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A comedy show for the recovering. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Mendocino County Adult Drug Court there will be a comedy show with Mark Lundholm at Ukiah High School on Sunday, May 14th. The Daily Journal reports Lundholm is a world renowned performer who had been a homeless criminal and mental patient himself. He’s performed across the 50 states and in 10 countries. The Mendocino County Adult Drug Court started 20 years ago organized by several locals with an interest in bringing down the high incarceration rate.

The Mendocino County board of supervisors are considering the future of Animal Care Services. The Daily Journal reports the board’s been getting updates from staff about shelter services potentially being contracted out. Staff is supposed to present the board with some short and long-term strategies tomorrow on how to improve animal care services, which included shelter operations, management and improvements. The newspaper reports some residents say they feel contracting with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation is the best choice, but the county and the foundation couldn’t come to an agreement. A committee put together for the purpose of figuring out what to do has recommended “alternative means” to improve the shelter.

The yearly Clearlake Cleanup Day had a couple hundred show up to volunteer. The Record Bee reports the day was coordinated with Clearlake Waste Solutions, Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake, the Anderson Marsh Interpretive Association and several volunteers. They all went out and picked up litter and cleaned up some illegal dumping. They concentrated on the areas around Pomo School, Old Highway 53, Cache Creek, and between 18th Avenue and Konocti Education Center. The paper reports about 180 volunteers collected 220 yards of waste at 31 tons. Plus 160 tires were taken away and 5 yards of e-waste were collected.

New trees planted at the new Memorial Grove in the Westside Community Park in Clearlake. About 20 volunteers came out and planted twelve evergreen English oaks in the grove in memory of folks who were selected by those who donated to the project. It’s south of the Jane Barnes Field sign went you go into the parking lot. There’s a tile mosaic sign designed and installed by a local artist with the names of those being memorialized. One of those being remembered is a local who was on a humanitarian mission and was killed in Iraq. The grove will be done this fall. Bricks are available to buy at $100 each. For more information,

It’s that time of year again, the Lake County Farmers’ Finest certified farmers’ market is opening. The market at Steele Wines in Kelseyville. The market opens tomorrow morning, plus there’s a Saturday market starting May 7th. Both are open from 8:30 am to noon. The Lake County Farmers’ Finest markets accept Cal-Fresh/EBT and Market Match which doubles dollars allowing Cal-Fresh recipients to get fresh local produce.

It looks like Don Saylor’s campaign for State Assembly is leading the pack. As far as money goes, Saylor has almost $100,000 available cash-on hand for the second reporting period of the year ending on April 23rd. His closest opponent, Dan Wolk had almost $42,000 in debt, with $70,000 cash-on-hand and Cecilia Aguiar-Curry reported $13,450 or so in debt with less than $12,000 in available cash-on-hand. Saylor previously had the most cash on hand too.

An order that mandates water conservation could be totally lifted by a lot of the state. That from the City of Ukiah’s Director of Water and Sewer. The Daily Journal reports the State Water Resources Control Board held a hearing in Sacramento with testimony from different water interests regarding the conservation mandate and if the state should continue it. The agency says they need to do a lot more evaluation and analysis before recommending any changes to the emergency regulations.

The memorial service for the deputy who drowned after being pulled into the ocean has been held with hundreds in attendance. Deputy Jacob Steely’s memorial Saturday at Don Owens Stadium had local and regional law enforcement and fire agencies out and a line of police dogs as Steely was a canine handler. Steely was a father of five and in law enforcement for nine years, working in the Lakeport Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office last. He was with his family April 18th at Mendocino Headlands State Park when he and his 11-year-old son went into the ocean. The boy is fine.

An Indian tribe in Cloverdale has their official notice from the federal government its request for a reservation has been approved. It’s another hurdle overcome in the work to develop a casino in Sonoma County. The Cloverdale Rancheria of Pomo Indians may have a fight on their hands though with locals that includes the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors. The county announced Friday it was going to review its legal options. A tribal spokesman says the Cloverdale Rancheria leaders see it as a quote “massive step forward” for economic development of their new homeland. They have plans too for a massive casino-resort complex, to include a 244-room hotel and a convention and entertainment center priced at $320 million.

A rescued 60-pound English bulldog the winner of the Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University. Vincent won the opening night of Drake Relays, a track and field event that’s being held at the Drake Stadium in Iowa. Vincent is a brown-and-white puppy who now will be the meet’s mascot. Runners-up were Meatball and Daffodil who get to be alternates for the Drake Relays if Vincent can’t fulfill his duties which include photo shoots and an introduction at Saturday’s opening ceremony.

The green water in the Ketchikan Creek in Alaska caused a stir, but was found to be a prank. The Ketchikan Daily News reports the non-toxic dye was dumped in the water last Wednesday. The police dept. has spoken with the responsible party but says he’s not being arrested or cited. They say the guy used plumbing dye and thought it would be funny. Ketchikan Fire, police and some residents were concerned, but later found the substance was harmless, not a potential environmental disaster.

The deadline to apply to be in the Grand Jury in Mendocino County has been extended. The Chair of the selection committee says they’ve pushed the deadline to submit applications to May 27th, with the Grand Jury to be sworn in June 24th. 19 members of the Grand Jury serve for a year and investigate the operations of county, city and district governments; provide civil oversight of local government departments and agencies; and respond to citizen complaints. They set their own agenda and schedule for meetings. They do a lot of their work in small committees so there’s a flexible work schedule and meeting locations. You get $25 per full panel meeting, $10 a committee meeting and committee attendance at public meetings. For more info, (707) 467-6437

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