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Ex-Raiders Aldon Smith arrested again in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - Former Oakland Raiders' Aldon Smith has been arrested again, KRON4 confirmed with the San Francisco Police Department. This time, Smith allegedly violated a domestic violence restraining order by contacting the victim of a March 3 domestic violence incident. Earlier this week

KRON4 - 2018-03-23 16:33:05

FBI to discuss fiery death at California Air Force base

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (AP) - The FBI says it will offer the first update on its investigation of a bizarre security incident at a Northern California Air Force base that ended with a motorist's vehicle bursting into flames at the main gate. Air Force and FBI officials have provided few details about the

WASHINGTON TIMES - 2018-03-23 21:53:22

Ukiah OKs revised ordinance aimed at stolen shopping carts

The Ukiah City Council Wednesday approved a revised version of an ordinance regulating misuse of shopping carts, which are private property and provided by businesses for temporary use by their customers. "This is a tool police officers needed; they have to have it," said Council member Jim Brown, w

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

Ham Radio class brings in people from all over Mendocino County

During the Mendocino Lake Complex Fire, which started Oct. 8, 2017, local amateur radio operators from throughout the county responded to the call-out by Mendocino County OES for assistance. Chris Pugh-Ukiah Daily Journal During the Redwood Valley fires, communication in rural areas was limited and

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-24 07:00:00

Lake County Sheriff: Sophisticated, explosive drug lab found in Potter Valley

Deputies and detectives raided a Potter Valley home Tuesday, finding it had been converted into a sophisticated, explosive hash oil lab capable of making large amounts of concentrated cannabis, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Office. Deputies arrested Joseph Scorese, 30, of Lakeport and Josep


Willits Police Log, Mar.12-Mar.18

The following items were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. Officers responded to 219 calls during this seven day period. DISTURBANCE: Officers responded to a disturbance in the 1700 block of south Main Street on Mar. 12 at 6:03 a.m. BURGLARY: Officers investigated a p


Boy run over, pinned by SUV

Contributed Driver error allegedly caused an SUV to jump the curb, landing on a boy who was sitting on the patio at Good Life Cafe and Bakery on Lansing Street Tuesday morning. By Kelci Parks, reporter@advocate-news.com, @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Staff members at Good Life Bakery in Mendocino l


What's Happening in Mendocino County: March 22-28

Mendocino College Theatre Presents: 'Julius Caesar' on Thursday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m. at 1000 Hensley Creek Road. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and available at the Mendocino Book Company, Mendocino College Bookstore, www.artsmendocino.org and by calling 468-3172. Mendoci


Crash involving Tesla on Hwy 101 in Mountain View

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KRON) - A crash involving a Tesla is causing major delays Friday on southbound Highway 101 in Mountain View. The accident happened in the southbound lanes of Hwy 101 at 85. Two lanes of southbound Hwy 101 are currently blocked. The Tesla Model X caught fire after hitting a barrier.

KRON4 - 2018-03-23 18:39:08

San Francisco officer shot, suspect wounded

Authorities say the shooting happened on Mission Street and Geneva Avenue. The officer was shot and the leg and transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Officials say the suspect was injured and inside a building on Geneva Street. Authorities say the shooting happened on Mission Street and


Body found near Indianola Cutoff ID'd as Ukiah man

A Ukiah man was found dead near U.S. Highway 101 in Humboldt County on Monday, the Humboldt County Sheriff's Office reported. According to the Sheriff's Office, the body was discovered in the brush near the highway by a pedestrian near the Indianola Cutoff around 1 p.m. March 19. The man was identif


Officials investigate hazmat situation at housing for former homeless veterans in Menlo Park

Officials are investigating a hazmat situation at a housing facility for veterans who were homeless at one point in Menlo Park this afternoon. Active search ends for missing Bay Area man in the Sierra Jury awards family $12.39M in damages in case of doctor who left before finishing operation Student


New ADA lawsuit names city of Willits officials

Controversial attorney Thomas Frankovich, whose specialty is ADA related lawsuits, has his sights on Willits once again. Frankovich filed the latest in a series of lawsuits Feb. 22 in Northern California District Court on behalf of his client Jeanette Brown, who is in a wheelchair, and names Code En


Celtic harpist and storyteller Patrick Ball to perform at Willits Community Theatre

Celtic harpist and story-teller Patrick Ball will bring a special "pilgrimage performance" to Willits Community Theatre on Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. Having recently pursued fellowship studies at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ball returns with an homage to the life and works of Iris


Ukiah High School to remain open on Friday

The Ukiah Unified School District announced in a Facebook post on Thursday afternoon that Ukiah High School will be in session as usual on Friday. The district said that a collaborative investigation with law enforcement found no evidence of any specific threats concerning rumors of an upcoming sch


Suspect dies after shootout with San Francisco police

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - A suspect shot in Wednesday's officer-involved shooting in San Francisco has died, according to police. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Lehad Eid of Suisun City, died at the hospital following the shooting. At around 4:34 p.m., officers were called to the area of Gene

KRON4 - 2018-03-22 17:15:48

Driver shot in finger on Highway 580 in Oakland

OAKLAND (KRON) - A driver was shot in the finger on Highway 580 in Oakland on Monday night, the California Highway Patrol said. At around 8:20 p.m., a 50-year-old man was driving on I-580 near Edwards. A bullet came through his windshield from an unknown direction, authorities said. The bullet hit h


Man with gun, burglary tools stopped outside Ukiah market

An armed man carrying a loaded handgun, hatchets and burglary tools was in custody Monday in the Mendocino County Jail after a Ukiah police officer spotted him late Sunday night outside a market, police officials said Monday. The officer spotted a man out front of the Prime Market on West Mill Stree


Suspected burglar arrested outside Ukiah store with handgun

A 43-year-old Sacramento man was arrested Sunday night with a gun and burglary tools while reportedly prowling outside a Ukiah convenience store, the Ukiah Police Department reported. According to the UPD, an officer saw a man outside the Prime Market at the corner of West Mill and South Oak streets


Ukiah may award $1 million of Housing Trust Fund loans to two projects

The city of Ukiah has received three applications so far for its Housing Trust Fund, and staff is recommending that two projects be awarded $1 million in low-cost loans. According to the staff report prepared for the March 21 meeting of the Ukiah City Council, DANCO requested $500,000 for the second