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Mendocino County Today: Thursday, March 6, 2014

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Former 3rd District supervisor Hal Wagenet has signed up to run for his old seat.

A one-term supervisor in between three-termer Johnny Pinches and another one-termer named Tom Lucier, this time around Wagenet will be opposed by Willits mayor Holly Madrigal and Willits realtor Tom Woodhouse.

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LoveInItCoopON MARCH 4, 2014, Deputies from the County of Mendocino, Marijuana Eradication Team assisted by Mendocino County Sheriff Detective Unit, Agents from the Mendocino Major Crimes Task Force, Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and Investigators from the District Attorney's Office served four search warrants related to the "Love In It Cooperative" on the Mendocino County North Coast. Seized pursuant to the search warrants was packaged marijuana, marijuana food items, scales, a money counter, narcotic sales records, five firearms including an assault weapon, items used to manufacture a controlled substance (honey oil via butane extraction method), approximately $65,000.00 in US Currency, approximately 800 growing marijuana plants and other evidence related to the sales of marijuana.


Sheryl Glaser, 53, of Albion was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, 11358 H&S and 11366.5 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Robert Love, 52, of Fort Bragg, was arrested in Mendocino for violation of 11359 H&S, 11358 H&S, 11366.5 H&S and 30605(a) PC, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Dana Howells, 26, of Comptche, was arrested in Mendocino for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11358 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Larissa Maple, 26, of Comptche, was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11366.5 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Howard Baker, 56, of Comptche, was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11379.6 H&S, to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Kevin Logan, 34, of Comptche, was arrested in Comptche for violation of section 11379.6 H&S, to be held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail.

Michael Spradlin, 19, of Fort Bragg, was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S and 11360 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Colton Nation, 18, of Albion, was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

Cassidy Erickson, 18, of Fort Bragg, was arrested in Albion for violation of section 11359 H&S, to be held in lieu of $25,000.00 bail.

All nine suspects were booked into the Mendocino County jail on the listed charges.

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IT DOESN'T GET SADDER THAN THIS. 89-year-old George Reimer of Covelo died late Wednesday night after he was found by his elderly wife in his truck about 300 feet down a steep ravine off Highway 162. Reimer was reported missing by his wife about 7:30 p.m. when he didn't return to his Covelo home from a doctor's appointment. The old man had called his wife at around 3:30 p.m. to say that he was headed home, but never arrived. Deputies commenced a search, but it was Mrs. Reimer who who spotted her husband's Tundra over the side near mile marker 18.42. By then it was nearly 11 p.m. Reimer was still alive, but so far down the ravine trapped in his vehicle, that only a valiant, and even dangerous retrieval of the Tundra with Reimer still in it by emergency services people got him back up to the road bed, where the old man died, passing away with a final goodbye to Mrs. Reimer.

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CHRISTINA AANESTAD clarifies her departure as KZYX's newsperson: “W.Dan is not 50% accurate. He's right, I was not fired. I was laid off. There WAS, however a desire to get me out. I was unhappy there and they knew it. They didn't like me. I was seen as more of a liability than an asset. At KMUD I'm treated far better and respectfully than anyone at KZYX ever treated me, other than Rich Culbertson. I wouldn't work there now if you paid me." (See W. Dan's letter below)

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W.Dan Houck’s Original Letter:

Sorry Bruce but you are completly wrong about John Coate. He is quite competent. It is obvious you have been completely against the station from its inception and have no intention of allowing truth to get in the way of your criticism. Under Coates' management the station has gone from crushing debt to operating in the black. Hard decisions had to be made, among them having to lay off the full time news person. Christina Aanestad was not fired. She was asked to submit stories for which she would be paid, much like she has done for other outlets, but she refused. There was no desire to have Christina go, just hard financial moves required to keep the station afloat. Much like discontinuing syndicated shows like Prairie Home Companion, and Click and Clack. And now that John Coate has directed the station back onto solid financial ground the local news is back as well.

