Updated at 3:19 p.m. ET

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made his public debut before Congress on Tuesday, spending much of his testimony countering Republicans' allegations of anti-conservative bias in the company's search results.

He also faced scrutiny of how much data Google collects on users and on the company's work on a censored search tool for China.

The Google+ social network inadvertently gave app developers access to information on some 52.5 million users — even data that users designated as private — because of a "bug" in its software, Google says. The company had already announced it was pulling the plug on the social network because of an earlier incident, and now says the shutdown will happen four months sooner.

Lawmakers unveiled the much-anticipated farm bill compromise Monday night, ending the months-long impasse over whether a critical piece of legislation that provides subsidies to farmers and helps needy Americans buy groceries could pass before the lame-duck session concludes at the end of the year.

For December, 3 Romantic Holiday Escapes

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'Tis the season when an escape from holiday madness may be necessary --and these three romance novels will whisk you away to fictional worlds where all the high stakes drama is resolved with true love and happily ever after.

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We have been here before - yet another game of chicken over the budget and the threat of a partial government shutdown.

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

President Trump sent a largely unnoticed letter to Congress last week saying the U.S. is engaged in at least seven separate military conflicts.

In most cases, though not all, Trump and his two immediate White House predecessors launched these U.S. military actions without explicit approval from Congress.

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In a testy Oval Office exchange with the two top congressional Democrats, Rep. Nancy Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer, President Trump made clear he would be "proud" to shut down the government in less than two weeks if he doesn't get funding for his border wall.

As President Trump continues to threaten to potentially shut down the government over his border wall, Americans would prefer to see him compromise to prevent gridlock, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist Poll.

By a 21-point margin — 57 percent to 36 percent — Americans think the president should compromise on the wall to avoid a government shutdown, rather than stand firm. About two-thirds of Republicans say the opposite, and the president has been focused on maintaining his base.

When you hit your 40s, it's only natural to want to try new things.

Winter Storm Wallops Parts Of Southeastern U.S.

Dec 10, 2018

A deadly snowstorm carrying snow, sleet and freezing rain created dangerous road conditions and knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of households and businesses in five states from Virginia to Georgia over the weekend. At least three deaths have been blamed on the storm.

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Khadijah Britton Update

Dec 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 -- On Thursday afternoon, the Menodcino County sheriff and representatives from the FBI and the Round Valley Tribal Police joined members of Khadijah Britton's family to give an update on the investigation into her disappearance.

Senator Mike McGuire hosted a fisheries hearing in San Francisco on November 28 to address a "new normal" in California and the Pacific ocean, caused by climate change.  The hearing focused on efforts to prevent whale entanglements in dungeness crab fishing gear, and how to manage the fishery in a changing and less predicatable environment. 

Nov 30 -- $124 million is available to communities in some of California’s disaster-impacted areas. In Mendocino County, the eiligible zip code is Redwood Valley. At a meeting last week, two representatives of the state’s housing and community development department (HCD) presented a draft plan that is open for public comment until December 12. HCD plans to submit the draft to HUD by February 1st, so that money will become available by summer.

Hamburg Missing; Board Votes On Weed Law Amendments

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018 -- Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who is half of a Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations to amend the cannabis cultivation ordinance, has been missing with no explanation for close to a month. In these two related stories, we'll talk about his absence and go over some of the (nearly) full board's responses to the committee's seventeen recommendations.

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

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Many of you saw this performance a couple of years ago at Eagles Hall and know what a special event it is. I hope we can fill the SPACE theater and share the joy with Ukiah!

Oak & Thorn Presents: Molly's Revenge with Christa Burch and Irish Dancers
Saturday December 8

SPACE Theater, Ukiah

Doors open 7:00 pm; music starts at 7:30 pm

A Benefit for KZYX

Tickets ($25) at Mendocino Book Company, or online at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3817525

Program Showcase

Episode 4: J. Holden

Dec 8, 2018
J. Holden

J. Holden is a local poet and clinical psychologist who showed up in Mendocino County  just as legal LSD and the State Hospital in Talmage were winding down. He shares his memories of how back to the landers changed the way that life and death were done -- while finding their way back to traditional practices.

We'll hear about the wisdom of a rattlesnake, how water flows downhill, and what Holden learned about building homes and marriages.

Lauren E. Oakes - In Search of the Canary Tree

Dec 5, 2018

To hear this interview with Stanford University scientist, Lauren E. Oakes, PhD., about her work and her book,  IN SEARCH OF THE CANARY TREE: THE STORY OF A SCIENTIST, A CYPRESS, AND A CHANGING WORLD, click on this link:  

https://forthright.media/2018/12/04/lauren-e-oakes-in-search-of-the-canary-tree/

MCPB Meetings

All Board of Directors meetings and committee meetings are open to KZYX members and the public.  However, since attendance tends to be low for most meetings, the Board will hold several special meetings each year to encourage attendance and receive feedback from our members and the public. 

Board meetings are posted here

Committee meetings are posted here

Child & Family Services

Planned Parenthood Northern California in Ukiah proudly serves people of all genders and orientations.  We provide patients with trusted, nonjudgmental care including birth control, cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, hormones for gender affirmation, medications for HIV prevention, pregnancy testing, and sexual health education programs for youth, families, and adults.  We provide these services to all patients regardless of their income, immigration, or insurance status.

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Khadijah Britton Update

Dec 7, 2018

December 7, 2018 -- On Thursday afternoon, the Menodcino County sheriff and representatives from the FBI and the Round Valley Tribal Police joined members of Khadijah Britton's family to give an update on the investigation into her disappearance.

Senator Mike McGuire hosted a fisheries hearing in San Francisco on November 28 to address a "new normal" in California and the Pacific ocean, caused by climate change.  The hearing focused on efforts to prevent whale entanglements in dungeness crab fishing gear, and how to manage the fishery in a changing and less predicatable environment. 

Nov 30 -- $124 million is available to communities in some of California’s disaster-impacted areas. In Mendocino County, the eiligible zip code is Redwood Valley. At a meeting last week, two representatives of the state’s housing and community development department (HCD) presented a draft plan that is open for public comment until December 12. HCD plans to submit the draft to HUD by February 1st, so that money will become available by summer.

Hamburg Missing; Board Votes On Weed Law Amendments

Nov 20, 2018

Nov 20, 2018 -- Supervisor Dan Hamburg, who is half of a Board of Supervisors ad hoc committee charged with making recommendations to amend the cannabis cultivation ordinance, has been missing with no explanation for close to a month. In these two related stories, we'll talk about his absence and go over some of the (nearly) full board's responses to the committee's seventeen recommendations.

Its autumn and for high school that means homecoming. This annual celebration of school spirit goes back more than 100 years, and it all revolves around a football game. Footballs popularity is declining nationwide, 6.6% in the last decade according to The Washington Post. Potter Valley is one of five Mendocino county schools without a team this year.  Coach Paul Monlux says there weren’t enough students interested. 

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