Managing Editor – The Mendocino Voice https://www.mendovoice.com Useful news, for all of Mendocino. Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:49:01 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.4 Ukiah, Leggett tienen energía eléctrica — PG&E anuncia “todo despejado”, reinicia el trabajo de reparación https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/ukiah-leggett-tienen-energia-electrica-pge-anuncia-todo-despejado-reinicia-el-trabajo-de-reparacion/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/ukiah-leggett-tienen-energia-electrica-pge-anuncia-todo-despejado-reinicia-el-trabajo-de-reparacion/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2019 20:48:57 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=255770 ACTUALIZACIÓN 1:28 p.m. - Han llegado varios informes de lectores que nos dicen que el poder ha sido devuelto a grandes partes de Ukiah, posiblemente a toda el área. Estos informes provienen de los límites de la ciudad de Ukiah, que tiene su propia red eléctrica, y suburbios de Ukiah en la red de PG&E. […]

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ACTUALIZACIÓN 1:28 p.m. - Han llegado varios informes de lectores que nos dicen que el poder ha sido devuelto a grandes partes de Ukiah, posiblemente a toda el área. Estos informes provienen de los límites de la ciudad de Ukiah, que tiene su propia red eléctrica, y suburbios de Ukiah en la red de PG&E.

Leggett y Piercy, que están atados a la red a través de Humboldt, aparentemente recuperaron el poder ayer en algún momento.

ORIGINAL

WILLITS, 30/10/19 - Pacific Gas & Electric anuncio "todo despejado" esta mañana, lo que significa que los trabajos de reparación y restauración pueden comenzar de nuevo en la red eléctrica, sin temor a que más vientos fuertes dañen una vez más la infraestructura o provoquen un incendio. (Desplácese hacia abajo o haga clic aquí para obtener información sobre cuándo podría volverse a encender).

A principios de esta semana, el gobernador Gavin Newsom también anunció que PG&E proporcionará algún tipo de reembolso por los cortes, algo que anteriormente no había sido su política, aunque el alcance del reembolso no está claro. Con respecto a algunos créditos, PG&E hasta ahora sólo ha comentado sobre la interrupción del 9 de octubre. PG&E tiene un sitio web de mapas de las interrupciones, pero las fechas y horas que muestra parecen contradecir directamente las declaraciones de PG&E a los funcionarios públicos y a la prensa, y pueden considerarse poco confiables.

El trabajo que PG&E debe hacer ahora es una mezcla de restauración de energía, el complejo proceso de energizar la red electríca después de haberse apagado para garantizar un voltaje estable, etc., y las reparaciones necesarias debido al fuerte viento que ha dañado y tirado varias líneas.

La secuencia exacta en la cual el trabajo procederá o la electricidad se reanudará es efectivamente desconocido para el público. Varios funcionarios públicos, incluidos el CEO y los supervisores del condado, así como la ciudad de Ukiah, se han quejado de la mala comunicación. La ciudad de Ukiah ha dicho repetidamente que "la información de PG&E ha sido inconsistente y poco confiable". Esa es la versión oficial pública, o sea, que "se tome todo con cautela".

RESTAURACIÓN DE ENERGÍA

He aquí lo que sabemos esta mañana, que hemos compilado al hablar con varios funcionarios públicos que a su vez se han comunicado directamente con los funcionarios de PG&E: los trabajadores intentaron restaurar el poder en Gualala y la costa sur anoche por medio de una línea que surge de la costa de Sonoma, pero no tuvieron éxito. Esperan tener más éxito hoy temprano.

La ciudad de Ukiah ha dicho que PG&E les ha dicho que están haciendo intentos para restaurar la línea de transmisión de alta potencia que sigue aproximadamente el camino de la carretera 20 desde el condado de Lake, que proporciona energía a Ukiah y las áreas circundantes. Se espera la restauración de esta línea esta tarde, momento en el que Ukiah, dentro de los límites de la ciudad, y las áreas a su alrededor deberan comenzar a tener luz.

Del mismo modo, se espera que las líneas de transmisión que corren a lo largo de  la carretera 128 desde aproximadamente las áreas de la Ruta 101 del norte de Sonoma hasta el Valle de Anderson vean una restauración más tarde hoy.

Durante la interrupción forzada más reciente, PG&E apagó menos áreas del Condado de Humboldt y por un período más corto. Parece que Leggett y quizás Laytonville obtienen su energía del norte, por lo que la restauración de su electricidad también puede ocurrir rápidamente.

