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Another $9 million in fire prevention grants coming into California from this year’s Federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Package. On Thursday, Rep. Mike Thompson announced the Joint Fire Science Program will be accepting applications for grants to research innovative fuels treatments and post-fire rehabilitation efforts starting December 20. This funding is in addition to $3.4 billion in wildfire suppression and mitigation also included in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

A Clearlake Oaks woman has been convicted of first-degree murder for July 2021 shooting of her ex-boyfriend. Tammy Sue Grogan-Robinson was found guilty by a jury on Thursday of killing Charles Vernon McClelland at a home in Clearlake Oak. As Lake County News reports, it was the culmination of a four-week trial in which prosecutors asserted Grogan-Robinson had planned and carried out the shooting after McClelland refused to rekindle their on-and-off relationship. She had initially claimed he’d sexually assaulted her but a Lake County Sheriff’s Office investigation proved that to be false. She is reportedly facing 25 years to life when she is sentenced next month.

Clearlake Police Chief Andrew White is leaving for a new job. White has been tapped as the new Police Chief for the City of Martinez. White has been Chief in Clearlake since 2018 following 16 years policing with Suisun City. White will start in Martinez on January 3. Clearlake city officials say Lt. Tim Hobbs will serve as Acting Police Chief while they put together plans to do a search for a new permanent chief which they will announce in a few weeks. They also pla to hold a community reception in December to give Chief White a send-off and swear-in Lt Hobbs.

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