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UKIAH CITY COUNCIL ELECTION RESULTS (GOV) JB 11/5/14

AFTER YESTERDAYS GENERAL ELECTION, THE VOTERS IN UKIAH HAVE SPOKEN AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE IS TO BE A CHANGING OF THE GUARD IN THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL.

WITH 100 PERCENT OF THE 35 PRECINCTS REPORTING IN LAST NIGHT, THREE NEW MEMBERS OF UKIAH CITY COUNCIL HAVE BEEN CHOSEN. JIM O. BROWN WAS THE TOP VOTE GETTER, RECEIVING 20.42 PERCENT OF VOTES CAST. KEVIN DOBLE RECEIVED 17.11 PERCENT WITH MAUREEN MO MULHEREN RIGHT BEHIND HIM WITH 15.91 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST. INCUMBENT AND CURRENT UKIAH MAYOR, PHIL BALDWIN, RECEIVED 13.47 OF THE VOTES, PUTTING HIM JUST OUT OF THE TOP THREE POSITIONS. RESULTS OF LAST NIGHTS ELECTION WILL BE CERTIFIED AT THE COMPLETION OF THE OFFICIAL CANVASS.

PROPOSITION VOTES FOLLOW STATE RESULTS (GOV) JB 11/5/14

THE LOCAL RESULTS FOR THE STATEWIDE PROPOSITIONS ON YESTERDAYS BALLOT FOLLOW THE VOTING TRENDS ACROSS THE STATE.

PROPOSITION 1, AUTHORIZING OVER $7.5 BILLION IN BONDS FOR STATE WATER SUPPLY INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS, PASSED STATEWIDE WITH A RESOUNDING 66.8 PERCENT YES VOTE, WITH A 54.28 PERCENT YES VOTE LOCALLY. PROPOSITION 2, THE STATE BUDGET STABILIZATION AMENDMENT, ALSO PASSED WITH A STRONG 68.7 PERCENT YES VOTE STATEWIDE WITH 62.13 YES VOTES LOCALLY. PROPOSITION 45, THE HEALTHCARE INSURANCE RATE CHANGE INITIATIVE, WAS DEFEATED STATEWIDE WITH A 59.8 PERCENT NO VOTE AND A 53.03 PERCENT NO VOTE LOCALLY. PROP 46, REQUIRING DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTS FOR DOCTORS AND INCREASING MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE LAWSUIT AWARDS WAS ALSO DEFEATED WITH A 67.2 NO VOTE STATEWIDE AND 67 PERCENT LOCAL NO VOTE. PROP 47, REQUIRING MISDEMEANOR OFFENSES INSTEAD OF FELONIES FOR CERTAIN DRUG AND PROPERTY OFFENSES PASSED WITH 58.5 PERCENT YES VOTES STATEWIDE AND A SOUND 69.83 LOCAL YES VOTES. AND PROP 48, THE INDIAN GAMING REFERENDUM, WAS DEFEATED WITH A 60.9 PERCENT NO VOTE STATEWIDE AND A NEARLY MATCHING 60.93 LOCAL NO VOTE. LOCALLY, MEASURE P, EXTENDING THE HALF PERCENT SALES TAX TO HELP FUND LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES, PASSED WITH A RESOUNDING 74.54 PERCENT YES VOTE AND MEASURE S, THE ANTI-FRACKING ORDINANCE, PASSED WITH A 67.18 PERCENT YES VOTE.

SUSPECTED DRUG DEALERS LEAD POLICE ON CHASE (LAW) JB 11/5/14

TWO BAY AREA MEN WERE ARRESTED SATURDAY FOR ALLEGED DRUG POSSESSION AFTER LEADING OFFICERS ON A HIGH- SPEED CHASE.

UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS FIRST RESPONDED TO A REPORTED FIGHT AT AN ADDRESS ON WABASH AVENUE AROUND MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY AND LEARNED THE SUSPECTS HAD FLED IN A GRAY PICK-UP TRUCK. OFFICERS SPOTTED THE TRUCK ON SOUTH STATE STREET, BUT THE SUSPECTS FLED AND A HIGH-SPEED PURSUIT ENSUED WITH THE TRUCK REACHING SPEEDS OF 80MPH, CROSSING INTO ONCOMING TRAFFIC AND RUNNING SEVERAL STOPLIGHTS. THE DRIVER ATTEMPTED ENTER SOUTHBOUND HIGHWAY 101 BUT LOST CONTROL, FISHTAILING, AND TWICE HITTING A PURSUING POLICE CAR. THE SUSPECTS, 39 YEAR OLD JACOB SILVERMAN AND 41 YEAR OLD DANNY RAMOS FLED ON FOOT BUT WERE SOON APPREHENDED. DURING THE PURSUIT, RAMOS HAD TOSSED A BAG OUT OF THE TRUCK CONTAINING TWO POUNDS OF POT AND TWO OUNCES OF METH AND BOTH SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED AND BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION RESULTS (GOV) JB 11/5/14

AFTER IT WAS ALL SAID AND DONE AT YESTERDAYS ELECTION, GOVERNOR JERRY BROWN WILL REMAIN IN OFFICE FOR ANOTHER TERM.

THE GOVERNOR INCUMBENT RECEIVED 58.7 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST ACROSS THE STATE, DEFEATING NEEL KASHKARI. LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOME ALSO RETAINED HIS POSITION IN OFFICE, RECEIVING 55.9 PERCENT OF THE VOTES AND DEFEATING RON NEHRING. IN A BACK AND FORTH RACE ALL NIGHT LONG FOR SECRETARY OF STATE, ALEX PADILLA DEFEATED PETE PETERSON WITH 52.5 PERCENT OF THE VOTES. BETTY YEE WILL REMAIN AS STATE CONTROLLER, JOHN CHIANG AS TREASURER, AND KAMALA HARRIS RETAINS HER POSITION AS STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL, ALL DEFEATING THEIR OPPONENTS IN LAST NIGHTS ELECTION. LOCALLY, WARREN GALLETTI DEFEATED PAUL JOENS-POULTON FOR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND TOM WOODHOUSE DEFEATED HOLLY MADRIGAL FOR THE POSITION OF 3RD DISTRICT SUPERVISOR.

LAKE COUNTY ELECTION RESULTS (GOV) JB 11/5/14

VOTERS IN LAKE COUNTY DEFEATED TWO MARIJUANA MEASURES AND MADE THEIR CHOICES FOR TWO NEW MEMBERS OF THE CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL.

IN THE RACE OF THE TWO OPEN SEATS ON THE CLEARLAKE CITY COUNCIL, BRUNO SABATIER WAS THE TOP VOTE GETTER, RECEIVING 25.7 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST. RUSSEL PERDOCK TOOK THE SECOND SPOT WITH 20.4 PERCENT. TWO NEW MEMBERS OF THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL WERE ALSO CHOSEN WITH MIREYA GEHRING TURNER AND STACY MATTINA BOTH RECEIVING 37.5 PERCENT OF THE VOTES, WHILE MICHAEL BALLENTINE RECEIVED ONLY 25 PERCENT. MEASURE O, THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL ACT WAS DEFEATED WITH 63.5 PERCENT NO VOTES AND MEASURE P, THE FREEDOM TO GROW AND USE NATURAL PLANTS MEASURE ALSO SAW DEFEAT, RECEIVING 68 PERCENT NO VOTES. MEASURE R, THE HALF PERCENT SALES TAX IN CLEARLAKE TO PROVIDE FUNDS TO HELP CITYWIDE CLEANUP AND IMPROVEMENT PASSED WITH A 53.3 PERCENT YES VOTE AND MEASURE S, THE HALF PERCENT HEALTHY LAKE SALES TAX ALSO PASSED WITH A 63 PERCENT YES VOTE. MEASURE T, THE LAKEPORT UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOND MEASURE PASSED WITH A SOLID 64.2 PERCENT OF THE VOTES CAST IN LAST NIGHTS ELECTION.

