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A Lake County supervisor and multi-tasker has written a song to honor local service members. Supervisor and bail bondsman, Rob Brown wrote the song 21 guns to memorialize three young men each with connections to Lake County who died over the last seven years while serving overseas, Lance Corporal Ivan Wilson of Clearlake killed in Afghanistan, Sgt. 1st Class David Hartman has family in Lake County, he died in Pakistan; and Sgt. Richard Essex of Kelseyville, who died in southern Afghanistan. The video of the song can be viewed at Lake Co News dot com.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors will decide if they want to confirm a contract with a company that claims it can save residents money on power by mixing renewable and green power used locally. The company California Clean Power Corp. of Windsor will be considered at the meeting this morning. They’re offering programs in accordance with state law, allowing purchase or generating electricity for businesses and residents even as regular power flows through existing utility systems like P, G & E.

A group of farmers in California agreeing to voluntarily reduce their water use by one-quarter so there aren’t deeper, mandatory cutbacks during the drought. These farmers, also known as senior rights holders, use the most from area lakes and rivers. Their properties abut rivers and streams and their claim to the water is a century old or more. The state Water Resources Control Board says the drought’s unprecedented, so unprecedented measures must be taken. The state is in the driest 4 year period on record.

A man from Seeley Lake, MT has been arrested for allegedly trying to pimp out his German shepherd to women on Craigslist. William Russell faces felony attempted deviate sexual conduct. The judge immediately ordering the man to give up the dog and has restricted his computer use. He’s also not allowed to use Craigslist anymore. He was booked on $50,000 bail but raised the money and was freed until his next court date.

A resident in Pendleton, Oregon is asking his local city council for a unique request. The city recently enacted a nuisance clause to laws for certain smells. Considering marijuana will be legal in July, the law covers the smell of pot. But now Peter Walters is asking to also start regulating a more noxious scent, passing gas. No word if Russell was kidding or not, but the local paper, the East Oregonian report made it seem as though Russell was mocking the marijuana ordinance.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is about to take on the Community Wildfire Protection Plan. The plan’s being updated and is due to be presented to the Board of Supervisors by the end of September. THE UDJ reports one Board member, from the 3rd district, Tom Woodhouse, the county Executive Office, and a representative of the Mendocino County Fire Safe Council had a meeting on the plan which will recommend reducing or eliminating county fire hazards. The last wildfire protection plan is from back in 2006.

Four men from Southern California have been sent to prison for the involvement in a home invasion last October. 25 year old Jonathan Otero-Cruz of San Bernardino got the most, with 24 years. He admitted he raped a female at the house. The three other defendants, 25 year old Jose Cabrera and 25 yr old Christopher Montoya, both of San Bernardino, and 38 yr old Filomeno Nunez of Compton were also all sent to prison for at least 7 years, the lowest for the getaway driver, Nunez. The 4 arrested last October with drugs and weapons, a black ski mask and three black bandanas.

A man who owns sheep he rents out for grazing services is complaining to the Hidden Valley Lake Association about the death of 2 of his animals. The two died on Highway 29 Friday night after being hit by cars. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol went to the scene. Apparently about 400 of the animals were asleep when they suddenly left their fenced area and ran down an incline to Highway 29. Their owner says he thinks they were pushed from the area and says he doesn’t believe it was another animal.

A man from Lake County has been injured and a woman from Oroville killed in an accident in Butte County. Another man was seriously injured in the weekend crash. Brandon McGilvray and David Elwell were injured, but 95 year old Paulene King died in the crash yesterday. Cops say one of the men driving with his elderly relative when one crashed into the other at an intersection. Alcohol, drugs or cell phone are not suspected distractions in the crash. ​

A young woman from Lakeport has been killed in a car crash… the car she was in crashed into a power pole. The driver of the car a 19 year old has been arrested for DUI. The victim’s name had not been released over the holiday weekend, pending family notification. The driver’s been id’d as 21-year-old Nicholas Ivicevich of Lakeport. It happened Friday night around 10. Police say they don’t know how fast the driver was going when he lost control going around a curve and hit the utility pole. The victim was removed from the car and pronounced dead at a hospital. The driver arrested, he had major injuries too including broken ribs and a lacerated liver. The two were wearing seatbelts.

