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Restaurant Outbreak in Fort Bragg Prompts Testing Event

A restaurant outbreak of COVID-19 in Fort Bragg prompted testing this weekend. According to the Mendocino County Health Department, more than a dozen employees of seven of the city’s restaurants recently tested positive for COVID-19. The health department advised anyone who visited or worked at any of seven different Fort Bragg restaurants in the last … Continue Reading Restaurant Outbreak in Fort Bragg Prompts Testing Event

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FBI to Continue Assisting MCSO in Khadijah Britton Case

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation held a press conference Friday regarding Khadijah Britton of Covelo, who disappeared 3 years ago. Authorities urged residents of the Covelo area to come forward with any information regarding her possible kidnapping. The FBI said they will continue to work with MCSO to follow … Continue Reading FBI to Continue Assisting MCSO in Khadijah Britton Case

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Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Mendocino County

A crash on Highway 20 in Mendocino County resulted in a fatality. According to the California Highway Patrol’s report, Friday morning a 56-year-old Potter Valley man was driving a 2006 Toyota westbound on Highway 20 just west of Marina Drive when he traveled over the solid double yellow lines and collided with the left side … Continue Reading Fatal Crash on Highway 20 in Mendocino County

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Lake County’s Auditor-Controller’s Office Recognized for Excellence

Lake County’s Auditor-Controller’s office was recently recognized by two entities for excellence in reporting. The office received The Government Finance Officers Association’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Auditor-Controller Cathy Saderlund, also received an Award for Financial Transactions Reporting from State Controller Betty Yee.

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Crime Rates Drop in Clearlake

Crime is down in Clearlake. According to the police department’s annual report, the overall crime in Clearlake dropped 13% last year, including a 3% decrease in violent crime and a 16% decrease in property crime. Police Chief Andrew White presented the findings to the city council this week. In 2020, there were no homicides, but … Continue Reading Crime Rates Drop in Clearlake

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Adventist Health Launches Email Notification for Vaccine Opportunities

Adventist Health has created an email notification system so you can be alerted when COVID-19 vaccination opportunities become available. The healthcare organization has administered over 5,000 vaccines and they are gearing up to do more to help protect the community. Once signed up, you’ll receive an email notification announcing an upcoming vaccination clinic, with a … Continue Reading Adventist Health Launches Email Notification for Vaccine Opportunities

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Ukiah Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Former Employer

A Ukiah woman convicted of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from her former employer has been sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The Mendocino County District Attorney’s Office reports that 36-year-old Sonia Lau, of Ukiah, was given the maximum sentence after she entered eight “no-contest” pleas for charges related to the more … Continue Reading Ukiah Woman Sentenced for Embezzling from Former Employer

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Deadline Extended for State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

The deadline for the state’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program has been extended. Those who own property impacted by the 2020 wildfires now have until February 15 to sign up. The program, administered by Cal OES and CalRecycle, is an opt-in program. Participating property owners incur no direct costs for the removal of eligible debris, which … Continue Reading Deadline Extended for State’s Consolidated Debris Removal Program

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MCSO and FBI to Live Stream Update on Khadijah Britton Investigation

An update on a missing persons case in Mendocino County is happening today. Mendocino County Sheriff Matthew Kendall, in collaboration with the FBI is hosting a live-stream on Facebook today regarding the disappearance of Khadijah Britton of the Round Valley Indian Tribes. Britton disappeared 3 years ago in Covelo, and the investigation remains active and … Continue Reading MCSO and FBI to Live Stream Update on Khadijah Britton Investigation