Lake County, CA

Party-Hopping in Lake County

It’s early Saturday evening in Lake County, and there are more things going on than a person can possibly fit into one evening. The solution? Pick a general area in the county; if you plan it right, you can party-hop all night long. It goes without saying that the best parties start with a designated driver. After you’ve figured that out, let the fun begin!
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What’s Up This Week – 6.24.22

Don’t you hate it when there are more things going on in Lake County than there are hours to fit them all in? It’s almost a guarantee that your favorite winery, small farm, and musicians have something going on every weekend. It gets a little overwhelming for those of us who don’t want to miss out on the best of what Lake County has to offer. What’s the solution? Party hopping in Lake County! You may not fit in everything, but you’d be surprised how much fun you can have trying. This week we are thrilled to share with you how we fit in two wineries, one summer solstice dinner, two desserts, three bands, and more dancing than our feet could handle in one evening. I know for some of you who are more experienced, this sounds like nothing and my hat’s off to you. But for the rest of us, six hours of party hopping isn’t all that bad. And it goes without saying, the best evenings out start with a designated driver. A special thanks to my husband David, who was the DD for the evening. Whether you have your own parties planned or plan on being out and about in our beautiful county, have yourself a safe and fun weekend everyone!

Driver arrested in fatal Lake County hit-and-run

A Clearlake Oaks man was arrested this week in a Sunday hit-and-run that killed a Nice woman. William Len, 47, was taken into custody Tuesday, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. Len was arrested through execution of search warrants and extensive investigation with assistance from the Lake County...

Kelseyville’s 4th Annual Baconfest: A Huge Success

Baconfest was enjoyed by thousands of enthusiasts in downtown Kelseyville on Sunday afternoon. Eleven local restaurants participated in the competition: Twin Pine Casino, Grillagan’s Island, Danny’s Roadside BBQ, Ripe Choice Catering, Kitchen Catering, Cook It Ip Pizza, Saw Shop Public House, Lake Event Design, Red’s at the Skyroom, Bad Ass BLT, and O’Meara Bros. brewery all competed for the People’s Choice Award, a Bacon Master Chef’s Hat, and $500. $250 went to the second-place winner and $100 to the third-place.
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Ross Ellis

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — We are sad to announce the passing of Ross Ellis at the young age of 43. Ross was born Sept. 25,1978, and passed June 23, 2022. He is predeceased by his father, Calvin Ellis, and sister, Marian Ellis. He leaves behind his mother, Delphine Ellis;...

Clearlake Oaks Man Arrested for Fatal Hit and Run

This is a press release from the California Highway Patrol. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. On 06/19/22, at approximately 0010 hours, Amanda Arney was walking eastbound on the south shoulder of SR-20, west...
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Adventist Health Clear Lake appoints Assavapisitkul as new president

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — Adventist Health announced the appointment of Colleen Assavapisitkul, MSN, RN, CENP, HACP, as president at Adventist Health Clear Lake. In this role, she will lead the work of Adventist Health Clear Lake in serving the residents of Lake County and contribute to strategic growth while ensuring that strategies align with and support daily operations.

Bird Nests: Nature’s Intricate Architecture

With so many opportunities to enjoy nature in our Lake County backyards, springtime is when we are blessed to view many of the planet’s 10,000-plus bird species as they commence nesting. Now many bird species are choosing a snuggly tree cavity or chip-chip-chipping away at a limb to create a safe home. Some avian species are painstakingly constructing their architectural wonders with innumerable trips to and fro as they gather moss, twigs, and other materials in which to nest.
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Clearlake Oaks cannabis project proposal fails to pass planning commission

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — A proposal to introduce cannabis growing into the footprint of an existing Clearlake Oaks vineyard failed to pass the Lake County Planning Commission on Thursday. The commission held a two-hour hearing to consider Monte Cristo Vineyards LLC’s cannabis project. During the Thursday meeting, only...

Lake County Music Guide – 6.23.33

I was a volunteer for Baconfest in K’ville on Sunday where I had the second-best job at the event – selling beer and wine tix. Of course, the best job would have been pouring the afore-mentioned beer and wine. What a great event! They sold out the bacon-themed food contest, which is probably the biggest draw aside from the musical performance from Hot Roux. Of course, my selling partner, Maile Field did all the work – I mostly smiled a lot, carried on the banter and enjoyed the heck out of the day. Woohoo! Looking forward to next year! Anyways, the music listings for this week are going to be as exciting as they were last week, with a couple of new venues beginning their summer schedule. So, without further ado, here’s the live music guide for the week of 6/21 through 6/29, (I know that’s more than a week but you’ll understand why when you read it…).

Apply by June 30 for 1Team 1Dream Small Business Competition to Win $85,000

Continuing its mission to develop and support small businesses, the nonprofit, 1Team 1Dream, is sponsoring the annual Hands Up Lake County Small Business Competition. There is still time to apply by the deadline. Local small businesses and entrepreneurs are encouraged to apply, including prior year applicants. Only past winners (finalists) of the small business competition are excluded from the 2022 competition. In its 3rd year, the competition will award $85,000 including a new category for the Best Start-Up Business.
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BLM issues fire prevention order

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The drought and summer conditions have prompted the Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office to issue a fire prevention order that prohibits numerous activities on public lands. The office manages 270,000 acres of public land within nine counties in Northern California, including Lake.

Driver Still On the Loose From Fatal Hit and Run in Lake County

Police are on the hunt for the driver who hit and killed a pedestrian in Lake County. The 24-year-old woman was hit by a minivan while walking on Highway 20 early Sunday morning. The van drifted onto the shoulder of the road and hit her from behind. The woman was thrown down an embankment, and her body wasn’t found for more than seven hours. Investigators are looking for a silver 2013 Toyota Sienna minivan with right-side damage.

Visitors Map Published by Tourism District

The official visitor’s map published by the Lake County Tourism Improvement District (LCTID) received its initial distribution of 1,000 copies at the San Francisco/Bay Area Travel & Adventure Show held in Santa Clara in May. The region has been identified as a key area by the LCTID for marketing Lake County hospitality businesses and attractions.