Archives for June 2016

-Maintenence and Repair Work Otis Johnson Park

The City of Fort Bragg is undertaking some maintenance and repair work in Otis Johnson Park involving the fence around the caretaker’s residence and the stairs leading to the east side of the park. Chamberlain Creek crews will be completing the work. Actual construction activity will only take a few days at each location and is planned to take place late this month or early July. Access to the east side of the park during reconstruction of the stairs may be limited. Access around the caretaker’s residence and the Cedar Street entrance may likewise be limited during the fence replacement.

Progress on Reservoir Fire

The Reservoir fire burning near in vicinity of Indian Valley Reservoir in eastern Lake County is holding at around 215 acres and containment has grown. Fire crews reported yesterday that they were able to make progress on containing the fire as there were no serious flare-ups. As of last night, Cal Fire said containment was at 35-percent. No structures have been damaged or destroyed, in the fire that is burning in oak grass woodland and heavy brush. Crews worked through the night , to extinguish hot spots within the interior of the fire and to establish and improve containment lines. More than 350 personnel, 25 engines, 14 hand crews, eight bulldozers, four water tenders, two helicopters and four airtankers are working the fire.

Laytonville Man Charged Over Fight with Brother

A Laytonville man is facing a charge of Assault with a Deadly Weapon following a fight with his brother.

MCSO deputies were called to the emergency room at Frank Howard Memorial Hospital where a man was being treated for lacerations. The victim told deputies that a fight with his brother became physical, and that Travis Manion picked up a piece of broken glass and was attempting to stab the victim threatening to kill him. The victim suffered lacerations to his face and right hand while trying to fight off his brother. Deputies contacted Manion a short time later at which time he was arrested and charged. He as booked into the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of $30,000.00 bail.

Sheriff Turns in Signatures for Petition on Mental Heath Facility Tax

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he has the signatures needed to put a mental health facility tax on the November ballot. The petitions were turned in Friday. The Sheriff has made it his personal mission to improve mental health services throughout our county. He’s thanking those who signed, walked and filled pages and pages of signatures. The county clerk’s offices still must verify the petition. Once verified, voters will decide on a temporary five-year half-cent sales tax, which would raise around $22 million to go towards developing mental health services and facilities.

In-N-Out Burger Coming to Ukiah

In-N-Out Burger has been confirmed as the buyer of the former Fjords building in Ukiah. The buyer will now work to get a demolition permit from Mendocino County, the begin the process of building the restaurant. Since the building was zoned for a restaurant, no approval process was needed.

0Mulitple Fires in Lake County with One Growing

Firefighters have been working to control a wildland fire that broke out in a remote part of eastern Lake County yesterday. Cal Fire says the Reservoir Fire burning in the vicinity of Indian Valley Reservoir. As of 11 p.m., incident command reported that the fire was up to 325 acres and continuing to advance.

There were other fires in and around Lake County on Sunday too. There was a report of a small wildland fire on Big Geysers Road in Cloverdale yesterday evening.

There was also a small roadside fire near the Blue Lakes Lodge west of Upper Lake and a quarter-acre fire near the Lakeport Cinema early yesterday evening.

Juvenile Injured in Hit and Run in Lucerne

A juvenile was injured in a hit and run collision in Lucerne yesterday. According to California Highway Patrol, the crash happend just before 3:30PM on Highway 20 at 16th Avenue. A white U-Haul pickup hit a sedan, causing the juvenile to be ejected from the car. The U-Haul pickup kept going eastbound on 16th Avenue. The juvenile was transported by ground ambulance to a landing zone set up in Nice and flown to an out-of-county trauma center. A ground and air search was intiated for the U-Haul driver. The pickup was found abandoned on a dirt road in the paper subdivision area above Lucerne. Police have not released any information regarding the identity of the driver.

Fire Causes Theatre Evacuation

A quarter-acre fire near the Lakeport Cinema caused an evacutation…

The fire near the threater was in the field between the cinema and the drive-in box office. No one was hurt, and the fire did not damage the theatre. There is some minor damage to the drive-in fence, and management at the theatre says they lost some communications wires between the cinema and drive-in. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined, but theatre officials believe the most likely scenerio was that a discarded cigarette was blown by the wind to the area where the fire started. Smokers are being reminded to not throw your cigarette butts on the ground – even if you think they are out. For anyone evacuated from the cinema due to the fire, you can hold onto you ticket stub and you will be able to use it to go back and watch your movie. If you have any questions, you can message management through the Lakeport Cinema 5 Facebook page:

Fire Burns Five Acres in Ukiah

While a number of fires broke out in and around Lake County yesterday, there was also a small fire reported in Ukiah. A fire escaped an outdoor cooking stove in the 800 block of Lover’s Lane about 4 yesterday afternoon and spread into the neighboring vineyards, burning about five acres of vegetation and an outbuilding. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, Redwood Valley-Calpella and Hopland fire departments all responded. No injuries were reported.

Road Work On Hwy 20

Drivers can expect 10 minute delays along Highway 20 on the Northshore during weeknights. According to Caltrans, the work is taking place between Sayre Avenue in Nice and the Paradise Cove subdivision east of Lucerne. Lake County News reports, That area was included in a major repaving project that began last year, with some of the work continuing this year. Caltrans earlier in the month said, that its contractor was starting nighttime paving between 8 PM and 7 AM Monday through Thursday, with one-way traffic control in place. A Caltrans spokesman told the paper that the latest round of night work on Highway 20 is to install a high-friction surface to seven curves. Daytime work will continue in the area from 7 AM to 6 PM weekdays. Work is expected to finished by the end of July.