Sunday, 16 June 2024

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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 beginning Monday, Jan. 5. 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 5 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 beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6. 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 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 Company, Incorporated of Rancho Cordova.


– Caltrans will perform routine maintenance from Rodeo Creek Bridge to Hosea Creek beginning Tuesday, Jan. 6. 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.


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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SACRAMENTO – The California Communications Association (CalCom) has named state Sen. Patricia Wiggins (D-Santa Rosa) as the first recipient of CalCom’s annual Legislator of the Year Award.


Wiggins, who represents the state’s 2nd Senate District, was recognized for her authorship of two telecommunications bills that were signed into law this year: SB 1149, extending the Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure Grant Program, which provides grants for the development and improvement of telecommunication services in rural communities; and SB 780, extending California’s High-Cost Funds A and B, which are utilized by companies that provide telecommunications in high-cost-of-services areas and communities.


The 2nd Senate District is comprised of portions or all of six counties: Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Solano and Sonoma.


Both of the bills authored by Wiggins impact residents of those counties – SB 1149, because it allows phone lines and cellular providers to receive grants and build infrastructure in rural and high-cost areas, and SB 780, because nearly the entire 2nd Senate District receives subsidies by ratepayers enabling telecommunications companies to provide affordable phone services.


“Telecommunications providers rely on subsidies paid by all ratepayers to continue providing basic phone service to rural areas of my district and elsewhere in California,” Wiggins said after receiving her award. “Had we not been able to extend the high-cost funds, rural residents across the state would have been with astronomically-high phone bills.”


SB 1149 extends the Rural Telecommunications Infrastructure Grant Program to January 2013. SB 780 extends the California High-Cost Fund A & B to 2012, and 2013, respectively. The latter bill also requires the California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) to report to the Legislature on the affordability of basic phone services in rural areas of the state that are subsidized by the B-Fund by July 1, 2010. Wiggins said the purpose of the report is “to ensure that residents in such areas have access to reliable and affordable telephone service.”


CalCom is a statewide trade association, representing 21 companies (including AT&T, Surewest and Verizon, along smaller telephone companies such as Foresthill and Sierra) that provide telecommunications services to nearly every corner of California. The association was founded in 1917.


Today’s CalCom members range from small high-tech, high-investment communications companies bringing reliable, high-quality service to the most rural and remote areas of the state, to medium and large providers serving diverse rural, urban and suburban markets. Together, CalCom members employ over 61,000 Californians.


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LAKEPORT – The monthly meeting of the USCG Auxiliary, Flotilla 88 of Lake County, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 3, at the Lakeport Yacht Club on 5th Street in Lakeport.


The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. with recently installed Commander Harry De Lope presiding.


Anyone 17 or older with an interest in joining this active flotilla is encouraged to attend the meeting.


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


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Luncheon Chair Betty Atwood-Reyna standing by Christmas tree with gifts. Courtesy photo.

 

 


LAKE COUNTY – Clear Lake Trowel and Trellis Garden Club members recently attended their Christmas luncheon at Murphy's on the Green.


Items were placed under the tree for "gifting" to Freedom House, a program providing a safe house for woman and children.


Luncheon Chair Betty Atwood-Reyna received a list of suggestions they need for the house: bathroom towels and rugs, kitchen supplies, and all beds are twin size (new and gently used items).


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CLEARLAKE – The Lake County Community Co-op's January general meeting will include a pruning demonstration in Clearlake on Saturday, Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.


Board member Allen Markowski, will share his pruning knowledge and skills at a residence in Clearlake. Participants can take part in pruning on a variety of fruit trees and other shrubs.


Please bring pruning tools to use and to share if you have them.


This is a great no-cost opportunity to become more knowledgeable in pruning existing plants and trees in order to provide a more productive local and sustainable harvest. The public is welcome!


Carpooling is available by meeting at the regular co-op location at 14773 Lakeshore Drive at 9:30 a.m.


For more information contact Lori Patotzka at 994-1618.


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MIDDLETOWN – The Middletown Area Town Hall (MATH) will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8.


The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. at Loconoma High School located on Washington Street.


Agenda items include a final call for nominations to the MATH Board, an opportunity to meet the candidates, election of the MATH Board of Directors, a welcome for newly elected District 1 Supervisor Jim Comstock and board reports.


Also up for action is an amendment to the MATH Bylaws, providing for two at-large alternate board members, and discussion and consideration of MATH marketing materials and mission statement.


MATH meetings are subject to videotaping. Meeting proceedings may be available for viewing on public access television and/or the Internet.


MATH – established by resolution of the Lake County Board of Supervisors on Dec. 12, 2006 – is a municipal advisory council serving the residents of Anderson Springs, Cobb, Coyote Valley (includes HVL), Long Valley and Middletown.


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