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Mosquito feeding on person Use Repellent to Protect Against West Nile
West Nile Virus is transmitted to humans and animals by the bite of an infected mosquito. When outdoors, protection against mosquito bites is important to staying healthy and the best way to avoid West Nile Virus infection.
Bat clinging to tree Local Bat Tests Positive for Rabies
A bat found in Hidden Valley Lake recently tested positive for rabies, resulting in treatment of a person who came in contact with the animal.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, July 20th & 21st at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
I Voted All Ballots Counted
June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election official canvass completed. Please be aware that the election results are final.
Loader pushing garbage at landfill Landfill Rates Going Up
Gate fees at the Eastlake Landfill will be increased starting July 1, 2018 to offset the costs of landfill operations and compliance regulations.
Residential fire debris Pawnee Fire Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up Removal
Advisory notice. Debris and ash from residential and other structural fires may contain toxic substances due to the presence of synthetic and hazardous materials.
Refrigerated items Food Safety After a Power Outage
Discard any Perishable foods (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, and leftovers) that have been above 41 °F for over 4 hours. Never taste food to determine its safety!
Michalyn DelValle Supervisors Make Cowan, DelValle Appointments Permanent
The Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed David Cowan Water Resources Director and Michalyn DelValle Community Development Director.
Judges hammer County Initiates Wildfire and Opioid Epidemic Litigation
On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, the Lake County Board of Supervisors voted to initiate litigation against Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E). The suit alleges that PG&E’s neglect of preventative maintenance of power lines and other infrastructure led to the onset of the Sulphur Fire.
Pawnee Fire Donations
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
Highland Springs Reservior Advisory Board Vacancies
Lake County Resource Conservation District: Three (3) vacancies - one (1) Director - Supervisorial District 4 and two (2) Directors - Members at Large, which will be appointed by the Board of Supervisors.
Lifeguard jumping into pool Middletown Pool Opening
The Lake County Public Services Department is happy to announce that a lifeguard for the Middletown Pool has been scheduled and the 2018 swim season will open Wednesday July 4, 2018.
Lucerne castle Oversight Board Vacancy
Vacancy for the Countywide Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board. Applications will be accepted until close of business on June 15, 2018.
Lifeguard jumping into pool Middletown Pool Lifeguards
The County of Lake is seeking applicants for lifeguards for the Middletown Pool for the upcoming summer season. The pool is tentatively scheduled to be open from June 20th, 2018 to September 2nd, 2018, but that is contingent on lifeguards being available!
Traffic on Calistoga Street in Middletown Economic Development Forums to Begin June 21
The community made it clear that Economic Development is a high priority, and the Lake County Board of Supervisors responded by making it one of the ten pillars of their ten-year plan, Vision 2028.
Financial facts and the future Community Visioning Update Videos
This is a time of unprecedented challenge for Lake County’s government, and County officials and community members are confronting areas of difficulty, and working to build a brighter future.
stack of one dollar bills County Revenues and the Community's Needs
County governments receive the majority of their revenue through Federal and State funding streams, which are designated for specific purposes.
Surface Algal Bloom on lake Stay Healthy while Recreating in Water Bodies
With warm weather in the forecast and recreational water sports gearing up for the summer, health and water resource officials across the state are reminding the public to be mindful of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in lakes, rivers, streams, creeks, and reservoirs, and to keep children and pets away from these HABs if they see one.
Flags at cemetery Memorial Day Closures
Public Services
Eastlake Landfill and the Public Services office will be closed Monday, May 28th 2018 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.
Voter Registration form Register to Vote Deadline May 21st
Registrar of Voters
May 21, 2018 is the deadline to register to vote for the June 5, 2018 Statewide Direct Primary Election.
Doctor holding patient's hand May is Mental Health Month
Please join Lake County Behavioral Health in celebrating Mental Health Month. Launched by Mental Health America in 1949, this is the most highly-recognized mental health awareness event in the United States.
Community Development Facing Temporary Noontime Closures
The Lake County Community Development Department, due to a severe temporary staffing shortage, will close to the public during the noon hour, 12-1pm, from tomorrow, Friday, May 4, through Friday, May 11.
Community Visioning Update: Financial Facts and the Future
County Administrative Office
The community’s vision presented a path forward for the next ten years. On April 10, the Board of Supervisors took a powerful step toward a brighter future, adopting the community’s priorities through Vision 2028.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off in Clearlake
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, May 18th & 19th at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday May12th 2018 at Lucerne Harbor 6225 East Hwy 20, Lucerne. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
May is CalFresh Awareness Month
May is “CalFresh Awareness Month,” a month of public outreach to increase awareness and enrollment in CalFresh, California’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Eating healthy on a budget can be hard, and CalFresh can help!
