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The owner of the former Wisedas Resort in Clearlake has pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors for continuously maintaining a public nuisance on the property, and for negligently discharging fire ash into Clear Lake following a fire at the vacant motel last October. The Lake County District Attorney says Edward Meyer, Jr. was sentenced to three years probation and 150 hours of community service. He was also ordered to complete full site remediation by October 2, pay a fine of $5,000, and pay full restitution of more than $15,000 to the Lake County Fire Protection District for their costs for fighting the October 2016 fire. On top of all of that, the DA says Meyer will also pay $50,000 as a charitable donation to the county, which will be divided among multiple local organizations.

The Chief of California’s new Bureau of Medical Cannabis Regulation says the state wants to work alongside legitimate marijuana growers to support their business by driving out the illegal growers. Speaking at a Sonoma County marijuana business conference last week, Lori Ajax said the state must aggressively root out black market pot in order for the legitimate industry to thrive. She told the group she knows it’s risky with the specter of federal inference always looming but urged them to “come into the light” and comply with all the regs, and help the state take a stand against non-licensed activity. Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster said, while sharing this story on his Facebook Page, Ajax’s message should set the expectation for the industry: “Play by the new rules or expect old-fashion criminal litigation.”

A guy found unconscious in his truck Monday night has been arrested on suspicion of DUI Hit-and-Run for the second time in a week. Ukiah Police and an ambulance were called to East Perkins Street and Oak Manor Drive where they found the truck with significant frontend damage and the driver Sergio Luna unresponsive. He was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center. Investigators learned that before he passed out he had hit a parked car on Yosemite Drive. Luna is suspected of being under the influence of Heroin and prescription medication at the time of the crash. UPD says he was also arrested for a suspected DUI hit-and-run May 12th.

Lake County’s fallen safety officers will be honored in a memorial ceremony this Friday. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office chaplains will host the event, which will begin at 6 p.m. at the Lake County Memorial Park in front of the Historic Courthouse Museum. The public is invited to attend to honor those who put their lives on the line every day in Lake County and remember those who gave their lives in the performance of their duties.


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