By having Sheila Tracy as your dedicated station reporter it shows your contempt. As a former employee of the station she has an axe to grind. Apparently she is bitter about not being able to destroy computers and knock out other equipment like she used to do with a vacuum as the paid cleaner. Now she is attempting similar destruction by working with KZYX Members for Change. Hardly an objective reporter. And she seems quite enamored of the statistic showing more KMUD members in Mendocino Co than KZYX members in Humboldt. A good reporter might then mention that KMUD's signal reaches much further into Mendo than KZYX's does into Humboldt. Probably more Press Democrat readers in Mendo than AVA readers in Sonoma too eh? Hell there are probably more here in the Anderson Valley reading the P.D. than the AVA!

Patricia Kovner needs to get her facts straight if she wants to be a board member of the station. Christina was not fired. Annie Esposito is still on the KZYX airwaves, she co-hosts Corporations & Democracy. The station is not a closed shop, new local shows are regularly added. Most of the time when a local show goes off it is because the host no longer wants to do the show.

You are welcome to your partisan sniping from the dictatorial position of your privately run paper Bruce, a luxury the station does not have. You can continue the personal attacks and lies, something else the station does not do. But I think it shows poor and petty management.

W.Dan Houck 
KZYX programmer and member

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Dear KZYX,

I guess we'll weigh in on programming on KZYX. People who have no interest in being programmers, or board members or anything other than mere listeners. (Though we did like to call in with an opinion here and there, when that was an option…)

Ten years ago we'd get up in the morning and turn on KZYX. We'd listen to the local news, then Democracy Now, then we'd just leave the radio on for the rest of the day, enjoying programs as we came and went during our workday. (We worked at home.)

Democracy Now was moved, then the local news dwindled away. We tried listening to NPR, but their news people are so glib and slick, and give the news exactly like the corporations want us to hear it. You could be listening to any commercial radio station. We are so turned off by NPR that we don't turn on the radio in the morning, and we have just come to forget about turning it on at all. Democracy Now at 4:00? We're working till 5:00, and rarely can come in early to hear it. We listen to CDs, and get news off the internet at night.

But hey, who cares about us? We're just one family, and we hear that you have many, many NPR lovers, and they donate the Big Bucks! And I guess most of your listeners don't care about local news. We feel it's a great loss, but have moved on.

Sincerely, Nancy MacLeod, Philo

PS. To say that "On The Media" is a fair replacement for "Counter Spin" is, in my opinion, inaccurate. "Counter Spin" actually took important stories and showed how they were manipulated to give people an incorrect idea about the truth of the matter. "On the Media" never critiques an NPR story, and the critiques they do offer never go into the corporate agenda that is behind the news.

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Dear Friends,

The following is my opinion; you can agree or disagree. I am not interested in debating anyone about this…

Let me try to explain to you why it bothers me that KZYX, our public radio station, is dominated by NPR. Three hours of NPR news a day play at the prime news times: 7-9 in the morning and 5-6 in the evening. This news is dominated with promoting what they call "American Interests." What are "American Interests"? Whatever benefits our large corporations, particularly the oil, engineering, financial and military sectors. (The same people who now "own" our government…)

When KZYX first added more NPR, I listened. And I would hear stories that simply did not jibe with what I understood to be true. Going to the internet and researching, the Corporate slant of NPR became so obvious. They simply relate the news the way the corporate powers want you to hear it. At least with Democracy Now right next to the NPR news, one could more readily draw one's own conclusions. But the "alternative" news views are scattered around, a little here, a little there, not easy to remember when, and certainly not at prime time, when most people can listen. This corporate slanted news, along with their "pablum," is what all the major "for profit" radio stations play. I expect our "public" radio station to offer news that is beneficial to the People, not the Corporations. So, I choose not to waste my time listening to the corporate slant. And I urge everyone of you reading this letter to read or re-read John Perkin's books: Confessions of an Economic Hitman and Hoodwinked.

Nancy MacLeod, Philo

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by Tiffany Revelle

Drought: Time to change Lake Mendocino rules?

What's being called California's worst drought in decades has spurred a bill that could compel the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rethink the way it runs the Coyote Valley Dam, and how much water can be stored in Lake Mendocino throughout the year.

The Corps runs the dam between November and April based on a decades-old formula -- called a rule curve -- which, according to local officials, doesn't allow Lake Mendocino to store enough water to ensure a steady supply the rest of the year, but instead releases any water above a flood control limit established more than 50 years ago.

