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A new concession stand added to the skate park in Ukiah. There’s also a couple of new picnic tables. The Daily Journal reports the tables were built by the Sonoma County Probation Camp. The city looking for more action at the skate park, even hiring a staffer to man the park. The new snack bar’s open noon to 8 over the summer, and will stay open for lunch after school starts too. They’re also selling dog treats, tennis balls and low-cost disk golf disks.

Public lands and recreation sites in the Cache Creek area are being closed due to the County Fire. The fire burning near Lake Berryessa in Napa and Yolo counties has charred 88,000 acres. The Bureau of Land Management says its temporarily closing off the areas for public safety. It includes the High Bridge, Cowboy Camp, Judge Davis and Red Bud recreation sites. They’re also closing the Knoxville Recreation Area, including the Hunting Creek Campground. The fire’s burning in rugged terrain and could grow. The fire’s 33% contained with Cal Fire saying it should totally be surrounded by Tuesday.

A federal judge says yes, Calif. will remain a sanctuary city. The judge ruled against the Trump administration’s request for a preliminary injunction to block state legislation that says law enforcement does not have to cooperate with immigration officials and gives Calif. officials the right to check conditions at detention facilities contracted with federal immigration. The judge did block part of the so-called “Immigrant Worker Protection Act” fining businesses who allow immigration agents into their workplaces. The Department of Justice says Calif. is clearly trying to obstruct immigration authorities and focused instead on the part of the injunction the judge allowed, so employers don’t have to cooperate with the state to enforce federal immigration laws.

A fire that started on Anderson Island apparently started by grass mowing. The chief of the Kelseyville Fire Protection District tells Lake Co News there was someone on a riding mower which sparked the fire which burned 30 acres Tuesday. The news site reports the man on the mower helped firefighters, cutting a fire line. There was no damage from the fire to nearby structures.

Two men have been arrested after an undercover operation to buy heroin. The Lake County Sheriff’s Dept. reports Joe Nathan Boggs Jr. of Lucerne and Adrian Marrufo of Lakeport busted after a tip that someone was selling drugs out of a car. So an undercover cop called the guys, agreeing to meet them at the Robinson Rancheria Casino parking lot. There was discussion about a trade for a car for heroin, then one of the men pulled out a plastic baggie which the cop thought might be heroin so other officers descended on the scene and the two men were arrested. One of them told police the stuff in the baggie was fake heroin, but he actually also had real heroin in his pocket. They also found meth in his pocket. The two booked on various charges including possession of controlled substance for sale, conspiracy and resisting arrest. They were being held on $25,000 bail each.

The Calif. drought may be back in full swing with another summer of wildfires. The U-S Drought Monitor shows abnormally dry or drought conditions in most of the state. Most of Lake County and areas of eastern Napa and Mendocino counties are said to be in moderate drought. And the central coast to Southern Calif. in severe drought and the southeastern part of the state is in extreme drought. It flipped quick, in the middle of last year after a rainy winter, the same report had ¾’s of the state without drought or abnormal dryness. This year a lot of the Northern California coast and Sierra Nevada are listed as abnormally dry.

The biggest Salmon feed in the country happening again. Tomorrow the Salmon Restoration Association is putting on their 47th great Coho Salmon Party. As many as 3,000 people come to the annual feast on the Mendocino Coast with money going for salmon restoration projects. Those attending get salmon of course, along with corn on the cob, salad and garlic bread. They also serve a vegetarian option and hot dogs for those who aren’t fish fans. The Salmon Restoration Association has been around since 1971 to help keep the fish healthy in local streams and rivers.

The Pawnee Fire’s now holding at 15,000 acres and is 92% contained. Cal Fire’s been reporting they hope to have the fire 100% contained by tomorrow. There are no more evacuations or road closures, but the fire did burn 12 homes and 10 other structures. One firefighter was injured during the fire fight, but no word on their condition, or how serious their injury was.

A police officer in Florida complains on Facebook about dirt in his burger, but it turns out to be something totally different. The cop in Fort Myers posted his disgust and the grime and dirt on his Burger King burger with a Facebook rant that went viral Wednesday. But it wasn’t dirt, it was the company’s seasoning mix. Burger King franchise officials responded after his complaint which targeted other police officers. The corporate office says police officials were invited to the restaurant and watched a video of the making of the burger in question, finding nothing extraordinary.


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