Saturday, 25 May 2024

Community

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The new mural of the Lucerne Hotel features a vivid portrayal of the historic building. Photo by Linda Kelly.



LUCERNE – Work on a new mural of the historic Lucerne Hotel is nearing completion.  

Mural artist Gloria De La Cruz has been busy painting the work of art at Harbor Village Artists colony on Highway 20, next door to Lucerne Harbor Park.

De La Cruz said she's appreciated the public's positive response to her work, which features amazing detail. The mural, painted above a rock facade, gives the viewer the feeling that they're peeking over a garden wall.

Her mother, Ana De La Cruz – also an artist, who moved here two years ago from Silverton, Ore., to be closer to Gloria and her child – has been keeping an eye on the mural's progress.

 

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Mural artist Gloria De La Cruz and her mother, Ana De La Cruz at the mural at Harbor Village Artists, next door to Lucerne Harbor Park on Highway 20. Photo by Linda Kelly.
 

LAKEPORT – The US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 88 of Lake County, in conjunction with the Lakeport Yacht Club will hold a giant rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, April 24 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Yacht Club building located at the Fifth Street ramp in Lakeport.


Both organizations will have tables inside and outside of the Yacht Club building with a wide variety of items for sale.


Flotilla 88 will also have an information table regarding safe boating classes, vessel safety, current laws and regulations regarding boating, and other useful information.


Flotilla members will be present to advise how you can join the USCG Auxiliary and become one of America’s Volunteer Life Savers.


For further information regarding this activity, please call 707-513-5122.

MIDDLETOWN – Calpine invites the community to attend a free Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center in Middletown.


There will be free bus trips to The Geysers where you can tour a working geothermal power plant, reservations required.


Musical performers will be providing entertainment throughout the day as well as guest speakers: at 10 a.m. Brad Barnwell of the Audubon Society will be speaking on “Birds of Lake County” and at 12:30 p.m. Scott Catamas, trained by Al Gore, will give a presentation on climate project providing the newest information regarding the science and solutions of climate change.


Many organizations will have informational booths, activities and giveaways. Children can have their face painted, pan for gems, do a scavenger hunt or enter a recycled art contest.


Electric, and hybrid cars as well as solar oven also will be on display.


There will be much more, so please call 987-4270 with any questions, or to reserve a seat for the power plant tour.


The Calpine Geothermal Visitor Center is located at 15500 Central Park Road, Middletown.


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UKIAH – Mendocino College is hosting its 23rd Native American Motivation Day event on Friday, April 24.


The event will run from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. and will start at the Center for the Visual and Performing Arts Building at Mendocino College. The theme of the event is “Four directions to education, culture, family, learning and health” and the event is sponsored by the Mendocino College Foundation.


Lake and Mendocino County seventh through 12th graders will participate at the event. Last year’s event brought in around 168 local students.


The event will host workshops pertaining to learning, culture, health, leadership and family.


Students will also be able to meet with representatives from the University of California-Berkley, California State University-Sacramento, University of California-Davis, University of California-Santa Cruz and Humboldt State University.


The Motivation Day will also feature a variety of speakers and Pomo dancers during lunch.


Lisa N. Ripken (Ojibwe) of Blaine, MN will be the keynote speaker. She is a professional development trainer and speaker. In her professional career she has spoken to over two thousand professional development workshops ranging from corporate boardrooms to high schools.


Using her life story, Lisa weaves a message that with perseverance, fearlessness, and focus you can achieve your dreams despite no matter the odds.


Ripken volunteers as an Executive Council Member for Honoring Women Worldwide and serves as the Chair of the Women’s Hall of Honor Committee, which guides the vision and goal to create a virtual Hall of Honor representing women’s leadership globally.


The Mendocino College American Indian Alliance will follow up by hosting a pow-wow on the Mendocino College track on Saturday April 25 from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. The Indian Alliance is searching for sponsors to assist with the pow-wow.


All dancers and drummers are welcome to attend. For more information on obtaining a booth at the event, please contact Monica Whipple at (707) 513-6380.


