Tuesday, 28 May 2024


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.

LAKEPORT – The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life is a 24-hour overnight community celebration where groups of friends, families, neighbors and coworkers form teams to walk or run around a track, to celebrate the lives of those who have faced cancer, remember loved ones lost and fight back against the disease.

The event and Survivors Lap will be held on Saturday, May 16, and Sunday, May 17, at Clear Lake High School on Lange Street in Lakeport starting at 10 a.m.

Each cancer survivor will receive a free T-shirt to wear while walking the track. There is no cost to participate. Families are encouraged to attend.

Cancer survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer) from the Lake County area are invited to walk the first lap of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life to celebrate their victory over cancer.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony remembers those lost to cancer and honors cancer survivors in Lake County, Saturday evening at sunset.

Funds raised will support the American Cancer Society’s research, education, advocacy and patient and family services.

Individuals or companies can make contributions and light a luminaria at the event. Each dedicated luminaria will be displayed at the Relay For Life event held at Clear Lake High School.

Luminaria contributions can be made by calling the American Cancer Society, 800-ACS-2345 or on our Web site www.relayforlife.org\lakecountyca.

Everyone from the community is invited to attend any portion of the event. It’s not too late to sign up a team either by registering on-line at www.relayforlife.org\lakecounty.ca or calling Event Chair Stephanie Ashworth at 707-367-3023.

The American Cancer Society is dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by saving lives, diminishing suffering and preventing cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

Founded in 1913 and with national headquarters in Atlanta, the Society has 13 regional Divisions and local offices in 3,400 communities, involving millions of volunteers across the United States.

For more information, call 1-800-ACS-2345 or visit www.cancer.org.

CLEARLAKE OAKS – The Elem Indian Colony Community Center will host an open house on Saturday, April 25.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Lot No. 1 on Pomo Street.

There will be food, raffles, live music, booths and dancers.

For more information contact the Elem Indian Colony's administrative office, 998-3003.

SACRAMENTO – If you filed on time but didn’t pay all or some of the taxes you owe by the deadline, you could face interest on the unpaid amount and a failure-to-pay penalty, according to the Internal Revenue Services.

The failure-to-pay penalty is equal to one half of 1 percent (.05) per month or part of a month, up to a maximum of 25 percent, of the amount still owed. The penalty rate is cut in half – to one quarter of one percent (0.25%) – while a payment plan is in effect.

Interest and penalties add to the total amount you owe. The sooner and the more you pay, even though it’s late, the less you will end up owing.

In addition, you may take advantage of a variety of electronic and other payment options, such as using charge or debit cards to pay your taxes, to make it easier or apply for a payment plan.

Electronic payment options are convenient, safe and secure methods for paying taxes or user fees. You can make payments online, by phone using a credit or debit card, or through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System.

If you can’t pay all or some of the taxes you owe, you can apply for an installment agreement. The agreement allows you to pay any taxes you owe in monthly installments.

If you owe $25,000 or less, you may apply for a payment plan electronically, using the online payment agreement application. You must show the amount of your proposed monthly payment and the date you wish to make your payment each month.

The IRS charges $105 for setting up the agreement or $52 if the payments are deducted directly from your bank account ($43 for qualified lower-income taxpayers).The IRS will automatically give you the low income installment agreement fee if you qualify; you do not have to request it.

You are required to pay interest plus a late payment penalty on the unpaid taxes for each month or part of a month after the due date that the tax is not paid.

UPPER LAKE – There's one more day left of Lake County's first Grandmaster Invitational World Class Chess tournament.

The event is taking place at the Lake County Wine Studio on Main Street in Upper Lake.

This week the event has featured a match between Var Akobian, California's No. 1 grandmaster versus US Champion Grandmaster Yury Shulman.

“Blitz” matches start at high noon on Saturday, April 25.

The match will be live on the official site www.chessmastered.com and on the pages of www.chessdom.com.

KELSEYVILLE – The county Department of Public Works reported Thursday that, due to unforeseen circumstances, road work is being extended on Main Street in Kelseyville.

Main Street between Bell Hill Road and Second Street will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. for construction of pavement rehabilitation and accessibility improvements through Monday, April 27, the weekend excepted.

Customers will be allowed access to local businesses within the affected closure area.

Signs will be in place to alert the traveling public of the need to use alternative routes.

The public is asked to drive with caution in this area.

For more information, call the Department of Public Works, 707-263-2341.

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