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Some victims and family members of victims speaking out about the potential capture of the Golden State Killer. A man believed to be the serial killer and rapist, Joseph James Deangelo arrested yesterday. He was also known as the East Area Rapist, Original Night Stalker or Diamond Knot Killer. CBS Sacramento reporting the one man who lost his brother and sister-in-law saying it’s closure to anguish many have suffered for forty or so years. Bruce Harrington tried since the murders to get DNA testing samples advanced in Calif, pushing in 2004 for Proposition 69 which means inmates have to give DNA samples to a statewide database. This case solved about six days ago, police think, because of a DNA sample from one of the crime scenes. Deangelo also a former police officer out of Auburn fired in the late 70’s about the time most of the crimes took place.

A day after the alleged “Golden State Killer” and “East Area Rapist” was caught, reporters descended on suspect Joseph James DeAngelo’s ex wife’s home ourside Sacramento, in Roseville. A neighbor spoke to reporters because his ex didn’t answer the door. The neighbor telling reporters after Sharon Huddle moved in with her three daughters the accused killer would come by often. They say he’d scream and yell, but never go in to the house. The neighbor says they would have loud arguments outside and one neighbor would tell DeAngelo to take it down a notch. He says he was unstable and cursed a ton and had a harsh temper. DeAngelo, a former Auburn police officer, fired in the late 70’s was arrested Tuesday after a DNA match came up. He’s charged with 4 murders so far, two in Sacramento County and the same in Ventura County. He’s accused of murdering 12 people and raping more than 45 women.

Three children have been rescued after being found inside a locked cargo area of a U-Haul truck in Vallejo. Police say they got a call from someone there might be kids in the truck in the parking lot of a Dollar Store. Police opened the truck and found the kids, 7, 9, and 11 years old were locked inside without seats or constraints, seat belts or ventilation. Police finding the mom in the Dollar Store and arrested her, Michelle Richardson of Suisun City. Cops say she had an outstanding warrant for fraud and failure to appear. Now she’s charged with felony child endangerment and false impersonation for giving a fake name.

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Police in Ukiah partnering with the city’s Public Works department so there are less traffic accidents and other violations. Police Chief Chris Dewey telling the city council his department recently met with the traffic engineer and the mayor giving his approval, specifically saying there’s a problem on State and Dora streets. The city manager added that they’re working with other stakeholders in the community on the issue and coming up with a work plan. So for now more officers in areas they think they can make a difference. The chief says the strategy has brought the amount of car crashes down 14 percent from a year before. He also says the amount of traffic accident calls went down. There will also be another police officer hired thanks to a state grant.

The Ukiah Unified School District applying to a new state program that could provide all students, no matter the family income, a free school breakfast and lunch. The school district board has approved applying for the “Community Eligibility Provision”. They hope to have the new meal service in the 2018-2019 school year. A recent piece of legislation gives schools with a 62.5 percent or higher number of students in poverty programs such as CalFresh, Medi-Cal and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families have to also apply for this new meals program so all students get breakfast and lunch for free.

A special meeting’s been called for the Fort Bragg Unified School District regarding possible budget cuts of hundreds of thousands of dollars. $400,000 dollars of cuts to be considered at the end of May for next year and the year after that will bite into art, music and library hours. The board of trustees heard from the public during the comment period at the meeting last Thursday. Some staffers speaking out too asking the board to make cuts, not totally eliminate some programs. Others saying the cuts could mean jobs, which would hurt the community as a whole. The board apparently getting a letter from the Mendocino County Office of Education on its budget which has been posted on the district’s website as well as the Advocate newspaper’s Facebook page.

18 community members are being honored by the American Red Cross for community work. The yearly Real Heroes Breakfast tomorrow at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa. Those chosen for acts of heroism that have left a lasting and positive impact for others in the Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, and Sonoma counties. The three from Mendocino County honored Chris Ostrom, Tim Haywood, and Aaron Ostrom for keeping outdoor spaces free of litter and debris. They’re receiving the Environment Heroes award tomorrow. Tickets are still available for the breakfast​:​

redcross. org/CalNWHeroes2018.

