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Sympathy for couple who started massive Redding area fire

The blaze that has destroyed nearly 1,100 homes and killed eight people started on July 23 with a spark from a vehicle driving on a flat tire, fire officials said. It was 67 percent contained as of Wednesday.

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 01:06:10

Containment grows in deadly Mendocino Complex fires

The deadly Mendocino Complex fires have now burned 366,037 acres, continuing its ruinous march in the Mendocino National Forest overnight, Cal Fire said.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-16 15:57:00

Parks has plans for Big River flat

An initial version of State Parks’ plans for improving Big River Flat, previewed at an Aug. 7 meeting at the Mendocino Community Center, includes paving the approach road and parking lots, building flood control basins, adding landscape boulders to protect natural areas, and adding handicapped acces

MENDOCINOBEACON.COM - 2018-08-16 19:21:15

California wildfires: Containment elusive for erratic Mendocino Complex

Firefighters tend to hotspots in a back-burned area in the Mendocino National Forest that was burned in the Mendocino Complex Fire east of Ukiah, Calif., on Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

SFGATE - 2018-08-15 15:23:45

Willits man arrested on suspicion of parole violation

On Wednesday, at 12:51 p.m., detectives from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence in the 24100 block of Birch Place in Willits to conduct a parole search on a man who has been deemed a high-risk sex offender, according to the MCSO.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 22:36:15

More details released in fatal collision on Highway 101 north of Ukiah

The Subaru was being driven northbound by a woman identified only as a 39-year-old Castro Valley woman, who for “unknown reasons, veered into the southbound lanes” and collided head-on with the Toyota pickup. The collision killed both drivers, who were the only occupants of both vehicles.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 23:47:54

High-risk sex offender arrested in Willits

Jonathan Hoppner, 25, was booked into Mendocino County Jail, where he’s being held with no bail.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-17 01:17:00

Ranch Fire has burned 197,000 acres of Mendocino National Forest

Long the largest and most active part of the Mendocino Complex fires, the Ranch Fire has burned 197,000 acres of the Mendocino National Forest, the U.S. Forest Service reported Thursday.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 23:34:43

Analysis: More than half of this Calif. county has burned since 2012

Structures, cars and property burned by the Mendocino Complex fire are seen near Clearlake Oaks, Calif., on Aug. 7, 2018.

SFGATE - 2018-08-15 16:59:37

MCSO: High risk sex offender taken into custody for violating parole

25-year-old Jonathan Hoppner had multiple sexual battery convictions in Sonoma County and was paroled to Mendocino County in March of 2017, according to MCSO. As a condition of Hoppner's supervised release, he is restricted from having access to social media sites that are frequently used by minors,

KRCRTV.COM - 2018-08-16 13:48:34

Firefighter killed battling California's largest wildfire on record

A firefighter watches the flames approach while battling the 'Holy' wildfire in Corona, California on August 10, 2018. Eugene Garcia / EPA


VIDEO: Procession honors firefighter killed in Complex Fires

Utah firefighter killed battling Mendocino Complex Fires had extensive experienceMAPS: Wildfires burning across CaliforniaThe latest evacuation orders for Shasta County's Carr Fire, Mendocino County's Complex FirePHOTOS: Massive Carr Fire tears through Shasta CountyHow to help Carr Fire victims in R

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-08-15 22:34:28

Breastfeeding Month recognized in Mendocino County

Why is breastfeeding so important? To start, there is a link between good nutrition, food security, poverty reduction and breastfeeding.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 20:46:31

Mendocino College back on track in Lakeport

LAKEPORT >> As Lake County makes its way through the third week of the Mendocino Complex fires, local community colleges are working nonstop to orchestrate a successful restart, post-evacuation.

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-16 00:40:18

Utah firefighter who died battling Mendocino Complex identified

Sarah RavaniUpdated 10:16 am PDT, Tuesday, August 14, 2018 Utah firefighter who died battling Mendocino Complex identified 1 / 57 Back to Gallery The Utah firefighter who died while battling the Mendocino Complex was identified Tuesday as a 42-year-old battalion chief of the Draper City Fire Depar


Firefighter fatality marks first death in California's biggest blaze

A firefighter watches the flames approach while battling the 'Holy' wildfire in Corona, California on August 10, 2018.Eugene Garcia / EPA


Lake Mendocino sees uptick in vandalism

The recreation areas around Lake Mendocino have seen an uptick in vandalism in the last month, putting public access to recreation areas around the lake in doubt. The rash of vandalism has included graffiti on buildings, trees, tables, gates, cutting of combination locks, and repeated theft of signs


Rusty Bowl BMX weekend race results

Many riders from the Rusty Bowl traveled to Redwood Empire BMX in Eureka to compete in their double point State Championship Series Race and in a triple point Gold Cup Qualifier Race. The State Championship Series Race is down to one more race which will be at Manzanita Park BMX in Prunedale, Aug. 1

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 21:25:00

Mendocino Complex evacuation shelter still open at Lucerne Alpine Senior Center

Some of the organizations that will be present include: American Red Cross, North Coast Opportunities, Habitat for Humanity, United Methodist Church, Lake County Behavioral Health, Veteran’s Services, Lake County Departments of Environmental Health, Community Development, Behavioral Health, Social S

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-16 00:05:19

Two killed in head-on crash on Highway 101 near Ukiah

Two people were killed Wednesday in a head-on collision on Highway 101 at Reeves Canyon Road in Redwood Valley, the California Highway Patrol reported.According to the CHP, the crash was reported shortly before 9 a.m. as a head-on collision that occurred after one of the vehicles crossed the double-

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-08-15 17:21:15