Archives for August 2014

Yogi Bear Head Stolen from Jellystone Park

Several expensive costume pieces have been reported stolen from the Jellystone Park at Cobb Mountain. According to a report, someone broke into the costume storage facility at the park and took the pieces – including the head of Yogi the Bear. The Park Manager estimates the Yogi piece is worth thousands of dollars. Anyone who may have spotted any of the stolen pieces is encouraged to call the park at 928-4322.

Civil War graves dedication

The Military Funeral Honors Team of Lake County will conduct a dedication ceremony for newly placed markers on the graves of three veterans of the Civil War this Saturday, August 30th. The public is invited to attend the dedication ceremony that will take place beginning at 11 am at Hartley Cemetery on Hill Road East. There are six unmarked graves of Civil War veterans buried at Hartley Cemetery.

CHP plans Labor Day weekend Max Enforcement period

The Labor Day holiday weekend is here and the California Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to employ lifesaving measures on the roadway.
Lake County News says,
The final three-day weekend of the summer travel season is a national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.
The CHP is preparing for its annual Labor Day Maximum Enforcement Period which begins at 6 pm tomorrow and continues through 11:59 pm on Monday, Sept. 2.
The Labor Day MEP also coincides with the ongoing national drunk driving enforcement crackdown, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” If your Labor Day celebration involves alcohol, ensure those plans also include a designated driver.
CHP Commissioner Farrow said, Help us make the holiday weekend safe for yourself and everyone by thinking about safety, “Buckle up, drive at a safe and legal speed, avoid distractions, and designate a driver.”
Last year, CHP officers made more than 1,200 arrests for DUI If you see a suspected drunk driver, call 911.

Fort Bragg man arrested for child sex abuse

Big trouble a Fort Bragg man. 34 year old Daniel Medina was arrested and booked on multiple charges of sexual abuse against a minor. The Fort Bragg Advocate News says, detectives opened an investigation into the possible sexual abuse of a young girl who reported that she had been molested by Medina, a family member, for the past seven years. Officers working on the case say that the abuse allegedly occurred about 20 times over the seven-year period. On August 19th detectives searched Medina’s residence off of West Street in Fort Bragg and found computers, digital storage devices and cellular telephones. Charges include lewd and lascivious acts on a child under 14, the continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14 and penetration with a foreign object. Medina is locked up in the Mendocino County Jail on a $400,000 bond.

Lake County Fair Kicks Off

The Lake County Fair kicks off today with the 5:30pm parade, and runs through Sunday. This year’s theme is “Hot August Family Fun.” Midway of Fun is providing the rides, games, and attractions again this year. Some of the rides that are sure to give you a thrill this year include: Wipeout, Tilt A Whirl, Tornado, Phoenix, Ranger and the Vertigo. A carousel and the popular giant slide will be there as well.

Grandstand events this evening are the Lake County BMX Bicycle stunt show and UTV races. The Air Force Band will make a special appearace at the fair this year on Sunday with sets at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Today is kids day, so Children through age 11 are admitted for $3, normally $6, children under 6 get free admission everyday. Adult tickets are $10, senior tickets are $6. On Sunday, Anyone who brings four cans of food to the gate between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. will receive free admission, with the food benefiting local food pantries through Lake County CAN.

Mendocino Man Suffers Major Injuries in Crash

A Mendocino man suffered major injuries in an accident on State Rout 128. The Tuesday afternoon crash on Highway 128 west of the rural community of Navarro closed the Mendocino County highway for 90 minutes and sent two drivers to hospitals. According the California Highway Patrol, at about 2:15 p.m., the drivers were approaching each other on a curve when a Dodge driven by William Johnson, 54, of Mendocino drifted across double yellow lines. It smashed into the front of a Ford driven by Aurens Gilmore, 48, of Hopland. The vehicles blocked the two-lane highway, and firefighters had to free Johnson from the wreckage. Johnson suffered major injuries and was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. Gilmore had minor injuries and was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.

MCSO Arrest Suspect in Recent Robbery

The Mendocino County Sherrif’s Office has arrested a suspect in a recent robbery. Last Wedneday afternoon, after conducting a traffic enforcement stop in Gualala, MCSO deputies found a loaded .40 caliber handgun beneath the driver’s seat. Additionally, deputies located metal knuckles and evidence linking the driver to the burglary of the S&B Market. Arron Rudd was placed under arrest without incident, and transported to the Mendocino County Jail.

Sports Higlights

Sports Highlights from the Record Bee:

The Kelseyville Knights girls soccer team won their season-opener with 5-0 win over the Upper Lake Cougars yesterday afternoon.

The Clear Lake Lady Cardinals were 10-0 winners over the Calistoga Wildcats in the season opener for both varsity girls’ soccer teams.

Clear Lake High School junior varsity girls’ soccer team beat Anderson Valley’s varsity squad 6-1 at Lakeport.

Thursday night football opens 2014 high school season for Lake County. The Kelseyville Knights get things rolling with an away game tonight.

Stand Down Fair for Veterans in September

The inaugural Stand Down/Homeless Veterans’ Resource Fair for Lake and Mendocino counties is coming up next month. The event will be held at the Amercian Legion Post 437 in Clearlake on September 10th and 11th. Stand Down provides services, like providing food, shelter, clothing, VA and Social Security benefits counseling and referrals to other services, likw health care, housing, employment and substance use treatment for veterans. The two-day event will run from 9AM-4PM both days. Veterans, active duty personnel who need assistance with goods and services should bring their VA ID card, DD-214 or proof of services. For information, call the United Veterans Council of Lake County at 274-9512.

California Transportation awards $5.5 million for Lake County projects

Over $5.5 million dollars has been awarded to Lake County from The California Transportation Commission. Last week The Commission approved transportation allocations for projects in Clearlake and Lakeport. Lake County News says, In total, the commission adopted 148 biking and walking projects, collectively valued at more than $430 million, in the state’s 2014 Active Transportation Program, making it the nation’s largest.
The allocations under the ATP include $564,000 for Class II bicycle lanes and roadway rehabilitation on Phillips Avenue in Clearlake.
Other significant projects around the region that were adopted under the new active transportation program include $3.1 million in funding for the Humboldt Bay Trail, Arcata Rail with Trail Project; the Eureka Waterfront Trail received about $2.5 million in funding; and $259,000 went to the Chestnut St. Multi-Use Facility and Safe Routes to School in Fort Bragg.