Sierra Club Lake Group
Redbud Audubon Society
Lake County Democrats
Lake County Land Trust
East Lake RCD
Thrive Lake County
Buy Lake County Grown: order local
food online and download Food
Lake County News
PEG TV (Channel 8)
Press legal guidebooks and forms
Quagga Mussel Alert!
By action of the
Board of Supervisors, all vessels launching into any
Lake County waters must participate in the county's mandatory screening
and sticker program, with inspection and decontamination if necessary.
Local residents must renew their stickers annually, visitors monthly. More info
Or call the Mussel
report possible violators or suspected contamination call the Sheriff
263 8656 or 911
Say NO! to the "State of Jefferson"
Siskiyou County right-wing extremists want Lake County to support the
formation of a "State of Jefferson." This new state would instantly
become the most impoverished in the United States, bankrupt at birth.
Geographically isolated, sparsely populated, and economically
disadvantaged, it would be unable to fund public education, highways,
parks, or law enforcement to anything remotely approaching an
acceptable standard. This silly idea offers no advantages to the
residents of Lake County. So it was appalling when on February 17 the
Lake BOS appeared to have voted to support the county's secession from
California to jump onto this sinking ship. Fortunately this ambiguous
action was unambiguously reversed at the March 3 meeting, when the
Board decided to put an advisory vote on the November 2016 ballot.
County Keep It California
campaign is in the early organizational stages. In the meantime, you can
the way, be sure to check out the appalling racist remarks made
by chief spokesperson Mark Baird
JULY 16, 2PM -- Lake County Museums curator Tony Pierucci will speak
about “Creation, Consolidation, Segregation: A History of Schools in
Lake County” In the Lake County Library's free Know Lake County lecture series at the Lakeport branch, 1425 N. High St.
JULY 19, 10AM -- the Board of Supervisors will hear an appeal by Cross
Development of the Planning Commission's rejection of the proposed
Middletown Dollar General store.
JULY 19, 11AM -- the Board of Supervisors will consider Supervisor
Jim Steele's recommendation to split the departments of Public Works
and Water Resources, and to hire a professionally qualified director
for the latter.
JULY 28, 9AM -- 13th annual Invasive Weed Tour, sponsored jointly by
the county Department of Agriculture, Department of Water Resources,
and the Lake County Resource Conservation District. Participants will
gather at the ranch house at Anderson Marsh State Historic Park, take a
guided walk of just over 2 miles to see the amazingly diverse array of
invasive plants that flourish in the park and the effects of control
mechanisms such as control burns, and return to the house for a (free!)
lunch and discussion of aquatic invasives under the trees. RSVPs
required: please call the Ag Commissioner’s office at 263-0217 by July
25 to reserve your place.
AUGUST 3, 5-8PM -- Children's Museum of Art and Science fundraiser at
DJ's Pizza, 16135 Main St in Lower Lake: all-you-can-eat pizza for $8.
AUGUST 6, 10AM-2PM -- annual FREE Power to the Youth festival at Austin
Park in Clearlake, featuring live music, disc golf, skate park
competition, basketball tournament, flag football and softball games as
well as booths with information about health care, education, politics,
the environment, etc. And (of course!) bouncy houses!
AUGUST 6, 8-10PM -- Lake Co-op Transition Party at the Lower Lake
School House Museum, 16435 Main St., with music by The Rural Jazz
Project, raffle, and snacks and beverages by donation. Celebrate the
co-op's eight successful years in Lake County and meet our successor,
Lake County Organics Plus. Tickets $20 in advance (on same soon), $25
at the door.
SEPTEMBER 10, 7PM -- bluegrass and traditional American music concert
featuring Blithedale Canyon, The Thin Air String Band, and The
California State Old Time Fiddlers and benefitting the Anderson Marsh
Interpretive Association. Soper Reese Community Theatre, 275 S. Main in
Lakeport, tickets $25
SEPTEMBER 21, 7PM -- Sierra Club meeting at the Lower Lake Methodist
Church, 16255 Second St., featuring a presentation Lake Group
Conservation Chair and Lake County Resource Conservation District board
of directors member Victoria Brandon, who will talk about the recent
merger of the two local RCDs, and their work helping the community
recover from the devastating wildfires of 2015. These efforts include
distribution of both hardwoods and conifers to landowners, organizing
volunteers to replant Trailside Park in Middletown, and provision of
free chipping services. As always the meeting is free and open to the
public. For more information contact Victoria at 994 1931 or firstname.lastname@example.org