Pero, de nuevo, PG&E no se ha comunicado sobre el funcionamiento actual de su red, y ha rechazado solicitudes de información sobre la red en el pasado. Si desea ver un mapa aproximado de la cuadrícula local, siga este enlace a nuestro proyecto especial, mendomaps.com.

La ciudad de Fort Bragg, desafortunadamente, parece recibir su corriente, no a través de la costa sur, ni a través del valle de Anderson, sino desde Willits en líneas de transmisión aproximadamente paralelas a la carretera 20. Esto significa que Fort Bragg depende de la restauración de la subestación de Willits, y aún no hemos escuchado ninguna información sobre cuándo Willits volverá a tener luz..

En el mapa de interrupción de servicio de PG&E, en su sitio web, actualmente muestran los lugares sin electricidad (las áreas moradas son parte de sus apagines intencionales, que llaman "PSPS"), y si hace clic, hay un tiempo estimado de restauración: pero esta información, según la Ciudad de Ukiah, debe considerarse "inconsistente y poco confiable". Este sitio web sólo proporciona y estima, y ​​parece que esa estimación es sólo un período 48 horas después del inicio de la interrupción. Además, las comunicaciones oficiales de PG&E tanto a los funcionarios públicos como a la prensa a menudo contradicen directamente lo difundido en este sitio web.

Aquí está el comunicado de prensa de la ciudad de Ukiah:

ACTUALIZACIÓN PSPS DE LA CIUDAD DE UKIAH: PG&E DA EL "CLIMA TODO CLARO", ESPERA RESTAURAR EL PODER AL VALLE de UKIAH EN LA TARDE DEL MIÉRCOLES 30 DE OCTUBRE

Ukiah, CA. 30 de octubre de 2019, 8:30 am - PG&E ha anunciado el "clima despejado" para el condado de Mendocino. Si bien su respuesta típica es que podría tomar hasta 48[horas?] inspeccionar las líneas y restaurar la energía, también han indicado que están priorizando la restauración de la línea de transmisión que alimenta el área más grande de Ukiah con la esperanza de que la energía se restablezca en la tarde del miércoles , 30 de octubre.

Si bien el personal de la ciudad se siente cautelosamente optimista, la información de PG&E ha sido inconsistente y poco confiable. Continuaremos transmitiendo la información tal como se recibe, y aseguraremos a los residentes que el personal está trabajando las 24 horas para mantener en funcionamiento otros servicios esenciales mientras presionamos a PG&E

El lobby del Centro Cívico de Ukiah en 300 Seminary Avenue estará abierto al público para cargar el sus aparatos electrónicos entre las 8:00 am y las 9:00 pm hasta que se restablezca la energía. Los baños públicos, café y agua también están disponibles. Tenga en cuenta que el wifi público no está disponible en esta ubicación debido a la interrupción del servicio.

Mientras tanto, los funcionarios de la Ciudad alientan a los residentes a manejar con cuidado con seguridad. Los semáforos de tráfico inoperantes por el apagón deben tratarse como una parada completa.

Siga la página de Facebook de la Ciudad de Ukiah para obtener la información más actualizada: https://www.facebook.com/cityofukiah/. Alternativamente, los residentes pueden llamar al (707) 463-6288.

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Se habre refugio para clima inclemete en Ukiah https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/se-habre-refugio-para-clima-inclemete-en-ukiah/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/se-habre-refugio-para-clima-inclemete-en-ukiah/#respond Wed, 30 Oct 2019 09:43:56 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=255516 Se ha aclarado que el refugio para clima inclemente establecido en Building Bridges, en 1045 S State Street en Ukiah, es para cualquier persona que no tenga un lugar cálido para dormir, ya sea con o sin vivienda.

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ACTUALIZACIÓN 9:20 p.m. - Se ha aclarado que el refugio para clima inclemente establecido en Building Bridges, en 1045 S State Street en Ukiah, es para cualquier persona que no tenga un lugar cálido para dormir, ya sea con o sin vivienda.

El supervisor John McCowen explicó en una breve entrevista: "Tengo entendido que está disponible para cualquier persona que necesite refugio. El ímpetu fue el clima frío, pero no hay distinción entre las personas con o sin vivienda."  Agregó que está disponible principalmente a personas que sufren del frío y no tienen un lugar con calefacción..

