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The Yokayo Bowling Center is facing closure as the lease is about up. The owner of the Center tells the Daily Journal he’s made an offer to buy the entire building, but his offer was not accepted. At the same time there’s a petition circulating to gather 2,500 signatures in favor or the Bowling Center staying. It’s nearing what’s needed. Mike Schultz tells the newspaper he’s been in the business ten years and was told months ago by the owners of the building they were taking offers from others to lease or buy the building. He says he made two offers. Schultz says his business is a community gathering place. The petition comments include for help to get the attention of the building owners, and calling it an important source of entertainment in Mendocino County.

An elderly dog is recovering after being attacked by another dog at Low Gap Park. The owner says she was walking her two female dogs Monday near the archery targets and fitness stations when a man with two dogs came along. One of them, a pitbull, got away from his owner, but it attacked her dog and she fell down trying to defend it. The man got hold of his dog and the woman left and called police. The woman took her dog for treatment for an abrasion, with missing skin on her 14 year old dog. She wants the dog who attacked euthanized and is urging others to be alert and aware of their surroundings.

State of the art facilities coming to Kelseyville Unified Schools after another year of bond spending. The 24 million dollar Measure U was passed a couple years ago to raise $24 million. The school district superintendent says they’ve got about $8 million left of the bond money. Some of the projects include portable classrooms, a new shop building, multiuse building, and track and field facilities. Two out of six projects they’re working on are done, that includes work on the Riviera Elementary parking lot and moving a portable building from Cobb to the district grounds for a Learning Academy, a home schooling program. Four more projects in various stages of completion.

In Ukiah, South Valley High improvements part 2 nearly done. The Ukiah Unified School District says 2 bathrooms have been upgraded, they’ve repaved a basketball court and parking lot and replaced the fire alarm system across the district. The Daily Journal reports they’re also replacing the old administration building with a new modular Administration building because of hazardous materials. The second phase of the projects should be done by the end of the month and the next phase is to demolish the old Administration building. They’ll also add an eating area on campus by the summer of 2019. At the same time the district is seeking alternative funding since they didn’t qualify for a grant and went over budget.

A new report by the US Geological Surney shows there could be a damaging mudslide in the Sonoma Valley off Hood Mountain due to last October’s massive wildfires in Northern Calif. The report says much of the Valley has a moderate risk of debris flow due to last year’s Nuns fire. The fire blackened 56,500 acres in Sonoma and Napa counties. The report also says the area of Kenwood also has a high risk. That could include water mixed with soil, rocks, boulders and woody debris, which sometimes has a consistency of wet concrete. The research hydrologist on the report says Hood Mountain is “a hot spot” for potential debris flows. The Tubbs fire left a moderate risk from the Napa-Lake county line to the northern Santa Rosa and Mark West area and the Redwood Valley fire left a high-risk zone above the west side of Potter Valley.

An Agriculture teacher in Upper Lake has accolades from the state. Erica Boomer is one of five teachers who won teacher of the year. She got a personal call from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. There’s a dinner October 20th for the winners and a California Teacher of the Year Orientation Day in Sacramento two days later. Then Dec. 10th, the finalists and semifinalists will get to go to a gala in Sacramento to be honored by Torlakson.

The Clearlake City Council has a full docket for their next meeting. The council first meets in a closed session tonight at 5 to deal with a possible lawsuit, and for property negotiations. They will also present proclamations designating October Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There are also several public hearings set for tonight, the City Master Fee Schedule regarding penalties for parking violations and late payment penalties, and some abatement order appeal hearings.

A judge in San Francisco may toss parts of a massive judgment against Monsanto, the weed-killer manufacturer. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bolanos listened at a hearing, taking it under advisement whether or not to throw out the entire jury verdict. It’s the first case like it against the manufacturer. The jury ruled in August that Monsanto knew, of should have, that their best-selling weed killer, Roundup, causes cancer, then asked for $250 million in punitive damages and awarded a man $33 million in “pain-and-suffering” damages and $6 million in actual damages. But the judge said she was going to strike down the punitive damages and schedule a new trial on that issue.

A toddler coming home from preschool in New York with something she told her mom were teeth she got from another kid at school, but turns out that was crack cocaine. Serenity Straker gave her mom the drugs and told her she put one in her month. So mom called police and cops told her it was crack cocaine, so she took the 4 year old to the hospital. She tested positive for the drug. The owner of the day care facility says someone must have thrown the drugs over the fence and a child found it. Police reportedly looking into it as a case of endangering the welfare of children.


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