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PG & E says parts of Mendocino and Lake Counties could see another public safety power shutoff later this week. The threat is from a weather system that could bring winds of between 25 and 30 miles an hour with some higher gusts on Wednesday into Thursday. A total of 264,000 customers in 22 northern California Counties could be impacted. In Mendocino county, about 3,000 PG & E customers from McNab Ranch south through Hopland to the County Line and the Gualala area along the coast approximately half way to Point Arena. In Lake County between 13,000 and 14,000 customers in Clearlake, Cobb, Finley, Hidden Valley Lake, Kelseyville, Lakeport, Loch Lomond, Lower Lake and Middletown could go dark. Those numbers are much smaller than the last PS PS in October. As of now, the power down is expected at 5:00 AM Wednesday running until around 8:00 AM Thursday. Restoration will then take place once crews inspect lines and equipment and give the all clear. Mendocino County CEO Carmel Anthony says the situation is fluid and could change quickly. The PG & E website has the latest
information and county officials promise updates though their social media pages too.

Meanwhile, PG & E CEO William Johnson told skeptical lawmakers at a hearing in Sacramento today that his company made mistakes during last month’s shutoffs and will do better in the future. Some members of the panel weren’t convinced. They told Johnson that his promises aren’t enough and that they want action, not words.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says a 13 year old boy was
responsible for a threat that delayed the start of School in the Kelseyville United School District this morning. Deputies say they found the boy on a school bus, after getting reports of someone threatening to shoot people at the Mountain Vista Middle School around 6:30 AM. The threat caused detours for school buses and a short lockdown at schools. School superintendent Dave McQueen says students and staff were never in any danger but that he takes all potential threats very seriously and decided to err on the side of caution by rerouting the buses and briefly closing the school doors. The young teenager was taken to the Lake County Probation Department for processing

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