También señaló que se ha enviado información a hospitales, jefaturas de policía, bomberos y paramédicos que tienen más probabilidades de "tener contacto con los médicamente vulnerables".

MENDOCINO Co., 29/10/19 - El Condado de Mendocino ha abierto un refugio de clima inclemente para personas sin vivienda. Se pronostica que las temperaturas bajarán significativamente esta noche.

El supervisor John McCowen explica, “Entiendo que está disponible para cualquier persona que necesite refugio. El ímpetu fue el clima frío, pero no hay distinción entre personas con o sin vivienda".

Si conoce a alguien o ve a alguien que podría usar dicho refugio esta helada noche, dígales que se pronostica que las temperaturas bajarán a los 20 grados en algunos lugares. El refugio abrió a las 5:30 p.m. y cualquier persona que necesite albergue climatizado puede ir a Building Bridges en 1045 S State Street en Ukiah.

He aquí una declaración hecha por el Supervisor Ted Williams en su página de Facebook:

Haga favor de proporcionar esta información a los socorristas que puedan encontrarse con personas particularmente vulnerables al frío esta noche.

Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Mendocino

Gente sana, comunidades saludables

Tammy Moss Chandler, Directora

Noemi Doohan, MD, PhD, Oficial Interino de Salud

Apertura del refugio de clima inclemente
Martes 29 de octubre de 2019

El Servicio Meteorológico Nacional ha emitido una advertencia climática urgente por heladas y temperaturas de congelamiento, así como una advertencia de bandera roja de condiciones de viento extremo a partir del 29 de octubre para el área de Ukiah.

En asociación con Redwood Community Services y la Ciudad de Ukiah, la Agencia de Salud y Servicios Humanos del Condado de Mendocino (HHSA) ha abierto un refugio contra el clima inclemente a partir de esta tarde, martes 29 de octubre.

"Estas condiciones son potencialmente mortales para nuestros residentes que no tienen un refugio adecuado", dice el Dr. Noemi Doohan, Oficial Interino de Salud del Condado de Mendocino. "Por lo tanto, se está abriendo un refugio de emergencia para clima inclemente para ayudar a garantizar la seguridad de nuestra comunidad".

Cualquier persona que necesite un lugar climatizado para refugiarse esta noche puede registrarse a partir de las 5:30 p.m. en Building Bridges, 1045 S State Street en Ukiah.

Las preguntas sobre estos servicios de refugio de emergencia pueden dirigirse a Bekkie Emery, Subdirectora de HHSA, al (707) 972-3472.

Para nuestras agencias asociadas que pueden necesitar acceder al Equipo de atención y refugio de HHSA para analizar las necesidades de los clientes después de las 7:00 p.m. por favor llame al (707) 510-1556


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MENDOCINO Co., 10/5/19 -- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Fort Bragg man for attempted murder, however, no one was actually injured.

The MCSO allege that David Appier, 34, shot at a 31 year old man, after an altercation with that man's girlfriend over "presumed living arrangements." Appier allegedly shot at the man, and missed, after which the man and his girlfriend fled and called 911. The incident occurred in the 21000 block of North Petaluma Ave. in Fort Bragg.

Here is the press release from the MCSO:

DATE:  "October 4, 2019" 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
Incident Number: 
2019-29511 
Crime/Incident: 
664/187 PC  (Attempted Murder) 
Location: 
21000 block of North Petaluma Avenue in Fort Bragg, CA 
Date of Incident: 
10-02-2019 
Time: 
10:54 P.M. 
Victim(s): 
Adult Male (31 year-old from Fort Bragg, CA) 
Suspect(s): 
David Appier (34 year-old male from Fort Bragg, CA) 
Written By: 
Sgt. J. Comer #1197 

Synopsis: 
On 10-02-2019 at approximately 10:54 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputies received a radio call for service for a shooting at a property located in the 21000 block of North Petaluma Avenue in Fort Bragg, California. 

Deputies requested Emergency Medical Services stage in the area with further information suggesting there may be a victim of a gunshot. 
 
After Deputies arrived they secured the scene and contacted five subjects at the location, they quickly determined that no one was shot or injured.  Deputies initiated an investigation into the incident. 
 
During that investigation Deputies interviewed all five subjects residing on the property and learned David Appier had been verbally abusive towards a female over presumed living arrangements.  The female was in a cohabitating/dating relationship with a 31 year-old male who arrived at the location minutes before the shooting took place. 
 
