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One person is dead after two were thrown from an SUV that rolled last night on Highway 101 north of Cloverdale. Officials say the driver lost control around 6 p.m. and the vehicle flipped and ended up on its side. The CHP says there were four people inside – one of the men ejected was pronounced dead at the scene and the other was rushed to Santa Rosa Memorial with major injuries. There was a woman with major injuries who had to be extricated by firefighters. Another woman has more minor injuries. Hwy 101 was blocked for nearly three hours.

The Excessive Heat Warning remains in effect until tonight. Ukiah could hit 107 today and Lakeport 105. If the heat affects your health or you have no air conditioning, Mendocino County some several cooling shelters open in Round Valley at the Volunteer Fire Protection District, Senior Center, and Public Library; In Ukiah at the Conference Center, Senior Center, and Public Library and in Willits at City Hall, and the Public Library.

No more new vacation rentals in Mendocino County for a while. Last night the Mendocino County supervisors unanimously imposed a temporary ban on new vacation rentals in residential areas, outside city limits, saying they need to come up with some stronger regulations to control the growing trend. They called for the 45-day ban while they figure out to deal with the business that is taking up the county’s already limited housing availability and also impact of traffic and noise in rural neighborhoods. And they’ve realized some purveyors are not paying the correct taxes. Existing short-term rentals can continue during the temporary ban.

Bank of America is closing its branches in Ukiah and Lakeport this fall. The bank says with more online and mobile banking now they are not seeing enough walk in customers to justify keeping the branches open. You’ve got some time, though – they won’t be closing until November. The accounts in those branches will be moved to Healdsburg. There’s also a branch in Windsor.

Fort Bragg Police K9 “Maverick” will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. Vested Interest provides bullet and stab protective vests to dogs of law enforcement throughout the US. The vests cost between $1,700 and 2,200 to create. A donation to provide one is $1,050 and the vests are often then inscribed with a message from the donor. For K9 “Maverick’s” vest the generous donor wishes to remain anonymous.

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s is looking for a guy suspected of being the ring leader in a July 16th armed robbery. The Sheriff’s Office says Trevor Jackson is wanted on a $500,000 felony warrant for the armed robbery that took place around 2:30 a.m. along Hwy 162. Police say Jackson has been identified as the one who planned the entire robbery. He is known to frequent Potter Valley, Redwood Valley, Hopland, Willits, and Ukiah. You can see his picture on the Mendocino Sheriff Facebook Page but they say if you see him do not approach him as he’s considered armed and dangerous but do call the Sheriff’s Office with any information.

Lake County has started collecting on reimbursements from property owners cleanup on the Valley Fire. On Tuesday the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday authorized the county administrative officer to execute agreements with landowners for collecting the money for work done by the state that the County fronted until people’s insurance came through. County officials tell the Lake County News about 1,100 property owner participated in the Cal Recycle cleanup program, and 900 of those had insurance. Of those who have gotten insurance money, some have saved it and are ready to turn it over. Some, though, have spent it. The County is considering offering a payment plan.


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