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A new partnership’s announced between Adventist Health and St. Joseph Health. The joint operating company to merge clinical activities and services which will serve Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Solano counties. The president for Adventist Health for Northern Calif. says they think patients will have better health outcomes and lower costs. The president and CEO for St Joseph Northern Calif. says the two health companies have a history of successful clinical collaboration and by merging they ensure a healthier future for the communities they serve with high-quality services close to home. The partnership still needs regulatory approval.

A man ends up in the hospital and could soon be arrested after a fire in Clearlake Oaks cops say may have been started because of a honey oil lab. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call to the 10000 block of Highway 20 last Friday where they found a fire after a small explosion in the kitchen area of the home. They say there was also a plastic bottle with marijuana inside, a can of butane, and a shattered glass dish with a sticky substance that looked to be concentrated cannabis. Narcotics detectives on the scene saying it looked as though butane was being used to extract concentrated cannabis out of marijuana. Michael Hoisington of Clearlake Oaks was also hurt in the explosion and fire and taken to a hospital to be treated. Cops say they’ve sent the case to the DA for a felony charge against Hoisington.

A new report shows climate change taking a toll on Calif. The study in the scientific journal called Nature Climate Change and says hotter temperatures and warmer oceans mean more water vapor in the air which could cause a so-called megastorm like one that happened in the state back in 1862. The study also says that it could happen within the next 40 years or two times in 80 years. The Record Bee reports the lead scientist from UCLA on the study says the recent wet winters and massive floods are from atmospheric rivers. The study also says drought to flood years have happened about four times a century in the past, but now are expected to double to eight times this century in Southern California and six times in Northern California.

An inmate firefighter has died after collapsing on a training hike in Northern California. Anthony Colacino died on Saturday morning. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports other inmates with Colacino tried reviving him and that no foul play is suspected. He was hiking at Sierra Conservation Center prison which is a couple hours east of San Francisco, when he collapsed. He was in prison for evading a peace officer, animal cruelty and discharging a firearm with gross negligence and was set for parole in July 2019.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s dept is reaching out to the public for help with a murder case in Sebastopol. Sheriff’s deputies say 19-year-old Cory Alan Vaughn was killed Saturday at a house party. They’ve named 18-year-old Anthony Ibach as the suspect. Officers say he came to the party, but parked at a nearby business. They say the victim’s friends say Ibach was in the parking lot next door and wanted to speak with the victim which ended in a fight, and Vaughn was stabbed several times. Several witnesses were apparently there and tried to help Vaughn who died. They say Ibach left in a burgundy BMW and was caught soon after and booked into jail on a murder count without bail. But police are looking for the BMW he was in and are asking the public to help them locate it.

A man near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County’s been run down and killed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports the victim hit on the northbound 101 and the car that hit the victim left the scene. Cops looking into the suspicious death and will have a forensic autopsy this Saturday. The name of the victim has not been released until family is notified.

A famous picture of a monkey’s face is not protected. The now infamous monkey selfie cannot be copyrighted and owned by the animal, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Naruto, at a wildlife preserve in Indonesia picked up a wildlife photographer’s camera and took its own picture, several of them in fact. The pictures were published in a book called, "Wildlife Personalities," but then animal rights group PETA said the monkey should own the photos. Now the appeals court says animals can’t file copyright suits, but some profit from the book will go to conservation charities for Naruto, who’s from a species of monkey that’s critically endangered.

A man from Red Bluff has been arrested in connection to the murder of his neighbor. Police had a report Friday morning for the shooting death of another man, Michael Jones. Jacob Oropeza now held on $1 million bail, charged with murder.

Tenants and others on the steps of the capitol and across the state rallying against an effort to get rid of rent control. The idea to be on the November ballot. It would overturn the state law and make it illegal to restrict rent control on single-family rentals, condominiums or apartments built after 1995. Those for the initiative say higher rents mean folks have to move and have longer work commutes, and in some cases, end up on the street. Those against the ballot measure say stricter rent control rules will make things worse and discourage development with less available housing.

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