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2 people have been arrested with more than 32 pounds of pot. The Sheriff’s Narcotics Task Force served a search warrant at a house in Kelseyville Tuesday and found Phillip Murphy and Cheryl Carr there. Murphy admitted he was growing marijuana on the property and he and Carr told police they thought they were following the county codes. Cops found processed pot, bulk shake and 4 firearms. The two arrested for the cultivation of marijuana and the possession of marijuana for sale. An additional charge of being in possession of a firearm while committing a felony may be added for both.

A man in Point Arena has been arrested after the report by a teenagers parent that the 15 year old met a 25 year old man online who got naked pictures of the girl. Police say Thessalonian Love met the teen on a social networking site and sent her sexually related messages while knowing her age. They say he traveled to Point Arena and tried to meet up with the girl but was arrested. Police say he had bus tickets to Southern California with him, confirming for them he was trying to get the teen to leave the area with him. He’s arrested for Distribution of Lewd Material, Intent to Commit a Lewd Act with Minor, Contact with a Minor for Sexual Offense, Child Pornography and Annoy or Molest of a Minor. He was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on $200,000.00 bail.

No injuries reported during an apparent gang related shooting in Ukiah. Police say gang members shot into a specific apartment on North State Street but there were 2 adults and 2 young kids inside at the time of the shooting. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office reports they’re unaware of a possible motive and continue to investigate. The sheriff’s office says it’s at least the second shooting of its kind in a month. 19-year-old Roman Elliott was killed outside an apartment complex on Observatory Avenue after being shot multiple times last month. And an 18-year-old man was also beaten and stabbed last Sunday at the Grace Hudson Elementary School soccer field in Ukiah.

A woman’s body has been found in Glenhaven. The CHP reports getting a report of a Jeep through a fence in a remote area. North Shore Fire and Lake County Sheriff’s Office went to the area and found the Jeep down a steep embankment below a dirt access road. They say it looked as though it had rolled several times before stopping against a tree. There was a woman’s body inside who’s been positively identified as 26 year old Noelle Anne Shofner. She was reported missing to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on October 31st. The Jeep also confirmed as what she was last seen driving. Her cause of death is pending an autopsy.

Ballots left to be counted in the Mendocino County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorders office. The clerk announced, as with any other election, there were still ballots left as part of the official canvass. Mendocino County had about 1200 Vote By Mail ballots left, including the review of 46 Provisional ballots. Since the new California State Law E+3, allowing ballots post marked on or before Election Day and received in the election office within 3 days after Election Day is allowed. They say there could be more ballots, but they don’t expect any numbers to change dramatically. By State law, the office has 28 days to complete the canvass.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors has rescinded its previous urgency housing ordinance since FEMA got to town and disaster relief organizations communication is clearer. The Community Development Director says the ordinance is no longer necessary, because Federal Emergency Management Agency — FEMA — has been operating under health and safety requirements for temporary housing just like the one the board had passed. Some homes damaged by the valley fire still have health hazards. The Health Services Department reports assessment checks on properties damaged by the Valley, Rocky, and Jerusalem fires are more than 60 percent complete.

Eight seats on school, water district and fire district boards have been chosen. Board races for Upper Lake Elementary School District Board, Clearlake Oaks County Water District Board and the Lake County Fire Protection District Board were on Tuesday’s ballot. The Lake County Registrar of Voters Office has tallied the preliminary results with Mel O’Meara and Ron Raetz reelected to the Upper Lake Elementary School District Board; Karl Hosier, Richard Kuehn and Dena Barron won open seats on the Clearlake Oaks County Water District Board; and three seats on the Lake County Fire Protection District Board taken by Bud Moore, Michael Dean and John Spriet.

A lawsuit’s been filed by the Coyote Valley Band of Pomo Indians and the Round Valley Band of Pomo Indians against the US Department of Transportation, the Federal Highways Commission, and Cal Trans and their agency directors regarding the Willits Bypass project. The lawsuit cites continued concerns about damage to archeological sites, cultural resources, and wetlands. The Willits News reports the suit alleging CalTrans violated the several protections and statutes by not adequately consulting with the tribes to protect cultural resources. The tribes want the work to stop until a Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is done along with an agreement about how cultural resources will be surveyed, protected, and managed; and they want to be paid for damage already done. CalTrans released a statement saying its followed the law.

The new John’s Place in Willits is a go. The City Council has voted in favor of the second application which has the restaurant next to the Veteran’s Building on N. Main Street. The council, acting as the city’s planning commission, barely approved the two year use permit for the bar in the old Suncycle building. There’s going to be a ban on live music though. During a public hearing in July, concerns were mentioned about late night noise. The last John’s place burned down.

An elementary school in Seattle gets nearly $12,000 in checks back after a garbage man finds the dough in the trash. KOMO-TV in Seattle reports ( ) a Waste Management employee was picking up some trash next to trash bins and saw several checks made out to Lawson Elementary. The Principal met up with the worker on his route and grabbed the money. It was from a PTA fundraising drive and the bag with the checks in it was accidentally dropped along the garbage truck’s route.


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