
                                                                                                Concienciar a través de los artículos de
                           entero. Del tercer   periódicos). Esa podría ser económica-                                                           invadido por su forma de pensar.
                                                                                                este estilo es nuestra única esperanza.
                           aniversario al       mente nuestra condena de muerte. Sin                                                                 Fírmala con el nombre Julie
Desde la Destilería                                                                                                           ~ Sara Lafrance
                           cuarto. Y durante    embrago, proveer la palabra DE la comu-                                                              Gracias
                                                                                                                           Incline Village, NV
Por Sara Zimmerman         todo ese tiempo,     nidad PARA la comunidad ha sido la
                           he aprendido         base de lo que FUE y SEGUIRÁ SIEN-                                                                   El 5 de ost. De 2006, a las 12:47 am,
                                                                                                Una conversación vía email
tanto, he visto crecimiento y cambios, y        DO este periódico. De todas formas, com-                                                         Mayumi escribió:
he apreciado cada vez más y más el traba-       prendemos la necesidad de que sea una           sobre las Traducciones al
                                                                                                                                                     Hola Julie.
jo de las pequeñas empresas de este             empresa sustentable la que respalde la          Español de Moonshine
                                                                                                                                                     En respuesta a tus buenas preguntas,
pueblo.                                         idea. Sin dinero, no hay periódico. Ahora           El 4 de oct. de 2006, a las 12:06 pm,
                                                                                                                                                 digo: ‘no, nuestra comunidad no tiene sólo
    Yo, con alguna experiencia en periódi-      avancemos…                                      Julie escribió:
                                                                                                                                                 ciudadanos estadounidenses y latinos’.
cos del Área de la Bahía, tuve la suerte de         Este inversionista dijo que quería com-         “Es inquietante abrir un periódico y
                                                                                                                                                 Decidimos publicar en español porque hay
que Mayumi me pusiera bajo su cargo y           prar por lo menos el 50 por ciento de           encontrar que la mitad está escrita en
                                                                                                                                                 una gran cantidad de gente de habla his-
trabajara conmigo en las múltiples facetas      Moonshine Ink y propuso un plan real-           español. Estos son los Estados Unidos (sic)
                                                                                                                                                 pana. Es una cuestión de economías de
que implican publicar y trabajar con la         mente brillante para promocionarnos.            de América, no México/España/Argentina
                                                                                                                                                 escala.
comunidad. He visto a nuestros escritores       Estábamos tan agradecidos y con nuestras        etc.… Si hay personas que no pueden
                                                                                                                                                     ¿Crees que porque una persona habla
trabajar interminablemente para brindar         expectativas más altas que nunca, esto era      hablar inglés deberían aprender a hacerlo.
                                                                                                                                                 español, es menos ciudadana? ¿Qué hay de
excelente información en profundidad,           muy, pero muy tentador. La única trampa         Deben dejar de condescenderles, y darles la
                                                                                                                                                 la ética del trabajo? ¿Las contribuciones a
mientras nuestros traductores esperan           es que cuando se renuncia al control may-       oportunidad de formar parte de este País.
                                                                                                                                                 la sociedad? ¿No deberíamos juzgar a los
amablemente que los artículos lleguen a         oritario de la empresa ¿quién sabe qué          El inglés es el idioma de EEUU. Si van a
                                                                                                                                                 demás basados en su carácter esencial, y no
cualquier hora del día. Me he hecho             puede suceder en el futuro?. Pregúntenle a      publicar en español ¿entonces por qué no
                                                                                                                                                 por su manera de hablar? ¿Y qué tendría de
algunos buenos amigos entre los publicis-       los residentes de Tahoe City qué sucedió        publicar en TODOS los otros idiomas?
                                                                                                                                                 malo si la historia estuviera escrita en
tas, quienes nos apoyan contra viento y         con su adorado periódico comunitario,                                                            español? Yo creo que sonaría mejor y no
marea. Y he recibido llamadas y emails          Tahoe World.                                       El 4 de oct. de 2006, a las 12:28 pm,
                                                                                                                                                 estaría llena de las tonterías idiosincrásicas
expresando gran admiración por nuestro              ¿Inminente flujo de dinero o pérdida        Mayumi escribió:
                                                                                                                                                 de las que está lleno el inglés.
pequeño periódico que casi me hicieron          de independencia? Mmm…                             Hola,
                                                                                                                                                     Y debo disentir. Lo que realmente está
llorar de emoción. Han pasado 12 meses y        emm…Mayumi ¿cuál es tu respuesta final?            Gracias por tu carta, apoyamos la idea
                                                                                                                                                 provocando el desborde de inmigrantes
continúo aprendiendo y viviendo mar-                No.                                         de que la comunidad se exprese sobre las
                                                                                                                                                 mexicanos no es mi forma de pensar
avillosas experiencias cada día, con la             Con lo mucho que trabaja Mayumi, no         cuestiones de la comunidad o cualquier
                                                                                                                                                 (recibirlos con agrado), sino muchos otros
grandiosa paciencia de una editora              puedo creer que esté diciendo ‘no’ a            aspecto de nuestro periódico. Publicamos
                                                                                                                                                 factores, tan insípidos y potentes, que una
fenomenal. Recientemente, algo que              vender el 50 por ciento, pero estoy tan         en español porque queremos compartir con
                                                                                                                                                 muralla de 700 millas no podrá resolverlos.
podría haber cambiado todo esto vino a          orgullosa de ella por asegurar que la voz y     todos los que viven aquí. También creemos
                                                                                                                                                 Pero esa es simplemente mi opinión.
golpear nuestra puerta.                         el voto del periódico permanezcan en sus        en la diversidad cultural (el lenguaje es
                                                                                                                                                     Gracias por esta discusión, aprecio
    Un mes atrás, se acercó a Moonshine         manos. ¿Quién sabe? Tal vez esto sig-           una parte integral de la cultura), es la base
                                                                                                                                                 mucho que dedicaras el tiempo para
Ink un inversionista involucrado activa-        nifique nuestra desaparición. O tal vez         de este país y continuará siéndolo.
                                                                                                                                                 escribir.
mente en publicaciones (no, no es quien         Moonshine Ink continúe siendo conocido          Asimismo, la gente nos dice continua-
                                                                                                                                                     ¿Cuál es tu apellido Julie?
creen), y nos trajo visiones de grandeza        por todos como un culto a la libre expre-       mente que utiliza nuestro periódico como
                                                                                                                                                     ~ Mayumi
para el crecimiento de la empresa y la          sión en un mar de conglomerados                 herramienta de aprendizaje, para aprender
extensión de la opinión de nuestra comu-        mediáticos. De cualquier manera,                inglés O español. Esa es la clave, unir a las
                                                                                                                                                    Nota de Mayumi: hasta el momento de
nidad. Cualquiera que luche con el alto         Moonshine Ink asume el compromiso de            personas en comunidad. Creemos que
                                                                                                                                                 publicación, no hubo más noticias de Julie.
costo de vivir en este pueblo puede imagi-      mantener a la comunidad informada (y            todas estas razones son poderosas, por eso
nar el sentimiento de euforia y alivio.         entretenida) hasta que se acabe el último       seguimos haciéndolo.
                                                                                                                                                 Estimada Editora:
Como sucede con muchas de las grandes           centavo.                                           Nos gustaría incluir tu cometario en
                                                                                                nuestra próxima edición, continuemos esta            Las elecciones del 7 de noviembre están
ideas en el mundo, una de las mayores               Es difícil, en los momentos duros, resis-                                                    a la vuelta de la esquina. Para aquellos que
luchas de Moonshine es la falta de capital      tir a la tentación del dinero, pero el          discusión. ¿Bajo qué nombre debemos fir-
                                                                                                mar la carta?                                    votan Ausente, están a sólo unos pasos. Es
para hacer crecer la empresa. Este inver-       dinero es sólo una pálida imitación de las                                                       tiempo de que las cartas de apoyo inunden
sionista presentaba una oportunidad para        cosas que realmente llegan al alma.                Saludos cordiales,
                                                                                                   Mayumi Elegado                                el periódico. Quiero tomarme un momento
expandirnos, mucho más rápido que sigu-             Mayumi: has ofrecido un tremendo                                                             para pedirles que consideren la elección de
iendo nuestro crecimiento de paso de tor-       servicio para esta comunidad durante                                                             la Junta del Aeropuerto de Truckee Tahoe.
tuga. ¿Cómo podría esto ser algo malo?          años, con tan poco, y creo que hablo por            El 5 de oct. de 2006, a las 10:51 am,
                                                                                                Julie escribió:                                  He estado cerca de la Junta del Aeropuerto
Permítanme retroceder por un momen-             muchos cuando digo que te estamos                                                                por casi 10 años observando para ver hacia
to…                                             agradecidos. Gracias por no ceder ante la           ¿Estaría en lo correcto si concluyera que
                                                                                                su comunidad tiene sólo ciudadanos esta-         qué dirección será orientado el aeropuerto.
    Si esta es la primera vez que leen          pequeña voz verde dentro de tu cabeza, y                                                         No ha sido fácil, pero actualmente ten-
Moonshine Ink (o no), déjenme recordar-         escuchar a tu alma.                             dounidenses y latinos? ¿Qué hay de todos
                                                                                                las otras culturas? ¿Prejuicio contra ellos?     emos una Junta en la que la mayoría de los
les de qué se trata Moonshine Ink: acoger           Y no, no estoy diciendo esto para con-                                                       miembros están trabajando para alcanzar
a la comunidad de Truckee y North               seguir un aumento, aunque eso también               La gente quiere vivir aquí para ser parte
                                                                                                de nuestra Cultura porque es superior a la       una relación positiva entre los pilotos y el
Tahoe. Moonshine Ink se esfuerza por            sería bueno. ¡Por 4 (¿o 40?) fantásticos                                                         resto de nosotros. Bill Quesnel y Sandy
brindar información que ayude a preservar       años más!                                       de otros lugares…ésa cultura desaparecerá
                                                                                                debido a esta clase de cosas.                    Korth son dos candidatos (ambos pilotos)
y sustentar nuestra comunidad social,                                     ~ Sara Zimmerman                                                       que han pasado los últimos 16 meses traba-
ambiental y económicamente. Dicho esto,                             Compañera de la Editora y   Eventualmente nuestras raíces serán sólo
nuestra motivación no es el dinero – un                                  Mama del Marketing     una parte de la historia (escrita en
vistazo en nuestras cuentas bancarias lo                                                        español) ¿Debería aprender español para
                                                                                                                                                                           Vea Opinión pág.12

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             Moonshine says no to easy street                                                    M o o n s h i n e                I n k
                                                                                                                                                       Moonshine Ink offers a place
                                                                                                                                                         where you can spout off.
                                                                                                                                                       Publish a drawing, a letter, a
                                                                                                 Required Reading                                       call to action or even just a
    Yesterday when I woke up, I had             helps preserve and sustain our communi-
                                                                                                                                                             kooky idea. Email
missed the sun’s rising. Without the ener-      ty socially, environmentally and econom-             I applaud you for running “Edison’s
                                                                                                                                                        editors@moonshineink.com
gy boost of the sun’s beginning rays, I         ically. That said, we are not about the          Medicine,” [14 September/ 11 October]                    or call 530.587.3607.
made a soy-yerba-mate-latte (say that           money – one look at our bank account             bilingually. It should be required reading.
three times fast). The few minutes of           would confirm this. You will not see us          One cannot help but be saddened by the           Should I have to learn Spanish in order
indoor (vs. outdoor) introspection              praising someone because they bought a           loss of time in solving the problem.             to go about my daily life? Visit California
brought me to the fact I’ve been working        full-page ad or shunning those that don’t        Bureaucracy, politics, and a lack of             and you will find that we are allowing
at Moonshine Ink for an entire year.            spend money on ads in the paper. From            urgency on the part of the public still sti-     our Country to be overran by your way of
                             From the third     the beginning, Moonshine Ink had a pol-          fle progress. Creating awareness through         thinking.
                             anniversary to     icy that the proportion of content is to         articles like this one is our only hope.            Sign it Julie.
                             the fourth. And    be greater than the proportion of adver-                                      ~ Sara Lafrance        Thanks
                             through that       tising (check out other publications and                                   Incline Village, NV
                             time, I’ve         their policy on this). That may be an                                                             On Oct 5, 2006, at 12:47 AM,
                             learned so much,   economical death sentence for us; we                                                              Mayumi wrote:
                             watched growth     may find ourselves 30 years from now             An email conversation about                          Hi Julie,
                             and change, and    wishing for that 401K from a secure 9 to         Moonshine’s Spanish                                  In response to your good questions, I
                             become more        5 job. However, providing the word OF            Translations                                     say 'no, our community doesn't have only
                             and more appre-    the community FOR the community has              On Oct 4, 2006, at 12:06 PM,                     English and Spanish citizens.' We choose
                             ciative of the     been the foundation of what this paper           Julie wrote:                                     to print in Spanish because there is a
  From the Still             workings of        WAS and WILL CONTINUE TO BE                          “It is disturbing to open a paper and        large contingent of Spanish speakers. It's
  By Sara Zimmerman          small businesses   built on. We do however realize the need         find it written half in Spanish. This is         economies of scale.
                             in this town.      to have sustainable business behind the          the Unites (sic) States of America not               Do you believe that because someone
    I, with some newspaper experience           vision. No money, no paper. Now fast             Mexico/Spain/Argentina etc.... If they           speaks Spanish, they are a lesser citizen?
from the Bay Area, was fortunate enough         forward…                                         can't speak English then they should             What about work ethic? Contributions to
to have Mayumi take me under her wing               This investor only wanted to buy at          learn how to do so. Stop giving into             society? Shouldn't we judge others based
and work with me on the multiple facets         least 50 percent of Moonshine Ink and            them and give them the opportunity to            on their core character, not the way they
of publishing and working with commu-           proposed a truly brilliant plan to promote       become part of this Country. English is          speak? And what would be so bad if his-
nity members. I’ve seen our writers work        us. We were so grateful and with our             the language of the USA. If you are              tory were written in Spanish? I think it'd
endlessly to provide unique in-depth            sights as high as ever, this was so darn         going to print Spanish then why not              sound more beautiful and wouldn't be
reporting, while our translators sweetly        tempting. The only catch is that once            print ALL OTHER Languages?                       filled with the idiosyncratic nonsense of
await their stories arriving at all hours of    you relinquish majority control of the                                                            which English is filled.
the day. I’ve made some dear friends out        business, who knows what will happen             On Oct. 4, 2006 at 12:28 pm,                         And I have to disagree. What's really
of advertisers who stand by our side            down the road? Just ask Tahoe City resi-         Mayumi wrote:                                    causing the overflow of immigrants from
through thick and thin. And I have              dents about what happened to their                   Hi,                                          Mexico is not my way of thinking (wel-
received calls and emails that almost           beloved community rag of days past, the              Thank you for your letter; we strongly       coming them), but many other factors, so
brought tears to my eyes, announcing            Tahoe World.                                     support community discourse on every             insipid and pervasive that a 700-mile
grateful admiration for our little paper.           Imminent growth or loss of independ-         community issue, every aspect of our             fence will not solve [them]. But that's
It’s been 12 months and I am still learn-       ence? Errr….. errrr……Mayumi, what’s              newspaper. We print in Spanish because           just my opinion.
ing and having wonderful experiences            your final answer?                               we want to share information with every-             Thank you for this discussion, I deeply
everyday with the cherished patience of a           No.                                          body that lives here. We also believe in         appreciate your taking the time to write.
phenomenal publisher. A knock came at                For how hard Mayumi works, I can-           cultural diversity (language is integral to          What's your last name Julie?
our door recently that could have               not believe she said no, but I am so             culture), it is the basis of this country            ~ Mayumi
changed that.                                   proud of her for ensuring the say of the         and will continue to be so. Further, peo-
    A month ago, Moonshine Ink was              paper remains in her hands. Who knows?           ple consistently tell us that they use our          Mayumi’s note: As of press time, I didn’t
approached by an investor actively              Perhaps this will be our demise? Or per-         paper as a learning tool, to learn English       hear back from Julie.
involved in publishing (no, it’s not who        haps Moonshine Ink will continue to be           OR Spanish. That's the key, to bring
you think it is) leaving us with visions of     known to everyone as a beacon of inde-           people together as a community. We
grandeur for growth of the business and         pendent voice in the sea of corporate            think all these reasons are powerful, so         Dear Editor
spread of our community voice. Anyone           news? Either way, Moonshine Ink is               we keep doing it.                                    The November 7 vote is just around
who struggles with the high price of liv-       going strong and has a commitment to                 We'd like to include your comment in         the corner. For those who vote Absentee,
ing in this town can imagine the feeling        keep the community informed until the            our next edition, let's keep the discussion      it is just down the block. It is time for
of elation and relief. As with many of the      last cent is spent.                              going, What name should we sign the              those letters of endorsement to flood the
great ideas in the world, one of                    It’s hard when times are tough to            letter with?                                     newspapers. I want to take a moment to
Moonshine’s greatest struggles is a lack of     resist the temptation of quick money, yet            my best,                                     ask you to consider the Truckee Tahoe
capital to grow the business. This              money is only a pale imitation for things            Mayumi Elegado                               Airport Board Election. I have been
investor was an opportunity to expand           that truly touch your soul.
                                                                                                                                                  around the Airport Board for almost 10
our scope and to get the independent                Mayumi: you have done a tremendous           On Oct 5, 2006, at 10:51 AM,                     years watching to see in which direction
voice to more people in the region,             service for this community four years run-       Julie wrote:                                     the Airport is going to head. It hasn’t
quicker than our current snail’s pace of        ning on so little and I believe I speak for          Would I be correct in concluding that        been easy but we now have an Airport
growth could do. With all the delibera-         many when I say we are so grateful.              your community has English and Spanish           Board where the majority of the members
tion, thoughts and meetings, how could          Thanks for not giving into the little            citizens only? What about all of the             are working toward a positive relation-
this be a bad thing? Let me take a step         green voice in your head and instead lis-        other cultures? Prejudice against them?          ship between the pilots and the rest of us.
back for a moment…                              tening to your soul.                                 People want to live here to be a part        Bill Quesnel and Sandy Korth are two
    If this is your first time reading              And no, I am not saying this to get a        of our Culture because it exceeds all            candidates (who happen to be pilots)
Moonshine Ink (or not), here’s a                raise, though that would be nice, too.           other places...which is going to be non-         who have spent the last 16 plus months
reminder of what Moonshine Ink is all           Here’s to 4 more (or 40?) fantastic years!       existent because of this type of thing.          serving on the ACAT (Airport
about: fostering the community here in                                      ~ Sara Zimmerman     Eventually our foundation will be only a
Truckee and North Tahoe. Moonshine                          Publisher’s Sidekick and Marketing   part of History (in Spanish language.)
Ink strives to provide information that                                                Mama                                                                                      See Editor page 13

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E l D e s c a r g o : Página de Opinión
                                                                                              Opinión ,    viene de la pág. 10                    Pero el problema que perdura es que

              Sendero Renovado                                                                jando en el ACAT (Airport Community
                                                                                              Advisory Team) intentando resolver los
                                                                                                                                              nuestro país todavía es gobernado por
                                                                                                                                              Demócratas y Republicanos. Estos grupos
                                                                                                                                              reciben contribuciones para sus campañas
           Proyecto Martis Creek Lake                                                         impactos del Aeropuerto en las comu-
                                                                                              nidades de alrededor. Bill y Sandy han
                                                                                                                                              de grandes compañías petroleras y el año
                                                                                                                                              pasado les devolvieron $5 mil millones
   El sábado 15 de septiembre, a pesar del clima record de -2 grados Celsius, los             demostrado su compromiso por desarrollar        en subsidios. La meta de 20 por ciento de
senderos de Martis Valley recibieron nuevamente la atención de voluntarios solidar-           y mantener un clima positivo entre los          energía renovable tal vez sea mayor de lo
ios. La Fundación de Senderos de Truckee (Truckee Trails Foundation), el Cuerpo de            pilotos y el resto de la comunidad.             que nuestros políticos estén dispuestos a
Ingenieros de la Armada y la Asociación Internacional de Ciclismo de Montaña                     ¿Por qué Bill Quesnel y Sandy Korth en       ceder. Este año el pueblo del noreste de
(IMBA por siglas en inglés) se unieron para auspiciar el Día de los Senderos de               vez de otros pilotos candidatos? En mis 10      California tiene la opción y la oportu-
Truckee, el Día de las Tierras Nacionales y un taller de la IMBA sobre Senderos               años de participación en la Junta del           nidad de cambiar el status quo.
Sustentables, todo en el mismo día.                                                           Aeropuerto, está claro que el miembro “tit-         Dan Warren es el único candidato
   Uno de los logros fue la construcción de 397 pies de la primera capa de una                ular” y el “ex miembro” de la Junta no se       para el distrito Congresional 4, que repre-
pasarela para proteger los pantanos dentro del Área Silvestre de Martis Creek. Otros          comprometieron para mejorar la relación         senta nuestra área, que tiene una com-
proyectos de construcción de senderos fueron completados en los senderos Stockrest            entre el Aeropuerto y el resto de la            prensión del medioambiente. Por ejemp-
Spring (cerca de Olympic Heights) y Glenshire Pond.                                           Comunidad. Haber sido miembro de la             lo, el propone que abramos tierras fiscales
   El tramo restante de la pasarela de Martis será completado durante el Día del Río          Junta no basta. Hemos progresado mucho          que no sean ambientalmente sensibles
Truckee, el domingo 15 de octubre. El año pasado, se completaron 397 pies de                  para entendernos entre nosotros. No             para que compañías privadas desarrollen
pasarela de la misma manera. Ahora una pasarela de Trex cruza (y protege) lo que              podemos dar pasos hacia atrás en este           producciones geotérmicas, eólicas y
solía ser un prado blando y húmedo, con tablas de madera puestas para facilitar el            momento crítico. Bill Quesnal y Sandy           solares. Aquí, en el extremo sur de las
                                                                                              Korth harán que sigamos avanzando.              montañas Cascades y el extremo norte de
paso cuando se juntaban unas pulgadas de agua.
                                                                                              ¡Voten por favor!                               la cordillera Sierra Nevada, solo la
   Esta pasarela y la pasarela próxima a terminarse están en el sendero Tompkins
                                                                                                                   ~ Lynne Larson, Truckee    energía geotérmica tiene el potencial
Memorial, el cual rodea el suelo de Martis Valley. Algunas partes del sendero se han
                                                                                                                                              para desconectarnos “de la red eléctrica”.
vuelto más húmedas con el paso de los años por varias razones, como bien habrán
                                                                                              Estimada Editora:                                   Dan Warren no sólo ve el potencial
notado aquellos de ustedes que intentan recorrerlo en la primavera. Durante la pri-
                                                                                                 El proyecto de Ley 107 del Senado del        ‘libre de petróleo’ en nuestro futuro, tam-
mavera pasada parecía más un foso que un sendero. Para minimizar el impacto en el
                                                                                              Estado de California, que ha sido firmado       bién vive su vida con conciencia ecológi-
pantano y hacer que el sendero sea usable durante los meses más húmedos, el Cuerpo                                                            ca. Antes de que le demos más subsidios
                                                                                              por el gobernador, pide que para el año
de Ingenieros de la Armada y el Distrito de Servicios para la Comunidad de                                                                    a empresas petroleras, deberíamos votar
                                                                                              2010 el 20 por ciento de la electricidad
Northstar tienen planeado construir pasarelas elevadas en las zonas más húmedas del                                                           por un candidato responsable en lo fiscal
                                                                                              del senado provenga de fuentes renov-
sendero. Los planificadores esperan que estas pasarelas incentiven a los caminantes,                                                          y socialmente tolerante, que no está
                                                                                              ables. También menciona algunos de los
corredores y ciclistas a permanecer sobre el sendero principal y evitar el sensible                                                           atado a promesas de su partido.
                                                                                              tipos de energía eléctrica renovable –
sendero que bordea Martis Creek, especialmente durante la primavera, cuando                                                                                                ~ Bob Glassco,
                                                                                              solar, eólica y geotérmica – que podrían
pueden caer sedimentos en el arroyo y afectar la cuenca y el hábitat de los peces.                                                                                            Grass Valley
                                                                                              usarse para alcanzar esta meta.
   Esperamos ver en el Día del Río Truckee a muchos de los que visitan Martis regu-
larmente, para ayudar a terminar la pasarela. Sin la colaboración de los voluntarios
llevaría años completar este proyecto. También se realizará un proyecto más pequeño           Desahogo Benevolente: Oficial Multa a Enfermera
en Martis para mejorar la rehabilitación realizada a lo largo del arroyo durante los          que Aplicó Eutanasia a una Ardilla
últimos dos años. Todavía quedarán cerca de 500 pies de pasarela para construir luego             Clare Booth Luce dijo, “Ninguna buena acción queda sin castigo”. El martes pasado
de los proyectos de este año. Para registrarse para el Día de Río Truckee, llame al 530-      aprendí esto personalmente durante mi primera interacción con la policía de Truckee.
550-8760 o visite www.truckeeriverday.org. Martis es el sendero de esta comunidad,            Conduciendo por Northwoods, tuve la desgracia de ver cuando la camioneta que iba
nosotros debemos darle atención para que él pueda seguir dándose a nosotros.                  delante de mí atropelló una ardilla. Yo pisé mis frenos cuando vi que él frenaba, y me
                                                                                              detuve cuando vi a la ardilla sacudirse, agitando su tupida cola. Yo no puedo ignorar el
                                                                                                                          sufrimiento, entonces miré hacia atrás, me aseguré que no vinier-
Gracias a los voluntarios                                                                     Mi Disparo                  an automóviles detrás de mí, y retrocedí. En lo que demoré en
   El Día de los Senderos de Truckee                                                          Moonshine Ink               hacer marcha atrás y luego avanzar hacia delante para pasar por
(y el Día de las Tierras Nacionales
                                                                                                                          encima de la ardilla y terminar con su sufrimiento, una camione-
para el Cuerpo de Ingenieros de la                                                            ta Expedition de la Policía de Truckee apareció por el carril opuesto. Hizo un giro en U, y
Armada) fue un gran éxito este año, y                                                         encendió sus luces, haciendo que me detuviera. El oficial vino caminando hasta mi ven-
no podríamos haber hecho nada de                                                              tanilla gritándome. “¿Qué demonios fue eso? ¿Qué cree que está haciendo?” exclamó.
esto sin la “ración de trabajo duro” de                                                       Calmadamente (a pesar de estar un poco perturbada por lo que acababa de suceder),
todos los maravillosos voluntarios que                                                        expliqué qué estaba haciendo y por qué, enfatizando el hecho de que me había asegurado
se hicieron presentes en una mañana                                                           de que no vinieran automóviles antes de retroceder.
record de frío de septiembre, y sin las                                                           Antes de que pudiera terminar mi explicación sobre la ardilla, él me interrumpió y
generosas donaciones de tantas                                                                respondió llanamente “sí, eso sucede aquí”, y continuó despotricando. Llevó mi licencia y
empresas locales.                                                                             mi registro a su vehículo, donde permaneció por un rato, probablemente intentando
                                           El Equipo de Martis el 15 de septiembre
   Muchas gracias a todos ustedes,                                                            encontrar qué escribir en mi multa. Regresó a mi ventanilla para informarme que mi multa
                                           The Martis Crew on September 15
especialmente al Distrito de Servicios (Photo courtesy of Jacqui Zink)                        era por “velocidad peligrosa”. A pesar de que yo sólo iba a 10 mph, iba en sentido contrario
para la Comunidad de Northstar,                                                               al tráfico, según el Oficial Empatía. Le dije que no esperaba que entendiera mi postura, que
Switchback PR, Cottonwood                                                                     era de compasión, pero de ninguna manera iba a permitir que un animal sufriera. A lo que
Restaurant, Wild Cherries, Servicios de Bosques Nacionales, Tahoe Rim Trail                   él respondió que entendía la razón por la que lo había hecho, pero que no era seguro y el
Association, Glenshire Homeowner’s Assoc. y la Asociación Internacional de                    no quería que nadie saliera lastimado. Su tono se ablandó cuando respondí “Soy enfermera
Ciclismo de Montaña.                                                                          en el hospital – ¿usted cree que yo pondría en peligro a otras personas o a mi misma?” Le
   La guardaparque del Parque Martis quisiera extender su eterno agradecimiento a             dije que no estaba enseñándome ninguna lección con la multa porque este era obviamente
Earl Smith y Andrew Terry por siempre apoyar los proyectos, y a Beth Christman y el           un hecho aislado. En ese momento, dejé de escuchar lo que el respondía y miré para ade-
Concejo de la Cuenca del Río Truckee, sin cuyo apoyo constante y abundancia de                lante, furiosa por la idea de recibir una multa por este motivo.
conocimiento ella no hubiese logrado ni la mitad del proyecto.                                    Podría decirse que mi marcha atrás fue más segura que su giro en U (en el mismo lugar)
   Esperamos ver a muchos de los frecuentadores de Martis ayudando a completar el             para venir a atraparme. Si hubiera una ocasión apropiada para una simple advertencia ¿no
proyecto de la pasarela el Día del Río Truckee, sábado 15 de octubre.                         sería esta? Esta temporada he oído varias historias de policías metiéndose con los locales,
                                        ~ Jacqui Zink, Guardaparque, Martis Creek Lake;       no soy la única presa. Gracias, señor policía de Truckee, por estar ahí cuando lo necesitaba,
                                               Leigh Fitzpatrick, Truckee Trails Foundation   en un momento de angustia – nos vemos en la corte.
                                                                                                                                                ~ Enfermera, Defensora de Animales, Truckee

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T h e                   S p o u t :                Editorial                                Page
                                                                                                        Editor, from page 11                              and geothermal – that might be used to

