Clearlake, CA

Update: Crews stop progress of vehicle and vegetation fire in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY -- Crews in the North Bay are responding to a vehicle fire that has spread to vegetation near Kelseyville Wednesday afternoon, according to authorities.The Cal Fire Sonoma Lake Napa Unit tweeted about the fire at 1:45 p.m., saying that crews from Cal Fire and local agencies were at the scene of a vehicle fire on the 4000 block of Pharo Place in Kelseyville.   Residents are being asked to avoid the area and to use caution if passing through. There were reports that the so-called Pharo Fire had grown to between one and 1.5 acres, spreading to several vehicles including boats before igniting nearby vegetation. As of about 2:47 p.m., Cal Fire said crews had stopped forward progress of the fire. Firefighters will remain in the area putting out hot spots and stopping flare-ups for the next few hours.
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Multiple Burning Vehicles in Kelseyville Ignite Nearby Vegetation

At approximately 1:30 p.m. the Pharo Fire began burning in the Lake County community of Kelseyville engulfing cars, boats, and RVs in flames that would then spark nearby vegetation. Ground and air resources have been fighting back the flames located near the intersection of Pharo Place × Glebe Road. As...
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How a New Generation of Restaurants Is Positioning Sonoma as a Foodie Destination

Sonoma is NorCal's largest wine region. But to limit your visit to quaffing Chardonnay is to miss the point of a place where, in the span of a day, you can hike through a redwood forest, watch the waves break on a craggy shore, and go for tacos in a former ranching town. Here's what's happening in one of the most beautiful corners of the state.

Clearlake Woman Arrested for Arson in Ogulin Fire

A Clearlake woman is being charged with two counts of felony arson related to the Ogulin Fire last week. The Press Democrat reports that 41-year-old Angela Kay Smith admitted that her burning cigarette started the 17.2 acre fire that caused mandatory evacuations of homes and businesses in the area of Ogulin Canyon Road and Highway 53. It’s unclear, however, if this was done intentionally or by accident. An eyewitness spotted Smith walking away from the August 4th fire and she was arrested a short distance away. Smith was also arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor drug possession of methamphetamine.

Lakeport Seeking Art for Lakefront Park

The City of Lakeport is seeking proposals for mid-range to large-scale sculptural and/or innovative, mixed or multimedia installations to be showcased in the new lakefront park development in downtown Lakeport at 800 and 810 North Main Street. Awards to successful applicants will range from $5,000 to $20,000, depending on the...

Jordan's Winemaker Maggie Kruse Talks The Brand's 50th Anniversary

Maggie Kruse is part of a rare winemaking transition at Jordan Winery, which celebrates 50 years in 2022. Walk among the grounds at Jordan Winery in Healdsburg, Calif., and it feels as hallowed as Wrigley or Lambeau, other fields where legends are made. The winery celebrates its golden anniversary in 2022, and it has marked the occasion with everything from special bottle releases to social impact dinners. The latter are a nod to the John Jordan Foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children and families through philanthropy.

Workers at Providence Northern California say new payroll system has led to thousands of dollars in lost wages

Health care workers at several Providence hospitals in Northern California, including four North Bay hospitals, blasted the company for systemwide payroll snafus that they say are costing employees thousands of dollars in lost wages. During a Zoom news conference Tuesday morning, employees said the errors in Providence’s new payroll system...
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Lakeport Planning Commission to discuss warehouse and housing projects

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lakeport Planning Commission is set to consider projects this week that include a new warehouse and a housing project that features both apartments and houses near Westside Park. The commission will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 10, in the council chambers at Lakeport...
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LAKEPORT, Calif. — With Lakeport Unified School District students set to return to class on Thursday, Aug. 11, officials have issued a traffic advisory to ensure children get to school safely.

The Lakeport Police Department and Lakeport Unified staff are reminding all drivers to use extreme caution when traveling in the area of the schools and on school grounds. Officials said they expect heavier than normal vehicle and pedestrian traffic near the school grounds in the mornings and afternoons. Officers will...

Healdsburg Mayor Jimenez Not Seeking Another Term

Healdsburg will be getting a new mayor next year. Mayor Ozzy Jimenez says he won’t run for reelection when his term expires at the end of the year. In a social media post, made Saturday, Jimenez says he’s going to devote his time to supporting people of color becoming leaders in their communities. Jimenez was appointed to the Healdsburg City Council more two years ago, to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former Mayor Leah Gold.