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WATER BOARD REPORT SHOWS POLLUTION TRENDS (EVR/GOV) JB 11/21/14

A NEW REPORT BY THE STATE WATER BOARD SHOWS TRENDS IN CHEMICAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICITY IN WATERSHEDS.

DETECTIONS AND CONCENTRATIONS OF PESTICIDES ARE INCREASING IN CALIFORNIA STREAM SEDIMENTS, ACCORDING TO A NEW REPORT BY THE STREAM POLLUTION TRENDS MONITORING PROGRAM OF THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD. THE STREAM POLLUTION TRENDS MONITORING PROGRAM IS AIMED AT UNDERSTANDING LONG TERM TRENDS OF WATERSHED CONTAMINATION AND ASSOCIATED TOXICITY. THE PROGRAM INVESTIGATES THE IMPACT OF LAND USE ON WATER QUALITY AND EVALUATES THE EFFECTIVENESS OF MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO IMPROVE STREAM HEALTH.

NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS FOR 2015 (EMP/GOV) JB 11/21/14

THE CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS RELEASED A LIST OF NEW EMPLOYMENT LAWS THAT WILL HAVE AN EFFECT ON BUSINESSES IN THE STATE.

SOME OF THE NEW LAWS, SUCH AS MANDATORY PAID SICK LEAVE, MAKE SIGNIFICANT CHANGES TO CALIFORNIAS LEGAL LANDSCAPE. OTHER NEW LAWS MAKE CHANGES TO DIFFERENT PARTS OF EXISTING LAW OR MAY ONLY AFFECT EMPLOYERS IN SPECIFIED INDUSTRIES, SUCH AS FARMING. THE BIGGEST NEWS IS AB1522, THE HEALTHY WORKPLACES, HEALTHY FAMILIES ACT, WHICH REQUIRES EMPLOYERS TO PROVIDE PAID SICK LEAVE TO ANY EMPLOYEE WHO WORKED IN CALIFORNIA FOR 30 DAYS AT AN ACCRUAL RATE OF ONE HOUR FOR EVERY 30 HOURS WORKED. THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF AB1522 IS JULY 1. 2015.

UKIAH POLICE DEPT GETS TWO NEW CARS (LAW) JB 11/21/14

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL WEDNESDAY APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF TWO NEW PATROL VEHICLES FOR THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE REQUEST WAS PART OF THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR THE BOARDS MEETING ON NOVEMBER 19 AND THE COUNCIL ACCEPTED THE BID OF $81,156 FROM UKIAH FORD, WHICH WAS THE LOWEST OF SIX BIDS. THE TWO NEW CARS ARE REPLACING 2005 AND 2007 FORD CROWN VICTORIA PURSUIT INTERCEPTORS THAT EACH HAVE NEARLY 100,000 MILES ON THEM. THE NEW CARS ARE FORD CROWN POLICE INTERCEPTORS THAT HAVE THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND A 75 MPH REAR CRASH, USE KEVLAR-LINED FUEL TANKS, BULLET-PROOF DOORS, AND HARDENED WINDOWS TO PROTECT ITS OCCUPANTS.

RAIN NOT ENOUGH TO BRING UP AVERAGES (EVR) JB 11/21/14

THE RECENT RAINS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY ARE NOT ENOUGH TO RAISE THE NEEDED AVERAGES IN THE COUNTY.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN EUREKA STATED THAT THE RECENT RAINS THAT HAVE COVERED MENDOCINO COUNTY FOR THE PAST FEW DAYS SHOULD END BY EARLY NEXT WEEK FOLLOWED BY ANOTHER WARM DRY SPELL. OVER THE LAST WEEK, UKIAH RECEIVED 1.14 INCHES OF RAIN AND WILLITS REPORTED 1.36 INCHES. POTTER VALLEY TOPPED THE COUNTY, RECEIVING NEARLY 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL. WHILE THIS AMOUNT OF RAIN IS TYPICAL FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR, THE MONTH-TO-DATE NUMBERS SHOW THE UKIAH AREA STILL AT LEAST AN INCH BELOW NORMAL.

UKIAH ANIMAL SHELTER UNDER CAT QUARANTINE (PI) JB 11/21/14

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY ANIMAL SHELTER IS TEMPORARILY NOT ACCEPTING CATS AFTER AT LEAST ONE KITTEN BROUGHT IN DIED OF THE FELINE PANLEUKOPENIA VIRUS LAST WEEK.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT THE SHELTERS DIRECTOR IDENTIFIED IT AND TOOK IMMEDIATE STEPS TO ISOLATE THE AFFECTED KITTENS. A SIGN ON THE SHELTERS DOOR WEDNESDAY ALERTED VISITORS THAT THE SHELTER COULD NOT ACCEPT CATS AND IT WAS UNDERGOING A MAJOR CLEANING. THE SHELTER WILL BE A COMPLETING A TWO-WEEK QUARANTINE, WHICH WILL BE UP ON NOVEMBER 29. UNTIL THE QUARANTINE IS LIFTED, PEOPLE WHO FIND STRAYS OR LOST PETS ARE ASKED NOT TO BRING THEM TO THE SHELTER UNLESS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.

CHP GETS GRANT TO HELP CURB IMPAIRED DRIVING (LAW) JB 11/21/14

A NEW FEDERAL GRANT TO HELP CURB IMPAIRED DRIVING IN THE STATE HAS BEEN RECEIVED BY THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL.

CHP OFFICIALS CONFIRMED THAT THEY HAVE RECEIVED A FEDERAL REDUCING IMPAIRED DRIVING GRANT, WHICH WILL FUND 150 SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS, 75 DUI TASK FORCE OPERATIONS, 100 SAFETY PRESENTATIONS AND PROACTIVE DUI ENFORCEMENT PATROLS THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2015. MORE THAN 1,000 PEOPLE ARE KILLED AND 23,000 OTHERS SUFFER INJURIES EVERY YEAR IN CALIFORNIA IN ALCOHOL-INVOLVED COLLISIONS. THROUGH THIS NEW FEDERAL GRANT, THE CHP WILL CONTINUE WORKING TO SAVE LIVES BY ENCOURAGING MOTORISTS TO MAKE SAFE, RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS.

FORT BRAGG HIRES NON-LOCAL CITY ATTORNEY (GOV) JB 11/21/14

THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG HAS HIRED AN OUT-OF-AREA LAWYER AS THE NEW CITY ATTORNEY.

THE FORT BRAGG CITY COUNCIL HAS APPOINTED SAMANTHA ZUTLER, WHO WORKS WITH THE SAN FRANCISCO BASED LAWFIRM OF BURKE, WILLIAMS, AND SORENSON, AS CITY ATTORNEY, DISTRICT GENERAL COUNSEL AND AGENCY GENERAL COUNSEL. MANY RESIDENTS IN THE CITY WERE UNHAPPY WITH THE COUNCILS DECISION, HOPING THE COUNCIL WOULD APPOINT A LOCAL ATTORNEY TO THE POSITION. THE COUNCIL EXPLAINED THAT THEIR DECISION WAS BASED ON THE COST OF SERVICES, THE PREPARATION OF THE LEGAL TEAMS BEING INTERVIEWED AND THE PROTECTION OF THE INTERESTS OF THE CITY. THE THREE-YEAR AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE CITY AND THE NEW LEGAL TEAM WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL NOVEMBER 11, 2017.

LAKE BOS APPROVE EQUIPMENT FOR WARDENS (GOV/LAW) JB 11/21/14

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS APPROVED THE PURCHASE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT FORE COUNTYS FISH AND WILDLIFE WARDENS.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE LAKE COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE DEPARTMENT REQUESTED THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF SAFETY EQUIPMENT ON TUESDAY. A TOTAL OF $2,000 FOR SAFETY VEST INSERTS WAS REQUESTED BY THE COMMITTEE, WITH THE VESTS BEING PURCHASED BY THE INDIVIDUAL WARDENS. UP TO FOUR WARDENS WOULD BE ABLE TO UTILIZE THE NEW INSERTS, WHICH WOULD PROVIDE PROTECTION AGAINST GUNSHOT WOUNDS. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED THE PURCHASE WITH A 4-0 VOTE.

PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVES FORD ST HOUSES (GOV) JB 11/20/14

A PLAN TO ADD FOUR MORE HOMES ON FORD STREET HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE MEMBERS OF THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION WERE DEFINITELY DIVIDED ON THEIR OPINIONS OF THE PROPOSED HOUSING PROJECT TO BUILD FOUR NEW HOMES IN THE 100 BLOCK OF FORD STREET. COMMISSIONER LINDA SANDERS SAW NO BENEFITS IN THE PROJECT TO THE COMMUNITY, ONLY TO THE DEVELOPER AND THE CITY. COMMISSIONER JUDY PRUDEN WAS CONCERNED ABOUT ADDING MORE PEOPLE TO AN ALREADY CROWDED NEIGHBORHOOD, ALTHOUGH SHE DID STATE THAT THE DESIGN OF THE HOUSES IS ATTRACTIVE AND FITS THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE COMMISSION APPROVED THE PROJECT WITH A 3-2 VOTE AND IT WILL NOW GO BEFORE THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

MAN ARRESTED FOR FIRING GUN DURING TRAFFIC STOP (LAW) JB 11/20/14

A MAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER FIRING A SHOTGUN DURING A TRAFFIC STOP IN WILLITS.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO TAYLORS TAVERN MONDAY EVENING TO A REPORT OF A MAN SITTING IN A PICKUP TRUCK WITH A SHOTGUN TO HIS HEAD. AS DEPUTIES WERE EN ROUTE, THE MAN LEFT IN HIS TRUCK AND HEADED NORTH ON HIGHWAY 101 TOWARDS WILLITS. A CHP OFFICER SPOTTED THE VEHICLE AND AS HE PULLED UP NEXT TO IT, THE OFFICER HEARD WHAT THOUGHT WAS A GUNSHOT AND OBSERVED THE DRIVERS SIDE WINDOW EXPLODE OUTWARD. THE SUSPECT WAS FINALLY STOPPED AT BROWNS CORNER IN WILLITS AND THE SUSPECT, 34 YEAR OLD KEVIN BOBBY NORTON OF WILLITS, WAS OBSERVED BLEEDING FROM HIS FACE AND CHEEK. NORTON ADMITTED HE INTENTIONALLY FIRED A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN AT HIMSELF DURING THE PURSUIT. A 9MM HANDGUN WAS ALSO FOUND IN HIS TRUCK AND NORTON WAS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES AFTER BEING TREATED AT HOWARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR MINOR INJURIES.

MCKINLEYVILLE MOM IN COURT WEDNESDAY (LAW) JB 11/20/14

THE MCKINLEYVILLE MOTHER CHARGED WITH THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HER TWO CHILDREN HAD HER FIRST DAY IN COURT ON WEDNESDAY.

35-YEAR-OLD ATHENA RENEE DOYLE, WHO IS ACCUSED OF ATTEMPTING TO MURDER HER TWO CHILDREN WHEN SHE DROVE HER VEHICLE OF A CLIFF IN OCTOBER, HAS REPORTEDLY WAIVED HER RIGHT TO A PRELIMINARY HEARING IN THE CASE. A PUBLIC DEFENDER WAS APPOINTED TO REPRESENT DOYLE AS SHE FACES ARRAIGNMENT ON ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGES ON DECEMBER 4 IN MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT. SHE IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON $500,000 BAIL.

ELECTION RESULTS EXPECTED BY THANKSGIVING DAY (GOV) JB 11/20/14

THE RESULTS FROM THE RECENT ELECTION IN MENDOCINO COUNTY ARE EXPECTED TO BE RELEASED BY THANKSGIVING DAY.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY CLERK AND RECORDER STATED ON WEDNESDAY THAT HER DEPARTMENT IS CONTINUING TO WORK TOWARD AN OFFICIAL COUNT, BUT DID NOT SAY HOW MANY BALLOTS REMAINED TO BE COUNTED. THE ONGOING PROCESS ALSO INCLUDES BALANCING POLLING PLACE INVENTORIES, AUTHENTICATING PROVISIONAL BALLOTS, AND CHECKING MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR DAMAGE. THE COUNTY CLERK CONFIRMED THAT BALANCING HAD BEEN COMPLETED AND THAT PROVISIONAL BALLOTS THAT HAVE BEEN AUTHENTICATED ARE READY TO BE COUNTED.

COURT UNPERSUADED BY COUNTY OFFICIALS IN CASE (LAW) JB 11/20/14

THE FEDERAL JUDGE IN THE MEASURE N CASE WAS UNPERSUADED BY LAKE COUNTY OFFICIALS ARGUMENTS IN THE CASE.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT IN THE FEDERAL LAWSUIT AGAINST LAKE COUNTY OFFICIALS ALLEGEDLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL RAIDS OF MARIJUANA GROWERS PROPERTY, JUDGE THELTON HENDERSON HAS ONCE AGAIN FOUND THE ARGUMENTS BY THE DEFENDANTS LACKING. THE COURT SIDED WITH THE PLAINTIFFS IN GRANTING A MOTION TO AMEND THEIR COMPLAINT. THE COURT FOUND THE DEFENDANTS ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE PLAINTIFFS MOTION WERE UNSUBSTANTIAL, AS THEY MERELY INCORPORATED ARGUMENTS FROM A PRIOR MOTION, SOME OF WHICH HAD ALREADY BEEN REJECTED BY THE COURT.

MOST WANTED MAN APPREHENDED IN CLEARLAKE (LAW) JB 11/20/14

A CALL TO A POLICE TIP LINE LED TO THE ARREST OF ONE OF SANTA ROSAS MOST WANTED IN CLEARLAKE.

34 YEAR OLD JEROME COLEMAN JR WAS APPREHENDED TUESDAY NIGHT BY CLEARLAKE POLICE OFFICERS AFTER A CALLER ON THE TIP LINE TOLD POLICE HE WAS HIDING FROM THE LAW IN A HOME ON CRANDALL DRIVE IN CLEARLAKE. COLEMAN IS CONSIDERED AN ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE KUMI STREET GANG AND WAS WANTED ON A FELONY PAROLE WARRANT. THE KUMI STREET GANG HAS CLOSE ALLEGIANCE TO PRISON GANGS WITH A STRONG NETWORK THROUGHOUT RICHMOND, OAKLAND AND SAN FRANCISCO. COLEMAN IS THE SEVENTH PERSON ON SANTA ROSAS MOST WANTED LIST TO BE APPREHENDED SINCE MAY.

AUTHORITIES RELEASE NAME OF HWY 29 VICTIM (LAW) JB 11/20/14

NAPA COUNTY OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED THE NAME OF THE WOMAN WHO DIED IN THE HIT AND RUN CRASH ON HIGHWAY 29.

THE NAPA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IDENTIFIED THE WOMAN AS 57-YEAR-OLD MARIA BEJAR OF ROHNERT PARK. LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS FOUND BEJAR SUNDAY MORNING LYING IN THE ROADWAY ON HIGHWAY 29 NEAR OLD LAWLY TOLL ROAD, SUFFERING FROM MAJOR INJURIES. SHERIFFS INVESTIGATORS AND THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL CONTINUE TO INVESTIGATE THE HIT AND RUN AND ARE WANTING TO SPEAK TO ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE TRAVELED THAT STRETCH OF HIGHWAY EARLY SUNDAY MORNING OR WHO MAY HAVE SEEN BEJAR ON SATURDAY NIGHT.

NEW POSTMASTER NAMED IN LAKEPORT (GOV) JB 11/2014

THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE HAS NAMED A NEW POSTMASTER FOR THE CITY OF LAKEPORT.

THE U.S. POSTAL SERVICE HAS NAMED MARIA LANE AS THE NEW POSTMASTER FOR LAKEPORT, MAKING HER THE FIRST FEMALE POSTMASTER FOR THE CITY IN 100 YEARS. THE PREVIOUS FEMALE POSTMASTER FOR THE CITY OF LAKEPORT WAS MYRTLE HAYCOCK IN 1914. LANE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR 5,807 DELIVERIES IN THE CITY AND, WITH 17 EMPLOYEES, SHE SERVES 10 CARRIER ROUTES AND 1,234 POST OFFICE BOXES. LANE, WHO WAS MOST RECENTLY POSTMASTER OF UPPER LAKE, WILL BE SWORN IN AT A CEREMONY BEGINNING AT 4 PM TOMORROW AT THE LAKEPORT POST OFFICE ON 11TH STREET.

DIVERSION ORDER LIFTED ON UPPER RUSSIAN (EVR/ECN) JB 11/19/14

THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD HAVE LIFTED THE NEARLY HALF-YEAR LONG STOPPAGE OF CERTAIN WATER DIVERSIONS ON THE UPPER RUSSIAN RIVER.

A COLLECTIVE SIGH OF RELIEF WAS HEARD AMONG SONOMA AND MENDOCINO COUNTY GRAPE GROWERS AND OTHERS NORTH OF HEALDSBURG WHO UTILIZE THE RIVER FOR CROP IRRIGATION AND OTHER USES. 652 STATE PERMIT HOLDERS WERE NOTIFIED OVER THE WEEKEND THAT THEY MAY ONCE AGAIN PUMP FROM THE RIVER. OF MOST IMPORTANCE, THOSE WITH PERMITS ALLOWING WATER STORAGE DURING THE WINTER CAN BEGIN REFILLING RESERVOIRS IN PREPARATION FOR ANOTHER DRY YEAR IN 2015.

