Archives for December 2018

Humboldt Waste Management Authority Offers Christmas Tree Recycling Info

The Humboldt Waste Management Authority is offering tips on how to recycle your non-artificial Christmas Tree. Before recycling, you must prepare your tree. Remove all lights, ornaments, wire, tinsel, stands and other materials not part of the tree. Then either arrange for tree pick-up using your local garbage hauler or community group, or you may deliver your tree to a location in your community. Cub Scouts in Arcata are offering to pick up Christmas trees on Jan. 5 and 6. They are asking for a small donation, but it is not required.

Public Cannabis Bank Found To Be Too Risky

A study commissioned by the state to determine if it should create a public bank for use by recreational marijuana businesses finds it’s not in California’s best interest. The study ordered by the Cannabis Banking Working Group determined establishment of a state-run public cannabis bank would pose too great of a legal and financial risk. The recommendation is to establish a state project office to work towards improving access to banking by the cannabis industry through greater facilitation, communication, and coordination.

Statewide Search Underway For Cop Killer

Authorities throughout California are hunting for the shooter who killed a policeman during a traffic stop Wednesday in Newman. Police say 33-year-old Cpl. Ronil Singh was fatally shot after stopping a pickup truck that had a paper license plate. Authorities recovered the suspect’s vehicle but so far he remains at large. Late Thursday the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Office confirmed photos on social media were those of the suspect but they would not confirm the man’s name and birth date.

Tipsy Tow On For New Year’s Eve

AAA Northern California is again offering its Tipsy Tow service for New Year’s Eve celebrants who’ve had too much to drink. The service will start at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31 and runs through 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1. Tipsy Tow provides a free ride home and vehicle tow of up to 10 miles for any driver, not just AAA Members. The auto club recommends that revelers have plans in advance for a safe ride home but in the event they need Tipsy Tow the number to call is 1-800-222-4357

Covelo Burglar Ends Up In More Trouble

A Covelo man caught burglarizing a home ends up in more trouble when he gets into a fight with a resident who caught him in the act. Police say 28-year-old Nathan Saldana Morales broke into the Concow Boulevard home and was taking a number of items when a resident confronted Morales and that’s whenthe fight started. Morales ended up fleeing the home and was arrested by the Round Valley Tribal Police Department. The resident was not hurt. Bond was set at $155,000.

Cannabis Banking Study To Be Released Today

We will learn more today about how California plans to handle banking for recreational marijuana businesses. The state’s Cannabis Banking Working Group chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang is unveiling the results of a banking feasibility study prepared by Level 4 Ventures. The issue is that while marijuana is legal in California it’s not by the federal government and since banks are federally chartered they can’t legally process funds from pot vendors. The feasability study was done to determine if a public bank should be created just for these businesses.

Arcata Passes Energy Efficiency Ordinance

New residential construction in Arcata will now be required to meet energy efficiency standards. The recently-passed Residential New Construction Ordinance requires newly-constructed, low-rise residential buildings to exceed minimum compliance requirements using either energy efficiency measures only or a combination of energy efficiency measures and the Photovoltaic Compliance Credit. Officials say the new ordinance will reduce Arcata’s greenhouse gas emissions plus align the city’s goals with state mandates requiring reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to 1990 levels by the year 2020.

MC Hazmobile Event Jan. 4 & 5

Mendocino County’s solid waste department is holding a Hazmobile event the weekend of January 4 and 5. This monthly event runs from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. both days at Fort Bragg Disposal on Pudding Creek Road. Items accepted include hazardous chemicals, paint, flourescent tubes, unneded medications and household batteries. Residential hazardous waste is accepted at no charge but there is a 15-gallon limit per vehicle per day.

GP Mill In Fort Bragg Has New Owner

The former Georgia-Pacific mill site in Fort Bragg has a new owner. The Advocate-News reports the 15-acre property was purchased by Tom Honer and Jennifer Bosma who are the owners of Harvest Market. Honer says it was important that the site’s development be done locally and he is looking to hear from the community for ideas and suggestions. There’s been no firm plans on what specific businesses will be built at the site.

Hopland Man Wanted By Police

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s office is searching for a man wanted on a number of warrants. Sesario Lozinto Rios IV is Hispanic, 38 years old, six foot tall and 225 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He has a neck tattoo with the word “Maria” and several other tattoos. Authorities say Rios was last seen in Hopland. He is wanted on eight warrants. If you know of Rios’s whereabouts contact the sheriff’s office.