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A Lakeport man is in custody after a police pursuit, and now authorities are asking the public for any information they might have about the incident. Police spotting a car driven by 44 year old Travis Criss in the downtown area around two in the morning on Sunday; Criss reportedly sped away from police on several occasions, officers later finding the vehicle abandoned and spotting Criss walking down the street. Police discovered Criss was wanted on a warrant out of Ukiah and was stumbling and smelling of alcohol. He was arrested for misdemeanor drunk driving and a felony charge of fleeing from law enforcement with disregard for public safety. He posted bail and was released; police say the incident is still under investigation and ask anyone with information on the pursuit to notify authorities.

A wildland fire near Lower Lake that started on Saturday is close to being fully contained, according to fire crews; the Creek fire was reported around 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the 9400 block of Rocky Creek Road at Morgan Valley Road. Fire crews responded including a helicopter and bulldozers; in just over an hour, the fire had grown to thirty-two acres but was 95 percent contained by Saturday evening. The California Highway Patrol says a truck’s mechanical failures may have actually sparked the fire.

The Lake County Library has received a grant of more than five thousand dollars to host the NEA Big Read in Lake County; the Library is one of 79 nonprofit groups across the country to get an NEA grant, which will go to host a community reading program between September of this year and June of 2019. Organizers say they expect to add more corporate partners as planning continues through October.

In Lake County, applicants are urged to get into the running for several vacancies on the Lake County Resource Conservation District Advisory Board. One Supervisory Director and two members at large will be named; all of the members will be appointed by the Board of Supervisors. Applications will be accepted until close of business tomorrow, and you can get an application at the Lake County Courthouse, room 109.

The California Department of Public Health has announced it’s gotten the first confirmed cases of West Nile Virus. So far four illnesses have occurred in several counties statewide; the virus is spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Officials say the weather this month is contributing to an increased mosquito population and a higher risk of the virus spreading.

More than thirty personnel from nearly every law enforcement agency in Napa county will be taking part in the running of the Special Olympics Flame of Hope through the county on Wednesday; the Flame of Hope will begin its journey at 6 am in Calistoga before heading through St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville and Napa. It will wrap up its trip at American Canyon around 1 in the afternoon after a route of some thirty-seven miles. The Law Enforcement Torch Run is a year-round fundraising campaign that will wrap up with the Special Olympics Northern California Summer Games, June 22nd through the 24th at UC Davis. The games bring more than 700 Special Olympics athletes together from throughout Northern California to compete.

In Sacramento county, District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert has announced that she’s no longer a Republican; Schubert announcing Friday that she’s changing her political affiliation to “no party preference; she says she made up her mind months ago but held off on making it official until the primry with Democrat Noah Phillips. Schubert said she didn’t want her political affirmation to be a focal point of the campaign.

The unemployment rate in the Sacramento metro area fell to 3.3 percent in May; that’s the lowest its been since 1990. Between April and May, some thirty-three hundred jobs were added in the area, bringing a total to more than 993,000 jobs, according to the Employment Development Department. The lowest unemployment count was in Placer County, at 2.8 percent, followed by El Dorado County with 3.2 percent. Construction is the largest contributor to jobs, the field created more than 1100 jobs since April, though many are seasonal positions. Government jobs increased as well; state government employment rose by 600 jobs; local government agencies added another 500 jobs as well.

A man’s been arrested for his involvement in a three car crash that injured five people, one of them seriously, and shut down southbound Highway 101 near Cotati yesterday. The driver’s identity has not yet been released, however police suspect him of driving drunk. A 28 year old woman was airlifted to an area hospital for what are described as non-life-threatening injuries; two other people were also taken to a nearby hospital. The man who was arrested was initially taken to Santa Rosa Memorial for burns, he was released from custody so that he could be transferred to UC Davis for more treatment.

Police are on the hunt for a man suspected of robbing a Santa Rosa restaurant yesterday afternoon; around 1 o’clock a man wielding a gun approached a cashier at Round Table Pizza and demanded cash, taking money from the drawer and fleeing on foot. Police searching the area but turning up no trace of the suspect. He’s described as a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and with a blue bandana over his face. Anyone with any information on the robbery is asked to call the Santa Rosa Police; a reward of up to 2500 dollars will be given to whoever provides the information that leads to an arrest and conviction.