CHESSER MURDER SUSPECT ARRESTED (LAW) JB 11/19/14

A MAN WANTED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF KAYLA CHESSER HAS BEEN ARRESTED BY AUTHORITIES.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE CONFIRMED THAT A FELONY ARREST WARRANT WAS ISSUED ON MONDAY FOR 44-YEAR-OLD TERRENCE JAMES MARSHALL. MARSHALL HAD FLED THE HOME WHERE 25-YEAR-OLD KAYLA CHESSER HAD BEEN FOUND DEAD ON NOVEMBER 1. MARSHALL THEN DROVE HIS TRUCK OFF A CLIFF ON HIGHWAY 162, SUSTAINING SIGNIFICANT INJURIES. A FORENSIC AUTOPSY OF KAYLA CHESSER SHOWED THAT SHE DIED FROM STRANGULATION AND SIGNS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT WERE ALSO NOTED ON HER BODY. MARSHALL WAS ARRESTED YESTERDAY AS HE WAS DISCHARGED FROM THE HOSPITAL ON CHARGES OF MURDER, RAPE, AND SODOMY AND IS SET TO BE BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON A NO BAIL STATUS.

WILLITS ARSON SUSPECT PLEADS NOT GUILTY (LAW) JB 11/19/14

THE SUSPECT IN WILLITS ARSON CASE INVOLVING JOHNS PLACE HAS ENTERED NOT GUILTY PLEAS IN THE CASE.

31 YEAR OLD LACIE MARIE ROSS WAS ARRAIGNED YESTERDAY MORNING IN MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT FOR HER INVOLVEMENT IN THE ARSON OF JOHNS PLACE IN WILLITS. ROSS ENTERED NOT GUILTY PLEAS TO THE CHARGES OF ATTEMPTED MURDER AND AGGRAVATED ASSAULT. SHE IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON $125,000 BAIL. PUBLIC DEFENDER LINDA THOMPSON WAS APPOINTED AS ROSS LEGAL COUNCIL AND A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR 1:30 PM ON DECEMBER 3 IN SUPERIOR COURT.

UKIAH COUNCIL TO VOTE ON PALACE HOTEL AGAIN (GOV) JB 11/19/18

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO VOTE, ONCE AGAIN, ON THE FATE OF THE PALACE HOTEL.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT DURING WHAT WILL BE AT LEAST TWO OF ITS MEMBERS LAST FULL MEETINGS AS COUNCILMEMBERS, THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL TONIGHT WILL AGAIN VOTE ON WHETHER THE OWNER OF THE PALACE HOTEL CAN KEEP WORKING ON THE BUILDING WITHOUT INTERVENTION. ACCORDING TO THE STAFF REPORT FOR TONIGHTS MEETING, THE ONLY TASK THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED ON A LIST OF SEVERAL GIVEN TO THE HOTEL OWNER IS HAVING THE WORK PLAN APPROVED. THE CITY PLANNING DIRECTOR SAID WHILE HIS STAFF HAS NOT SEEN PROOF OF A CONTRACT WITH THE CONTRACTOR, THE COMPANY SAYS IT HAS BEEN HIRED AND PLANS TO BEGIN WORK NEXT MONTH, NOT STARTING UNTIL THEY ARE SURE THEY WILL BE PAID.

BROADBAND OUTAGE COST $215,000 IN ECONOMIC LOSS (BB) JB 11/19/14

THE BROADBAND COMMUNICATION OUTAGE ON THE MENDOCINO COAST IN AUGUST WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR OVER $215,000 IN ECONOMIC LOSSES.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY HAS RELEASED ITS FINDINGS FROM AN ONLINE SURVEY GAUGING THE IMPACT ON MENDOCINO COUNTY FROM THE AUGUST INCIDENT THAT LEFT MUCH OF THE COAST WITHOUT PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE ALMOST TWO DAYS. SURVEY RESPONSES ESTIMATE ECONOMIC LOSSES FROM THE OUTAGE TO BE $215,622, ALTHOUGH ACTUAL LOSSES ARE ESTIMATED TO BE IN THE MILLIONS. 95 PERCENT OF THOSE TAKING THE SURVEY SAY THEY WERE AFFECTED BY THE OUTAGE, INCLUDING NOT BEING ABLE TO ACCESS 911 SERVICES AND ROUTINE SERVICES LIKE OBTAINING CASH FROM ATMS AND BANKS.

ANIMAL CONTROL SEEKS OWNER OF INJURED HORSE (PI) JB 11/19/14

AUTHORITIES IN LAKE COUNTY ARE SEEING THE OWNER OF AN INJURED HORSE FOUND NEAR LAKE PILLSBURY.

LAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CARE & CONTROL IS ASKING FOR THE PUBLICS HELP IN IDENTIFYING A WOUNDED MARE THAT WAS APPARENTLY DUMPED IN THE AREA OF LAKE PILLSBURY OVER THE WEEKEND. THE HORSE IS SUFFERING FROM SWELLING ON ITS RIGHT REAR LEG DUE TO AN OLD INJURY AND AUTHORITIES SUSPECT THE INJURY TO BE THE REASON THE HORSE WAS ABANDONED BY ITS OWNER. A GREEN TRAILER WAS SEEN ENTERING AND THEN LEAVING THE AREA AND THE HORSE WAS FOUND A SHORT TIME LATER. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON THE MARE IS ASKED TO CALL THE LCACC AT 263-0278.

THURSDAY DRILL WILL FOCUS ON EBOLA (PI) JB 11/19/14

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY WILL PARTICIPATE IN A STATE-WIDE MEDICAL HEALTH EXERCISE FOCUSED ON EBOLA TOMORROW.

THE NOVEMBER 20 LIVE EXERCISE WILL DRILL LOCAL HOSPITALS, CLINICS AND SKILLED NURSING FACILITIES ON HOW TO HANDLE A SUSPECTED EBOLA PATIENT WHO ARRIVES AT THEIR DOOR. IT WILL NOT ONLY EXERCISE THEIR INTERNAL PROCEDURES FOR SUCH AN EVENT, BUT IT WILL GIVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRACTICE THE ESTABLISHED COMMUNICATIONS PLAN BETWEEN THEIR FACILITY AND THE PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS CENTER THAT OPENS WHEN THERE IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR DISASTER DECLARED BY THE PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICER. PARTICIPATION FROM MANY COUNTY HEALTH FACILITIES WILL OCCUR COUNTYWIDE DURING THE DRILL.

CHP SECURES GRANT TO PROMOTE SEAT BELT SAFETY (LAW) JB 11/19/14

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL HAS SECURED A GRANT FOR A PROGRAM TO PROMOTE SEAT BELT SAFETY.

IN AN EFFORT TO SAVE LIVES AND HELP ENCOURAGE VEHICLE OCCUPANT SAFETY, THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS IMPLEMENTING A YEARLONG CAMPAIGN TO ENCOURAGE SEAT BELT AND CHILD SEAT USAGE. THE CHPS GOAL WITH THE PROGRAM IS TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF UNRESTRAINED PASSENGERS, OF ALL AGES, KILLED OR INJURED IN TRAFFIC COLLISIONS THROUGHOUT CALIFORNIA BY HOSTING EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS, CLASSES AND CHILD SAFETY SEAT INSPECTIONS. FUNDING FOR THE PROGRAM WAS PROVIDED BY A GRANT FROM THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF TRAFFIC SAFETY THROUGH THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION.

BAN ON E-CIGS ANNOUNCED BY MCHC (EVR) JB 11/18/14

THE HEALTH IMPACTS OF E-CIGS AND VAPING ARE STILL A HOT TOPIC OF CONVERSATION FOR PROPONENTS AND DEBATERS OF THE PRODUCTS.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH CLINIC ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT A BAN ON THE USE OF E-CIGS AND OTHER VAPING PRODUCTS WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED AT ALL THREE OF ITS LOCAL HEALTH CENTERS. PROPONENTS OF THE ELECTRONIC ALTERNATIVES STATE THAT THEY CAN BE USED TO HELP CIGARETTE SMOKERS REDUCE THEIR RISK OF TOBACCO-RELATED ILLNESSES, SUCH AS CANCER. THE POSITION OF THE MCHC IS THAT RECENT MEDICAL STUDIES LACK THE EVIDENCE TO PROVE THAT E-CIGS AND VAPING IS SAFE, OR THAT THEY ARE, IN FACT, AN EFFECTIVE METHOD OF SMOKING CESSATION.

