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BURN PERMITS SUSPENDED IN MENDOCINO COUNTY (LAW) JB 6/20/14

CAL FIRE OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED THE SUSPENSION OF ALL RESIDENTIAL AND OPEN OUTDOOR BURN PERMITS.

THE SUSPENSION OF THE PERMITS COMMENCES AT 12:01AM, MONDAY JUNE 23 AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL FORMALLY CANCELLED. ONLY IN INSTANCES WHERE IT CAN BE SHOWN THAT THE CONTINUATION OF BURNING IS ESSENTIAL FOR REASONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH, SAFETY, OR WELFARE CAN A RESTRICTED TEMPORARY BURNING PERMIT BE ISSUED. CAL FIRE WANTS TO REMIND EVERYONE CAMPING THAT CALIFORNIA CAMPFIRE PERMITS ARE REQUIRED IN ALL WILDERNESS AREAS.

HAZMOBILE TO ROLL INTO LAKEPORT (EVR) JB 6/20/14

THE KMART STORE IN LAKEPORT WILL PLAY HOST TO A HAZMOBILE SERVICES EVENT THIS WEEKEND.

INDIVIDUALS AND HOUSEHOLDS CAN DISPOSE OF UP TO 15 GALLONS OF TOXIC ITEMS FOR FREE, INCLUDING PAINTS, SOLVENTS, FUELS, BATTERIES, AND OTHER ITEMS NOT SUITABLE FOR THE TRASH. TELEVISIONS, COMPUTER MONITORS, AND ANY EXPLOSIVES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED DURING THIS EVENT. THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE LAKEPORT KMART THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FROM 9AM TO 1PM. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL THE RECYCLING HOTLINE AT 263-1980.

UKIAH TEACHERS APPROVE CONTRACT (ED) JB 6/20/14

THE UKIAH TEACHERS ASSOCIATION VOTED IN FAVOR OF A NEW CONTRACT REACHED WITH UKIAH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THE UTAS RESOUNDING ACCEPTANCE OF THE NEW CONTRACT GETS THE TEACHERS ONE STEP CLOSER TO MOVING ON WITH PLANNING FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR. BOTH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THE UTA AGREED ON A FOUR PERCENT RAISE IN PAY FOR THE TEACHERS AND THE DISTRICT AGREED TO ADD TWO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS, EQUATING TO ANOTHER ONE PERCENT RAISE. A FINAL VOTE BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE CONTRACT IS SCHEDULED FOR TODAY.

WORLD GIRAFFE DAY IN POINT ARENA (PI) JB 6/20/14

A MENDOCINO COUNTY NATURE PRESERVE WILL CELEBRATE THE FIRST WORLD GIRAFFE DAY THIS WEEKEND.

THE B BRYAN PRESERVE IN PT ARENA WILL BE HOSTING THE EVENT TO RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT THE VARIOUS ENDANGERED SPECIES OF GIRAFFES. TOURS, FEEDINGS, AND GIRAFFE TRAINING EXERCISES WILL BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BY SUPPORTING WORLD GIRAFFE DAY THE PUBLIC CAN HELP TO SUPPORT GIRAFFE CONSERVATION EFFORTS IN THE WILD THAT WILL ULTIMATELY HELP TO SECURE THE FUTURE OF THIS AMAZING CREATURE IN AFRICA. THE EVENT WILL BE HELD FROM 9AM TO 4PM THIS SATURDAY. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CALL 882-2297.

MAN REPORTEDLY SHOOTS HIMSELF AT TOWERMART (LAW) JB 6/20/14

A LAKE COUNTY MAN REPORTEDLY SHOT HIMSELF OUTSIDE THE TOWER MART IN LAKEPORT ON WEDNESDAY.

LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES RESPONDED TO ALTERRA DRIVE IN LAKEPORT WEDNESDAY EVENING AND DISCOVERED THE BODY OF 61 YEAR OLD MICHAEL THEODORE GOSSETT. IT WAS CONFIRMED THURSDAY THAT GOSSETT HAD DIED FROM A GUNSHOT WOUND TO THE HEAD, BELIEVED TO BE SELF-INFLICTED. GOSSETT HAD RECENTLY BEEN ARRESTED AND CHARGED WITH DISORDERLY CONDUCT AND HE HAD JUST BEEN RELEASED FROM JAIL ON MONDAY.

MUSSELS FOUND ON BOAT HEADED TOWARD NAPA (EVR) JB 6/20/14

A BORDER CHECK OF A BOAT BEING TRANSPORTED TO NORTHERN CALIFORNIA LED TO THE DISCOVERY OF OVER 1000 QUAGGA MUSSELS.

THE LAKE COUNTY WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT REPORTED THAT BOAT, WHICH HAD BEEN STOPPED FOR INSPECTION AT A BORDER CHECK STATION IN TRUCKEE, WAS PLACED IN QUARANTINE AFTER FOR THAN 1000 OF THE INVASIVE AND HIGHLY DESTRUCTIVE MUSSELS WERE DISCOVERED ATTACHED TO THE HULL. THE OWNER OF THE BOAT LIVES ON KNOXVILLE ROAD IN NAPA COUNTY NEAR THE LAKE COUNTY BORDER AND THE WATER RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BELIEVES THE INSPECTION PREVENTED POSSIBLE CONTAMINATION OF BOTH CLEAR LAKE AND LAKE BERRYESSA.

KELSEYVILLE JUVENILE DUI HIT AND RUN (LAW) JB 6/20/14

A REPORT OF A HIT AND RUN DRIVER LED TO THE PURSUIT AND ARREST OF A KELSEYVILLE TEENAGER.

UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO AIRPORT PARK BOULEVARD TO INVESTIGATE THE REPORT OF A WHITE IMPALA THAT STRUCK TWO PARKED CARS THEN FLED NORTH. POLICE SPOTTED THE VEHICLE TRAVELING ON TALMAGE ROAD AND ATTEMPTED TO PULL THE DRIVER OVER. THE PURSUIT MOVED TO WAUGH LANE WHEN THE IMPALA STRUCK A SIGN AND WENT THROUGH A FENCE, FINALLY STOPPING. THE DRIVER, A 17 YEAR OLD FEMALE FROM KELSEYVILLE, RAN FROM THE VEHICLE BUT WAS QUICKLY APPREHENDED. SHE WAS BELLIGERENT AND RESISTIVE AND SPIT ON ONE OF THE OFFICERS. THE JUVENILE WAS ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING BATTERY ON A POLICE OFFICER.

FT BRAGG POLICE JOHN NAULTY WINS HEROES CONTEST (LAW) JB 6/20/14

A STATEWIDE HOMETOWN HEROES COMPETITION HOSTED BY TOYOTA/SAVEMART HAS BEEN WON BY FT BRAGG POLICE LIUTENANT JOHN NAULTY.

POLICE, FIREFIGHTERS, MILITARY PERSONNEL, FIRST RESPONDERS, AND TEACHERS FROM AROUND THE STATE WERE NOMINATED FOR THEIR ACTS OF BRAVERY AND SERVICE. LIEUTENANT NAULTY HAD CONFRONTED THE OREGON FUGITIVE WHO SHOT AND KILLED MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY RICKY DEL FIORENTINO ON MARCH 19 AND NAULTYS DAUGHTER, KAYLYNN, HAD NOMINATED HER DAD FOR HIS BRAVERY IN THAT TRAGIC EVENT. FOR WINNING THE CONTEST, NAULTY WILL WAVE THE STARTING FLAG AT THE TOYOTA/SAVEMART 350 THIS SUNDAY AND HE WILL ENJOY A FULL NASCAR WEEKEND.

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