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Mustang Fire 75% Contained in Lake County

Cal Fire crews are working on containment lines and putting out hot spots at the scene of a vegetation fire in Lake County. Called the Mustang Fire, the blaze erupted last night in the area of Big Canyon Road just north of Harbin Springs Road. The fire burned nearly ten acres of land and is 75% contained. No injuries, property damage or evacuations were reported.
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Lake County vegetation fire held to 8 acres, 75% contained

A vegetation fire in Lake County scorched 8 acres and was at 75 percent containment more than five hours after it was first reported Sunday evening , Cal Fire LNU officials said on social media. According to a tweet posted shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sunday, firefighters were continuing to work...
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Purrfect Pals: Cats and tabby kittens

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lake County Animal Care and Control has more new cats for adoption, including several new kittens. The following cats at the shelter have been cleared for adoption. Call Lake County Animal Care and Control at 707-263-0278 or visit the shelter online at for information on...
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70-Year-Old Motorcyclist Killed in Lake County Crash Today

Party #1 was driving a 2009 Harley-Davidson motorcycle westbound on SR-20, east of Rosemont Drive. [Ryan Hicks] was driving a 2020 International truck-tractor and trailer combination eastbound on SR-20, east of Rosemont Drive. Both vehicles were approaching each other within their respective lanes. For reasons still under investigation, Party #1...
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M4.1 Earthquake Strikes Near Cobb: USGS

A preliminary 4.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Cobb, in Lake County just before midnight on Saturday, according to the United States Geological Survey. The quake was centered about four miles west of The Geysers and 13 miles north of Healdsburg. The earthquake was originally reported as a magnitude 3.9 quake...
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Helping Paws: Shepherds and terriers

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lake County Animal Care and Control has more new dogs, including puppies, that it’s offering to new homes. Dogs available for adoption this week include mixes of Airedale terrier, German shepherd, Great Pyrenees, husky, Labrador retriever, McNab, pit bull, Rottweiler and shepherd. Dogs that are adopted...
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Temperatures forecast to top century mark this week

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Following several days of cooler temperatures, the National Weather Service says it’s a hot week ahead for Lake County and much of the rest of California. The forecast is calling for a mild start to the week before temperatures rise sharply midweek. The Lake County forecast...
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Lake County Native Wildflowers: Lovely lilies

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Towering like a beacon along creeks and streams atop stems up to eight foot tall, native Leopard lilies bloom when the days are long and summer is almost here inviting butterflies and hummingbirds to stop and rest for a spell, and the wildflower enthusiast to appreciate.
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EPA plans June 16 meeting on Sulphur Bank Superfund Site

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community forum this week to offer an update on the status of the Sulphur Bank Superfund Site in Clearlake Oaks. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. To join...
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Cities, county set to receive millions from American Rescue Plan Act

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The American Rescue Plan Act is sending millions of dollars to Lake County to help communities that continue to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The $1.9 trillion economic stimulus legislation was signed into law by President Joe Biden in March. On Wednesday, Congressman Mike Thompson, whose...
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One Native American Tribe in Lake County is Creating Housing for Homeless Members

The Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians doesn’t have its own reservation. Like many Native communities, many members also struggle with poverty and homelessness. But recently, using funds from California’s ‘Project Homekey,’ the tribe bought an apartment building in Lake County to house members most in need. And leaders are also hoping it’ll be the start of a new community hub for the tribe.
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More are flocking to rebuilt Harbin Hot Springs

At Harbin Hot Springs, where clothing is optional poolside, you’ll find birthday-suit bathers soaking with masks on. Over the past couple of months, as COVID-19 wanes, the Lake County resort has had an uptick in visitors. And they’re arriving just in time for Harbin’s rebirth. In 2015, the Valley fire...
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Supervisors to discuss COVID-19 workplace safety guidance, recognize Pride Month

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Board of Supervisors this week will discuss workplace protocols given new COVID-19 related guidelines and also recognize LGBTQ+ Pride Month. The‌ ‌meeting‌ ‌will‌ ‌begin‌ ‌at‌ ‌9‌ ‌a.m. ‌Tuesday, June 15, in the board chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.
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Ex-Aryan Brotherhood Member Arrested in Lake County fr Fraud

A convicted murderer and former member of the Aryan brotherhood has been arrested in Lake County in an EDD fraud scheme. Michael Lynne Thompson has been arrested for collecting over $383,000 fraudulently from the Economic Development Department, scamming at least 16 victims in the process. Thompson and his co-defendant, Eric Abner Hutchins, are accused of forcing the victims to go online for the money, using inflated numbers to apply for EDD funds. Lake County Prosecutors say the victims, mostly transient and homeless individuals, were never given debit cards or passwords to claim the funds. Instead, Thompson and Hutchins took the funds for themselves. The defendants are also being accused of running a $1.5-million loan scheme in which they claimed to run a wildfire mitigation business.
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Chicago Man Jumps Into Lake Michigan 365 Days In A Row

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit Last June, Dan O'Conor was anxious about the pandemic. He decided to jump into a lake. The next day he did it again, and again the next day. A whole year's worth of plunges — including the winter. Follow us for more...
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Jeanne Marie Clemons

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Jeanne Marie Clemons was born Dec. 29, 1933, in San Francisco, California, and passed away June 1, 2021, surrounded by her family. Jeanne was the only child to Ben and Emily Scott. Jeanne would vacation with her parents, aunts, uncles and cousins in Lake County. In...
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Authorities investigate third lake-related death from the weekend

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office said it is investigating another death related to Clear Lake that occurred over the weekend. Lt. Corey Paulich said 60-year-old Efrain Antonio Menjivar of Martinez went missing while swimming on Saturday near Clearlake Oaks. At 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Menjivar was swimming...