AM News for Monday 7.29.13
As a result of Mrs. Samantha Lamberg's appearance on a KXYZ program
Wednesday evening, the case of her missing husband Erik, 51, has
received its strongest lead since his car was found abandoned on
Sherwood road12 miles east of Fort Bragg in early June. Lamberg, 51, has been missing since May 29th.
After her interview on Mendo Matters, a listener, Angela Harvey, reached
out to Mrs Lamberg on her Facebook page. "Angela’s boyfriend is Michael
Stephans,who works at night. On May 31, he was near the Skunk Train,
Clair Mill depot, between Burbeck and Crowley. There was a storage shed
there which he opened. Inside was a lot of debris. As he was leaving, he .
heard a man screaming as if he was scared out of his mind. Michael then
quickly left. " The location is in reasonable proximity to where Erik’s van was found.
Lt. Barney (head of S&R) said the next steps would not take place until Monday, because the SAR had pre-existing mission this weekend.
Mrs Lamberg ends her email with "Many thanks to Paul Lambert, KZYX, the people who called in, Angela Harvey, and Michael Stephans and the
community of Mendocino County for all their efforts."
Following last Wednesday’s Willits City Council meeting, during which the Council voted down a request for an additional 30 days in which to conclude negotiations with DeSilva Gates – Flatiron ,the contractors for the Willits Bypass, regarding their use of city
streets, the City Manager issued a "clarifying" Press Release. "The City has not altered in its support of the Bypass project. However, the City is
concerned about the impacts the project imposes on the community. The
Council action should in no way be construed as a statement of opposition
of the project, nor as an effort to thwart the contractors in their work.
The City also recognizes and appreciates the good will efforts of DeSilva Gates and Flatiron in the negotiations process. They have been generous supporters of various projects within the
community, such as the Willits High School football field and the Haehl
Creek Trail project."
Less than a month after they went out on a two-day strike, Lake Transit employees are set to vote on whether they will walk out indefinitely on Monday, only returning to work after a new contract is
On Saturday, Paratransit Services which operates the Lake Transit Authority – reported that reduced bus services may be in effect beginning on Monday.
Teamsters Local 665 representative Ralph Miranda said the union is
recommending that the strike begin at midnight Sunday.
Paratransit Services has indicated it will hire replacement workers to keep
buses rolling, but there will be service reductions.
In the event of a STRIKE the following services will operate Monday-Friday: Clear Lake/Lakeport DAR will operate from 7am to 5pm. Routes 5 and 6 will
run from 7am to 5pm. The Route 4 Westbound will operate at 7:05 and 1:00pm. The Route 1 Eastbound will operate at 8:31 and 14:21 only. All other services will be cancelled until further notice.It's Lake Transit's intent to resume regular services as soon as possible, with bulletins at www.laketransit.org .
The Mendocino School District trustees voted unanimously Thursday , to
raise the fees 7.1 percent for MCN, effective Sept. 1st . The increase for
Fusion residential customers will be about $4.46, while Fusion business
customers will pay $5.18 more per month. Legacy DSL customers will pay
$2.50 more .
The board also decided to begin the process of applying for a waiver to California's sealed bid requirement for the disposal of public property, which is
the first step toward the option of selling MCN.