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Structure Fire on Fort Bragg’s South Harold Street

Scanner traffic beginning around 3:48 p.m. indicated a structure fire is burning in Fort Bragg located near the 100 block of South Harold Street. The Incident Commander is reporting smoke is showing and a structure is fully involved. Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as...
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Man Arrested for Domestic Violence in Willits

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:. On 06-26-2022 Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a domestic violence incident that occurred just...
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Did You Attend the Fort Bragg City Council Meeting on Monday? Consider Taking a COVID-19 Test

The following is a press release published by the City of Fort Bragg:. The City of Fort Bragg is fortunate to have engaged citizens who actively participate in the local political process. Monday’s, June 27, 2022 City Council meeting in particular, exemplified our engaged citizenship with a large number of in-person attendees providing public comment.
Willits News

WPD: Willits man arrested for brandishing firearm

A Willits man was arrested recently for allegedly brandishing a firearm in public during an argument, the Willits Police Department reported. According to the WPD, officers responded to the 100 block of Holly Street around 7:15 a.m. June 23 for a report of a man brandishing a firearm. Upon locating...
Willits News

Willits City Hall renovations nearly complete

The June 22 Willits City Council meeting was held virtually. City Manager Brian Bender reported, “We are making our final push on City Hall renovations.”. City Hall was scheduled to close to the public for one day while painting was being finished and the new furniture was moved in. Staff was available for any public inquiries during the closure. Bender said, “The public has been very accommodating in our renovations, they have been understanding.” He requested continued patience as the renovation is completed.
The Mendocino Voice

Organizers ‘delighted’ following Mendocino’s purple urchin festival, the first of its kind in the U.S.

LITTLE RIVER, 6/27/22 – The parking lot at Van Damme State Beach on the morning of Saturday, June 18 was a maze of cars, with more rolling in all the time. An estimated 120 people gathered on the sand, and not just because it was a beautiful summer day. They were there to see a live demonstration of uni harvesting from urchin freshly caught that morning; to learn about overpopulation of purple urchin as kelp and abalone populations suffer along the coast; and to enjoy just one of the events that underpinned the first UniFest, a new annual festival driven by sustainability.

Fort Bragg: Step Up and Help Relieve a Critical Blood Shortage by Donating Tomorrow or Thursday

The following is a press release issued by Vitalant:. There is currently a critical blood shortage. Your donation help ensure patients can continue to get the treatment they need during a time when donations are down. Several thousand fewer donations are given each summer on average compared to the rest of the year. We can’t thank you enough for helping during this difficult time, and we encourage you to Power Up your blood drive to have an even greater impact. You can make an impact by making and keeping your appointment to give blood at our upcoming blood drive:

Vehicle Crashes Into Tree on Branscomb Road

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate a vehicle has crashed into a tree along Branscomb Road at approximately 1:28 p.m. The accident occurred west of the town of Branscomb. Preliminary information indicates that a male party, likely the driver, has a cut on the...

Suspect arrested in Willits after brandishing a gun in public

WILLITS, Calif. — A man was arrested on Thursday, June 23 after brandishing a loaded gun in public, according to Willits Police Department. The suspect, Cody Caldwell, was arrested near the 100 block of Holly Street in Willits. Caldwell reportedly got into an argument with a man and took out a loaded weapon, saying he felt threatened.
The Mendocino Voice

O’Neill: How do you measure growth? (column)

This is our farm column from farmer Casey O’Neill. O’Neill is the owner operator of HappyDay Farms north of Laytonville, and a long time advocate for the cannabis community in Mendocino Co; more of his writing can be found here. The opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer. If you would like to submit a letter to the editor feel free to write to [email protected].

Sherwood Road Blocked After Head-on Collision

Scanner traffic and the California Highway Patrol Traffic Incident Information page indicate two vehicles have collided head-on approximately one mile up Sherwood Road, the main thoroughfare between Brooktrails and Willits. At 9:41 a.m., the Incident Commander arrived on the scene and reported the roadway is blocked in both directions near...