The Lakeport City Council says yes to the restructuring of the pension for public employees, the CalPERS program. The Lakeport Finance Director says it’s to stabilize a liability account and says they’ll save money thru the year 2040 with the new adjustment. The next payment of $265,000 for the next fiscal year. Payments change every year. It’s estimated next year will be as high as $600,000 and by 2021 the payment will bounce up to $857,000 before dropping to $486,000 the next year.

The end of the investigation into a fatal crash involving a FedEx semi and a tour bus near Orland. The crash last year in April on I-5 in an unincorporated area of Glenn County where 10 people were killed and 39 injured. The crash was caused by an unsafe turn according to the CHP report. They also report there may have been a medical condition with the bus driver, sleepiness or driver fatigue, but there’s no hard evidence of anything. The report says while the bus driver went around a curve, he allowed a tractor-trailer to drift into and through the No. 1 lane and he crossed then into the other lane of traffic without hitting the brakes or trying to steer away.

Firefighters along with a California Highway Patrol chopper have rescued a hiker who was hurt on the Table Rock Trail area in Napa County. Rescuers with Cal Fire/Napa County Fire from the Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, Calistoga Fire Department, South Lake County Fire from Middletown and the CHP helicopter got the report of an injured hiker Friday and responded. They got the hiker out with the helicopter about ¾ of a mile from the start of the hiking trail. The hiker was plucked from the trail and taken by ambulance to an area hospital. No word on their condition as of today.

A Mendocino County sheriff’s deputy killed on the job has been remembered at a service in Washington D-C. Ricky Del Fiorentino has his name etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. with about 20,000 other fallen officers from around the country. The service was part of National Police Week. The Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman went with a large group of people including the officer’s family and some other Sheriff’s Dept. employees. There was a candlelight vigil with as many as 3,000 attendees at the granite Memorial Wall. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service featured a speech by President Barack Obama honoring 131 officer deaths from around the nation in 2014.

Brooktrails city officials working on business at home. At their May 12 Board of Directors meeting, it was all about improved trail maps, an official donation policy, and fire mitigation. The board discussed how a group of area residents are working to record trails digitally. One resident has even offered to continue the work since he likes biking on the Brooktrails trails. There should eventually be digital and printed maps. The General Manager said water is fair with about 200 days of water remaining in reservoirs. They also talked about the money spent over the years on fire mitigation. The board president saying they may want to talk more about that subject in the future.

PG&E is going for a temporary, federal variance for the flows being released from Lake Pillsbury thru to the Potter Valley Water Project. A petition filed by the utility with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because of concern the lake could drop below its target storage level of 10,000 acre feet. If so, that could damage the reservoir, causing high levels of turbidity in the river. The temporary variance has been in effect for about a week and goes thru Dec. 1st. A committee will meet twice monthly to monitor the lake.

An abalone diver has been killed on the northern Sonoma County coast. The Sonoma County sheriff’s office reports the man was diving with two other people in Salt Point State Park. They got a call to a diver in distress and a chopper was sent in. State parks lifeguards went to the man and performed CPR as the man was lifted to a nearby bluff but he was pronounced dead. State parks lifeguards and rangers, Cal Fire and Timber Cove firefighters and a Coast Life Support went to the distress call.

A woman in Massachusetts has written her own obituary to explain why Tom Brady is not involved in the "Deflategate" scandal. Boston.com reports (http://bit.ly/1FHE96e ) Patricia Shong who died Monday wrote that she not only enjoyed scrapbooking and her weekly card night and family. She said she also wanted to set the record straight, it goes on to say, quote "Brady is innocent!!"

