Archives for September 2017

Fatal Shooting in Clearlake Oaks

Police are investigating a fatal shooting in Clearlake Oaks. 31-year-old Brian Thomas Hultman of Clearlake Oaks, died from his injuries in the incident that occurred late last night. Deputies were called about shots fired at around 10PM, and found Hultman on a small frontage road off Highway 20 and Oakgrove Avenue. Authorities haven’t determined a motive, or what led to the shooting. They also don’t know who is responsible. Detectives were interviewing witnesses and continue to investigate the scene.

Man Wanted for Stealing Thousands from Mendocino County Business

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a Point Arena man suspected of embezzling money from an auto business where he worked. 33-year-old Joshua D. Hayward is also accused of stealing property from J.R.’s Home and Auto Center on Highway 1 in Gualala. Hayward worked for the company for only six months, but more than $10,000 has been reported stolen.

Possible Explosive Device Destroyed in Lake County

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department reports that a possible explosive device found in Lower Lake yesterday afternoon was safely disposed of. Authorities say the device was located shortly before 2 p.m. during a traffic stop near the 9000 block of Bronco Court. The Napa County Bomb Unit responded to the area and destroyed the device in place. The sheriff’s office said there were no injuries or property damage as a result of this incident.

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Permit Approved for Ukiah

The Ukiah Planning Commission this week approved a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary. The application approved is for Ukiah Valley Holistics, and the location will be in the empty store next to the Sears on Airport Boulevard. The business will serve qualified medical marijuana patients only.

State Moves Presidential Primary

California is moving its June primary to March and Super Tuesday.  Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Wednesday to change the primary date, allowing the state to be more of a player in the 2020 presidential nomination process. 

Public Meeting on Measure B

Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman will be discussing Measure B this evening at a meeting open to the public. The measure is a tax initiative for mental health facilities will be on the November ballot. If passed, the money raised would go into a Mental Health Treatment Fund which would be used for facilities, services and treatment for the first five years. After that period, all revenue would be used for services and treatment. Get your questions answered from 5:45 – 7:00 pm at the Harbor Lite Lodge, 120 North Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg.

Generator Sparks Grass Fire in Ukiah

A camper using a gas generator set dry grass on fire yesterday near the Ukiah Municipal Airport. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority responded and were able to put the fire out quickly. The UVFA Division Chief says the exhaust set the nearby tall, dry grass on fire around 12:45 p.m.

Mendocino Cannabis Job Fair in Willits Today

The first Mendocino Cannabis Job Fair is happening today in Willits. It’s from 1-5PM at the Little Lake Grange in Willits. Organizers say the event will host 25 to 30 employers/exhibitors and will be an opportunity for job seekers and employers of the county to network.

Positions employers seek to fill include farming/gardening laborers, sales/marketing, accountants/bookkeepers, administrators, executive assistants, delivery drivers, chefs, human resources, consultant, budtenders/retail, extraction technicians, master growers, management, lab technicians and security.

Lake County Supervisors Adjust Marijuana Cultivation Ordinance

The Lake County Board of Supervisors made an adjustment to a proposed ordinance related to marijuana cultivation this week, which will require another vote next week. The updates are being done to compy with changes at the state level. Supervisors are working to add the Rural Lands designation into the county’s noncommercial cultivation rules.

Clearlake Police Department Remembers Former Police Chief

Clearlake Police Department is extending their deepest condolences to the family and friends of retired Clearlake Police Chief Robert “Bob” Chalk who passed away yesterday afternoon. In a statement, the department says he will be greatly missed by his law enforcement colleagues, but will always be remembered.