A member of the Mendocino County Museum Advisory Board is stepping down after a decision to combine three county agencies into one. Saprina Rodriguez she is upset with the plan by the Board of Supervisors to form a county cultural service agency that would pull together the museum, library and county parks under one umbrella. Rodriguez, who represented Willits on the advisory board, says the county should have taken more public input before making a change.

Mendocino County College could soon get more of its power from the sun, after he school’s board of trusteed approved a deal with a solar energy company to build a solar array for the college. Trustees say the 20 year agreement with renewable energy company ForeFront Power will lead to saving adding up to more than a million dollars over the life of the contract. ForeFront will handle all the maintenance and other costs and assume all the risks. The board had considered other options, including going it alone, but decided that it was more cost effective to for an outside firm handle the entire project. School administrators still have to sign off.

Authorities are investigating a structure fire in Clearlake Oaks early this morning The fire was called in at the 11600 block of Lakeview drive shortly after 3:00 and was under control by 4:00 So far, no word on the extent of damage or the cause.

Burn Permits have been suspended in Lake county and other parts of Northern California with growing concern about dry grass. Cal Fire says this is turning out to be another volatile year and so, as of Monday, there will be no allowed open burning yard debris such as branches and leaves. This, as crews continue to fight a wildfire in the Mendocino national forest that has already charred nearly 2300 acres since last weekend.

New and soon-to be licensed teenage drivers will get will get a chance to sharpen their safe driving skills next week in Kelseyville. The CHP is holding a free Start Smart traffic course for teens, their parents, and guardians next Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Clearlake Area Highway Patrol Office on Oak Drive,.Statistics show a teenager is killed every four hours in a crash somewhere in the U S. and The CHP says courses like this have been proven to reduce the number of teen-involved crashes. [Contact: Officer Kory Reynolds at the CHP office, 707-279-0103, or
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Spring forward, fall back could someday be a thing of the past in California. State lawmakers have taken the first steps to abolishing Daylight Saving Time and keeping the state on Pacific Standard Time all year. Those behind the bill say Saving Time is a waste of time and is no longer of any value. The bill now waits for governor Brown’s signature which would put the change up for a vote in November. If passed, it would then go back to both houses and require a signature from the next Governor for Daylight Saving Time to end.

After a search, police have taken an Upper Lake man into custody in connection with the death of the man’s wife. 64 year old William Morton Henry is being held on a million dollars bail; police have been on the hunt for Henry since Monday after police reported the suspicious death of Henry’s wife, 51 year old Cindi Henry. Henry was taken into custody without incident at his home yesterday morning. Cindi Henry was found dead by family members at the house on Monday; an autopsy determined her death to have been a homicide by asphyxiation, according to the medical examiner.

Lake County reaching a settlement to pay two million dollars to the only son of a Lake County jail inmate who killed herself in her cell in 2015. The settlement is thought to be the highest amount recorded in the state involving an inmate suicide. The case was scheduled to go on trial this month in the Humboldt County federal courthouse but the settlement was reached before the court date. Dane Shikman filing the suit against the county and its private jail’s medical provider for the inadequate treatment of his mother. 56 year old Elizabeth Gaunt died in August of 2015, a little more than a day since she was arrested. Gaunt was in the holding cell for more than 25 hours without being booked into jail or seen by a doctor, the jail’s medical provider sent a nurse instead, who wasn’t qualified to perform detailed evaluations, make a diagnosis or make decisions on treatment.

Tomorrow, it’s the 17th annual Lake County Home Wine and Beer makers’ festival, it all happens from noon until 5 at Lakeport’s Library Park. The event is a major fundraiser for symphony and youth music programs in Lake County. There will be food vendors, an exhibition of classic cars, wine sampling and much more. Winemakers will also have the chance to have their wares professionally judged. There will be gold, silver and bronze ribbons handed out; attendees will also vote in the “people’s choice” award category. There will also be live music from the popular David Neft Duo.