A campaign worker in New Hampshire has been charged with a felony for writing a phony fake news release saying the opponent for a house seat dropped out of the race. The Attorney General says Carl Gibson was charged Friday with felony voter suppression and for distributing a false document, a misdemeanor. He told a local newspaper he might have had one too many beers before he sent the email out. He was working for the democratic candidate who lost in a special election. The Republican won, the demo who lost calling the election interference "absolutely reprehensible."

A fake killer whale’s being hauled into a town in Oregon to try to scare sea lions off. KING-TV in Washington state reports (http://is.gd/AJ81iw ) the life-size mock orca being brought in to help the city of Astoria with a sea lion problem. Hundreds of sea lions have taken over so boat owners can’t get to their slips.

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A man in Colorado had an odd way of defending himself in court.  Charles Abbott brought a stuffed owl into the courtroom in Aspen as counsel.  He’s accused of violating a protection order connected to his former roommate.  He was accused of assaulting the roommate at an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.  At trial, he told the judge the owl named “Soloman” would be his legal counsel until a public defender was assigned.

The Boy Scouts of America says no to a squirt gun fight.  A Boy Scout blogger writes on their blog as a reminder to fellow scouts that a water gun ban remains in place.  So no firing squirt or water balloons larger than a ping pong ball will be allowed as summer approaches.

One of the wealthiest men in the world has lost a ton of money as shares in his solar panel company took a nose dive.  The chairman of Hanergy (HNGSF) lost $15 billion in about an hour after shares in his company spiraled down 47% in Hong Kong trading.  Trading of the company shares was stopped because of supposed inside information to be released.  That’s still not happened, but the shares are still not moving.

Pension issues have taken up a large part of the meeting of the Little Lake Fire Protection District Board of Directors.  The board had to decided whether it wanted to make a onetime payment of nearly 200-thousand dollars to cover pensions which is a state requirement.  The board backing the Ukiah Valley Authority Fire Chief who said all Mendocino County fire departments should demand more Proposition 172 tax funds. The chief sending a letter to the various fire districts in the county to form a committee so they can all support each other. Prop 172 passed in 1992 to help cover public safety costs with a half-cent sales tax.  Meanwhile, the Little Lake Dept will have their pensions covered after the board voted yay to cover the 192-thousand dollar expenditure.

Fort Bragg may soon have some new food options.  Changes are being considered to mobile food vending regulations.  The Community Development Committee is considering new easier rules for food trucks, something first brought up in January.   Right now the mobile vending policy doesn’t make it easy for food trucks.  There’s a ½ hour time limit per location so the committee is considering several changes, one would lengthen time limit to five hours.  Another idea to limit carts for only food and flower sales.  Another discussion is set for next week.

The Mendocino Coast District hospital is mulling having a doctor on staff at all times.  Since the start of the year, the hospitalist program has been operated with one doctor out of Healdsburg.  He schedules several doctors for daytime hours and for a tele-medicine robot with a audio/video link at night.  Now the hospital’s board  is considering a company out of Nevada that contracts with small, mostly rural hospitals to provide hospitalist services.  That would mean a doc on staff 24-7.  The hospital’s administration will take up the matter next week.

A group of students in Fort Bragg working to help improve community health by way of a statewide program.  With the help of the Fort Bragg High School’s nutrition teacher, the kids are involved in CX3, through the California Department of Public Health.  CX3 means “communities of excellence in nutrition, physical activity, and obesity prevention.”  They had a presentation in front of the City Council after being insured by a similar group in Shasta County.  So now Harvest market is involved, having healthier options at their check stands.

