2 Ejected from Motorcycle in Crash

2 juveniles were injured when their motorcycle struck a car on Sunday. According to the Clearlake Police Department, the juveniles were riding a motorcycle south on Locust Street when the driver failed to stop at the stop sign at Locust Street and Austin Drive, and drove directly into the path of a Ford Mustang. The 2 on the motorcycle were ejected. One juvenile sustained major injuries and the other sustained moderate injuries.

Candidate Filing for City Council Seats Underway in Mendocino County

Candidate filing for City Council seats in Mendocino County is underway. For the Fort Bragg City Council: Three seats are open. For the Point Arena City Council: Two seats are open. For the Willits City Council: Two seats are open. For the Ukiah City Council: Three seats are open. Further details and qualification information is on each city’s website. All paperwork must be completed by August 10 to be eligible for the November 6 ballot.

City Gets Grant to Help with Cleanup

The City of Clearlake has received a $200,000 grant to help clean up sites throughout the city. The City applied for and received a Solid Waste Disposal and Codisposal Site Cleanup Grant. According to the City Manager, the funds will be used for abating up to 18 properties within the city limits.

Skyhawk Drops Out of 5th District Supervisor Race

Chris Skyhawk has officially dropped out of the Mendocino County 5th District Supervisor race, after suffering a stroke in late June. During the June Primary Race, Skyhawk finished with the 2nd most votes to face the top vote-getter Ted Wiliams in run-off in November. There have been questions if the 3rd place candidate, David Roderick will be added to the ballot. But according to the County Clerk, Skyhawk’s name will remain on the November ballot as the third place candidate is given a spot on the ballot only in the case of another candidate’s death. If Skyhawk were to recieve the most votes, the position would then be filled by the California governor by appointment.

Sentence Handed Down in 2015 Christmas Murder

A man convicted of the Christmas 2015 murder of Denis Lee Boardman in Fort Bragg has received a
life sentence in state prison in Mendocino County Superior Court. The Mendocino County DA’s Office reports that 28-year-old Caleb Dain Silver was convicted by a jury this past April for murder in the first degree. On Friday, a judge sentenced him to 33 years, 8 months to life in state prison on a series of crimes, the most serious of which being the murder conviction.

Sheds on Hospital Drive in Ukiah Damaged by Fire

Some sheds in the Hospital Drive Medical Plaza on Hospital Drive in Ukiah were damaged by a grass fire. The fire broke out on Saturday near the railroad tracks across from Mason Street, and then spread.
Firefighters also put out a brush fire in Kelseyville. Forward progress on the fire at the creek near McKee Road at Bell Hill Road was stopped yesterday at about a quarter-acre in size

11th Street Westbound Lane Closed for Sewer Main Upgrade

The City of Lakeport Public Works Department is advising of the closure of the westbound lane of 11th Street for a sewer main upgrade that starts today and lasts through Wednesday from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. There will be single lane traffic only. Please drive safe and be cautious of our workers and equipment.

Identity of Body Found in Cache Creek Released

Authorities have identified the body that found in Cache Creek by a kayaker last Sunday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says the remains are those of 18-year-old Noe Figueroa, of Southern California. The preliminary cause of death is drowning pending toxicology results.

Lake County Man Sends Threatening Text Messages

A Lake Couinty man has been arrested for threatening citizens through text messaging. According to police, the texts were random, and sent to several people who said they were concerned for their safety. Authorties determined 44-year-old Donald Michael Steele was sending the texts, and arrested him at his residence on Vista Street in Clearlake. Police are investigating to see how Steele got all those numbers.

Allman Urges Supes On Mental Health Facility Location

Sheriff Tom Allman is advising the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to talk with their constituents about the proposed locations for the mental health treatment facility. Allman provided updates on the Mental Health Treatment Act Citizen’s Oversight Committee during the Board of Supervisors meeting this week. One of the proposals is to rehabiliate the old Howard Hospital in Willits to use as the mental health treatment facility, but there has been pushback from residents in the community. Allman says a decision on the location of the facility will need to be made soon.