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A man arrested for domestic violence is also facing charges for allegedly punching a deputy. Carlos Leon of Ukiah had already left home when deputies responded early Sunday morning about an assault on a woman who said he was drunk when he allegedly hit her. Deputies found Leon at a nearby apartment complex where they say he punched a deputy in the face and kept resisting arrest until they eventually subdued him. Leon was hit with several charges including Felony Domestic Battery and Felony Battery on a Peace Officer.

The Community Foundation of Mendocino County says their Fire Disaster Fund has already granted out $200,000 to allow North Coast Opportunities to give $1000 to families for immediate needs. And President/CEO Megan Barber Allende says that was matched by the Redwood Credit Union Community Fund, for a total of $2,000 per family with a destroyed home. She says so far 2,400 people have helped raise over $1 million in under four weeks including kids at Oak Manor and Nokomis Elementary schools who collected change, kids at Ukiah High who raised money at the volleyball game and put on a 5K, and several middle school and high school ballerinas who "Danced for Donations" last Sunday at the Mendocino Ballet.

The state treasurer is reportedly putting together some proposals for how the legal cannabis industry could handle banking as the state gets ready to bring in a projected $1 billion a year in tax revenues when legal retail pot sales start next year. California Treasurer John Chiang has announced a series of proposed strategies to help the newly legitimized recreational and medical cannabis businesses that can’t put money into regular federally insured banks because the pot industry is against federal law. Chiang says it’s not only dangerous for the businesses to keep so much cash around but also for the tax collecting offices to receive it. Chiang said his office has come up with some recommendations centered on more state-level banking.


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