                            Breaking Trail                                                              Community Advisory Team) working to
                                                                                                                                                          reach this goal.
                                                                                                                                                              An issue that remains is that
                                                                                                                                                          Democrats and Republicans are still run-
                                                                                                        resolve the impacts of the Airport on the
                  Martis Creek Lake Project                                                             surrounding communities. Bill and Sandy
                                                                                                        have consistently demonstrated their
                                                                                                                                                          ning the country. These groups receive
                                                                                                                                                          campaign contributions from large oil
    On Saturday, September 15, even in record 28-degree weather, trails in Martis                       commitment to developing and main-                companies and last year gave them in
Valley again received the attention of caring volunteers. Truckee Trails Foundation,                    taining a positive climate between the            return $5 billion in subsidies. The goal of
the Army Corps of Engineers and International Mountain Biking Association                               pilots and the rest of the community.             20 percent renewable energy may be larg-
(IMBA) came together in a productive partnership to sponsor Truckee Trails Day,                             Why Bill Quesnel and Sandy Korth              er than our current politicians may be
National Public Lands Day and an IMBA Sustainable Trails workshop all in one day.                       instead of the other pilot candidates? In         willing to give up. People in northeastern
    Among the accomplishments was the construction of 397 feet of the base layer for                    my 10 years of involvement with the               California have a choice and an opportu-
a boardwalk to protect wetlands within the Martis Creek Wildlife Area. Other trail                      Airport Board, it is clear that the               nity to change status quo this year. Dan
building projects were completed on the Stockrest Spring trail (near Olympic                            “incumbent” and the “former board                 Warren is the only candidate for U.S.
Heights) and the Glenshire Pond trail.                                                                  member” made no commitment to a bet-              Congressional 4th district, representing
    The remainder of the Martis boardwalk will be completed on Truckee River Day,                       ter working relationship between the              our area, who has an environmental
Sunday, October 15. Last year, 379 feet of boardwalk was completed at Martis in the                     Airport and the rest of the Community.            understanding. For example, he proposes
same way. Now a great Trex walkway spans (and protects) what used to be a mushy                         Having been a Board Member isn’t                  that we open up non-environmentally
meadow with boards thrown in it to facilitate crossing when the water was inches                        enough. We have made great progress in            sensitive Federal lands for private compa-
deep.                                                                                                   understanding each other. We cannot               nies to develop geothermal, wind and
    This walkway and the soon to be completed walkway are on the Tompkins                               afford to take steps backward during this         solar production. Here at the southern
                                                                                                        critical time. Bill Quesnell and Sandy            end of the Cascades and the northern
Memorial Trail, which wraps around the floor of Martis Valley. Parts of the trail have
                                                                                                        Korth will keep us going forward. Please          end of the Sierra Nevada range, geother-
gotten wetter over the years for various reasons, as those of you who try to use it in
                                                                                                        vote!                                             mal alone has the potential to get us “off
the spring have surely noticed.
                                                                                                                                     ~ Lynne Larson       the grid.” Not only does Dan Warren see
Last spring it was more like a
                                                                                                                                            Truckee       the non-petroleum potential in our
moat than a trail. In order to min-
                                                                                                                                                          future but he also lives a lifestyle that is
imize impacts on the wetland and
                                                                                                        Dear Editor                                       friendly to the environment. Before we
make the trail more usable in the                                                                                                                         give more subsidies to another oil compa-
wetter months, the Army Corps                                                                               California State Senate Bill 107,
                                                                                                        which has been signed by the governor,            ny we should vote for a fiscally responsi-
of Engineers and Northstar                                                                                                                                ble and socially tolerant candidate that is
                                                                                                        calls for 20 percent of the state’s electrici-
Community Service District plan                                                                                                                           not tied to the promises of his party.
                                                                                                        ty to come from renewable sources by
to construct raised walkways                                                                                                                                                             ~ Bob Glassco
                                                                                                        2010. It also mentions some of the types
across the wettest areas of the                                                                                                                                                            Grass Valley
                                                                                                        of renewable electric power – solar, wind
trail. Planners hope these walk-
ways will encourage hikers, run-
                                                                                                        Benevolent Vent: Officer Gives Ticket
ners and bicyclists to stay on the
main Memorial Trail in the spring                                                                       to Squirrel-Euthanizing Nurse
and avoid the sensitive trail that                                                                          Clare Booth Luce said, “No good deed goes unpunished.” Last Tuesday I learned this
goes along the Martis Creek when                                                                        personally through my first interaction with the Truckee police. Driving on
sediments can run into the creek      Even Moonshine’s editor was working on the railroad…. Er,
                                                                                                                             Northwoods, I had the misfortune of witnessing the truck ahead of
and adversely impact the water-       the trail.                                                        My Shot              me hit a squirrel. I was braking as I saw him brake, and stopped as I
shed and fish habitat.                Hasta la editora de Moonshine estaba trabajando en el             Moonshine Ink        saw the squirrel flailing about, his bushy tail flipping around. I can
                                      ferrocarril… mmm en el sendero (Photo courtesy of Jacqui Zink).                        not ignore suffering, so I looked behind me, made sure there were no
    We hope to see lots of Martis
regulars show up on Truckee                                                                             cars coming behind me, and backed up. As I transitioned from backing up and moving
River Day to help finish the boardwalk. Without the help of volunteers, it would                        forward to run over the squirrel and end its misery, a Truckee Police Expedition came
take years to complete this project. There will also be a smaller project at Martis to                  sailing up in the opposite lane. He flipped a u-turn, and turned on his lights, pulling me
improve the rehabilitation done along the creek over the last two years. There will                     over. He came stomping up to my truck window yelling at me. “What the hell was that
still be about 500 feet of walkway to construct after this year’s projects. To sign up for              all about? What do you think you were doing?” he shouted. Calmly (despite being quite
                                                                                                        disturbed about the deed I had just done), I explained what I was doing and why,
Truckee River Day, call 530-550-8760 or visit www.truckeeriverday.org. Martis is this
                                                                                                        emphasizing the fact that I made sure no cars were coming before I backed up.
community’s trail, we need to give back to it for it to continue giving to us.
                                                                                                            Before I could finish my explanation about the squirrel, he cut me off and replied
                                                                                                        flatly, “yeah, that happens up here,” and continued his rant. He took my license and
Thanks to Volunteers:
                                                                                                        registration back to his vehicle, where he remained for some time, probably trying to
   Truckee Trails Day (and National Public Lands Day for the Army Corps of                              figure out what to actually write me up for. He returned to my window informing me
Engineers) was a great success this year, and we could not have done any of it with-                    that he wrote me up for “unsafe speed.” Even though I was only going 10 mph, I was
out the “sweat equity” of all the wonderful volunteers who showed up on a record                        going westbound in an eastbound lane, according to Officer Empathy. I told him I did-
cold September morning and without the generous donations of so many local busi-                        n't expect him to understand the place I was coming from, which is one of compassion,
nesses.                                                                                                 but there was no way I could let an animal suffer. To which he replied he understood
   Thanks so much to all of you, especially the Northstar Community Services                            the reason I did it, but that it wasn't safe and he didn’t want anyone to get hurt. His
District, Switchback PR, Cottonwood Restaurant, Wild Cherries, the US Forest                            tone softened after I countered, “I'm a nurse at the hospital – do you think I would
Service, Tahoe Rim Trail Association, the Glenshire Homeowner’s Assoc. and the                          endanger myself or anyone else?” I told him he wasn't teaching me any lessons with the
International Mountain Biking Assoc.                                                                    ticket because this was obviously an isolated event. At this point, what he said in
   The Martis Park Ranger would also like extend her undying appreciation to Earl                       response faded out as I looked forward, seething over the thought of actually receiving a
Smith and Andrew Terry who are always there to support my projects, and to Beth                         ticket for this.
Christman and the Truckee River Watershed Council, without whose constant sup-                              My backing up was arguably safer than his u-turn (in the same spot) to bust me. If
port and wealth of knowledge she wouldn’t get half of this done!                                        there was ever a place for a simple warning, might this be it? I've heard numerous sto-
   We hope to see lots of Martis regulars out helping to complete the boardwalk proj-                   ries about cops picking on locals this season, so I'm not the only prey. Thanks, Truckee
ect on Truckee River Day, Sunday, October 15.                                                           policeman, for being there when I needed you in a time of distress – see you in court.
                                          ~ Jacqui Zink, Park Ranger, Martis Creek Lake;                                                                                            ~ Joan Sinferjustice
                                              Leigh Fitzpatrick, Truckee Trails Foundation                                                 (Name has been changed due to the impending court date.)
                                                                                                                                                                      RN, Animal Advocate, Truckee


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Qué Pasa: N u e s t r a C o m u n i d a d

                                             Dios los cría y ellos se juntan
                                                    Extranjeros que se han vuelto locales de Tahoe
Por Lucila Hussek                                                                                 extrañó su país. “Desde que llegué hice      Nuestra cultura en Francia es permanecer
Moonshine Ink                                                                                     amigos suizos y aquí conocí a mi marido,     cerca,” dijo Denys.
                                                                                                  también suizo. Trabajé para el restaurante       Olivia y Javier Palomino decidieron
   Debido a una insaciable picazón, per-                                                          Swiss Lakewood en Homewood – allí            venir a Lake Tahoe en Febrero de 1987.
sonas aventureras viajan por el mundo.                                                            hasta tenía comida suiza que solía tener     En 1986, Olivia había venido de visita
Muchos de ellos una vez que llegan a                                                              en casa,” ella dijo. “A pesar de que parte   –invitada por su hermana- y vio oportu-
Lake Tahoe, simplemente se quedan.                                                                de mi familia aún está en Suiza, y regresé   nidades laborales alrededor del lago para
Quise averiguar cuál es la razón por la                                                           de visita varias veces, en Tahoe me sentí    ella y su marido. En Méjico, su país natal,
que a quienes les resulta difícil quedarse                                                        como en casa desde el primer momento         las oportunidades de trabajo cada vez
quietos se instalan en Tahoe. Pregunté a                                                          que llegué. Creo que Lake Tahoe es el        eran menos, y aquellas disponibles
cinco inmigrantes de esta zona por qué                                                            mejor lugar del mundo.”                      requerían de vasta experiencia.
en primer lugar eligieron venir a Tahoe,                                                             Denys Liboz llegó a Shaver Lake,              “Veinte años atrás, Tahoe era un área
por qué decidieron echar raíces aquí y                                                            California, en 1969. Dejó París, Francia,    bien segura, y muy hermosa. Hoy, la
qué extrañan de su país natal. Éstas son                                                          en sus veintes queriendo finalmente dis-     belleza aún persiste pero en los últimos
sus historias.                                Helen Vogt trabajando en su propio negocio,         frutar, con sus propios ojos, del campo y    cinco años, comencé a ver más vandalis-
   Helen Vogt emigró en 1965 de un            panadería y gourmet “Tahoe House”.                  de las cordilleras de Sierra Nevada que      mo. Debo cuidar que mi hija no se vea
pequeño pueblo cercano a Zurich, Suiza.       Helen Vogt working at her business, “Tahoe House”   había visto tantas veces en las películas    involucrada en drogas y alcohol. Los ado-
                                              bakery and gourmet shop. (Photo by Lucila Hussek)
Su primera parada fue Nueva York, pero                                                            estadounidenses. “En la escuela solía        lescentes en ésta área tienen un acceso
en búsqueda de un pueblo pequeño y del                                                            soñar con venir a los Estados Unidos.        muy fácil a este tipo de adicciones,” dijo
entorno de montaña vino a Lake Tahoe          Helen. A pesar de que este lugar es muy             Ahorré dinero en Francia trabajando para     Olivia.
un año después. En 1977, Helen y su           parecido a Suiza, creo que aquí uno puede           una inmobiliaria por un tiempo, y gané           “A mi siempre me gustó la idea de
marido Peter, ambos suizos, comenzaron        tener más libertad. Yo llegué a los Estados         una beca para enseñar esquí por tres         vivir en un pueblo chico. Viví en Los
un negocio familiar, la panadería y gour-     Unidos con una visa de trabajo, luego               años,” dijo Denys.                           Ángeles y en San Francisco antes de lle-
met “Tahoe House.” en Tahoe City.             debí esperar los permisos por un año y                  “Llegué a Tahoe en 1973 y trabajé de     gar a Tahoe. Las ciudades grandes no son
   “A mi siempre me gustó viajar alrede-      medio. Después de cinco años obtuve la              instructor y profesor de esquí. También      tan seguras y las oportunidades laborales
dor del mundo, pero cuando llegué a           ciudadanía estadounidense. Tanto Peter              trabajé para Look Ski Bindings, una com-     son diferentes. Aquí, después de 12 años,
Lake Tahoe por primera vez supe que           como yo queríamos disfrutar de esta liber-          pañía francesa. Tahoe era el lugar perfec-   nos hemos vuelto ciudadanos esta-
algún día me establecería aquí,” dijo         tad,” ella dijo.                                    to para mí ya que estaba cerca del aerop-    dounidenses y estamos pagando por nues-
                                                 Helen explica que nunca realmente                uerto de Reno para los viajes de negocios.   tra casa en Kings Beach,” dijo Javier.
                                                                                                  Desde un primer momento me deslumbró             Ambos mencionaron extrañar Méjico.
                                                                                                  la hermosura del lago, e hice amigos         “”En Guadalajara, cada ocho días nos
                                                                                                  franceses fácilmente. Después de ocho        reuníamos con la familia de Olivia o con
                                                                                                  meses de estar en Tahoe, me casé con una     la mía. Realmente extraño disfrutar de las
                                                                                                  mujer estadounidense, y un año después       fiestas con nuestros familiares,” dijo
                                                                                                  compramos nuestra primera casa en            Javier.
                                                                                                  Talmont por un valor de $39.000. Ese fue         “Yo extraño a mis amigos y el poder
                                                                                                  un gran paso,” dijo Denys.                   salir gastando poco dinero. En Tahoe, se
                                                                                                     Extrañó y aún extraña Francia. “Al        gasta mucho dinero en todos los lugares a
                                                                                                  principio, cuando uno es joven, no se        los que uno puede ir. En Guadalajara, no
                                                                                                  extraña, se vive en un pequeño mundo         solíamos gastar tanto dinero y aún así nos
                                                                                                  personal,” dijo Denys. En 1982, al nacer     divertíamos mucho,” dijo Olivia.
                                                                                                  su hija, se dio cuenta de cuánto extraña-        “Intentamos salir con nuestro amigos
                                                                                                  ba a su familia y la comida de su            mexicanos así nos sentimos más como en
                                                                                                  Grandmere (abuela). “Además, muchas          casa. El hecho de que mi hija, Paola, un
                                                                                                  de las familias en los Estados Unidos, a     día cumpla 18 años y se mude a otra ciu-
                                                                                                  pesar de quererse mucho entre ellas,
                                                                                                  viven a una gran distancia una de otra.
                                                                                                                                                                   ≠Vea Extranjero pág. 16




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W h a t ’s H a p p e n i n g : O u r C o m m u n i t y

                                           Birds of a feathers flock together
                                                             Foreigners who became Tahoe locals
By Lucila Hussek                                                                              Grandmere’s (Grandma’s) food. “Also,
Moonshine Ink                                                                                 most of the families in the U.S., although
                                                                                              they love each other, they live with a big
    Due to an insatiable itch, adventurous                                                    distance one from the other. Our culture
people travel the world. Many of them,                                                        in France is to stay closer,” Denys said.
once they reach Lake Tahoe, just stay. I                                                          Olivia and Javier Palomino decided
wanted to find out what’s the draw to set-                                                    to come to Lake Tahoe in February 1987.
tle down in Tahoe for people who are                                                          In 1986, Olivia visited the area – invited
usually hard-pressed to stay still. I asked                                                   by her sister – and saw working opportu-
five immigrants of this area why they                                                         nities for her and her husband around the
opted to come to Tahoe in the first place,                                                    Lake. In Mexico, their home country, the
                                                                                              jobs opportunities were less and less, and                         Olivia and Javier Palomino at their house in
why they decided to establish roots here
                                                                                                                                                                 Kings Beach, after the interview.
and what they miss from their homeland.                                                       those that were available required a lot of
                                                                                                                                                                 Olivia y Javier Palomino en su casa de Kings
Here are their stories.                                                                       experience.                                                        Beach después de la entrevista.
    Helen Vogt emigrated from a small           Denys Liboz smiling after the interview.          “Twenty years ago, Tahoe was a really
town near Zurich, Switzerland, in 1965.         Denys Liboz sonriendo después de la entre-    safe area, and very beautiful. Now, the                            on their families for around 30 years,
Her first stop was New York City, but           vista. (Photos by Lucila Hussek)              beauty still persists, but in the last five                        while in America they have a lot more
searching for a small town and the moun-                                                      years, I have started seeing more vandal-                          freedom right after finishing high school.
tain atmosphere, she came to Lake Tahoe            Denys Liboz arrived in Shaver Lake,        ism. I have to beware that my daughter                                 Wolf Schaefer left Bariloche,
a year later. In 1977, Helen and her hus-       California in 1969. He left Paris, France,    does not get involved with drugs and                               Argentina, in 1967. He came to Lake
band Peter, both Swiss, started a family        in his 20s wanting to see finally, with his   alcohol, the teenagers around this area                            Tahoe to work as a ski instructor and a
business, the “Tahoe House” bakery and          own eyes, the countryside and the Sierra      have a very easy access to these addic-                            coach for Alpine Meadows. From the
gourmet shop, in Tahoe City.                    Nevada mountain range he had glimpsed         tions,” Olivia said.                                               beginning, he made Argentinean friends,
    “I always loved traveling around the        many times in American movies. “At                “I always loved the idea of living in a                        and he dreamt of making a living in the
world, but when I came to Lake Tahoe            school I used to dream of coming to the       small town. I lived in Los Angeles and in                          skiing business. “In those times
for the first time I knew I would some day      United States. I saved money in France        San Francisco before arriving in Tahoe.                            Argentinean ski coaches were very covet-
settle down here,” said Helen. “Although        by working real estate for a short time,      Big cities are not as safe and the working                         ed. We considered ourselves profession-
this place is similar to Switzerland, I         and I won a scholarship for teaching ski-     opportunities are different. Here, after 12                        als, we had to do First Aid and C.P.R.
believe here you can have more freedom.         ing for three years,” Denys said.             years, we became American citizens and                             courses, as well as courses for becoming
I came to the United States with a work-           “I arrived in Tahoe in 1973 and            we are now paying for our house in Kings                           instructors,” Wolf said.
ing visa and then had to wait for permits       worked as a ski instructor and a coach. I     Beach,” Javier said.                                                   Later, he married and had two chil-
for a year and a half. After five years I got   was also working for Look Ski Bindings, a         They both mentioned missing Mexico.                            dren, Natalia and Eric. In 1977 he
the American citizenship. Both Peter and        French company. Tahoe was the perfect         “In Guadalajara, every eight days we got                           opened his Landscaping Company, and as
I wanted to feel and enjoy this freedom,”       spot for me as I was near the Reno airport    together either with Olivia’s family or                            he said “I always studied the way of
she said.                                       for business travels. I was from the first    with mine. I really miss enjoying the par-                         becoming self- employed, starting my
    Helen says she never really missed her      moment delighted with the beauty of the       ties with our relatives,” Javier said.                             own business, and understanding the
country. “From the very beginning I             Lake, and I easily made French friends.           “I miss my friends and hanging out for                         American system – it has worked very
made Swiss friends. I met my Swiss hus-         After eight months of being in Tahoe, I       very little money. Around Tahoe all the                            well.”
band here, I worked at the Swiss                married an American woman, and a year         places you can go, you have to spend a                                 “Lake Tahoe is a place very similar to
Lakewood restaurant in Homewood –               later we bought our first house in            lot of money. In Guadalajara we did not                            Bariloche. The Sierras and the Lake
there I even had the food I used to have        Talmont for $39,000. That was a huge          spend that much, and we still had a lot of                         made me feel at home from the first
at home,” she said. “Although some of           step,” Denys said.                            fun,” Olivia said.                                                 moment,” Wolf said. “So that we did not
my family is still in Switzerland, and I           He missed and still does miss France.          “We try to hang out with our Mexican                           miss [our homeland] so much, with my
returned several times to visit, in Tahoe I     “At the beginning, when you are young,        friends so that we feel more at home. The                          Argentinean friends, we made and still
felt very much at home since the first          you do not miss, you live on your own         fact that my daughter, Paola, will turn 18                         make the asados [barbecues], we drank
moment I got here. I believe Lake Tahoe         small world,” Denys said. In 1982, when       one day and move to another city scares
is the best place in the world.”                his daughter was born he realized how         me a lot,” Olivia said. She explained the
                                                much he missed his family and his             fact that in Mexico the children depend                                                                 See Foreign page 17


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                                                      Qué Pasa: N u e s t r a C o m u n i d a d
                                                      Extranjero,                          Primeros Auxilios y de C.P.R        hacíamos y aún hacemos asados,
                                                      viene de la pág. 14                  (resucitación cardiopulmonar),      tomábamos mate (una típica
                                                                                           como también cursos para            infusión argentina) y can-
                                                      dad me asusta mucho,” dijo           recibirnos de instructores,” dijo   tábamos Folklore Argentino
                                                      Olivia. Ella comentó que en          Wolf.                               acompañado por la guitarra,”
                                                      Méjico los hijos dependen de            Tiempo después se casó y         dijo Wolf.
                                                      sus familias durante unos 30         tuvo dos hijos, Natalia y Eric.        Wolf Schaefer vino a Tahoe
                                                      años, mientras que en Estados        En 1977 abrió su compañía de        a esquiar las montañas; hoy,
                                                      Unidos tienen mucha más liber-       paisajismo (Landscaping), y         durante los inviernos, viaja a su
                                                      tad después de terminar el           como él mismo explicó “Yo           casa en Baja California, buscan-
                                                      secundario.                          siempre estudié la manera de        do resguardo de la nieve.
                                                         Wolf Schaefer dejó                volverme independiente,             “Aquello que me hizo venir
                                                      Bariloche, Argentina, en 1967.       empezar mi propia empresa, y        aquí, hoy hace que me vaya,”
                                                      Vino a Lake Tahoe a trabajar         entender cómo se maneja el sis-     dijo Wolf.
                                                      como instructor de esquí y pro-      tema estadounidense… nos fue
                                                      fesor en Alpine Meadows.             muy bien.”                             ¿Es usted “un extranjero que se
                                                      Desde un principio hizo amigos          “Lake Tahoe es un lugar muy      ha convertido en local de Tahoe”?
                                                      argentinos, y soñaba con             parecido a Bariloche. Las sierras   ¿Le gustaría compartir su historia
                                                      ganarse la vida con el negocio       y el lago me hicieron sentir        con nosotros? Nos encantaría
                                                      del esquí. “En esos tiempos los      como en casa desde un primer        saber de usted. Por favor
                                                      profesores argentinos eran muy       momento,” dijo Wolf. “Para no       escríbanos a editors@moon-
                                                      codiciados. Nosotros nos con-        extrañar tanto las costumbres de    shineink.com o contáctenos lla-
                                                      siderábamos profesionales,           nuestra querida Argentina, con      mando al 530-587-3607.
                                                      debíamos hacer cursos de             mis amigos argentinos,



                                                      Concurso de Calabazas en Truckee                       jamientos a lo largo de la Costa Oeste, Olympic
                                                                                                             Valley, Kings Beach, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe
                                                      Elementary                                             City, Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista y Truckee,
                                                      21 de octubre                                          Incline Village y Crystal Bay. También se
                                                      Entretenimiento a la antigua para toda la familia      realizarán paradas para recoger o dejar gente en la
                                                      en este otoño, de 10 am a 3 pm, con juegos de          Estación de Trenes de Truckee y Northstar-at-
                                                      carnaval para todas las edades, una casa inflable,     Tahoe. El autobús circulará de 3:30 am a 11:30
                                                      golf miniatura, paseos en vagones (si el clima lo      pm. $35 por persona, $60 ida y vuelta. Hay des-
                                                      permite), deliciosos bocadillos, payasos para          cuentos para grupos de tres o más. Es necesario
                                                      entretener a las multitudes y calabazas de todas las   reservar lugar y puede hacerse con 12 horas de
                                                      formas y tamaños, en la escuela Truckee                anterioridad. www.northlaketahoeexpress.com
                                                      Elementary. Y lo mejor, cada dólar recaudado va        530-581-3922. Dirigido por Truckee North Tahoe
                                                      derecho a las manos de los maestros para ser           Transportation Management Association.
                                                      usado en viajes escolares y materiales de clase
                                                                                                             Taller sobre Cohousing en Truckee
                                                      Vacuna contra la Gripe                                 28 y 29 de octubre
                                                      El Departamento de Salud y Servicios Humanos           Este taller es una oportunidad para potenciales
                                                      del Condado de Placer auspicia nuevamente clíni-       miembros de la comunidad para aprender sobre
                                                      cas en varias comunidades. La vacuna contra la         todo lo relacionado con cohousing. Conocerse y
                                                      gripe es recomendada para personas mayores de          conocer al equipo de profesionales. CoHousing
                                                      60 años o aquellos que padezcan de enfermedades        Partners discutirá sobre las etapas del desarrollo,
                                                      crónicas, niños de 6 meses a 5 años de edad, tra-      los procesos de grupo, cuestiones de diseño, y
                                                      bajadores de la salud y mujeres embarazadas. El        datos sobre financiamiento. Locación a confirmar.
                                                      costo es de $10 – no hay cargo para los pacientes      La matrícula es de $195 por familia. Para regis-
                                                      de MediCare que presenten su credencial y no           trarse llame al 530-478-1970 o email
                                                      estén afiliados a un plan de medicina prepaga. Las     nalbaugh@cohousingpartners.com
                                                      clínicas son el martes 24 de octubre, de 9 a 11 am
                                                      en la Estación de Bomberos de Kings Beach en
                                                      Northshore Blvd. 288; y de 12:30 a 3 pm en el          Pases Gratis para Northstar para
                                                      Centro Comunitario Fairway en Tahoe City,              Propietarios
                                                      Fairway Drive 221. www.placer.ca.gov , línea gra-      Nosrthstar esta promocionando nuevamente su
                                                      tuita 530-889-7161.                                    innovador Programa de Recompensa por
                                                                                                             Alquileres, que premia con pases diarios o de tem-
                                                                                                             porada a los propietarios que alquilen cuartos o
                                                      Nuevo Autobús de                                       viviendas a empleados de la empresa durante la
                                                      North Tahoe al Aeropuerto de Reno                      temporada de invierno. Los propietarios locales
                                                      Ya no habrá que pedirle a los amigos que nos           pueden recibir 10 pases para Northstar o Sierra-
                                                      lleven al aeropuerto. Ahora se puede tomar el          at-Tahoe por cada vivienda en la que hospeden a
                                                      nuevo autobús Expreso North Lake Tahoe que va          empleados de Northstar, sin importar el número
                                                      diariamente al Aeropuerto de Reno, el servicio         de empleados que reciban. www.northstaratta-
                                                      comienza el miércoles 15 de noviembre (a tiempo        hoe.com.800-GO-NORTH.
                                                      para el feriado del Día de Acción de Gracias). Las
                                                      paradas están programadas en los principales alo-

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Foreign, from page 15
mate [a typical Argentinean drink] and
sang Argentinean folk songs while play-
ing the guitar,” Wolf said.
   Wolf Schaefer came to Tahoe to ski
the mountains; now he travels in the
winter to his house in Baja California,
seeking respite from the snow. “What
brought me here, now makes me leave,”
Wolf said.