MAN SHOT IN HOME-INVASION ROBBERY IN WILLITS (LAW) JB 11/18/14

AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING A HOME-INVASION ROBBERY IN THE WILLITS AREA THAT LEFT ONE MAN SHOT.

DEPUTIES LEARNED ABOUT THE ROBBERY AFTER THEY WERE DISPATCHED AROUND 8 AM SUNDAY TO HOARD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AFTER A PATIENT WAS ADMITTED WITH A GUNSHOT WOUND. THE MAN, WHO WAS NOT IDENTIFIED, WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY TWO OTHER VICTIMS WHO WERE ATTACKED DURING THE ROBBERY AND SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES. DEPUTIES SAID TWO SUSPECTS, ONE OF WHOM WAS ARMED, ENTERED A HOME ON HIGHWAY 162, DEMANDING MONEY. THE SUSPECTS TOOK CASH, PROCESSED MARIJUANA AND PRECIOUS METALS BEFORE FLEEING THE HOUSE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS ASKED TO CALL THE SHERIFFS TIP LINE AT 234-2100.

PROPOSITION 47 RELEASES, RESENTENCINGS BEGIN (LAW) JB 11/18/14

AS A RESULT OF PROPOSITION 47, INMATE RELEASES AND RESENTENCING HEARINGS HAVE BEGUN IN LAKE COUNTY.

THE LAKE COUNTY NEWS REPORTED THAT IN THE WAKE OF THE NOVEMBER 4 PASSAGE OF A VOTER INITIATIVE TO REDUCE SOME FELONY CRIMES TO MISDEMEANORS, HEARINGS HELD LAST WEEK IN LAKE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT LED TO A NUMBER OF INMATE RELEASES AS WELL AS SENTENCE REDUCTIONS. THE FIRST PROPOSITION 47-RELATED HEARINGS WERE HELD LAST THURSDAY WITH A TOTAL OF 85 CASES, INVOLVING BETWEEN 40-50 DEFENDANTS HEARD THAT DAY. BY NOON, 17 PEOPLE HAD BEEN RELEASED FROM THE LAKE COUNTY JAIL, WITH ABOUT 10 MORE RELEASED LATER IN THE DAY. ANOTHER 20-30 INDIVIDUALS HAD CHARGES OR SENTENCES REDUCED AS A RESULT OF THOSE HEARINGS.

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AMBER ALERT ACTIVATION (LAW) JB 11/18/14

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL HAS ACTIVATED THE AMBER ALERT SYSTEM FOR A MISSING SAN ANDREAS BOY.

ON NOVEMBER 17 AT 10 AM, SERGIO VASQUEZ WAS ABDUCTED FROM THE CITY OF SAN ANDREAS IN CALAVERAS COUNTY. SERGIO IS A 14 YEAR OLD, HISPANIC MALE, 5 10 TALL, 170 POUNDS WITH BROWN EYES AND BROWN HAIR. HE WAS LAST SEEN WEARING A DARK JACKET, BLACK T-SHIRT, DARK BLUE PANTS, BLACK SNOW BOOTS AND WEARING A GREEN BACKPACK. THE SUSPECTS ARE TWO UNKNOWN MALES DRIVING A WHITE VAN WITH AN UNKNOWN LICENSE PLATE. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION IS URGED TO CALL THE CALAVERAS COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT AT 209-754-6030.

NEW VERIZON TOWER PERMIT REQUESTED (GOV/PI) JB 11/18/14

A VERIZON WIRELESS REQUEST TO CONSTRUCT A NEW WIRELESS COMMUNICATION FACILITY ON ORR SPRINGS ROAD NORTH OF UKIAH IS ON THE PLANNING COMMISSIONS AGENDA FOR THURSDAY.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT THE PERMIT REQUEST WAS MADE BY VERIZON BACK IN JANUARY AND, ACCORDING TO THE MEETING AGENDA, THE COMMISSION COULD APPROVE THE REQUEST ON THURSDAY. THE PROPOSED UKIAH TOWER WOULD BE AN 80-FOOT TALL MONOPINE STRUCTURE, WHICH IS DESIGNED TO RESEMBLE A PINE TREE TO BLEND IN WITH THE SURROUNDING AREA. ADDITIONALLY, THE STRUCTURE WOULD INCLUDE NINE PANEL ANTENNAS AND GROUND-BASED EQUIPMENT, INCLUDING A DIESEL GENERATOR, FUEL STORAGE TANKS AND A 195 SQUARE FOOT EQUIPMENT SHELTER. A VERIZON PERMIT FOR A 170-FOOT TOWER IN FORT BRAGG WAS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSION ON SEPTEMBER 18.

FIRE DESTROYS HOME IN MIDDLETOWN (LAW) JB 11/18/14

A FIRE SUNDAY NIGHT DESTROYED A HOME IN MIDDLETOWN.

SOUTH LAKE COUNTY FIRE AND CAL FIRE RESPONDED TO THE BLAZE, THAT WAS FIRST REPORTED JUST AFTER 9:15 SUNDAY EVENING AT A HOME LOCATED ON RANCHERIA ROAD ON THE MIDDLETOWN RANCHERIA. BY THE TIME FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED ON SCENE, THE 1,000 SQUARE FOOT RESIDENCE WAS COMPLETELY INVOLVED. THE OCCUPANT OF THE RESIDENCE, WHO INSIDE THE HOME WHEN THE FIRE FIRST BROKE OUT, WAS ABLE TO GET OUT SAFELY AND WAS CLEARED FOR RELEASE BY EMS ON SCENE. THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

HIGHWAY 29 FATALITY INVESTIGATED AS HOMICIDE (LAW) JB 11/18/14

THE NAPA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE IS INVESTIGATING A FATAL VEHICLE ACCIDENT EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ON HIGHWAY 29 AS A POSSIBLE HOMICIDE.

THE NAPA COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE, ALONG WITH CHP AND EMS RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF A WOMAN LYING IN THE ROADWAY OF HIGHWAY 29 NEAR OLD LAWLEY TOLL ROAD BEFORE 5 AM SUNDAY MORNING. THE UNIDENTIFIED WOMAN, BELIEVED TO BE IN HER MID TO LATE 50S HAD SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES AND SUCCUMBED TO HER INJURIES WHILE EN ROUTE TO THE HOSPITAL. BECAUSE OF THE REMOTE NATURE OF HER LOCATION AND NO ASSOCIATED VEHICLE PRESENT, THE COUNTYS HOMICIDE TASK FORCE IS WORKING WITH CHP TO DETERMINE EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED TO THE VICTIM AND WHO IS RESPONSIBLE.

WOMAN LOCATED AFTER GOING MISSING SUNDAY (LAW) JB 11/18/14

SEARCHERS SUCCESSFULLY FOUND A WOMAN WHO WAS REPORTED TO HAVE GONE MISSING WHILE HIKING IN THE BOGGS MOUNTAIN AREA.

THE CALL THAT THE 72 YEAR OLD WOMAN HAD GONE MISSING WAS FIRST REPORTED TO CAL FIRE AROUND 7:30 PM SUNDAY EVENING. PERSONNEL FROM THE BOGGS MOUNTAIN HELITACK BASE AND THE KELSEY-COBB AND MIDDLETOWN STATIONS INITIALLY RESPONDED WITH A SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM FROM THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE EVENTUALLY TAKING THE LEAD IN THE SEARCH. THE SHERIFFS SEARCH TEAM FOUND THE WOMAN SAFE AND IN GOOD CONDITION AROUND 11:30 PM AND SHE WAS HELPED BY SEARCHERS BACK DOWN THE MOUNTAIN.

OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING IN REDWOOD VALLEY (LAW) JB 11/17/14

A REDWOOD VALLEY MAN ARMED WITH A RIFLE WAS SHOT AFTER EVADING POLICE.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES AND CHP OFFICERS RESPONDED ON SATURDAY AFTERNOON TO THE REPORT OF AN ARMED MAN THREATENING PEOPLE IN THE AREA OF ROAD D AND WEBB RANCH ROAD IN REDWOOD VALLEY. THE SUSPECT WAS IDENTIFIED AS 35-YEAR-OLD TIMOTHY ABSHIRE AND AFTER LOCATING HIM AT HIS RESIDENCE, DEPUTIES WITNESSED ABSHIRE FLEE INTO THE WOODS ARMED WITH A RIFLE. DEPUTIES AND CHP OFFICERS, ASSISTED BY SWAT AND K9 PERSONNEL, BEGAN A SEARCH OF THE SURROUNDING AREA. A CHP OFFICER LOCATED ABSHIRE ARMED WITH HIS RIFLE AND THE OFFICER SHOT AND WOUNDED THE SUSPECT. ABSHIRE IS CURRENTLY BEING TREATED AT AN OUT OF AREA HOSPITAL FOR HIS INJURIES.