The 31 year-old male and female where at the location and inside a recreational vehicle (RV) when they overheard Appier yelling and walking towards their location. 

The 31 year-old male exited the RV to prevent any further confrontation with his girlfriend and Appier immediately shot at the male victim but missed.  The 31 year-old male and his girlfriend quickly fled the location for safety and 9-1-1 was called. 
 
Deputies located a firearm in plain view in the area where Appier was initially found at the location.  Based on their investigation, Deputies developed sufficient probable cause to arrest Appier for attempted homicide.    
 
Appier was also found to have two outstanding active misdemeanor warrants out of Mendocino County for failure to appear in court. 
 
Appier was booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $125,000.00 bail.            
  
Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184

MCSO

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District 3 Supervisor Haschak will hold town hall Oct. 16 https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/district-3-supervisor-haschak-will-hold-town-hall-oct-16/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/10/district-3-supervisor-haschak-will-hold-town-hall-oct-16/#respond Thu, 03 Oct 2019 20:26:42 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=240986 The event will be held at Willits City Hall.

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WILLITS, 10/3/19 -- District 3 Supervisor John Haschak will be holding a town hall style meeting in Willits on Oct. 16 at 5:30 p.m.

Here is the press release from Haschak's office, with all the details:

John Haschak will be hosting his second in a yearly series of Willits Town Hall Meetings on Wednesday evening, October 16th at 5:30 at Willits City Hall.

This is the perfect time to bring your concerns and issues to someone who actually listens and is informed enough to, perhaps, do something about them!

This event, will be on KLLG radio (97.9FM) and the video can be viewed both on Willits Channel 3 TV and on You Tube. Willits Community Television. Please allow a few days for editing.

This event is sponsored bt the City of Willits and the Willits Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

All are welcome at the Wednesday evening, October 16th, Willits Town Hall Meeting to talk with Third District Supervisor, John Haschak at the Willits City Hall.

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?Qué es CalFresh? Aquí lo explicamos https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/07/que-es-calfresh-aqui-explicamos/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/07/que-es-calfresh-aqui-explicamos/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2019 18:33:37 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=203825 CalFresh es un programa alimenticio que existe aquí en el condado de Mendocino, diseñado para ayudar a que tu presupuesto mensual te rinda más y a la vez fortalecer la economía del condado.

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MENDOCINO Co., 26 de julio de 2019 -- CalFresh es un programa alimenticio que existe aquí en el condado de Mendocino, diseñado para ayudar a que tu presupuesto mensual te rinda más y a la vez fortalecer la economía del condado. Dicho programa es federal  (SNAP) manejado a nivel estatal (CalFresh). Para aquellos que participan, CalFresh les proporciona una tarjeta EBT que se puede usar para comprar alimentos, como por ejemplo carne, frutas, verduras, productos lácteos, pan, cereales, tanto como esquejes de plantas que producen alimentos.

CalFresh, anteriormente llamado Food Stamps, se estableció en los años treinta, durante la Depresión en forma de descuento.  O sea que uno pagaba $4 y recibía $6 dólares de estampillas para comprar alimentos. En los 60 se hicieron cambios en el programa para combatir el hambre y la malnutrición.  En el 2008 el nombre cambió de Food Stamps a SNAP a nivel federal y CalFresh en California.

De hecho, el Condado de Mendocino es uno de los condados que padece de inseguridad alimenticia, que significa que hay individuos que no pueden abastecer su despensa, por lo tanto sufren de hambre o están mal nutridos. Los grupos más vulnerables son los pequeños, y los individuos en su tercera edad. CalFresh intenta ayudar a remediar este problema.

La tarjeta EBT de CalFresh se puede usar en la mayoría de los supermercados, en muchas tiendas de abarrotes y en los mercados Farmers Markets Certificados.  Es más, en los Farmers Markets puedes recibir descuentos, y a la vez ayudas a los campesinos locales con tus compras y así se fortalece la economía local

No hay un grupo específico ni una demográfica individual que califique. No obstante, los individuos que no califican son aquellos que reciben Native American Food Commodities, familias o individuos de ingresos definidos, e inmigrantes indocumentados.  Sin embargo, si dichos inmigrantes son padres de niños nacidos en este país, los niños pueden calificar. Para determinar con seguridad si uno califica, es importante estar en contacto con un representante de CalFresh.

Para recibir estos beneficios, se puede llenar el formulario por el internet o bien, ponerse en contacto con Brenda Moreno Sánchez, morenob@mendocinocounty.org, (707)463-5437 o con Nuestra Alianza de Willits, (707)456-9418.

