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It’s been a short time since the three new members of the Lakeport Unified School District Board were elected and now the board has voted to oust the superintendent. Lake Co News reports the termination without a reason and will cost the district money as the contract for the Super’s not up yet. The news site reports there were two closed door meetings with the Superintendent April Leiferman last night, and the board then announced the termination. She was only hired last May nad has a three year contract, so she would have to be paid a full year. The board reportedly moving forward with attorney’s then working to separate Leiferman from the District. Several members of the audience apparently not happy with the decision, some started to speak out and things got a little heated. Some complaining about the new board saying the district’s reputation’s been tarnished. No word who would take over as interim Superintendent.

A missing juvenile reported in Clearlake, police reaching out to the public for help finding the at-risk juvenile. 15 year old Seaira Dotson last seen at her home early Wednesday morning. She’s considered at risk because of info cops gathered in the course of the investigation. The teen’s described as a black girl, 5 foot 6 inches tall and 100 pounds, with green eyes and brown hair. They’re asking anyone who may have seen her to call the police station.

Several Congressional members across Calif., including Mike Thompson, John Garamendi and Jared Huffman in a group of more than 40 against the President’s comments on Calif wildfires, calling them false and defamatory. The president tweeting he’s directing FEMA to halt all money to the state until forest management is under control. They sent a letter to the president yesterday calling his statements cruel and dishonest as related to withholding disaster assistance for California communities struggling to recover from wildfires until changes are made to state-level forest management policies. The letter goes on to say there are thousands who’ve lost everything and they deserve empathy and support from their President.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors considering zones of benefit so money can be put aside for wildfire prevention. At the board meeting this week, the District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown was looking for a proposal this week, but apparently there was an engineer’s report and other information not yet available. The board considering Brown’s proposal with no action taken so far. He wants these zones of benefit mostly in his District paid for by a one-time fee from property owners in high fire risk communities around Mt. Konocti. It would pay for abatement projects in the area with the $500,000 expected to be raised.

The last enrollment period for Covered California ending soon, so there’s a statewide enrollment tour to get the word out. Anyone interested in a state health insurance plan has to sign up by Tuesday to be covered this year. The Executive Director of Covered Calif. Says they want to make sure those who want to sign up know the deadline is earlier than it has been in years past. There are six marketplaces in the country still enrolling folks. The Jan. 15 deadline in Calif because of a state law that open enrollment would run from Oct. 15 through Jan. 15 every year. For more info visit www. CoveredCA.com.

After a traffic stop in Willits, deputies arrest someone they say had a warrant out for burglary and theft. Marvin Gibson the rear passenger in the car arrested on the warrant, then when deputies continue their investigation, they also find Alice Strang who they say gave them fake contact info. They say she also gave a fake name for her passenger and found she was trying to help Gibson  avoid arrest for the warrant. So she too was arrested for harboring, aiding or concealing a wanted fugitive. She was held on $15,000.00 bail and Gibson on $100,000.00 bail for the felony warrant.

 

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