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The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reports administering NARCAN, the overdose reversal drug twice at the county jail in a week. The first time was last Thursday that jail staff gave NARCAN to someone just arrested by Ukiah Police. The 26 year old was mumbling, then collapsed so a nurse gave him the NARCAN dose. Another dose had to be given, then a third. They were taken to a hospital after. Then Sunday, another incident where medical staff had to administer NARCAN to a 36 year old from Covelo. After two doses for this arrestee an ambulance was called and the man was taken to a hospital for further treatment.

A shooting reported in the Albion Ridge area had residents sheltering in place. Last Friday police responded to a home and searched for suspects they say were involved in an early morning shooting. Residents had to stay inside for seven hours as cops looked for Jose Morfin Aguilara of Santa Rosa and Roberto Jesus Chavez Sousa of Redwood Valley. The two caught near the crime scene and face charges of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit a crime, and additionally Aguilara faces a 20-year enhancement for using a weapon in the crime.

After a suspected robbery at a convenience store in Cloverdale, Mendocino County law enforcement jumped in to search for the vehicle that was identified in the crime. Mendo Fever reports they were looking last night for a Hispanic man in a white, boxy sedan, possibly an Acura. He was described a 6′ tall, 250 lbs, possibly armed, wearing a brown hoodie, jeans, a black mask, with a noticeable mole under his left eye and light brown hair.

Some folks in Fortuna are looking to dedicate part of Highway 101 to a fallen Police Officer. Former officer Ray Mills was the only Fortuna Police Officer to ever die in the line of duty. It happened in March of 1967 while he was helping another officer with a traffic stop and was hit by an alleged drunk driver. There’s now a fundraising campaign to get the money to buy signs to honor Mills, potentially near where the incident happened on the 101, just north of the Main Street onramp. State Senator Mike McGuire is reportedly supporting the project, but apparently no state money can be spent on these types of signs, thus, the fundraiser.

Raffle tickets are being sold by the Konocti Women’s Service Club to raise money. They say they have eight beautiful gift baskets with items for men, women, children, others that bring Christmas joy, a gardener’s delight, and even one for pets. The money they’re raising goes for scholarships for Lake County students. They’re selling them at Riviera Market in Clearlake Riviera this weekend and the winning tickets will be drawn Sunday. You don’t have to be there to win. Over the last five years the Konocti Women’s Service Club has presented $15,000 in scholarships.

Even though there’s reported to be a lot of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, the gas is in short supply for those working at breweries, wineries and others in the health care industry. It came with the pandemic as ethanol plants shut down. For example dry ice is a form of carbon dioxide, it’s used during wine grape harvesting. Thousands of brewers in the nation use the gas too. They also produce it in their products. The product is also used by the cannabis industry as well as candy distributors, carbonated beverage makers and more.

Contra Costa County reports not all restaurants are following their COVID guidelines. Fines range from $250 to $750 for restaurants who don’t comply. The Contra Costa County Health Officer says they try to educate first over giving fines, but they have been leveling penalties for repeat offenders. Contra Costa, San Francisco, and the City of Berkeley started to mandate restaurants, bars, and gyms check for customers’ vaccine or testing status before they enter the establishment. And Contra Costa County has fined In N Out Burger in Pleasant Hill for purposefully not checking anyone’s status.

Two more cases of the omicron variant of coronavirus have been confirmed in California. Yesterday, health officials in Los Angeles County confirmed there was a college student who had been to the East Coast recently and another had just returned from a trip to West Africa. There are now nine confirmed cases of the variant in the state. Six were detected in the Bay Area, and the other three were in L-A County.

The Governor is traveling to promote his new book for kids on dyslexia. Governor Newsom has the learning disability himself. It makes it hard for him to read and says it became more obvious as he noticed some of his own children struggling to read. So he started to look for picture books on the subject and said he was surprised there weren’t a lot so he penned one himself.  “Ben & Emma’s Big Hit” came out today. It’s about a young boy named Ben who uses baseball to cope with his dyslexia, with the help of a caring teacher and a friend. Newsom says he’ll donate all proceeds to the International Dyslexia Association.

It’s getting real in Calif. Anyone caught during the drought doing any one of several things that are going to be outlawed could be fined up to $500. Some of the offenses include, hosing off a driveway, watering lawns within 48 hours of a rainstorm or washing a car without a shut-off nozzle. The Newsom administration is coming up with statewide rules to ban the flagrant wasting of water. The State Water Resources Control Board says it’s similar to previous droughts, common sense wasteful uses of water they want to prohibit. The agency is taking public comment on preliminary rules until Dec. 23rd then will vote on them Jan. 4th.

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