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SOME OBAMA-CARE MEMBERS SWITCHED TO MEDI-CAL(ECN) JB 12/31/14

CERTAIN COVERED CALIFORNIA MEDICAL INSURANCE SUBSCRIBERS WILL SOON BE SWITCHED TO MEDI-CAL.

ACCORDING TO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, LOWER INCOME COVERED CALIFORNIA SUBSCRIBERS COULD SEE THEIR INSURANCE CHANGE AS EARLY AS TODAY. THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHOS INCOME WAS REDUCED DURING THE INSURANCE RENEWAL PROCESS WILL BE DROPPED FROM THE COVERED CALIFORNIA PLAN AND WILL BE NOTIFIED THAT THEY ARE LIKELY ELIGIBLE FOR MEDI-CAL COVERAGE. A SPOKESMAN FOR COVERED CALIFORNIA SAYS THAT THE COVERAGE DROP IS ATTRIBUTED TO THE YEARLY ADJUSTMENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVELS.

CALPELLA MAN ARRESTED WITH WEAPONS IN CAR (LAW) JB 12/31/14

A REPORT OF VEHICLE BURGLARIES IN UKIAH LEADS TO THE ARREST OF A CALPELLA MAN ON WEAPONS CHARGES.

UKIAH POLICE OFFICERS RESPONDED TO THE UKIAH STADIUM SIX LATE IN THE EVENING ON SUNDAY TO THE REPORT OF SOMEONE BREAKING INTO VEHICLES. AN ARRIVING OFFICER NOTICED A SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE PARKED AT A NEARBY MOTEL. UPON CONTACT BY THE OFFICER, ONE OF THE PASSENGERS REFUSED TO COMPLY WITH THE OFFICERS COMMANDS AND TRIED TO PUSH PAST HIM TO EXIT THE VEHICLE. THE SUSPECT, 35 YEAR OLD JOSE PEREDIA OF CALPELLA, HAD TO BE TASED BY OFFICERS AND WAS ARRESTED. OFFICERS DISCOVERED A KNIFE AND A SAWED-OFF SHOTGUN IN THE CAR WHERE PEREDIA, A CONVICTED FELON, HAD BEEN SITTING AND HE WAS BOOKED INTO THE MENDOCINO COUNTY JAIL ON MULTIPLE CHARGES.

CLEARLAKE SKULL LINKED TO MISSING PERSON (LAW) JB 12/31/14

A SKULL FOUND BY A DOG IN CLEARLAKE IN NOVEMBER HAS BEEN LINKED TO A MISSING PERSONS CASE IN HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE.

THE PARTIAL REMAINS OF A DECEASED PERSON DISCOVERED NEAR A RESIDENCE ON OLEANDER STREET IN CLEARLAKE IN LATE NOVEMBER HAVE BEEN POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS A MISSING HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE MAN. THE REMAINS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS THAT OF 36-YEAR-OLD GUILLERMO FIGUEROA, REPORTED MISSING ON OCTOBER 27. CLEARLAKE POLICE AND THE LAKE COUNTY SHERIFFS OFFICE HAVE CONDUCTED A JOINT INVESTIGATION INTO FIGUEROAS DISAPPEARANCE FOR SEVERAL MONTHS AND THE CASE IS NOW BEING TREATED AS A HOMICIDE.

LAKEPORT COUNCIL CONSIDERS LIBRARY PARK DOCKS (GOV) JB 12/31/14

THE PURCHASE OF NEW DOCKS FOR LIBRARY PARK WILL BE CONSIDERED AT THE LAKEPORT CITY COUNCILS MEETING NEXT WEEK.

OVER THE PAST YEAR, LAKEPORT CITY STAFF HAVE BEEN RESEARCHING THE REPLACEMENT OF THE AGING DOCKS AT LIBRARY PARK. AT NEXT WEDNESDAYS MEETING COUNCIL MEMBERS WILL CONSIDER GIVING THE GO-AHEAD TO THE CITY MANAGER TO SIGN A $226,000 PURCHASE ORDER FOR NEARLY 300 FEET OF NEW DOCK INCLUDING A 24 FOOT GANGWAY, AN AMOUNT UNDER THE $250,000 INCLUDED IN ITS 2014-15 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET FOR SUCH A PROJECT. EARLIER IN YEAR, THE AMOUNT ANTICIPATED BY THE CITY FOR THE PROJECT HAD BEEN AS MUCH AS $800,000.

