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With a manhunt and a $100,000 reward aimed at his capture, more details are emerging about Anis Amri, the chief suspect in Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Revelations that the authorities had monitored Amri — and marked him for deportation — are also fueling anger in Germany.

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.

Evacuations continue from east Aleppo, as remaining rebels and civilians wait in freezing weather for transportation out of the city.

The end of the evacuations may be coming soon: NPR's Alice Fordham reports that regime forces might be entering the tiny enclave that has been held by rebels as early as Thursday evening.

The fall of eastern Aleppo to the forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad has been a foregone conclusion for weeks now. The question was whether civilians and fighters would be allowed to leave.

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."

President-elect Donald Trump is rounding out his White House team — installing several trusted campaign advisers to senior West Wing positions.

Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president, the transition team announced on Thursday. Sean Spicer will be press secretary, and Jason Miller has been named director of communications.

Nearly two months after a black church in Greenville, Miss., was torched and painted with pro-Trump graffiti, a member of the church has been arrested and charged with the crime.

"The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 45-year-old Andrew McClinton is charged with arson of a place of worship in connection to the fire at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville on Nov. 1," Mark Rigsby of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

Just before House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan as their speaker, the Wisconsin Republican made a bold proclamation.

"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan told reporters one week after Election Day. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people."

Ryan continued: "If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold, and we have to go big."

By now, you've probably heard about one very real consequence of fake news — the infamous "pizzagate" conspiracy theory that ended with Edgar Welch, 28, firing a real gun inside a real Washington, D.C., pizzeria filled with real people.

There were two major assumptions about Latino voters throughout the presidential campaign:

(1) a record number of Latinos would show up on Election Day to oppose Donald Trump's candidacy and

(2) the anti-immigration rhetoric that launched Trump's campaign would push conservative-leaning Hispanics to flee the Republican Party.

Neither of those assumptions entirely panned out as expected.

Prediction 1: The Surge?

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A controversial plan to log miles of the Gualala River floodplain, is back on track, after being on hold for a number of years.  Opponents of the plan previously thwarted attempts to log the area by convincing a judge the timber harvest plan failed to analyze environmental impacts fully. They sued Cal Fire again in April, just days after the agency renewed its approval to move forward with the harvest plan. 

 

Press Democrat

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury on Friday, May 11, 2018 found 63 year-old Steven Patrick Ryan of Ukiah, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the late 2016 killing of the young man, 20-year old De'Shaun Patrick Davis.

 

According to a press release issued by Mike Geniella of the District Attorney's Office, the jury also found true the special allegation the defendant personally used a firearm to cause the unlawful death of Davis.
 

Remains Found Near Hart Family Crash Site

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday evening, a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the area of North Highway 1 and Hardy Creek in Westport.

Upon arrival the Deputy learned a local resident had found a pair of jean pants with a shoe entangled inside one of the pant legs on the ocean beach near the mouth of Hardy Creek.  This area is approximately 1 mile north of the Hart Family crash site.

The jeans were a girl's size 10 regular and the shoe appeared to be a 3.5 US big kid size or 5.5 women's US size.

Measure B Commission Oversteps

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 -- At the May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, board members chastised the Measure B Oversight Commission for hiring Lee Kemper to conduct a needs assessment without first getting a vote of approval from elected representatives.

Cleaning Up After The Cleanup

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 -- In this interview, we'll hear from Ken Seckora, owner of MBC Construction in Ukiah. This contractor has been working with the county and fire survivors to repair over-excavated properties. He talks about how much it costs and what it takes to make fire survivors' properties ready for rebuild.

Seckora encourages property owners who think they have a problem with their property to call the county's hotline and schedule an assessment. He advises people to make sure any damage is documented, and to address any problems as soon as possible.

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Program Showcase

Heather Gurewitz

Undercapitalization is one of the warning signs of small business failure. Where can small businesses go to access the capital they need to thrive in today’s economy?

On Wednesday 16 May at 7 pm, Mendocino Works will discuss small business capital needs and opportunities with Heather Gurewitz, the recently appointed executive director of the Economic Development and Financial Corporation, or EDFC. Heather will discuss a variety of opportunities available to small business in Mendocino County and what they need to do to get the dollars they need to grow their business.

Rural Resilience - Flockworks: Thursday, May 10th @ 9AM

May 9, 2018

   JANET SELF: Community ArtistArt became my focus in 2004. My work is an abstract exploration... connectivity, flow, energy, rhythm, resonance, space, patterns, chance & intention, universal to singular. I found the act of creating gives courage, insight, freedom, patience and hope. It opens new understanding of the world and I investigate how art making shapes people and the nature of place and community.  I founded Flockworks in 2007 as a nonprofit that builds community through creativity.

Child & Family Services

California

H.O.P.E

Counseling for Fire Survivors

Mission: 

The California H.O.P.E. team provides Redwood Valley Complex Fire crisis counseling and disaster recovery assistance to Mendocino County residents through community-based outreach.

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A controversial plan to log miles of the Gualala River floodplain, is back on track, after being on hold for a number of years.  Opponents of the plan previously thwarted attempts to log the area by convincing a judge the timber harvest plan failed to analyze environmental impacts fully. They sued Cal Fire again in April, just days after the agency renewed its approval to move forward with the harvest plan. 

 

Press Democrat

A Mendocino County Superior Court jury on Friday, May 11, 2018 found 63 year-old Steven Patrick Ryan of Ukiah, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for the late 2016 killing of the young man, 20-year old De'Shaun Patrick Davis.

 

According to a press release issued by Mike Geniella of the District Attorney's Office, the jury also found true the special allegation the defendant personally used a firearm to cause the unlawful death of Davis.
 

Remains Found Near Hart Family Crash Site

May 10, 2018

On Wednesday evening, a Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy was dispatched to the area of North Highway 1 and Hardy Creek in Westport.

Upon arrival the Deputy learned a local resident had found a pair of jean pants with a shoe entangled inside one of the pant legs on the ocean beach near the mouth of Hardy Creek.  This area is approximately 1 mile north of the Hart Family crash site.

The jeans were a girl's size 10 regular and the shoe appeared to be a 3.5 US big kid size or 5.5 women's US size.

Measure B Commission Oversteps

May 10, 2018

May 10, 2018 -- At the May 8 Board of Supervisors meeting, board members chastised the Measure B Oversight Commission for hiring Lee Kemper to conduct a needs assessment without first getting a vote of approval from elected representatives.

Cleaning Up After The Cleanup

May 8, 2018

May 8, 2018 -- In this interview, we'll hear from Ken Seckora, owner of MBC Construction in Ukiah. This contractor has been working with the county and fire survivors to repair over-excavated properties. He talks about how much it costs and what it takes to make fire survivors' properties ready for rebuild.

Seckora encourages property owners who think they have a problem with their property to call the county's hotline and schedule an assessment. He advises people to make sure any damage is documented, and to address any problems as soon as possible.

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