Monday, 17 June 2024

Community

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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KELSEYVILLE – The upcoming Heron Festival and Wildflower Brunch, on April 25 and 26, sponsored by the Redbud Audubon Society and the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association (CLSPIA), promises an array of fun and interested nature oriented activities, ranging from pontoon boat tours on Clear Lake to a live bird presentation.


The Heron Festival is in its 15th year and since its founding, by the Redbud Audubon Society, the event has grown to become one of Northern California’s most popular nature festivals.


The festival is held at the Clear Lake State Park on Soda Bay Road near Kelseyville. Pontoon boat tours on Clear Lake are a popular feature of the festival, but a huge variety of other activities and programs are offered.


Boat tours are held on both days and last for approximately 90 minutes. Advanced reservations are required for the boat tours. This may be accomplished by going to the Heron Festival website at www.heronfestival.org. Price for a boat ride is just $15 per person.


Other activities on Saturday include an Audubon Bird Walk starting at 8:30 a.m., the popular Wildflower Brunch from 9 a.m. until noon, a “Nature Fair,” which features exhibit booths highlighting education displays and information from nature-related government agencies, local environmental nonprofit groups, and nature-related artists and craftsmen.


Keynote speaker on Saturday is Philip Greene, an internationally known photographer of herons and egrets. His presentation will be presented at the Visitor Center Auditorium at the park. There will also be Visitor Center tours of the interpretive displays of Lake County’s natural and cultural resources.


Children’s activities will consist of a wide range of fun educational programs for children to learn about nature, including owl masks, peanut butter birdseed feeders to take home, and making a personalized bird journal. A family nature walk is also planned.


Pontoon boat tours continue on Sunday along with more bird walks, the nature fair, a presentation by Dr. Harry Lyons on Myths and Music of Clear Lake, and at 1 p.m. a live bird presentation, “Raptor Speak,” by Native Bird Connections, that will give visitors the opportunity to see raptor behavior up close.


All events except the pontoon boat tours and the Wildflower Brunch are free and open to the public. Registration for both the boat tours and the brunch are required and can be made by going to the festival website or by calling the Lake County Visitor Center1-800-525-3743.


The Web site also features the full schedule of events for the two-day Heron Festival at Clear Lake State Park.


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).

LAKE COUNTY – Celebrating its first year, the Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club continues to participate in the community with its contract with Caltrans, cleanup crew and supporting the CHAP.

 

In the absence of the President Harold Riley who will be attending the Democratic Convention in Sacramento, Vice President Joey Luiz will chair the meeting April 27.


There will be social potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

 

All lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community members and straight Democrats are welcome as well as friends and allies.

 

The meeting will be held at the Redbud Library, Conference Room, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake.


For morer information call 707-995-3905.

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