Archives for May 2018

Lakeport Police Investigating Death

Lakeport Police are investigating a death. Yesterday morning officers responded to the area of the Anchorage Inn located at 950 N. Main Street on a report of a male subjectrunning around the parking lot and banging on the glass door. Police found the man, 24-year-old Anthony Cortez, on North Main Street where he was acting erratically. They called for medical assitance, and while inside an ambulance, Cortez suffered a medical emergency. Life saving efforts were unsuccessful and Cortez was pronounced dead at Sutter Lakeside Hospital. Lakeport Police, along with Lake County District Attorney’s Office, are looking into the cause of death.

Officer Cleared in January Shooting

Lake County’s District Attorney Don Anderson has cleared an officer involved in a shooting in January. The report says Clearlake Police Officer Jared Nixon was justifed when he fired his weapon at a vehicle on January 24th. He did so when the driver of a Honda Accord accelerated at him while he was investigating stolen vehicle cases. No one was arrested in the case, which still remains under investigation, and it’s still unknown if anyone was hit when the officer fired. The abandoned vehicle was found later that day.

Funds Awarded to Improve Lake County Evacuation Shelter System

Senator Mike McGuire has announced that $50,000 had been awarded to the Lake Area Rotary Club Association to improve Lake County’s evacuation shelter system by a Bay Area nonprofit organization. cGuire says the funds, awarded by Tipping Point – will help the County and City become more resilient in times of disaster.

New Play Structure Coming to Frank Zeek Elementary

Frank Zeek Elementary will be purchasing a new play structure for its school playground. Efforts to raise funds have been going on for several years to make the purchase a reality. The new structure is expected to have a slide and climbing boards, along with different climbing structures. It will be installed this summer by the city of Ukiah.

2 Men Injured in Hardeseters Market Fire Recovering

An investigation continues into what caused the fire that destroyed the Middletown Hardester’s Market. The fire that broke out Monday afternoon was battled by multiple agencies, and 2 men suffered injuries at the scene. One was one of the first firefighters to arrive. He’d gone inside the buidling and emerged after being reported down inside by his partner. The other injury was to a CPH officer who helped to move the firefighter away from the building. The officer suffered a 2nd degree burn to his hand from touching hot metal on the firefighter’s uniform or gear. He also had some smoke inhilation. The CHP officer was treated and released. The firefighter is recovering as well.

Ukiah Planning Commission Meet to Discuss Housring Development

The Ukiah Planning Commission is holding a special meeting Wednesday to consider a proposed housing development that would be near the city core. There would be 35 units of market-rate housing total in 2 buildings near the corner of North Main and Norton streets. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. at the City Council chambers at 300 Seminary Ave.

Open House at Lakeport Water Treatment Plant

The City of Lakeport invites you to their first Annual Open House at the Water Treatment Plant. You can get a firsthand look at how this state of the art facility processes safe and clean drinking water for the community. Operators will be providing guided tours and answer any questions you may have about the operation. the plant is at 590 Konocti St. and the Open House runs from 4:00-7:00 p.m.

Ground Breaking for Coyote Valley Housing Project

The Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians broke ground on the first phase of new homes for the Coyote Valley Housing Project. Planning for the project began years ago after the Tribal Council identified a need for housing for its tribal members on the Coyote Valley Reservation. The project includes 28 new homes and the renovations of 21 existing homes. In addition, there will be a seperate housing community designed for the elders of the tribe and those requiring specialized care.

Fire Destroys Hardesters Market in Middletown

A fire was reported at Hardester’s Market in Middletown around 2:20 pm yesterday afternoon. First responding units from Cal Fire and South Lake County Fire arrived to a well-established fire located at the rear of the store in the compressor room. Firefighters made an aggressive interior attack, however fire conditions rapidly expanded leading to the serious burns of one firefighter who was flown to UC Davis medical center for treatment. Mutual aid was requested from all Lake County agencies as well as Calusa and Napa County agencies. Hardester’s Market is a complete and total loss, however none of the surrounding structures were damaged.

Man Falls From Balcony at Ukiah Hotel

A Cal Star helicopter lands in front of the Ukiah Civic Center yesterday afternoon to pick up a man had fallen from a 2nd story balcony at a hotel on South State Street. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority believes the fall was the result of a medical issue. The man was flown to a hospital in Santa Rosa with moderate injuries, including a head injury