CLEARLAKE OAKS MAN INJURED IN HWY 29 CRASH (LAW) JB 12/31/14

A CLEARLAKE OAKS MAN SUFFERED MAJOR INJURIES IN A TWO VEHICLE ACCIDENT ON HIGHWAY 29 MONDAY EVENING.

ACCORDING TO CHP REPORTS, 25 YEAR OLD DANIEL GRAHAM WAS DRIVING A 1991 MAZDA MIATA ON HIGHWAY 29 IN NAPA COUNTY WHEN HE FAILED TO MAINTAIN HIS LANE IN A SWEEPING LEFT CURVE. GRAHAM CROSSED INTO THE SOUTHBOUND LANES WHERE IS CAR STRUCK A 2001 GMC YUKON DRIVEN BY 56 YEAR OLD KEVIN LEE OF SANTA ROSA, CAUSING MAJOR DAMAGE TO THE MIATA. GRAHAM SUSTAINED MAJOR INJURIES IN THE CRASH AND WAS FLOWN BY REACH AIR AMBULANCE TO SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.

HVLA CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS STALLED (ECN) JB 12/31/14

TALKS BETWEEN THE HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION AND GOLF COURSE EMPLOYEES HAVE HIT A STAND STILL.

THE RECORD BEE REPORTED THAT CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE HIDDEN VALLEY LAKE ASSOCIATION AND A UNION REPRESENTING THE COMMUNITYS GOLF COURSE EMPLOYEES CONTINUE TO SIT IN A HOLDING PATTERN TWO MONTHS AFTER THE PREVIOUS CONTRACT EXPIRED. HOWEVER, DESPITE THE UNIONS FEARS THE EMPLOYEES WOULD BE LOCKED OUT WHEN THE CONTRACT EXPIRED ON OCTOBER 31, THE ASSOCIATION IS CONTINUING TO OPERATE UNDER THE PAST CONTRACTS GUIDELINES UNTIL A NEW AGREEMENT CAN BE REACHED. NEW DATES FOR NEGOTIATIONS HAVE YET TO BE ANNOUNCED BY EITHER PARTY.

ARBOR YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER AWARDED GRANTS (ECN) JB 12/31/14

THE ARBOR YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER WAS RECENTLY AWARDED TWO LARGE GRANTS TO CONTINUE PROVIDING EMPLOYMENT SKILLS TO LOCAL TEENS.

AFTER BEING INITIALLY DENIED A GRANT REQUEST IN 2010, THE ARBOR YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR TWO SUBSTANTIAL LONG TERM GRANTS. THE CENTER WILL RECEIVE $200,000 PER YEAR FOR THREE YEARS FROM THE WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT AND $125,000 PER YEAR FOR FIVE YEARS FROM THE DRUG-FREE COMMUNITIES SUPPORT PROGRAM. THE ARBOR YOUTH RESOURCE CENTER PROVIDES YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SKILLS AND SUPPORT, INCLUDING LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, JOB PLACEMENTS AND CAREER EXPLORATION FOR AREA YOUTH AGES 14-21 TO HELP THEM WORK TOWARDS GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

CHP MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD IN EFFECT (LAW) JB 12/31/14

THE CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL IS URGING MOTORISTS TO START THE NEW YEAR SAFELY BY CELEBRATING RESPONSIBLY.

CALIFORNIA HIGHWAY PATROL OFFICERS WILL OUT IN FORCE DURING THE NEW YEARS WEEKEND AS PART OF A MAXIMUM ENFORCEMENT PERIOD WHICH BEGINS AT 6PM TONIGHT AND CONTINUES UNTIL MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 4. DURING 2013S NEW YEARS ENFORCEMENT PERIOD, 14 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN COLLISIONS ACROSS THE STATE AND MORE THAN 450 PEOPLE WERE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE. IF YOUR NEW YEARS PLANS INCLUDE ALCOHOL, PLEASE MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE AND DESIGNATE A DRIVER BEFORE THE CELEBRATION BEGINS.

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