Monday, 20 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 roadway realignment project from 1.4 miles east of the North Fork Cache Creek Bridge to 1.6 miles west of Walker Ridge Road will continue. 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. Contractor – Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa.


Highway 29


– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from Wardlaw Street to 0.4 miles south of Hofacker Lane beginning Friday, Jan. 23. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.


MENDOCINO COUNTY


Highway 1


– PG&E of Ukiah been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at Gordon Lane on Friday, January 23, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


– Baxman Gravel Company of Fort Bragg has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit to construct a road approach 0.1 miles north of Happy Lane beginning Monday, Jan. 26. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


Highway 20


– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from the Redwood Valley exit to the east entrance of the Lake Mendocino Recreation Area on Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays.


Highway 101


– A pavement repair project from 0.1 miles north to 1.5 miles north of Comminsky Station Road will continue. Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Motorists 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, 7 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 1.4 to 2.5 miles east of Dry Creek Bridge. 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 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 10-minute delays.

Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.


Highway 253


– 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 10-minute delays. Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.


– Comcast of Ukiah been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at Robinson Creek Road on Monday, Jan. 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Intermittent full road closures will be in effect.

Motorists should anticipate 15-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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A controlled burn at Quercus Ranch could be seen Wednesday around the lake. Photo by Harold La Bonte.

 

LAKE COUNTY – Residents around the county spotted smoke and ash in the Kelseyville and Cobb areas on Wednesday, but there was nothing to worry about because the conditions resulted from controlled burns.


Cal Fire spokesman Eric Hoffman said that a controlled burns took place in the Boggs Mountain State Forest, burning about 45 acres of understory.


Hoffman said the burn would continue on Thursday.


Another controlled fire, this one said to be an annual tule burning, took place at the Quercus Ranch on Soda Bay Road near Kelseyville. It was permitted by the Lake County Air Quality Management District and was scheduled only to take place on day, according to the Kelsyville Fire Protection District.


The second fire was responsible for smoke that blew out across the lake, said Hoffman.


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CLEARLAKE – The Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club will meet on Monday, Jan. 26.


The meeting will commence at 7 p.m. at the Redbud Library, Community Room, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake.

 

There will be a potluck before the meeting at 6:30 p.m.

 

The election of officers will be the main business of the January meeting.

 

There also will be focus on the next year's activities, the July 4 parade, support of CCHAP (the HIV drop-in center) and fundraising.

 

The club, organized around the LGBT community is open to the all registered Democrats, straight or gay.


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CLEARLAKE OAKS – The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge will hold a crab feed on Saturday, Feb. 7.


The event will include all-you-can-eat salad, pasta and garlic bread, plus the main course – crab.


There will be one dinner seating, beginning at 5 p.m. Seating is limited to 200 people.


A live auction also will be held.


The cost is $35 per person.


For more information call 998-3740.


The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge is located at the intersection of Highways 20 and 53.


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COBB – The third Friday of every month the Cobb Mountain Lions host Bingo Night.


Doors open at 6 p.m. and the first game begins at 6:30 pm. The bar and snack bar start serving at 6 p.m.; they offer hamburgers, hot dogs, nachos and an assortment of other treats.


Admission is $5 per person and it includes two bingo cards; extra cards are available for $2 each.


Bingo Night features 10 games, eight games of different style bingo for $20 pots and two blackouts with jackpots of $100 each.


This has become a very popular event, and the Lion invite community members to come and join the fun.


As with all Cobb Mountain Lion events, bingo is held at the Little Red School House at 15780 Bottle Rock Road on Cobb.


Call Toni DeHaven at 928-02258 or Jon Meyer at 928-5200 for details.


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MENDOCINO COUNTY – Dungeness crab season has arrived and Mendocino County is celebrating its 10th Annual Crab and Wine Days Jan. 23 through Feb. 1.


Mendocino County’s Crab and Wine Days has been named one of the top ten seafood festivals in the nation by Coastal Living magazine and this spectacular festival is practically in your own backyard.


Come join the festivities surrounding the arrival of this succulent crustacean and enjoy crab feeds, winemaker dinners, wine competitions, crabbing demonstrations, crab cruises, cooking classes, cioppino feeds, a crab cake cook off with celebrity judges and so much more including 22 wineries participating in “Passport” during the festival.


A full event calendar is available at www.goMendo.com or by calling 1-866-GoMendo for additional information.


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