Archives for October 2018

LCSDA Calls Staffing Shortage Critical

The Lake County Deputy Sheriffs Association is calling a staff shortage “crtiical.” The open letter says it’s due to the department’s inability to recruit and retain employees due to uncompetitive pay and benefits. The LCDSA says a serious public safety issue has been created because the Sheriff’s Office does not have enough deputies to effectively handle all the emergency calls it receives. A fully staffed department would have 6 deputies on patrol and 1 sergeant. Under current staffing, there has been 2 deputies on patrol and 1 sergeant.

Willits Man Arrested After DNA Links Him to Attack

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office has announced ithe arrest of a Willits man on suspicion of rape. The incident was reported back in January. The victim, a 30-year-old woman of Willits said it happened after the man had cut her power, and forced his way into her home. Even though it was dark, the victim said she knew who her attacker was. During the MCSO investigation, the suspect provided DNA samples. On Oct. 24, the California Department of Justice Laboratory notified the sheriff’s detectives that the test results were matched to the suspect. On Friday, Marcus Caldwell was taken into custody. He was arraigned in the Mendocino County Superior Court yesterday.

NAMI Mendocino Opening Office in Ukiah

NAMI Mendocino, an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness is opening a local office. They are a grassroots, family and consumer self-help support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of people with severe mental illnesses. The grand opening celebration is from 2 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at 564 S. Dora St., Suite E, Ukiah

City of Lakeport Recruiting for Citzens to Serve

The city of Lakeport is asking the public to become involved in local government by serving on local commissions and committees. There are several opportunities available for appointments that would start on January 1, 2019. Learn more on the city’s website: cityoflakeport.com/

City of Lakeport Recruiting for Ciitzents to Serve

The city of Lakeport is asking the public to become involved in local government by serving on local commissions and committees. There are several opportunities available for appointments that would start on January 1, 2019. Learn more on the city’s website: cityoflakeport.com/

Cal Fire Increasing Staff and Resources for Red Flag Warning

Cal Fire has increased staff and resources as a red flag warning remains in effect through tomorrow morning in Lake County. Gusty winds and low humidity prompted the National Weather Service to issue the warning. As a result, Calfire is increasing its staffing, including additional air resources. The Governor’s Office of Emergency Services is positioning strike teams of fire engines, water tenders and emergency dispatchers in 6 counties including Lake. The Cal Fire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit is staffing all firefighting hand crews and bulldozers all hours of the day until the the weather conditions improve.

Veterans Town Hall Wednesday in Lakeport

Congressmen Mike Thompson and John Garamendi will be in Lake County tomorrow to host a veterans town hall. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Medeiros Veterans Center in Lakeport, on 11th St. Veterans will be able to ask questions and hear from the Congressmen and representatives from regional veterans organizations. All constituents of California’s Fifth and Third Congressional District are invited to attend.

Posted to kuki.vncnews.com
Oct. 30, 2018 8:03 AM CST
by mfoster

Vetereans Town Hall Wednesday in Lakeport

Congressmen Mike Thompson and John Garamendi will be in Lake County tomorrow to host a veterans town hall. The event will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Medeiros Veterans Center in Lakeport, on 11th St. Veterans will be able to ask questions and hear from the Congressmen and representatives from regional veterans organizations. All constituents of California’s Fifth and Third Congressional District are invited to attend.

Lakeport Police Cleared in Death of Clearlake Man

The Lake County District Attorney’s Office is reporting that the May 30, 2018 death of a Clearlake man was the result of a drug overdose, and that police did not contribute to or cause his death. When Lakeport officers made contact with 24-year-old Anthony Gerard Cortez, he showed signs of having a heart attack. He died shortly after being transported to a hospital. An autopsy showed Cortez had Methamphetamine in his system. When searching his hotel room, investigators discovered two empty syringes.

New Youth Workforce Training Provider Named

A new youth workforce training provider has been named for Lake and Mendocino counties. MPIC Inc. was selected through a competitive application and review process. The organization will provide youth services under the brand of CareerPoint Lake and CareerPoint Mendocino. They will help youth between the ages of 14 to 24 access job and career information. Learn more at careerpointnorthbay.org/