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Jim Culp reports on the sale of The Woods, a senior community in Little River, as all the residents vote to take control of their fate and purchase the property.

Reduced flows to hit ag hard

Jun 21, 2021

June 21, 2021 —  As the region heads into a dry spell expected to rival the drought of 1977, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has approved a much-reduced flow of water to Lake Mendocino and Potter Valley. 

Fuel break denudes slopes

Jun 18, 2021

June 18, 2021 — Last month, PG&E cleared the vegetation on either side of its transmission lines for about two miles along Road A in Redwood Valley, from its substation to Highway 20. The clear cut area is up to 80 feet wide in some places, and traverses steep slopes and narrow canyons. 

The work is in a public utility easement outside the coastal zone, and is exempt from county review, according to Planning and Building Services.

Reduced flows to benefit wild fish

Jun 17, 2021

June 17, 2021 — Lake Mendocino’s supply of water from the Eel River is likely to dry up sometime this summer, due to flows being reduced to a  fifth of what they were when conditions were dry rather than critical. 

Logging continues, in spite of people in the forest

Jun 16, 2021
Contributed by Alicia Bales

June 16, 2021 — Logging continues in the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, in close proximity to activists trying to prevent it.    The site, Capar 500, is one of six timber harvest plans being carried out by CalFire. Reached by phone yesterday, Kevin Conway, Cal Fire State Forests Program Director, said he couldn’t comment.  Tree sitters with the Mama Tree network took up residence in two old-growth redwoods, dubbed the Mama and Papa trees, in April.

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Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host a special episode of Talking about California. They interview Professor Will Russell, an environmentalist at San Jose State University. Russell is a leading authority on redwood restoration, and the role of redwood forests in carbon sequestration. He is an expert on how commercial logging increases the threat of wildfires. Much of Russell’s research has been done in Jackson Demonstration State Forest here in Mendocino County.

To hear this interview with Andy Norman about his book, MENTAL IMMUNITY: Infectious Ideas, Mind Parasites, and the Search for a Better Way to Think, click on this link:  https://forthright.media/2021/06/16/andy-norman-mental-immunity-infectious-ideas-mind-parasites-and-the-search-for-a-better-way-to-think/

It includes an update on fossil fuel pipelines protest and court decisions.

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The Teamsters want to go after Amazon.

That was the message on opening day of the three-day, virtual convention of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Members from 500 Teamsters local unions are meeting to lay out priorities for the next five years. Delegates will vote Thursday on a resolution vowing support for Amazon workers across the country.

Updated June 22, 2021 at 9:24 PM ET

Carl Nassib has made history as the first active NFL player to announce that he is gay.

On a recent summer evening in Queens, New York, several dozen people gathered on the street, where birthday balloons tied to a railing floated in the hot breeze.

They were here for Justin Wallace. This would have been his 11th birthday.

He was shot and killed June 5, a bystander as a nearby parking dispute erupted.

Jim Culp reports on the sale of The Woods, a senior community in Little River, as all the residents vote to take control of their fate and purchase the property.

Just as hundreds of thousands of Americans return to the skies again this summer, many of the old inconveniences and aggravations of commercial airline travel are back, too. And experts say travelers should expect ongoing problems throughout the busy summer season.

Long lines at security checkpoints, disruptive passengers and lengthy flight delays and cancellations are greeting many air travelers who may not have boarded a plane in 15 months or more because of the pandemic.

Millions of people will flock to Montana's Glacier National Park this summer after last year's pandemic-caused tourism skid, and they will once more be able sightsee and camp nearby on the recently reopened Blackfeet Indian Reservation.

Two brothers living in San Francisco led a group that set a record this month for the longest highline walked in California.

The nylon line — about an inch or two wide and a few millimeters thick stretched across 2,800 feet in Yosemite National Park, from Taft Point across gullies to an old tree on another outcropping nicknamed "Your Mom."

Stepping out onto the line presented stunning views — and a drop of some 1,600 feet.

Look to the eastern skies for a sweet sight on Thursday evening: a strawberry moon is set to rise just as the sun dips below the horizon.

June's full moon is best known as the strawberry moon, and it's the first full moon after the summer solstice. It's also a marginal supermoon, according to NASA, as definitions of a supermoon are widely varied among publications.

The country will narrowly miss President Biden's goal of having 70% of the U.S. adult population at least partially vaccinated by July 4, according to a White House official who did not want to get ahead of the public announcement.

But the official also noted that 70% of those 30 and older have already been vaccinated a week and a half ahead of Independence Day and that those 27 and older are expected to also reach the 70% mark by July 4.

Pop star Billie Eilish is apologizing for mouthing a racist slur after questions were raised by an old video of her that quickly went viral on TikTok. Eilish says she is "being labeled something that I am not," after critics said her actions were insensitive at best and racist at worst.


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Friday June 18 Covid Q & A with Dr. Andy Coren 3pm

Jun 18, 2021

Friday June 18  Covid-19 Q & A with Dr. Andy Coren  3pm

Mendocino County Public Health Officer Dr. Andy Coren will be live on KZYX to give the latest update on the coronavirus pandemic locally, and answer listener questions. That’s Open lines with Dr. Andy Coren, Friday from 3-4pm right here on KZYX and Z.


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Jun 18, 2021
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Friday June 18 The Sports Phone 7pm

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Jun 18, 2021

Saturday  June 19  Trading Time  11am

The Trading Time Show is a live community swap-shop every Saturday from 11 to noon. Call the KZYX Philo studio with up to 5 items to sell, give away, or that you are requesting. Or you can send an email to DJ@kzyx.org and hosts Doug and Renee will read it on the air. Tune in and call-in to hear what's available in your community, or maybe even help someone find what they are looking for. Trading Time, every Saturday at 11, right here on KZYX and Z.


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Jun 18, 2021

Sunday  June 20  Radio Ha Ha for Kids! 12pm (Noon) 

Tune in this Sunday at Noon to “Radio Ha Ha For Kids” (And Their Families & Friends) with host Jim Beatty, The Dancing Grandpa. This week’s show celebrates “Fathers Day and Fathers Everywhere.” With songs, dance, stories, The Listening Game, fun facts, riddles & more, “Radio Ha Ha For Kids” is listening fun for everyone. Tune in and dance, sing, and play every Sunday at NOON right here on KZYX and Z.


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Jun 18, 2021

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