Archives for July 2019

Cyanobactera Concern in 6 Lower Areas

The latest July 2019 cyanobacteria testing results for Clear Lake in Lake County are out. 30 Clear Lake sites were tested, and there were six areas that demonstrated concerning levels of blue-green algae, also known as Cyanobacteria. They are: Austin Park Beach; Redbud Park; Cache Creek Shady Acres; Lily Cove; Jago Bay; and Buckingham Park. Public Health urges boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with or use of waters containing cyanobacteria in Lake County. You are asked to look for informational signage to make the best, well-informed decisions for you and your family. See more details on the County’s website at:

County to Purchase Building for Mental Health Training

Mendocino County is following up on the Measure B oversight committee’s recommendation on a property purchase. The County says they’ve reached an agreement to purchase the property at 8207 East Road, in Redwood Valley. The facility will be used for a Regional Behavioral Health Training Facility and Mendocino County sheriff sub-station. The purchase total is expected to be $369,000. Measure B funds would cover 70-percent of the cost, and the sheriff’s office would cover 30-percent. The facility would be used for hands-on training regarding mental health issues and preparing first responders for various situations.

Arrest Made Over Sunday Fire in Lucerne

A Clearlake woman has been arrested for setting a roadside fire Sunday morning in Lucerne. 25-year-old Kristina Loraine Doll faces a felony charge of burning of a forest as a result of malicious arson.

Clearlake Police Find Weapons and Drugs in Traffic Stop

The Clearlake Police Department is reporting that they seized drugs and weapons during a vehicle stop on Monday. During the stop, the officer found seven 12-gauge Winchester shotgun shells on the driver, 58-year-old Daniel Vigil, who is a convicted felon and is prohibited from possessing them. A search of the vehicle turned up a shotgun and methemphetamine.

Name of Suspect in Dam Road Fire Released

The 28-year-old suspect who was arrested on suspicion of setting a fire in Clearlake has been identified. Police say 28-year-old Adam Joseph Miller, of Clearlake was arrested a few hours after the fire on Dam Road was first reported on Saturday. The fire was set in a field behind Cache Creek Apartments, and emergency crews evacuated some residents. An investigation led to Miller being the suspect, and he was arrested on suspicion of arson, after police believed that he intentionally set the fire.

State Route 128 Designated a Scenic Highway

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 998 by Assemblymember Cecilia Aguiar-Curry into law, which makes State Route 128 eligible to be designated as an official “Scenic Highway.” State Route 128 runs through Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, and Mendocino Counties. The marketing organization, Visit Mendocino County, says this designation will help them promote Mendocino County to visitors. Aguiar-Curry says the designation will promote tourism and boost community pride

No Growth of USAL Fire

CalFIRE reports that the #USALFIRE in Mendocino County is 45% contained had not grown – so it remains at 130 acres. The Usal Fire started on July 27 at Usal Creek and Usal Rd, 7 miles west of Leggett in Mendocino County. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but there are reports that fireworks had ignited grass on a hillside. About 100 campers who were sheltering in place at the Usal campground have been able to leave the area.

Have Coffee with a Congressman

Congressman Mike Thompson will hold “Coffee with our Congressman” tomorrow. The event will take place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Lower Lake Coffee N Cream Cafe, 16205 Main St. All constituents of California’s Fifth Congressional District are invited to attend.

Constituents can RSVP by calling 707-226-9898.

Or online through Thompson’s website:

Thompson represents California’s Fifth Congressional District, which includes all or part of Contra Costa, Lake, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

2 Homes Burn in Hidden Valley Lake

A fire reported early this morning in Hidden Valley Lake burned two homes. Firefighters arrived to find two homes in the 18000 block of North Shore Drive that were fully involved. They were able to make defensive moves to prevent the fire from spreading to other nearby structures and wildland.

Structure Fire in Clearlake Leads to Evacuations

A structure fire Sarturday morning lead to evacuations in a Clearlake neighborhood. Firefighters arrived at the scene in the 4700 block of West 40th Avenue at Arnold Avenue, to find a fully involved structure with power lines down, and multiple other nearby homes threatened. The fire was under control in about an hour.
Three people were reported to have burn injuries.