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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 Hotline,
263 2556

To report possible violators or suspected contamination call the Sheriff at
263 8656 or 911

 

 

 

Say NO! to the "State of Jefferson"

Some 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 appears to have voted (the end of the meeting was extremely confusing) to support the county's secession from California to jump onto this sinking ship. This action was taken despite obvious disadvantages to the residents of Lake County, despite the absence of anything approaching a comprehensive financial analysis, and despite the last minute news that a resolution of support would probably involve us in litigation. Please:

By the way, be sure to check out the appalling racist remarks made by chief spokesperson Mark Baird


UPCOMING EVENTS

MARCH 3, 9:15AM -- the BOS will again consider a proposal to declare support for seceding from California to form a new "State of Jefferson": an alternative resolution placing the matter on the ballot for the citizens to decide has been proposed. This may be our best opportunity to keep three supervisors from throwing the county down this bottomless pit, so PLEASE come to the meeting, and wave a California flag (provided) whether or not you choose to speak.

MARCH 7 -- Sierra Club hike in the Knoxville Wildlife Area. This  20 thousand acre CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife preserve is little used by hikers. We'll hike up a secluded valley, discover an old gravesite above Knoxville, pass an old windmill  along a beautiful meadow and creek, cross a 600 ft. high ridge and get excellent views of Mt. St. Helena to the west and look right up at Blue Ridge to the east. Then down into Long Canyon and back to the cars. Bring lunch, water and hiking boots. Class; M-8-A. Carpool 8:30 AM  Lower Lake Coffee Company, main street Lower Lake. Leader Tom McFarling (707) 994-5490. Rain cancels.

MARCH 7, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at the Lakeport Library (1425 N. High Street) covering the basics of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites. Q&A following; participants are invited to bring their own technological devices. For more information call 263-8817.

MARCH 8, 9AM -- trail maintenance day at Boggs Forest: allow 2-3 hours; bring water, work gloves and a hand tool such as loppers or clippers. We’ll also have tools available. We meet in the Boggs parking lot, and carpool to the work sites, if necessary. More info

MARCH 14, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at Redbud Library (14785 Burns Valley Road in Clearlake) covering the basics of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites. Q&A following; participants are invited to bring their own technological devices. For more information call 263-8817.

MARCH 15 -- Sierra Club hike on Mount St. Helena. Hike switchbacks about 20 minutes through fir woods up to an old access dirt road, this leads to the very top of St. Helena Mountain.  We will go to the Lower Peak which looks out over Napa Valley.  On a clear day see spectacular views, including much of the San Francisco Bay area, binoculars advised! Bring water, Lunch & snacks.  Class M-7.3-C.  Carpool: 8:30 am in front of Middletown Mugshots coffee shop on corner of Hwy 29 & 175.  Meet 9 am at Robert Louis Stevenson Park - parking lot.  By reservation only.  Leader Julie 707-987-9040 or 707-671-5947. Or tikaljak@yahoo.com Rain cancels.

MARCH 15 -- Tuleyome-sponsored hike on the Judge Davis Trail. Explore the ridges and canyons of the Cache Creek area of the proposed Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument Area. From west of Clear Lake we climb over a picturesque ridge and then drop (way) down to Cache Creek. After a peaceful, secluded lunch we retrace our route up and over the Cache Creek Ridge. The hike is approximately 10 miles with 1300’ cumulative elevation gain. Bring lunch, water, and essentials. Meet at 9:00 at the Guinda post office on Hwy 16 in Capay Valley west of Woodland. No dogs. Rain cancels. Lake County participants should meet at the trailhead (Hwy 20 west of Hwy 16) at 9:40AM. Contact Jordan Power for more information.

MARCH 21, 2PM -- Yuba College professor Dr. Harry Lyons will discuss Lake County Geology (with a bonus geology field trip) in the Lake County Library's "Know Lake County" series. Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St. FREE: call 263-8817 for details.

MARCH 25, 7PM -- Sierra Club Lake Group sponsored screening of "The Russian River: All Rivers - the Value of an American Watershed" in the Board of Supervisors chamber in the courthouse, 255 N. Forbes in Lakeport. This lyrical feature-length documentary combines live action footage and  compelling interviews in a provocative discussion of water use, water quality and the loss of irreplaceable biodiversity. The film also covers the problems the river faces – problems shared widely in our region and elsewhere. FREE to the public, but reservations are very strongly encouraged. To reserve send an email to reservations@russianriverallrivers.com. For more information contact Lake Group chair Ed Robey at  994 8304 or edrobey@wildblue.net

MARCH 28, 1-3PM -- "Technology Petting Zoo" at the Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High Street: The public is invited to “come play with an Ipad, Galaxy Tab, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7 tablet and learn how to download free ebooks from the Library!” For more information call Lakeport Library at 263-8817.

APRIL 7, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at the Middletown Library (21256 Washington St) covering the basics of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites. Q&A following; participants are invited to bring their own technological devices. For more information call 263-8817.

APRIL 10, 5:30-7:30PM -- Congressman Mike Thompson's 24th annual Ravioli Feed at the Lake County Fairgrounds, featuring (besides great pasta) Lake County wine tasting, bake sale, silent auction, and free electronic recycling. Tickets $20. For more info call Mary Jane Bowker at 226 8989 or visit  mikethompsonforcongress.com

APRIL 12, 9AM -- trail maintenance day at Boggs Forest: Allow 2-3 hours; bring water, work gloves and a hand tool such as loppers or clippers. We’ll also have tools available. We meet in the Boggs parking lot, and carpool to the work sites, if necessary. More info

APRIL 18, 2PM -- Sierra Club Redwood Chapter chair Victoria Brandon will talk about the plants and animals of the Berryessa Snow Mountain region in the Lake County Library's "Know Lake County" series. Lakeport Library, 1425 N. High St. FREE: call 263-8817 for details.

APRIL 25, 9AM -- Hike 4 Healing to the top of Mt Konocti on the Wright Peak Trail: this event is a fundraiser for Worldwide Healing Hands, an organization that supports women's medical, obstetric, and surgical care in the third world. $25 entry fee, all donations gratefully accepted. Call 279 8733 for more information.

MAY 2, 2PM -- "Social Media 101," a 30-minute presentation by Lake County library director Christopher Veach at the Upper Lake Library (310 Second St) covering the basics of Facebook, Twitter and other popular social media websites. Q&A following; participants are invited to bring their own technological devices. For more information call 263-8817.

MAY 10, 9AM -- trail maintenance day at Boggs Forest: Allow 2-3 hours; bring water, work gloves and a hand tool such as loppers or clippers. We’ll also have tools available. We meet in the Boggs parking lot, and carpool to the work sites, if necessary. More info

MORE Lake County Events

Lake County Peace Action . Chi Council for the Clear Lake Hitch . Friends of Cache Creek . No Lakeport Walmart
Lake County Citizens Coalition . Cache Creek Watershed Forum . Provinsalia??? . Cristallago???