Tuesday, 28 June 2022


LAKEPORT – The topic of Konocti Electric Auto Association's next meeting will be “Planet in Peril.”

The meeting will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Lakeport Adventist Community Church on the corner of Hill Road East and Park Way (Highway 29 exit in north Lakeport).

They will show the movie Who Killed the Electric Car by director Chris Paine, which will be followed by a presentation by Steve Heckeroth, a very informative consultant in the arena of electric vehicles and global warming.

There will be free food and drinks for all.

Donations to support the Konocti Electric Auto Association and the Lake County Prius Club are welcome during the presentation.

For more information go to www.konoctieaa.org, call Phil Mathewson at 263-3391, or Randy Sun at 263-3030 (Monday through Thursday) or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


SACRAMENTO Patty Berg received a 100-percent pro-choice rating from Planned Parenthood on her support for reproductive health and pro-choice voting.

“I am honored to receive a high rating from Planned Parenthood,” said Berg, D-Eureka. “Protecting reproductive rights and fighting for good reproductive health has always been a cornerstone in my career.”

Berg is a lifelong advocate for reproductive rights. In the 1980s, she co-founded CHOICES, Humboldt County's first pro-choice Political Action Committee, and developed California's first K-12 comprehensive family life education curriculum for public schools which received national distribution.

While in the Legislature, Berg has supported Planned Parenthood in its efforts to protect reproductive freedom and opposed legislation that attempts to erode those rights.


LOWER LAKE – The Sierra Club Lake Group is hosting a special Town Hall Forum to inform Lake County residents about a proposed new conservation initiative that would create a National Conservation Area (NCA) in the Blue Ridge Berryessa region.

Boundaries are still to be determined, but the NCA could potentially encompass about 800,000 acres from the Vaca Mountains in Solano County to the Snow Mountain Wilderness, and would include substantial portions of eastern Lake County.

Coordinated management between various public agencies, opportunities for public participation, and increased funding opportunities are among the anticipated benefits.

The meeting will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 19, in the Brick Hall on Main Street in Lower Lake.

UC Davis botanist Dr. Susan Harrison will provide the featured presentation: “Why is our region a hotspot of botanical diversity ... and what can we do to conserve it?” followed by a discussion of the NCA idea itself led by Tuleyome president Bob Schneider, with lots of maps, photos, and opportunities for questions and comments – refreshments, too.

The event is free and everyone is invited. Call Sierra Club Chair Victoria Brandon at 707-994-1931 for additional information, or visit the Lake Group Web site, http://redwood.sierraclub.org/lake.


LAKE COUNTY – All branches of the Lake County Library system will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 22 to observe Martin Luther King Day.

Normal hours at all branches will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

Call your local branch if you have any questions.

Lakeport Library, located at 1425 N. High St., is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 263-8817.

Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road, Clearlake, is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednesday noon to 8 p.m.; telephone 994-5115.

Middletown Library, 21267 Calistoga Road, is open Tuesday through Friday from 1 p.m to 6p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 987-3674.

Upper Lake Library, 310 Second St., is open Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 1 p.m. to 6 pm, and Wednesday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; telephone 275-2049.


BLUE LAKES – The Northshore Dive Team will hold a training this weekend.

The team will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Narrows Lodge at Blue Lakes.

The morning's work will include tending and communication training.

Anyone interested in learning ore about the team is encouraged to attend; you don't need to be a diver to come out to the training.


Fire Board Member Robert MacIntyre (right) presents an award to Fire Siren President Carol Olsen. Courtesy photo.


MIDDLETOWN – The South Lake County Fire Sirens received an award for their contributions to the fire district at their annual Installation of Officers Luncheon held on Jan. 8.

Robert MacIntyre, who is a fire district board member, presented the award on behalf of the South Lake County Fire Protection District Board of Directors.

The Fire Sirens is a group whose mission is to assist the South Lake County Fire District with funding for life-saving equipment. That means that their contributions directly help people in need.

Over the past five years the Fire Sirens have contributed nearly $40,000 to the fire district. This helped the fire district purchase such things as two-way radios, electronic heart defibrillators, modern backboards and much more.

One fire board member commented: “Our emergency personnel in the community believe this to be a huge benefit to those that live in the south county.”

The Fire Sirens also have a program called “The Vial of Life Project.” The program offers medication forms that people can fold up and store in an empty vial or pill bottle in the refrigerator, along with a bright red sticker for the door to alert emergency responders such as paramedics or firefighters. Fire Siren Babe Velellio manages this worthwhile program.

If you would like more information about the Fire Sirens, or the Vial of Life program, please contact Carol Olsen at 707-987-3405.


Upcoming Calendar

06.28.2022 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Board of Supervisors
06.28.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
06.28.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
06.30.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
07.01.2022 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Essential workers mural dedication
07.02.2022 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Junior Ranger Program: Lake ecology
07.02.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Weekly writing workshop
07.02.2022 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
64th annual Redbud Parade and Festival

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