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BODY FOUND IN OCEAN IDENTIFIED (LAW) JH 11/27/13

A BODY FOUND IN THE OCEAN NEAR GUALALA SATURDAY HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A MISSING ROSEVILLE MAN.

57 YEAR OLD STEPHEN CLARKE PEASE WAS REPORTED MISSING ON OCTOBER 31ST. AN INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT HE HAD CHECKED OUT OF A FORT BRAGG AREA MOTEL ON NOVEMBER 3RD. JUST AFTER NOON ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23RD, RECREATIONAL DIVERS SWIMMING NEAR THE SHORE IN GUALALA, LOCATED PEASES BODY FLOATING IN THE WATER, WHICH IS ABOUT 50 TO 60 MILES FROM THE MOTEL WHERE HE WAS LAST SEEN. PEASE WAS KNOWN TO BE DRIVING A RENTED SILVER 2014 CHEVROLET CAPTIVA WITH OREGON LICENSE PLATE 500GKN. THE VEHICLES WHEREABOUTS ARE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME. PEASES CAUSE OF DEATH IS UNDER INVESTIGATION.

LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS STILL IN RECOVERY PROCESS (PI) JH 11/29/13

LAKE COUNTY RESIDENTS CONTINUE TO CLEAN UP IN THE AFTERMATH OF A POWERFUL WIND STORM THAT RIPPED THROUGH LAKE COUNTY LAST THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

SOME OF THE STEPS TO TAKE AND AVAILABLE RESOURCES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

IF YOU ARE STILL HAVING POWER OUTAGES, CONTACT PG&E.

IF YOUR HOME OR BUSINESS IS DAMAGED AND YOU HAVE PROPERTY INSURANCE, CONTACT YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS HAS PROCLAIMED AN EMERGENCY. THE PROCLAMATION LAYS THE GROUNDWORK FOR THE POSSIBILITY OF RECEIVING STATE OR FEDERAL AID FOR DAMAGE. THERE IS NO GUARANTEE OF FUNDING AND IT MAY TAKE SEVERAL WEEKS TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY.

IF YOU ARE A SENIOR CITIZEN WHO NEEDS REPAIRS DONE, HAMMERS OF HOPE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP YOU. THEY CAN BE REACHED AT 349-2628.

THE CALIFORNIA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES WEBSITE HAS ADDITIONAL RECOVERY INFORMATION AT WWW.CALOES.CA.GOV.

MISSING POTTER VALLEY STATUE FOUND (LAW) JH 11/29/13

THE POTTER VALLEY COWBOY, A 12 FOOT TALL REDWOOD CARVING, AND SOME WHAT OF AN ICON IN THE VALLEY, HAD GONE MISSING OVER THE WEEKEND, BUT WAS FOUND WEDNESDAY..

ACCORDING TO CAROL HALE, WHOS HUSBAND NOEL CARVED THE STATUE IN THE LATE 1980S, THE WINDSTORM LAST WEEK KNOCKED THE STATUE OVER ON FRIDAY. HALE HAD CALLED IN SOMEONE WITH A BACKHOE TO LIFT THE STATUE BACK INTO PLACE ON MONDAY, BUT BY THE TIME THEY GOT TO IT, IT WAS GONE. THE STATUE WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN EASY TO TAKE, AS IT IS ESTIMATED TO WEIGH ABOUT 400 POUNDS. THE STATUE WAS LOCATED WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LYING ON THE GROUND AT THE NEW RODEO GROUNDS IN WILLITS, AND HAS BEEN RETURNED TO THE HALES YARD WHERE IT WAS TAKEN FROM.

COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB SEASON OPENS SUNDAY (PI) JH 11/29/13

THE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA COMMERCIAL DUNGENESS CRAB SEASON NORTH OF MENDOCINO COUNTY, STARTS THIS SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1ST.

QUALITY TESTS CONDUCTED IN THE REGION HAVE SHOWN THAT THE CRABS ARE READY FOR HARVEST. EARLY REPORTS FROM CRABBERS ON THE CENTRAL COAST HAVE SAID THERE ARE FEWER CRABS THIS SEASON, COMPARED TO LAST, HOWEVER, THE CRABS CAUGHT ARE LARGER AND HEAVIER WITH MORE MEAT. DECEMBER 1ST MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE SEASON FROM THE SOUTHERN MENDOCINO COUNTY LINE TO THE OREGON BORDER.

UKIAH CITY COUNCIL UNHAPPY ON LACK OF PROGRESS WITH PALACE HOTEL (GOV) JH 11/29/13

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL HAS EXPRESSED ITS FRUSTRATION WITH THE LACK OF PROGRESS MADE ON THE DILAPIDATED PALACE HOTEL.

AT LAST WEEKS COUNCIL MEETING, THE OWNER OF THE HOTEL, ELADIA LAINES WAS ASKED WHY THE BUILDING IS STILL NOT FULLY WEATHERPROOFED AGAINST WINTER RAINES. LAINES HAD INDICATED THAT THE CONTRACTOR WAS USING HEAVY VINYL SHEETING TO KEEP 75 TO 80 PERCENT OF THE WATER OUT, THAT COULD BE GETTING IN. THE COUNCIL EXPRESSED THAT THEY WANT TO SEE THE ROOF REPAIRED TO KEEP ALL OF THE WATER OUT AND PREVENT FURTHER DAMAGE TO THE STRUCTURE. THE COUNCIL THEN UNANIMOUSLY VOTED TO DELAY A VOTE FOR ANOTHER MONTH, THAT WOULD ALLOW THE CITY TO TAKE OVER ABATEMENT OF THE BUILDING.

MALE JUVENILE ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY IN FORT BRAGG (LAW)

JH 11/29/13

A FORT BRAGG JUVENILE WAS ARRESTED FOR BURGLARY THIS WEEK.

FORT BRAGG POLICE RESPONDED TO A REPORT OF AN INTERRUPTED BURGLARY IN PROGRESS. ACCORDING TO POLICE, MICHAEL JOHNSON HAD ARRIVED AT HIS LIVINGSTON STREET HOME TO FIND A MALE JUVENILE RANSACKING THE PLACE. JOHNSON DETAINED THE BOY FOR POLICE. AN INVESTIGATION DETERMINED THAT THE MALE JUVENILE WAS POSSIBLY INSIDE THE RESIDENCE SINCE THE PREVIOUS EVENING GOING THROUGH JOHNSONS BELONGINGS. THE JUVENILE WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JUVENILE HALL IN UKIAH.

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