A little rockin and rollin in Napa.  A 4.1 earthquake hit the area last night, the biggest, the fire dept. reports since that huge quake last August when the 6 pointer hit. So far no reports of damage, but emergency dispatchers got several calls from concerned residents.  The earthquake centered about 6 miles east-northeast of Yountville with the epicenter more than 5 miles under the surface.  The U-S Geological Survey reports the earthquake being felt more than 60 miles away in Sacramento and as far away as San Jose, which is 125 miles to the south.

Mental health contractors in Mendocino County are interested in potentially using the old Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits as a mental health center.  Ortner Management Group and Redwood Quality Management Co. are interested with the hospital building becomes available.  This the subject of a meeting of the Mendocino County Mental Health Advisory Board meeting Wednesday in Covelo.  The County CEO says she and the Health and Human Services Agency Director have been talking with the groups about possible use of the hospital for inpatient mental health services.

A teenager from Boonville has been identified as the person killed in a car crash near Philo earlier this week.  The CHP reports 18 year old Ernesto Contreras left work Wednesday afternoon and for unknown reasons, came off Highway 128 and crashed into a tree.  They say he was pulled from the car from people who saw the crash and stopped.  When medical personnel got to the crash site, they pronounced him dead at the scene.  The crash was described as being near Gowan’s Oak Tree.  Investigators say it does not appear that alcohol was a factor.

It’s getting closer to reality for the city of Ukiah to have a way to send food waste to composting instead of landfills.  The City Council has directed staff to look into a couple of options presented by its garbage hauler for composting the material.  Ukiah Waste Solutions showed the council 3 options Wednesday including hanging on to kitchen scraps and soiled paper and putting it in their green waste bins.  The materials to be taken, not to the landfill, but instead to Cold Creek Compost in Potter Valley.  But proper permits are needed too.  Another option is to take the items to the Ukiah Valley Transfer Station first, then to compost.  Either way could mean more money to residents.  No word on when the city council may take a final vote on the idea.

A teenager in Clearlake has an idea to stop graffiti in town, a graffiti wall.  The Clearlake Planning Commission considered the teens idea at their meeting.  The city manager introduced the idea to the commission as a way to reduce vandalism and tagging.  The planning commission sits jointly as the Clearlake Parks and Recreation Committee.  Apparently all this after the 17 year old Oscar Frias contacted city councilman Bruno Sabatier.  The teen was not able to be at Tuesday’s meeting, but a video presentation was shown on his behalf.

The Lake County Winegrape Commission has some new directors on their board. Two new elected directors have been seated. The commission announced the two new directors as, Keith Brandt and Bruce Merrilees who will be part of the board with incumbent director David Weiss. There are eight directors in all seven of them are Lake County winegrape growers who were elected by other eligible growers. The other is a public member, appointed by the board chair. The commission was put together in 1991 to help promote wine grapes in the region.

A man who used to live in Ukiah’s been arrested for molestation. The Mendocino County DA’s office reports the trial was quickly approaching for Timothy Buckway, but earlier this week in court he admitted responsibility for two different counts of felony child molestation. One was aggravated sexual assault of a 10-year-old then separately the man admitted continuous sexual abuse of two children, both ten years of age or younger. Now it’s up to the probation department to come up with a sentence. Buckway to be formally sentenced June 19th. He faces 21 years to life.

The Elks Lodge of Calif. And Hawaii have gathered more than 3 and a quarter million dollars for children with disabilities. Ryan Cooley, the Exalted Ruler of Ukiah’s Elks Lodge contributed more than $13,000 raised by the members of the local Lodge. A year-long fund raising effort ended with the ceremony at the Elks Convention where various lodges from California and Hawaii presented their donations. The money for kids with disabilities along with other philanthropic and patriotic projects.

It’s National Prevention Week and Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency shows how employees work daily providing locals with options to stay healthy by preventing illness and injury. The goal of the week, which started last Sunday, is to focus on helping folks live healthier lives thru learning about nutrition, the benefits of physical activity, taking safe routes to school, rejecting tobacco, not abusing alcohol or drugs, and ATV and bike safety. For more information, visit the county’s website at www.co.mendocino.ca.us/hhsa/

A five man fishing crew in New Jersey caught a giant shark. The crew hooked the near half-ton mako shark Sunday. It weighed in at 820 pounds and was said to be the second longest shark ever caught off the coast of New Jersey.

