AM News for Thursday 10.31.13
Today at 1:00PM CAL FIRE Mendocino will be
conducting another vegetation management control
burn on privately-owned land on the Shamrock Ranch in the northern
portion of Mendocino County.
The prescribed burning conducted under this
Vegetation Management Program (VMP) project will be done to meet a specific objective and conducted
under specific climatic conditions to ensure control and minimize air quality and biological impacts. These conditions will mimic conditions under which natural wildfires occur to maximize the positive effects of fire on vegetation.
This project burn will be conducted under strictly
controlled weather and fuel conditions.
Another house has collapsed in Lakeside Heights.
The home had been halfway suspended on a hillside after part of its floor had fallen away earlier this year. However, this week the back half of the house split
off and slid down the hill.
The home was among several damaged by the
landslide, which began to crack and split through
the hilltop subdivision in March.
Most of the damaged homes, including this, were
located along Lancaster Road.
The causes of the slide are still under dispute, but in some part appear related to saturation of the hillside by a water source.
The subdivision's property owners, who are preparing to file a lawsuit against the county, believe it's a
county water system that is the source of the water
that saturated the hillside. County officials maintain
that leak tests don't support that conclusion.
A new director takes charge of the C.V. Starr
Community Center the last week of November.
Ethan Newton will serve as the center’s chief
operating officer and will report to the Mendocino
Coast Recreation and Parks District (MCRPD)
Board of Directors.
Over 40 applicants for the position were received. Six candidates were interviewed by two panels
consisting of community members, aquatics
professionals, and District and City staff.
Ethan has worked 13 years in Washington State for municipal parks and recreation departments. He is a National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) Certified Parks and Recreation Professional (CPRP) and a NRPA Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO).
On November 1 -- this Friday -- all Californians who receive food assistance
through the federal Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program (SNAP, known in California as
CalFresh) will see their already-modest benefits decline by about $10 per person per month. This reduction is occurring because an
increase provided in the 2009 American Recovery
and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) -- as a means of spurring economic growth and
preventing hunger in low-income households -- expires at the end of this month.
The cut in benefits will affect more than 4 million Californians, over half of them children.
On Thursday, October 31, 2013 Wall Street in FB
will be closed between Oak Street and Chestnut
Street from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the request of
several neighbors on Wall Street and the Fort Bragg Police Department.
This closure is due to the safety concerns for the
ever increasing foot
traffic on Wall Street on Halloween.
Here's a few safety tips for Halloween. Carry a
flashlight while escorting your children and consider wearing a reflective vest for visibility.
Watch your child at all times, and do not allow them
to run ahead of you or cross streets without you.
At the end of the night, inspect the treats, looking for harmful items.
The Fort Bragg Police Department also asks those in vehicles to slow down and be extra careful due to
the children and increased foot traffic.
Stay tuned for Give & Take @ 9:00 AM
Michael Kisslinger’s guest this week will be Camille
Schraeder, CEO of Redwood Quality Management. They will be discussing the new Mental Health services delivery system in Mendocino County.