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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE JH 06/26/13

A RESIDENT ON SOUTH FRANKLIN IN FORT BRAGG CALLED POLICE AFTER HEARING A WOMAN YELLING LET ME GO SEVERAL TIMES.

POLICE ARRIVED AT THE RESIDENCE TO FIND 22 YEAR OLD DEVIN FRANKLIN KESTER-TYLER AND HIS GIRL FRIEND OF SIX MONTHS. THE GIRLFRIEND REPORTED THAT DURING AN ARGUMENT, KESTER-TYLER GRABBED HER WRIST AND WOULD NOT LET HER GO. WHEN SHE FINALLY BROKE FREE OF HIS GRIP, HE KEPT BLOCKING HER PATH, RESTRICTING HER MOVEMENT. KESTER-TYLER ADMIT TO THE ACCUSATIONS, AND WAS ARRESTED FOR DOMESTIC BATTERY AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT FOR RESTRICTING HER FREEDOM.

LAKE TRANSIT WORKERS PLAN A STRIKE FOR NEXT WEEK JH 06/26/13

LAKE COUNTYS TRANSIT AGENCY IS PREPARING FOR A STRIKE, AFTER NEGOTIATIONS BROKE DOWN BETWEEN THE WORKERS UNION AND THE TRANSIT COMPANY.

LAKE TRANSIT IS OPERATED BY A WASHINGTON NON-PROFIT CALLED PARATRANSIT SERVICES, AND THE COMPANY HAS BEEN IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE WORKERS UNION, TEAMSTERS LOCAL 665, OVER COST OF LIVING PAY INCREASES, BENEFITS AND SEVERAL OTHER ISSUES. THE EMPLOYEES REJECTED AN OFFER BY THE COMPANY FOR A 2.2 PERCENT WAGE INCREASE, AMONG OTHER THINGS, AND VOTED TO STRIKE ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY JULY 1ST AND 2ND , WHICH WILL LIMIT TRANSIT SERVICES AVAILABLE IN THE COUNTY. EMPLOYEES WILL BE BACK TO WORK ON JULY 3RD, WITH FULL TRANSIT SERVICE AVAILABLE.

LAKESIDE HEIGHTS EMERGENCY DECLARATION DENIED BY STATE

JH 06/26/13

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS CONSIDERED ENDING THE LOCAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION FOR THE LAKESIDE HEIGHTS SUBDIVISION AFTER THE STATE DECLINED THEIR EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION REQUEST.

THE COUNTY HAS WORKED FOR THREE MONTHS TO FIND THE CAUSE OF THE LANDSLIDE THAT BEGAN IN LATE MARCH AND HAS SINCE RESULTED IN APPROXIMATELY 7 HOMES BEING RED-TAGGED AND SEVERAL MORE BEING VOLUNTARILY EVACUATED IN THE HILL ROAD SUBDIVISION. AFTER WAITING TWO MONTHS FOR A STATE OF EMERGENCY DECLARATION FROM THE STATE THAT WOULD ENABLE THE COUNTY TO GET ASSISTANCE AND FUNDING FROM THE STATE, THE COUNTY RECEIVED WORD LAST WEEK THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS DENIED THEIR REQUEST. THE BOARD ULTIMATELY DECIDED TO LEAVE THE LOCAL DECLARATION IN PLACE, AS THE SITUATION IS STILL DANGEROUS AND THE GROUND IS STILL MOVING.

JACKSON DEMONSTRATION FOREST RECREATION TASK FORCE MEETING

JH 06/26/13

THERE WILL BE A RECREATION TASK FORCE MEETING NEXT WEEK FOR THE JACKSON DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST.

THE MEETING IS IN REGARD TO A RECREATION USER SURVEY THAT WILL BE CONDUCTED ON RANDOM DATES AND LOCATIONS WITHIN JACKSON DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST THROUGH THE SUMMER AND EARLY FALL. THE RESULTS OF THE RECREATION USER SURVEY WILL HELP GUIDE DEVELOPMENT OF A RECREATION PLAN FOR THE FOREST. THE TASK FORCE MEETING WILL BE HELD AT THE CAMP ONE-DAY USE AREA ON JULY 3RD AT 2 PM. THE PUBLIC IS ENCOURAGED TO BE THERE.

CLEARLAKE TO CONSIDER A NEW MEASURE G FOR NOVEMBER ELECTION

JH 06/26/13

THE CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER WHETHER OR NOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A NEW MEASURE G FOR THIS NOVEMBERS ELECTION.

MEASURE G, WHICH PROPOSED A 1 PERCENT SALES TAX INCREASE WITHIN THE CITY TO PAY FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AND CODE ENFORCEMENT, WAS NARROWLY DEFEATED LAST YEAR. HOWEVER, THE MEASURE DID RECEIVE STRONG SUPPORT, COLLECTING 61.7 PERCENT OF THE VOTE, BUT IT NEEDED A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY TO PASS. THE COUNCIL WILL DISCUSS A NEW MEASURE TOMORROW, AND WHETHER IT SHOULD BE AMENDED OR KEPT THE SAME, AND WHETHER TO PUSH IT FOR THIS NOVEMBERS ELECTION OR WAIT UNTIL NEXT YEAR. THE MEETING WILL BE THURSDAY AT 6 PM IN CLEARLAKE CITY HALL.

TRAFFIC STOP TURNS TO DRUG BUST JH 06/26/13

A COVELO WOMAN WAS ARRESTED AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP TURNED INTO A DRUG BUST.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS PULLED OVER A VEHICLE FRIDAY FOR HAVING EXPIRED REGISTRATION. THE DRIVER, 23-YEAR-OLD BRIDGETTE FRANK WAS FOUND TO BE DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE, AND DEPUTIES NOTICED HER PASSENGER, 34 YEAR OLD CHAYNI FRAZIER, WAS EXHIBITING SIGNS OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. FRAZIER WAS THEN SEEN TURNING AWAY FROM DEPUTIES AND APPEARED TO HIDE SOMETHING IN THE FRONT OF HER PANTS. WHEN CONFRONTED ABOUT HER ACTIONS, FRAZIER ADMIT TO HIDING A PLASTIC CONTAINER OF DRUGS IN HER PANTS. FRAZIER WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL, AND FRANK WAS CITED AND RELEASED.

LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS USE GENERAL FUND TO PAY FOR A LAWSUIT DECISION AGAINST THE SHERIFF AND COUNTY JH 06/26/13

THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DECIDED TUESDAY HOW TO PAY ATTORNEY FEES THAT STEMMED FROM A LAWSUIT BETWEEN THE LAKE COUNTY NEWS AND THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE.

THE TWO PARTIES SETTLED OUT OF COURT ON THE MEDIA ACCESS SUIT THAT ALLEGED THAT THE SHERIFF BLACKLISTED THE LAKE COUNTY NEWS WEBSITE FROM PRESS RELEASES BECAUSE HE DIDNT LIKE THEIR UNFAVORABLE REPORTING ON HIM. A JUDGE THEN ORDERED THE SHERIFFS OFFICE AND COUNTY TO PAY THE NEWS AGENCIES LEGAL FEES OF $110,900. SUPERVISOR BROWN ASKED, SHORT OF TAKING IT OUT OF THE SHERIFFS PAY, WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS? THE SUPERVISORS THEN REVIEWED THEIR OPTIONS, INCLUDING THE SHERIFFS OFFICE BUDGET, BUT ULTIMATELY DECIDED ON GENERAL FUND CONTINGENCIES.

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