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A woman from Ukiah has been charged with domestic violence, after she allegedly stabbed her boyfriend many times.  The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene last week, where a man was assaulted and cut with a knife by his ex-girlfriend.  Gabrelle Miller was arrested with felony domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon and more.  She is in jail and is being held in lieu of a $30,000 bail.

A vehicle crashed and rollover several times on Highway 1 today.  In KymKemp online, it landed on its side about 100 yard down a hill. There were many passengers in the car, one needing Life Flight.  The medical transport copter landed just after 12:30pm this afternoon, while crews worked to get the patient out of the wreck to fly to a nearby hospital.

Mendocino County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue has a planned mock search in the Deerwood Park and Extension, El Dorado Estates and the Redemeyer Road subdivisions tomorrow from 9am to 2:00pm. Search Teams will be simulating real life urban search and rescue techniques, radio communications and will be interacting with people in the Ukiah area directly. Search and Rescue is asking people to keep an eye out for a missing person in the neighborhood. An actor will knock on your door to practice finding a real missing person.

A California company is offering free 55 inch TVs, and yes there is a catch. California based Telly will be sending out the new TVs this summer to people who register on their website now. The sets feature a main screen on top where viewers watch like always and a smaller second screen below that displays a nonstop stream of advertising. The online reservation portal has already seen 100,000 of the TV reserved. The trade off is that for the free 55 inch TV you have to agree to make your primary TV and the company gets to advertise to you on the small screen all the time. To reserve yours go to

There will be a multi-agency training event with Adventist Health Ukiah Valley today.  Beginning at 8am, the hospital is welcoming CalFire, Ukiah Valley Fire, and other first responders to coordinate trauma training.  At noon, a Black Hawk helicopter will simulate trauma exercises.  There will be actor victims as the hospital and area agencies simulate emergency situations and work together. The event will include pediatric burn care, trauma care and fire command information sessions.  Local emergency responders will give rig tours and train with several area organizations.  The Annual Trauma Expo will wrap up about 4:30pm.

The Environmental Protection Information Center announced it will sue the US Fish and Wildlife Service for violating the Endangered Species Act for threatening the spotted owl.  The lawsuit is focused on a permit for the Sierra Pacific Industries to harm the owl.  In the final years of the Trump administration, California’s largest landowner received the permit with lower standards of habitat protections.  The Western Environmental Law Center is representing the Environmental Protection Information Center and says that it’s not too late for the northern spotted owl, but the federal and state government need to act soon to save them, according to KymKemp online.  In the announcement, the center is giving the US Fish and Wildlife Service to change the way that industry treats the owls, if nothing changes then the lawsuit will follow within 2 months. 

Governor Newsom released his revised budget and restored $40 million to the state’s foster care system.  In a press release from the organization that supports foster kids, a California CASA spokesperson says they are grateful the governor made the change.  The state was set to invest $20 million per year for the next 3 years in the foster care system.  In trying to balance the budget, Newsom announced he’d cut the funding.  In response, CASA campaigned for foster kids and sought support from lawmakers, leading the governor to reverse his decision.  California CASA advocates for 78,000 kids in the states foster care system. 

The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 08-08 of Lake County will be giving life jackets to kids this weekend.  From 10am till 3pm, the group will hand out life jackets at the Library Park in Lakeport.  As the state’s snowpack begins to melt, rivers throughout California will be running fast and cold.  Already, several deaths have been blamed on rushing rivers in Placer County, and it’s just the start of the warm season.  The Konocti Women’s Service Club is helping the Auxiliary in the event this weekend.  The groups will also have safe boating information to hand out as they make sure life jackets are sized correctly to each child.

The California Natural Resources Agency announced efforts to conserve 30 percent of California’s land by 2030 are showing significant progress.  In Sonoma County, 174 acres were acquired by the Sonoma Land Trust.  The property connects habitats from Sonoma Mountain to the Mayacamas.  The project is part of an effort to secure 575 acres in a wildlife protection and recreation corridor.  The $3.5 million project was funded in part by the State Coastal Conservancy, the California Natural Resources Agency and others.  Their strategy includes a 30 by 30 campaign and Outdoors for All, to make sure everyone in the state has access to the outdoors.  In one year, California added around 1,000 square miles to conserve since the agency began.   

A Ukiah man was sentenced for felony assault with a chain. 61-year-old Timothy Cooper got 33 years to life after a jury deliberated for less than half an hour yesterday.  Cooper had 4 prior convictions for robbery charges in LA and a bank robbery with a deadly weapon in Central California, according to MendoFever. Because of those Strike convictions, his charges were also considered serious and violent. 

