Bicyclist Struck by Vehicle Arrested

A bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle Monday evening in Kelseyville was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of drugs. Police say 52-year-old Kevin Robinson rode his Specialized bike into the path of a vehicle at Highway 29 and Live Oak Drive. He sustained moderate injuries.

Construction for Ukiah on Ice Starts Next Week

Construction of the annual outdoor ice rink in downtown Ukiah will begin next week. “Ukiah on Ice” will be located on the 300 block of School Street, on the west side of Alex Thomas Plaza. That block will be closed to traffic and parking from November 20 through at least Janaury 11th.

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Approves Public Letter to PG&E

During their last meeting, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors approved sending a public letter to PG&E which criticizes the utility for how it handled the October Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The letter points to: poor communication, unacceptable scope and duration, inaccurate information, inconsistent information, a website that wasn’t up-do-date, and widespread confusion. The letter also lists the county service and community impacts like: crippling communication providers, and residents running out of water.

Latest Update on Northshore Fire Measure N

The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office still has around 50 ballots yet to count for Northshore Fire’s Measure N tax. It needs a supermajority of 66.7 percent to pass, and as of the latest count, the votes to approve are just shy of that at 63.01 percent. The final certified results of the election will be released when the official canvass ends on December 5th.

Konocti Tower Closed for Safety Issues

The Konocti Tower has been closed for safety issues. Early last month, Cal Fire inspectors found floor and roof damage, and cracks in one of the tower’s support beams. The 45-foot fire lookout perched on the 4,299-foot Mount Konocti is staffed by volunteers who take shifts scanning the horizon for smoke. Right now, community volunteers are trying to determine the cost for the fixes. Then they’ll work on getting the funding and doing the repairs in hopes of getting it all done by the start of fire season next year.

Conviction in Murder of Fort Bragg Couple

A man accused of murdering a couple in Fort Bragg in 2013 has been convicted. 53-year-old Wing Wo Ma, was found guilty of murder, drug distribution conspiracy, weapons, and bribery charges. Ma who had borrowed money from Jim Tat Kong, shot Kong and his girlfriend when he couldn’t pay back the money.

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Hostage Situation in Clearlake Ends Peacefully

Hostage Situation on 29th and Boyles in Clearlake was peacefully resolved Friday night after 33 hours. The standoff involved an adult male, 31-year-old Francisco Morales-Gomez, who was holding a 6-year-old child inside a home. Members of the Lake County Sheriff’s and Sonoma County Sheriff’s SWAT Teams negotiated with Morales-Gomez, who had displayed a firearm. He eventually surrendered and was taken into custody. The boy was unharmed.

Area Events Celebrating Veterans

Government offices are closed today in Lake and Mendocino Counties in observance of Veterans Day.

Veteran organizations and Lake County 4-H youth invite the public to join them at the annual Veterans Day ceremony honoring Lake County’s veterans. The event Monday starts at 10:00am in the Banquet Room of the Konocti Vista Casino in Lakeport. The event features awards, entertainment and a gun salute.

The U.S. flag at Austin Park in Clearlake will be lowered for the winter months during a ceremony tomorrow. The event begins at 11 a.m.

Mendocino College’s 2019 Veterans Day Event which will feature a Resource Fair, Grand Opening of the campus Career Hub, and Grand Re-Opening of the Veteran’s Resource Center. The event Wednesday from 11:30am-2:30pm.

Fatal Weekend Crash in Kelseyville

One person was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Kelseyville this weekend. The crash occurred on Highway 29 at Main Street at about 5:45 p.m. Saturday involving a truck and a sedan. The impact caused the truck to roll onto its side. One person, who was critically injured in the wreck had to be extricated. That person reportedly died from their injures. The crash is still being investigated.

Coast Guard Rescues Crew Members from Capsized Boat

The Coast Guard rescued three of four crew members from a fishing boat that capsized off Bodega Bay on Saturday evening. The boat, based out of Fort Bragg, issued a distress call around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday. A helicopter and lifeboat crew were sent to assist. They pulled two men and a woman from the water. After 16 hours looking for the lost male crew member, the Coast Guard suspended the search.