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Analysis: More than half of this Calif. county has burned since 2012

Structures, cars and property burned by the Mendocino Complex fire are seen near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2018.

SFGATE - 2018-08-15 16:59:37

Clearlake man shoots, kills 3 kids and himself

Police in Clearlake, about 110 miles north of San Francisco, said the man’s wife placed a 911 call early Sunday. She was not identified.


AP News - The Latest: All evacuations lifted for California blaze

They seek to restore private lands, protect the environment and water supply, and prevent erosion that can lead to mudslides like the one that tore through a Santa Barbara-area community in January, killing nearly two dozen people.

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-15 18:05:00

A community devastated by a wildfire sends messages to the couple whose trailer started it

A house burns at the Mendocino Complex fire near Finley, California on July 30, 2018. (AFP PHOTO / JOSH EDELSONJOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Q13FOX.COM - 2018-08-15 15:07:25

Mendocino College back on track in Lakeport

LAKEPORT >> As Lake County makes its way through the third week of the Mendocino Complex fires, local community colleges are working nonstop to orchestrate a successful restart, post-evacuation.

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-16 00:40:18

Cal Fire works towards slowing down northern parts of Ranch Fire

The Ranch Fire is now at 295,970 acres and 59 percent containment, and Cal Fire crews continue to work on the northern portion of the Ranch Fire to stop it from reaching communities like Lake Pillsbury. Cal Fire said the northwest corner of the fire was active due to minimal humidity recovery during

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-14 16:57:39

Clearlake man kills 3 children, himself

A father of four young children who was arrested in March and May on domestic violence complaints and barred from owning a firearm went on a shooting spree outside his home this weekend, killing three of his children and then himself, authorities said.


Lake County Fire Benefit with the Funky Godfather Sept. 15

On Saturday, September 15, from 7–10 p.m., at the Lake County Fire Benefit with The Funky Godfather, a 10 piece party band will play James Brown hits. Soper Reese Theatre, 275 S. Main St., Lakeport. Proceeds to Hope City to rebuild homes lost to Lake County fires. Raffle, silent auction, wine & beer

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-16 00:51:17

California man out on bail for domestic violence kills 3 kids, himself

Officers found the couple’s four children inside an SUV. Three children, ages 9 months to 4 years old, were dead. A 5-year-old had a gunshot wound to the chest but survived.

CRIMEWATCHDAILY.COM - 2018-08-14 18:00:00

Father kills three children, injures fourth, in Clearlake murder-suicide

Officers from the Clearklake Police Department found Ricardo Lopez dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound and the bodies of three children — ages 4, 2 and 9 months — dead inside a parked SUV. A fourth child, age 5, had a gunshot wound to the chest and was listed in stable condition at a


3 children killed in Clearlake

CLEARLAKE >> According to Clearlake Police Department Sergeant Tim Hobbs, the department received a report on August 12 at 12:43 a.m. of a male subject shooting a firearm in the 4700 block of Yarrington Court in Clearlake. Officers arrived in the area a short time later and contacted a 25-year-old f


Utah firefighter who died battling Mendocino Complex identified

Sarah RavaniUpdated 10:16 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Utah firefighter who died battling Mendocino Complex identified 1 / 57 Back to Gallery The Utah firefighter who died while battling the Mendocino Complex was identified Tuesday as a 42-year-old battalion chief of the Draper City Fire Depar

SFGATE - 2018-08-14 17:14:36

Trojans enter 2018 with new QB, look

Wickard, the Trojans’ starting quarterback each of the last three seasons, directed the team to a 7-3 record a year ago (5-2 in league) and a 6-5 mark in 2016 (5-3 in league). During his time at Lower Lake, he passed for a county-record 5,135 yards, including a career-best 1,978 last year when the T

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-15 03:28:28

Clearlake father, 3 kids dead in suspected murder-suicide

Lopez, 39, was outside the family’s mobile home and began shooting a firearm for unknown reasons as his 25-year-old wife fled to get help, Hobbs said. The woman, who wasn’t identified, called 911.


Father suspected of shooting kids before killing himself avoided law enforcement for months, records show

A Clearlake man suspected of shooting his four kids, killing three of them, before turning the gun on himself early Sunday skirted local law enforcement and court officials multiple times.


Mendocino Complex fires claim first life, 5,000 more acres

A destroyed vehicle on burned property after the Ranch fire burned through the area, in the Spring Valley community near Clearlake, Calif., Aug. 8, 2018. The Mendocino Complex fire system, a combination of the... more

SFGATE - 2018-08-14 14:50:24

Fighting for independence from hunger

LAKEPORT >> When Jackie Hansen teared up Tuesday morning outside of her Grocery Outlet location in Lakeport, it was with joy as well as sadness. Jackie and her husband Jeff co-own the store, and for the past 13 years have organized the Independence from Hunger Food Drive to provide relief for those

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-14 23:45:07

Prosecutors Add Murder Charge Against Suspected 'Golden State Killer'

Joseph DeAngelo, 72, was charged in the fatal shooting of Claude Snelling, a 45-year-old journalism instructor at the College of the Sequoias, in 1975, prosecutors in Tulare County said.


Detectives raid Clearlake cannabis grow

CLEARLAKE >> According to the Clearlake Police Department Detective Leonardo Flores, on August 9, officers with the department’s investigations unit executed a search warrant regarding the illegal commercial cultivation of marijuana for sale at the 15700 block of 37th Avenue in the Clearlake. Accord


Oakland police officer pinned in semi-crash critically injured

"He collided with a civilian vehicle from there the patrol car collided with a parked semi truck," said Officer Johnna Watson, OPD Spokesperson.