Wrecker 2022: Local Film Rejected by 'Mendocino Film Festival'
California suspect in forty-year-old cold case arrested as DNA links him to murdered beauty QueenPerry EastmanNewsBreak Contributor
Drug dogs will be sent to a California school campus after medical emergency caused by narcoticsGolden Gate MediaNewsBreak Contributor
Authorities identify pedestrian killed along Highway 29
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman who was struck and killed by a vehicle along Highway 29 near Middletown last week. Susan Alice Johnson-Cline, 57, died at the scene of the crash, which occurred shortly after 6:15 p.m. Friday on southbound Highway 29, south of Central Park Road, as Lake County News has reported.
Deputy uses drone to find suspected vacation home squatter hiding deep in California Redwoods
On December 5, 2023, Sonoma County Sheriff's deputies from the river substation successfully apprehended a juvenile suspect responsible for breaking into three vacation homes on Freezeout Road in Duncans Mills, the sheriff's office stated.
Clearlake woman dies after being struck by vehicle
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — A Clearlake woman died Friday evening after she was hit by a vehicle while walking along Highway 29 near Middletown. The California Highway Patrol’s Clear Lake Area office did not release the name of the woman, which also was not available from the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Monday.
Fatal Autopilot Incident in Lake County Raises Safety and Ethical Concerns for Autonomous Vehicles
On December 1, 2023, Lake County was the scene of a devastating incident involving a Tesla Model S operating on Autopilot. A female pedestrian was fatally struck while walking along SR-29, south of Central Park Road at around 6:18 PM. The victim, who was in the northbound lane, was rushed to Adventist Health Clear Lake but sadly did not survive her injuries. The California Highway Patrol's Clearlake Office is investigating, with early suggestions pointing to the involvement of alcohol on the part of the pedestrian. This tragic event brings to light the complex safety concerns associated with self-driving cars and the technology's reliability in protecting pedestrians.
Sonoma County declares state of emergency following bird flu outbreak
The Sonoma County Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency Tuesday after 250,000 birds at two local poultry farms had to be euthanized following a bird flu outbreak last week. The avian influenza outbreak was detected Friday during an investigation by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the California Safety Laboratory System, county officials said in a news release Tuesday. According to the county, the locations of the commercial farms where the flu was detected have been quarantined. The emergency declaration allows the county to access additional public safety and emergency services, including assistance for businesses that...
McConnell signs off in Ukiah
Kevin McConnell, pictured, publisher since 2000 at MediaNews Group’s Ukiah Daily Journal, has departed for a position with the Lake County District Attorney’s office, the newspaper reports. McConnell, with the company since 1995, also served as group publisher of the Lake County Record-Bee, Willits News, Fort Bragg Advocate-News...
Healdsburg man accused of vandalizing 34 vehicles
(KRON) — A 22-year-old man was arrested Monday after authorities found nearly three dozen vehicles vandalized near Healdsburg High School, police said. Spencer Martin, 22, of Healdsburg, was identified as the suspect reported to have damaged 34 vehicles, causing thousands of dollars in damage, according to the Healdsburg Police Department. Police initially responded to a […]
Adel’s restaurant in Healdsburg closes after more than 30 years
Adel’s restaurant, a longtime staple of Healdsburg’s casual dining scene, has closed its doors for good after more than three decades of business. As reported in the Healdsburg Tribune, the classic diner at 200 Dry Creek Road marked its final day on Nov. 29. Opened in 1989, the...
Wed 9 AM | Ukiah-based agency works on housing issues for Native Americans
Housing, poverty, and the treatment of Native Americans all intersect in the work of the Northern Circle Indian Housing Authority, based in Ukiah. NCIHA has been on the job for more than four decades, serving eight federally recognized tribes in Northern California with a variety of services. Those range from rehab services on private homes, to residency in homes owned by NCIHA, to services to bring people out of homelessness.
Parade fills a rainy Ukiah with lights, holiday cheer
Spoiler alert: Anyone who doesn’t want the true identity of Santa Claus revealed, stop reading now. For those still here, members of the Hopland Fire Protection District had the honor of driving Santa into Ukiah Saturday night for the annual lighting of the tree in Alex R. Thomas Jr. Plaza, so they also had the honor of providing Mr. Claus.
