Sunday, 07 August 2022

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Savings Bank and Integrity Shred have teamed up to help prevent identity theft by offering the public an opportunity to shred outdated confidential documents.

Bring up to three 35-pound boxes of documents for safe, secure, on-site shredding.

Additionally, to help shred hunger, nonperishable food will be accepted at each event for local food banks.

Times are 9 to 11 a.m. for the following dates and locations.

• Lakeport: May 5 at Savings Bank, 290 S. Main St.

• Fort Bragg: May 13 at Sport Chrysler Jeep Dodge, 200 Chestnut St.

• Ukiah: May 20 at the Redwood Empire Fairgrounds parking lot, 1055 N. State St.

• Willits: May 26 in the parking lot behind Savings Bank on Humboldt Street.

Hours and number of customers accommodated may be limited to truck capacity.

Identity theft is a serious crime that can wreak havoc with your finances, credit history, reputation, and can take time, money and patience to resolve.

Shredding confidential financial documents and paperwork is one way to deter criminals from stealing personal information.

Savings Bank also encourages customers to protect their identity by switching from paper account statements to eStatements.

With eStatements, customers reduce the risk of confidential account information getting into the wrong hands through tampering of mail or paper records that are stored at home.

Savings Bank representatives will be available at the shred events to supply information about preventing identity theft and what to do if your identity is stolen.

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. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

For‌‌ ‌‌updates‌‌ ‌‌to‌‌ ‌‌this‌‌ ‌‌list‌‌ ‌‌check‌‌ ‌‌QuickMap‌‌ ‌‌at‌‌ ‌‌‌www.dot.ca.gov‌‌‌ or‌‌ ‌‌1-800-GAS-ROAD‌‌ ‌‌‌(1-800-427-7623). ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌
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Highway‌‌ ‌‌20

— Road work at the Nice-Lucerne Cutoff/Roundabout is scheduled on Friday, April 29. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Road work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2 in Lucerne near Grove Street. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work at Cache Creek is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 3. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 29

— Bridge work at Putah Creek will begin on Tuesday, May 3. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, May 3, at Siegler Creek. One-way traffic control will be in place from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Road work west of Lower Lake at Point Lakeview Road will occur on Tuesday, May 3. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Road work will continue near Red Hills Road. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2, at the Lakeport Blvd Overcrossing. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work is scheduled to begin on Monday, May 2, in Lakeport at the Park Way Overcrossing. One-way traffic control will be in place from 8 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

— Bridge work will occur at Scotts Creek on Monday, May 2. One-way traffic control will be in place from 6:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 53

— Bridge work is scheduled for Friday, May 6 at Cache Creek. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Road work is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 5, at Dam Road. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

Highway 175

— Emergency work is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 5, near the Lake County Line. One-way traffic control will be in place from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge will continue. Northbound Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Bridge work in Ukiah at Route 222 will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Moss Cove Safety Rest Area will be closed through July 2022.

— Empire Camp Safety Rest Area will be closed through July 2022.

Highway 162

— Road work south of Dos Rios near the Rodeo Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Road work in Hopland at U.S. 101 will begin on Thursday, May 5. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Construction work from The Route 101/169 Junction to Klamath Yard will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

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

— Emergency work and construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 15-minute delays at all hours.

— Shoulder work near Ocean World in Crescent City will conclude on Friday, April 29. Lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Construction work from Buck Mountain Road to the Trinity County Line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 101

— 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.

— Bridge work at South Fork Eel River Bridge will conclude on Friday, April 29. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Bridge work at the South Fork Road Undercrossing will begin on Tuesday, May 3. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A southbound offramp closure will also be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Electrical work from Shively Road to Eel River Bridge Overhead will conclude on Friday, April 29. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

— ADA construction from the Herrick Avenue Overcrossing to Grant Street in Eureka will continue. Lane closures will be in effect in both directions from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— The Rhododendron Parade will take place in Eureka on Saturday, April 30. A full closure between 7th Street and Route 101 will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. Motorists should take an alternate route.

Highway 169

— Permitted utility work north of Weitchpec will begin on Monday, May 2. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect five-minute delays.

Highway 254

— The 50th Annual Avenue of the Giants Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 1. A full closure between Williams Grove and Bull Creek Road will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should take an alternate route.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work from Samoa to Arcata will conclude on Friday, April 29. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

— Construction near Manila will begin on Monday, May 2. One-way traffic will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Construction near Route 200 will continue. Lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor traffic slowdowns.

— Emergency work west of the Burney Vista Point will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect 15-minute delays.

— Drainage work near Willow Creek will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect 10-minute delays.

Golden State Finance Authority, or GSFA, has announced new homebuyer assistance, effective immediately, for GSFA member county employees purchasing or refinancing a home in the same county of their employment.

The GSFA member county “assist-to-own” feature, built into the existing GSFA Platinum Program, provides down payment and closing cost assistance, or DPA, up to 5.5%, combined with attractive first mortgage interest rates.

