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Vicki Kahn: Charlie Brown comes to town

Vicki Kahn

Vicki Kahn/Sierra SunJan Brown, Tom Dolby, Dagmar and Ray Dolby and Charlie Brown gathered on the deck of the Dolbys' West Shore home.

Charlie Brown, retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel who came within 9,000 votes of unseating Congressman John Doolittle, was in Tahoe when Dagmar and Ray Dolby (he’s the inventor of the Dolby noise reduction system) hosted a gathering/fundraiser last August for the likely 2008 Fourth Congressional district Democratic nominee.

Brown drew about 60 supporters to the cocktail party. He made a few remarks to guests and answered questions. Brown’s 26 years in the US Air Force serving as a rescue helicopter and reconnaissance pilot was a surprise to some. The Brown campaign has donated nearly $5,000 of its campaign contributions to area charities serving local veterans and victims of the Angora Fire. Brown announced he has committed 5 percent of what he raises in this campaign to veterans’ aftercare charities.

Brown has broadened his spectrum of support including that of former Tahoe City resident and dynamo Joanne Neft who last year founded “Republicans for Charlie Brown.”

Some of those supporting Charlie Brown at the gathering were of San Francisco, (of Christy Hill) of Soda Springs, of Truckee,

Last weekend’s snow canceled an extreme green motor race that Tahoe Mountain Club had scheduled over Old Highway 40. The reception at Coyote Moon was a winner.

Some of those champs included (of Joe’s Coffee) East West honcho of Switchback PR, Placer County film commissioner

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Long-time Homewood homeowner and former Tahoe Yacht Club Commodore passed away last Sunday. He will be sorely missed. Sincere condolences go out to wife Kay and family. The family asks donations may be sent to the Lake Tahoe Maritime Museum or to the North Lake Tahoe Historical Society.