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HOME BURIAL OF SUPERVISORS WIFE UNDER INVESTIGATION JH 05/22/13

THE HOME BURIAL OF A MENDOCINO COUNTY SUPERVISORS WIFE IS UNDER INVESTIGATION BY THE SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT.

AN ANONYMOUS SOURCE REPORTED THAT CARRIE HAMBURG, THE LATE WIFE OF 5TH DISTRICT SUPERVISOR DAN HAMBURG, MAY HAVE BEEN ILLEGALLY BURIED ON THE FAMILYS PROPERTY WITHOUT PERMITS. HAMBURGS ATTORNEY STATED THAT, HOME BURIAL ON LARGE, RURAL PROPERTIES, AWAY FROM WATERCOURSES AND PROPERTY LINES, ARE ALLOWED IN 45 OF THE 50 STATES. HE BELIEVES THIS IS A MATTER OF INDIVIDUAL PRIVACY GUARANTEED INTHE CALIFORNIA CONSTITUTION.

FOUR INJURED IN HIGHWAY 20 CRASH JH 05/22/13

FOUR PEOPLE WERE INJURED MONDAY WHEN TWO VEHICLES COLLIDED ON HIGHWAY 20 NEAR POTTER VALLEY ROAD.

ACCORDING TO CHP, AT AROUND 3:45, 66-YEAR-OLD WILLIAM LANK OF WILLITS PULLED ONTO NORTHBOUND HIGHWAY 20 FROM POTTER VALLEY ROAD AND DID NOT YIELD TO ONCOMING TRAFFIC. 53-YEAR-OLD CARLOS MARTINEZ OF UKIAH THEN HIT LANKS VEHICLE CAUSING INJURY TO THE OCCUPANTS OF BOTH VEHICLES. BOTH MARTINES AND LANK WERE TAKEN TO UKIAH VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER WITH MODERATE TO SERIOUS INJURIES, WHILE THEIR PASSENGERS, 52 YEAR OLD LETICIA ALCAREZ, AND 71 ANNA LANK WERE BOTH FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH MAJOR INJURIES. THE COLLISION IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

KELSEYVILLE MAN ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DUI JH 05/22/13

A KELSEYVILLE MAN WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DUI AFTER ALLEGEDLY HITTING AND INJURING A CYCLIST OVER THE WEEKEND.

19 YEAR OLD STEVEN WAYNE BOATRIGHT WAS DRIVING SOUTH ON IRVINE AVENUE AT BLUE LAKES ROAD WHEN HE ENTERED THE INTERSECTION AND HIT A BICYCLE RIDDEN BY 64 YEAR OLD BRIAN R PECKNOLD OF UPPER LAKE. PECKNOLD WAS HOSPITALIZED AND BOATRIGHT WAS BOOKED FOR FELONY DUI CAUSING INJURY.

LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL INTRODUCES MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE JH 05/22/13

THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL VOTED UNANIMOUSLY TO INTRODUCE ITS NEW MEDICAL MARIJUANA CULTIVATION ORDINANCE AT TUESDAYS MEETING, DESPITE PROTESTS FROM SEVERAL PEOPLE WHO OBJECT TO PORTIONS OF THE ORDINANCE.

THE COUNCIL ALSO VOICED SOME CONCERNS, BUT PRIMARILY SHOWED BROAD SUPPORT FOR THE PLAN THAT PROHIBITS ANY AND ALL GROWING OUTDOORS OR IN A RESIDENCE. THE NEW ORDINANCE LIMITS GROWING TO SECURED DETACHED STRUCTURES WITH FILTRATION SO AS TO NOT EMIT ANY DISTINCT ODOR. THE PROPOSED ORDINANCE WILL BE DISCUSSED AGAIN AT THE JUNE 18 MEETING, AT WHICH TIME PUBLIC WILL BE WELCOMED TO COMMENT.

HEAD ON COLLISION CAUSED BY SUSPECTED DRUNK DRIVER JH 05/22/13

A KELSEYVILLE MAN WAS ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL TUESDAY EVENING, AFTER CAUSING A HEAD ON COLLISION.

34 YEAR OLD MICHAEL WOODBURY WAS ON HIGHWAY 29 BETWEEN KELSEYVILLE AND LOWER LAKE WHEN HE LOST CONTROL OF HIS VEHICLE AND CROSSED OVER THE DOUBLE YELLOW LINES HITTING 76 YEAR OLD GAEL THORNTON OF MERLIN OREGON HEAD-ON. BOTH WOODBURY AND THORNTON WERE FLOWN TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL WITH SERIOUS INJURIES. THE COLLISION REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

CITY OF LAKEPORT FILES SUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY OVER RIMS ACCESS

JH 05/22/13

A MONTH AFTER LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF FRANK RIVERO CUT OFF THE LAKEPORT POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACCESS TO COUNTYS RECORDS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, OR RIMS, THE CITY OF LAKEPORT HAS FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST THE COUNTY.

THE SUIT WAS FILED MONDAY IN LAKE COUNTY SUPERIOR COURT, ALLEGING BREACH OF CONTRACT AND BREACH OF THE COVENANT OF GOOD FAITH AND FAIR DEALING AGAINST RIVERO AND THE SHERIFFS OFFICE. THE CITY IS ASKING THE COURT TO ORDER SHERIFF RIVERO TO RESTORE THEIR ACCESS TO RIMS. RIVERO FIRST CUT OFF THE POLICE DEPARTMENTS ACCESS TO THE SYSTEM ON APRIL 23, CLAIMING HE WAS AUDITING THE SYSTEM AND FOUND EVIDENCE OF MISUSE BY THE POLICE DEPARTMENT.

ROAD WORK TODAY JH 05/22/13

ROAD WORK MAY CAUSE MINOR DELAYS.

PG&E WILL PERFORM UTILITY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 271 1.1 TO 1.5 MILES NORTH OF THE SOUTHERN JUNCTION OF ROUTES 271/101 TODAY FROM 9 AM TO 2 PM. ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5 TO 10-MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

STUDENTS PROPOSE DOWNTOWN MURALS JH 05/22/13

THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER AT TODAYS MEETING, APPROVING A PERMIT FOR THREE MORE DOWNTOWN MURALS PROPOSED BY A GROUP OF UKIAH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THE STUDENTS WANT TO DEMONSTRATE THAT THE EXPOSURE OF ART TO THE COMMUNITY HAS POSITIVE IMPACTS IT HAS ON RESIDENTS. IT HAS BEEN SEEN MANY TIMES THAT TOWNS AND CITIES WITH MORE PUBLICLY DISPLAYED ART HAVE, ON AVERAGE, HAPPIER AND MORE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS. ACCORDING TO A REPORT PREPARED FOR THE MEETING, THE PLANNING STAFF IS RECOMMENDING APPROVAL OF THE MURALS THAT WILL FOCUS ON MUSIC, NATURE AND ENVIRONMENTALISM, AND INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING AND COOPERATION. THE MEETING BEGINS AT 6 PM IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS ON SEMINARY AVENUE.

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