Jennifer Hart Was Drunk When She Drove Off The Cliff

Apr 13, 2018

Authorities said today that toxicology tests found Jennifer Hart had a blood alcohol level of .102, which is above the .08 legal limit. CHP Officer Chad Ramsey says tests also found that her wife Sarah and two of their children had a significant amount of an ingredient commonly found in the drug Benadryl in their systems, which can make people sleepy. 

 

RAMSEY: “The pathologist found that the driver Jennifer was over the legal limit in alcohol and Sarah and two kids they found Benadryl in their system.”

 

Interview With Michael Horger

Apr 9, 2018

April 9, 2018 -- Michael Horger is running for Supervisor in the Third District. He is a former firefighter who cares about career technical education and making sure future generations have a reason to stay in Mendocino County.

 

Officials say they may have recovered the body of one of three children still missing from a fatal car crash on the coast that killed at least five members of a family last month.

 

Authorities have been searching for almost two weeks along the Mendocino coastline for the bodies of Devonte, Hannah and Sierra Hart. 

 

Jeffrey Parker

National Weather Service says "turn around if you encounter flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles."

They also urge travelers to use extra caution at night, when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding.

Here is the weather forecast from National Weather Service during the Flood Watch:
Heavy rain through early Saturday morning
across much of the north coast region and small stream
and urban flooding in many areas in Mendocino County.

Cannabis-Inclusive Candidate Forum In Comptche

Apr 6, 2018

April 6, 2018 -- The Mendocino Cannabis Industry Association hosted a 5th District candidate forum at the Comptche Community Hall on Easter weekend. All five contenders vying for the seat had a chance to weigh in on detailed cannabis policy questions. We'll hear an idea from each of the candidates, then find out what some in the audience had to say.

More Local News

If you were to witness a bias-based attack or a hate crime, how would you respond?

It's something some activists are preparing some New Yorkers to be ready for, as reports of hate crimes in the city have increased since the election of Donald Trump. They are up 63 percent compared to the same period last year as of Dec. 14, according to the New York City Police Department.

After nearly an hour's flight north from Baghdad, a cavernous C-130 military cargo plane touches down. Aboard are reporters, Pentagon officials and the man who has occasioned this trip, Defense Secretary Ashton Carter.

The plane taxis along an airstrip that as recently as July was controlled — and then largely destroyed — by Islamic State fighters.

This is the Qayyarah Airfield West, just 30 miles south of Mosul.

From Cambridge and Oxford to Lancashire and Surrey, the fees at all English universities are capped — and a new rate hike, from £9,000 to £9,250 (roughly $11,070 to $11,378) is angering critics, particularly those who say the increase didn't undergo legislative review.

President-elect Donald Trump's transition team has asked the State Department to list its workers who focus on gender equality and ending violence against women, in what's being seen as an echo of an earlier request for the Energy Department to list employees who work on climate change.

The plan began with an idle thought.

Glancing at a map earlier this month, Owen Delaney realized something funny: Seen from above, the Diana Fountain in London's Bushy Park bears a striking resemblance to the bulbous nose of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — at least, it would if that famous nose of his were blue. At any rate, that fountain-nose would look better if seen in the context of a full face.

So, Delaney decided to do it himself.

Rare Snowfall Blankets Dunes in The Sahara

Dec 22, 2016

On Monday, a rare and beautiful thing happened: There was a dusting of snow on the red sand dunes of the Sahara.

The snow fell on the northern Algerian town of Ain Sefra, which is known as the "gateway to the desert."

Karim Bouchetata, an amateur photographer there, grabbed his camera and took a number of photos before the snow melted later that day. He uploaded them to Facebook, where the surreal images quickly went viral.

Pope Francis has outlined more reforms to the Roman Catholic Church, including elevating more women and lay people to leadership positions and focusing more on the multicultural nature of the modern church.

NPR's Sylvia Poggioli reported that it's the third year in a row the pope has used his Christmas address to Vatican employees to lecture them about how they must change:

Donald Trump, it seems, has been listening to NPR.

On Wednesday's Morning Edition, NPR's Rachel Martin spoke with former House speaker and Trump adviser Newt Gingrich on a wide range of topics concerning the president-elect's transition to the White House.

The holiday season is a time when lots of people take to the air, flying to see relatives or go on vacation. But when it comes to seasonal travel, humans are totally outnumbered by insects.

That's according to a newly published study in the journal Science, which found that more than 3 trillion migrating insects fly over south-central England each year.

There was no shortage of sad news in 2016.

And because we're a blog that covers global health and development, we covered a lot of those sobering stories: the toll of diseases like Zika, the bombing of hospitals in conflict zones, the suffering caused by poverty and by discrimination against women.

But we published a lot of hopeful stories as well. We asked our team at Goats and Soda to pick some of the stories from this year that inspired them the most. We hope you're inspired too.

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House Concert with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Thursday April 19, 2018 at a private home in Fort Bragg. Advance reservations required - contact me or Catherine Keegan, keegan@mcn.org for details.

Ben & Anita blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes, punctuated by songs in Gaelic and English, and accompanied by guitar and foot-percussion.

Station News

KZXY

The Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of the 2018 board election and the new board members who will fill the six available seats on the nine-member board.

Two at-large seats were up for election, with seats going to the top two vote-getters.

Program Showcase

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley

On Wednesday April 4, KZYX Mendocino Works interviewed Dr Noemi "Mimi" Doohan, who as Director of Adventist Health's Family Medicine Residency Program is leading Mendocino County’s drive to establish a local residency program to train family practice doctors, and Mary Anne Landis, who heads Family Medicine Education for Mendocino County, a nonprofit that is raising funds for the doctor training program.

Roots & All Playlist - April 3, 2018

Apr 4, 2018

MEMPHIS BLUES - MERLE TRAVIS & JOE MAPHIS - COUNTRY GUITAR GIANTS 

 

IT'S YOU – ABBIE GARDNER – HOPE 

 

GOOSEBERRY RAG - JOLIE HOLLAND AND SAMANTHA PARTON – WILDFLOWER BLUES 

 

TEXAS EASY STREET - DOM FLEMONS – BLACK COWBOYS 

 

YOU'RE A BIG BOY NOW - JOHN SEBASTIAN - JOHN B. SEBASTIAN 

 

SHE – JENNIFER CUTTING’S OCEAN ORCHESTRA – WAVES 

 

Child & Family Services

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) nationwide. 

Project Sanctuary has been providing services in Mendocino County for over three decades. What began as a women's only domestic violence shelter many years ago, has evolved into a fully comprehensive domestic violence and sexual assault crisis response center serving all genders and sexual orientations, with both male and female counselors, and in both Spanish and English.