FBPD crime prevention event

This Sat­ur­day from 5 to 7pm. The Fort Bragg Police Depart­ment is encour­ag­ing Fort Bragg res­i­dents in neigh­bor­hoods and busi­nesses to lock their doors, turn on out­side lights and spend the evening out­side with neigh­bors and police. The Ukiah Daily Jour­nal says, The Depart­ment is join­ing thou­sands of com­mu­ni­ties for a nation­wide crime pre­ven­tion event.
The 31st Annual National Night Out crime and pre­ven­tion event will involve over 16,000 com­mu­ni­ties from all 50 U.S. states. In all, more than 37 mil­lion peo­ple par­tic­i­pated in “America’s Night Out Against Crime” in 2013. This year’s National Night Out will be the largest ever, accord­ing to an FBPD news release.
The event is designed to heighten crime and drug pre­ven­tion aware­ness; gen­er­ate sup­port for, and par­tic­i­pa­tion in, local anti­crime efforts; strengthen neigh­bor­hood spirit and police-community part­ner­ships; and send a mes­sage to crim­i­nals let­ting them know that neigh­bor­hoods are orga­nized and fight­ing back.
This year in Fort Bragg there will be at least 14 dif­fer­ent block par­ties. One will take place at the Police Depart­ment on Cypress Street with a free hot dog dinner.

Family Movies at Lakeport Library

Begin­ning Sat­ur­day, the Lake­port Library will show family-friendly movies on the first Sat­ur­day of each month at 10:30 a.m. in the children’s room. The movie selec­tion will fea­ture cur­rent releases and old favorites, and will include both ani­mated and live-action films. The free pro­gram is open to all ages, but chil­dren must be accom­pa­nied by an adult. For more details call the library at 263‑8817. The Lake­port Library is located at 1425 N. High Street, and is open Tues­day, Thurs­day, Fri­day, and Sat­ur­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Wednes­day noon to 8 p.m.

Fires Burn West of Laytonville

Three light­ning cause fires con­tin­ued to burn last night west of Lay­tonville. They were dis­cov­ered early yes­ter­day morn­ing and as of the lat­est Cal­Fire update at 9 p.m. had burned about 35 acres. Willits News reports Cal­Fire has requested assis­tance from out­side the area. One fire is about 75 per­cent con­tained but the oth­ers have zero per­cent con­tain­ment. Cal­Fire, Lay­tonville Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment and the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment are fight­ing the blaze. There were 180 fire per­son­nel on the scene yes­ter­day includ­ing five fire engines, 8 fire crews, three doz­ers, five heli­copters and five air tankers on the blaze. Two of the fires are in steep heav­ily wooded ter­rain. No struc­tures are threat­ened. Fire crews are “aggres­sively attack­ing the fire by con­struct­ing con­tain­ment lines.”

Fort Bragg Man Plunges 80 Feet Off HWY 1

A Fort Bragg motorist plunged down an embank­ment off High­way 1 near Jen­ner and walked away with only minor injuries, accord­ing to emer­gency offi­cials. Accord­ing to the Press Demo­c­rat, Jeff Aylen, 62, was dri­ving his 1999 Lexus south on the coastal high­way when he mis­judged a turn and his car went off the side of the road and down about 80 feet. CHP Sgt. Dave Hoff said “His car landed on its roof and he got out and crawled up the embank­ment.” The acci­dent occurred just before 7 p.m, and Aylen amaz­ingly did not require med­ical help.

Path to Citizenship Day Sunday

The Fourth annual ‘Path to Cit­i­zen­ship Day’ is on Sun­day and Legal Ser­vices of North­ern Cal­i­for­nia will pro­vide a free legal clinic to res­i­dents of Men­do­cino and Lake coun­ties want­ing help with their U.S. cit­i­zen­ship appli­ca­tions. The clinic will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the SPACE The­ater, 508 W. Perkins St. Ukiah. Law­ful per­ma­nent res­i­dents can meet with trained com­mu­nity vol­un­teers and immi­gra­tion attor­neys for assis­tance with their nat­u­ral­iza­tion appli­ca­tions and for infor­ma­tion about the nat­u­ral­iza­tion process. Space is lim­ited, so call to make an appoint­ment soon 707–513-1026.

2 Candidates Set for Ukiah November Ballot

Two can­di­dates who want to run for the seats that will be open on the Ukiah City Coun­cil are set to be on the Novem­ber Bal­lot. The Ukiah Daily Jour­nal con­firms that Phil Bald­win, whose term will expire this year, and John Johns, an organic farmer and retired busi­ness owner have filed their paper­work and and returned enough sig­na­tures to get on the ballot.

West Nile Virus in Lake County

The West Nile Virus has made its way into Lake County. A res­i­dent has tested pos­i­tive for the virus, and so have some mos­quito sam­ples and five dead birds. There have only been five cases of a human con­tracted the virus in Lake County, with the last one being in 2012. The hot tem­per­a­tures and cool evenings are help­ing the virus mul­ti­ply faster than normal.

Wetlands Near Would Be Costco Designated Open Space

A lit­tle over 2 acres near the land where the Costco store would be built is now Open Space. The Ukiah Plan­ning Com­mis­sion voted unan­i­mously to give the wet­lands the des­ig­na­tion dur­ing their meet­ing yes­ter­day — which means that land, which is a nat­ural resource, will be pro­tected and preserved.

Boil Order for Parts of Clearlake Oaks

A boil water is in effect for parts of Clear­lake Oaks fol­low­ing a water main break. The Cal­i­for­nia Depart­ment of Pub­lic Health, the Lake County Health Depart­ment and Clear­lake Oaks County Water Dis­trict have advised res­i­dents on or near Orchard Shores Sub Divi­sion, Lake Vil­lage Estates, Jen­son Road, Sul­phur Bank Rd, Elem Indian Colony and 13537 E. High­way 20 to use boiled tap water or bot­tled water for drink­ing and cook­ing pur­poses. Offi­cials urge res­i­dents in those areas not to drink the water with­out boil­ing it first. Bring all water to a boil, let it boil for one minute and let it cool before using, or use bot­tled water, the notice urged. Boiled or bot­tled water should be used for drink­ing and food prepa­ra­tion until fur­ther notice. Boil­ing kills bac­te­ria and other organ­isms in the water. The prob­lem is antic­i­pated to be resolved soon. Visit the Clear­lake Oaks County Water Dis­trict web­site http://www.clocwd.org/ for the lat­est updates.

Forest Service Vehicle and Equipment Internet Sale

The Men­do­cino National For­est is sell­ing sur­plus vehi­cles, mis­cel­la­neous equip­ment and fur­ni­ture by pub­lic Inter­net auc­tion this week. The sale goes to the high­t­est bid­der online at www.gsaauctions.gov. Inter­net bid­ding runs through Mon­day. Pho­tos of inter­net sale vehi­cles and equip­ment are avail­able for pub­lic view­ing week­days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Fri­day, at the Wil­lows office, located at 825 N. Hum­boldt Ave.