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Rare Beaked Whale Found Dead Ashore Near Marine Mammal Center in Fort Bragg

Its been reported that on Sunday, a rare beaked whale was found dead on the shore of Jug Handle State Natural Reserve near F ort Bragg, near the Marine Mammal Center.  The dead whale, known for its ability to dive deeper than any marine animal is rarely sighted, and gives local researchers an opportunity to … Continue Reading Rare Beaked Whale Found Dead Ashore Near Marine Mammal Center in Fort Bragg

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Woman Falls 60 Feet Down Cliff in Fort Bragg

Late yesterday a woman suffered significant injuries and was transported by air ambulance after falling some 60 feet from a cliff in Fort Bragg. When first responders arrived on scene, a request for medevac was made, and after securing the woman and treating injuries to her head and her torso, and legs, she was picked … Continue Reading Woman Falls 60 Feet Down Cliff in Fort Bragg

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Lake County Sheriff’s Officer Arrest Man With Weapons and Large Cache of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Friday arrested a man for possession of almost 3 and a half pounds of methamphetamine, 24 grams of heroin, and almost 5 ounces of fentanyl, estimated to be well over 69,000 doses, as well as a large amount of packaged marijuana and multiple firearms, including a fully automatic “ghost … Continue Reading Lake County Sheriff’s Officer Arrest Man With Weapons and Large Cache of Fentanyl and Other Drugs

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Lakeport’s Fire Chief Announces Retirement, Interim Chief Appointed

Lakeport’s fire chief has announced he’ll retire. After just over a year on the job, Chief Jeffrey Thomas submitted his resignation, effective this past Monday, to the Lakeport Fire Protection District Board following its meeting last week. Thomas said his decision is based on personal reasons and has no immediate plans. At a special meeting … Continue Reading Lakeport’s Fire Chief Announces Retirement, Interim Chief Appointed

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Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend, Kidnapping & Assaulting Another Awaits Trial

A man already convicted of murder who is wanted in Washington State was arrested on kidnapping and assault charges in Mendocino County. Jack Waldrop was convicted of killing his then girlfriend and served 21 years in an Oregon prison for manslaughter. Earlier in March, Waldrop assaulted and kidnapped his girlfriend, but she escaped and was … Continue Reading Man Convicted of Killing Girlfriend, Kidnapping & Assaulting Another Awaits Trial

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Abortion Rights Rallies this Past Saturday in Ukiah and Fort Bragg

Saturday, around a hundred residents rallied outside of Ukiah’s Mendocino County Courthouse to voice their concerns at the possibility of the Supreme Court overturning the Roe v Wade decision, which placed a woman’s right to abortion into federal law. The rally was part of the nationwide “Bans Off Our Bodies” Rallies held all over the … Continue Reading Abortion Rights Rallies this Past Saturday in Ukiah and Fort Bragg

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Lakeport City Council Meets Tomorrow Evening, Will Hear State of The City

The Lakeport City Council meets tomorrow at 6 pm and will hear a state of the city report and provide staff direction on the next steps. The council will also discuss completed goals and accomplishments and how those mesh with newly established priorities. The council will also discuss outdoor dining being allowed under current COVID-19 … Continue Reading Lakeport City Council Meets Tomorrow Evening, Will Hear State of The City

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Lake County Board of Supers Meets Tomorrow, Will Discuss Board Vacancy

The Lake County Board of Supervisors meets tomorrow at 9 am and on the agenda will be how to fill an upcoming vacancy on the board due to the resignation of Tina Scott at the end of July, and will consider a resolution setting an election to fill that District 4 supervisor position as part … Continue Reading Lake County Board of Supers Meets Tomorrow, Will Discuss Board Vacancy

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Blue Zones Community Event Tomorrow at Austin Park

The Blue Zones Project Community Kickoff and Hope4Health Festival/Hope in the Park Concert take place tomorrow starting at 10 am and running until 5 at Austin Park in Clearlake, sponsored by Adventist Health Clearlake and features food, information booths, and free health services. The Blue Zones projects evaluate existing community programs that improve health and … Continue Reading Blue Zones Community Event Tomorrow at Austin Park

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Mendocino Railway Appeals Judges Ruling, Changes Focus from Development to Restoration

At the end of April, the Mendocino County Superior Court rejected the Mendocino Railway’s request to dismiss Fort Bragg’s lawsuit against them and the railway then announced it would then suspend most of its redevelopment efforts in that area. In a press release from earlier this month, the railway is now appealing that ruling and … Continue Reading Mendocino Railway Appeals Judges Ruling, Changes Focus from Development to Restoration