The primary DPA for the member county “assist-to-own” feature is provided in the form of a 3.5% deferred second mortgage.

The second mortgage has a 0% interest rate, which means no interest is accrued on the second mortgage and no monthly payments are required. The second mortgage is due and payable upon sale or refinance of the first mortgage.

Additional DPA is available in the form of a gift, up to 2%, for a total of up to 5.5% in DPA for eligible borrowers.

Program Highlights:

• DPA up to 5.5% of the first mortgage.
• Attractive interest rates on the first mortgage.
• FICO Score requirements as low as 640.
• Debt-to-income ratios up to 50% allowed.
• No first-time homebuyer requirement.
• Flexible income limits.
• FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Loan financing available.
• Available in 37 counties of California (GSFA member counties).

“The cost of housing can create significant barriers for employees to live in the community in which they work and for local governments to recruit and retain a sufficient workforce,” said GSFA Board Chair and Tehama County Supervisor Bob Williams. “The aim of “assist-to-own” is to help reduce these barriers and strengthen the local government workforce by improving the ability of county employees in GSFA member counties to purchase or refinance a home within the jurisdiction of their employment.”

To be eligible for the member county “assist-to-own” feature of GSFA Platinum, borrowers must be employed by one of the GSFA member counties and purchase or refinance a primary residence in the same county.

GSFA member counties are as follows: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Imperial, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Yolo and Yuba.

For additional information regarding the “Assist-to-Own” program, visit www.gsfahome.org.

For complete program guidelines, APR interest rates, or loan applications, contact GSFA or a GSFA participating lender.

A tule elk. Photo courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife.

California hunters can now purchase hunting licenses for the 2022-23 season, as well as apply for the Big Game Drawing online.

Californians have many options to bring home wild game for their dinner table, and at this time, the current COVID-19 pandemic is not expected to lead to the closure or delay of any hunting seasons.

The deadline to apply for the Big Game Drawing is June 2, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The 2022 California Big Game Hunting Digest includes information about hunts, tag quotas, season dates and the Big Game Drawing.

As part of a broader effort to go paperless, CDFW transitioned to a digital format for the California Big Game Hunting Digest last license year.

The hunting digest is no longer printed and shipped to license agents or customers, but the electronic version of the hunting digest continues to be available online.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife website is the most reliable source for the Big Game Digest.

CDFW also wants to remind hunters nonlead ammunition is required for all hunting in California.

Due to changes in the penal code regarding the purchase or transfer of ammunition, purchase ammunition well in advance of hunting and practice with it in order to ensure firearms are sighted-in appropriately before heading into the field.

In some cases, California deer, elk and pronghorn antelope hunters whose 2021 seasons were cut short or eliminated as a result of wildfires and public land closures can seek a reinstatement of their preference points and/or receive refunds of their tag fees.

Eligible hunters must mail their unfilled tags and written requests for preference point reinstatements and/or refunds to CDFW postmarked no later than April 30.

Learn more about post-season tag returns on the CDFW website.

Kimberly Brice and Sherry Knight at Riviera Elementary School. Photo courtesy of the Konocti Women’s Service Club.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — In the past, the Konocti Women’s Service Club has donated to elementary schools several boxes of school supplies for the students and teachers to use.

When considering the teachers’ tremendous and important job, the club decided that these teachers also need a break.

The club members gathered teas, nutritional snacks and other goodies and on April 19 several baskets and bags of these items were delivered to the teachers’ break rooms at Riviera Elementary, Kelseyville Elementary and Mt. Vista Elementary schools.

Kelseyville Elementary Principal Tavis Perkins. Photo courtesy of the Konocti Women’s Service Club.

Many offered their gratitude with Konocti Women’s Service Club returning the thank you to the teachers for all they do for the children.

The club’s motto is ”For Kid’s Sake.”

Suzanne Davidson at Mt. Vista Middle School. Photo courtesy of the Konocti Women’s Service Club.

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Officials with the Mendocino National Forest said that Forest Road M10, which earlier this month was closed due to a mudslide near the Dixie Glade Campground, has been cleared.

The mudslide, which had closed the road about a quarter mile west of Fouts Springs, was triggered by April’s storms.

The forest reported that the Letts Lake Campground remains closed for maintenance.

Unstable terrain is one of several hazards in a burned landscape.

Post-fire areas are subject to landslides, rockfall, erosion, debris flows and flooding in heavy rain, snow or wind. There are also likely multiple downed trees across roads and trails.

Upcoming Calendar

7Aug
08.07.2022 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Aug. 7 cooking class
7Aug
9Aug
08.09.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
9Aug
08.09.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
10Aug
08.10.2022 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
PG&E regional wildfire safety webinar
11Aug
08.11.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
13Aug
08.13.2022 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Old Time Machines
13Aug
13Aug
13Aug
08.13.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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