Morning News for Monday, March 25th
Almost 72 hours after the CHP ordered the treesitters to come down, they are still there, Warbler in one tree and Rainn and John in another.
However, 4 or more 300 years old Oak trees have been destroyed as CalTrans smashes a path for a freeway through the south end of Willits.
The treesitters have only enough food and water to last 3 or 4 days and cannot be re-supplied because of blockades.
An action alert has been sounded and people are arriving to bear witness to the destruction. SOLLV is documenting and filming as part of their plan to file a C.E.Q.A. Lawsuit soon. against CalTrans. It was a very emotional scene there as people wept and shouted as the trees fell.
According to Sara Grusky, "We may not be able to get inside the forest, but we are not going away."
Jenica Frederick , the 12-year-old Cobb girl who was the focus of a search in the Cobb and Lakeport areas has been found safe at a relative’s home in Santa Rosa.
The girls had been last seen by her family on her way to school Thursday morning.
Since then, agencies from around the region had joined the search for the girl, who had run away after being upset due to a disagreement with her parents.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office thanked all of the many agencies that assisted in the effort, as well as the numerous businesses that donated food, drink and other necessary items in order sustain the search efforts, and the many community residents who volunteered to assist in any way possible.
Supervisor John Pinches on Tuesday will bring forward a resolution in favor of the Willits Bypass. "Despite 14 years of environmental studies and six years to obtain the necessary permits from resource
agencies, the U.S. 101 bypass of Willits remains a controversial project within a small segment of the local community.
This letter is intended to remind you of the local need and commitment to the conclusion of this project. Since the first studies were underway, the Mendocino Council of Governments, the Willits City Council, and the County Board of Supervisors have each consistently endorsed the Willits Bypass.."
Drivers who filled up at the Chevron gas station on Lake Mendocino Drive last week should be aware that one of the station's "Plus" pumps had diesel fuel in it, which could cause engine problems.
Chevron employee Bernice Ramirez said the delivery company, Redwood Coast Fuels dumped diesel into a gasoline tank on Wednesday.
Redwood Coast Fuels has so far been paying for any repairs customers needed as a result, she said, which, according to some sources, can be in the hundreds of dollars it could cost to drain diesel from the engine, tank and fuel lines of a gasoline-powered vehicle.
Answers vary regarding whether such a mix-up could cause permanent engine damage, but most sources agree that, a gas-powered engine would not ignite the diesel, and the engine either would not start, would slow down or would stop running until the diesel is removed.