ARCHAEOLOGY SERVICES APPROVED BY LAKE BOARD (GOV) JB 11/5/14

AN AGREEMENT FOR ARCHAEOLOGICAL SERVICES FOR THE COLE CREEK BRIDGE REPLACEMENT WAS APPROVED BY THE LAKE COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT THE AGREEMENT, WHICH TOTALS $219,000, WITH BERKELEY-BASED PACIFIC LEGACY, INC. WILL INCLUDE THE COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF ANY MATERIALS FOUND DURING THE CONSTRUCTION PHASE OF THE PROJECT. THE COUNTY ANTICIPATED A NEED FOR SUCH SERVICES AS THE STRUCTURE IS CURRENTLY SITTING ON A KNOWN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE. IN ADDITION TO NATIONAL OBLIGATIONS, THE PROJECT HAD TO MEET STATE AND TRIBAL RULES, AS WELL. THE CONTRACT WILL PAY FOR THE SERVICES OF A LITHIC SPECIALIST, ARCHAEOLOGICAL TECHNICIANS, A PALEOBOTANIST, AS WELL AS VARIOUS SUPERVISORS. THE BOARD APPROVED THE CONTRACT WITH A 4-0 VOTE.

WILLITS WOMANS DEATH CALLED SUSPICIOUS (LAW) JB 11/4/14

THE DEATH OF A WILLITS WOMAN OVER THE WEEKEND IS BEING CALLED SUSPICIOUS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

THE WILLITS NEWS REPORTED THAT MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES ARE TREATING THE SATURDAY MORNING DEATH OF 25 YEAR OLD KAYLA CHESSER AS A SUSPICIOUS DEATH. SHERIFFS DETECTIVES HAVE BEEN INVESTIGATING THIS CASE AROUND THE CLOCK SINCE MEDICS WERE CALLED TO A BROOKTRAILS RESIDENCE AT 6 AM SATURDAY FOR CHESSER, WHO WAS PRONOUNCED DEAD AT THE SCENE. SEVERAL HOURS LATER, CHP RESPONDED TO A HIGH SPEED CRASH OF A PICKUP TRUCK ON HIGHWAY 162 THAT WAS TRAVELING AT 100 MPH BEFORE PLUNGING DOWN A CLIFF INTO THE EEL RIVER. IT HAS BEEN CONFIRMED THAT THE DRIVER OF THE TRUCK, WHO SURVIVED THE CRASH, WAS WITH KAYLA CHESSER AT THE TIME OF HER DEATH. THE INVESTIGATION IS UNDER WAY AND NO ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

CALFIRE LIFTS BURN BAN, LAKE COUNTY BAN REMAINS (LAW) JB 11/4/14

CAL FIRE HAS LIFTED THE BURN BAN IN SEVERAL NORTH BAY COUNTIES.

THE SONOMA-LAKE-NAPA UNIT OF CAL FIRE STATED THAT IT HAS LIFTED THE BURN BAN EFFECTIVE THIS WEEK, HOWEVER THE LEAD AIR QUALITY OFFICIAL IN LAKE COUNTY STATED THAT THE BAN FOR LAKE COUNTY REMAINS IN PLACE. WHILE THE BAN HAS BEEN LIFTED IN THE STATE RESPONSIBILITY AREAS IN SONOMA, NAPA, YOLO, SOLANO, AND COLUSA COUNTIES, CAL FIRE ACKNOWLEDGED THAT THE BAN IS STILL IN EFFECT IN LAKE COUNTY AND RESIDENTS ARE PROHIBITED FROM BURNING UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE 2014 DECLARED FIRE SEASON. DESPITE THE COOLER, WETTER WEATHER, CAL FIRE STRESSES EXTRA CAUTION GIVEN THE CURRENT DROUGHT CONDITIONS.

COUNTERFEIT $100 BILLS PASSING TESTS (LAW) JB 11/4/14

A NEW COUNTERFEIT $100 BILL HAS BEEN DISCOVERED MAKING ITS APPEARANCE IN LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTY.

