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MCHC planning winter homeless shelter

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December 2, 2020 — For years, the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center has worked with local faith groups to run a winter homeless shelter, which houses 15-24 people in addition to the year-round shelter and the transitional housing programs. This year, with pandemic safety measures in place, the year-round shelter has reduced its beds from 24 to 17, and the center is scrambling to find staff to operate the winter shelter at a new site.

December 1, 2020 — Last week, retired sheriff Tom Allman announced on Facebook that he would start serving as a peace officer in Humboldt County, where he was born and raised. The Humboldt County sheriff, William Honsal, wrote in his own statement that Allman would end a nearly decade-long vacancy in the Lost Coast Resident Deputy position, which includes the Shelter Cove, Whitethorn and Mattole Valley communities.

One of the biggest pandemic challenges for singers is...how can you sing with others? Jim Culp talks to the Mendocino Presbyterian Church choir director and a member of the choir about how an unfamiliar technology is changing rehearsals and performances -- and even adding strength and depth to the small vocal group. 

November 30, 2020 — Earlier this month, the Board of Supervisors approved a six-month contact for a Promotores de Salud, or Spanish-speaking community health worker program with Nuestra Alianza, a non-profit organization in Willits. The contract, for up to $158,700, includes one lead community health worker and five part time promotores, who will provide Spanish-language education about covid-19 to the community that’s been hardest hit by the virus.

Final election results are in

Nov 27, 2020

November 26, 2020 — Assessor Clerk-Recorder Katrina Bartolomie has something to be thankful for this week, with all the votes tallied as of late Tuesday afternoon.
Glenn McGourty and Maureen Mulheren won their supervisorial races decisively, with McGourty claiming 57.7% of the vote in the first district and Mulheren winning in the second with 60.64%. But Steve Scalmanini, who was the second-highest vote getter in the Ukiah City Council race on election night, dropped to fourth place, losing his bid for another term.

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10/20/20: The fourth installment of Talking About California features Professor Alvaro Huerta, Associate Professor of Urban & Regional Planning (URP) and Ethnic & Women's Studies (EWS) at California State Polytechnic University in Pomona. Huerta talks about growing up in an East LA barrio, and connects immigration, poverty, racism, and police brutality in order to explain the relevance of the BLM movement to the Latinx community.

10/6/20: Loreto Rojas and Cal Winslow host the third installment of a four-part series in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, featuring Maria Rendon, Professor of Sociology at UC Irvine. Professor Rendon is the author of "Stagnant Dreamers: How the Inner City Shapes the integration of Second Generation Latinos." She discusses the implication of the Black Lives Matter movement on Latino youth.

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Who better to promote a product than a former president? How about three?

Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton are willing to lend their star power for a good cause, saying this week that they would publicly take a coronavirus vaccine, once it's available in the U.S., to encourage skeptical Americans to do the same.

Obama said that if Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease expert, thought the vaccine was safe and effective, then he would get his shot.

Abu Alaa leaves his home in Damascus at dawn to buy bread from his local bakery. There he stands in line for up to six hours to get the two packets of the round flat pita bread that government rations allow for a three-child family like his.

After this he goes to the gas station, where he usually waits a further six hours to buy the fuel he needs for his work as a minivan driver.

"Half of my day is spent waiting for bread — God, it's laughable," he says. "And the other half is spent waiting in line for diesel!"

Among the promises that President elect-Biden is expected to fulfill immediately upon taking office: lifting a ban that President Trump imposed on U.S. foreign aid dollars related to abortion.

Looking back, Sam Bloechl knows that when the health insurance broker who was helping him find a plan asked whether he'd ever been diagnosed with a major illness, that should have been a red flag. Preexisting medical conditions don't matter when you buy a comprehensive individual plan that complies with the Affordable Care Act. Insurers can't turn people down or charge them more based on their medical history.

The number of coronavirus cases in California has topped 1.2 million, leaving the state's hospitals near a breaking point. There are projections that the state could run out of intensive care beds before Christmas. And Gov. Gavin Newsom says he's considering another statewide stay-at-home order to stop the surge.

High-profile supporters of President Trump took the stage in Georgia Wednesday to spread conspiracy theories and tell the state's Republicans not to vote in the crucial U.S. Senate runoffs there next month. The outcome of those races will determine which party controls the Senate next year.

At the rally in Atlanta, pro-Trump attorney Lin Wood took the microphone, telling the crowd that last month's election, won by President-elect Joe Biden, had been manipulated.

Before President-elect Joe Biden had even formally introduced his intended nominee for budget director, the pushback started rolling in.

Neera Tanden would make history as the first woman of color to head the Office of Management and Budget, but she's also been an outspoken partisan warrior, and that could complicate her confirmation process, especially if Republicans maintain control of the Senate after Georgia's two runoff races in early January.

Google illegally fired two employees involved in labor organizing last year, the National Labor Relations Board alleged in a complaint on Wednesday.

The tech giant also violated federal labor law, the agency said, by surveilling employees who viewed a union organizing presentation, interrogating others, unfairly enforcing some rules and maintaining policies that "discourage" workers from protected organizing activities.

The Department of Transportation said Wednesday it will no longer require airlines to make the same accommodations for emotional support animals as they do for trained service dogs. No more guaranteed free flights for comfort cats and dogs, therapy monkeys or miniature horse companions.

A service dog is trained to do work or perform a task to benefit an individual with a disability. Emotional support and psychiatric service animals function therapeutically. And starting in 2021, it will be up to individual airlines to decide whether or not treat the two the same.

On Monday, armed and masked gangsters attacked the Southern Brazilian city of Criciúma, in Santa Catarina state, just before midnight.


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Author Lucinda Watson on Be More Now

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Tune into KZYX&Z’s Be More Now program at 7pm on Thursday, November 14 when host Blake More will interview poet Lucinda Watson.  Watson’s new book, “The Favorite” comes with great praise from the former Presidential Poet (under Obama) as well as other luminaries.  A now retired professor at the Hass Business School at UC Berkeley, Watson’s diverse perspective lends a hint of memoir to her striking collection of poems – poems that literally jump off the page and transport the reader on a narrative journey from childhood to senior citizenship.

Thursday December 3 Wildoak Living 9am

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Thursday December 3 Putting Down Roots 3pm

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Thursday November 5  Putting Down Roots  3pm

This week on Putting Down Roots, hosts Phoenix Trent and Michelle Frederick will be talking with Mary Anne Petrillo of West Business Development Center about resources for small businesses. They’ll also speak with Niko Ramsdell of Wilder Ferments and Blaze Borge of Flynn Creek Circus about their experience as entrepreneurs and how they’re working to adapt their businesses and serve the community during these unique times. That’s Putting Down Roots, Thursday at 3pm here on KZYX and Z.


Thursday December 3  Huffman Town Hall on Presidential Transition 4pm

Thursday December 3 Be More Now 7pm

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