Road Closure Updates

3 minutes ago

The following highways in Mendocino county that had been closed due to flooding are now open:

Hwy 1 at the Garcia River, mile marker 17.3 to 18.6

Hwy 128 mile marker 0 to 11

Hwy 175 mile marker 0 to .75

 

The Lake County Sheriff's Department issued urgent advisory evacuations today around 5:00 pm for residents in and near Clear Lake, Clearlake Oaks Keys and near the Big Valley Rancheria, Lands’ End, Corinthian Bay, Soda Bay and other nearby areas in Lake County.

The press release states that roadways and residences are inundated due to recent rainfall and areas along the Lake Shore have already begun to flood.

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.

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.

Road Closure Updates

3 minutes ago

The following highways in Mendocino county that had been closed due to flooding are now open:

Hwy 1 at the Garcia River, mile marker 17.3 to 18.6

Hwy 128 mile marker 0 to 11

Hwy 175 mile marker 0 to .75

 

Four newly discovered frog species are so tiny that they can sit comfortably on a fingernail, making them some of the smallest-known frogs in the world.

Scientists said in a video that they were "surprised to find that the miniature forms are in fact locally abundant and fairly common." The frogs likely escaped notice until now because of their tiny size and secretive habitats, hidden under damp soil or dense vegetation.

Reform groups in Mexico have been trying for years to persuade politicians to regularly disclose their assets and incomes, pointing to their northern neighbor as an example of a place where financial disclosure is the norm in government.

Then came President Trump, who has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns.

During a sentencing hearing in Texas two decades ago, a defense attorney for a man named Duane Buck called on an expert who said his client's race made it more statistically likely that he would commit violent crimes in the future.

Because of that statement, the Supreme Court has ruled 6-2 that Buck, who is black, can appeal his death sentence.

It's the latest development in a case that Chief Justice John Roberts describes as "a perfect storm" of circumstances that he says culminated in a lower court "making a decision on life or death on the basis of race."

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TERRY GROSS, HOST:

While trying to catch a bus to school, Emilio Mayfield, 16, jaywalked. When he didn't comply with a police officer's command to get out of the bus lane, a scuffle ensued. Mayfield was struck in the face with a baton and arrested by nine Stockton, Cal. police officers. The arrest was captured on video by a bystander and the video went viral.

A small, faint star relatively close by is home to seven Earth-size planets with conditions that could be right for liquid water and maybe even life.

The discovery sets a record for both the most Earth-size planets and the most potentially habitable planets ever discovered around a single star.

A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked an attempt by state health officials to remove Medicaid funds from Planned Parenthood, allowing the women's health provider to remain in the federal program at least until a lawsuit is settled.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he will appeal the decision, which he said "is disappointing and flies in the face of basic human decency," the Dallas Morning News reported.

The space capsule that took the first moonwalkers on their historic adventure is getting ready to take off on another trip — its first tour of the United States in more than 40 years.

Republican members of Congress aren't exactly getting a warm welcome in their home districts during this week's recess.

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