"The rule curve is roughly 50 years old at the Coyote Valley Dam, so the whole release schedule at Lake Mendocino is based on science that old," said spokesman Paul Arden of Congressman Jared Huffman's office. "The releases this summer exacerbated the drought conditions there."

Huffman last month introduced HR 3988, called the "Fixing Operations of Reservoirs to Encompass Climatic and Atmospheric Science Trends Act" (commonly called the "Forecast Act"). The bill would give the Corps three years to do a study to find better ways to operate any of the reservoir projects it runs nationwide at the behest of local entities, according to Huffman's office.

The Corps runs the Coyote Valley Dam during flood control season (November through April) using a formula and graph drawn in 1959.

Based on the graph, called a rule curve, Lake Mendocino can have no more than 72,300 acre-feet in it during those months. (An acre-foot is the amount of water needed to flood an acre of land under a foot of water.) Storage can be ramped up again by April 20 to allow the lake to be at its capacity of 91,000 acre-feet.

The problem with Corps 's 55-year-old formula is that any rainfall prior to November, along with any water released into the lake from the Potter Valley Diversion from the Eel River before April, has to be released over the dam into the Russian River, according to Russian River Flood Control and Water Conservation District General Manager Sean White. That means no matter how much rain falls during flood control season, none of it can be stored.

The bill would allow local sponsors for any of the reservoirs the Corps operates nationwide to request that the Corps update its operating manual for the reservoir based on modern science and weather forecasting, and give it three years to complete a study. As one of the local entities that contributed to the cost of building the dam, the Russian River Flood Control District is a sponsor.

White says that had the Corps used weather forecasting to gage its releases during the 2012-2013 flood control season, the rainfall that year could possibly have been stored. Instead, it was released downstream, and, in the absence of further rainfall, the water level sunk below the 72,300 acre-foot flood control line. Lake Mendocino hasn't even risen to that level since December 2012, according to White.

The Forecast Act, if it passes, could mean the Corps would schedule releases over the dam based on a "rolling five-day forecast," he said.

Not only does the weather change from year to year, but so has the amount and timing of water released to Lake Mendocino from the Eel River in Potter Valley, and the demand on the reservoir from users in Mendocino County and northern Sonoma County.

"I use the analogy of the lake as your bank account," White said. "Your revenue could change, and your expenses could change, but if you never changed your budget, you probably have a pretty lousy budget that looks a lot like the reservoir (Lake Mendocino) does today."

White reported to the Mendocino County emergency drought ad-hoc committee last week that he had met with state representatives and the Army Corps of Engineers for a tour of the dam on Feb. 24.

"I was just really trying to convey the message that, with all of the inputs changing the system, from the changes in Potter Valley to the multiple changes we've had to the release schedule, the only thing that's never really changed is the piece in the middle, which is how the reservoir is run," he said.

The Corps 's current manual for the Coyote Valley Dam does allow changes during drought conditions, but the Corps "can be difficult to work with," according to Mendocino County 1st District Supervisor Carre Brown, who chairs the ad-hoc committee.

White said the purpose of the meeting was to discuss updating the Coyote Valley Dam water release schedule based on modern science and current conditions, either through Huffman's bill or by other means.

"It became very, very clear that they don't really see any need or reason to do that," White said of the Corps staff. "They were red-faced and insistent that, even though the rule curve was drawn in 1959, it's still ... the best technology available today, which ... with the backdrop of an empty reservoir, was sort of a tough pill, I think, for everyone present to swallow."

While flood control has traditionally taken a front seat in the operations at the dam, he said, Huffman's bill could bring balance between that and the questions of water supply and recreation.

"Everything the operation was predicated on is changed ... every single piece of it except the rule curve itself," White said. "But at the end of the day, their insistence was so nonsensical that it ... almost made our point for us."

The Forecast Act was introduced Feb. 4 to the House's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and was referred the next day to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. The next step for the bill is a hearing before the subcommittee, which has yet to be scheduled.

(Courtesy, The Ukiah Daily Journal.)

