The man accused of two counts of murder in connection to the deaths of a father and son, will be arraigned tomorrow. The bodies of Ulises Ayala and his 17-year-old son Anwar were found April 27th on a cannabis farm in the 200000 block of Timber Rd. in Willits. Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office detectives arrested … Read more
A Lakeport man was arrested after a standoff with law enforcement. At 3 a.m. Friday, the sheriff’s office received a report that 44-year-old Morgan Matthew Jack had threatened to kill his live-in girlfriend at their residence in the 2600 block of Mission Rancheria Road. The girlfriend was able to leave, but Jack refused to exit … Read more
The Ukiah City Council approved spending $175,000 on a system to help control algae in its recycled water system. A staff report said that due to high nutrient content and local climate, the water quality of recycled water within the storage reservoirs can become negatively impacted by algal blooms. While there is a recirculation system, … Read more
The Lake County Board of Supervisors this week voted to separate the Community Development director’s job from the Water Resources and Public Works departments. The board approved a resolution to establish position allocations for the planning budget unit, which will include the Community Development director classification, and allows the county to hire a director focused … Read more
Lake County’s Risk Reduction Authority hosted a virtual town hall yesterday focused on wildfire preparedness. Cal Fire and South Lake County Fire Protection District Chief Paul Ducan said fuel reduction through vegetation management is the key to creating a good defensible space. A speaker from the County’s Code Enforcement Department said this year they are … Read more
An apartment complex on North Bush Street in Ukiah was evacuated yesterday following multiple reports of a chemical odor. The Ukiah Valley Fire Authority, and personnel from the Redwood Empire Hazardous Incident Team, investigated to find the source, which was determined to be an apartment where a resident was cleaning jewelry.
An arrest has been made in a 2020 murder case. 44-year-old Christopher Jon McDonald, of Potter Valley, was arrested in connection to the killing of 48-year-old John Turner Dickerson, of Nice. Lake County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an area in the Mendocino National Forest on August 9th after human remains were discovered. An autopsy … Read more
Mendocino County Publc Health may start offering incentives like gift cards to encourage more people to get the COVID-19 Vaccine. Dr. Andy Coren says its important to get more people vaccinated as more variants enter the area which could cause severe outbreaks among unvaccinated residents.
It’s Wildfire Preparedness Week, and CALFIRE says the number of acres burned so far this year is nearly 700% more than the acres burned this time last year. Lake County and the Lake County Risk Reduction Authority will host a virtual town hall this evening to discuss this fire season and how community members can … Read more
A mural in downtown Upper Lake was dedicated yesterday. The mural is the portrait of Vanessa Niko, who was a member of the Habematolel Pomo of Upper Lake and was of Samoan descent. She died in 2017 following a domestic violence assault. The mural is to honor Niko’s memory, and to bring attention to the … Read more