A special seminar’s been held for Lake County Office of Education. Lake County Sheriff’s Sergeant Joe Dutra presented “Safety for School Professionals” last Friday for more than 2 dozen staffers from local K-12 school districts, charter schools and community colleges. They went over mass school shootings and discussed how law enforcement has evolved over the years in how they handle active threats at schools since Columbine back in 1999. There was a Q&A after the presentation. Lake Co News reports since the Valley Fire there’s been a stronger partnership between schools and first responders in case of a disaster or crisis. They’ve got a new emergency services/special projects coordinator in the school district who started last summer too.

Clearlake city officials telling those interested in growing cannabis they need the required permit. Lake Co News reports a permit’s required under an ordinance the city council approved last year to grow weed legally outdoors. You’ve got until Monday to apply at City Hall to be in compliance, with your $250 registration fee. Then if those growing want to sell what they’re growing they need other state and local permits. You can grow six plants on your own indoors, but the city ordinance in Clearlake says you cannot grow any more than six plants altogether. You just need a permit to grow outdoors.

Kelseyville schools have started making improvements after a bond measure was passed. Lake Co News reports they’re breaking ground on a new multi-use room for Kelseyville Elementary and Mountain Vista Middle School Monday. The news site reports that’s just one of the many projects the school district is working on with Measure U bond funds. The bond approved to pay for infrastructure improvements and modernization of old electrical, heating, plumbing and ventilating systems. They started work last year, including replacing portable buildings with modulars and putting in a new quad area where kids can hang out.

The October wildfires may be to blame for a new, but harmless aquatic weed on Spring Lake in Santa Rosa. County park officials say it may have been caused by fire retardant runoff. They say the plant called Azolla, or water fern, has been in the lake before. It’s said to look like brown carpet. It usually shows up in certain areas, but this year, there’s quite a bit more, which park’s officials say they’re monitoring. Apparently the weed can double its biomass in only three to ten days. There was about 2 million gallons of retardant dropped by Cal Fire on the North Bay wildfires, made up of 85 percent water, 10 percent fertilizer and 5 percent color, thickener or corrosion inhibitors.

Two measures have been approved by a state Senate committee authored by Senators Bill Dodd and Mike McGuire to help fire survivors get insurance money quicker. The Senate Committee on Insurance voted unanimously on the bills which now will be heard on the Senate floor if the committee chair agrees. Fire victims, developers, firefighters and others representing various community organizations and the Santa Rosa Mayor and a member of the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors spoke before the committee. Some people were underinsured because of the massive wildfires. Insurance industry representatives say the two measures could mean higher rates for all customers and less competition.

Police say they have a break in the old ‘Golden State Killer’ case. A former police officer’s been arrested in the case from the late 1970’s which died down, but the cold case ignited again in 2016. A DNA match in the last week has tied 72 year old Joseph James DeAngelo. He was fired from the Auburn Police Department back in 1979 for stealing a can of dog replant and a hammer from a drug store. He’s so far been arrested on suspicion of committing four murders in Sacramento and Ventura counties. The killer also raped several women aging from 13 to 41 years old. He was first known as the East Area Rapist, then the Original Night Stalker for some Southern Calif. killings and the Diamond Knot Killer for a binding method on two of his victims.

The Sacramento Bee is reporting police are going to make an announcement any moment now that they’ve arrested a suspect who’d been living in the Sacramento area and was found out after lighting up the old cold case again in 2016. The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert working the case, but hae not publicly announced who the suspect is. The paper reports Joseph Deangelo was booked into county jail Tuesday for two counts of murder but it’s not been confirmed. The newspaper reports Deangelo lived at a home in Citrus Heights where police were seen this morning. The Golden State Killer was also known as the East Area Rapist, the Original Night Stalker and the Diamond Knot Killer. Cops say the suspect killed at least a dozen people, raped as many as 45 and burglarized hundreds of homes in the Sacramento area, Central Valley, Bay Area and Southern California in the late 1970’s.

