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Fort Bragg kayaker found dead off Mendocino Coast

Searchers located Donald Paul Strauss about 10:40 p.m. in a secluded area south of the Van Damme State Park, accessed by kayak through caves in the bluffs, the Sheriff’s Office said.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-06-19 15:51:00

Fort Bragg man arrested on suspicion of robbery

Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies have arrested Rodney Tucker, a 70-year-old man from Fort Bragg, on suspicion of second-degree robbery, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-19 23:44:13

CHP: DUI crash near Fort Bragg, 3 major injuries

The suspect was driving a 2003 Saturn, headed north on the coast highway about 60 mph. His car moved across double yellow lines and into the southbound lane, the CHP said. The Saturn struck a 2013 Ford driven by a Napa woman, the CHP said.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-06-19 18:03:00

3 injured in suspected DUI crash on Hwy. 1

The suspect, who wasn’t identified, was driving a 2003 Saturn north on the highway at about 60 mph when the car crossed into the southbound lane and struck a 2013 Ford driven by a 47-year-old Napa woman, CHP said. She and a male passenger, 47, of Napa, were taken to Mendocino Coast District Hospital

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-06-19 18:03:00

Willits Police Log, June 11-June 17

The following items were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. Officers responded to 155 calls for service during this seven day period.ASSAULT: Officers investigated a possible battery reportedly committed in the 70 block of Holly Street on June 11 at 6:29 p.m.WARRANT: Of

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-06-19 18:04:28

Remember Willits: Pine Street School

Pine Street School, built circa 1900, was located in the rear lot of where the Little Lake Grange stands today. The handsome three story building was built of redwood siding with a decorative cupola which held the school bell. It was the pride of the community.

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-06-19 17:55:48

CA Eureka CA Zone Forecast

CA Eureka CA Zone Forecast for Friday, June 15, 2018


Community Calendar: June 21-30

Shanachie Pub Presents: Live music by Dennis Crisp on Thursday, June 21 at 8 p.m. at 50 S. Main St., Willits. No cover charge. 459-9194.

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-06-19 17:55:20

Smoke rises from San Ramon neighborhood in working grass fire

SAN RAMON, Calif. --Smoke rose from a neighborhood in San Ramon Tuesday afternoon.Officials encourage residents and those around 3123 Montbretia Way to stay away from the area as firefighters respond.Report a Typo

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-06-19 22:45:52

Here's the new leader of Mendocino tourism

This year, the 11-member commission announced a new branding initiative that includes a complete redesign of its website, collateral, social media and marketing campaigns.


Weekend Sonoma diving incident claims Fremont man’s life

FILE – This March 27, 2018, file photo provided by the California Highway Patrol shows a helicopter hovering over steep coastal cliffs near Mendocino, Calif., where a vehicle, visible at lower right, plunged about 100 feet off a cliff along Highway 1, killing all passengers. The SUV carrying the Har


Project to raise Lake Mendocino dam gets a boost

In early 2014, after fewer than 8 inches of rain had fallen in the upper reaches of the Russian River the previous year, Lake Mendocino dwindled to a third of its capacity, exposing acres of bare ground, and Mendocino County supervisors declared a drought emergency.“How many times do we have to knoc


Have you been to Elk? Inn's reopening shines light on sleepy Mendocino town

If you go to elkWhere to stayHarbor House Inn: Rooms from $350, prix-fixe dinner $150; 5600 S. Highway 1, Elk; 800-720-7474, theharborhouseinn.comWhere to eatThe Elk Store: Deli and grocery, 6101 Highway 1, Elk; 707-877-3544, theelkstore.comWhat to seeGreenwood State Beach Visitor Center and Museum:


Mendocino Coast history: Little River Improvement Club and Museum

It’s such a small, plain little white building, set back from the road, you probably don’t even notice it when you drive by. Besides, you’re keeping your eye on the road, which is a good thing, because it’s at the top of the curvy part of Highway 1.


Phone fraudsters pose as Mendocino County sheriff’s officials to scam money

Phone fraudsters posing as cops are at it again — this time in Mendocino County.Sheriff’s officials there said Friday that in the past couple of weeks, county residents have received calls from a scammer posing as someone from the sheriff’s office.The caller tells residents that there’s a warrant ou


Pregnant women, new moms sought for post-fire study

Participants in the Bio-Specimen Assessment of Fire Effects Study, or B-SAFE, must have lived or worked in areas affected by the October 2017 fires — including Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Solano, Nevada or Yuba counties.


North Bay fires' effects on pregnancy, babies studied

Participants in the Bio-Specimen Assessment of Fire Effects Study, or B-SAFE, must have lived or worked in areas affected by the October 2017 fires -- including Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake, Napa, Solano, Nevada or Yuba counties.


October wildfire survivors transform a charred hand truck into something new

But each time Turnbow drove from her home in Ukiah to do something at the fire site in Santa Rosa, she’d pause where the garage had been and eye that steel dolly. Her mom, Donna Payne, must have put a million miles on it lugging garden supplies and such all around the sloped yard.


SF man found dead in Mendocino County campground lake

Joshua Piszczek, 35, was reported missing at 8:18 p.m. Monday from 3000 Branscomb Road in Laytonville, a 600-acre rural property that's a private campground and event center known as Mendocino Magic.


Roadwork planned in Mendocino County

• Route 1: Emergency work 1 mile south of Navarro Bluff Road will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays.•Route 1: PG&E has been granted a Caltrans Encroachment Permit for utility work at Fir Avenue to occur on Monday, June 18. Lane closur