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EARTH FIRST PRESS CONFERENCE AT CAL TRANS HEADQUARTERS

JH 04/24/13

SAVE OUR LITTLE LAKE VALLEY AND REDWOOD NATION EARTH FIRST ARE HOLDING A PRESS CONFERENCE THIS MORNING AT THE CAL TRANS HEADQUARTERS IN WILLITS.

THE ORGANIZATIONS ARE ATTEMPTING TO BRING MORE ATTENTION TO THE ONGOING PROTESTS OVER THE WILLITS BYPASS OF HIGHWAY 101. THE GROUPS HAVE RELEASED A LIST OF QUESTIONS IN REGARD TO THE BYPASS PROJECT THAT THEY WANT ANSWERS TO, HOWEVER, THESE QUESTIONS CAN ALL BE ANSWERED BY READING THE INFORMATION CAL TRANS HAS ALREADY POSTED ON THE WILLITS BYPASS WEB SITE. VISIT THE SITE AT WILITSBYPASS.WORDPRESS.COM

CITY HOSTED WORKSHOP ON CLIMATE ACTION PLAN JH 04/24/13

THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION IS HOLDING A WORKSHOP TONIGHT TO LET THE PUBLIC WEIGH IN ON THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN THE CITY IS DEVELOPING.

THE CITY IS REQUESTING INPUT FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS IN DEVELOPING THE CLIMATE ACTION PLAN TO IDENTIFY HOW GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS CAN BE REDUCED IN THE COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL COMMUNITIES, AS WELL AS IN MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS. THE WORKSHOP BEGINS AT 6 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON SEMINARY AVENUE. THOSE UNABLE TO ATTEND, CAN PARTICIPATE IN A SURVEY THAT WILL BE POSTED ONLINE BEGINNING APRIL 25, AND THROUGH MAY 23RD. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE SURVEY, VISIT WWW.CITYOFUKIAH.COM.

DEA NATIONAL TAKE BACK EVENT JH 04/24/13

THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL JOIN THE DEA THIS SATURDAY FOR THE NATIONAL TAKE BACK INITIATIVE EVENT.

THIS IS THE PUBLICS SIXTH OPPORTUNITY IN THREE YEARS TO PREVENT PILL ABUSE AND THEFT BY RIDDING THEIR HOMES OF POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS EXPIRED, UNUSED, AND UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION AND OVER THE COUNTER DRUGS. TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS FOR DISPOSAL TO THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 250 CYPRESS STREET BETWEEN 10 AM AND 2 PM THIS SATURDAY. THE SERVICE IS FREE AND ANONYMOUS, NO QUESTIONS WILL BE ASKED. ALL PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM PRESCRIPTION LABELS. SYRINGES WILL BE ACCEPTED AS WELL. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FORT BRAGG POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 961-2800.

HIGHWAY RAMPS CLOSED JH 04/2413

METAL BEAM GUARDRAIL REPAIRS WILL CAUSE RAMP CLOSURES ON HIGHWAYS 101 AND 20 AGAIN, TODAY.

THE NORTHBOUND AND SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 101 RAMPS TO EASTBOUND HIGHWAY 20, AND THE WESTBOUND HIGHWAY 20 RAMP TO SOUTHBOUND 101 WILL ALL BE CLOSED FROM 7 AM TO 7 PM.

CAL TRANS WILL BE WORKING ON HIGHWAY 20 FROM COLD CREEK BRIDGE TO HIGHWAY 101 WITH ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL IN EFFECT AND 5-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED. DETOURS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE HIGHWAY 101 RAMPS.

CONSTRUCTION AT AVILA CENTER IN FORT BRAGG JH 04/24/13

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY ON SOUTH FRANKLIN STREET IN FORT BRAGG, ALSO KNOWN AS THE AVILA CENTER, WILL BE UNDER CONSTRUCTION BEGINNING NEXT WEEK AND FOR APPROXIMATELY 60 DAYS FOLLOWING.