WILLITS DRAGGING SUSPECT SENTENCED (LAW) JB 11/17/14

A WILLITS MAN CONVICTED IN THE DRAGGING DEATH OF HIS GRANDFATHER WAS SENTENCED ON FRIDAY.

25-YEAR-OLD KENNETH WILKINSON WAS SENTENCED IN MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT TO 25 YEARS TO LIFE IN PRISON FOR THE 2012 KILLING OF HIS 84 YEAR OLD GRANDFATHER. WILKINSON PLEADED TO FIRST DEGREE MURDER IN APRIL, RATHER THAN FACE A SPECIAL ALLEGATION OF TORTURE FOR DRAGGING HIS GRANDFATHER BEHIND HIS TRUCK FOR SIX MILES. IN OCTOBER, HIS REQUEST TO WITHDRAW HIS GUILTY PLEA WAS DENIED. WILKINSON, WHO HAS BEEN IN JAIL SINCE 2012, WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR HIS FIRST PAROLE HEARING IN 23 YEARS.

VICTIMS OF WILLITS CRASH IDENTIFIED. (LAW) JB 11/17/14

THE THREE PEOPLE KILLED IN A VEHICLE ACCIDENT THURSDAY ON HIGHWAY 101 HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY AUTHORITIES.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICES HAS IDENTIFIED THE DRIVER OF THE WHITE TOYOTA CAMRY AS 62 YEAR OLD JOHN WITTER OF SEBASTOPOL AND THE OCCUPANTS OF THE SILVER TOYOTA PRIUS AS 75 YEAR OLD CARMEN TRIBBLE AND 89 YEAR OLD JAMES TRIBBLE, BOTH OF OLYMPIA, WASHINGTON. WITTER WAS TRAVELING SOUTHBOUND ON HIGHWAY 101 WHEN, FOR UNKNOWN REASONS, HIS CAR CROSSED OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINE AND COLLIDED WITH THE NORTHBOUND PRIUS JUST SOUTH OF HOLLANDS LANE, THE CAUSE OF THE COLLISION IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION.

PLAN FOR R/C RACETRACK IN UKIAH WITHDRAWN (PI) JB 11/17/14

THE PLANS FOR A RACETRACK FOR RADIO CONTROLLED CARS IN UKIAH HAVE BEEN WITHDRAWN BY THE APPLICANT.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT HOURS BEFORE THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION WAS EXPECTED TO VOTE ON GRANTING A PERMIT TO JOHN LABERDIE TO OPERATE A RACETRACK FOR RADIO-CONTROLLED CARS NEAR TACO BELL ON NORTH STATE STREET, HE PULLED HIS APPLICATION. AFTER PUTTING IN MORE THAN $20,000 FOR EQUIPMENT AND IMPROVEMENTS TO THE TRACK AND PAYING $1,000 FOR THE PERMIT APPLICATION, LABERDIE WAS INFORMED BY THE OWNER OF THE PROPERTY THAT HIS LEASE AGREEMENT FOR THE PROPERTY WOULD NOT BE APPROVED. THE PROPERTY OWNER COULD NOT GIVE DETAILS AS TO WHY THE LEASE AGREEMENT WAS NOT APPROVED.

JOHNS PLACE BURNED TO THE GROUND BY ARSON (LAW) JB 11/17/14

AFTER SERVING CUSTOMERS FOR DECADES, JOHNS PLACE IN WILLITS WAS BURNED TO THE GROUND BY A SUSPECTED ARSONIST ON FRIDAY.

THE WILLITS NEWS REPORTED THAT JOHNS PLACE, A BAR THAT HAD STOOD ON EAST COMMERCIAL STREET FOR DECADES, BURNED TO THE GROUND EARLY FRIDAY MORNING IN A FIRE ALLEGEDLY SET BY A TENANT WHO LIVED ABOVE THE BAR AND WAS NOTORIOUS FOR HER RUN-INS WITH BAR STAFF AND HER LANDLORD, AMONG OTHERS. FIRE FIGHTERS WERE DELAYED IN PUTTING OUT THE FIRE BECAUSE THE ALLEGED ARSONIST, 31 YEAR OLD LACY ROSS, HAD BARRICADED HERSELF IN THE BAR AND ENGAGED POLICE IN A STAND-OFF, REPORTEDLY POINTING A HANDGUN AT HER OWN HEAD AND THREATENING OTHERS. THE FIRE FIGHTERS WERE FORCED TO REMAIN AT THE BACK OF THE STRUCTURE PERFORMING DEFENSIVE ACTIONS WHILE THE WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT DEALT WITH THE POSSIBLE SHOOTER IN FRONT. THE NEIGHBORING KWIK STOP MARKET AND THE IMAGINATION STATION PRESCHOOL, BOTH NEXT TO JOHNS PLACE, WERE ALSO SEVERELY DAMAGED IN THE FIRE. ROSS, WHO REPORTEDLY SUSTAINED INJURIES DURING THE INCIDENT, WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES INCLUDING ATTEMPTED HOMICIDE AND ARSON.

CDC ESTIMATES HIGH SCHOOL TOBACCO USE (ED/PI) JB 11/17/14

IN A NEW REPORT, THE CDC ESTIMATES THAT 23 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS USE TOBACCO PRODUCTS.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION SAID THURSDAY THAT ABOUT 23 PERCENT OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CURRENTLY USE A TOBACCO PRODUCT, AND MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF THOSE USING TOBACCO ARE USING COMBUSTIBLE PRODUCTS SUCH AS CIGARETTES, CIGARS, HOOKAHS, AND PIPES. NEARLY HALF OF ALL THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND 18 PERCENT OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS SURVEYED STATED THAT THEY HAD USED A TOBACCO PRODUCT AT LEAST ONCE IN THEIR LIFETIME. MOST YOUTH WHO USE TOBACCO BELIEVE THEY WILL BE ABLE TO QUIT, BUT ABOUT 3 OUT OF 4 HIGH SCHOOL SMOKERS CONTINUE TO SMOKE AS ADULTS.

UKIAH BURGER KING TO GET A FACELIFT (GOV/ENC) JB 11/17/14

THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION HAS APPROVED A PERMIT FOR A PROPOSED RENOVATION PROJECT OF THE BURGER KING RESTAURANT ON EAST PERKINS STREET.

THE PLANNING COMMISSION APPROVED THE PLANNED RENOVATION AFTER A LENGTHY AND CONSIDERABLE DISCUSSION ABOUT TREES AND OTHER LANDSCAPING PLANS. BURGER KING IS WANTING TO RETAIN THE EXISTING LANDSCAPING AND REDUCE THE NUMBER OF PARKING SPACES AS PART OF THE PROJECT. THE COMMISSION NOTED THAT THE NEW DESIGN OF THE BUILDING WAS NOT A GREAT LOOK FOR UKIAH, BUT THEY VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO APPROVE THE PERMIT TO UPGRADE THE EXISTING FAƇADE, INCLUDING NEW METAL WINDOW AWNINGS AND A NEW 68 SQUARE FOOT PRE-PAY WINDOW. AND NEW WOOD FENCING AND SIGNAGE.

CALVIN HARRIS W/JOHN NEWMAN-BLAME

ED SHEERAN-DON’T

MAROON 5-ANIMALS

MR PROBZ-WAVES

NICK JONAS-JEALOUS

TOVE LO-HABITS

ALESSO W/TOVE LO-HEROES (WE COULD BE)

ARIANA GRANDE & THE WEEKEND-LOVE ME HARDER

FERGIE-L.A. LOVE (LA LA)

GWEN STEFANI-BABY DON’T LIE

HOZIER-TAKE ME TO CHURCH

IGGY AZALEA W/M0-BEG FOR IT

JASON DERULO-TRUMPETS

MEGHAN TRAINOR-LIPS ARE MOVIN

NICO & VINZ-IN YOUR ARMS

ONE DIRECTION-STEAL MY GIRL

SAM SMITH-I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE

TAYLOR SWIFT-BLANK SPACE

BEBE REXHA-I CAN’T STOP DRINKING ABOUT YOU

CHARLI XCX-BREAK THE RULES

CHRIS BROWN W/USHER & RICK ROSS-NEW FLAME

DAVID GUETTA W/SAM SMITH-DANGEROUS

FALL OUT BOY-CENTURIES

JESSIE J W/2 CHAINZ-BURNIN’ UP

KENDRICK LAMAR-I

BEA MILLER-YOUNG BLOOD

COBRA STARSHIP W/ICONA POP-NEVER BEEN IN LOVE

EDEN XO-TOO COOL TO DANCE

ELLA HENDERSON-GHOST

MILKY CHANCE-STOLEN DANCE

SELENA GOMEZ-THE HEART WANTS WHAT IT WANTS

TREY SONGZ W/NICKI MINAJ-TOUCHIN, LOVIN

FATAL CRASH ON HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH OF WILLITS (LAW) JB 11/14/14

A HEAD ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 101 SOUTH OF WILLITS RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF THREE PEOPLE.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED AROUND NOON YESTERDAY, SOUTH OF HOLLAND LANE, WHEN THE DRIVER OF A WHITE TOYOTA HEADING SOUTHBOUND SWERVED INTO THE NORTHBOUND LANE. THE TOYOTA COLLIDED WITH A PRIUS HEADING NORTHBOUND, CARRYING THE DRIVER AND A PASSENGER. THE PRIUS WAS ALSO STRUCK BY A BLACK HONDA HEADING NORTHBOUND AFTER THE INITIAL COLLISION WITH THE TOYOTA. THE DRIVER OF THE TOYOTA AND THE TWO OCCUPANTS OF THE PRIUS WERE ALL KILLED AS A RESULT OF THE ACCIDENT. THE DRIVER OF THE HONDA WAS UNINJURED IN THE CRASH.

