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Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

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Mendocino County's CEO and SEIU which 

represents most of its workers have once again both

 filed claims against each other asserting illegal 

practices in labor negotiations.

Union workers went on a one-day strike last Tuesday, with an estimated 400 strikers on picket lines in Willits, Fort Bragg, and in Ukiah.

The county issued a statement Monday that claimed 

the union's strike was illegal because the union 

hadn't properly notified the county, and had gone on strike "prior to attempting to utilize impasse 


The union claims the county's declaration of impasse was premature. SEIU, on behalf of the 700 county

 workers it represents, filed unfair labor practice 

charges .

Now that the county has built a general fund reserve of nearly $9 million, the workers are asking the county to reinstate the 10% workers gave back in 2010.

But the county claims that the recession "added over $100 million in employee pension liabilities to the 

county's books and nearly brought the county to 

bankruptcy," .

According to the county, picketers blocked access to the Yokayo building complex where Social Services are housed, for about 100 SEIU members who 

wanted to work and were "being interfered with."





A new poll shows that a majority of California voters 

back legalizing marijuana just as a ballot measure to decriminalize cannabis have received approval to 

collect signatures for the 2014 ballot.

The ballot initiative  "decriminalizes marijuana and 

hemp use, possession, cultivation, transportation, or distribution" .

In addition, the proposal would institute case-by-case reviews of nonviolent marijuana convictions and charges. It would also have the Legislature enact 

laws to tax and regulate the plant, allow doctors to 

prescribe pot regardless of a patient's age, and ban 

state or local governments from enforcing federal 

marijuana law.

The new Public Policy Institute poll found that 52

 percent of adult residents and a resounding 60 

percent of likely voters -- favored legalizing marijuana.

The poll also found increased public receptiveness 

to relaxed marijuana laws, with 61 percent of adults -- including clear majorities of Republicans, 

Democrats and independents -- saying that the federal government should not 

enforce a federal pot prohibition in states permitting 

marijuana use.

Meanwhile, industrial hemp is now a sanctioned 

agricultural crop in the state of California since Gov 

Brown signed into law The California Industrial Hemp Farming Act . 





Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster last Thursday announced that the Rite Aid Corporation 

has been ordered to pay more than $12.3 million to 

settle a civil lawsuit alleging that some 600 California Rite Aid stores unlawfully handled and disposed of

 hazardous materials. There are four Rite Aid stores

 in Mendocino County.

Rite Aid will pay $8,000 in civil penalties to the 

County's Environmental Health Division and a 

matching $8,000 in civil penalties to the DA's Office

which are earmarked for use in the enforcement of 

consumer protection laws.

Throughout the course of the environmental 

prosecution, Rite Aid cooperated with prosecutors 

and investigators.
















A real wild child was found as he was running down 

the shoulder of Highway 1, south of Fort Bragg. The

 3 year old was corralled and stopped by a female 

driver Tuesday morning as he was heading south 

along the highway's shoulder near Tregoning Lane, generating calls to 911.

Deputies investigated and found the toddler to be 

somewhat of an escape artist, who was able to get 

out of the house while his mom was sleeping.The 

child was unhurt in the escape attempt. 

No charges were filed but Child Protective Services 

was contacted to offer the mother some counseling 

about corralling her son.




Trilby Kerrigan, 43, of Ukiah, has been appointed to

 the California State Independent Living Council and 

to the California State Rehabilitation Council. Trilby 

has been a vocational rehabilitation 

counselor for the Pinoleville Pomo Nation vocational 

Rehabilitation Program since 2007.






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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL:

KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

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For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org

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