    Are you a ‘foreigner who became a
Tahoe local?’ Do you want to share your
story with us? We would love to hear from
you.                                                Wolf Schaefer playing Argentinean Folklore (Folk
    Please write editors@moonshineink.com           songs) after the interview.
                                                    Wolf Schaefer tocando canciones de Folklore
or call 530-587-3607.                               argentino después de la entrevista.
                                                    Photo: Lucila Hussek




Truckee Elementary
Pumpkin Patch
October 21
Good old-fashioned fall
entertainment for the whole
family from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
including carnival games for
all ages, a bounce house,
miniature golf for the whole
family to play, wagon rides
(weather permitting), deli-
cious snacks, clowns to enter-
tain the crowds, and pump-         The annual Pumpkin Patch at Truckee Elementary “is not only a
kins in any shapes and sizes all   wonderful fund raiser for the classrooms and the teachers at our school,
                                   but it is a fabulous community event. After a day of fun, with children in
at Truckee Elementary. Best        costumes and old fashion carnival booths, our Parent Teacher
yet, every dollar raised goes      Organization tallies up the earnings and divides it between participating
straight into the hands of the     teachers. With these funds I have been able to buy learning games, spe-
                                   cial art supplies, and food for cooking lessons. These are a few things
teachers to be used for field
                                   that a Kindergarten class should not go without!" ~ Julia Lawrence,
trips and classroom supplies.      Kindergarten teacher (Photo Courtesy of Barb Wilkinson)


                                                    Tahoe Express daily Reno airport shuttle
Flu Shots                                           service beginning Wednesday,
October 24                                          November 15 (in time for the
Placer County’s Health and Human                    Thanksgiving holiday). Stops planned
Services Department is again sponsoring             at major lodging properties along the
seasonal flu clinics. Flu shots are recom-          West Shore, Olympic Valley, Kings
mended for people who are 60 or older               Beach, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City,
or those who have chronic health issues,            Carnelian Bay, Tahoe Vista and
children aged 6 months to 5 years,                  Truckee, Incline Village and Crystal
health care workers and pregnant                    Bay. Pick-ups and drop-offs are also
women. Cost is $10- no charge to                    available at the Truckee Train Depot
MediCare patients who can show their                and Northstar-at-Tahoe. The shuttle
MediCare cards and who are not                      will run from 3:30 a.m. until 11:30 p.m.
enrolled in an HMO plan. Clinics are                $35 per person, one-way, $60 round trip.
Tuesday, Oct. 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.            Discounts available for groups.
at the Kings Beach Fire Station, 288                Reservations are required and can be
Northshore Blvd., and from 12:30 p.m.               made 12 hours in advance. www.north-
to 3 p.m. at the Fairway Community                  laketahoeexpress.com 530-581-3922.
Center in Tahoe City, 221 Fairway
Drive. www.placer.ca.gov , flu hotline              Cohousing Workshop Truckee
530-889-7161.
                                                    October 28 and 29
                                                    This group formation workshop is an
New Airport Shuttle From                            opportunity for prospective community
                                                    members to learn what is involved in
Tahoe To Reno
No more bumming rides off of friends.
Now you can take the new North Lake
                                                                       See Announcements page 19

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                                                      W h a t ’s H a p p e n i n g : C o m m u n i t y

                                                                The Coffeehouse Connection
                                                          The obvious café of choice for this month’s column is Joe Coffee, having just re-
                                                      opened in its new location in the Tin Garage at 10120 Jibboom Street. I immedi-
                                                      ately encounter friends and acquaintances starting their day off with a cup of Joe
                                                      and a breakfast burrito. The modern, open, and bright space is warm and welcom-
                                                      ing, fun in its funky, San Francisco coffeehouse feel. A bright orange corner serves
                                                      as a gallery for boldly framed, large-scale photographs and a mecca for people work-
                                                      ing on their laptop computers.
                                                                                  I explore my options for likely interview candidates, the
                                                                              community do-gooders doing good work in cafes. But, insecuri-
                                                                              ty washes over me as I decide that their work is much more
                                                                              vital than mine could possibly be and I definitely shouldn’t
                                                                              interrupt them because they have Blackberries with incoming
                                                                              calls. They look so much more together than I feel. Out of
                                                                              fear, I do what so many of us do, I turn inward and away from
                                                                              those scary people.
                                                                                  I begin writing in my journal.
                                                      Java Jabber                 Over the years, I have spent a lot of time writing in cafes. I
                                                      By Kira Yannetta        find that taking my solitary work to a lively environment
                                                                              helps me feel like a part of the Human race. People-watching
                                                      is very meditative and can help to lull the words from a brain that is over-thinking
                                                      a problematic description. Something overheard in a conversation can spark an
                                                      idea for a story. Writing in public also gives me a certain safe distance from the
                                                      things I write.
                                                          The white noise of café clatter and chatter drones on, and I barely notice a
                                                      woman who sits down, with some difficulty, next to me. When I next look into the
                                                      air, searching for words, she surprises me. “You look sad,” she says.
                                                          The compassionate words from a stranger who dared to reach out across a two-
                                                      foot distance made me melt. What a gift, Human kindness is. She was an angel – a
                                                      person who, I could tell, had
                                                      challenges of her own –
                                                      with the message that I was-
                                                      n’t alone, that I wasn’t
                                                      invisible. The connection
                                                      with another person
                                                      reminded me what my life
                                                      work is.
                                                          So many of us don’t real-
                                                      ly see each other. We silent-
                                                      ly pass, aisle after aisle, at
                                                      Safeway, while we search for
                                                      food to fill us up. We get
                                                      impatient with people who
                                                      stand in line chatting with
                                                      the checkers. With seething
                                                      passive aggression, we sigh         Working hard at Joe Coffee. Photo by Kira Yannetta.
                                                      and look at our watches
                                                      instead of reaching out and
                                                      taking the passing moment to join in the laughter or to commiserate with the fraz-
                                                      zled mother who is juggling three cranky kids while she unloads her groceries onto
                                                      the conveyor belt. Talk about the perfect place to practice love and compassion.
                                                          I was blessed with the opportunity to live in Europe for a little while, with a
                                                      more mindful way of being a part of a community. We would stop and talk with the
                                                      people we met on the street to inquire about their well-being and about their fami-
                                                      lies. We listened. Sure, talking with people slows down productivity, but with the
                                                      sense of well-being that comes from making another person feel cared for, the urge
                                                      to go faster to make more money to buy more things to be better, dissipates. It
                                                      seems that they’re onto something over there. Quality of life.
                                                          Do some serious community-building work, and connect with your neighbors.
                                                      Smile at a stranger. Take time from your busy schedule and really listen when you
                                                      ask someone, “How are you?”
                                                          In his collection, “Letters to a Young Poet,” Rainer Maria Rilke says, “For one
                                                      human being to love another human being: that is perhaps the most difficult task
                                                      that has been entrusted to us, the ultimate task, the final test and proof, the work
                                                      for which all other work is merely preparation.”

                                                                                                ~ Write Kira at javajabber@moonshineink.com

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                              Halloween
  Can you find these words in our spooky wordsearch: apples, bats, black,
  brew, cauldron , cider, costume, dungeon, ghost, ghoul, goblin, Halloween,
  haunt, howl, mask, monster, October, party, potion, pumpkin, scary,
  scream, skeleton, skull, spell, spider, spooky, superstitious, treats, tricks,
  vampire, witch.




Announcements,                              throughout the month of
                                            October which will give
from page 17                                patrons who bring in a gently
developing cohousing. Get                   used warm/winter coat 20 per-
acquainted with each other                  cent off any new coat pur-
and meet the professional                   chased from PlumpJackSport.
team. CoHousing Partners will               The gently used coats will be
discuss the development stages,             donated to Project MANA
group process, design issues,               (Making Adequate Nutrition
and financial realities.                    Accessible), a hunger relief
Location TBA. Fee is $195 per               organization serving the North
household. Call or email to                 and West Shores of Lake
register at 530-478-1970 or                 Tahoe and Truckee.
email nalbaugh@cohousing-                   PlumpJackSport 1 and 2, 1920
partners.com                                and 1995 Squaw Valley Road
                                            in Squaw Valley.

Free Northstar Passes to
                                            Leadership Program
Landlords
Northstar is promoting its
                                            Recruitment
innovative Rental Rewards                   The North Lake Tahoe-
Program again this year, which              Truckee Leadership Program
awards free lift tickets or a sea-          provides an opportunity for 25
son pass to homeowners who                  of the area's emerging leaders
rent a room or rental unit to               to hone their leadership skills,
resort employees for the winter.            learn more about the region,
Local homeowners can receive                develop a new network of
10 lift tickets good at                     peers, and motivate individuals
Northstar or Sierra-at-Tahoe                to become more involved in
for each address at which they              their communities. Information
house Northstar employees,                  about the program is posted at
regardless of the number of                 www.truckee.com. The tuition
employees housed at that                    fee is $750; some partial schol-
address. www.northstaratta-                 arships will be available.
hoe.com.800-GO-NORTH.                       Deadline for applications is
                                            November 22 and space is lim-
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Qué Pasa: A p r e n d i e n d o d e n u e s t r o s i t i o e n e l m u n d o

                                             El caza basura habla basura
                                             ¿Dónde termina la basura que arrojamos?
    ¡Alto! ¿Qué es eso que está por arro-      Truckee que se publicó en la edición 11      ciones de tierra esculpidas y aplanadas       que Thomas describió como un ¨diseño
jar a la basura? ¿Sabe lo que sucede con       de agosto/ 13 de septiembre. Uno de los      en el proceso de entierro. Cada sitio de      natural alternativo¨ para prevenir que el
su basura y a dónde va una vez que la          artículos describía el Eastern Regional      entierro es de aproximadamente 4.000          material enterrado y cualquier otra toxi-
compañía de basura la recolecta? No me         Landfill (ERL) (Relleno sanitario del        pies de largo por 3.500 pies de ancho y       na relacionada entre a la tabla de agua
refiero a dónde va a nivel local, tempo-       Este) en Cabin Creek Road, a poca dis-       45 pies de alto. De las 3.700 acres que       subterránea. La geología por debajo de
rariamente, sino a la larga, cómo y a          tancia de State Highway 89, al Sur de        en la actualidad comprende el lugar de        los sitios de entierro es roca no fractura-
dónde se arroja para su descanso final,        Mousehole. El verdadero relleno sani-        Lockwood, unas 550 acres tienen per-          da y un suelo impermeable rico en arcil-
¿por lo general en la tierra?                  tario de allí se cerró en 1994. Ahora la     miso para la eliminación. ¨Tenemos un         la. Para evitar que el agua de lluvia y la
    Antes de comenzar con esta historia,       función primaria en el ERL es una            total de siete sitios de entierro¨, Thomas    nieve que se derrite se escurran hasta los
daré una breve reseña como introduc-           Material Recovery Facility (MRF)             me dijo, agregando que con el volumen         desechos enterrados, éstos están cubier-
ción personal y acerca de qué planeo           (Instalación de recuperación de materi-      actual que reciben de basura, les lleva       tos por una capa de tres pies de grosor
                       abordar en esta         ales), el término contemporario                                                                   del suelo rico en arcilla. Lockwood
El caza basura nueva columna de                de la industria de desechos para                                                                  también cuenta con una red de
Moonshine Ink          Moonshine Ink.          un ¨centro de reciclaje¨. Tal como                                                                zanjas diseñadas para drenar rápi-
                       Soy el Caza basura.     informó Eve, una vez que se clasi-                                                                damente el agua hacia afuera de
                       Con mi reloj vigi-      fican todos los desechos residen-                                                                 los sitios de entierro. Cada zanja
lante, investigaré casos de desechos que       ciales y se separan los reciclables,                                                              está alineada con esteras de una
tienen lugar en nuestra región, identifi-      la basura restante se carga en                                                                    tela especial y rocas a fin de
caré problemas, y con suerte brindaré          grandes camiones y se transporta                                                                  reducir la erosión. El agua se cap-
soluciones. Lo que arrojamos en nuestros       al Lockwood Regional Landfill.                                                                    tura en estanques de sedi-
cestos de basura es más que obvio un           Esta instalación está ubicada a                                                                   mentación y se reutiliza para ayu-
¨caso de desechos¨, por lo que quise           unas ocho millas al Este de                                                                       dar con el control de polvo. Las
comenzar aquí. Hace poco, Moonshine            Sparks, a poca distancia de la                                                                    calles dentro de la instalación
Ink abordó lo que sucede con los reci-         Interestatal 80, en el legendario                                                                 están pavimentadas con asfalto
clables, por lo que quise seguir el resto      Storey County de Nevada.                                                                          reciclado, que también ayuda a
de la basura hasta su fin.                     Después de un proceso de clasifi-                                                                 controlar el polvo.
    Eve Quesnel escribió un artículo           cación y reciclaje similar en otras                                                                   Con planes hacia el futuro,
detallado acerca del reciclado en              MRFs en nuestra área, toda la basura de      unos seis años llenar un sitio de entierro.   Waste Management trabaja en una
                                               Truckee- Tahoe se transporta a               Sus dotaciones en la actualidad están         expansión propuesta de Lockwood, en
                                               Lockwood, donde se une a la basura           completando el sitio de entierro número       busca de agregar otras 800 acres para la
                                               proveniente de muchas partes del             tres y comenzando a llenar el número          eliminación en el relleno sanitario. Si se
                                               Noroeste de Nevada.                          cuatro. El equilibrio de este lugar en        aprueba, Thomas dijo que la superficie
                                                   El Lockwood Regional Landfill se         Lockwood, más de 3.000 acres, se logra        en acres adicional debería agregar otros
                                               opera por Waste Management                   con espacio abierto y pastizales, que pro-    50 a 60 años de disponibilidad de
                                               (Dirección de residuos), una empresa         tegen el relleno sanitario de los usos y      Lockwood para el entierro de desechos,
                                               que se describe en su publicación como       las comunidades de alrededor. En este         consistente con las normas ambientales
                                               ¨la empresa mundial líder en servicios       espacio abierto también residen 100           aplicables. Sin la expansión, la vida
                                               ambientales¨. Waste Management tiene,        mustang silvestres locales.                   actual, con siete sitios de entierro, se
                                               de hecho, una buena reputación en la             Thomas alabó la basura que proviene       espera que dure unos 15 a 20 años.
                                               industria. Un servidor visitó Lockwood       de California. ¨Debido a las normas más           Tenemos suerte de tener un relleno
                                               recientemente para conocer el modo de        rigurosas de California, el volumen que       sanitario relativamente novedoso como
                                               operar y conversar con Chris Thomas, el      obtenemos de California es un 30 por          lo es Lockwood que brinda servicio a
                                               director de Waste Management District.       ciento menor a cómo sería de otra man-        nuestra región. Sin embargo, cuando se
                                               Es un lugar de proporciones consider-        era¨, dijo. ¨California tiene basura          piensa en toda la basura del mundo que
                                               ables, apartado en las montañas del          mucho más limpia de la que proviene de        se entierra en el suelo o que se arroja al
                                               desierto no lejos de la pequeña comu-        Nevada del Norte. Más reciclables han         océano, uno no puede evitar pensar que
                                               nidad Storey County en Lockwood. El          sido extraídos de la basura para el           estas prácticas no son sustentables, par-
                                               lugar está bien organizado y sorprenden-     momento en que llega a nosotros¨. El          ticularmente a medida que la población
                                               temente limpio por tratarse de un rel-       cliente más lejano de Lockwood en la          mundial sigue explotando. Todos necesi-
                                               leno sanitario. El día que estuve allí, no   ciudad de Sacramento, que transporta          tamos reducir, reutilizar y reciclar de
                                               advertí el hedor que suele asociarse con     unas 800 toneladas de basura por día.         manera que se generen menos desechos,
                                               los rellenos sanitarios. Parece que Waste        Los desechos de alimentos consti-         pero también necesitamos estudiar alter-
                                               Management realiza una buena labor al        tuyen el 60 por ciento de la basura que       nativas para el entierro y el vertido de
                                               enterrar los desechos tan pronto sea         llega a Lockwood, en contraposición           residuos. En mi próxima columna, hare-
                                               posible, para prevenir el olor y los prob-   con un 40 por ciento de inertes. Para         mos exactamente eso.
                                               lemas relacionados.                          ayudar a controlar los olores, y los inten-
                                                   De acuerdo con Thomas, unas 8.000        tos de los pájaros y animales por llegar a       Si tiene un tema que le gustaría que el
                                               a 10.000 toneladas de basura llegan a        una fuente de comida sabrosa, los dese-       Waste Buster (Caza basura) abordara,
                                               Lockwood a diario para ser eliminadas.       chos de los alimentos se entierran de         puede contactarse con WB en Moonshine
                                               Eso ha aumentado a partir de unas 1.000      manera inmediata en el área más               Ink escribiendo a wastebuster@moon-
                                               toneladas por día cuando el relleno sani-    pequeña posible a fin de minimizar los        shineink.com o llamando al 587-3607.
                                               tario abrió en 1981. La basura allí se       vectores potenciales, separados de la
                                               entierra en lo que Thomas describió          materia inerte. El lugar de eliminación
                                               como ¨sitios de entierro¨. Estos son sec-    aprobado de Lockwood cuenta con lo


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W h a t ’s H a p p e n i n g : L e a r n i n g a b o u t o u r p l a c e i n t h e w o r l d

       Waste Buster Talks Trash
                            Where is “away”?
    Whoa! What’s that you’re                             Manager. It’s a sizable place,
about to throw in the trash?                             tucked away in the desert
Do you know what happens                                 hills not far from the tiny
to your trash and where it                               Storey County community of
goes when the garbage com-                               Lockwood. The site is well
pany hauls it away? I don’t                              organized and amazingly clean
mean where is goes locally,                              – for a landfill. On the day I
for a temporary time, but                                was there, I didn’t notice the
ultimately, how and where it Wastebuster                 stench traditionally associated
goes for its final resting          Moonshine Ink        with landfills. It appears
place, usually in the ground?                            Waste Management does a
    Before we get to this story, a quick       good job of burying the waste as                        That half-sandwich you threw away two weeks ago? Here’s where it went. Wastebuster follows our trash to
word of personal introduction and              quickly as possible, to help prevent                    its final resting place, Lockwood Landfill.
about what I plan to tackle in this new        odor and related problems.                              ¿Recuerda ese emparedado que dejó a medio comer y que arrojó hace dos semanas? Aquí es donde
                                                                                                       terminó. Wastebustar sigue nuestros desechos a su lugar final de descanso, Lockwood Landfill. (Photo courtesy of
Moonshine Ink column. I am the                    According to Thomas, some 8,000
                                                                                                       Wastebuster)
Waste Buster. Within my vigilant               to 10,000 tons of trash arrives at
watch, I will be investigating cases of        Lockwood each day for disposal. That’s                  California’s more stringent regulations,                     unfractured rock and an impermeable
waste that happen in our region, iden-         up from about 1,000 tons a day when                     the volume we get from California is                         clay rich soil. To keep rain and snow
tifying problems, and hopefully prof-          the landfill opened in 1981. Trash at                   about 30 percent less than what it                           melt from seeping into the buried
fering solutions. What we throw into           the site is buried in what Thomas                       might otherwise be,” he said.                                waste, it’s covered with a three-foot
our trashcans is pretty obviously a            described as “benches.” These are sec-                  “California has much cleaner waste                           thick layer of the clay rich soil.
‘case of waste,’ so I wanted to start          tions of land sculpted and flattened in                 than we get from Northern Nevada.                            Lockwood also has an extensive net-
here. Recently, Moonshine Ink cov-             the burial process. Each bench is                       More recyclables have been taken out                         work of ditches designed to quickly
ered what happens to your recyclables,         approximately 4,000 feet long by 3,500                  of the waste stream by the time it gets                      drain water away from the benches.
so I wanted to follow the rest of the          feet wide and 45 feet high. Of the                      to us.” Lockwood’s most distant cus-                         Each ditch is lined with a special fab-
trash to its end.                              3,700 acres that currently comprise                     tomer is the City of Sacramento,                             ric matting and rocks to reduce ero-
    Eve Quesnel wrote a detailed story         the Lockwood site, about 550 acres are                  which transports about 800 tons of                           sion. The water is captured in sedi-
about recycling in Truckee that                                                                                                                                     mentation ponds and reused to help
appeared in the August 11/September                                                                                                                                 with dust control. Roads within the
13 edition. One of her sidebar stories                                                                                                                              facility are paved with recycled
described the Eastern Regional                                                                                                                                      asphalt, which also helps control dust.
Landfill (ERL) on Cabin Creek Road,                                                                                                                                     Planning for the future, Waste
just off State Highway 89, south of the                                                                                                                             Management is working on a proposed
Mousehole. The actual landfill there                                                                                                                                expansion of Lockwood, seeking to
closed in 1994. Now the primary func-                                                                                                                               add another 800 acres for landfill dis-
tion at ERL is a Materials Recovery                                                                                                                                 posal. If approved, Thomas said the
Facility (MRF), contemporary trash                                                                                                                                  additional acreage should add another
industry terminology for a ‘recycling                                                                                                                               50 to 60 years to Lockwood’s ability to
center.’ As Eve reported, once all the                                                                                                                              bury waste, consistent with applicable
residential garbage is sorted and the                                                                                                                               environmental regulations. Without
recyclables bailed, the remaining                                                                                                                                   the expansion, the current lifespan,
garbage is loaded into large trucks and                                                                                                                             with seven benches, is expected to be
transported to the Lockwood Regional                                                                                                                                between 15 and 20 years.
Landfill. This facility is located about                                                                                                                                We’re fortunate to have a relatively
eight miles east of Sparks, just off                                                                                                                                “state of the art” landfill like
Interstate 80, in Nevada’s legendary           Wastebuster and friend at the Lockwood Landfill                                                                      Lockwood that serves our region.
                                               Wastebuster y un amigo en el Lockwood Landfill (Photo courtesy of Wastebuster)
Storey County. Following a similar                                                                                                                                  However, when you think of all the
sorting and recycling process at other                                                                                                                              garbage in the world being buried in
MRFs in our area, all of Truckee-              under permit for disposal. “We have a                   waste per day.                                               the ground or dumped into the ocean,
Tahoe’s trash is transported to                total of seven benches,” Thomas told                         Food waste makes up 60 percent of                       you can’t help but think that these
Lockwood, where it meets up with               me, adding that with the current vol-                   garbage arriving to Lockwood, as                             practices aren’t sustainable, particular-
garbage from much of northwest                 ume of trash received, it takes about                   opposed to 40 percent inerts. To help                        ly as the world’s population continues
Nevada.                                        six years to fill a bench. His crews are                control odors, and attempts by birds                         to explode. We all need to reduce,
    The Lockwood Regional Landfill is          currently completing bench number                       and animals to get at a source of tasty                      reuse and recycle so less waste is gen-
operated by Waste Management, a                three and starting to fill bench number                 grub, food waste is buried immediately                       erated, but we also need to examine
company described in its publications          four. The balance of the Lockwood                       in as small an area as possible to mini-                     alternatives to burying and dumping.
as the “world’s leading environmental          site, more than 3,000 acres, is set side                mize potential vectors, separate from                        In my next column, we’ll do just that.
services company.” Waste                       as open space and grasslands, which                     the inert material. Lockwood’s
Management does, in fact, have a               buffer the landfill from surrounding                    approved disposal site has what                                  If you have a topic you’d like
good reputation in th                          uses and communities. This open                         Thomas described as a “natural alter-                        Waste Buster to tackle, you can con-
    e industry. Yours truly visited            space is also home to about 100 local                   nate design” to prevent the buried                           tact WB at Moonshine Ink at waste-
Lockwood recently to tour the opera-           wild mustangs.                                          material and any related toxins from                         buster@moonshineink.com or call
tion and talk with Chris Thomas,                  Thomas lauded garbage that comes                     entering into the groundwater table.                         587-3607.
Waste Management’s District                    from California. “Because of                            The geology beneath the benches is

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                                                      W h a t ’s H a p p e n i n g : O u r w o r l d
                                                      Docents Needed for Tahoe                 Tahoe and Donner Summit regions
                                                                                               while creating opportunities for
                                                      Environmental Education Center           enjoyment of the outdoors. Activities
                                                       Lake Tahoe Basin residents with an      that could support this goal include
                                                      interest in helping people learn about   everything from acquiring land or
                                                      the region's environmental assets and    building trails, to environmental edu-
                                                      challenges are needed to serve as vol-   cation or restoration work. Grants
                                                      unteer docents at a new public educa-    will be up to $50,000 in size.
                                                      tion center.The Thomas J. Long           Applications are available at the
                                                      Foundation Education Center opens        TTCF office, 11071 Donner Pass Rd,
                                                      October 14 in the new Tahoe Center       online at www.ttcf.net, email
                                                      for Environmental Sciences, which is     phebe@ttcf.net or by calling 530-587-
                                                      nearing completion on the Sierra         1776.
                                                      Nevada College campus in Incline
                                                      Village. For information about the
                                                      docent program, please contact TERC      Green Building Guide
                                                      education coordinator Heather Segale     The Northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe,
                                                      at 530-583-3279, ext. 10, or e-mail      Truckee and Surrounding Areas 2006
                                                      hmsegale@ucdavis.edu.                    Green Building and Living Resource
                                                                                               guide is now available. A project of
                                                                                               SiGBA, the guide promotes sustain-
                                                      Grants Available From Truckee            able development and represents a
                                                      Tahoe Community Foundation               broad cross section of professional and
                                                      November 1 is the closing date for       others who understand that the deci-
                                                      grant applications to be considered      sions made when building homes and
                                                      for funding during the 2006 Nature       buildings in our communities have a
                                                      Fund Grant Cycle at the Truckee          profound effect on the social, eco-
                                                      Tahoe Community Foundation. The          nomic, and environmental quality of
                                                      purpose of the Nature Fund is to con-    our region. Call Cheryl Murakami
                                                      serve the wildlife, lands, waters and    @800.577.4048 or email info@tahoe-
                                                      air quality of the Truckee, North        homeonline.com to get a guide.




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   You’re On. Joslin, the little gal in the center, becomes part of the EarthCapades
   Environmental Vaudeville show, which performed at Truckee Elementary School October 6.
   Students at Glenshire Elementary school (on October 5) were also treated to the Waste
   Reduction Production. The live presentation was an energetic mix of magic and juggling, while
   teaching elementary students the benefits of waste reduction, recycling and environmental pro-
   tection. The assembly program aimed to not only jumpstart on-campus recycling programs but
   also to act as an educational tool in teaching children how to participate in Truckee’s local blue
   bag recycling program at home. Students from both schools went home with a few blue bags to
   help their household start or increase their recycling efforts. The Town of Truckee sponsored the
   Vaudeville with funding awarded from the California Department of Conservation.
   Están invitados. Joslin, la pequeña joven en el centro, formará parte de la presentación
   EarthCapades Environmental Vaudeville, que se llevará a cabo en Truckee Elementary School el
   6 de octubre. Los alumnos de Glenshire Elementary school también fueron invitados a la
   Waste Reduction Production (Producción de reducción de desechos) (el 5 de octubre). La pre-
   sentación en vivo fue una combinación energética de magia y malabares, mientras que se les
   enseñaba a los alumnos de la escuela primaria acerca de los beneficios de la reducción de
   desechos, el reciclaje y la protección ambiental. El programa de la asamblea tenía como obje-
   tivo no solo fomentar los programas de reciclaje en el campus sino que también actuar como
   una herramienta de educación al educar a los niños en cómo participar en el programa local
   de bolsas azules para el reciclaje en sus hogares. Los alumnos de ambas escuelas regresaron a
   sus hogares con varias bolsas azules para ayudar a comenzar o a aumentar sus esfuerzos por
   reciclar en sus casas. La Intendencia de Truckee auspició Vaudeville con financiamiento otorga-
   do por el Departamento de Conservación de California. (Photos by Grant Barta)


                      For information about the Waste Reduction Production,
                        visit www.earthcapades.com/wastereduction.html.

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                         Elecciones 2006                                                                               Elections 2006
         Entren al Ring                                                                       Step into the Ring
 “Los que son demasiado inteligentes para involucrarse en política sufren                        “Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by
      el castigo de ser gobernados por los que son más estúpidos”                                         being governed by those who are dumber.”
                                ~ Platón                                                                                    ~ Plato
   ¿Recibieron la guía de información sobre las próximas Elecciones Generales de
California del 7 de noviembre? Dios, tiene como 200 páginas – un pesado material de              Did you get the California General Election information guide for the upcoming
lectura. Y no incluye la información sobre las elecciones locales.                            November 7 election? Geez, that thing is almost 200 pages – a hefty piece of reading
   No podríamos (y honestamente no queremos) publicar tantas páginas sobre la                 material. And that doesn’t even include local election info.
elección. En cambio, hemos elegido algunas elecciones locales claves en las que pro-             We couldn’t possibly (and honestly don’t want to) print that many pages on the
fundizar: Concejo de la Ciudad de Truckee, Distrito Escolar Unificado de Truckee              election. Instead, we’ve chosen a few key local races to delve into: Truckee Town
Tahoe y el Distrito Congresional 4. Incentivamos a los votantes a llamar o enviar             Council, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District and the U.S. 4th Congressional
emails a los candidatos para hacerles las preguntas que no estén respondidas en estos         District. Voters are encouraged to call or email candidates to ask questions not
artículos – preguntas que sean importantes para ustedes. Esperamos que esta informa-          addressed in these articles – questions that matter to you. We hope that this informa-
ción incentive la participación de los votantes, ayude a informar sus decisiones y            tion will stimulate voter participation, help inform your decisions and possibly inspire
posiblemente los inspire a investigar otras elecciones. Además, expresamos nuestra            you to investigate other races. In addition, we’re giving our opinion on a selected list
opinión sobre una lista de medidas electorales (¿Por qué no sumar a la pila de                of proposed ballot measures (why not add to the pile of endorsements?). Enjoy and
apoyos?) Esperamos que los disfruten y ¡VOTEN! Para que la cita de Platón resulte             VOTE! Make Plato’s statement outdated.
anticuada.


