Archives for September 2018

LCSO Makes Arrest on School Property

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is reporting about an arrest made on school grounds. It happened Tuesday afternoon at the Lower Lake High School campus. The School Resource Deputy noticed a car in the parking lot with a female and two males. The female left the vehicle and the duputy contacted her. She said she was going to get her cousin at the school, but that turned out to not be true. The deputy did a search and found the woman in posession of two glass methamphetamine pipes. While being booked, correctional officers also conficated heroin, meth, and ecstacy pills.

Expansion Plans for Ukiah Natural Foods Moves Forward

A proposed expansion of Ukiah Natural Foods will move forward after getting approval from the Ukiah Planning Commission this week. The plan will turn six parking spaces along East Gobbi Street into an addition which would be a small indoor dining area with restrooms. The street trees alongside the six parking spaces would be removed.

Plants Weapons and Cash Seized at Marijuana Grow

Weapons, processed marijuana and currency were seized during a search in south Lake County. The discovery was made during a search of property last Friday where hundreds of marijuana plants were seized. That led detectives to the the 14000 block of Spruce Grove Road in Lower Lake where they found a large indoor grow, weapons including semi-automatic pistols, and a loaded AR-15 style assault rifle.
Approximately 400 pounds of bulk processed marijuana was located and seized from the property, and over $9,000 in US currency. Two men were arrested.

Supervisors Evaluate Study on County Salaries

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors this week began looking at the results of a partial study to find and correct imbalances in the county compensation system. The partial study looked at labor costs in areas around Mendocino County – including Lake and Sonoma counties.

Clearlake Police Urge Patience on Dam Road Extension

Clearlake Police are reminding drivers that the new Dam Road extension between South Center and 18th Avenue is not open for traffic yet. You are asked to please abide by the road closure signs. Removal of barricades and/or travel on the closed section of the road will cause road damage and result in a citation. The Dam Road Extension project began paving Wednesday. Once completed, the new roadway will connect Woodland Community College and the Walmart shopping area to the Avenues.

Survey on How to Make Walking Safer in Lake County

How can walking be made safer in Lake County? The Lake Area Planning Council is developing a study, called Lake Walks, to identify which projects would most improve walking in Clearlake and Lakeport—and in the unincorporated communities. They have created a survey to hear the needs and concerns of pedestrians, and get your ideas and suggestions for improvements. Take the survey at:

Water Line Breaks in Middletown

Crews worked last night to fix a broken water line in Middletown that left some residents without water. No word yet on on what caused the line break.

Repair Work Continues in Mendocino Complex Area

U.S. Forest Service officials said work is continuing in the vast area burned by the Mendocino Complex. The management of the complex transitioned back to the Mendocino National Forest this week. Officials say they are doing everything possible to reduce risks to the public and reopen areas.

Empty the Shelters Event Oct 6

Mendocino County Animal Care Services will participate in a national “Empty the Shelters” event on Saturday, October 6th, when they’ll be offering free pet adoptions. Those who give an animal a forever home will only be responsible for the license fee of $25 for dogs. No license fees are required for cats. It’s recommended that you submit your adoption application prior to the event, and those pre-approved will be admitted to the shelter first.

Supervisors Adopt Lake County Budget

The Lake County Board of Supervisors this week adopted the final recommended budget for fiscal year 2018–2019. With it, an “informal hiring freeze” for general fund departments wil continue. County Administrative Officer Carol Huchingson says financial challenges going forward include: natural disaster costs, stagnant revenues, increasing minimum wage rates and retirement contributions, and vacancy rates in county departments.The county recently reduced public hours for county offices.