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A partnership between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Southern California Edison and the 211 network as part of National Preparedness Month. 211 will now pickup during Public Safety Power Shutoffs to help those in need. That could include finding transportation and shelters, portable backup power, home meal delivery, food replacement, bill assistance programs, and other support for those who may have physical, intellectual or developmental disabilities. The 211 service is available 24/7 during power downs for calls and texts. 211 is there for those living in high risk areas who are eligible for income qualified help and use life-sustaining medical equipment when the power is on too, to help them connect to programs to be proactive in case there is an outage.

A domestic violence calls ends in the arrest of a man in Willits after a woman is found without pants or shoes on with injuries on her body. Deputies called to a home finding the 18 year old woman in the road. They found that her boyfriend, 20 year old Codiin Tuttle of Willits had assaulted her and prevented her from calling 9-1-1, taking her phone and damaging it.  She ran and used a postal carrier’s phone to call 9-1-1. The two have a child together and during an argument, it got physical. He was arrested for Domestic Violence Battery and preventing someone from calling 9-1-1 and held on $25,000.00 bail.

A man from Nice has been arrested after deputies see a camper on Highway 20 in Willits that had been reported stolen earlier that day. The deputy tried stopping Joshua Colcleaser last Friday, but say he took off, stopped, got out of the driver’s seat and ran. The deputy ordered him to stop but he wouldn’t so backup was called. The truck was confirmed as stolen with items inside including a purse with banking cards in the name of a woman from Ukiah, who eventually got her items back. There was also meth, paraphernalia, ammo, a drone, wallet and hunting license. Colcleaser was found by Willits police and arrested on multiple charges including, Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resist/Delay Law Enforcement and 2 arrest warrants. He was being held without bail.

Reports that a teen in Sonoma County died from the COVID19 vaccine are bogus. The Coroner’s report for the 15 year old from Santa Rosa listed the death as undetermined. It came after his second dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Social media went wild, but Sonoma County officials say there’s no proof to the rumors of a link between the vaccination and the boy’s death. A county spokesperson says it’s very sad and perplexing that community members and the boy’s family would misrepresent facts. The County Public Health Officer Dr. Sundari Mase says there was no relationship between the vaccine and the death. The boy’s parents say they feel strongly parents should have their children vaccinated. The county coroner and the state corroborated, no link between the death and the vaccine.

A new bill signed into law by the Governor says recycling centers need to label items.  California’s Statewide Commission on Recycling Markets and Curbside Recycling says most people think when they see the 3 arrows on blue containers it should be only recycling. But a new list from the state is coming. Some say it may only show eight types of paper materials to two kinds of glass, a pair of plastics and one colored plastic. So the state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has until Jan. 1st of 2024 to decide what’s actually recyclable per the new law which exempts products and packaging made up to a year and a half after the study is published.

Part of the Eel River has run dry. You can see the pictures online of a section of the largest tributary in California’s third-largest watershed, the South Fork Eel River. It’s completely pebbles and rocks where it meets the main stem in Dyerville below the 101 in Humboldt County. The drought has left many rivers and streams low, but this is said to be unprecedented. The nearly 200 mile long Eel River flows north from Mendocino to Humboldt County, where it meanders out into the Pacific Ocean about 10 miles downstream from Fortuna. The South Fork is over half that, and goes from Laytonville to Dyerville.

The latest on the cleanup for the Cache Fire in Clearlake is topic one at the next Clearlake City Council meeting. The council will meet tonight and hear the latest update after the police chief swears in new and promoted employees and some proclamations are read out. The city manager will update on fire cleanup. The fire took down 57 homes and 81 outbuildings Aug. 18th. The city council will also consider purchasing a piece of property as part of the future retail center at the old airport. The owners inherited the property and apparently have zero interest in development and called the city to sell it.

A report of shots fired in Ukiah turned out to not be the case. Police say they responded to Marlene Street for a “suspicious circumstance” since they never did confirm a gun was actually fired. The agency says whoever called said there was a truck driving past their house and a passenger window shattered and they thought they heard gunfire. But officers say they found zero evidence of that, nor did they find any bullet holes in any homes or the vehicle described. But Mendo Fever reports there was shattered glass on the road, but cops say it sounds weird that someone would fire inside a car with a window up.

The Ukiah City Council is reportedly considering the temporary use of the old Mendocino Animal Hospital for a “disaster resources facility” for those impacted by the Hopkins Fire last month in Calpella. For their meeting tonight the council will consider a temporary resource facility at 1240 Airport Park Boulevard. The owner of the building has reportedly approved of the temporary use which would normally mean a permit was needed, but since it’s an urgent need, an emergency order has been secured. The council will also consider the removal of several trees that are dead or dying outside Grace Hudson Museum. There are a couple others tagged for removal too so city staff says they should be taken out and replaced with other trees.

The meeting where both items will be considered is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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Over $140,000 dollars is being given out by the Redwood Credit Union to seven nonprofits. The credit union is giving $142,500 in grants to support lifesaving and life-changing services of seven nonprofits in Lake County for vulnerable populations in the region. They provide food, housing, health, financial wellness, and workforce development. The executive director of North Coast Opportunities says with the credit union’s help they’ve been able to deliver fresh produce and staples to Lake County Residents. The CEO of Redwood says providing community support is what they’re about and the pandemic’s impact has underscored the need to help more.

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