Tuesday, 28 June 2022


SOUTH LAKE COUNTY – The South Lake Fire Safe Council will offer free chipping during the last week of November to residents of the South lake Fire Protection District.

Applications for chipping, with instructions, can be obtained at local fire stations or from Bruce Anderson, 928-5232, coordinator for the Loch Lomond/Cobb area or James Ott, 987-9869, coordinator for Anderson Springs, Hidden Valley and Middletown areas. Information also can be found online at www.southlakefiresafecouncil.org.

When material to be chipped has been properly stacked, mail your completed application to Bruce Anderson (for the mountain areas) at P.O. Box 2, Cobb, CA 95426, or to James Ott at P.O. Box 942, Middletown, CA 95461 (for Anderson Springs, Hidden Valley and Middletown areas).

Applications must be received by Thursday, Nov. 20, so that chipping piles can be inspected before chipping begins.


Habitat for Humanity's 2007 benefit dinner. Courtesy photo.

KELSEYVILLE – Saw Shop Gallery Bistro’s seventh annual benefit dinner for Habitat for Humanity Lake County will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 11.

The event is the one of the main funding events for Habitat for Humanity.

The multi-course, sitdown dinner will begin at 6 p.m. Guests will be serenaded by the sweet piano music played by David Neft.

After dinner, two elegant handmade quilts will be auctioned to the highest bidders.

All funds received will go to support the construction of homes in our community for low wage earner families who need a safe and decent place to live.

All costs of the dinner are donated to Habitat for Humanity including the food, wine and the staff hours of the Saw Shop Gallery Bistro. This is truly a fun event!

Tickets are $100 each and table sponsorships are also available. Please call the Habitat office at 994-1100 for reservations.


LAKEPORT – The Lake County Democratic Central Committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6, at the United Democratic Headquarters, 307 N. Main St. in Lakeport.

The County Committee is the official governing body of the Democratic Party in the County of Lake. The committee works in cooperation with the State and National Democratic Committees.

The Lake County Democratic Party conducts the Democratic Party campaign in Lake County under the general direction of the Democratic State Central Committee. It is responsible to build the party organization at the district, regional, and county levels, to register Democratic voters and to encourage Election Day turn out among Democratic voters.

The essence of the LCDCC's mission is to encourage the fullest possible participation of all Democratic voters and to disseminate the Democratic message, platform and philosophy.

The committee is responsible to officially charter Democratic Clubs and groups in Lake County. A major source of the LCDCC's grassroots organizing is through the encouragement and facilitation of Democratic clubs and organizations.

Additionally, the Lake County Democratic Committee develops official party policies and positions and communicates them to the public and to all officeholders. LCDCC provides a grassroots forum for the study and discussion of public policy issues and their impact at the local level.

The LCDCC endorses Democratic candidates for public office. Endorsements issued by LCDCC in local and municipal races become the official endorsements of the California Democratic Party.

Meetings are open to the public and associate committee membership is open to all registered Democrats.

Contact the Democratic Party of Lake County at 263-4529 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


CLEARLAKE – Tom Matican, energy management and design student at SSU's College of Environmental Studies and Planning, will be this month's guest speaker at the Lake County Community Co-op's regular meeting on Saturday, Nov. 8.

Matican will be educating the members and guests on bee colony collapse disorder (BCCD). This mysterious and highly threatening phenomenon has surfaced in recent years affecting agricultural systems worldwide.

The gathering is at 14773 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake beginning at 10 a.m. and will conclude with Matican's presentation and questions from the audience.

For more information see the group's wikispace at http://lakecountycommunityco-op.wikispaces.com, or call Allen Markowski at 707-621-0057.


SACRAMENTO – North Coast State Sen. Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) has earned a perfect score from Sierra Club California for her votes on the organization’s priority legislation in 2008.

Wiggins was a perfect seven for seven in voting for the Sierra Club’s targeted bills when they were considered on the floor of the Senate.

In a recent letter to the Senator, Sierra Club California Director Bill Magavern noted that she had voted to “protect California’s families from toxics in the products they use every day, to safeguard your home state against fire danger, and to give kids an opportunity to learn and play outside.

“You backed Senate Bills 974, 1113 and 1313, and Assembly Bills 1879, 2175, 2447, 2911 and 2989,” Magavern wrote, “casting strong, green votes that exemplify a genuine commitment to sustainability and environmental health.”

Wiggins introduced a number of environmental bills that were signed into law this year, though they were not included on the Sierra Club’s priority list.

Among them were SB 562, which provided $5.3 million for coastal salmon and fishery restoration projects to preserve and improve their habitat, and SB 1690, protecting the state’s crab fishery by creating an industry task force to help state legislators prevent fishery depletion like that which has occurred in the salmon industry.

She also introduced SB 1431 (also signed into law), to enable the state Department of Parks and Recreation to expand the use of conservation easements to protect open spaces and create buffer zones around pristine wildlife areas.

Wiggins represents California’s 2nd Senate District, which includes portions or all of six California counties: Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma.

Visit her Web site at http://dist02.casen.govoffice.com/.


KELSEYVILE – The Sons of Norway Vikings of Lake Lodge No. 6-166 will present a night of Norwegian culture this Wednesday, Oct. 29.

The event will take place at Galilee Lutheran Church Community Center, 8860 Soda Bay Road in Kelseyville.

From 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. there will be a Norwegian folk dance class for young and old.

Beginning at 7 p.m., Vestafor Music and Dance Theater will perform. They will share the theatrical history of Norwegian dances and provide musical accompaniment on the Hardangerfele (hardanger fiddle), fiddle, torader (two row button accordian), Munnharpa (mouth harp), Slejefloyte (willow flute), Harpeleik (Norwegian chorded zither), Nyckleharpa (Swedish Harp). There will be audience participation in the dance.

A free will offering will be taken.

Meet the Artists during refreshments following the evening performance.


Upcoming Calendar

06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
07.01.2022 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Essential workers mural dedication
07.02.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
64th annual Redbud Parade and Festival
Independence Day
07.05.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
07.05.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake

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