Sunday, 19 May 2024

Community

CLEARLAKE – The phone number for the Redbud Library in Clearlake was inadvertently left out of the latest AT&T phone book.


The library’s phone number is 994-5115.


Redbud Library is located at 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, and is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday, noon to 8 p.m.


If patrons have any trouble calling Redbud Library, they can also call any other library branch for assistance.


Lakeport Library’s phone number is 263-8817, Middletown Library’s phone number is 987-3674 and

Upper Lake Library’s phone number is 275-2049.


The Lake County Library Web site is www.co.lake.ca.us/Page386.aspx.


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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


– A slide repair project from the Lupiyoma Creek Bridge to Bar X Ranch will continue through Friday, Jan. 16. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. A shoulder closure will be in effect with intermittent one-way traffic control. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays. Contractor – Argonaut Constructors of Santa Rosa.


Highway 281


– Caltrans will continue routine maintenance from 0.9 miles west of Tenino Way to the junction of Route 29/281. 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


– AT&T of Sacramento has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Lake Street to 0.2 miles south of Stonebord Road beginning Tuesday, Jan. 20. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-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, seven days per week. Motorists may experience minor traffic slowdowns.


– PG&E of Ukiah has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at Oak Creek Avenue on Friday, January 16 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Traffic will be restricted to one way each direction of travel. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.


Highway 128


– AT&T of Walnut Creek has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from 1.5 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.


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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KELSEYVILLE – The Redbud Audubon Society will meet Thursday, Jan. 15, at 7 p.m. at the Kelseyville High School Library.


This month’s speaker for Redbud Audubon is Ron LeValley, a wildlife biologist and photographer who will present a program on the Farallon Islands, home to the largest colony of breeding seabirds in the continental United States – sometimes up to 250,000 birds comprising 12 species.


Three kinds of whales ply the nearby waters and five species of seals and sea lions come ashore on the islands, in some cases to breed. The large population of seals and sea lions is no doubt responsible for the great white shark population in the vicinity.


LeValley has been photographing nature for over 40 years. He is a founding member of the Mendocino Coast Photographer Guild and Gallery in Fort Bragg where his work can be seen.


As a professional photographer, LeValley has compiled an impressive collection (over 70,000 images) of wildlife photographs that he uses for presentations and publications.


Forty years ago when Point Reyes bird Observatory established the Farallon Island Research Station, LeValley was a young biologist who had volunteered as a bird bander for a number of years. In August of 1968 he spent a month on the islands, a month that was instrumental in focusing his career.


This past summer, 29 years after his last visit, he returned to the beginning of his career and participated in current research activities.


LeValley will share some of his experiences, both old and new, on the islands, providing an interesting perspective on the changes on the islands and in the ecosystems that the Farallones are a part of. His outstanding photographs will illustrate his talk.


The public is invited to enjoy this excellent program. For information, go the Audubon Web site at www.redbudaudubon.org.


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LAKE COUNTY – This Saturday KPFZ 88.1 FM radio host Herb Gura will discuss the proposed Provinsalia housing development off of Dam Road in Clearlake.


The show begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17.


Guests on Gura's radio show, “I'm Not a Lawyer But I Play One on the Radio,” will include Sierra Club Lake Group Chair Victoria Brandon and others who will talk about the upcoming Clearlake City Council meeting, at which the council will decide whether or not to certify the Environmental Impact Report for the proposed Provinsalia project.


Certification was recommended by the Clearlake Planning Commission on Dec. 16.


The show will welcome calls at 263-3435.


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LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County Department of Public Works has announced a road closure due to an impassable bridge.


Effective immediately, Holdenried Road at Hill Creek is closed to all traffic due to bridge failure, the department reported Wednesday.


Signs are in place to alert the traveling public of the need to use alternative routes.


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


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NORTH COAST – According to recent data released by the Census Bureau, times are tough all over the country. However, job prospects are bright at the Santa Rosa Early Local Census Office (ELCO), where staffs are preparing for 2010 Census operations.


The Santa Rosa ELCO is gearing up for its first major 2010 Census operation — address canvassing.


Starting in early 2009, hundreds of census workers will check and verify addresses for the Census Bureau’s Master Address File, which will be used to mail out the census questionnaires in 2010.


Santa Rosa ELCO manager Ford Carlberg pointed out that, in an economic downturn, many people are looking for work, either to pay their bills and keep food on the table, or just for some extra family income.


“We offer great pay, flexible hours, paid training and a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the community,” Carlberg said. “We also want to hire local people to work right in their own neighborhoods, especially in Northern California counties, where the number of applicants has been low.”


For Northern California, the Santa Rosa ELCO manages 2010 Census operations in the counties of Butte, Colusa, Del Norte, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Napa, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo and Yuba.


The U.S. Constitution mandates that, every 10 years, we count every man, woman and child living in the United States on April 1, 2010, Census Day. To do that, the government needs to mobilize the largest nonmilitary workforce in U.S. History.


The Santa Rosa ELCO will need to hire approximately 1,100 workers required to carry out census operations between now and 2010.


Priority is given to U.S. citizens and employees must be at least 18 years old. They need to take a brief basic skills test as well as clear an FBI background check.


Residents of Northern California counties, as well as bilingual applicants, are strongly encouraged to apply.


All 2010 Census jobs are temporary, from field jobs lasting a few weeks to office jobs extending to 2010.


“Right now we need to hire people for these positions,” added Carlberg.


Salaries range from $11.50 per hour for address listers, crew leader assistants at $11.50 per hour, crew leaders at $13 per hour and $14.50 per hour for field operations supervisors.


Interested applicants can get more information by calling toll-free 1-866-861-2010 or online at www.2010censusjobs.gov.


Article 1, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates an actual enumeration of the U.S. population for the purpose of the apportionment of congressional seats. Each year, more than $300 billion in federal funds are disbursed to communities based solely on census population figures.


In addition, state and local government agencies, tribal governments, businesses, academia, nonprofit organizations and members of the general public rely on census data to make informed decisions.


As with all 2010 Census information, the address information collected by the Census Bureau is confidential by law (Title 13, U.S. Code, Section 9).


All Census Bureau employees, including the census workers who collect the address information, have taken an oath to protect confidentiality and are subject to jail term, a fine — or both — for disclosing any information that could identify a respondent or household.


For more information on the 2010 Census, visit http://www.census.gov/2010census/.


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