Archives for August 2016

Report of Man Following Girls Walking from Ukiah School

Ukiah police are investigating a report that two girls were followed by a man as they walked home from school. The girls say the man was in a large white truck and followed them as they left Frank Zeek Elementary School between 2 and 2:30 p.m. on Monday and walked north on North Bush Street.

Emergency Delcaration Extended for Flooded Mendocino County Building

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors have extended an emergency declaration for a flooded county building. Earlier this month, a crack in a water line left 1 to 2 inches of standing water in the Yokayo Center in Ukiah causing damage to county equipment, flooring and walls. The emergency declaration will continue for another 14 days as a contractor works to outline all the necessary repairs for the building.

Clearlake Hosts State of The City Tonight

The Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and the city of Clearlake will hold a “State of the City” presentation this evening. The program will begin at 5 p.m. with an open house where attendess can meet with city leaders and department staff. The formal presentation by the Clear Lake Chamber of Commerce and the city of Clearlake begins at 6PM.

Local Heath Emergency Extended Lake County

The Lake County Board of Supervisors have have extended the proclamation of a local health emergency due to the Clayton Fire. The continuation is for the debris removal program.

Red Cross Moves Clayton Fire Service Center

The American Red Cross has moved its Clayton Fire Service Center to Lower Lake. The center is now located at the Lake County Social Services building, 16170 Main St., Suite D. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 through Friday, Sept. 2nd. Families affected by the Clayton fire can meet with trained Red Cross caseworkers who will assess their needs and provide disaster assistance, recovery planning, and referrals to other agencies for additional assistance.

Laytonville Man Dies in Fight

A man has died following a fight in Laytonville Sunday night. 32-year-old Charles Reynolds of Willits, allegedly punched 29-year-old Kenneth Fisher of Laytonville in the parking lot of Boomers Bar on North Highway 101. Fisher was unresponsive and CPR was initiated before the arrival of emergency responders. He was transported to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Reynolds was arrested on suspicion of murder.

Ukiah Considering Downtown Parking Changes

The city of Ukiah is considering some changes to downtown parking in hopes of adding more spaces. During a public meeting last week at the Ukiah Valley Conference Center, participants complained about a lack of handicapped parking, and the lack of spaces close to the Ukiah Branch of the Mendocino County Library. City staff is considering installing parking meters on School Street, but business owners oppose that idea saying it could impact shoppers visitng downtown. An ad-hoc committee is working on some recommendations for the Ukiah City Council to consider.

Shooting in Lower Lake Over Drugs

We now know more about the shooting that happened in the area of Spruce Grove Road and Cantwell Ranch Road in Lower Lake on Sunday night. The Lake County Sheriff reports that it was over a drug deal gone bad. 27-year-old Jessie Banda of Clearlake was arrested for shooting the male victim. Nineteen pounds of processed marijuana was located in Banda’s vehicle.

Calfire Declares Clayton Fire Fully Contained

On Friday evening Cal Fire has declared the Clayton Fire fully contained after several days holding the line at 96 percent. The fire, allegedly started by an Clearlake resident Damin Pashilk, started just before 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 13. Before it was over, the fire scorched Lower Lake, destroying 188 homes, 10 commercial buildings and over 100 outbuildings. The fire consumed 3,929 acres.

Suspicious Device Found Near Hospital

A portion of 18th Avenue in Clearlake was closed for several hours yesterday because of a suspicious device that was found near St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake. Staff noticed the device in a wooded area north of the emergency room parking area and contacted authorities. The device was rendered safe by use of a water cannon.