Teen Booked for Attempted Murder of His Father

An 18-year-old was booked into Mendocino County Jail Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon. He reportedly hi his father on the head with a shovel, and then shot him in the chest with a rifle. It happened in the 38000 block of Highway 1 in Gualala. Police had been called to the home the day before for an assualt, but the father refused to press charges. He’s recovering in a hospital and is in stable condition.

Some Lake County Schools Cancel Classes Due to Air Quality

Some schools are out due to the air quality caused by the Camp Fire in Butte County. Lakeport Unified is closed today. Middletown Unified School District is closed for the rest of the week. Kelseyville and Konocti Unified school districts will resume normal operations on November 26th, after the Thanksgiving vacation. Lake County’s Air Quality Management District says unhealthy air quality can be expected intermittently until the fire is out. When conditions reach “unhealthy” levels, people are recommended to use caution, avoid strenuous activity, avoid outdoor activities, and reduce other sources of air pollution.

Winter Homeless Shelter Opening in Ukiah

A winter homeless shelter is opening in Ukiah today. Accomodations at Redwood Community Services is for 35 people, with 12 beds for women and 23 for men, and the orgnanization says they already have the beds filled. They will be increasing the number of beds to 44, with 15 for women and 29 for men. Those interested in getting a bed, staff is doing “intake” at Plowshares, located at 1356 S. State Street. Intake will be held from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. today through Thursday. Also Nov. 19, 21, 26, 28 and 30th.

PGE Stock Takes a Hit After Camp Fire

P.G.& E.’s stock took a hit yesterday on Wall Street. Investors were dumping the utility as it may be held responsible for yet another devastating wildfire.  Cal Fire investigators believe the failure of P.G. & E.’s transmission lines caused more than a dozen of the October of 2017 wildfires – including the Redwood Fire in Mendocino County.. While the cause is still under investigation, downed PG&E power lines, amid high winds, may have sparked the deadly Camp Fire in Butte County. That fire has now become the deadliest wildfire in U.S. history.

LEDAC to Discuss Zoning Along Shoreline

The Lakeport Economic Development Advisory Committee will meet tomorrow and will review a revision of the R-5 Zoning District to accomodate tourism. It includes recommendations in the Lakeport Lakefront Revitalization Plan regarding amendments for zoning along the shoreline to prioritize resort commercial uses. The meeting tomorrow from 7:30 to 9 a.m. is at Lakeport City Hall, and is open to the public.

Lakeport Police Getting New Vehicles

The Lakeport Police Department will be adding some new vehicles to its fleet. The Lakeport City Council has approved the purchase of four new fully outfitted 2019 Dodge Charger patrol vehicles. Police Chief Brad Rasmussen says the Chargers will replace aging Crown Victorias at a cost of about $163,000.

Investigators Working to Determine Cause of Bel Aire Apt Fire

An investigation continues into the cause of an apartment building fire in Lakeport. Thefire at the Bel Aire Apartments at 1125 N. Main St. was first reported yesterday evening at around 6:20 p.m. Firefighters arrived to find flames coming out of the second story windows. Police closed off streets around the apartments as fire crews battled the blaze. The fire was knocked down just after 7 p.m. An area reignited about an hour later and that was put out by 9PM. All of the residents got out safely – two police officers to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

Street Closures due to Bel Aire Apt Fire

Some street closures in Lakeport will remain in effect today due to last night’s Bel Aire apartment fire. Be aware of parking restrictions in the area of N. Forbes St. between Clearlake Ave and Main St. Closures will also be in effect on Main St. between 11th St. and Clearlake Ave. Buisinesses will be allowed to open however parking on Main St will not be permitted in the closed area. Skylark Shores motel guests will need to use the Clearlake Ave entrance.

Driver Killed in Crash Near Hopland

A driver was killed Friday evening when his vehicle struck a tree off Old River Road near Hopland. The California Highway Patrol reports that the driver was going northbound at around 6:45 p.m., when the vehicle left the roadway on the west side and collided with a tree. The CHP is investigating the cause of the collision.

Camp Fire Death Toll Grows

The Camp Fire in Northern California and has now claimed 29 lives. The Butte County Sheriff said six additional bodies were found yesterday in Paradise, and 228 people are unaccounted for. Forecasters say critical fire weather conditions in California will remain through Thanksgiving.