WOMAN ARRESTED WITH LOADED HANDGUN (LAW) JB 11/14/14

AN ARGUMENT IN LOW GAP PARK RESULTS IN THE ARREST OF A REDWOOD VALLEY WOMAN WITH A LOADED HANDGUN.

UKIAH POLICE RESPONDED TO LOW GAP PARK JUST BEFORE 9 PM LAST SUNDAY TO THE REPORT OF A GROUP YELLING AND ARGUING AND WHO MAY HAVE FIRED A GUN. RESPONDING OFFICERS WERE ADVISED THAT THE GROUP WAS LEAVING IN A VEHICLE AND HIGH-RISK STOP WAS PERFORMED ON THE 5 OCCUPANTS. DURING A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE AND THE OCCUPANTS, A LOADED HANDGUN WAS FOUND IN THE PURSE OF 21-YEAR-OLD AUDREY BRANDON OF REDWOOD VALLEY. ALTHOUGH ALL THE OCCUPANTS DENIED DISCHARGING THE FIREARM, BRANDON WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION OF A CONCEALED AND LOADED WEAPON.

PAROLE DENIED TO MAN FOR SEVENTH TIME (LAW) JB 11/14/14

PAROLE HAS BEEN DENIED FOR A MAN CONVICTED OF KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND ASSAULT 35 YEARS AGO.

THE STATE BOARD OF PAROLE HEARINGS HAS DENIED PAROLE FOR THE SEVENTH TIME TO A MAN CONVICTED OF THE 1979 KIDNAPPING, ROBBERY AND NEAR-FATAL BEATING OF A CLEARLAKE MAN. 53-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM CLARK ELWOOD WAS DENIED PAROLE AT A HEARING LAST THURSDAY AT CALIFORNIA STATE PRISON AT CORCORAN. DURING ELWOODS TIME IN PRISON HE HAS HAD 71 SERIOUS DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS, INCLUDING 20 THAT WERE VIOLENCE RELATED, SIX THAT WERE DRUG OR ALCOHOL RELATED, AND FOR POSSESSION OF A CELL PHONE IN PRISON. IN 1983, HE WAS FOUND IN POSSESSION OF A WEAPON AND WAS PROSECUTED AND SENTENCED TO AN ADDITIONAL TWO YEARS.

COMMERCIAL CRAB SEASON READY TO GO (ECN) JB 11/14/14

THE COMMERCIAL CRAB SEASON ON THE NORTH COAST IS SET TO BEGIN TOMORROW.

COMMERCIAL CRABBERS WILL HEAD OUT TO OPEN WATER AMID MIXED EXPECTATIONS FOR THE COMING SEASON AFTER ACCEPTING AND OPENING PRICE OFFERED BY WHOLESALE PROCESSORS DESPITE DISAGREEMENT IN THE SEA-GOING RANKS. NORTH COAST FISHERMAN WERE PREPARED TO HOLD OUT FOR A HIGHER PRICE BUT WERE UNDERCUT BY SKIPPERS FROM SAN FRANCISCO AMD HALF MOON BAY WHO WERE WILLING TO ACCEPT THE $3 A POUND PRICE OFFERED BY WHOLESALERS. EARLY REPORTS FROM RECREATIONAL CRAB FISHERMAN HAVE SHOWN GOOD SIZE AND NUMBERS OF CRAB AND THIS YEARS COMMERCIAL CATCH SHOULD EASILY MATCH LAST YEARS TOTAL OF 2.7 MILLION POUNDS.

ESCAPED PARLIN FORK INMATE APPREHENDED (LAW) JB 11/14/14

AN INMATE WHO ESCAPED FROM A DETENTION FACILITY NEAR FORT BRAGG HAS BEEN APPREHENDED BY AUTHORITIES.

40-YEAR-OLD LEANDRE SIPERT ALLEGEDLY ESCAPED FROM THE PARLIN FORK CONSERVATION CAMP, A LOW RISK INMATE FACILITY LOCATED NEAR THE JACKSON DEMONSTRATION FOREST, OVER THE SUMMER. SIPERT WAS APPREHENDED AND HAD BEEN DETAINED IN SUSANVILLE BEFORE BEING TRANSPORTED BACK TO MENDOCINO COUNTY. THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY STATED THAT SIPERT WILL LIKELY RETURN TO PRISON AND LOSE HIS LOW RISK STATUS. SIPERT WAS BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON $300,000 BAIL AND IS SCHEDULE TO APPEAR IN COURT ON NOVEMBER 17 IN FORT BRAGG.

DRUNK DRIVER HITS MCDONALDS SIGN (LAW) JB 11/14/14

A WOMAN WHO DROVE HER CAR INTO A MCDONALDS SIGN WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.

UKIAH POLICE RESPONDED TO THE MCDONALDS RESTAURANT ON NORTH ORCHARD AVENUE LAST WEEKEND TO THE REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN ACCIDENT. OFFICERS LEARNED THAT A BLACK PONTIAC HAD GONE THROUGH THE DRIVE THROUGH AND STRUCK THE MENU BOARD, THEN FLED THE SCENE. THE VEHICLE WAS LOCATED, UNOCCUPIED, ON SOUTH STATE STREET AND THE DRIVER, 31 YEAR OLD NICOLE WINGERT OF UPPER LAKE, WAS LOCATED BY OFFICERS ON NORTH MAIN STREET. IT WAS DETERMINED THAT WINGERT WAS INTOXICATED AND SHE WAS ARRESTED FOR DUI AND HIT AND RUN.

DESPITE THE RAIN, DROUGHT IS STILL A THREAT (EVR) JB 11/14/14

EVEN WITH THE RECENT RAINS AND PREDICTIONS OF MORE NEXT WEEK, THE DROUGHT IS STILL THE DOMINANT PRESENCE IN LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES.

THE LAST FEW DAYS OF WET WEATHER AND THE FORECAST FOR MORE RAIN EARLY NEXT WEEK ARE A WELCOME SIGHT FOR THE AREA BUT IN ORDER FOR THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS TO BE ALLEVIATED, TWO OR THREE YEARS OF NORMAL RAINFALL WILL BE NEEDED. CURRENTLY, LAKE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED A COMBINED TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY 12 INCHES OF RAIN THIS YEAR, WHICH IS DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF RAINFALL FOR ALL OF 2013. A NORMAL AMOUNT OF RAINFALL FOR LAKE COUNTY IS BETWEEN 30 TO 40 INCHES, HOWEVER. THE CHANCES OF AN EL NINO WEATHER PATTERN DEVELOPING THIS WINTER HAS STEADILY DECLINED SINCE SUMMER, NOW STANDING AT A 58 PER CENT PROBABILITY ACCORDING TO NOAA.

FEDS STATE THAT GAS PRICES WILL REMAIN LOW (ECN) JB 11/14/14

THE GOVERNMENT IS SAYING THAT THOSE LOW GAS PRICES ON GAS STATION SIGNS ARENT GOING ANYWHERE SOON.

IN A DRAMATIC SHIFT FROM PREVIOUS FORECASTS, THE ENERGY DEPARTMENT PREDICTED WEDNESDAY THAT THE AVERAGE PRICE OF GASOLINE IN THE U.S. WILL BE $2.94 A GALLON FOR 2015, A 44=CENT DROP FROM AN OUTLOOK ISSUED JUST A MONTH AGO. IF THE SHARPLY LOWER ESTIMATE HOLDS TRUE, U.S. CONSUMERS WILL SAVE $61 BILLION ON GAS COMPARED TO THIS YEAR. RISING OIL PRODUCTION, PARTICULARLY IN THE U.S., AND WEAK SPOTS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY HAVE LED TO A SHARP REDUCTION IN OIL PRICES OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS. NOT SEEING MUCH OF A CHANGE AHEAD, THE GOVERNMENT CUT ITS FORECAST FOR GLOBAL OIL PRICES NEXT BY $18 A BARREL TO $83.

