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                  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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The Lake Sheriff's Office is on track to receive $170,000 from the federal government to eradicate illicit marijuana-growing operations in the county.

The money would be primarily used for helicopter operations targeting pot grows.

But a majority of the roughly 20 citizens in the audience opposed the deal, and those who spoke raised issues such as federal agencies' stance on marijuana and the debate over the legality of medical cannabis.

Sheriff Rivero opened the public discussion by saying the efforts funded through the DEA would focus on the expansive, harmful marijuana operations and not smaller grows.

Rivero added, "I personally have not seen any indication whatsoever of them showing any interest in prosecuting legitimate (Proposition) 215 or legitimate compassionate care-type grows."

Lower Lake attorney Ron Green took a different view on the DEA contract, saying, "In signing this agreement, the sheriff will in essence be agreeing to ignore state medical marijuana laws and enforce federal law." "(The DEA) should be giving this county money to fight meth, not to harass the legal marijuana growers," Green, speaking on behalf of the Emerald Unity Coalition, added.

The sheriff attempted to assure concerned citizens that he would watch the DEA-funded operations closely.



Willits woman bit into her Burger King hamburger and found a razor blade a few weeks ago.

Yolanda Orozco said "I bit off of it, I checked for onions and then I saw a razor blade in there," .

Officer Mark McNelley with the Willits Pand his partner spent six hours trying to determine who was malicious enough to intentionally place the razor on the burger.

However, they soon discovered there was no criminal wrongdoing, Rather, the officers determined it was an accident that could have easily been prevented.

When Burger King employees took the officers on a tour of the restaurant, officers found three other razor blades in close proximity to food," being used for cleaning.

McNelley found them above the condiment area, on the counter in front of and even above the burger warming trays.

Because no one broke any laws, the Willits Pclosed its investigation, but the Department of Environmental Health has stepped in.

Inspectors are mandating better training and a better system to track and store the blades.

The Burger King Corporation issued a statement implying that the franchisee was not following the rules.







While nearly 68 percent of Mendocino county's K-12 students qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year,"when school ends, some kids don't get enough to eat," says Tarney Sheldon, Nutrition Manager for North Coast Opportunities Community Action.

But there is hope because the USDA also sponsors the Summer Food program. There are no income requirements or forms to fill out - anyone in need is welcome.

In Ukiah, children up to 18 years of age can get free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and free lunch at 11 a.m. at Grace Hudson School, Nokomis School, Ukiah High School, or Todd Grove Park (lunch only). Exact dates vary. The Ukiah Food Service department can be reached for more information at 463-5269.

And for the whole family, Plowshares serves hot lunches at 11:30 a.m. and dinners at 5:30 p.m. every week day. All are welcome.including people who run a day care, or anyone who faces an empty fridge












Friends of Mendocino Coast Park and Recreation are having a benefit Pizza Fest today from 4-8 pm at the Pizza Factory, 111 Boatyard Dr. 

The proceeds will be used exclusively for scholarships to be given to families needing a little to help in joining recreation activities. 

Take-out pizzas are also part of this fund raiser as are desserts from the Bake Sale Table.


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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.

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