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Police in Clearlake are investigating a shooting death. 19-year-old Brandon Horner was pronounced dead in the 15300 block of Lakeshore Drive near 40th Avenue, where his body was found around 7:45 Saturday night. Police think he was shot somewhere else. As of now, there is no word on suspects. If you have any information that might help, you can contact Clearlake PD.

We are in for some stormy weather through Tuesday. The National Weather Service has two wind advisories in effect: one until 6 p.m. and a second from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow.. Gusts up to around 50 mph are expected this afternoon and up to 55 mph tomorrow. Where you are will affect how much wind you might see—higher wind gusts are more likely at exposed ridgetops and coastal headlands. Rain could also bring flooding; there is a flood watch for the Russian River near Hopland, where flooding is possible. Forecasters are also keeping an eye on Clear Lake, which is expected to stay below flood stage with several inches of rain. Authorities say you should use caution and be prepared to wait out yet another round of nasty weather across all of Northern California. The mountains will get even more snow—high elevations could see another 5 feet.

Imagine, if you can, 53 feet of snow. That is the snow depth that some folks in the Sierras are still dealing with after the relentless snow. In perspective, that is about the height of a five-story building. The snow is causing concern that roofs could collapse under the weight.

A man clearing storm debris was injured over the weekend when a tree he was cutting fell onto him. Anderson Valley Fire Department Battalion Chief Angela DeWitt tells that the victim was working near the intersection of State Route 128 and Yorkville Ranch Road on Saturday afternoon. The man was taken to Adventist Health Ukiah Valley. His condition hasn’t been released.

A weekend memorial service was held for a teenager from Sonoma County who was stabbed to death during a fight in a classroom at Montgomery High School in Santa Rosa last week. About 300 members of his family and friends got ogether Sunday to remember 16-year-old Jayden Pienta as a baseball-loving kid who was taken too soon. His mom says she’ll never forget taking her son to baseball games and doing things that parents do with their children like ordering pizza and listening to music to pass the time on the ride. The boy charged with killing Jayden is just 15, but authorities say Daniel Pulido will be tried as an adult. The school principal and assistant principal have been put on leave for the rest of the school year as the investigation continues.

Another somber gathering of loved ones took place on Sunday, this one a vigil for a man Sonoma County who walked away from his home three weeks ago and hasn’t been seen since. 64 Larry Atchison has dementia and had been alone for just a few minutes on February 27th when his wife couldn’t find him at their Santa Rosa home. His family is asking anyone in the entire region, including in Lake County, to keep an eye out for him. Searchers have put up a Facebook page with information about Larry.

While the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank is causing financial shock worldwide this morning it is also causing anxiety closer home, Governor Gavin Newsom says he will work with the White House to protect the livelihoods of thousands of California depositors who had money in the now-closed bank. It’s not just high-tech types who are worried. SVB has been an important lender to wineries across Northern California for years. Some of them say their entire business could be at risk unless they are able to continue to access cash or get loans for expansion.

A close encounter with a bear over in Mendocino County. According to, the aggressive bear drew blood when its paws swiped homeowner Ryan Balou as the bear charged across Balou’s back porch. Balou knows bears well and even runs a Facebook page documenting the wildlife that roams around his property in the Blue Lakes Drive area of Brooktrail. In fact, Balou doesn’t seem fazed by what happened. He tells the website that the bear’s behavior is normal under the circumstances and that it may have been more aggressive because of the amount of garbage that has piled up in the area. Normal sanitation services haven’t been available for a couple weeks because of the bad weather.

Conservation groups and local residents are going to court to try to stop a project that would realign the path of Highway 101 through the Richardson Grove State Park in southern Humboldt County. The suit says Caltrans is ignoring the environmental consequences of the work and how it would affect a grove of ancient redwoods that are up to 3,000 years old. Director of programs at the Center for Biological Diversity Peter Galvin calls realigning the highway both environmentally and fiscally foolish. Caltrans first proposed the project in 2007. Richardson Grove State Park is considered the gateway to the redwoods heading north on Highway 101. It is home to one of the last protected stands of accessible old-growth redwood trees in the world.

The state of emergency in Lake County declared three years ago at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic could soon be history. The Lake County Board of Supervisors will discuss ending that emergency at its meeting this week. The state rescinded its state of emergency last month, and other jurisdictions have been doing the same. Also on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting was the potential purchase of some property within the Middle Creek Flood Damage Reduction and Ecosystem Restoration project. The price tag—1.2 million dollars. Board members will also meet in private to discuss several personnel and legal issues. The meeting is at ‌9 ‌a.m. Tuesday in the boardroom at the Lake County Courthouse. If you can’t be there, it streams live on the county’s usual social media platforms.

A festival for lowriders is in the works for Ukiah . Big Picture Ukiah ,South Valley High School and La Familia Market are working together putting on the 1st Lowrider Festival March 24, from 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Alex R. Thomas Plaza in Ukiah. Organizers say it will be a great way to empower students and give them experience planning and hosting a large community event. It will have food and merchandise vendors ,a lineup of diverse entertainment and the stars of the show—lowriders. Festival goers can vote on their favorites in several categories, including Best Paint Job, Best Engine, Best Classic Car, and the most prestigious, Best in Show.

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