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Cal Fire says they are on track for full containment of the Mendocino Complex fire by the weekend. The Ranch Fire is now 93-percent contained after burning over 410-thousand acres. It will go down as the the biggest wildfire ever in California.

FEMA will be meeting with people effected by the fires today in Lake County. That meeting is set for 11:00 Am at the Lucerne Harbor Park on East Highway 20 in Lucerne. Meanwhile, the state says its disaster recovery center will continue to operate Mondays though Saturdays from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, but will be discontinuing its Sunday hours. That center is located at 9460 Main Street in Upper Lake.

The U.S. Forest Service will hold a meeting this week to discuss an assessment of the effects of the Ranch fire on private, state and federal lands. The Burned Area Emergency Response team has completed its initial look at the south part of the fire area and will share the findings at a meeting Thursday at 6:00 PM at the North Shore Events center on Highway 20 in Nice. The survey looked at how the fire has effected watersheds, and how that could in turn impact future flooding, mud flows and rock slides. After the presentation, assessment team members will take questions from the public.

Governor Brown has signed a new law that requires insurance companies to tell homeowners policy holders how much their property would cost to replace. The measure was introduced after many homeowners found they were under insured after they filed claims resulting from last year’s wildfires. Now, the state says insurance companies must report the replacement coverage on insured properties every two years. Insurers argued that the burden of checking limits should fall on policy holders themselves, but lawmakers decided insurance company have an obligation to let their customers know just what would be covered in a catastrophe.

Terroristic threatening charges for a Clear Lake High School student accused of saying he was going to bring a gun to school. The 14 year old was arrested this week on those charges that came after he was overheard making the threat to another student. No weapon was found, but the Lakeport PD says other evidence was seized and that the boy was turned over to juvenile justice authorities. The teen’s name isn’t being released because of his age. Officials say they take all threats of school violence very seriously and are asking anyone who heard about a potential threat to contact law enforcement right away.

The Mendocino District Attorney’s office has wrapped up its investigation into an officer involved shooting last February that left a woman dead. The reports concludes that officers were justified in firing on 48 year old Dawn Center after she carjacked a vehicle from a Ukiah dealership, led police on a dangerous, high speed chase, and threatened to shoot police and kill herself. Center died from gunshot wounds. The lengthy report concludes that officers acted reasonably under the circumstances and that, based on her actions, Center in effect committed what the report calls “suicide by cop”. The D A says the case is now closed and that no further action will be taken.

CHP in Lake County and elsewhere says there will be zero tolerance for drunk and impaired driving this Labor Day weekend. Cops say it will be all hands on deck from Friday evening though Monday night as they aim to keep highways safe. CHP commissioner Warren Stanley says impaired driving remains one of the most serious problems on California highways in spite of increased enforcement and education about how dangerous it is. CHP says it stopped around 11,000 people during the stepped up maximum enforcement period over Labor Day last year.

A bill signed by Governor Brown is set to make California the first state to completely eliminate bail. The bill gives the judicial council board authority to replace the bail system with a still to be determined flight risk-assessment system. Based on the council’s framework, most suspects accused of nonviolent felonies will be released within 12 hours of booking, and those charged with serious crimes like violent felonies will be held in jail before trial. The new law is set to go into effect in October 2019.

A Ukiah Hospital is planning a ceremony to mark the opening of a new emergency department, ICU and helipad next week. Adventist Health says the new state of the art additions will mean better care for patients at the facility on Hospital Drive. The new ER is four times the size of the original, while the expanded ICU features several new patient rooms equipped with the latest technology. The grand opening is set for September 6th at 4:30 with the ribbon cutting ceremony around 5:15.

No reports of damage or injuries in a magnitude 4 point 4 earthquake in Southern California. The quake was centered in the San Gabriel Valley, about 25 miles east of Los Angeles and some buildings in downtown LA shook for several seconds around 7:30 Tuesday evening. A second, smaller quake was felt a few minutes later.

Safeway is announcing a federal recall of beef products is affecting Northern California and six other states. The company pulled some Cargill Meat Solutions products possibly contaminated with E. coli from Safeway, Vons, Albertsons and Pak N Save stores. The recalled products were sold between August 20th and 23rd and have "Sell Thru" dates from August 21st through August 25th. There is information on the Safeway website.

Oreo cookies are rolling out some unusual new flavors in China. Hot chicken wing and wasabi flavored Oreos will hit store shelves soon in Asian markets. Instead of the traditional white creme filling, the hot wing features the bright orange shade of buffalo sauce. The wasabi boasts a light green filling. No word on plans to roll out the hot cookies stateside.

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