February fifth was the beginning of the lunar new year, a fifteen day festival celebrated all over Asia  and in Asian communities abroad. Though regional customs vary, many celebrations involve fireworks, food, and family get-togethers. Every year Developing Virtue Secondary School, in Talmage, puts on a Chinese new year celebration featuring their Chinese orchestra, drummers, and their award winning lion dancers. 

Noyo Harbor Gets A Makeover

Feb 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — The Noyo Harbor has just undergone a makeover, with lots of work on the south side parking lot, a new bathroom, a boat ramp facility, and other infrastructure improvements. KZYX went to a meeting of the Noyo Harbor District at Fort Bragg Town Hall this week, to find out what’s already been done, and what’s next.

Britta Baskerville

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is offering millions of dollars in grant funding, under the Budget Act of 2018, to support what they call Climate Smart farming practices across the state. Britta Baskerville of the University of California Cooperative Extension Office is a Community Education Specialist assisting local farmers in qualifying for the grants.  

The city of Fort Bragg is looking towards the future in its plans for the old Georgia Pacific lumber mill site located along the Fort Bragg coastline.  In fact, at a joint city council and planning commission meeting on January 31,2019, they proposed a 100 year vision that includes a self sustainable economy.  

Feburary 13, 2019 — Local law enforcement officers are attending a three-day training to de-escalate mental health crises this week.

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One of the most controversial questions in education has been whether preschool — and specifically Head Start — helps kids succeed as they move through elementary school.

Rosemary Navarro was living in Mexico when her brother called from California.

Something wasn't right with their mom, then in her early 40s. She was having trouble paying bills and keeping jobs as a food preparer in convalescent homes.

Navarro, then 22, sold her furniture to pay for a trip back to the U.S. for herself and her two young children. Almost as soon as she arrived, she knew her mother wasn't the same person. "She was there but sometimes she wasn't there," she said. "I thought, 'Oh, man, this isn't going to be good.' "

In an interview released Monday, President Obama expressed confidence that he would have won the 2016 election had it been possible for him to seek a third term.

The president's remarks were hypothetical: The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution limits presidents to two terms in office.

Obama made his remarks to The Axe Files, the podcast of his former adviser David Axelrod, now director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics.

Half a century ago, a team of inmates in a Massachusetts prison held an outstanding record on the academic debate circuit. By 1966 the Norfolk Prison Debating Society boasted 144 wins and only eight losses. They won and lost against Harvard, MIT, Princeton and the like.

But when a more punitive approach to prisons swept across the U.S., the debate team dissolved. Until now.

For a few moments, the six men in the empty prison auditorium have a chance to take it all in. For Ronald Leftwich and his teammates, everything has been leading up to this day.

To get a glimpse of where Medicaid may be headed after Donald Trump moves into the White House, it may be wise to look to Indiana.

That's where Seema Verma, Trump's pick to run the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, comes from. And that's where she put her stamp on the state's health care program for the poor.

Mustafa Willis has seen the bail process in New Jersey up close. Willis was arrested in Newark in 2010 for unlawful possession of a firearm. The charges were later dropped. But he spent three months in jail before his family could scrape together $3,000 to bail him out.

"When you feel like you don't have that kind of money, the only you gonna do is say I'll take probation, so I can get home and get back to my job and get back to my family," he says. "That's the only thing. Because how the rules work, if you don't bail out, you gonna sit there."

President-elect Donald Trump's type of wealth — based largely on the value of his brand name and on global real estate holdings — doesn't fit well with existing ethics laws, which were written for an earlier time when rich politicos mainly invested in stocks and bonds.

To be clear, some ethics laws do apply to the incoming president.

On my first New Year's Eve in Madrid a few years ago, we went out around 10 p.m., and found the streets deserted. The bars were closed.

It threw me for a loop: Weren't Madrileños supposed to be notorious party animals? Where were they all?

It turns out, I just went out way too early.

Spaniards often spend Nochevieja — literally, the "old night" — at home. They watch the countdown to the new year on live TV, surrounded by family. And only then do they kiss grandma goodnight and go out partying.

Blowing and drifting snow continues to be a problem for travelers in the northern Great Plains.

Snow, freezing rain and high winds, which roared through the region on Sunday and Monday, were winding down.

Authorities have issued warnings not to travel for much of North Dakota, where vast stretches of roadways have been closed.

Windy conditions also led to power outages in both North and South Dakota as well as Nebraska. Tens of thousands of homes and businesses are reported to be without power.

Vera Rubin, the groundbreaking astrophysicist who discovered evidence of dark matter, died Sunday night at the age of 88, the Carnegie Institution confirms.

Rubin did much of her revelatory work at Carnegie. The organization's president calls her a "national treasure."

In the 1960s and 1970s, Rubin was working with astronomer Kent Ford, studying the behavior of spiral galaxies, when they discovered something entirely unexpected — the stars at the outside of the galaxy were moving as fast as the ones in the middle, which didn't fit with Newtonian gravitational theory.

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Episode 14: George Montag

Feb 14, 2019
George and Donna Montag

February 14, 2019 -- Today's story comes from George Montag, who was born in Hungary, grew up in New York City, and came to California for the Summer of Love. In 1971, he arrived in Elk, with his young son and two cardboard boxes that contained everything they owned. He tells the story of how he found a job setting choke chain, fell in love with the woman who ran the nursery school, and helped found the Jewish community. We'll hear about Passover muffins, the hexagonal house, and if he thinks his generation managed to pass the back-to-the-land ethos on to the next generation.

Holistic Health Perspectives: Lisa Harvey

Feb 8, 2019

Here is the audio link for the show on Vision Therapy with Lisa Harvey, OD

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February fifth was the beginning of the lunar new year, a fifteen day festival celebrated all over Asia  and in Asian communities abroad. Though regional customs vary, many celebrations involve fireworks, food, and family get-togethers. Every year Developing Virtue Secondary School, in Talmage, puts on a Chinese new year celebration featuring their Chinese orchestra, drummers, and their award winning lion dancers. 

Noyo Harbor Gets A Makeover

Feb 15, 2019

February 15, 2019 — The Noyo Harbor has just undergone a makeover, with lots of work on the south side parking lot, a new bathroom, a boat ramp facility, and other infrastructure improvements. KZYX went to a meeting of the Noyo Harbor District at Fort Bragg Town Hall this week, to find out what’s already been done, and what’s next.

Britta Baskerville

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is offering millions of dollars in grant funding, under the Budget Act of 2018, to support what they call Climate Smart farming practices across the state. Britta Baskerville of the University of California Cooperative Extension Office is a Community Education Specialist assisting local farmers in qualifying for the grants.  

The city of Fort Bragg is looking towards the future in its plans for the old Georgia Pacific lumber mill site located along the Fort Bragg coastline.  In fact, at a joint city council and planning commission meeting on January 31,2019, they proposed a 100 year vision that includes a self sustainable economy.  

Feburary 13, 2019 — Local law enforcement officers are attending a three-day training to de-escalate mental health crises this week.

More Local News

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. 

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