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Police releasing a sketch of a man a teenage girl says tried to abduct her as she walked home from a friend’s house in Ukiah. Police in Ukiah say the 14 year old girl told them she was walking along North Oak Street, near Low Gap Road June 3rd around 8:30 p.m. and a man stopped asking if she needed a ride. She says she said no, but he got out of his car and tried snatching her. He took off soon after. He’s described as Hispanic, between 25 and 35 years old, average build with a groomed beard in an older, rusty brown-colored Jeep Cherokee. It’s the fourth such reporting about a stranger trying to grab a girl in Ukiah since last November.

A program in the state to provide access to healthy food for low income families at farmers’ markets awaiting new funding from the Governor. The Governor to decide whether or not to provide $5 million for the California Nutrition Incentives Act. That program allows for discounts to fresh fruits and veggies at farmers’ markets for low-income shoppers. If the Gov. signs the bill it’ll also use federal matching funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive program.

The pilot of a small plane is dead after crashing onto commuter train tracks in the San Francisco Bay Area. Train service stopped for a time — says the Bay Area Rapid Transit spokeswoman. She says the Cessna aircraft came down near their transfer tracks in Hayward, that’s east of San Francisco, and that started a fire Sunday afternoon, just hours before Game 7 of the NBA Finals in Oakland causing a traffic nightmare. BART service had to be stopped at three stations on nearly 9-miles of track on the Fremont line.

The Dalai Lama brings his peaceful message of compassion and unifying humanity to Sacramento. He even spoke about gun control and education and environmental matters while visiting the state capitol yesterday. The Dalai Lama spoke to the Assembly and it was standing room only. Lawmakers making a prayer with their hands up to their chest as the Dalai Lama passed. His holiness urged for more compassion and understanding along with religious harmony in his presentation. He also said protecting the environment was "very, very necessary".

The first day of summer brought extreme heat to many parts of Calif. and across the Southwest. It was 118 in Phoenix Sunday and the National Weather Service reported 17 daily heat records broken in Southern Calif., most more than 100 degrees. In Thermal, about 25 miles outside Palm Springs was 119 degrees, Burbank 109, breaking the old mark of 104. In Palm Springs today, it hit 123. Two hikers were found dead over the weekend, they were on different trails near Tucson.

A man’s been arrested in Willits after police say he was waving a firearm and held up another man. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office gets a call Sunday to the home where the victim says S-James "Barry" Harte pulled a gun on him. The victim says S-Harte complained to him that someone else was trespassing on his property where they’re growing marijuana. So for some reason he pointed a gun at him and ordered him to the ground, then cut down his 88 marijuana plants. S-Harte also told the victim if he didn’t leave the property he’d burn his house down. Then he left, the victim uninjured. S-Harte was arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail for Assault with a deadly weapon, False imprisonment and criminal threats. He was being held on $40,000 bail.

A surplus vehicle and equipment auction’s being held by the US Forest Service. The auction today and tomorrow online from the property in Sonora. They’ll hold an inspection period both days from 9am – 2pm, bidders have to register at the auction website at The auction registration and payment info’s listed on the web site. The internet sale closes tomorrow. For more info, call 209-532-3671 x 250.

After more than three years of postponements, the trial has begun for a Kelseyville man accused of murder during a gas station robbery in January 2013. Jonathan Mota’s charged with killing Forrest Seagrave during a robbery at Mt. Konocti Gas & Mart. The Record Bee reports the trial, which is being held at the federal courthouse in San Francisco, began June 7th and was expected to last at least four weeks. The trial was originally set for November 2013, but it’s been postponed four times for various reasons including that Mota, who faces several felonies, was representing himself and told the judge he needed more time.

District 3 Supervisor Jim Steele is hosting a special town hall in Lucerne to talk about proposed amendments to Lake County’s medical marijuana cultivation rules. Community members are invited to the town hall, next Wednesday, June 29th, at 6pm at the Northshore Community Center which used to be the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center. Lake Co News reports Steele wants to discuss changes proposed by the county’s Medical Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee to 2014’s Measure N including possibly adding permits and taxes. The Board of Supervisors talked the changes over a couple weeks ago and they’ve referred it to the Lake County Planning Commission for their review. The paper reports Sheriff Brian Martin will be a featured speaker at the June 29 Lucerne town hall and will address the committee’s recommendations.

A commuter in Massachusetts sends his late train fare and an apology letter from about a decade ago. The Boston Globe reports ( Matthew Andrewes hand-delivered the apology letter with $300 cash, to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority a couple weeks ago. He says that’s the amount he thought he probably owed for evading fares in his 20’s, he’s now 31. The letter says, “I am so sorry. Please accept this money as compensation.” He says he’s a Christian man and said the guilt was weighing on him and he was praying about what to do. The transportation authority says it’s not the first time that’s happened, but probably the largest reimbursement it’s received.

Police in Maine shot and killed a cow that was headed to a slaughterhouse, but got away then ran into traffic. Police get a call yesterday morning about 10 to a heifer going to Mechanic Falls which kicked open its trailer door and made a run for it in Auburn. The Sun Journal ( ) reports the cow finally took a break at a gas and welding supply company. Cops say they had a hard time putting the cow down due to flammable gases on the site. The truck driver says it was too hard to calm the animal so it had to be killed before it hurt someone.

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