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Possible Tuberculosis (TB) at Ukiah High School. The Mendocino County Public Health dept. says they’re working with Ukiah High School officials to figure out if any students and staff were exposed. The health dept. says if you’re exposed, it doesn’t mean you will get TB, only those with active TB can spread it to others while in small enclosed spaces and they say the risk of transmission is low. The Mendocino County Public Health Officer tells the Daily Journal, their first priority is to protect student and staff health at Ukiah High. A letter’s gone out to staff and parents about the active case connected to the school. The school is also mailing another letter to parents and staff of those who were in close contact with the infected student. Testing is going to be offered to those folks, plus any treatment if needed.

2 students at Kelseyville High have received the J. Fletcher and Anne Elliott Educational Scholarship. Seniors Nathaniel Carpenter and Victor Cacho ranked high in their class and have been successful athletes during their high school years. Carpenter is attending San Jose State with a major in Political Science and Cacho is headed to Sacramento State for a major in Criminal Justice. They each got $10,000 from the scholarship Foundation established by Anne Elliott who left behind future scholarships for years ahead in memory of her husband J. Fletcher.

A Sacramento prison inmate has accidentally been released too soon. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office are now looking for the guy, 40 year old Alamar Houston who was released 2 days ago by mistake. He was sent to court for charges of vehicle theft and receiving stolen property. He was supposed to be taken back to prison after court, but apparently his case was dismissed and he was released by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office. Cops were immediately sent, after realizing the error, to find the man. He was serving a 35-year sentence for vehicle theft, evading a peace officer while driving recklessly, hit-and-run causing injury to another person, and assault with a deadly weapon and was only jailed in January. He’s described as a black man with brown hair and hazel eyes, 5 foot 11, 262 pounds.

Ukiah schools seeing a rise in the amount of marijuana in school. The Superintendent of Schools tells the Daily Journal it’s concerning so they’re working on ways to prevent kids from brining weed to school. The Super, Debra Kubin says this year was worse. She says usage is at about the same rate, but more kids are bringing pot to school, more than double the amount than in 2014. The school even has a resource officer and a police dog, Bugsy who do searches monthly. The Superintendent telling the newspaper she supports the idea of revenue from the county’s cannabis tax being used for children’s health, as first floated by FIRST 5 Mendocino.

Walmart has given a major donation to a food bank in Lake County. The Clearlake Walmart store the scene where Clearlake City Council members, city leaders and representatives of the Redwood Empire Food Bank gathered for the $200,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation. The CEO of the bank says the money would be converted into more than $2 million of food in Lake County. Lake Co News reports the money for the food bank and its three critical hunger-relief programs, the BackPack and School Pantry programs and the Produce Pantry.

The Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake giving Lake County more money. The County Administrative Officer says the money goes above their continuing contribution from the casino to mitigate its impact. County officials say the additional $25,000 will go to marketing and bringing in tourism and more tax dollars into the county. The Record Bee reports the District 3 Supervisor Jim Steele, whose district covers Upper Lake, says the tribe’s been a great and generous partner and says they’re not encouraged to give donations and do it anyway. He says the tribe thought the money going to marketing was a good idea and could help bring more people to the county.

Police are searching for a man from Ukiah reported missing 2 days ago. Police say 24 year old Trevor Cooper was last seen in a 2017 Ford F-150 Tuesday night. But they say his truck and his personal items were found a few miles from his home. The Sheriff’s Office says he could be injured because of what was found in his truck, but they didn’t elaborate. He’s described as 5 foot 8 and 145 pounds, with brown hair and eyes. They’re asking anyone with any information to call the Sheriff’s office.

A man from Kelseyville accused of assaulting a woman whose car broke down near Hopland is going to prison. Alex Greene got 2 years in prison for the felony assault with the intent to rape charge. Police say he stopped while the 19 year old was stranded in March of 2016 and assaulted the woman at the turnout north of the Green Bridge on the 101 south of Hopland. Lake Co News reports Greene was a driver for Schwan’s Food Delivery. He was caught hours after the assault near Geyserville in a company truck. He has to serve 85% of the sentence since it’s a violent felony. It’s also a strike under the Three Strikes law. He also has to register as a sex offender for life after he’s released on parole.

The Skatepark’s getting its yearly scrub. Clearlake Public Works crews at the Andy Johnson Memorial Skate Park at Austin Park for the annual cleaning. They’re also replacing some decking and enhancing the supports for ramps because of such heavy use, plus some recent vandalism. The Public Works Director says they plan to give the park an annual face lift with money from the parks budget.

A shooting at a UPS facility in San Francisco has left 4 people, including the shooter, dead. Police say it was a UPS employee who started shooting at the package delivery facility, who then killed himself as police closed in on him. Family members have id’d one of the victims as Mike Lefti. 2 others were not id’d yet and 2 other people were also injured. Police say the shooter was Jimmy Lam who has a history of mental illness and that he was wearing a UPS uniform at the time of the shooting. They have not released a possible motive. There was a shelter in place order for the area which was lifted three hours after. A nearby shop owner said he saw UPS drivers running down a street shouting, "shooter, shooter" and a group of others were on a rooftop with their hands up as police got there. UPS released a statement saying the company was “saddened and deeply concerned about affected employees, family members and the community we share."

It’s a wrap, the Contra Costa District Attorney has left the building after pleading no contest to perjury. Mark Peterson resigned yesterday before he went to court for his arraignment. He was charged with 12 counts of felony perjury and one count of felony grand theft for spending thousands of campaign cash in 5 years. A county grand jury has also formally accused him of willful or corrupt misconduct so that’s why he resigned. He has already been sentenced to 250 hours of community service and three years of probation and he’s not allowed to run for office during that time. Other charges were dropped as part of a plea deal. He was accused of stealing more than 66,000 in campaign money and for lying on campaign-disclosure forms. His staff also voted no confidence in him in May. He was elected back in 2010 the first time and again in 2014.

Some hungry folks in trouble with the law after several vending machines had snacks stolen at a state welcome center on the Virginia/North Carolina border. Police say they spotted the ripoff on surveillance video which has now been posted on their Facebook page. Police say on February 25th someone grabbed a few snacks, then you can see someone dancing after getting ahold of the snacks. The vending machines proceeds help the blind and handicapped become self-sufficient by earning the money. All of the money from every Welcome Center in North Carolina goes to the program. The Surry County Sheriff’s Office says they don’t know who the people are in the video, so they’ve released the video to get the public’s help.


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