Saturday, 25 May 2024


MIDDLETOWN – Beginning Thursday, May 7, Lake County Community Co-op members can pick up their weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) boxes at the Middletown Massage Collective in Middletown.

The collective’s staff will pick up the boxes from Clearlake and have co-op member pick ups at their site from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays.

“We’re excited to be part of this growing movement and to provide this service for our local Middletown area residents,” Jonathan Donahue said.

The collective, located at 21158 Calistoga St. (Highway 29) offers many herbal and massage remedies and hosts a variety of practitioners.

Members can order CSA boxes, locally baked breads from Main Street Bakery in Kelseyville and designate the Middletown pick up location through the Co-op’s website at

For more details for the pick up at the Massage Collective call Joyce Blohm at 707-987-7310.

Celebrating over one year in community, the Lake County Community Cooperative is 300 members strong and envisions cultivating an evolving community by nurturing values of social, economic and environmental responsibility. The co-op wishes to support our local farmers and producers and provide a forum for community activities.

LOWER LAKE – The Lower Lake High School Music Department will present “A Renaissance Affair” this Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2.


The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.


These fun-filled evenings feature pageantry, music, theater and food from the period. Students have recreated a medieval castle in the school’s multipurpose room and will serve a meal of wassail cup, pottage, roasted turkey, sausage, string beans and sweets to the noble lords and ladies of Lake County.


Following the feast, students will present a dramatic theatrical performance followed by musical entertainment featuring members of the Lower Lake High School Music Department.


Tickets for the Renaissance Affair are only $25 and may be purchased at the Lower Lake High School attendance office.


For more information, please telephone Mrs. Cydney Dixon, music teacher, at 707-994-6471, Extension 2779.

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate voted on April 23 to approve SB 215, legislation by North Coast State Sen. Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) to add regional transportation plans, including sustainable community strategies and alternate planning strategies, to the list of factors that local agency formation commissions (LAFCOs) must consider before making boundary decisions.


The Senate passed SB 215 by a vote of 21-14, meaning the Wiggins measure now heads to the Assembly for consideration.


SB 215 is supported by the California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions, Mendocino LAFCO, Planning and Conservation League, Sonoma LAFCO and Trust for Public Land.


LAFCOs control the boundaries of cities and special districts, including annexations, detachments, city incorporations, and district formations. When preparing to make boundary decisions, LAFCOs must consider 15 specified factors, such as population density, regional housing needs, local general plans, and environmental justice.


“LAFCOs are encouraged, but not required, to consider regional goals and policies,” Wiggins said. “By controlling the boundaries of local governments, LAFCOs can influence the time, location, and character of land development. When a subdivision is in need of sewer service, for example, a LAFCO approval of an annexation of the territory to a sanitation district makes the development feasible.”


To plan for orderly development, LAFCOs adopt "spheres of influence" for every city and special district. Spheres of influence are planning documents that show a city or special district's future boundary and service area. LAFCOs' boundary decisions must be consistent with these spheres of influence.


“SB 215 doesn't declare a new state policy for LAFCOs to carry out,” Wiggins said. “The measure doesn't require LAFCOs to make formal findings when they approve boundary changes. It merely requires LAFCOs to consider regional transportation plans as one factor they think about before they vote.


“Sustainable communities strategies are tied to transportation funds and other incentives,” she added. “A LAFCO would be doing its county a disfavor by not acknowledging its regional sustainable communities strategy.”


Wiggins represents the state’s 2nd Senate District, comprised of portions, or all, of Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties.

LAKEPORT – The Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild will meet on Saturday, May 9, in the Lakeport Senior Center, 527 Konocti Avenue in Lakeport.

The doors open at 9 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. Come early to browse the quilt library, sign up for special events, and socialize.

This is the LLQG birthday meeting, celebrating eight years of existence.

Marie Strait, a quilting teacher from Los Gatos will present a program called “Scraps, Scraps, Scraps.’ Highlights of the program include a trunk show of scrap quilts, discussion of various types of scrap quilts and suggestions for separating and storing fabric scraps.

Learn more about Marie Strait and see samples of her work at her website

LLQG welcomes all quilters and prospective quilters to its meetings and events. Through a variety of programs and projects, the quilt guild members learn new skills and techniques, benefit the Lake County community, and enjoy themselves immensely.

For more information, contact Dottie at 462-7036 or Donna 262-1201, or visit the Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild website at

HIDDEN VALLY LAKE – The Hidden Valley Lake Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 9.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blanche Horner Park across from the Greenview Room on Hartmann Road, Hidden Valley Lake.

Now is the time to think about new plants for your garden. There will be other garden items, goodies and baked goods available, too.

LAKEPORT – The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 88 of Lake County, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, May 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the Lakeport Yacht Club located at the Fifth Street launch ramp in Lakeport.

After the meeting, there will be a barbecue lunch for members and guests. Following the lunch, there will be a training session for auxiliary members.

Flotilla 88 invites anyone interested in becoming a member of this active group to attend the meeting, stay and enjoy the barbecue lunch as well as the training session after.

For further information, please call the Flotilla’s information line at 707-513-5122.

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