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3rd SUSPECT IN SHOOTING ARRESTED JKB 7/1/11

  • A CLEARLAKE MAN, WHO WAS THE THIRD SUSPECT BEING SOUGHT IN CONNECTION WITH A SHOOTING JUNE 18TH THAT KILLED A 4 YEAR OLD BOY AND WOUNDED 5 OTHERS, WAS ARRESTED EARLY THIS MORNING IN SONOMA COUNTY.

29 YEAR OLD KEVIN RAY STONE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY BY SONOMA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES AT AROUND 1:45 AM. HE WILL BE TRANSPORTED TO LAKE COUNTY WHERE HE WILL JOIN 23 YEAR OLD ORLANDO LOPEZ AND 21 YEAR OLD PAUL BRADEN TO FACE CHARGES IN THE DEATH OF 4 YEAR OLD SKAYLAR RAPP. NO OTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE ARREST HAVE BEEN RELEASED.

ALAMEDA MAYOR ASKS FOR DROWNING REVIEW JKB 7/1/1

  • ALAMEDA MAYOR MARIE GILMORE HAS ASKED RETIRED STATE FIRE MARSHAL RUBEN GRIJALVA TO CONDUCT AN EXTERNAL REVIEW OF THE CITYS WATER RESCUE POLICIES AFTER POLICE AND FIREFIGHTERS WATCHED A SUICIDAL MAN DROWN ON MEMORIAL DAY.

52 YEAR OLD RAYMOND ZACK WADED FULLY CLOTHED INTO THE WATER AT CROWN BEACH AND REMAINED THERE FOR NEARLY AN HOUR BEFORE A FEMALE BYSTANDER RETRIEVED HIS BODY. ABOUT 75 PEOPLE, INCLUDING FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICER, WATCHED AS ZACK DROWNED. ALAMEDAS ACTING FIRE CHIEF SAID THAT FIREFIGHTERS ON SCENE WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO PERFORM WATER RESCUES BECAUSE THEY WERENT RE-CERTIFIED DUE TO BUDGET CUTS.

NO FERRY SERVICE TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO JKB 7/1/11

  • THERE WILL BE NO FERRY SERVICE TODAY IN SAN FRANCISCO BECAUSE OF AN ANNOUNCED STRIKE BY THE INLAND BOATMENS UNION YESTERDAY.

THE CONTRACT FOR THE UNION WAS SET TO EXPIRE AT MIDNIGHT AND THEY ISSUED A PRESS RELEASED YESTERDAY INDICATING THAT THE GOLDEN GATE FERRY TICKET AGENTS WOULD STRIKE BEGINNING AT 4 AM THIS MORNING. THE GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT BUS SERVICE IS RUNNING ON A NORMAL SCHEDULE TODAY AND WILL OFFER SUPPLEMENTAL SERVICE FROM THE LARKSPUR FERRY TERMINAL. FERRY SERVICE IS EXPECTED TO RESUME TOMORROW.

FIREWORKS ILLEGAL IN MENDOCINO COUNTY JKB 7/1/11

  • CAL FIRE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN MENDOCINO COUNTY.

ANYONE FOUND POSSESSING, TRANSPORTING OR USING FIREWORKS COULD FIND THEMSELVES BEING ARRESTED AND PROSECUTED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT OF THE LAW. THOSE WHO CAUSE INJURY OR DAMAGE THROUGH THE USE OF FIREWORKS, OR THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF MINORS WHO DO THE SAME, COULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR MEDICAL COSTS, PROPERTY DAMAGE AND REIMBURSEMENT COSTS FOR ANY FIRE SUPPRESSION EFFORTS. RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEEK OUT PROFESSION FIREWORKS DISPLAYS AS A WAY TO CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAY.

LAKE MENDOCINO 4TH OF JULY JKB 7/1/11

  • MEMBERS OF THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT, U.S. COAST GUARD, AND THE U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS WILL BE OUT AND ABOUT ON LAKE MENDOCINO OVER THE 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND TO ENSURE EVERYONE IS HAVING A SAFE TIME ON THE LAKE THIS HOLIDAY.

