Award-Winning Chacewater Certified Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Paul Manuel, Chacewater Owner/General Manager
41. April 16, 2014 - CHACEWATER OLIVE MILL MASTER EMILIO DE LA CRUZ AND WINEMAKER MARK BURCH TALK ABOUT UPCOMING KELSEYVILLE OLIVE FESTIVAL ON SUNDAY, APRIL 27: OLIVES, OLIVE OIL, VINEYARDS AND MORE OLIVE OIL WITH OTHER LAKE COUNTY PRODUCTS!
* Originally from the Phillipines, Emilio De La Cruz came to the U.S. when he was six years old and lived in San Francisco until 1989 when he joined the U.S. Army and served as a Power Generator mechanic for three years. While in the military, he was sent overseas during “Operation Desert Shield/Storm” in Kuwait, after which he received various awards and medals.
After serving in the military, Emilio worked for the Postal Service as a Letter Carrier in San Francisco and Alameda. In the fall of 1998, he chose to enter Saint Gregory of Sinai Monastery as a Novice. As a Christian with interests in iconography (the ancient techniques of religious artwork and paintings), he had a vision to live a life of prayer and become an icon painter at the Bay Area monastery. When the monastery relocated to Lake County to a 285-acre mountain side property in Kelseyville he went with them.
Chacewater Winery & Olive Mill is family-owned and operated. In 1988, Owner/General Manager Paul Manuel and his wife Kellye designed and built a vineyard on their property, and in time sold their grapes for a decade to Fetzer Vineyards in Hopland. In 1988, Paul acquired a 10-acre Olive Mill property on Gaddy Lane in Kelseyville,and built a 10,000 square foot winery adjacent to it. In2011 they released their first professional made wines.
Emilio was appointed Building and Facility Manager. In the fall of the same year the monastery acquired a 10-acre parcel that became the St. Gregory Olive Farm for which Emilio was asked to be Olive Mill Operator and Facility Manager. He has educated himself through books, classes and seminars and years of experience managing and operating the olive farm. When the monastery sold the Olive Farm and Mill to Chacewater in 2008, he worked closely with Paul to help train staff to farm and manage the olive trees. Emilio joined Chacewater full time this year and will continue to produce the finest extra virgin olive oil.
CONSULTING WINEMAKER MARK BURCH grew up in Hilmar, California, an agricultural community southwest of Modesto and was actively involved in raising livestock for the Future Farmers of America. He raised many a champion, each win helping him pay for an agronomy degree at community college. A harvest job with Gallo changed the direction of his career and life abruptly. He so enjoyed the work that he transferred to Fresno State and changed his major to Viticulture. He continued working for Gallo while attending school and after graduation they promoted him to Production Supervisor.
In 1989 a former colleague wooed him away from the Central Valley to Sebastiani in Sonoma and 10 months later they made him their Cellar Master. On a quest to learn as much as possible about making super-premium wines, he went to Kendall-Jackson where he worked as their Assistant Winemaker. Through Kendall-Jackson he met Myron Holdenried, and the excellent reputation of his grapes led Mark to Wildhurst Vineyards as consulting enologist where he was able to customize his ideal workspace, given his years of hands-on training working his way from the cellar to winemaker.
Mark’s exposure to many different winemaking techniques over the years has helped him develop his own personal style. Chacewater wines are exceptional because of Mark’s creativity and vision.
