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Deadline to retrofit just days away

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MARTINEZ, Calif. – Recent visitors of the downtown will have noticed several storefronts advertising final sales and upcoming closures, most in response to a looming deadline – that of the earthquake retrofitting ordinance. A city ordinance adopted in July 2009 mandated owners of unreinforced masonry (URM) buildings in Martinez to ...

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Thompson, Lake County Water Resources Department honored at Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition Congressional Reception

Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department (third from left), and Congressman Mike Thompson (fourth from left) surrounded by family after receiving special recognition at the Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. (COURTESY / On File)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5), co-chair of the Invasive Species Caucus, and Scott De Leon, Director of the Lake County Water Resources Department were honored last week in Washington, D.C. at the second annual Reduce Risks from Invasive Species Coalition (RRISC) Congressional Reception and Awards Program. Thompson, ...

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