AM News for Tuesday, 12.10.13
This week the Lake Board of Supervisors will hold its regular 9 am morning meeting along with a rare evening session in order to discuss new guidelines for medical marijuana cultivation. It will be broadcast live on TV8.
At 5:30, the board will reconvene for the hearing on the proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance in Fritch Hall at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St.
During the morning session, at 9:15 a.m. the board will consider a rezone and general plan of development for the Paradise Valley Ranch master-planned community near Lucerne.
It would include a maximum of 77 residential units, winery and vineyard, equestrian center and trails.
During the evening session, the board will hold a public hearing on the proposed marijuana cultivation ordinance, which if approved, would prohibit outdoor cultivation altogether within community growth boundaries, limit indoor cultivation to 100 square feet with indoor lighting not to exceed 1,200 watts, set a cap of six mature or 12 immature plants on parcels larger than one acre located outside of community growth boundaries, and prohibit outdoor cultivation within 1,000 feet of schools, parks, substance rehabilitation facilities, child care facilities or nursery schools, and churches, among other rules.
Michael Horner has organized a community meeting to stop the proposed ordinance banning cannabis cultivation in Lake County.
The meeting will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, in Fritch Hall at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 401 Martin St. in Lakeport.
According to Zack Cinek in the Willits weekly, CalTrans maintenance crews continued dumping dirt & shaping it with a bulldozer at the base of oil well hill north of wILLITS.
CT Spokesman Phil Frisbee said "the dirt is being put there permanently to build up the surface near the edge of the hughway."
The drop off from the shooulder has been shortened as the fill has been added. The dirt is from another location.
Californians for a Fair Water Policy, a statewide coalition opposing Gov. Brown’s water export tunnels, rallied at the State Capitol today. Their members (Restore the Delta, Food & Water Watch, Environmental Water Caucus, Friends of the River, Winnemem Wintu Tribe, California Sportfishing Protection Alliance, Southern California Watershed Alliance, and Endangered Species Coalition) joined with elected leaders, the Planning and Conservation League, Friends of the River, and a dozen other groups.
As the Brown Administration and federal officials release their proposal, opponents will point out expected damage to water, the environment, fish, farming and water ratepayers.
Everyone is invited to join in singing songs of the season and songs of peace, hope, and light, on Tuesday, Dec. 17, at 7:00pm, at the Mendocino Ballet Company, 205 S. State Street , in Ukiah. This is the fifteenth annual free community Solstice Sing hosted and led by Inland Valley Women’s Chorus.
Anderson Valley Firefighters Association will be handing out toys at the Food Bank on December 17th and they need our help.Please drop off toy(s) or a small donation at the firehouse in Boonville. They need gifts for both male/female ages 1-12 years old. Let’s make everyone’s Christmas a little brighter this year.
The Coast Community Library is having a pre Christmas Book Sale on Saturday December 14 and Sunday December 15 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The event is a benefit for the library to purchase new books and other material of interest to the community.
For more information contact John Bastian at 882-2731.