42. April 23, 2014 - KPFZ 88.1 FM FUNATHON FUND RAISER WITH GOAL OF $16,000
* TAIRA ST JOHN, Ph.D., M.F.T. is a psychotherapist, family mediator and director of Alternatives to Violence (ATV), with offices in Lakeport, CA. Taira has produced and hosted her own radio programming on KPFZ since 9-1-1. Her first interview shows were on a show, called "Inside Out" (interviewing psychologists, neurologists, philosophers, metaphysicians and other healers, among other guests who worked on the inner development of emotional and spiritual progress), and "It's Your Business" (interviewing local entrepreneurs, business owners, profit and non-profit executives and managers, professionals, artists, writers and non-profit executives. The show morphed into the Taira St. John Show in 2009, and has produced several series, including the 2-year DNA of Carl Jung
Lake County Community Radio Station KPFZ 88.1 fm conducts its annual fundraising drive every spring to raise operating funds, and Taira worked her radio show with generous programmer-partners, Linda Guebert (Host/Programmer for Denim Alley ) and Janet Taylor (Host/Programmer for Senior Moments, Thursdays at 4 pm) to help raise funds to maintain free speech and local non-profit community radio that provides so much at so little cost. KPFZ relies on its membership and other donations for its mini. If you haven't yet joined KPFZ, please call 263-3640 (mornings best) to become part of the
LINDA GUEBERT, local educator and author of two books: “The Hardest Thing I’ll Ever Do” (Amazon, 2013) and her recent release (Amazon, 2014) of a psychological mystery: "The FirstLie". Linda lost Ken, the love of her life, who was killed in a car crash nine months after their wedding. Her book lays bare the sorrow and pain that she felt as she learned to live as a widow and to find hope and joy again. Guebert says that she hopes that sharing her experience will help other people with their own losses. Her new book, "The First Lie", is a harrowing story of shock, intrigue and murder about a woman who finds out as an adult that she was not adopted after believing all her life in a lie.
JANET TAYLOR, was selected by The Stars of Lake County 2012 as Senior of the Year in 2012. It is no wonder! Janet volunteers for KPFZ, Soper-Reese Community Theatre, Lake County Theatre Company and many days and hours weekly for over six years to Senior Peer Support where (with M.A.s in both Psychology and Social Work) she helps seniors and shut-ins from her vast experience in urban and rural mental health and social service centers in the U.S.and Canada. Janet is known as the cookie lady in Lakeport, for her hundreds (thousands!) of cookie batches she provides for organizations and individuals in need. As a neighbor, she is a continuous treat!
Have you joined KPFZ? Please become a member of our rascal family that provides from over 40 volunteers news, issues, opinion, music, weather and road conditions, school closings, announcements of most Lake County events and continuous interviews with some 350 non-profits in Lake County.
Memberships are very reasonable, from $20 to $120 ($10 a month automatically deducted from your bank debit card account to $250 for some of our larger most generous supporters (business and individual boosters). Except for a few grants and large contributions, your memberships and donations are the only income for our all-volunteer station. Be radioactive and part of this dynamic media family with your membership today! FYI, KPFZ is noted for having some of the best and largest rockin' parties in Lake County. As a friend of music, we always have top bands that contribute their time and talent to our events.
KPFZ is an international station on all continents. See www.KPFZ.org re program schedule directions for worldwide streaming of every show in real time on LIVE 365. We welcome you to share in the fun and community service of being part of a dynamic media hub.
Taira St. John
43. April 30, 2014 - TAIRA ST JOHN TALKS ABOUT BRAIN TRAINING
* TAIRA ST JOHN
Scott De Leon and Carolyn Ruttan
Mission: To provide the People of Lake County a consistent, high level of service in public works and contribute to the vitality of the region while protecting and enhancing the quality of life in Lake County. The Department is administered by the Director of Public Works and a management staff consisting of Division Managers. The Director also serves as Airport Manager, County Road Commissioner, County Engineer and District Engineer for Special Districts.
44. May 7, 2014 - LAKE COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS AND WATER RESOURCE DIRECTOR SCOTT DE LEON AND CAROLYN RUTTAN, LAKE COUNTY MANAGER OF INVADING SPECIES, QUAGGA MUSSEL AND ALGAE BLOOMS AS THEY TALK CANDIDLY ABOUT CLEAR LAKE AND ISSUES REGARDING POTENTIAL SOLUTIONS THAT PARALLEL COMPARABLE PROBLEMS IN LAKES IN ALL CONTINENTS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD: PROPOSAL FOR NEW ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH CENTER DISCUSSED.
* SCOTT DE LEON was appointed Director of the Department of Water Resources for Lake County in May, 2010. For the past 12 years, he owned and operated a small civil engineering consulting firm in Lakeport, and prior to that, he spent 11 years working for the Lake County Department of Public Works. Scott has a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from CSU Chico, and have been a licensed Civil Engineer since 1991. He is married with 2 sons, ages 11 and 13. Outside of work Scott am active in youth sports, boating and fishing.
