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Mendocino County Sheriff warns public of recent phone scam

On Monday, April 22, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) issued a public warning about a series of phone calls by an individual impersonating a MCSO Deputy and identifying as a “Lieutenant Mason.” The first report was heard Friday, April 19 when a MCSO Deputy was working court security at t


Wildfires, warmer weather leave Bay Area air among worst in nation

Wildfires and warmer weather — both products of climate change — merged to make the Bay Area one of the most smoke- and smog-choked metropolitan areas in the nation, according to a new report.


FBI aids probe after car plows into 8 California pedestrians

SUNNYVALE, Calif. – The FBI is assisting California officials in the investigation of a motorist who appeared to deliberately plow into a group of people, injuring eight, authorities said Wednesday.


Mendocino County DA’s office announces guilty pleas in dog killing case

With potential jurors gathering in the basement of the Ukiah courthouse in response to jury summons, upstairs on the top floor of the building a Ukiah cardiologist waived his right to the jury trial that was to begin Monday morning (April 22) and withdrew his earlier not guilty pleas and denials in


California Senate passes new bill banning racial discrimination against employees with natural hairstyles

California has joined other states in ending racial discrimination against people with natural hairstyles such as braids, twists, and afros. On Monday, the Senate passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) which will ban discrimination against employees based off


Multiple people hurt after 'major incident' crash in Sunnyvale

SUNNYVALE (KRON) -- Eight people were hurt in a crash in Sunnyvale Tuesday night. The Department of Public Safety says El Camino Real is closed in both directions at Sunnyvale Saratoga Road.


Building a new foundation for Mendocino County ReLeaf

The seasons of a year are beautifully illuminated in the foliage that surrounds us. A stroll downtown in spring is bursting with plum blossoms and pale greens. Then summer mellows into a welcome canopy of rich greens and vivid yellows. Autumn turns to a riot of golds and reds before deciduous trees


Police: Driver 'deliberately' drives into group of pedestrians in Sunnyvale

Police in Sunnyvale are investigating a major injury collision that left multiple pedestrians injured Tuesday night. Based off of a preliminary investigation, authorities believe "a driver deliberately drove into a group of eight pedestrians" on El Camino Real, Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety


Sherwood Firewise hosts 2nd annual Expo in Brooktrails

As fire season looms near, cognizant individuals are preparing for potential danger by educating themselves and creating plans for action. Preparing for an emergency can be both daunting and uncomfortable, however the necessity exits and help is readily available. On Saturday, May 4 from 10 a.m. to


Palo Alto woman reported missing in Lake County after berating Trump fan found safe

A Bay Area woman who had been missing for days — last seen last week in Lake County after she made national headlines for shaming a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat — is no longer missing, according to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.


Bay Area housing market showing signs of normalcy

LOS GATOS, Calif. (KGO) -- There are signs of hope for potential home buyers in the Bay Area. Inventory is up, and in the South Bay, home values have dropped at least a small amount.


Missing California mom dead in locked apartment; double homicide, police say

A Southern California woman who had been missing since Friday is one of two people found dead in a Newport Beach apartment, coroner’s officials said Monday. The bodies were found by a man returning home around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. One of them was his roommate, the other a woman he didn’t know, Newpo


Parents arrested in California after toddler sons found in cages

Two parents in northern California have been arrested for child endangerment after authorities allegedly found their two toddler sons inside cages bolted to a bedroom wall. Modoc County Sheriff Tex Dowdy said Tuesday that deputies arrested 25-year-old Ramon Zendejas and his girlfriend, 25-year-old M


Ukiah police arrest suspects in armed robbery of Subway last year

Two men believed responsible for robbing a fast-food restaurant in Ukiah late last year were arrested recently, the Ukiah Police Department reported. According to the UPD, on Dec. 12, 2018, Dorian M. Coon, a 20-year-old Willits resident, pulled up to the Subway restaurant in the 100 block of North O


Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch to retire, ESPN sources say

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch plans to retire after playing two seasons for his hometown team. Lynch now plans to move on to the next phase of his life, ESPN reports.


Laytonville man killed in Hwy 101 crash early Sunday

A Laytonville man was killed Sunday when the SUV he was driving overturned on Highway 101, the California Highway Patrol reported. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office identified the driver as Kristopher James Linsdau, 32, of Laytonville.


No distress calls came from pilot of vintage plane before it crashed in California prison yard

There was no distress call from the pilot of the vintage aircraft to the control tower Monday, April 22, in the minutes between when the plane took off and when it crashed into a Norco prison yard, a review of radio traffic showed.


California Woman Attacked by Shark near Hawaii’s Big Island

A 65-year-old tourist from California was attacked by a shark Tuesday morning off the island of Hawaii, according to local authorities. The woman was several hundred yards offshore kayaking in Anaehoomalu Bay in South Kohala when she was bitten on her right upper thigh, according to a Hawaii Fire De


Why tiny Fort Bragg hospital is looking to Sacramento-area giants for lifeline

Faced with continuing operational losses, the board of Mendocino Coast District Hospital has asked five hospital operators, including Sutter Health and Adventist Health, to take a look at buying or partnering with a facility that serves 23,500 residents along a 70-mile stretch of California’s North


Driver headed for Coachella dies on her 21st birthday in California crash

A Gardena woman headed for the Coachella Music and Arts Festival in Indio died after she was thrown from the Jeep she was driving when it overturned as she was using her cell phone, the California Highway Patrol said Monday.