Mendocino county deputies say they made two arrests after searching a house in Covelo associated with several burglaries in the city. Police say they found Gabriel Bowes hiding in a bathroom. A stolen 9mm handgun and ammunition were found close by in a bedroom. He was arrested for violation of probation and being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. A female resident at the home, Sammie Leggett was arrested for harboring Bowes but was released after promising to appear at a future court date.
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies, working with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife Officers are investigating the marijuana grows in several locations in Laytonville. During the two day operation they found over 800 marijuana plants. They were taken along with a Butane Honey Oil Extraction laboratory, under $5,000.00 cash, scales and packaging materials. CDFW Officers also found several water diversions including stream bed alterations. At least one of the streams contained young steelhead. CDFW Officers also noted large portion of the streams were being diverted to marijuana grow sites. Four people, all out of state residents are facing drug charges.
Closure of roads in Lakeport preparing for the Lake County Fair Parade. Starting tomorrow at 5:00 PM, Main St from 9th Street to C St and Martin St from Estep St. to Main St are closed for the Parade. The Parade starts at 5:30 PM at the old Natural High School property in the 800 block of N. Main Street and moves south on N Main St to Martin St, then west on Martin St to the Lake County Fairgrounds. There will be detours to get around the parade. The road closures are expected to end around 6:00 PM. City organizers say they expect up to two thousand people to attend and warn the public to use caution traveling thru the area and to look out for traffic controls.
A man from Arizona arrested near Willits during a routine traffic stop. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Dept reports following a white Toyota Corolla with expired registration. The deputy who pulled him over says the driver, Franklin Lunney smelled like marijuana. So the car was searched and inside the trunk were two large duffle bags filled with about thirty-one pounds of pot. Lunney was arrested for transportation of marijuana and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on $50,000.00 bail.
The old Fjords restaurant in Ukiah’s been closed a while but could have a new owner. A local realtor tells the Daily Journal even though rumors have been swirling about a new owner, there’s no known business setting up shop. But apparently there’s been quite a bit of interest in the property. Even In-and-Out burger has supposedly shown interest. There’s been no confirmation that the fast food joint is coming to town. And the property is not even in escrow.
North Coast Opportunities has received a shot in the arm… a two-year, nine-month grant from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Now North Coast can offer community cooking classes using farm fresh ingredients. There were nearly a dozen people at the Monday night class learning to make jam, veggie burgers and more at the “Healthy Harvest Community Cooking” workshop at the Ukiah Senior Center. For more info, visit this radio station’s website or call, 462-1954. More information about the program can be obtained from April Cunningham at NCO by email at acunningham.
The Governor and a state senator from San Diego working to pass climate change and fossil fuel related legislation. The deadline is approaching for the work by the Gov. Jerry Brown and Senate leader Kevin de Leon working on bills that could reduce the state’s reliance on oil and help fight climate change. The Sacramento Bee reports the bills have support from the President and even the Pope, along with some of the world’s leading scientists. The paper reports if the bills are passed, the legislation would set international precedent and cement California’s reputation as a leader in the fight against global warming.
The Willits Experimental Aircraft Association is hosting an event for the whole family at the Ukiah Airport the group is having their historic B-17 Flying Fortress called the “Aluminum Overcast” at the airport Sept. 18, 19 and 20th. There will even be rides and ground tours for the general public. When they tour the aircraft there are flight “missions” available at each stop so folks can experience the aircraft from the air. For more information on flights and ground tours, visit www. B17.org or contact EAA’s B-17 Tour Office at 800-359-6217.
The state’s looking for some help and willing to pay for it connected to improved transportation, beefing up the government’s environmentally sustainable practices and to help prevent teenage drinking. The incentives created by Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Los Angeles who created the “$25K Find a New Way” contest. Caltrans to award $25,000 to the Californian with the best unique idea that has the highest likelihood of being successfully put into action to improve the state’s transportation system.
The Gov.’s administration says its reached a tentative deal with a major employee union to require state engineers to give toward their retirement healthcare benefits so there can be precedent for other state employee unions. The three-year agreement still has to be ratified by the union’s members and the Legislature. The contribution by the Professional Engineers in California Government includes a dollar-for-dollar match by the state. The governor had wanted current state employees to start paying for retiree health care and future employees to have more modest benefits.
Sacramento International Airport says yes to Uber. The airport has approved the ride-share service for drop offs and pick-ups of passengers and others on airport grounds. Officials said it was time to branch out and acknowledge the popularity of the ride-share company and others who contract with private individuals using their personal cars as taxis. Riders use an app on their smartphone to get a driver.