Monday, 25 October 2021

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LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office will test its ballot tabulation computer and software ahead of the Sept. 14 gubernatorial recall election.

Pursuant to regulations of the California State Commission on Voting Machines and Vote Tabulating Devices, the logic and accuracy test will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

It will take place in the Registrar of Voters Office, located in Room 209 on the second floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport.

All interested persons are invited to observe this test.

For more information call 707-263-2372 or toll-free at 888-235-6730.

On Friday, the 2020 California Citizens Redistricting Commission launched a CRC database on the WeDrawTheLinesCA.org website that includes all public input related to communities of interest with maps that has been received through online COI tool submissions, via email and snail mail.

The database is easily accessible on the CRC website and can be found under the ‘data’ tab.

“The commission is proud to announce the launch of the CRC database, which will house all redistricting input as it comes in from the public. At the moment it contains mostly communities of interest input with corresponding maps. As we begin line drawing, it will also contain district map recommendations from the public. In our quest for increased transparency, Californians will be able to look at the same public input commissioners have at their disposal,” said Commission Chair Neal Fornaciari.

The CRC database includes columns labeled with an original ID, submission date, submission source, a summary of the submission, PDF attachments and shape files for those who submitted through the online COI tool.

To the right of the table, you will find a heat map of California that allows you to search for input based on the geographic area of focus in the input.

You can also explore the data directly in the data table using the search, filter, sort, or grouping functionalities offered by the tool. Data will be uploaded to the database on a regular basis.

Every 10 years, after the federal government publishes updated census information, California must redraw the boundaries of its electoral districts so that the state’s population is evenly allocated among the new districts.

In 2008, California voters passed the Voters First Act, authorizing the creation of the independent California Citizens Redistricting Commission to draw new State Senate, State Assembly and State Board of Equalization district lines.

In 2010, the Voters First Act for Congress gave the Commission the responsibility of drawing new Congressional districts following every census.

For more information, please visit WeDrawTheLinesCA.org.

NORTH‌‌ ‌‌COAST, ‌‌ ‌‌Calif.‌‌ ‌‌ — ‌ ‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌reports‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌following‌‌ ‌‌road‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌will‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌taking‌‌ ‌‌place‌‌ ‌‌‌around‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌North‌‌ ‌‌Coast‌‌ ‌‌during‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌coming‌‌ ‌‌week. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Included‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌Mendocino‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌projects‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌may‌‌ ‌‌impact‌‌ ‌‌Lake‌‌ ‌‌County‌‌ ‌‌commuters, as well as work in Del Norte and Humboldt counties.
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Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌advises‌‌ ‌‌motorists‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌drive‌‌ ‌‌with‌‌ ‌‌caution‌‌ ‌‌when‌‌ ‌‌approaching‌‌ ‌‌work‌‌ ‌‌areas‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌‌prepared‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌stop‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌traffic‌‌ ‌‌control‌‌ ‌‌stations. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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The‌‌ ‌‌Caltrans‌‌ ‌‌Traffic‌‌ ‌‌Operations‌‌ ‌‌Office‌‌ ‌‌has‌‌ ‌‌reviewed‌‌ ‌‌each‌‌ ‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌and‌‌ ‌‌determined‌‌ ‌‌that‌‌ ‌‌individual‌‌ ‌‌‌project‌‌ ‌‌delays‌‌ ‌‌are‌‌ ‌‌expected‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌be‌‌ ‌‌less‌‌ ‌‌than‌‌ ‌‌the‌‌ ‌‌statewide‌‌ ‌‌policy‌‌ ‌‌maximum‌‌ ‌‌of‌‌ ‌‌30‌‌ ‌‌minutes‌‌ ‌‌unless‌‌ ‌‌‌noted‌‌ ‌‌otherwise. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Highway‌‌ ‌‌20

— AT&T has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at Le Trianon Resort on Tuesday, Aug. 31. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction near Saratoga Spring Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Drainage work from Red Hill Lane to Foothill Drive will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect overnight weekdays from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Rokstad Power has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Fourth Street to Country Club Drive beginning Wednesday, Sept. 1. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Striping operation from North Fork Cache Creek to Walker Ridge Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 20-minute delays.

— Highway construction from North Fork Cache Creek to Colusa County Line will begin Monday, Aug. 30. One-way traffic control will be in effect overnight weekdays from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Construction from Route 281 to Private Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect overnight from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Construction from Mendocino County line to 0.5 miles east of Mendocino County Line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 20

— Slide removal two miles west of Three Chop Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Highway construction east of Three Chop Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays.

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Pepperwood Way to Harmon Lane on Friday, Aug. 27. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Maintenance operation from the Mendocino County Line to Geysers Road will begin Monday, Aug. 30. Lane closures will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor delays.

— Slide removal from Comminsky Station Road to Pieta Creek Bridge will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Rosetti Creek to Center Street on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Lane closures will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor delays.

— Bridge work from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Hensley Creek Undercrossing will begin Sunday, Aug. 29. Lane closures will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minimal delays.

— AT&T has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Masonite Road Overcrossing on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Lane closures will be in effect overnight from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minimal delays.

— Bridge work at the North State Street Undercrossing Bridge will begin Sunday, Aug. 29. A full ramp closure will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should take alternate routes.

