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Two Brazilian companies accused of a massive bribery scheme will pay more than $3.5 billion in fines to U.S. and Brazilian authorities.

For patients with serious brain injuries, there's a strong link between sleep patterns and recovery.

A study of 30 patients hospitalized for moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries found that sleep quality and brain function improved in tandem, researchers reported Wednesday in the journal Neurology.

Doctors have long known that black people are more likely than white people to suffer from diseases such as high blood pressure. A study suggests that racial discrimination may be playing a role in a surprising way.

The study, which involved 150 African-Americans living in Tallahassee, Fla., found that knowing someone who had experienced racial discrimination was associated with genetic markers that may affect risk for high blood pressure.

It's become a tradition in the NFL for players to go out for an exorbitantly expensive meal to welcome rookies — and then stick them with the bill.

Houston Texans safety K.J. Dillon fell victim to such a stunt Monday night at a Pappas restaurant. The tab was a whopping $16,255.20.

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.

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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.

What we can do:

 

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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