Blue Ribbon Committee for Rehabilitation of Clear Lake Appointments
Administration
The California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) is tasked by AB 707 (Aguiar-Curry, Chapter 842, Statues of 2017) with the creation of a Blue Ribbon Committee for the Rehabilitation of Clear lake. The Committee is tasked with identifying, and reporting on, potential solutions to water quality issues for Clear Lake.
District 3 Town Hall Websites
Jim Steele, District 3 Supervisor for the County of Lake, is pleased to announce that the three area town halls in his district now have websites.
Board of Supervisors Appoints Interim Community Development Director
At their meeting on April 17, 2018, the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Michalyn DelValle Interim Community Development Director for the County.
County Preparing to Collect Cannabis Cultivation Taxes, Revenues Uncertain
The County’s cultivation Ordinance will become effective April 19, 2018, enabling the first legally authorized cannabis cultivation in Lake County. County staff expect the first permits to be issued during the 6-18 weeks following that effective date.
Supervisors Approve Vision 2028: Reimagining Lake County
On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, the Lake County Board of Supervisors took a powerful step toward a brighter future, conceptually approving “Vision 2028: Reimagining Lake County,” a list of “Ten Key Priorities” for the next decade.
Board of Supervisors Appoints Interim Water Resources Director
At their meeting on April 10, 2018, the Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed David Cowan as Interim Water Resources Director for the County, effective immediately.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Feb 16 & 17
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, February 16th & 17st at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard, 230 Soda Bay Rd, Lakeport. Hours will be from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.
Community Visioning Webpage
Please take a few minutes to review the materials posted at http://www.lakecountyca.gov/vision/, complete our survey, and email your thoughts.
Physician Public Health Department Offering Additional Flu Clinic
Due to increased Influenza activity this year, Lake County Health Services, Public Health Department will be holding a One Day Flu Clinic on Tuesday, January 30th from 9-12, and 1-4
Person getting a flu shot Influenza Cases are Increasing in California
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced that flu activity in California is widespread and at levels usually seen at the peak of the influenza season.
New Years Closures
Public Services
Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services office in Lakeport will be closed Monday, January 1, 2018 for the New Year’s holiday.
People attending conference Community Visioning Forums in January
Lake County is hosting a series of five Community Visioning Forums in the month of January to seek public input on Core County Government services and finances.
Clean water program 2018 Resident Quagga Mussel Stickers
The Lake County Quagga sticker is required for all resident vessels operating on Clear Lake in addition to the state Quagga sticker.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Next Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Dec 16th
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Saturday, December 16th 2017 at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard.
Debris being put into dumptster. Board of Supervisors Sets Debris Deadlines
The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) recently clarified that, due to expected winter rains, an earlier deadline is required.
Physicians Lake County Wellness Roadmap
The choices we make, individually, affect and inform our health outcomes, and the whole community benefits when we make wise personal choices.
Doctor holding patient's hand Crisis Counseling
Wildfire has taken a great toll on so many in our region, and Sulphur Fire Survivors continue to wrestle with and untangle the many aspects of recovery.
Old tires Get Rid of Your Spare Tires
Beginning November 11, residents of Lake County are eligible to dispose of up to 9 passenger or light truck tires per month free of charge until grant funds are exhausted.
Residential fire debris Right of Entry
Lake County property owners whose properties were destroyed by the Sulphur Fire are able to benefit from a government program to remove the fire debris at no out of pocket cost.
Disaster Council Meeting
The Disaster County meeting has been rescheduled to November 9th, 2017.
Mobile FEMA office Sulphur Fire Update
The City of Clearlake will be sponsoring another Community Recovery Meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 5pm at Clearlake City Hall
New home Anti Rent Gouging
Housing costs increased for many Lake County residents, only some of whom had lost homes to wildfire.
Beach at local resort Housing Opportunity
Edgewater Resort offering discounts for Sulphur Fire Survivors
Highland Springs Reservior Parks Reopening
Effective immediately, Mt. Konocti County Park, Konocti Regional Trails and Highland Springs Recreational Area are reopening to the public.
Infant and toddler playing Childhood Lead Poisoning
Our theme this year is, “Healthy homes, food, and play areas protect children from lead.”
Local Assistance Center Operations Extended to Wednesday
A wide-ranging array of services and expertise is available, including food, assistance accessing medical care, or advice regarding temporary and permanent housing.
Sulphur Fire Recovery Meeting Scheduled for Thursday
In order to keep residents impacted by the Sulphur Fire as fully informed as possible, a second Community Recovery Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, October 26th at 5pm at Clearlake City Hall located at 14050 Olympic Drive.
