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The 3rd annual Día de los Muertos celebration at Mendocino College. The event a week from Weds, October 28, from 4-8 pm in the Lowery Student Center. Día de los Muertos started in Mexico about the 16th century and is celebrated nowadays all over the world to remember and pay homage to family and friends who have died, and to encourage their spiritual journey. For more information call (707) 468-3115.

A man wanted for an assault at a Safeway store has turned himself in. Police in Fort Bragg say Mario Sanchez came to police headquarters on an arrest warrant connected to the September 5th incident. He’s been booked into jail on several charges including, Felony Assault, Participation in a Criminal Street Gang, Criminal Conspiracy, Child Endangerment and Contributing to the Delinquency of Minor Victims.

A man in Cloverdale is going to prison for five years for drunk driving, causing a major crash on Highway 12 in April. Court papers say it’s Francisco Delgado’s 3rd DUI. He previously pleaded no contest to a DUI crash, causing great bodily injury, the crash breaking another man’s foot. Another driver called to report Delgado was driving the wrong way. Police say the guy seemed drunk and his blood alcohol level was 0.13, nearly twice the legal limit. He had charges against him at the time for another DUI and a misdemeanor DUI conviction on his record from May 2009.

The Dept. of Fish and Wildlife says more deer roadkill or the animals being killed by cars can be blamed on a couple things, deer rut and the nearing time change. Agency biologist Scott Koller says there are more deer carcasses littering roads, but the activity is common this time of year. It’s deer breeding season, or the annual deer rut, when male deer, or bucks, are out trying to get females.

Folks with horses and other large animals still looking for help after the Valley fire can reach out to a North Coast nonprofit.
Sonoma Action for Equine Rescue, or SAFER is helping those who need feed for their large animals and livestock. The founder of SAFER says they have a lot of hay and feed coming and plenty of other supplies. They’re reaching out to the public thru social media, fliers at places like animal hospitals and outreach to others around the state. SAFER in Mendocino and Lake counties is also known as North Counties Horse Rescue.

The Big Valley Rancheria has donated 10k dollars to victims of the Valley fire. The Big Valley Rancheria Business Committee and Tribal Administrator presented a check for $10,000 to the Middletown Rancheria. The money came from the tribe’s charitable donation fund which goes to help support the community throughout the year. Nearly 40 Middletown Rancheria tribal members, employees of the Twin Pine Casino and St. Helena Brewing Co., and other community members had losses after the fire.

A teen driver is ok after hitting a logging truck on Highway 20. The CHP reports the 17-year-old from Mendocino driving a 2001 Toyota Corolla east on Hwy. 20 near Fort Bragg Friday afternoon when he lost control around a curve. He swerved to the other side of the highway and hit the logging truck then overturned on the shoulder of the highway. No one was injured in the crash. The CHP says they don’t think alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.

A man in Fort Bragg’s been arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty after accidentally dragging his own dog behind his car. Police say the man was arrested at a Starbucks last week after someone saw the dog being dragged behind a vehicle. When police arrived they saw the driver was visibly distraught. He told police he tied the dog to the tow hitch while it was parked so he could feed it, then drove off, forgetting the dog was tied. The dog had small abrasions on its feet. The driver, though, arrested on suspicion of animal cruelty, driving on a suspended license and for a warrant from Santa Cruz County.

A man in Hopland recovering from an assault. Police get a call last Thursday to the Hopland Band of Pomo Indian’s casino after the victim came inside looking for help. Cal Fire reports the man had multiple cuts and was in and out of consciousness when they found him at the Sho-Ka-Wah casino. Ukiah police said they didn’t know who attacked the man or if reports that a hatchet was used were true. The Sheriff’s Office is investigating.

A woman in Clarksburg, West VA has been arrested for DUI after police say she hit six other cars. She identified herself to an officer as “Hell on Wheels.” Amanda Alleman was arrested Friday for several charges including aggravated driving while under the influence, striking an unattended vehicle and having no insurance. Her blood-alcohol content was measured at 0.20 percent.

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