Tuesday, December 01st

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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.

Morning News for Tuesday, January 15th

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BLISS FISHER, the  County Director of Animal Care, has resigned after being out on administrative leave for the past several months.


According to the AVA. Ms. Fisher succeeded in winning the confidence of the disparate animal rights groups but apparently offended the people she supervised. Ms. Fisher shared candid shots of her topless self at Burning Man with a subordinate and while there is no allegation that Ms. Fisher suggested or attempted anything untoward, the photo became the catalyst for a series of complaints and an investigation ensued that documented infractions allegedly committed by Ms. Fisher. 

County higher-ups are said to have wanted Ms. Fisher to stay based on her success in quieting the animal rights activists, but a majority of her subordinates were said to be adamantly opposed to her continued supervision of their work.


William Osterhoudt, the San Francisco defense attorney hired to fight the Mendocino pot subpoena has lodged a formal motion that contends, in part, that the county is prevented from releasing confidential medical information because of criminal sanctions outlined in the 2004 California Medical Marijuana Program Act under which the county's regulations were developed.

A Jan. 29 hearing date is set in U.S. District Court in San Francisco at which the county will ask Northern California  Judge Richard Seeborg to nullify the order.

Although the U.S. Attorney's Office maintains that participants in Mendocino's program relinquished the privilege to keep information confidential when they provided it to the countyattorney Adam Wolf, who wrote a brief on behalf of medical marijuana groups,says that's not the same as waiving confidentiality. 






Christopher Martinez reports.





People charged with driving under the influence in Lake County, especially repeat offenders and drivers in fatal or injury crashes, will soon face highly specialized prosecutors because of a new grant awarded to the DA's Office.

The $150,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will fund a "vertical prosecution team" that will work cases from arrest through sentencing.

In 2011, six deaths and 50 injuries occurred in unincorporated Lake County during crashes in which DUI was the primary factor, according to DA Anderson.

The prosecutors will work with the state's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program to increase the capabilities of the team and the DA's office by obtaining and delivering specialized training, including  drug-impaired driving.

Funding for the program comes from a grant by the OTS through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.




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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. For further information, please follow this link.

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