This weekend’s the Clearlake Clean-Up. It starts this Saturday at 8 AM at Austin Park ending with food and drinks. It’s sponsored by the city of Clearlake with the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce, Clearlake Waste Solution and Citizens Caring 4 Clearlake. There are many volunteers expected, including elected officials, service clubs, citizens and city staff, helping pick up trash and clean spots around Clearlake. The city manager saying he looks forward to the event each year, seeing citizens get involved, showing the pride and making Clearlake an even more beautiful place to live. You can register the day of the event and tools and a gathering bag are provided.​​

If you see a helicopter hovering over Garberville, it’s PG&E. The utility says it’ll be out from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm tomorrow to replace a power pole and patrolling the circuit. It’s on the west side of Highway 101 north of Richardson Grove State Park. They say it shouldn’t be visible from the highway. But the landing zone’s next to the 101, south of the Eel River. The utility also says there will be plenty of signs around and obvious traffic control.

Today is Denim Day at the Capitol – it isn’t like "Casual Friday," instead, it’s a show of solidarity for victims and survivors of sexual violence. There will be a rally on the Capitol steps in Sacramento to draw attention to the problem, a tradition since a controversial Italian Supreme Court ruling in 1999 denying a woman’s rape accusation because she’d been wearing tight jeans, and supposedly would have had to help remove them, implying consent. Lorena Campos with the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault says statistics show that sexual misconduct – from unwanted forcible touching, to sexual abuse, to rape – is still extremely common.

Cut 29345 :11 "We just released a report – it’s the ‘Cost and Consequences of Sexual Violence in California’ – and in 2012 alone, there were 948,000 California residents that experienced sexual violence."

Tag: Campos’ group, along with the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, are asking legislators to support a budget request of 50-million dollars from the state general fund, for communities to do more education and public-engagement events that teach about consent and healthy relationships.

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Second Cut: Campos says a recent study showed the state of California paid nine-billion dollars in 2012 responding to sexual violence. And she describes the intangible costs, which increase that figure to 140-billion a year.

Cut 30345 :17 "The tangible costs include medical, mental-health care, prevention, investigation, sanctioning, treatment, victim services – that totals over $9 billion. And so, when the intangible costs are included, such as lost quality of life and lost work productivity, that totals the $140 billion. "

Tag: She adds the annual event takes on extra significance this year, with the rise of the "Me Too" movement and sexual-harassment scandals. The groups are also championing Assembly Bill 2079. It combats sexual violence against the thousands of women who clean large office buildings at night by providing training for janitorial workers on sexual violence and harassment prevention.

A unanimous vote from the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors on several moves to help the homeless. A consultant paid nearly $50,000 to help with a plan, Robert Marbut, gave the board his final report last month with several suggestions after he held interviews and listening sessions. There are 300 homeless in the county and apparently the county’s begun implementing some of the suggestions from the report. The report brings up there’s not a lot of substance abuse and mental health treatment services, which the county seeks to investigate. There’s also a need for more programs for children without a home. The Daily Journal reports county officials are trying to work with those who have some sort of connection to Mendocino County. There will be a community facilitator contracted to work on the more than 2 dozen recommendations in the report.

A marine biologist working on federal protections for marine ecosystems along the North Coast has been killed in a car accident. Susan Williams from Bodega Bay lead the UC Davis Bodega Marine Laboratory and worked to protect coastal waters, advising legislators on ways to protect the coast from oil and gas development. The Press Democrat reports she was well known amongst her peers and others for her work to show ocean health was connected to the health of coastal communities and humanity. She was the only one who died in the 6 car crash in Petaluma Tuesday on Lakeville Highway. Her Prius hit head on by a Chevy Silverado pickup. She was 66 years old.

A home in Clearlake gutted by a fire that spread to other structures. The fire yesterday morning in the 14000 block of Palmer Avenue spread to another structure and three outbuildings. One was vacant, the other housed a small business. They had minimal damage. But many area fire crews were on the scene, including Lake County Fire, Northshore Fire and Cal Fire. The fire was contained in about 90 minutes. There were some evacuations closeby, but no injuries were reported. Cops on scene found a small cannabis lab. Just after the fire crews turned to smoke in the sky by Lower Lake, but found it was a legal control burn.

The ground’s broken on a new Tractor Supply Company store in Clearlake. The shop for farmers, ranchers, those with livestock and pet owners of course. They’ve got plans for a dozen or more employees who will be experts in the field. The company to support pet adoptions, area 4-H clubs and Future Farmers of America chapters, county fairs, and livestock shows. The store is set to open this summer.

