In the face of risking federal funding and the mayor's intent to delay the discussion to a later meeting, the Willits City Council narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday which declares the city's support for local immigrants.

 

The 3-2 decision came after a lengthy debate over the wording of the sixth paragraph in the document, which declares the Willits Police Department will continue to not enforce federal immigration laws except for matters of violent crime and officer safety.

 

The Blue Zone Project

The City of Ukiah and Ukiah Valley Medical Center are exploring ways to help you live longer and happier in Mendocino County.  They are exploring a system called The Blue Zone Project and want your feedback. 

Fish In Hot Water

May 18, 2017

California's coastal ecosystem is in jeopardy. Several years of drought and unusually warm temperatures have offset its balance, causing a cascade of problems for sea dwelling creatures and many of the state's fisheries - one of the most productive in the world. 

Press Democrat

Mendocino County CEO Carmel Angelo and the Board of Supervisors welcome new supervisor Georgeanne Crosky at her swearing in ceremony on Thursday, May 11, 2o17. 

Station News

There are many ways for you to communicate with KZYX. One of them is to

attend the upcoming meeting of your Community Advisory Board. It's in at the

Fort Bragg Library on June 7th. A member survey went out with the recent

Board of Directors ballots. We will discuss the many responses, and snacks

will be served. You're encouraged to attend this meeting in the Community

Room of the Fort Bragg Library, 449 East Laurel Street, on Wednesday June

7th, at 6 o'clock.

Thanks for being a public radio listener and supporter! Now more than ever we need strong, local public media. KZYX is your source for the programs you love and the news you need; a blend of quality music, cultural programming, community engagement and news — local, national and international — that you won't find anywhere else.

Welcome to the KZYX tech blog. Here I hope to provide periodic updates on the technical state of the station, inject a bit of humor now and then and maybe answer some of the more commonly asked technical questions. I hope not to be too techno-jargonish and will try to give timelines and links to more information whenever possible. Thanks, Rich Culbertson

Today, I just want to very briefly explain a bit about our signal path and some of the obstacles we face getting KZYX to your radios.

MCPB Board Meetings are held six times a year, generally on the First Monday of every other month at 6 p.m. 

The meetings are held at five different locations rotating around Mendocino County.  

The current rotation schedule is: Anderson Valley, Point Arena, Ukiah, Willits, Fort Bragg.

There is Public Comment time after each Action Item and Public Comment Time on Non-Agenda Items at 3 minutes each. Everyone is welcome!

Our next meeting is at: TBD

Program Showcase

Consider This - May 26th, 9AM: Learning to Learn

May 20, 2017

My guest on this program is best-selling author Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before the Center, he was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Thursday Jan Futcher spoke with Chantal Simonpietri about Water Rights and commercial Cannabis production. She gives great information on how to get compliant with state water regulations and discusses possible future changes in water regulations. 

Hear the show by clicking here.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

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Model Dani Mathers, whose haughty posting of a photo of a naked woman at her gym sparked outrage last summer, will be punished by spending a month removing graffiti in Los Angeles. Mathers pleaded no contest to a charge of invading the 70-year-old woman's privacy.

One of Donald Trump's boldest, most ambitious proposals on the campaign trail was to build a wall along the southern border and get Mexico to pay for it. Amid the tumult of Trump's first few months in office, the border wall hasn't gotten as much attention as some other things. But new legislation has been introduced in Congress to help fund it.

It's called "The Border Wall Funding Act of 2017," introduced on March 30 by Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Ala.

The Pentagon believes a building in Mosul, Iraq, where more than 100 civilians died after a U.S. airstrike was either used to store bombs or rigged with explosives, NPR's Tom Bowman reports, providing a preview of the U.S. report on an airstrike that was targeting ISIS fighters.

That strike took place on March 17; the Defense Department's report is due to be released Thursday.

The report "will say Iraqi troops came under fire from ISIS snipers, and the U.S. responded with an airstrike, hitting this building with a small bomb — about 250 pounds," Tom reports.

If you fly into Haines, Alaska, you'll be on a prop plane so small that your pilot will call the roll.

"Melissa." Yup. "Mary." Yes. "Joseph?" Right here.

Just 2,500 people live in Haines — a small town in southeast Alaska surrounded by water. The scenery is incredible, with snowy mountains and lush green forest beyond. The city center is just a few blocks, with several bars, a few restaurants and a beautiful, award-winning library.

At 43 years old, Katina Johnson is planning her high school graduation party. It's been about thirty years since she dropped out of middle school when she found out she was pregnant.

Even before then, though, she'd never had a stable education. Her mother was addicted to drugs and moved her around a lot before she died when Johnson was just 12 years old. "That was the last time I even seen the inside of a school," she says.

Body cameras are spreading fast through American policing, and they're generating an ocean of video. Axon, a company that provides secure cloud storage for police departments, says it's received more than 4 million hours' worth of video uploads from its clients.

The Trump Organization appears to be making only a limited effort to live up to President Trump's promise to give the U.S. Treasury all foreign profits from his hotels and resorts, according to documents released in recent days.

Trump made the promise in mid-January as a way to avoid violating the U.S. Constitution's emoluments clause, which prohibits a president from accepting gifts and payments from foreign governments.

Jason Cisneroz, a community service officer in Houston, is troubled. His job in the nation's fourth largest city is to forge good relations between the police and Hispanic immigrants, a population typically wary of blue uniforms.

"A couple of days ago there was a witness to a burglary of a motor vehicle," he said. "She saw the suspects run to a certain place and with items they stole from a car, but she was afraid to come to police, she was in fear they would ask for her papers."

A video went viral earlier this week showing a sea lion grabbing a 6-year-old Canadian girl's dress and pulling her into the water from a dock in Richmond, British Columbia.

The girl's fast-acting grandfather jumped into the harbor and pulled her to safety.

During the ordeal, she received a superficial wound and is being treated for a possible bacterial infection.

 In the face of risking federal funding and the mayor's intent to delay the discussion to a later meeting, the Willits City Council narrowly approved a resolution Wednesday which declares the city's support for local immigrants.

 

The 3-2 decision came after a lengthy debate over the wording of the sixth paragraph in the document, which declares the Willits Police Department will continue to not enforce federal immigration laws except for matters of violent crime and officer safety.

 

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Program Showcase

Consider This - May 26th, 9AM: Learning to Learn

May 20, 2017

My guest on this program is best-selling author Ulrich Boser, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Before the Center, he was a contributing editor for U.S. News & World Report. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post.

Thursday Jan Futcher spoke with Chantal Simonpietri about Water Rights and commercial Cannabis production. She gives great information on how to get compliant with state water regulations and discusses possible future changes in water regulations. 

Hear the show by clicking here.

Mendocino Works: Mendocino’s Embrace of Benefit Corporations

17 May 2017 * 7-8 p.m., KZYX

See More