AM News for Monday, 7.1.13
Hot weather will continue across the interior through mid week. Temperatures across the interior valleys of Northwest California are expected to be even warmer on Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures expected to reach 105 to 110 degrees.The heat will lead to the possibility of thunderstorms on Tuesday and Wednesday.
More than 170 people have been treated for heat-related ailments and some towns and cities took emergency steps to protect the homeless and elderly as the West sweltered .
Extreme heat enveloped most of California and Nevada and parts of southern Arizona as a large high pressure system trapped hot air across the area, said Weather Service meteorologist Todd Lericos.
The "exceedingly high temperatures" can cause potentially fatal heat stroke, Lericos said, noting that those with no air-conditioning or who must work outdoors were particularly at risk.
An excessive heat warning remained in effect for the the Bay Area. Sonoma County Health officials advised even those who are not physically active to drink plenty of cool fluids.
A controlled burn at Lake Mendocino is now planned for Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced.
According to the Corps, it originally planned to conduct a live-fire training exercise with the CalFire by burning the face of Coyote Valley Dam on June 24, but decided to postpone .
The exercise is now scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. July 1, and "access to walking across the dam will not be permitted beginning at 4 p.m. Monday until the burning is completed."
A Kelseyville man, Jonathan Antonio Mota, 31, charged with the January 18th murder of Forrest Seagrave, 33, a convenience store employee, has a long history of violent crimes, including a previous bank robbery conviction.
Mota is facing four counts, including use of a firearm in a murder, robbery and felon in possession of a firearm, according to the federal indictment .If convicted, Mota could face life imprisonment, federal officials reported.
After the shooting, the suspect fled the scene on foot, leading to a massive investigation. Mota was positively identified as the suspect after detectives reviewed hundreds of hours of surveillance videos, took numerous witness statements and served multiple search warrants and subpoenas.
On April 30, the pickup being sought – a stolen 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup – was found down an embankment off the Hopland Grade. Officials have not yet said what part the pickup played in the murder case.
Friday June 28th) Caltrans and the CHP have changed their policy towards re-supplying Will Parrish. He is now permitted to receive deliveries of food and water. Sollv says there are other ways to help. They are looking for volunteers to provide him with an evening meal/food and water delivery each day.
For more information or to arrange a food delivery call Sara 216-5549 or 376-5202
There will be a Roadside Demonstration today Monday, July 1st, from 9:30 am – 11:30 am. Sign holding and leafleting as people return from the Kate Wolf Festival. Meet at the truck scales on Hwy 101 north of the High School at 9:30 am.
Friday, the National Marine Fisheries Service declined to protect great white sharks under the Endangered Species Act.
In February, California wildlife officials did place great white sharks on the candidate list for state Endangered Species Act protection under California law. A final California Fish and Game decision is expected next winter.
In Fort Bragg, there are healthy lunches free to children 0-18 years old regardless of income. Available Monday to Friday (except July 4th) from11:00-11:40am for lunch at Dana Gray Elementary School 1197 East Chestnut Street.
For more info, call the School 961-3648.