     Candidatos para el Concejo de la                                                              Truckee Town Council Candidates
                                                                                                                                  By Ronnie Colby
           Ciudad de Truckee                                                                                                                Small-business incubation may provide
                                    Por Ronnie Colby                                                                                        a solution.”
                                                                                                                                                On Social Life: “Truckee's residents
Richard Anderson                              reunirse”                                                                                     are comparatively highly engaged in civic
Vice Alcalde de Truckee /Titular                  Básicamente, estas elecciones para el                                                     life and public service. This must contin-
Email: calflyfisher@sbcglobal.net             Concejo tratan sobre el planeamiento                                                          ue. Let’s invite participation in Town
Tel: 587-8702                                 inteligente de la comunidad, dijo                                                             decision-making foster places where peo-
Edad: 51                                      Anderson. “En el corazón de estas elec-                                                       ple can gather.”
Ocupación: Editor, Pescador con Mosca         ciones hay un sentimiento de malestar                                                             Basically, this Town Council race is all
en California por 14 años                     respecto a cómo el crecimiento está cam-                                                      about wise community planning,
Originario de: Oakland, CA                    biando a Truckee”. “Es fundamental que                                                        Anderson said. “At the heart of this race
Residente de Truckee: 7 años                  mantengamos aquellas características que                                                      is a feeling of unease about how growth is
Experiencia en Política: 2 años en el         hacen de Truckee un lugar maravilloso                                                         changing Truckee.” “It’s critical that we
Concejo de la Ciudad                          para vivir” afirmó. “Debemos garantizar         Richard Anderson                              maintain those characteristics that make
Motivo de su Candidatura: Para asegurar       vecindarios tranquilos y agradables, un         Vice Mayor/Incumbent                          Truckee a wonderful place to live,” he
que el desarrollo beneficie, en vez de        sentido de la historia y lugar, una fuerte      Email: calflyfisher@sbcglobal.net             said. “We need to ensure quiet, friendly
dañar, a nuestra comunidad, ambiente, y       conexión con el mundo natural, y una            Tel: 587-8702                                 neighborhoods, a discernable sense of
economía.                                     población diversa en edades e ingresos”         Age: 51                                       history and place, a strong connection
Principal Problema que enfrenta                   Anderson ha trabajado como planifi-         Occupation: Publisher, California Fly         with the natural world, and a diverse
Truckee: mantener el carácter de la           cador de usos de suelos, consultor              Fisher for 14 years                           population of ages and incomes.”
comunidad a medida que Truckee crece.         económico sobre suelos, y director de           Originally From: Oakland, CA                      Anderson has worked as a land-use
Principal Problema en la Región del           proyectos para un contratista comercial.        Resident of Truckee for: 7 years              planner, consulting land economist, and
Norte del Lago Tahoe: desarrollo en           Tiene un BA en Estudios Ambientales de          Political Experience: 2 years on Town         project manager for a commercial con-
Martis Valley y Squaw.                        San Jose State University, y un Master en       Council                                       tractor. He holds a BA in Environmental
Principal Cualidad: imparcialidad             Planeamiento Regional y de Ciuadades            Reason for running: To ensure that            Studies from San Jose State University,
                                              de Harvard University’s Graduate School         development benefits rather than harms        and a Master’s in City and Regional
   Sobre Medioambiente: “La apre-             of Design.                                      our community, environs, and economy.         Planning from Harvard University’s
ciación de la naturaleza es la base de            Le gustaría promover programas que          Number One Issue facing Truckee:              Graduate School of Design.
nuestra comunidad y obviamente sirve          minimicen el impacto de la ciudad en los        Maintaining community character as                He would like to promote programs
como el principal conductor de nuestra        arroyos, lagos, y vida silvestre local, y que   Truckee grows                                 that minimize the Town’s impacts on
economía regional”                            ayuden a fomentar el arte en Truckee,           Number One Issue in the North Lake            local streams, lakes, and wildlife, and that
   Sobre economía: “La economía de            “que puede traer varios beneficios en la        Tahoe Region: Martis Valley and Squaw         help foster the arts in Truckee, “which
Truckee sufre las caídas en las ventas        calidad de vida y fortalecer nuestra            development.                                  can bring a variety of quality-of-life bene-
durante las temporadas medias, salarios       economía”.                                      Number One Quality: Fairness                  fits and strengthen our economy.”
no propicios para la compra de casas, y           Le gustaría que el Municipio                                                                  He would like to see the Town initiate
una excesiva dependencia en la construc-      comience conversaciones inmediatas con             On Environment: “An appreciation           immediate discussions with Nevada
ción. La incubación de las pequeñas           el Supervisor del Condado de Nevada             for nature forms the basis of our commu-      County Supervisor Ted Owens to ensure
empresas podría ser una solución”             Ted Owens para garantizar que el                nity and obviously serves as the primary      that the County doesn't approve signifi-
   Sobre Vida Social: “Los residentes de      Condado no apruebe desarrollos signi-           driver of our regional economy.”              cant development within Truckee's unin-
Truckee están muy involucrados en la          ficativos dentro de la esfera de influencia        On Economy: “Truckee's economy,            corporated sphere of influence.
vida civil y el servicio público. Esto debe   de Truckee.                                     suffers from retail sales that drop during        Truckee is making admirable progress
continuar. Invitemos a la participación           Truckee está progresando formidable-        the shoulder seasons, salaries not con-       in addressing affordable housing,
en la toma de decisiones del Municipio,       mente en el tratamiento del tema de las         ducive to home ownership, and an
fomentando lugares donde la gente pueda                                                       overdependence on construction.
                                                                      Vea Concejo pág.26                                                                        See Election on next page

24     12 October – 8 November   2006         Moonshine Ink                                                                                                            www.moonshineink.com
Election, from previous page                 Number One quality: Interpersonal            He notes that many second homeowners             Originally From: Cupertino, CA
                                             communication skills                         are considering retiring here and that the       Resident of Truckee for: 8 years
Anderson said, “but I’m concerned that a                                                  permanent population here will require           Political Experience: None
General Plan policy requiring us to maxi-       On Environment & Social Life: “We         services that are either non-existent or in      Reason for running: To be part of a solu-
mize housing development may in fact         are blessed to live where others vacation.   short supply. Emergency medical services         tion
harm our community’s character while         We are close to all sorts of great enter-    here, for example, are currently adequate,       Number One Issue in Truckee:
providing no significant benefit in hous-    tainment venues and some of the most         “but can improve.”                               Maintaining Town Character
ing affordability.”                          spectacular vistas. All we have to do is         Brown hopes to end “the sense of frus-       Number One Issue in the North Lake
    “The next Town Council must contin-      get out and enjoy what our area offers!”     tration among those feeling it’s not their       Tahoe Region: Balancing development
ue implementing the Town’s top priori-          On Economy: “We need to look at           town anymore.” He hopes to implement             with quality of life and environmental
ties of historic preservation, downtown      ways to diversify our income up here and     “a consistent adherence to the General           well being.
riverfront revitalization, construction of   not be totally dependant on tourists. I      Plan and development conducive to                Number One quality: 40 years business
affordable housing and ‘green’ buildings,    would like to see more people telecom-       proper planning and increased quality of         experience and 30 years of “boots-on-the-
improved air quality, and corporate yard     mute.”                                       life.” He aims to improve interagency            ground” knowledge of Truckee.
relocation,” Anderson said.                     Dr. Mark Brown runs his own chiro-        communication, and “encourage people
                                             practic office in Truckee and views          to get out their cars.”                              On Environment: Our ‘clear moun-
Mark Brown                                   Truckee’s future from the viewpoint of his                                                    tain air’ (one of my reasons for moving to
                                             two-year old grandson. “Will he want to                                                       Truckee) is threatened due to traffic and
Email: truckee@ltol.com
                                             live here in 20 years?” This is the ques-                                                     circulation issues.
Phone: 587-8458
                                             tion he will bear in mind when consider-                                                          On Economy: “Truckee’s affordable
Age: 52
                                             ing every Town issue.                                                                         housing and three-tier economy – work-
Occupation: Doctor of Chiropractic and
                                                Atop the list of Truckee’s issues,                                                         ers, residents, vacationers – provokes the
CA Dept. of Trans. Certified Drug Tester
                                             according to Mark Brown, is affordable                                                        question of how to maintain service work-
Originally From: Reno, NV
                                             housing. Also, public transportation                                                          ers’ residence here and better integrate
Resident of Truckee for: 6 years
                                             “must go to places besides ski hills –                                                        affordable housing into community.”
Political Experience: Chamber of
                                             Tahoe Donner, Glenshire, Pondersosa                                                               On Social Life: “It would be nice to
Commerce Board of Directors for 3 years;
                                             Palisades must be connected,” Brown                                                           have a community performing arts.
Haz Mat Advisory Committee, City of
                                             said.                                                                                         Should this as done as a community proj-
Irvine.
                                                There is also the issue of “making                                                         ect? Should a movie theater be done as a
Reason for running: To make a
                                             Truckee more fun.” When the communi-                                                          community project?”
difference
                                             ty comes together, as it does at the
                                                                                          Robert Cassidy                                       Cassidy says that the main issue facing
Number One Issue facing Truckee:                                                          Email: rcassidy@cebridge.net
                                             Truckee Follies for example, the commu-                                                       Truckee is “the preservation of what’s left
Decreasing local livability as growth con-                                                Tel: 550-9639
                                             nity reveals its potential, he said.                                                          of the town character…Let’s maintain
tinues                                                                                    Age: 65
                                                Brown seeks more public input over
Number One Issue in the North Lake                                                        Occupation: Business Consultant
                                             growth. He consistently hears locals fear-
Tahoe Region: Kings Beach revitalization                                                  (retired)                                                                See Election page 26
                                             ing growth and Truckee’s increased size.




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Election, from page 25                       The Town of Truckee is
                                                                            Concejo, viene de la pág. 24                                La Ciudad de Truckee está gobernado por
                                          governed by five Council                                                                  cinco Concejales, electos por períodos de cuatro
the values that people came up            members, elected at-large for                                                             años. Las elecciones se realizan cada dos años, y
                                                                            viviendas accesibles, dijo Anderson, “Pero me pre-
here for and be careful that it           four-year terms. Elections are                                                            los períodos se escalonan. En las elecciones del 7
                                                                            ocupa que una política del Plan General que nos
doesn’t turn into Reno west,”             held every other year, and                                                                de noviembre se votarán tres puestos en el
                                                                            exija maximizar el desarrollo de viviendas pueda
he said. Preservation of ripari-          terms are staggered. There                                                                Concejo de la Ciudad.
                                                                            dañar el carácter de nuestra comunidad y tampoco
an areas and fishing areas is             are three seats for Truckee                                                                   Los Concejales reciben un salario de $300 por
                                                                            brinde beneficios significativos respecto a las
equally crucial, he explained.            Town Council up for election                                                              mes por un mínimo de 20 horas de trabajo por
                                                                            viviendas económicas”.
He enjoys fishing, hiking and             November 7.                                                                               semana.
                                                                                “El próximo Concejo de la Ciudad debe contin-
skiing. He laments (but under-               Councilmembers receive a
                                                                            uar poniendo en práctica las principales priori-
stands) the end of fishing for            salary of $300 per month for                                                              Palisades” afirmó Brown.
                                                                            dades del Municipio; preservación histórica, revi-
dinner in the Truckee River,              a minimum of 20 hours of                                                                     También está la cuestión de “Hacer más diver-
                                                                            talización de la costa del río, construcción de
Fall Creek or Coldstream                  work per week.                                                                            tido a Truckee”. Cuando la comunidad se reúne,
                                                                            viviendas accesibles y construcción ‘verde’, mejora
Canyon.                                                                                                                             como hace por ejemplo en Truckee Follies, la
                                                                            de la calidad del aire, reubicación de tierras corpo-
   For a small town, there are           council, but asks if staff “have                                                           comunidad revela su potencial, explicó.
                                                                            rativas”, explicó Anderson.
already big traffic issues. “I’ve        resources or incentives to                                                                    Brown busca más aportes y comentarios del
seen it everywhere,” he said.            divorce themselves from every-                                                             público sobre crecimiento. Escucha continuamente
With the addition of 10 to 15            thing and look at the big pic-                                                             que los locales le temen al crecimiento y al
percent more homes, and the              ture.” He hopes to create a bet-                                                           aumento de tamaño de Truckee. Nota que muchos
Sierra College campus in the             ter “communication system so                                                               propietarios de viviendas vacacionales están con-
next few years, the problem              people will know when and                                                                  siderando jubilarse aquí y que la población perma-
will only worsen and needs to            where community meetings                                                                   nente necesitará servicios que no existen o
be addressed now. He asks,               and emergencies are.” A                                                                    escasean. Los servicios de emergencias médicas,
where is the local entity                crawler on Channel 6, for                                                                  por ejemplo, actualmente son aceptables, “pero
responsible for analysis, experi-        example, could alert viewers to                                                            podrían mejorar”.
mentation and implementation             the location of fires or road                                                                 Brown espera eliminar “la sensación de frus-
of alternative fuels such as             closures.                                                                                  tración de los que sienten que éste ya no es su
biodiesel and other biofuels,                                                                                                       pueblo”. Espera implementar “una consistente
fuel cells, electric and hydro-          Carolyn Wallace Dee                                                                        adhesión al Plan General y al desarrollo propicio
gen powered vehicles?                       Dee did not respond to                                                                  para un planeamiento adecuado y una mejor cali-
   Cassidy sites affordable hous-        Moonshine Ink’s requests for                                                               dad de vida”. Aspira a mejorar la comunicación
ing as a high-priority issue, and
                                                                            Mark Brown
                                         an interview. Contact her at                                                               entre agencias, e “incitar a la gente a salir de sus
said he was “one of the lucky                                               Email: truckee@ltol.com
                                         530-386-4660 or email cwd-                                                                 autos”
ones. I got to live here before I                                           Tel: 587-8458
                                         tot@ yahoo.com. Visit              Edad: 52
was a multi-millionaire.”                www.dee4truckee.com for an
   Cassidy said he is impressed                                             Ocupación: Doctor en Quiropráctica y
                                         intro to her campaign.             Examinador de Drogas Certificado del Dep. de            Robert Cassidy
with current Town staff and
                                                                            Transporte de CA.                                       Email: rcassidy@cebridge.net
                                                                            Originario de: Reno, NV                                 Tel: 550-9639
                                                                            Residente de Truckee: 6 años                            Edad: 65
                                                                            Experiencia en Política: Consejo de                     Ocupación: Asesor Empresarial (retirado)
                                                                            Administración de la Cámara de Comercio por 3           Originario de: Supertino, CA
                                                                            años, Comité de Asesoramiento sobre Haz-Mat,            Residente de Truckee: 8 años
                                                                            Ciudad de Irving.                                       Experiencia en Política: Ninguna
                                                                            Motivo de su Candidatura: Para marcar una               Motivo de su Candidatura: Para ser parte de la
                                                                            diferencia                                              solución
                                                                            Principal Problema que enfrenta Truckee: el             Principal Problema que enfrenta Truckee:
                                                                            aumento en el costo de vida mientras continúa el        Mantener el Carácter del Pueblo
                                                                            crecimiento.                                            Principal Problema en la Región del Norte del
                                                                            Principal Problema en la Región del Norte del           Lago Tahoe: Equilibrar el desarrollo con calidad
                                                                            Lago Tahoe: Revitalización de Kings Beach.              de vida y bienestar ambiental.
                                                                            Principal Cualidad: Capacidad de comunicación           Principal Cualidad: 40 años de experiencia en
                                                                            interpersonal.                                          empresas y 30 años de conocimiento de Truckee
                                                                                                                                    como parte del personal militar.
                                                                               Sobre Medioambiente y Vida Social:
                                                                            “Tenemos la suerte de vivir donde los otros vaca-          Sobre Medioambiente: “Nuestro ‘limpio aire de
                                                                            cionan. Estamos cerca de toda clase de entreten-        montaña’ (uno de los motivos por los que me
                                                                            imiento y algunos de los paisajes más espectacu-        mudé a Truckee) está bajo amenaza debido al tráfi-
                                                                            lares. ¡Lo único que debemos hacer es salir y dis-      co y los problemas de circulación”
                                                                            frutar de lo que nuestra zona tiene para ofrecer!”         Sobre economía: “Las viviendas accesibles y la
                                                                               Sobre economía: “Debemos buscar maneras de           economía de tres sectores – trabajadores, resi-
                                                                            diversificar nuestro ingreso y no depender comple-      dentes, turistas – origina la pregunta de cómo
                                                                            tamente de los turistas. Me gustaría ver a más          mantener aquí la residencia de los trabajadores e
                                                                            gente trabajando desde el hogar”.                       integrar las viviendas accesibles en la comunidad”.
                                                                               El Dr. Mark Brown atiende su consultorio                Sobre Vida Social: “Sería bueno tener artes
                                                                            quiropráctico en Truckee y observa el futuro de         escénicos en la comunidad ¿Debería ser un proyec-
                                                                            Truckee desde el punto de vista de su nieto de dos      to comunitario? ¿Debería construirse un cine como
                                                                            años. “¿Querrá él vivir aquí dentro de 20 años?”.       proyecto comunitario?”
                                                                            Esta es la pregunta que él tendrá en mente al              Cassidy opina que el principal problema que
                                                                            momento de considerar los asuntos del municipio.        enfrenta Truckee es “preservar lo que queda del
                                                                               Lo primero en la lista de problemas de Truckee,      carácter del pueblo…Mantengamos los valores por
                                                                            según Mark Brown, son las viviendas accesibles.         los que la gente vino aquí y tengamos cuidado para
                                                                            Además, el transporte público “debe ir a otros          que no se convierta en Reno oeste” afirmó. La
                                                                            lugares aparte de los centros de esquí – deben          preservación de las áreas ribereñas y de pesca es
                                                                            conectarse Tahoe Donner, Glenshire, y Ponderosa
                                                                                                                                                                     Vea Concejo pág.28

26      12 October – 8 November   2006            Moonshine Ink                                                                                                        www.moonshineink.com
Say yes or no:                                         Propositions
    There are 13 ballot measures that       hours before the procedure.
could change California law. Our rec-           • Yes on Prop. 86: Imposes additional
ommendations on ten of them:                $2.86 per pack excise tax on cigarettes,
    • Yes on Prop 1A: Prohibits the state   will provide an estimated $2.1 billion
6 percent sales tax on gas from being       annual funding for various health pro-
used for any purpose other than trans-      grams. And some of us actually enjoy
portation improvements. Call us crazy,      cigarettes (in moderation of course).
but why not keep the assessment of              • Yes on Prop. 87: California is the
taxes for a specific purpose so people      only oil-producing state that doesn’t tax
know where the tax is going?                oil extraction. Prop. 87 will bring $4 bil-
    • Yes on Prop 1C: Would provide         lion to programs that reduce our
$2.85 billion in bonds for affordable       dependence on oil and promote clean
housing projects and assistance for         energy. Of course, gas consumers will
renters and homebuyers                      probably end up paying for the tax indi-
    • No on Prop 1E: Would provide $4       rectly.
billion in general obligations bonds to         • Yes on Prop. 88: Imposes a flat $50
fund flood management projects. While       property tax on units of real estate. All
strong levees and flood control are good    revenue goes to public schools.
things, these projects seem best suited         • Yes on Prop. 89: Establishes a vol-
for local and federal agencies, not for     untary public-financing system to fund
the hands of state politicians.             candidates and free them from special-
    • Yes on Prop 84: Provides $5 billion   interest influence.
in bonds for a wide variety of projects         • No on Prop. 90: Limits local gov-
related to safe drinking water, water       ernments’ use of eminent domain for
quality, rivers, beaches, watersheds and    public projects by allowing landowners
parks and forests                           to demand compensation for reduction
    • No on Prop. 85: Could endanger        in property value, even when a local
young women seeking an abortion. It         government simply regulates use.
forces doctors to notify their parents 48




Decir sí o no:                                     Propuestas
    Hay 13 medidas electorales que             • Sí a la Prop. 86: Impone un monto
podrían cambiar la ley de California.       adicional de $2,86 por paquete en el
Estas son nuestras recomendaciones          impuesto especifico cobrado al consumo
sobre diez de ellas:                        de cigarrillos, proporcionará un monto
    • Sí a la Prop 1A: Prohíbe que el       estimado de $2,1 mil millones anuales
impuesto de 6 por ciento en las ventas      para financiar programas de salud. Y a
de combustibles sea utilizado para          algunos de nosotros nos gusta fumar
propósitos distintos a mejoras en el        (con moderación, por supuesto).
transporte. Llámenos locos, ¿pero por          • Sí a la Prop. 87: California es el
qué no dedicar el gravamen a un             único estado productor de petróleo que
propósito específico para que la gente      no cobra impuestos sobre la extracción.
sepa dónde va el impuesto?                  La prop. 87 traerá $4 mil millones para
    • Sí a la Prop 1C: Proporcionaría       programas que reducen nuestra depen-
$2,85 mil millones en bonos para            dencia del petróleo y promueven
proyectos de viviendas accesibles y asis-   energías alternativas. Por supuesto, los
tencia para inquilinos compradores.         consumidores de combustible acabarán
    • No a la Prop 1E: Proporcionaría $4    pagando el impuesto indirectamente.
mil millones en bonos para financiar           • Sí a la Prop. 88: Impone un
proyectos de manejo de inundaciones.        impuesto fijo de $50 a la propiedad de
Aunque los diques fuertes y el control      viviendas. Todos los ingresos van a las
de inundaciones son cosas buenas, estos     escuelas públicas.
proyectos parecen más apropiados para          • Sí a la Prop. 89: Establece un sis-
las agencias locales y federales, no para   tema voluntario de financiamiento
las manos de los políticos del estado.      público para financiar a los candidatos y
    • Sí a la Prop 84: Provee $5 mil mil-   liberarlos de la influencia de intereses
lones en bonos para una variedad de         particulares.
proyectos relacionados con agua                • No a la Prop. 90: Limita el uso por
potable, calidad del agua, ríos, costas,    parte de los gobiernos locales del
cuencas, parques y bosques.                 Dominio Eminente para proyectos
    • No a la Prop. 85: Podría poner en     públicos, permitiendo que los propietar-
peligro a las mujeres jóvenes que desean    ios de las tierras exijan compensaciones
un aborto. Obliga a los doctores a infor-   por las reducciones en el valor de la
mar a los padres 48 horas antes de          propiedad, incluso cuando el gobierno
realizar el procedimiento.                  local únicamente regula el uso.


what’s brewing in Truckee                                                                 Moonshine Ink   12 October – 8 November   2006   27
       Dos seguro, uno solo que está por verse
                      Tahoe Truckee Unified School District Board (TTUSD), Trustee Area 1
       “Dios creó a los tontos para la        ómnibus y guardia, pero también como              En lo que el distrito debe trabajar
 práctica… y luego al consejo escolar.”       supervisor del patio y                                               Deveney: el consejo
                                              como custodio. Dice haber                                         necesita revisar la manera
                                                                                   Miembros del consejo
              ~ Vince Deveney,                visto que la motivación es                                        en la que maneja la respons-
                                                                               TTUSD trabajan cuatro días
          citando a Mark Twain                cada vez menor entre el          sin goce de sueldo y
                                                                                                                abilidad fiscal, manteniendo
                                              equipo del distrito ¨al          reciben algunos beneficios       a la comunidad en la mira.
                                              punto de necesitar una           de seguro médico                 Además, existe una micro-
Por Ronnie Colby                              escafandra autónoma para                                          gestión en el distrito que
Moonshine Ink                                 respirar¨.                                                        desacata ¨hacer lo correcto
                                                 Kraus, un residente de Truckee desde           porque la razón correcta¨. La gestión efi-
    Aún antes de que los votantes entren      hace 8 años, tiene unos 15 años de expe-          caz y la ética en los negocios deberían
a los recintos de votación el 7 de            riencia en la gestión ejecutiva, los pre-         combinarse.
noviembre, ya se han decidido dos de las      supuestos, y los diseños estratégicos. Dice           Kraus: dentro del distrito, debe haber
tres bancas que se presentarán a elección     conocer la función de dicho consejo,              una filosofía de equipo re-energizada. Se
en el consejo del distrito escolar local.     cómo no micro- manejarlo, cómo crear              debe tener en cuenta que la comuni-
La maestra Vicki Isacowitz se presenta        consensos, y cómo comprometer a la                cación no funciona de arriba hacia
sin oposición para el Trustee Area 4 y        gente. Cuenta con un doctorado en                 abajo; la comunicación no jerárquica
                                                                                                                                                    Miembro activo y
Bev Ducey, que ya forma parte del conse-      biología de la UC San Diego.                      entre docentes, el equipo, y los admin-
                                                                                                                                                    comprometido de la comunidad
jo, se presenta sin oposición como la tit-                                                      istradores debe mantenerse estándar.                Deveney es voluntario del programa Volunteers In
ular del cargo designada para Trustee         El punto principal en la elección                                                                     Police Service (V.I.P.S.) ( Voluntarios en la policía) del
Area 5. Pero dos hombres, los residentes         Deveney: ¨un cambio en la política¨.           En cuanto a los docentes                            departamento de policía de Truckee, es miembro del
de Truckee Vince Deveney y Hill Graus,        Este consejo necesita ser reinvigorizado              Deveney: Nuestra área cuenta con                grupo Regulators 601 de re- promulgación del oeste, y
                                                                                                                                                    tiene una función importante (como director y actor) en
pelean por la última banca vacante,           con pensamientos nuevos para resolver             una parte del mejor talento a nivel                 el cuasi anual Truckee Follies. Es defensor especial des-
Trustee Area One. La titular del cargo,       temas en curso.                                   mundial y vale la pena el dinero que se             ignado por la corte en Nevada County. Deveney tiene
Pat Gibbons- Johnson, optó por no pre-           Kraus: ¨La gran perspectiva¨, la               les paga; además, el equipo bien pago               una hija de 21 años y dos hijos, uno de 20 y otro de
sentarse. Por lo tanto, sea como sea, una     capacidad de extrapolar lo que una                permanece y se invierte en la comu-                 11 años. Para contactarse con Vince Deveney, llamar
                                                                                                                                                    al 530-414-1099.
de estas dos caras nuevas completará un       decisión en un área va a significar en            nidad.
                                                                                                                                                    Deveney volunteers with the Truckee police depart-
cambio total en el consejo en menos de        otras áreas de educación.                             Kraus: el distrito necesita reclutar a          ment’s Volunteers In Police Service (V.I.P.S.) program, is
dos años.                                                                                       los mejores docentes, proveerlos con los            a member of the western re-enactment group the
    En entrevistas llevadas a cabo con        La comunicación con el público                    recursos que necesitan, y permitirles su            Regulators 601, and takes a big part (as director and
                                                                                                                                                    actor) in the quasi-annual Truckee Follies. He is a Court
cada candidato, tanto Kraus como                 Deveney: la comunicación del conse-            creatividad individual. Los sueldos más
                                                                                                                                                    Appointed Special Advocate in Nevada County.
Deveney destacaron la necesidad de una        jo con la comunidad nos ha llevado a              altos y el marketing con objetivos del              Deveney has a 21-year old daughter and two sons,
mejora radical en la comunicación entre       ¨nosotros versus ellos¨ y los ¨accionistas        área como un paraíso externo traerán                one 20-year old and one 11-year old. To contact Vince
la comunidad, el equipo del distrito, y el    han gravitado hacia sus propios                   docentes capacitados.                               Deveney, call 530-414-1099.
consejo; la necesidad de transparencia        estanques¨. Unir la brecha entre el distri-
fiscal; y la necesidad de reclutar y man-     to y la comunidad es un esfuerzo clave-
tener a los mejores maestros. Ambos son       el consejo es responsable ante el pueblo.          Temas actuales que                                 ca un gran presupuesto; sin embargo, la
                                                                                                                                                    situación fluctúa dependiendo de la
muy activos en la comunidad escolar              Kraus: la comunidad ha perdido su               trata el TTUSD
                                                                                                                                                    economía local. (Ver edsource.org para
local y ambos tienen derechos adquiridos      confianza en el consejo escolar y ha                    • La situación de la mejora del progra-
                                                                                                                                                    obtener una explicación)
(hijos). Cada uno dice que la ley No          habido poca llegada a la comunidad.                ma: un término del NCLB que indica que el
                                                                                                                                                        • Instalaciones: nuevas instalaciones
Child Left Behind (NCLB) (Acceso              Sólo un puñado de los accionistas de la            distrito no se ha reunido con todos los mar-
                                                                                                                                                    necesitan de un cronograma de manten-
Igualitario a la educación) fue bien          comunidad están en la actualidad com-              cos de referencia que aumentan fijados
                                                                                                                                                    imiento; se necesita prestarle atención a la
intencionada pero que en cambio está          prometidos, pero los foros recientes de            por la ley. Las categorías en las que el dis-
                                                                                                                                                    infraestructura vieja
                                                                                                 trito se quedó corto fueron los estudiantes
agobiando tanto a maestras como a             Education Matters comenzaron a abordar                                                                    • Formular estrategias: encajando con
                                                                                                 del idioma inglés y los alumnos con bajos
alumnos. Y ambos coinciden en la              la exclusión de accionistas clave, y esas                                                             el proceso de los foros de Education
                                                                                                 ingresos.
necesidad de un programa de educación         series de reuniones fueron un momento                                                                 Matters, el distrito en la actualidad trabaja
                                                                                                      • La ayuda básica: la situación de
vocacional, integrado con los programas       crucial. ¨Necesitamos comunicarle a la                                                                en sus metas estratégicas y en las tácticas
                                                                                                 ayuda básica por lo general significa que
de Sierra College, a fin de suministrar       comunidad nuestros éxitos y nuestros fra-                                                             de implementación.
                                                                                                 un distrito tiene dinero extra, lo cual signifi-
opciones para los estudiantes y preparar a    casos¨.
los estudiantes locales para los trabajos
locales.
    Mientras que los dos tienen muchas        Consejo, viene de la pág. 26
similitudes, sus personalidades y sus gus-
tos difieren. Deveney proviene de un          igualmente crucial, explicó. Le gusta               combustibles alternativos como el                 reuniones y cuando suceden emergen-
entorno de operarios, y ofrece salidas        pescar, hacer caminatas y esquiar.                  biodiesel y otros biocombustibles, vehícu-        cias”. Un mensaje en el canal 6, por
rápidas y originales. Kraus es un investi-    Lamenta (pero comprende) la veda a la               los a energía solar e hidrógeno?                  ejemplo, podría alertar a los televidentes
gador científico y un pensador estratégi-     pesca en el Río Truckee, Fall Creek o                   Cassidy pone a las viviendas accesibles       sobre la ubicación de incendios o
co, con la capacidad de destilar un tema      Coldstream Canyon.                                  como una prioridad, y dijo que él fue             clausura de rutas.
hasta su centro filosófico. Tal como lo           Para un pueblo pequeño, ya tenemos              “uno de los afortunados. Pude vivir aquí
llama Deveney, él y Kraus ¨tienen una         grandes problemas de tráfico. “Lo he visto          antes de ser un multimillonario”.                 Carolyn Wallace Dee
política similar pero perspectivas difer-     en todas partes” comentó. Con la suma                   Cassidy dijo que está impresionado               Carolyn Wallace Dee no respondió al
entes¨.                                       de un 10 a 15 por ciento más de casas, y            con el actual personal del Municipio y el         pedido de entrevista de Moonshine Ink
    Deveney, un residente de Truckee de       el campus de Sierra College, en los próxi-          Concejo, pero pregunta si el personal                Para contactarse con ella llame al 530-
30 años, en la actualidad hace un doc-        mos años el problema sólo será mayor y              “tiene recursos o incentivos para                 386-4660 o envíe un email a
torado en ingeniería electrónica. Ha tra-     debe ser atendido ahora. Pregunta ¿dónde            abstraerse y ver el marco general” Espera         cwdtot@yahoo.com con sus preguntas.
bajado con el distrito escolar durante 14     está la entidad local encarga del análisis,         crear un mejor “sistema de comunicación
años, principalmente como conductor de        experimentación e implementación de                 para que la gente sepa cuándo son las

