Customers Frustrated with PG&E Over Power Outages

PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program has drawn the ire of customers who blame the utility company for lack of maintenance. Across social media, Lake County residents complained that PG&E should have been taking care of their power poles and lines years ago. According to PG&E, the shut-off is to help reduce the risk of wildfire and to keep customers, their homes and businesses safe. Clearlake police officers provided extra patrols to the areas without power last night looking out for any individuals who would try to victimize the community during this time. Most Lake County schools are out today due to PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff program.

Critical Fire Response Resources in Lake Co Until Weather Improves

In response to the dangerous fire weather conditions over the weekend, the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services strategically positioned critical fire response resources in several counties – including Lake. Those resources will remain in place until fire weather conditions improve.

Redwood Valley Residents Get Update on Rebuilding Project

Congressman Jared Huffman, State Senator Mike McGuire, Assemblyman Jim Wood and local officials were among those in attendance at a town hall last night in Redwood Valley. The meeting provided updates to residents on the Redwood Valley County Water District Reconstruction and Improvement Project. The Redwood Complex Fire in 2017 destroyed 187 homes in the Water District requiring a portion of the water system to be rebuilt. Over the past year, fundinghas been secured and a timeline has been established. Groundbreaking on the project is set for spring of next year. State Senator Mike McGuire credits progress on great partnership on all levels.

Plants Seized from Cultivation Site on the Yokayo Rancheria

Following numerous complaints from community members and tribal members about a marijuana cultivation site on the Yokayo Rancheria, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation. In late September, members of the County of Mendocino Marijuana Enforcement Team conducted an overflight of the location and saw two plastic greenhouses and over 50 outdoor marijuana plants being grown in the ground. On October 4th, a search warrant was issued. 233 growing marijuana plants were eradicated, and approximately 100 pounds of dried marijuana was located.

Homecoming Parade to Impact Traffic in Downtown Lakeport

There’s a traffic advisory for this afternoon as Clear Lake High School will have their homecoming parade in downtown Lakeport. The parade route will travel south on Main Street between 7th Street and Martin Street. Starting at approximately 3:30 PM, street closures will begin on Main Street between 9th Street and C Streets, and last until approximately 4:45 PM

Community Cleanup Day for Lakeport

The city of Lakeport and Lakeport Disposal Co. Inc. are hosting a free Community Cleanup Day for Lakeport residents tomorrow. The event is from 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the public parking lot north of the Fifth Street boat ramp in downtown Lakeport. See more at facebook.com/CityofLakeport/

Dam Road Extension Ribbon Cutting

The city of Clearlake will be hosting a ribbon cutting and grand opening to celebrate the completion of the Dam Road Extension project. The new roadway connects Woodland Community College and the Walmart shopping area to the Avenues. The celebration is at at 2:30 pm tomorrow at the bottom of the new road.

Search of Lake County Home Nets Drugs and 5 Arrests

A search warrant led to the seizure of drugs and several arrests in Lake County. The Sheriff’s Office Narcotic Unit served a search warrant in the 1300 block of Bell Hill Road in Kelseyville. During the search, detectives located and seized over 16 ounces of Methamphetamine, 3 grams of heroin, 96 pounds of processed marijuana, 501 growing marijuana pants and two firearms. The marijuana was being grown within forty feet of Adobe Creek, a felony violation of the Health and Safety Code. Five men, all from Kelseyville, arrested for their involvement in the possession of methamphetamine for sales, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana for sales and maintaining a residence for the purposes of narcotics sales.

Future for Ukiah Bowling Alley Uncertain

After his offer to buy the building that houses the Ukiah Bowling Alley was rejected, the owner says his business may close. HIs lease is up at the end of the year, and the building owners are reportedly fielding offers to lease or sell the building.

Dog Attack Reported at Ukiah Park

Police have been unable to find the owner of a dog that attacked another at a park in Ukiah. The victim was walking her dog in Low Gap Park Monday, when a female pit bull that apparently slipped its collar, attacked. The owner, described as a a slim man with blonde hair, who also had a male German Shepard, tackled the pit bull so that the victim and her dog could get away. According to UPD, when a dog bites a person or another dog, it is quarantined at the shelter for 10 days. The dog that was attacked is recovering.