The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is looking for two suspects who have been identified in connection with a homicide that occurred late Wednesday evening in Covelo that happened at the intersection of Greeley and State Route 162. Anyone who knows the whereabouts of 34-year-old Dino Michael Blackbear, and 32-year-old Carina Amanda Carrillo, is asked to contact MSCO or leave an anonymous tip.
Lake County Water Resources will particpate in the annual California Coastal Cleanup tomorrow. Cleanups will happen in areas of 7 locations including: Merritt Road Bridge in Kelseyville, Lower Lake Park, Clear Lake Campground, Davis Beach Rest Area, Lucerne’s Clear Lake shoreline, Bridge Arbor North, Upper Lake, Blue Lakes Village, and Highland Springs Park proper. The Mendocino County Resource Conservation District says the annual Ukiah Valley Russian River Cleanup will also happen tomorrow.
Lake County Public Health is providing more information regarding an urgent advisory issued about drinking water taken from Clear Lake. The advisory was for people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake due to very high levels of Cyanotoxin. This advisory does not apply to public or large privately-owned and professionally managed water systems using Clear Lake as a raw water source.
Lake County Special Districts says those systems, have multifaceted treatment processes in place to effectively treat for cyanotoxins and provide safe water for consumption and use.
Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation yesterday to expand housing production. The $1.75 billion funding for the California Housing Accelerator helps to streamline the process for cities to zone for multi-unit housing.
An urgent advisory regarding drinking water has been issued from Lake County’s Public Health Officer. Dr. Gary Pace says effective immediately, people on private water systems whose tap water comes from their own private intake into the lake, in the Oaks Arm and Lower Arm of Clear Lake should not drink the water. Very high levels of Cyanotoxin have been identified in these areas of the lake, and the health department is concerned there may be health impacts if private water systems are not effectively filtering out these toxins.
Containment on the Hopkins Fire in Mendocino County has reached 95-percent, and all evacuation orders have been lifted. The fire, which started Sunday at Hopkins St and North State St. near Calpella, burned 257 acres, and Cal Fire is reporting 30 residences and 16 other buildings were destroyed, and four residences and one other building was damaged.
A Covelo man was arrested last week on suspicion of murdering his cousin. According to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, on the morning of September 4th, the Covelo Fire Department was dispatched to an injured male on the roadway near the intersection of Crawford Road and Henderson Road. They arrived to find 25-year-old William Bettega, deceased. A vehicle that was located in the Short Creek drainage just east of Biggar Lane in Covelo with damage to the exterior was identified as being primarily utilized by 23-year-old Christopher Bettega. Following a search of his residence, Bettega was arrested for murder.
The City of Lakeport Public Works Department is advising that there will be controlled traffic through approximately September 29, due to prep and paving. The areas affected will be Second Street from Brush Street to Russell Street and Ninth Street from Forbes Street to Pool Street.
Governor Gavin Newsom is keeping his job with the majority of voters in the state rejecting the recall effort. Statewide, 63.92% voted “No” to the recall while 36.08% voted “Yes.” The recall needed more than 50% support.
In Mendocino County, 69.6% voted “No” and 30.4% voted “Yes.”
In Lake County, 60.1% voted “No” and 39.9% voted “Yes.”
The destructive Hopkins Fire in Calpella has been declared an arson and an arrest has been made. Investigators say surveillance footage from a nearby business shows the suspect start the fire Sunday afternoon on Hopkins Street near the Moore Street Bridge. Police have arrested 20-year-old Devin Johnson. He’s charged with violating his probation and three separate charges of arson. The Hopkins Fire burned 257 acres and is 60 percent contained. Several structures were destroyed, though officials haven’t given a firm number yet.