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A mistrial has been declared in the double-murder trial of a Lake County man. After almost a month of testimony in the case against Jason Arreaga for the shooting deaths of Harley Hammers and Angel Tully, the jury informed the judge Friday after a week of deliberations, they were deadlocked. Arreaga was being tried for first degree murder; the jury deadlocked at nine voting guilty and three not guilty. The judge declared a mistrial and dismissed the jury. The Record Bee reports a new trial has been set for December 14.

A Lower Lake man’s been arrested on suspicion of DUI for a crash on Hwy 29. The CHP’s Clear Lake Area office says Kyle Pearce was arrested after the wreck around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. Police say he rolled his SUV and had to be cut out of it. Lake County News reports the SUV caught fire and started a brush fire which burned about a quarter-acre of the hillside. CHP says Pearce was wearing a seat belt but had to be flown to a hospital with serious injuries after he was arrested.

The Lake Area Rotary Club Fire Relief Fund is offering grants to businesses affected by this summer’s fires. They say the goal is to get store front, agriculture and home businesses back into operation or prevent them from closing down due to losses from the fires. Lake County News reports those losses can be either economic or physical and the grants of up to $2,000 will be made based on need. You can get the application online at the Lake Area Rotary Club website which is www.larca5130.org . They are also accepting donations.

A mountain lion has been hit by a car and killed in Forestville. The state Fish and Wildlife service reports the male cougar was reported dead in the road by an anonymous caller. A warden went to find the dead animal which they report weighed between 85 to 100 pounds and looked like it had been healthy before being struck. The agency says the animals are killed on roadways in Calif. on average about once a week. The state Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates California having between 4,000 and 6,000 mountain lions.

A man believed to have been involved in a robbery of Bank of the West in Clearlake has been arrested in Michigan. Clearlake Police report former New York resident Samuel Campbell is suspected of being one of two people who robbed the bank in July at gunpoint. Campbell was arrested by the FBI after an investigation by Clearlake police with the FBI. Campbell to be extradited to California.

Fences have to be replaced to many farms and ranches affected by the Valley Fire. The Lake County Farm Bureau says it’s hard to tell exactly how much fencing needs replacing. Since many animals have gone home after evacuation, residents are being challenged to put up enclosures and make chicken coops quick enough, before winter. The farm bureau’s working with Redwood Credit Union to deliver funds for transitional fencing to keep animals safe. The Lake County Fire Victims Fund has gone way above the initial goal of $500,000. The Press Democrat and the office of state Sen. Mike McGuire working to get the word out about the fund in its early days which now sits at almost $2.1 million pledged. So money from the fund can be used for fencing which apparently has a quick approval process. Those who qualify, get their money to spend at local businesses for hardware, lumber and seed suppliers to purchase materials.

Those who want more solar power in California are spreading the word. P,G&E has proposed changes to savings and credit for solar customers returning power to the grid. Stakeholders are fighting for notice after the state’s three major utilities submitted proposals to the California Public Utilities Commission which would drive up solar costs for new customers.

Residents in Potter Valley have a school bond measure on the next ballot. If it wins, that means property owners will pay $60 for every $100,000 of the assessed value of their property so schools can be upgraded, including school buildings, playgrounds and parking lots. The Potter Valley interim school superintendent says they’re hoping to pull in about $3 million for a 30-year payback. The money wouldn’t be available, if the item passes, until the spring of 2016.

More light’s been shed on the new Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act that’s been signed into law by the Gov. Jerry Brown. The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors had a presentation by a legislative advocate Monday night to hear the details of the new law before it goes into effect in January. North Coast legislators, Sen. Mike McGuire of Healdsburg and Assemblyman Jim Wood, also of Healdsburg, worked on 2 of the 3 bills that passed. Each municipality in the state has until next March to enact a local cultivation ordinance to regulate or ban medical marijuana. Licenses for those who provide medical marijuana services aren’t required until Jan. 1st of 2018.

2 cars toasted after accidentally being set on fire. Ukiah Valley Fire Authority out at the fire on Fairway Avenue, a neighbor called yesterday afternoon after seeing smoke. Fire officials say there was some charring to the home’s porch. Apparently someone living in the home had used some jumper cables to charge batteries between his two vehicles, a Jeep and a Toyota RAV4. Later he used a leaf blower and noticed smoke and flames. The man and his family were outside when firefighters got there.

A new survey shows Californians have a favorite candy they like for Halloween. The survey by Influenster, a social media site for shoppers showed Life Savers the fave amongst trick-or-treaters. 40,000 site users asked about their favorite candy. In Oregon, responders said Candy corn but Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups got the most of all votes across the country.

A man has been arrested twice in a day for going into a middle school then into a daycare center, demanding he be allowed to sing Justin Bieber. D’laontie Lee Lewis was arrested after the middle school was placed on lockdown. Dunbar police say they found a small amount of marijuana on the guy then took him to the hospital. He was charged with disorderly conduct and trespassing after leaving the hospital and going to the daycare and trying to do it all over again. He was then readmitted to the same hospital.

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