— Work south of Ridgewood Ranch Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect in both directions. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Moss Cove Safety Rest Area will be closed through fall 2021.

— Bridge work at the Irvine Lodge Rest Area northbound will begin Sunday, Aug. 29. One-way traffic control will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minimal delays.

— Bridge work at the Long Valley Creek Bridge will begin Sunday, Aug. 29. Lane closures will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minimal delays.

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Ten Mile Creek to Steele and Davidson Lane on Friday, Aug. 27. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Paulson has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for incident cleanup and repairs from North of Steele and Davidson Lane to one mile South of Harwood Road on Wednesday, Sept. 1. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Paving work from Spyrock Road to the Empire Camp Rest Area northbound will begin Friday, Aug. 27. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minimal delays.

— Empire Camp Safety Rest Area will be closed through fall 2021.

Highway 128

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Big Oaks Drive to the Yorkville Post Office on Tuesday, Aug. 31. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 253

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work from Slide Creek to Robinson Creek Road on Monday, Aug. 30. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Bridge work near Old Hunter Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Emergency work at Last Chance Grade will continue. The final four-hour closure is planned for Friday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. After that, motorists should anticipate 30-minute delays at all hours. (Please check www.lastchancegrade.com and the QuickMap app or website for more information.)

— Shoulder improvements in Crescent City from Front Street to Ninth Street will continue. Lane restrictions will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction near Ocean View Drive in Smith River will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Pavement work south of the Oregon state line will continue through Friday, Aug. 27. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate 20-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Wall work near the McClellan Mountain Summit will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work south of Weitchpec on Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Bridge work east of Orleans will begin on Sunday, Aug. 29. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Bridge work south of Phillipsville will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. A northbound onramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Maintenance at the South Fork Road Undercrossing southbound offramp will continue. A full closure will be in effect from 6:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should use an alternate route.

— Pavement work from north of the Safford Road Undercrossing to north of the 36 interchange will continue. Lane closures will be in effect in both directions. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns. Ramps will be intermittently closed. Motorists should use an alternate route when necessary.

— Striping near the Loleta Drive Undercrossing will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 1. Ramps will be intermittently closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should use an alternate route when necessary.

— Construction from the Hookton Road Overcrossing to 14th Street in Eureka will continue. Lane and ramp closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns and use alternate ramps when necessary.

— Pavement and utility work from Myrtle Avenue to Cole and Jacobs Avenue in Eureka will continue. A southbound lane restriction will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Sign work from the Eureka Slough Bridge to the Jacoby Creek Bridge will continue. Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Pavement and barrier work from the Arcata Overhead Bridge to the 200 junction south of McKinleyville will continue. Lane and ramp closures will be in effect in both directions from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

Highway 200

— PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at the 101 junction south of McKinleyville on Friday, Sept. 3, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 255

— Utility work near Pachaco Lane in Arcata will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Bridge work at the 200 or North Bank Road junction will continue. Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Construction near the Burney Vista Point will occur through Tuesday, Aug. 31. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Construction from east of the Burney Vista Point to the East Fork Campground east of Willow Creek will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction in the Willow Creek area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Westside Community Park Committee is seeking funding through California Prop 68 to develop the Horse Park on land allocated for it, just off Highway 175.

This endeavor requires a series of interactions with the public to formulate the features and design we will develop.

The committee is in the first stage of the application process, which is to gather community input through surveys and then public meetings.

Community input is critical to this process and greatly increases the committee’s chance of success in this competitive application process.

The group asks community members to take a few minutes to complete the survey.

The survey can be found here in English and here in Spanish.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lakeport Police Department said it is changing its approach to posting booking photos on social media in response to new state legislation.

In July of this year the California legislature introduced and passed and the governor signed into law Assembly Bill 1475, which shall now prohibit a police department or sheriff’s office from sharing, on social media, booking photos of any individual arrested on suspicion of committing a nonviolent crime unless specified circumstances exist.

With regard to the 23 violent crimes under California law — specifically, Penal Code 667.5 — booking photos can be shared but are subject to later removal under specified circumstances.

The Lakeport Police Department said it will now carefully review all circumstances before deciding to post a booking photo to social media, even if allowed under this law, due to the complexities of removal if it is later so required.

To cite one major complexity, removal of photos from social media may cause other content to be inadvertently removed and that content may be protected first amendment free speech of others who have commented on posts of photos.

Regardless of this law, booking photos can still be placed on a law enforcement agency internet website.

Booking photos for arrests in Lakeport, if available, are posted on the Lakeport Police Department’s website at this link for a period of 30 days after arrest.

This law does not prohibit the posting of surveillance or other photos if public assistance is needed to help identify those unknown suspects and we shall continue those postings.

“As with the many other law changes and criminal justice reforms in California over the past few years, our goal remains to work as hard as we can to hold criminal suspects accountable and protect our community,” the department said in a Friday statement.

Text of the full law and legislative findings regarding its passage can be found here.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lakeport Public Works Department is advising that the parking lot area between Fourth and Fifth Streets by Library Park will be closed to through traffic due to construction.

The closure will take place on Monday, Aug. 30, and Tuesday, Aug. 31.

The Fifth Street Boat ramp will remain open.

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