Social Scene: Double take of Lake Tahoe, 3-D and from the water’s edge |

Social Scene: Double take of Lake Tahoe, 3-D and from the water’s edge

UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center Education and Outreach Director and movie producer Heather Segale donned a little black dress for the movie premiere, working the movie control room much like the Wizard of Oz.

TAHOE/TRUCKEE andamp;#8212; Tsunamis at Lake Tahoe? You betcha! A graphic animated version of one was just one of the many fascinating geological historical events of the past two million years shown in the recent movie premiere May 20 of the new 3-D film short, andamp;#8220;Lake Tahoe in Depth,andamp;#8221; produced by the UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center. The movie also portrays the landscape above and below the water while 3D inserts zoom out from the landscape to show various features such as Flume Trail riders, the Kokanee salmon spawning run, 19th century logging photos, an animated ice age and the McKinney Bay tsunami.More than 100 guests attended the North Tahoe Chamber mixer, movie premiere and silent auction at the Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) located on the Sierra Nevada College campus in Incline Village. The new facility is the first building in the Lake Tahoe Basin designed and built to achieve platinum LEED certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) rating system.Guests mingled enjoying appetizers and wine before viewing the 15-minute film with 3D glasses. The research center offers free one hour tours which include the viewing of the movie Tuesdays through Saturdays 1-5 p.m. To view a trailer of the movie visit For more info call 775-881-7566 or visit showcasing the movie were UC Davis staff including TERC Director Dr. Geoff Schladow and wife Sharon, TERC Education Director and film producer Heather Segale and husband John, Anne Liston, Scott Hackley, Nicole Shaw, Leanne Burns, Katie Merrill and Martin Frye.Also in attendance were Steven McQuinn who narrated the film and generated the computer animation, Graham Kent, Beve Balog, Jim Markle, new NLTRA CEO/Executive Director Sandy Evans Hall, Marilyn and Ron Treabess, Louise and Bill Jensen, Katherine Hill, Alex Mourelatos, Barbara Perlman and Andrew Whyman, Jan Brisco, Barbara Green, Elizabeth Eaton, Lois and Andy Skaff, Don Starbard, and Elise Fett.

Since 1974 the the Tahoe Lakefront Owners Association has represented the interests of approximately 1,700 privately owned lakefront parcels surrounding Lake Tahoe. The association monitors local, state and federal regulatory agencies and issues as they affect shoreline owners. The spring meeting of the organization was held recently at the Wild Goose lakefront restaurant in Tahoe Vista where members enjoyed beautiful views of Lake Tahoe during a social hour with delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by Chef Jason Di Guillo accompanied by hand selected fine wines. Then Executive Director Jan Brisco briefed members on the latest shoreline legislation followed by a question and answer session. The TLOA believes its strength lies in its membership and its willingness to unite on important issues that include participation and stewardship in improving the Lake Tahoe environment.Some of those getting updated on the lakefront issues included board members Todd Lowe, George Hill, Gordy Hooper and Dave Olson, in addition to members and guests Donna and Dick Wallrich, Tom Stoever who brought Chad Haney, Suzanne and Ron Scharf, Sonja and George Vukasin, Barbara Heard and daughter Laurie Poage, Sue and Rich Stout, Bonnie Seymour, Mary Lou and Dick Johnson, Don Huff and his son Don Huff, Sally and Phil Chapman, Jean and Wayne Lowell, Craig Miller, Karen and Neil Bonke, Analisa and Bill Killebrew, Winnie Smith, Eric Henrikson, Gail and Clyde Batavia, Lynn Olson, Patty Sue Mozart and Mary Jo and Bill Sheppard. For more info on the Tahoe Lakefront Owners Association visit

The mystery and allure of Cleopatra have been a source of intrigue for centuries. The Roman’s saw her as a sexual temptress leading good men astray. Who was this most famous woman of antiquity? Professor Charlayne Allan, Lecturer Emerita, University of California, Davis, and a part time Truckee resident, will present an illustrated lecture Friday, June 10, 7:30 p.m. at Sierra College in Truckee exploring the reality of this last queen of Egypt and dispelling some of the myths that surrounded Cleopatra. The lecture is free and open to the public, but please call for reservations first at 530-550-2290. For more background on the Dean’s Lecture Series visit;#8212; Vicki Kahn may be reached at

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