Bird Lovers Work To End Wildlife Poisoning

Apr 20, 2019

April 19, 2019 — At a recent meeting of the Mendocino Coast Audobon Society, bird lovers heard from Lisa Owens Viani, co-founder of Raptors Are The Solution (RATS), an organization that seeks to protect wildlife from poisons commonly used to control pests. Rodenticides have been found in the remains of rat-eating predators, pets that got into rat bait, and even waterways and the bodies of otters and fish.

Flow Kana Purchases Real Goods Property

Apr 19, 2019
Carole Brodsky

April 19, 2019 -- John Schaeffer, CEO and founder of Real Goods Solar Living Center and the Solar Living Institute, recently announced the company is selling its iconic Hopland property to Flow Kana -- the cannabis distribution company with a facility at the old Fetzer winery in Redwood Valley. We caught up with John Schaeffer and Flow Kana CEO Michael Steinmetz, who spoke about their motivation to partner up as well as their plans going forward.

April 17, 2019 — The Board of Supervisors and grassroots organizers came to an agreement about the basic structure of the Mendocino County Climate Action Advisory Committee yesterday, but the role of the Resource Conservation District, if any, is still up for negotiation.

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Promise of Paradise Episode 23: John Scharffenberger

Apr 18, 2019
John Scharffenberger

This is Kate Magruder with Promise of Paradise, Back to the Land oral histories of Mendocino County. Today we’ll be hearing from John Scharffenberger of Philo whose name has become synonymous with world-famous sparkling wine and fine chocolate.  But in the early 1970s, John was just one of hundreds of young people who were drawn to Mendocino County for the wide open opportunities it offered.  

Click on this link to hear this interview with Ojibwe University of Southern California Professor, David Treuer, about his work and his book, THE HEARTBEAT OF WOUNDED KNEE: NATIVE AMERICA FROM 1890 TO THE PRESENT:

https://forthright.media/2019/03/14/david-treuer-the-heartbeat-of-wounded-knee-native-americafrom-1890-present/

To hear this interview with Adam Higginbotham about his book, MIDNIGHT IN CHERNOBYL: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster, click on this link:

https://forthright.media/2019/04/05/adam-higginbotham-midnight-in-chernobyl-the-untold-story-of-the-worlds-greatest-nuclear-disaster/

There are also links to articles and a video about the Chernobyl Nuclear Disaster.

Live Power Community Farm.

 

April 4, 2019 -- Today we’ll hear from two people in Covelo, who still farm according to the principles of harmony between the garden and the gardener, the buyer and the seller, and the people and animals who use their living power to work the land.

The Board of Directors and staff of KZYX, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, are pleased to announce the hiring of Marty Durlin as the station’s new General Manager.

Ms. Durlin brings 23 years of public radio management experience to KZYX. She served most recently as General Manager of KZMU Community Public Radio in Moab, Utah. She was previously Station Manager of KGNU Public Radio in Boulder, Colorado.

Child & Family Services

PROJECT SANCTUARY

Project Sanctuary has been providing services in Mendocino County for over three decades. What began as a women's only domestic violence shelter has evolved into a fully comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault crisis response center serving all genders and sexual orientations. We have male and female counselors, so if you have a preference, please don't hesitate to ask.

The mission of Project Sanctuary is to prevent domestic violence and sexual assault in Mendocino County through advocacy, crisis response, community collaboration, education, and shelter. If you need to speak with a crisis counselor call (707) 463-HELP for Inland Mendocino County, or (707) 964-HELP for the Coast. If you are in immediate danger call 9-1-1.

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