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Several million student records have been breached. An online security firm out of Great Britain says there was an online cloud authentication method that led to almost 7 million student records possibly being stolen after someone put the K-12 database online and forgot to set a password. It was found at the end of June by the company Comparitech, and the leak was secured about a week later, it was announced to the public July 10th. The info breached included names, ages, and genders of students and where they went to school. But another onlite site, K12.com says it wasn’t that serious, and more like 20 thousand or so students affected.

Applications are being accepted by the Ukiah City Council for those interested in being on the Measure P Oversight Committee. Measure P was a ½ sales tax paying for more Public Safety. The deadline for applicants has been extended to Aug. 9th. The City Council authorized a resolution related to Measure P for an oversight committee to report on Measure P money raised and what it’s being spent on every two years. This would be the second committee appointed to oversee money earned and spent. Applications are available at the Ukiah Police Department, or at the city’s website.

Two homes burn in Hidden Valley Lake. It happened early this morning just after midnight with Cal Fire and South Lake County Fire on the scene in about 10 minutes. The fires were reported to be threatening other nearby homes so firefighters were protecting the other homes and nearby brush. Within an hour, firefighters said they were making progress and stayed several more hours. PG&E was also on the scene, securing power lines. No word so far how the fire may have started.

Applications are being accepted for the Lake County Planning Commission. Those interested would be part of the team advising the Board of Supervisors on land use decisions, then put actions in place as ordered by the supervisors per state law. There are five members on the commission appointed by the Board of Supervisors for a two-year term. They’ve been meeting the second and fourth Thursday of the month in board chambers and sometimes other times too. All of their meetings are open to the public with agendas online for a week before a meeting.

A man from Lower Lake’s been arrested after a drive by shooting in Clearlake. Cops say Michael Wagner was arrested Saturday morning on several charges after another man was injured. Police say they had a report of a shooting Friday night and think Wagner was on a three wheeled motorcycle and had a verbal altercation with the other man who was a passenger in a car next to the gas pumps. When they went to drive away, Wagner pulled a gun and shot a single bullet at the passenger, hitting him in his torso. Witnesses say they saw Wagner take off afterward. He was arrested Saturday with the same gun on him. Since he’s a convicted felon and not allowed to have guns or ammo, he was arrested on probable cause for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, carrying a loaded firearm with the intent to commit a felony, and a convicted person in possession of a firearm and ammunition and held on $200,000 bail.

A possible arson fire at an apartment building in Clearlake. The building had to be evacuated Saturday night after a field behind the complex caught fire. Police say it was not accidental, saying the arson fire was burning in heavy brush toward the Cache Creek Apartments. Fire officials say between 150 to 200 people were evacuated. Police got reports of a man seen near the fire and some got pictures of him. The fire burned about 4 acres and no apartments were damaged.

An ex Department of Motor Vehicles employee is going to prison for accepting bribes for driver licenses. 40 year old Kari Scattaglia of Sylmar and another woman Lisa Terraciano of North Hollywood were both working for the state DMV processing licenses for those who drive passenger buses and tractor trailer trucks. The FBI says the women accepted payments to get into the DMV database and altered records showing folks had passed the written tests, when they either failed or never took them to begin with. Agents say Scattaglia altered at least 68 applications and Terraciano did 148. Terraciano will be sentenced in September. Scattaglia got 2 and a half years after admitting conspiracy to commit bribery, identity fraud, and unauthorized access of a computer.

Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office at the Graton Casino telling folks not to worry about immigration sweeps. The Chair of the Graton Rancheria apparently invited the Sheriff, Mark Essick to the casino. The Sheriff assuring folks they had nothing to fear from the ICE raids. The Graton Rancheria Chairman Greg Sarris says hearing it from the Sheriff himself has more of an impact. Everyone at the Casino and Resort this weekend for a music event got a flyer so they would know their rights. The Sheriff reaffirmed they’re committed to limiting enforcement of ICE raids locally.

A man from Willits has been arrested after a domestic violence incident. The Sheriff’s Dept. reports getting a call Friday from a woman who says her boyfriend, Anthony McCoy “head butted” her on the nose, giving her a bloody nose, then pushed her to the ground, causing her to have bruising on her arm. McCoy was arrested for felony domestic violence battery and since he was on probation at the time, he was charged with violating that and held in jail on $25,000.00 bail

A woman from Redwood Valley, has also been arrested for a domestic violence crime. Deputies got a call last Thursday to the incident finding a 37 year-old man who says he and his wife had a physical altercation, and the woman, Tashina Ray punched him in the face with a closed fist, twice. The man had bleeding and visible swelling.  So Ray was arrested for felony domestic violence battery and booked into Mendocino County Jail on $25,000.00 bail.

 

 

 

 

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