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MISSING BOY FOUND AFTER TWO NIGHTS IN FOREST (LAW) JB 10/7/14

A 16 YEAR OLD WILLITS BOY WAS FOUND YESTERDAY AFTER BEING LOST IN THE MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST FOR NEARLY TWO DAYS.

KRISTOPHER NOVO WAS MILDLY DEHYDRATED BUT OTHERWISE HEALTHY WHEN SEARCHERS LOCATED HIM AROUND 12:45 MONDAY AFTERNOON. HE HAD BEEN HUNTING WITH FAMILY MEMBERS IN A REMOTE AREA OFF MCCOY RIDGE ROAD WHEN WE BECAME SEPARATED FROM THE GROUP ON SATURDAY. A SEARCH TEAM INCLUDING PERSONNEL FROM MARIN, LAKE, CONTRA COSTA, AND HUMBOLDT COUNTIES LOCATED THE BOY NEAR THE EEL RIVER, APPROXIMATELY 15 MILES FROM WHERE HE HAD BEEN LAST SEEN.

HEAD ON COLLISION RESULTS IN MAJOR INJURIES (LAW) JB 10/7/14

AT LEAST ONE PERSON SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION ON HIGHWAY 29 FRIDAY MORNING.

THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED NEAR BUTTS CANYON ROAD ON HIGHWAY 29 WHEN 59-YEAR-OLD ANGEL VILLALOBOS AND HIS TWO PASSENGERS COLLIDED WITH 56 YEAR OLD JEFFREY STORY. VILLALOBOS WAS ATTEMPTING TO TURN LEFT ON BUTTS CANYON ROAD WHEN THE TWO VEHICLES STRUCK HEAD-ON. 56-YEAR-OLD MIGUEL VILLALOBOS SUFFERED A BROKEN VERTEBRAE, BROKEN RIBS, AND A FRACTURED STERNUM AND BOTH HE AND ANGEL WERE TRANSPORTED BY REACH TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH IS STILL UNKNOWN.

JUDGE PROVIDES QUESTIONS FOR MEASURE N PARTIES (LAW) JB 10/7/14

THE JUDGE PRESIDING OVER THE FEDERAL MEASURE N LAWSUIT HAS PROVIDED QUESTIONS FOR BOTH PARTIES.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT, IN ADVANCE OF MONDAYS HEARING, JUDGE THELTON HENDERSON HAS ISSUED A LIST OF QUESTIONS FOR BOTH PLAINTIFFS AND DEFENDANTS TO CONSIDER IN THE FEDERAL CASE. HENDERSON REQUESTED THAT BOTH PARTIES COME PREPARED TO ADDRESS THE QUESTIONS ON MONDAY WHEN THE COURT WILL HEAR THE PLAINTIFFS MOTION FOR A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION. HIS SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR THE PLAINTIFFS AND SIX FOR THE DEFENDANTS FOLLOW THE FILING OF THE DEFENSES RESPONSE TO THE PLAINTIFFS COMPLAINT AND A MOTION TO DISMISS THE COMPLAINT IN ITS ENTIRETY.

ST MARYS LAUNCHES RECYCLING PROGRAM (ED/EVR) JB 10/7/14

ST MARYS SCHOOL HAS LAUNCHED A NEWLY EXPANDED RECYCLING AND REUSE PROGRAM ON ITS CAMPUS.

ST MARYS STUDENT COUNCIL MEMBERS, ALONG WITH CUSTODIAN JIM WERNER HAVE LAUNCHED THE NO TRASH TALKING CAMPAIGN ON THE SCHOOL CAMPUS, WITH THE GOAL OF HAVING PERFECTLY CLEAN LUNCH TABLES BY RECYCLING EVERY PIECE OF LITTER. THE COUNCIL ALSO DECIDED TO ELIMINATE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES ON CAMPUS, SAVING MORE THAN 2000 OF THE PLASTIC BOTTLES FROM ENDING UP IN LANDFILLS. ST MARYS WAS RECENTLY AWARDED A CERTIFICATE OF APPRECIATION BY THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL FOR ITS OUTSTANDING DEDICATION TO REDUCING WASTE AND PROMOTING RECYCLING THROUGH EDUCATION AND DAILY PRACTICES.