It turns out being healthy, can also be harmful… A new report shows reusing plastic water bottles can harm your health, unless you wash your bottles thoroughly because harmful bacteria from tap water and saliva can reproduce inside the bottle. A newspaper in the U-K contacting several water experts who say leaving your water inside your bottle at room temperate for days could cause gastroenteritis which can lead to a loss of appetite, aching limbs, fever, headaches and vomiting.

A minister in Michigan who regularly rails against gay people has been caught using a gay dating app on his phone. Reverend Matthew Makela is married with five children. He’s quit as the associate pastor at his church after his conversations on the app were posted on the website Queerty. He was looking for all sorts of action including massage and cuddling fun. They also posted some of his anti-gay rants there too.

A big rig overturned on Highway 101 just south of Willits. Traffic was snarled during early morning hours and delayed mid morning traffic for about a half hour. The driver of the rig went to the hospital with minor injuries. The CHP reports Patrick Byers of Elk Grove as the driver and say he got distracted when he tried to get his coffee into its cup holder and suddenly drove onto the shoulder. He tried steering back onto the highway but the truck tipped, causing the tractor — loaded with dry foods — to flip.

A new report shows pain pills contributed to the high number of overdose deaths in California. The Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency reports for the years 2010-2012 show the county was far above the state in the amount of drug abuse indicators. There were 45 per 100,000 non-fatal opiate overdose hospitalizations compared to 20 per 100,000 for the state; And emergency room visits for overdoses were at 110 per 100,000 as compared to 60 visits per 100,000 for the state, that’s nearly twice as many. The National Safety Council and the National Institute of Drug Abuse show the total number of deaths from up from about 4,000 in 1994 to around 24,000 in 2013. There’s also been a peak in the amount of heroin use too.

The Clearlake City Council has unanimously approved money to pay for a project for Burns Valley School and the Civic Center Pedestrian Sidewalk Project. Money is being reallocated as matching funds to go with the $800,000 to $1 million Active Transportation Grant from the California Department of Transportation. The grant has not yet been approved,but the city manager says they’ve applied and feel good about their changes. Reallocated funds are from Series A bonds from the former Clearlake Redevelopment Agency. The project is part of the Lakeshore Corridor Plan to help fix safety concerns along Lakeshore Drive.

Police in Ukiah are on the lookout for someone they say stabbed another person last week on South State Street. Police say they’ve been searching for whoever’s responsible for the stabbing last Tuesday in the 900 block of South State Street around 8 p.m. The victim had multiple stab wounds to his torso. He says he was attacked by several men who were in a light-blue SUV. The victim had serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Anyone with information is asked to call 463-6262.

A man in Covelo’s been arrested for an attack on another man with a hammer. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports a Round Valley Tribal Police Officer was at the scene responding before deputies arrived and interrupted the attack, apparently preventing the victim from more serious injuries. The suspect ran when the tribal officer arrived but was caught after a tip to police. Adam Kendall has been arrested with the help of a police dog, for attempted murder. Cops say the two men knew one another and the fight may have been over money owed by the victim. The victim had a broken wrist, fractured left eye socket and several lacerations. Kendall’s been booked into the Mendocino County Jail on $250,000.00 bail.

Some folks say they spotted a UFO during a PGA tournament in Florida. At the Players Championship portion of the PGA tour in Ponte Vedra Beach May 9th. Someone watching by television says they saw a weird object in the sky. The Mutual UFO Network reports the viewer saw blimps in the picture too and said it was definitely unidentifiable. The network says a still image of the video shows an object and a bird flying at the same time as a golf ball. The network says there was movement in the object, which could have been a bird or something with a birdlike appearance.

