Firefighters Save Home with Quick Response

A family’s home was saved thanks to the quick response of Fire­fight­ers from Lake­port and Kelseyville. The fire at 6245 High­land Springs Road was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Five peo­ple who were liv­ing in the home were able to get out safely. Fire­fight­ers reported that the fire was knocked down quickly and con­tained to the mas­ter bed­room and its con­tents just before 11 p.m. Red Cross was requested to pro­vide accom­mo­da­tion for the home’s five res­i­dents, accord­ing to reports from the scene.

Firefighters Save Home with Quick Response

A family’s home was saved thanks to the quick response of Fire­fight­ers from Lake­port and Kelseyville. The fire at 6245 High­land Springs Road was reported shortly after 10 p.m. Five peo­ple who were liv­ing in the home were able to get out safely. Fire­fight­ers reported that the fire was knocked down quickly and con­tained to the mas­ter bed­room and its con­tents just before 11 p.m. Red Cross was requested to pro­vide accom­mo­da­tion for the home’s five res­i­dents, accord­ing to reports from the scene.

Kelseyville Skate and BMX Park Design Begins

Skate­board rid­ers, par­ents, and local offi­cials came together last night to share input on the design of the new Kelseyville skate and BMX park. Par­ti­ci­a­pants looked at lay­outs of other parks for ideas. The county will spend $300,000 cre­at­ing the park, which will be located next to the spot cur­rently being used as a tem­po­rary BMX rid­ing area at the three-acre Kelseyville County Park at 5270 State St. Cal­i­for­nia Skateparks, one of the largest and most rep­utable skate­board and BMX park design firms, has been hired to over­see the project. Design ele­ments, light­ing, ter­rain and fenc­ing were among some of the top­ics that came up dur­ing last night’s dis­cus­sion. The park’s devel­op­ment sched­ule includes three months for design and three months to build. Lake County Pub­lic Ser­vices will over­see the park.

Pet Parade in Clear Lake

Chil­dren up to 12 years old will have the oppor­tu­nity to push, pull ride or lead their pets around Library Park on the shores of Clear Lake Sat­ur­day morn­ing. The free event is from 10-11AM. Prizes will be awarded for best pets, cos­tumes and decorations.

Council Votes to Keep Owner In Charge at Palace Hotel

The owner of the Palace Hotel will be allowed to con­tinue her work on the struc­ture with­out city inter­fer­ence. The Ukiah City Coun­cil was asked by city staff to take con­trol of reha­bil­i­ta­tion of the hotel because progress has been very slow. the City’s attor­ney had pro­posed a process known as receiver­ship which begins with the city peti­tion­ing the court to appoint a “receiver to take con­trol of the prop­erty and under­take its reha­bil­i­ta­tion.” After nearly three hours of dis­cus­sion, the City Coun­cil voted yes­ter­day to not peti­tion for receivership.

CalFire to Conduct Defensible Space Inspections

Men­do­cino County Cal­Fire per­son­nel have begun con­duct­ing defen­si­ble space inspec­tions within the State Respon­si­bil­ity Areas of Men­do­cino County. The inspec­tions focus on edu­ca­tion and ensur­ing home­own­ers and landown­ers have cre­ated and are main­tain­ing defen­si­ble space around their homes and other struc­tures, such as tool sheds and barns. A press release from Cal­Fire, says as drought con­di­tions con­tinue in Cal­i­for­nia, defen­si­ble space is crit­i­cal for the pro­tec­tion of homes and the safety of fire­fight­ers and the peo­ple whose homes and land are affected dur­ing a wild­fire. State law requires home­own­ers in SRA to main­tain 100 feet of defen­si­ble space around struc­tures. The defen­si­ble space is divided into two zones.The first zone is for the first 30 feet from any home or struc­ture, and should be com­pletely clear of all dead and flam­ma­ble veg­e­ta­tion, includ­ing wood­piles, flam­ma­ble brush, dead plants, weeds and dead grass.

HazMobile heads to Upper Lake

The next Haz­Mo­bile event will be held tomor­row and Sat­ur­day at Upper Lake Com­mu­nity Park, 575 E. High­way 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m both days. House­holds can bring up to 15 gal­lons of toxic items free of charge. Items that are accepted include paint, sol­vents, fuels, five-gallon propane tanks, pool chem­i­cals, pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, bat­ter­ies, flu­o­res­cent light tubes (up to 60 lin­ear feet), and other toxic mate­ri­als that can­not be put in the trash. Items that can­not be accepted include tele­vi­sions, com­puter mon­i­tors, ammu­ni­tion, explo­sives, radioac­tive mate­ri­als or infec­tious wastes. To learn how and where to prop­erly dis­pose these items, please visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us or con­tact the Recy­cling Hot­line at 707–263-1980.

HazMobile heads to Upper Lake

The next Haz­Mo­bile event will be held tomor­row and Sat­ur­day at Upper Lake Com­mu­nity Park, 575 E. High­way 20, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m both days. House­holds can bring up to 15 gal­lons of toxic items free of charge. Items that are accepted include paint, sol­vents, fuels, five-gallon propane tanks, pool chem­i­cals, pes­ti­cides, her­bi­cides, bat­ter­ies, flu­o­res­cent light tubes (up to 60 lin­ear feet), and other toxic mate­ri­als that can­not be put in the trash. Items that can­not be accepted include tele­vi­sions, com­puter mon­i­tors, ammu­ni­tion, explo­sives, radioac­tive mate­ri­als or infec­tious wastes. To learn how and where to prop­erly dis­pose these items, please visit www.recycling.co.lake.ca.us or con­tact the Recy­cling Hot­line at 707–263-1980.

Fraud Scheme targeting Elderly

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office issued and advi­sory to the com­mu­nity about an appar­ent scam that is aimed at tak­ing money from seniors. Lt. Steve Brooks said the agency has received a report of a fraud scheme in which an elderly vic­tim received a tele­phone call from a sus­pect, inform­ing her of a rel­a­tive who had sup­pos­edly been arrested out­side of the coun­try. The sus­pect asked the vic­tim for money so the rel­a­tive could be released from jail, Brooks said. This report appears to be very sim­i­lar to a trend seen in 2009 and again in 2011 in which elderly vic­tims were send­ing money to per­sons they thought were grand­chil­dren in need. He said the sus­pects in these cases usu­ally have detailed infor­ma­tion about the actual grand­child or fam­ily mem­ber who is sup­pos­edly in trou­ble. Phone calls from sup­posed rel­a­tives or on the behalf of rel­a­tives ask­ing for money should always be ver­i­fied by con­tact­ing rel­a­tives or the LCSO before send­ing any money.

Clear Lake Clean Up Day

The 10th annual Clear­lake Clean Up Day is set for Sat­ur­day May 10th from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Austin Park in Clear­lake. The event will include an elec­tronic waste col­lec­tion site. Items such as tele­vi­sions, phones, com­put­ers, stereo equip­ment and other elec­tronic waste will be accepted.
Come out and join the team of vol­un­teers. Col­lec­tion bags and tools will be pro­vided along with bright safety vests, which must be worn dur­ing the event for the safety of the par­tic­i­pants. Area busi­ness own­ers are encour­aged to help by clean­ing up around their store fronts, flower beds and park­ing lots. To vol­un­teer early, con­tact Ade­line Brown at Clear­lake City Hall, 707–994-8201, Exten­sion 111.