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Many homeless individuals in Ukiah are getting healthy and staying off the streets thanks to The Ukiah Valley Street Medicine program.  

The Grist Creek Aggregate asphalt plant along Highway 162 and Outlet Creek in northern Mendocino County had a turbulent start and its future is not yet clear. Within its first few month, the owners were hit with multiple county and state violations and litigation by a group of neighbors called Friends of Outlet Creek.

 

 

 

 The ice rink in Ukiah was a hit in the community this holiday season, bringing in nearly $17,000 in profits according to city documents.

 

However the success came at a cost to the local farmer's market, which gave up its covered space at Alex Thomas Plaza to make room for the rink. In doing so, the Saturday market's revenues took significant hits from December through early January as rough storms hit the area.

 

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors are working with multiple agencies and groups to craft the county Medical Cannabis Cultivation Ordinance.  At the supervisor's meeting on January 24, many local growers weighed in on the process.  

 

The City of Ukiah was hit with an unexpected lawsuit in mid January over the validity of the voter approved Measure Y and its advisory Measure Z – an ordinance that places a one half percent tax on sales for much needed street repairs and road maintenance.

After storms have caused major flooding, erosion, and highway damage - Governor Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for much of the state – in 50 counties. They include Mendocino, Humboldt, and Napa.

 

  The Women's March on January 21, 2017 brought more than a million people out across the nation to rally for women's rights and human rights. Marches took place all over California and Mendocino County was no exception. Thousands gathered for protests in Fort Bragg, Ukiah, and Willits. KZYX's Meg Courtney attended one of the largest gatherings in the state in Oakland.  You can listen to her audio postcard here. 

 

 

 

 

 

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