In Kelseyville, four people are arrested after allegedly stealing more than five thousand dollars worth of property from a house. The suspects identified as 39 year old Misty Rose Scott, 25 year old Ian Skyler Sanders, 24 year old Jessica Mae Sanders, and 30 year old James Michael Jackson. Several of the suspects were caught on the victim’s security camera system taking items from the residence in the 2000 block of Westlake Drive on Tuesday. Police were able to identify the suspects from earlier interaction with them. The four are being held on burglary charges, and three suspects are also facing parole violation charges.

An 18 year old from Healdsburg was arrested earlier this week after leading police on a high speed chase on Highway 101. Just after midnight, police pulled Fabian Anthony Flores Gonzalez over for speeding, when after initially stopping, Gonzalez pulled away and headed back onto the freeway. The pursuit reached speeds of up to ninety miles an hour until Gonzalez stopped at a construction site near Geyserville and fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a brief chase; authorities then discovered Gonzalez was in possession of a short-barreled assault rifle and a concealed handgun, along with several pounds of marijuana, other drugs and cash. He was booked into the Sonoma County jail.

A seasonal burn ban takes effect on Monday throughout the North Bay; bans on burning vegetation and other debris are already in effect in several areas of the state. The ban covers all areas in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Marin, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties. The arrival of a new fire season is unsettling news to those still recovering from last fall’s fires that burned 137 square miles in Sonoma County alone. So far this year, crews have responded to more than eighteen hundred wildfires, including one still burning at the edge of the Mendocino National Forest. That blaze has blackened nearly 2300 acres since it started last weekend.

A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy is injured chasing an inmate who was trying to escape during a visit to Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital yesterday. The deputy was struck in the head by a metal door as she chased inmate Yesenia Carranza as she tried to escape. Carranza had been serving a 30 day sentence at the county’s main detention center on drug charges when she was taken to Sutter hospital yesterday for an undisclosed medical ailment. She escaped custody around 2:30 but was captured a short time later by hospital security. She now faces felony charges of escape and resisting arrest resulting in injury. The deputy was admitted to the hospital out of caution but was expected to make a full recovery.

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After a search, police have taken an Upper Lake man into custody in connection with the death of the man’s wife. 64 year old William Morton Henry is being held on a million dollars bail; police have been on the hunt for Henry since Monday after police reported the suspicious death of Henry’s wife, 51 year old Cindi Henry. Henry was taken into custody without incident at his home yesterday morning. Cindi Henry was found dead by family members at the house on Monday; an autopsy determined her death to have been a homicide by asphyxiation, according to the medical examiner.

Lake County reaching a settlement to pay two million dollars to the only son of a Lake County jail inmate who killed herself in her cell in 2015. The settlement is thought to be the highest amount recorded in the state involving an inmate suicide. The case was scheduled to go on trial this month in the Humboldt County federal courthouse but the settlement was reached before the court date. Dane Shikman filing the suit against the county and its private jail’s medical provider for the inadequate treatment of his mother. 56 year old Elizabeth Gaunt died in August of 2015, a little more than a day since she was arrested. Gaunt was in the holding cell for more than 25 hours without being booked into jail or seen by a doctor, the jail’s medical provider sent a nurse instead, who wasn’t qualified to perform detailed evaluations, make a diagnosis or make decisions on treatment.

Tomorrow, it’s the 17th annual Lake County Home Wine and Beer makers’ festival, it all happens from noon until 5 at Lakeport’s Library Park. The event is a major fundraiser for symphony and youth music programs in Lake County. There will be food vendors, an exhibition of classic cars, wine sampling and much more. Winemakers will also have the chance to have their wares professionally judged. There will be gold, silver and bronze ribbons handed out; attendees will also vote in the “people’s choice” award category. There will also be live music from the popular David Neft Duo.

In Kelseyville, four people are arrested after allegedly stealing more than five thousand dollars worth of property from a house. The suspects identified as 39 year old Misty Rose Scott, 25 year old Ian Skyler Sanders, 24 year old Jessica Mae Sanders, and 30 year old James Michael Jackson. Several of the suspects were caught on the victim’s security camera system taking items from the residence in the 2000 block of Westlake Drive on Tuesday. Police were able to identify the suspects from earlier interaction with them. The four are being held on burglary charges, and three suspects are also facing parole violation charges.

