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.

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To glance at some of the political news this week, you'd think it was October.

Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta did Meet the Press over the weekend to talk about Russia hacking the DNC's emails.

Hillary Clinton aide Brian Fallon took to Twitter on Tuesday to question the FBI's investigation into Clinton's emails.

Officials blame a bath lotion used as a liquor substitute in Russia for an outbreak of alcohol poisoning that has now killed 61 people, according to state-run media. As the death toll mounts, President Vladimir Putin plans to cut excise taxes on alcohol, in an effort to cut the demand for surrogate options.

Carola Garcia-Calvo spends her days poring over Islamic State propaganda. It's part of her job as a global terrorism analyst at Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute, a think tank.

Recently, she has noticed a shift.

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Tensions are rising in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the government cracks down on demonstrations against President Joseph Kabila extending his term past his constitutional two-term limit.

Human Rights Watch says it documented at least 26 deaths during protests Tuesday in multiple cities and called the country a "powder keg." It said it is still verifying the number of dead.

Each Wednesday at St. Francis Episcopal Church on the north side of San Antonio, dozens of refugees from all over the world come for free care at the Refugee Health Clinic.

Students and faculty at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio have teamed up to operate one of the only student-run refugee clinics in the country.

Updated at 6:45 p.m. ET

After more than a year of delays, Texas health officials are moving to block the women's health provider Planned Parenthood from receiving Medicaid funds beginning next month.

In October 2015, Texas officials told Planned Parenthood that the state intended to bar the organization from the public insurance program. Planned Parenthood responded with a lawsuit seeking an injunction against the state.

People who want to sign up for a policy on HealthCare.gov after the annual open enrollment period ends Jan. 31 may have to produce a paper trail proving that they qualify for a "special enrollment period," before their coverage can begin, according to details of a pilot program described by federal officials.

But the verification measures, long sought by insurance companies, may deter the very consumers the marketplace needs to attract: healthy people who may not bother signing up if doing so is a hassle.

Children impacted by the Clayton fire received early Christmas presents this past weekend, thanks to a toy drive organized by a group of friends. From the Brick Hall in Lower Lake Sunday, presents were distributed to 31 families and more than 50 children impacted by the August fire. 

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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.