Saturday, 25 May 2024

Community

CLEARLAKE – The Lake County Democratic Central Committee will next meet on Thursday, March 5.


The meeting will begin at 6 p.m., an hour earlier than its normal time, in the Redbud Library Community Room, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake.


The guest speaker will be John Burton, former California Senate president pro-tem and a candidate for state party chair. His Web site is www.burton2009.com.


Meetings are open to the public and committee membership is open to all registered Democrats.


Contact the Democratic Party of Lake County at 277-0713 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


The committee's Web site is www.lakecountydemocrats.org.


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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


– AT&T of Sacramento has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work just east of the Junction of Route 20/29 beginning Monday, Feb. 23. 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.


– The County of Lake has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for sidewalk upgrades from 4th Street to 6th Street. 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


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


Highway 175


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from 0.4 to 0.1 miles west of Loch Lomond Road on Monday, Feb. 23. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work 0.7 miles west of Dry Creek Road on Monday, Feb. 23. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


MENDOCINO COUNTY


Highway 1


– PG&E of Eureka has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work 0.1 miles south of Creamery Lane on Monday, Feb. 23. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 11:30 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 p.m., weekdays. Traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction of travel. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.


Highway 128


– AT&T of Walnut Creek has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from 1.4 to 2.6 miles east of Dry Creek Bridge through Friday, Feb. 20. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


Please keep in mind work on all these projects is weather permitting and subject to change. Caltrans wishes to advise motorists to drive with caution when approaching work areas and to be prepared to stop at traffic control stations.


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 – Lake County's Department of Public Works on Wednesday offered an update on road closures around the county.


The agency reported that Bartlett Springs Road is closed to all traffic due to downed trees and heavy snow.


Holdenreid Road is closed to all traffic at Hill Creek due to a bridge failure.


Bridge Harbor Road, four-tenths of a mile from Highway 29, is closed to all traffic due to bridge failure.


The public is asked to use alternate routes for areas where closures are reported.


Road conditions are subject to change. The public is urged to use extreme cautioni when driving on all county roads.


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


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LOWER LAKE – Habitat for Humanity Lake County is starting its next home in partnership with a family in Clearlake.


Since 2000 when the Habitat for Humanity Lake County was founded, 11 new homes have been built.


Would you like to volunteer with Habitat for a family in need? Well, here is how … You can either call the group's office to schedule and appointment, or you can visit their Web site and print out the volunteer application and send it by mail, fax it or bring it in yourself.


When you turn in an application Habit for Humanity would like to set up a volunteer orientation with you, which they old once every month. This is an opportunity for community members to learn more about how Habitat works and how to become a volunteer. Many people are unaware of Habitat and its purpose.


Volunteer orientations will be held at two different times: on Wednesday, March 25, at the Habitat office from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the same day.


Come and learn more about Habitat — find out about plans for the future and how individuals and groups can get involved in supporting Habitat's work.


For more information contact Habitat for Humanity Lake County at telephone 994-1100, fax 994-1450, visit them online at www.lakehabitat.org, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit the group's office at : 15382 A. Main St., Lower Lake.


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LAKE COUNTY – The Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce reports that several new nominations for this year's Stars of Lake County Awards have been submitted.


The updated list follows.


MAN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Lake County Record-Bee

1. Andy Weiss, Lakeport

2. Duane Furman, Lakeport


WOMAN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Northlake Medical Pharmacy

1. Yvonne Cox, Nice

2. Linda Fergusson, Hidden Valley Lake

3. Cheryl Robbins, Lakeport

4. Shirley Crawford, Kelseyville

5. Anita Grant, Lakeport


LARGE BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Bruno’s Shop Smart

1. Umpqua Bank, Lakeport & Kelseyville


SMALL BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Food’s Etc.

1. Ting's Thai Kitchen, Hidden Valley Lake

2. Furry Tail's Pet Boutique, Kelseyville

3. Lake Event Design, Lakeport

4. Solo Flight Academy, Lakeport

5. Middletown Florist, Middletown

6. Studebaker’s Coffee House & Deli, Kelseyville


YOUTH ADVOCATE/VOLUNTEER

Sponsored by: Polestar Computers

1. Lorna Sue Sides, Kelseyville


YOUTH ADVOCATE/PROFESSIONAL

Sponsored by: Umpqua Bank

No nominees reported


MALE STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: McDonald’s~Lakeport

1. Benjamin Mullin, Lucerne

2. James Green, Kelseyville


FEMALE STUDENT OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Piedmont Lumber

No nominees reported


AGRICULTURE AWARD

1. JoAnn Saccato, Clearlake

2. Barrett Farms, Finley


ARTS AWARD/AMATEUR

Sponsored by: Shannon Ridge Winery & Vineyards

No nominees reported


ARTS AWARD/PROFESSIONAL

No nominees reported


VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Barry Parkinson, attorney at law

1. Dick Michaels, Kelseyville

2. Bill and Carolyn Tobin, Middletown

3. Jan Parkinson, Lakeport

4. Myra Wendt, Lakeport; Pat Norcio, Lakeport; Bill Knoll, Lakeport; Beth Truman-Nunes, Clearlake Oaks; Barbara Lee, Lower Lake.

5. Brondell Locke, Jr., Clearlake Oaks


MARLA RUZICKA HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Cliff and Nancy Ruzicka

1. Faith Hornby, Lakeport

2. Mina Pierce, Clearlake Oaks


SENIOR OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: WestAmerica Bank

No nominees reported


BEST IDEA OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: Kathy Fowler Auto Dealerships

1. Mary McMillan, Kelseyville


ORGANIZATION-VOLUNTEER

Sponsored by: Strong Financial Network

1. Operation Tango Mike,Kelseyville

2. Soroptimist International of Clear Lake, Clearlake

3. KPFZ Radio, Lakeport


ORGANIZATION-NONPROFIT

No nominees reported


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT-WOMAN

Sponsored by: Lakeview Market & Deli

1. Dr. Frances Crary, Lakeport


LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT-MAN

Sponsored by: Orchard Park Assisted Living & Memory Care

No nominees reported


HERO OF THE YEAR

Sponsored by: U. S. Representative Mike Thompson

1. Mike Botto, Clearlake


NEW BUSINESS OF THE YEAR

1. Chic Le Chef, Hidden Valley Lake


ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

Sponsored by: Lake County Land Trust

No nominees reported


SPIRIT OF LAKE COUNTY

Sponsored by: John Tomkins

No nominees reported


For more information on the awards, call the Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce, 263-5092. Nominations also can be submitted online at www.lakeportchamber.com/stars/default.asp.


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MIDDLETOWN – Lake County 4-H invites the community to attend the annual Presentation Day on Sunday, Feb. 22, starting at 1 p.m., at Middletown Middle School, 20932 Big Canyon Road.

 

Presentation Day is a 4-H public speaking event with both competitive and noncompetitive categories.


There will be more than 30 presenters, and an impressive selection of demonstrations, educational displays, illustrated talks and public speaking presentations.


The youth who participate in this event may advance to sectional and state level 4-H public speaking competitions, and also qualify to apply to give their presentation at this year’s state fair.

 

4-H Youth Development is a program of the University of California Cooperative Extension. For more information on the 4-H program contact U.C. Cooperative Extension, 883 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, 263-6838.


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