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Four arrested in Mendocino County for chaotic attempted burglary

COVELO, Calif.- The Mendocino Sheriff's Office arrested four suspects after a chaotic attempted burglary in Covelo. On Monday February 19th around 7 A.M. the Sheriff's Office says deputies were sent to a burglary in progress.


Bay Area forecast: ‘Atmospheric river’ storm may impact region next week

With the possibility of another “atmospheric river” storm hitting Northern California early next week, this February is shaping up to be one of the wettest ever in the Bay Area.


Willits man arrested for possession of assault weapon

On Friday, Feb. 15 at approximately 4:59 a.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Deputies were dispatched to a report of a person trying to gain access into a residence in the 500 block of Acorn Place in Willits. When Deputies arrived they saw a dark blue Ford F250 pickup truck blocking the d


California sheriff releases graphic video of deadly police shooting

A man pulled over for a traffic stop, rolled his window down, drew a handgun and opened fire on cops before being fatally shot by a deputy, graphic video released Wednesday by a sheriff's department in Northern California shows.


Willits PD: Homemade cannon explodes in residence

A Willits resident was injured Tuesday when a “homemade cannon” they were trying to load exploded, the Willits Police Department reported. According to the WPD, officers responded to apartments in the 200 block of Holly Street around 6:15 p.m. Feb. 19 and found someone suffering from major injuries


7 amazing SF Bay Area things to do this weekend, Feb. 22-24

Are we the only ones trying to fight off an early case of Spring Fever? Maybe it’s the fact that it’s NOT supposed to rain all over us for a change that we’ve got that Johnny Nash song in our heads (“I Can See Clearly Now …”) and are ready for a serious infusion of food and tasty adult beverages thi


What’s Happening in Mendocino County: Feb. 21-27

Ukiah Player’s Theatre Presents: ‘Cyrano de Bergerac’ on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at 1041 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. Tickets are $10 and available at www.ukiahplayerstheatre.org. 462-9226.


California lawmakers propose soda tax, banning cola at checkout areas

Lawmakers in California are aiming to curb the state’s consumption of sodas and other sugary beverages with a variety of proposed legislation announced on Wednesday. The bills, spearheaded by five state lawmakers, include measures that would require health warnings on sugary soft drinks, and proposa


Looking About in Mendocino County: Kudos

“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent


California student challenges school over not being allowed to wear 'MAGA' hat

FRESNO (KSEE) - A politically active Central Valley student is told she can't wear her "Make American Great Again" hat on campus. She's now challenging the school district's decision, saying her first amendment right is being violated.


It’s almost time for California’s super bloom!

That sound you hear from Southern California in the coming days and weeks could be the deserts exploding in Technicolor. Desert-watchers say the Golden State is likely in for another ”super bloom” of wildflowers like the one we experienced in 2017. All the ingredients for the colorful cocktail are i


Can Gavin Newsom put California high-speed rail back on track? It may be up to Trump

It’s survived cost overruns, lengthy delays and a public scolding from the new governor. Now California’s controversial high-speed rail project faces what may be its toughest test yet: presidential opposition.


No speed limit? That could become a reality for two California highways

A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would make the state part of an exclusive club: The state would become one of the rare places in the world with highways with no speed limit.


Arrests made in decades-old killings of 2 California kids

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Authorities said Wednesday that they solved two decades-old cold cases that stunned Southern California, arresting suspects in the separate killings of a boy and a girl who disappeared while walking home from school.


Family of ‘ER’ actress Vanessa Marquez files $20 million wrongful death claim against Southern California city

Attorneys representing the mother of actress Vanessa Marquez, who police shot and killed in August 2018, filed a $20 million wrongful death claim against South Pasadena on Wednesday, alleging that officers acted negligently and unlawfully during the incident that began as a welfare check call. Autho


Two Bay Area men convicted in bid-rigging scheme

A federal jury Wednesday convicted two Bay Area men of conspiring to defraud the United States and commit mail and wire fraud in connection with a plot to rig bids for the construction of a building at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


California prisons to drop $5 fee they charge to inmates for doctor visits

Starting in March, California inmates will no longer need to make copayments when they go in for medical help. The payments are no longer necessary, as they offer “minimal fiscal benefit” and “may hinder patients from seeking care,” according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilit


Covelo men arrested in connection to reported burglary, shooting at home

Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with what authorities suspect was an armed burglary attempt at a Covelo home in which one suspect was believed to have shot at the residence, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said.


See all that water flowing into the ocean? California bill aims to save it

In stormy winters like this, residents of drought-prone Southern California fret about how much rainfall flows into the ocean, a reminder of the amounts of water the region is wasting instead of saving for good use.


UC Santa Cruz student from Bay Area indicted for allegedly developing app to sell illegal drugs

SAN JOSE (KRON) - A UC Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell illegal drugs including methamphetamine and cocaine. According to authorities, 18-year-old Collin Howard of Sunnyvale was indicted by a federal grand jury in San Jose on drug distr