AM News Friday 7.19.13
KZYX News has a correction to an item run about Will Parrish concerning the original plea agreement which he rejected in favor of a jury trial.
According to the AVA, the DA asked for 12 months of probation and charges of $250 for each day Parish was on the work site of the Caltrans Willits bypass, plus approximately $250 in fines and fees totaling about $3,000. Judge Richard Henderson gave Parrish a couple of weeks to think it over and released him on his own recognizance on the condition that he stay away from the bypass work site.
Parrish now faces 16 misdemeanor counts with a maximum sentence of six months each.
Mary Anne Landis reports that the Ukiah City Council has made no decision regarding the process to fill Mari Rodin's seat except that if an election
were to be held, it would be March 5 due to the need to schedule the
election after her vacancy actually exists with at least 114 days before the
actual date of a regularly scheduled election. UCC will be discussing this
issue in August to make a decision.
Also,Hull and Piffero were given an appreciative proclamation regarding
their 37 acre donation of land on the western hills.
The council resolved (5-0) to continue the Palace Hotel until 2nd meeting in August. A total of 68
tons of lath, plaster, wood and metal have been removed from the first
phase of debris removal, All recycled when possible. Council member
Landis was curious about plans for weatherizing the roof and was assured
by owner Eladia Laines that funding is available to do this before rains start.
July 1st Vermont became the 15th state to decriminalize marijuana possession (two others have made it legal). Vermont has eliminated criminal penalties for possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and replaced them with civil fines for adults and generally with diversion for those under 21.
The next step for Vermont policymakers will be to consider legal alternatives to the illicit market for marijuana. Attorney General William Sorrell has publicly argued in favor of decriminalizing plants, and many legislators have made the case for replacing marijuana prohibition with a taxed and regulated system.
County libraries are accepting food donations through Aug. 17.The
Mendocino County Library is partnering with local food banks this summer
in a canned food drive . The county library is joining more than 70 other
libraries throughout California in the statewide “Acquire a Taste for Giving”
campaign. During the food drive, the county library will offer a Food-For-Fines forgiveness: for each nonperishable canned food item brought to any County library, $2 will be subtracted from a patron’s overdue fines. Only
non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items will be accepted. No glass, please.
For more information, please call 467-2590.
Consider This; Friday @ 9:00 AM
Join Stuart Campbell and his guest Marlene Zuk from the University of Minnesota, an evolutionary biologist and author of such books as Sex on Six Legs: Lessons on Life, Love & Language from the Insect World; and Paleofantasy: What Evolution Really Tells Us About Sex, Diet, and How We Live.