The Willits Farmers Market is looking for a location change. The city council is set to hear the request tonight at their meeting for exclusive use of a city public parking lot downtown next to Main Street Music. The market was at Recreation Grove Park and runs from the beginning of May to the end of October. The market manager apparently went to the city planner with the request for each Thursday from 1 to 7 PM during the summer with the lot to close Wednesday nights too. The Willits News reports several area businesses support the move saying it would bring more customers to the area and new energy to the downtown area. City staff is recommending the change.

Willits is looking to tax marijuana with a ballot measure in November. The city council will take up the matter tonight to review a draft of a commercial tax ordinance for an excise tax to be on the ballot for the Nov. 2018 general election. It’s similar to the same tax in Santa Rosa, taxing cannabis cultivation at no more than either $25 per square foot of cultivation areas, or 8 percent of annual gross receipts. It also leaves room for possibly taxing all other commercial cannabis business or industry activities, besides cultivation, at 8 percent of annual gross receipts.

A woman from Australia back in Mendocino County looking for her missing daughter. Kym Kemp reporting Jeannie Kreimer searching the Point Arena area for, Asha Kreimer who vanished in September of 2015. Jeannie telling the news site she’s a nurse living in Australia who goes home to make money, then comes right back to find her daughter. She says there was a report her daughter was seen a year ago in Garberville, sitting in front of Rays [Food Place]. She says since she’s had many tips that Asha might be in Humboldt County or on a farm in Shelter Cove. She says her daughter had some kind of mental breakdown before she disappeared and went to the hospital but after being released she didn’t hear anything more from her. She says the latest she’s heard is she may be in Eureka. Her picture is up on the Red Headed Black Belt website.

A no vote for a new housing package of bills at the capitol. The Record Bee reports a housing package that had been backed by top legislative leaders and the governor for millions of apartments and condos across the state has failed. Senate Bill 827 would have meant the state had to allow cities to put up apartment buildings within a half mile of rail and ferry stops. It was sponsored by a political action group called Yes in my Backward, or YIMBY. An analysis of the proposal by UrbanFootprint showed just the 45-mile El Camino Real corridor could have had three times the number of homes on the route from San Bruno to San Jose. The bill was opposed by neighborhood groups, city officials and affordable housing advocates.

A man in Texas gets 50 years behind bars for stealing a load of fajitas… over years. Police say Gilberto Escamilla stole $1.2 million dollars of fajitas over nine years. He admitted his guilt to theft by a public servant. The Brownsville Herald reports he worked at a juvenile center and would order the fajitas, but then deliver them to his personal customers. He was busted after missing work one day when the massive fajita delivery came and he wasn’t there. They apparently don’t serve fajitas.

Senator Bill Dodd’s office reports going to bat with Senator Mike McGuire for victims of last October’s wildfires. Three bills have been co-authored by the two senators who represent fire damaged areas. The Senate Insurance Committee is taking up the bills tomorrow which Dodd’s office says face major opposition from the powerful insurance lobby. He says families who pay their insurance premiums every year deserve to be covered when disaster strikes, The bills would reform the industry with new requirements including three years guaranteed coverage for living expenses and mandatory policy renewal for up to two years after a disaster. McGuire says the bills would make sure homeowners can collect insurance money quickly to start their lives over.​

A man from Santa Rosa going to prison after stealing from an evacuated group home during the October firestorm. The Sonoma County District Attorney reports Douglas Rosado getting six years behind bars after pleading no contest to first-degree burglary and felony looting during a state of emergency. Those who run the Rincon Valley group home came back after the evacuation order was lifted to find Rosado there with a shop vacuum in his pickup about to lift a laundry dryer. He said at the time his wife had worked there and asked him to check out homes in the area during the fire and drove off. But then when he left, police found two TV’s also gone. He was arrested the next day.

A new partnership’s announced between Adventist Health and St. Joseph Health. The joint operating company to merge clinical activities and services which will serve Humboldt, Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake, Napa and Solano counties. The president for Adventist Health for Northern Calif. says they think patients will have better health outcomes and lower costs. The president and CEO for St Joseph Northern Calif. says the two health companies have a history of successful clinical collaboration and by merging they ensure a healthier future for the communities they serve with high-quality services close to home. The partnership still needs regulatory approval.

