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A couple reports of an earthquake felt outside Ukiah. Last night around 8 pm, the USGS reports a 3.2 earthquake centered 2km northwest of Talmage. There were reports a few hours later of a minor aftershock. No reports of injuries or damage.

The first meeting of the Mendocino County Climate Action Advisory Committee announced. The meeting Thursday after the county formed the committee over the summer to make recommendations on policy ideas and implementing a Sustainability and Climate Action Program. The committee looking at ways to bring down greenhouse gas emissions in the county, increase carbon storage, and help the Office of Emergency Services and Fire Safe Council get ready for possible natural disasters like wildfires. The program is being paid for by the county and the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District. The meeting at 3 p.m. at the Mendocino County Administrative Center.

An expansion of the reported public safety power shutoff announced by PG&E. Lake County is among 25 counties named in the proposal, but only part of it, as opposed to last month’s shutoffs. PG&E added 39,000 customers in three counties – Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Mateo. 22 other counties were already named including Butte, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, Tehama, and Yolo. There are now 303,000 that are expected to be impacted. The utility company is expected to make their final decision on the power down today. They will be setting up customer resource centers to charge medical equipment, phones and other devices.

A bunch of demonstrators wearing masks and hoods have been arrested after barricading near the entrance to a retreat center in Sonoma County. Four people arrested after Sonoma County deputies descended on the camp outside Westminister Woods near Camp Meeker. Deputies say they had a report that one person had a gun, but after a SWAT team swarmed the area and searched for four hours, no weapons were found. One person had pepper spray and another wore a body camera and a couple of walkie talkies. Those arrested face charges of child endangerment, false imprisonment, conspiracy, resisting arrest, wearing a mask while committing a crime and trespassing.

A beating reported at a construction site after the October 2017 wildfires. An attack at the Fountaingrove construction site in Santa Rosa. Police say one man went to jail and another ended up in the hospital. Jimy Soriano Vazquez is accused of attacked another worker with a pipe at the worksite. Police say the attack was unprovoked. The injured man has only been identified as being in his mid 30s. Vazquez reportedly took someone else’s car from the site and left. He came back later with the car, then walked off the property. He was then arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle theft. The victim reportedly had minor injuries.

The Willits City Council did not take action, but is considering changing the municipal code to allow mobile vendors on private property. Willits News reports the subject came up at the last City Council meeting after a local food truck owner asked to let his food truck operate on his own private property. It’s not a new topic for the council. It was brought up in 2013, but apparently the planner at the time retired and the subject was not picked up again. It’s only illegal on Main or Commercial streets or side streets a block away. Parking was one issue brought up. An ad hoc committee is being formed to continue researching the idea.

A new exhibit has opened at the Mendocino County Museum. ‘Natural Expressions: Art Inspired by Mendocino County’ opened a week and a half ago plus there’s a new Interactive Room with a free afternoon craft. The new exhibit has pieces as part of the museum’s permanent collection but they’ve never been on display before. They’re in different mediums, including wood, leather and fiber. The new interactive room has a reading corner and a sensory table. Free crafting includes jewelry making, quilting and more.

A unanimous vote by the Lakeport Unified School Board on priorities for the rest of nearly 2 million dollars in unspent Measure T bond money. Of that, $300,000 will go for an audio/video monitoring and communication system as a protection from vandalism and theft, $155,000 for finishing updates to the district’s wireless access, and another $600,000 for an alternative education campus. Measure T, passed in 2014 to fund capital projects like new technology, health and safety upgrades, a new central food services facility, the renovation of Westshore Pool, construction of a new Library/Media Center and more.

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