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VEHICLE IN RAYS FOOD PLACE JH 06/28/12

A MOTORIST DROVE THROUGH THE FRONT OF RAYS FOOD PLACE IN CLEARLAKE.

A PICK UP TRUCK DRIVEN 32-YEAR-OLD CONSUELO CASTRO CAUSED EXTENSIVE DAMAGE TO RAYS FOOD PLACE, YESTERDAY MORNING, WHEN THE VEHICLE CAME THROUGH THE DOUBLE WINDOWS IN FRONT OF THE DELI DINING AREA, BEFORE SHE MADE A LEFT TURN AND CONTINUED UNTIL THE TRUCK BECAME WEDGED BETWEEN CHECK STAND 7 AND AN ICE FREEZER.. TWO MEN WHO WERE SEATED IN THE DELI DINING AREA SUFFERED MINOR TO MODERATE INJURIES AND WERE TAKEN TO ST. HELENA HOSPITAL CLEARLAKE. THE CRASH IS STILL UNDER INVESTIGATION BUT DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE NOT SUSPECTED.

MAN IDENTIFIED IN ATV CRASH JH 06/28/12

THE WILLITS MAN WHO DIED IN AN ATV CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED.

42 YEAR OLD WILLIAM SAMUAL NOWLIN OF WILLITS WAS FOUND ON PRIVATE PROPERTY JUST NORTH OF WILLITS ON SUNDAY. ACCORDING TO CHP, NOWLIN DIED SOME TIME SATURDAY. THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE ACCIDENT ARE NOT CLEAR, HOWEVER CHP DOES NOT SUSPECT FOUL PLAY. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCIDENT IS BEING ASKED TO CONTACT THE CHP AT 923-2155.

WILKINSON PLEADS NOT GUILTY JH 06/28/12

THE WILLITS MAN ACCUSED OF TORTURING AND KILLING HIS GRANDFATHER PLEADED NOT GUILTY YESTERDAY, IN MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT.

22 YEAR OLD KENNETH WILKINSON COULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT PAROLE IF HE IS CONVICTED OF KILLING HIS 84 YEAR OLD GRANDFATHER, RICHARD MEL WILKINSON, BY DRAGGING HIM BEHIND A PICKUP TRUCK FOR NEARLY SIX MILES ON THE NIGHT OF MARCH 17. THE TRIAL WAS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 5.

PINCHES SENTENCED JH 06/28/12

PINCHES SENTENCED IN CASE OF WANDERING NAKED TOT.

32 YEAR OLD ANGELA PINCHES, DAUGHTER OF MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERVISOR JOHN PINCHES, WAS SENTENCED FRIDAY TO TAKE PARENTING CLASSES FOR A YEAR AND BE ON PROBATION FOR FOUR YEARS. THIS, THE FIRST OF TWO CASES AGAINST PINCHES, IS DUE TO AN APRIL INCIDENT WHEN HER 2 YEAR OLD WAS FOUND UNCLOTHED AND UNATTENDED ABOUT 200 YARDS FROM THE FAMILIES REDWOOD VALLEY HOME. THE SECOND CASE, INVOLVING A MARIJUANA CULTIVATION CHARGE WAS SCHEDULED FOR TRIAL NEXT WEEK. HOWEVER, PINCHES PLEADED NO CONTEST TO A FELONY CHARGE OF MAINTAINING A PLACE TO STORE MARIJUANA. PINCHES IS EXPECTED TO BE SENTENCED IN AUGUST ON THE POT CHARGE.

GRASSLAND FIRE JH 06/28/12

ABOUT 15 ACRES OF GRASSLAND BURNED EAST OF UKIAH.

THE BLAZE STARTED AT 6 PM WEDNESDAY IN THE COW MOUNTAIN RECREATION AREA, ACCORDING TO CAL FIRE. NO STRUCTURES WERE THREATENED, AND FIRE CREWS HAD THE FIRE CONTAINED BY ABOUT 7:30.

NO CONFIDENCE IN LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF JH 06/28/12

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DECIDED TO AD TO THE AGENDA A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE ON THE COUNTYS SHERIFF.

THE BOARD HELD A CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS AN EMPLOYEE DISCIPLINARY APPEAL, AND VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO REINSTATE TOM ANDREWS, WHO HAD BEEN WITH THE SHERIFFS OFFICE FOR 20 YEARS BEFORE SHERIFF FRANK RIVERO FIRED HIM LAST FALL. ACCORDING TO OFFICIALS, THIS IS JUST ONE OF MANY REASONS THE BOARD HAS PROPOSED A NO CONFIDENCE VOTE ON RIVERO. THE VOTE IS TENTATIVELY SCHEDULED FOR JULY 10 AT 11 AM.

CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL MEETING JH 06/28/12

SALES TAX MEASURES AND AN ORDINANCE ON A SMOKING BAN IN PARKS ARE AMONG THE TOPICS OF TONIGHTS CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL MEETING.

IF YOUD LIKE TO VOICE YOUR OPINION ON THESE TOPICS, THE MEETING WILL BEGIN AT 6 PM TONIGHT IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS AT CLEARLAKE CITY HALL ON OLYMPIC DRIVE.

EARTHQUAKE/TSUMANI PREPAREDNESS CLASS JH 06/28/12

LIVING ON SHAKY GROUND: HOW TO SURVIVE EARTHQUAKES AND TSUNAMIS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA.

THIS IS THE NAME A FREE TWO HOUR CLASS BEING OFFERED BY THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG, THE MENDOCINO COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES, AND VARIOUS OTHER STATE AGENCIES. FIND OUT HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY IN THE EVENT OF A SERIOUS EARTHQUAKE OR TSUNAMI. THE CLASS WILL BE HELD MONDAY, JULY 16 AT 5:30 AT THE FORT BRAGG TOWN HALL. SEATING IS LIMITED AND RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. CALL THE CITY OF FORT BRAGG FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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