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NO ID YET ON BODIES FOUND IN LAYTONVILLE (LAW) JH 05/16/14

THE CAUSE OF DEATH FOR TWO MEN WHOSE BODIES WERE FOUND BADLY DECOMPOSED IN A LAYTONVILLE MARIJUANA GREEN HOUSE MONDAY, HAS YET TO BE DETERMINED EVEN THOUGH THE INITIAL AUTOPSY IS COMPLETE.

ACCORDING TO THE SHERIFF/CORONERS OFFICE, THE BODIES ARE SO BADLY DECOMPOSED THAT THEIR IDENTITIES REMAIN UNKNOWN AND THE CAUSE OF DEATH CANT BE DETERMINED WITHOUT THE RESULTS OF TOXICOLOGY TESTS. THOSE TEST RESULTS ARE NOT EXPECTED FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

WEST NILE VIRUS FOUND IN SONOMA COUNTY (PI) JH 05/16/14

SONOMA COUNTY HAS FOUND ITS FIRST WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTED MOSQUITO THIS YEAR.

ACCORDING TO THE MARIN/SONOMA MOSQUITO AND VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICT, THIS IS THE EARLIEST IN THE YEAR THE DISEASE HAS BEEN DETECTED IN SONOMA COUNTY SINCE 2008, AND MAY BE AN INDICATOR OF WHAT IS TO COME THIS YEAR. THE INFECTED MOSQUITO WAS FOUND IN A RURAL AREA OF THE COUNTY, BETWEEN THE CITIES OF SONOMA AND NAPA. SONOMA COUNTY IS THE EIGHTH CALIFORNIA COUNTY, INCLUDING LAKE, THAT HAS DETECTED WEST NILE VIRUS THIS YEAR. THREE DEAD BIRDS TESTED POSITIVE IN LAKE COUNTY LAST MONTH.

CAL EPA ISSUES UPDATED CLEAR LAKE FISH ADVISORY (GOV/EVR)

JH 05/16/14

THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY HAS ISSUED AN UPDATED FISH ADVISORY FOR CLEAR LAKE, OFFERING CONSUMPTION RECOMMENDATIONS BASED ON MERCURY LEVELS.

THE ADVISORY PROVIDES INFORMATION ON FISH AND SHELLFISH IN THE LAKE, GIVING MAXIMUM RECOMMENDED SERVING PER WEEK TO AVOID BECOMING ILL FROM METHYLMERCURY CONTAMINATION. METHYLMERCURY IS VERY DANGEROUS AND CAN HARM THE BRAIN AND NERVOUS SYSTEM. YOU CAN FIND THE ADVISORY AT http://www.oehha.ca.gov/public_info/facts/fClearLakefacts.html

LAYTONVILLE MAN HOSPITALIZED AFTER ATV ACCIDENT (LAW)

JH 05/16/14

A LAYTONVILLE MAN SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES AFTER FLIPPING HIS ATV WHILE NOT WEARING A HELMET.

THE TIMES-STANDARD REPORTS, 54-YEAR-OLD GUY MITCHELL WAS RIDING THE ATV ON PRIVATE PROPERTY SOUTH OF STEELE LANE WEDNESDAY, WHEN HE LOST CONTROL AND THE ATV OVERTURNED. MITCHELL WAS FLOWN TO MERCY HOSPITAL IN REDDING. THE ACCIDENT IS CURRENTLY UNDER INVESTIGATION.

WOMAN UNHAPPY WITH KFC ORDER, ARRESTED AFTER BLOCKING DRIVEWAY (LAW) JH 05/16/14

A WILLITS WOMAN WHO WAS UNHAPPY WITH THE FOOD SHE RECEIVED AT KFC, PROTESTED BY BLOCKING THE DRIVEWAY BEFORE BEING ARRESTED FOR DUI.

62-YEAR-OLD WINIFRED WINONA EDMONDS CALLED THE RESTAURANT TO COMPLAIN TO THE OWNER. WHEN TOLD HE WAS NOT AVAILABLE, SHE SAID SHE WOULD BE GOING TO THE LOCATION TO BLOCK THE DRIVEWAY. WHEN POLICE ARRIVED, EDMONDS WAS FOUND TO BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE AND WAS BOOKED INTO MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL FOR DUI.

DEADLINE TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN JUNE PRIMARY APPROACHES (PI)

JH 05/16/14

THE DEADLINE TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING JUNE GUBERNATORIAL PRIMARY ELECTION IS FAST APPROACHING.

THE LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IS MONDAY, MAY 19. IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED, BUT HAVE MOVED, CHANGED A MAILING ADDRESS, OR CHANGED YOUR LAST NAME, YOU MAY NEED TO REREGISTER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY.

BROADBAND ALLIANCE MEETING AND SURVEY FOR CPUC (BB)

JH 05/16/14

IF YOURE FRUSTRATED WITH YOUR INTERNET ACCESS, THE BROADBAND ALLIANCE OF MENDOCINO COUNTY INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM TODAY FOR A MEETING AND TO TAKE A SURVEY FOR THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.

IN AN EFFORT TO BETTER HELP THE CPUC EFFECTIVELY GUIDE BROADBAND SUBSIDIES TO AREAS OF GREATEST NEED WHEN GRANTS ARE REVIEWED FOR BROADBAND EXPANSION, YOUR INPUT ON THE SPEED AND QUALITY OF BROADBAND AT YOUR HOME OR OFFICE IS NEEDED. TAKE THE SURVEY AT WWW.MENDOCINOBROADBAND.ORG. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS, PAPER COPIES OF THE SURVEY ARE AVAILABLE AT ALL COUNTY LIBRARIES, AND THE SURVEY IS AVAILABLE IN SPANISH. YOU CAN ALSO TAKE THE SURVEY ON AN ANDROID MOBILE APP CALLED CALSPEED. GET MORE INFORMATION AT THE ALLIANCES MEETING TODAY FROM 10 TO 11:30 AM AT THE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY AT 204 SOUTH OAK STREET IN UKIAH.

WILDLIFE CHECKPOINT THIS WEEKEND (LAW) JH 05/16/14

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE WILL BE CONDUCTING A WILDLIFE CHECKPOINT OPERATION THIS .

THE WILDLIFE CHECKPOINT IS BEING CONDUCTED TO PROTECT AND CONSERVE FISH AND WILDLIFE, AND TO ENCOURAGE SAFETY AND SPORTSMANSHIP BY PROMOTING VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE WITH LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS THROUGH EDUCATION, PREVENTATIVE PATROL AND ENFORCEMENT. THE INSPECTION WILL BE ON HIGHWAY 1 SOUTH OF FORT BRAGG ON SUNDAY, MAY 18 FROM 8 AM TO 1 PM.

ROAD WORK TODAY (TR) JH 05/16/14

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

VERIZON WILL BE PERFORMING UTILITY REPAIRS ON HIGHWAY 271 FROM JUST SOUTH OF THE HUMBOLDT/MENDOCINO COUNTY LINE BEGINNING TODAY. THE WORK WILL BE ONGOING FROM 7 AM TO 4 PM WEEKDAYS.

AND CAL TRANS WILL BE PERFORMING RESTRIPING ON HIGHWAY 1 AT SIMPSON LANE BEGINNING SUNDAY. WORK WILL BE DONE SUNDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING FROM 7 PM TO 5 AM DAILY.

AT BOTH LOCATIONS, ONE-WAY TRAFFIC CONTROL WILL BE IN EFFECT WITH 5 TO 10 MINUTE DELAYS ANTICIPATED.

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