Archives for November 2018

Ukiah Man Killed in Crash Near Hopland

Police have released the name of the Ukiah man who was killed in a crash on Highway 175 near Hopland. The California Highway Patrol reports that late Wednesday night, a car driven by 24-year-old Jonathan Pejana, was going westbound on the highway at a high rate of speed when he lost control and crashed into a power pole. the Jaws of Life, to remove him from the vehicle. Personnel from the Hopland Fire Department used the Jaws of Life to extricate Pejana from the vehicle. He was taken to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley for treatment, but later died from his injuries.

=Measure K Passes after Final Offical Vote Count

The Mendocino County election’s office has completed the ballot counting from the November 6 general election. There is one change: Measure K, a bond measure in Covelo that will fund the construction of a school gym has passed. Before the last official vote count, that measure had been losing.

Econonic Strategy for Lake County to be Presented Dec 3

A Lake County Economic Development Strategy will be presented next week. The economic strategy was initiated in collaboration with the county of Lake, the cities of Clearlake and Lakeport, the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay, and the Lake County Economic Development Corp. Public participation at meetings held throughout Lake County, coordinated by the LCEDC, contributed to creating a strategy. It will be presented on Monday, 9 a.m. at Kelseyville Presbyterian Church.

Foreclosure Sale Date Set for Palace Hotel

A foreclosure sale of the Palace Hotel has been scheduled for 10 a.m. on December 21st. $972,084 is owed on the property and the owner, Eladia Laines did not pay the lien against the property by this month’s deadline.

Habitat for Humanity Dedicates 30th Lake County Home

Habitat for Humanity has dedicated its 30th Lake County home, welcoming Jose and Lily Lopez and their family into the Habitat community. After having lived in a crowded, unaffordable situation previously, the Lopez’ and their three children are excited to have their own home.

DA to Give Spending Report on December 4th

Lake County’s district attorney will go before the Board of Supervisors next week to answer questions about his spending on things like vehicle costs and travel for conferences. Anderson said he wasn’t at last week’s meeting because he was returning from a conference in Southern California. Supervisor Rob Brown has accused Anderson of using his county credit card and vehicle for private purposes. Until Anderson gives a spending report on December 4th, he’s been advised to make no further purchases for training and travel.

Vandalism Continues at Lake Mendocino

Multiple recreational facilities at Lake Mendocino may be closed for an extended period if ongoing vandalism in the park doesn’t stop. It ranges from dumping garbage, to destruction of property. Park rangers are working different hours checking on the grounds in an effort to deter the vandalism.

CO Man Arrested for Breaking into School

A 58-year-old man from Colorado was arrested after breaking into a school. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says they responded to an alarm going off at the Sherwood School in Willits on Sunday. Deputies noticed a window screen partially removed and a broken window pane. One of the deputies noticed a man attempting to hide inside the building. The man was taken into custody without incident.

Clearlake Area Housing Fair Friday

The Lake County Economic Development Corp. and city of Clearlake, in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture, are hosting a Clearlake Area Housing Fair. USDA Rural Development Housing Programs give rural families and individuals the opportunity to buy, build, repair, own or rent safe and affordable homes. Eligibility for these loans, loan guarantees and grants is based on income and varies according to the average median income for each area. The focus of this fair will be on Single Family Housing Direct Home Loans and Single Family Housing Home Loan Guarantees. It’s from 9:30 a.m. to noon tomorrow at Clearlake City Hall, on Olympic Drive.

Local Hazard Mitigation Kickoff Meeting Tonight in Lakeport

The City of Lakeport is hosting the 2019 Local Hazard Mitigation Kickoff meeting this evening. FEMA defines Hazard Mitigation as any action taken to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards. Hazard mitigation planning is a process for state and local governments to identify community-level policies and actions to mitigate and thus reduce the impacts of natural hazards. Your input is an important part of the process in helping to develop and then finalize the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The meeting this evening starts at 6 in the Council Chambers at Lakeport City Hall.