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MARCH 27 ANDERSON VALLEY TRAIL WORKSHOP: Review and comment on concepts for a bicycle and pedestrian trail through Anderson Valley. The final community workshop for the State Route 128 Corridor Valley Trail Feasibility Study will be held Thursday, March 27. The corridor extends from the Sonoma/Mendocino County line near Cloverdale to the State Route 128/1 junction in Mendocino County, a distance of approximately 51 miles. Building on previous community efforts, the local non-profit Valley Trail Coalition worked with the Mendocino Council of Governments (MCOG) to secure grant funding for the feasibility study to advance the planning, design, and ultimately construction of a non-motorized valley trail. The March 27 workshop builds on community input received during the November 13-15, 2013 community workshop series, and on input received from business owners and stakeholders. Over the past four months, the community has helped to identify desired improvements to the SR 128 corridor, including additional sidewalks, bike lanes, entryway and traffic calming features, separate multi-use paths and treatments that improve safe routes to school. Specific community priority areas include improving non-motorized access to Hendy Woods State Park and Navarro River Redwoods State Park, as well as improving walking and biking conditions in the communities of Yorkville, Boonville, Philo, and Navarro. Preliminary design concepts will be presented at this final community workshop on Thursday, March 27, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at the Mendocino County Fairgrounds Dining Hall in Boonville (14400 Highway 128). The presentation will be offered in English and Spanish. Participants will have an opportunity to comment on the preliminary design concepts before the feasibility study is finalized this summer. Refreshments will be provided. The final feasibility study and plan will be used to advance the valley trail project through the next steps to implementation. MCOG, Caltrans, the County of Mendocino, local agencies, and the Valley Trail Coalition will be able to utilize the feasibility study to seek federal, state, regional and local funding for implementation of priority segments. Steps will include survey, design, environmental analysis, permitting, construction of improvements, and on-going maintenance of the trail. The plan will also inform decision makers regarding appropriate non-motorized access improvements to incorporate into future roadway or development frontage projects that coincide with the valley trail. This workshop is organized by the non-profit Local Government Commission, in coordination with Alta Planning and Design, and the Valley Trail Coalition. The events and plan are funded through a Caltrans Community-Based Transportation Planning Grant and MCOG. For more information visit: or

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APROPOS of nothing at all, the other night I told this story to a couple of ten-year-olds who thought it was funny so I thought I'd pass it along, not that I regard you, dear readers, as ten-year-olds. But telling it brought me back to the days when newspapers were the primary means of communication, five or six of them in the neighborhoods of my youth.

Beguiled by sports from an early age, I started reading the sports pages when I was about 8. The rest of the paper made no sense to a kid, and doesn't make much sense now to many adults who, in any case, have pretty much moved on from old fashioned print to the much larger deserts of the internet.

I followed the San Francisco Seals of the old Pacific Coast League and the 49ers. I memorized the rosters of both teams and could recite them and the stats that went with them, verbatim, in discussions with my other pre-pube obsessives.

This was pre-Little League. You learned how to play baseball by watching the town teams and on the playgrounds. "Can I play with you guys?" No. "Why not?" You're too small. "No, I'm not." Shut up and go away. "Can I shag balls?" Yes. "Do I get my ups?" No.

There was zero instruction until you got to high school, and even there it was spotty. It was pretty much learning by doing. So, as a little kid I'd stare at the photos on the sports pages, especially the ones that showed an infielder jumping up in the air and simultaneously throwing the baseball. At least that's the way it looked to me, so I spent hours trying to do it, many hours jumping up and throwing an old ball held together with black plumber's tape against a wall. One day an older kid came along and asked me what I was doing. "I'm making the throw from second on a double play," I said. I can still remember the older kid staring at me before he said something like, "No, you little retard. You don't jump up in the air to throw the ball. You throw the ball then you jump up in the air because you don't want to get hit by the guy sliding into second!"

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Hello my fellow Mendonites.

This is your Redwood Valley neighbor who has been bringing you the Jerry Brown policies, politics, hypo­cricies, analysis and debates, as well as an untrustworthy approach to reducing California's prison population.

Before I begin my reporting, I'd like to ask the AVA to extend my subscription for four more months until my release from the belly of the whale. It brings me, as well as 170 other men who are incarcerated here, great pleas­ure to be able to read the world's best newspaper which is filled with news ranging from low-calorie homemade baking products to unimaginable courtroom battles due to backyard burials. Please help this sideline reporter out.