A man ends up in the hospital and could soon be arrested after a fire in Clearlake Oaks cops say may have been started because of a honey oil lab. The Lake County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call to the 10000 block of Highway 20 last Friday where they found a fire after a small explosion in the kitchen area of the home. They say there was also a plastic bottle with marijuana inside, a can of butane, and a shattered glass dish with a sticky substance that looked to be concentrated cannabis. Narcotics detectives on the scene saying it looked as though butane was being used to extract concentrated cannabis out of marijuana. Michael Hoisington of Clearlake Oaks was also hurt in the explosion and fire and taken to a hospital to be treated. Cops say they’ve sent the case to the DA for a felony charge against Hoisington.

A new report shows climate change taking a toll on Calif. The study in the scientific journal called Nature Climate Change and says hotter temperatures and warmer oceans mean more water vapor in the air which could cause a so-called megastorm like one that happened in the state back in 1862. The study also says that it could happen within the next 40 years or two times in 80 years. The Record Bee reports the lead scientist from UCLA on the study says the recent wet winters and massive floods are from atmospheric rivers. The study also says drought to flood years have happened about four times a century in the past, but now are expected to double to eight times this century in Southern California and six times in Northern California.

An inmate firefighter has died after collapsing on a training hike in Northern California. Anthony Colacino died on Saturday morning. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reports other inmates with Colacino tried reviving him and that no foul play is suspected. He was hiking at Sierra Conservation Center prison which is a couple hours east of San Francisco, when he collapsed. He was in prison for evading a peace officer, animal cruelty and discharging a firearm with gross negligence and was set for parole in July 2019.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s dept is reaching out to the public for help with a murder case in Sebastopol. Sheriff’s deputies say 19-year-old Cory Alan Vaughn was killed Saturday at a house party. They’ve named 18-year-old Anthony Ibach as the suspect. Officers say he came to the party, but parked at a nearby business. They say the victim’s friends say Ibach was in the parking lot next door and wanted to speak with the victim which ended in a fight, and Vaughn was stabbed several times. Several witnesses were apparently there and tried to help Vaughn who died. They say Ibach left in a burgundy BMW and was caught soon after and booked into jail on a murder count without bail. But police are looking for the BMW he was in and are asking the public to help them locate it.

A man near Salmon Creek in Humboldt County’s been run down and killed. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports the victim hit on the northbound 101 and the car that hit the victim left the scene. Cops looking into the suspicious death and will have a forensic autopsy this Saturday. The name of the victim has not been released until family is notified.

A famous picture of a monkey’s face is not protected. The now infamous monkey selfie cannot be copyrighted and owned by the animal, according to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Naruto, at a wildlife preserve in Indonesia picked up a wildlife photographer’s camera and took its own picture, several of them in fact. The pictures were published in a book called, "Wildlife Personalities," but then animal rights group PETA said the monkey should own the photos. Now the appeals court says animals can’t file copyright suits, but some profit from the book will go to conservation charities for Naruto, who’s from a species of monkey that’s critically endangered.

A man from Red Bluff has been arrested in connection to the murder of his neighbor. Police had a report Friday morning for the shooting death of another man, Michael Jones. Jacob Oropeza now held on $1 million bail, charged with murder.

Tenants and others on the steps of the capitol and across the state rallying against an effort to get rid of rent control. The idea to be on the November ballot. It would overturn the state law and make it illegal to restrict rent control on single-family rentals, condominiums or apartments built after 1995. Those for the initiative say higher rents mean folks have to move and have longer work commutes, and in some cases, end up on the street. Those against the ballot measure say stricter rent control rules will make things worse and discourage development with less available housing.

Four hundred people had to be evacuated from one of the biggest homeless shelters in San Francisco because of a gas leak. The San Francisco Fire Dept. advised those in and near Next Door: Espicopal Community Services to leave and avoid the other. They reported several people also had to be treated and some went to the hospital. 350 people live at the shelter and there are 50 people who work there. Reports of people outside the shelter coughing and breathing thru oxygen masks. Apparently the smell led to alarms going off in the four floor building, then multiple ambulances were seen there. No word on how the leak started, but it was capped off before noon.

