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2 hrs ago | Santa Cruz Sentinel

Records request reveals Soquel Creek water director suggested lawsuit

APTOS >> Email released by the Soquel Creek Water District as part of public records requests filed by challengers for two board seats reveal an incumbent suggested a lawsuit against the district might swing a colleague's vote about a future moratorium on development. On June 3, the board decided 3-2 to revise a new service offset program rather than a blanket moratorium.

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Related Topix: Aptos, CA, Soquel, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, Mendocino, CA

7 hrs ago | Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County Fair hosts California's first hard cider competition

The Mendocino County Fair and Apple Show finished its 90th year last weekend, but the hard apple cider tasting and competition that was featured in 2014 was a first. At 2 p.m. Saturday, fairgoers invaded the agriculture building at the fairgrounds, lining up for a chance to sip some of the featured brews that included locally produced 'Bite Hard' by Boonville Cider House, and 'Gowan Heirloom' by enthusiast Jacob Gowan.

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Related Topix: California, Boonville, CA, Life, Homebrewing, Hobbies, Fruits, Food

Tue Sep 16, 2014

Ukiah Daily Journal

Mendocino County Fair & Apple Show: Sheep dog trials, livestock judging ... and a parade

It's a little after 10 on Sunday morning, and with the sheep dog trials just under way, the fairway at the 90th County Fair & Apple Show in Boonville looks almost deserted: rides quiet, no concession lines and few people. There are, however, some random mooing sounds coming from the livestock area.

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Related Topix: Boonville, CA, Arcata, CA, Family, Kids, Life, Food, Bar-B-Q, Hobbies, Knitting

The Willits News

MCOE candidate withdraws from race - sort of

Paul Joens-Poulton, one of two candidates in the race for superintendent of Mendocino County schools, says he's no longer going to campaign in the race, to be decided in the November election. In a press release, Joens-Poulton said he enjoyed campaigning in the primary, but has more important things to do in his job at MCOE than spend his time running for office.

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Ukiah Daily Journal

Black Fire: Donations not needed yet

The best thing the local community can do in the wake of the ferocious wildland fire which burned five homes Saturday night is to prepare for the next one. That's one conclusion among disaster workers who gathered Monday afternoon to discuss efforts to help the families who lost homes in what is being called the Black Fire, which has so far burned more than 400 acres of valley and hillsides around the Black Bart Trail between Redwood and Potter valleys.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Mendocino, CA, Ukiah, CA, Redwood Valley, CA

Ukiah Daily Journal

Ukiah police and fire log: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

DIRK OR DAGGER: Joseph L. Rocanella, 20, of Covelo, was arrested Friday at 12:34 a.m. on suspicion of dirk or dagger, and booked at the county jail under $20,000 bail. The Ukiah Police Department arrested him.

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Related Topix: Ukiah, CA, Covelo, CA, Fort Bragg, CA

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Cal Fire

Black Fire (Mendocino County) Started 9/13/2014, updated 9/15/2014

Potter Valley FD, Redwood Valley-Calpella FPD, Little Lake FPD, Ukiah Fire Authority, Hopland VFD, Cloverdale Fire, Anderson Valley FD, Laytonville FPD, Leggett Valley FPD, Comptche VFD, Brooktrails FD, Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation, CAL OES, American Red Cross and California Highway Patrol.

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Related Topix: Potter Valley, CA, Redwood Valley, CA, Ukiah, CA, Hopland, CA, Cloverdale, CA

KCRA-TV Sacramento

6,000 firefighters battle 11 major wildfires across state

Dry conditions due to the drought, coupled with high temperatures and low humidity, allowed several of the larger fires to grow quickly, Cal Fire said. Courtney Fire in Madera County east of Oakhurst is 320 acres and 20 percent contained.

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Related Topix: Madera County, CA, Oakhurst, CA, Nevada County, CA, Alta Sierra, CA, Grass Valley, CA

Inside Bay Area

Inmates used to harvest wine grapes in Northern California

Jail inmates in Northern California are getting paid to harvest wine grapes as part of a new program that seeks to connect them with private companies seeking workers. Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman says he launched the program after hearing local employers complain that the county's illegal marijuana business was snatching up most available labor.

