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Lake County Recovers Cleanup & Debris Removal by CalRecycle will Begin Soon
You must submit a Right of Entry (ROE) form to Lake County Environmental Health by Friday, September 28 for your property to be included. Wildfire debris is hazardous to public health, and cannot be left on your property. Call 707-263-1164 to discuss your options with County Environmental Health Staff.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Improvement in Blue-Green Algae in Clearlake
We are happy to report continued improvement in water sample testing for cyanobacteria in Clear Lake. The most recent lab results received on September 13, 2018 for the monitoring conducted on September 4, 2018 for this specific algae detects results at 6 of the 18 sampling sites, but all six of these are below the caution threshold.
New Hours New Office Hours
Many County offices are now open Monday-Thursday, from 8am-5pm. The County Administrative Officer has also released a video series, discussing the decision to reduce public hours for many County offices, and explaining how we reached this point.
Lady sitting in field of grass Recovery Happens Lake County Celebration
Please join Lake County Behavioral Health in celebrating “Recovery Happens Lake County” on Saturday, September 15th from 10:00am – 2:00pm at Austin Park in the City of Clearlake. There will be a Recovery Happens Walk, guest speakers, raffle prizes, a free barbeque and more!
Residential fire debris Wildfire Cleanup & Debris Removal
Wednesday evening, September 12, at 6pm, the County will host a Virtual Mendocino Complex and Pawnee Fire Recovery Meeting, focused entirely upon cleanup and debris removal. The meeting will be streamed via Facebook Live.
Trash on Beach Coastal Cleanup Day Volunteers Needed
Coastal Cleanup Day is coming to Clear Lake on Saturday September Sept 15th! This is the perfect opportunity for Lake County citizen volunteers to help clean shorelines and prevent trash from entering the lake and degrading the aquatic environment.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Locations
Recovery Coordinator will be available 10am-1pm, Monday, September 10, through Friday, September 21, at locations in Upper Lake, Lakeport and Clearlake Oaks.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Caution for Blue-Green Algae in Clear Lake
This week's reading are lower than previously, but we need two consecutive improved readings before we can change the level of alert for cyanobacteria that went out on August 10, 2018.
Lake County Recovers Recovery Coordinator Office Hours
Given the diversity of emerging recovery needs and the geographic expansiveness of the Mendocino Complex disaster, Lake County Recovery Coordinator Nathan Spangler is meeting County residents where they are, by holding office hours throughout the County.
Mosquito feeding on person Chicken Tests Positive for West Nile
This week’s sentinel chicken testing showed that one of the birds from the Upper Lake flock tested positive for WNV. As noted in previous press releases, four mosquito samples from Lake County have tested positive for West Nile this year.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA in Lucerne Wednesday, 8/29
FEMA will be at Lucerne’s Harbor Park Wednesday, August 29, from 11am to 6pm.
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, September 21st & 22nd at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility , 16520 Davis Street adjacent to the Landfill, Clearlake.
Labor Day Holiday Closures
The Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake and the Public Services Office in Lakeport will be closed Monday, September 3, 2018 for the Labor Day holiday.
Mobile FEMA office FEMA DRC Now Open
To serve the broadest array of individuals affected by the Mendocino Complex fires, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has established a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Upper Lake.
FEMA Logo FEMA Disaster Declaration
Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-05) announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, commonly known as the Mendocino Complex fires.
CalOES County Added to Major Disaster Declaration
Residents and business owners in Lake County who suffered damage or losses from the recent wildfires can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
Mosquito feeding on person Mosquitoes Test Positive for West Nile Virus
Two mosquito samples collected in Lake County tested positive for West Nile virus (WNV) this week. The mosquitoes, Culex tarsalis (western encephalitis mosquito), were collected near Upper Lake August 9 and August 14.
Lake County Recovers Virtual Recovery Meeting Scheduled
This Thursday evening, August 16, at 6pm, the County of Lake will host a Virtual Recovery Meeting.Contributors to the meeting will include state and local fire agencies and other first responders, the City of Lakeport, federal and state legislators, the California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) and National Forest personnel.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Harmful Algae Blooms in Clear Lake
Public Health is urging boaters and recreational users to avoid direct contact with or use of waters containing blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) in Lake County.
Open Sign Local Assistance Center to Open Friday in Lucerne
A one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) for those impacted by the Mendocino/Lake Complex Fire will be opening this Friday, August 10th at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne, CA 95458.
Donated items for disaster relief Lake County Public Health Works with Red Cross and Konocti Unified School District to Control Norovirus Outbreak at Lower Lake Shelter
Lake County Public Health, the Red Cross, and Konocti Unified School District are working together to help control a norovirus outbreak at the Lower Lake High School evacuation shelter.
Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
Residential fire debris Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
Residential fire debris Ash & Debris Clean-up Removal
Lake County is working to secure assistance from State agencies that will ensure proper handling and disposal of debris and ash from the fire. In the meantime, in order to protect your health and the health of your neighbors and your community, property owners are strongly recommended to not begin cleanup activities at this time.
County of Lake Courthouse Disaster-Impacted County Offices to Reopen Monday
Monday, August 6, all Lakeport-based County offices and the Lakeport Branch of the Superior Court will reopen.
Food Assistance Clearlake Gleaners Offering Food Assistance
Staple food items, such as bread, eggs and water are available. Residents can also obtain some produce, such as carrots, pantry items like peanut butter and jelly, and even canned chicken and hamburger meat.
Pharmacy Law Calif. Pharmacy Law Under Emergency Conditions
California Pharmacy Law (Section 4054) provides that pharmacists may in good faith furnish a “reasonable” supply of medications or devices to patients in emergency conditions without a prescription.
Air Quality Air Quality and Return to Work (Eng)
Now that residents of Lake County are starting to return back to work after the fires, many people are wondering about how safe their office and work environment is. From the point of view of Public Health, the main concern is going to be air quality.
Air Quality Mensaje sobre la calidad del aire y regreso al trabajo
Ahora que los residentes del Condado de Lake están empezando a regresar al trabajo después de los incendios, muchas personas se preguntan qué tan seguro es su oficina y su entorno de trabajo. Desde el punto de vista de la Salud Pública, la principal preocupación será la calidad del aire.
Temporary County Recorder's Office in Lower Lake
County offices in Lakeport remain closed due to Mandatory Evacuations. In recognition of the fact that County residents may need to record critical documents, County Assessor-Recorder Richard Ford has established a temporary Recorder’s Office in Lower Lake.
River & Ranch Fires Meeting at 6pm
CALFIRE, the United State Forest Service and County officials will host a community meeting at 6pm in Kelseyville, to provide displaced residents and concerned members of the public an update on the status of the Mendocino Complex Fires (River and Ranch Fires), and actions firefighters are taking to limit losses and protect property.
Eliminación de escombros de ceniza y quemadura Mendocino Complex
El Condado de Lake está trabajando para asegurar la asistencia de las agencias estatales que garantizarán el manejo y eliminación adecuados de los desechos y las cenizas del fuego. Mientras tanto, para proteger su salud y la de sus vecinos y su comunidad, se recomienda encarecidamente a los propietarios que no comiencen las actividades de limpieza en este momento. Además, nuestro vertedero local no está preparado para aceptar restos de fuego.
Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up Removal
Lake County is working to secure assistance from State agencies that will ensure proper handling and disposal of debris and ash from the fire. In the meantime, in order to protect your health and the health of your neighbors and your community, property owners are strongly recommended to not begin cleanup activities at this time
Mendocino Complex Fire Relief: How to Donate
Cash donations are most helpful at this time. They allow those supporting disaster relief efforts to direct assistance where it is most needed.
Board of Supervisors Emergency Meeting
County officials understand that many residents have questions regarding the Mendocino Complex fires and disaster response. The Lake County Board of Supervisors will host an emergency meeting tomorrow morning.
County Offices in Lakeport Closed Monday, July 30
All County offices in Lakeport will be closed Monday, July 30. With the exception of those assigned to respond to the disaster, County employees stationed in Lakeport do not need to report to work.
County Streaming Live Video of the Mendocino Complex Fires
Lake County Administrative Office
On Saturday afternoon, July 28, the County of Lake began streaming live video footage of the Mendocino Complex Fires (Ranch, River) on Facebook. The video feed is from a camera positioned on Mount Konocti’s Buckingham Peak.
California's Lake County Mt. Konocti County Park and Regional Trails, Highland Springs Recreation Area Closed Until Further Notice
New home County of Lake Awarded Homelessness Grant
Lake County Behavioral Health Services (LCBHS) was recently awarded a $75,000 technical assistance grant to prepare for the upcoming “No Place Like Home” (NPLH) grant opportunity that is going to California voters this November.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Cyanobacteria Bloom in Clear Lake July 20th
Caution Urged for Water Contact at Elem Indian Colony Shoreline (ELEM01), Redbud Park (RED01), and Keeling Park (KPO1). Danger Urged in Water Contact at Clearlake Oaks (CLOAKS01) and in Richmond Park (RP).
Lakeport Fire Protection District Special Notice Lakeport Fire Protection District
The Board of Supervisors is seeking applicants to fill a vacancy on the LAKEPORT FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Cyanobacteria film on top of water Cyanobacteria Bloom in Clear Lake
Preliminary Results: Warning Urged for Water Contact in Richmond Park (RP). Danger Urged in Water Contact at Clearlake Oaks (CLOAKS01).
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.