Morning News for Friday, May 17th
The Humboldt and Shasta Sheriff’s Office are seeking assistance from the public with the identity of two hikers who were on the beach at the end of Lighthouse Road, Petrolia on Wednesday May 8 during the late evening hours.
MIller's dog GiGi who was missing from the home was given to a woman on the beach by the two hikers who said they found the dog and were not able to locate an owner.
Names were not exchanged and their identity is not known. It would be greatly beneficial if the location Gigi was originally found was known.
The Humboldt and Shasta County Detectives are asking the persons who located Gigi call the following numbers . Shasta (530-245-6025) or Humboldt (707-445-7251).
Arrangements are being made for the safe return of Gigi to members of the Miller family.
The search continues with foot searches in the King Range trails and door to door searches of residences and cabins in the Petrolia, Honeydew and Shelter Cove communities
More than 70 officers from Humboldt and Shasta County sheriff's , local police, the CHP and SWAT teams from Humboldt , Shasta , Mendocino , and Sonoma County and the Department of Corrections; the U.S. Marshals Service as well as others.
A judge ruled Tuesday that Lake county is not responsible for paying for Sheriff Frank Rivero's legal fees related to his lawsuit against the district attorney, which was thrown out last week.
Visiting Judge Richard J. Henderson clarified his original August ruling that at the time, he intended to provide the sheriff with county-funded legal counsel only related to District Attorney Don Anderson's then-pending "Brady list" determination.
Anderson formally categorized Rivero as a "Brady officer" -- a law enforcement official with a documented history of untruthfulness in official matters and Rivero filed a lawsuit challenging the DA's inquiry and finding.
Henderson's ruling outlined that his original intent was to provide the sheriff with legal counsel "in the consultative discussions then proposed by the District Attorney about whether or not the District Attorney would place (Rivero's) name on the 'Brady list.'"
"The court did not intend to order the Board of Supervisors to provide any conflict representation at any point after the determination was eventually made," Henderson wrote.
The judge also denied the sheriff's request for the county to cover attorney fees through May 7.
The first load of debris was removed from the Palace Hotel last week as the first phase of a cleanup plan was implemented, the building's owner, Eladia Laines, told the Ukiah City Council Wednesday.
two tons of debris were trucked away May 9.
Much of the debris was removed from the area planned for a museum, and Laines said "that space looks enormous now" with much of the piles of plaster and other debris taken out.
"The process of debris removal is monitored closely by (our asbestos) expert and Air Quality, said Laines, adding that "everything is being photographed."
Laines said the material is being sorted and recycled when possible, and samples are being taken from the debris and the air.
Laines said the next load would be trucked next week, and that "escrow's been open with the title company," and she had hired a new consultant to help her with the process.
The Upper Lake Community Food Project will host a food give-away on May 21 at the Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street in downtown Upper Lake.
Interested parties are asked to show up at 4 p.m., sign up and wait for bags of food plus a meal to go, along with grooming supplies, as long as supplies last.
For more information, call Claudine Pedroncelli at 275-9030.