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 Mendocino County, California

Mendocino County is a county located on the north coast of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 87,841. The county seat is Ukiah.


Mendocino County comprises the Ukiah, CA Micropolitan Statistical Area. It is located north of the San Francisco Bay Area and west of the Central Valley.


The county is noted for its distinctive Pacific Ocean coastline, Redwood forests, wine production, microbrews, and liberal views about the use of cannabis and support for its legalization. It is estimated that roughly one-third of the economy is based on the cultivation of marijuana.


The notable historic and recreational attraction of the "Skunk Train" connects Fort Bragg with Willits in Mendocino County via a steam-locomotive engine, along with other vehicles.

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As a result of felony charges having been filed last month by the District Attorney charging embezzlement of public funds, a former financial analyst at the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office entered guilty pleas at her arraignment yesterday morning to six felony counts of grand theft. Melissa Alcala Alvarez ...
A Washington state family appeared to have been in Fort Bragg the day before their SUV was found at the base of a Mendocino Coast cliff, according to a Mendocino County Sheriff's official Tuesday. Cellphone records, surveillance footage and a statement from a possible witness offer the latest clues to the ...

Mendocino County will host the annual Human Race on Saturday, May 5 in downtown Ukiah. The Human Race, coordinated by North Coast Opportunities, is a nationwide community 5K run and walk composed of teams raising funds for local nonprofit organizations. With the many cutbacks in vital services ...
Authorities have also announced that one of the parents, Jennifer Hart, may have been seen in Fort Bragg on March 25 — the crash was not discovered until the next day around 4:15 p.m. Investigators from the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office obtained the video, and have handed it over to the CHP, who ...
The Hart family of Washington state, pictured in 2016, is believed to have died in a March 26 crash off the Mendocino County coast. ... Strong currents, frigid water and rough waves have prevented Mendocino County Sheriff's divers and rescuers from looking for the missing Hart children, Lt. Shannon ...
Portland police told the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office this week that the family may have moved from their former home in West Linn, Ore., due to the intense media attention that followed. When investigators searched the Harts' most recent home, in Woodland, Wash., they found family belongings, pets ...

A family SUV found at the bottom of a California cliff last week may have been deliberately driven off the road, police told media Sunday. The Hart family is seen, from left: Hannah, Abigail, Sierra, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Devonte, Markis and Sarah. (Credit: Mendocino County Sheriff's Office). The bodies of ...
A 48-year-old Albion man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of burglarizing another home in the rural Mendocino County community while the resident was away, the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office said. Thomas Langenderfer, who was on probation, was arrested after a search of his home in the ...
A 41-year-old Texas man suspected of being under the influence of alcohol and drugs nearly overpowered two Mendocino County Sheriff's deputies during a struggle Friday in Willits, punching one of the deputies in the face twice and grabbing him by the neck, officials said. Amid the scuffle, one of the ...
Delving into the past can often take one in unexpected directions. That has certainly been my experience conducting research at the Kelley House. This photograph of Gus and Alma Jacobs Mendosa represents an example. We think this was taken either some time before or shortly after their wedding, ...
... • The schooner Gussie Klose, commanded by Captain Olson, was washed on the rocks at Albion last Saturday, during a very rough sea. She had been loading lumber prior to her lines parting, and had about 60,000 feet on board. It is reported that she is a total loss, as but little of the vessel can be saved.
An expert hired by Mendocino County to evaluate how it is addressing its homeless situation told officials that the first step to helping, and thereby reducing, the population is finding out who they are. “For example, a home-grown individual experiencing year-round homelessness needs engagement and ...
All this is pretty cool, but the land itself is a huge draw. Nestled in the heart of the Sanel Valley; cabernet sauvignon, merlot and malbec grapes thrive on the property producing some pretty well regarded Mendocino County vintages. So grab a Bordeaux blend and click through our gallery above to see more ...
At the 30th annual Mendocino County Mock Trial competition in Ukiah on March 3, members of the Laytonville High School Mock Trial team out-argued the Ukiah High School Mock Trial team in the final trial to reclaim the Honorable Judge Ron Brown Memorial Perpetual Trophy and earn the honor of ...
A 29-year-old San Jose man who fired his gun at a CHP officer during a December 2016 pursuit in Mendocino County has been sentenced to 38 years-to-life in prison, the Mendocino County District Attorney's Office said. Related Stories. Suspected burglar fires at Ukiah CHP during high-speed chase.
Some cannabis growers are already germinating seeds in preparation for the outdoor planting season in Mendocino County, but a backlog in county permits is creating uncertainty about how many of those seeds will flourish into marijuana products sold legally in California. Over the past 10 months, about ...
The volatile issue of possibly amending the county's inclusionary housing ordinance was discussed as scheduled at Tuesday's Board of Supervisors meeting. While county officials said a review of the ordinance was needed in order to start addressing the county's housing needs, especially after the ...

