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                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

AM News Friday 10.18.13

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Wednesday, after Casimir Janusz brought his 

unresponsive 5 month old male child to the Ukiah 

Valley Medical Center and the child was declared 

dead, Janusz disappeared.

After he left the hospital, he drove to his family’s ranch property in the Hopland area and abandoned his 

vehicle. He has not been seen or heard from since. 

The Ukiah Pwith assistance from the Mendocino 

Sheriff’s Department has been working non-stop to locate Janusz and determine the cause of the child’s death. 

The Ukiah Pand the Mendocino Sheriff’s  are 

continuing to search the Hopland area for Janusz. 

Anyone with information about Janusz or his 

whereabouts is asked to immediately contact the Ukiah PD at (707)463-6262. 












With a deal to reopen the federal government 

approved, local tribes remain unsure whether they 

will receive their benefits.

While federal workers who were furloughed during 

the shutdown will receive back pay under the deal, 

Yurok Education Director Jim McQuillen said he 

hasn't heard of any similar agreements to reimburse 

the tribes for their losses.

The Bureau of Indian Affairs halted its funding to tribal governments, programs and grants during the 


Yurok Executive Director Troy Fletcher said the tribe

furloughed around 15 percent of its approximate 300-employee workforce last week. Tribal employees 

should be able to return to work within two days.

The shutdown also cut off access to funding for the 

General Assistance Program, which serves 20 of the 

tribe's neediest families.

All three of the Yurok child care centers in Eureka, 

Kepel and Klamath, which serve low-income parents who are working or attending college, were closed as a result -- affecting more than 45 families.

McQuillen said 10 staff members from the Johnson 

O'Malley tutoring program were furloughed during 

the shutdown, and because their salaries are grant-based, he does not know when they will resume

work or if they will be paid for their time off. He said 

the program serves students from kindergarten

 through high school.






After a weekend during which CalTrans allowed 

protesters on to former wetlands for a healing 

ceremony, the members of SOLLV seem to be 

spending their time in court this week.

Wednesday was Will Parrish’s fifth pre-trial conference,  carried over because his attorney, Omar Figueroa, was in the midst of a federal trial in 

San Francisco, and because the CHP still had not 

produced videos of Will’s arrests as they are required.

Earthworm and Feather had their  hearing yesterday as well.

Thursday is the arraignment for Peggy Backup of Redwood Valley and Lucy Neely of Ukiah, who were arrested on September 16th after locking down to a dump truck which delayed the filling operation by about two hours.

Friday, October 18th at 8:30 a.m. is an arraignment for tree sitter “Blue Heron.” Monday, October 21st at 

8:30 a.m. is an arraignment for tree sitter “Condor.”  

Both were arrested on September 18th.


A Clearlake Pinvestigation has resulted in several 

arrests and the recovery of thousands of dollars' 

worth of stolen property in connection to three 

burglary cases in the city.

Officers arrested Clearlake residents Shelly Leann 

Brown, 30; Robert Eugene Bradley, 32; Charles 

Edward Young, 46; Ronald Lee Whitmire, 44; and 

Crystal Cruise, 28, on various charges during the 

course of the investigation.

As a result of the lengthy investigation, which 

continued into the late afternoon hours, three open 

burglary and theft cases were closed with arrests 

made and several thousand dollars worth of stolen

property recovered, police said.





Stay tuned to "All About Money" with host, John 

Sakowicz,  at 9 am, when the in-studio guest will be Supervisor, John McCowen. The call-in guest will be Hedrick Smith, Pultizer Prize and

 Emmy winning journalist.


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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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