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Business announcements for North Lake Tahoe and Truckee

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Silicon Mountain Meeting, Bitcoin: Understanding the Hype

The Silicon Mountain Group will welcome Jay Yerxa to present: “Bitcoin: Understanding the Hype.” Yerxa, a Bitcoin investor and developer, will explain in layman’s terms how robust Bitcoin is. This new technology, which has never existed before in computer science, has received worldwide attention and is often misunderstood.

Jay will explain how Bitcoin technology as a Internet currency is merely the first application and how the underlying block chain technology and decentralized nature of Bitcoin will form our future. In addition to speaking about the core technology of Bitcoin, Jay will discuss financial and legal matters related to Bitcoin, as well as regulations.

You can learn more about Jay and Bitcoin at

The meeting will be on Monday, June 9, 6-8 p.m. at Pizza on the Hill, 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. There will be time for networking with other technology professionals.

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Free Estate Planning Workshop in Kings Beach at Community House

It’s never too early to start estate planning. If you have a family getting your personal affairs in order is a must.

Estate planning is a critical process regardless of wealth level. Many people think if they don’t have assets they don’t need an estate plan. However, even if you only have debt; if you want the people around you to appropriately deal with your finances, a plan is just as important, especially if you are responsible for financially dependent individuals.

Community House is pleased to present a free workshop in partnership with the Parasol Community Foundation on Estate Planning. Presenters James Burau and Judy Anderson, two estate planning attorneys from the Law Offices of James K. Burau, Ltd. will present information on power of attorney, guardianship, wills and advance directives. The pair will cover what is needed at the end of life and what documents are needed to ensure your children are taken care of. The presentation will allow ample time for questions and answers.

The workshop will take place on June 11 at 5 p.m. at Community House in Kings Beach, 8321 Steelhead Ave. Seating is limited. Call today to reserve your seat, ask for Bojana Vujeva at 530-546-0952.

West Shore Pastry Chef Steve Acosta

The West Shore’s new Pastry Chef Steve Acosta began his career after an inspiring night dinning at the Michelin three-star restaurant Joel Robuchon.

After a 10-year stint in the service industry, he took the audacious leap and enrolled in the pastry program at Le Cordon Bleu in Las Vegas. Upon completion of the program, Steve was offered an Assistant Pastry Chef position working under Southern California’s best Chocolatier/Pastry Chef Jack Fisher at NINE-TEN Restaurant in La Jolla, Calif.

Steve began to cultivate his passion and quickly developed an insatiable craft. The combination of Chef Fisher’s established pedigree and Steve’s countless hours of research and development sparked yet another direction.

Molecular Gastronomy became an expression of the modern with a nod to the classics. The whimsical exploration began – vivid fruit caviar, white chocolate powder, olive oil foam, nitro ice cream … The possibilities were endless.

When Chef Fisher resigned, Steve proudly took over as the Executive Pastry Chef. Now working side-by-side with Iron Chef contestant and Executive Chef Jason Knibb, Steve was given “carte blanche.” The inspirational environment landed him a glowing review in San Diego’s Modern Luxury Magazine “Riviera.” His creations were described as sculptural beauties.

Fast forward to today and Chef Acosta and his wife, along with their 4-year-old daughter, yearn to be closer to family and lay down roots. The appealing lakefront location of the West Shore, neighbored by picturesque mountains, sealed the deal.

Visit or call 530-525-5200 for information or to make a reservation.

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