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CHP says a man from Upper Lake was seriously injured in a four-vehicle crash on Highway 101. Officers say 26-year-old Edgar Moso was heading north near the Green Bridge when a southbound pickup veered into his lane and hit him head-on around 8:00 AM on Thursday. The impact spun Moso’s Volkswagen Jetta across the road where it was hit again by a semi and another vehicle. He was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. The pickup driver was less seriously injured and two other people were treated and released at the scene. The wreck snarled traffic for about 3 hours. CHP is investigating.

A woman accused of sex trafficking in Lake County has been sentenced to probation. Lake Co News reports 29-year-old Krystina Pickersgill will be on probation for three years after she pleaded guilty to charges that she and her husband sold young local girls into prostitution in the Bay area in 2018. Prosecutors say several charges involving four other victims were dropped as part of the plea deal. A judge had refused to accept an earlier plea bargain in January 2019. Pickersgill’s husband, Sam Massette, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in December 2018.

The first confirmed case of Coronavirus has been reported in Humboldt County. The Humboldt County Health Department says the two residents were evaluated at St Joseph’s Hospital in Eureka last Sunday and that one tested positive for the virus while another showed symptoms. Both are in self-quarantine at home and monitored by doctors The health department says they pose no risk to the community. Health officer Dr. Theresa Frankovich says it’s not surprising that cases are showing up in Humboldt County because of the amount of foreign travel done by people who live there. She also says more cases are possible in travelers who return from abroad.

Passengers of a cruise ship evacuated to Travis Air Force Base in Solano County due to concerns about Coronavirus are free to go home. 178 people from the ship have been in quarantine at Travis since they got back to the states on Monday. 6 of those passengers were immediately sent to a hospital in Nebraska, while another 16 were taken to hospitals near the base after they were evaluated. The CDC says the people who were cleared to leave pose no risk to anyone else.

The Mendocino National Forest is offering two roadside hazard tree fire salvage sales for bids early next month. The Forest Service will accept sealed bids at the Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office at 825 North Humboldt Ave in Willows at 10:30 on March 4. The trees are in an area northeast of Upper Lake and in another northwest of Stonyford. They include Douglas Fir, White Fir. Ponderosa Pine, Sugar Pine, and Incense Cedar. The National Forest website has information on the sale and how to bid.

The Lucerne Elementary School district is looking for volunteers to serve on an oversight committee to monitor spending from a 2016 bond issue. That 4 million dollar bond is being used for improvement at district schools. The committee will have seven members including 2 representatives of the community at large and representatives from businesses, senior citizens, parents, the PTO, and taxpayers. Once selected, they will look over staff reports to make sure the bond money is being spent as intended. Applications are due to the superintendent’s office on Country Club Drive by next Friday

Lakeport is looking for a Director of Community Development. A posting on the city’s website says qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, application, and three references by March 23rd. The job pays between $89,500 and $109,400 a year.

A woman from Upper Lake says quick action and teamwork by the Northshore Fire department saved her life after a heart attack. The Record-Bee says 82-year-old Marjorie Kohler was airlifted to Santa Rosa on February 12th after a call to 9 1 1. She is now recovering at home. She met with first responders this week and says without them, she might not have survived

The Redwood Valley Calpella fire department will be doing a training burn on Saturday. That burn is planned for 3901 Black Bart Trail in Redwood Valley starting at 8:00 AM and it should be over by 3:00 PM.

A judge has approved a settlement in a civil rights case that accused the state of not doing enough to help kids learn to read at dozens of poor-performing schools. The agreement calls for the Department of Education to spend 50 million dollars to beef up education programs in those schools and to improve reading programs statewide. The group that filed the suit back in 2017 says the settlement is a milestone that will transform California’s approach to literacy.

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