A SIGNIFICANT JUMP IN THE NUMBER OF COUNTERFEIT BILLS RECEIVED WAS REPORTED BY THE KONOCTI VISTA CASINO LAST THURSDAY. THE BOGUS $100 BILLS ARE VERY SOPHISTICATED, PASSING BOTH PEN TESTS AND CASH SCANNERS BUT THE COLOR OF THE BILL CAN BE SMUDGED IF WIPED WITH AN ALCOHOL WIPE SHEET. OFFICIALS ADVISE PEOPLE TO LOOK OUT FOR BILLS WITH A 2006 DATE AND SERIAL LETTERS EB. WHILE THE BILLS DO HAVE THE CORRECT STRIPE, THE WATERMARK OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN LOOKS YOUNGER THAN ON REAL BILLS.

LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL CONSIDERS PACE PROGRAM (GOV) JB 11/4/14

A PROGRAM TO ASSIST PROPERTY OWNERS WITH MAKING EFFICIENT ENERGY AND WATER UPGRADES IS BEING CONSIDERED BY THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCIL.

THE COUNCIL WILL CONSIDER AUTHORIZING THE CALIFORNIA ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY TO OFFER ITS PACE, OR PROPERTY ASSESSED CLEAN ENERGY PROGRAM TO THE CITY. THE PROGRAM, THROUGH FIGTREE ENERGY FINANCING, ALLOWS HOMEOWNERS TO INSTALL ENERGY AND WATER EFFICIENCY UPGRADES TO THEIR HOMES PAID FOR INITIALLY THROUGH BOND SALES. THE BONDS ARE SECURED TO THE HOMEOWNERS PROPERTY AND ARE PAID BACK THROUGH A VOLUNTARY CONTRACTUAL ASSESSMENT TOGETHER WITH THEIR PROPERTY TAXES.

OIL COMPANIES SPEND MILLIONS FOR FRACKING (EVR/ECN) JB 11/4/14

THREE COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA WILL DECIDE TODAY WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW THE CONTROVERSIAL PRACTICE OF FRACKING FOR OIL.

MENDOCINO COUNTY, ALONG WITH SAN BENITO AND SANTA BARBARA COUNTIES, WILL MAKE THEIR CHOICE TODAY WHETHER OR NOT TO ALLOW LARGE OIL COMPANIES TO UTILIZE FRACKING METHODS TO EXTRACT OIL WITHIN THEIR COUNTYS BORDERS. SEVERAL MAJOR OIL COMPANIES, INCLUDING CHEVRON, HAVE SPENT $7.7 MILLION TO DEFEAT ANTI-FRACKING CAMPAIGNS AND GOVERNOR BROWN HAS ALLOWED FRACKING TO CONTINUE WHILE CREATING NEW REGULATIONS AND LAUNCHING A STUDY OF ITS POTENTIAL DANGERS. THE PROPOSED BAN IN MENDOCINO COUNTY STATES THAT UNCONVENTIONAL FOSSIL FUEL EXTRACTION THREATENS CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE COUNTYS RESIDENTS.

MEASURE N PLAINTIFFS SEEK MONETARY DAMAGES (LAW) JB 1/4/14

THE NINE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CURRENT FEDERAL MEASURE N CASE HAVE FILED FOR MONETARY DAMAGES AGAINST THE DEFENDANTS IN THE CASE.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT AFTER A SAN FRANCISCO FEDERAL COURT GRANTED A PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION AGAINST LAKE COUNTY OFFICIALS FROM MAKING ALLEGED WARRANTLESS RAIDS ON MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS PROPERTY, THE NINE PLAINTIFFS IN THE CASE HAVE FILED TORT CLAIMS TOTALING $621,000 IN MONETARY DAMAGES. THE CLAIMANTS SEEK MONETARY DAMAGES RANGING FROM $59,000 TO $125,000 TO COMPENSATE THEM FOR THEIR PROPERTY THAT WAS REPORTEDLY DESTROYED UNLAWFULLY, AS WELL AS PUNITIVE DAMAGES INTENDED TO DETER THE DEFENDANTS FROM ENGAGING IN SIMILAR CONDUCT. THE DATE FOR A COURT HEARING TO CONSIDER SUCH DAMAGES HAS NOT BEEN SET YET.

