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Willits Police Log: Dec. 3-9
The following items were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. Officers responded to 199 calls for service during this seven day period. THEFT: Officers responded to a call about a theft at 251 Sheldon Lane on Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.
Willits woman arrested for domestic violence, assault
On Dec. 4 at approximately 11:16 a.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a reported domestic violence incident in the 3000 block of Hearst Willits Road in Willits. When Deputies arrived they met a 55-year-old male resident of Willits and learned that the male’s girlfriend, Leah Christ
Tuesday Community Events in Ukiah
Adult Children of Alcoholics (and other dysfunctional families): Meets Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 465 Luce Ave., Ukiah. Ukiah Library: ‘Lend an Ear,’ individual, drop-in workshops on how to listen and support loved ones in sharing their difficult stories on Tuesdays, from 5:30 to
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever warms hearts
In a season that can be overwhelming with sparkle, “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” is a refreshing respite, now playing at Willits Community Theatre through December 16. Based on the 1971 book of the same name by Barbara Robinson, director Robert Ford brings the story to us set now, in “a small to
Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office now using WeTip hotline
As of Dec. 6, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office began employing the WeTip hotline program to help fight crime throughout Mendocino County. WeTip hotline phones are answered by bilingual tip operators 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Anyone can call the phone number if they have information about
Willits Community Craft Fair brings new vendors
The Willits Community Craft Fair took place Dec. 7 – 9 and this year the entertainment area for the event was expanded to allow for more live music and additional seating. Approximately 42 vendors turned out to sell their handcrafted wares, with roughly a dozen new vendors in attendance. The booths
A Hot Winter’s Night celebrates many talents
The Willits High School (WHS) auditorium was packed with friends and family members waiting to see visual and performing arts students do their thing Friday, Dec. 7. The annual variety show featured musical acts, dance routines, poetry readings and choir performances by students in every grades. Dai
Walk among giants: Holiday hike planned to Ridgewood Ranch Redwood Grove near Willits
On Saturday, Dec. 15, from 10 a.m. to noon, join Mendocino Land Trust for a holiday hike to the Ridgewood Ranch Redwood Grove. Take a break from holiday errands and walk with us among the towering old-growth redwood trees and share some hot cider. You will receive a Save the Redwoods League hat, sin
Bay Area man coughed up blood clot in shape of lung’s bronchial tree
The patient had come in for heart failure, and physicians at the University of California at San Francisco had an aggressive plan to help. Doctors there inserted a heart pump through his leg artery to flood his organs with blood. But there is a downside to the strategy – clots can form through its u
Human remains found in South Fork of Eel River
On Dec. 5 at approximately 12:39 a.m. the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) received a call related to found human remains in the South Fork of the Eel River, just south of the Humboldt/Mendocino County line in the city of Piercy. The body was first discovered by a wildlife photographer at ap
Mendocino Sheriff’s Office works to fight crime with new anonymous hotline
The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is now using a WeTip anonymous hotline to combat crime in Mendocino County. WeTip provides a hotline number anyone can call if they have information about a crime in the community. Hotlines are answered 24 hours a day, year round. The program offers rewards up t
Letter: What went wrong in Ukiah?
In 1980, after the mixing of cultures in Chicago started the riots and fires, I gave up my limo service between Chicago and the Mayo Clinic for folks who would not fly. I had read an article that Ukiah, California, was the best small town to retire in so I bought an old moving van and, with my rusty
Body Found In Eel River May Be That Of Missing Santa Rosa Man
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA — The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office is investigating whether human remains found Wednesday in a river near the Mendocino-Humboldt county line are those of a missing Santa Rosa man.
Wells to preside over Ukiah Valley and Howard Memorial in the new year
By Cici Winiger, Communications Manager, Adventist Health Howard Memorial. Adventist Health announced Dec. 7 its decision to align strategies between Adventist Health Ukiah Valley and Adventist Health Howard Memorial under a unified leadership team led by Jason Wells, who will assume the role as Pre
Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to discuss changes to cannabis ordinances
Only two items are listed on the agenda for Tuesday’s meeting of the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, both related to cannabis ordinances. According to the staff report for the Dec. 11 meeting, staff was directed at the Nov. 16 meeting to make changes to the county’s ordinances related to cann
Willits woman arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon
On Tuesday, at 11:16 a.m., Mendocino County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident in the 3000 block of Hearst Willits Road in Willits, according to a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office press release.
New Year's Eve Events in the Bay Area
As the clock strikes midnight, the Bay Area will be ringing in the New Year in style with events for all ages to enjoy. You can choose from 3 different times to run a 1.061 mile loop in Crissy Field.
Bay Area Christmas tree shoppers beware: They're smaller this year and tree lots will run out
(KTVU) - This is not a year to procrastinate on your Christmas tree. Sellers report fewer trees - and limited sizes - compared to past years. The shortage is so severe some lots weren't able to open at all. It's a mix of factors, but some sellers will run out of trees well before the holidays.
Saturday Community Events in Ukiah
Ukiah Library Presents: Summertime Storytime: Every Saturday, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Farmers Market. Free event. 463-4490. VFW Breakfast and Swapmeet: The second Saturday of every month from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Veterans Building on Oak and Seminary streets in Ukiah. Flea market open from 8 a.m. t
Burn ban lifted for Mendocino County Monday
As of Monday, permits will no longer be required for certain residential burn piles, the Mendocino Unit of Cal Fire reported this week. According to spokeswoman Tricia Austin, “recent rains and cooler temperatures have lowered the threat of wildfires and allowed the Mendocino Unit of Cal Fire to tra