AM News Wednesday 8.14.13
The City of Fort Bragg has requested that all businesses and residents take immediate actions to reduce water consumption. Conservation measures
include: reducing landscape irrigation; refraining from washing sidewalks,
driveways, and buildings; using shut-off mechanisms on hoses; only serving water to restaurant patrons upon
request; asking patrons at lodging establishments to reuse their linens and
Since late July, the City of Fort Bragg has been on a “restricted pumping
regimen” at the Noyo River water diversion. While the City’s water treatment personnel have maintained sufficient water storage with water from the
Noyo River diversion and the two other water sources, late-summer flows continue to decline.
The City is hoping that, if everyone pitches in to conserve water for the next few weeks, they can avoid declaration of a “water emergency” and
implementation of mandatory water conservation measures.
Questions can be directed to Dave Goble at 707961-2824 Ext. 117
State Sen. Noreen Evans will not seek re-election at the end of her current term, despite term limits allowing her to
remain in office until 2018. That will put her seat in play in 2014.
"Sacramento is not my home and politics not how I planned to spend my life," Evans wrote in a Facebook post. "Though I enjoyed my job as a lawmaker, my first love is the administration of justice."
Evans won her Senate seat in 2010 after serving three terms in the
Assembly. As chair of the Senate Judiciary committee, Evans has been
vocal in pushing back on cuts to the court system budget .
The Santa Rosa Democrat took credit for writing the nation's first
Homeowner’s Bill of Rights, improving the foster care system, protecting the coast, keeping state parks open and preserving CEQA.
She plans to return to practicing private law and already has been earning
extra income as a lawyer while serving in Sacramento, state financial
disclosure forms show.
Evans’ announcement has fueled speculation about who might replace her. Names mentioned about include former Assembly members Michael Allen
and Patty Berg; current Sonoma County Supervisor Mike McGuire; Marin
County Supervisor Susan Adams; and San Rafael councilman Damon
Connolly. No names yet from Mendocino.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced it will host a
public meeting and begin accepting public comments on its proposed plan
to cleanup Yosemite Slough, an inter-tidal water channel in the Bayview District of San Francisco that was found
to contain high levels of contaminants, especially polychlorinated biphenyls (or “PCBs”) and lead.
EPA’s proposed cleanup plan consists of removing the top layer of the most contaminated mud from the slough, and installing a protective barrier of
clean sand and mud that will prevent future impacts. Public Meeting on
Proposed Cleanup Plan for Yosemite Slough will be Wednesday August 21
from 6:00–8:00 p.m. At Bret Harte School 1035 Gilman Avenue in SF.
For more info, please visit: www.epa.gov/region9/YosemiteSlough
The Mendocino Public Safety Foundation has launched a new
scholarship program to recruit local candidates for peace officer
training, followed by employment in the Mendocino Sheriff’s and three City Police departments.
The program will fund costs at the Santa Rosa Junior College police
academy or correctional officers’ academy as a loan that will be
forgiven upon three years’ local service as a sheriff’s deputy,
corrections deputy or police officer, including service as a reserve officer.
The Foundation will invite applications which will be available at
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