Tuesday, 28 May 2024

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NORTH COAST – Caltrans reports that the following road projects will be taking place around Lake County during the coming week.

 

Included are Mendocino County projects that may impact Lake County commuters.

 

LAKE COUNTY

 

Highway 20

 

– A highway widening project from Government Street to Upper Lake Lucerne Road will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays. Contractor – Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa.

 

– AT&T of Ukiah has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Upper Lake Lucerne Road to Rancheria Road. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

– The county of Lake has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for sidewalk upgrades from Fourth Street to Sixth Street in Lucerne. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.

 

Highway 29

 

– Bridge deck repairs at Putah Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday though Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Contractor – DeBruin Construction Inc. of Stockton.

 

– Bridge deck repairs at Siegler Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday though Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Contractor – DeBruin Construction Inc. of Stockton.

 

Highway 175

 

– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work near Santa Rosa Avenue on Friday, April 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

MENDOCINO COUNTY

 

Highway 1

 

– Construction of a retaining wall about three miles north of Elk will continue. One-way traffic control with a temporary signal will be in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Contractor – Granite Construction of Ukiah.

 

– AT&T of Fort Bragg has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Little River Airport Road to Cabrillo Drive. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. Intermittent one-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

– The city of Fort Bragg has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for sidewalk and sewer upgrades from Walnut Street to Pine Avenue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.

 

– Construction of a retaining wall about 1.7 miles north of Hardy Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays. Contractor – Maggiora and Ghilotti Inc. of San Rafael.

 

Highway 20

 

– AT&T of Ukiah will be relocating utilities from 0.8 miles to 0.6 miles west of Wildwood Camp Ground. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

 

– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from 2.5 miles west of Little Lake Road to the James Creek Bridge beginning Monday, April 27. Work hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

 

– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Cutter Lumbar Company Road to the railroad crossing on Monday, April 27, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

Highway 101

 

– Roadway repair due to pavement deterioration from 3.6 miles south of Ridgewood Ranch Road to 1.9 miles south of Ridgewood Ranch Road will continue. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.

 

Highway 128

 

– AT&T of Walnut Creek has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from 0.9 miles west of Big Oaks Drive to Mountain House Road. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

Highway 162

 

– A bridge widening project at Outlet Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays. Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.

 

– Caltrans will continue routine maintenance from the Long Valley Creek Bridge to the South Eel River Bridge. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

 

Highway 253

 

– A bridge widening project at Anderson Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays. Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.

 

– A bridge widening project at Soda Creek Bridge will continue. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays. Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.

 

For information pertaining to emergency roadwork or for updates to scheduled roadwork, please contact the California Highway Information Network (CHIN) at 1-800-GAS-ROAD (1-800-427-7623).

CLEARLAKE – The Lake County LGBTIQ Pride Group, led by Laurie LaMonaco, will meet Friday, May 1.


The newly formed group will gather from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Lakehouse Inn, Bistro and Lounge – formerly the Lamplighter – located at 14165 Lakeshore in Clearlake.


The cost to attend is free; a menu of items ranging in cost from $5 to $10 will be available.


Stay afterwards for mingling, networking, drinks and entertainment.


For more information contact Laurie LaMonaco at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 707-413-7167.

KELSEYVILLE – Road work will result in closures in Kelseyville this week.


The Lake County Department of Public Works reported that beginning Wednesday, April 22, and continuing through Friday, April 24, Main Street in Kelseyville, between Bell Hill Road and Second Street will be closed to through traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. for construction of pavement rehabilitation and accessibility improvements.


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 contact the Department of Public Works, 707-263-2341.

LOWER LAKE – The Lower Lake Historical School Preservation Committee will hold their annual Treasures and Trash Sale on Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum, 16435 Main St., Lower Lake.


Plants, small appliances, tools and gently used household goods will fill the auditorium for this one-day, rain or shine event.


To donate items, please contact the museum during regular business hours, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday, 707-995-3565. No large appliances or clothing, please.

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Like the kitchen tools and implements, most of the early furnishings were highly utilitarian. Shopping locally was almost nonexistent. Until well into the 20th century, families made periodic trips to Napa or Colusa, and most clothing was made at home. Courtesy photo.

 

 



HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE – Lake County’s oldest building, Stone House, will be open for public tours Sunday, April 26, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 18174 Hidden Valley Road, Hidden Valley Lake (HVL). Old and new quilts will be displayed and a hand-made quilt will be raffled off.


Visitors arriving April 26 should access Stone House via Hartmann Road, turning left at the HVL gate, pressing the intercom button to say they’re visiting Stone House, then continuing on Hidden Valley Road.


Historic Stone House (www.lakecountystonehouse.com) was built in 1853-4 by Robert Sterling whose wife was the first white woman in Coyote Valley. It was headquarters for the Guenoc Land Grant and the valley’s first store.


Stone House was declared State Registered Landmark No. 450 by California’s Centennial Commission in 1950. A small pillar with plaque is posted along high 29, six miles north of Middletown, just outside HVL’s old main gate.


Today, Stone House is filled with furnishings that reflect the lifestyles of days long gone. Stone House was a family residence until the mid-1960s, so some modernization occurred like electricity and hardwood floors. Some walls are plastered; but the interior walls are historic hand-sawn 2x12 redwood timbers.


Stone House is owned by the Hidden Valley Lake homeowner association and is maintained by Stone House Historical Society. The historical society meets monthly on the first Tuesday at 10 am. During the reconstruction of the HVLA recreation room, the group meets at the HVL Country Club.


For more information, see www.lakecountystonehouse.com or call 707-987-7370.

 

 

 

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This upscale enameled wood stove, fancier than normally found in a farm home like Stone House, was probably used in a house in town. Wherever

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