Friday, 21 June 2024

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MIDDLETOWN – The only Lake County Bucket Brigade Blood drive is this Saturday, Jan. 10, at Middletown Fire Station from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


The fire station is located at 21095 Highway 175, Middletown.


Donors will receive an event t-shirt, save a life and help Middletown to potentially win the Bucket Trophy.


The Bucket Brigade is a friendly winter competition between local fire departments in Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties that takes place November through January.


The event has been a great success thus far with over 800 donors participating and another 300 projected.


This is the largest Bucket Brigade so far and the community is not done yet. Last year they had approximately 750 donors and this season they are on track for more than 1,000 donors participating.


For more information, please contact Andrea Casson at 545-1222, Extension 165.


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SACRAMENTO – North Coast State Senator Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) this week announced the availability of applications for the 2009-10 California Senate Fellows program.


The program provides college graduates an opportunity to become full-time Senate staff members at the state Capitol in Sacramento for 11 months beginning in October 2009.


Fellows are assigned to the personal or committee staff of a senator and also participate in academic seminars with senators, senior staff, journalists, lobbyists and state government officials.


The fellowship program is jointly operated by the state Senate and the Center for California Studies at Sacramento State University.


Fellows are paid a stipend of $1,972 per month plus health, vision, and dental benefits. They earn 12 units of graduate credit from Sacramento State for the academic portion of the program.


"Being a fellow provides an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the legislative process," Wiggins said. "Whether your career goals are in the public or private sector, the Senate Fellows program provides valuable training."


Former Senate Fellows include current members of Congress and the California Legislature, judges, and numerous other elected officials and community leaders. Current Wiggins legislative aide Ana Rodriguez is a former fellow.


Wiggins said fellows experience the broad range of activities conducted in busy Senate offices.


Responsibilities include researching public policy issues, helping develop legislative proposals, analyzing and staffing legislation, assisting with constituent inquiries and casework, participating in meetings as the senator’s representative, writing press releases and speeches, and performing other delegated tasks.


A five-week orientation at the beginning of the program provides background on state government, the legislative process, and major policy issues.


Anyone who will be at least 20 years of age and a graduate of a four-year college or university by Sept. 1, 2009, is eligible to apply. There is no preferred major. Individuals with advanced degrees and those in mid-career are encouraged to apply.


Applications may be requested by calling the Senate Fellows program office at 916-278-7693, or through Sen. Wiggins’ capitol or district offices: State Capitol Office (916-651-4002); Humboldt County District Office (707-445-6508); Lake/Mendocino Counties District Office (707-468-8914); Napa County District Office (707-224-1990); Solano County District Office (707-648-5312); Sonoma County District Office (707-576-2771).


Applications and brochures are also available on the Senate’s Web site (www.sen.ca.gov/ftp/sen/fellows/_home/) and the program Web site (www.csus.edu/calst/senate).


The deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 25. Eighteen fellows will be selected in May after an initial screening of applications and a subsequent panel interview of finalists.


Wiggins represents Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties in the California Senate.


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Susan Feiler (left), owner of Lake County Wine Studio in Upper Lake, and Lake County artist Renee Geare (right) presents Lake County Public Services Director Kim Clymire (center) with a check donating $400 toward the acquisition of parcels atop Mount Konocti. Feiler and Geare raised the funds by hosting a month-long benefit art show and sale featuring Geare

LAKE COUNTY – Commemorate and celebrate the historic election of Barack Hussein Obama as President of the United States of America on Tuesday, Jan. 20, at the Saw Shop Gallery and Bistro in Kelseyville.


The event will begin at 6 p.m.


During the celebration, President Obama’s Inaugural address, as well as the parade and parties coverage, will be shown on a large screen.


Appetizers, wine and and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.


Tickets are $20 each.


The Saw Shop will provide the no-host bar.


There is room for 100 guests, so please order your tickets early as this will be a sold-out event.


Call 263-4529 to reserve tickets or purchase tickets at Watershed Books, 305 N. Main St., Lakeport.


Contact the Democratic Party of Lake County by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 263-4529 for further information.


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NORTH COAST – Caltrans has updated a previously issued bulletin on roadwork with additional lane closures in Lake County and around the North Coast.


Included are Mendocino County projects that may impact local commuters.


LAKE COUNTY


Highway 20


– Epidendio Construction of Lower Lake has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for guardrail repair from Verna Way to Paradise Cove. Work hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. Intermittent one-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


– 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. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 5 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 175


– PG&E of Ukiah has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for tree trimming from the junction of Route 29/175 in Kelseyville to the junction of Route 29/175 in Middletown. Work hours are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. Intermittent one-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.


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 Ukiah has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work between Philo Greenwood Road and Navarro Bluff Road. Work hours are 8 a.m. to 4 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.


Highway 128


– AT&T of Walnut Creek has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work 2.2 miles east of Dry Creek Bridge beginning Monday, Jan. 12. 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. P128AA


Highway 162


– A bridge widening project at Outlet Creek Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control with a temporary signal is in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. Contractor – Viking Construction Co. Inc. of Rancho Cordova.


– Caltrans will continue routine maintenance work from Rodeo Creek Bridge to Hosea Creek. Work hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., weekdays. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.


Highway 253


– A bridge widening project at Soda Creek Bridge will resume on Monday, Jan. 12. 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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LAKEPORT – The Lakeport Planning Commission will hold its next meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14.


The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at Lakeport City Hall, 225 Park St.


Commissioners will discuss projects eligible for Lakeport Planning Commission certificates of appreciation.


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