Morning News, Tuesday, October 23, 2012
The Lake Co Board of Supervisors will consider giving approval to a lease agreement with Marymount College for the Lucerne Hotel.
The meeting begins at 9 a.m. Today on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., Lakeport. The meeting will be broadcast live on TV8.
At 9:45 a.m., the board will take up the 15-year lease for the historic 1920s-era building, which is 75,000 square feet and sits on seven acres.
The Southern California-based Marymount College – a Catholic, four-year liberal arts college – proposes to use the Lucerne Hotel for its third campus.
Marymount’s board of trustees approved the lease, which has been in the works since earlier this year.
The lease is to be for 15 years, with the rate at $1 a year for the first five years.
The insanity phase of Billy Norbury's trial for the first-degree murder of Jamal Andrews yesterday begins this morning at 9:30 am. Norbury declared guilty yesterday.
The jury returned a verdict of guilty on both counts: murder in the first-degree and the special allegation that Norbury, 34, used a gun to kill his neighbor Andrews, 30, on Jan. 24.
Kubanis will present evidence to support his plea of not guilty by reason of insanity.
The 23-year-old Redwood Valley man who was killed in a double-shooting Friday morning was identified as Celso Madueno, and his 19-year-old brother, who was wounded, was identified as Abel Madueno.
"There's no clear motive at this time," said Sheriff Sgt. Greg Van Patten . "There was marijuana growing at the residence, but we can't definitively say that was the motive."
When deputies responded to the 9-1-1 call from the boy's father, they found Celso Madueno dead. His brother, Abel, was also found with multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to an out-of-county hospital where he is reportedly recovering.
Police are seeking at least two, and possibly three suspects. One of the suspects who entered the home wore a red hoodie sweatshirt and black bandana covering part of his face. They were last seen headed north on East Road in a black Cadillac Escalade SUV. Anyone with information is urged to call the MCSO tip line at 234-2100.
The Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg are seeking applicants for its recognition program for young women who make the community and the world a better place.
The Violet Richardson Award honors young women, between the ages of 14 to 17 for their volunteer action such as fighting drugs, crime and violence; cleaning up the environment; and working to end discrimination and poverty. Applicants for the award are available at the Fort Bragg High School, Hospital Auxiliary, Project Sanctuary, or by contacting Maribeth White at 707-962-0200 .
Application may also downloaded from the Soroptimist website soroptimistfortbraggca.org, click “awards” and download the nomination form. All applications must be returned to no later than December 1, 2012.
Addresses and weblinks on the kzyx newsblog.
Soroptimist International of Fort Bragg, P.O. Box 131, Fort Bragg, CA. 95437
The first of two planting work parties was held last Saturday in downtown Ukiah as volunteers prepared the triangle planters on School Street for new flowers.
The project will be funded with $5,000 of a grant provided by the State, and the planters will "provide a site that honors those lost to (suicide)."
Next Saturday, Oct. 27, new plants will be installed with assistance from Nicholas Thayer of Late Afternoon Garden Design.
The work day will begin at 9 a.m. in front of the Ukiah Valley Conference Center.