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A flood warning in effect for the Navarro River still. As we reported last week, the National Weather Service in Eureka issued a FLOOD WARNING along with the State Department of Water Resources for the Navarro River At Navarro affecting Mendocino County. The river, as of yesterday was 16.7 feet. Flood stage is 23.0 feet which was expected over the weekend with a crest at near 30 feet expected Saturday.

The court of appeals has also affirmed a trespass grow of marijuana against a man from Santa Cruz. The Mendocino County Superior Court Judge awarded Maria and Ernesto Salazar more than a quarter million in damages against Ross Matejcek for trespassing on property in Covelo by taking land, water, and 225 trees for his pot garden. The man also ordered to remove a gate, fencing and irrigation lines, plus he has to restore an excavated hillside to its natural grade. The Court of Appeals agreed. The Salazars found the damage on their property back in 2010 and filed a civil suit in 2012 after paying for a survey at their vacation spot. The court found the property was bulldozed and they had water stolen for years. They had to hire a surveyor and lawyer to get relief.

Clearlake Police are finally at full staffing. Lake Co News reports it’s the first time in years they’ve had a full staff which comes after starting new programs and community outreach to find ways to improve service. The acting chief of the dept. presented an annual report to the city council last week. He recognized new hires and presented annual employee awards. There are two new K9 teams, Officer Mark Harden and “Zip” and Officer Travis Parson and “Bear.” There’s also a new traffic officer in town from Calistoga.

Three supervisorial seats in Lake County are up for grabs this June in the primary. Seats in Districts 1, 4 and 5 are up for election this year, they’re currently represented by Jim Comstock, Anthony Farrington and Rob Brown. The nomination period closed last Friday for races where an incumbent filed for reelection and this year, that was only in District 5. Brown did file for a fifth term, and will be challenged by a couple of newbies, Philip Reimers of Cobb and John Wesley Stoddard of Kelseyville. Comstock and Farrington didn’t file to run again so the nomination period for their seats has been extended until Wednesday at 5 p.m.

The Mendocino Community Health Clinic in Ukiah one of 3 dozen in the state that received federal awards for local substance abuse programs. The announcement last Friday from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In Ukiah, the clinic won $325,000 of $12.6 million the state received to fight prescription drug abuse. The HHS Health Resources and Services Administration is managing the funds and says the money will help California screen more patients for substance use disorders and connect them to treatment options.

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors is looking at money and Proposition 172 funding. The Daily Journal reports Supervisors Dan Hamburg and Dan Gjerde have been appointed to a special ad hoc committee to look into funds for fire districts and emergency medical services in Mendocino County. Fire districts were suing to get some of the Prop. 172 public safety funding, but the Acting County Counsel was able to block the measure in court. The board to take up the matter this week. And the county Executive Office is presenting its mid-year budget report at today’s meeting.

The state may loan Lake County money to abate six remaining commercial properties that were damaged by the Valley Fire. Debris is still sitting so the state may loan the money to the county to remove what’s left. Senator Mike McGuire says officials from CalOES met with county officials more than a month ago to discuss the situation and found they could get money from the state and pay the state back after the property owner pays the county.

The Community Development Department in Lake County looking to win approval to upgrade outdated permitting software. The agency will ask the Board of Supervisors if they can replace the current software which has been online since 1999 and has performance issues, cannot be updated and isn’t compatible with Windows 10. The Record Bee reports the most important aspect of replacing the software is it just can’t handle the amount of permits coming in from Valley Fire rebuilders. The proposed update will cost nearly 190-thousand dollars.

Police in Tennessee say a man they suspect of burglarizing a home told the homeowner he was actually there to save his wife, Taylor Swift. Police say they arrested Paul Herrin after the homeowner reported a disturbance, thinking the burglar was a tenant there to pay rent, but finding instead it was a stranger, who wedged their foot in the door and pushed his way through. The man arrested on aggravated burglary charges.

Police in a Texas town say a man wearing a Captain America costume’s on the run after a beauty store burglary. Police in Plano pouring over security footage showing the suspect and his accomplice stealing items from an ULTA Store. Cops say there’s been multiple burglaries at ULTA Salons which could be related. 2 suspects on the run, one in a plain ol’ black hoodie, the other in the Captain America hoodie with, camo cap, and red gloves.

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