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Diving robot may have found remains of Vincent Soto in Lake Mendocino https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/07/diving-robot-may-have-found-remains-of-vincent-soto-in-lake-mendocino/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/07/diving-robot-may-have-found-remains-of-vincent-soto-in-lake-mendocino/#respond Thu, 11 Jul 2019 22:42:50 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=196958 Divers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will be traveling to Lake Mendocino to undertake a possible recovery.

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7/11/19 -- The remains of Vincent Soto, who has been missing for about a month since a tragic fishing trip, may have been found at the bottom of Lake Mendocino, right next to the bottom of Coyote Dam, and divers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will soon be mounting a potential recovery. The discovery was made with sonar, by a diving robot that was lent by the Marin County Sheriff's Office. However, the small submersible could not use its cameras to positively identify the object, so a definitive identification has not yet been made. To accomplish this upcoming dive, the flow of Lake Mendocino into the Russian River may actually be stopped for a brief period, a relatively unprecedented event.

Soto's family has been holding a continual vigil at the lake shore, which may be finally coming to an end. Theresa Rodriguez, Soto's cousin, said, "We feel we finally have some light to this darkness. I know for myself for the first time in 29 days as of yesterday I got to go home without the heaviness in my heart."

Soto and his father Carlos Soto, went on a fishing trip a month ago, and on June 11 the body of Carlos Soto was found floating in Lake Mendocino. The wallets and phones of both men were still in the fishing boat, which was adrift, and since then an intense search effort has ensued.

Lt. Shannon Barney of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office explained that the robot found an object that is the "general shape that could be a body." The "object" is at the mouth of the outlet of the dam. Unfortunately, visibility at the bottom of the lake was extremely poor, perhaps only six inches, with the propeller blades on the robot actually churning up silt and making cameras almost useless. Instead the object has been identified by sonar mounted on the bot.

Due to these conditions the MCSO will be getting help from the L.A. Sheriff's Department's specially trained divers. The object is at 112 feet below the surface of the lake, a fairly deep dive. What's more, the currents created by the slow drain of the lake through Coyote Dam into the Russian River create potentially dangerous currents. The MCSO cooperated with Sonoma Water, and the Army Corp of Engineers in reducing the flow of water out of the lake down to only 10 cubic feet per second (CFP), much lower than normal, in order to safely operate the robot. This process took a few days and result in the level of the Russian dropping somewhat (see links below for details).

In order for the L.A.S.D. divers to make the dive safely the current will have to be even slower, otherwise the divers might be swept into the dam outlet, meaning that the MCSO has made a request to the Army Corp and Sonoma Water to actually completely stop the flow of water through Coyote Dam for up two hours. This amount of time will give the divers time to positively identify the object, and if it is the remains of Vincent Soto, to then recover his body.

Commenting on the substantial level of cooperation between these various law enforcement and water agencies, Lt. Barney noted that "All of those agencies have been wonderful to work with." Indeed the dam has almost never been shut down, and only for maintenance.

Barney added, that he hopes the recovery of remains will "provide some closure for the family."

Here is the full statement sent by Theresa Rodriguez via Facebook:

...our family has finally got a sense of relief, after all this time we now have something positive to hold onto. And pray that soon everything will be set up to finally get my cousin out of this lake. We are SO GRATEFUL for ALL the county's organizations and volunteers for everything. We feel we finally have some light to this darkness. I know for myself for the first time in 29 days as of yesterday I got to go home without the heaviness in my heart. I just want my cousin back our family just wants this to be over so we can bring peace , closer and to full begin healing. We still have the hardest of days coming but these past 30 days today have been the most devastating, distraught, torturous heartbreaking days. We pray soon we have closure and peace. Being able to properly honor and lay my cousin to rest with his dad is all we want.

Theresa

Here is our past coverage of this sad situation:

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Are there any good fiction writers in Mendocino Co.? Let’s find out — submit your works of short fiction or poetry to the Mendo Voice Literary Review https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/06/are-there-any-good-fiction-writers-in-mendocino-co-lets-find-out-submit-your-works-of-short-fiction-or-poetry-to-the-mendo-voice-literary-review/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/06/are-there-any-good-fiction-writers-in-mendocino-co-lets-find-out-submit-your-works-of-short-fiction-or-poetry-to-the-mendo-voice-literary-review/#comments Fri, 14 Jun 2019 20:35:29 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=184004 There's not actually a review, but if we get some good piece we might be able to publish some of your fiction to a wide audience.