BUDGET CONTINUES TO AFFECT COUNTY ROADS (TR) JB 11/13/14

THE CONDITION OF THE ROADWAYS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY CONTINUES TO BE AFFECTED BY BUDGET SHORTFALLS.

THE HOPES OF REPAIRING THE LONG LIST OF THE FAILING ROADS IN THE COUNTY ARE CONTINUALLY HAMPERED BY SHORTFALLS IN THE COUNTY BUDGET AND THE INCREASING COST OF MATERIALS. AS PART OF NEXT YEARS COUNTY BUDGET DECISION, THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED A $2 MILLION INCREASE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATIONS PROPOSED BUDGET OF $9.2 MILLION TO RESURFACE COUNTY ROADS. ACCORDING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, $2.6 MILLION OF THE ANNUAL BUDGET IS SPENT ON OPERATIONAL MATERIALS SUCH AS ASPHALT, PATCHING, STRIPING PAINT, FUEL, AND PARTS.

RESCUE COPTER GROUNDED AT BODEGA HEAD (LAW) JB 11/13/14

A COAST GUARD HELICOPTER FLOWN IN TO AID IN A RESCUE AT BODEGA HEAD IS STUCK WHERE IT LANDED AT THE SCENE OF THE ACCIDENT.

THE BRIGHT ORANGE MH-65D HELICOPTER FLEW IN FROM SAN FRANCISCO AIR STATION MONDAY AFTERNOON. WHEN THE COPTER TOUCHED DOWN ON THE SOFT, SLOPING GROUND, ITS LANDING GEAR BEGAN TO SINK IN, PREVENTING A SAFE TAKE OFF. THE $9 MILLION HELICOPTER REMAINED ON THE HEADLANDS WEDNESDAY AS AUTHORITIES TRIED TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO MOVE IT. COAST GUARD OFFICIALS ARE CONSIDERING SEVERAL OPTIONS INCLUDING LIFTING THE HELICOPTER ONTO A TRAILER AND TRUCKING IT OUT OF THE AREA.

MENDOCINO COUNTY APPROVES LAURAS LAW (GOV) JB 11/13/14

NEXT YEAR, MENDOCINO COUNTY WILL BE IMPLEMENTING A PILOT PROGRAM THAT ALLOWS COURT-ORDERED MENTAL HEALTH CARE UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS UNANIMOUSLY APPROVED A ONE-YEAR PILOT PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT LAURAS LAW, BECOMING ONE OF ONLY FEW COUNTIES IN THE STATE TO ADOPT THE LAW. THE COURTS WILL NOW BE ALLOWED TO REQUIRE OUTPATIENT TREATMENT AND MEDICATION FOR PEOPLE WHO MEET CERTAIN CONDITIONS BASED ON SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS. THE COST OF THE NEW PROGRAM IS ESTIMATED AT $160,000.

CITY COUNCIL LOOKS TO EASE RETIREMENT BURDEN (GOV) JB 11/13/14

THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL DISCUSSED PRESCRIPTION PLAN OPTIONS FOR MEDICARE-ELIGIBLE RETIRED EMPLOYEES OF THE CITY OF LAKEPORT.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT CURRENTLY, THE CITYS INSURANCE PLAN FOR RETIREES IS THROUGH CVS/CAREMARK, WHICH IS A FULLY INSURED PLAN. THE PLAN IS NOT A SUPPLEMENT TO MEDICARE AND REPLACES ANY MEDICARE DRUG BENEFITS. AN ALTERNATIVE PLAN OFFERED THROUGH EXPRESS SCRIPTS SILVER WAS RECOMMENDED TO THE COUNCIL BECAUSE OF A MONTHLY COST INCREASE IN THE CURRENT CVS/CAREMARK PLAN. IF APPROVED, THE EXPRESS SCRIPTS SILVER PLAN WOULD RESULT IN A TOTAL OF APPROXIMATELY $74,000 IN ANNUAL SAVINGS FOR THE CITY.

FEW WATER RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS IN STATE (EVR) JB 11/13/14

IN A STATE EXPERIENCING ONE OF THE WORST DROUGHTS IN HISTORY, CALIFORNIA HAS FEW WATER RIGHTS ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS IMPOSED ACROSS THE STATE.

THE WILLITS NEWS REPORTED THAT THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL BOARD ENFORCEMENT DIVISION HAS RELEASED FIGURES FOR 2013 DETAILING ITS NUMBERS FOR ENFORCING WATER RIGHTS VIOLATORS. WATER DIVERSIONS AND SALES OF WATER, BOTH THOSE STEMMING FROM MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND OTHERWISE, HAVE BEEN A BIG PROBLEM IN MENDOCINO COUNTY DURING THIS EXTENDED DROUGHT. LAST YEAR, FOR ALL OF CALIFORNIA, ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS OCCURRED FOR ONLY 3.7 PERCENT OF VIOLATORS. OUT OF THE 13,628 VIOLATIONS RECORDED FOR 2013, ONLY 503 RESULTED IN SOME FORM OF ENFORCEMENT ACTION.

UKIAH MAN ALLEGEDLY BEATEN BY HOUSEGUEST (LAW) JB 11/13/14

A UKIAH MAN WAS ARRESTED TUESDAY FOR ALLEGEDLY BEATING A MAN WHO WAS LETTING HIM STAY AT HIS HOUSE BEFORE DRIVING OFF IN HIS CAR.

ACCORDING TO THE UPD, THE ATTACK OCCURRED IN THE MANOR OAKS MOBILE HOME PARK AND OFFICERS FOUND THE 69 YEAR OLD VICTIM BLEEDING PROFUSELY FROM A LARGE GASH ON THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. THE SUSPECT, 59 YEAR OLD RICHARD SALAZAR, HAD BEEN STAYING AT THE VICTIMS HOUSE WHEN AN ALTERCATION OCCURRED BETWEEN THE TWO AND SALAZAR HIT THE VICTIM WITH A VODKA BOTTLE SEVERAL TIMES, THEN TIED THE MAN UP AND FLED IN THE VICTIMS TRUCK. A SHERIFFS DEPUTY LOCATED THE TRUCK ON BURKE HILL ROAD AND SALAZAR WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

TREES MAY NEED EXTRA CARE DURING THE DROUGHT (EVR) JB 11/13/14

WHILE THE CURRENT DROUGHT IS HAVING TEMPORARY VISIBLE IMPACTS ON LAWNS IN CALIFORNIA, PERMANENT DAMAGE IS OCCURRING TO TREES ACROSS THE STATE.

A NEWS RELEASE FROM THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES STATES THAT LAWNS CAN BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE RELATIVELY QUICKLY, BUT ONCE A TREE DIES, ITS LOSS IS IRREVERSIBLE. AS THE AMOUNT OF SUNLIGHT FALLING ON TREES IS REDUCED WITH THE CHANGE OF SEASONS, TREES GO INTO DORMANCY AND REQUIRE LESS WATER. BUT IN EXCEPTIONALLY DRY CONDITIONS, A TREE MAY NOT HAVE ENOUGH STORED MOISTURE TO SURVIVE UNTIL DROUGHT CONDITIONS IMPROVE. WATER OFFICIALS ARE URGING HOMEOWNERS TO EDUCATE THEMSELVES ON EFFECTIVE TREE CARE, ESPECIALLY IF CALIFORNIAS EXTENDED DRY PERIOD CONTINUES THIS WINTER.

NEW UKIAH OFFICER IS A SOCAL TRANSPLANT (LAW) JB 11/13/14

UKIAHS NEWEST POLICE OFFICER SAYS HE ENJOYS THE DEPARTMENTS DEDICATION TO SERVING THE CITYS RESIDENTS.

28 YEAR OLD OFFICER RON DONOHUE, WHO CAME TO THE UKIAH POLICE DEPARTMENT AFTER SERVING AS AN OFFICER IN EL CENTRO, NEAR CALIFORNIAS BORDER WITH MEXICO, APPRECIATES HIS NEW POLICE CHIEFS VALUE OF THE PUBLICS OPINION OF HIS POLICE DEPARTMENT. DONOHUE DESCRIBED HIS PHILOSOPHY TOWARDS LAW ENFORCEMENT, EXPLAINING THAT OFFICERS SHOULD ADAPT TO THE COMMUNITIES THEY LIVE IN. DONOHUE RECOGNIZES THE CITYS STRUGGLE WITH HOMELESS AND TRANSIENT ISSUES BUT STATED AS LONG AS THE COMMUNITY SUPPORTS WHAT WERE DOING, AND WERE DOING WHAT THE COMMUNITY NEEDS, IT WILL WORK.