LITTLE RIVER AIRPORT STUDIED FOR REPAIRS (GOV/TR) JB 11/4/14

A CONSULTING CONTRACT TO STUDY THE LITTLE RIVER AIRPORT FOR NEEDED REPAIRS HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

AT ITS MEETING LAST MONTH, THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AWARDED THE $92,150 CONTRACT TO MEAD AND HUNT OF SANTA ROSA FOR THE DESIGN AND PLANNING OF REPAIRS TO THE TAXIWAYS AND SOUTH APRON AT THE LITTLE RIVER AIRPORT. BIDS WILL BE SENT OUT FOR AIRPORT CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS IN THE SPRING, IF MONEY IS AVAILABLE. THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS WILL ALSO SEEK GRANT MONEY FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION TO FUND THE PLANNED REPAIRS. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT WORK COULD BEGIN NEXT YEAR, BUT IT IS MORE LIKELY TO COMMENCE IN 2016.

VOTERS CAN CHECK IN ON MAIL IN BALLOTS (GOV/PI) JB 11/4/14

MENDOCINO COUNTY VOTERS WHO HAVE MAILED IN THEIR BALLOTS CAN CHECK AND SEE IF THEY HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AND COUNTED.

ACCORDING TO THE COUNTY CLERK-RECORDER, VOTERS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY CAN CHECK ON THE STATUS OF THEIR MAIL-IN BALLOTS BY VISITING THE COUNTY WEBSITE AT WWW.CO.MENDOCINO.CA.US, CHOOSING DEPTS, ASSESSOR-COUNTY CLERK, ELECTIONS, AND GO TO VOTE BY MAIL (ABSENTEE) STATUS. THE WEBSITE IS UPDATED DAILY WITH THE CURRENT ELECTION INFORMATION. VOTERS WITH ANY QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS WITH THE SITE CAN CONTACT THE COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE AT 234-6819.

MENDO COUNTY PREPARES FOR TUESDAYS ELECTION (GOV) JB 11/3/14

THIS YEARS GENERAL ELECTION COMMENCES TOMORROW AND VOTERS ACROSS MENDOCINO COUNTY ARE PREPARING TO CAST THEIR VOTES.

ALTHOUGH THE ELECTION OFFICIALLY STARTS TOMORROW MORNING, VOTERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTY HAVE BEEN SUBMITTING MAIL-IN BALLOTS FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW. SO FAR, 9,929 MAIL-IN BALLOTS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED BY THE COUNTY OFFICE AND THE MENDOCINO COUNTY CLERK STATED THAT AT LEAST 72 PERCENT OF VOTERS IN MENDOCINO COUNTY CAST THEIR VOTES BY MAIL. THE NUMBER OF VOTERS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE IN THE COUNTY IS JUST OVER 64,000, HOWEVER, ONLY 47,164 OF THE THOSE ELIGIBLE ARE ACTUALLY REGISTERED TO VOTE.

ATTEMPTED MURDER CHARGED IN CAR CRASH (LAW) JB 11/3/14

A WOMAN WHO DROVE HER CAR OFF A CLIFF IN OCTOBER HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH THE ATTEMPTED MURDER OF HER TWO CHILDREN.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WERE SUMMONED TO THE SCENE OF A POSSIBLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 1 IN WESTPORT ON OCTOBER 3 AT THE REQUEST OF THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL. DEPUTIES LEARNED THAT A RESPONDING CHP OFFICER HAD CONTACTED THE DRIVER, 35 YEAR OLD ATHENA RENEE DOYLE, AND RECEIVED INFORMATION THAT SHE HAD INTENTIONALLY DRIVEN HER CAR OFF THE ROAD AND DOWN A 300 FEET CLIFF. DOYLE AND HER TWO CHILDREN, AGES 2 AND 4 SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN THE CRASH. A FELONY WARRANT WAS ISSUED FOR DOYLE LAST WEEK AND SHE WAS ARRESTED IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY ON TWO COUNTS OF ATTEMPTED MURDER.

