Morning News for Tuesday, March 5th
The weak weather system that moved over Mendocino Sunday brought light showers in the afternoon over localized areas, but more rain is on tap beginning on Tuesday.
Forecasters say that a weather system from the Gulf of Alaska will drop into Northern California Tuesday, bringing much cooler weather and rains with the potential for small hail, gusty winds and possible thunderstorms into Wednesday.
With an 80 percent chance of rain on Tuesday, high temperatures early this week will only reach into the 50s as rains are expected to continue through Wednesday.
Skies are forecast to clear by Thursday, although temperatures will remain cool with the possibility for overnight frost on both Thursday and Friday nights in some areas,.
Warm and sunny weather is expected to return by the weekend, according to forecasters, with possible rains returning early next week.
Fewer California kids are spending time behind bars. A report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation finds the youth incarceration rate nationwide reached a 35-year low in 2010. In California, the rate decrease was nearly 50-percent from 1997 to 2010.
Despite improvements, the U-S still incarcerates youth at a higher rate than other countries. Jessica Mindnich with "Children Now" says many kids return to the system.
The HazMobile household hazardous waste site will be open in Ukiah Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accept dangerous chemicals that can’t go in the trash.
The HazMobile also features a “free store” with like-new usable products including paint, available without charge to the public.
The collection site at 3200 Taylor Dr., The HazMobile is free to households but there is a limit of 15 gallons per vehicle per day (or 60 feet of fluorescent tubes). The 15 gallons is measured by
the capacity of the containers of hazardous materials.
Residents of Willits are advised that due to scheduled training and computer upgrades at City Hall, the water bills for service through February 28, which are normally mailed at the first of the month, will be mailed on March 8, 2013. If you have any questions, please call City Hall at 459-4601.
On March 1, 2013 at 10:20 P.M., Officers from the Fort Bragg PD were called to t a reported assault in progress. They found a victim lying on roadway, unconscious. Who was transported to Mendocino Coast Hospital where he was treated for head injuries.
During the investigation officers learned that a citizen who observed the assault came to the victim’s aide and in doing so, was also assaulted by at least four males.
Officers immediately began to work on this case and early on developed information on persons of interests thanks to citizens who heard of the assault.
With these leads, officers identified Nathaniel Chim, 18, Nicole Gibson, 19 , and two juveniles, ages 15. Sunday, Officer Kendl located Chim and Gibson .
Both were arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, assault causing serious bodily injury, conspiracy, and gang enhancements.
Both were booked and transported to Mendocino County Jail
The Fort Bragg PD would like to thank all of the citizens who gave them information to solve this crime.
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