Jane Futcher

The California Department of Food & Agriculture held a public hearing in Ukiah on Thursday, May 25, 2017 on the proposed state cannabis cultivation regulations.

Two arrested for theft, drug possession

21 hours ago

On Monday at approximately 3:15 p.m., Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputies received a radio call for service regarding a theft in the 47900 block of Center Street in Gualala, California.

Deputies contacted a representative of Robertson Enterprises and determined an excavator bucket with an estimated value of $1,800 was stolen from the aforementioned location between May 15th and 16th. 

A new iteration of a non cultivation Ordinance for Mendocino County was accepted at the Mendocino County Board of Supervisor's special meeting on Tuesday, May 23. That is according to Jude Thilman, owner of Dragon Fly Wellness Center, a dispensary in Fort Bragg. She said a number of people responded to the written documents that came from Mary Lynn Hunt, Chief planner for the county planning and building services. They included cultivators, manufacturers, dispensary owners, and others in the industry, she provided Kzyx with the details from this part of the meeting.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

The Caspar murder suspect, 39-year-old Kelley Coan, is in police custody in San Joaquin County. She surrendered after contacting an attorney, according to the Medocino Sheriff's facebook page. The victim's vehicle was in her possession in that county and was recovered.

Coan has been booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on one count of homicide and is being held on a NO BAIL status.

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

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

Dan Roberts

 Sunday's show was hosted by Laytonville High School students. The topic was "Reactions to Drug Education." The hosts were various students who had listened to Ralph Cantor on cannabis/alcohol and the developing brain. What did they learn? Is it important? What do they now know that their parents do not know? Do they consider marijuana use in high school a problem? I found they had interesting insights into drugs in the schools and drug education.    Really worth hearing, and thinking about how important honest drug education in the schools is.

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In a South Carolina courtroom Friday, Todd Kohlhepp stood before a judge and pleaded guilty to murdering seven people. The plea was part of a deal he worked out with prosecutors, whereby Kohlhepp would avoid the death penalty and receive seven consecutive life sentences for killings committed across a span of approximately 13 years.

He was also sentenced to 60 years in prison for an assortment of other crimes, including kidnapping and sexual assault.

People complain about nursing homes a lot: the food's no good or there's not enough staff, and so on. It's a long list. But the top complaint, according to the federal government, is eviction from a nursing home.

Technically, it's known as involuntary discharge, and in 2015 it brought in more than 9,000 complaints. Now, a couple of states are looking for ways to hold nursing homes accountable for unnecessary evictions.

With a gleaming new roller coaster towering above the boardwalk, one Jersey Shore amusement park is hoping this Memorial Day weekend will herald a new beginning.

Nearly five years after Superstorm Sandy ravaged Casino Pier and dumped its old coaster into the ocean, the park in Seaside Heights, N.J., has big hopes for its Hydrus ride, which opened earlier this month.

Jane Futcher

The California Department of Food & Agriculture held a public hearing in Ukiah on Thursday, May 25, 2017 on the proposed state cannabis cultivation regulations.

It was eight against one, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

On one side, leaders of Canada, Japan, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, plus two EU representatives. On the other side, President Trump.

And up for debate, the peril of climate change and the urgency of the U.S. commitment to the Paris accord to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Merkel said that everyone at the table at the G-7 summit in Taormina, Italy, was urging Trump to stick with the pact, according to Reuters.

In Lebanon, the LGBT community has made important strides in recent years. A series of court rulings have poked holes in a law that essentially criminalizes homosexuality. This has encouraged activists to push for greater rights.

Mike and Amy Mills are a father-daughter team from southern Illinois.

Mike was trained as a dental technician. "I made false teeth — crowns, bridges, partials — this type of thing. It's what I did as a trade," he recalls. "Later on, I started barbecuing just for the fun of doing it."

And that's what made him famous.

Watching footage of April's military parades in North Korea — with soldiers marching in formation to patriotic tunes — Lee So-yeon recalls all the steps. She was once one of those soldiers.

The daughter of a university professor, Lee, now 41, grew up in North Korea's North Hamgyeong province. But when famine devastated the country in the 1990s, women — including Lee — volunteered for the military in droves, often for the food rations.

Heavy rains in Sri Lanka have prompted devastating mudslides and flooding, killing at least 91 people and leaving more than 100 missing, according to authorities.

Search and rescue operations are currently underway, the Sri Lankan Disaster Management Center says.

Five rivers in the south and west of the island have flooded, affecting more than 61,000 people, the agency says.

Across a field from the unfinished concrete house where she lives, Suad Thabet can see the spires of the Abu Qarqas monastery. The 70-year-old Coptic Christian grandmother has had trouble sleeping since she was attacked in her nearby Egyptian village of Karm a year ago. She says living near the monastery makes her feel safe.

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Program Showcase

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

Dan Roberts

 Sunday's show was hosted by Laytonville High School students. The topic was "Reactions to Drug Education." The hosts were various students who had listened to Ralph Cantor on cannabis/alcohol and the developing brain. What did they learn? Is it important? What do they now know that their parents do not know? Do they consider marijuana use in high school a problem? I found they had interesting insights into drugs in the schools and drug education.    Really worth hearing, and thinking about how important honest drug education in the schools is.

See More