Lakeport Man Arrested After Standoff

A Lakeport man was arrested after a standoff with law enforcement. At 3 a.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office received a report that 44-year-old Morgan Matthew Jack had threatened to kill his live-in girlfriend at their residence in the 2600 block of Mission Rancheria Road. The girlfriend was able to leave, but Jack refused to exit … Read more

Lake County Preparing to Add a Community Development Director

The Lake County Board of Supervisors this week voted to separate the Community Development director’s job from the Water Resources and Public Works departments. The board approved a resolution to establish position allocations for the planning budget unit, which will include the Community Development director classification, and allows the county to hire a director focused … Read more

Virtual Town Hall Focuses on Wildfire Preparedness

Lake County’s Risk Reduction Authority hosted a virtual town hall yesterday focused on wildfire preparedness. Cal Fire and South Lake County Fire Protection District Chief Paul Ducan said fuel reduction through vegetation management is the key to creating a good defensible space. A speaker from the County’s Code Enforcement Department said this year they are … Read more

Apartment Complex Evacuated in Ukiah Over Chemical Smell

An apartment complex on North Bush Street in Ukiah was evacuated yesterday following multiple reports of a chemical odor. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, and personnel from the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team, investigated to find the source, which was determined to be an apartment where a resident was cleaning jewelry.

Arrest Made in 2020 Murder Case

An arrest has been made in a 2020 murder case. 44-year-old Christopher Jon McDonald, of Potter Valley, was arrested in connection to the killing of 48-year-old John Turner Dickerson, of Nice. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area in the Mendocino National Forest on August 9th after human remains were discovered. An autopsy … Read more

Mendocino County Publc Health Considering Vaccine Incentives

Mendocino County Publc Health may start offering incentives like gift cards to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. Andy Coren says its important to get more people vaccinated as more variants enter the area which could cause severe outbreaks among unvaccinated residents.

Town Hall on Wildfire Preparedness

It’s Wildfire Preparedness Week, and CALFIRE says the number of acres burned so far this year is nearly 700% more than the acres burned this time last year. Lake County and the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority will host a virtual town hall this evening to discuss this fire season and how community members can … Read more