Thursday, 13 June 2024


LAKEPORT – Susan Clayton, deputy county librarian, library technician Jan Cook and Anne Shirako, library assistant – all employees of the Lake County Library – attended the Association for Rural and Small Libraries annual conference in Sacramento in September.

The three women represented Lake County as three of more than 250 participants from all over the country.

California representatives were able to attend the event thanks to partial scholarships provided by the California State Library.

Participants from 32 states and Canada came together for this national conference to discuss challenges, strategies and opportunities for the future of libraries in rural communities. They attended sessions on library management, technology in the library and library marketing.

“We were happy to be able to assist Lake County Library staff to attend this terrific conference, which was held in California for the first time,” said California State Librarian Susan Hildreth.

A goal of the conference is to provide “hands-on” information and ideas that can be taken home and implemented quickly with little or no cost to the library.

“It was a tremendous opportunity to get to attend this conference aimed specifically at small and rural libraries,” said Susan Clayton of the Lake County Library staff. “We learned a great many things that will help us inform the public about library services.”

Next year’s conference will be held in Gatlinburg, Tenn., Sept. 11 through 13, 2009.


LAKE COUNTY – The Lake County California Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People will hold its general election of officers and officers at-large members of the executive committee on Nov. 15.

Polls will be open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Redbud Community Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake.

In order to vote in a branch election, one must be a member in good standing of the branch 30 days prior to the election. A form of identification is required to secure a ballot.


WOODLAND – Looking to connect with environmental organizations in Sacramento and Yolo counties?

You're in luck. Over 15 organizations are co-hosting a day-long Green Summit in Woodland to discuss the state of our environment and how we can attain a healthy environment and sustainable lifestyle for the future.

Local environmental organizations including Tuleyome, Yolo Audubon Society, Sierra Club, California Native Plant Society, the Burrowing Owl Preservation Society, Environmental Council of Sacramento, Planning and Conservation League, Habitat 2020, Putah Creek Council and Sacramento Tree Foundation are gathering on Nov. 15 at the Woodland Community and Senior Center to enjoy a day packed great speakers, panels and workshops.

“The Green Summit is a chance for us all to engage in a discussion about the environment and what to do about it locally – for people and wildlife,” states Alison Kent, Yolo Audubon Society President. “Loss of habitat – whether by urban and rural development and population growth, climate change, water and energy use – will have profound implications for the future of our region."

There are workshops on habitat loss and preservation, climate change and energy, environmental justice, how to communicate in the 21st century, land use planning and transportation, water quality and quantity, and youth and the outdoors.

For those who don’t reside in the Yolo/Sacramento County: While this Green Summit is focused on the Sacramento Valley, there will be much information, and strategies and tools that can help you in your home community to improve our environment.

Martha Guzman-Aceves will be the key-note luncheon speaker. She is the Legislative Advocate for the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Sacramento.

Guzman-Aceves advocacy work has concentrated on occupational and environmental hazards. She is currently an active member of the Environmental Justice Coalition for Water, which concentrates on attaining safe and affordable drinking water for rural communities. She holds a M. S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics and a B. S. in International Economics.

Join the group to identify the key goals and strategies that we need to achieve our objectives for the future on Saturday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland.

The Green Summit will be offering scholarships for 18 and under and discounts for students and seniors.

To register and get a copy of the full program go to or call 530-350-2599.


LAKEPORT – The Lake Family Resource Center will host the next meeting of the Domestic Violence Council on Wednesday, Nov. 19.

The meeting will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Meeting attendees will meet the Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Teams from Lake Family Resource Center. They also will be reviewing the new DVD from the California Attorney General's Office, “First Impressions,” which explores the effects of domestic violence on children.

They will have reports on the current MyStrength Clubs for high school boys, the All That Camp 2008 for middle school girls and plans for a 2009 youth-driven camp, plans for an additional camp for boys next year, success with taking nurturing parenting classes into the jail.

There also will be discussion and an invitation to join the planning committee for the next Men of Influence event, and they will be recruiting for new executive committee leadership for 2009 as well as membership on our Criminal Justice Subcommittee.

Community members who want to be involved in the quest for zero tolerance for domestic and sexual violence in Lake County is welcome to attend.

The Lake Family Resource Center is located at 896 Lakeport Blvd., Lakeport, telephone 262-1611.


Lion John Cappa won a bundle of lottery tickets at the Mountain Lions recent drawing and barbecue. Courtesy photo.


COBB – The Mountain Lions Club of Cobb are presenting a Western Hoedown on Saturday, Nov. 8.

The proceeds will benefit Cobb Elementary School.

The event begins with a no-host bar at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.

Dinner will be barbecue ribs, coleslaw, beans, cornbread, potato salad and cobbler.

Western music and dancing also will be part of the evening's fun.

The hoedown takes place at the Little Red Schoolhouse, 15780 Bottle Rock Road on Cobb.

For more information call Frank at 928-0258.


KELSEYVILLE – It’s time to get serious about preventing the catastrophic climate changes that will result if excessive greenhouse gas emissions continue to raise the planetary temperature. Although both its causes and their remedies are global in scope, that global solution has to be assembled piece by piece, one community and one individual at a time.

At the next Sierra Club Lake Group general meeting – which will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in the Kelseyville High School Library, 5480 Main St. in Kelseyville – Carl Zichella, Western Renewable Projects Director for the national Sierra Club, will discuss the impacts of global warming on California and the West and explore the options for making the transition to a carbon-free economy.

Zichella, who has been a member of the Sierra Club staff for 21 years and was previously the director of the Club’s California-Nevada-Hawaii regional office, is one of 1,000 Americans trained by Vice President Al Gore to present the global warming slide show featured in “An Inconvenient Truth.”

Providing a local perspective on this planetary issue, Supervisor Denise Rushing, who has been involved with energy/global warming issues on a professional and personal basis since long before she thought of running for public office, will also give a presentation about Lake County's impressive solarization program and other efforts to move forward into a sustainable future.

Please join us to learn more about the most pressing environmental issue of our time, and find out how we can fight back – right here in Lake County.

The meeting is free and the public is invited. For more information call Victoria Brandon at 994-1931, or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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