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MOTHER CHARGED IN DEATH OF INFANT (LAW) JB 3/5/15

CHARGES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED AGAINST THE MOTHER OF AN INFANT FOUND DEAD NEAR THE SACRAMENTO RIVER.

THE YOLO COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY ANNOUNCED THAT 23 YEAR OLD SAMANTHA GREEN OF WOODLAND HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND ABUSING OR ENDANGERING THE HEALTH OF A CHILD AS SHE FACED HER FIRST COURT APPEARANCE ON WEDNESDAY. SHE WAS ARRESTED SATURDAY IN CONNECTION WITH THE DEATH OF HER 2 WEEK OLD SON, JUSTICE REES. THE CHARGES ALSO INCLUDE AN ENHANCEMENT FOR INFLICTING GREAT BODILY INJURY ON A CHILD UNDER AGE 5 DURING THE COMMISSION OF A FELONY.

STREAMS CLOSING TO SALMON, STEELHEAD FISHING (EVR/LAW) JB 3/5/15

ANGLERS ARE BEING MADE AWARE OF NEW REGULATION CHANGES FOR SPORT FISHING IN RIVERS ON THE NORTH COAST.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE IS REMINDING ANGLERS THAT SPORT FISHING REGULATION CHANGES HAVE GONE INTO EFFECT FOR COASTAL STREAMS IN MENDOCINO, SONOMA AND MARIN COUNTIES. LOW FLOW CLOSURES ON AREA STREAMS WILL BE IN EFFECT UNTIL APRIL 30, BASED ON GAUGES ON THE NAVARRO, GUALALA AND RUSSIAN RIVERS. THE RIVERS AND THEIR TRIBUTARY STREAMS WILL BE CLOSED TO FISHING WHEN STREAM CONDITIONS FALL BELOW THEIR MINIMUM FLOW LEVELS. ANGLERS ARE ENCOURAGED TO CONTACT THE DFW FOR UP TO DATE RIVER CLOSURE INFORMATION BEFORE TAKING TO THE RIVERS.

MENDOCINO SUPPORTS LAST CHANCE BYPASS (TR) JB 3/5/15

MENDOCINO COUNTY HAS NOW JOINED THE EFFORT FOR AN ALTERNATE ROUTE ALONG HIGHWAY 101 AROUND LAST CHANCE GRADE NEAR CRESCENT CITY.

THE MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS APPROVED A LETTER OF SUPPORT TO THE DEL NORTE COUNTY LAST CHANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE CHAIR. HE AND TWO DEL NORTE COUNTY SUPERVISORS VISITED MENDOCINO TUESDAY MORNING THANKING THE BOARD FOR THEIR PROACTIVE POSITION. DEL NORTE COUNTY NOW HAS 35 LETTERS OF SUPPORT FROM VARIOUS CITIES, COUNTIES AND RANCHERIA TRIBES. DEL NORTE SUPERVISOR ROGER GITLIN SAYS THE COUNTY WILL PRESENT THOSE LETTERS AT A LATER DATE TO CAL TRANS AND THE DEL NORTE COUNTY LOCAL TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION.

LAKE COUNTY TO GET $900K IN FLOOD FUNDS (GOV) JB 3/5/15

GOVERNOR BROWN HAS PROCLAIMED A STATE OF EMERGENCY IN LAKE COUNTY FROM THE DECEMBER STORMS, GARNERING THE COUNTY NEARLY $1 MILLION FOR REPAIRS.

ACCORDING TO THE LAKE COUNTY NEWS, THE COUNTY OF LAKE AND THE CITIES OF CLEARLAKE AND LAKEPORT ARE SET TO RECEIVE MORE THAN $900,000 IN EMERGENCY FUNDING AS A RESULT OF A PROCLAMATION ISSUED BY THE GOVERNOR ON MONDAY. THE DECEMBER STORM BROUGHT HEAVY RAINS, STRONG WINDS AND FLOODING THAT RESULTED IN OVER $4 MILLION IN DAMAGES, INCLUDING DAMAGE TO SODA BAY ROAD IN KELSEYVILLE AND THE HILL ROAD EAST LANDSLIDE IN NORTH LAKEPORT. THE FUNDING WILL ALLOW LAKE COUNTY TO RECOVER SOME OF THE COSTS OF THE NUMEROUS CLEANUP AND REPAIR PROJECTS CONDUCTED AS A RESULT OF THE STORM.