An 18 year old from Healdsburg was arrested earlier this week after leading police on a high speed chase on Highway 101. Just after midnight, police pulled Fabian Anthony Flores Gonzalez over for speeding, when after initially stopping, Gonzalez pulled away and headed back onto the freeway. The pursuit reached speeds of up to ninety miles an hour until Gonzalez stopped at a construction site near Geyserville and fled on foot. He was taken into custody after a brief chase; authorities then discovered Gonzalez was in possession of a short-barreled assault rifle and a concealed handgun, along with several pounds of marijuana, other drugs and cash. He was booked into the Sonoma County jail.

A seasonal burn ban takes effect on Monday throughout the North Bay; bans on burning vegetation and other debris are already in effect in several areas of the state. The ban covers all areas in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Marin, Solano, Yolo and Colusa counties. The arrival of a new fire season is unsettling news to those still recovering from last fall’s fires that burned 137 square miles in Sonoma County alone. So far this year, crews have responded to more than eighteen hundred wildfires, including one still burning at the edge of the Mendocino National Forest. That blaze has blackened nearly 2300 acres since it started last weekend.

A Sonoma County sheriff’s deputy is injured chasing an inmate who was trying to escape during a visit to Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital yesterday. The deputy was struck in the head by a metal door as she chased inmate Yesenia Carranza as she tried to escape. Carranza had been serving a 30 day sentence at the county’s main detention center on drug charges when she was taken to Sutter hospital yesterday for an undisclosed medical ailment. She escaped custody around 2:30 but was captured a short time later by hospital security. She now faces felony charges of escape and resisting arrest resulting in injury. The deputy was admitted to the hospital out of caution but was expected to make a full recovery.

Golden State Water customers in Clearlake could see a smaller bill soon. The utility is asking the California Public Utilities Commission for a 4.3 percent decrease in rates because of changes to federal tax law. The rates for residential customers would go down on July 1st if the P U C approves. The commission has ordered all water companies to look at the impact the tax law has on their bottom lines and to pass on any savings to customers. There is more information on Golden State Water’s website at gswater.com

A body found in a campground lake in Lakeville has been identified as a man was last seen seen there on Saturday. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office says 35 year old Joshua Piszczek of San Francisco had been attending a music festival at the private Mendocino Magic campground. . His friends had reported him missing on Monday and on Wednesday, a deputy spotted Piszczek’s body in the water near where he was last seen. Foul play is not suspected, but an autopsy will be done.

Investigators are looking for the cause of a fire that destroyed an abandoned RV in Lucerne. That fire was called in late Wednesday at the corner of 12th Avenue and Highway 20 and took around 45 minutes to bring under control. The RV had been at that location for some time and had been tagged for removal. So far, no word on how the fire may have started, but reports say the location is not far from a suspicious vehicle fire earlier this year.

Sheriff’s deputies in Humboldt County are investigating a case of animal cruelty. Reports say the the Sequoia Humane Society found five dead kittens under a rock near Martin’s Slough in Eureka earlier this week, and he sheriff’s office is asking for public help to find whoever left the cats there. One kitten was found alive and is being cared for. The county animal control office says it is always willing to accept any unwanted pets.

Even though the voting ended more than a week ago, the Lake County Registrar of Voters Office is still hard at work. The office says it’s canvassing the election results to make sure everything adds up. Part of that process is counting absentee ballots and provisional ballots issued at the polls. Registrar of Voters Diane Fridley says there are around 6,000 ballots that still need to be checked. Fridley says even though the canvass takes time,it is important that it to be done properly to ensure voters have confidence in the system.State law gives the office 30 days after the election to certify the results.

A lawmaker who represents Mendocino County in Sacramento say the new state budget is good for the area. State Senator Mike McGuire says the spending plan contains money to help communities recover from last fall’s fires, including funds to help with lost property tax revenue and debris removal. He also says the state is kicking in 50 million dollars for advanced mutual aid to help firefighters mobilize quickly before any future fires turn into disasters.

A woman has been arrested in Virginia, she’s suspected of being involved in a pair of violent Santa Rosa-area home invasion robberies from February that resulted in one person being shot to death and a second person wounded. Police say 20 year old Amber Hembree is one of five people suspected on murder, robbery and kidnapping charges. U S Marshals found the woman hiding in the attic of a house in Chester, Virginia, armed with a stolen, loaded handgun. In the break-ins, people in both houses were bound and two of them were shot; one homeowner, identified as 54 year old Jose Luis Torres, was shot ten times before he died. In the other robbery, a 42 year old resident was shot in the arm. Hembree eluded police for four months.

