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Air quality officials in Calif have a new plan to drastically cut greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The California Air Resources Board has released a scoping plan, supported by the Governor and reflecting some of Newsom’s goals for cutting planet-warming emissions by 48% (compared to 1990 levels). Right now the law says the state has to reduce those emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and 85% by 2045. The plans come after months of public meetings and discussions. One issue though, wildfire smoke. The plan has a section saying there would be one million acres of forests, shrubland, grassland and other habitat where they would have prescribed burning and other methods, then 2.3 million acres by 2045. Right now we’re at 100,000 acres/year.

A man from Willits has been arrested after police say he ripped off a car and threatened others in Ukiah. Police in Ukiah say 41-year-old Ronnie Paschal was in a stolen 2007 Honda Civic with a female driver in a car reported stolen by police in San Jose. A cop on E. Gobbi St. followed the pair and reported to his colleagues who met them all in the DMV parking lot. They say the two were compliant and were arrested. The woman told police she believed she was driving the man’s car and had no idea it was stolen. She was released and Paschal was arrested as he had several warrants for his arrest. He’s held on $115,000 bail.

Since there were no candidates who filed to run for an open seat on the Ukiah Unified School District Board, they’ll fill it themselves. The Trustees announced the Area 6 seat was not filled in the November 8th election, so they’ll appoint someone to the board per the Education Code. Those interested can find an application online or call the Superintendent’s office to get one. You can also get an application from the County election’s office. They have to receive a completed application by January 23rd , then will interview all applicants in an open session at a special meeting on Monday, January 30th.

A fire in Covelo reported by firefighters. The fire in a single trailer which firefighters say was fully involved when they arrived and extended to a nearby field. The fire was reportedly contained quickly and mop up lasted about an hour.

Applications are being accepted for the Point Arena City Council after nobody was chosen in the General Election. The term is from the date the council appoints the person until December 2026. Those who apply need to be at least 18 years of age, live within the city limits of Point Arena, and be registered to vote in the City of Point Arena when they apply. Applications are due December 8th, but they have to be in by 4pm or you won’t be considered. The appointment should be made at their Regular Meeting on December 13th.

State Senator Mike McGuire says the commercial Dungeness Crab season is delayed north of the Sonoma/Mendocino County line. The season will hopefully start mid-December due to low-quality crab meat. And south of the Sonoma/Mendocino County line, they’re still set to start Thursday, December 1st.

A man from Fort Bragg has been found guilty of driving an RV drunk. A jury found Kevin Matthew Walters guilty of driving the motorhome under the influence of alcohol, driving the motor home with a blood alcohol .08 or greater, driving without a valid driver’s license, and without valid insurance, but not guilty for not being current on the vehicle registration.

Massive damage at the Lakeport Fire Protection District due to a car crash. Lakeport Fire Station 52 which was empty at the time because of budget issues had major damage to the steel framing on the building and the bay doors. The District says they’ve not gotten an official estimate to repair the damage, but they say their own conservative estimates put the damage upwards of $100,000. The report was that Saturday night a car driving at a high rate of speed crashed into the station because the car couldn’t negotiate an exit off Highway 29.

They’re trying to find a new chancellor for the Yuba Community College District which includes overseeing Woodland Community College and the Clearlake campus. The last chancellor Dr. Douglas B. Houston left the college last year and they’ve had an interim chancellor, Dr. James L.J. Houpis ever since. Their search committee has recently met and will meet again December 5th to review the pool of applicants and come up with questions for interviews which should happen sometime in January.

Several new trees are being planted in Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. State Parks staff have planted 100 valley oak seedlings at three locations at the park as part of a partnership with the State Parks Dept., city of Clearlake and Anderson Marsh State Historic Park. The seedlings came from a local nursery and were planted last week along Seigler Canyon Creek, along the North Flat area and in grassland around the park ranch house.

Congressman Mike Thompson says he has COVID. The announcement a couple of days ago that he tested positive after taking a regular PCR test, but since he’s fully vaccinated and boosted he has only mild symptoms. He says he’s working from home, but his office is fully open to serve the people of his district, which now includes all of Lake County. He reminded his constituents in his statement how important it is to get an updated COVID-19 vaccine and booster to “stay healthy and protect their friends and families”.

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