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JIM FETZER RETIRING, CEAGO VINEGARDEN CLOSING (PI) JB 7/22/14

THE POPULAR LAKE COUNTRY WINERY, CEAGO VINEGARDEN, HAS DECIDED TO CLOSE AS CEAGO OWNER JIM FETZER ANNOUNCES HIS RETIREMENT.

CEAGO HAS BEEN A CORNERSTONE OF LAKE COUNTY WINE PRODUCTION FOR MORE THAN A DECADE. KNOWN FOR ITS SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIC, AND BIODYNAMIC FARMING, THE WINERY PRODUCED 8,000 CASES OF WINE A YEAR. FETZERS SON WILL KNOW FOCUS SOLELY ON GRAPE GROWING AND MANAGING THE VINEYARDS. THE REMAINING WINES AND CEAGO PRODUCTS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE WINERY UNTIL SEPTEMBER 14.

UKIAH MAN ARRESTED AFTER RUNNING OVER TODDLER (LAW) JB 7/22/14

A 1-YEAR OLD GIRL WAS SERIOUSLY INJURED WHEN SHE WAS HIT BY A SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER.

24 YEAR OLD LUIS VALDEZBARDO WAS BACKING OUT OF A PARKING STALL AT AN APARTMENT COMPLEX ON SOUTH STATE STREET IN UKIAH WHEN, WITNESSES SAY, HE STRUCK THE TODDLER WITH HIS 1997 FORD THUNDERBIRD THEN DROVE AWAY. POLICE PULLED THE CAR OVER ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER AND VALDEZBARDO STATED HE DIDNT KNOW HE HAD HIT THE CHILD. THE GIRL SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES AND WAS FLOWN TO UC DAVIS MEDICAL CENTER. VALDEZBARDO WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRUNK DRIVING CAUSING INJURY.

GOV SIGNS BILL FOR UNDERAGE BEER, WINE TASTING (GOV) JB 7/22/14

THE GOVERNOR SIGNED A NEW BILL ALLOWING UNDERAGE TASTING FOR BEER AND WINEMAKERS.

NEW LEGISLATION SIGNED BY GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN ON MONDAY WILL ALLOW UNDERAGE COLLEGE STUDENTS TO TASTE ALCOHOL AS PART OF THEIR COURSEWORK IN WINEMAKING AND BREWING PROGRAMS. THE LEGISLATION ALLOWS STUDENTS UNDER 21 TO SIP AND THEN SPIT ALCOHOL IF THEY ARE MAJORING IN ENOLOGY OR BREWING SCIENCE PROGRAMS. WASHINGTON AND OREGON ARE AMONG THE 12 OTHER STATES WITH SIMILAR LAWS ALLOWING UNDERAGE STUDENTS TO TEST THEIR CREATIONS.

TWO NEW RESERVE OFFICERS JOIN LAKEPORT POLICE (LAW) JB 7/22/14

TWO NEW RESERVE OFFICERS HAVE JOINED THE RANKS OF THE LAKEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

DUSTIN RODERICK OF WINDSOR AND TYLER TROUETTE OF UKIAH WERE BOTH SWORN IN AS LEVEL ONE RESERVE OFFICERS, GIVING THEM FULL POLICE POWERS WHILE ON DUTY. BOTH RODERICK AND TROUETTE GRADUATED FROM THE SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE POLICE ACADEMY. SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, THE LAKEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT HAD BEEN CONDUCTING TESTING FOR NEW OFFICERS, NOW SUCCESSFULLY FILLING ITS AUTHORIZED QUOTA OF 10 FULL TIME OFFICERS.

NEW COUPON BOOK FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS IN LC (ECN/PI) JB 7/22/14

A NEW COUPON BOOKLET FOR USE AT FINLEY FARMERS MARKET IS AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOME SENIORS IN LAKE COUNTY.

THE COUPON BOOK, CONTAINING 10 $2.00 COUPONS REDEEMABLE FOR THE PURCHASE OF VEGETABLES AND FRUITS, HAS BEEN INTRODUCED BY THE AREA AGENCY ON AGING OF LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES. THE BOOKS WERE INTRODUCED BY THE AGENCYS SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM CREATED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. SENIORS MUST BE AT LEAST 60 YEARS OF AGE AND MEET CERTAIN LOW INCOME REQUIREMENTS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO USE THE COUPONS. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE COUPON BOOKS, PLEASE CALL 995-4680.

UPCOMING ROADWORK PROJECT IN LAKEPORT (TR) JB 7/22/14

THERE IS A ROADWORK PROJECT PLANNED FOR TOMORROW ON PARALLEL DRIVE IN LAKEPORT THAT DRIVERS SHOULD BE AWARE OF.

THE CITY OF LAKEPORT PUBLIC WORKS CREWS WILL BE DOING MICROCHIP SEAL WORK STREET MAINTENANCE ON PARALLEL DRIVE BETWEEN LAKEPORT BOULEVARD AND STATE ROUTE 175. WORK ON THE ROAD WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 7:00 AM TO 5:00PM TOMORROW AND LANE CLOSURES AND TRAFFIC CONTROLS WILL BE IN PLACE WHILE THIS WORK IS BEING COMPLETED. DRIVERS ARE ADVISED TO EXPECT DELAYS AND ARE REQUESTED TO PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING IN THE AREA OR TO USE AN ALTERNATE ROUTE WHENEVER POSSIBLE.

LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AGENDA (GOV) JB 7/22/14

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL DISCUSS URGENCY CONSERVATION ORDINANCES AND A POSSIBLE NEW SALES TAX AT TODAYS MEETING.

THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL HOLD THREE CONSECUTIVE PUBLIC HEARINGS TO CONSIDER URGENCY CONSERVATION ORDINANCES FOR COUNTY WATER SYSTEMS DUE TO THE DROPPING LEVELS OF WELLS IN THE COUNTY SERVICE AREAS. THE BOARD WILL ALSO CONSIDER REQUESTS FROM THE SAVE THE LAKE COMMITTEE REGARDING OPTIONS FOR FUNDING LAKE PROGRAMS THROUGH TAXATION AND POSSIBLE PLACEMENT OF ANOTHER BILL ON THE NOVEMBER BALLOT. THE MEETING STARTS TODAY AT 9:00AM IN THE BOARD CHAMBERS OF THE LAKE COUNTY COURTHOUSE.

R.V. MAN ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE (LAW) JB 7/22/14

A VERBAL ARGUMENT THAT ESCALATED INTO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A REDWOOD VALLEY MAN.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO AN ADDRESS ON ROAD L IN REDWOOD VALLEY LAST WEEK REGARDING A DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE. DEPUTIES LEARNED THAT 28 YEAR OLD AARON ORESCO HAD BEEN VERBALLY FIGHTING WITH A FEMALE VICTIM WHEN THE FIGHT ESCALATED. ORESCO BRACED HIMSELF IN A DOOR OPENING TO PREVENT THE VICTIM FROM LEAVING AND SHE INJURED HER HAND AS SHE FORCED HER WAY PAST HIM. ORESCO WAS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING FALSE IMPRISONMENT

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