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MENDOCINO COLLEGE OFFERING FALL COAST CLASSES (ED) JB 7/4/14

MENDOCINO COLLEGE WILL BE OFFERING CLASSES AT COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS MENDOCINO COAST EDUCATION CENTER IN THE FALL.

AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN COLLEGE OF THE REDWOODS PRESIDENT, KATHY SMITH AND MENDOCINO COLLEGE PRESIDENT ARTURO REYES WAS SIGNED RECENTLY ALLOWING THE COURSES TO BE TAUGHT AT THE CAMPUS IN FORT BRAGG. MENDOCINO COLLEGE WILL BE OFFERING A VARIETY OF BOTH FOR-CREDIT AND NON-CREDIT COURSES AND A FULL LISTING OF FALL CLASSES IN FORT BRAGG WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITE, WWW.MENDOCINO.EDU.

LAKE COUNTY ASSESSOR-RECORDER RUNOFF (GOV) JB 7/4/14

THE RACE IN LAKE COUNTY FOR ASSESSOR-RECORDER IS HEADING TO A RUNOFF IN NOVEMBER.

THE FINAL COUNT OF THE VOTES CAST IN THE LAST LAKE COUNTY ELECTION SHOWED THAT RICH FORD, THE TOP VOTE GETTER, FAILED TO MAINTAIN HIS EARLY MAJORITY VOTE. THE FINAL COUNT SHOWED FORD RECEIVING 49 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST, FORCING A RUNOFF WITH THE SECOND PLACE FINISHER, ATTORNEY SORHNA LI JORDAN. ALL OTHER RESULTS FROM THE JUNE 3RD ELECTION IN LAKE COUNTY REMAIN UNCHANGED AFTER THE FINAL COUNT.

UKIAH OUTBUILDING DESTROYED BY FIRE (LAW) JB 7/4/14

AN EXPLOSION AND FIRE NEAR LAKE MENDOCINO BURNED AN OUTBUILDING TO THE GROUND LATE WEDNESDAY.

UKIAH VALLEY FIRE AND CAL FIRE RESPONDED TO THE ROUGHLY 200 SQUARE FOOT OUTBUILDING THAT WAS LOCATED ON LAKE RIDGE DRIVE. CALLERS REPORTED THAT THE BLAZE STARTED WITH AN EXPLOSION. THE BUILDING WAS FULLY ENGULFED IN FLAMES WHEN FIREFIGHTERS ARRIVED AND A HOUSE ABOUT 100 FEET AWAY WAS THREATENED BY THE FIRE. THE FIREFIGHTERS HAD THE HOUSE PROTECTED AND THE BLAZE UNDER CONTROL AROUND MIDNIGHT.

AUDI CRASHED OFF OF HIGHWAY 101 NEAR BELL SPRINGS (LAW) JB 7/4/14

A REDWOOD VALLEY DRIVER WAS KILLED IN A CAR ACCIDENT NEAR BELL SPRINGS ROAD.

THE 2001 AUDI SEDAN BELONGING TO THE 28 YEAR OLD VICTIM WAS DISCOVERED OFF A STEEP EMBANKMENT ON HIGHWAY 101 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. CHP REPORTS STATE THAT THE CAR WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND WHEN IT SWERVED OFF THE ROAD AND DOWN THE EMBANKMENT, FINALLY SMASHING INTO A TREE. THE TIME AND DATE OF THE CRASH ARE UNKNOWN AT THIS TIME.

MAN BRANDISHES FIREARM AT PEOPLE IN UKIAH (LAW) JB 7/4/14

UKIAH POLICE ARREST A MAN WHO BRANDISHED A PISTOL AT WITNESSES.

OFFICERS RESPONDED TO ELM STREET LAST WEEK REGARDING A MALE SUBJECT WITH A FIREARM. WITNESSES REPORTED SEEING 24 YEAR OLD MASON MCGEE GOING THROUGH A PARKED CAR AND WHEN THEY CONFRONTED HIM, MCGEE DREW A SMALL BLACK SEMI AUTO PISTOL FROM HIS WAIST. MCGEE HELD THE WITNESSES AT BAY WHILE HE WALKED AWAY BUT HE WAS LOCATED IN THE AREA BY UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS. MCGEE WAS ARRESTED AND BOOKED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES INCLUDING FELON IS POSSESSION OF A FIREARM.

FRONTIER DAYS PARADE ROUTE AND DETOUR (PI) JB 7/4/14

THE WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ASKING FOR EVERYONES COOPERATION CONCERNING PARKING DOWNTOWN DURING FRONTIER DAYS.

NOW THAT FRONTIER DAYS HAS ARRIVED, THE WILLITS POLICE DEPARTMENT WOULD LIKE TO REMIND EVERYONE OF THE ANNUAL PARKING RESTRICTIONS SET IN PLACE ALONG THE FRONTIER DAYS PARADE ROUTE AND DETOUR ROUTE. NO PARKING SIGNS WILL BE POSTED EARLY IN THE MORNING ON THE 4TH AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL THE COMPLETION OF THE PARADE. ANY VEHICLE PARKED IN THE NO PARKING AREAS WILL BE SUBJECT TO TOWING.

FIREFIGHTERS GAINING GROUND ON THE BUTTS FIRE (LAW) JB 7/4/14

FIREFIGHTERS FROM AROUND THE STATE ARE GAINING GROUND ON THE BUTTS FIRE BURNING IN LAKE AND NAPA COUNTIES.

THE MASSIVE BLAZE, WHICH STARTED ON JULY 1ST, HAS NOW BURNED MORE THAN 4300 ACRES. TOTAL FIRE PERSONNEL NOW TOTAL NEARLY 3000 PEOPLE WITH OVER 120 ENGINES AND 60 CREWS. CAL FIRE HAS UPGRADE THE STATUS OF CONTAINMENT OF THE FIRE TO 45 PERCENT AND THE RESIDENTS DISPLACED FROM BERRYESSA ESTATES DUE TO EVACUATION FROM THE FIRE WERE ALLOWED TO RETURN HOME YESTERDAY.

COOS BAY MAN DIES IN ATV ACCIDENT IN LAYTONVILLE (LAW) JB 7/4/14

AN ATV ACCIDENT IN LAYTONVILLE CLAIMED THE LIFE OF AN OREGON MAN ON TUESDAY.

THE 33 YEAR MAN FROM COOS BAY, OREGON, WAS RIDING AN ALL TERRAIN VEHICLE ON A PRIVATE ROAD IN LAYTONVILLE WHEN THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED. CHP REPORTS STATE THAT THE MAN WAS NOT WEARING A HELMET AT THE TIME OF THE ACCIDENT AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE APPEARS TO BE A FACTOR IN THE CAUSE OF THE COLLISION. THE MANS IDENTITY HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET BY THE AUTHORITIES PENDING THE NOTIFICATION OF HIS FAMILY.

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