St Francis in the Redwoods Maundy Thursday Service: On Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. on the corner of Main and Commercial streets in Willits. Brickhouse Coffee Presents: Live music by Ron O'Brien and Loren Herz-O'Brien on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. at 3 S. Main St., Willits. Admission is $10 ...
The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors heard an update this week from AT&T representative Rhuenette Alums on the Connect America Fund build out in the county and received insights relating to challenges in hard-to-build rural areas in the state. The board also received information on the impacts ...
Damon Dickinson is the interim superintendent of Mendocino County and has sponsored the Science Fair in the past. He was a judge this year and enjoyed seeing people come together to be involved in science. “It always amazes me how the Science Fair brings together families with their kids and ...
Their family died in a crash on the Mendocino County coast, but 3 children are still missing. Alene Tchekmedyian. By Alene Tchekmedyian. Mar 28 ... "An entire family vanished, and perished during this tragedy," said Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman. "We have every indication to believe that all six ...
"We have every indication to believe that all six children were in there," Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said, appealing for tips to retrace where the siblings and two parents had been before the vehicle was found Monday in rocky ocean. "We know that an entire family vanished and perished during ...
... • D. C. Copsey has leased his hotel at Boonville to R. E. Armstrong. Mr. Copsey will move his family to Ukiah to reside. • A. F. Luiz, proprietor of the Lisbon hotel, has purchased the J. E. Johnson property on Main Street adjoining Jarvis & Nichols property. The building was recently occupied by Brown ...
Nine days before armed robbery suspect Dawn Elika Center was shot dead by three Mendocino County sheriff's deputies alongside Highway 101, she delivered a dead skunk to the manager of the Ukiah Walmart. Mendocino County District Attorney David Eyster, whose office is leading an investigation into ...
This week, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA) was joined by local legislators in applauding the Federal Emergency Management Agency's announcement that federal funds for October wildfire debris removal were authorized at 90 percent of total eligible costs. According to information made public by the ...
When Ron Verdier was 19, his next-door neighbor took Verdier under his wing and gave him an architecture job. The experience changed his life and propelled him to an architecture career that has lasted decades and taken him to Switzerland, Paris and Central America. He has helped design churches, ...
Route 175: Emergency storm damage repairs at various locations from 1.7 miles east of Buckman Drive to the Lake/Mendocino County line will continue. One-way traffic control with a temporary traffic signal will be in effect 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Motorists should anticipate 10-minute ...
With preparing for a safer, more resilient future in mind, Mendocino County's Leadership Initiative team has partnered with the Solar Living Institute, Community Foundation of Mendocino County, Mendocino College, and KZYX to host Coming Home: Redwood Fire Rebuild Expo on March 24. To be held at ...
Mendocino County District Attorney spokesperson Mike Geniella said that the DA's office does not have the staff or time to automatically review and process marijuana convictions for all defendants like the big cities. Areas like San Francisco have significantly more resources, making the automatic revisiting ...
Mendocino County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a possible domestic violence and kidnapping incident in Covelo. Negie Fallis, 27, of Covelo is suspected of abducting at gunpoint his girlfriend, Khadijah Britton, 23, also of Covelo on Friday just before midnight, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Dawn Elika Center was denied financing when she attempted to buy a $45,000 sports car from a Ukiah auto dealer, so she decided to pull out a gun and take the car by force. Not long after, the 48-year-old Redwood Valley woman lay dead on the side of Highway 101, shot by three Mendocino County ...
Motorcyclist Shot and Killed; Mendocino County Sheriff's Department Uses Social Media to Try and Catch Suspect. February 4, 2018 Kym Kemp Leave a comment ... If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center (707) 463-4086. Report but DO NOT ...
Mendocino County authorities Sunday were looking for a man suspected in a roadside killing that left one woman dead along Highway 1 near Little River. Possibly armed with a handgun, Andrew Crowningshield, 27, of Little River is believed to have fled the scene in a Ford F-350 long bed, quad-cab diesel ...
A woman severely injured in a fire at a Mendocino County cannabis-extraction lab was flown to the UC Davis Medical Center burn unit in Sacramento Thursday night, Cal Fire said. A barn went up in flames near the intersection of Highway 162 and Mendocino Pass Road in Covelo around 10:30 p.m. when ...