28    12 October – 8 November   2006         Moonshine Ink                                                                                                                             www.moonshineink.com
                                        Two down, only one to go
                                Tahoe Truckee School District Board (TTUSD), Trustee Area 1
     “God made the fool for practice…                    While the two maintain many sim-               what one decision in one area will
      and then the school board.”                     ilarities, their personalities and flavor         mean in other areas of education.
                                                      are distinct. Deveney comes from a
        ~ Vince Deveney, quoting Mark                 blue-collar background, and serves up             Communication with the public
                  Twain                               colorful quick quips. Kraus is a                      Deveney: Board communication
                                                      research scientist and is a strategic             with the community has eroded to ‘us
                                                      thinker, with the ability to distill an           versus them’ and “stakeholders have
By Ronnie Colby                                       issue down to its philosophic core. As            gravitated to their own ponds.”
Moonshine Ink
                                                      Deveney put it, he                                           Building bridges between
                                                      and Kraus “have simi-                                        the district and the com-
                                                      lar politics but just                                        munity is a key endeavor –
    Even before voters step into ballot               different perspec-                                           the board is accountable to
booths on November 7, two of the                      tives.”                                                      the public.
three seats up for election on the                       Deveney, a 30-year                                            Kraus: The community
local school district board are already               Truckee resident, is                                         has lost their trust in the
decided. Teacher Vicki Isacowitz runs                 currently working on                                         school board and there has
unopposed for Trustee Area 4 and Bev                  a bachelor’s degree in                                       been poor outreach into
Ducey, who already sits on the board,                 Electrical                                                   the community. Only a
                                                                                                                                                      Active and committed member
runs unopposed as the appointed                       Engineering. He has                                          handful of the community
                                                                                                                                                      of the community
incumbent for Trustee Area 5. But                     worked with the                                              stakeholders are currently         Kraus has served on the Truckee Tahoe Airport
two men, Truckee residents Vince                      school district for 14                                       engaged, but the recent            Community Advisory Team (ACAT) and regularly volun-
Deveney and Bill Kraus, are battling                  years, primarily as a                                        Education Matters forums           teers at KidZone. He also has been a member of the
                                                                                        TTUSD board members                                           Measure A Citizens Review Committee and is involved
for the last seat up for grabs, Trustee               bus driver and service-                                      began to address the exclu-        with the recent district-wide Education Matters forums.
Area One. The incumbent, Pat                          man, but also as a            serve four years with no       sion of key stakeholders,          Kraus has a four-year old son and a two-year old
                                                                                    salary and receive some
Gibbons-Johnson, chose not to run.                    playground supervisor         health insurance benefits.
                                                                                                                   and those series of meet-          daughter. To contact Bill Kraus, call 530-587-5490 or
                                                                                                                                                      email him at bkraus@digitalbiology.com.
Thus, either way, one of these two                    and a custodian. He                                          ings were a watershed
                                                                                                                                                      Kraus ha trabajado en el Truckee Tahoe Airport
fresh faces will complete a 100 per-                  says he has watched                                          moment. “We need to com-           Community Advisory Team (ACAT) y se ofrece como
cent turnover of the board in less                    morale diminish among district staff              municate to the public our successes          voluntario regularmente en KidZone. También ha sido
than two years.                                       “to the point of needing an aqualung              and failures.”                                miembro de la Measure A Citizens Review Comittee y
                                                                                                                                                      es parte de los foros recientes de Education Matters en
    In interviews with each candidate,                to breathe.”                                                                                    todo el distrito. Kraus tiene un hijo de cuatro años y
Kraus and Deveney both stressed the                      Kraus, an eight-year Truckee resi-              What the District needs to work on           una hija de dos años. Para contactarse con Bill Kraus,
need for radically improved communi-                  dent, has some 15 years experience in                 Deveney: The board needs to               llamar al 530-587-5490 o por correo electrónico a
                                                                                                                                                      bkraus@digitalbiology.com.
cation between the community, dis-                    executive management, budgeting,                  review the way it handles its fiscal
trict staff, and the board; the need for              and strategic layouts. He says that he            responsibility and accountability,
fiscal transparency; and the need to                  knows the role of such a board, how               keeping the community in the loop.
                                                                                                                                                      On Teachers
recruit and maintain the best teach-                  not to micromanage, how to build                  Also, there exists a micromanagement
                                                                                                                                                         Deveney: There is some of the best
ers. Both are very active in the local                consensus, and how to engage people.              in the district that defies “doing the
                                                                                                                                                      talent in the world” in this area and
school community and both have                        He has a Ph.D. in Biology from UC                 right thing for the right reason.”
                                                                                                                                                      they are worth the money; plus well-
vested interests (children). Each say                 San Diego.                                        Effective management and business
                                                                                                                                                      paid staff stay and are invested in the
the No Child Left Behind (NCLB)                                                                         ethics should combine.
                                                                                                                                                      community.
Act was well intended but is instead                  Major Point in Election                               Kraus: Within the district, there
                                                                                                                                                         Kraus: The district needs to
stifling teachers and students. And                      Deveney: “A change in policy.”                 must be a re-energized team philoso-
                                                                                                                                                      recruit the best teachers, give them
both see the need for a vocational                    This board needs to be reinvigorated              phy. It must be realized that commu-
                                                                                                                                                      the resources they need, and enable
education program, integrated with                    with fresh thinking to solve ongoing              nication doesn’t just work from the
                                                                                                                                                      their individual creativity. Higher
Sierra College programs, to supply                    issues.                                           top down – nonhierarchical commu-
                                                                                                                                                      salaries and targeted marketing of the
options for students and to prepare                      Kraus: “The big picture perspec-               nication between teachers, staff, and
                                                                                                                                                      area as an outdoor paradise will bring
local students for local work.                        tive,” the ability to extrapolate on              administrators must remain the
                                                                                                                                                      skilled teachers.
                                                                                                        standard.

                                                                                                     Current Issues                                   which means a robust budget, however
                                                                                                                                                      the status fluctuates depending on the
                                                                                                     facing TTUSD                                     local economy. (See edsource.org for an
                                                                                                         • Program Improvement status – a             explanation.)
                                                                                                     term from the NCLB, indicating the dis-             • Facilities – New facilities need a
                                                                                                     trict has not met all of the ever-increasing     maintenance schedule; Old infrastructure
                                                                                                     benchmarks set by the legislation. The           needs to be addressed.
                                                                                                     categories where the district fell short            • Strategizing – Dovetailing the
                                                                                                     were English Language Learners and               process with the Education Matters
     “The Public Policy Institute of California, in   questioned, followed by public schools at 18   lower income students.                           forums, the district is currently working
 its most recent survey of the state’s voters,        percent, jobs and the economy at 9 percent,        • Basic Aid status –Basic Aid status         on its strategic goals and implementation
 asked, ‘Which one issue would you most like          the state budget deficit and taxes at 8 per-   usually means a district has extra money,        tactics.
 to hear the gubernatorial candidates talk            cent, and the environment at 6 percent.”
 about before the Nov. 7 election?’
     “Immigration, especially illegal immigra-                              ~ The Sacramento Bee,                   “Do you ever get the feeling that the only reason we have
 tion, was the top response, but was men-                                      September 6, 2006                         elections is to find out if the polls were right?”
 tioned by just 21 percent of the likely voters
                                                                                                                                           ~ Robert Orben

what’s brewing in Truckee                                                                                                                  Moonshine Ink        12 October – 8 November         2006     29
                       Our Representative on Capitol Hill
                                                          The 4th Congressional District
                                               Doolittle was one of the 20.                  been a self-proclaimed “tireless advocate”      for 4th district constituents?
By Ronnie Colby
                                                  The representative is currently under      for veterans rights, seniors, middle class          Brown: Tough question. The
Moonshine Ink
                                               investigation for financial ties to indict-   families, and the environment. He is an         American consumer uses more energy
   These days, the last thing people have      ed lobbyist Jack Abramoff and dealings        avid hunter, runner, bicycler and kayak-        than anyone in the world. You shouldn’t
time for is paying bills, let alone getting    the two had regarding Indian casinos and      er. Brown took the time to speak with           legislate people’s consumption necessari-
the lowdown on all the candidates and          business in the Marianas and Saipan.          Moonshine Ink in early September.               ly – you can tweak it, you can try to
ballot measures. However, the 4th              Doolittle has also come under fire for                                                        guide them, but what needs to be done is
Congressional District is one of the           recently recommending that constituents           Question: What's the single most            to encourage everyone to make small
largest congressional districts in the         “hire a lobbyist” to get his attention.       important political issue to you personal-      changes in their lifestyle. Don’t give up
country and because of that, plays an             Doolittle was an infamous critic of        ly?                                             air conditioning in 100 degree heat. Let’s
important role on Capitol Hill. Take           proposals to phase out the use of CFCs.           Brown: The Constitution, including          see utility companies’ efforts at smaller
some time to read what separates our 4th          Of interest to Tahoe locals, Doolittle     the Second Amendment. I question                scales improve. Let’s see more solar pan-
Congressional District’s candidates from       sponsored a 2007 U.S. Interior                whether current Republican leaders gen-         els on homes – let’s get small trucks
one another, even if it is while you wait      Department spending bill containing a         uinely believe in individual liberties          under CAFÉ standards for fuel efficiency.
in line or during a visit to the powder        provision that prohibits the Forest           when they allow spying without a war-           Let’s eliminate vehicles over 6,000 lbs
room.                                          Service from spending any money to buy        rant on American citizens; or in small          from consideration as commercial vehi-
                                               Homewood Mountain Resort. Owner Jeff          government when they create huge and            cles for tax break when, in fact, they are
                                               Yurosek and the Forest Service agreed on      ineffective bureaucracies; or in fiscal         not a commercial vehicle, but actually a
                                               a deal to sell the 1,086 acres for approxi-   responsibility when they run up huge            Hummer. People want to drive a
                                               mately $65 million and keep Homewood          deficits.                                       Hummer, fine, but they should not get a
                                               open. The Tahoe Regional Planning                                                             tax break for it. We need to be encourag-
                                               Agency also supported the deal.                  Question: Why do you oppose                  ing more fuel-efficient cars. Little incre-
                                                  On September 14, Doolittle voted in        CAFTA and similar “free trade” agree-           mental changes help.
                                               favor of HR 6061, the Secure Fence Act.       ments?
                                               The measure will build a 700-mile fence          Brown: The ability to skirt labor laws          Question: Would you like to see
                                               along the “most porous parts” of the          that this country says it supports. These       water conservation incentives?
                                               U.S./Mexico border. The Act passed the        agreements are promoted by special                 Brown: Absolutely – Roseville is
                                               House 283 to 138. In a press release,         interest groups, not the American peo-          slowly moving toward metered water –
                                               Doolittle said, “We must shore up our         ple. There is a provision in CAFTA that         again all these little things. Adjust your
                                               borders and we must do so today. Each         says the US cannot enforce its regula-          sprinkler heads or change your shower-
Congressman John Doolittle                     day that we sit idly by bickering over the    tions or standards down there. This is a        head. These little things make a differ-
(R–Rocklin)                                    ins-and-outs of illegal immigration is        global economy, no question. But we             ence. Fresh water is something people
Incumbent                                      another opportunity for terrorists, and       need to hold these countries accountable        aren’t paying attention to – we take fresh
Website: http://doolittle.house.gov/           drug and weapons smugglers to cross into      for paying their fair share back into these     water for granted here.
Tel: 916-772-5332                              our country.”                                 programs. These agreements sacrifice our
                                                                                             sovereignty.                                        Question: What’s the number one
   Since Congressman Doolittle’s office                                                                                                      environmental problem here in the 4th
did not answer to Moonshine Ink’s                                                                Question: Are these agreements roots        district?
repeated requests for an interview, we                                                       of terrorism?                                       Brown: Clean air. A Nevada City
compiled some highlights from the                                                                Brown: Any military action you need         School District newsletter two months
incumbent’s tenure:                                                                          to be able to finance. High tech weapon-        ago said that something like 25 percent
   U.S. Rep. John T. Doolittle has                                                           ry is our main export item right now –          of students in school dist have asthma or
served in the House of Representatives                                                       we are the number one exporter to the           upper respiratory problems.
since 1991 and currently serves on the                                                       world of military equipment – which by
Appropriations Committee, Energy and                                                         itself isn’t bad, but let’s tighten the regu-       Question: What’s a realistic, pragmat-
Water, Agriculture, and Interior                                                             lations around countries we sell to. Why        ic solution to the air quality problems in
Subcommittees, and the House                                                                 don’t we hold them [other countries] to         this district?
Administration Committee.                                                                    our own standards? Ask ‘what is the                 Brown: Air quality is not just a 4th
   Doolittle tends to stick with his party                                                   overall strategy here?’ There is a lack of      District problem. Much of that smog
and is a loyal supporter of the Bush                                                         consistent policy.                              comes from Sacramento. Let’s work
administration, though he did oppose           Charlie Brown                                                                                 together, because it’s a nationwide and
Bush’s immigration guest worker pro-           (D–Roseville)                                    Question: Do you favor raising the           worldwide problem, too. When will we
gram. He is in favor of partial privatiza-     U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. (ret.)                minimum wage to $7.50?                          start realizing that small, incremental
tion of Social Security, is against gun        Website: www.charliebrownfor-                    Brown: Congress keeps giving itself          things can start getting it under control?
control, opposes abortion rights, and is       congress.org                                  raises because they think cost of living is     Get congress to have a serious discussion
known for his support of the Auburn            Tel: 800-727-8968                             increasing. Why don’t they think that           and make an effort to start cleaning our
Dam project, which he says is the only                                                       people working for minimum wage need            air – not trading pollution credits.
way to effectively prevent a flood in             Challenger Charlie Brown was born          an increase, too? If congress needs a pay
Sacramento.                                    in 1949 and raised in rural Iowa. In          raise, the American people do, too.                Question: You write that you favor a
   As the election grows near, Doolittle       1972, he began a distinguished 26-year                                                        national railway. What do you have in
has been under intense media scrutiny          Air Force career during which he was             Question: You have stated your sup-          mind?
(maybe that’s why we didn’t get a call         involved in every U.S. military conflict      port for the Kyoto Accords, better                 Brown: As we try conserving energy,
back). On September 20, the left-leaning       from Vietnam to Desert Storm. He has a        enforcement of clean air and water stan-        we need to be investing more in infra-
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in      California Teaching credential, spent the     dards, and holding energy companies             structure – People talk about budget cuts
Washington released its second annual          past 8 years on the Professional Staff of     accountable for profiteering. What’s the
report on the most corrupt members of          the Roseville Police Department, was          most meaningful thing you’ll do to
Congress, titled “Beyond DeLay: The 20         elected to two terms as Vice President of     ensure sustainable energy independence                         See Congressional next page
Most Corrupt Members of Congress.”             the Roseville Police Association, and has

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                                      tax base to maintain their          interference with our free-            to be leased to private compa-
Congressional,                        schools. Consider Lake Tahoe        doms.” Warren said that the            nies to produce renewable geot-
from previous page                    and declining enrollment there,     federal government could be            hermal electricity.
to Amtrak. On the East coast,         where 60 to 70 percent of           viewed as “the world’s biggest             Warren tracks his personal
Amtrak is efficient for moving        homes are empty. Do little stuff.   money laundering scheme.               energy use, saying he averages 14
people. The California corridor       Buy locally grown wines and         When we get money back from            therms of natural gas a month
here works well for people and        agriculture, too. Attend farmers    D.C., we are supposed to be            (about $20 in the Truckee area)
freight, too. Somehow, people         markets. Buy Placer-grown,and       grateful. We send far more             and 230 KWH in electricity
are opposed to idea that we sub-      El Dorado-grown.                    money to D.C. than we ever get         (about $30 per month). “I add
sidize the rail system. Well, taxes                                       back.” Warren asks, ‘why not           these facts because before I
also subsidize highways, the air                                          keep it here? Localities know          would ask anyone else to change,
traffic system, and we need to                                            where it’s needed.’                    I think that I should make the
work on railroad infrastructure –                                             Asked what is the main             changes as well.”
it’s the most efficient way to                                            quality that voters should know            Warren opposes the
move cargo, but it’s declined as                                          about him, Warren stated that          U.S./Mexico fence that “any-
we fill tracks up. I support the                                          it is his “ability as a ‘third party   one can hop, cut through, or
concept of high-speed rail, but                                           candidate’ to not have to abide        dig under.” The border should
I’d have to see specifics on it to                                        by the restrictions of the cur-        protect us from criminals enter-
                                                                          rent two parties. The other can-       ing the US, he said. He propos-       4th District Stats
make a decision.                                                                                                                                       The 4th Congressional District stretches
                                                                          didates are nice men but they          es a basic outline to eliminate
                                                                                                                                                       from the eastern Sacramento Region to
    Question: Do you support                                              are nonetheless necessarily            illegal immigrant workers,            Lake Tahoe on the south and runs up the
the death penalty?                                                        compliant with their [respec-          including fining employers            Sierra Nevada range to the high desert of

    Brown: Yes, I support the                                             tive] party’s wishes and [parti-       $5,000 per person per incident        Modoc County on the Oregon border in
                                                                          sanship]. There is a long history      of employing illegal workers,         the north. According to data from the
death penalty. The problem I          Dan Warren                                                                                                       2000 census, the District has some
have is that people have been                                             in D.C. of social injustice, cor-      allowing work visas to non-U.S.       640,000 residents. Sixty-seven percent of
                                      (L–Truckee)
executed while DNA testing                                                ruption, and foreign interven-         residents for jobs that have not      residents live in urban areas. Thirty-one
                                      Website: www.warrenfor-
has found others to be inno-                                              tion, even with the Democrats          been filled by U.S. residents,        percent of the district is comprised of
                                      congress.us/                                                                                                     “baby boomers,” or people born from
cent. Do I have a problem with                                            in charge.”                            and a consumer tax. He also
                                      Tel: 530-587-4314                                                                                                about 1946 to 1964. Twenty percent of
death row inmates who have                                                    Warren’s website states that       suggests that to gain U.S. citi-
                                                                                                                                                       the district is between 5- and 17-years old.
waited 20 years? Of course. I                                             he opposes the war in Iraq,            zenship one must not have a           The District is 89 percent white, 1 percent
                                          Forty-four year old Dan
support the penalty but have                                              opposes the death penalty, vig-        criminal record, be sponsored         black, and 9 percent Latino. Median
                                      Warren, a Calif. native, was                                                                                     household income is $48,000, while nine
many reservations about how it                                            orously supports states rights,        by an employer, and spend a
                                      raised in Napa, then lived in                                                                                    percent lives in poverty. (The federally
is implemented.                                                           supports ending all corporate          full year (2,500 hours) in the
                                      Auburn, and finally moved to                                                                                     established poverty level for a family of
                                                                          subsidies, supports closing all        civil service at local, state or      four, for example, is $19,350.) Eighty-
                                      Truckee full time in 1986. A
    Question: Your opponent                                               military bases on foreign soil,        federal levels. “This would           eight percent of the district’s adults have
                                      self-described ‘moderate                                                                                         graduated from high school. Ten percent of
started Project Evergreen,                                                aims to “keep almost $400 mil-         make immigrants have a vested
                                      Libertarian,’ Warren says he                                                                                     the district’s residents do not speak English.
aimed at de-funding large,                                                lion in our district and not send      interest in our country,” he said.
                                      certainly recognizes the need
effective environmental advo-                                             it to Washington,” has a “viable
                                      for a strong economy, a healthy
cacy groups. Do you have any                                              plan to stop corruption in our
                                      tax base that doesn’t tax activi-
thoughts on that?                                                         Federal Government,” and
                                      ties that communities want to
    Brown: The whole problem                                              seeks to “end the war on illegal
                                      encourage, and the need for the
we have in this country is that                                           workers.”
                                      government to provide and
we the people have to get                                                     We asked Warren to define
                                      maintain roads, water systems,
together again and get active.                                            ‘ethical leadership.’ Ethical
                                      sewers, clean air, etc… “But we
Quincy Library Group got peo-                                             leadership, said Warren, is “ask-
                                      need to reduce the federal
ple together to talk to each                                              ing yourself if you are doing
                                      micromanagement and increase                                                   We are the One Stop Hydro & Organic Supply Shop
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                                          Warren migrated this direc-
agree on. Doolittle doesn’t seem                                              Warren said the country
                                      tion because of his early love of
to be interested in working                                               needs global trade, but that we
                                      skiing as a child and his passion
together. He’s promoting con-                                             should pay more heed to the
                                      for ski racing during college.                                                 Largest ON-HAND selection of indoor/outdoor
flict with organizations like                                             effectiveness of the personal
                                      Nineteen years ago he became,                                                      gardening supplies in the High Sierra
that. Let’s talk about things.                                            boycott. “We need to review
                                      and still holds positions as,
Yes, there is room to do finger                                           our trade policies with other
                                      Northstar’s Director of
pointing about trying to save                                             countries and deal only with
                                      Mountain Rescue Operations
every tree or every owl. But you                                          countries who agree to equal
                                      (a.k.a. Ski Patrol) and the
don’t shoot or cut every one                                              tariffs.” Warren also opposes
                                      Director of the Mountain Bike
                                                                          arms shipments to other coun-            Lowest
either. So let’s have reasonable      Park 19 years ago. He is a for-
limits on both sides so that                                              tries – all other countries.             Prices!
                                      mer ski racer, competitive road
something is there for the                                                    On energy issues, Warren
                                      cyclist and now avid Nordic
future.                                                                   said most alternative energy is
                                      skier. He logged an estimated
                                                                          not viable because it is so much
                                      4,000 miles on his bike this
   Question: Regarding the 4th                                            cheaper for consumers to pur-
                                      summer and only drives “once
district’s rural and poor                                                 chase subsidized petroleum                                                    Hydro-organically grown in-store
                                      the temperature gets below 20.
economies and poverty here,                                               products. If gas were sold at its
                                      I learned that negative 5 is too                                            Friendly, knowledgable staff with over 20 years
what’s your approach to solving                                           true market value, then compa-
                                      cold,” he said. Warren earned                                               experience in hydroponic and organic gardening
this issue?                                                               nies that make alternative ener-
                                      an A.S. degree from Sierra                                                         Truckee Store                           Reno Store
   Brown: Promote the district                                            gy would have incentive with-
                                      College in Metals technology.                                                 10607 West River Street                190 West Moana Lane
more at the national level. Let’s                                         out subsidies, he said. Warren
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bring in high tech, think tanks,                                          says the state has great potential
                                      that that the number one polit-                                                   (530) 582-0479                     Mon-Sat: 10am - 6pm
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                                      “the size and corruption of the
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                                                                                 Hierbas Adaptógenas
                                              Buenas para los atletas, los astronautas y la Abuela Elsa
                                            Nota del Editor: Este artículo es la primera   mejor los virus, bacterias, y células cancerí-         Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) En un
                                         parte de una serie doble                          genas. Los adaptógenos también contrar-            estudio doble ciego realizado en 2001, un
                                                                                           restan los efectos dañinos de las hormonas         grupo de atletas que consumieron cordyceps
        Wood Fired Pizza,
     Pasta, & Mediterranean                  En 1993, una corredora china llamada          del estrés como el cortisol.                       durante seis semanas duplicaron su uti-
            Bistro fare                  Wan Jun-Sha destrozó el record mundial en             Y esta es la frutilla de la torta: los adap-   lización de oxigeno sin modificar su rutina
                                         10.000 metros. Sus compañeras de equipo           tógenos mejoran la capacidad                               de ejercicio. En otro estudio, un
       Lunch and dinner                  también rompieron records en 1.500 y 3.000        de la mitocondria para producir                            grupo de personas mayores elevaron
      served in a delicious              metros. Obviamente, las mujeres fueron            energía (ATP) y llevar oxígeno                             su capacidad aeróbica un nueve por
          atmosphere                     sometidas a pruebas para descubrir sustan-        a las células. Esto hace que los                           ciento y aumentaron sus niveles de
                                         cias ilegales, pero resultaron estar más          adaptógenos sean ideales no                                energía luego de tomar cordyceps
      In historic downtown               limpias que Lance después de ganar el Tour.       sólo para los atletas, sino tam-                           durante seis semanas. Este hongo
             Truckee                     Su secreto era comer unos hongos llamados         bién para una persona mayor                                mejora el funcionamiento del
        587-2626                         cordyceps.                                        recuperándose de una cirugía de                            corazón y los pulmones y puede ayu-
                                             En la naturaleza, los hongos cordyceps        cadera, o una exhausta madre                               dar a personas que estén recuperán-
                                         crecen como un parásito sobre las orugas en       de mellizos.                                               dose de enfermedades crónicas.
                                         las montañas de Asia. Si eso no le parece             Es seguro consumir adap-                                   Maitake (Grifola frondosa)
                                                                 repulsivo, esto seguro    tógenos diariamente.                                       Investigadores japoneses han descu-
                                         Bienestar Práctico que sí: cuando las oru-        Dependiendo de la contextura                               bierto que el maitake es un potente
                                         Por Linda Lindsay       gas mueren, los hongos    individual, pueden notarse cam-                            estimulante inmunológico con signi-
                                                                 brotan de sus cabezas.    bios en tan sólo dos semanas.                              ficativas propiedades anticanceríge-
                                         Afortunadamente, ahora los cordyceps se           Sin embargo, si se consume un                              nas y antivirales. También puede dis-
                                         cultivan sobre distintos tipos de granos, y se    adaptógeno por más tiempo,                                 minuir la presión sanguínea y el nivel
                                         encuentran en una gran cantidad de produc-        mayores serán los beneficios.                              de azúcar en sangre. Investigaciones
                                         tos confiables en New Moon Natural Foods.             Por favor consulte con su médico antes         han demostrado que un beta-glucano del
                                             Aunque tal vez los cordyceps no le hagan      de tomar alguna de estas hierbas si está reci-     maitake llamado D-fraction puede inhibir el
                                         romper ningún record mundial, es probable         biendo tratamiento por alguna enfermedad,          desarrollo del cáncer y, en tubos de ensayo,
                                         que le ayuden a mejorar su capacidad              tomando drogas recetados, si está embaraza-        inducir la apoptosis (muerte de las células
                                         aeróbica y resistencia, que aceleren su recu-     da, amamantando, o intentando concebir.            cancerosas)
                                         peración después del ejercicio, e incluso             Aunque todos los adaptógenos balancean             Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) Este hongo
 Every Wednesday:                        colaboren para evitar que se pesque un res-       y fortalecen el cuerpo, cada uno tiene un          culinario estimula la producción de linfoci-
          Open Mic                       friado. Parece un pasaje hacia un invierno        poder especial gracias a su particular mezcla      tos T y macrófagos, los cuales destruyen
                                         muy divertido.                                    de fotoquímicos. El artículo de este mes           células virales y cancerosas. Se lo utiliza en
                                             Pero antes de salir corriendo a comprar       destaca los beneficios de los hongos medici-       los hospitales en Asia para reducir la activi-
     Every Thursday:                     cordyceps, tal vez quiera aprender sobre un       nales. Mi artículo de noviembre tratará los        dad tumoral y aliviar los efectos secundarios
                                         grupo de otros hongos y hierbas que ofrecen       ginsengs (chino, americano, y eleutero) y          de los tratamientos de cáncer. Ha sido com-
         Live Music                      beneficios similares. Estos hongos y plantas      otras plantas poderosas.                           probado que un compuesto del shiitake lla-
                                         pertenecen a una clase de botánicos densa-                                                           mado eritadenina reduce el colesterol.
         October 13                      mente nutritivos y potentes llamados adap-        Farmacia en un Hongo
                                         tógenos – sustancias que ayudan al cuerpo a           Los hongos medicinales producen
         Rainmaker                       normalizar sistemas desvalanceados y a            potentes defensas químicas contra muchos
                                         adaptarse al estrés ambiental, físico y emo-      de los mismos patógenos que atacan a los                   Consejos para comprar
         October 14                                                                                                                                    hongos medicinales
                                         cional.                                           humanos. Son de especial interés para los
          Jo Mama                            El término “adaptógeno” fue acuñado en        investigadores las azúcares complejas lla-         • Siempre compre los hongos en un lugar confi-
                                                                                                                                                able. Busque productos con hongos enteros y
         October 19                      1947 por un grupo de científicos rusos que        madas polisacáridos. Un subgrupo de éstos,
                                                                                                                                                estandarizados (en cápsulas o líquido) en
                                         estaban estudiando los efectos del ginseng        conocidos como beta-glucanos, han
       Smokin’ Joes                                                                                                                             lugar de beta glucanos aislados.
                                         en el rendimiento humano. Sus hallazgos           demostrado ser especialmente potentes para         • Los hongos tienden a concentrar pesticidas y
     October 20 and 21                   fueron tan positivos que cosmonautas, atle-       combatir células cancerigenas, bacteriales y         metales pesados, compre productos orgánicos
         Tracorum                        tas y trabajadores rusos comenzaron a tomar       virales. Muchos también presentan activi-            siempre que sea posible. Sepa que muchos de
                                         adaptógenos para mejorar su resistencia físi-     dad anti-tumoral. Actualmente se están               los hongos que se venden en mercados chinos
        October 26                       ca, lucidez mental y productividad. Y, sor-       investigando los hongos medicinales como             están contaminados con plomo u otros conta-
                                         prendentemente, el poder de los adptógenos        posibles defensores contra el SRAS, la viru-         minantes.
       Paul Covarelli                                                                                                                         • Muchos hongos medicinales están disponibles
                                         no termina ahí. Estos maravillosos multitar-      ela y el virus del Nilo Occidental.
         October 27                      eas ayudan al cuerpo a recuperarse de enfer-          Cuando son consumidos en forma combi-
                                                                                                                                                en supermercados para usos culinarios. Los
                                                                                                                                                disecados son tan potentes como los frescos
      Frame of Mind                      medades crónicas, cirugías, desequilibrios        nada, los hongos medicinales parecen tener           (desafortunadamente, los champiñones blan-
                                         hormonales, mal de altura, y varios proble-       un efecto sinergético, fortaleciendo más el          cos no contienen polisacáridos estimulantes
        November 2                       mas cardíacos, pulmonares y digestivos.           sistema inmunológico que cuando tomados              inmunológicos) Los usos culinarios normal-
       Smokin’ Joes                          ¿Cómo pueden los adaptógenos tener un         individualmente.                                     mente se consideran seguros durante el
                                         efecto tan amplio? Los adaptógenos se unen            Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) Conocido              embarazo.
     November 3 and 4                    a receptores celulares en el intestino, dis-      como el “elixir de la vida”, el Reishi se con-     • Aunque no son considerados adaptógenos,
        Deep Pocket                      parando la liberación de químicos que             sume en China y Japón para aumentar la               enoki (una especie culinaria) royal sun agari-
                                                                                                                                                cus, y zhu ling son hongos medicinales valo-
        November 9                       estimulan y equilibran los sistemas nervioso,     longevidad. Gracias a sus antiinflamatorios y
                                                                                                                                                rados por sus propiedades anticancerígenas.
                                         inmunológico y hormonal. Los adaptógenos          antihistamínicos naturales, puede aliviar los
       Paul Covarelli                    aumentan la cantidad y actividad de las           síntomas de la artritis y las alergias. El
                                                                                                                                                Una especie llamada ‘melena de león’ (lion’s
                                                                                                                                                mane) parece estimular el crecimiento de célu-
                                         células inmunes (incluyendo las células nat-      Reishi es ampliamente conocido por su                las nerviosas, y podría ayudar a personas con
         587-3110                        ural killer, células T, macrófagos y glóbulos
                                         blancos) permitiendo que el cuerpo combata
                                                                                           capacidad para inhibir el crecimiento de
                                                                                           algunos tumores malignos.
                                                                                                                                                ALS, esclerosis múltiple y otros trastornos
                                                                                                                                                nerviosos.


