Lake County winegrape growers start harvest; grapes ready a week earlier than in previous years
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – The 2014 winegrape harvest in Lake County is under way, and growers are optimistic about the quality and yields despite an early ripening season.

Lake County Stand Down/Homeless Veteran’s Resource Fair set for Sept. 10 and 11

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The first Mendocino and Lake County Stand Down/Homeless Veteran’s Resource Fair will be held in Clearlake on Wednesday, Sept. 10, and Thursday, Sept. 11.

Honey oil lab discovered, one arrested

LUCERNE, Calif. – A followup investigation for an unrelated case has resulted in the discovery of a butane honey oil lab and one arrest.

STATE: Governor, attorney general and legislative leaders announce unaccompanied minor legislation

Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus on Thursday announced legislation to provide legal services to the unaccompanied minors arriving in California from Central America.

West Nile virus activity still increasing in Lake County, residents urged to fix water leaks

LAKEPORT, Calif. – Fifteen mosquito samples and four dead birds from Lake County have tested positive for West Nile virus this week, according to Lake County Vector Control.

Clearlake Planning Commission approves project's mitigated negative declaration, chooses new leaders

CLEARLAKE, Calif. – The Clearlake Planning Commission held a public hearing Tuesday during which it sealed its approval of a mitigated negative declaration for the Monte Vista Home project.

STATE: No confirmed cases of Ebola in California; low-risk patient tested out of an abundance of caution

The California Department of Public Health reported that it is working with local health departments and health care providers statewide to identify patients who have traveled to countries affected by Ebola.

UPDATE: Lodge Complex close to full containment

NORTH COAST, Calif. – The Lodge Complex near Laytonville is approaching full containment, officials said Wednesday night.

Lakeport man arrested, meth and metal knuckles seized
LAKE COUNTY, Calif. – A vehicle stop Saturday resulted in the arrest of a Lakeport man and the seizure of methamphetamine and metal knuckles.

Lakeport City Council gives conceptual support to Westside Community Park equestrian facility proposal
LAKEPORT, Calif. – The Lakeport City Council on Tuesday gave its unanimous approval to the concept of including an equestrian facility in the third phase of the Westside Community Park’s development.

Supervisors host discussion on Measure N enforcement, ask staff for review and followup report

LAKEPORT, Calif. – A two-and-a-half-hour discussion on Tuesday regarding the enforcement of the county’s new medical marijuana cultivation rules led the Board of Supervisors to ask county staff and law enforcement to return with a report on abatement process protocols.

Climate change study highlights impact to road system; public meeting scheduled in Lakeport Aug. 27

NORTH COAST, Calif. – The California Department of Transportation and local transportation agencies are conducting a study to assess the likely impacts of climate change on state transportation facilities in northwestern California.