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Suicide in Mendocino County

A tragic story out of Mendocino County. The Ukiah Daily Journal reports, a Ukiah man was found dead after apparently committing suicide on Highway 20 near Redwood Valley. A passerby reported that a man was down along Highway 20 near the exit to Redwood Valley around 6:30 pm on May 2nd. Mendocino County Sheriff Deputies … Continue reading Suicide in Mendocino County

California wages

California’s high-wage workers have seen steady increases in their paychecks over the past 35 years. But that’s no the case for low-wage workers, 4.8 million and about one-third of the state’s workforce, earned less in 2014 than they did in 1979, according to an analysis from the University of California, Berkeley. Researchers found that low-wage … Continue reading California wages

Wildfire awareness week

This week is Wildfire Awareness Week and Cal Fire is reminding all Californians of the role they play in preparing for and preventing wildfires. According to Cal Fire Director, Chief Ken Pimlott, a record dry and warm winter Californian’s fire activity has been nearly double what it normally is for this time of year. Our … Continue reading Wildfire awareness week

State Water Board results

Californians conserved little water in March and local officials were not aggressive in cracking down on waste, state regulators reported today, saying residents and communities again fell short of Governor Jerry Brown’s voluntary water savings target. The State Water Resources Control Board received the update as it considers sweeping mandatory emergency drought regulations to protect … Continue reading State Water Board results

Changes to Hazmobile Service

The traveling Hazmobile service for Lake County residents is coming to an end.The contract with the current provider is ending. Starting next month, residents who live in Kelseyville, Lucerne, Middletown and Upper Lake, will need to drive to in Clearlake and Lakeport to drop off hazardous materials. In Clearlake, Southlake Refuse will host the drop-offs … Continue reading Changes to Hazmobile Service

Snowpack Levels Practically Non-Existant

The snowpack in the Sierras and in parts of the Mendocino National Forest is so low — it’s practically non-existant. The Department of Water Resources was set to hold the snow survey event on Friday, but because there was so little of it at the Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada, they cancelled the press … Continue reading Snowpack Levels Practically Non-Existant

Lakeport Man Whose Bike Was Stolen Gets a New One

Good news for a Lakeport man who, whose bicycle was stolen last month. The bike’s owner, Anthony Chazaaria, is a well known local and Client of People Services, who can be seen on his bicycle all over town wearing his flat brimmed straw hat and sun glasses. The bike was Anthony’s only form of transportation. … Continue reading Lakeport Man Whose Bike Was Stolen Gets a New One

MUSIC NEWS

Tyler Farr: Explore CMT Performances, Learn About the Songs

Tyler Farr’s “A Guy Walks Into a Bar,” climbs to No. 3 on this week’s Billboard country airplay chart. Featured on his new album, Suffer in Peace, the track is following the path of the Missouri native’s other hits, including “Redneck Crazy” and Whiskey in My Water.” “Suffer in Peace” has generated considerable attention as... Read more »

Songwriting Secrets of Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves

Finally. Someone is asking the tough questions. Like, “How the hell do you write a song?” In this story on Radio.com, country songwriters and singers give their best advice for putting pen to paper, starting with exactly that — putting pen to paper. Dierks Bentley recalls someone telling him, “You know what? You need to... Read more »

George Strait Says, “Let It Go”

I don’t know about you, but I’m loving George Strait’s new single, “Let It Go.” Although I’ll admit when I first saw the title, my mind automatically went to the massive song from the blockbuster movie, Frozen. Maybe yours did, too, but have no fear. Strait isn’t covering that one and getting animated on us.... Read more »

Kelly Clarkson’s “Funny-Slash-Horrible” Analogy

Kelly Clarkson never tours alone. She’s always had her band, her crew — and Wyatt and Security. Those are her dogs, and in a way, it sounds like they were practice for eventually bringing a baby out on the road. That’s what Clarkson will be doing when her tour kicks off this summer and she... Read more »

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