Earthquake Near Cobb

A 3.4-magnitude earthquake rattled the Cobb area yesterday morning. The quake occurred at 3:45 a.m. and was located three miles west of Cobb and 13 miles southwest of Clearlake, at a depth of 1.6 miles. The USGS received eight shake reports from Calistoga, Lower Lake, Kelseyville and Geyserville.

Fort Bragg Police Getting Body Cams

The Fort Bragg Police Department has been awarded a $25k grant from the federal Department of Justice to purchase Body-worn Cameras for use by the Police Department. It will take several months for the City to actually deploy the cameras as there are a number of matters including data storage technology and internal department policies regarding their use.

Annual Food Drive in Lake County Saturday

Tomorrow is Natiional Make A Difference Day and in Lake County will be hosting their 17th annual collection of nonperishable food for local communities. Lake Transit will provide two buses at two locations that will be stuffed with the food collected. From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. you can drop off items at the Clearlake Grocery Outlet store in Clearlake and the other at Bruno’s Shop Smart in Lakeport. Over the last 16 years, this drive has collected over 59,900 pounds of food.

Ukiah Postpones Vote on Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

The Ukiah City Council held off on voting on proposed ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to operate within the city limits, in part because the supporting documents were not ready and had some inaccuracies. The council did vote to continue the discussion on the ordinance and hold another public hearing on November 16th.

Sports Highlights

Middletown defeated St. Helena yesterday in a big North Central League I girls soccer match to remain top of the standings.

The Middletown football team (5-0) travels to Fort Bragg tonight to take on the Timberwolves (6-0) in a battle for first place atop the North Central League I standings.

Rays Food Place Closing

Ray’s Food Place location in Clearlake will be closing. Employees at the Clearlake grocery were informed of the decision shortly before noon on Tuesday. C&K expects to close the property by the end of the year. The store has been in operation since 1995.

LPD to Add Business and Neighborhood Police Officer Position

The Lakeport Police Department is adding a new position. Starting in July of 2017, the depatment will be staffing a business and neighborhood police officer position. The position is funded by a federal grant through the U.S. Department of Justice, Community Orientated Policing Program. The grant of $125.000.00 with matching city funds of $235,000.00 was accepted by the Lakeport City Council this week. The neighborhood police will work directly with businesses, business groups, community groups, neighborhood watch groups, outside agencies and numerous others to implement solutions to reduce crime issues affecting businesses and neighborhoods in the City of Lakeport.

MCSO Looking for Calpella Woman

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a woman who removed her home monitoring device yesterday afternoon, and left it on Calpella Road in Calpella. Authorities say 41-year-old Jodi Marie Dutra left the area in a white colored 2008 Honda Accord. You can see a picture of her on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Next Free Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Event

The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop-off event will be held tomorrow and Saturday at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard on Soda Bay Road in Lakeport from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Households can bring up to 15 gallons of toxic items per vehicle free of charge.

Another Fiery Presidential Debate

Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton squared off in Las the final presidential debate last night. As for the election, Donald Trump implied that he may not accept the results saying he’ll look at it, at the time. Clinton called Trump’s comments horrifying. In California, the last day to register to vote in the November 8th General election is on October 24th.