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Two new commissioners have been appointed by the Mendocino County Fish and Game Commission and another incumbent Commissioner was reappointed too. 3rd District Representative Terry Guerrero is Newly Appointed along with 4th District Representative David Wright and Inland Member at Large Randy Vann, who’s also the Vice Chair was reappointed. There are a couple vacancies too, for anyone interested, contact Clerk of the Board staff at 463-4441.

A 12-year-old student from Sacramento with three community college degrees to his name already has now been accepted to not one, but two, University of California campuses. Tanishq Abraham was accepted to UC Davis and also got a regents scholarship for UC Santa Cruz. He says he wants to study biomedical engineering and become a doctor and medical researcher by the age of 18. He’s not decided which of the UC campuses he’ll attend, but says when he’s 18 he’ll go for his M.D. He started going to community college at age 7 got his associate’s degrees from American River College, in Sacramento, in general science; math and physical science; and foreign language studies.

Police in Glenn County looking for any info on a man that was reported missing last week. John Thomas Maiers hasn’t been seen since last Monday at the Sacramento Airport. The Glenn County Sheriff’s Office reports Maiers’ friend reported him missing the day after. The Sheriff’s dept. reports Maiers was supposed to head to the Kettenpom Store in Zenia and meet his friend there but never showed up. A search was launched in the Mendocino National Forest and the California Highway Patrol was conducting an air search. He’s described as being 6 feet tall, 170 pounds, with blue eyes, shoulder length brown hair and a long beard and is known to have a camouflage backpack with him.

A man reported missing from Mendocino County. The Sheriff’s office reports Timothy Sweeting vanished last Tuesday after suspicious circumstances. They say his 1999 white Chevy Tahoe was found Thursday abandoned near mile marker 32 on Highway 162. Friends and family asking anyone with info regarding Timothy’s whereabouts or anyone who saw his Tahoe between last Tuesday and Thursday to call Detective Luis Espinoza on the TIP line at 707-234-2100.

A teenager from Cloverdale has been seriously hurt after his speeding car slid off rain-slick street and hit a tree. The CHP says firefighters had to cut open 19 year old Austyn Johnson’s 2001 Chrysler 3000 to get him out. He was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with major injuries. The CHP reports he was driving at a high rate of speed when he lost control out of a curve and his driver’s side door slammed the tree. A passenger with him had minor injuries. Johnson had on a seat belt and police say they had no reason to think he was drinking. No ticket was given.

A vote of no confidence for the Fort Bragg Unified School District Superintendent. The District Board of Trustees had a meeting last week to talk about the administration and Superintendent Chuck Bush was talked about with the vote formally presented to the board. The Fort Bragg District Teachers Association President says about 89 percent of their permanent certificated employees signed the petition and out of 115 members, around 20 percent are probationary, so one third were willing to sign the petition. She told the board most who signed it, said they were afraid for their jobs, but signed anyway. Some concerns noted were a climate of fear that was seen as vindictive.

Volunteers at Art Explorers have reported a man coming rambling about Measure U. Police got a call to the nonprofit that works with developmentally disabled adults after getting a call about Rex Gresset causing a scene in front of the students. The director of Art Explorers says Gresset was telling people the nonprofit would be shut down. Measure U, if approved, would mean some cuts to social services in the Central Business District. A dad of one of the students at the Art center tried to get Gresset out but then says Gresset threatened him. Gresset says he never raised his voice, or touched anyone.

A representative of FEMA answering questions by those concerned about impostors posing as FEMA inspectors in connection to the Valley Fire. Several Valley Fire-related Facebook pages have warnings for survivors about inspectors seen at construction sites and FEMA mobile housing units without badges or proper uniforms. But FEMA says they heard about this in April and had no official preventative inspectors in the county displaying the proper badges as it was not told to them that they had to wear a photo ID. They say now that they know, they’ve taken care of it. So FEMA shut down the inspection team and got new badges for them with operations picking back up.

The first draft of an ordinance has been released which would help survivors of all three of last summer’s fires so they could rebuild their homes without conforming to the current county zoning code. The Lake County Community Development Department released the language for the ordinance that is similar in wording to one in Napa County where similar issues came up after a fire back in 1981. Their measure permitted legal non-conforming structures to go up as long as the new building wasn’t transferred or abandoned and it was about the same size as before the fire.

The dad of a baby found dead last year has been arrested in Woodland. Justice Rees was found dead outside Knights Landing. There was a warrant for mom and dad after the three week old baby was found along Ridge Cut Slough near Knights Landing where police also found methamphetamine, a smoke pipe, and ammunition. Rees was arrested in March of last year on possession charges, for violating his probation, and for being an ex-felon in possession of ammunition. Then he was arrested again the same month on different charges in Yolo County and for child endangerment, driving on a suspended license, and impaired driving in Lake County.

P,G&E is having low-level helicopter patrols inspecting electric distribution lines for maintenance in rural and remote areas of Mendocino and Lake Counties. The chopper is flying at about 500 feet unless there’s livestock or other obstacles. The patrols look at remote power lines by helicopter for safety reasons and to check the reliability of its electric system. It’s happening this morning until 4 this afternoon, weather permitting in Little River, Albion, Ukiah, Talmage, Calpella, Yorkville, Kelseyville, parts of Lower Lake and surrounding areas.

A Spanish priest who says he gave up hope that potholes would be fixed in his parish of Xestoso asked instead for divine intervention. Luis Roldan Patino outside on a damaged road celebrating mass yesterday, splashing holy water on the road to bless it. All of the potholes now marked with a wooden cross so drivers will slow down before hitting them. He says he’s pleading for divine intervention just like they pray for rain. He says local authorities are quote “blind to the situation" and they feel "totally abandoned.”

It took 40 minutes for a trio of mayors from Pennsylvania to be rescued from an elevator they got caught in. The Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto stuck in the Westin Hotel elevator last Thursday night with the mayors of Millvale and Leetsdale, as they were all attending a meeting of the Allegheny League of Municipalities. Apparently nobody stuck in the elevator could get cellphone service, but then one of the other stranded passengers who worked at the hotel got maintenance crews and first responders there with a walkie-talkie. The mayors meanwhile, took a selfie with their phones as they waited.

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