The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake today near Cobb, in Lake County around 1:00 am Tuesday, February 21. 

 

Heavy Rains and wind Monday night have caused flooding, downed trees, landslides and road closures in areas across Mendocino and Lake Counties. In Mendocino County the Office of Emergency Services reported at 3:00pm Tuesday that Highway 101 north of Laytonville is now open to one-way traffic control. Delays should be expected.

Mountain View Road between Boonville and Point Arena is open to one lane traffic.

Jeffrey Parker

 

Authorities said a landslide north of Laytonville has closed Route 101 in both directions, and a major sinkhole has closed Orr Springs Road in both directions near mile marker 39.20 east of Wonder Ranch.

The Mendocino County Sheriff's Office confirmed the Route 101 closing, and said efforts to clear the reopen the major north-south artery were under way. 

The northern pikeminnow have been preying on salmon and steelhead juveniles in the Eel river watershed since 1979, when the non native fish was first introduced, likely by fishermen using them for bass bait.

The Eel River Recovery Project surveyed pike minnow populations in the river in 2016 and released their results in February 2017.  Pat Higgins, director of the Eel River Recovery Project has the details in part 1 of the Pikeminnow Invasion. 

Approximately 100 people were evacuated from their homes in Lakeport Monday as water levels in Clear Lake hit their highest mark in decades.

The mandatory evacuations were issued  at around 4:30 p.m. for  four locations: Lucky Four Resort at 1060 N. Main St., Aqua Village Mobile Home Park at 1350 S. Main St., Willow Point Resort  at 1 First St, and and Esplanade Street from Main Street to K. Street.

"This one caught everyone by surprise," District 3 county supervisor Jim Steele said.

In one of the latest developments of cannabis news in Mendocino County, the Ukiah City Council Wednesday night unanimously voted to adopt an ordinance to allow the regulation of medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits. During public comment, semi-retired physician Dr. Robert Werra discussed a petition he said was signed by more than 40 local physicians who are opposed to a dispensary in the city.  Over the past few months, public hearings have been held on the issue and many local citizens have expressed both opposition and support of a regulated cannabis dispensary in Ukiah. 

Thanks to everyone who helped us conduct our February Pledge Drive. Together we raised more than $58,000 in seven days.

 

We couldn’t have done it without all the dedicated supporters who volunteered on the phones, or on the air, brought us food, and gave us their encouragement.

 

And thanks, especially, to everyone who pledged - on the phone or on the web – with new memberships, renewals, additional gifts, and commitments to make monthly donations. It will all add up, to keep Independent media strong here in Mendocino County.

 

I'm here at the Folk Alliance International Conference  representing KZYX & Z and my show "Roots and All."

I may have mentioned a few dozen times on the show that my kid, Ian, is also a folk DJ in Philadelphia. He's here too. In fact, we're rooming together.

The United States Geological Survey reported a 4.2 magnitude earthquake today near Cobb, in Lake County around 1:00 am Tuesday, February 21. 

 

Heavy Rains and wind Monday night have caused flooding, downed trees, landslides and road closures in areas across Mendocino and Lake Counties. In Mendocino County the Office of Emergency Services reported at 3:00pm Tuesday that Highway 101 north of Laytonville is now open to one-way traffic control. Delays should be expected.

Mountain View Road between Boonville and Point Arena is open to one lane traffic.

Americans are driving more than ever before, according to new data released today by the Federal Highway Administration.

Drivers in cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs put a record 3.22 trillion miles on the nation's roads last year, up 2.8 percent from 3.1 trillion miles in 2015.

With security at the U.S.-Mexico border at the center of a seething controversy, the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court seemed torn at oral arguments on Tuesday — torn between their sense of justice and legal rules that until now have protected U.S. Border Patrol agents from liability in cross-border shootings.

The so-called Islamic State's financial fortunes are bound to the amount of territory it controls.

And the group's dramatic loss of ground in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq is putting pressure on its finances, according to a new report from the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation.

Rex Tillerson is heading on his second foreign trip as secretary of state later this week. But, as in his visit last week to Germany, Tillerson is expected to try to keep a low profile when he travels to Mexico on Wednesday.

Tillerson has said very little in public since taking office. There has been no State Department briefing since the Trump administration began a month ago.

There's a lesson about one of the testosterone studies released this week that has nothing to do with testosterone: The study on how testosterone affects anemia was designed with an ethical lapse that nobody noticed until the study was complete.

Breitbart News editor Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned amid a social media backlash over comments he made that appeared to condone pedophilia.

In a news conference Tuesday, Yiannopoulos said his resignation was effective immediately and praised the website as "a significant factor in my success."

He also explained his views on sex with minors, insisting that he does not condone statutory rape.

Updated at 4:10 p.m. ET

A literary treasure buried for more than a century has been unearthed by Zachary Turpin, a grad student at the University of Houston.

At times, it sprinted. At others, it stood still, seeming to weigh how best to elude New York City police. For more than an hour Tuesday, a runaway bull kept its dreams of freedom alive — until officers managed to capture it in Queens.

"It was at least the third loose cow or bull in Queens in the last 14 months," New York's Channel NBC 4 TV reports.

The United Nations says people are dying of starvation in north-central South Sudan, and it has issued a formal famine declaration for part of the country.

In all, nearly 5 million South Sudanese people do not have enough food, according to the U.N.'s food security arm, and that number is expected to rise to 5.5 million by the agricultural lean times in midsummer.

Of those, at least 100,000 people are at immediate risk of starving to death.

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