Community members taking the Petaluma school board to task over a decision by the Petaluma High School to abruptly cut off the commencement speech by the school’s valedictorian who tried to speak about being sexually assaulted during her time at the high school. 17 year old honors student Lulabel Seitz said she was assaulted on campus by someone she knew and that she wanted to express her frustration over what she believes is a lack of action by school administrators. Her microphone was shut off four minutes into her speech. The school board’s first meeting since the graduation ceremony was held Tuesday; several people criticizing the administration’s handling of the incident.

Ukiah police chief Chris Dewey announcing he’ll retire at the end of June to take a civilian job with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office; Dewey says his last day will be June 29th. He’s set to begin a new job as a civilian managing the hiring process for the Sheriff’s office, including conducting background checks and assisting with recruiting and training new deputies and corrections officers.

The Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office is looking for volunteers to help pick up trash, targets and spent shells at the North Cow Mountain Rifle Range this Saturday; the work will begin at 9 a.m. Field Manager Amanda James says the goal is to remove debris and keep America’s public lands beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers are needed to help remove larger abandoned trash items; the Bureau will provide gloves, tools, pickers, bags and other supplies. Because of the nature of the job, those under 18 and pregnant women will not be allowed to take part.

Tomorrow evening, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will do a controlled burn at the Coyote Valley Dam. The burn will begin around 5 pm and last until 9 pm, and is designed to help the Corps of Engineers remove vegetation from the face of the Coyote Valley Dam, which in turn will allow access and visibility for a required inspection. The burn will take place under very tight restrictions and security for the safety of firefighters as well as area residents.

A couple from Lakeport entering pleas of not guilty to charges they sold young women into prostitution. 37 year old Sam Massette and 27 year old Krystina Pickersgill are facing a number of felony charges; police also say Massette has a prior serious felony conviction for a 2002 vehicular manslaughter case in which he ran over a 16 year old during a gang fight in San Francisco. The pair will have a preliminary hearing next Wednesday; they were arrested June 5th after a two-month investigation. Police say more charges are expected.

Authorities arresting 17 people and seizing nearly twenty thousand marijuana plants with a value of more than four million dollars on Wednesday. Search warrants were served in two locations near Galt in rural Sacramento County. Police say the lengthy investigation resulted in the takedown of a large scale marijuana cultivation and trafficking organization. Thirty people were detained by law enforcement; the 17 people arrested face charges including possession of firearms during the commission of a felony along with the marijuana charges; authorities also seizing thirteen guns, at least two of which had been reported stolen.

A woman has been arrested in Virginia, she’s suspected of being involved in a pair of violent Santa Rosa-area home invasion robberies from February that resulted in one person being shot to death and a second person wounded. Police say 20 year old Amber Hembree is one of five people suspected on murder, robbery and kidnapping charges. U S Marshals found the woman hiding in the attic of a house in Chester, Virginia, armed with a stolen, loaded handgun. In the break-ins, people in both houses were bound and two of them were shot; one homeowner, identified as 54 year old Jose Luis Torres, was shot ten times before he died. In the other robbery, a 42 year old resident was shot in the arm. Hembree eluded police for four months.

Community members taking the Petaluma school board to task over a decision by the Petaluma High School to abruptly cut off the commencement speech by the school’s valedictorian who tried to speak about being sexually assaulted during her time at the high school. 17 year old honors student Lulabel Seitz said she was assaulted on campus by someone she knew and that she wanted to express her frustration over what she believes is a lack of action by school administrators. Her microphone was shut off four minutes into her speech. The school board’s first meeting since the graduation ceremony was held Tuesday; several people criticizing the administration’s handling of the incident.

Ukiah police chief Chris Dewey announcing he’ll retire at the end of June to take a civilian job with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office; Dewey says his last day will be June 29th. He’s set to begin a new job as a civilian managing the hiring process for the Sheriff’s office, including conducting background checks and assisting with recruiting and training new deputies and corrections officers.

