Trial Defendant Found NOT Guilty of Assault
Press release from the Mendocino District Attorney’s Office:. A Mendocino County Superior Court jury returned from its deliberations late Monday afternoon, Sept. 25th, to announce it had acquitted the trial defendant of the single felony charge. Vincent Keith Brock, age 36, of Ukiah, was found not guilty of an...
MCSO Requesting Surveillance Footage from Residents on Old Stage Road
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:. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is reaching out the community for surveillance footage on Old Stage...
CHP Near Ukiah Arrest Three Santa Rosa Men for Transporting Large Amount of Weed
Three Santa Rosa men have been arrested near Ukiah after CHP found about 50 pounds of illegal cannabis in their SUV. On the night of September 24th, a CHP officer saw a Hummer swerve over a solid white line on Highway 101 just north of North State Street. They pulled the vehicle over and noticed the driver, Jose Bribiessca-Armenta, showed signs of intoxication. Officers searched the Hummer and found the large amount of cannabis without the required licensing and paperwork. Armenta along with his two passengers, Jorge Lozano-Casillas and Anthony Escutia-Martinez, were arrested for transporting and having marijuana to sell without a license and conspiracy. Armenta was also charged with DUI.
Photos: Ukiah ‘Show and Shine’ car show
The “Show and Shine” classic car show filled School Street in downtown Ukiah with cars of all colors and sizes on Saturday, Sept. 30. Crowd favorites included a 1969 Chevrolet Impala, and a truck with a dragon hidden on its hood. (Photos by Justine Frederiksen/The Ukiah Daily Journal)
Mendocino County 1st District Supervisor Candidate Forum Oct. 12 in Redwood Valley
Everyone is invited to attend a Candidate Forum to become acquainted with the contenders for the 1st District Supervisor’s race at the Redwood Valley Grange #382 on Thursday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. The Redwood Valley Grange is located at 8650 East Road. Since incumbent Glenn McGourty announced that...
Mendocino County Jail Utilizes Garden as a Springboard for Educational Programs While Feeding Inmates
Press release from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. Mendocino County Jail has a captivating garden that is protected by a barbed wire fence. This garden serves as a valuable lesson for the inmates, teaching them the importance of reaping the results of their efforts. The jail administration provides work opportunities for the inmates, which they can pursue by meeting specific requirements, such as exhibiting good behavior. The Garden Manager has implemented educational programs for the inmates, which encompass a range of subjects including college-level courses on agriculture, work skills, and safety training. These programs also cover topics such as landscaping maintenance, fruit tree pruning, weed management, interpersonal and communication skills, livestock care, coop maintenance (chickens and bees), and overall farming and gardening techniques for personal and professional production.
Mendocino County Featured Pet: Kandy
UKIAH, 10/2/23 – This week’s featured pet is Kandy, a three-year-old Husky mix available for adoption at the Ukiah Animal Shelter. Here’s her profile from the Ukiah Animal Shelter:. Kandy just came back to the shelter from her foster home, where she has finished raising her two...
Corner Gallery in Ukiah welcomes front window and guest artists for October
Well-known local painters Polly Palecek and Elaine Richard will be featured in the front windows of the Corner Gallery for the month of October. They have the kind of friendship that leads them to work together, and this show named “Friends with Brushes” is the result of that close collaboration.
CA redwood valley's Most Loveable Cats Eagerly Awaits Forever Homes Today!
Considering pet adoption? Or perhaps you just enjoy all things cute and cuddly? Numerous charming pets are ready for a loving home at animal shelters situated in and near redwood valley.
WPD: One man found dead, another unresponsive at Willits home Thursday
One man was found dead and another unconscious at a Willits home early Thursday, the Willits Police Department reported. According to the WPD, around 12:35 a.m. Sept. 28, a woman came to the department’s lobby to report that she “went to an associate’s home in Willits and discovered two men unconscious and unresponsive.”
Board rejects proposal to create cannabis prohibition zone
The Board of Supervisors rejected an application for a cannabis prohibition zone just outside of Willits this week, and directed Code Enforcement to focus its attention on illegal cannabis activity in the area. On the same day, the Board received a report of an enhanced code enforcement action in Redwood Valley, which was the result of a similar decision over the summer.
Ukiah Plowshares fundraiser ‘Empty Bowls’ returns Oct. 7
One of Ukiah’s favorite fundraisers returns Saturday, Oct. 7 as Plowshares at 1346 S. State St. presents its 17th Annual Empty Bowls event, which is once again a drive-thru dinner. Empty Bowls, which typically sells out, is the organization’s signature fundraising event, and all of the proceeds support Plowshares’...
Lakeport Police Department hosts National Night Out Oct. 3
LAKEPORT, Calif. — The Lakeport Police Department is hosting the National Night Out Against Crime in Library Park on Tuesday, Oct. 3. The event will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. This community-building partnership brings police and other government agencies together under positive circumstances. Lakeport first hosted the...
Betrayal of Public Trust: Mendocino County's Misuse of $63K in Opioid Settlement Funds
Over the past two years, state attorneys general across the United States negotiated settlements with companies that manufactured or sold opioids, resulting in over $50 billion in legal settlements.
New leadership elected for Mendocino County Superior Court
New presiding judges were elected recently for the Mendocino County Superior Court, officials announced. According to a press release, “the Mendocino Superior Court judges have elected Judge Keith Faulder as the new Presiding Judge and Judge Carly Dolan as the new Assistant Presiding Judge for the two-year leadership cycle beginning Jan. 1, 2024.”
Mendocino County Jail bookings: Friday, Sept. 29
The following were compiled from reports prepared by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:. HARBORING: Yani A. Beaty, 40, of Fort Bragg, was booked at county jail Sept. 21 on suspicion of harboring a fugitive and of attempting to prevent a victim from testifying. She was arrested by the MCSO.
Willits Community Theatre to present a reading of Sam Shepard’s comedy-drama ‘True West’
A reading of “True West,” a comedy-drama written by Sam Shepard, will be performed at the Willits Community Theatre on Oct. 7 and 8. The reading is directed by Joshua Sternberg and features performances by Austin Peterson, Ben Wilson, BarbaraLee Lilker and Cortland Wilson. “True West” tells the...
Diversity & Equity
At the City of Ukiah, we understand that we have a unique responsibility to all residents as local government and public servants. We know that it is not enough to prioritize diversity. We must also prioritize equity and inclusion to create a culture where every individual and group is welcomed, respected, and provided the opportunity to participate fully. To ensure ongoing progress in these areas, the Ukiah City Council established an eleven (11) member Diversity and Equity Standing Committee in 2020 and adopted a strategic Equity Action Plan in 2022. The Committee and City staff have been diligently working to implement the goals of this plan.
Lakeport Police logs: Friday, Sept. 1
Occurred on Royale Av. EX GF IS HBD, JUST SMASHED GLASS, AND THREW FOOD EVERYWHERE - RESP LEFT IN A GOLD 00' TAHOE - UNK DOT. Disposition: REPORT TAKEN. Occurred at County Museum on N Main. HEAVY STATIC. Disposition: GENERAL SERVICES RENDERED. 10:17 SUSPICIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES 2309010032. Occurred at N MAIN/5TH....
Roadwork scheduled in Mendocino County
Route 1 (59.6/62.1) – Road work in Fort Bragg from Hare Creek to Pudding Creek will begin on Saturday, Sept. 30. One-way traffic control will be in effect from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays. Route 20 (7/13) – Culvert work from west...