Archives for October 2017

Hidden Valley Lake Man Accused of Attempted Murder

A Hidden Valley Lake man has been arrested for attempted murder. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says last Friday, Marcus Iano and his mother took an unconscious adult female to Adventist Health Hospital in Clearlake for a report of a possible overdose. Doctors later found a bullet lodged in the woman’s brain. Iano was arrested at his home and is currently being held at the Lake County Jail with a bail amount set at $1,500,000.

Mobile Home Burns in Clearlake

Firefighters knocked down a home fire in Clearlake yesterday afternoon. Firefighters working in the Sulphur fire area responded to assist with putting out the blaze. A single-wide mobile home was fully engulfed with downed power lines on Sixth Street between Oak and Bush streets. The quick response with heavy resources helped crews to douse the flames quickly.

Fall Street Sweeping Lakeport

The weekly fall street sweeping schedule is now in effect in the City of Lakeport. The City advised that blowing leaves into the street is “acceptable” so long as they are not left in piles. Street sweepers are not able to sweep up piles of leaves. Residents are encouraged to utilize their green waste service.

Street sweeping is set to run Monday through Friday in these areas:

MONDAYS — Clearlake Avenue to North City Limits. Any Streets in this area that might have been missed on Monday will be taken care of on Thursday.

TUESDAYS — First Street to south City limits including Esplanade area, Lupoyoma Heights, Lakeport Boulevard, and Parallel Drive. WEDNESDAYS — Second Street to Clearlake Avenue.

THURSDAYS — Additional Streets that may have been missed on prior schedule.

FRIDAYS — Main Street and Westside Park Road, and any areas needing special attention (The street sweeper will run every other Friday).

Due to City workloads and availability of manpower, the schedule may have minor interruptions, the City said.

The City of Lakeport will not be open November 10; November 23 and 24, as well as December 25, December 26, and December 28. Normal street sweeper schedule will resume as needed.

This schedule will remain in effect for the fall season only. The schedule is provided for the City of Lakeport within city limits and is on an “as needed” basis to maintain City streets during this time of year when leaves and debris accumulate in the streets.

Mendocino County Looking for Ways to Expedite Rebuilding Process

Mendoncino County is looking for ways to expedite the building permit process, and make rebuilding efforts easier for those affected by the Mendocino Lake Complex fire. Those seeking federal aid for losses can register with FEMA online at County staff is also connected with organizations that help undocumented immigrants receive federal services. Visit the Local Assistance Center at Mendocino College for assistance.

Latest Wildfire Death Toll

Cal Fire has released the latest death toll related to fires in Northern California.  There have been 23 deaths in Sonoma County related to the Tubbs, Pocket, and Nuns fires.   Seven have died in Napa and Solano Counties, including Monday’s death of a water tender driver on Oakville Grade Road.  Eight in Mendocino County have died and four in Yuba County.  The total now sits at 42. 

Sulphur Fire Community Recovery Meeting Oct 18

A Sulphur Fire Community Recovery meeting is this afternoon in Clearlake starting 2PM at Clearlake City Hall. The City of Clearlake, and Lake County, are teaming up with local first responders, community and national organizations, and state agencies to offer an informational meeting for Sulphur fire survivors.Among the presenters will be Folsom, County Administrative Officer (CAO) and Valley Fire Recovery Coordinator Carol Huchingson, Clearlake Mayor Russ Perdock and Council and Board members from both the City and County.

Containment Grows Recovery Begins

Containment for the MendoncinoLakeComplex continues to grow., and the recovery process in both Lake and Mnendocino Counties is getting underway. Over 100 people were stopped by the Local Assistance Center at Mendocino College yesterday. Members of FEMA. NCO. Calfresh. DMV. SOCIAL SECURITY and other agencies are all in one location. Hours are 10AM-7PM. The LAC in Lake County is at the Clearlake Senior Community Center, and is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Free Recovery Guide Available from Congressman

Congressman Mike Thompson has released a fire recovery guide to help those affected by the Northern California Fires. The guide will help individuals, families, and businesses navigate the resources available to them. Thompson says he’s committed to working with local, state and federal officials to ensure that the federal government provides all necessary resources to support the community in this time of recovery. Find the guide online at:

Animal Shelter Still Full from MendoLakeComplex

While people who were evacuated are going home, several pets that were dropped off at the animal shelter are still there. There are still about 100 animals found or turned in as a result of the Mendocino Lake Complex fire at the Mendocino County Animal Shelter.

Lakeport Trafffic – Third Street Closure

Advisory: Third St. will be closed 10/17/2017 thru 10/19/2017 until 5:00 PM between Main St. and Forbes due to construction

City of Lakeport, Public Works advises that Third St. will be closed 10/17/2017 thru 10/19/2017 until 5:00 PM between Main St. and Forbes due to construction.

Please use alternate routes and avoid this area.