A would be burglar in Sarasota, Florida has been arrested after falling asleep on the job. Cops say Timothy Bontrager was busted by the homeowner who woke him up upon finding him asleep on her couch. They say he went into the home thru an unlocked sliding glass door, then when the owner of the house awakened she saw the guy, so she roused him awake and asked what he was doing. The man was arrested a couple hours later in the woods, with some of the victim’s personal items.

A buzzing noise has been quieted in a home in Queens, NY. An expert had been called to the home to find source of the loud, buzzing and stumbled into as many as 40,000 bees. The retired NYPD Detective Anthony Planakis, known as Tony Bees found the unwanted visitors. He reported there was honey dripped off a massive honeycomb there too.

A woman in Santa Rosa’s been arrested in connection to a standoff with police. Police say Francesca Cordova had a shotgun and a semiautomatic handgun when she reportedly took her mother and sister hostage Sunday morning which in turn meant police cordoned off her entire neighborhood until she surrendered. The Press Democrat reports it ended about an hour after one of the family members inside the house called 911. Police say Cordova was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on $30,000 bail and has an expected court appearance Tuesday afternoon.

A man in Hopland has been killed after a crash on his motorcycle into a pickup truck. Police say Patrick O’Donoghue of San Francisco was headed east on a rural highway and lost control of the motorcycle, then slid into the oncoming traffic lane and crashed into a 2012 Ford F-250. The driver of the pickup truck slammed on his brakes but couldn’t stop in time. The CHP says alcohol did not seem to be a factor.

A home in Clearlake has been damaged by lightning during a weekend storm. The home hit by the strike Sunday night causing damage to the roof, above the master bedroom. The Lake County Fire Protection District responded and says there was a 10 X 15 hole and about 15 thousand dollars damage. The house did not ignite on fire but there was serious damage to the inside of the home too and they lost power.

City leaders in Lakeport are considering an updated contract for Lakeport Disposal for universal waste disposal services. The city council is also considering a final restructuring plan for the city’s CALPERS obligations. The city council will have to decide if they want to hire a law firm to walk them thru the restructuring of the CALPERS agreement. The meeting tonight at 6-30.

A man in Clearlake’s been arrested for seriously injuring a puppy. Police arrested Michael Truscott last Friday for felony animal cruelty for abusing the pup, Roxie. Police say they got a call to the Clearlake Veterinary Clinic where the pup was taken after being thrown to the ground. She had a severely broken jaw with bones protruding from her face. Truscott was booked into the Lake County Jail on $15,000 bail and released. Clearlake police have forwarded the case to the D-A for further consideration. The man’s a convicted felon with a long list of arrests in Lake, Marin and Napa counties for drug and weapons charges.

Controversy in Middletown surrounding a proposal for a new Dollar General store. Community members at the meeting discussing the possible impacts to the town if the dollar store is approved. Several people spoke at the meeting asking questions and commenting on such things as the kinds of products that would be sold, the company’s potential community involvement and more. The same company is looking to set up shop in Kelseyville as well and already has stores in Clearlake Oaks and Nice.

One million dollars has been approved by a state Assembly committee to help protect and improve Clear Lake. Assemblyman Bill Dodd of Napa addressed the Budget Subcommittee on Resources and Transportation for the money which has been included in the Assembly Budget for 2015-16. The money part of Dodd’s petition to the Budget Subcommittee for money for water quality improvement, wetland restoration and protection against invasive species.

A big turnout of businesses and guests at the American Red Cross of the California Northwest’s 12th annual Real Heroes Breakfast. The breakfast last month at the Doubletree Hotel in Rohnert Park where contributions were at more than $172,000 to benefit the American Red Cross. It was an invitation-only event for local heroes as well as a chance for the agency to raise money for programs and emergency services the Red Cross provides in the Northern California area.

