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A young woman from Lakeport has been killed in a car crash… the car she was in crashed into a power pole. The driver of the car a 19 year old has been arrested for DUI. The victim’s name had not been released over the holiday weekend, pending family notification. The driver’s been id’d as 21-year-old Nicholas Ivicevich of Lakeport. It happened Friday night around 10. Police say they don’t know how fast the driver was going when he lost control going around a curve and hit the utility pole. The victim was removed from the car and pronounced dead at a hospital. The driver arrested, he had major injuries too including broken ribs and a lacerated liver. The two were wearing seatbelts.

The Lakeport City Council says yes to the restructuring of the pension for public employees, the CalPERS program. The Lakeport Finance Director says it’s to stabilize a liability account and says they’ll save money thru the year 2040 with the new adjustment. The next payment of $265,000 for the next fiscal year. Payments change every year. It’s estimated next year will be as high as $600,000 and by 2021 the payment will bounce up to $857,000 before dropping to $486,000 the next year.

The end of the investigation into a fatal crash involving a FedEx semi and a tour bus near Orland. The crash last year in April on I-5 in an unincorporated area of Glenn County where 10 people were killed and 39 injured. The crash was caused by an unsafe turn according to the CHP report. They also report there may have been a medical condition with the bus driver, sleepiness or driver fatigue, but there’s no hard evidence of anything. The report says while the bus driver went around a curve, he allowed a tractor-trailer to drift into and through the No. 1 lane and he crossed then into the other lane of traffic without hitting the brakes or trying to steer away.

Firefighters along with a California Highway Patrol chopper have rescued a hiker who was hurt on the Table Rock Trail area in Napa County. Rescuers with Cal Fire/Napa County Fire from the Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit, Calistoga Fire Department, South Lake County Fire from Middletown and the CHP helicopter got the report of an injured hiker Friday and responded. They got the hiker out with the helicopter about ¾ of a mile from the start of the hiking trail. The hiker was plucked from the trail and taken by ambulance to an area hospital. No word on their condition as of today.

A Mendocino County sheriff’s deputy killed on the job has been remembered at a service in Washington D-C. Ricky Del Fiorentino has his name etched on the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in D.C. with about 20,000 other fallen officers from around the country. The service was part of National Police Week. The Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman went with a large group of people including the officer’s family and some other Sheriff’s Dept. employees. There was a candlelight vigil with as many as 3,000 attendees at the granite Memorial Wall. The National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service featured a speech by President Barack Obama honoring 131 officer deaths from around the nation in 2014.

Brooktrails city officials working on business at home. At their May 12 Board of Directors meeting, it was all about improved trail maps, an official donation policy, and fire mitigation. The board discussed how a group of area residents are working to record trails digitally. One resident has even offered to continue the work since he likes biking on the Brooktrails trails. There should eventually be digital and printed maps. The General Manager said water is fair with about 200 days of water remaining in reservoirs. They also talked about the money spent over the years on fire mitigation. The board president saying they may want to talk more about that subject in the future.

PG&E is going for a temporary, federal variance for the flows being released from Lake Pillsbury thru to the Potter Valley Water Project. A petition filed by the utility with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission because of concern the lake could drop below its target storage level of 10,000 acre feet. If so, that could damage the reservoir, causing high levels of turbidity in the river. The temporary variance has been in effect for about a week and goes thru Dec. 1st. A committee will meet twice monthly to monitor the lake.

An abalone diver has been killed on the northern Sonoma County coast. The Sonoma County sheriff’s office reports the man was diving with two other people in Salt Point State Park. They got a call to a diver in distress and a chopper was sent in. State parks lifeguards went to the man and performed CPR as the man was lifted to a nearby bluff but he was pronounced dead. State parks lifeguards and rangers, Cal Fire and Timber Cove firefighters and a Coast Life Support went to the distress call.

A woman in Massachusetts has written her own obituary to explain why Tom Brady is not involved in the "Deflategate" scandal. reports ( ) Patricia Shong who died Monday wrote that she not only enjoyed scrapbooking and her weekly card night and family. She said she also wanted to set the record straight, it goes on to say, quote "Brady is innocent!!"

A campaign worker in New Hampshire has been charged with a felony for writing a phony fake news release saying the opponent for a house seat dropped out of the race. The Attorney General says Carl Gibson was charged Friday with felony voter suppression and for distributing a false document, a misdemeanor. He told a local newspaper he might have had one too many beers before he sent the email out. He was working for the democratic candidate who lost in a special election. The Republican won, the demo who lost calling the election interference "absolutely reprehensible."

A fake killer whale’s being hauled into a town in Oregon to try to scare sea lions off. KING-TV in Washington state reports ( ) the life-size mock orca being brought in to help the city of Astoria with a sea lion problem. Hundreds of sea lions have taken over so boat owners can’t get to their slips.


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