Contacts: 707-263-2344 email: firstname.lastname@example.org 255 N. Forbes Street Lakeport, CA 95453 CAROLYN RUTTAN Lake County manager of invading species speaks on Mussel Prevention and on the types of algae in our Lake. According to Carolyn, “The quagga and zebra mussel prevention program is one of the most important programs authorized by the county supervisors. If we allow these mussels to enter Lake County they will cause irreparable damage to Clear Lake and the area’s economy.” The website for the Lake County Invasive Mussel Prevention Program is www.nomussels.com. Department Programs visit the website below: http://www.co.lake.ca.us/Government/Directory/Water_Resources/Department_Programs.htm
Dr. Dennis Patrick Slattery, Master Poet and Mythologist
Opus Archives and Research Center is a repository for rare and significant collections in the fields of mythology, archetypal psychology, and world culture.
45. May 14, 2014 - MYSTICAL POET AND MASTER MYTHOLOGIST AND JUNGIAN EDUCATOR DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY DISCUSSES WRITING MYTHOLOGICAL BIOGRAPHY WITH GUIDANCE FROM LATEST OF HIS 21 BOOKS FOR LAKE COUNTY WRITERS.
* DENNIS PATRICK SLATTERY Ph.D., is a core faculty member at Pacifica Graduate Institute who helped shape the development of the Mythological Studies program. He has been teaching for 40 years from elementary to secondary, undergraduate, and graduate programs, and has received the prominent rank of Distinguished Core Faculty at Pacifica Graduate Institute. His areas of emphasis include the poetic imagination, writing and reading as mythic activities, the relation of psyche, spirit and matter, and the place of contemplation within the academic setting. He is the author of several books including: The Idiot: Dostoevsky’s Fantastic Prince; The Wounded Body: Remembering the Markings of Flesh; Grace in the Desert: Awakening to the Gifts of Monastic Life; Harvesting Darkness: Essays on Literature, Myth, Film and Culture and A Limbo of Shards: Essays on Memory, Myth and Metaphor. With Lionel Corbett he has co-edited Depth Psychology: Meditations in the Field as well as Psychology at the Threshold. With Glen Slater, he has co-edited Varieties of Mythic Experience: Essays on Religion, Psyche and Culture. With Jennifer Selig, he has co-edited Reimagining Education: Essays On Reviving the Soul Of Learning. He is the author of three volumes of poetry: Casting Shadows; Just Below the Water Line; and Twisted Sky. He serves as the Faculty Advisor to between, the student literary journal as well as The Mythological Studies Journal, the student on-line journal, both published by the Mythological Studies Program. Dr. Slattery currently teaches: Approaches to the Study of Myth; Mythopoetic Images; Joseph Campbell: Metaphor, Myth, and Culture; Epic Imagination. Website Contact: http://dennispslattery.com/wordpress/
Pacifica Graduate Institute is an accredited graduate school offering masters and doctoral degree programs framed in the traditions in depth psychology.
46. May 21, 2014 - SHANNON ZOLLER, VP OF CALIFORNIA WOMEN FOR AGRICULTURE JOINS CLAUDIA STREET, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND CORPORATE SECRETARY FOR THE LAKE COUNTY FARM BUREAU DISCUSS THE POWERFUL ROLE OF WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE.
* SHANNON ZOLLER, vice president of the Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture (LCCWA) The Lake County Chapter of California Women for Agriculture has announced scholarships of up to $1,000 to graduating high school seniors and college or vocational students (regardless of gender) whose educational emphasis is related to agriculture and who will be attending a two- or four-year program as a full-time student. Selected students are encouraged to attend a CWA Chapter meeting during the coming year to describe course of study and how the scholarship has assisted in the pursuit of educational and career goals.
For more information, contact Sausha Racine at (707) 245-4787. Information is also available by writing to P.O. Box 279 Finley, CA 95435 or visiting www.lakecountycwa.org or Facebook at Lake County California Women for Agriculture.
