News for Tuesday, 7.30.13
THE OLD MASONITE site north of Ukiah is owned by Developers Diversified Realty which is the centerpiece in a DISPUTE between the County and the City of Ukiah over where to place a proposed CostCo outlet. Supervisor
Pinches would like to see a CostCo on the DDR-Masonite site, which is north of the Ukiah city limits. Ukiah wants CostCo to be placed inside the city limits.
The Board of Supervisors has sent a letter to Costco requesting a meeting
to discuss putting a store on DDR's land. It's the first item of business on the County Supervisors' Tuesday agenda at 9:10 am
The county's draft letter says. "There are lingering long-term access deficiencies at the city's proposed site. The DDR site is simply more flexible and with the county's unwavering support, development projects can happen quickly"
As a result of Mrs. Samantha Lamberg's appearance on a KXYZ program last Wednesday evening, the case of her missing husband Erik, 51,
has received its strongest lead since his car was found abandoned on
Sherwood road 12 miles east of Fort Bragg in early June. Lamberg, 51, has been missing since May 29th.
After her interview on Mendo Matters, a listener, Angela Harvey, reached
out to Mrs Lamberg on her Facebook page. "Angela’s boyfriend is Michael
Stephans, a professional owl caller who works at night. On May 31, he was near the Skunk Train, Clair Mill depot, between Burbeck and Crowley. There was a storage shed there which he opened. Inside was a lot of debris. As
he was leaving, he heard a man screaming as if he was scared out of his
mind. Michael then quickly left. " The location is in reasonable proximity to
where Erik’s van was found.
Since that lead came in, Stephans also reported that the hut seemed to be
occupied as late as the beginning of July, with a pine bough bed and a fire
Lt. Barney (head of S&R) said the next steps would not take place until Wednesday, but he cautions that the hut could also be home to any homeless person, not just Lamberg.
Mrs Lamberg ends her email with "Many thanks to KZYX, the people who called in, Angela Harvey, and Michael Stephans and the community of Mendocino County for all their efforts."
The Mendocino School District trustees voted unanimously Thursday , to
raise the fees 7.1 percent for MCN, effective Sept. 1st . The increase for
Fusion residential customers will be about $4.46, while Fusion business
customers will pay $5.18 more per month. Legacy DSL customers will pay
$2.50 more .
The board also decided to begin the process of applying for a waiver to
California's sealed bid requirement for the disposal of public property, which is the first step toward the option of selling MCN.
The WILLITS CITY COUNCIL is holding a SPECIAL MEETING
At noon Tues, JULY 30, 2013 to discuss POSSIBLE ACTION
REGARDING USE OF CITY STREETS BY CONTRACTORS FOR THE WILLITS BYPASS.
As of Friday, The contractor has informed the City that they will not use city streets until an agreement is reached.
A petition is being circulated online at the petitions.moveon.org website to save MCTV. "We, the undersigned, petition the Fort Bragg City Council and the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors to continue to support and fund community access television on the Mendocino coast."
Stay tuned for Conversations on Health care; @ 9 am
This week, Mark and Margaret speak with Dr. William Newsome, a Stanford University neurobiologist seeking to map the human brain.