Tuesday Morning News April 30th
Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman got approval from the county Supervisors last week, 5-0, to spend $33,000 on a modular building to allow more space for classes offered to inmates at the jail .
"The jail population is increasing to the point where it's becoming a concern," Allman told the board. The urgency came because the current building, a modular unit , was scheduled to be shipped back to the Sacramento Valley. Allman said that his jail's population has increased by about 25 percent going from a daily average of 109 to 255 .
Inmate Services Coordinator Vicki Phillips-Stout said the new building would offer the potential of up to 21 more classes for inmates in higher security classifications, and to add services that would teach job, computer and possibly parenting skills.
Allman told the board that if it approved the purchase of the 12-foot-by-40-foot building, "in theory, we could have it up and running in about two weeks."
Wednesday, May 1, is the official grand opening of the newly built Mendocino College Lake Center located at 2565 Parallel Drive The public is invited to attend at 3pm.
The $15 million Lake Center located on 31 acres with views of the nearby lake boasts 15,000 square feet of buildings which include student commons area, public meeting space, counseling, computer lab and multiple classrooms. The campus opened on Jan. 14,with a total of 676 students. For information, contact the Mendocino President's office at 468-3071.
The Fort Bragg City Council is holding a special meeting to look at the
"chalet" structure it is purchasing from Georgia Pacific, and to look at
possible locations for another building to house the Blue Whale skeleton on the GP headlands. The tour will also look at an existing metal building on the GP property, that could be re-cycled to temporarily house the bones of the blue whale.
The public is invited to attend this planning and brainstorming session, for the "Noyo Center".
Meet at the Cypress Street Gate of the Georgia-Pacific Property, at
2:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.
The Health and Human Services Agency located at 1120 S. Dora St. in Ukiah are settling back into their normal space. The public will once again have three lobby entrances into the building, one for Public Health services, one for Behavioral Health services and one for Recovery services.
Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st, the Fort Bragg Police Department building will be painted. The Office will be closed both days from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Due to the possibility of overspray, the entire parking lot will be closed both days.
Anyone accessing the Police Department in the afternoon will need to park on the street.
Due to the closure the front office staff will not be available for our usual fingerprinting on Tuesday morning and remind citizens that fingerprinting will be available Wednesday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 and then again on Thursday from 9:00-11:00.
The first edition of the Willits Weekly will be on the streets Thursday, May 2. It's a free paper supported by advertising that will be offered around town at local businesses. The staff will be at Opening Day of Farmers Market in City Park, 3 to 6 pm.
Saturday May 4th. Mendocino National Forest Supervisor, Sherry Tune will be speaking to the Mendocino Fire safe council about the new program called “Fire Escape.” at the CAL FIRE Howard Forest Training Center 11-2PM May 4th.
'A young male goat has been found in the Black Bart Rd area in Willits. Found Sunday. pls call to identify & pick up. 489-8113'