Lake County Fire Protection District’s Measure D Has Passed

The Lake County Fire Protection District’s Measure D has passed. Preliminary results of the special election for Measure D earlier this month showed the measure was failing, but the final ballot count released by Registrar of Voters shows the measure passing by 67.4 percent to 32. 6 percent. Measure D is special tax on parcels of real property to be used for the costs of funding fire protection and prevention, rescue, emergency medical services, transportation, hazardous material services, and other services relating to the protection of lives and property within the Lake County Fire Protection District. Measure D would replace Measure F, which is a tax on habitable dwellings.

Middletown Man Arresed for Child Pornography

An investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Major Crimes Unit has resulted in the arrest of a Middletown man for being in posession of pornography. The Sheriff’s office says they received a cyber tip from the Internet Crimes Against Children, or ICAC, server. Detectives received the suspected child pornography photographs along with other information to assist in identification of the suspect, 39-year-old Lee Daniel Buckmaster

Community Cleanup Day for City of Lakeport

As part of the city’s response to the  #ClearLakeFlood2017, the City and Lakeport Disposal Co. will hold a Community Cleanup Day for City of Lakeport residents tomorrow, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the public parking lot north of the Fifth Street boat ramp in downtown Lakeport. This event is limited to City of Lakeport residents and those dropping off trash and waste will be required to provide photo identification and copy of a City of Lakeport utility bill.

Tree Planting Project at Middletown Trailside Park

The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund has organized a one-day tree planting project at Middletown Trailside Park for tomorrow and volunteers will help them a plant 3,000 trees. Help out by showing up at t 9 a.m. at the park, located at 21044 Dry Creek Cutoff in Middletown.

Hopland Tribe Files Claim Against MSCO Over Raid

The Hopland Band of Pomo Indians have filed a claim against Mendocino County, over a raid on a cannabis farm in Hopland in September of 2016, that resulted in the destruction of over 800 mature cannabis plants. The claim states that deputies illegally searched, seized and destroyed plants, and violated the warrant by raiding an address that was not listed on it.

SBA Sets Up Office In Lakeport

The Small Business Association has set up an office and is offering federal disaster loans for those who suffered losses and damages in last month’s flooding in Lake County. The loans apply to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters. The SBA office is located on First St. in Lakeport.

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance Could Be Approved Next Month

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors have a new medical cannabis cultivation ordinance, and a second reading is scheduled for April 4. The ordinance governs all aspects of how county residents can cultivate cannabis in unincorporated areas outside the coastal zone. If the board votes to adopt the ordinance on April 4th, it will go into effect 30 days from that date.

Portion of 2nd Street Lakeport Closed Today

The City of Lakeport Department of Public Works is advising the public that today until 4:30 pm, 2nd Street from Forbes Street to N. High Street will be closed. There will be detours available.

Animal Resscue Organization Raising Money for Transport Van

A local animal rescue organization is raising funds for new transport van. The current van needs to be replaced after saving thousands of dogs as it travels weekly across mulitple counties and states. They are hoping the community will help them raise the money they need by tomorrow, and they are a few thousand dollars away from the half way goal. Visit: orphandog.org to donate.

Native American Empowerment Day

The Lake County Campus of Woodland Community College is hosting a Native American Empowerment Day tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Native American students grades 7 through 12 and Native American adults are invited to the event and workshop at the campus in Clearlake.