Monday, 15 July 2024

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LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Tickets are on sale for the Lake County Wine Alliance’s 23rd annual Wine Auction, which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The event will take place from 4:30 to 10 p.m. at the Shannon Family of Wines Mercantile in Lakeport. 

Tickets are $175 each and include a gourmet dinner, wines and appetizers presented by local chefs, caterers and wineries.

To date the Wine Alliance has awarded almost $3 million to local groups who give back to their community.

Special focus has been placed on organizations centered in the arts, children, health and wellness.

The auction is the Wine Alliance’s only fundraiser, raising $226,000 last year for over 40 beneficiaries, including an array of local nonprofits as well as all of the county’s five high school arts, FFA and culinary programs.

This year’s Tastings on the Lawn will be offered by Aromas Café, Barbecue by Biasotti, Ferrigno’s Italian Baked Goods, Grillagan’s Island, On the Waterfront, Red’s at the Airport, Ripe Choice Catering, Santana’s and Saw Shop Public House.

Salad will be prepared by Chef Robert Riell of the Lower Lake High School Culinary Club.

A family-style dinner will be prepared by Chef Victor Castellon of the Saw Shop Public House, and dessert will be presented by Ann-Marie Pleskaczeqski of Woodland Community College with the Culinary Club at Clear Lake High School.

For more information and tickets, visit the Wine Alliance website.

Ryder Means, 8 years old and a student at Lakeport Elementary, proudly displays the first fish he ever caught. It was also the catch of the day. Courtesy photo.

LAKEPORT, Calif. — On June 15, 21 young people who gathered at Library Park in Lakeport were given the opportunity to learn and practice fishing skills.

Collaboration between the Clearlake Bassmasters and the Lake County Sheriff’s Activities League, both local nonprofit organizations, made sure that students had a great day.

Upon arriving, participants were divided into groups led by Bassmaster volunteers and given the opportunity to learn and practice knot tying and casting.

Important information about local fishing and water and sun safety were provided.

When ready, participants were fitted with a life vest and headed toward the docks to fish and enjoy a beautiful day at the lake.

The morning concluded with a raffle drawing and all participants won fishing equipment or supplies provided by both organizations. Parents, volunteers and participants then enjoyed a hotdog lunch provided by the Sheriff’s Activities League.

For a final surprise, the Bassmasters allowed each participant to take home the pole they had used that day. Life vests were offered at no cost to participating families by the Clearlake Bassmasters.

Volunteers from both of these organizations give generously of their time and resources to ensure that Lake County kids enjoy the outdoors and learn skills that contribute to the pursuit of positive leisure time activities.

CLEARLAKE, Calif. — The Clearlake Oaks Moose Lodge will hold a veterans dinner on Wednesday, June 19.

It will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

They will serve melt-in-your-mouth-chicken, vegetables, salad and dessert.

There also will be music.

The event is free to all veterans, with a $10 donation requested for non-veterans.

The Moose Lodge is located at 15900 East Highway 20, Clearlake Oaks.

For more information, call the lodge at 707-998-3740.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Habitat for Humanity Lake County announced its submission of a request for funding from the USDA Rural Development Housing Preservation Grant.

Funds awarded will be used in Habitat’s ongoing mission to assist very low and low-income homeowners in repairing and rehabilitating their homes in Lake County.

The public is invited to comment by contacting Tammy Brigham at 707-994-1100 or by mail within 15 days of this announcement.

The statement of activities for this grant is available at Habitat for Humanity Lake County 15312 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake.

Upper Lake levee, Unit 5. Courtesy image.

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — The Lake County Watershed Protection District and Northshore Fire District said a control burn will take place on a section of the Upper Lake levee (Unit 5).

As local maintaining agency, or LMAs, of the Upper Lake levee system, the Lake County Watershed Protection District and Northshore Fire Protection District are working together to conduct vegetation maintenance via control burn of a section along Elk Mountain at Clover Creek.

The burn will happen within the week of June 17 to 23, with specific days contingent on weather and wind.

They want to make the community aware, if they see smoke in the area, it is a control burn.

This is also a notification for people with respiratory issues that a burn event will be happening in the area.

For any inquiries regarding this update, please contact the Water Resources Department at 707-263-2344 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Flotilla members Kevin Kealey and Gary Jolley explained proper wearing of life jackets to parents at the free children’s life jacket giveaway on Saturday, July 15, 2023, in Lucerne, California. Courtesy photo.

LUCERNE, Calif. — On Saturday, June 15 U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 08-08 of Lake County  will hold a complimentary Life Jacket Giveaway for children at Konocti Bait Shack, 6199 E. State Highway 20 in Lucerne.
The event will begin at 10:00 am until 2:00 pm or until the supply of life jackets is depleted. Assisting the Flotilla will be the Konocti Women’s Service Club (KWSC) which made possible this free life jacket project.
The distribution of Child and Youth life jackets will be for children 12 years and younger within one of two weight divisions: 30 to 50 lbs. or 50 to 90 lbs. The KWSC members will register and weigh the children.
Qualified Flotilla members will fit the child with the correct size and demonstrate to the parent the proper wearing of the life jacket.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian Information on Safe Boating will be available as well as an invitation to join the Flotilla.
The Flotilla of Lake County encourages boat owners and especially those with children to stay safe on the water by utilizing these complimentary services the Flotilla offers.
Play it safe “Wear Your Lifejackets”!

Dorothy De Lope is public affairs officer for Lake County Flotilla 08-08.

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16Jul
07.16.2024 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Board of Supervisors
16Jul
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Farmers' Market at Library Park
16Jul
07.16.2024 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lakeport City Council
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20Jul
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23Jul
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24Jul
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