Month: July 2021

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Forward Progress Stopped on Bart Fire

CAL FIRE Mendocino reported last night that forward progress of the Bart Fire in Willits was stopped. The approximately 20-acre fire destroyed 1 outbuilding. No other structures are threatened. Fire resources remain at scene working to build containment lines and extinguish hot spots. The fire, located at the intersection of Ridgeview Road and Black Bart … Continue Reading Forward Progress Stopped on Bart Fire

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Thompson Votes to Pass Funding Bill that Includes Critical Money for the Fifth Congressional District

Congressman Mike Thompson voted yesterday to pass a government funding bill that included money for crucial local priorities identified by leaders from across California’s Fifth Congressional District and requested by Thompson. The legislation includes $450,000 in funding for a critical transportation upgrade in Lake County with the Kelseyville Sidewalk Project. It also includes $320,000 for … Continue Reading Thompson Votes to Pass Funding Bill that Includes Critical Money for the Fifth Congressional District

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Ordinance Requres Lake County Land Use Applicants to Provide Hydrology Reports

The Lake County Board of Supervisors this week approved an urgency ordinance requiring enhanced analysis during the drought emergency. The ordinance requires land use applicants to provide hydrology reports. The move comes in response to the Lake County Planning Commission’s requests for increased guidance on proposed projects and water supply as the drought situation has … Continue Reading Ordinance Requres Lake County Land Use Applicants to Provide Hydrology Reports

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Monday Fire in Ukiah Near AHUV Investigated as Arson

A fire that started near Adventist Health Ukiah Valley is being investigated as a case of arson. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority is pursuing some leads on the grass fire, which was quickly extinguished before it burned more than one-eighth of an acre. The fire was first reported around 5 p.m. Monday, between Baskin-Robbins in … Continue Reading Monday Fire in Ukiah Near AHUV Investigated as Arson

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Another COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Mendocino County

Mendocino County Public Health announced another COVID-19 related death – a 73-year-old man from Willits. The county has now lost 51 people to the virus. Health officials also reported a positive COVID-19 case at Patrona Restaurant and Lounge in Ukiah. Anyone who visited the restaurant between July 23 – July 24, may have been exposed … Continue Reading Another COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Mendocino County

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Lakeport Police Department Announces Partnership with Siyan Clinical Research

Siyan Clinical Research of Santa Rosa was recently awarded a Lake County Mental Health Services grant through the California Community Reinvestment grants program in response to a health needs assessment provided by Hope Rising Lake County. Now, the Lakeport Police Department is partnering with the research company and strategic community stakeholders to provide services to … Continue Reading Lakeport Police Department Announces Partnership with Siyan Clinical Research

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Lake County Public Health Offering both COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

Lake County Public Health is offering both COVID-19 testing and vaccinations at their office by appointment. Testing appointments are available to all residents Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8:30am-11:30am. Vaccination appointments are available to residents 12 years and older Mondays and Thursdays, 8:30am-11:30am. Parent or guardian consent is required for minors. To make an appointment, call 707-263-8174. … Continue Reading Lake County Public Health Offering both COVID-19 Testing and Vaccinations

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CDC Updates Mask Guidance

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised mask guidelines for fully vaccinated individuals yesterday. Due to the rapid transmission of the Delta variant, the CDC now recommends that fully vaccinated people wear masks when indoors in public in areas of “substantial” or “high” risk for COVID-19. The Lake County Board of Supervisors recently … Continue Reading CDC Updates Mask Guidance

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Update on Referendum Effort to Repeal Mendocino County’s Cannabis Expansion Ordinance

A referendum effort could have enough signatures to repeal Mendocino County’s Cannabis Expansion Ordinance. Petitioners for The People’s Referendum to Save Our Water, Wildlife and Way of Life say they’ve collected over 6,000 valid signatures from Mendocino County citizens. If that’s the case, Mendocino County supervisors will have to either repeal the ordinance or put … Continue Reading Update on Referendum Effort to Repeal Mendocino County’s Cannabis Expansion Ordinance