A man from Georgia says he got angry after a fight with his wife so he drove his truck thru their house. John Paul Jones, Jr. says he decided to drive into the house from the backyard to the front yard by way of his living room. He says he was also upset because he couldn’t sell his home. When cops arrived they found the truck parked with furniture caught in its bumper.

A pig in Flint, Michigan is getting into the mud… Giggles is running for mayor against two convicted felons, including one who served nearly 20 years for murder. Giggles owner and campaign manager Michael Ewing says his candidate has an impressive resume, enjoys grass and unlike some of her opponents has a clean criminal record.

Investigators are awaiting autopsy results on man found dead in Laytonville on Thursday. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office says emergency personnel from Laytonville Fire and Cal Fire were called out along with deputies Thursday night to the intersection of Iron Peak Road and Spy Rock Road where they reportedly two people in a car; in the back seat and pronounced dead at the scene was Gerald Vitelli of Fullerton California. Deputies at the scene described the other person as somewhat evasive as to the circumstances of Vitelli’s death but further investigation release their involvement in a marijuana growing operation. Deputies say when the witness took them to operation and showed them where Vitelli had been living deputies noticed it was not well-ventilated. There were no obvious signs of foul play at the scene and the witness was released. So far no charges are pending. Vitelli’s cause of death is currently under investigation.

There’s some cleanup underway this morning following a weekend of heavy rain, hail and lightning strikes. Officials tells www.LakeCoNews.com that a series of lightning strikes resulted in a transformer fire and power outage and Lake County, there was some extremely heavy hail reported on Mt. Konocti and heavy flows of mud reported coming down Riviera West Drive toward Clear Lake. The California Highway Patrol also reports flooding, and rock and mud slides and fallen trees on Soda Bay Road.

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Friday in Hopland has been identified as a San Francisco man. The California Highway Patrol says the rider was killed after he lost control of the bike and collided with a pickup truck around 7:30pm Friday on Highway 175 just west of the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino. Emergency responders, including members of the Hopland Fire Department, tried to revive the man but he was declared dead at the scene. The names of the victim and the pickup truck driver have not been released. While the crash remains under investigation the CHP says they do not think alcohol was a factor.

The Clearlake City Council has unanimously agreed to repeal a ban on marijuana cultivation. The Record Bee reports that the decision came after a referendum petition was submitted in a challenge to the ordinance following its approval by the council in February. The petition had 1,217 signatures of which 635 were valid, essentially “squeaking by” with only five more signatures than were required to have it considered. The paper reports that while it had been expected that the council would place the cultivation ban on a ballot for the public to decide, several members said Friday that considering the costs of a special election and the likely appeals process, the repeal made more financial sense. The repeal means Clearlake’s former marijuana ordinance goes back into effect, although the city council has asked city staff to look at some changes.

The Mendocino Council of Governments is working on Phase 2 of its Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle Regional Readiness Plan. Their goal is to install 18 electric charging stations throughout the county. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that beginning next week MCOG will be holding a series of public forums to get your input on where they should be installed. The forums are: Tuesday, May 26 in Point Arena at Point Arena City Hall, from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.,; Wednesday, May 27 in Ukiah at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 2 in Fort Bragg at the City of Fort Bragg Town Hall, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 3 in Willits at the Willits City Council Chambers, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Happy Birthday to 60’s icon Wavy Gravy who turns 79 this week. About 2700 people came out yesterday to Sonoma Mountain Village to wish Wavy Gravy a happy birthday as part of a Zeva Foundation fundraiser. Between music from “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros” and the “Honeydrops”, Wavy Gravy did his thing, chatting about the world, and helping to promote a silent art auction to benefit earthquake victims in Nepal.