PG&E has been ordered to pay $150 million for starting the deadly 2020 Zogg Fire.  The blaze in Shasta and Tehama counties began when a pine fell onto the utility’s line according to Cal Fire.  Investigators say PG&E failed to remove the tree on time because of poor records.  The fire burned more than 56,000 acres and led to 4 deaths.  In the Press Democrat it’s the latest in a stream of lawsuits PG&E has faced and is facing.  In February, a judge ruled that the utility must face trial for involuntary manslaughter in the Zogg Fire.

Organizers for the state’s electrical grid were approved for over $88 million in upgrades to transmission lines in Sonoma and Napa counties to prevent overloads.  The North Bay Business Journal reports that the California Independent System Operator board of governors approved the North Bay projects Thursday in a host of upgrades statewide totaling over $7 billion.  The projects are part of California 2022-2023 transmission plans that was updated earlier this month.  Every year, the operator looks at the high-voltage lines where power is distributed and weighs line stability.  Late last year, the utilities commission aimed to refocus lines for transportation and in buildings.  

Caltrans has released some roadwork information that will be happening next week.  In Mendocino County, Iversen Road paving work continues and is slated to end next Friday.  Bridge work in Fort Bragg continues from Manzanita Street to Pudding Creek. On Highway 101, emergency work south of Willits is ongoing and the Irvine Lodge Safety Rest Area will be closed thru the end of the month.  Emergency work between Piercy and Benbow continues.  On highway 162 work south of Dos Rios is ongoing with minor delays.  In Lake County, Highway 20 west of Upper Lake continues with about 15 minute delays.  Highway 29 work continues with sign work north of the Putah Creek   Bridge, and slight delays continue on the highway north of Spruce Grove Road.

A Cobb man charged with attempted murder and torture for the beating of his father appeared remotely for a hearing at the Lake County Superior Court. In the Record Bee, Peter Guerrero was in custody of the Conditional Release Program, which works with mentally ill offenders and parolees.  Guerrero was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon and more, for the beating of his own father in Clearlake last March. The attack happened just outside the garden department at the Walmart in Clearlake, when Guerrero beat his father with a hammer.  His father was seriously injured and taken to a hospital outside of Lake County.  The 29-year-old is set for a review hearing to be committed to the Department of State Hospitals.  Guerrero is in Lake County Jail and a bail set at $50,000. The hospital will appear before the court June 13th

An invasive plant pulling party is planned in the Usal Redwood Forest tomorrow.  According to a press release, the Redwood Forest Foundation is hosting the volunteer event to get rid of the French Broom plant from 10am to 2pm on Saturday.  The access point at WRP Road on Highway  1 is about 5 miles west of Leggett.  Volunteers will also visit a previous site they worked on to see how the area looks a year later. 

And congratulations are in order for Lakeport Police Sergeant Andrew Welter and K9 Olin as they graduated this week.   In Lake County News today, the pair graduated from a 7 week program at Golden Gate K9 training.  K9 Olin is a German Shepherd who joined the Lakeport Police two years ago.  Training focused on patrol work and tracking and apprehending suspects.  Part of the pair’s training has the K9 searching inside and outside and Olin knows how to be called off and return without biting.  The department says Olin would only apprehend suspects in serious violent crimes.  Olin is also trained on sniffing out drugs.  The dog can smell meth, cocaine, heroin and fentanyl.  During the Tuesday City Council Meeting, Sergeant Welter put Olin’s badge on his collar.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein returned to Washington D.C., and appeared shockingly diminished. The Senator returned in a wheelchair, with the left side of her face frozen and one eye nearly shut, according top the New York Times.  Her health deteriorated after complications with shingles in February.  The virus caused her to get Ramsay Hunt syndrome and encephalitis, a rare complication of shingles. Swelling of the brain, post-shingles encephalitis can leave patients with lasting memory or language problems, confusion, headaches and difficulties walking. With Feinstein’s return, Senate Democrats were able to advance three of Biden’s judicial nominees whose approval by had been delayed. Feinstein announced she will retire when her term ends next year. If she leaves early, Governor Newsom has committed to appointing a Black woman to the seat.

Sonoma County Regional Parks was recently recognized for excellence with an award for its Youth Exploring Sonoma Parks program that connects teens with nature. In the Press Democrat, the program earned the Best of the Best, Creating Community award of excellence from the California Parks and Recreation Society. The YES Parks program has had more than 200 kids participate in it.  Local teens from 13 to 18 years old got to take advantage environmental education, stewardship activities, community building and career exploration.

And Mendocino County released a report about a new behavioral health initiative.  The campaign began with making locking medication bags, gun locks, fentanyl test strips and naloxone free to residents on request.  SafeRx Mendocino Coalition aims to facilitate prevention education and reduce overdose deaths in the county.  Last month, the department trained 49 people in opioid overdose reversal response in Fort Bragg, Willits, Ukiah and Anderson Valley. 

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