Thursday, 01 December 2022

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — On Tuesday, Sept. 13, the Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution establishing a Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee, formally beginning the 2023 Plan Update for Lake County’s Local Hazard Mitigation Plan, or LHMP.

The Lake County Office of Emergency Services will chair the committee, composed of county and local stakeholders.

One representative from each supervisorial district is invited to serve on the committee.

Members of the public interested in this important position are encouraged to submit a letter of intent. Letters are due by 5 p.m. Sept. 21.

They can be postmarked and mailed to the Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services, Attn: OES/HMP, P.O. Box 489, Lakeport, CA 95453, or or delivered in person to the Sheriff’s Main Office, 1220 Martin St., Lakeport.

About the plan

Floods, drought, wildfires, and severe weather are just a few of the hazards of concern in Lake County.

While natural hazards such as these cannot be entirely prevented, hazard mitigation plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to reduce disaster-related losses, by breaking the repeated cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.

Developing and maintaining the LHMP is a requirement of the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.

Plans expire every five years, and must be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal disaster assistance and hazard mitigation funding programs. Lake County’s LHMP was last updated and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in July 2018.

Public participation encouraged

An important part of the planning process is public input. The public is invited to actively participate in the development of the 2023 Update.

To start the process, residents are encouraged to share their knowledge of local hazards through a public survey, available on the website and social media.

Additional opportunities for information and feedback are available several ways:

• Follow www.facebook.com/lakecountyOES for ongoing public information and education regarding hazard mitigation and all things emergency management.

• Visit any Lake County Library branch to review hard copies of all planning components during the planning process.

• Attend in-person meetings around the lake (announced on social media and posted to the website).

• Visit www.lakesheriff.com/about/OES/HMP to learn more about hazard mitigation, the planning process and progress, upcoming events and more.

Questions about the plan or process can be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday announced that every Californian can now access free online tutoring available 24/7 through a new initiative offering homework help in every K-12 subject and skill-building resources for adult learners.

Real-time homework assistance can now be accessed 24/7 here and on the websites of any of the 1,130 local public libraries around the state – click on the “HelpNow” link to reach a one-on-one tutor.

The pilot program led by the State Library offers assistance in math, language arts, and other core K-12 subjects in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese and Tagalog.

There’s no age limit to who can use the service. Adult learners can also access writing assistance, citizenship resources and other tools.

“With historic investments to give the youngest Californians a strong start in life, enrich our schools and expand supports like tutoring, we’re building on our commitment to create more opportunities for every child in our state to thrive, ”said Gov. Newsom.

Live, real-time homework assistance from tutors familiar with state curriculum and standards is available 24 hours a day by laptop, tablet, or phone from tutors familiar with state curriculum and standards.

The State Library is working with the Pacific Library partnership to make “HelpNow” by Brainfuse available throughout the state.

“Not every family can afford a private tutor. Now through the CA State Library Brainfuse HelpNow program, every Californian can get free online tutoring. HelpNow tutors will assist all learners from Kindergartners on up build thinking and problem-solving skills. Tutors work with students through their homework challenges, and guide them to the right solution, without giving the answer,” said Jack Rothstein, Brainfuse Library Services director.

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.

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST, Calif. — Officials are temporarily closing three administrative sites on the Mendocino National Forest for hazardous material cleanup, according to Forest Order 08-22-07.

Cleanup operations are underway at High Glade lookout, Keller Place and Beaver Glade fire station.

Forest officials expect cleanup to be completed by Sept. 30.

The purpose of the closure is to protect the public and contractors during the cleanup operations.

Officials ask the public to avoid the project areas and to be cautious around heavy equipment on forest roads.

The High Glade lookout burned during the 2018 Ranch Fire. The Beaver Glade fire station and historic Keller Place cabin burned in the 2020 August Complex.

Exemptions to this order closure include:

• Any federal, state or local officer, or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
• Persons with a Forest Service permit for use of roads, trails, or areas restricted by regulation or order, Form FS-7700-48, specifically exempting them from this order.
• Employees of Broadbent & Associate Inc., or their subcontractors, in performance of the cleanup of the developed sites.

Order 08-22-07 and maps of the administrative sites are available online at https://bit.ly/Order08-22-07.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Countywide Community Visioning Forum Planning Committee will next meet via Zoom Monday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m.

The Zoom link is here. The meeting ID is 961 3361 9778, pass code is 806686. One tap mobile: +16694449171,,96133619778#,,,,*806686#.

From any mobile or landline phone, you may also dial 1-669-900-6833, and enter the meeting ID and pass code when prompted.

To contribute to this meeting from a phone, press *9 to raise your hand, and *6 to unmute, once you are recognized to speak.

The public is encouraged to attend and participate via Zoom.

The full meeting agenda for this meeting and further resources can be accessed here.

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.

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