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Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said an internal investigation is under way to determine whether Captain Randy Johnson was involved in growing marijuana on his family's property.

Sonoma County sheriff's officials said they are conducting the probe.


The investigation was launched after officers from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI and IRS earlier this month served a search warrant on property owned by Capt.Johnson's father.
More than 500 plants were located during the federal raid.


 

Johnson owns property adjacent to his father. He, his father and his brother reside near each other on the properties. The wooded parcels along Highway 20 near Potter Valley also contain several rentals, including trailers. Some have enclosures shielded by high fencing.

Federal officials would not divulge details or the focus of their search.


Allman said he expects the internal investigation to be completed in a month. Johnson remains on duty.




 

 

 

The prosecution's cross examination of witnesses in the sanity phase of Billy's Norbury's murder trial continues today.


The defense presented its evidence yesterday.


Mendocino Judge John Behnke told the jury it must find Norbury was legally insane if, "one, when he committed the crime he had a mental disorder or defect and, two, was incapable of knowing the nature or quality of his actions, or (that he was) incapable of understanding that his actions were morally and legally wrong."


Norbury faces 50 years to life in prison for the crime. If he is found not guilty by reason of insanity, Norbury would spend his sentence at a mental health facility, and could at some point qualify for an outpatient program and live in the community.


Kubanis called to the stand Emma Norbury, Norbury's great-aunt, who said she had visited him during the week prior to the shooting and heard Norbury come home at about 1 or 2 a.m. and "start wailing" in his bedroom. She described the sound as "laughter and crying together, it was so uncontrollable." The wailing went on for about 10 minutes, she testified.


On another occasion, Norbury heard voices and family members took him to the hospital emergency room, but he "dashed for the car" when an emergency helicopter landed outside.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residents of the Willits School District will see an unexpected quadruple increase in tax payments for the Willits school bond in their 2012/13 tax bills.

A $5 million balloon payment due July 15, 2014, has "just come to light," according to interim Superintendent Debra Pearson and WUSD Business Manager Katie Aguilar at a Monday evening meeting with The Willits News.

The debt service schedule to pay back the school bonds sold in 2010 shows the extra $5 million due, in addition to the annual debt service payment of $679,935, but the district has not reserved funds to pay it. 

"We are working on it," Pearson said. " we should have answers in about two weeks on how we'll solve this problem. ."

One of County Auditor Ford's responsibilities is to set the tax rates for school districts with bond obligations, to ensure enough tax money is collected to meet future obligations.

Ford told The Willits News she had never seen such a large balloon payment scheduled into a bond debt service schedule in 20 years of watching bonds.

"What I'm reading in the actual official statement of that 2010 issuance," Ford said, "is that it was expected that Willits Unified would issue more bonds, then use the proceeds from those bonds to make that $5 million payment."



The Ukiah Planning Commission is considering a request to build an 80-foot cell tower near the Elks Lodge on Hastings Road.


On Air, LLC is requesting a use permit to build the tower on behalf of Verizon Wireless. If approved, the company would lease 1,200 square feet in the southeast corner of the property owned by the Ukiah Elks Lodge No. 1728.

The project would not affect the lodge nor its RV parking, but it would mean the loss of seven parking spaces.


Special permission is needed for the project because its 80-foot pole is taller than the "50-foot maximum height allowed." Thpole's design  would allow for two more wireless carriers to be added. 


The 3.65-acre site is located just east of the Highway 101 northbound exit ramp to Talmage Road. There is a row of pine trees along that edge of the property. There are currently three other towers in the city limits.

The meeting began at 6 p.m. in the council chambers.




 

 

 

Winter burning season will begin this Friday, October 26, at Midnight.  CAL FIRE will not require burning permits until approximately May 1, 2013.  


Residents are reminded that BURNING MUST COMPLY WITH MENDOCINO COUNTY AIR QUALITY REGLUATIONS.  


For more information or to obtain a burn permit visit www.mendoair.org or call the District office at 463-4354.  


Recorded Burn Day status is available 24/7 on the Burn Information Line at 463-4391.   

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

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MCPB Board of Directors

Welcome our new board members and thank our outgoing board members at the Annual Meeting of the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Point Noyo (previously The Cliff House)

1011 S Main Street 

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm

(No Host Bar/Food available for purchase)

New board members John Azzaro (At large); Jonathan Middlebrook (1st District); and Stuart Campbell (Programmer Elect) 

Outgoing board members are Bob Page and John Sakowicz


Here are the minutes from the last meeting, as yet unapproved.


KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 7, 2016

WILLITS LIBRARY

 

MINUTES

 THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas, John Sakowicz

Absent: Clay Eubank

 

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous

 

MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney

—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator

—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.

—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits, April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and for requiring board and staff do very little.

 

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well.

John Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in

—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence

 

PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings

2. On-air Board meetings

3. On-air discussions with board representatives

4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings

5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air

6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

 

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:

—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process

—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions

—Board should make transparency a priority

—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.

—Board should be more responsive.

Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who don’t want to be contacted.

Other suggestions:

—Hire a volunteer coordinator

—contact nonmembers through public meetings

—Restore safe harbor

—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds

—Start a program council that had decision-making power

—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.

—Encourage more participation by young people

—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers

—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers

—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues

—Take seriously the decline in membership

—Encourage and support local programmers

 

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

 

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming, a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers Network.

Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and promoted on the Web site in advance

Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine

Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting

Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if the FCC heard bad language on the air.

 

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

 

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

 

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life. 

 

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by

—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues

confronting each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the stations public affairs programs and newscasts’’

—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences

of the public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,

conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?”

was the perspective she always brought to the table.

 —Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming,

remaining firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve

the majority of listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station. 

  —Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their

questions and concerns

             

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:

 —Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the stations equipment, and

keeping herself abreast of the evolving technology

—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution

 —Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update the stations automated broadcast system

 —Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events

 —Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

              

Mary exhibited dedication to the stations volunteer programmers by:

—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience

 —Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice

—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties

 —Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new

music and programming coming to the station

 —Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience

 —Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures

Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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