A Word From Membership

Tune in to KZYX to hear the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival live from the Boonville Fairgrounds! June 22nd-24th. More information at http://www.snwmf.com/

Tickets are $75 and include music, food, and drink. Proceeds to benefit KZYX.

Some online sales are about to start costing more.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that states can require retailers to collect and remit sales taxes on out-of-state purchases. The 5-to-4 decision reversed decades-old decisions that protected out-of-state vendors from sales tax obligations unless the vendor had a physical presence in the state.

Sara Netanyahu, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife, is charged with fraud and breach of trust over having ordered nearly $100,000 worth of food to be catered from pricey restaurants between 2010 and 2013. Prosecutors say she had the government pick up the tab — and falsely claimed there wasn't a cook at the residence.

The National Park Service has approved an initial request for organizers to hold a second "Unite the Right" rally, this time across the street from the White House in August — one year after white supremacists gathered in Charlottesville, Va.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern had a baby girl on Thursday, becoming the first sitting world leader to give birth in nearly three decades. The last head of government to give birth while in power was Benazir Bhutto, who had her second child in 1990, while prime minister of Pakistan.

A Canadian mining firm says it will move forward with plans to mine minerals from land that was previously part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in Utah.

China is threatening to impose new tariffs on lobsters from the U.S. in what could be the latest volley in a growing trade war. But the American lobster industry is already starting to feel the impact of steel tariffs imposed by the Trump administration.

Bob Morris opens the bulkhead doors to his basement in Rockport, Massachusetts, and heads down into his workshop. Morris is a lifelong lobsterman, and when he's not out hauling lobster traps, he's building them in his basement.

Alan Hyde is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System. He served in Operation Desert Storm, where he suffered an in-service leg injury. But it's his time with the Central Alabama VA, he says, that has left him more rattled, frustrated and angry.

"It's a toxic environment there," Hyde says. "And I feel sorry for the veterans."

Interest in ADUs

Jun 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 -- At a recent forum in Ukiah about Additional Dwelling Units, also called ADUs, community members heard from a panel of city and county builders and elected officials. ADUs are an attractive strategy for low-cost housing, but the year-old ordinance in Ukiah i shard to follow. So far, there haven't been many takers. Mayor Kevin Doble and Community Development Director Craig Schlatter talk about their ideas to make things a little easier, including possibly revisiting the ordinance.

Hungary's parliament passed a series of laws on Wednesday criminalizing the act of aiding undocumented immigrants seeking asylum in the country, despite strong objections from leading European rights bodies.

The suite of bills, called "Stop Soros," allow the government to imprison individuals and nongovernmental organizations for up to a year if they're deemed to be facilitating what it says is illegal immigration by people not entitled to protections, the BBC reported. A separate amendment to the constitution declared that an "alien population" can not be settled in Hungary.

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June 21, 2018 -- UPDATE: Fifth District Supervisor Dan Hamburg and Sheri Johnson of the Mendocino County Human Resources department said this morning that Kelly Overton chose to resign. "We accepted his resignation and we wish him well," Hamburg said. Johnson said Overton was "moving on to other projects." Overton's resignation is effective as of June 20.


Interest in ADUs

Jun 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 -- At a recent forum in Ukiah about Additional Dwelling Units, also called ADUs, community members heard from a panel of city and county builders and elected officials. ADUs are an attractive strategy for low-cost housing, but the year-old ordinance in Ukiah i shard to follow. So far, there haven't been many takers. Mayor Kevin Doble and Community Development Director Craig Schlatter talk about their ideas to make things a little easier, including possibly revisiting the ordinance.

A Place To Call Home: Donald Damp

Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear from Donald Damp, an ambassador to the homeless community. He is formerly homeless himself, and now volunteers at organizations all over Ukiah, working to help currently homeless people get medical attention, basic necessities, and sometimes just a friendly or informative word. 

Tune in to hear him tell his story and discuss his philosophy about where life has led him.

Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

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June 21, 2018 -- UPDATE: Fifth District Supervisor Dan Hamburg and Sheri Johnson of the Mendocino County Human Resources department said this morning that Kelly Overton chose to resign. "We accepted his resignation and we wish him well," Hamburg said. Johnson said Overton was "moving on to other projects." Overton's resignation is effective as of June 20.


Interest in ADUs

Jun 20, 2018

June 20, 2018 -- At a recent forum in Ukiah about Additional Dwelling Units, also called ADUs, community members heard from a panel of city and county builders and elected officials. ADUs are an attractive strategy for low-cost housing, but the year-old ordinance in Ukiah i shard to follow. So far, there haven't been many takers. Mayor Kevin Doble and Community Development Director Craig Schlatter talk about their ideas to make things a little easier, including possibly revisiting the ordinance.

A Place To Call Home: Donald Damp

Jun 16, 2018

June 16, 2018 -- In this episode of A Place to Call Home, we'll hear from Donald Damp, an ambassador to the homeless community. He is formerly homeless himself, and now volunteers at organizations all over Ukiah, working to help currently homeless people get medical attention, basic necessities, and sometimes just a friendly or informative word. 

Tune in to hear him tell his story and discuss his philosophy about where life has led him.

Cultural Services Agency A Go

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- Over strenuous objections, the Board of Supervisors signaled their intent to form a Cultural Services Agency, which would place one director over the libraries, parks, and county museum. Budgets would remain separate. Friends of the library and several advisory boards say they were left out of the decision-making process.

County Workers Having A Tough Time

Jun 12, 2018

June 12, 2018 -- County workers showed up at last week's budget hearings with harsh words for supervisors, who voted themselves a substantial raise while many rank-and-file are struggling. We'll hear from a union rep and a 19-year-old worker, who supplements his full-time job at the county with a shift at Chipotle to make ends meet.

More Local News

Program Showcase

Tune into KZYX&Z’s XXWhy program at 7pm on Thursday, June 21 when host Blake More will be talking with Berkeley artist Carol Denney about her fascinating life of performance art, music, writing, activism, and cartooning. They will be discussing art and activism as a means for life.

Here's Carol Denney's most recent "Perspectives" piece called "A Song and a Me Too Moment", which aired on KQED this spring.

Extended Carol Denney Bio:

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Good to Know Mendo

Apr 30, 2018

GoodToKnowMendo.com

GoodToKnowMendo.com is part of a county-wide effort to educate residents and visitors about using marijuana safely and legally in Mendocino County. The site answers questions about who can purchase marijuana, the basics about how it is used, and other legal- and health-related issues.