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A home in Spring Valley has been destroyed by a fire. One person was forced out of the house after a neighbor informed him the house was on fire. The resident’s two dogs were rescued by a couple of neighbor kids with garden hoses to get flames away from them in their backyard. The owner of the single wide was in front of the house when the fire started in the back. The home is a total loss. Firefighters took some time getting to the house as its in a rural setting.

City leaders in Ukiah have agreed to a confidentiality agreement in their discussions with the Ukiah Valley Sanitation District… with conditions. The Daily Journal reports the City Council says they’ll reluctantly agree to the agreement if the Sanitation District puts a hold on its lawsuit against the city. The agency filed suit in 2013 alleging the city owed them millions of dollars for four decades of past due payments. The city claims moving forward with the lawsuit would cost as much as $90 million dollars for work on the Wastewater Treatment Plant. A joint meeting is set between the city and the district tomorrow.

A high school student in Ukiah’s recovering after a pickup truck hit her while she crossed the street. Ukiah Valley Fire reports the 14-year-old was thrown 25 to 30 feet after being hit. She was not in a crosswalk and was apparently hit by a student driver. The teen had a concussion, broken ribs, a fractured pelvis, partially collapsed lung and a broken leg and had to be flown to Oakland Children’s Hospital. There’s a Gofundme account set up to help cover the medical expenses under “Emma’s Medical Bills.”

The Gov. Jerry Brown featured in an ad for a ballot measure urging voters to say no. The ads show Brown at the governor’s mansion speaking against Proposition 53. The measure, if it passes, would force a statewide vote for any large building projects that would be $2 billion dollars or more in revenue bonds. A nonpartisan analysis of the measure says the Governor’s proposals for huge water tunnels for $15.7 billion and a high-speed rail system for $64 billion would be affected.

A Fresno County Sheriff’s Deputy is injured after accidentally shooting himself in the leg, days after another deputy was killed in an accidental shooting. Fresno Police say the deputy’s wound is not life-threatening. He was putting on his leg holster and his gun went off, hitting him in his lower leg. Last Monday Deputy Sgt. Rod Lucas was accidentally shot by another deputy. He died. Three law enforcement agencies are investigating his accidental shooting death.

The results of a months long investigation into a sex scandal involving the teenage daughter of a Northern Calif. police dispatcher means another arrest… in one county. The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s office says they’re charging a retired police captain from Oakland with misdemeanor soliciting a prostitute. Apparently, that county’s not arresting any others in the case that’s involved more than 24 cops. The DA saying sexual encounters with a teenage prostitute and several officers were consensual and no money was exchanged. The Alameda County DA has said she’s charging seven current and former officers. The latest arrest, an 80-something retired Oakland Police captain who will be formally charged this week.

Beyond pavement in Littleton, Colorado. City workers using toilet paper to help seal cracks on more than 120 streets. The city says the TP was put down with a paint roller over freshly applied tar to fill asphalt cracks. They say the paper’s used to absorb oil from the tar while it dries so it doesn’t stick to pedestrian’s shoes or car and bike tires. They say the biodegradable paper breaks down fast allowing traffic back on the road more quickly.

A man in Portland OR’s arrested for dressing up like a tree then blocking downtown traffic. Police say the man slowly walked across streets and blocked traffic which caused lookie lou’s to take videos and pictures. Police say 30-year-old Asher Woodworth of Portland has been charged with obstructing a public way. Police say the guy wanted to see how people would act.

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