LUCERNE PAIR ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES (LAW) JB 3/5/15

TWO RESIDENTS OF LUCERNE WERE ARRESTED ON DRUG CHARGES IN CALISTOGA OVER THE WEEKEND

A NAPA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPUTY PATROLLING IN CALISTOGA STOPPED TO CONDUCT A WELFARE CHECK ON A VEHICLE ON LAKE COUNTY HIGHWAY AT ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON PARK LATE SATURDAY NIGHT. THE DEPUTY FOUND THE OCCUPANTS, 43-YEAR-OLD GEORGE SHANNON WAGNER AND 26-YEAR-OLD BRIANNA ALLEN, BOTH SHOWING SIGNS OF BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE. A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE YIELDED FIVE OUNCES OF SUSPECTED METHAMPHETAMINE. BOTH WAGNER AND ALLEN WERE ARRESTED ON MULTIPLE CHARGES AND BOOKED INTO THE NAPA COUNTY JAIL.

OFFICIALS WARN OF AN EARLY MOSQUITO HATCH (EVR) JB 3/5/15

OFFICIALS ON THE NORTH COAST ARE WARNING OF A POTENTIAL EARLY MOSQUITO HATCH THIS YEAR.

THE PRESS DEMOCRAT REPORTED THAT AGGRESSIVE AND POTENTIALLY DISEASE-CARRYING MOSQUITOES ARE HATCHING AHEAD OF SCHEDULE AND IN GREATER NUMBERS IN SEVERAL COUNTIES, PROMPTING OFFICIALS TO ISSUE EARLY PLEAS FOR THE PUBLIC TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAINST GETTING BIT. OFFICIALS WITH THE LOCAL VECTOR CONTROL DISTRICTS SAY THEYVE DETECTED LARVAE OF THE MOSQUITO THAT CARRIES WEST NILE VIRUS ABOUT A MONTH AHEAD OF SCHEDULE, POSSIBLY SIGNALING THE EARLIER ARRIVAL OF THE DISEASE IN THE AREA. LAST YEAR, ADULT MOSQUITOES CARRYING THE VIRUS WERE FIRST DETECTED IN MAY. WEST NILE OUTBREAKS IN PEOPLE LIVING ON THE NORTH COAST REMAIN RELATIVELY RARE, WITH ONLY EIGHT REPORTED CASES IN MARIN, SONOMA, LAKE AND MENDOCINO COUNTIES IN THE PAST EIGHT YEARS.

LAWMAKERS TINKER WITH PROPOSITION 47 (GOV/LAW) JB 3/5/15

STATE LAWMAKERS HAVE BEGUN TINKERING WITH RECENTLY APPROVED PROPOSITION 47 IN AN EFFORT TO AID LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS.

FOUR MONTHS AFTER CALIFORNIA VOTERS LOWERED PENALTIES FOR CERTAIN CRIMES, STATE LAWMAKERS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS ARE LINING UP WITH PROPOSALS TO REPEAL PORTIONS OF THE NEW LAW THAT THEY SAY HAVE CREATED UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, SUCH AS REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DNA SAMPLES TAKEN FROM SUSPECTS. PROPOSITION 47 HAS BEEN A RINGING SUCCESS IN EASING PUNISHMENTS FOR DRUG CRIMES AND THINNING CROWDED JAILS. BUT POLICE SAY IT ALSO HAS CONTRIBUTED TO A RISE IN PROPERTY CRIMES, TO A DECREASE IN THE NUMBER OF DRUG USERS GETTING THE TREATMENT THEY NEED AND TO LOWERING THE DETERRENT FOR STEALING GUNS OR POSSESSING DATE-RAPE DRUGS. SEVERAL ASSEMBLY BILLS DESIGNED TO REVERSE PARTS OF PROPOSITION 47 ARE BEING INTRODUCED THIS WEEK AHEAD OF FRIDAYS LEGISLATIVE DEADLINE FOR CONSIDERATION.

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