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                                                               Adaptogenic Herbs
                            Good for athletes, astronauts and your Grandma Blanche
   Editor’s Note: This article is part one of a   performance. Their findings were so posi-          Though all adaptogens balance and            levels after taking cordyceps for six
two-part series.                                  tive that Russian cosmonauts, athletes         fortify the body, each one has a particular      weeks. This mushroom may improve
                                                  and workers began taking adaptogens to         strength due to its unique mix of phyto-         heart and lung function and can help
    In 1993, a Chinese runner named               improve their physical stamina, mental         chemicals. This month’s article highlights       people recovering from chronic illness.
Wan Jun-Sha shattered the world record            alertness and productivity. And, remark-       the benefits of medicinal mushrooms. My             Maitake (Grifola frondosa) Japanese
                        in the 10,000-meter       ably, the power of adaptogens doesn’t          November article will cover the ginsengs         researchers have found that maitake is a
                        event. Her team-          stop there. These amazing multi-taskers        (Chinese, American and Eleuthero) and            strong immune booster with significant
                        mates also broke          help the body recover from chronic ill-        other powerful plants.                           anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. It
                        records in the 1,500      ness, surgery, hormonal imbalances, alti-                                                       may also lower blood pressure and blood
                        and 3,000.                tude sickness, and a number of heart,          Pharmacy in a Fungus                             sugar. Research shows that a beta glucan
                        Naturally, the            lung and digestive problems.                       Medicinal mushrooms produce potent           in maitake called D-fraction can inhibit
                        women were hauled             How can adaptogens have such a             chemical defenses against many of the            cancer development and, in test tubes,
                        off and tested for        widespread effect? Adaptogens bind to          same pathogens that attack humans. Of            induce apoptosis (death of cancer cells.)
                        illegal substances,       receptor sites on cells in the gut, trigger-   special interest to researchers are the             Shiitake (Lentinus edodes) This culi-
                        but they came out         ing the release of chemicals that stimu-       complex sugars called polysaccharides. A         nary mushroom stimulates production of
Practical Wellness
                        cleaner than Lance        late and balance the hormonal, immune          subgroup of these, known as beta glucans,        T-lymphocytes and macrophages, which
                        after a Tour win.         and nervous systems.                                            has shown particular            destroy viral as well as cancer cells. It is
By Linda Lindsay        Their secret, as is       Adaptogens increase num-                                        strength in fighting viral,     used in Asian hospitals to reduce tumor
                        turns out, was eat-       bers and activity of                                            bacterial and cancer cells.     activity and ease side effects of cancer
ing a fungus called cordyceps.                    immune cells (including                                         Many also exhibit anti-         treatments. A compound in shiitake
          In the wild, cordyceps grows as a       natural killer cells, T-cells,                                  tumor activity. Medicinal       called eritandenine has been shown to
parasite on caterpillars in the high moun-        macrophages and white                                           mushrooms are currently         lower cholesterol.
tains of Asia. If that doesn’t gross you          blood cells) enabling you                                       being researched for possi-
out, this will: when the caterpillars die,        to better combat viruses,                                       ble defenses against SARS,                 Tips for buying
the mushrooms sprout from their heads.            bacteria, and cancer cells.                                     smallpox and West Nile                   medicinal mushrooms
Thankfully, cordyceps is now cultivated           Adaptogens also counter-                                        viruses.                         • Always buy mushrooms from a reputable
on different types of grains, and you can         act the damaging effects                                            When taken in combi-           source. Look for standardized, whole
                                                                                                       Reishi                                        mushroom products (in caps or liquid)
find it in a number of reputable products         of stress hormones like                                         nation, medicinal mush-
at New Moon Natural Foods.                        cortisol.                                                       rooms appear to have a             rather than isolated beta glucans.
                                                                                                                                                   • Mushrooms tend to concentrate pesticides
   While cordyceps may not help you                   And here’s the icing on the cake:          synergistic effect, enhancing immunity
                                                                                                                                                     and heavy metals from the soil, so buy
break any world records, chances are it           adaptogens improve your mitochondria’s         more than if taken individually. New                organic products when possible. Be aware
could help you improve your aerobic               ability to produce energy (ATP) and            Moon carries a number of mushroom                   that mushrooms sold in Chinese markets
capacity and endurance, speed up recov-           deliver oxygen to your cells. This makes       combinations and extracts.                          are frequently tainted with lead or other
ery after workouts, and even help you             adaptogens ideal not only for the hard-            Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) Known as             contaminants.
avoid catching a cold or flu. Sounds like         core athlete, but also for the senior citi-    the “elixir of life,” Reishi is taken in          • Many medicinal mushrooms are available
the ticket for a fun winter.                      zen recovering from hip surgery, or the        China and Japan to increase longevity.              in grocery stores for culinary uses. Dried
   But before you rush out to buy cordy-          exhausted mother of twin toddlers.             Thanks to its natural anti-inflammatories           versions are as potent as fresh. (White but-
ceps, you might want to learn about a                 Adaptogens are safe to take on a daily     and antihistamines, Reishi can ease                 ton mushrooms, unfortunately, do not con-
                                                                                                                                                     tain immune-boosting polysaccharides.)
group of other mushrooms and herbs that           basis. Depending on your individual con-       symptoms of arthritis and allergies. Reishi
                                                                                                                                                     Culinary uses are generally considered
offer similar benefits. These fungi and           stitution, you could notice a change in as     is widely known for its ability to inhibit          safe during pregnancy.
plants belong to a class of potent, densely       little as two weeks. However, the longer       the growth of some malignant tumors.              • Though not considered adaptogens, enoki
nutritious botanicals called adaptogens –         you use an adaptogen, the more benefits            Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) In a             (a culinary species), royal sun agaricus,
substances that help the body normalize           you’re likely to experience.                   2001 double-blind study, athletes taking            and zhu ling are medicinal mushrooms
out-of-balance systems and adapt to envi-             Please consult your MD before using        cordyceps for six weeks doubled their               valued for their anti-cancer properties. A
ronmental, physical and emotional stress.         any of these herbs if you are being treated    oxygen intake without changing their                species called ‘lion’s mane’ appears to
   The term “adaptogen” was coined in             for a medical condition, taking prescrip-      exercise routine. In another study, elderly         stimulate the growth of nerve cells, and
                                                                                                                                                     may help people with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s
1947 by Russian scientists who were               tion drugs, or if you are pregnant, nurs-      people increased their aerobic capacity
                                                                                                                                                     disease,) MS and other nerve disorders.
studying the effects of ginseng on human          ing, or trying to conceive.                    nine percent and boosted their energy




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                                                      Disc Golf “Design A Course” Challenge
                                                      October 15
                                                      The North Tahoe PUD Parks and Recreation
                                                      Commission is holding a “Design-a-Course”
                                                      event and BBQ for the future Disc Golf Course
                                                      located at the North Tahoe Regional Park in
                                                      Tahoe Vista on Sunday, October 15 from 11 a.m.
                                                      to 4 p.m. $5-$25. Contact Pam Lefrancois at ple-
                                                      francois@ntpud.org


                                                      Green Building Tours
                                                      October 14 and 21
                                                      Learn about passive and active solar systems,
                                                      geothermal heat pumps, green building features
                                                      and more. North Lake Tour, October 14 from 9
                                                      a.m. to 3 p.m. 914-819-8060; Truckee Tour,              “More” reasons to stop global warming: Jp Solberg
                                                      October 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m, 530-587-1920.          flying high on man power in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by J2)
                                                      $35 per person, includes lunch. www.sigba.org.
                                                                                                              Stopglobalwarming.org partners with
                                                      Truckee Ski Swap                                        Absinthe Films and Pro Snowboarders
                                                      November 4                                              Top snowboard film company, Absinthe Films,
                                                                                                              invites the world to join the movement to stop
                                                      Truckee Community Center, Church Street, from
                                                                                                              global warming. The company is hosting 13 movie
                                                      11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Great deals on downhill, cross-
                                                                                                              tour stops for its new film, “More,” with
                                                      country and snowboarding equipment for the
                                                                                                              StopGlobalWarming.org (SGW). The team is
                                                      entire family. 530-582-7720                             helping promote SGW’s world-wide Virtual
                                                                                                              March, which urges corporations, government
                                                      Military Discount Squaw Tickets                         entities, and elected officials to take proactive
                                                                                                              measures to stop global warming.
                                                      For its fourth season, Squaw Valley is offering
                                                                                                              “Being in nature so much, we appreciate how deli-
                                                      free lift tickets to active military personnel every-
                                                                                                              cate a balance is required to maintain environ-
                                                      day during the 2006/2007 season. For more infor-
                                                                                                              mental stability. We feel compelled to do some-
                                                      mation call 530-583-6985, or visit
                                                                                                              thing – anything – to make everyone aware of the
                                                      www.squaw.com.
                                                                                                              statistics surrounding global warming,” said Justin
                                                                                                              Hostynek, film maker, avid snowboarder, and
                                                      Lake Tahoe Marathon Runner Breaks                       owner of Absinthe Films.
                                                                                                              Lake Tahoe’s Alpine Meadows Ski Resort and
                                                      Guinness World Record                                   Boreal Mountain Resort have supported the multi-
                                                      South African Johan Oosthuizen, 33, broke a             faceted movie tour, donating hundreds of lift tick-
                                                      Guinness World Record of “Fastest Aggregate             ets to be given away at the Reno, Nev., stop on
                                                      Time - Three Marathons in Three Days” at the            October 18 and Sacramento, Calif., stop on
                                                      Tahoe Triple, with an official time of 8:10:70,         October 20.
                                                      (former record was 8:22:31 since 1988).                 More info: visit SGW at www.stopglobalwarm-
                                                                                                              ing.org, or Absinthe Films at www.sphereofinflu-
                                                                                                              encetour.com.


                                                                         H a l l o w e e n                           P a r t i e s

                                                      Crystal Bay Casino Halloween Party                      Ghost Town Halloween Spectacular
                                                      9 p.m. October 28. Halloween Costume Party              October 31. Downtown, Virgnia City. 775-847-
                                                      with Tainted Love $15 adv, $17 dos, and free            7500
                                                      after party with Fearless Chicken. Crystal Bay
                                                      Club Casino, Crystal Bay, Nev. 775-833-6333,
                                                      www.crystalbayclubcasino.com                            Costume Party
                                                                                                              October 31. Pastime 10096 Donner Pass Road.
                                                                                                              582-9219.
                                                      Fright Night
                                                      October 28. Halloween Costume Party), Miner's
                                                      Foundry, Nevada City. 530-265-5040                      Yosemite Party w/ Blue Turtles
                                                                                                              Evergreen Lodge & Blue Turtle Seduction
                                                                                                              Presents “Las Tortuga’s Dance Of The Dead” – a
                                                      9th Annual Freakers’ Ball                               Halloween Blow Out at the Evergreen Lodge
                                                      October 29 at 7pm. Dancing, Bruka Silent                located outside of the Southwestern rim of
                                                      Auction, Raffle, Costume Contest, All the               Yosemite National Park. Blue Turtle Seduction,
                                                      Bruka fun you can handle! $20 @ in advance,             Tracorum, The Tresspassers, and the Yosemite
                                                      $25 @ the door. www.bruka.org. 775-323-3221.            Mountain Bluegrass Band. 209-379-2240 or
                                                                                                              www.evergreenlodge.com for reservations.

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We l l n e s s & L e a r n i n g                                          We [heart] dogs
                                                                                                "What the Lion is to the Cat the Mastiff is to the Dog, the noblest of the family;
                                                                                                               he stands alone, and all others sink before him.
                                                                                                         His courage does not exceed his temper and generosity, and
                                                                                                              in attachment he equals the kindest of his race."

                                                                                                                                 ~ Cynographia Britannica – 1800

                                                                                              kennel including a Griffon         tle or if he just knows that he    armor was that he did not like
                                                                                              mix named Charlie Brown.           is bigger and stronger than        to jump into the back of the
                                                                                              I’ve heard some talk around        everybody else.                    car. With a little training that
                                                                                              town about Mr. Brown and I             We got Ben in the car and      would be easy to fix. Ben is a
                                                                                              have a feeling he is going to      headed out to Prosser              pretty big guy, tipping the
                                                                                              find a home real soon.             Reservoir for a nice walk. My      scales at just about 100
                                                                                              Charlie’s best friend at the       sister constantly harassed Ben     pounds. He really just wants to
                                                                                              shelter is a Mastiff mix named     during our hike. She is only       be a big lapdog. He gets along
                                                                                              Ben.                               six months old and doesn’t         well with kids, adults and
                                                                                                  While Ben is not a pure-       know any better. Ben took the      other dogs. I give him rating
                                                                                              bred Mastiff he does share         jumping and nipping in stride.     of 4 paws out of 4. He really is
‘All the other dogs would run and jump and butt their heads but all Ben wanted to do          many of their qualities. The       He listened well, followed his     a gentle Ben.
was sit quietly and smell the flowers.’ (shamelessly modified from the children’s storybook
“Ferdinand the bull”)                                                                         history of the breed goes back     commands and got along with           If you are interested in Ben
                                                                                              thousands of years. There is       all the dogs we met. I tested      or any of the other fine ani-
                                                                                              evidence of dogs resembling        him by trying to show that I       mals at the Humane Society of
                            Gentle Ben                                                        Mastiffs as far back as 2500
                                                                                              BC. Sculptures from that era
                                                                                                                                 was the dominant dog around
                                                                                                                                 here. Ben just kind of smiled
                                                                                                                                                                    Truckee-Tahoe you can always
                                                                                                                                                                    see pictures at hstt.org. If you
    This month I went on a            twice on our trip and met all                           show Mastiff-like dogs hunting     and ignored me. He was so          would like to foster an animal
road trip to the Pacific              kinds of cool dogs. If any dogs                         lions in the desert near the       well mannered it was starting      or adopt Ben drop us an email
Northwest. We did some great          are visiting Seattle soon I                             Tigris River. The sculptures       to get annoying.                   or give us a call at 587-5948.
hiking and camp-                             highly recommend it.                             depict dogs that are taller and        I spent an afternoon with      Have a great month and
ing but one of my                                Seattle was nice but                         leaner than present day            Ben. He was great in my car,       remember, “Don’t breed or buy
highlights was vis-                          after two weeks in the                           Mastiffs but are remarkably        my house and on a walk. The        while shelter animals die.”
iting Warren G.                              clouds it was nice to get                        similar after the passing of       only chink in Mr. Perfect’s
Magnuson Park.                               back to sunny, dry                               4500 years. There are many
Magnuson Park is                             Truckee. When I got                              stories of Mastiffs fighting
home to a nine-                              back I borrowed the car                          alongside troops in battle.
acre dog park. I’ve                          so Olive and I could                                 When I first met Ben, he
never been to a                               head over to the shel-                          was in the yard at the shelter
dog park before                               ter. Lobo and Nica, two                         lifting weights. I don’t think
                       Flip’s Friends
and it was fun. I                             old friends from this                           he hunts lions but Ben is
met several dogs       By Flip Speckleman column, got adopted. I                              ripped. He would almost be
including a posse                             was especially happy for                        intimidating if you didn’t see
of Basset Hounds that really          Nica who has been at the                                his eyes. Ben has the eyes of a
caught my sister Olive’s atten-
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                                      shelter the longest. There                              gentle soul. I wasn’t sure if
tion. We visited the park             were some new faces at he                               that’s because he is really gen-


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                                                                  We l l n e s s & L e a r n i n g Classes for life
                                                                  Pine Needle Basket                   Wellness. Three full days of        exercises and the practice of a
                                                                                                       programs, workshops and activ-      powerful meditation that will
                                                                  Making Class                         ities from some of the world’s      allow participants to actually
                                                                  October 14                           most renowned health and            feel this connection.
                                                                                                       wellness experts, including         Additional topics that will be




   1
105. FM
                                                                  Instruction will include history
                                                                  of basket making, gathering          three keynote speakers and          covered in the workshop will
                                                                  and preparing supplies, and          topics including renowned           include Earth changes and
                                                                  each participant will construct      health authority Dr. Andrew         Earth history, the connection
                                                                  a small basket during the class.     Weil; best-selling author of        between body and Spirit, the
                                                                                                       “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff,”      Higher Self and how these
               TRUCKEE / TAHOE                                    Please call the Park at 432-



     kvmr.org
                                                                  2546 for class space available       Dr. Richard Carlson; and            relate to personal growth and
                                                                  or for more information. 9 a.m.      Fitness motivator Kathy Smith.      self-realization. From 9a.m.
                                                                  to noon. So Yuba River State         To learn more about the large       until 6p.m. at 550 Rawhide in
                                                                  Park, 17660 Pleasant Valley          variety of activities and pro-      Tahoe City. Contact Phil Laing
                            WORLD                                 Rd. Penn Valley, CA. $20             grams visit www.mammoth-
                                                                                                       mountain.com/lifeandwell-
                                                                                                                                           at 581-4913.
                                                                  donation requested to cover
            Eclectic, engaging, evocative music of all stripes.   supplies.                            ness/schedule. 800.MAM-
                                                                                                       MOTH.                               Fixing the Hip and Leg
           Independent, provocative news and public affairs.
                                                                                                                                           with Active Release
        Award-winning, cage-rattling, smile-making programming.                                                                            November 8
                                                                  Reno Psychic Fair                    Learn to Paint
                   Commercial-free community radio.                                                                                        Active Release Technique® is
                                                                  October 14 & 15                      Painting I: Contemporary
                      Business Office   530-265-9073                                                   Concepts addresses theoretical      a technique that breaks up
                                                                  Aura reading, energy healing,
         24 hr. DJ line 530-265-9555 or    800-355-KVMR (5867)                                         and practical concerns facing       adhesions in muscles, tendons,
                                                                  trancemediumship, tarot, palm-
                                                                                                       contemporary painting.              ligaments and nerve sheaths
                                                                  istry, angels, spirit guides, aura
                                                                                                       Students will be challenged to      and has been effective for
                                                                  photography, alternative health
                                                                                                       merge traditional painting tools    Achilles Tendonitis, Ankle
                                                                  and healing, reiki, massage,
                                                                                                       with a variety of unconven-         Injuries, Bursitis, Compartment
                                                                  shaitsu, yoga, t’ai chi, crystals,
                                                                                                       tional painting surfaces includ-    Syndrome, Foot Pain and
                                                                  jewelry, books and more. From
                                                                                                       ing wood, paper and plastic.        Injury, Gait Imbalances, Golf
                                                                  9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday
                                                                                                       Session 1: Mondays, October         Injuries, Hip Pain, and much
                                                                  & from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
                                                                                                       30 to December 4, from 6 p.m.       more. 7 p.m. Hands-on; limited
                                                                  Sunday. Reno-Sparks
                                                                                                       to 9 p.m. Ages: All/15 and up.      to 6 participants. $25. For addi-
                                                                  Convention Center.
                                                                                                       $144 NMA members, $162              tional questions, call Dr. Barry
                                                                  www.renopsychicinstitute.org
                                                                                                       non-members. Nevada                 Triestman 530-550-1688.

             13254 Andermatt
                                                                                                       Museum of Art, Reno. 775-
                                                                                                       329-3333. For a complete list
                                                                  Mountain Gardening                   of classes, visit
                                                                                                                                           Tools Of The Writer’s
                                                                  Class Series                         www.nevadaart.org.                  Craft With Sands Hall
                                                                  Taught by local botanists, ecol-                                         With the aid of handouts and
                                                                  ogists, landscapers and garden-                                          weekly assignments, we will
                                                                  ers with extensive knowledge         Fall Events at Tahoe                focus on specific tools that any
                                                                  and years of practical experi-                                           writer needs to improve and
                                                                  ence. Upcoming classes
                                                                                                       Yoga and Wellness                   sustain technique: transforming

      • PRICE REDUCTION IN TAHOE DONNER:
                                                                  include: October 21, from 10         Several classes including:          autobiography into fiction, the

      13254 Andermatt-3bd 2ba 2 car garage. Energy
                                                                  to 11:30 a.m.: "Winterizing"         Meditation Workshop, as             effective use of detail, the dif-
                                                                                                       taught by E. Easwaran of Blue
      efficient with an open floor plan. Seller is motivat-
                                                                  your garden; October 28, from                                            ference between showing and
                                                                  11:30 to 1:30 p.m.: Free             Mountain Center of                  telling, and point of view. You
      ed! $568,000.                                               Pumpkin Carving; November            Meditation, Oct 23 and Nov          will depart with an expanded

      • VILLAGE AT SQUAW VALLEY:
                                                                  4, from 10 to 11:30 a.m.:            27; Introduction to Yoga: A         awareness and respect for the

      1750 East Village Road #316- 2 bd 2 ba. Last
                                                                  Growing Flowers Indoors; and         three-class foundation to start     craft that goes into any work of
                                                                                                       your practice, Oct 30, Nov 6
      lock out unit! 24 hr front desk! $798,500
                                                                  November 11, from 10 to 11:30                                            fiction, and an understanding
                                                                  a.m.: Care for living Christmas      and 13; and A Weekend of            of how to address and improve
      • PRCIE REDUCED! LOT IN DONNER CREST:
                                                                  Trees. All classes will be taught    Ayurveda: Nov 10 to 14.             your own.
      11840 Lamplighter Way- Backs to Nat’l forest.               at The Villager Nursery at           www.tahoeyoga.com, 530-550-         Includes a brief individual con-
      Across from Golf Course! $215,000
                                                                  10678 Donner Pass Rd. Pre-           8333.                               ference with the instructor to

      • PRICE REDUCTION IN BLITZ TRACT:
                                                                  registration is encouraged but                                           discuss how to apply what

      10235 Prosser Dr. 3br 2 ba 2 Car Garage. Huge
                                                                  drop-ins are welcome. Classes                                            you’ve learned to a particular
                                                                                                       Flower Of Life Workshop
      loft. Big eat-in, country kitchen. Mtn views from
                                                                  are free of charge with minimal                                          writing project. Enrollment
                                                                  materials fees. Visit                November 10 through 12              limited to twelve participants.
      hot tub on oversized front deck. $479,000                   www.villagernursery.com for          A special 3-day workshop will       Six weeks, Sunday mornings,
                                                                  additional information.              be held in Tahoe City with          from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.,
                                                                                                       Phil Laing, a certified facilita-   October 15 to November 26
                                                                                                       tor of the Flower of Life           (no class November 12). $360.
        For all your real estate needs in the
     North Lake Tahoe, Truckee-Donner regions,                    Mammoth Life &                       Workshop. The workshop will         530-265-0715 or email
                                                                                                       demonstrate and explore the         sands@sandshall.com.
                                                                  Wellness
             Call Carol Fromson                                   October 20 to 22
                                                                                                       Divine interconnectedness of
          (530) 581-7908 • (800) 996-8499                                                              humanity with all things in the
                                                                  Celebrate body, mind and spirit      Universe through the study of
              Prudential California Realty                        with Mammoth Life &                  sacred geometry, experiential

38      12 October – 8 November   2006           Moonshine Ink                                                                                             www.moonshineink.com
We l l n e s s & L e a r n i n g Kids




Truckee local and artist Emma B. was part of THE FUNKY CARTOONISTS that got their start in Cathee St. Clair’s
“Cartooning for Kids” workshop, held last summer (2005) at InnerRhythms Dance Studio. In this class, the eight- to
twelve-year-olds explored the basics of cartooning: combining simple shapes and learning to draw backgrounds and
“turn-arounds” (views of a character from all angles). At the end of the five-day program, each cartoonist was expect-
ed to complete at least one original spot-gag (single-frame cartoon) and/or an original strip (multi-frame cartoon).
Inspired by entries in their personal gag books, The Funky Cartoonists cranked out cartoon after cartoon, and sur-
prised even themselves with the quality of their work. For information contact Cathee at 530-587-1806.




Excellence In Education’s Dining                              Playground gymnastics classes who oth-
                                                              erwise would not be able to attend due
For Schools Cards On Sale                                     to financial and transportation road-
Yum! Cards are $45 each and give 50%                          blocks for the 2006 Preschool Summer
off any individual dinner entree at par-                      Camp. These children have had limited
ticipating restaurants. Some rules apply.                     opportunities to attend enrichment pro-
Cards can be purchased at: Porters                            grams and were enrolled in the Alpine
Sports (all three locations), Mountain                        Winter Summer Camp where they pre-
Hardware (Squaw and Truckee),                                 pared for Kindergarten. My Playground
Albertson's (Tahoe City), Safeway                             in Truckee, 530-587-7404
(Truckee and Kings Beach) and online                          www.playgroundcentral.com
at www.exined.org.
                                                              KidZone Classes for Fall
Art for Kids                                                  Messy art projects, soaring imaginations,
Expose your children to the world of art                      and fun science discoveries all right here
during Nevada Museum of Art’s                                 for your kids in Truckee. This fall, class-
October Kid's Classes. Drawing: Ghouls,                       es includeMessy Art, Soaring
Scarecrows, Bats And Pumpkins on                              Imaginations and Wonders of Science
Saturdays, October 7 through 28 from                          through November at KidZone. Register
10 to11:15 a.m; Mobile Madness on                             or drop in. Kidzone 587-KIDS.
Saturday, October 21 from10:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m; and Four Hands Playing: A
Clay Experience For Parent & Child,                           Classes at Children’s Museum of
Saturdays, October 28 through                                 Northern Nevada
November 18 from 9:30 to11 a.m.                               The Children’s Museum of Northern
Nevada Museum of Art, 160 West                                Nevada has ongoing classes everyday for
Liberty Street, Reno.                                         all ages. Classes include Kindermusik,
www.nevadaart.org                                             Books and Brags storytime, Hula class,
                                                              and Spanish classes for children. Other
Thank You!                                                    activities through the month include: a
                                                              Teen Video Project, Planetarium visits,
My Playground patrons raised a scholar-
                                                              Literary Class and much more. For more
ship fund to help underserved children
                                                              information and a complete schedule of
in the Truckee community attend My
                                                              classes, please visit www.cmnn.org.


