Archives for July 2020

3 More COVID-19 Deaths Reported at Sherwood Oaks

Three more residents of the Sherwood Oaks Skilled Nursing facility in Fort Bragg have died from COVID-19. The Mendocino County Public Health Department reported yesterday that two residents died Wednesday, and one yesterday. Within the facility, six residents remain in isolation, with one ill and stable, and four apparently recovered. Two additional residents of the facility are hospitalized at Adventist Health Mendocino Coast.

Thursday COVID-19 Update Lake and Mendocino Counties

Mendocino County had 6 additional cases of COVID-19 reported yesterday bringing the total to 299. Seven people are hospitalized with the disease, and nine have died.

Lake County added 2 new COVID-19 cases yesterday bringing the county’s overall total to 183. There are 11 active cases, 4 more people have recovered, and 1 patient is currently hospitalized.

Unsolicited Seeds from China Arriving in Mendocino County

The Mendocino County Agricultural Commissioner’s office received several calls this week that unordered seed packets from China were delivered to their homes. The California Department of Food and Agriculture and USDA are investigating these shipments. If you received seeds you did not order, do not openor plant them. Contact the County Agricultural Commissioner’s office at 707-234-6830. You can also drop off the seeds in a clear, sealed back to 890 N. Bush St. during business hours.

State Senator McGuire Hosting Town Hall on Reopening Schools

State Senator Mike McGuire is holding a telephone town hall meeting to discuss kids going back to school. Topics will include reopening schools safely and plans for distance learning. The meeting starts at 6:30 this evening. Dial 844-767-5679, enter code 2463180 and follow the prompts. We look forward to talking with you!

Free COVID-19 Testing Event Saturday in Redwood Valley

A free COVID-19 testing event is being held in Redwood Valley. It’s tomorrow from 8am-11am in the gymnasium at the Coyote Valley Reservation.

Mendocino County Sees Jump in COVID-19 Recoveries

The Mendocino Public Health Department announced 13 additional cases of COVID-19 yesterday, bringing the total to 293. At least one additional person was hospitalized bringing that total number to five. Currently, 59 people are in isolation but there has been a significant jump in the number of people released from isolation with 223. That’s up 97 from Tuesday. Lake County added one more COVID-19 case yesterday for 181 overall cases.

Lake County added one more COVID-19 case yesterday for 181 overall cases. One more patient is hospitalized for a total of 2. There are 13 active cases and there have been 5 more recoveries for a total of 167.

Special Meeting Will Honor Retiring Lakeport City Manager

The Lakeport City Council will hold a special meeting to honor retiring City Manager Margaret Silveira on her last day tomorrow. It will include Congressional record remarks from Congressman Mike Thompson, and the presentation of a certificate of recognition from State Assembly member Cecilia Aguilar Curry and Senator Mike McGuire. The virtual meeting will start at 9 a.m. Find access information on the City of Lakeport’s website.

Lake Family Resource Center Receives Grant Funds to Participate in ACE Aware Initiative

Lake Family Resource Center has received $50,000 in grant funds. The funding comes from the Office of the California Surgeon General and the Department of Health Care Services to participate in the state’s ACEs Aware initiative, which seeks to change and save lives by helping Medi-Cal providers understand the importance of screening for Adverse Childhood Experiences and training them to respond with trauma-informed care. A total of $14.3 million was awarded to 100 organizations.

Non-Profit Relief Grants Available Mendocino County

In response to the hardships facing Mendocino County as a result of the economic and social consequences of this emergency, the Community Foundation is offering the Non-Profit Relief Grant program to mitigate some of the unique difficulties faced by the non-profit sector in Mendocino County. The Community Foundation anticipates holding two rounds of funding at this time. Learn more about the grants that are available and find applications at

Lake County Selling Surplus Property in to Transit Authority

A portion of Lake County-owned property in Clearlake will be sold to the Lake Transit Authority. Last week, the Board of Supervisors approved the sale of the property at 7175 South Center Drive. Lake Transit will use funds from a $13-million-dollar grant to build a new regional transit hub at the site. The project will expand service to out-of-county destinations – including Mendocino County – and provide a new connection to the North State Intercity Bus System.