Wednesday, 07 June 2023


LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Low Vision Resource Group has rescheduled its meeting to Tuesday, March 7.

It will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St.

As we age, we may need to adjust to changes in our eyesight.

Vision rehabilitation educator Patricia Jefferson of the Earle Baum Center of the Blind will give us tools to help with these changes.

Attendees will have a chance to discuss their concerns.

This event is funded through Lake County Behavioral Health MHSA Mini Grant Program.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Road closures and limited access set on by severe weather conditions has necessitated the temporary closure of several Lake County Post Offices.

Impacted facilities include:

Lower Lake: 16165 Main St.
Nice: 3964 E. State Highway 20.
Cobb: 16595 Highway 175.
Lakeport: 1151 11th St.

Normal retail and delivery operations will resume in impacted offices once access is restored.

This is a rapidly changing situation, and the USPS is proud to serve our local communities.

The Postal Service asks for patience “as we hold our solemn duties to provide the safest, fastest, and most efficient method of providing mail service to our residents.”

Many retail services including temporary forwards, stamps and more are also available anytime, online at

SACRAMENTO — Sen. Bill Dodd, D-Napa, and Sen. Mike McGuire, D-North Coast, have been appointed co-chairs of the Senate Select Committee on California’s Wine Industry for the 2023-24 legislative session. The duo has partnered as co-chairs since 2016.

“The wine industry is a major economic and tourism driver for our state and it is essential that the Legislature focus on issues that impact it,” Sen. Dodd said. “We’ve made big strides in achieving competitiveness in the global market and innovations in sustainability. I look forward to continuing that important work while taking on new challenges alongside my legislative partner, Sen. McGuire.”

“California’s wine industry contributes over $70 billion to the California economy and is a top economic driver here at home on the North Coast,” Sen. McGuire said. “I’m excited to once again team up with Sen. Dodd on this partnership with the Wine Select Committee. We’re ready to get to work on some of the top issues facing the industry and our wine growing communities including climate adaption, workforce housing, economic development and sustainable farming practices.”

The committee is made up of a bipartisan group of senators from around the state who are charged with overseeing the diverse issues affecting California’s wine industry.

California makes 90% of all the wine produced in the United States. The California wine industry has an annual economic impact of over $73 billion to the state and creates 422,000 jobs, according to a 2022 report from the California Association of Winegrape Growers and Wine Institute.

The wine industry is also an essential part of California tourism, bringing in upwards of 23 million tourists annually. Wineries in the senators’ districts are a particularly integral part of local tourism, accounting for more than half of all tourist spending on wine throughout all of California.

Sen. McGuire is a third-generation Northern Californian, whose family farmed prunes and grapes in the Alexander Valley for nearly a half century.

Sen. McGuire was elected to the state Senate in 2014, and is Chair of the Governance and Finance and Fisheries and Aquaculture Committees.

He also serves on the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Budget Subcommittee on Resources, among other committees, and serves as Majority Leader.

Sen. Dodd came to the Senate in 2016 after serving in the Assembly for one term and on the Napa County Board of Supervisors for 14 years. He chairs the Governmental Organization committee, which oversees broader alcoholic beverage issues.

While in the Assembly, Sen. Dodd served as chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Wine. He has significant experience in advancing policies that preserve agriculture and open space and has served in leadership roles promoting California wines internationally.

Last year, Sen. Dodd co-authored a bill signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom that adds wine bottles to the state’s recycling program, building on improvements to sustainability.

Also serving are committee members Sens. Anna Caballero, Susan Talamantes Eggman, Steven Glazer, Melissa Hurtado, John Laird, Monique Limon, Dave Min, Kelly Seyarto and Scott Wilk.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Public Services Office reported that weather conditions are having temporary impacts to garbage pickup and facilities.

Impacted facilities include the following:

• The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake is closed.
• The South Lake Refuse and Recycle Yard and Quackenbush Mountain Resource Recovery Park in Clearlake are closed.
• Residential and commercial garbage service for South Lake Refuse and Recycling is canceled.
• Residential and commercial garbage service for Lake County Waste Solutions is canceled.

For questions please contact the following: Public Services at 707-262-1618; Lake County Waste Solutions at 707-234-6400; and South Lake Refuse and Recycling at 707-994-8613.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Low Vision Resource Group will hold its next meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28.

The group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St.

Many eye conditions can be improved. As we age, we may need to adjust to changes in our eyesight.

Vision Rehabilitation Educator Patricia Jefferson of the Earle Baum Center of the Blind will give group members tools to help with these changes.

Attendees will have a chance to bring their visual concerns.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Public Services Department and the Eastlake Landfill will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents’ Day.

The Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services Office will reopen on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

Regular operating hours at the Eastlake Landfill are 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

The Public Services Office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

If you have any questions regarding this subject or any questions regarding solid waste issues in Lake County, please call 707-262-1618.

Upcoming Calendar

06.07.2023 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Clearlake City Council special meeting
06.07.2023 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
East Region Town Hall
06.08.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
06.09.2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crafters group
06.10.2023 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Guided nature walk
06.10.2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Crafters group
06.10.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
06.10.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
06.12.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
Lakeport Senior Center

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