Calfire reported this morning the Redwood Fire is 32,100 acres and 5% contained. Challenges facing firefighters include steep inaccessible terrain and northwest winds. Thousands of people have been evacuated throughout the incident.

 

Shelters in Mendocino County are at half capacity and can accept more people.  They are located at: 

Ukiah High School, Willits High School, and the Hopland Band of Pomo Indians Gymnasium. 

 

All Mendocino County Offices Are Open, according to County CEO Carmel Angelo. At a press conference in Ukiah Thursday, October 12, Angelo also said that due to the air quality in the region due to the fires, the County has 500 air pollution masks to distribute to the public starting at 3:30 today at Frank Zeek elementary school in Ukiah (1060 N Bush St; Ukiah. Another mask distrbution will take place in Willits Friday morning at 9:30 at the Willits library.  

The NCO Volunteer Network Volunteer Reception Center is now open at 413 N. State Street in Ukiah. We will be open daily from 9 am to 6 pm as long as Redwood Complex fire is in need of volunteers. We operate as the official volunteer coordination agency in partnership with the Office of Emergency Services. Volunteers are asked to report to the center with photo identification.

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Thanks to everyone who helped us raise over $70,000 during our Fall Pledge Drive!

Hundreds of people joined us in promoting community through public radio, in a variety of ways. They pledged financial support, made on-air appeals, answered phones, donated food, time, & thank-you gifts… It was a real community event and together we made it happen!

The KZYX 2017 Fall Pledge Drive is off and running! We are offering many Thank You Gifts to sweeten the deal at donation levels as low as $80. Here's the full list:

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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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Jacob Turner

On this week's edition of “Point & Click Radio,” the long-running KZYX computer show, Jim and Toby discussed many aspects of digital disaster preparedness.

This week’s wildfires have exposed weaknesses in the communications grid, from overwhelmed phone circuits to damaged or destroyed cell towers. Digital tools, including email and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter, have proven their value for sending and receiving information. But they’ve also been prone to inaccuracies.

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Oct 7, 2017
Christina Gianelli

It's KZYX Fall Pledge Drive in MendoBlendoLand!

To encourage pledges to KZYX, Mendo Blendo Programmer Christina invited Audible Feast programmer Fred Wooley to join her for a special Pledge Drive program on 4 October 2017. Together they'll be playing plenty of Fred's down-home, foot-stomping music, along with the best of the last six months of Mendo Blendo, taking a walk down auditory memory lane, reminding you of how and why your support is so welcome financially at this time!