CITY COUNCIL GETS UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE PROJECT (GOV) JB 11/3/14

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON THE PROPOSED NEW MENDOCINO COUNTY COURTHOUSE PROJECT.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT THOUGH THE STATES ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE COURTS HAS NOT OFFICIALLY PURCHASED THE PROPERTY, THE LIKELY SITE FOR THE $100 MILLION-PLUS BUILDING IS ABOUT 4 ACRES NEAR THE UKIAH RAILROAD DEPOT AND THE INTERSECTION OF HOSPITAL DRIVE AND PERKINS STREET. THE CITY WANTS TO ENSURE THAT THE PLANS ARE COMPATIBLE WITH TRAIL BEING CONSTRUCTED NEAR THE RAILROAD TRACKS BETWEEN GOBBI STREET AND CLARA AVENUE. IF THE PROJECT MOVES FORWARD AS PLANNED, CONSTRUCTION ON THE NEW COURTHOUSE MAY BEGIN IN 2017.

CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS NOW AVAILABLE. (PI) JB 11/3/14

MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST CHRISTMAS TREE PERMITS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR THE 2014 HOLIDAY SEASON.

THE U.S. FOREST SERVICE ANNOUNCED ON FRIDAY THAT PERMITS FOR CUTTING CHRISTMAS TREES IN THE MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE. PERMITS ARE $10 PER TREE AND THERE IS A LIMIT OF ONE PERMIT PER HOUSEHOLD. PERMIT HOLDERS SHOULD BE AWARE THAT STATE AND FEDERAL QUARANTINES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF SUDDEN OAK DEATH ARE IN EFFECT IN LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES AND TREES MAY ONLY BE TRANSPORTED INTO OTHER S.O.D QUARANTINE AREAS. PERMIT HOLDERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO CUT AND REMOVE THEIR TREES ANY DAY OF THE WEEK ONLY IN AUTHORIZED AREAS OF THE MENDOCINO NATIONAL FOREST.

WINTER HOMELESS SHELTER PROPOSED IN UKIAH (GOV) JB 11/3/14

THE UKIAH CITY COUNCIL IS SCHEDULED TO CONSIDER A REQUEST TO PROVIDE HALF THE FUNDING NEEDED TO OPERATE A WINTER HOMELESS SHELTER BEGINNING IN DECEMBER.

THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL REPORTED THAT THE FORD STREET PROJECT IS PROPOSING TO OPERATE AN EMERGENCY HOMELESS SHELTER FOR THE UPCOMING COLD AND WET MONTHS AT A COST OF $52,400 FOR FOUR MONTHS. THE COUNTY HAS REPORTEDLY AGREED TO CONSIDER HALF OF THE NECESSARY FUNDS IF THE CITY PROVIDES THE OTHER HALF. ACCORDING TO THE SHELTER PROPOSAL PREPARED BY THE FORD STREET PROJECT, THE SHELTER WOULD OPERATE FOR FOUR MONTHS BEGINNING DECEMBER 1, AND WOULD PROVIDE BEDS FOR 50 CLIENTS.

COVELO MAN INVOLVED IN HIGH SPEED PURSUIT (LAW) JB 11/3/14

A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT OF A COVELO MAN LEADS TO HIS ARREST ON MULTIPLE FELONY CHARGES.

MENDOCINO COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTIES WERE PATROLLING AN AREA OF HIGHWAY 162 IN COVELO LAST WEEK WHEN THEY WITNESSED A VEHICLE WITH A BROKEN WINDSHIELD DRIVING RECKLESSLY. THE VEHICLE FAILED TO STOP FOR DEPUTIES AND LED THE DEPUTIES IN A HIGH SPEED PURSUIT THROUGH THE STREETS OF COVELO REACHING SPEEDS OF 70 MILES AN HOUR. THE PURSUIT ENDED WHEN THE DRIVER, 19 YEAR OLD HARLAN WILLIAMS OF COVELO, CRASHED THE VEHICLE THROUGH A FENCE LEADING TO AN OPEN FIELD ON AIRPORT ROAD. AFTER TRYING TO FLEE ON FOOT, WILLIAMS WAS APPREHENDED BY DEPUTIES AND FOUND TO BE ON FELONY PROBATION WITH A WARRANT FOR HIS ARREST. WILLIAMS WAS BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL.

HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE MAN DISAPPEARS (LAW) JB 11/3/14

LAKE COUNTY LAW ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DISAPPEARANCE OF A HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE MAN REPORTED MISSING LAST WEEK.

ACCORDING TO A STATEMENT FROM HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION OFFICIALS, GUILLERMO FIGEROA WAS FIRST REPORTED MISSING A WEEK AGO SUNDAY. FIGEROA HAD BEEN VISITING A FRIEND IN CLEARLAKE AND TELEPHONED HIS WIFE THAT HE WAS COMING HOME BUT HE NEVER ARRIVED. CLEARLAKE POLICE OFFICERS FOUND AN ABANDONED CAR REGISTERED TO FIGEROA IN THE VICINITY OF BURNS VALLEY ROAD. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ABOUT FIGEROA OR HIS WHEREABOUTS IS ASKED TO CALL THE CLEARLAKE POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 994-8251.

PARKS ASSOCIATION RECEIVES FIELD TRIP GRANT (ED) JB 1/3/14

THE MENDOCINO AREA PARKS ASSOCIATION WAS AWARDED A GRANT TO PROVIDE SCHOOL FIELD TRIPS TO THE STANDISH-HICKEY STATE RECREATION AREA.

THE GRANT OF $5,000 WAS AWARDED TO THE MENDOCINO AREA PARKS ASSOCIATION BY SAN FRANCISCO BASED SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE AS PART OF AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM THAT WAS CREATED IN 2000 TO HELP PROVIDE REDWOOD FOREST EDUCATION. SAVE THE REDWOODS LEAGUE, THIS YEAR, HAS AWARDED OVER $106,000 IN GRANT MONEY AS PART OF THE PROGRAM, INCLUDING A TOTAL OF SEVEN GRANTS TO HUMBOLDT AND SONOMA COUNTIES FOR FIELD TRIPS, INTERNSHIPS AND OUTDOOR CLASSROOMS.

CALVIN HARRIS W/JOHN NEWMAN-BLAME

ED SHEERAN-DON’T

JESSIE J W/ARIANA GRANDE & NICKI MINAJ-BANG BANG

MAROON 5-ANIMALS

TAYLOR SWIFT-SHAKE IT OFF

TOVE LO-HABITS

ALESSO W/TOVE LO-HEROES (WE COULD BE)

ARIANA GRANDE & THE WEEKEND-LOVE ME HARDER

FERGIE-L.A. LOVE (LA LA)

GWEN STEFANI-BABY DON’T LIE

JASON DERULO-TRUMPETS

MARY LAMBERT-SECRETS

MR PROBZ-WAVES

NICK JONAS-JEALOUS

NICO & VINZ-IN YOUR ARMS

ONE DIRECTION-STEAL MY GIRL

PITBULL W/JOHN RYAN-FIREBALL

SAM SMITH-I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE

CHARLI XCX-BREAK THE RULES

DAVID GUETTA W/SAM SMITH-DANGEROUS

FALL OUT BOY-CENTURIES

HOZIER-TAKE ME TO CHURCH

IGGY AZALEA W/M0-BEG FOR IT

KENDRICK LAMAR-I

BEBE REXHA-I CAN’T STOP DRINKING ABOUT YOU

CHRIS BROWN W/USHER & RICK ROSS-NEW FLAME

ELLA HENDERSON-GHOST

JESSIE J W/2 CHAINZ-BURNIN’ UP

MEGHAN TRAINOR-LIPS ARE MOVIN

TREY SONGZ W/NICKI MINAJ-TOUCHIN, LOVIN