                            Halloween events for kids
 Truckee Elementary Pumpkin Patch
 October 21. Truckee Elementary School. From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Carnival type
 event with games, a pumpkin patch, wagon rides, petting zoo, and bounce house.
 530-587-1776
 Haunted House Activities
 October 26 and 27 Truckee Community Center. Fun for all ages. Tickets available
 ate the door. 530-582-7720
 The Great Pumpkin Festival
 October 21 through 31. The Village at Squaw Valley. Haunted house, doggie cos-
 tume contest, pumpkin patch, adult costume contest, trick-or-treating and more.
 www.thevillageatsquaw.com or 530-584-6266

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The Rocking Stone:                                                                 Sink the eight ball with authority


M u s i c a n d                                    Auburn Bluegrass Festival
                                                   Top bluegrass artists Laurie Lewis and Tom
                                                                                                   BriarPatch Harvest Fair
                                                                                                   Featuring local foods, goods, and community                Part-time vegan wants
E v e n t s                                        Rozum will headline, noon to 10 p.m. at         groups, live music, children's crafts and

Thursday October 12
                                                   Auburn’s Gold Country Fairgrounds. Also
                                                   performing: F 150’s, Mountain Laurel, On the
                                                   Loose, Spillit Quikkers, and Common Sense.
                                                                                                   games, pie walk, silent auction benefiting the
                                                                                                   BriarPatch Cooperative Community Fund,
                                                                                                   natural food samples, juggling, and more.
                                                                                                                                                                   breakfast too
Method Man + Saigon                                Adults $25, teens $15, children 12 and          BriarPatch Co-op back parking lot. Noon to
and guests: Tree Woods, The Rebelz, DJ True        under, free with an adult. 530-885-9009.        5 p.m. Nevada City. Free. 432-1687.                   I just read “Vegans like breakfast too” by Keaven Van Lom in the
Justice. 7:30 doors / 8:30pm show. All-ages        www.livefromauburn.com
                                                                                                   Tina Malia
                                                                                                                                                     last issue of Moonshine Ink. What a delight to read her lament over
welcome / Full Bar w/ ID. $30 adv @ Mad
                                                   Keyser Soze                                     Inspired by her roots in American Folk music,     the lack of vegan restaurant choices in the Truckee/North Tahoe area. I
About Music (Lake Tahoe). The New Oasis.
2100 Victorian Ave. Sparks, NV                     (Ska, Dub, Funk) Pastime.10096 Donner Pass      ancient Celtic modalities, Middle Eastern         was amused not because I’m a carnivore that likes to hear about human
                                                   Road. 582-9219                                  rhythms and mystical tones of India, Malia        herbivores suffering but because, I too, suffer as Keaven Van Lom does.
The Remmel Wilson Trio                                                                             magically weaves sounds and prayers from
Moody's Bistro Music starts at 8pm. Moody's
                                                   Jo Mama                                                                                               However, I have to admit, I am only a part-time vegan. I would be a
                                                                                                   around the world into a beautiful palette for
                                                   Bar of America, 10042 Donner Pass Road,
is located at 10007 Bridge Street. Call 530-                                                       her voice. www.tahoeyoga.com. 7:30pm.             real, full-time vegan but I’m just too lazy and it’s just too hard. Milk and
587-8688                                           Truckee. 587-3110
                                                                                                   $15 in advance, $20 at the door.                                              egg products are in all sorts of foodstuff that has
                                                   Mission Players
                                                   Crystal Bay Club Raw funk, soul and groove
                                                                                                                                                                                 nothing to do with a chicken or a cow. Trying
Friday October 13                                  music. 10 pm. 775-833-6333                      October 17 Tuesday                                                            to weed them out just puts a strain on my
Gov't Mule & Donavon                               Kings Beach Pasta on the Lake                   Queensryche                                                                   brain. However, my husband and I choose our
Frankenreiter                                      North Tahoe Conference Center from 5pm to       8 pm, Grand Sierra Resort, 2500 East                                          restaurants wisely and, well, you have to travel.
8 p.m. @ Grand Sierra Resort (Formerly             9pm. Tickets available in advance and at the    Second Street, Reno. Tickets start at $35. Call                               There are three good Indian restaurants in
Reno Hilton). 1-800-501-2651.                      door and include appetizers and spaghetti       775-789-2285 or log on to www.grandsier-
                                                   dinner. There will also be a silent auction,    raresort.com.
                                                                                                                                                                                 Reno – A Taste of India, India Garden and
www.grandsierraresort.com.
                                                   bingo and no host bar. Proceeds go to the                                                                                     Indian Kabab & Curry. None of ‘em are great
Argenta                                                                                            Blarney
Friday, 8 p.m. Nightingale Concert Hall,
                                                   Truckee Tahoe Seniors Council who operate
                                                                                                   Cottonwood Restaurant, at Hilltop, Truckee.
                                                                                                                                                                                 but all have good eats for a great price. If you
                                                   the Meals on Wheels program as well as                                                             What’s Cookin’
University of Nevada, Reno campus. Adult           other enrichment programs for the north
                                                                                                   Reservations recommended. 587-5711.                                           are really adventurous, San Francisco offers
$13/University students, seniors, children $8.     shore. 530-550-7600.                                                                               By Esther Mandeno          quite a treat for vegans: The Millennium. This
530-766-2277. www.unr.edu/arts
                                                                                                                                                                                 restaurant is a special treat – think birthdays
                                                                                                   October 18 Wednesday
Rainmaker                                                                                                                                            and anniversaries. And, well, we don’t go out very often either.
Bar of America Music starts at 9:00pm.,            Sunday October 15                               Dark Star Orchestra
Truckee. 587-3110
                                                                                                                                                         My husband and I have been vegetarians (both made the choice
                                                   Truckee River Day                               10 p.m. @ Crystal Bay Casino - $25
                                                                                                   Adv/$30 Dos. 775-833-6333,                        prior to meeting and getting married) for more than 15 years now. It is
Montonna-Santana Sound                             Come help restore and celebrate the Truckee
Crystal Bay Club Free Stage Lounge Show at         River! Contact Truckee River Watershed
                                                                                                    www.crystalbayclubcasino.com.                    a lifestyle choice that we would never change. But we do find it hard to
10pm. 775-833-6333                                 Council or visit www.truckeeriverday.org.       University Jazz Big Band I                        find places to eat out at. To satisfy that urge to have some dining enter-
                                                   Ren Zhang                                       7:30 p.m. Nightingale Concert Hall,               tainment, we invite friends over to eat. I try to prepare a wonderful and
                                                                                                   University of Nevada, Reno campus. The
                                                   Piano performing Rachmaninoff and Chopin.                                                         inventive vegetarian or vegan meal for our guests. There’s usually a lot
Saturday October 14                                Twin Cities Concert Association concert. 1:15
                                                                                                   University’s most talented jazz students per-
                                                                                                   form favorite selections under the direction of   of preparation, but it’s worth it.
Bill Engvall                                       pre-concert forum, reception following per-
                                                   formance Seventh Day Adventist Church,
                                                                                                   faculty member Andrew Heglund. Free. 530-             I would suggest two things, (1) a good vegan cookbook and (2) join
Silver Legacy. 800-687-8733.                                                                       766-2277. www.unr.edu/arts
www.SilverLegacy.com                               12889 Osborne Hill Drive (Off Hwy 174)                                                            a vegan cooking club! For the first, I recommend “The Artful Vegan,
                                                   Grass Valley. $16 general; $14 senior (60+)                                                       Fresh Flavors from the Millennium Restaurant” cookbook. There are
                                                   and youth 5-17 free with adult. TCCA 530-
                                                   470-9454 or www.tcca.net
                                                                                                                                                     some great recipes in this book. And if you are as slow to trying new
                                                                                                                                                     recipes as I am, it’ll last you a lifetime. I have provided a really good
                                                                                                                                                     zucchini cake recipe from this book at the end of this article. If you like
                                                                                                                                                     zucchini and garbanzo beans, you won’t be able to pass this up. This
                                                                                                              War is a poor                          book is a bit on the technical side. If you have never done much cook-
                                                                                                                                                     ing, this book is probably not the best to start with.
                                                                                                            chisel to carve out
                                                                                                                                                         For the second, well, anyone want to start a vegan cooking club?
                                                                                                                tomorrows                            Give me a call (582-4117); I would love to get one going!

                                                                                                                                                                         Zucchini Cakes (from The Artful Vegan)
                                                                                                          ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.                     • 1 cup very thinly sliced red onion
                                                                                                                                                        • 2 1/2 cups grated zucchini, excess moisture squeezed out (use a food proces-
                                                                                                                                                           sor, with the grating attachment)
                                                                                                                                                        • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro or parsley (cilantro has a stronger flavor,
                                                                                                                                                           my favorite)
                                                                                                                                                        • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
                                                                                                                                                        • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
                                                                                                                                                        • 1/2 cup chickpea flour, plus more as needed (available at New Moon)
                                                                                                                                                        • Light vegetable oil

                                                                                                                                                          Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F. Place the onion, zucchini, cilantro, cumin
                                                                                                                                                     seeds, and salt in a mixing bowl. With your hands, mix in the chickpea flour until the
                                                                                                                                                     mixture holds together. Shape the mixture into six _-inch-thick patties. If time allows,
                                                                                                                                                     refrigerate the cakes for 1 hour before heating. Place a large skillet over medium-
                                                                                                                                                     high heat. Add enough oil just to coat. When the oil is very hot, sear the zucchini
                                                                                                                                                     cakes for 2 minutes per side, or until brown and crisp. Transfer to a plate, and keep
                                                                                                                                                     warm in oven until ready to serve.


                                                                                                                                                           Other comments about “Vegans like breakfast too”
                                                                                                                                                                          from our readers:
                                                                                                                                                     “The article says that Stoney Ridge, which was in Tahoma, went
                                                                                                                                                     out of business. It did, but they have since opened a gourmet deli
                                                                                                                                                     located inside the New Moon natural Foods in Tahoe City. It is
                                                                                                                                                     worth trying out! Love your paper!”
                                                                                                                                                                                       ~ Suzanne Buswell, Tahoma, Calif.

                                                                                                                                                     “Log Cabin in Kings Beach has at one time had a tofu scramble,
                                                                                                                                                     though I’m not sure if it is vegan. Check it out.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       ~ Phone call on Tuesday, October 3

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The Rocking Stone:                                         Live & eat


 ACDA Student Chapter                    or call 800-MUST-SEE.                  Paul Covarelli                           7ZLQ 5LGJHV +RPH
 Fundraising Concert                     Rebirth Brass Band                     Bar of America, 10042 Donner Pass
                                                                                                                        6WXG\ &KDUWHU 6FKRRO
                                                                                Road, Truckee. 587-3110.
 7 p.m.Jot Travis Student Union,
 Auditorium. Adult $8/ Students and
                                         Crystal Bay Club In the Crown                                                   1RZ(QUROOLQJ.
                                         Room. Tickets are $12 in advance       Old School Freight Train
 seniors $5. The ACDA Student            and $15 at the door. Show starts at    Crystal Bay Club Free Stage Lounge
 Chapter Fundraiser for the University   9pm. Free Stage Lounge After Party     Show at 9pm. 775-833-6333
 choral programs performances by         with London Street. Call 775-833-
 our Men's Choir, Women's Choir,         6333 x0                                Haunted House
 Concert Choir and Nevada                                                       Activities
 Chamber Chorale.                        Truckee Elementary
                                                                                Truckee Community Center. Fun for
 http://www.unr.edu/arts, call (775)     Pumpkin Patch                          all ages. Tickets available ate the
 784-4ART or 1-800-233-8928.             Truckee Elementary School. 10 am -     door. 530-582-7720
                                         3 pm. Carnival type event with
                                         games, a pumpkin patch, wagon
 October 19 Thursday                     rides, petting zoo, and bounce
                                                                                October 27 Friday
                                         house. 530-587-1776
 Smokin’ Joes                                                                   Clint Black
 Bar of America, 10042 Donner Pass       Harvest Festival
                                                                                8 p.m. John Ascuaga's Nugget,
 Road, Truckee. 587-3110                 See October 20
                                                                                Rose Ballroom. Tickets start at only
 Kneebody                                                                       $65. Steppin' Out Packages are
 7:30 p.m. Jot Travis Student Union,                                            available for this show by calling
                                         October 22 Sunday                      800-648-1177
 Pine Student Lounge. Tickets at the
 door: General $10/ Students $5          Harvest Festival                       Haunted House
 students. www.kneebody.com.             See October 20
 www.unr.edu/arts, call (775) 784-
                                                                                Activities                                                                         • Patio Lunch and
                                                                                See October 26                                                                     Dinner
 4ART or 1-800-233-8928.
                                         October 24 Tuesday                     University Wind
                                         Faculty Recital
                                                                                Ensemble — “In                                                                     • Bistro Express
 October 20 Friday                                                              Memory”
                                         7:30 p.m. Nightingale Concert Hall,
 Bargain Music                           University of Nevada, Reno campus.     See October 36                                                                     • Monday and
 (Alternative Eclectic) Pastime.10096    Faculty clarinetist Chris Money,       Operation Panda                                                                     Tuesday Night 1/2
 Donner Pass Road. 582-9219              accompanied by pianist Andrea          (Jazz Funk) Pastime.10096 Donner
                                         Lenz and a string quartet to be        Pass Road. 582-9219
                                                                                                                                                                    price specials
 Tracorum
                                         announced, will perform solo and
 www.tracorum.com Bar of America,                                               Tishamingo
 10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
                                         chamber works from the 19th and
                                                                                Crystal Bay Club In the Crown
                                                                                                                                                                   • Jazz Wednesday
                                         20th centuries, including pieces by
 587-3110
                                         Gaubert, Sierra, Prokofiev and von     Room. Tickets are $10 in advance         10007 Bridge Street, Truckee               thru Saturday
 Michael Feinstein                       Weber. Free. 530-766-2277.             and $12 at the door. Show starts at
                                                                                9pm. Free Stage Lounge After Party
                                                                                                                         (530) 587.8688 ph
 John Ascuaga’s Nugget. Tickets start    www.unr.edu/arts
 at $55. Log on to                                                              with Hellbound Glory. Call 775-          www.moodysbistro.com
                                         Perpetual Groove                       833-6333 x0
 www.janugget.com or call 800-648-
                                         Crystal Bay Club. Free Lounge
 1177.                                                                          Frame of Mind
                                         Show. 10pm. Call 775-833-6333
 Umphrey's McGee                                                                www.frameofmindlive.com Bar of
 The Senator Theatre. Doors @ 8:00                                              America Music starts at 9:00pm.
 PM. Show @ 9:00 PM. $16.00                                                     10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
 Adv., $18.00 Door. www.jmaxpro-                                                587-3110
 ductions.net

 Harvest Festival                                                               October 28 Saturday
                                                                                                                                                       What is Your
 Loma Rica Organic Farm Harvest
 Festival and Sierra Nevada Small
 Farm Progress Days. Friday, 10am
                                                                                Clint Black
                                                                                See October 27
                                                                                                                                                       Home Worth?
 to 5pm - Small Farm Equipment
                                                                                North Tahoe Chamber
 Show and Demonstrations.
 Saturday, 11am to 8pm - Harvest
                                                                                Winter Job Fair.
                                                                                11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the old Sierra
                                                                                                                                                    Find out!
 Festival, Pumpkin Patch and
 Equipment Workshops. Sunday,
 10am to 4pm - Small Farm                Swollen Members, a favorite
                                                                                Mountain Middle School in Truckee.
                                                                                For information, call 530-581-8734.
                                                                                                                                                Get a FREE, Quick
 Equipment Auction.Admission:
 Adults-$10, Seniors (65+)-$6,
                                         band of the editor
                                         (Publicity photo)
                                                                                Sex Rat
                                                                                (Alternative Rock) Pastime. 10096
                                                                                                                                                 OVER-THE-NET
 Children (11-18)-$5, Children 10 &
 under-Free. 530-274-9059.               October 25 Wednesday
                                                                                Donner Pass Road. 582-9219

                                                                                Crystal Bay Casino
                                                                                                                                                    Evaluation of
 Tahoe Forest Hospice                    Swollen Members +                      Halloween Party
 Benefit Dinner
 PlumJack In Squaw Valley. Tickets
                                         Sweatshop Union
                                         and guests: O.C.T. + Ski and
                                                                                9 p.m. October 28. Halloween
                                                                                Costume Party with Tainted Love $15
                                                                                                                                                     Your Home
 are $75 each and the event starts at    Snowboard Video Premiere               adv, $17 dos, and free after party
 5:30 pm. Benefit for the Tahoe          "Anomoly.” 7pm doors / 8pm             with Fearless Chicken. Crystal Bay
 Forest Hospice Program. 530-582-        show. All-ages welcome / Full Bar      Club Casino. 775-833-6333                 You will receive information of what comparable homes have
 3534                                    w/ ID. $18 adv/ $20 Dr available       www.crystalbayclubcasino.com
                                         at Mad About Music (Lake Tahoe) or                                               sold for in your neighborhood and which homes are currently
                                         Recycled Records (Reno). The New       Annual Cadillac Ball
 October 21 Saturday                     Oasis, 2100 Victorian Ave. Sparks,     Resort at Squaw Creek. Benefit for          listed, how long they have been for sale, and their prices.
                                         NV. www.TicketWeb.com                  The Rotary Club of Truckee projects.
 Fearless Chicken                                                               530-550-1520
 (Surf Punk) Pastime.10096 Donner                                                                                         Get The Facts Without The Pressure
 Pass Road. 582-9219                     October 26 Thursday
 Tracorum                                                                       October 29 Sunday
                                         Subdudes KTHX Party                                                                   Based on this information, you will know what your
 See October 20                                                                 Annual Freakers’ Ball
                                         John Ascuaga's Nugget is proud to
                                                                                7 pm. Dancing, Bruka Silent
                                                                                                                                home is worth. This complete and confidential
 Michael Feinstein                       host the annual KTHX Birthday Party
 See October 20                          featuring The Subdudes in the          Auction, Raffle, Costume Contest, All                Market Analysis is absolutely FREE:
                                         Celebrity Showroom on October 26.      the Bruka fun you can handle! $20
 Jamie Cullum                            Tickets $20. 800-648-1177              @ in advance, $25 @ the door.
 Grand Sierra Resort with special
 guest Josh Ritter. Tickets start at     Wind Ensemble — “In
                                                                                www.bruka.org. 775-323-3221.              www.RickiManahan.com
 $32.50. Log on to                       Memory”
 www.grandsierraresort.com or call       Nightingale Concert Hall, University   October 31 Tuesday
 775-789-2285.                           of Nevada, Reno campus. FREE.
                                                                                Halloween Party
                                                                                                                                  Call (530) 582-5487
                                         http://www.unr.edu/arts, call (775)
 Wayne Newton
 Silver Legacy Resort Casino. Tickets
                                         784-4ART or 1-800-233-8928.            Pastime.10096 Donner Pass Road.                for a FREE Consultation
                                                                                582-9219
 start at $55. www.silverlegacy.com



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The Rocking Stone:                        Read and re-live


                                                                                                                                         technology flooded the Victorian way of life in a big
       Classic Constant: Realizing a Changing Time                                                                                       way. In “Dracula,” the telegraph, typewriter, phono-
                                                                                                                                         graph, train, and electric lamps are all mentioned as
                                   Review of Bram Stoker’s “Dracula”
                                                                                                                                         means to communicate and chase the pale, fanged
   As the witching hour approaches, everyone begins        the “True Woman” – the traditional Victorian. Stoker                          creature. Religion also undergoes a metamorphosis as
thinking about stacking wood, moving the down vest         takes the evolution of women’s rights (and men’s                              science challenges the conventions of Christianity.
to the front of the closet, and carving a pumpkin. You     desires) to the extreme, writing erotic scenes of pas-                        Yet, again, like the two types of women that Stoker
may also be considering which book to hunker down          sion and lust. This is where Stoker’s brilliance shines;                      allows the reader to debate, Stoker writes scenes that
with during blustery fall evenings. Naturally, there are   he shows both “New Woman and “True Woman” in                                  provoke discussion on religion versus science, the
                        Stephen King novels to make a      his two female characters, allowing his audience to                           Bible being quoted throughout. Plus, the tools used to
                        stomach turn and who doesn’t       debate the two types. One might wonder how these                              ward off Dracula include the crucifix, the Sacred Host
                        love a gripping Anne Rice vam-     steamy scenes, much less the entire book, were                                and prayer. Hmm, who could Dracula represent?
                        pire tale? But, what about read-   received by an 1897 audience. It appears that some                                We often hear too of London’s pollution caused by
                        ing a “classic”? One that incor-   critical reviewers found Dracula excessively provoca-                         its coal burning factories during this time period, plus
                        porates the spookiness of          tive and stirring, but most found it exciting and                             Britain’s surge of imperialism and influx of emigrants
                        Halloween yet contains all         enlightening. One critic praised Stoker                                                     startle the Victorians to a new reality.
                        those qualities that make a com-   for his ability to “eclipse all previous                                                    Yes, all hell was breaking loose in the late
                        plex story compelling? Such is     efforts in the domain of the horrible.”                                                     1800s and Stoker exposes it all!
Book It!                                                                                                                                                   There is one constant in life – every-
                        Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” pub-      Another flattered him by recommend-
By Eve Quesnel          lished in 1897.                    ing that adult readers “will both shud-                                                     thing changes. This ironic element is the
                            While the premise of           der and enjoy.”                                                                             beauty of classic literature. While we set-
“Dracula” may appear obvious, a vampire’s need to             On all fronts, the Victorian culture                                                     tle in for the night with our scary story,
suck blood to gain life and youth, Stoker’s ideas ven-     was experiencing transition. Foremost,                                                      listening to the wind howl outside (and
ture deeper (no pun intended). He                                                                                                                      listening to the wolves howl at Dracula’s
incorporates topics that were very                                                                                                                     castle), 110 years later we continue to
much on the Victorian reader’s mind:            “Something is going out; I can feel it                                                                 contemplate change. Like Stoker’s pro-
Religion. Science. Tradition.                                                                                                                          tagonists, we wrestle with nostalgia for
                                             pass me like a cold wind. I can hear, far
Superstitions. And yes, Sex. Gender                                                                                                                    the past and grapple with fear for the
plays a significant role in Stoker’s           off, confused sounds-as of men talking                                                                  future. And like the Victorians, I bet that
evocative tale as the “New Woman” –          in strange tongues, fierce-falling sounds,                                                                we’re asking the same questions concern-
so called by society as she gains new                                                                                                                  ing religion, science, society, and those
rights and responsibilities – replaces               and the howling of wolves.”                                                                       who rule.


                                                                         November 1 Wednesday                           Deep Pocket                                      John Popper Project: DJ Logic
                                                                                                                        Bar of America Music starts at 9:00pm.           Crystal Bay Club In the Crown Room. Tickets
                                                                         Russian Voice Ensemble                         10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. 587-            are $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
                                                                         The Valaam Ensemble, a quintet of male voic-   3110                                             Show starts at 9pm. Free Stage Lounge After
                                                                         es from the Valaam Monastery in St.                                                             Party with Absynth. Call 775-833-6333 x0
                                                                         Petersburg, Russia will be perform at the
                                                                         Reno Christian Fellowship Church. 7pm.                                                          Deep Pocket
                                                                                                                        November 4 Saturday
                                                                         Tickets are $6.50 in advance and $7.50 at                                                       See November 3
                                                                         the door. www.valaam.ru or                     Foam Fest
                                                                         www.venues.spb.ru/valaam/singers.              Tahoe Adaptive Ski School. 7pm to 10:30pm
                                                                                                                        at the Tahoe Biltmore. Live music by Sol Jibe.   November 7 Tuesday
                                                                                                                        Admission is $25 in advance and $30 at the
                                                                                                                                                                         Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers
                                                                         November 2 Thursday                            door. Call 530-581-4161.
                                                                                                                                                                         w/Kyle Riabko & Ronnie Day Crystal Bay
                                                                         Blue Man Group                                 Lisa Marie Presley                               Club Free Stage Lounge Show at 9pm. Call
                                                                         7:30 pm Reno Events Center. 775-325-7396       See November 3                                   775-833-6333 x0

                                                                         Smokin' Joes                                   Dervish
                                                                         Bar of America Music starts at 9:00pm.         Barkley Theatre at Oats Park Art Center is
                                                                                                                                                                         November 9 Thursday
                                                                         10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. 587-          located at 151 East Park Street, Fallon.
                                                                         3110                                           Tickets are $17 CAC members; $20 non-            Alison Krauss & Union
                                                                                                                        members. 775-423-1440
      “My goal at Dragonfly has been to accent                                                                                                                           Station featuring Jerry
                                                                                                                        Truckee Ski Swap                                 Douglas
       the wealth of fresh products available in                         November 3 Friday                              Truckee Community Center, Church Street. 11      Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                        am - 4 pm. Great deals on downhill, cross-       $55. 775-789-2285 or through any
           California and combine it with my                             Johnny Winter
                                                                                                                        country and snowboarding equipment for the       Ticketmaster Outlet
                                                                         9 p.m. @ Crystal Bay Club - $25 Adv/$27
     interpretation of cuisine from all over Asia.”                      Dos. 775-833-6333,
                                                                                                                        entire family. 530-582-7720
                                                                                                                                                                         Toots Thielemans Quartet
                                                                         www.crystalbayclubcasino.com.                  18th Annual Chocolate                            with Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira and
                   ~ Billy McCullough                                    Trailer Park Rangers                           Festival                                         Kenny Werner. 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale
           Dragonfly Executive Chef and Owner                                                                           7pm - 10pmNorth Tahoe Conference Center,         Concert Hall as part of UNR’s Performing
                                                                         The Owl Club. 109 Church Street. Historic
                                                                                                                        8318 North Lake Boulevard (Highway 28),          Arts Series. Adult $24/Senior $20/Student
                                                                         Roseville, CA Phone: 916-782-5222 show-
                                                                                                                        Kings Beach, CA. Sample delicious chocolate      $12/University student $7.
                                                                         time: 9:00pm. Tickets $5
                                                                                                                        creations and wine, bid on fantastic silent      http://www.unr.edu/pas or call (775) 784-
                                                                         Fantasies in Chocolate                         auction Items. All proceeds benefit Tahoe        4ART
                                                                         The Reno Gazette-Journal is proud to present
                          587-0557                                       the 22nd annual Fantasies in Chocolate at
                                                                                                                        Women's Services. Tickets will be available
                                                                                                                        through our website at
                                                                                                                                                                         Paul Covarelli
                                                                                                                                                                         Bar of America Music starts at 9:00pm.
                                                                         the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Tickets     www.tahoewomenservices.org or by calling
                 Historic Downtown Trucke                                                                                                                                10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee. 587-
                                                                         $65 Advance, $75 Door. 775-788-6434            775-298-0010
                                                                                                                                                                         3110
                 10118 Donner Pass Road                                  Lisa Marie Presley                             Bill Maher
                                                                         John Ascuaga's Nugget. 8pm. Tickets are        8:30 pm. Comedy on current events, politi-
                    Open 7 days a week                                   only $45. Steppin' Out Packages are also                                                        November 10 Friday
                                                                                                                        cians and modern issues. Don't miss the
                 Lunch: 11 a.m to 2:30 p.m.                              available by calling 800-648-1177              opportunity to See this hilarious comedian,
                                                                                                                                                                         k.d lang
                                                                         Nick Lachey                                    live and in person! 775-789-2285 or 800-
                  Dinner: 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.                                                                             648-3568. Tickets are for reserved seating
                                                                                                                                                                         Silver Legacy Grande Exposition Hall. $60,
                                                                         Grand Sierra Resort and Casino. 8 pm.                                                           $50 and $40 and are on sale online at sil-
                                                                                                                        and are just $55.00.
                                                                         (775)789-2285 or (800)648-3568                                                                  verlegacy.com and ticketmaster.com 1-800-
                                                                                                                                                                         MUST-SEE or 325-7401 in Reno.


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The Rocking Stone:                                                Imagine


 Debbie Reynolds
 John Ascuaga's Nugget, Celebrity Showroom. 8 p.m.
 800-648-1177
                                                                   A r t
                                                                   Mike Ogilvie and Sean Russell
                                                                                                                                     New Moon
 Tahoe LUNA Chix 2nd Annual Pink
 Party
 Featuring The Jeff Jones Band. www.tahoelunachix.com
 Breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Bar of America Music
 starts at 9:00pm. 10042 Donner Pass Road, Truckee.
                                                                   Exhibition
                                                                   Oct. 2-Nov. 3 (Reception, Oct. 5), Monday-Friday, 9
                                                                   a.m.-5 p.m. Sheppard Fine Arts Gallery, University of
                                                                   Nevada, Reno campus. FREE. Mixed-media exhibition
                                                                   with large-scale paintings and sculptures scattering the
                                                                                                                                     Natural Foods
 587-3110                                                          floor. Both artists work in contemporary, comic style, using
                                                                   humor in their art.                                            • Organic Produce                    • Knowledgeable
                                                                   3 Acrylic Painters
 November 11 Saturday                                                                                                                                                    Staff
                                                                   Sara Zimmerman, Carole Sesko and Eve Werner have
                                                                   been working together for the last several months to push
                                                                                                                                  • Bulk Foods
 Debbie Reynolds
 See November 10
                                                                   the boundaries of their art. 3 Acrylic Painters is the first                                        • Huge Supplement
                                                                   show of the product of these meetings, now on display at       • Body Care
 La Traviata                                                       the US Bank in Truckee, October 1 to November 30.                                                     Department
 Opera Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in down-             Additional works can be viewed through Carole Sesko’s
 town Reno, Nevada. 8:00 pm 775-786-4046.                          Studio and Gallery in Truckee by appointment by calling
                                                                   412-0639 or 587-7750.

                                                                   Remoteviewing 3
                                                                   Contemporary Art Exhibition, October 7-14. Nearly 20
                                                                   artists from the Tahoe/ Reno area, San Francisco and
                                                                   Seattle will feature contemporary works such as sculpture,
                                                                   painting, monotype prints, video, installation, and more.
                                                                   Visit www.thevillageatsquaw.com for details.