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Related Topix: Wine, Drink, Santa Rosa, CA

KTVU Oakland

Crews battle Northern California fires in dry conditions

High temperatures and tinder dry conditions are making it difficult to get a handle on the fires. One is in Mendocino County and two are in the Sierra Foothills.

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Related Topix: Pollock Pines, CA, El Dorado County, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

SFGate

Wildfires still burning in El Dorado, Mendocino, Nevada counties

In response to that fire, east of Pollock Pines and off King of the Mountain Road, authorities were ordering mandatory evacuations for residents near Forebay Road between King of the Mountain Road and Pony Express Trail, as well as all of Whites Meadows Road, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Advisories for voluntary evacuations were also in place for residents located west of Forebay Road from Blair Road to Pony Express Trail, as well as Badger Hill Road, Marmot Road, Lucky Mine Road, Old Blair Mill Road, Apple Creek Court, Applemont Ranch, Chickaree Lane, Longs Creek, Quick Silver Road, Quick Silver Court, and Baltimore Road.

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Related Topix: Mendocino, CA, California, El Dorado County, CA, Pollock Pines, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Advocate-News

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopts recommended budget

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to approve the county's $227 million recommended budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year. On Tuesday, the County Executive Office presented the final recommended budget before the board at its regularly scheduled meeting, which capped the end of budgetary preparations that included public hearings around the county in previous weeks.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Advocate-News

Mendocino County resident tests positive for West Nile Virus

A Mendocino County resident has tested positive for the West Nile Virus and is recovering, according to a Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency news release. The resident apparently was inflicted within Mendocino County, and represents the first human West Nile case in the area since 2008.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus

CBS Local

Small Earthquake Rattles Mendocino County

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, Covelo, CA

The Bennington Banner

Small earthquake rattles Northern California

The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento.

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Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Geology, Science, Covelo, CA

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Ukiah Daily Journal

Wildfire on Black Bart Trail forces Redwood Valley evacuations

The Redwood Valley Black Bart Trail fire had burned at least one home Saturday afternoon. Evacuations were underway from Hell's Delight Canyon and northeast toward Potter Valley.

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Related Topix: Redwood Valley, CA, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire, Potter Valley, CA

Ukiah Daily Journal

Verizon Wireless requests permit from Mendocino County for new tower

Verizon Wireless is requesting a permit from Mendocino County to construct a telecommunication facility to support a 170-foot wireless tower in Fort Bragg. The Mendocino County Planning Commission will meet Thursday for its regular board meeting commencing at 9 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, with the recommended action being to move ahead with the project, according to the commission's meeting agenda.

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Related Topix: Fort Bragg, CA, 9

SFGate

Lion in the window

Cece Case, at a desk in her house, heard a noise, turned and saw this mountain lion staring at her through the window of her home in Mendocino County Cece Case, at a desk in her house, heard a noise, turned and saw this mountain lion staring at her through the window of her home in Mendocino County

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Ukiah Daily Journal

The 3-day family friendly Fair, Apple & Fiber shows opened Friday in Boonville

The Mendocino County Fair, Apple Show and California Wool and Fiber Show opened yesterday at the Boonville Fairgrounds for three days of animals, carnival rides and entertainment. There will be plenty of apples and wine to taste; bean spitting, bubble gum blowing or tortilla tossing contests; agricultural and fiber demonstrations; pony rides; 4-H and FFA kids and animals; two days of CCPRA rodeo and more.

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Related Topix: Boonville, CA

Ukiah Daily Journal

Ortner reports on mental health care in Mendocino County

With more than 42 years in the field of mental health, Tom Ortner, founder and principal partner of Ortner Management Group, has worked in every position, from mental health worker to regional vice president of a large corporation to becoming CEO of his own company. His family has also experienced five generations as mental health consumers: death from mental illness including suicide, toxic drug consumption, hospitalization, shock treatment and long-term psychotropic medication use.

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Related Topix: Mendocino, CA, Ukiah, CA, Fort Bragg, CA, Willits, CA

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