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A real estate brokerage firm says they’ve sold the Crossroads shopping center in Ukiah. The main store in the mall is Raley’s, part of the $15 million sale to a private investor in San Pedro who purchased the 106,000- square-foot shopping center in Ukiah. The shopping center located near the North State Street Highway 101 interchange has been there for 30 years and remodeled in 2012, including inside Raleys. Dollar Tree, O’Reilly Auto Parts, Rue 21, Rent-A-Center, U.S. Cellular and Advance America are also located there.

Lively meeting of the Mendocino Coast District Hospital Board of Directors with standing room only. The Board President announced he wanted open board dialog about what the board had to for things to go smoothly after problems with certain board members about over-using staff resources. Apparently there’s been a lot of back and forth with some individual board members on the matter. The board also recognized the resignation of Dr. Kate Rohr and will appoint an interim member until November. The capital budget was approved at the meeting, saving about $1 million over 13 years with bond refinancing.

The final Mendocino County primary results have come in showing Measure U in Fort Bragg wasn’t passing. Measure U is the initiative to change zoning restrictions so social services organizations can’t set up in the town’s Central Business District. Measure V, to hold property owners liable if they kill standing trees with so called hack and squirt won with a wide margin. Measure W, to make Mendocino a charter county failed. Bernie Sanders won the Democratic presidential primary with more than 12,000 votes to Hillary Clinton’s 6000 and Donald Trump won 4000 votes out of 5602 total votes on the Republican side.

The next California Public Utilities Commission hearing will take up local broadband issues. The meeting next Friday, July 15 in the Mendocino County board of supervisors chambers to investigate Intrastate Rural Call Completion Issues. An email went out to try to get county residents to attend and speak up about problems with landlines that continue to happen.

A man accused of killing another man in Fort Bragg has his preliminary hearing. Caleb Dain Silver’s accused in the Christmas time death, last year, of Dennis Boardman. The arraignment is set for next week with a trial probably within the next couple of months, according to the Fort Bragg Police Chief. Boardman was found on his bedroom floor dead from blunt force trauma. His body not found until just after the new year, about a week after he was killed. His car was found in a parking lot in southern Santa Barbara County and his dog was found barking in the back.

2 cousins have been arrested in connection to domestic violence and a shooting at a McDonald’s in Clearlake. Police say Tailor Broman and Owen Valenzuela face multiple felony charges including attempted murder after a gun was fired in a car before it left the restaurant on Dam Road Extension Sunday afternoon. No injuries were reported but there was a fight between an employee and Valenzuela, who police say assaulted his ex-girlfriend before leaving her at the McDonald’s crying. The two men came back again and a fight happened between one of them and a McDonald’s employee with a shot fired. A 9-mm handgun was found and the two men booked into the Lake County Jail on several charges.

All campuses and centers in the Yuba Community College District are going smoke and tobacco free. Regular smokes, E cigarettes or anything that delivers nicotine is prohibited in all areas of the district’s campuses and centers. Apparently Woodland Community College is already smoke/tobacco free for many years but Yuba and the Lake County campus are not. The district’s Board of Trustees approved the move at a June 2015 meeting. It takes effect Aug. 1st.

The end of an era, the old Austin Resort in Clearlake goes down. Crews demolishing the old dilapidated building on Lakeshore Drive this week. It’s the fourth building to be demo’d on that corridor over the last several months. The old chamber building on Golf Avenue and two other abandoned buildings by Howard’s Grotto where homeless people and drug users were hanging out. The city manager says they paid for it with grant money from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (Cal-Recycle) and bonds. Some residential properties are on the demolition list too.

Mendocino County the Host of the next California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Hearing. The meeting, next Friday, July 15th in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. Topic will be the Rural Call Completion and Dial Tone Access Proceeding. They’ll talk about call completion issues, including outages that compromise access to 911 services. The County of Mendocino is encouraging residents who’ve dealt with call failures and for public safety agencies also impacted by the failures to attend.

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