Saturday, 18 May 2024

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CLEARLAKE – Lakeshore Lioness is hosting its 39th annual fish fry on Sunday, March 1.


The event takes place from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Howard's Grotto, 14732 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake.


The cost to attend is $8 per person.


Lakeshore Lioness needs your help in continuing to help with charitable donations.


Every year the group helps local fire departments, K-9 units, Clearlake Police, Lower Lake High School Sober Grad Night, Hospice Services of Lake County, local senior centers, nursing homes, community care and Independence Day fireworks.


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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


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


– Storm damage repair from 1.4 miles east of North Cache Creek Bridge to 1.6 miles west of Walker Ridge Road will occur on Wednesday, March 4. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 a.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Contractor – Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa.


Highway 29


– A slide repair project from Lupiyoma Creek Bridge to Bar X Ranch will continue beginning Thursday, March 5. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 a.m., weekdays. A shoulder closure will be in effect. Motorists are advised to drive with caution through the work area and may experience minor traffic slowdowns. Contractor – Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa.


– Caltrans will continue routine maintenance from Bar X Ranch to Hidden Valley Road. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 a.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.


– Caltrans will continue routine maintenance from Cole Creek Bridge to Hill Creek Bridge. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 4 a.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.


MENDOCINO COUNTY


Highway 1


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for tree trimming from 0.2 miles north of Airport Road to 0.3 miles south of Abalobadiah Circle beginning Tuesday, March 3. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 5 a.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.


– Brian Shuster of Willits has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at California Street. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 a.m., weekdays. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.


Highway 162


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for tree trimming from 0.3 miles east of Outlet Creek Bridge to 0.8 miles east of Corral Creek Bridge on Tuesday, March 3, and Wednesday, March 4. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. Intermittent one-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


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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LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Directors of the Lake County Wine Alliance invites nonprofit organizations, agencies and programs based in Lake County to apply for proceeds from the 2009 Lake County Wine Auction.


The 10th annual benefit will be presented on Sat., Sept. 19. Winegrower Andy Beckstoffer is serving as this year’s event chairman.


March 1 is the deadline for applications to be received.


Application forms may be obtained by contacting Judy Luchsinger, chair of the beneficiaries committee, at 263-3280, fax 263-0863 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The Lake County Wine Alliance may be contacted by phone, 866-279-WINE, or by mail to P.O. Box 530, Kelseyville, CA 95451.


Sixteen community nonprofit organizations and agencies received a total of $91,500 from the proceeds of the 2008 wine auction.


The Wine Alliance has contributed over $713,000 in proceeds to Lake County groups since the inception of the annual event in 2000.


Local wineries, restaurants and other businesses are generous supporters through their donations to the live and silent auctions and to the food and beverages served at the gala affair. Other Lake County and regional businesses provide support through sponsorships.


The charter of the Wine Alliance directs its efforts to foster the arts, benefit health services, and support the community, while promoting Lake County as a premier grape growing and fine wine region.


The Wine Alliance is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization of Lake County wineries, wine grape growers, and business and community supporters that annually presents the wine auction as a fundraising charity benefit.


Members of the Wine Alliance board are Margaret Walker-Stimmel, president; Marie Beery, vice president; Pamela Shine-Duncan, secretary; Rob Roumiguiere, treasurer; and Jim Fetzer, Judy Luchsinger, Wilda Shock, and Janet Thompson, directors.


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LAKEPORT – US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 88 of Lake County will hold its next meeting on Saturday, March 7.


There has been a change for the upcoming meeting. The flotilla will have a potluck lunch at noon followed by the official meeting at 1 p.m. at the Lakeport Yacht Club, located next to the Fifth Street launch ramp in Lakeport.


The flotilla invites anyone interested in learning more about this active group to join them for lunch and then attend the 1 p.m. meeting.


For additional information, please call the flotilla's information line at 513-5122.


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From left to right, Arbor Project Director Sharon Anderson, Habitat for Humanity Lake County President Richard Birk and Teresa Wold, Arbor career coach. Courtesy photo.



 


LAKE COUNTY – Habitat for Humanity of Lake County and the Arbor Education & Training group have teamed up to provide the Arbor clients an opportunity to obtain employment skills in all phases of construction.


The majority of Arbor Education & Training clients are receiving some public assistance from the county of Lake.


In this partnership, people are not only fulfilling their time required by the state and federal guidelines for receiving cash aid, gaining the necessary training to learn some valuable job skills, but through their work, they are making a difference in their community.


This is a great pairing of services to provide Habitat clients with quality housing.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for people on public assistance to have a meaningful and dignified job while at the same time helping their community,” said President of Habitat for Humanity of Lake County Richard Birk.


In this time of high unemployment it appears that the number of people requesting public assistance will be increasing, so the partnership between Habitat for Humanity and Arbor is a very important step in providing a way for people in our community to contribute to the county of Lake.


“The Arbor staff is working to assist all our clients maintain or acquire employment. This partnership adds a new level of awareness for the Lake County Community, by combining work experience and community support; this can help us all through these tough economic times,” said Sharon Anderson, Arbor project director.


Employers wishing to find out more information about supporting a work experience person at their site are encouraged to call Teresa Wold at 995-9012, Extension 410.


For those interested in volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, please call their office at 994-1100. Habitat is a volunteer grassroots based organization and is always in need of people who want to help their community.


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Republican of the Year awards were presented by Lake County Republican Party Chair Randy Ridgel (left) to Penny Lunt and Greg Scott. Photo by Janeane Bogner.

 

 

 

 

LAKE COUNTY – The Republican Party of Lake County held its 10th annual Lincoln Day Dinner and Republican of the Year Award on Saturday, Feb. 21, to a sold-out crowd.


The speaker was Holly Swanson, author of “Set Up and Sold Out: Find Out What Green Really Means.”


Swanson turned out to be an extremely convincing, electrifying speaker, who in her well-documented book takes the position that the Green Party, made up primarily of radicals and leftover Communists, has an agenda that has little to do with green. A rousing question and answer session followed.


“Republican of the Year Award” winners honored this year were Penny Lunt and Greg Scott for their extraordinary performance and service to our citizens and party. Their special awards were presented by party Chairman Randy Ridgel.


The club thanks everyone for attending. The event was a success and a good time was had by all.

 

 

 

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From left to Right, Jackie Ridgel, Lake County Republican Party Chair Randy Ridgel, guest speaker Holly Swanson, Lake County Republican Women President Penny Lunt and CW Swanson. Photo by Janeane Bogner.
 

 


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