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.
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.
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.
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....
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…
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
RCS Now Operating 24/7 Emergency Shelter at 1111 Whalen Way, Lakeport
Many Thanks to Lake County Behavioral Health Services, Blue Horizons Staff and Local Lodging Operators for Assisting During November’s Time of Transition. Lake County Behavioral Health Services, as Lead Agency for the Lake County Continuum of Care, is very pleased to announce Redwood Community Services (RCS) is now operating and supporting the emergency shelter in Lakeport (as of today, December 1)!
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,...
Ukiah Branch Library accepting cold weather clothing donations through January (press release)
UKIAH, 12/4/23 – The Ukiah Branch Library is accepting donations of clean and lightly used cold weather clothing now through January 31, 2024. The Ukiah Branch Library is hosting a Cold Weather Clothing Drive starting in November 2023 and. continuing through the month of January 2024. Donate your clean...
December arrives with forecast of rainy week
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The National Weather Service is forecasting that the first full week of December will be a rainy one. As a new storm front moves in, Lake County is coming off of several days of mild rainfall. Based on National Weather Service observation stations, rainfall totals...
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.
Vista Point Shopping Center nuisance abatement hearing, Carnegie Library improvements on council agenda
LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lakeport City Council this week is scheduled to hold a nuisance abatement hearing on the Vista Point Shopping Center and consider awarding a contract for improvements at the Carnegie Library. The council will meet Tuesday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at...
Helping Paws: Akitas and shepherds
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Lake County Animal Care and Control has many new dogs waiting for homes as the holiday season arrives. Dogs available for adoption this week include mixes of Akita, Chihuahua, German shepherd, hound, Labrador retriever, pit bull and shepherd. Dogs that are adopted from Lake County...
Rising Opioid Overdoses Among Lake County Youth: The Urgent Need for Education and Prevention
Lake County, California, has reported an increase in youth opioid overdoses, particularly from Fentanyl and Xylazine. This trend has resulted in several deaths, impacting the community, families, and schools.
Clearlake City Council to discuss Elem Colony travel center project, Koi Nation suit
CLEARLAKE, Calif. — The Clearlake City Council this week will consider an agreement with the Elem Indian Colony regarding its plans for a travel center in the city and discuss what possible actions to take in light of significant increases in the costs of the Burns Valley Sports Complex Project.
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.