CLAUDIA STREET, Executive Director and Corporate Secretary for the Lake County Farm Bureau goal is intimately involved with educating the general public regarding the enduring values of agriculture, land stewardship and resource enhancement practices that are practiced by the food and fiber providers. Being raised in the Central Valley, and working in the farming, ranching and resource industries, combined with her extensive professional as well as hands-on background complements all aspects of her current work in Lake County. Lake County Farm Bureau website: https://lcfb.sharepoint.com/Pages/default.aspx
Lake County Farm Bureau 65 Soda Bay Road Lakeport, CA 95453 Phone: (707) 263-0911; Fax: (707) 263-1101 Email: email@example.com
47. May 28, 2014 -LAKE COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CEO MELISSA FULTON TALKS ABOUT THE MEANING OF BUSINESS TO A COMMUNITIY, UPCOMING CHAMBER ACTIVITIES AND LOCAL MEASURES UP FOR PUBLIC VOTE IN JUNE 6 PRIMARIES
* The Lake County Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit association of over 550 businesses that have come together to advance the financial, industrial and civic interests of Lake County. The Chamber actively endeavors to bring about a stronger economy and an improved quality of life.
Chamber President Melissa Fulton, a 25-year resident of Lake County, has been the CEO of the Lake County Chamber of Commerce since October, 1990, with the exception of her intervening service for the Lake County Record-Bee and the Clearlake Observer*American from December 1997 to July, 2001. Prior to moving to Lakeport, the Fultons owned a home in Oxnard in Southern California where Melissa had a 15-year career in management with Raytheon Corporation.
Melissa represents the Chamber on a variety of committees and serves as a board member on the Lakeport Main Street Association. Economic development is a great interest , and she considers her position with the Chamber to be 'a perfect job', mainly because it's not a job, it's a passion. The Chamber is governed by its elected Board of Directors and Executive Committee who set policy on behalf of the full membership, and annual membership investment finance programs are designed to meet the goals set by the Chamber membership.
The Chamber staff works with an energetic crew of volunteers to achieve its goals as a catalyst for business activities, promoting the economic vitality and prosperity of our region. Business leaders who become involved with the Chamber can help to actively promote programs that will support the needs of the community. The Chamber has always been on the cutting edge of the communities critical concerns, working for new small business programs, representing business interests at all levels of government, promoting tourism and recruiting new business and industry to the area.
Chamber Means Business: The Chamber's strength is derived from its diversity and number of members. Both large and small businesses, from virtually every profession are represented within our organization. These members make the Chamber one of the most effective and respected business associations in the area, providing both the input and the manpower to see that the needs of area businesses are met by city, county and state governments. As the unified voice for business, the Chamber accomplishes collectively what no one business could do alone, dealing with issues that affect the community's development, commerce and quality of life. The Chamber harnesses the creative energies of the business community to accomplish together what could not be accomplished individually. <Click Here to join the Lake County Chamber of Commerce> Visit the chambers website: http://www.lakeportchamber.com/
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48. June 4, 2014 - POPULAR WINE SPEAKER CLAY SHANNON OF SHANNON RIDGE SHARES PROSPECTS FOR LAKE COUNTY WINE INDUSTRY
* CLAY SHANNON and his wife, Margarita, both grew up in California's wine country: Clay in the Healdsburg area in Sonoma County, and Margarita in St. Helena in Napa County. They met when they were both working at a Napa Valley winery. From there, they went on to build a vineyard management and development company.
Clay and Margarita in the late 1980's began working with wine grapes from Lake County and recognized the area's potential to grow great mountain fruit. Then, in 1995, they visited a mountain property about 35 miles north of the Napa county line. At altitudes of 2,100 to 2,400 feet above sea level these steep mountain ridges are cooled by steady winds off Clear Lake and from the higher peaks just north of Clearlake. The lean, rocky volcanic soils make for a great water drainage which makes the vines produce small berries with concentrated flavors.
To the south was a stunning beautiful ridge from which you can see the deep blue waters of Clear Lake sheltered by Mount Konocti. To the north are snow capped mountains that loom above and all around the brick-red rocky soils. The landscape is rugged and wild and they are surrounded by wildlife. In addition to the ducks, geese, deer, raccoons, quail, golden eagles, wild turkey, chipmunks and bobcats, are spotted bald eagles, mother bears with cubs and mountain lion tracks!