Trailer Destroyed in Fire at Old Concrete Plant in Cloverdale
Arson may be the cause of a fire that destroyed a single-wide trailer in Cloverdale. The fire was reported early Sunday morning coming from the former concrete plant on Berti Lane. Firefighters arrived and saw a trailer was engulfed in flames. They put it out in about 10 minutes but the trailer, which was a former office building, had collapsed. No injuries were reported. Cloverdale Fire Protection District Captain Roger Fletcher suspects arson because there was no gas or electricity operating on the plant, which had been shut down about 15 years ago. He also noted multiple holes in the fence around the property. The investigation is ongoing.
Tracy Burris FNP: Family medicine/Nurse practitioner in Willits
“We’re so excited to have Tracy Burris, a family nurse practitioner, working with us at Baechtel Creek Medical Clinic,” says Dr. Angus Matheson. “We were so overwhelmed, due to the surge of demand during COVID and afterward, that we’d been unable to see all of our patients. She has helped us out so much since becoming part of our partnership, taking such good care of our patients.
Ukiah Embarks on Transformative Urban Renewal with Streetscape Project
The city of Ukiah has launched a key initiative with the Ukiah Streetscape project, a local event that marks the beginning of a significant transformation in urban infrastructure. During the week of December 4 to December 9, the city will make substantial progress in updating its infrastructure, including the replacement of sewer lines and the enhancement of pedestrian pathways. This effort is a part of a broader movement where small cities are leveraging infrastructure upgrades to revitalize community life and stimulate their local economies.
Candidates for Mendocino County 1st and 2nd District Supervisor to debate Dec. 14
Everyone is invited to attend a Candidate Forum to become acquainted with the contenders running to represent both the 1st and 2nd Districts on the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors. The Forum will be held on Thursday, Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Ukiah Civic Center located at 300 Seminary Ave.
Lake County Music Guide – 12.5.23
I’ll be adding something extra to the schedule this week for all the upcoming New Year’s Eve shows happening in Lake and Mendocino Counties. At this point, I’m sure I don’t have them all, but maybe this will light a fire under the musicians who want someone to show up for those evens – hint, hint… In the meantime, there’s still 21 days to get in all your holiday shopping, whether we’re talking Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, St Nicholas Day, Santa Lucia Day, Boxing Day, Bodhi Day, Posadas Navidenas, Yule, Zarathosht Diso, Day of the Virgin Guadalupe or Christmas. Here’s the live music schedule for the week of 12/5 through 12/11…
EPA Unveils Cleanup Crescendo for Infamous Clearlake Oaks Mercury Mine
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has undoubtedly rolled up its sleeves, declaring the grand finale of a cleanup crusade at the notorious Sulphur Bank Mercury Mine Superfund site, notorious for its malignant spread of mercury and arsenic not just within its own mine-strewn property but also into the neighboring nooks of Clearlake Oaks, California. In a move that promises to sweep away the toxic remnants of a bygone era, the days when the mine actively spewed its poison from the late 1800s to the 1950s, the EPA's restoration blueprint envisions a Clear Lake and surrounds free from the curse of contamination.
Empty parcel near Kohl’s in Ukiah may be site of new MTA Transit Center
A proposed new Ukiah Transit Center and its preferred location, which is the empty parcel just north of Kohl’s on North Orchard Avenue, will be discussed Wednesday afternoon at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center. “It’s a really important decision, and I think it’s essential for us to be informed,...
Today the gas price is close to $5.29 in Cloverdale as of 2023-12-06. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Internet outage leads to supervisors calling special Dec. 7 meeting
LAKEPORT, Calif. — Due to an Internet outage that impacted a large part of Lake County as well as portion of Mendocino County on Tuesday, the Board of Supervisors was unable to conduct business and has called a special meeting on Thursday. The board will meet at 9 a.m....
Avian Flu Crisis in California: Drastic Measures as 250,000 Birds Euthanized
Concerns about spreading of the avian flu in the Bay Area are being voiced by experts in animal disease upon two farms in Sonoma County announcing that they had to put about 250,000 birds down this week. The decision was made at a Petaluma duck as well as egg farm...