The Bureau of Land Management’s Ukiah Field Office is looking for volunteers to help pick up trash, targets and spent shells at the North Cow Mountain Rifle Range this Saturday; the work will begin at 9 a.m. Field Manager Amanda James says the goal is to remove debris and keep America’s public lands beautiful for everyone to enjoy. Volunteers are needed to help remove larger abandoned trash items; the Bureau will provide gloves, tools, pickers, bags and other supplies. Because of the nature of the job, those under 18 and pregnant women will not be allowed to take part.

Tomorrow evening, the US Army Corps of Engineers and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection will do a controlled burn at the Coyote Valley Dam. The burn will begin around 5 pm and last until 9 pm, and is designed to help the Corps of Engineers remove vegetation from the face of the Coyote Valley Dam, which in turn will allow access and visibility for a required inspection. The burn will take place under very tight restrictions and security for the safety of firefighters as well as area residents.

A couple from Lakeport entering pleas of not guilty to charges they sold young women into prostitution. 37 year old Sam Massette and 27 year old Krystina Pickersgill are facing a number of felony charges; police also say Massette has a prior serious felony conviction for a 2002 vehicular manslaughter case in which he ran over a 16 year old during a gang fight in San Francisco. The pair will have a preliminary hearing next Wednesday; they were arrested June 5th after a two-month investigation. Police say more charges are expected.

Authorities arresting 17 people and seizing nearly twenty thousand marijuana plants with a value of more than four million dollars on Wednesday. Search warrants were served in two locations near Galt in rural Sacramento County. Police say the lengthy investigation resulted in the takedown of a large scale marijuana cultivation and trafficking organization. Thirty people were detained by law enforcement; the 17 people arrested face charges including possession of firearms during the commission of a felony along with the marijuana charges; authorities also seizing thirteen guns, at least two of which had been reported stolen.

The Highway Patrol is on the hunt for a 21 year old man from Santa Rosa who they say took off after a crash that injured his passenger Tuesday night. Police say Skylar Sachse is a known gang member and fled on foot after plowing a Dodge Neon into the guardrail near Guerneville. A 17 year old female passenger was injured and taken to an area hospital. CHP says alcohol is thought to have been a factor in the crash; Sachse was on felony probation in connection with prior weapons charges.

A jury in Sonoma county handing a 1.1 million dollar judgement to the plaintiff in a whistleblower case involving the Hanna Boys Center. The jury finding that the former clinical director was wrongly terminated after he spoke up about bullying, drug use and other concerns at the facility. Tim Norman was fired in November of 2016 and says the verdict is a relief.

An autopsy is pending, but authorities don’t suspect foul play in the death of a San Francisco man found in a Mendocino County lake yesterday morning; the body of 35 year old Joshua Piszczek was spotted by police in a lake at the Mendocino Magic campground; authorities say the man was attending a music festival nearby when he went missing after going for a swim sometime Saturday. He was reported missing on Monday. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office launching a search effort along with twelve other area agencies.

TAYLOR SWIFT – DELICATE
ANNE-MARIE & MARSHMELLO – FRIENDS
SHAWN MENDES – IN MY BLOOD
BAZZI – MINE
ARIANA GRANDE – NO TEARS LEFT TO CRY
POST MALONE – PSYCHO
HALSEY – ALONE
SELENA GOMEZ – BACK TO YOU
CHARLIE PUTH – DONE FOR ME
BACKSTREET BOYS – DON’T GO BREAKING MY HEART
LOGIC & MARSHMELLO – EVERYDAY
LAUV – I LIKE ME BETTER
DUA LIPA – IDGAF
ZAYN LET ME
KHALID & NORMANI – LOVE LIES
DRAKE – NICE FOR WHAT
CALVIN HARRIS & DUA LIPA – ONE KISS
FOSTER THE PEOPLE – SIT NEXT TO ME
BIG BOI – ALL NIGHT
POST MALONE – BETTER NOW
JENNIFER LOPEZ – DINERO
LIAM PAYNE & J BALVIN – FAMILIAR
MAROON 5 – GIRLS LIKE YOU
CARDI B, BAD BUNNY & J BALVIN – I LIKE IT
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS – MOVE TO MIAMI
IN REAL LIFE – TATTOO
BRYCE VINE – DREW BERRYMORE
BTS – FAKE LOVE
MADISON BEER – HOME WITH YOU
TOM WALKER – LEAVE A LIGHT ON
NF – LIE
CAMILA CABELLO & PHARRELL WILLIAMS – SANGRIA WINE
NICKY JAM & J BALVIN – X (EQUIS)
5 SECONDS OF SUMMER – YOUNGBLOOD

