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About 225 Lakeport residents are still under evacuation as Clear Lake remains over flood stage at nearly 10 feet Rumsey. Folks from Aqua Village, Lucky Four, Will-O-Point and the Esplanade have been out of their homes since Feb 20th. At a community meeting last night for flood victims held by city staffers from the Lakeport Emergency Operations Center, Lakeport Police Chief Brad Rasmussen said the National Guard has been helping police and state officials navigate and inspect the area and will be on standby as long as needed. Lake County News reports officials saying with no rain at all the lake goes down about an inch-and-a-half a day, but every new rain event adds an inch-or-so and they project the Lake won’t get under 8 feet Rumsey for a month. Rasmussen says the goal is to lift the evacuations as soon as possible but Will-O-Point’s will last longer than the others. 41 homes there have been red-tagged.

A stolen truck’s been found in Willits and a Covelo woman is facing charges. Jennifer SchmittFeliz arrested Saturday after Deputies were called about someone trespassing at a home on Perch Road. Deputies noticed a pickup parked out front that looked like it been painted with spray paint and was missing it’s license plates. Deputies found SchmittFeliz in the house and connected her to the truck, which they then learned had been reported stolen from Ukiah Thursday. SchmittFeliz turned out have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license and was arrested for that as well as possession of a stolen vehicle.

The President of the Mendocino-Lake Community College District may be leaving. Arturo Reyes has been named a finalist in the search for a Chancellor at the Ventura County Community College District. Reyes has been in Ukiah for four years and says he is incredibly proud of the work that’s been done here but the new job would allow him to move closer to his aging father. The Ventura County Community College District serves more than 35,000 students and more than 900 staff and faculty on campuses in Moorpark, Ventura, and Oxnard.

Don’t worry if you see low flying helicopters Thursday. Pacific Gas and Electric is doing aerial patrols in Mendocino County to look for dead trees that could pose a wildfire threat or other public safety risk. Every year, PG&E patrols and inspects all 134,000 miles of its overhead electric lines but they give the trees along power lines in high-fire-danger areas two aerial looks a year. Weather permitting they will be up from 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Thursday.


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