A new director’s needed for the Mendocino County Historical Society Held-Poage Home and Research Library in Ukiah. The Daily Journal reports the current director announced they’re retiring at the end of next month. The newspaper reports the duties of the director also include managing the archival library and grounds, maintaining the collections, historical media and artifacts, but mostly oversees the financial health and sustainability of the organization. It’s a volunteer, unpaid position. ​M​
ore info​:

The Held-Poage Home and Research Library is located at 603 W. Perkins St. and is open to the public Wednesday through Friday, 1 to 4 p.m.

http://mendohistoricalsociety.com/

To apply for the director position, or for more information about it, contact Leonard Winter, MCHS board president, at 707-462-1414 or winter or Roger Krueger, MCHS board 2nd vice president, at 707-468-8258 or rkrueger.

A new board member’s been chosen for Mendocino Coast Hospital Health Centers. Corrigan Gommenginger, who’s the CEO for Hospice Services of Lake County has worked in the health care industry for years and has been a consultant. He moved to Lake County a few years ago to take over Hospice Services. The Health Centers provide healthcare for residents of Ukiah, Willits and Lakeport. Learn more at www.mchcinc.org.

Police release more info on the evacuation of Mendocino College in Ukiah, arresting an individual they say posted a possible threat on social media. The Sheriff’s office reports a Facebook post by Lyle Luke Vincent, a student at the college, with a picture of what looked to be a semi-automatic pistol saying he was sad and tagged Mendocino College. The Sheriff’s office says the school found he might be a danger to the school or himself Thursday afternoon. Cops found his truck at the school, unlocked, but didn’t find Vincent right away, so the campus was locked down and evacuated, and a reverse 911 went out to area residents. Vincent found about 4 or 5 hours later in Redwood Valley and arrested for suspicion of violation of a domestic violence restraining order unrelated to his Facebook post and say they found he was not a threat and the school was safe.

A young girl has been killed after jumping into the ocean. The Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office reports getting a call Saturday to the eight year old disappearing in the waves, being swept away on the ocean side of Big Lagoon. Redheaded Blackbelt reporting Cal Fire, the Bureau of Land Management, California State Parks, Orick Fire Department, and the Coast Guard went out to the call and around 4:00 pm, the Coast Guard found the girl about a mile away from where she went into the water. She was pronounced dead at the hospital and an autopsy’s planned. The Sheriff’s office also investigating and asking the public for help with info if they happened to be there Saturday afternoon.

A vet in Garberville saying two cats shot within days of each other with pellets. Kym Kemp reporting the one community member taking their cat to the vet because it appeared the animal hurt its foot, but found it was shot and had to be put down. The vet telling the woman two cats in two days shot with a pellet gun in Redway. The other cat’s collar saved it however.

Police in Lakeport on the lookout for a man they say failed to register his new address, as a sex offender. 70 year old Lawrence Clayton Jelks is required by law to register as a sex offender wherever he lives, but police say he’s in violation and that’s a felony. He was arrested in February of 2017 in Clearlake for the same thing after they got tips he was in the area. He was put back in jail at that time. Now police are looking for him again. They say anyone who may know where he is to call or sent them a Facebook message. You can also text anonymously to 888777 and write TIP LAKEPORT with info, or you can of course, call the police department.

A man in Lakeport has been arrested for a car crash where police say he was high on drugs and smashed into another car. Jeremy David Morgan in court last week for gross vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter, DUI (causing injury) and driving with a suspended license. It all comes after an accident in January on Highway 20 near Paradise Valley where two of his passengers had severe injuries to their head and neck. The driver of the other car who had an infant with them were not seriously hurt. Police say Morgan didn’t make it around a curve in light rain and skidded into the opposite lane, then flipped his jeep and slid on the street. He’s in jail on $500,000 bail.

A small earthquake in Cobb. The 3.2 Saturday afternoon near The Geysers geothermal steamfield. The USGS pegged the quake at two miles north of The Geysers, five miles west of Cobb and seven miles west northwest of Anderson Springs, by the Sonoma County border. Lake Co News reports there were five shake reports, three of them came from Kelseyville, another from Glenhaven and one from San Jose.