Clay and Margarita's first vineyard on the ridge was Terre Vermeille, which they planted in Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera and Sauvignon Blanc. Since then, they have developed several additional vineyards putting down their roots in Lake County.
For the first three years they lived in a small cabin on the Caldwell Ranch, then moved into a more accommodating home with magnificent views of the vineyards and mountain ridges.
Clay and Margarita are fully committed to this wine adventure and they invite everyone in and out of Lake County to join them at their Shannon Ridge winery.
* CONNEL MURRAY book "Here's How I Got to be This Way" takes the reader on a journey from an Oregon farmstead without electricity or indoor plumbing, through adventures in a POW camp and the Navy, as well as hopping freight trains to explore much of the nation. With wry humor he describes promoting sophisticated San Francisco’s first—and last—bullfight, as well as acquiring baseball games for free and selling them for money. A move to Alaska gave him the chance to interact with moose, and also to pilot a homemade watercraft down 80 miles of wilderness river. He describes the joys and tribulations of growing a family in the 49th state, along with starting and growing a business. Even the minutia of life becomes entertaining when it’s described by Murray, in this revealing memoir. Conn's book "Here's How I Got to be This Way" can be found at Amazon Contact Information for Conn Murray: firstname.lastname@example.org Lake County Home WineMakers FestivalSupporting the CLPA since 2002 Clear Lake Performing Arts (CLPA) P. O. Box 974 - Lakeport, CA, 95453 Phone: (707) 277-7076
The Thirteenth-Annual festival will include the wine making efforts of more than 40 Northern California amateurs, as well as those from leading Lake County commercial wineries.
The CLPA changed their name to - Lake County Orchestra
Chasewaters Logo for Wine & Olive Oil
Chasewater Winery Barrels
Video of Chasewater Olive Mill Master Emilio De La Cruz
50. June 18, 2014 - PAUL MANUEL, FOUNDER AND GENERAL MANAGER OF CHASEWATER WINERY AND WINEMAKER MARK BURCH TALK ABOUT THE SPIRITUAL QUALITIES OF WINEMAKING FOR CHASEWATER
* PAUL MANUEL owner and general manager started working for the family construction company while he was just in junior high and stayed with it for 30 years, working his way from laborer, to project foreman, to controller where he managed over $98 million in total sales. His blood and spirit, though firmly rooted in family, are also rooted in the earth and connected with the hard rock miners, his forefathers, of Chacewater, England. Therefore he has always appreciated his own land, his home.
In 1988 he and his wife Kellye began designing and building a vineyard on their property and in 1993 they negotiated what turned out to be a ten year relationship selling their grapes to Fetzer Vineyards in Hopland, California. In 2004 Paul and Kellye began taking their grapes to Lake County for custom crush processing. Ready to try his hand at running a different sort of business, one more rooted in the land, Paul acquired a 10-acre Olive Mill property in Lake County in 2008 and built a 10,000 square foot winery adjacent to the Olive Mill. In 2011, they release their first professionally made wines. View Chasewaters winery aerial map link: http://chacewaterwine.com/our-story/vineyards/
MARK BURCH winemaker grew up in Hilmar, California, an agricultural community southwest of Modesto and was actively involved in raising livestock for the Future Farmers of America. He raised many a champion, each win helping him pay for an agronomy degree at community college. A harvest job with Gallo changed the direction of his career and life abruptly. He so enjoyed the work that he transferred to Fresno State and changed his major to Viticulture. He continued working for Gallo while attending school and after graduation they promoted him to Production Supervisor.In 1989 a former colleague wooed him away from the Central Valley to Sebastiani in Sonoma and 10 months later they made him their Cellar Master. On a quest to learn as much as possible about making super-premium wines, he went to Kendall-Jackson where he worked as their Assistant Winemaker. Through Kendall-Jackson he met Myron Holdenried, and the excellent reputation of his grapes led Mark to Wildhurst Vineyards as consulting enologist where he was able to customize his ideal workspace, given his years of hands-on training working his way from the cellar to winemaker.
Mark’s exposure to many different winemaking techniques over the years has helped him develop his own personal style. Chacewater wines are exceptional because of Mark’s creativity and vision. E-mail:email@example.com Phone: (707) 279-2995