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Home sales were up in Lake County in April. The Lake County Association of Realtors says the median sale price in April was higher than in March, and at $235,000 the highest it’s been since November when it was $255,000. And Lake Co News reports the 81 sales reported in April was the highest number of monthly sales since August of 2016 when there were 100 sales recorded. Statewide, the trend was mixed, with the California Association of Realtors reporting overall statewide sales in April were down 2.4 percent from March but the median home price was the highest it’s been since August 2007, at $536,750.

The search continues for a Santa Rosa woman missing since Friday. Police say Catherine Huberty, who walked away from her home Friday afternoon, is a high-functioning schizophrenic who has physical disabilities and typically walks with a cane. The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office says she was last seen on Mark West Springs Road. Her caretaker reported her missing around 8:30pm Saturday but a neighbor’s surveillance system caught her on video walking Friday at 4:45pm and going out of range of the camera where the road gives way to a steep trail leading down to Mark West Creek. Search teams with dogs have been looking since Sunday morning.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office K9 “Rex” is getting get some new body armor. Rex will receive a bullet- and stab-protective vest provided by the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s, but locally sponsored by Coburn’s Construction & Cabinetry of Willits. Vested Interest works specifically to help law enforcement agencies get potentially lifesaving body armor for their K9’s; since they began they’ve provided more than 2,400 vests to dogs in all 50 states. The donation from Coburn’s has allowed Rex to get the nearly $2000 vest, which MCSO K9 Unit head Lieutenant Kirk Mason says is the highest level of affordable protection currently offered.

Hospice Services of Lake County wants you to “go take a hike”. Their 3rd annual Hike for Hospice is coming up on Saturday, June 10, at Highland Springs Park. It’s a fundraiser to help Hospice Services afford grief counseling, family bereavement camps and school-based children’s grief groups. Hike for Hospice is very family-oriented with trail options of “mostly gentle” treks of between one and five miles. Each hiker is asked to get pledges in advance and if you get at least $25 in pledges you get a T-shirt. They also encourage team fundraising and have prizes for that. There are several ways to register: you can call pr, or pick up a packet at one of the Hospice Thrift Stores in Lakeport, Clearlake, Middletown.


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