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Hello Mendocino Writers,

There's not actually a literary review, but lately several people have asked me if The Mendocino Voice publishes fiction, and though we haven't in the past, I figured 'why not?'

So if you are a local writer, with a work of fiction that hasn't been published and copyrighted elsewhere, send it along to info@mendovoice.com. Please include the best way to contact you. If we get enough submissions we can publish some of them and see how it works out. If you're a poet, feel free to send along your submissions as well.

We've never tried this before, so it's kind of a little experiment, but there are so many creative people in our lovely county that we're bound to get some good stuff -- and I look forward to reading it.

Yours,

Managing Editor
A.F. Baumann

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Catch 22: Status of our cannabis permit (opinion https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/catch-22-status-of-our-cannabis-permit-opinion/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/catch-22-status-of-our-cannabis-permit-opinion/#comments Tue, 21 May 2019 00:31:21 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=170245 In which Larry Rosen decries the state of Mendocino cannabis permitting.

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The following is a letter-to-the-editor from attorney Larry Rosen, which was also sent to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors:


Dear Mendocino County Board of Supervisors:

I sent email to the County last week asking about the status of our cannabis cultivation permit. There is still no answer! This confirms reports I hear regularly from my friends and neighbors that County staff are, to say it politely, not being helpful. Stated less politely, we are getting a run-around.

County staff say that we can't get our cannabis permit until state agencies will give us a license. State agencies says we can't get our cannabis license until the local government issues us a permit. What should we crazy people do first? Our legislators are dealing separately with the state's procedural deficiencies, but we need the County to do its job.

I am reminded of the famous satirical novel, Catch 22. In the book, Catch-22 is a military rule typifying bureaucratic reasoning. The rule is: If one is crazy, one does not have to fly missions; and one must be crazy to fly. But one has to apply to be excused and applying demonstrates that one is not crazy. As a result, one must continue flying, either not applying to be excused, or applying and being refused. As characters in the novel say: "Agents enforcing Catch-22 need not prove that Catch-22 actually contains whatever provision the accused violator is accused of violating." Another character explains: "Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing." The hero of that novel ends up in what is referred to (now inappropriately) as an "insane asylum".

I feel like I am there now for our cannabis cultivation.

Why do you keep us waiting? The County has already reassured itself, through its inspection and through voluminous forms filed with you, that our cannabis cultivation site:

  • Has been inspected by Mendocino County to ensure that cultivation is compliant with all requirements of the local cannabis code and regulations. Site is within local zoning and site restrictions. The cultivation site is fenced and secured with locked gates. There are security cameras for 24-hour monitoring of the site.
  • Complies with Mendocino County agricultural ordinances for farming and for cultivating cannabis.
  • Complies with Mendocino County building codes and ordinances, and all construction is under Mendocino County permits.
  • Complies with Mendocino County environmental codes and ordinances, and cultivation of cannabis at that site will not adversely impact the environment of the site nor impact water supplies or disposal.
  • Has been registered with the Mendocino County tax department.

Meanwhile, at Board of Supervisors meetings, the County CEO ironically complains that taxation revenues from legal cannabis are far below your projections. Duh!

The Board of Supervisors is responsible to fix this. We elected you to prevent such situations and to make the County staff do their jobs.

Give us our Mendocino County cannabis cultivation permit!

-Larry


The preceding was a letter submitted to The Mendocino Voice, published here as opinion. The views stated in this letter are those of the writer alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Mendocino Voice. This being a letter-to-the-editor, its content has not been fact-checked independently by the Voice, nor has it been copy-edited — all punctuation, capitalization, spelling, etc. is preserved from the original letter. 

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Mendocino Sheriff’s press release, May 13 https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/mendocino-sheriffs-press-release-may-13/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/mendocino-sheriffs-press-release-may-13/#respond Tue, 14 May 2019 06:32:00 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=166390 Here are the press released issued May 13 by the MCSO, they include some altercations, domestic violence, parole violation, etc.

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MENDOCINO Co., 5/13/19 -- The following article includes the most recent press releases issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office (MSCO).

