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Board of Supervisors
There will be two BoS meetings next week, with a hearing on the cannabis ordinance Tuesday and transportation, community character, and budget matters scheduled for Monday.
Workshops will be help around the county to help cultivators apply for permits.
In a press release the sheriff's office announced that they would resume selling zip-ties. The release made no mention of the what the plant limit is.
Ukiah City Council members: Kevin Doble, Stephen Scalmanini, Jim Brown (seated), Douglas Crane, Maureen Mulheren (standing). Photo courtesy city of Ukiah.
Ukiah to be officially represented in the county’s association of fire districts. Also: council requests an ordinance to regulate additional dwelling units that complies with new state laws.
Ukiah's temporary homeless shelter, which has had to find a different location each year for the third year in a row, will stay open until mid-April.
Some modifications were made. The earliest the law would actually come into effect is May.
The incident took place on the Round Valley Reservation. The suspect allegedly fired a round of birdshot at a tribal police officer. The officer was not harmed. After fleeing the suspect is now in custody.
Board of Supervisors
A letter sent over the weekends instructed growers that lawful cultivation had been rolled back to 25, no more zip-ties would be issued, but a new ordinance would soon be in place. The authorship of the letter is uncertain.
The sheriff's office has confirmed the deceased was Jeffery Settler. A BOLO has been issued for Zachary Wuester, Frederick Gaestel, Gary Blank III, Gary Lynn Fitzgerald and Amanda Weist.
The bill would prohibit state and local agencies from cooperating with federal enforcement efforts of people engaging in legal cannabis activity.
In a press release the consulate advises migrants as to their rights, and resources available.
A semi went through a building in Hopland this morning. Both lanes are open.
PLEASE NOTE: You can check current updates of CHP incidents at their incident report page here. Reports in Mendocino...
Cannabis in a light dep greenhouse.
Without making any formal announcement, and without notifying all of the county supervisors, the sheriff’s office sent a letter sometime last week that appears to suspend substantial portions of the most recent set of rules for cannabis cultivation.
A recent meeting about the schedule for re-licensing included information about opportunities for public comment.
The “angry farmer,” columnist Ben Wolff, argues that the Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op could be the pillar of the local food movement, it claims to be, if it just got out of its own way.
Intermittent closures on the southbound onramp to the Willits bypass from Hwy 20 today.
The tribe is claiming that the county unlawfully destroyed medical cannabis plants.
A Caltrans photo of the slide north of Leggett, which also took out the fence.
The slide is 6 miles north of Leggett and will be re-evaluated at daylight.

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The sheriff's office has confirmed the deceased was Jeffery Settler. A BOLO has been issued for Zachary Wuester, Frederick Gaestel, Gary Blank III, Gary Lynn Fitzgerald and Amanda Weist.
The alleged murderer, Zachary Wuester, had been in contact with a federal marshal who urged him to turn himself in. Several other suspects remain at large.
The woman's mother contacted the MCSO to explain that she was safe in the Bay Area. No suspects in the homicide have been apprehended.
The suspect, Zachary Wuester, was arrested Monday night and booked this morning.
Gary "Giggles" Lynn Fitzgerald was arrested November 25 in Ukiah for the murder of Jeff Settler. Photo from MCSO.
MCSO arrests Gary Fitzgerald for murder, the second arrest made in the Jeff Settler homicide that occurred outside Laytonville. Wiest is no longer a suspect and now considered a victim.
UPDATE: 1:25pm The search for the suspects has ended. No victim or suspect has been found. No one has come...
The Department of Trimmigration
With outdoor harvest season starting up, traveling trimmers are creating tension in town, one man decided to provide some nifty guidelines in a public flyer.
Nishan Karassik of Phylos Bioscience (left) collected cannabis genetics from Kat Hart of Sohum Seeds and Chris Larson of Lost Coast Botanicals to add to the Phylos Galaxy-- an online, open-source three dimensional map of the lineage of each known strain. According to The Emerald Cup founder Tim Blake, all of this year's award winners will be added to the Phylos Galaxy.
Emerald Cup wins embolden boutique cannabis farmers to continue down uncertain road to cannabis compliance - a special report from Kerry Reynolds.
A series of 9.31 inspection gave a jolt of surprise to some prominent growers last week.
In which the columnist advocates against dinners on freeways, and other kinds of fast food.
MENDOCINO Co., Nov. 28 -- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has released a statement on the arrest of Gary Fitzgerald,...
Head-on collision on Highway 101 near Laytonville.
UPDATE 4:15pm: CHP staff at the Garberville station confirmed that three people were transported to the hospital in Santa...
At a hearing this morning Woodhouse was ruled legally unable to care for himself, and placed in a conservatorship; his wife will act as conservator.
UPDATE 5:15pm: The CHP has released a statement on the incident, stating the driver, Jessi Preyer, was driving a...