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A new job for Uriah’s police chief. Chief Chris Dewey is retiring at the end of the month and will take a civilian job with the Mendocino County Sheriff’s office. He says says his new job as manager of the sheriff’s office professional services bureau was too good to pass up. His last day with Ukiah will be June 29th—and he goes to work form the County the following Monday. Dewey was first made chief in 2007 and later given the job as fire chief as well. He returned to the police chief only duties in 2013.He calls Ukiah a great place that he has been proud to serve. City Manager Sage Sangiacomo will appoint a replacement.

The Clearlake City council is expected to take a vote on the city budget this week,. That 22.5 million dollar spending plan is on the agenda as part of the council’s regular meeting , starting at 6 PM Thursday at City Hall.

The City of Clearlake is getting some help with illegal waste dumping. The city says is working together with Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake to clean up those sites—and so far, they have taken away the trash from 16 sites in the Clearlake Park neighborhood. The recently cleaned locations were filled with junk —things like household trash, electronics, wood and metal debris and tires . City officials say they depend on the public to report illegal dumping Complains can be made to the police and anyone who calls in a report can stay anonymous.

A man from Clearlake remains in jail after police say he got into a violent argument with his girlfriend. 35 year old Roger Dale Peters was arrested after the woman told tribal police that Eel River Campground on Etsel Ridge Road in Covelo , where the two had been staying together. Reports say the victim was punched several times in the head. Peters was taken to the Mendocino County Jail where he was booked on felony domestic violence battery charges. His bail was set at $25,000.

Two people from Lakeport charged with Human Trafficking have entered not guilty pleas. 37 year old Sam Massotto and 27 year old Krytina Pickersgill are facing felony charges—accused of selling a young women into prostitution in the Bay Area. The two were arrested last week following a two month long investigation They are both being held on a million dollars bail and are due back in Lake county court June 20th. The D A’s office says more charges are possible.

The investigation into the suspicious death of a woman from Upper Lake continues. Family members found 51 year year old Cindi Henry’s bodyat her home on Monday and an autopsy is being done to find out just how she died. Police say they want to talk to the woman’s husband , Bill Morton Henry, who was was last seen at that house over the weekend. The Lake County Sheriff’s office would like to hear from you if you know where he is or have any other information about the case.

Guilty pleas for the people who were charged with plant poaching in Humboldt County. Prosecutors say the poachers were after the plants called Dudleya ,which are popular overseas in places like China and Korea, but can’t be taken from public property in California. All are all foreign nationals and will each get up to three years in prison. When the three were arrested in April, police say they seized more than 2,300 plants and $10,000 in cash.

A report says property crimes in California have gone up since voters approved reducing criminal penalties in 2014 . According to the nonpartisan Public Policy Institute of California, the state reported nine percent more larcenies 2016, two years after voters passed Proposition 47, which lowered lowered some sentences . The study says while property crimes went up, there was no corresponding increase in violent crimes. Supporters say the proposition has succeed in its goal of reducing prison population but there is a drive to put a measure on this fall’s ballot that would partially roll back the sentencing changes.

Three people have entered guilty pleas in a plant poaching case in Humboldt County. The State Department of Fish and Wildlife and the county DA’s office say the three face felony and misdemeanor charges; authorities say the three stole the succulent plants known as Dudleya for sale overseas. Some specific species of the plant are rare or at risk of extinction. Authorities say the poachers were connected to a network of buyers in Korea and China. In April, police found the three in possession of 2300 Dudleya plants and more than ten thousand dollars in cash. The three were all foreign nationals; they were each sentenced to more than three years in prison and fines of ten thousand dollars apiece. The prison terms were suspended on condition that the three not re-enter the US without prior government authorization and are prohibited from entering any local, state or national park. The fines will go for the conservation of Dudleya on public lands in Humboldt county. The case began when a citizen reported to police that they had seen something suspicious.