A man from Clearlake has been arrested after police say he assaulted his wife. A police dog helped officers take down Carmelo Zepeda Hernandez April 15th after he ran when they went out to a domestic violence complaint. Police say they found Hernandez physically assaulted and injured his wife, but he ran off before they could talk with him, but early the next day when he came back, police say he tried to break the front door down. So they surrounded the house and when he tried running again, police dog “Zip” grabbed the guy, but he resisted so several officers had to arrest him. He had to go to the hospital first, then he was taken to jail on felony domestic violence and resisting arrest and held on $25,000, but he posted bail and was released.

The Lake County Board of Supervisors will be hearing from the cannabis consultant this week. The board will also approve members for a blue ribbon panel being set up for Clearlake’s health. Lake Co News reports the board to get an updated report from the cannabis consultant regarding state and local cannabis implementation. They’re also having public hearings for resolutions to approve an election date change for governing body members of community services districts, fire protection districts and water districts from odd-numbered years to be the same day as the Calif. general election held in even-numbered years.

New CHP officers have graduated. Last Friday was the California Highway Patrol cadet graduation in West Sacramento. There are now 82 new officers after about 7 months of training. There are four new officers in the Northern Division, three for the Humboldt Area and one in Ukiah.

UC Berkeley has a new student senator of the rodent variety. “Furry Boi” was chosen to be on the Associated Students of the University of California Senate April 13th. A student at the college put up intentions and policy platforms on behalf of Furry Boi, posting them on Facebook. They included environmentalism, disabilities/mental illness and a better campus community with increased school spirit. The squirrel lives on campus.

The master fee schedule in Lake County’s getting an update. That was the first order of business on the agenda at Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting. The cannabis program fee discussed as part of the schedule with the County Administrative Officer Carol Huchingson and her staff with a resolution on more than a dozen fees related to the Administrative Office, Water Resources and the county’s new cannabis program. Lake Co News reports there’s a new $5,000 fee for the cannabis program before any permit is issued no more $65-a-month boat slip rental fee at Holiday Harbor, because it was sold, no more $10 flood zone check, but there is a new base flood elevation determination from Water Resources; a new $30 hunting permit and a new $50 permit fee for group activity/gathering at Highland Springs; a $60 permit and a $20 annual fee for regulatory buoys; and a $10 lake use fee per registered boat in for-profit fishing tournaments and boating events.

Looking for some volunteer work? The Kelseyville Unified School District is on the lookout for residents interested in being on the board of trustees. The Superintendent has announced they’re accepting applications for a vacant seat until Monday, April 30th at noon. The seat had been held for years by a resident who recently died. Those who are interested must live in the boundaries of the Kelseyville Unified School District, be registered voters and cannot work for the District. You can get an application at the district office, then the qualified candidates can take a meeting with the superintendent. ​

To schedule an appointment, please contact McQueen at davem or his secretary, Tami Barker, at barker, or call 707-279-1511.

Ukiah high students walk out of class. The kids leaving campus walking to the courthouse to protest gun violence and school safety, among other things. Journalism students filming the walk out to the court house, saying they went there because it’s a central area. They went live on Facebook showing students milling about and say they were not planning to head back to class. They say they had interest from a lot of students and that the last march they had was around 600 students. The participating students say enough is enough… The kids planning the peaceful rally saying they were not planning to break any rules… One student on a megaphone reminding the students to be respectful, not use drugs and to stay out of the street as they set out at the start.

California now one of several states being warned about an E.coli outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce. The Centers for Disease Control has expanded the area of the outbreak to include 16 states. It was 11 states last weekend, then new sicknesses were reported in California, Alaska, Arizona, Louisiana and Montana. There were nine people who had to go to the hospital, two of which had kidney failure. Since the whole outbreak began about a month ago, 53 people have been infected, 31 had to go to the hospital and five with kidney failure. The outbreak linked to chopped romaine lettuce from Yuma, Arizona, but there was no common grower, supplier, distributor or brand identified so far.