A motorcyclist killed in a crash on Friday in Hopland has been identified as a San Francisco man. The California Highway Patrol says the rider was killed after he lost control of the bike and collided with a pickup truck around 7:30pm Friday on Highway 175 just west of the Sho-Ka-Wah Casino. Emergency responders, including members of the Hopland Fire Department, tried to revive the man but he was declared dead at the scene. The names of the victim and the pickup truck driver have not been released. While the crash remains under investigation the CHP says they do not think alcohol was a factor.

The Clearlake City Council has unanimously agreed to repeal a ban on marijuana cultivation. The Record Bee reports that the decision came after a referendum petition was submitted in a challenge to the ordinance following its approval by the council in February. The petition had 1,217 signatures of which 635 were valid, essentially “squeaking by” with only five more signatures than were required to have it considered. The paper reports that while it had been expected that the council would place the cultivation ban on a ballot for the public to decide, several members said Friday that considering the costs of a special election and the likely appeals process, the repeal made more financial sense. The repeal means Clearlake’s former marijuana ordinance goes back into effect, although the city council has asked city staff to look at some changes.

The Mendocino Council of Governments is working on Phase 2 of its Mendocino County Zero Emission Vehicle Regional Readiness Plan. Their goal is to install 18 electric charging stations throughout the county. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports that beginning next week MCOG will be holding a series of public forums to get your input on where they should be installed. The forums are: Tuesday, May 26 in Point Arena at Point Arena City Hall, from 4 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.,; Wednesday, May 27 in Ukiah at the Veteran’s Memorial Building, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 2 in Fort Bragg at the City of Fort Bragg Town Hall, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 3 in Willits at the Willits City Council Chambers, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

And happy birthday to 60’s icon Wavy Gravy who turns 79 this week. About 2700 people came out yesterday to Sonoma Mountain Village to wish Wavy Gravy a happy birthday as part of a Zeva Foundation fundraiser. Between music from “Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros” and the “Honeydrops”, Wavy Gravy did his thing, chatting about the world, and helping to promote a silent art auction to benefit earthquake victims in Nepal.

DAVID GUETTA W/NICKI MINAJ & AFROJACK-HEY MAMA

JASON DERULO-WANT TO WANT ME

NICK JONAS-CHAINS

THE WEEKND-EARNED IT

WALK THE MOON-SHUT UP AND DANCE

WIZ KHALIFA W/CHARLIE PUTH-SEE YOU AGAIN

ANDY GRAMMER-HONEY, I’M GOOD

BRITNEY SPEARS W/IGGY AZALEA-PRETTY GIRLS

DJ SNAKE W/ALUNAGEORGE-YOU KNOW YOU LIKE IT

ECHOSMITH-BRIGHT

FETTY WAP-TRAP QUEEN

FIFTH HARMONY W/KID INK-WORTH IT

GEORGE EZRA-BUDAPEST

MEGHAN TRAINOR-DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND

NICKI MINAJ-THE NIGHT IS STILL YOUNG

RYN WEAVER-OCTAHATE

SHAGGY W/MOHOMBI, FAYDEE AND COSTI-I NEED YOUR LOVE

SHEPPARD-GERONIMO

SKRILLEX & DIPLO W/JUSTIN BIEBER-WHERE ARE YOU NOW

TOVE LO-TALKING BODY

CALVIN HARRIS W/HAIM-PRAY TO GOD

CARLY RAE JEPSEN-I REALLY LIKE YOU

MARTIN GARRIX W/USHER-DON’T LOOK DOWN

NATE RUESS-NOTHING WITHOUT LOVE

PITBULL W/CHRIS BROWN-FUN

RIHANNA-AMERICAN OXYGEN

SIA-ELASTIC HEART

ADAM LAMBERT-GHOST TOWN

ALESSO W/ROY ENGLISH-COOL

DILLON FRANCIS W/DJ SNAKE-GET LOW

FALL OUT BOY-UMA THURMAN

NE-YO-COMING WITH YOU

OMI-CHEERLEADER

R5-LET’S NOT BE ALONE TONIGHT

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