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Low cost housing, real estate, development, and environmental concerns are all affected by insurers' decision to pull back from California.
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    Mendocino County Animal Services has announced the closure of the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter as early as July 1st due to diminishing county coffers. The shelter which reopened in 2019 after a previous closure is unlikely to be reopened even if budget woes subside. I spoke to Richard Molinari the director of Animal Care Services for the county and Judy Martin the Executive Director of the Mendocino Coast Humane Society, which runs a separate shelter about how this will impact coastal residents and domestic pets.
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    The Donovan Room at the sheriff’s office was filled with well-wishers at 8:00 yesterday morning, as two new deputies were sworn into the department.Sierra Rogina is a mechanic from Ukiah, and Isaac Sanchez is a former Anderson Valley volunteer firefighter with a degree in criminal justice. They are recent graduates from the police academy in Windsor.The county sponsored both cadets through the academy and paid for their first set of uniforms, safety gear including gun belt, service pistol, and handcuffs, which cost about $44,000 each. After the new hires headed out for their first day of training and filling out paperwork, Sheriff Matt Kendall spoke about what’s next for them.
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    A small crowd of veterans and their loved ones gathered at the Russian River cemetery in Ukiah yesterday to hold a ceremony in honor of deceased veterans. Maryanne Gonzalez, Commander of Ukiah Post 1900, Veterans of Foreign Wars, read the remembrance.Veterans placed flowers representing purity, devotion, and eternity in front of a wreath at the VFW monument. An honor guard fired a ceremonial salute and played taps, a bugle call that signals the beginning of the quiet hours on post. Veterans who have been honorably discharged are eligible for military funeral honors, which include three rifle volleys by soldiers in dress uniform, taps, and an American flag over the casket. The Memorial Day observance is essentially a military funeral service for all the local veterans who have died in the previous year.
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    The ACLU sued Mendocino County and District Attorney David Eyster last year over a failure to provide public documents it requested in 2021. The civil rights organization was seeking training documents concerning jury selection and materials about the implementation of the Racial Justice Act, which is intended “to eliminate racial bias from California’s criminal justice system” and “to ensure that race plays no role at all in seeking or obtaining convictions or in sentencing,” according to the lawsuit. The ACLU accused Eyster of disregarding his obligations under the public records act and thwarting the objectives of both the PRA and the Racial Justice Act.
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    County labor union says there is enough money for a COLA.
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    Fort Bragg Public Works Director, John Smith updates us on the desal pilot program, three new reservoirs that are going into design, construction on the Pudding Creek Bridge and how and where coastal residents can start recycling after nearly a year without service.
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