Suspect Abdirahman Mohamed, taken into custody today. Photo courtesy of Kym Kemp.
Mohamed is the third suspect arrested in Settler's homicide; other suspects remain at large.
The Fort Bragg City Council race is a competitive one this year, with five local men vying for two empty seats. The Mendo Voice spoke with the candidates.
Local support for Standing Rock isn't limited to adults. Check out this video from the Round Valley schools.
Drop off your mail-in ballot in this traffic circle box at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah or at any polling location around the county.
Measure AG is still too close to call, as are several council races across the county.
The bill would prohibit state and local agencies from cooperating with federal enforcement efforts of people engaging in legal cannabis activity.
The vehicle chase appears to have started in Ukiah and wound up in Willits, the suspect is now in custody. He fire shots out the window, but police did not return fire.
Jesse Cole Wells
Jesse Cole Wells, a suspect in the killing of Laytonville resident Jeffrey Settler, was arrested today by South Lake Tahoe police, with assistance from the Mendo sheriffs
On Sunday a panel of industry leaders discussed the impacts of legalization under Prop. 64, at the Mateel.
National Weather Service expects thunder, hail, high winds, and up to five inches of rain today.
Cannabis in a light dep greenhouse.
COMMET, a special team that targets trespass grows, many of them identified by a DEA-sponsored aerial cannabis observation school, got the county’s blessing to apply for federal funding.
Supervisor Woodhouse's official portrait from the County's website.
The Mendo Voice sat down with Third District Supervisor Tom Woodhouse to talk about his recent absence, and where he plans to go from here.
The shelter accepts people between the hours of 5pm and 7pm at Plowshares in Ukiah.
Supervisor Woodhouse's official portrait from the County's website.
Woodhouse also sent word that he would be taking a leave until Nov. 3.
Woodhouse was arrested at his home on Friday night, on a charge of misdemeanor domestic battery and resisting arrest. His arrest included a struggle during which he was tasered and had to be subdued.
The gate at the 128 was stil closed late in the evening November 14.
CalTrans, CHP, Motorist Reports: UPDATE: NOVEMBER 19 As of 8:45pm, Caltrans has announced that Route 128 is now open. The waters...
A photo of some of Dow's searchers, who included agency representatives from five different counties, from Sheriff Tom Allman's Facebook page.
58 year old Mary Ann Dow was located around 1:30pm this afternoon.
A memorial will be held for Jude Nagle at Harwood Hall in Laytonville, Jan. 14, 2017, at 2 p.m.
Cannabis in a light dep greenhouse.
Without making any formal announcement, and without notifying all of the county supervisors, the sheriff’s office sent a letter sometime last week that appears to suspend substantial portions of the most recent set of rules for cannabis cultivation.
UPDATE: 12:51pm CalFire had a crew on the fire over night, and has a crew there today. They are continuing...
UPDATE Jan. 1, 2017: Mendocino Sports Plus is reporting that the body of the man who was lost at sea...
The details of her death are unclear, and she had been missing for several days. A vigil will be held today at 6pm, at the Willits city park.
PLEASE NOTE: You can check current updates of CHP incidents at their incident report page here. Reports in Mendocino...
Willits City Councilperson Holly Madrigal writes about why she's supporting AF.
The chase began because the suspect's car was believed to be involved in multiple burglaries. Speeds of over 100mph were reached, the Willits PD deployed a spike strip, the suspect fired on police, police did NOT return fire, and the chase was ended on foot.
Allman presents to supervisors, BHAB members, and HHSA staff at a Jan. 23 joint meeting in Ukiah.
Sheriff Allman plans to send out deputies on mental health crisis calls only when the threat of violence is present.
After much public discussion at the the Sept. 20 meeting, the Board passed a motion officially stating their opposition to AF, also know as the Heritage Initiative.
De'Shaun Davis has been named as the 20 year old homicide victim in the Nov. 21 shooting by Steven Ryan that took place in Ukiah.
The victim was described as a transient, semi-local. The suspect claimed self-defense, be has been booked and detectives believe the shooting may not have met the criteria for self-defense.
Visitors could check out the winners in the 215 area after the Golden Tarp awards event.
Here's our report on this year's light dep cannabis winners from The Golden Tarp Awards, now in its third year at the Mateel.
Students in Round Valley create videos in support of Standing Rock.
This year’s emergency winter shelter is close to becoming a reality in Ukiah, a few blocks from free meals, and within sight of a bus stop.
WILLITS -- This situation is developing and we'll continue to update as more info becomes available. The CHP will...
THE MENDO WIRE
From the darker side of trimming to LA farmers' markets to statewide cannabis regs, here's a round-up of Mendocino in the news from out-of-county publications.
Photo from the HIIMR website.
Humboldt researchers are conducting two cannabis business surveys.