It’s pretty sad that the national media has cocked up the Angora Fire story so badly that people are now afraid to come to Lake Tahoe, and are canceling the Fourth of July reservations they had made. Fox News in particular, I guess, is spreading the word that the whole Tahoe Basin is in flames, and the hotels are at risk, and the multi-million-dollar mansions in Incline Village have fire licking at their doorstops. It’s gotten so bad that Arnold Schwarenegger has had to come out and do public relations for the Lake, even going so far as straight-out saying “Right now it is safe to come to Lake Tahoe.” Direct quote. “Safe.”
So, if you feel like being safe next week, make sure to head up to Tahoe for the Fourth of July. The beaches do get kind of crowded, but if you get there early in the morning you can stake out a good spot. And the fireworks up there are some of the best you’ll find in the area. I won’t be there, because I’ll be chewing on ice and recovering from my tonsil surgery. But all of you go and have fun.
And be safe! The governator said so!