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Hazardous sea conditions have the second day of searching for an Oakland man unsuccessful. David Tan Le disappeared Monday while abalone diving at Moat Creek Beach. So far the search has only be done from shore and air due to rough seas, but the Mendocino County Sheriff Volunteer Search and Rescue members helped the search assisted by maritime wardens of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Besides SCUBA divers, searchers examined the area from the bluffs with binoculars, and a DFW vessel assisted in the efforts. Le was not found before the search was suspended again due to hazardous seas. The search will resume this morning.

A Clearlake man’s been hurt and arrested for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed chase ending in the suspect crashing into a garage. The CHP reports Ramos De Jesus was driving on the shoulder of Old Highway 53 at Lakeshore Drive so an officer tried stopping him. The officers says De Jesus took off at a high rate of speed, losing control on Hwy 53 at Park Street and slamming a city traffic control sign, a backyard fence and a guy wire (which severed a telephone pole) before crashing into a garage where they say he hit a car and a boat. De Jesus had to be airlifted to Queen of the Valley Hospital in Napa. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and felony evading.

The Fire Family Foundation has made a $60,000 donation to help Lake County fire survivors. The charitable arm of the Firefighters First Credit Union, the Foundation provides help to those affected by fire-related disasters throughout California. Lake County News reports along with their previous donation of $80,000, they’ve now given a total of $140,000 locally for care, counseling, housing and community support. The foundation works with Mendo Lake Credit Union, Redwood Credit Union, the California Credit Union League and local Lake County leaders to identify the greatest needs and make the money available. Officials say among those getting assistance in this round of funding are the Middletown Unified School District, Pine Summit Recreation and Social Club to keep the community pool going, and the Cobb Mountain Lions Relief Center.

A Sheriff’s Deputy in Kern County has been arrested twice in two days. Officer Gideon Allday is facing multiple charges including public intoxication, spousal abuse and child cruelty. He was arrested last week after a call to his house to break up a fight after just getting out of jail the day before for being drunk on duty in court. He was then arrested on suspicion of spousal abuse, drug possession, and willful cruelty to a child. He’s been put on paid administrative leave.

Visit Calif. Reports for the 6th year in a row, travel spending in the state’s gone up. In 2014 spending was at more than $118 billion, then in 2015 it was $122.5 billion, up about 3 and a half percent. The report shows Lake County travel spending was up nearly 3 percent, going from $160.5 million to $165 million. The County Administrative office says they’re also seeing positive numbers from businesses.

The Small Business Administration reminding small businesses that June 3rd is the deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loans for those who suffered economic losses due to the Rocky Fire. Small nonfarm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses working in aquaculture and most private nonprofits can apply for loans of up to 2 million dollars. The low-interest federal disaster loans are for those in Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma and Yolo counties. You can apply online at the SBA website or call (800) 659-2955.

Some voting experts say they’re expecting a good turnout for next month’s Presidential Primary election in Calif. Early voting starts Monday in Calif. Millions of ballots are being mailed out. The Record Bee reports the nonpartisan California Voter Foundation reports they expect a strong turnout in California. Many people in the state vote by mail and many local election offices also open Monday for walk in early voting. Donald Trump already has the Republican nomination locked up, Hillary Clinton is the favorite to win in Calif.

A man in NY beats the odds, winning $1 million in the New York Lottery for a second time. Lottery officials should announce the name of the winner as a man on Long Island, the same man in Suffolk County who won $1 million in 2012. The check presentation at a gas station and convenience store in West Babylon.

A Siamese cat so old, it was born during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. Scooter had his 30th birthday in March and has been named by the Guinness World Records as the world’s oldest living cat. He lives in Mansfield, Texas. His owner says the cat stays active and keeps busy traveling with her to 45 of the 50 states. She says some of his favorite things are getting blow-dried after baths and snacking on chicken.

The Mendocino County Air Quality Management District is suing asphalt manufacturer Grist Creek Aggregates and its partners for releasing air contaminants. The lawsuit alleges Grist Creek, its managing partner Brian Hurt and Mercer-Fraser, which operates plant near Willits. The district says it fined Grist Creek more than $173,000, which has not been paid, and Mercer-Fraser, which is contracted with Caltrans for a project north of Laytonville. They were using the asphalt plant, the district alleges, without a permit. The complaint filed for breach of statutes and district rules. They also allege negligence by all parties. The district trying to get the money its owed and wants the plant to stop operations until an Air District-approved corrective action plan is done by a third party expert.

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