Tuesday, 27 September 2022

Community

KELSEYVILLE, Calif. — It’s time again for the festive and colorful Dia De La Independencia celebration of Mexico’s independence.

The event takes place on Sunday, Sept. 11, from 1 to 8 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Kelseyville.

This joyful feast for the eyes expresses the pride of Lake County’s Latino community in its rich heritage shared so beautifully in dance, food, music, horsemanship and more.

The community is welcome.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Citizens for Healing, or C4H, will hold its next meeting in Lucerne’s Alpine Park, located between Second Avenue and Third Avenue on Highway 20, on Sunday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m.

C4H, the group wishing to change the name of Kelseyville to Konocti, held its last meeting in the tribal hall of the Habematolel of Upper Lake.

Elders from four local tribes came and spoke about their families’ gruesome histories here in Lake County, in particular those relating to Andrew Kelsey.

Some tribal members shared stories they heard from their grandparents and their great-grandparents, those who had survived the atrocities.

Ron Montez, tribal elder and historic preservation officer for the Big Valley Band of Pomos, focused on the profound psychological impact this history has had on the living descendants. “It wasn’t really that long ago, the stories are still fresh in their minds,” he said.

All the speakers agreed giving the town a new name would be an act towards healing. And changing the name of Kelseyville will be “a gift offered to the tribes.” They were thankful to the Citizens for Healing for inviting them to speak.

Dr. Jeanine Pfeiffer, author of “Language of Silence,” an essay on the ecocide and genocide occurring simultaneously in Lake County 150 years ago, addressed the economic concerns people have about changing the names of familiar places.

She pointed out towns that have changed their offensive names, contrary to some assumptions, have actually enjoyed a boon in their economies.

C4H believes that many other residents living in Lake County would like to see the name changed also.

To determine if that's true, the group has been holding its monthly meetings in different areas around the county to give everyone the opportunity to join the discussion.

The organizers of C4H are seeking Lake County residents to speak at meetings on the topic, or make other presentations that relate to the issue.

The group is preparing an initiative to submit for the spring 2024 elections and is looking for help from those with experience in the process.

For more information go to citizensforhealing.org, call or text Lorna Sue Sides at 707-367-8014 or Dallas Cook at 707-245-4118.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Judy Fletcher, president of Lake County Division 35 of the California Retired Teachers Association, or CalRTA, announced that the organization’s quarterly meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13.

The luncheon meeting will be at the Riviera Hills Restaurant located at 10200 Fairway Drive, Kelseyville.

Registration commences at 9:30 a.m. The business meeting will be called to order at 10 a.m. President Fletcher.

Current members are encouraged to bring a potential new member.

At the conclusion of the business meeting the members will welcome representatives of the Blue Zone Project who will present information on the project’s goal of improving the health of the residents of Lake County.

Lunch will be served at noon. The menu consists of teriyaki chicken, rice, veggies, salad, bread, dessert and tea or coffee. A vegetarian option is available.

The cost of lunch is $20. A “tip jar” will be available to recognize the servers.

All CalRTA members are invited to attend as well as recently retired teachers, family members or other interested individuals.

This is an opportunity to learn how the California Retired Teachers Association is working to protect the retirement and pensions of California teachers and to advocate for legislation improving education in California.

In addition, the Lake County Division 35 provides scholarships to students pursuing a career in education, grants to local teachers and supports education in Lake County in numerous other ways.

Additional information on Chapter 35 is available on the web at https://div35.calrta.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. ‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

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

LAKE‌‌ ‌‌COUNTY‌‌ ‌‌‌ ‌

Highway 29

— Utility work will occur south of Middletown from Bradford Road to West Road on Friday, Sept. 16. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Road work in Kelseyville near Bell Hill Road will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Bridge work at Robinson Rancheria Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 175

— Bridge work in Cobb at Estates Drive will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

MENDOCINO COUNTY

Highway 1

— Tree work will occur in Gualala from Havens Neck Drive to Old Stage Road on Monday, Sept. 12. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 20

— Road work at James Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-minute delays.

— Construction near the North Calpella Overcrossing continues. One-way traffic control will run from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 101

— Slide removal at Pieta Creek Bridge continues. Northbound lane closures will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work at the Crawford Creek Bridge continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

— Bridge work near Henry Station Road continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Road work continues in Ukiah at Route 222. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Fence work in Ukiah at the East Perkins Street Overcrossing continues. Lane closures will be in effect from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah from the Presswood Overhead Bridge to the Hensley Creek Undercrossing continues. Lane Closures will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should expect minor slowdowns through the area.

— Bridge work in Ukiah at the North State Street Undercrossing will begin on Thursday, Sept. 8. A full northbound ramp closure will be in effect overnight from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. Motorists should use an alternative route.

— Road work in Calpella at Route 20 continues. A full closure of the northbound offramp will be in effect from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. weeknights. Motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

— Southbound work along the Willits Bypass will occur. A lane closure will be in effect. Expect minor slowdowns.

Highway 128

— Tree work in Boonville from Haehl Street to Route 253 will occur on Tuesday, Sept. 13. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

Highway 162

— Bridge work at Crawford Creek continues. One-way traffic control will be in effect and motorists should expect up to 10-minute delays.

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

Highway 271

— Culvert work near Piercy south of Bear Pen Road will begin on Monday, Sept. 12. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should expect up to five-minute delays.

DEL NORTE COUNTY

Highway 101

— Bridge work on the Hunter and Panther bridges will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Construction in the Last Chance Grade area will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate 25-minute delays at all hours.