Meanwhile, Jerry Brown and his associated defense team, his helpful administration, have decided to follow their well put together enactment of Senate Bill 105 which made them feel it was wise to file a request on September 2013 to extend the deadline to reduce the prison population in the state's 34 adult institutions to 137.5% of design bed capacity to December 31, 2016. The three-judge federal panel directed the parties -- the inmate attorneys and Governor Brown's staff -- to meet and confer regarding Brown's request and extended the final population reduction deadline to April 18, 2014. The parties then engaged in the extensive meet and con­fer process. It became clear that the court was disinclined to approve a three-year extension and since the parties didn't present a negotiated resolution, the courts com­manded both parties to come back to court with their new and improved requests explaining what each would like to have happen. At the same time the court said that additional measures would be needed to secure an exten­sion.

Come on all of you board game players, we all know that there is no cross talking during the game. It's loud and clear that the three-judge panel has been worn out by Jerry's ways and answered Jerry's request before it was asked once again.

Jerry has accordingly modified the length of the requested extension to two years, the minimum length of time needed to allow new reform measures to responsi­bly draw down the prison population while avoiding the early release of the inmates. The court also appointed a court-appointed compliance officer with the authority to order the release of low-risk inmates if an interim or final benchmark is missed.

So to ensure that Jerry does not find himself in a posi­tion of missing a benchmark, Jerry has already developed several significant measures intended to pro­tect public safety while establishing a durable framework for reducing the prison population.

These measures directly address current and pro­jected impacts on the prison population such as increased admissions of nonviolent second-strike offenders. For example, Jerry has proposed a new parole determination process modeled after Proposition 36 (which expired in 2012) through which nonviolent second strikers will be eligible for parole consideration by the board of parole hearings once they have served 50% of their sentences. Also nonviolent second strikers will receive increased behavior credits of 33.3% and minimum custody inmates will begin receiving two day's for each day earned. This plan has been approved by the three-judge panel as well as Jerry's side of the argument.

The other side, known as the inmate attorneys, were screwed over along with thousands of inmates who don't fit the criteria under Jerry's proposed umbrella. Since the courts granted Jerry's request, Jerry will be able to implement several additional significant criminal justice reforms. These reforms will allow Jerry to comply with the population cap without sending thousands more inmates to private prisons in other states.

The Court granted Jerry's request for an extension of time to comply with this court order and Jerry's ways modifying the June 30, 2011 order to reduce California's prison population to 137.5% of design bed capacity.

It is hereby ordered that: 1. The deadline to achieve the ordered reduction in the in-state adult institution population to 137.5% of design bed capacity is extended to February 28, 2016. Jerry will make the following interim and final population reduction benchmarks:

a. 143% of design bed capacity by June 30, 2014; b. 141.5% of design bed capacities by February 28, 2015; and c. 137.5% of design bed capacity by Feb. 28, 2016.

So please allow me to lift the awareness of my fellow Mendonites and families who will be affected by such order. This is the early release plan known as Jerry's Way which is "effective immediately."

a. Increase credits prospectively for nonviolent sec­ond strike offenders and minimum custody inmates. Nonviolent second strikers will be eligible to earn good time credits at 33.3% and will be eligible to earn mile­stone credits for completing rehabilitative programs. Minimum custody inmates will be eligible to earn two-for-one good time credits to the extent such credits do not deplete participation in fire camps where inmates also earn two-for-one good time credits; b. Create and implement a new parole determination process through which nonviolent second strikers will be eligible for parole consideration by the board of parole hearings once they have served 50% of their sentence; c. Parole inmates who are serving indeterminate sentences who have already been granted parole by the board of parole hearings but at future parole date; d. In consultation with the receiver's office, finalize and implement an expanded parole process for medically incapacitated inmates; e. Finalize and implement a new parole process whereby inmates who are 60 years of age or older and have served a minimum of 25 years of their sentence will be referred to the board of parole hearings to determine suitability for parole; f. Activate new reentry hubs at a total of 13 designated prisons to be operational within one year from the date of this order; g. Pursue expansion of pilot reentry programs with additional counties and local communities; and h. Implement an expanded alternative custody program for female inmates.

