“Hope Center will be a vital piece of the housing and homelessness puzzle in our Community,” says Todd Metcalf, Director of Lake County Behavioral Health Services.” This much-needed facility is the result of an amazing collaboration of many organizations that worked tirelessly to open Hope Center’s doors!”
It’s that time of the year where little monsters come out hunting for sweet candy. On October 31st, the City of Clearlake will hold its annual Trunk or Treat. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines it is crucial that an organized event be put together to offer our community a safe place to go trick or treating.
The City of Clearlake invites members of the public to a discussion on the image, challenges, opportunities and future of Downtown Clearlake on Tuesday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Clearlake has partnered with Retail Strategies for retail recruitment services throughout the City. While Clearlake has not historically had a traditional downtown core, we need to develop a walkable and vibrant area along out lakefront. Please be prepared to share ideas, goals, concerns, challenges, and thoughts as we work together on planning for Downtown Clearlake’s future.
The City of Clearlake is pleased to announce Chief Andrew White has earned the Executive Certificate from the Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST). His POST Executive Certificate was presented at last night’s City Council meeting by POST Assistant Executive Director Maria A. Sandoval, who has worked with Chief White for many years.
The afternoon sunlight filters through the willow tree stretching above the table. Sitting on the edge of Clear Lake, it’s easy to hear the slap of the water against the bulkheads and watch the grebes dance across the lake, necks outstretched. Behind them, the shoulders of Mt. Konocti stretch upwards. And on the table sits a Smokin’ Burger complete with sides of beans, fries, and coleslaw, waiting to be consumed. The Smokin’ Burger is one of the top-selling burgers. It’s a big burger, topped with smoked pork, pepper jack cheese, and a healthy dose of barbecue sauce. And, of course, there’s magic happening there. The sauce gives a creamy contrast to the grilled flavor of the burger, and the pulled pork slides across the top, layered with intention to draw out the fullness of the meat. The burger veritably drips with flavor, and across your hands and down your arms as well. It’s impossible not to get messy eating it, or not to leave full.
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that the Eastlake Landfill will be closed Saturday, July 4, 2020 in observance of the Fourth of July Holiday. The Eastlake Landfill will re-open on Monday, July 6, 2020. Normal operating hours at the landfill are 7:30 am to 3pm Monday through Saturday. The Public Services office is open Monday through Thursday 8 am to 5 pm. If you have any questions regarding this subject or any other solid waste issues in Lake County, please call (707) 262-1618.
Effective immediately, City Manager Alan Flora has issued an Emergency Order designed to assist Clearlake’s businesses in meeting the challenging operational requirements related to COVID-19. This unprecedented action expedites, streamlines processes, and eliminates fees associated with utilizing outside space for business operations and mobile food vending
On Monday, May 4, 2020, the City of Clearlake reopened the City Hall and Police Department lobbies to the public, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Providing essential services in a safe manner to our citizens has been the priority and we continue to do so by putting new procedures in place to do business at City Hall.
City Manager Alan Flora, acting as the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Clearlake, announced the lifting of certain restrictions to permit fishing along open park shorelines and hiking and jogging within open parks in the City of Clearlake. City Manager Alan Flora, acting as the Director of Emergency Services for the City of Clearlake, announced the lifting of certain restrictions to permit fishing along open park shorelines and hiking and jogging within open parks in the City of Clearlake.
The Lake County Public Services Department announced today that, as a result of the local shelter-in-place impacts and effective immediately, the Eastlake Landfill in Clearlake will be closed Sundays until further notice. This closure is necessary to continue to provide safe and sufficient landfill operations Monday through Saturday.
If you live in Lake County and haven’t been to Castle Donuts yet, you’re seriously missing out. This shop creates donuts that fill people’s fantasies. It doesn’t matter which type you choose; you can’t go wrong. From bacon maple bars to custard-filled, chocolate-covered donuts, from old-fashioned to glazed, from apple fritters to bear claws, Castle Donuts makes them all spectacularly.
During the City Council meeting on Thursday, March 19, 2020, the City Council unanimously voted to enact an urgency ordinance imposing a moratorium on residential evictions until at least May 19, 2020. The City has been heavily impacted by the health crisis created by COVID-19 and many workers are expected to stay home for extended periods. While this ordinance does not waive a tenant’s obligations to pay back rent owed once the COVID-19 emergency is over, providing tenants with short-term protection from eviction due to the inability to pay rent will help avoid increasing the homeless population and stabilize the rental housing market by reducing displacement.
Local mindfulness teacher and author JoAnn Saccato, MA, will present two free workshops for those curious about mindfulness on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 and Wednesday, April 1, 2020. Both workshops are from 7:00 P.M to 8:30 P.M. and held at Lake Family Resource Center in Clearlake, located at 15120 Lakeshore Drive, Clearlake. The workshop will also be offered live through Zoom, an online video conference platform. The workshops are free and open to the public and no pre-registration is required.
Everyone was full when the seafood came. After moving the uneaten tri-tip and lobster around to make room, two students, struggling with the weight of the five-gallon bucket, each grabbed a corner and poured it in a heap on the table. At least ten pounds of King Crab legs, mussels, steamer clams, crayfish, shrimp, potatoes, sausage, and corn all piled in the center of the table, creating a mountain of high-quality seafood.
Over forty Certiﬁed Tourism Ambassadors, and their friends, gathered in the Clearlake City Hall Wednesday, February 26th, evening to enjoy wine shared by Fults Family Winery and a magniﬁcent meal catered by Boar’s Breath Smokin’ BBQ and Burgers and Classy Cakes. CTAs were there to learn of the new and exciting changes taking place under the leadership of two energetic and enthusiastic young men, promising to be a force for change.
“In the past, the city had tried three different times to get a road tax and failed for several reasons. We didn’t want the money to go into the general fund; we wanted it to go into the roads. The third time that we tried, it passed because we focused on the roads. That required a 2/3 vote, and it was close.” He chuckles at the thought. “It’s been three years since it went into effect. Before that, our average road repair maintenance budget was approximately $200,000 annually. In the last two years, we’ve spent $2.5 million each year. And we did that. We, the people of Clearlake, did that. We’re proud of that.”
“Life was different in the ’60s here,” Russ begins. Clearlake Highlands was a going concern. In the summertime, it was busy on Lakeshore Drive, with people walking up and down. Austin’s Beach was full of people. Back then, cruising Lakeshore was a big deal. Have you ever seen ‘American Graffiti?’ he asks. “The Highlands was like that back then.”
A weekly community mindfulness meditation group begins Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Lake Family Resource Center’s (Lake FRC) Clearlake office, located at 15120 Lakeshore Drive in Clearlake. Local mindfulness teacher and author JoAnn Saccato, MA will host the weekly group which runs from 6:00 P.M to 6:30 P.M.