Friday, 09 June 2023


LAKE COUNTY – The 2008-09 Lake County Senior and Disabled Resource Directory has been published just in time for Older Americans Month in May.

Available at Lake County senior centers, public libraries and Department of Social Services offices in Lower Lake, the free directory provides information on local resources for seniors in our community. The directory is also available online at the newly created Web site,

Printed and distributed by the Lake County Department of Social Services, the directory was compiled by Community Care’s Senior Information and Assistance Program through funding assistance by the Area Agency on Aging of Lake and Mendocino Counties.

A Spanish-language version of the directory will also be available soon.

The Senior Information and Assistance Program, which operates out of Community Care’s central office in Ukiah, provides free information to Lake and Mendocino County seniors who have questions about area services to meet their needs.

Callers within the county are invited to call toll-free, 800-510-2020, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. From outside the county, dial 707-468-5132.


CLEARLAKE – The Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club will hold its next meeting on Monday, May 19.

The meeting will take place at the at Redbud Library, 14785 Burns Valley Road in Clearlake.

The potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. All LGBTs are welcome.

The Lake County Stonewall Democratic Club is a newly formed group made up primarily of (but not limited to) gays and lesbians.

The Lake County chapter joins the internationally acclaimed Stonewall Democratic Clubs which were named in commemoration of the Stonewall Riots which took place in New York City in 1969, beginning the gay liberation movement.

The chapter is a group of like-minded citizens who are working together as a political force focusing their attention not only on LGBT issues, but human and civil rights, equality for all and local community involvement and activism.

Meetings, which take place on the fourth Monday of each month, are open to the public, but membership is for registered Democrats only.

For more information please call 987-8939.


LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Fair is working with an enterprising group of senior level Cal Poly agribusiness students who have set out on a mission to create a new look and an innovative marketing plan for the Lake County Fair. Your opinions are needed!


By completing two short surveys, the first 500 participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of 10 Lake County Fair admission prize packages, including two free tickets to the fair and two all day carnival ride wristbands!


To answer the surveys, go to


"Public participation is vital in helping attain our goal,” said Cal Poly agribusiness marketing student Kelsea Melicia. “Help from the public will allow us to incorporate local interest and improve everyone's experience at the Lake County Fair."


The students are working closely with fair CEO, Richard Persons, a Cal Poly graduate, who said, "The Learn-By-Doing educational method embraced by Cal Poly has aided me in my success as a fair manager. We've invited these students to apply their classroom skills to a real life marketing plan and a new visual brand to enhance the Lake County Fair. The experience will help both the Fair and the Cal Poly students."


Lake County's premiere family event, the Lake County Fair, opens Thursday, Aug. 28, and runs through Sunday, Aug. 31.

Lake County Fair is one of Lake County's favorite summertime events, and is enjoyed by more than 37,000 people each year. The fair features a variety of entertainment, food, exhibits, a carnival, and livestock shows.

The fair theme for 2008 is "Let the Good Time's Roll!"


LAKEPORT – The Lakeport Planning Commission will hold a regular meeting beginning at 6 p.m. this Wednesday, May 14.

The meeting will take place in the City Council chambers at City Hall, 225 Park St.

The commission will present an Outstanding Planning Commission Service Award to Chairman Walter Schlicher, who is retiring.

Agenda items include a public hearing and consideration of Eel River Fuels' application for a use permit to allow outdoor storage of products such as propane tanks, barbecues and wood stove pellets in a C-2 Major Retail Zoning District. The subject property is located at 2190 S. Main St.

The commission also will hold a public hearing and consider applicant Tino Gamber's request for a tentative parcel map to create one parcel and a remainder parcel from a 2.02 acre parcel of land in an R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District and an Environmental Review of the project. The subject property is located at 1601 Mellor Drive.

Also up for discussion is amending Lakeport Municipal Code Section 17.04.050 A. to prohibit bed and breakfast inns in the R-1 Low Density Residential Zoning District, and review of the requirement for bed and breakfast inns to have a minimum 10,000 SF of land area unless a smaller parcel is approved by the Planning Commission.


CLEARLAKE – The Lake County Community Co-op holds its regular monthly meeting on Saturday, May 10, at 10 a.m.

This month, the Buyer’s Club will take their first order.

Treasurer Patrick Kenna encourages all members to join the group for this historic event. “First, we will learn the open source software and then volunteers will help members make their first order,” Kenna said.

The meeting is at the Hot Spot, the youth activity center in Clearlake, 4750 Golf Ave.

California Certified Organic Farmers Inspector Lars Crail will be the guest speaker at this month’s meeting.

Crail, raised in Lake County, is an organic pear and grape farmer and a board member of the Lake County Farm Bureau.

His talk will include helping members wend their way through the various definitions used in organic food production.

“Food safety and food security are very prominent topics, and helping our members get educated about these important issues is a top priority right now,” said Co-op Chair JoAnn Saccato.

For more information about the meeting and the co-op, the group hosts a wikispace at or you can reach JoAnn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 350-1719.


CLEARLAKE – The Lakeport Regional Chamber of Commerce announces the annual Lakeport Memorial Day Parade at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 24.

The theme is "Celebrate America's Heroes" and the chamber plans on featuring members of our Armed Forces as Grand Marshals.


The parade route will begin at the fairgrounds on Martin Street, travel east to Main Street and north to Ninth Street before returning to the fairgrounds. Entry forms are available by calling 263-5092 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Also in Lakeport on Saturday and Sunday at the Natural High School grounds will be the Kiwanis Craft Faire with more than 30 quality vendors. On Saturday morning, from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m., the Lakeport Kiwanis Club will host its traditional pancake breakfast for the benefit of Lake County 4-H.


On Sunday, May 25, the Lower Lake Daze Parade and Pet Parade takes place at 11 a.m. on Main Street in Lower Lake. Festivities go on all day until 4 p.m. with pony rides, petting zoo, kids games and vendors. Call 995-2515 for more information.


On Monday, May 26, there will be the annual Memorial Day Wreath Ceremony with prayers and taps at 9 a.m. at the Middletown Cemetery at 16357 Butts Canyon Road. Call 987-0511 for more information.


Upcoming Calendar

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
06.10.2023 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
StoryWalk & Crafting Party
06.10.2023 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Movies in the Park: ‘Wall-E’
06.12.2023 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ladies of the Lake Quilt Guild
Lakeport Senior Center
Flag Day

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