The Lakeport Police Department is investigating a drive-by shooting. At about 1:15 AM Monday, officers responded to the 800 block of 16th street following a report of several shots being fired into a house from a vehicle described as a dark colored sedan. No persons inside of the residence were injured as a result of the shooting. Police do not believe this was a random event. They are seeking any information the public may have about this incident. Call or email LPD.
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Adventist Health is holding a Mass Vaccination Clinic tomorrow from 8:00 AM – 2:00 PM at the Alex Rorabaugh Center (Grace Hudson School), in Ukiah. The clinic is for people who are 70 years old and up, and those who will turn 70 this year. Those who qualify are asked to make an appointment online. Find the registration link at: facebook.com/ahukiahvalley.
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics are resuming in Lake County. Shipments that were delayed last week due to severe weather in other parts of the country have arrived. Public Health Officer Dr. Gary Pace says first dose vaccination appointments will resume tomorrow. To schedule an appointment: You must be 65 or older or have been eligible in a previous group. Visit the Lake County Health Department’s to find information and to fill out the online form.
Mendocino County is changing COVID vaccine priorities. The County is continuing to vaccinate all individuals in Phase IA, all tiers, and they have moved on to Phase IB Tier 1 including those over 75 years old, EMS, School and Childcare Staff, and Food and Agricultural workers. The latter includes people directly involved in growing, harvesting, production, preparing, selling, cooking, and serving food products as well as cannabis and lumber. See more about this change on the County’s website.
More Ukiah Unified School District Students are returning to the classroom this week as kids in grades 3, 4, 5 and 6 return. Under the hybrid model students are divided into two sections. Section A attends school in person on Monday and Tuesdays from 8 a.m. to noon and receive online support on Thursday and Friday afternoons. Section B attends school in person on Thursday and Friday from 8 a.m. to noon and receive online support on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. All students attend classes online on Wednesday mornings.
A Lakeport man who had been arrested and released from jail last Wednesday for possession of a large quantity of meth, was arrested again on Thursday for stealing a vehicle and attempting to use the victim’s credit cards. 28-year-old Austin Anthony Schweitzer remains in custody at the Lake County Jail.
Another COVID-19 related death was reported in Lake County on Friday, bringing the total to 40. The number of active cases dropped by 10 to 111, and the number of overall cases remains at 3.021. As of Thursday, there were 2 people hospitalized in county hospitals.
A COVID-19 outbreak at an assisted living facility in Ukiah may involve a virus variant. Mendocino County Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren says they are investigating further. As of Friday, 23 residents and seven staff members at Mountain View assisted living on South Dora Street had tested positive for COVID-19. Two of the residents were hospitalized, and one passed last week. Amny of those infected had only 1 vaccine dose. As of Friday, Mendocino County currently has eight people hospitalized, with two people in intensive care. There have been 42 deaths in the county.
Lake County’s Public Health officer is resiging. Clearlake City Manager Alan Flora announced Dr. Gary Pace’s resignation at the end of the Clearlake City Council meeting. Pace will remain in the position until sometime in April. No information regarding the resignation was released either by the city or Dr. Pace. Flora said Pace was a good partner with the city wished him the best. Flora says the county will be recruiting for a new Public Health officer over the next few months.
Ukiah City Council is recruiting a few more members to be on a new diversity committee. Each of the seven members of The Equity and Diversity Standing Committee are to represent a different demographic segment of the community. The committee needs two more members to represent seniors and persons whose primary language is not English. Learn more about the Committee on the City of Ukiah’s website in the City Boards, Commissions, and Committees section.