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Street Medicine in Ukiah Transforms Lives

Feb 3, 2017

Many homeless individuals in Ukiah are getting healthy and staying off the streets thanks to The Ukiah Valley Street Medicine program.  

Asphalt Plant in Limbo, for now

Feb 2, 2017

The Grist Creek Aggregate asphalt plant along Highway 162 and Outlet Creek in northern Mendocino County had a turbulent start and its future is not yet clear. Within its first few month, the owners were hit with multiple county and state violations and litigation by a group of neighbors called Friends of Outlet Creek.

 

 

 

 The ice rink in Ukiah was a hit in the community this holiday season, bringing in nearly $17,000 in profits according to city documents.

 

However the success came at a cost to the local farmer's market, which gave up its covered space at Alex Thomas Plaza to make room for the rink. In doing so, the Saturday market's revenues took significant hits from December through early January as rough storms hit the area.

 

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors are working with multiple agencies and groups to craft the county Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.  At the supervisor's meeting on January 24, many local growers weighed in on the process.  

 

City of Ukiah Street Repair Tax in Question

Jan 26, 2017

The City of Ukiah was hit with an unexpected lawsuit in mid January over the validity of the voter approved Measure Y and its advisory Measure Z – an ordinance that places a one half percent tax on sales for much needed street repairs and road maintenance.

After storms have caused major flooding, erosion, and highway damage - Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of the state – in 50 counties. They include Mendocino, Humboldt, and Napa.

 

KZYX at Oakland Women's March

Jan 23, 2017

  The Women's March on January 21, 2017 brought more than a million people out across the nation to rally for women's rights and human rights. Marches took place all over California and Mendocino County was no exception. Thousands gathered for protests in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Willits. KZYX's Meg Courtney attended one of the largest gatherings in the state in Oakland.  You can listen to her audio postcard here. 

 

 

 

 

 

    

KZYX Host at Women's March on Washington

Jan 23, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker determined Wednesday there are commercial fishery failures for nine salmon and crab fisheries in Alaska, California and Washington. These fisheries experienced sudden and unexpected large decreases in fish stock biomass due to unusual ocean and climate conditions in recent years. This decision means North Coast communities can seek disaster relief from Congress.

 

The future of local Public and Education Access Television in Mendocino County is uncertain. At the December 6, 2016 Board of Supervisors meeting, county staff recommended axing funding for that part of PEG, which stands for Public, Education and Governmental Access TV, and keeping only the government access channel. The three channels, 3,64, and 65, are available to Comcast subscribers throughout the county.  The Board of Supervisor's ad-hoc committee meeting on PEG takes place Thursday, January 19 at 10:00 at the Willits Center for the Arts.

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday. 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland. Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday. 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland. Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

 

Forecasts for the Russian and Navarro rivers, which were predicted not to flood Tuesday, are now reaching higher peaks today Wednesday.

 

According to the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, the Russian River is expected to reach the 18-foot monitor stage by early Thursday morning and peak just below the flood stage at 21 feet. Floodwaters, the sheriff office said, may hit farmland along its banks in Hopland.

 

Still, Highway 175 in the town is likely to close.

 

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