Calixto Miguel Ramirez

Second victim in Ridgewood shooting succumbs to wounds

MENDOCINO Co., 7/10/18 -- The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office has officially announced the death of Miguel Ramirez, 30 of Covelo, in the shooting that occurred on the Ridgewood Grade section of Hwy. 101 on July 2. Miguel Ramirez succumbed to his wounds at a hospital in Sonoma County, where he was airlifted after he and his father, Calixto Ramirez, were allegedly shot by Miguel's brother, Ubaldo Ramirez, while driving Ubaldo "out of town, to get him a better perspective on life..." Ubaldo Ramirez is the primary suspect in the shooting and has been held in custody on charges of murder, and previously, attempted murder, since he was apprehended in Covelo on July 3. Though the MCSO announced Miguel Ramirez's death only today, knowledge of his death became public some days ago, and the exact date of his death is unclear.

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Wildfire updates: Peach, Pawnee, County, and Klamathon (updated 7:30pm)

MENDOCINO Co., 7/06/2018 — It's already been a busy wildfire season in Northern California this year, with a variety of road closures and evacuations occurring. In order to help people stay informed, we've added a wildfire map to our website, and we've also created a 2018 Fire Season category so you can go right to the latest information. Thanks to quick responses by CalFire and our local departments, so far most fires in Mendocino have been brought under control quickly. Here's an update on the current fires burning in our region, along with a list of resources to help you stay informed. Peach Fire: The Peach Fire started in Boonville yesterday afternoon and ultimately grew to about 90 acres before it was declared fully contained by CalFire at around 1:45 p.m. today.