The Lake County Sheriff’s office looking into the suspicious death of an Upper Lake woman; they’re also trying to find her husband. 51 year old Cindi Henry was found dead in her house on Monday by family members; the exact cause of death is pending an autopsy that will happen later today. Henry’s husband, 64 year old Bill Morton Henry, was last seen at the house by family between Saturday night and early Sunday morning. Authorities say Henry may be in a dark gray Ford Focus with California license plate 6ZSU874. Police say they want to speak with Henry; if you spot the vehicle or have any information as to his whereabouts, please call Lake County police.

This Saturday, it’s the 17th annual Lake County Home Wine and Beer Maker’s festival; the event runs from noon until 5 at Lakeport’s Library Park. The festivities are a fundraiser that benefits the symphony and youth music programs in Lake County and are sponsored by the Lake County Symphony Association. Among the festivities will be a display of collectible cars from the Lakeport chapter of the Norcal Aircooled Group as well as several arts and crafts and food vendors. Home winemakers and brewers can enter their wares for professional judging; there will be gold, silver and bronze ribbons awarded as well as a people’s choice award. There’ll also be live music from the David Neft Trio. For more information, head to http://www.homewinemakersfestival dot com.

If you’re in Lakeport and your travels take you to Beach Street, you might be wise to find an alternate route; the city is doing some road work on Beach between Central Park and Sixth street today from 7 am until 3 pm. Police remind you to drive with a little extra caution in the area and to be mindful of work crews.

The Lake County Planning Commission has announced it’s looking for a new District 4 representative. Supervisor Tina Scott says she’ll be conducting interviews to name a new planning commissioner for her district; the commission is the advisory team to the Board of Supervisors on things like land use decisions and other matters. The commission is made up of five members, appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a two year term. Planning commission meetings are open to the public and agendas are posted a week before the meetings. If you’d like to arrange an interview, contact Supervisor Scott at Tina.Scott.

This Sunday, it’s the second annual Baconfest hosted by the Kelseyville Business Association; the event will take place at Kelsey Creek Brewery, and tickets are now available at Kelseyville Liquor, and Kelsey Creek Brewery. Your ticket gets you bacon-y goodies from 13 local chefs and catering companies, as well as a chance to win a new barbecue. There will be live music, craft vendors, snow cones, face painting and kids activities. More information is at www.beerwineswine.com.

So far there’s no definite winner in the race for Sacramento sheriff; new numbers yesterday afternoon showed incumbent Sheriff Scott Jones close to the 50 percent plus one vote he needs to secure a third term. Jones had 52.7 percent of the vote; Milo Fitch trailed with 22.2 percent and Donna Cox had 20.1 percent. Elections officials say there are still about 135,000 plus votes yet to be counted; they say they’ll update the results again on Friday afternoon.

A business tycoon’s proposal to split California into three states qualified to be on the November ballot yesterday, according to the Secretary of State’s office. The initiative would designate three states; Northern California would encompass 40 counties from Santa Cruz to the Oregon border, including the Bay Area, the Sacramento region and parts of the San Joaquin Valley. Southern California would contain Fresno, Imperial, Kern, Kings, Riverside, San Bernardino and other counties; California would cover Los Angeles, Monterey, Santa Barbara, Ventura and other counties. Businessman Tim Draper says the state’s population being concentrated in urban and coastal areas leaves other parts of California with underrepresented economies. Draper made a similar move to divide California into six states in 2014 and did not gather enough signatures.

Prosecutors in Sonoma County accusing a landlord from Cloverdale of trying to profit unlawfully from the area’s rental housing market. They say over the past six months, the landlord has raised monthly rent on a house some 40 percent – that’s four times what he’s allowed by law. 59 year old Gerald Vlasak is facing a pair of misdemeanor charges related to the rent hikes; the District Attorney’s office has charged a regional anti-gouging task force to curb illegal spikes in the price of essential goods and services. Vlasak has a court date next month.

A man from Ukiah is in custody on suspicion of attempted murder. Police say he stabbed his uncle in the back several times. 25 year old Harley James Patton got into an argument with his uncle around 7 in the evening on June 6th in the 700 block of Lake Mendocino Drive. Police responding found the uncle in the driveway with life-threatening injuries; he was airlifted to an area hospital. Patton is charged with attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse; he’s being held on a 200,000 dollar bond.