The two emergency winter shelters in Mendocino County are closing.  The Coast Hospitality Center in Fort Bragg announced today it is closing in a few days due to lack of funds and the Ukiah shelter is expected to close in a few weeks.  Many homeless are left to find shelter on the streets.  Tune in to hear from them. 

Road Closure Updates

Feb 22, 2017

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 on Tuesday around 5 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. 

Next KZYX Board of Directors Meeting on March 6 at 6 PM in Fort Bragg at the Redwood Coast Senior Center 490 N. Harold St.

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 collision of two core American values — freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination — is prompting a showdown in legislatures and courts across the country.

For some conservatives, religious freedom means the right to act on their opposition to same-sex marriage and other practices that go against their beliefs. LGBT advocates and their allies, meanwhile, say no one in the United States should face discrimination because of their sexual orientation.

In the southern French city of Toulon, 39-year-old presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is greeted by cheering crowds as he makes his way onstage at a rally. The former investment banker, who served briefly as President Francois Hollande's economy minister, has never been elected to political office. Yet he stands a good chance of becoming the next French president.

Some large health insurance companies have suffered losses under the Affordable Care Act, leading to a few high-profile exits from the health exchanges.

Japanese auto parts maker Takata Corp. has pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud, and agreed to pay $1 billion for concealing a defect in millions of its air bag inflators.

The decision played out in a federal courtroom in Detroit on Monday, following a deal with the U.S. Justice Department.

Ross Confirmed As Commerce Secretary

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Billionaire investor Wilbur Ross was confirmed as President Trump's secretary of commerce Monday night by a vote of 72 to 27 in the U.S. Senate.

Ross will divest from the private equity firm he founded, WL Ross & Co., as part of his ethics agreement upon entering government service. He will retain other financial interests but has pledged not to take any action as commerce secretary that would benefit a company in which he holds a stake.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions pledged to devote federal resources to combat violent crime and to shore up morale across the nation's police departments, on Monday in his first on-the-record briefing as the top U.S. law enforcement officer.

President Trump's initial budget proposal isn't enough to expand the military in the way he proposed.

Trump campaigned on the need to add tens of thousands more troops to the Army and Marine Corps, field a Navy with 350 warships or more and also to upgrade the Air Force. The $54 billion he's seeking to increase the Defense Department budget this year would represent a funding boost — but not one that would pay for an expansion on the scale Trump endorsed.

When it comes to climate change, we often think of the cars we drive and the energy we use in our homes and offices. They are, after all, some of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gas emissions. But what about the toast you ate for breakfast this morning?

A new study published Monday in Nature Plants breaks down the environmental cost of producing a loaf of bread, from wheat field to bakery. It finds that the bulk of the associated greenhouse gas emissions come from just one of the many steps that go into making that loaf: farming.

One of the very first bills President Trump signed into law this month killed a Securities and Exchange Commission rule meant to promote transparency in countries riddled with corruption. Trump said getting rid of the rule, which required oil, gas and mining companies to disclose overseas royalties and other payments, would bring back jobs and save extraction companies many hours of paperwork and, potentially, hundreds of millions of dollars.

It started out a simple, human interest story featuring a former president and his post-White House hobby — painting watercolors of world leaders, and now, portraits of American soldiers, wounded during military service.

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