For more information about the event, contact Mendocino College Counseling Assistant Darletta Fulwider at 707-468-3048 or visit www.mendocino.edu.


 

Native American Motivation Day Schedule


8 a.m.-8:20 a.m. Breakfast, check-in, receive shirts; Center Theater lobby

8:20 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Prayer, Cynthia Daniels; President’s welcome, Kathy Lehner

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. Motivational speaker, Lisa Ripken; Center Theater

9a.m.-9:10 a.m. Break

9:10 a.m.-9:40 a.m. Learning Workshop, Student Panel, PowerPoint; Center Theater

9:40 a.m.-9:50 a.m. Break

9:50 a.m.-10:20 a.m. Health Workshop, Joe Salinas; Center Theater

10:20 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. 7th-10th: Family, Amber Gardner/Raquel Figueroa

8th-11th: Culture, Sheeyay Duncan

9th-12th: Leadership, Lisa Ripken

11 a.m.-11:10 a.m. Break

11:10 a.m.-11:40 a.m. 7th-10th: Culture, Sheeyay Duncan

8th-11th: Leadership, Lisa Ripken

9th-12th: Family, Amber Gardner/Raquel Figueroa

11:40 a.m.-11:50 a.m. Break

11:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7th-10th: Leadership, Lisa Ripken

8th-11th: Family, Amber Gardner/Raquel Figueroa

9th-12th: Culture, Sheeyay Duncan

12:20 p.m.-1:30 p.m. College Reps /Pomo Dancers/Lunch

1:30 p.m. Program Adjourn


Pow-Wow Schedule: Saturday, April 25

10 a.m. Dancer Registration Opens; welcome, introduction of head staff

11 a.m. Gourd Dancing

12 p.m. Grand Entry


Intertribals

1st Round of Dance Competition

Tiny tots (0-6 years)

Dance Registration Closes

Youth Girls and Boys Categories (7-17 years)

Women’s Categories (18-54 years)

Traditional, Jungle, and Fancy

Mens’s Categories (18-54 years)

Traditional, Grass, and Fancy


Intertribals

5 p.m. Aztec Dancers

5:30 p.m. California Traditional Dancers

6 p.m. Grand Entry

Introduction of Head Staff


Intertribals

2nd Round of Dance Competition

Intertribals and Social Dances

Announcement of Winners

Closing Songs and Dance Out


KELSEYVILLE – The Lake County Flying Saucer Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Taylor Observatory on Oak Hills Lane, Kelseyville.


Bring your photos of UFOs or stories about UFO sightings or experiences and share them in a friendly environment.


Coffee and cookies will be served. Donations to the Observatory are appreciated. Feel free to bring cookies or donuts to share.


For more information, call Chip Saucer at 707-263-3391, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit http://meetup.com/lcflyingsaucerclub.

NORTH COAST – Caltrans reports that the following road projects will take 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, starting on Wednesday, April 22. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 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.


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from 13th Street to 17th Street on Tuesday, April 21. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Intermittent full road closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from Ogden Road to Butler Street beginning Monday, April 20. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


Highway 29


– Bridge deck repairs at Putah Creek Bridge will begin Monday, April 20. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. 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 begin Monday, April 20. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Contractor – DeBruin Construction Inc. of Stockton.


MENDOCINO COUNTY


Highway 1


– Construction of a retaining wall about 3 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.


– Caltrans will perform paving from Jefferson Way to Ocean Drive Tuesday, April 21, and Wednesday, April 22, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate

10-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 begin Friday, April 17. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 2 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.


Highway 101


– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance on the northbound off ramp to north State Street on Sunday, April 19, from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. A shoulder closure will be in effect. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work area and may experience minor traffic slowdowns.


– 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.


– Brian Shuster of Willits has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for paving work at California Street through Friday, April 17. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.


Highway 128


– PG&E of Santa Rosa has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work 0.3 miles east of Nash Mill Road on Wednesday, April 22. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Intermittent full road

closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.


– 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

– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from the Long Valley Creek Bridge to the South Eel River Bridge Friday, April 10, through Wednesday, April 15. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays.

One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


– 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.


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).

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