A fire in Fort Bragg starts in an telephone box near a local business. The fire March 28th outside Little Cup Ceramics and Letterpress spotted by someone passing buy who police say mostly got the fire out by pouring a can of soda on it. But cops say there’s usually not enough power going to a telephone box to make it ignite, so it’s suspicious. Police investigating another suspicious fire too, one in late January during the local Women’s March at a large house. The city attorney telling the city council they’re trying to get the house cleaned up but there’s a back and forth between the owner and their bank on the fire policy. The property is in foreclosure at the moment.

Mendocino Community College in Ukiah had to be evacuated due to what police say was a “potentially dangerous individual on campus.” The Mendocino County sheriff’s dept reports cordoning off a half mile area around the campus, the entrance to the college and not letting any cars come thru. They say that was all as a precautionary measure and there was no immediate threat. The school canceled classes after that too. Cops also reportedly searching a red Dodge Ram pickup in a parking lot and searched it. The Daily Journal happened to be there for another event and a photographer was also asked to leave with everyone else. The newspaper reports the potentially dangerous person was a student who posted an image with a gun on social media. Some rumors were also going around of an active shooter, but that was not the case.

2 people arrested in Ukiah after reports of a stolen car. Police got a call to the Ukiah Hampton Inn yesterday morning after someone at the hotel reported their Prius was taken the night before. The stolen car was spotted nearby and cops pulled the driver over with the two inside being arrested. They’re identified as transients, both on parole, 23 year old Sergio Espinoza and 26 year old Danielle Daugherty. The two arrested on suspicion of vehicle theft and for violation of their probation.

Reports of loitering transients near the Umpqua bank on South State Street has police out. Cops say they spoke to a group in the parking lot of the bank when an officer says he heard a man screaming nearby and a woman working at a nearby bar said the person was in their crawl space. The officer recognized the man as Timmy Cooper who had been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon earlier this year. The officer says he became hostile and uncooperative and threatened officers, armed with a pipe, but as they tried to negotiate with him, he got more hostile. Three officers crawled under the business and used pepper spray and a Taser and got the guy out. Cooper charged with making felony threats and resisting, violation of probation, along with committing a felony while out on release from jail.

The Clearlake North Coast Opportunities Food Pantry is closing. Next Thursday will be the last full day for the business which will continue providing produce on Fridays though. The agency saying they left the building where they were located and are looking for new office space, but the pantry is closing. The Executive Director says there’s been a 40 percent decrease at the Food Pantry but an increase in the Friday Produce at the Pantry. They will continue their Wellness Programs, Food Programs, the Garden Project, and the Housing Programs. The produce is distributed Fridays between 9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. and again from 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

New playground equipment going in at Library Park in Lakeport. The City Council voted yes Tuesday for the $75-thousand dollar buy. The old equipment there was donated about a decade ago and the company that built it is no longer around. So the city has to replace what’s there for safety reasons. The money to pay for it is coming from Measure Z sales tax money. The new equipment for kids 5 to 12 years old. The council voted unanimously on the new equipment.

A logging plan for the Gualala River floodplain that had been on hold looks to be in planning stages again. The Press Democrat reports the forest manager at Gualala Redwood Timber said they’re looking at mid May to start. The company owns the land and has completed surveys to make sure there are no Northern spotted owls nearby. The birds are listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. The logging plan has been supplemented by ideas from Cal Fire who approved it. But those against it had sued Cal Fire right after the approval went thru. The environmental group Friends of the Gualala River say they’re ready to protest if need be.

Five people in California have been charged with defrauding the state’s recycling program of millions of dollars. The owner of Recycling Services Alliance Corporation and four people who worked there busted for scamming the state’s beverage container recycling program for several years by accepting recyclables from other states and putting bogus information on paperwork. The state Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery reports the fraud as the largest ever in the state connected to 5 – or 10 – cent deposits consumers pay on certain beverage containers.

A woman in Louisiana calls police to say there’s a naked stranger in her bathtub, and they’re eating her Cheetos. Police in Monroe say another woman, Evelyn Washington was arrested for burglary and property damage charges. A cop called to the home says they found a full bathtub along with a plate of food and a half eaten bag of Cheetos on the toilet. Washington told police there was an unknown man that told her to break into the house.