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A man the Mendocino DA calls a persistent and violent thief has been sentenced to 25 years in prison on three separate matters. The DA’s Office says Trevor Michael Jackson, who used to live in Redwood Valley, was convicted of kidnapping, robbery and use of an assault weapon for a marijuana robbery in Covelo in July, a vehicle theft in August, and another marijuana-related burglary in March 2016 near Ukiah. The DA says because of the violent nature of the kidnapping and robbery convictions, Jackson will have to serve at least 21 of the 25 years.

A Lucerne man’s been arrested for allegedly shooting a friend on Thanksgiving night at the Sandy Beach Trailer Park. The Sheriff’s Office says Jose Casillas had been at the victim’s home on First Avenue earlier in the evening and was drunk as he was showing people a handgun. At one point Casillas got into an argument with the victim and was asked to leave. The victim later went to Casillas’ home where they again argued and this time Casillas allegedly shot the victim in the leg although the wound is not life threatening. Casillas arrested for Assault with a Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm and was being held on $50,000 bail.

A Fort Bragg man faces several charges after being found with a short-barreled rifle while police were investigating a domestic violence call. Mendocino Deputies were called out Friday night for a domestic incident they say started as an argument but escalated to John Biasotti head-butting a woman in the face. The woman has minor injuries. Deputies arrested Biasotti for Felony Domestic Violence Battery but a search turned up a short-barreled rifle, which is a felony to possess in California.

You can’t see them yet, but coming this spring, if you enjoy the nearly 1000 daffodils planted on Gas Hill in Kelseyville thank the Big Valley 4H. On Saturday 4-H members along with their family and friends – planted 970 daffodil bulbs on Gas Hill as a community service project. The daffodils were bought with donations. The club says conditions were perfect for planting and it all went well. Now, they are just waiting for spring to see how they turn out.

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