LENGTHY HELLS ANGELS TRIAL EXPECTED (LAW) JB 11/12/14

THE MORE THAN THREE YEAR OLD HELLS ANGELS CASE IN LAKEPORT IS MOVING ALONG WITH JURY SELECTION.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT, DURING LAST WEEKS JURY SELECTION PROCESS, JUDGE MICHAEL LUNAS EXCUSED ALL JURY CANDIDATES WHO ASKED FOR A HARDSHIP BECAUSE OF HIS CONCERN OVER THE ANTICIPATED LENGTH OF THE TRIAL. ACCORDING TO A SCHEDULE RELEASED BY THE DEPUTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY, THE TRIAL IS EXPECTED TO LAST THREE MONTHS. BEFORE ANY ARGUMENTS CAN BE HEARD, JUDGE LUNAS NEEDS TO RULE ON SEVERAL MOTIONS BEFORE HIM IN THE CASE, INCLUDING WHETHER THE BIG VALLEY GAMING COMMISSION HAS SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY FROM PARTICIPATION IN THE CASE.

NEW HOMES ON FORD STREET DISCUSSED AGAIN (GOV) JB 11/12/14

A PLAN TO BUILD FOUR MORE HOMES ON FORD STREET WILL ONCE AGAIN BE CONSIDERED IN A DISCUSSION BY THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION.

THE ORR CREEK HOMES PROJECT, MADE UP OF FOUR SINGLE FAMILY HOMES ON FOUR VACANT LOTS NEXT TO THE BUDDY ELLER CENTER WILL BE ON THE TABLE AT TONIGHTS MEETING. AN ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT DETAILING THE LOW IMPACT DEVELOPMENT REQUIREMENTS OF THE PROJECT WAS REQUESTED LAST MONTH, AS CONCERN WAS RAISED ABOUT SEVERAL ISSUES INCLUDING THE PROTECTION OF ORR CREEK. THE FINAL APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT IS A MATTER FOR THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL AND PLANNING STAFF IS MAKING THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE COMMISSION TO APPROVE THE PROJECT.

RACETRACK FOR RADIO-CONTROLLED CARS IN UKIAH (GOV) JB 11/12/14

THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION WILL ALSO REVIEW A PROPOSAL TO ALLOW A RACETRACK FOR RADIO-CONTROLLED CARS NEAR THE FAIRGROUNDS.

ACCORDING TO A STAFF REPORT, THE PROPOSED PROJECT LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE PARCEL AT 1147 NORTH STATE STREET WOULD INCLUDE A DRIVERS STAND, SCORING BOOTH, NEW BIKE RACKS, HANDICAPPED PORTA-POTTY, AND 22 OFF-SITE PARKING PLACES, IN ADDITION TO THE TRACK ITSELF. A NOISE LEVEL EXHIBIT WITH NOISE MEASUREMENTS EXPECTED AT THE TRACK WAS PREPARED AND PRESENTED TO THE COMMISSION FOR REVIEW. STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT, NOTING THAT THERE WILL BE NO SIGNIFICANT EFFECTS AS FAR AS TRAFFIC, NOISE, AIR QUALITY OR WATER QUALITY.

DRY CREEK TRIBE PLANS LAKE SONOMA SOLAR ARRAY (EVR) JB 11/12/14

THE DRY CREEK TRIBE HAS PLANS IN THE WORKS FOR A LARGE SOLAR POWER PROJECT NEAR LAKE SONOMA.

A HUGE SOLAR ARRAY COULD BE IN PLACE BY NEXT SPRING IN THE HILLS OVERLOOKING LAKE SONOMA UNDER A COOPERATIVE VENTURE ANNOUNCED MONDAY BETWEEN THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS AND THE DRY CREEK BAND OF POMO INDIANS. ACCORDING TO DETAILS RELEASED BY THE TRIBE AND THE ARMY CORPS, THE SOLAR PANELS WOULD GENERATE ELECTRICITY FOR THE FISH HATCHERY, VISITORS CENTER AND OTHER BUILDINGS AT THE BASE OF WARM SPRINGS DAM, AS WELL AS THE TRIBES RIVER ROCK CASINO AND ITS OTHER FACILITIES NEAR GEYSERVILLE. THE APPROXIMATELY $21 MILLION PROJECT WILL BE FUNDED BY PRIVATE INVESTORS AT ZERO COST TO THE TRIBE AND THE ARMY CORPS.

4 YEAR INVESTIGATION CONTINUES IN UKIAH DEATH (LAW) JB 11/12/14

AFTER FOUR YEARS, THE WAIT CONTINUES FOR ACTION BY LAW ENFORCEMENT ON THE DEATH OF A UKIAH WOMAN.

FOUR YEARS AFTER SUSAN KEEGANS HUSBAND REPORTED FINDING HER DEAD IN THEIR UKIAH HOME, HER FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE CONCLUSION OF THE INVESTIGATION BY AUTHORITIES. THE CAUSE OF KEEGANS DEATH IN 2010 WAS MODIFIED FROM BEING INCONCLUSIVE TO BEING RULED A HOMICIDE MORE THAN TWO YEARS AGO BUT THERE HAVE BEEN NO ARRESTS MADE, NOR SUSPECTS NAMED. LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS HAVE RELEASED LITTLE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CASE AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT MUST BE CONSIDERED BY THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS WHETHER THERE IS ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO SUCCESSFULLY PROCEED WITH PROSECUTION OF THE CASE

MENDOCINO BOS TO REVISIT LAURAS LAW (GOV) JB 11/12/14

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL REVISIT LAURAS LAW.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT IT HAS BEEN TWO YEARS SINCE THE MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY AND THE PUBLIC DEFENDERS OFFICE MADE A PRESENTATION OF LAURAS LAW TO THE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS. KNOWN LEGISLATIVELY AS AB1421, LAURAS LAW WAS INITIATED IN CALIFORNIA IN 2003 TO CREATE AN ASSISTED OUTPATIENT TREATMENT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE SPECIALIZED TREATMENT FOR THOSE WHO CANT VOLUNTARILY ACCESS COMMUNITY PROVIDED SERVICES DUE TO THEIR MENTAL ILLNESS. THE LAW WAS ESTABLISHED AFTER A MENTALLY ILL MAN SHOT AND KILLED LAURA WILCOX AT THE HEALTH EDUCATION AND WELFARE BUILDING IN NEVADA COUNTY IN 2001.

SPECIAL DISTRICTS RECEIVE $2.6 MILLION FOR PROJECTS (GOV) JB 11/12/14

LAKE COUNTY SPECIAL DISTRICTS HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR STATE FUNDS TOTALING $2.6 MILLION TO COMPLETE SEVERAL LOCAL WATER PROJECTS.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES ANNOUNCED THAT $14 MILLION IN DROUGHT RELIEF GRANTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED TO THE SACRAMENTO AREA REGION, WHICH INCLUDES LAKE COUNTY, AND A TOTAL OF $200 MILLION IN GRANTS AWARDED STATEWIDE. THE GRANT FUNDING INCLUDES $270,000 FOR WATER LOSS MINIMIZATION PROJECT ON THE MT. HANNAH WATER PIPELINE, $960,000 FOR A SIMILAR PROJECT FOR THE SPRING VALLEY WATER PIPELINE, AND $1,378,000 LINKING THE PARADISE VALLEY WATER SYSTEM TO THE CLEARLAKE OAKS COUNTY WATER DISTRICT.

CLEARLAKE COUNCIL DISCUSSES VETERAN HOUSING (GOV) JB 11/12/14

THE CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS A PROPOSAL FOR A VETERANS HOUSING PROJECT AT ITS MEETING THIS WEEK.

THE COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL DISCUSS AND CONSIDER CONCEPTUAL APPROVAL OF DEVELOPING A COUNTY-OWNED PROPERTY ON 18TH AVENUE FOR THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF A HOUSING PROJECT FOR VETERANS. THE COUNTY IS INTERESTED IN DONATING THE PROPERTY TO THE NONPROFIT VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER OF AMERICA TO PROVIDE AFFORDABLE VETERANS HOUSING, WITH FUNDING FOR THE PROJECT ANTICIPATED TO COME FROM PROPOSITION 41, WHICH VOTERS PASSED IN JUNE TO PROVIDE FOR VETERANS HOUSING. THE MEETING IS SCHEDULED FOR 6:00PM THURSDAY AT CLEARLAKE CITY HALL.

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