The city of Ukiah built only 13 percent, 61 homes of 459 needed, and unincorporated Mendocino County built just 29 percent, 750 of 2,552 homes needed. And what's needed most, according to Nicholson, is the provision of affordable housing. “Mendocino County has had a plan in place for nearly a ...
The city of Ukiah built only 13 percent, 61 homes of 459 needed, and unincorporated Mendocino County built just 29 percent, 750 of 2,552 homes needed. And what's needed most, according to Nicholson, is the provision of affordable housing. “Mendocino County has had a plan in place for nearly a ...
He pleaded guilty to felony conspiracy and was sentenced in September to 360 days in jail and three months probation, though much of his jail term later was converted to home detention by Mendocino County authorities, officials said. Liang, 47, also was fined $15,000 and banned for life from obtaining a ...
Rivino Estate Vineyards and Winery Presents: Live music by Some Awesome Artists on Friday, Feb. 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at 4101 Cox-Schrader Road. Free event. 293-4262. Ukiah Library First Friday Art Walk: On Friday, Feb. 2 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at 105 N. Main St. Free event. 463-4490. The First Friday Art ...
The Mendocino County Office of Education (MCOE) invites the public to attend free poetry readings by local students. The Poetry Out Loud Final and Coastal Slam will be held Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Arena Theater. The Pacific Coast Charter High School Tourmaline Reading will be held May 20 at 2 p.m. at ...
Two people have drowned in Mendocino County in recent days, including a Ukiah man who'd been fishing with two young boys believed to be his children, according to authorities. David McGowan, 44, was with the boys on Lake Mendocino Sunday about noon in a 14‑foot aluminum boat near the south ...
... • The Point Arena Record of last week says: “Last week as the steamer Point Arena was loading with freight at this place the tide went out and left the steamer on the rocks. It took several hours to get her off.” • Lockart & Ware's mill at Inglenook is now in running order, and is reported to be doing good work ...
John Whitcomb and Dennis McCarthy, who recently opened the McCarthy and Whitcomb Inland Performing Arts Scholarship Fund, are well aware that they have had their share of good fortune. “I came from a wonderful, loving middle class family,” John recounts, “and we have had good luck over the years.
The beginning of a new year is a time when many people resolve to make positive changes in their health, so there will be plenty of articles to read this month about how to eat better, exercise more and quit smoking. We absolutely should eat better, exercise more and quit smoking! But this month I want to ...
The Project Sanctuary coast staff, from left, Vicki Wellspring, volunteer coordinator; Alexandra Corzano, prevention and education presenter and transitional housing coordinator; Angela Grijalba, Promotora Project coordinator and bilingual client advocate; Lia Holbrook, coast director; Athena Bolton, legal ...
•Route 1: Tree work at Ward Avenue and Private Road will occur on Monday, Jan. 29. One-way traffic control will be in effect 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Motorists should anticipate five-minute delays. • Route 1: Emergency slide repairs at 1 mile South Mill Bank Resort will continue. One-way traffic control will be in effect ...
On Leadership: Mendocino County super volunteer reflects generation which models the way. Carolyn Welch, CFO of North Coast Opportunities, gets ready to mash a vat of potatoes for the Ukiah Senior Center Thanksgiving meal. Contributed. By Heidi Dickerson. Posted: 01/26/18, 3:00 AM PST |. # Comments. Carolyn ...
Matthew Thomas McCarthy, 49, formerly of both Westport on the coast and the Spyrock area of northern Mendocino County, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to four separate felony counts of lewd and lascivious acts on a child under the age of 14. The crimes were committed by McCarthy against two separate ...
The Mendocino County Office of Education's board unanimously named Damon Dickinson, Ph.D. the interim county superintendent of Mendocino County during a special board meeting on Monday. Dickinson will take over on Feb. 1 for current superintendent Warren Galletti, who leaves at the end of the ...
Mendocino County Library Director Karen Horner and County Deputy Chief Executive Officer Janelle Rau have been working to make sure the museum operates as usual since Glassey submitted her resignation in August 2017. Horner said she and Rau agreed that a curator was critical to the recovery of ...
A Mendocino County man charged with molesting two children took a plea deal Wednesday agreeing to a prison term of 35 years to life. Matthew Thomas McCarthy, 49, formerly of Westport, pleaded guilty in Mendocino County Superior Court to four counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children under 14 ...


 

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