A week after President Trump declared his intention to phase out DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, students at Mendocino College attended a workshop where they were reminded of their rights, steps they should take to preserve them, and the scope of the uncertainty ahead.

You Say You Missed The Mendocino County Fair?

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 19, 2017 -- The county fair in Boonville has come and gone, but you can still hear a big yee-haw, a piano-playing pig, and a really good sales pitch for a rainbow-colored turd on this report from the fair.

Jeff Kan Lee

Sep 20, 2017 -- The Kwan Tai Taoist temple is a reminder of a once-thriving Chinese community that lived, worked, and worshipped in the village of Mendocino in the latter half of the 19th century. We'll hear from Jeff Kan Lee, docent, historian, and photojournalist, as he takes us on a tour through history and gives us a few hints about the future.

Talking about suicide

Sep 20, 2017

Sep 15, 2017 -- A collection of stories and artwork by people whose lives have been touched by suicide toured the county during Suicide Prevention Week. Robin Meloche, the Mental Health Services Act Coordinator, gave a presentation at Manzanita Services in Ukiah on Thursday. KZYX brings you some of the warning signs, precursors, and advice on how to get help.

Jeffrey Parker

The Mendocino County Department of Transportation has scheduled major repairs to a retaining wall on the Philo-Greenwood Road, or County Road 132, at MP .96. The road will be closed from MP .10 to MP 1.8, starting on September 18, 2017, and ending October 10. The road was briefly closed by landslides and toppled trees during heavy rains in February.

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Tensions continue to mount at the University of California, Berkeley, where a conservative student group is planning to host an event it's calling "Free Speech Week" starting on Sunday.

Iraqi Kurdish leaders plan to hold a controversial independence referendum on Monday. Kurds are expected to overwhelmingly vote in favor of separating from Iraq. The United States and other allies have warned them not to go ahead.

Here's what to know:

Who and where are the Kurds?

An estimated 30 million Kurds live in territory overlapping northern Iraq, Turkey, Iran and Syria. They are the fourth-biggest ethnic group in the region after Arabs, Persians and Turks.

Uber's license to operate in London expires in eight days — and London's transportation agency says it won't be renewed, citing a range of problems that make the company "not fit and proper to hold a private hire operator licence."

The issues raised by Transport for London include Uber's "approach to reporting serious criminal offences" and how it handles background checks.

Uber says it will appeal the decision. Transport for London had been considering granting Uber a five-year license. The company was first licensed in London in 2012.

Cattle pass a lot of gas, and the methane from their flatulence and especially, their belches, is an expanding burden on the planet. The greenhouse gas has a warming potential 25 times of carbon dioxide.

For more than nine months, Twitter and Facebook have tried to dodge the intense public scrutiny involved with the investigation into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

Now they're in the spotlight.

Congressional investigators are digging in on Russia's use of Facebook, Twitter and other social media companies to try to influence the 2016 campaign.

Snow Falls In The Sierra Nevada On Summer's Last Full Day

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It's still technically summer — the autumnal equinox doesn't arrive until 4:02 p.m. ET Friday.

It was a tad unusual then to see it snowing Thursday in the Sierra Nevada, the mountain range that is shared by California and Nevada. It usually doesn't snow there for about another month.

Some areas got a dusting, but others got several inches of snow and the plows were called out to clear roads.

Snow and hail contributed to a 16-vehicle crash on Interstate 80 near Cisco Grove, Calif. One man was killed and others were treated for minor injuries.

Many older Americans who have Affordable Care Act insurance policies are going to miss a Sept. 30 deadline to enroll in Medicare, and they need more time to make the change, advocates say.

Another Good Reason Not To Pee In The Pool

19 hours ago

Water parks can be fun, but they also can pose unexpected health risks – in this case, eye and respiratory problems. And that shower you never take before you get in the pool plays a role.

In July 2015, patrons at an indoor water park resort in Ohio started to complain about eye and respiratory problems. Local health officials surveyed patrons and water park employees, who reported issues like eye burning, nose irritation, difficulty breathing and vomiting. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention then stepped in to investigate.

After a cyberattack that potentially exposed the personal information of 143 million people, the credit reporting agency Equifax set up www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, a website to help people determine whether they had been affected.

However, on multiple occasions over the span of weeks, the company's official Twitter account responded to customer inquiries by apparently directing them to a fake phishing site called www.securityequifax2017.com.

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Events

Yes, that's right- the amazing Scottish neo-traditional band that has been electrifying audiences all over the world, is returning to Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg on Friday the 29th of September!

Tickets are available online at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3050632

Also available now at Out of This World in Mendocino, and soon at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

On Sunday September 17th KZYX aired live commentary from the sheepdog trials at the Mendocino County Fair in Boonville. Yorkville sheep rancher and two time trial winner Kevin Owens was joined by program director Alice Woelfle from the grandstands.

We welcome feedback about the broadcast! What would you like to hear next year? What did you enjoy? How can we improve? email pd@kzyx.org

Thank you.

HEAR THE BROADCAST HERE.

Program Showcase

Jeffrey Parker

KZYX was delighted to host a studio performance and interview on Thursday 21 September with Caitlin Belem and Terrence Rosnagle, a duo version of the Seattle Latin-Brazilian band Maracujá. Programmer Beth Lang interviewed the pair during her World Tour program.

From their website: "Maracujá takes you on a journey around Latin America through music. From fiery Cuban son and Brazilian samba-funk to soothing bossa nova and wistful boleros, Maracujá plays music for dancing, music for listening, music to make you smile."

You're under arrest! Those are words no one EVER wants to hear. Who's getting busted by the Sheriff and who's not under the county's new medical cannabis cultivation ordinance?

The crisis of opioid addiction is making headlines across America, but how is it affecting Mendocino County? And what services are available for people dealing with addiction either as opioid users themselves or their family, friends and colleagues?