Essential Public Information Hour - November 19, 2023

Our focus topic of the day is CAREGIVING and resources for mobilizing change in state and federal programs providing (or not, as the case may be) "in-home supportive services" in the county of Lake.  The latest report from the Fire Adapted Communities Network local liaison (Magdalena Valderrama) and a new NASA firewatch resource listed following these windows on the real world of disabled citizens in the Golden State:

      In-Home Supportive Services and the state’s governance program limitations:

The Essential Public Information Hour & What's Next? October 22, 2023

Although we were not broadcasting on the air, our program was streamed.  The major topic of the day was all of the ongoing and planned planning projects (instruments of authority), by various agencies in the county -- all of them of importance to Lake County residents and property owners:

1. Lake County General Plan Safety Element update;

The Essential Public Information Hour - October 8, 2023

Scotts Dam/Lake Pillsbury video presentation to the Russian River Water Forum:


October 11, 2023, State Department of Water Resources town hall on Clear Lake Hitch Conservation Efforts.  From 5-7 pm in person at the BoS chambers (255 North Forbes Street, Lakeport) or on Zoom at this link:

Essential Public Information Hour - October 1, 2023

Celebrating the 1st day of California's WATER YEAR in a pre-recorded program (our regular Water Issues Report has been postponed due to technical difficulties).  Great opportunities for public involvement and participation:  

COMMUNITY TOOL BOX — Free public service from the University of Kansas:

Clear Lake Draft Emergency Regulations (Hitch Protection) — California Water Boards:

Senior Moments - September 28, 2023

Continuing our survey of intersecting community issues, focusing on aspects of state public health and safety reforms:

"Legislature passes Newsom's Proposal to retool the Mental Health Services Act"


Essential Public Information - September 24, 2023

As the County government begins to shift operations for compliance with new state programs regarding mental illness, homelessness, and substance use disorders -- in a combined effort (9/27/23 Lakeport "Town Hall" at the Soper Reese Theater), we discussed several resources for understanding basic mental health issues that are being recognized in every rural community today:

Mad in America - Science, Psychiatry and Social Justice