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Missing Yosemite hiker from San Jose found dead

YOSEMITE (KRON) - Scott Tenczar, a hiker who went missing last month, was found dead over the weekend, Yosemite National Park officials said Monday.

KRON4 - 2018-08-20 18:26:43

California wildfires: New evacuations ordered for Mendocino Complex

FILE -- Firefighters light a backfire while battling the Mendocino Complex Fire near Potter Valley, Calif., on Aug. 9, 2018. In total, fires in California have burned one million acres so far this year. (Jim... more

SFGATE - 2018-08-20 15:32:36

Willits Police Log, Aug. 14-20

The following items were compiled from reports prepared by the Willits Police Department. Officers responded to 192 calls for service during this seven day period.DRUGS: Officers responded to a call at the corner of Blosser Lane and Robert Drive and arrested Brian Lee Lewis for an alleged drug use v

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-08-20 22:26:40

City of Willits hires assistant city planner to help with cannabis permits

With the legalization of marijuana came new regulations and ordinances from both state and city governments, which has significantly added to the workload in the City of Willits planning department. With just one city planner on staff, Dusty Duley, the City of Willits created the entirely new positi

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-08-20 22:27:05

Willits Charter School director welcomes new staff and programs

Willits Charter School for the Arts and Sciences has been fortunate in that we have been attracting new faculty and staff members that will not only help our students achieve academically but will also help us grow our arts and music programs. This summer we welcomed Ashley Rodriguez as our new scho

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-08-20 22:27:23

Details emerge in death of firefighter in Mendocino Complex fires

"Those are just kind of reminders on there, anything that firefighters can do to stay safe," said Jonathan Cox, a spokesman for California's firefighting agency. "We try to be very conscious, anytime a tanker is dropping, about our surroundings."

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-20 20:45:00

Fire relief fund helps Lake County students

Sen. Mike McGuire has partnered with the Redwood Credit Union and North Coast Opportunities to raise money for students who lost homes in the recent fires. Funds from the Lake County Students Fire Relief also will help school districts provide additional social services and mental health resources,

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-20 01:01:00

Sebastopol man ID’d as driver in fatal Ukiah truck crash

The CHP has identified the man killed Friday night in a truck crash in a remote, rugged area southwest of Ukiah as Thomas Bendinelli, 30, of Sebastopol.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-20 02:47:00

California fire map: Evacuation zone reaches fourth county

The Ranch Fire is one of two fires in the Mendocino Complex, the largest wildfire ever recorded in California. Both fires started on July 27, and as of Monday morning they had burned 398,862 acres, or 623 square miles. The Ranch Fire is 74 percent contained and the River Fire completely contained.

PARADISE POST - 2018-08-20 16:06:18

Amazing places in California where you can camp for free

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SFGATE - 2018-08-20 11:00:00

High-risk sex offender arrested in Willits

Jonathan Hoppner, 25, was booked into Mendocino County Jail, where he’s being held with no bail.


Driver dies in remote Mendocino County crash

An adult male driver died after crashing a pickup at least 350 feet down a hill from where he had been driving on Shepard Lane, Ukiah Valley Fire Capt. John Corippo said. A resident reported hearing what sounded like a crash Friday night but was unable to see anything in the dark, rugged area, Corip

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-19 05:21:01

Massive Mendocino Complex fire forces evacuations in Glenn Co.

The Glenn County Sheriff's Office said Sunday night, if you are in the mandatory evacuation area, please evacuate in a safe manner. If you are in the mandatory evacuation zone and need sheltering assistance, contact Sheriff’s Office at 530-934-6431.

ABC10.COM - 2018-08-20 06:49:13

Total containment of Mendocino Complex fires now at 79 percent

Firefighters continued to battle the Ranch fire deep in the Mendocino National Forest Sunday, maintaining containment at 76 percent even as the fire charred another 6,000 acres.

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2018-08-20 03:49:00

Mendocino County Inland Chapter Herb Guild launches retail product

The newly-formed Inland Chapter of the Mendocino County Herb Guild is now bottling and selling a custom blended ‘fire tonic’ at venues around the county. What started as a study group in early 2017, has grown into a multi-faceted organization from herb exchanges and cultivation to community clinic a

WILLITS NEWS - 2018-08-20 02:46:53

Registration for disaster assistance begins in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY>> Over the weekend Rep. Mike Thompson, D-St. Helena, announced that the President has issued a major disaster declaration for Lake County for the Ranch and River Fires, collectively known as the Mendocino Complex fires. The declaration allows federal funds to be available to help Lake Co

LAKE COUNTY RECORD BEE - 2018-08-19 21:05:57

Mendocino Coast: Find fog, fantastic views at the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands

If you can’t decide if you’d rather soak in some fog or grand views of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Stornetta Public Lands near Point Arena offer a good mix of both. And if you don’t like the mix when you arrive, just wait five minutes.


Firefighters battle hot, dry conditions at Mendocino Complex

Firefighter Thomas Harre stands silhouetted by the sun, colored by the heavy smoke in the air, at the Incident Command Post before heading out to the Mendocino Complex Fire in Ukiah, Calif., on Tuesday, August... more


Mendocino County history: 1927 – Ukiah General Hospital opens

Ukiah General Hospital is completely fitted and furnished with the most up-to-date appliances and conveniences known to hospital authorities. The hospital has been builded and equipped at a cost not exceeding $22,000. It is erected on the unit plan, stucco finish, surrounded by ample grounds which a


Mendocino Complex Grows Slowly and Firefighters Expand Containment

TheRanch Firecontinued to creep to the north yesterday. However, firefighters are putting a noose of containment lines around the beast and slowing it to a crawl.According to Cal Fire,Overnight on the Ranch Fire, firefighters continued preparing for firing operations, building containment lines and