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Enter at your own risk: New haunted house in Ukiah designed for scares

The first thing you should know about the new haunted house in Ukiah is that it has a safe word: Orange.“Kids are welcome, but this is not the PumpkinFest haunted house, with Pac-Man and Donkey Kong,” said Jake Burgess, the city’s recreation supervisor. “This is ‘The Apocalypse’ haunted house, with

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-10-19 19:17:52

City garbage rates miscalculated for six years

In late May, the council looked at a rate increase from Waste Management, Inc. of 5.89 percent over all rates, but a 3.5 percent increase was approved because of an error in how the cost of living index had been calculated. Another amendment in 2013 was never applied, further muddling to calculation

FORT BRAGG ADVOCATE-NEWS - 2018-10-18 16:55:26

Fort Bragg rallies past turnover-plagued St. Helena, 30-14

“We were looking real good at halftime,” said St. Helena head coach Brandon Farrell. “I felt strong. I felt like we were controlling the line of scrimmage in a lot of ways. And then they found a couple little wrinkles that worked for them and they just went at us and we didn’t respond. Unfortunately


Mendocino Coast succulent poachers ordered to leave the U.S.

Two South Korean men involved in a black-market scheme to uproot native succulent plants from Mendocino Coast cliffs to ship to clients in Asia were handed this week two-year prison terms, a sentence they’ll avoid serving by agreeing to leave the country, prosecutors said.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-10-19 04:39:00

Fire victims in Redwood Valley still struggling year after tragedy

In Mendocino County's Redwood Valley, fire victims have grown more than a little tired of living a day at a time, more than a year after the tragedy. "This is my kitchen," said Tamara Canovas. It's in a FEMA trailer, in a campground filled with people still living in limbo after the Redwood Fire. Wi

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-10-19 23:47:48

President Trump threatens to cut wildfire funds to California (video) • The Mendocino Voice

WILLITS, 10/17/18 -- During impromptu remarks delivered at a cabinet meeting today, President Trump lashed out at California over the recentwildfiresand threaten to cut funding for fighting wildfires, saying, "You'd better get your act together, because California -- we're just not going to continue


Town Hall meeting Monday will discuss merger of Ukiah visitor programs

“With similar missions and often-overlapping board members, these three organizations (the Greater Ukiah Chamber of Commerce, the Ukiah Main Street Program, and Visit Ukiah) are exploring new ways of working together and consolidating resources,” Deputy City Manager Shannon Riley writes in a press r

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-10-19 14:07:15

Vegetation fire near Willits off Hwy. 20 now contained (updated 4:15 p.m.) • The Mendocino Voice

UPDATE 4:10 p.m. -- The small vegetation fire west of Willits, named the Pepper Incident, is now contained and mostly out, though firefighters remain on the scene mopping up and monitoring hot-spots. According to Cal Fire Battalion Chief David Diggs, who was on the scene, the fire grew to about 1.5

THE MENDOCINO VOICE - 2018-10-18 21:44:34

Video shows truck plummet after avoiding road signs

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - The California Department of Transportation posted a video online of a terrifying accident involving an 18-wheeler that they say ignored warning signs of the dangerous road.According to the post, State Route 175 between Hopland and Lakeport in California is limited to vehicles n


Local CERT readies for anything

In an isolated area where the threat of wildfires looms from the east and an ocean lines the west, coast residents have had to band together and work in tandem to tame the land, import resources and keep each other safe in times of emergencies.A team of local people has been taking emergency prepare

FORT BRAGG ADVOCATE-NEWS - 2018-10-18 16:55:19

Loud shrieking noise heard in East Bay. Residents asked not to call 911.

Residents in Antioch are being warned they may hear a loud shrieking noise, described as a jet engine, coming from the Chevron pipeline facility on Buchanan Road. The noise is because of venting happening on the Bay Point gas line. Officials say it is "a normal part of the risk-mitigation process."

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-10-18 09:49:26

Evacuations ordered in Baypoint due to fire in natural gas pipeline

Anyone in the Baypoint area by North Broadway to the West, Summer Way to the East, Suisin Avenue to the North and Willow Pass Road to the South should evacuate - and plan to be gone overnight.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-10-18 06:06:02

SWAT standoff that closed Stony Point Road ends in arrest of wanted man

Joseph Vicino, 35, became a suspect in a theft allegation about 4 p.m Tuesday at the property near Mecham Road, sheriff’s Sgt. Spencer Crum said.


Multi agency operation leads to drug traffic organization, arrests in Clearlake

On Wednesday, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit along with the assistance of numerous state, local and federal law enforcement agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, California State Parks, Tri-County Drug Enforcement Team (T


At least 3 injured, 1 critically after construction accident in Fremont

A construction accident in Fremont this morning has left three people injured, one critically, fire officials said.


Hwy. 175 closed for removal of crashed big rig

Two big rig tow trucks and an excavator Monday hauled up the huge vehicle, which toppled Thursday down an embankment as the driver took a narrow turn. On Monday the highway was closed from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the effort, Hopland fire Battalion Chief Ron Roysum said.


Mendocino County researching evacuation route funding for Sherwood Road area

In the future, county staff could also clear brush and improve the road conditions on these routes. All of these improvements are designed to try and make sure that during a wildfire or other emergencies, people have a safe way to evacuate.


PG&E: a novel new way to hurt customers

Let there be no mistake.BZhas had a house in the Sierra Nevada Mountains since 1993. I’m at about the 4,000-foot level just below Blue Canyon. It’s a gorgeous and scenic area with great local people. I moved there because, as a law enforcement officer, I wanted to get away from the insanity and chao


WWII-era plane crashes into golf course fence near Livermore Airport

A WWII-era plane crashed into the fence of a golf course near the Livermore Airport during takeoff. (KGO-TV)LIVERMORE, Calif. (KGO) --A WWII-era plane crashed into the fence of a golf course near the Livermore Airport during takeoff Tuesday afternoon.A witness at the golf course said the pilot walke


Willits Police Log: Oct. 8-14

The following items were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. Officers responded to 204 calls for service during this seven day period.CORONER: Officers responded to a call about a.deceased person at 1480 S. Main Street on Oct. 8 at 5:03 p.m.SEXUAL ASSAULT: Officers respo