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Man’s Truck Goes Down Embankment on Elk Mountain Road, Airlifted Off

A man was Medevac’ed off Elk Mountain Road in the Mendocino National Forest this weekend after his pickup truck went off the road and down an embankment.  Agencies responding found the man lying by the side of the road after having gotten himself out of his truck and climbing up the approximately 150 embankment.   … Continue Reading Man’s Truck Goes Down Embankment on Elk Mountain Road, Airlifted Off

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Apparent Murder-Suicide in Ukiah

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a possible murder-suicide on Friday in Ukiah. Deputies were called to the home of Shawn and Suzanne Stark by their son, and both were found dead. Initial investigation by officers showed evidence of Shawn Stark shooting his wife, then turning the weapon on himself. There are reports that … Continue Reading Apparent Murder-Suicide in Ukiah

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Lake County Board of Supers To Consider Cannabis Ordinance Amendment

The Lake County Board of Supervisors at their meeting tomorrow will discuss an amendment to its cannabis ordinance and will also consider awarding a bid for a new multiuse path in Middletown. The Community Development Department is requesting the discussion of the cannabis ordinance, citing the growing number of acres already approved, illegal cannabis grows, … Continue Reading Lake County Board of Supers To Consider Cannabis Ordinance Amendment

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Lakeport’s Proposed Annexation of South Main Corridor Hits Another Snag

At its meeting last Wednesday, the Lake Local Agency Formation Commission approved a resolution containing the results of the protest proceeding against Lakeport’s proposed annexation of the South Main Street corridor. The protests have triggered the need for a special mail-in election of the registered property owners. The list of protests and protestors will need … Continue Reading Lakeport’s Proposed Annexation of South Main Corridor Hits Another Snag

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Son of Mendocino County Sheriff’s Officer Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

he son of a Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office lieutenant has been arrested and charged with alleged possession of materials depicting sexual conduct involving children.  Sheriff Matt Kendall was first notified about the crimes in late October 2019 by members of the Internet Crimes Against Children task force.  The IP address connected to the images of … Continue Reading Son of Mendocino County Sheriff’s Officer Arrested for Possession of Child Pornography

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Daly City Man Leads CHP, Police On Chase

A Daly city man was arrested earlier this week by the California Highway Patrol following a traffic stop that led to a high-speed chase. Luis Mendoza-Gonzaga stopped for speeding. He admitted he didn’t have a license. The officer then asked Mendoza-Gonzaga for his keys but instead of handing them over, he sped away in his … Continue Reading Daly City Man Leads CHP, Police On Chase

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Wienermobile Cruises Through Fort Bragg

The Oscar Meyer Wienermobile was seen in Fort Bragg late Wednesday.  The iconic vehicle stopped at Glass Beach for about a half hour and then stopped at Confusion Hill on the Mendocino/Humboldt county line, and in Ferndale in Humboldt County, on its way to Florence, Oregon on Saturday and Vacaville next Friday.  You can follow … Continue Reading Wienermobile Cruises Through Fort Bragg

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Department of Health Gives Report on COVID-19 Status in Area

At the most recent meeting of the Lake County Board of Supervisors, Public Health Officer Dr. Erik McLaughlin presented statewide data seeing statewide and in Lake County, increases in COVID activity. Moving from 1.5 to two percent positivity to 4.4 percent test positivity.  Public Health begins to take action if positivity is above 10%.  McLaughlin … Continue Reading Department of Health Gives Report on COVID-19 Status in Area

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Board of Supers Vote on Possible Sales Tax to Fund Water Supply Protection and to Boost Local Fire Services

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously earlier in the week to move forward with a possible sales tax ordinance to fund projects protecting local water supply and boosting local fire services. Two supervisors said the only way voters would accept such an ordinance would be to make sure they were fully informed, so … Continue Reading Board of Supers Vote on Possible Sales Tax to Fund Water Supply Protection and to Boost Local Fire Services