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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.
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 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.
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.
Algae 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.
Flu Shot Fall "Flu" Vaccines
Lake County Public Health is offering seasonal flu vaccines for $2.
Building Department 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 Second Fish Kill
Sadly, Clear Lake is suffering the effects of a second fish kill, this time off the shores of Lakeport.
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.
Algae 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.
Doctor 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.
County Settles Lakeside Heights Lawsuit
After nearly 4 years of uncertainty, the Lake County Board of Supervisors has reluctantly settled the lawsuit brought against the County by the Lakeside Heights Homeowners.
Burned Trees Debris Insurance Collection Begins
CalRecycle recently provided invoicing information, and the County is now required to collect funds to reimburse the State.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Hazard Mitigation Plan Update
Lake County is developing an update to their 2012 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan. The people most aware of potential hazards are the people that live and work in the affected community. We are looking to you, the citizens, to get involved in this important process.
Algae at Austin Park Recreating in Lakes & Streams
With warm weather in the forecast and recreational water sports gearing up, health and water resource officials across the state are reminding the public to be mindful of harmful algal blooms (HAB) in lakes, streams and reservoirs, and to keep children and pets away from these HABs if they see one.
Algae Is it safe to swim in Clear Lake?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether it is safe to swim in Clear Lake. There are two issues involved in the discussion.
Lake Weeds Aquatic Plant Management Activities
In order to support beneficial uses of Clear Lake, the Lake County Department of Water Resources is providing defined areas around the lake free of noxious plants.
Abandoned Vehicle AVA Commission Tagging and Removing Vehicles
The AVA Commission has begun tagging and removing vehicles in the County and Cities of Lakeport and Clearlake.
Dead Fish Fish Mortality
What might have caused the recent appearance of dead fish along the shore of Clear Lake?
Mental Health Month
Lake County Behavioral Health Department recognizes May as National Mental Health Month.
Pregnant Woman Promoting an Optimal State of Wellness
Babies at Risk of Whooping Cough Because Moms Are Not Getting Immunized
Abandoned Vehicle AVA Commission Poised to Remove Abandoned Vehicles
In partnership with the Cities of Lakeport and Clearlake, the County of Lake will soon begin removing abandoned vehicles, through a joint powers agreement called the Abandoned Vehicle Abatement (AVA) Service Authority.
Dock Lakebed Verification
Clear Lake shoreline residents should be aware that Lake County Water Resources Department staff will be on the lake over the next several months verifying the size of piers and docks and their lakeward projection beyond a depth of zero Rumsey to update our lakebed structure database.
Disaster OES Disaster Council Meeting
Office of Emergency Services
The Lake County Disaster Council will be meeting on Thursday, April 20th, at 10:00 am in the Lake County Board of Supervisors Chambers.
Alcohol Awareness April is Alcohol Awareness Month
Lake County Behavioral Health Department recognizes April as Alcohol Awareness Month.
Mount Konocti Hike
Public Services
The Public Services Department is excited to announce a docent-led hike on Mount Konocti on April 8, 2017.
Lucerne Harbor Boat Launch
Public Services
The Lucerne Harbor County Park boat launch in Nice has now been deemed safe for public use after receding water levels and clearing of debris by County parks crews.
Launching Facilities Reopened
Public Services
The Keeling County Park boat launch in Nice and the Hamilton boat launch at the intersection of Crystal Lake Way and Lakeshore Blvd in North Lakeport have now been deemed safe for public use.
OHMVR Grant
Sheriff's Office
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office is currently applying to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division for the 2016-17 grants program for a proposed OHV Enforcement Project.
Special Meeting of the BOS Postponed
Due to extreme weather conditions and local flooding, the February 21, 2017 Special Meeting of the Board of Supervisors, a workshop to review and discuss the draft Cannabis Ordinance, has been postponed.
Health Advisory for Flood Water around Lake County
Residents should be mindful of their proximity to the Lake and the flood conditions in their immediate area. DO NOT DRIVE or WALK through running or standing water.
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.
Clear Lake Closed to Motorized Boats
Water Resource Department
The Board of Supervisors today approved an Urgency Ordinance immediately closing the lake to all motorized vessels and other motorized vehicles except for the Lake County Sheriff and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Home Owners Can Request Time Extension for Insurance Proceeds
First District Supervisor Moke Simon wants to make sure that everyone who lost a home in Rocky, Valley and Jerusalem fires is aware that the standard 24 month deadline for receiving insurance proceeds will occur this summer.
FEMA'S Manufactured Housing Program Winding Down For Valley Fire Survivors
Lake County Supervisors Rob Brown and Moke Simon, both of whom have been very active in local disaster recovery efforts, were recently briefed by CalOES officials regarding the 35 FEMA Manufactured Housing Units (MHU's) currently in use by Valley Fire survivors.
Board of Supervisors Appointed Philip Moy Director of Water Resources
The Lake County Board of Supervisors has appointed Philip Moy as Director of Lake County Water Resources effective January 3, 2017.
Planning Commissioner Vacancies Deadline Extended
All applications are due to the Clerk of the Board no later than 5pm, Thursday, December 29, 2016.
Planning Commissioner Vacancies
The Lake County Board of Supervisors are seeking applicants for Supervisorial Districts 1, 4 and 5 Planning Commissioner positions.
2017 Lake County Quagga Mussel Sticker
Remember to get your 2017 Lake County Quagga Mussel sticker before using your vessel in any Lake County water body.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force will meet on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6:00 pm.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force will meet on Wednesday, November 2, 2016, at 6:00 pm.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force, now focused on the Clayton Fire, will meet Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 6:00 pm.
Waste Collection Services Offered to Fire-Impacted Property Owners
Household Hazardous Waste Will be collected from Burned Homes Starting Monday October 3, 2016
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force, continued focus on the Clayton Fire, will meet Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at 5:30p.m.
State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program
Barbara C. Ringen, Lake County’s Treasurer & Tax Collector, is pleased to announce that the State Controller’s Property Tax Postponement Program has returned after being suspended by the State Legislature in 2009.