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The Lakeport City council wants to address properties where overgrown grass is causing a fire hazard. At this week’s meeting, they will review a resolution that would declare those overgrown lots a risk and authorize citations for people who don’t clean up the weeds. The measure is one of several on the agenda for this week’s council meeting on Tuesday starting at 6 :00 PM at the Lakeport City Hall on Park Street.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors is having a workshop later this week to talk about taxing commercial cannabis businesses in unincorporated parts of the county. The board will review a report from a study committee that had looked at that question as well as possible fines and penalties for those businesses that violate permit requirements and are considered a public nuisance. The workshop will be held on Thursday morning at 9 am at the board’s office on North Forbes Street in Lakeport. .

Places that sell cannabis will have some new requirements for their products starting July 1st. The state is rolling out some new rules for pot products designed to ensure they are safe. Labs will now test for 66 pesticides and other contaminants and if there is anything wrong with any part of a batch , all of it goes up in smoke. Officials say businesses may encounter some additional testing costs at first, but in the end consumers will have the benefit of knowing what they buy is OK to use.

Lakeport police say they have received at least one report of a mountain lion roaming around Westside park and they want residents to stay alert in the area. The department says this lion is probably looking for something to eat—mountain lions really like deer. . The Department of Fish and Wildlife says you you should keep a close eye on pets and shelter other vulnerable animals. There is more information on wildlife encounters on the Department’s website .

Police at Humboldt State University in Arcata say they will investigate a series of viral videos that show the arrest of a woman over the weekend. University police say the stopped Samantha Alonso Luna during a a patrol targeting underage drinking on Saturday night at 9th and F streets.. She is is charged with resisting arrest, battery on a peace officer, public intoxication, and providing false identification to a police officer. A passenger in Luna’s car, who isn’t being identified bacuse she is a minor, is also facing similar charges The cellphone videos show a verbal confrontation in between a police officer and Luna, that escalated with Luna being taken from the car and subdued before she was taken into custody.

Officials have identified a scuba diver who died over the weekend at Salt Point State Park. Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies say 51 year old Mark Alcott of the Fremont area apparently had some kind of medical emergency while he was diving in about 30 to 50 feet of water on Saturday and that Alcott’s diving partner was unable to save him. An autopsy will be done to find out the cause of his death.

A warning about a phone scam from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office. The department says someone has been calling residents, claiming to be with law enforcement , saying there is a warrant for the caller’s arrest., and demanding money to settle the case. The sheriff”s department says that is not how it operates and never asks for money or other personal info on the phone. If you get a call like that, you should just hang up, but if you would like to report the call, you can do that on the department tip line [707-234-2100]

The world’s tallest steer, who spent his time in a pasture in Humboldt County, has died Daniel the steer was 6’4” and lived at the Lost Coast Hay farm in Eureka. Daniel was 7 years old when he went to the big roundup in the sky on Saturday.

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