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Mendocino County Public Broadcasting seeks applications for the position of Executive Director

The Executive Director/General Manager reports to the MCPB Board of Directors, and provides leadership in formulating and implementing the organization’s mission, values, goals, and programs. Key areas of responsibility are: resource development and financial management; planning; facilities development and management; community relations and advocacy; program development and evaluation; administration and legal compliance. The ED/GM reports to the Board. Paid and unpaid staff report to the ED/GM. For a detailed job description, please follow this link

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Morning News forWednesday, December 19th

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The Mendocino Board of Supervisors yesterday formalized pricing for county buildings, placing Veterans for Peace in the same category as commercial enterprises at $90 per day, but not in the free category granted to the VFW, American Legion, Boy Scouts etc.


KZYX's John Sakowicz was at the Board of Supervisors and brought us this interview with Steve Scalmanini, Secretary of the Mendocino Chapter of Veterans for Peace.


(Paraphrasing) This makes us feel like second class citizens. Veterans For Peace opposes the use of force as a policy for resolving conflicts.



 

 

 

 

The Department of Homeland Security’s former chief privacy officer said that nationwide surveillance efforts by a little known agency represents a “sea change in the way that the government interacts with the general public.”

The Wall Street Journal  reported that the  National Counterterrorism Center, based in an unmarked building in McLean, Va., has been granted sweeping new authority to store and monitor massive databases by the Justice Department earlier this year. The guidelines allow the NCTC, for the first time, to keep data about innocent U.S. citizens for up to five years, using “predictive pattern-matching,” to analyze it for suspicious patterns of behavior. 

The data the counterterrorism center has access to, according to the Journal, includes “entire government databases—flight records, casino-employee lists, the names of Americans hosting foreign-exchange students and many others.”

Notably, the Journal reports that these changes also allow databases about U.S. civilians to be handed over to foreign governments for analysis, presumably so that they too can attempt to determine future criminal actions.

 As the Journal’s Julia Angwin notes, the risk is that “innocent behavior gets misunderstood—say, a man buying chemicals (for a child's science fair) and a timer (for the sprinkler) sets off false alarms.” 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At its meeting today, the Ukiah City Council will be discussing the success of a temporary outdoor dining platform built for a restaurant and whether a program should be implemented for the rest of downtown.


An outdoor dining and bike corral facility was built alongside Patrona Restaurant last year as part of a "pilot project."


 "The staff feels that the outdoor dining portion of the project has been a success and a permanent program should be considered."


The outdoor dining platform was built in September of 2011 and since then, Patrona has hired eight additional, full-time staff members and seen an 8-percent increase in sales. 


However, staff notes that the bike corral is not being used enough to justify it taking up an automobile parking space. 


"Staff is recommending that the council authorize staff to draft guidelines for an outdoor dining program for downtown." The meeting begins at 6 p.m. in the council chambers at 300 Seminary Avenue.


 

The CPUC is holding a meeting on smart meters and PGE's fees for opting out in SANTA ROSA tomorrow, Dec 20, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. At the Steel Lane Community Center 


 

 

 

 

Stay tune for Forthright Radio  @ 9:00 AM

Joy LaClaire’s guest is Matt Kennard.,author of  IRREGULAR ARMY:  HOW THE US MILITARY RECRUITED NEO-NAZIS, GANG MEMBERS, AND CRIMINALS TO FIGHT THE WAR ON TERROR.

 

 

 

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