ADAM SPRINGS WELL CONTAMINATED WITH E. COLI (EVR) JB 10/7/14

THE WELL OF THE ADAMS SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM IN COBB HAS BEEN CONTAMINATED WITH E. COLI AND COLIFORM BACTERIA.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT, ACCORDING TO THE COBB AREA WATER GENERAL MANAGER, THE WELL WAS CLOSED IMMEDIATELY LAST WINTER AFTER THE CONTAMINATION WAS FOUND AND CANNOT BE USED AGAIN UNTIL MITIGATION IS COMPLETE, WHICH MAKE TAKE SEVERAL YEARS. THE CAUSE OF THE CONTAMINATION IS CURRENTLY UNKNOWN AND THE DISTRICT IS CONDUCTING TESTS TO DISCOVER THEIR ORIGINS. UNTIL THE CONTAMINATION IS MITIGATED, THE 77 CUSTOMERS OF THE ADAMS SPRINGS WATER SYSTEM HAVE BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE COBB AREA WATER SYSTEM.

ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON IN LITTLE RIVER (LAW) JB 10/7/14

AN ARGUMENT IN LITTLE RIVER LED TO THE ARREST OF A WOMAN FOR ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

DEPUTIES FROM THE MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE RESPONDED SUNDAY TO A RESIDENCE ON HEADLANDS DRIVE IN LITTLE RIVER TO THE REPORT OF A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE INCIDENT. UPON ARRIVAL, DEPUTIES LEARNED THAT 72 YEAR OLD ELAINE MATTHEWS HAD SLAPPED AND POKED A KNIFE AT THE CHEST OF HER COHABITATING BOYFRIEND DURING AN ARGUMENT. DEPUTIES NOTICED EVIDENCE OF INJURIES THAT CORROBORATED THE BOYFRIENDS CLAIM. MATTHEWS WAS ARRESTED FOR FELONY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND ASSAULT WITH A DEADLY WEAPON.

SMALL FIRES NEAR KELSEYVILLE, LOWER LAKE (LAW) JB 10/7/14

THANKS TO FAST RESPONSES ON MONDAY, FIREFIGHTERS QUICKLY CONTAINED TWO WILDLAND FIRES NEAR KELSEYVILLE AND LOWER LAKE.

THE FIRST FIRE, LOCATED NEAR HIGHWAY 175 AND WILDCAT ROAD, WAS REPORTED AT 10 AM AND BURNED ABOUT A QUARTER ACRE AS FIREFIGHTERS HAD TO CONTEND WITH DOWNED POWER LINES WHILE FIGHTING THE BLAZE. THE SECOND FIRE, REPORTED JUST AFTER 1 PM, WAS LOCATED IN THE AREA OF NOBLE RANCH ROAD AND ROCKY TRAIL NEAR LOWER LAKE. FIREFIGHTERS FROM LAKE COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT AND CAL FIRE WERE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE BLAZE WITHIN AN HOUR, HOLDING ITS SIZE TO AN ACRE AND A HALF. INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING INTO THE CAUSE OF BOTH FIRES.

TEMPORARY DETOUR TO MENDOCINO WOODLANDS (TR) JB 10/7/14

THERE IS A TEMPORARY DETOUR FROM TRAVELERS HEADING TO THE MENDOCINO WOODLANDS.

STARTING THIS WEEK, ACCESS WITHIN JACKSON DEMONSTRATION STATE FOREST ON ROAD 700 IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO ALL UNAUTHORIZED MOTOR VEHICLE TRAFFIC. AS ROAD 700 IS THE PRIMARY ACCESS ROAD TO THE MENDOCINO WOODLANDS STATE PARK, AN ALTERNATE ROUTE HAS BEEN DESIGNATED VIA JDSF ROAD 720. THIS IS A TEMPORARY CLOSURE FOR PUBLIC SAFETY WHILE A ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IS CONDUCTED ON ROAD 700. THE WORK IS EXPECTED TO TAKE TWO WEEKS, AND THE AREA REOPENED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17.

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