(If you want to skip to the press releases click here)

But first a little explanation: the MCSO puts out a number of press releases, sometimes everyday, sometimes once a week. We are not aware of how they choose which incidents to send a press release about. Clearly, they generally send releases about major crimes and incidents involving a death, also issues of general public safety. We also recognize that the staff of the MCSO is strapped for time and cannot send out a press release for every single incident the respond to.

We strive to be transparent with our readers about our reporting process, which is why we are explaining these facts. Many newspapers take law enforcement press releases and print them under the heading "staff" or quickly rewrite them, giving the impression of reporting. We want to be clear that we are merely passing along these press releases, that we have not done independent reporting on them, vetted them, or verified them, and also note that in the American justice system all people are considered innocent until proven guilty. We are a small organization that is also strapped for time.

However, we do believe that the people should know what their government, including their law enforcement agencies, is saying, and that these releases have news value, so we are here reproducing them.

MCSO Press Releases for April 29

DATE:  "May 13, 2019" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Incident Number: 
2019-13484 

Crime/Incident: 
273.5 PC  (Felony Domestic Violence Battery) 

Location: 
1500 block of Reisling Court in Ukiah, CA 

Date of Incident: 
05-08-2019 

Time: 
11:55 PM 

Victim(s): 
Adult Female (29 year-old from Ukiah, CA)  

Suspect(s): 
Dylan Washburn (27 year-old male from Ukiah, CA)  

Written By: 
Sgt. Mike Dygert #1168 

Synopsis: 
On 05-08-2019 at approximately 11:55 PM Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies were dispatched to a reported domestic violence incident at a residence in the 1500 block of Reisling Court in Ukiah, California.
 Upon arriving, Deputies contacted an adult female in front of the residence and learned she had been assaulted by Dylan Washburn who had fled the scene prior to the Deputies arrival.    
 
The adult female and Washburn were living together at the location and had a young child in common.
 
During the investigation Deputies learned Washburn and the adult female had become engaged in a verbal argument which escalated into a physical altercation. 
 
Washburn reportedly assaulted the adult female by grabbing her by the arms and pushing her onto a couch in the living room of their residence.  He then grabbed her by the neck and choked her to the point she could not breath for a few seconds.  

Deputies noticed the adult female had visible injures to her arms and legs consistent with the reported physical assault.   

Washburn was later located in front of a residence at the 100 block of North Court Street a short time later by Ukiah Police Department Officers. 

Deputies responded to the location and placed Washburn under arrest for 273.5 PC (felony domestic violence battery). 

Washburn was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184

MCSO



MEDIA ADVISORY/NEWS RELEASE

DATE:  "May 13, 2019" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Incident Number: 
2019-13783 

Crime/Incident: 
Felony Arrest Warrant

29800 (a) PC  (Possess Firearm by Felon). 

148.9(a) PC (False ID to a Police Officer)

11377(a) H&S (Possession of a controlled substance)

11364(a) H&S (Possession of drug paraphernalia) 

14601.1(a) CVC (Driving with a suspended drivers license)
  

Location: 
7000 block of North State Street in Calpella, CA 

Date of Incident: 
05-11-2019 

Time: 
4:00 PM 

Victim(s): 
N/A 

Suspect(s): 
Suelamatra Castillo (47 year-old female from Nice, CA) 

Christopher Ray (44 year-old male from Lakeport, CA) 

Written By: 
Sergeant Mike Dygert #1168 

Synopsis: 
On 05-11-2019 at about 4:00 PM an on-duty Mendocino County Sheriff’s Deputy observed a vehicle being driven in the area of the 7000 block of north State Street in Calpella, California.  

The Deputy noticed the vehicle registration was expired and observed the driver of the vehicle driving into a business parking lot. 
 
The Deputy made contact with the occupants of the vehicle and contacted the driver (Christopher Ray) and passenger (Suelamatra Castillo).  

The Deputy learned Ray’s driver’s license was suspended and Castillo had provided the Deputy with a false name. 

During a search of the vehicle, the Deputy located illicit drugs and drug paraphernalia belonging to Ray. 

The Deputy also learned Castillo had an outstanding no-bail felony warrant for her arrest from Lake County California for 29800(a) PC (Felon in possession of a firearm).
 
Ray was issued a notice to appear citation for the misdemeanor possession of illicit drugs (11377 H&S), misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia (11364 H&S), and driving on a suspended driver’s license (14601.1(a) CVC) and was released at the scene.
 
Castillo was arrested for the listed felony arrest warrant and for providing the Deputy with a false name (148.9 PC.). Castillo was booked into the Mendocino County Jail on the listed violations and was to be held without bail per the felony arrest warrant.

Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184

MCSO

DATE:  "May 13, 2019" 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 

Incident Number: 
2019-13852 

Crime/Incident: 
11351 HS  (Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale)

1203.2 PC  (Violation of Formal Probation)

594(b)(1) PC  (Felony Vandalism - over $400 Damage)

148(a)(1) PC  (Resist / Obstruct Peace Officer) 

Location: 
29000 block of Highway 20 in Fort Bragg, CA 

Date of Incident: 
05-12-2019 

Time: 
9:30 A.M. 

Victim(s): 
Adult Female (59 year-old from Fort Bragg, CA) 

Suspect(s): 
Andrew Hurtado (20 year-old male from Fort Bragg, CA) 

Written By: 
Sergeant Quincy Cromer #2651 

Synopsis: 
On 05-12-2019 at approximately 9:30 A.M., Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to a reported physical fight occurring at a trailer park in the 29000 block of Highway 20 in Fort Bragg, California.

When responding to the above location, a Deputy observed Andrew Hurtado walking westbound on Highway 20 leaving the area where the reported fight occurred. Hurtado was bleeding from a wound on his face so he was contacted by the Deputy.

The Deputy determined Hurtado was involved in the incident and was struck several times in the face during the fight.

Hurtado was known to be on formal probation in Mendocino County for an unrelated offense. When the Deputy attempted to search Hurtado, he resisted and obstructed the Deputy's attempt to conduct a search.

After Hurtado was placed in handcuffs, the Deputy searched Hurtado and located a large amount of prescription pills. Hurtado was placed under arrest for 11351 HS [Possession of Controlled Substance for Sale], 1203.2 PC [Violation of Formal Probation], and 148(a)(1) PC [Resist / Obstruct a Peace Officer].

Upon further investigation at the campground, Deputies learned that Hurtado was witnessed vandalizing a trailer at the location. Hurtado reportedly broke out several windows and caused other damage to the trailer, in excess of $400 in damage. Hurtado was also charged with 594(b)(1) PC [Felony Vandalism - over $400 damage].

Hurtado was subsequently booked into the Mendocino County Jail where he was to be held on a no-bail status due to him violating his formal probation terms.    

Approved by: 
Captain Gregory L. Van Patten  #1184

MCSO

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Law enforcement pursue suspect down 101 (5/8/19) https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/law-enforcement-pursue-suspect-down-101/ https://www.mendovoice.com/2019/05/law-enforcement-pursue-suspect-down-101/#comments Wed, 08 May 2019 04:18:15 +0000 https://www.mendovoice.com/?p=163362 We will continue to update.

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UPDATE 5/8/19 -- Here are details from the MCSO, it was a robbery:

ORIGINAL
This situation is developing, and we are continuing to update. Please keep scrolling down for all the new info.

WILLITS, 5/7/19 -- Law enforcement officers are pursuing a suspect in a car chase south on U.S. Route 101. The vehicle is described as a white Ford Explorer with a Confederate flag on the hood. There are apparently three men in the car all with hand guns, according to scanner traffic.

UPDATE 9:17 p.m. -- As of 9:17 p.m. the dispatcher on the scanner appeared to confirm that the vehicle had turned around, and was heading north on the 101, approximately at the Howard Forest Cal Fire Station.

UPDATE 9:18 p.m. -- The vehicle is stopped at the south end of the Willits Bypass.

UPDATE 9:24 p.m. -- It now appears that at least one suspect is in custody.

UPDATE 9:26 p.m. -- In these breaking situations, as we strive to get you information as quickly as possible and this often means reporting directly from the police scanner, as the situation develops and even law enforcement officials aren't certain exactly what the situation is.

Currently what we gather from the scanner is that law enforcement have stopped a white Nissan four-door pick up, near the south end of the Willits Bypass, and detained one person from that vehicle -- but that another vehicle remains outstanding, the aforementioned white Ford Explorer with a Confederate flag on the hood.

It is now presumed that that vehicle has continued south, and Sonoma CHP are being notified.

At least three people are being cited as "reporting parties," that is, people who called law enforcement, but at this time it's not clear what the initial cause of the chase and search were.

UPDATE 9:40 p.m. -- The California Highway Patrol has confirmed for us that the initial incident that gave rise to the chase was a robbery and/or carjacking. It also appears that the suspects in the white Explorer are still at large.

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