— Emergency work just south of Crescent City will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m.to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Roadway excavation from Parkway Drive to Wilson & Burtchell will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Utility work near Dr. Fine Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 199

— Construction work near Kings Valley Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Guardrail work from the National Forest Monument to USFS Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect at rotating locations from 6 a.m.to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Culvert work between Monkey Creek Road and Oregon Mountain Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

HUMBOLDT COUNTY

Highway 36

— Tree work from Marie Road to Johnson Lane will occur on Monday, Sept. 12. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction work from Johnson Lane to Hely Creek Bridge will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Slide removal from Bar W Road to Bridgeville Road will begin on Monday, Sept. 12. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

— Utility work from Larabee Valley Road to South Fork Van Duzen River will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.

Highway 96

— Guardrail work north of Orleans from the Pearch Creek Bridge to south of the Siskiyou County Line will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate up to 15-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 near Myers Flat will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. A full on ramp closure will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Bridge work near Pepperwood will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Bridge work at Rohner Creek Bridge will continue. Lane closures, including on the northbound onramp, will be in effect weeknights between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

— Drainage cleaning between southbound Route 221 and the Seventh Street Overcrossing will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. A full southbound off ramp closure at Route 255 will also be in effect weeknights from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Motorists should anticipate minor traffic slowdowns.

Highway 255

— Permitted utility work between Young Lane and Jackson Ranch Road will continue. One-way traffic control and lane closures will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Highway 299

— Repair work from Chezem Road to Three Creek Road will continue. Lane closures will be in effect weekdays from 7 a.m.to 8 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

— Electrical work east of Titlow Hill Road will occur on Saturday, Sept. 10, and Sunday, Sept. 11. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.

— Construction from Willow Creek to Old Three Creek Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays.

Hawks over the Golden Gate Bridge. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Redbud Audubon Society will host raptor expert Allen Fish on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 7 p.m. on a Zoom program.

Pre-registration is required and can be accomplished by going to the website, www.redbudaudubon.org and clicking on the link on the home page.

Fish is a bird biologist, writer, teacher, and community science expert who has been the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, or GGRO, director since 1985.

The GGRO is a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in cooperation with the National Parks Service which operates the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, located throughout parts of San Francisco and includes Hawk Hill on the Marin Headlands.

From August through December each year a great number of hawks, kites, eagles, falcons, osprey, vultures and harriers pass through the Marin Headlands on their autumn migration. This spectacular visible flight has been monitored and tracked by National Park Service volunteers since the early 1980s, under the auspices of the GGRO.

Join director, Allen Fish for a “deep dive” into what GGRO and colleagues have learned over four decades of counting, banding and tracking birds of prey. Fish will attempt to answer questions like, “what raptor species have the most increasing population trends?” And: “what species are GGRO most concerned about?”

The biologist will talk about the weirdest raptor that has been seen at Hawk Hill, and what Merlins eat on migration, and do we know? The impact on climate change on the Pacific Raptor Flyway will also be addressed as well as the greatest threats to California birds of prey.

Allen Fish taught Raptor Biology at UC Davis in the 2000s and in 2022 was named to the Honorary Scholar Hall of Fame by the Biology Department at Sonoma State University. He lives in Berkeley with frequent migrations to the Marin Headlands and to Donner Pass.

The Redbud Audubon Society is the oldest conservation organization in Lake County. It hosts the Christmas Bird Count, organizes collection of fishing line to protect lake birds, supervises a Bluebird trail and is active in many environmental issues in the County.


Raptor expert Allen Fish. Courtesy photo.

From left to right, standing, Rebecca Harper, Bentley Carter, Gabriella Soria, Katey Brown, Annie Davis and Annette Hopkins; from left to right, kneeling, Tanner Hicks and Cecilia Knight. Courtesy photo.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture was the inaugural sponsor for a new competition at the Lake County Fair called “Lake County Born” for local youth breeders who breed their own market animals.

“We are proud of our history of support for Lake County youth who aspire to become part of the agricultural economy,” the group said in a written statement. “Along with our commitment to increased agricultural awareness in this community, we want to promote the success of the next generation of farmers and ranchers. This competition for youth breeders who breed their own market animals is an important aspect of an exciting, hands-on educational experience that we hope will inspire these youth to seek careers in agriculture.”

LCCWA sponsored two awards totaling $500. Annie Davis,of Middletown 4H with her boer goats, earned the Grand Champion Award of $300 and Katey Brown of Kelseyville 4H with her market rabbit project, earned the Reserve Champion Award of $200.

Additional exhibitors in this competition were Tanner Hicks, Middletown 4H, swine; Gabriella Soria, Scotts Valley 4H, goats; Bentley Carter, Big Valley 4H, market goat; and Cecilia Knight, Big Valley 4H, rabbit breeding project.

Chapter members Dana DiRicco of Upper Lake and Rebecca Harper, executive director Lake County Farm Bureau, judged the competition.

Upcoming Calendar

27Sep
09.27.2022 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rotary Club of Clear Lake
27Sep
09.27.2022 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Clearlake Planning Commission 
28Sep
09.28.2022 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Levee and flood risk workshop
29Sep
09.29.2022 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
29Sep
09.29.2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Local Hazard Mitigation Plan update meeting
1Oct
10.01.2022 7:00 am - 11:00 am
Sponsoring Survivorship annual walk and run
1Oct
10.01.2022 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Konocti Challenge
1Oct
1Oct
10.01.2022 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile

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