Jeffrey Parker

General Manager

Jeffrey Parker is the Executive Director and General Manager of KZYX and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. He comes from after working for 20 years in China. He has a journalism background and is very knowledgeable about new technologies and ways to communicate. Jeff will be be a strong supporter of making KZYX the indispensable community asset we all want it to be.

Mendocino County Executive's Office

Tammy Moss Chandler, who is leading up Mendocino County's short and long-term fire recovery activities as Disaster Recovery Director, and Megan Barber Allende, president of the Community Foundation of Mendocino County, will be guests on the KZYX public affairs program Mendocino Works on Wednesday 10 January at 7 p.m. to review our community's recovery to date in the three months since the devastating Redwood Complex Fire. We'll be taking listener calls.

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Following the North Bay wildfires, survivors in Mendocino and Lake counties have begun receiving substantial fire insurance payouts -- and some are stressing over how to protect and manage the funds in the months or even years before they can begin rebuilding.

Jeffrey Parker

Rising waters of the Navarro River, fed by days of rain, spilled onto California Route 128 on Monday, forcing the road's closure between Route 1 on the Mendocino coast and Flynn Creek Road at Navarro, the first closing of the rainy season, Caltrans said.

"Route 128 is closed in Mendocino County near Route 1 due to flooding of the Navarro River," Caltrans reported in social media. "It is unknown at this time when the highway will reopen."

Alternate routes to the Mendocino coast are available via Flynn Creek Road or Philo-Greenwood Road. Motorists are advised to use caution.

Jeffrey Parker

One of the bigger shocks of the Redwood Complex Fire was the collapse of both landline and cell phone service and internet in Willits and other areas distant from the fire zone.

On Mendocino Works on Wednesday 15 November at 7 p.m., we investigated what caused these cascading outages, asked what you can do to prepare for the next disaster, and exploreed what local firms are doing to improve telecoms in a rural region that the big companies prefer to ignore.

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE FULL BROADCAST

North Coast Opportunities

In the three weeks since the Mendocino Lake Complex fire ravaged homes in Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, Clearlake Oaks and other communities, survivors who first struggled to meet immediate needs of shelter, clothing and life stability now are reviewing options for putting their lives back together and rebuilding. Mobilizing to help are a range of nonprofit organizations, some assisting survivors with little or no insurance or other safety net.

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