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The annual celebrity golf tournament at Edgewood Tahoe helped raise over $55,000 for three local nonprofits.

The education-focused nonprofits consisted of Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation, Lake Tahoe Educational Foundation and Tahoe-Douglas Rotary Club. On August 23, each nonprofit was presented with a $18,410 check at Edgewood. The three groups donated 400 volunteer hours to staff the concession stands during the 2018 American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament. This year, the event saw record attendance of 57,097.

The Lake Tahoe Community College Foundation awards over $100,000 in scholarships to continuing and transferring students. They support educational excellence by assisting and encouraging investment in the

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The U.S. Census Bureau recorded about 45,000 people who left the Bay Area from July 2016 to July 2017.

Many of these folks are making Reno their home. Why? The Reno Gazette Journal interviewed five Golden State transplants about why they were attracted to our area. They all work for tech startups and our quality of life was a major motivation to relocate. Many have been familiar with our region for years and witnessed the city’s RENOvation and improvement after the recession when some of the biggest tech names in the game came to the area.

Here are their stories.

Lindsey Dal Porto

Head of Talent, Bombora

A transplant from the Bay Area, Dal Porto couldn’t wait to escape her stressful lifestyle.

"A lot of people who work in San

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Want to swing from ropes, climb a volcano, joust on a balance beam, or walk across a ladder suspended high into the air? Now you can!

Urban Air Adventure Park opened this weekend next to the Reno Costco on Plumb Lane. It has trampoline dodge ball, climbing walls galore, balance beam jousting like you see on TV, a challenging but fun obstacle course, a room-sized zip-coaster and other stunts. The best part is that the kids can play while adults either play along, or grab a drink in the adult lounge.

“I can’t get over how much kids and adults enjoy our attractions,” said co-owner and co-manager Sue Davis.

Davis opened up the franchise alongside her family with just a short year of preparation. The strip mall space was converted to a new indoor

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The first Hot August Nights kicked off in 1986 when a fleet of classic autos made their appearance on the lawn of Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno, NV.

The cars were being shown off by their owners and, true to form, onlookers marveled at the timeless beauty. Hot August Nights is a celebration of classic rock and roll and cars. The year is the 32nd annual event and Reno’s biggest street festival. Events will continue throughout the week that appeal to all ages. Virginia City celebrated last week before the party settled into the streets of Reno and Sparks. Almost all the hotel-casinos are hosting show n shines and other competitions, with free entertainment to boot.

Some of the events this year include:

▪ The Vintage Trailer Revival on

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Reno residents are being blessed with more options for food delivery, now from grocery stores.

Shipt, an online grocery delivery service began offering same-day delivery from Safeway on July 26 and Door Dash, an online restaurant delivery, soon followed suite on August 1. For either, orders can be placed through their app on iPhone or Android, or on their website.

Shipt and Door Dash aren’t the only other food delivery platforms running amuck in Reno. They’ve joined the crowd including Uber Eats, Instacart and drivers from Grubhub. These launches are following a macro-trend in which consumers desire time savings, convenience and an ecommerce experience with their food delivery.

In the past five years, deliveries of restaurant food has risen

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