Konocti Harbor Resort and Spa to Host Emergency Shelter Program
If you lost your home, and you have insurance, FEMA support, or can pay $1,000 per month, you may be eligible
Sulphur Fire Community Recovery Meeting
Recovery from wildfire is a community effort, and requires that we all stand together with those impacted, and, together, create the best possible way forward.
Property Tax Bills, Calamity Reassessment
Assessor’s office staff will be on hand at the Local Assistance Center (LAC) to help property owners through this and other property value-related processes.
Update on Wildfire Intelligence
As District 1 Supervisor, please know that I am in constant communication with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and CAL FIRE.
Local Assistance Center Open
Given the number and gravity of needs, some may be wondering where to start. Most are likely wondering what needs to address in what order.
Pocket Fire Update
I can personally confirm CAL FIRE’s reports that the Pocket Fire is several miles away from Lake County, and there are several ridges and hillsides it would need to go up and down to get here
Cal Fire firefighter Wildfire Reports
If evacuation is required, please rest assured that we will get the word out through appropriate channels.
Your help is needed. Donate today Fire Relief: Where to Donate
The County has received many requests for information on how to most effectively make donations to assist Sulphur Fire Survivors and their families.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Hazardous Waste Drop Off (HVL)
Public Services
There will be a household hazardous waste drop off event in Hidden Valley on October 14th ONLY.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Dropp Off (Lkpt)
Public Services
There will be a household hazardous waste drop off event in Lakeport on October 20th & 21st.
Lady sitting in field of grass Mental Illness Awareness Week
U.S. Congress established Mental Illness Awareness Week in 1990 in recognition of efforts by the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to educate and increase awareness about mental illness.
Rusty old abandoned car. Vehicle Amnesty Days
Is there an old, beat up car in your neighborhood? Maybe in your driveway? One you’ve been meaning to get rid of for years? Maybe you just didn’t know the best place to take it?
Doctor holding patient's hand National Recovery Month
The national observance in September is designed to educate Americans on how addiction treatment and mental health services can be effective tools for people with substance abuse and/or mental disorder(s) to live a healthy and rewarding life.
Residential fire debris Important Insurance Guidelines
If you or someone you know received services from a County contractor, and have not received any letters or invoices from the County, don’t wait for your second notice.
Bat clinging to tree Bat Tests Positive for Rabies
A bat found in Lucerne recently tested positive for rabies, resulting in treatment of several people who came in contact with the dying animal.
Pitcher of lemon-lime water Tips for Cooling Off
With very hot weather and smoky conditions upon us, Lake County Public Health wants to remind everyone of some simple ways to find some relief that could be important to your health.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Harmful Algal Bloom Discovered
Water testing of a sample from the shoreline along Island Drive near the Clearlake Oaks county boat launch has detected levels of a cyanotoxin considered unsafe for recreation.
Person getting a flu shot Fall "Flu" Vaccines
Lake County Public Health is offering seasonal flu vaccines for $2.
Blueprints and other building related items Building Department Job Fair
County to hold job fair for immediate openings within Building Department.
We're Hiring Treasurer-Tax Collector Job Fair
County to hold job fair for immediate openings at the Treasyrer-Tax Collector's office.
Dead fish laying on shoreline Second Fish Kill
Sadly, Clear Lake is suffering the effects of a second fish kill, this time off the shores of Lakeport.
Shelf filled with Household Hazardous Waste Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, August 18th & 19th at Lake County Waste Solutions Transfer Station and Recycling Yard.
Child Support Awareness Month
This year, DCSS honors those parents who make the effort to be an exceptional example in the lives of their children by giving them something great to imitate.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Harmful Algal Bloom Discovered in Copsey Creek
Water testing of a sample from Copsey Creek in the area of Quarterhorse Lane in Lower Lake has detected levels of a cyanotoxin considered unsafe for recreation.
Physician Pertussis (“Whooping Cough”) in Lake County
A case of pertussis diagnosed in a child earlier this month has led to an expanding public health investigation that has identified at least 8 additional suspected cases and more than fifty contacts that may be at risk for infection.
Debris Insurance Collection Packets
This Monday, July 17, 6pm, at Twin Pines Casino Event Center, the County of Lake will host a meeting for Valley Fire Survivors in the Middletown, Anderson Springs, and Cobb areas.
valley fire reconstruction map Valley Fire Recovery Map
District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon Maps Valley Fire Recovery.
Lake County Wins Silver Award of Excellence for Child Support Services
Lake County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS) was honored by California DCSS Director Alisha Griffin last Wednesday for the county’s outstanding efforts to support families throughout the state.