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A man from Ukiah who had his bike stolen now has a new way to work. Thanks to an anonymous donor, Larry Chadwick got a new tricycle after news went viral after his was stolen from his Norton Street apartment last Wednesday. Chadwick has some disabilities so he can’t drive, but now he’s got a way to work at Burger King where he’s been working for nearly 3 decades.

A grant for the Lake County Land Trust so it can purchase wetland property on Clearlake. The California Wildlife Conservation Board donated $135,000 so the group can buy 34 acres known as the Melo Property which sits between Reeves Point and Adobe Creek in Lakeport. The trust says the land is a major part of its Big Valley wetland preservation project. The project to protect species like the Clear Lake hitch and the western pond turtle.

An employee of Calpine has donated $2,500 for fire recovery. #LakeCountyRising reports Edward Wallace got the Calpine ASPIRE award for passion and dedication at work. 3 people got the award out of 84 power plants. Wallace lives in American Canyon and works at Wolfskill Energy Center in Fairfield. The reward meant he would get to pick a charity for the $2,500 award. He says after he heard about the fire from another ASPIRE award winner in Geysers, he chose #LakeCountyRising. So far Calpine has donated $30,000 thru fundraising and straight donations to #LakeCountyRising.

A man whose body was pulled from the Russian River has been id’d as a 62-year-old resident of Pacifica. The Sonoma County sheriff’s office reports Gennady Liubimsky was seen by a kayaker Monday afternoon in the River, upriver from Healdsburg’s Veterans Memorial Beach, clinging to a bucket. As we reported, kayakers started bringing his body to shore, then emergency workers helped when they got to the scene. They say he was already dead when the kayakers found him.

A federal judge says no to an approval by the state of a plan to expand Highway 1 in Pacifica. The judge ruled last Friday that state transportation officials gave a federal wildlife agency the wrong information when trying to get agency approval for the work. The California Department of Transportation wanted to preserve 5 acres to offset damage a highway expansion was going to cause to the habitat of two endangered species — the California red-legged frog and the San Francisco garter snake.

Three Mendocino County residents joining the protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline. The trio got a send-off as they headed to Standing Rock Sioux Territory in North Dakota. They say they hope to arrive in time for a federal court hearing where a judge will decide on an injunction filed by the Standing Rock Sioux to stop a pipeline project through their lands. Sierra Rose Alexander, Luke Debord and Jason Rodriguez to join the protest of the 1,168-mile-long mega-project to carry crude oil from the Bakken oil fields to Illinois (via South Dakota and Iowa). Protesters say the pipeline threatens water supplies and sacred lands of indigenous people.

A man in Ukiah’s recovering after being hit by a pickup truck as he walked near the intersection of School Street and West Perkins. Emergency responders closed School Street between Church and West Perkins streets just before 5pm yesterday. They found the man lying in the road with an injury to his right leg. He was splinted then taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Ukiah Police say the driver of the pickup truck was released.

A man who police say threw rocks at them has been arrested for assault. UPD say a patrol officer saw the guy in a parking lot on South State Street Saturday. They say he looked distressed and was waving his arms around. Police recognized Brett Gray from other contacts including an alleged threat reported earlier that day from an employee at Ukiah Hospice Thrift and Gift. Gray was holding a rock about the size of a tennis ball and when the officer told Gray to drop it, they say he yelled for the officer to shoot him and threw the rock at the cop, but missed. Gray then allegedly picked up more rocks and threw them toward other officers, then ran off. They had to hit him with a Taser to get him under control. He’s charged with assault on a police officer, resisting, and threatening an officer.

The Clearlake City Council is set to talk this week about some new rules regarding alcohol in city parks. At their meeting this Thursday at 6pm at Clearlake City Hall, the council plans to introduce an ordinance to allow police officers to issue citations to people carrying alcoholic beverages in city parks – and it would be a separate violation from having an open alcohol container. Lake Co News reports the agenda also includes discussing a proposed development agreement with Orosco Development for the former “Fresh and Easy” site on Dam Road Extension. Orosco reportedly wants to build a 14,000-square-foot retail center there.

Drivers on Maryland’s Interstate 68 got a whiff of something tasty during a tractor-trailer fire. Cumberland Fire Dept. says the tractor-trailer carrying bacon, ribs and other pork products caught fire Monday night, shutting down eastbound traffic from 6 p.m. to midnight. Water brought in on tanker trucks to douse the flames and several regional fire departments helped put the fire out. There were no injuries reported.


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