AM News for Tuesday, 10.22.13
A victim in last week's double suspicious death in Fort Bragg has been identified.
Mendocino Sheriff's deputies arrived at the 31000 block of Highway 20, Fort
Bragg, they located a mini-van parked near the area of the "bark
dump" parked so it could not be seen
from Highway 20.
Deputies discovered a deceased female
in the front driver seat and a deceased male in the front passenger seat. Both
victims appeared to have suffered
wounds to the head.
On Saturday Sheriff's Detectives identified the female victim as being Cindy Bao
Feng Chen 38 from San Francisco.
Sheriff's Detectives are still attempting to identify the male victim and the case is
still being actively investigated.
Anyone with information is asked to
contact the Sheriff's "tip line" at (707)
Caltrans is working with the Sherwood
Valley Rancheria of Pomo Indians to
determine what remedies it might offer
the tribe after the Willits Bypass project severely impacted an archeological site
of cultural importance.
Caltrans spokesman Phil Frisbie said
“There are things we might be able to do in other areas to help the tribe.”
Work crews removed several inches of
topsoil before installing wick drains. After the drains were installed, Frisbie said
Caltrans crews filled the area with about 3 feet of dirt.
However, according to an article from the Archeological Institute of America, The
site has lost much of its archeological
significance because the context in
which an item is found is as educational -- if not more -- than the item itself. Archeologists are
trained to examine the soil around
artifacts, as well as the way the soil and
the artifacts are layered, all of which
hold clues to the specific environments in which the items were used.
Frisbie said Caltrans has no intention of changing the project's footprint, meaning -- damaged or not -- a portion of the archaeological site will be
left under the bypass, greatly complicating any future excavation.
Thanks to Thadeus Greenson of the Times Standard for this story
The Mendocino Board of Supervisors
meeting Tuesday at 10 am at St
Anthony's hall in Mendocino, in addition
to dealing with the Mendocino Town Plan update, will have its hands full dealing
with a new agreement for Mendocino
Access Television, approving funding for Ford Street & Mendocino Coast
Hospitality Center to provide Transitional housing for county homeless, as well
funding Ford Street's Live-In Vocational Rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Program. They will also be authorizing a one day Dog license amnesty November 23rd.
A Rodeo man died Thursday when he was shot while hunting in the Mendocino
Edgardo A. Godoy, 52, was hunting near Covelo when another hunter shot and
mortally wounded him.
Upon arrival sheriff's personnel learned
that a member of a hunting party saw a
wild pig approximately 70 yards uphill and across a ravine from his location. Not
seeing Godoy, the hunter shot at the pig.
When the hunter went to the area where he last saw the wild pig, he located
Godoy, who had suffered a single gunshot wound.
The witness – whose name is being withheld – immediately rendered aid to Godoy and called for help on his handheld radio.
Godoy was moved to the M1 Road for
first aid where a CalStar medical team
arrived which pronounced him dead.
Tuesday at 1:00PM CAL FIRE
Mendocino will be conducting a
vegetation control burn on privately-owned land on the Shamrock Ranch in
the northern portion of Mendocino County.
The primary goal of this prescribed burn
is to reintroduce fire as a natural
element of the ecosystem. Another goal
is to improve wildlife habitat by inducing new shoots from sprouting species to
increase forage production, with islands of unburned fuel left within burn units to
provide shelter for small mammals. A
third goal is to reduce overall fuel loading to decrease the chance of catastrophic wildfires in the future. This burn will be
conducted under strictly controlled
weather and fuel conditions.
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