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Traffic is flowing again after a serious crash this morning on Highway 101 south of Hopland. CHP reporting one person was hurt in that crash that involved 4 vehicles southbound near the Green Bridge around 8:00. All lanes were blocked for a time and traffic was jammed but the road is reopened. No word on what caused the wreck.

The city of Ukiah is allowing a cannabis facility to expand into a new building. Emerald Sun is planning to move part of its operation to a building on Airport Road. The Daily Journal reports the permit allowing the expansion is conditional, pending a site visit to make sure all the information used to approve it is correct. The building had previously been part of the former Mendocino Brewing company.

The Clearlake City council is talking about a mid-year budget adjustment of about $650,000. That adjustment is part of a review that’s done halfway through the fiscal year. Among the changes—-budgeting $500,000 for a bond for the planned Hope Center homeless and healthcare facility on Emerson Street. City officials say their review has found that the budget is in good shape and may even result in some savings when the final numbers come in when the fiscal year ends.

Some old records kept by the city of Willits may soon be going through the shredder. The City council has agreed to destroy those documents related to the cleanup at the old Remco Hydraulics Building because there isn’t enough space to keep them. 70 boxes have been stored since 2006 at a storage facility in Ukiah that is now going out of business. All of the cases related to the cleanup have been settled and so there is no need for the documents any longer, some of which date back far as 1995. The records could be spared if anyone wants to take them off the city’s hands at no cost.

A judge has ruled that the state can’t force California’s property insurance pool to write comprehensive policies. Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara had ordered the Fair Access to Insurance Requirements Plan to offer broader policies but the judge says the law only allows for basic coverage. The FAIR plan is known as the insurer of last resort for people who otherwise can’t get fire insurance through no fault of their own. It is funded by insurance companies who have to pay in if they want to do business in the state who argued that offering comprehensive coverage would destabilize the insurance market. Thousands of people in fire risk areas have had their policies canceled or not renewed and have turned to the plan for help.

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