Morning News for Thursday, April 4th
After a daylong search and statewide law enforcement alert, a missing 75-year-old Ukiah woman with mild dementia was found safe and sound Tuesday afternoon.
By checking his mother's credit card records,her Santa Rosa son, Max Bynum, found that she might have been in San Jose. Elna Jean Koopman had used it at a motel in Vallejo. Her son called the motel, was put through to his mother, and then drove out and brought her home.
Her son had feared that his mother would board a plan to Dallas, Tx to go to her old home.
After a strong surge by about 40-60 CHP officers, all the protesters have been removed from their tree-sits. An aide to State Senator Noreen Evans addressed an impromptu SOLV rally following the arrests and read them Sen Evans statement:
“I am shocked and dismayed at what seems to be an excessive use of force on unarmed protesters.
“It also was extremely disturbing to learn that the press was excluded from observing the removal of the protestors."
“I had asked to be kept informed on a daily basis prior to any extraordinary action on this project . Regretfully that did not happen .
" I have additionally requested an immediate meeting with CHP Commissioner Joseph Farrow. "
Officers fired bean-bag projectiles to subdue at least one of the activists as enraged supporters looked on,.
CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow said he was similarly taken by surprise. "I did know that we were working on a plan,. "But "somewhere along the way, the decision was made to remove them."
According to Caltrans Spokesman, Phil Frisbee, crews worked around the protesters for more than a week, but finally decided “ they were going to be holding us up, so we had to ask the CHP to take action. .”
Warbler continues her hunger strike.
A detailed story on yesterday's events appeared in Wednesday's SR Press Democrat by Mary Callahan and Melody Karpinski.
A bone marrow match has been found for a little Lake County boy in his own family,an unusual circumstance. Ryland Joseph, who will be 6 months old this month, was diagnosed in February with a rare disorder called Wiskott-Aldrich Syndrome.
Without a bone marrow transplant, Ryland isn’t expected to live beyond 5 to 8 years,.
Monday afternoon, Ryland’s parents, Rodd and Kellie Joseph, were informed by the UC San Francisco Medical Center that their 21-month-old daughter is the best match .
Trina Brajkovich, with the National Marrow Donor Program, told Lake County News that finding a match amongst siblings isn’t common, so the discovery was an exciting piece of news for the Josephs.
Ryland will begin the “long bone marrow transplant process on April 17, with the transplant itself taking place on May 1. Ryland is expected to remain at UCSF for anywhere between six to 12 weeks.
Due to the high costs of a bone marrow transplant – $1 million or more – The Ryland Match Fund has been set up at Mendo Lake Credit Union in Clearlake to help with medical bills.
You can visit any Mendo Lake Credit Union branch and make a deposit to The Match Fund account.
Other efforts to raise funds include an event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at Lake Fire District’s Station 70, in Clearlake.
Friends of Trinidad Forests - "Strawberry Preserve" are holding a
non ViolenceTraining, This coming Sun, Apr. 7th from 1 to 6 at
1082 Crescent Way, Sunny Brae
For further info call: 707-616-2212
The HazMobile household hazardous waste collection team returns to Fort Bragg Disposal, 219 Pudding Creek Road, on Friday and Saturday, April 5th & 6th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Dangerous chemicals that can’t go in the trash are accepted by the HazMobile for recycling or special disposal.