Sebastopol, CAPress Democrat

Sebastopol man identified as head-on collision victim

A Sebastopol man was identified Wednesday as the motorhome driver who died in a head-on collision on Highway 101. Jesse David Pearce, 36, died after being thrown from his vehicle on a stretch north of Cloverdale, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators say he was heading north around...
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Mendocino County,

The County of Mendocino Marijuana Enforcement Team (COMMET) Gives Information on Five Raids Plus Code Enforcement Cannabis Actions

This is a press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. The information has not been proven in a court of law and any individuals described should be presumed innocent until proven guilty:. From 06-04-2021 to 06-09-2021 the County of Mendocino Marijuana Enforcement Team (COMMET) conducted several enforcement operations in...
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Mendocino County, CAPress Democrat

Two-day manhunt for Mendocino County burglary suspect called off

A man wanted by the state on a no-bail arrest warrant for criminal threats is suspected of returning to the site of a previous burglary attempt in Elk, according to the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office. After the burglary attempt, specialized SWAT personnel from Sonoma, Humboldt, Lake and Mendocino counties as...

Ukiah Restaurant Says They Were ‘Blindsided’ When Public Health Published a Press Release Announcing COVID-19 Positive Staff Member

On the evening of Monday, June 14, 2021, Mendocino County Public Health (MCPH) published a press release announcing that a staff member of Ukiah’s Ellie’s Mutt Hutt restaurant had tested positive for COVID-19 and encouraged members of the public who had dined at the restaurant from June 10-11 to “get tested and closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.”
Ukiah, CAPress Democrat

Police: Suspect steals car with toddler inside in Ukiah

A Fresno woman remained jailed on $120,000 bail Wednesday, after allegedly stealing a car with a 1-year-old in the back seat Monday afternoon in Ukiah. Christin Rojas-Perez, 30, was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping, child endangerment and vehicle theft, according to Ukiah police. She was being held in the Mendocino...
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Activists cancel supervisors’ tour of Jackson Forest because Cal Fire invited

CASPAR CA, 6/16/21 — On a sunny Tuesday afternoon in Caspar, a group of prominent local activists waited at the Caspar entrance to Jackson Demonstration State Forest, preparing to take Mendocino County supervisors Dan Gjerde and Ted Williams on a tour of the the JDSF. But minutes before the forest walk was set to begin, the activists, from a coalition of environmental groups led by the Mendocino Trail Stewards pulled out — after finding out that Cal Fire representatives had also been invited by Gjerde.

Off the Record (June 16, 2021)

A CONTRACTOR FRIEND works all over the county. His anecdote from memory: “I see places where the whole neighborhood is pot grows but maybe one guy is ‘legal,’ i.e., signed up with the county. Guess who catches full hell from the authorities while his neighbors clearcut hillsides and commit all kinds of environmental atrocities?”
Fort Bragg, CAFort Bragg Advocate-News

From The Editor: We’ve got news for you!

First of all, let me personally extend congratulations to all of the graduates along our Coast!. This week and last will remain in your memories for many years to come, and I hope they are filled with many wonderful moments between friends and family. You have all worked so hard to achieve your goals. Not even a pandemic could stop you — that shows some true courage and grit in each and every one of our graduates. It will serve you well in your careers to come.
Fort Bragg, CAFort Bragg Advocate-News

City allows driftwood removal before 4th of July fireworks

NOYO — In preparation for this year’s fireworks event, Fort Bragg is allowing individuals to remove driftwood that has washed ashore at Noyo Beach. Previously, wood has been removed through a variety of ways including removal by the city’s Public Works crews, via controlled burns by Parlin Forks or the Volunteer Fire Department, and by individuals who have obtained permits to remove the wood debris from the beach.
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Mendocino Coast calendar of events

If you have questions regarding COVID-19, call the County Public Health Office at 707-472-2759. To contact the City of Fort Bragg, call 707-961-2823. All Fort Bragg citizens may contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 707-964-0200 and staff will direct you to the appropriate agency. Government Meetings. Fort Bragg online:...
Potter Valley,

MCSO: Large illegal marijuana grow eradicated in Potter Valley

For the second year in a row, local law enforcement responded to a reported illegal marijuana grow at a property in Potter Valley and removed thousands of plants, the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to the MCSO, deputies from the Marijuana Enforcement Team responded to the 9000 block of...
Mendocino County,

Mendocino County Continues to Keep Some Departments Closed to ‘Protect… the Health of Their Employees’

As of…June 15, 2021, the Mendocino County Elected Officials and Department Heads are authorized to continue to close their departments to the public, as the most appropriate means of protecting the health of their employees while still providing essential public services. Cal/OSHA regulates the safety requirements for the Mendocino County workplace and has not lifted the current requirement for masking and social distancing regardless of vaccination status or the state reopening. Further guidance by Cal/OSHA is anticipated after June 17, 2021.

Evers Returns to Scene of Crime

On 06-14-2021 at approximately 5:00 PM the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office received a report of a burglary occurring at a residence located in the 3000 block of Cameron Road in Elk, California. The homeowner was away from the residence and noticed the presence of a person who appeared to be...

The Miller Report: State COVID restrictions end — with a few exceptions

To help keep the Mendocino Coast Community informed of Coronavirus updates, Dr. William Miller, Mendocino Coast District Hospital Chief of Staff; offers The Miller Report: A hyperlocal, weekly column on the progress of COVID-19 within our community. This week, California ended much of its COVID-related restrictions bringing the state in...