                                                                   Nevada City Open Studios
                                                                   Open Studios Art Tour October 7, 8, 14, 15. Countywide.
                                                                   10am - 5pm. 265-6951

 k.d.lang (Publicity photo)                                        9th Annual Altar Show
                                                                   "Renewal and Remembrance.” October 27 - Nov. 5. Non-
 k.d lang                                                          juried exhibition of approximately 55 altars by Sierra
 See November 10                                                   Nevada residents in memory of events, places, people,
                                                                                                                                         Open 7 Days at Two Locations
                                                                   pets, etc. A variety of materials used -- from collage and

 November 12 Sunday
                                                                   painting, to sculpture, sound and assemblage. Inspired by
                                                                   Day of the Dead observances throughout the world. Each
                                                                                                                                  TAHOE CITY                              TRUCKEE
 Debbie Reynolds
                                                                   altar is a gift to the community, a personal temple and a       505 W. Lake Blvd.                   11357 Donner Pass Rd.
                                                                   celebration of renewal and remembrance. Opening
 See November 10                                                   Reception, Sunday, October 29 from 3 to 6 p.m. All days
                                                                                                                                  at Granlibakken Rd                      at Highway 89
 La Traviata                                                       Noon to 8 p.m. Northern Mines Building, Nevada County
                                                                   Fairgrounds, McCourtney Rd., Grass Valley CA. Free
                                                                                                                                     583-7426                                587-7426
 Opera Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts in down-
 town Reno, Nevada. 2:00 pm 775-786-4046.                          admission, donations accepted. 530-265-5804

                                                                   2007 Call to Artists
                                                                   North Tahoe Arts is streamlining the exhibit selection
 O n g o i n g                                                     process. If you have an idea for a solo, team or group
                                                                   show, please submit your proposal for our review by
 Truckee Books                                                     October 20. The exhibit committee will review the propos-
 Mondays 6 p.m.: Knitting Group, all levels welcome; 6 to          als and notify you within the next month or two. Call
 8 p.m.: Chess Knight hosted by Geoff, bring your board            North Tahoe Arts for details at 530-581-2787.
 and pieces. Tuesdays 6 to 9 p.m.: Open mic Music,
                                                                   Andy Skaff at Wolfdale’s
 Poetry, Storytelling. Thursdays 6 to 8 p.m.: Acoustic
                                                                   The paintings of Andy Skaff will be shown at Wolfdale’s
 Guitar with Dan from "Blarney" 6 PM, Friday live music 7
                                                                   Restaurant, 640 North Lake Blvd. in Tahoe City, from
 to 9 p.m. Truckee Books, 10009 West River Street,
                                                                   August 29th through the month of October. “Colors of the
 Truckee, Calif. 96161. 530-582-8302
                                                                   West” will feature landscapes of the Sierra Nevada and
 Open Mic Night                                                    American West. www.askaff.com.
 The Bar of America, Truckee. Wednesdays from 8:30 p.m.
                                                                   Wild Women: The Works of Their
 to 10:30 p.m. featuring $2 microbrews and live entertain-
 ment from Truckee’s bravest souls. 530-587-2626.
                                                                   Hands
                                                                   Features the latest works by the Wild Women Artists
 North Tahoe Arts First Fridays                                    through Oct. 29; artist demonstration day, 10am-2pm
 North Tahoe Arts presents opening art receptions the first        Oct. 7; show and sale, Oct. 27-29; artist reception, 5-
 Friday of the month. Come view fantastic works by artists         8pm Oct. 27; children’s story hour with Kathleen Durham,
 from regional and visiting artists at this free event, open to    11am Oct. 28. Wilbur D. May Museum, Rancho San
 the public. North Tahoe Arts at 380 North Lake Blvd in            Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St., 775-785-5961.
 Tahoe City. 530-581-2787 www.northtahoearts.com.
                                                                   Ryan Salm at Dragonfly
 Monday Night Jam Sessions                                         “Journey’s through Asia” photography of Ryan Salm will
 At the Wolf Perk, Oct 23, Nov. 6, 13, 20, Dec. 4, 2006,           be featured at Dragonfly Cuisine through October.
 Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Jot Travis Student Union, Wolf Perk.            www.ryansalmphotography.com. 10118 Donner Pass
 Free. www.unr.edu/arts, call (775) 784-4ART or 1-800-             Rd., right in the heart of downtown Truckee. For reserva-
 233-8928, or email arts365@unr.edu.                               tions, call Dragonfly at 530-587-0557.

 Reno/Sparks Singles                                               Woven Legacy
 Reno/Sparks Mingling Singles welcomes all Professional,           Gatekeeper’s Museum presents Woven Legacy: A
 Business and Retired Singles who want to meet other sin-          Collection of Dat-so-la-lee Works, through Oct. 31. 130
 gles in our area. Please attend our Fridays Meet & Greet          W. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, 583-1762.
 Event @ Amelia’s 6-10pm Drinks, Dinner, Conversations
 and Music by Bonnie Sue and The Doctor, at Mercury Air
                                                                   Abstract And Surrealism Show
                                                                   Works by Alejandra Carpenter, Sara Zimmerman,
 Field, 655 Rock Blvd. Reno. Free Parking & No cover.
                                                                   Nanette Oleson, Marianna Lucino, Haley Munro, Patricia
 Call for additional information- Leola 746-4904
                                                                   Ponciano, Claudia Knous, and Greg Adams are on dis-
 Tahoe Tunesday                                                    play through Oct. 14. Alexandratos Gallery, 600 S.
 At Cal Neva Resort Spa & Casino's Circle Bar every                Center St., Suite 100A, 775-762-4811
 Tuesday, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., featuring live music by Lake
 Tahoe's Jimmy Buffet, Darin Talbot. $2 tacos and drink
                                                                   Yesterday's Dream
                                                                   Jim Zlokovich’s landscape paintings are on display in the
 specials. 800-CAL-NEVA.
                                                                   exhibit, Yesterday’s Dream, through Nov. 12; artist lecture,
 Live Jazz                                                         noon Oct. 27. $8-$10. Wayne and Miriam Prim Theater
 GG's Mahogany Grill will host live jazz by "2 Plus" with          Gallery, Nevada Museum of Art, 160 W. Liberty St., 775-
 Tom Stryker and Dan Lancaster every Friday and                    329-3333.
 Saturday night. 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm through December
 31, 2006. No cover. GG's Mahogany Grill 8195 South
 Virginia St. Reno. 775-853-2266



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The Rocking Stone:                                               Let’s say “yes”



            Bringing the music back to the people, one jam session at a time
By Amber Fuger
Moonshine Ink

    From the time he was 8 years old
grooving at a Beach Boys concert, Nick
Catanella III has pursued music with
unfaltering passion and ambition. From
the Beach Boys to Phish to living out a
rock star dream as a teen, Catanella has
made celebrating music his life-long mis-
sion. “I am young, ambitious, educated,
and know music. At 15, I was playing
drums in a rock band, playing in theaters
and opening for well-known bands of the
time. This is where it all began,”
Catanella said.
    When Catanella moved to the Reno-
Tahoe area, he felt there was no signifi-
cant local music scene. “The occasional                                                                                                                                                           Native Root singing it up.
$35 show here and there doesn’t cover it;
people should be free to dance every                               Brother Man: Nick Catanella III is proud at Tahoe Truckee Earth Day 2006.                                                     business to the next level.
night of the week if they want to,”                                (Photos courtesy of Paesano Productions)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Catanella has set up Frame of Mind
Catanella said. The lack of a local music                                                                                                                                                        Management to evaluate and execute
scene inspired Catanella to establish                              ‘Paesano’ in Sicilian means ‘country                           way. It’s undeniable, everyone loves
                                                                   man’ but I say ‘brother man’,”                                 music. Rhythm is life. Even someone                            business decisions. As manager of Frame
Paesano Productions. Through Paesano                                                                                                                                                             of Mind, Catanella focuses on creating
Productions, Catanella is able to make                             Catanella said.                                                without hearing can feel the music, feel
                                                                       ‘Brother man’ is indeed a more apt                         the rhythm. It’s everywhere,” Catanella                        an advertising budget, working every
life easier for bands by being their full-                                                                                                                                                       angle to gain higher album sales, booking
time advocate. Paesano hits the gamut of                           title for him considering the eclectic                         said. “Myself personally, I would have
                                                                   array of musicians Catanella represents                        just as much fun at a hip-hop show as a                        bigger venues, and increasing concert
outlets – radio, print, and Internet adver-                                                                                                                                                      attendance. He also organizes street
tising – to expose and promote these                               and promotes. The list includes Sol Jibe                       bluegrass show. It all depends on how
                                                                   (a smooth Latin Funkidellia), Native                           you approach the show.”                                        teams in every city along the tour to
artists as they break onto the national                                                                                                                                                          record live performances for online
music scene. Along with advertising,                               Root (a blended hip-hop, reggae-jam                                Paesano Productions started out as a
                                                                   band), Absynth (a live electronica                             promotional gig designed to help local                         release and to help get albums into local
they also promote artists to venues and                                                                                                                                                          stores.
even to extreme sport film producers,                              group), Sly Buford (a jazz-fusion band),                       bands land more shows and gain more
                                                                   and most recently Frame of Mind (a jam                         publicity. After meeting Frame of Mind,                           Frame of Mind, originally based out of
Catanella said. “Exposure and direction                                                                                                                                                          McCall, Idaho, met Catanella at a show
is our priority for the artists.”                                  rock band).                                                    all that changed. “Frame of Mind
                                                                       Although representing so many differ-                      inspired me to push myself into new ter-                       in Tahoe. “He introduced himself and we
    ‘Bringing the music back to the peo-                                                                                                                                                         hit it off,” Scott said. Catanella wanted
ple,’ is the slogan for Paesano                                    ent acts from hip-hop to bluegrass can be                      ritory…doing things I’ve never done
                                                                   challenging, it’s the reason Catanella                         before,” Catanella said. Moving beyond                         to be a part of what Frame of Mind was
Productions – it’s a potent promise.                                                                                                                                                             doing with their sound, which according
“The slogan just came to me right away                             loves his job. “Music touches everyone in                      the promotional sector into managing a
when Paesano Productions was emerg-                                one way or another; [but] not all music                        band has allowed both Frame of Mind
ing. It means we are here for you…                                 touches the same people in the same                            and Paesano to take their music and
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 D a n c e                                                         T h e a t e r                &       O p e r a                 tal, historic Carson City. Tour select homes featuring char-
                                                                                                                                  acter actors portraying scenes from the past. Call 800-
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nov. 5, 12, 19. $8-$12. Hug High School Theater, 2880
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Sutro St., 775-329-0661 or www.renolittletheater.org.
 Ballroom Dance                                                    The Fix                                                        NEVADA-1 (800-638-2321) for details or log on to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Three Penny Opera
                                                                                                                                  www.visitcarsoncity.com.
 Learn basic steps such as the fox trot, waltz, rumba, cha-        Proscenium Players will hold auditions for its production of                                                                  Nevada Repertory continues its 2006-2007 season with
 cha, tango, swing and salsa from instructor is Judy Lee.          The Fix, 7pm Oct. 23. Donald W. Reynolds Theater,              Call to Actresses, Directors and Set                           Bertolt Brecht’s The Three Penny Opera, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10
 Private classes, beginning/intermediate and advanced are          Brewery Arts Center, 449 W. King St., Carson City, 775-        Designers                                                      to 11, 15 to 18; 1:30 p.m. Nov. 19. Redfield Studio
 offered. Classes are $8 per person per class; $37 for pri-        848-8543.                                                      Tahoe Women's Services is calling for actresses, directors     Theatre, Church Fine Arts Building, University of Nevada,
 vate couple lessons. Classes begin at 6 p.m. for                                                                                 and set designers for its February 2007 benefit production     Reno, 775-784-6839 or 784-4444.
                                                                   Grapes of Wrath
 beginner/intermediate; and 7 p.m. advanced. Incline                                                                              of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues. Scripts can be
 Village Recreation Center, 530-546-5945
                                                                   Truckee Meadows Community College’s performing arts                                                                           Mark Twain
                                                                   department presents The Grapes of Wrath, 7:30pm Oct. 6-        made available ASAP. If you are interested in volunteering
                                                                                                                                                                                                 McAvoy Layne is one of
 InnerRhythms                                                      7, 12-14; 2pm Oct. 8, 15. $12 general, $10 seniors, stu-       for the production contact Krishna Desai. (530) 587-2787
                                                                                                                                                                                                 America's favorite Mark Twain
 InnerRhythms is now accepting registration and enrollment         dents. TMCC/Nell J. Redfield Foundation Performing Arts        On stage: Real Magic                                           impersonators and will be per-
 for Fall dance classes for dancers of all ages, offering          Center, 505 Keystone Ave., 775-789-5671.                       Magicians Mark Kalin and Jinger Leigh present Real             forming at the Gold Hill Hotel.
 classes in different dance disciplines: Ballet, Jazz, Hip-Hop                                                                    Magic, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. $9.95-        November 10. Gold Hill NV.
                                                                   Gross Indecency
 and Tap, to students age 7 to adult as well as our                                                                               $25.95. Magic Underground, Pioneer Center for the              775-847-7500
                                                                   Brüka Theatre opens its 2006-2007 season with Moises
 MiniRhythms Leap n' Learn Program for children ages 18                                                                           Performing Arts, 100 S. Virginia St., 775-324-6007.
 months to 6 years old. 530-550-8464.
                                                                   Kaufman’s Gross Indecency--The Three Trial of Oscar                                                                           New Voices Of The
                                                                   Wilde, 8 p.m. Oct. 6 to 7, 12 to 14, 19 to 21, 26 to 28; 2     And Then They Came For Me                                      Wild West
 Modern Dance Blues                                                p.m. Oct. 22. $16-$20. 99 N. Virginia St., 775-323-            September 28 to October 15 . Nevada Theatre. Written by        October 19 to October 29.
 Karen Attix, former dancer with the Merce Cunningham              3221.                                                          James Still. Directed by Gary Wright. A mixed media pres-      Nevada Theatre. Our annual
 Dance Company, is teaching a unique blend of classical                                                                           entation remembering the world of Ann Frank as told by         festival of staged readings,
                                                                   Love, Sex and the I.R.S.                                                                                                                                           McAvoy Layne as
 modern dance and jazz blues. This energetic and challeng-                                                                        two of her teenaged neighbors who survived the Holocaust.      celebrating new plays. For
                                                                   by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. Oct. 19, 20 and 21                                                                                                            Mark Twain
 ing dance class is for dancers of all levels. The class will                                                                     Nevada Theatre/Mainstage: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays &         staged readings, the actors
                                                                   at 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 22 at 1:30 p.m. UNR Church Fine
 also include Pilates ab exercises to improve core strength.                                                                      Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. 401 Broad Street,             carry scripts, moving much as they would in a full produc-
                                                                   Arts Building, Room 19. Tickets at the door: $5. 775-784-
 From classical plies to funky jazz isolations to sensuous                                                                        Nevada City. www.foothilltheatre.org. 265-8587                 tion. The focus is on the heart of the play, the characters’
                                                                   6541.
 Latin hip movements, modern dance blues is pure "serious"                                                                                                                                       interaction and the playwright’s words. Nevada
 fun. Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7pm at the Sierra Dance           Spirits of Yesterday                                           A Doll's House
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Theatre/Mainstage: Thursdays, 7 p.m., Fridays &
 Institute, in Grass Valley. 530-477-7644.                         Visit the spirits of yesterday on a walking tour of the Kit    Reno Little Theater will present Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Saturdays 8 p.m., Sundays 2 p.m. 401 Broad Street,
                                                                   Carson Trail Ghost Walk, Oct. 21 in Nevada’s state capi-       House, 8 p.m. Nov. 3 to 4, 10 to 11, 17 to 18; 2 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Nevada City. www.foothilltheatre.org. 265-8587.



44       12 October – 8 November             2006                 Moonshine Ink                                                                                                                                                         www.moonshineink.com
The Rocking Stone:                                         Let’s say “rock on”


Paesano, from previous page
to the band, is “a blend of New jam-rock with a
multitude of flavors and styles.”
    Obie Scott, guitarist and vocalist for Frame of
Mind, said Catanella knows what moves to make
in order for the band to step up to national recog-
nition. Since Frame of Mind joined up with
Catanella and Paesano Productions, they have
catapulted in a new direction, Scott said. Frame of
Mind has had constant play rotation on Sirius
Radio since April 1 with non-stop listener
requests for more; and they just released their new
full-length album, “Catch it Try.” The band also
relocated to Reno in August and have hit the
road to tour in Northern California through
November.                                                                  Frame of Mind jammin’ away at a fireworks show.
    Their first October dates included a stop at
the Boom Boom Room in San Francisco on Oct.
3 and on Oct. 7, Frame of Mind threw down at                                 Upcoming Paesano Productions Shows
the after party for the North Mississippi Allstars                           Frame of Mind
show at the Crystal Bay Club. On Friday the                                  • October 13: Sophia's Thai Kitchen, Davis, Calif.
13th, Frame of Mind will be playing with Blue                                • October 15: w/ Sol Jibe and members of Native Root),
Turtle Seduction for the first time. Catanella says                            Great Basin Brew Co., Sparks, Nev., A benefit concert to
he always loves crossing paths with Blue Turtle                                raise money for a one-year-old boy who needs an organ
Seduction, even though during festival time they                               transplant, 4 p.m., Donations. JahZilla to Open
can be “slightly cranky and tired.” But “feeding                             • October 17: Moe's Alley, Santa Cruz, Calif.
                                                                             • October 18: SoHo, Petaluma, Calif.
the Turtles at 6 a.m .with PBRs and Bear Claws
                                                                             • October 20: Pangaea, Quincy, Calif. 9 p.m. $5
always changes their mood,” Catanella said.                                  • October 22: Johnny V's, San Jose, Calif.
    PBRs and Bear Claws notwithstanding, Scott                               • October 25: The Frog & Peach, San Luis Obispo, Calif.
says Frame of Mind is stoked to be immersing                                 • October 26: Tahoe Underground, Stateline, Nev.
themselves into the Nor-Cal music scene. As for                              • October 27: Bar of America, Truckee, Calif.
Catanella, running Paesano Productions and                                   • October 28: Deja Voodoo Halloween Ball. Great Basin
Frame of Mind Management is time consuming                                     Brewing CO., Sparks, Nev., Best Costume wins your
                                                                               weight in beer!
but well worth it. Paesano up to now has been
                                                                             • October 31: John's Alley, Moscow, Idaho,
primarily west coast based, but with an average of
300 shows booked each year, Catanella believes                               Native Root
next year they will transcend to a national level.                           • October 14:     Tahoe Underground, Stateline, Nev.
    “In the music business, I guess just like in life,                       • October 20:     710 beach CLUB, Pacific Beach, Calif.
tough times come and go. It takes a certain person                           • October 21:     Downtown Brew, San Luis Obiso, Calif.
to handle these tough times and come back ten                                • October 25:     Patrick Malloy's, Hermosa Beach, Calif.
fold with their next move – for me it can be moti-
                                                                             Other shows by Paesano bands
vating,” Catanella said. “For a year and a half in
                                                                             • Oct 14: Sol Jibe, Brewfest, Quincy, Calif.
existence, I would say Paesano Productions is a                              • Nov 4: Absynth, after party for the John Popper Project
success and we are definitely still both growing                               featuring DJ Logic, 12 p.m., Crystal Bay Club, Nev.
and gaining momentum.”


 F i l m                                          Nevada City, CA.
                                                  www.themagictheatrenc.com
                                                                                                    U p c o m i n g
 Fall Film Benefit                                Black Holes & Human Bodies                        North Lake Tahoe Holiday
 Grand Sierra Resort November 3 and 4.            Fleischmann Planetarium and Science Center        Jazz Festival
 $8.00. Films from the Toronto Film Festival      at the University of Nevada, Reno presents        November 24 - 25, Thanksgiving weekend at
 Circuit and other Indies are                     two new immersive theater experiences fea-        the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa
 planned.www.renofilmfestival.org. 775-334-       turing the SkyDome 8/70 large-format fea-         and Casino and is the perfect way to get in
 6707                                             ture film exploring human physiology, “The        the holiday spirit. 800-832-1234
 Half Nelson                                      Human Body,” and the full-dome digital star       www.LakeTahoeHyatt.com
                                                  show, “Black Holes,” that takes you on a jour-
 October 11 through 22. Starring Ryan                                                               Camelot
                                                  ney through one of the most mystifying, awe-
 Goseling. 1 hour 46 minutes. Rated R. Ryan                                                         Broadway Comes to Reno presents Camelot,
                                                  inspiring phenomena in the universe. Both are
 Fleck returns to Sundance with Half Nelson, a                                                      November 24 – 26. www.pioneercenter.com
                                                  playing daily through Jan. 7, 2007. “The
 feature-length version of his Jury Prize-win-                                                      775-714-5331
                                                  Human Body” — 1, 3, and 5 p.m. daily
 ning short, Gowanus, Brooklyn, that looks at
                                                  through Jan. 7, 2007, with additional 7 p.m.      The Buttcracker
 an unlikely friendship that brings hope to a
                                                  showings on Fridays and Saturdays, holidays,      The Brüka Theatre ensemble dances its pants
 man trapped by his own demons. Dan Dunne
                                                  and everyday June 9-Aug. 25 and Dec. 26-          off in this ‘parody in the spirit of the ridicu-
 is an idealistic inner-city junior high school
                                                  Jan. 5. “Black Holes” — 2, 4 and 6 p.m.           lous’, based on the holiday favorite, The
 teacher. Though he can get it together in the
                                                  daily through Jan. 7, 2007, with additional       Nutcracker, opens Friday, November 17, and
 classroom, he spends his time outside school
                                                  noon showings on weekdays June 9-Aug. 25,         continues through Dec. 23, $16 for general
 on the edge of consciousness. He juggles his
                                                  Sept. 4, Nov. 10, Nov. 24 and Dec. 26-Jan.        admission. $20 at the door. For reservations
 hangovers and his homework, keeping his
                                                  5. Individual tickets for “The Human Body”        and more information, call 775.323.3221 or
 lives precariously separated, until one of his
                                                  and “Black Holes” are $5 general admis-           visit www.bruka.org
 troubled students, Drey, catches him in a com-
                                                  sion/$4 children and seniors. Also showing
 promising situation. From this awkward                                                             The Nutcracker
                                                  at the Fleischmann Planetarium is “Dark Side
 beginning, Dan and Drey stumble into an                                                            Dec 22 to Dec 23, 8 p.m. Adult: $24.95,
                                                  of the Moon,” “The Secret of the Cardboard
 unexpected friendship that threatens to either                                                     Student/Senior: $19.95. VIP "B" Booth:
                                                  Rocket,” and “DarkStar Adventure”. For tick-
 undo them, or to provide the vital change                                                          $34.95. The MontBleu Theatre Tickets are
                                                  ets and more information, call (775) 784-
 they both need to move forward in their lives.                                                     available by calling MontBleu at 800-648-
                                                  4811 or visit: www.planetarium.unr.edu.
 Magic Theatre 265-8262. 107 Argall Way                                                             3353 or at ticketmaster.com



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46   12 October – 8 November       2006                  Moonshine Ink
The Rocking Stone:                                    Art in democracy: are you a participant or spectator?



                 If you believe we need to build an art community,
                              please read the following
    Hi Everyone. First, congratulations to Mayumi and Moonshine Ink on this 4th year                    already – it has gotten us to this
anniversary issue! When Moonshine Ink first appeared, it addressed a big need for in                    point today, where the Town of
depth reporting on local issues and it aimed to fill a void left by other local media.                  Truckee is considering making
Through passion, persistence, vision, and Spanish translation, it has now become an                     arts a priority. There's still much
essential source of information and commentary. This has helped build a stronger and                    work ahead of us, so I hope you
more unified community.                                                                                 are as enthusiastic as I am and
                                Recently, another void in our community was addressed during            ready to get involved.
                            the Truckee 2025 General Plan Update (GPU) process. That void                   Meanwhile, here are oppor-
                            is the lack of unity and planning in the cultural arts. We have a           tunities to see art this month:
                            few independent arts groups and organizations, but there isn't any              At The Village in Squaw
                            one authority to help them work together, pool resources, or                Valley, there is a unique oppor-
                            improve the community at large. Is there any place you can think            tunity to view cutting edge con-
                            of that represents the present cultural identity of our growing com-        temporary art, a rarity in this
                            munity? Truckee is booming with new development but hasn't yet              area. Remoteviewing3 is the
                            addressed the cultural needs of the people who actually live here or        third in a series of temporary
                            our future residents. For these reasons, a group of artists and art         exhibits by an avant-garde
Picassos                    appreciators went to the Town of Truckee with a set of Art and              group of 17 artists from
Among Us
                            Culture Goals and requested they be included in the Community               Tahoe/Reno, San Francisco, and
By Carole Sesko             Character Element of the General Plan.                                      Seattle. The artworks presented
                                To develop the ‘Goals,’ a group of citizens talked to artists, of all   include paintings, monotype
sorts, in the community then drafted the ‘Art and Culture’ policies and actions. Twenty-                prints, sculpture, video, and
eight Truckee residents signed a letter in support of the document, which was then pre-                 installation art. At the opening
sented to the Planning Commission as part of public comment on August 14. Kudos to                      reception on October 7, and I
Rich Valentine for his speech during the public comment meeting, where he gave an                       was very impressed with the              Remoteviewing3, opening reception (Photos by Carole Sesko)
eloquent entreaty on the need for Town involvement in fostering local arts.                             diversity and scope of artwork
    After deliberation on August 22, the Planning Commission unanimously voiced their                   presented. The exhibit space is located in an unfinished commercial storefront, and the
support to include the Art and Culture policies in the GPU. Commissioners Cole Butler                   vast installation space has an urban, edgy feel. Congratulations to Tahoe-based artists
and Nikki Riley mentioned that they would have been delighted to sign the letter them-                  and Remoteviewing founders Jeremy Mayer and Mary Kenny for their vision and dili-
selves as artists. Cole noted that a number of the signatories represent other groups, indi-            gence in bring artwork of this quality to this area. Remoteviewing3 is located at east end
cating a broad support beyond just those named in the letter. Chair Cadie Olsen reiterat-               of the Village, and will run until only until October 14, open 3 to 8 p.m. daily. I highly
ed the point made by Rich Valentine at the public hearing that we as a community don't                  recommend you see this show. For information contact Jeremy Mayer at 530-583-6373
                               want to be "late for the party" in supporting the arts in Truckee.                                                or co-producer Cherie Louise Turner at 530-448-
                               Commissioner Bob Johnston said he was impressed with the                                                          9316.
                               pragmatic achievable strategy presented by the art advocates.                                                        At North Tahoe Arts, Cathy McClelland is fea-
                                  A sampling of the policies proposed include:                                                                   tured in the Main gallery, with an exhibit titled,
                                  • (P21.1) Support public art in Truckee, including elements                                                    "The Journey of Life." This collection of paintings is
                               such as murals, sculpture, art installations, and temporary art that                                              comprised of McClelland's interpretation of the
                               enhances the visual quality of the town environment, and com-                                                     Major Arcane of the Tarot Cards, and consists of 22
                               municates Truckee's sense of place and community character;                                                       images. Each painting leads to the next, creating a
                                  • (P21.3) Support and facilitate art exhibits and performanc-                                                  progression with descriptions, lessons, and messages
                               es on Town owned property and rights of way;                                                                      designed to touch the heart and spirit. Cathy is an
                                  • (P21.4) Host or assist in hosting an annual summit                                                           established acrylic painter and Kings Beach resident
                               between artists, art organizations, members of the community...                                                   whose artwork reflects her love of mythical subjects.
                                  • (P21.7) Explore the need for a Town arts master plan.                                                        She states, "The themes that pull it all together are
                                  To view the complete draft and public comment on the Arts                                                      my love for nature, the moon, stars, magic, and fan-
                               and Culture document, please visit www.truckee2025.org.                                                           tasy. Nature and the mystery of the universe play a
                                  While I sincerely hope that these policies are adopted into                                                    large part in my inspiration." This exhibit will be on
                               the General Plan, we won't know the outcome until after the                                                       view through November 12. For information contact
See 129 original works by      Town Council's deliberation on October 16. The proposed adop-                                                     NTA at 530-581-2787.
James McNeill Whistler,
the 19th century master, at
                               tion date for the 2025 General Plan Update is set for mid-               The Hermit, by Cathy McClelland
                                                                                                                                                     The Nevada Museum of Art in Reno is present-
the Nevada Museum of Art,      November.                                                                                                         ing James McNeill Whistler: Selected Works from
through January 7, 2007.          Assuming the cultural policies and actions are adopted, what          the Hunterian Art Gallery, an exhibition featuring 129 original works by the 19th centu-
(Courtesy Photo)               will be the next steps? How will we achieve these goals? Who             ry master. Opening on October 15, this collection of art spans nearly 40 years of
                               will do the work? What will it cost? Many other communities              Whistler's painting career, and also includes lithographs, printmaking, and personal arti-
facing these same questions have found their answers most efficiently by establishing an                facts. Yes, Whistler is best known for his portrait of his mother, but his life was dominat-
Arts and Culture Commission, which works as a liaison between artists, government,                      ed by creative rebellion and intense controversy. Unlike many other artists, he achieved
and the broader community. An Arts and Culture Commission surveys existing cultural                     international fame during his lifetime. This exhibit will run through January 7, 2007.
resources, creates ideas, prioritizes needs, and begins the plan for implementation. This               Also, if you are interested in quality art classes, the E. L. Cord Museum School at NMA
Commission would not duplicate the efforts of individual arts organizations, but would                  just released their fall class listings. NMA is located at 160 West Liberty Street in Reno,
bring them together, to work cooperatively. The Commission would free Town staff from                   in the downtown art district. For information visit www.nevadaart.org
the burden of doing the strategizing work, and would provide the structure to get work                      That's all the news that fits this month. Looking forward to seeing you around town
done.                                                                                                   and hearing about your creative ideas.
    There's a wide range of choices ahead of us as we figure out the most effective way to                  ~ Carole Sesko is an artist and designer with a passion for promoting creativity within our com-
achieve our cultural goals. Thank you to everyone who has contributed time and energy                   munity. Contact Carole at 530-587-7750 or visit www.carolesesko.com


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