THERE WILL BE BOAT CHECKS AT BOTH THE NORTH AND SOUTH BOAT RAMPS WITH THE INTENT OF EDUCATING AS MANY BOATERS AS POSSIBLE ABOUT BOATING LAWS AND SAFE BOATING PRACTICES. LOANER LIFE JACKETS WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR USE AT THE SOUTH BOAT RAMP. OFFICIALS ARE ENCOURAGING EVERYONE TO BOAT SAFE, BOAT SMART AND BOAT SOBER THIS WEEKEND AND TO PLEASE USE A LIFE JACKET.

MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT WEEKEND JKB 7/1/11

  • THE 4TH OF JULY HOLIDAY IS OF COURSE A MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT WEEKEND WITH THE CHP, WHICH MEANS THAT EVERY AVAILABLE OFFICER WILL BE OUT ON THE ROADWAYS LOOKING FOR THE UNSAFE, UNBELTED, AND UNDER THE INFLUENCE DRIVER.

DURING LAST YEARS INDEPENDENCE DAY MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD, 23 PEOPLE WERE KILLED STATEWIDE, OF THE 11 WHO DIED IN CHP JURISDICTION, 3 WERE NOT WEARING THEIR SEAT BELT. OFFICERS ALSO MADE 1,438 ARRESTS FOR DUI LAST YEAR. THIS YEARS MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD RUNS FROM 6 PM TONIGHT UNTIL MIDNIGHT MONDAY.

TWO FACE FEDERAL POT CHARGES JKB 7/1/11

  • TWO COVELO RESIDENTS ARE FACING STIFF PRISON SENTENCES AFTER BEING INDICTED ON FEDERAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION AND DISTRIBUTION CHARGES.

44 YEAR OLD ANTHONY GUILIANI AND 51 YEAR OLD ANNETTE ROSS WERE AMONG 18 PEOPLE INDICTED LAST MONTH IN AN EASTER VIRGINIA FEDERAL COURT FOR THEIR INVOLVEMENT IN A MULTI-STATE CULTIVATION, SALES, AND DISTRIBUTION RING THAT HAS BEEN IN EXISTENCE SINCE AT LEAST 2005. IF CONVICTED ON ALL CHARGES, THE TWO COULD BE SENTENCED TO UP TO 40 YEARS EACH IN FEDERAL PRISON.

STATE SALES TAX JKB 7/1/11

  • BEGINNING TODAY, IS COSTS A PENNY LESS PER DOLLAR TO BUY SOMETHING IN CALIFORNIA.

THE STATEWIDE SALES AND USE TAX BASE TAX RATE DECREASED FROM 8.25 CENTS TO 7.25 CENTS.

ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAM CLOSES JKB 7/1/11

  • AFTER RUNNING SUCCESSFULLY FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS, THE UKIAH SENIOR CENTERS ADULT DAY HEALTH PROGRAM HAS BEEN FORCED TO CLOSE DUE TO FUNDING AT THE STATE LEVEL DRYING UP.

SOARING ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS DOOMED THE PROGRAM, WHICH LOST APPROXIMATELY $25,000 LAST YEAR.

BLOOD BANK OF THE REDWOODS CLOSES JKB 7/1/11

  • THE BLOOD BANK OF THE REDWOODS IN SANTA ROSA HAS CLOSED AS IT PREPARES TO MERGE TODAY WITH THE BLOOD CENTERS OF THE PACIFIC, THE BAY AREAS LARGEST BLOOD BANK.

BLOOD BANK OF THE REDWOODS STOPPED TAKING DONATIONS TUESDAY AND HELD A FAREWELL PARTY FOR STAFF ON WEDNESDAY. OF THE 100 EMPLOYEES AT THE SANTA ROSA LOCATION, 48 WILL STAY ON WITH THE NEW BLOOD BANK. FOUNDED IN 1948, BLOOD BANK OF THE REDWOODS SERVED 9 HOSPITALS IN SONOMA, LAKE, AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES.

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