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Wellness 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.
Fire Cleanup 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.
National Recovery Month 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.
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.
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.
Fire Disaster Disaster Council Meeting
The Disaster County meeting has been rescheduled to November 9th, 2017.
Fema Sulphur Fire Update
The City of Clearlake will be sponsoring another Community Recovery Meeting on Thursday, October 26th at 5pm at Clearlake City Hall
Highland Springs Parks Reopening
Effective immediately, Mt. Konocti County Park, Konocti Regional Trails and Highland Springs Recreational Area are reopening to the public.
Edgewater Resort Housing Opportunity
Edgewater Resort offering discounts for Sulphur Fire Survivors
House Anti Rent Gouging
Housing costs increased for many Lake County residents, only some of whom had lost homes to wildfire.
Lead Poisoning 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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Cal Fire Wildfire Reports
If evacuation is required, please rest assured that we will get the word out through appropriate channels.
Donations 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.
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.
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.
Mental Illness Awareness Week 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.
Abandoned Vehicle 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?
National Recovery Month 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.
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 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.
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.
Pregnant Woman Promoting an Optimal State of Wellness
Babies at Risk of Whooping Cough Because Moms Are Not Getting Immunized
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.
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.
Clayton Fire Task Force
Lake County's Long-Term Recovery Task Force will meet on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 6:00 pm.