PM Weather Mar. 20

Mar 20, 2017

  A series of fronts will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to northwest California during the week.

On the seas, gale-force winds will develop across the coastal waters as a cold front passes through them Monday night. Expect occasional gusts up to 35 knots in the outer waters and near the shores of Cape Mendocino. Winds are expected to be between 20 to 25 knots in the inner waters.

And now let’s take a look at your two-day forecast for Lake and Mendocino Counties...

Clear Lake State Park reopened its gates on Wednesday after being closed for more than a month due to flooding. 

The Lake County News reported that the park is open to day use and boating from sunrise to sunset. However, the historic flooding of Clear Lake has damaged a good portion of the area, keeping the campgrounds and cabins closed.

Park Superintendent Bill Salata told the news site the cabins will be shut down indefinitely because park officials still haven’t evaluated the erosion damage as some portions of it remain underwater. 

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in a press release that they will resume sales of voluntary zip ties for medical marijuana immediately.

The zip ties are a way of identifying legal marijuana plants. According to the Sheriff's Office, this kind of labeling process is a time savor for the deputies when they come across plants. 

Station News

Ballots are in the mail for the KZYX Board of Directors election. If you think you should have received a ballot, but did not, please contact us as soon as possible. Ballots must be returned, only in the envelope provided, by March 31st. The openings this time are in Districts 3 & 4, as well as one at-large seat.

We regret that District 4 candidate Erica Harrold withdrew from the race, for personal reasons, after the ballots were mailed.

Program Showcase

Where Are We Now

Mar 17, 2017

Cal Winlow's newest program, Where Are We Now has been receiving rave reviews from our listeners.

Please click the links to previous programs found below and enjoy the show!

Where Are We Now - Iain Boal - http://bit.ly/2nhNobm

Where Are We Now - Vijay Prashad - http://bit.ly/2mARRBl

Where Are We Now - Steve Early - Pledge show - http://bit.ly/2nhL1W4

Where Are We Now - Judith Butler - http://bit.ly/2maSeau

I'm here at the Folk Alliance International Conference  representing KZYX & Z and my show "Roots and All."

I may have mentioned a few dozen times on the show that my kid, Ian, is also a folk DJ in Philadelphia. He's here too. In fact, we're rooming together.

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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.

In the midst of multiple fundraising attempts that raised questions about whether the Trump family is selling the promise of personal access to the highest bidder, Eric Trump says he will stop directly raising money for his personal charity.

"As unfortunate as it is, I understand the quagmire," Trump told the New York Times.

When he was in prison, Lorenzo Palma strongly suspected he was an American citizen. He had spent his whole life in the United States, and he knew his grandfather was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1914.

Palma had served five years for an assault conviction and was about to be released on parole, but immigration officials had stopped his release because they wanted to deport him. They said he wasn't a U.S. citizen.

Marzipan, The Sweet Taste Of The Holidays In Madrid

Dec 22, 2016

There are three constants during the holiday season in Madrid: tourists ogling light-bedecked thoroughfares; supermarket aisles stuffed with seasonal treats like turrón and polvorón, the Spanish shortbread. And, everywhere, marzipan.

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.

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Program Showcase

Where Are We Now

Mar 17, 2017

Cal Winlow's newest program, Where Are We Now has been receiving rave reviews from our listeners.

Please click the links to previous programs found below and enjoy the show!

Where Are We Now - Iain Boal - http://bit.ly/2nhNobm

Where Are We Now - Vijay Prashad - http://bit.ly/2mARRBl

Where Are We Now - Steve Early - Pledge show - http://bit.ly/2nhL1W4

Where Are We Now - Judith Butler - http://bit.ly/2maSeau

I'm here at the Folk Alliance International Conference  representing KZYX & Z and my show "Roots and All."

I may have mentioned a few dozen times on the show that my kid, Ian, is also a folk DJ in Philadelphia. He's here too. In fact, we're rooming together.

See More