Art helping shine spotlight on Lake Tahoe trash problem


In this photo taken April 22, 2021 and provided by Cindy Ochoa, a non-profit group is using art to shine a spotlight on the trash problem plaguing the Lake Tahoe Basin in South Lake Tahoe, Calif. shows one of the pieces of art Clean Tahoe’s Executive Director Katie Sheehan and program assistant Cindy Ochoa created by pieces of plastic from broken sleds left behind to a piece of wood cut in the shape of Lake Tahoe mosaic style. It’s been displayed at South Lake Tahoe City Hall and will be moved to various public places. (Cindy Ochoa, Clean Tahoe via AP)


One local organization is using art to shine a spotlight on the trash problem plaguing the Lake Tahoe Basin.

While trash of all sorts is an issue for the basin, one item that continues to leave its traces each year is the

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Actress Tara Subkoff buys Streamline Moderne in Silver Lake

In the hills of Silver Lake, a striking Streamline Moderne-style home that towers over the neighboring estates has found its next owner: Tara Subkoff.

The actress-turned-fashion designer who starred in films such as “When the Bough Breaks” and “The Cell” before founding the art collective and fashion label Imitation of Christ must’ve liked what she saw. She shelled out $2.25 million for the architectural abode, or $255,000 more than the asking price. Records show the seller was former Museum of Contemporary Art curator Philipp Kaiser.

The three-story spot was built by architect Saul Harris Brown as his personal residence in 1938, and it’s received a few facelifts in the decades since. Architect Gregory Ain designed the surrounding gardens and opened up the interiors for indoor-outdoor living, and Kaiser brought in architecture firm Escher GuneWardena to modernize the living spaces.

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Lake Powell Chronicle | Page High student artist starts business during pandemic

PAGE – Pearl Sandoval, a junior at Page High School, is passionate about art and has developed methods that have allowed her art to grow and thrive the last year despite setbacks caused from COVID-19 shutdowns and closures.

Sandoval dabbles in several different art styles and forms, but her preferred style is pop art – an art form that draws from commercial items and cultural icons such as product labels, advertisements and modern media.

“Pearl is a star!” exclaimed Sandoval’s art teacher, Sue Tucker, who has been teaching Sandoval since she was in sixth grade. “As my student, teaching Pearl is very exciting because I’ve seen her growing as an artist since she was in middle school.”

Because Sandoval is a more advanced art student, even while at Page Middle School, Ms. Tucker is giving her advanced projects that take her to a different level of experience in the arts.

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