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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.
AlgaeHarmful 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.
DoctorPertussis (“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.
Household Hazardous WasteHousehold Hazardous Waste Drop Off
Public Services
The next free Household Hazardous Waste drop off event will be held Friday and Saturday, July 21st & 22nd at Quackenbush Mountain Recovery & Compost Facility.
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 MapValley 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 TreesDebris Insurance Collection Begins
CalRecycle recently provided invoicing information, and the County is now required to collect funds to reimburse the State.
Hazard Mitigation Plan UpdateHazard 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 ParkRecreating 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.
AlgaeIs 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 WeedsAquatic 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 VehicleAVA Commission Tagging and Removing Vehicles
The AVA Commission has begun tagging and removing vehicles in the County and Cities of Lakeport and Clearlake.
Dead FishFish 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.
Abandoned VehicleAVA 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.
Pregnant WomanPromoting an Optimal State of Wellness
Babies at Risk of Whooping Cough Because Moms Are Not Getting Immunized
DockLakebed 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.
DisasterOES 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 AwarenessApril 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.
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.
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.
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.
5 MPH Speed Limit Now in Effect on Clear Lake
Boaters on Clear Lake need to be aware that yesterday, the Board of Supervisors approved an Urgency Ordinance proposed by the Sheriff’s Department and the Water Resources Department to immediately reduce the lake-wide speed limit on Clear Lake to 5 mph.
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.
Public Health Receives Vaccines for Seniors
Public Health
Lake County Public Health has received a limited supply of Prevnar 13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate) vaccine”.
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.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force, with continued focus on the Clayton Fire, will meet Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at 5:30p.m. The location of the meeting is: Russell Rustici County Park, (Lower Lake Park) located at 16375 Second Street, Lower Lake, CA 95457.
Anti-Rent Gouging Ordinance Still in Effect
During the first Lake County Long-Term Recovery Task Force meeting dedicated to Clayton Fire survivors on August 24, 2016, concerns were raised about new reports of rent gouging, to take advantage of the housing shortage brought on by all the recent wildfire disasters.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force, now focused on the Clayton Fire, will meet Wednesday, August 24, 2016, at 6:00 pm.
Landfill Closures
Public Services
Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake, will be closed Monday, August 15, 2016 to the public and the haulers until further notice due to the Clayton Fire.
Grand Opening Kelseyville Community Skatepark
Public Services
The Lake County Public Services Department is excited to announce construction is complete for the new skatepark at Kelseyville Community Park located at 5270 State Street in Kelseyville.