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Track And Trace Program Approved

Apr 20, 2017

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to approve a 28,000 dollar agreement with Sicpa, a product security company, for the enablement and use of their medical cannabis inventory tracking software. Sicpa uses tags with bar codes to track plants from the ground through harvest, manufacturing and processing to the end sale. Jane Futcher, host of the Cannabis Hour on Kzyx, explored this decision at the supervisor's meeting.  


The homeless in Mendocino County have few options for shelter.  The temporary winter shelters are closing soon and in Ukiah, the police are constantly telling them to leave the city. More than a dozen illegal camping tickets have been issued to homeless individuals in the past six months. A group of about 15 recently had to vacate their campsite in downtown Ukiah near the Depot the beginning of April.  In part 4, Kzyx catches up with them as they break down their campsite.  Then, we hear from Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman.

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors adopted the county’s new medical cannabis cultivation regulations on April 4, 2017. The new changes take effect May 4, 2017 and will be carried out in three phases through January 1, 2020. Many details still need to be worked and some cannabis growers worry about how it will impact small-scale marijuana farmers. 

Laytonville man shot during robbery

Apr 12, 2017

Further details have been released in Tuesday's robbery in Laytonville, which left a man with a gunshot wound.


In a release from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office, authorities say the 63-year-old male victim was shot around 6 a.m in his residence in the 100 block of Mill Road.


He told deputies three to five unknown African-American men smashed in his glass door armed with handguns. They allegedly held the victim at gunpoint and demanded money and marijuana.


Plane crashes at Manchester State Park

Apr 12, 2017

A plane crashed at Manchester State Park today, authorities said.


According to Cal Fire, the private plane ran out of gas and turned over during an emergency landing around 11:00 a.m. On a private ranch.


Forunately, the pilot and his passenger weren't injured. The federal aviation administration is investigating the incident.


The plane was reported as a 1967 single-engine Cessna 180. 

The Bats Are Back In Town

Apr 11, 2017
CA Farm Bureau

Many species of bats are migrating back to California after spending the winter further south. They are surprisingly diverse creatures given their blood sucking reputation. They live in old tree hollows, palm trees, buildings or barns, and underneath bridges or caves in colonies of up to 20 million or more. Bat Specialist Rachel Long says there are 26 species of bats in California. In this story, she dispels some myths about bats and reveals insights into their mysterious world. 


A "Visitor" Center For Cannabis Farmers

Apr 11, 2017
Eel River Recovery Project

The Eel River Recovery Project (ERRP) is exploring the idea of an informational "drop in" center at the Willits Hub for sustainable cannabis farmers. They are hosting a discussion about it Friday night, April 14, 2017 at The Hub (formerly the location of the Willits Environmental Center), a shared facility located on Main Street in Willits for several local environmental groups. 

Save A Seal

Apr 11, 2017
Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito is seeking volunteers to help with the demands of rescuing so many marine creatures.  The center is receiving 6 to 10 new marine mammal patients every day.  

Volunteers are needed to help with a variety of tasks such as working in the fish kitchen or cleaning-up at the facility, and they are seeking long-term volunteers to help with direct animal care, minimal training is required. They also need rescue and response personnel and drivers to transport rescued animals.

Be Mindful of Harbor Seal Pups

Apr 5, 2017
Trained responders from The Marine Mammal Center’s Morro Bay triage facility found Pacific harbor seal pup Gussukran Gus in San Luis Obispo County surrounded by well-intentioned beach goers. He was rescued and brought to the center.
Marine Mammal Center

It is harbor seal pup season along the northern California coast and sometimes they show up on local beaches. Tune in to find out what to do if you encounter one.  

Plans Underway For The Palace Hotel

Apr 5, 2017

Work on the 125 year-old Palace Hotel in Ukiah can finally begin now that the Los Angeles based court appointed receiver, Mark Adams, has been granted approval by the Mendocino County Superior Court to move forward with his proposed plan to abate the hazardous conditions of the property.

Jury Finds Reynolds Guilty

Apr 5, 2017

After a seven day trial in Mendocino county Superior Court, a guilty verdict was delivered Wednesday morning to 32 year-old Charles Wallace Reynolds of Willits. A jury found Reynolds guilty of a felony, committing battery causing serious bodily injury. The jury also found true a special allegation the defendant personally inflicted great bodily injury on 29 year-old Kenneth Wayne Fisher, causing Fisher’s death on August 28, 2016 in Laytonville. 

Stay Away - Hearing From The Homeless Part 3

Mar 30, 2017

Mendocino County has the highest rate of homelessness per capita in the nation, an uncomfortable statistic. Take a listen for more details.

Mendo Courts: Reynolds trial begins

Mar 30, 2017

    The trial for the man charged with assaulting and causing fatal injury to Laytonville-resident Kenneth Fisher began on Tuesday in Mendocino County Superior Court.


According to the Mendocino Voice, Charles Reynolds faces charges of felony assault and a special allegation of inflicting great bodily injury for sucker-punching Fisher in August—ultimately leading to a hemorrhage which caused his death.


Lyon wins Lake County Woman of the Year

Mar 30, 2017

As women's history month comes to an end, Congressman Mike Thompson announced his pick for Lake County's Woman of the Year.


According to the Lake County News, Kelseyville resident Madelene Lyon was chosen for her work with multiple organizations such as the Kelseyville Food Pantry, the Redbud Audubon Society, and the Hospice Services of Lake County.


A former executive board member for March of Dimes Lake County, Lyon currently serves on the Lake County Board of Education and is the president of the Clear Lake State Park Interpretive Association.

  A bill requiring tax returns for future presidential candidates was approved Tuesday by the California Senate Judiciary Committee.


The legislation, also known as the Presidential Tax and Transparency Act, would obligate all candidates to release the last five years of tax returns in order to be listed on the state's ballot.


It now heads to the Senate Elections Committee for review.


On the subject of taxes, the City of Ukiah will be implementing its voter-approved sales tax increase on April 1.