THE OFFICES AT THE AVILA CENTER, WHICH INCLUDE EMPLOYMENT AND FAMILY ASSISTANCE SERVICES, GENERAL ASSISTANCE AND ADULT SERVICES, WILL BE CLOSED AT NOON ON THURSDAY, APRIL 25 AND ALL DAY ON THE 26TH, EXCEPT FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES, TO PREPARE FOR THE CONSTRUCTION. THE OFFICE WILL OPEN ON A NORMAL SCHEDULE AGAIN ON MONDAY, APRIL 29TH WITH REGULAR HOURS, HOWEVER, THE BUILDINGS ENTRANCE WILL BE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE FORT BRAGG OFFICE AT 962-1000.

SHOULDER TAP OPERATION YIELDS ONE ARREST JH 04/24/13

A SHOULDER TAP OPERATION IN CLEARLAKE LAST WEEK YIELDED ONE ARREST.

LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND AGENTS FROM ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL, OR ABC, CONDUCTED THE OPERATION LAST THURSDAY. SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE CONTACTED BY A DECOY POSING AS A MINOR AND ASKING ADULTS TO PURCHASE ALCOHOL FOR THEM. ONLY ONE MAN, 21 YEAR OLD CALVIN CANIDA WAS ARRESTED FOR MAKING A PURCHASE FOR THE MINOR. CANIDA WAS LATER RELEASED ON A CITATION.

CITY OF UKIAH TO DISCUSS PLANS FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS TODAY

JH 04/24/13

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL WILL BE HOLDING A SPECIAL MEETING TODAY TO DISCUSS THE CITYS PLANS FOR STREET IMPROVEMENTS OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS.

THE CITY CURRENTLY HAS $1.23 MILLION REMAINING IN ITS SPECIAL PROJECTS RESERVE FUND AND NEAR $2 MILLION IN ITS EQUIPMENT REPLACEMENT FUND. THE MONEY WAS ORIGINALLY PLANNED FOR PROJECTS RANGING FROM BIKE/PEDESTRIAN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS TO IMPROVEMENTS OF PICNIC AREAS AT TODD GROVE AND VINEWOOD PARKS, HOWEVER THE CITY IS LOOKING AT VARIOUS OPTIONS AND SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT. THE WORKSHOP IS SCHEDULED FROM 3 TO 5 PM TODAY AT THE UKIAH VALLEY CONFERENCE CENTER ON SOUTH SCHOOL STREET.

CV STARR BUDGET MEETING JH 04/24/13

THE FORT BRAGG CITY COUNCIL AND THE MENDOCINO COAST RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT WILL HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING TOMORROW TO DISCUSS THE DRAFT CV STARR COMMUNITY CENTER BUDGET.

THE MEETING IS SCHEDULE AT 6 PM IN FORT BRAGG TOWN HALL ON NORTH MAIN STREET.

LAWSUIT BETWEEN WILLITS AND BROOKTRAILS DRAGS ON JH 04/24/13

THE LAWSUIT BETWEEN BROOKTRAILS TOWNSHIP AND THE CITY OF WILLITS DRAGS ON, AND THE CITY IS NOW FILING A COUNTER SUIT AGAINST BROOKTRAILS.

THE DISPUTE BEGAN WHEN THE CITY OF WILLITS PURCHASED 125 ACRES FOR POSSIBLE SEWER PLANT MITIGATION PROPERTY IN 2003 AND THEN SURPRISED BROOKTRAILS IN 2007 WITH A BILL FOR A PORTION OF THE PURCHASE. THE CITY BELIEVES BROOKTRAILS MUST PAY ITS FAIR SHARE OF THE COST OF THE SEWER PLANT UPGRADE PROJECT, HOWEVER, BROOKTRAILS DISPUTES WHAT THAT PERCENTAGE SHOULD BE. THE CITY OF WILLITS WILL NOW FILE A COUNTERCLAIM TO COLLECT THE AMOUNT THEY SAY IS OWED.

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