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FORT BRAGG DODGERS FAN FATALLY STABBED FOLLOWING GIANTS GAME (LAW) JH 09/27/13

A FORT BRAGG DODGERS FAN WAS FATALLY STABBED FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY NIGHTS GIANTS GAME IN SAN FRANCISCO.

AS AT&T PARK FILLED WITH FANS WEARING GIANTS ORANGE, AND BLUE COLORS OF LONGTIME DIVISION RIVALS THURSDAY EVENING, THE CROWD HELD A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN HONOR OF 24 YEAR OLD JONATHAN DENVER OF FORT BRAGG, WHO WAS STABBED TO DEATH DURING A CONFRONTATION BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS AND LOS ANGELES DODGER FANS AFTER WEDNESDAYS GAME. JONATHAN HAD GONE TO THE GAME TO SEE HIS FATHER, A SECURITY GUARD FOR THE DODGERS, AND TO ROOT FOR THE TEAM WHILE CELEBRATING HIS FATHERS BIRTHDAY. POLICE HAVE ARRESTED 21-YEAR-OLD MICHAEL MONTGOMERY OF LODI IN CONNECTION WITH THE HOMICIDE. AUTHORITIES ARE STILL LOOKING FOR TWO OTHER SUSPECTS.

RITE AID TO PAY MORE THAN $12 MILLION FOR UNLAWFUL DISPOSAL OF HAZARDOUS WASTE (LAW) JH 09/27/13

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY THAT THE RITE AID CORPORATION HAS BEEN ORDERED TO PAY MORE THAN $12.3 MILLION DOLLARS TO SETTLE A CIVIL LAWSUIT ALLEGING THAT SOME 600 CALIFORNIA RITE AID STORES, INCLUDING THE FOUR IN MENDOCINO COUNTY, UNLAWFULLY HANDLED AND DISPOSED OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS.

THE JUDGMENT MARKS THE CULMINATION OF A JOINT ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION LAWSUIT FILED IN SEPTEMBER. ACCORDING TO THE DAS OFFICE, RITE AID WILL PAY $8,000 IN CIVIL PENALTIES TO THE MENDOCINO COUNTYS ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DIVISION AND A MATCHING $8,000 IN CIVIL PENALTIES TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEYS OFFICE, WHICH WILL BE USED IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS.

FUGITIVE TODDLER NOW HOME SAFE (LAW) JH 09/27/13

NUMEROUS PEOPLE CALLED 911 TUESDAY TO REPORT A TODDLER RUNNING DOWN THE SHOULDER OF HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF FORT BRAGG.

THE SHERIFFS OFFICE WAS ABLE TO CONFIRM THE REPORTS THAT A 3 YEAR OLD MALE, PACKING A LOADED DIAPER, WAS HEADING SOUTH ALONG THE HIGHWAYS SHOULDER NEAR TREGONING LANE. ACCORDING TO AUTHORITIES, THE TODDLER WAS QUITE THE LITTLE ESCAPE ARTIST, AND WAS ABLE TO GET OUT OF THE HOUSE WHILE HIS MOM SLEPT. THE CHILD WAS UNHURT. NO CHARGES WERE FILED AND CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES WAS CONTACTED TO OFFER THE MOTHER SOME COUNSELING ABOUT CORRALLING HER SON.

UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION OKS MORE APARTMENTS ON FORD STREET (GOV) JH 09/27/13

THE UKIAH PLANNING COMMISSION OKED MORE APARTMENTS ON THE CORNER OF FORD STREET AT MYRON PLACE AT WEDNESDAYS MEETING.

MULTIPLE RESIDENTS FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD SAID THE PROJECT WOULD CAUSE MORE CONGESTION AND PARKING PROBLEMS IN AN ALREADY DENSE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE PLANNING COMMISSION NOTED THAT EACH OF THE APARTMENTS WILL HAVE TWO PARKING SPACES, WHICH SHOULD HELP EASE THE PARKING ISSUE, AND THE COMMISSION RECOMMENDED APPROVAL OF THE PROJECT TO THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL. THE COUNCIL WILL NOW HAVE THE FINAL SAY AS TO WHETHER OR NOT THE PROJECT WILL MOVE FORWARD.

20TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY WILL BE CELEBRATED AT LAKE MENDO (PI) JH 09/27/13

THE US ARMY CORP OF ENGINEERS, SAN FRANCISCO DISTRICT AND LAKE MENDOCINO WILL CELEBRATE THE 20TH ANNUAL NATIONAL PUBLIC LANDS DAY TOMORROW, SEPTEMBER 28TH.

THE CORP OF ENGINEERS IS WAIVING DAY USE FEES AT LAKE MENDOCINO, LAKE SONOMA AND ITS MORE THAN 2,400 RECREATION AREAS NATIONWIDE IN RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC LANDS DAY. VOLUNTEERS AT LAKE MENDOCINO WILL HELP CLEAR VEGETATION, MAINTAIN TRAILS, PAINT, AND CLEAN UP DEBRIS AROUND THE LAKE. REGISTRATION BEGINS SATURDAY AT 8:30 AM AT THE POMO CULTURAL CENTER PARKING LOT. WORK PROJECTS WILL BE FROM 9 AM TO NOON, FOLLOWED BY A COMPLIMENTARY LUNCH FOR VOLUNTEERS. CALL 467-4265 FOR MORE INFORMATION.

CAL TRANS CITED FOR DESTROYING ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE (GOV)

JH 09/27/13

CAL TRANS HAS BEEN CITED FOR DESTROYING A PROTECTED ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND CULTURAL SITE IN THE FOOTPRINT OF THE HIGHWAY 101 BYPASS AROUND WILLITS.

CAL TRANS RECENTLY INFORMED THE SHERWOOD VALLEY RANCHERIA OF POMO INDIANS THAT THE BYPASS PROJECT AHD DESTROYED THE SITE THIS SUMMER. THE SITE HAD ITS TOP SOIL REMOVED, WICK DRAINS INSTALLED AND NOW HAS SEVERAL FEET OF FILL OVER IT. FEDERAL LAW REQUIRES CAL TRANS TO CONSULT WITH LOCAL NATIVE TRIBES TO ENSURE CULTURAL SITES ARE SUFFICIENTLY PROTECTED DURING CONSTRUCTION. IN MAY, WORK WAS NEARLY DELAYED BECAUSE CAL TRANS HAD FAILED TO MEET WITH TRIBAL LEADERS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE. AFTER THE TRIBE REQUESTED CAL TRANS STOP ALL WORK, THEY MET WITH MEMBERS OF THE TRIBE, HOWEVER, CONSTRUCTION CONTINUED. AT THIS POINT, THE DAMAGE IS DONE, AND IT IS UNCLEAR AS TO WHAT, IF ANY RECOURSE THE TRIBE HAS.

ROAD WORK TODAY (TR) JH 09/27/13

THERE ARE NUMEROUS ROAD WORK PROJECTS AROUND LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES CAUSING TRAFFIC DELAYS CURRENTLY.

TURN LANES WILL BE ADDED TO HIGHWAY 101 JUST SOUTH OF BLACK BART. THE WORK WILL BE ONGOING FROM 7 AM TO 3 PM WEEKDAYS. A SHOULDER CLOSURE WILL BE IN EFFECT, AND MOTORISTS MAY EXPERIENCE MINOR TRAFFIC SLOWDOWNS.

UTILITY REPAIRS WILL BE PERFORMED ON HIGHWAY 175 NEAR BUCKMAN DRIVE TODAY. WORK WILL BE DONE BETWEEN 8 AM AND 4 PM. ONE WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5 MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

STREET RESURFACING IN FORT BRAGG (TR) JH 09/27/13

AN EXTENSIVE ROAD RESURFACING PROJECT IS UNDERWAY IN FORT BRAGG.

THE PROJECT WILL BE DONE IN PHASES, WITH THE WORK SCHEDULED TO BE COMPLETED BY THE END OF OCTOBER. TODAY, SEVERAL ROADS WILL CLOSE FOR RESURFACING. CLOSURES WILL AFFECT MADRONE, McPHERSON, SOUTH, AND LAUREL STREETS. WORK WILL BE DONE BETWEEN 7 AM AND 7 PM. ALL STREETS WILL BE OPEN TO TRAFFIC AT NIGHT AND ON WEEKENDS.

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