To top it all off, such clearances are given by our three-judge federal court to the extent that any state statutory constitutional, or regulatory provisions, except the California public resource code, impede the imple­mentation of the order or Jerry's ability to achieve the population reduction benchmarks, all such laws and regulations are waived. Although the Court does not issue a general waiver of the public resources code, Jerry may request waivers as the need arises of these statutory provisions that are tailored to specific projects.

I will report to you all filling you in on Jerry's pro­gress the third week of March of 2014.

To all of my Mendo comrades, Mendo Forever. AVA, again it would be an Olympic feeling to have my subscription extended. Fanning the flames of discontent in my world is about sharing my savvy on organizations, firms, counties and politics.

For additional information contact me: Theron R. Taylor AP0797, Sierra Yard 6006-Low; P.O. Box 2400, Susanville, CA 96127

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Child Threatened At School -- Caller at Nokomis Elementary School reported at 7:59 p.m. Friday that a 10-year-old was being threatened at the school. An officer responded and took a report.

Prowler -- Caller in the 700 block of Mendocino Drive reported at 12:03 a.m. Saturday that a prowler was in the side yard. An officer checked the area but did not find anyone.

DUI Arrest-- An officer stopped a vehicle at the corner of Clara Avenue and North Main Street at 12:41 a.m. Saturday and arrested Fermin Barrales-Gonzalez, no age or hometown given, on suspicion of driving under the influence.

Loud Party -- Caller in the 700 block of Village Circle reported at 10:58 p.m. Saturday that a neighbors were being loud. An officer responded and advised the children who were playing to quiet down.

Ex Took Cash -- Caller in the 1100 block of Mulberry Street reported at 11:12 a.m. Sunday that she just broke up with her boyfriend and he took the cash out of her wallet. An officer responded and counseled both parties.

Items Taken From Back Yard -- Caller in the 100 block of Waugh Lane reported at 11:56 a.m. Sunday that items were stolen form the back yard. An officer determined it was a civil matter.

Burglary -- Caller in the 300 block of Empire Drive reported at 12:42 p.m. Sunday that someone had entered a vacant house and requested extra patrols at night.

Car Locked In Park -- Caller in the 1200 block of East Gobbi Street reported at 5:42 p.m. Sunday that her car was locked behind the gate at Riverside Park. Assistance was provided.

Prowler -- Caller in the 700 block of Mendocino Drive reported at 9:24 p.m. Sunday that a prowler was on the side of the house. An officer responded and reported that no crime was committed.

Man Sleeping In ER -- Caller at Ukiah Valley Medical Center reported at 10:51 p.m. Sunday that a man was sleeping in the emergency room and refusing to leave. An officer responded and the man left upon request.


Willits Police Department

Feb. 25: Christopher Thomas Coffey, 46, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence and violating probation. He was arrested on Feb. 22 on suspicion of violating a court order. Zebulon Zale Couthren, 38, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of violating a court order and violating felony probation.

Feb. 28: Dawnette Ellen Burghduff, 33, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery. Eldon Eugene Shively, 48, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

March 2: Martin Peter Jacobsen, 53, of Eureka, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 25: Jose Mauricio Quaijada-Orellana, 34, of Fort Bragg, was arrested on suspicion of marijuana possession and cultivation for sale and violating probation.

Feb. 26: Regina Gibbs, 49, of Leggett, was arrested on suspicion of violating felony probation.

Feb. 27: Alicia Dawn Elliott, 32, of Covelo, was arrested on suspicion of violating felony probation.

Feb. 28: Jerry Mac Bivin, 44, of Reno, Nevada, was arrested on suspicion of failure to register.

Jessica Norton, 22, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of receiving stolen property and violating probation.

Feb. 25: Jerod William Knapp, 36, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of domestic battery.

California Highway Patrol

Feb. 24: Frederick Ringo Simmons, 49, of Laytonville, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Feb. 25: Norman Todd Bashore, 41, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

Feb. 26: Joseph Wayne Mork, 30, of Willits, was arrested on suspicion of driving with a suspended license and violating probation.

Feb. 28: Wilfred Real Blanco, 36, of Fort Bragg, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

One Comment

  1. Jim Armstrong March 6, 2014

    From above: “….has to be released over the dam into the Russian River …”

    If any water ever goes OVER the Coyote Valley Dam, it is probable that everything in the Russian River Valley below it would be washed out to sea to meet the debris from Fukushima.

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