Archives for October 2016

Mota Sentenced for Seagrave Murder

Federal judge has sentenced a Kelseyville man for the Forrest Seagrave murder and robbery. 35-year-old Jonathan Antonio Mota was sentenced on Friday to life in prison plus 10 years for the murder. The robbery and fatal shooting occured during the night of Janauary 18, 2013. Mota entered the Mt. Konocti Gas and Mart on Main Street in Kelseyville. Seagrave, who was a beloved member of the community, was working that night, and died shortly after being shot from his wounds.

Suspected Gang Member Arrested for Having a Gun

A suspected gang member from Upper Lake, and three others were arrested yesterday. 36-year-old Octavio Raul Martinez, who is a convicted felon, was seen by a Lakeport Police Officer trying to hide a weapon that he was carrying inside a vehicle. The officer shined his flashlight into the vehicle and saw a Glock handgun partially covered with a bandanna lying on the driver’s seat. While officers were placing Martnez under arrest, three of his associates became hostile towards police and fled in the vehicle with the gun. When police stopped the vehicle, the gun was missing. Officers on foot conducted a search of the area and the loaded handgun was located on the west sidewalk of Main Street.

Trick or Treats

The Kiwanis Kids Halloween Fair is at Clear Lake High School in Lakeport tonight. They are expecting an attendance of over 850 people. Everyone is welcome, it starts at 6:30PM.

Downtown Halloween Safe Trick-or-Treat in Ukiah is from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Weekend Football

Sports Highlights

In football: Kelseyville defeated Willits 28-6. Clearlake beat Cloverdale in Overtime 12-6. Ukiah got a win over Montgomery 41-31. Upper Lake and Middletown were both winners.

Retiring Middletown High School varsity volleyball coach Jennifer Breiner was honored during Middletown’s football game. She was presented with a plaque for her 10 years of service to the volleyball program

Ukiah Valley Trail Group Needs Your Vote

The Ukiah Valley Trail Group needs your vote to be able to turn an old dump site into a park with trails. They’ve applied for a $25,000 grant from the Neighborhood Assist program – but they need to be one of the top forty voted projects to get it. You can vote daily online here:

K-9 Finds Burglary Suspect in Ukiah

A Ukiah woman who tried to burglarize a home and then tried to hide fom police was caught by K-9 Thor. UPD was called to the 800 block of Live Oak Avenue, for a report of a male and female trying to enter a residence through a window. Duing a seach, Thor found the woman hiding in some nearby bushes and police detained her. Her male accomplice managed to get away.

New Bus Shelter Museum Park Lakeport

The there’s a new bus shelter in front of the Museum Park On Main Street In Lakeport. The Lakeport City Public Works staff reinstalled the bus shelter yesterday.

Spooky Weekend Events

There’s some spooky fun to be had this weekend for Halloween…

The Mendocino County Library in Willits will host Halloween in the Library tomorrow from noon-4PM. The event features scary stories, costumes, a Trick-or-Treat Parade, and a Movie.

Haunted Lake County is tomororw at the Lake County Fairgrounds with the Clayton Door Experiment, a scare maze where you’ll have to choose doors to open to move forward – and you don’t know what’s waiting behind them. From 5 to 6 p.m., the maze is more kid-friendly. The adult maze is from 6-10PM. See more at:

Semi Rolls and Knocks Out Power in Kelseyville

A semi-trailer rollover is the cause of a power outage in Kelseyville yesterday morning. CHP says the truck rolled at Highway 29 and Kit’s Corner, and hit a power pole, knocking the pole and its wires down.The driver was transported from the scene for medical treatment.

McGuire Town Hall Tonight on Funding to Help Homeless

State Senator Mike McGuire is hosting an informational town hall this evening on how North Coast communities can get funding to help with homelessness. McGuire says $2 billion will be available from the state starting in 2017, and he’s been working with state agency leaders, local nonprofits and city and county officials to ensure some of that funding flows to Northern Califonia. Anyone interested in tackling homelessness is encouraged to attend tonight’s meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center on South School Street.