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Lake County blaze near Clearlake Oaks burns 10 homes

A wind-driven brush fire burning in Lake County has burned 1,500 acres and forced mandatory evacuations in the Spring Valley subdivision of Clearlake Oaks, according to fire officials.

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2018-06-24 14:18:46

California Woman Arrested After Baby She Left in Hot Car Dies - NTD.TV

The 18-month-old “had been accidentally left inside a vehicle for several hours while Scott was at a residence in the 2600 block of Mitomkai Way in Willits, California,” according to the Mendocino Sheriff.

NTD.TV - 2018-06-23 20:31:46

Mandatory Evacuations in Clearlake Oaks

Residents in Quail Creek, Wolf Creek and the community of Spring Valley were told to evacuate after the fire began burning around 5:30 p.m. near Pawnee Road and New Long Valley Road and immediately threatened structures and residents, Cal Fire said.

NBC BAY AREA - 2018-06-24 04:53:57

Witnesses say couple ran off after crashing pick-up into tree, fence near Ukiah

A couple reportedly ran off after the full-size pick-up they were driving smashed into a tree and fence along Old River Road just south of Tindall Ranch Road on Saturday. The gray, older Chevrolet pick-up truck was southbound on Old River Road before it crashed head-on into a tree in the 2600 block

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-23 23:36:30

Firefighters battling CLO fire; evacuations in place

The incident, dubbed the Pawnee Fire, started just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the 2500 block of Pawnee Trail. Via scanner reports, the fire headed toward Spring Valley.

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-06-24 02:39:16

Mendocino County history: Three vanished landmarks of Little River

Take a look at any panoramic photo of early Little River and you’ll notice that where once stood many structures — houses, the mill, and hotels — are now a lot of trees and bushes. Of the several vanished landmarks of long ago, there is one that wasn’t readily seen even when it existed: the shipyard

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-23 22:08:59

Ukiah Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Meet Hazelnut

The Ukiah Animal Shelter is located at 298 Plant Road in Ukiah, and adoption hours are Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Many wonderful dogs and cats, await their forever homes here. To view photos and bios of more of them, visit

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-23 21:32:00

Laytonville man dies in ATV crash

Jeffrey Alan Polson, of Laytonville, died at about 5:45 p.m. after attempting to steer the ATV up a steep, rocky embankment with two passengers riding behind him, according to Sgt. Timothy Willock of CHP Garberville. Unhurt in the crash were Polson’s son, Jeremiah Polson, 26, and friend Joseph Berto

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-06-23 21:20:29

CHP: Laytonville man killed in ATV crash Friday

Around 5:45 p.m., Polson was heading up a steep embankment when the ATV overturned and rolled on top of him. His two passengers, a 26-year-old man and 30 year-old man, were able to jump from the vehicle and escape injury. Both tried to treat Polson for his injuries and called the Laytonville Fire De

UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-06-23 19:28:11

MCSO: Trinidad mother arrested after leaving baby in car for 10 hours

On 06-20-2018 at approximately 1:38 PM, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a reported coroners case involving an small child at Howard Memorial Hospital in Willits, California.


Toddler dies after being left in car for 10 hours while mom socialized, officials say

Alexandrea Raven Mays, 23, is seen in a booking photo from 2017 released June 22, 2018, by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office.

FOX5SANDIEGO.COM - 2018-06-23 03:36:19

Law enforcement raids store in Laytonville • The Mendocino Voice

WILLITS, 6/21/18 -- Law enforcement raided a Bob's One Stop, a store and smoke shop in Laytonville, this afternoon. According to several eyewitnesses multiple police agencies were there including the California Highway Patrol, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, plain clothes officers and what so


Mendocino County mother charged after infant son dies of heat stroke in car

Mendocino County prosecutors on Thursday charged 23-year-old Alexandrea Raven Scott with second-degree murder, as well as driving with a suspended license, said Mike Geniella, a spokesman for the Mendocino County district attorney’s office.

SFGATE - 2018-06-22 22:36:14

California woman arrested for death of baby left in car

WILLITS, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman has been arrested after her baby son died when she left him alone for 10 hours in a hot car.Authorities say outside temperatures reached the 80s before the 18-month-old boy was found in the car Wednesday afternoon in Willits. He was pronounced dead

MYSANANTONIO - 2018-06-23 02:33:40

Visit Willits Tourism Board brings trolley to town

During a regularly scheduled Visit Willits Tourism Board meeting held Wednesday, June 20, board members and interested citizens discussed a handful of agenda items including a temporary downtown trolley, a proposed running race and festival, the status of a new website, marketing materials and other


Washington man dies in motorcycle crash in northern Mendocino county

This morning at about 10:35, a 2013 Kawasaki ZG1400 motorcycle was being operated by Robert Bradley Knowles, 67, from SeaTac Washington, on southbound State Route 1 north of mile post marker 103.02 in an unincorporated area of Mendocino County. For reasons still under investigation, the Kawasaki tra

EUREKA TIMES-STANDARD - 2018-06-22 23:14:13

Lake County: Record-Bee has a new Managing Editor

After nearly two years as a Mendocino County resident I moved East to Lake County last week to assume the duties as the Managing Editor at the Record Bee. I am from the Southern California area, having grown up in Los Angeles where I grew to appreciate Thai food, diversity of people and spending tim

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-06-23 00:57:36

Fire on BART platform closes San Francisco's Civic Center station

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KRON4 - 2018-06-23 02:32:15

Staying safe in the Willits heat wave: High temperatures increase risk of fire

According to Fire Chief Chris Wilkes, clearing dead and highly flammable vegetation around houses, propane tanks, and other structures helps reduce the risk of fire. He recommends clearing at least a 30 foot distance between the vegetation and the structure.


Humboldt County toddler left in car dies, mother arrested

Alexandrea Raven Scott, 23, of Trinidad, was being held without bail at Mendocino County Jail on suspicion of willfully causing or permitting a child to suffer great bodily injury or death, sheriff’s officials said.