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IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING IN COVELO...
MSP saw this posted to Covelo social media Saturday morning by Mary James Cummings:
"Just before 2:00 am, I heard something that sounded like a heavy thing fell outside somewhere. Then I heard something that sounded like seven gunshots that turned out to be explosions. I looked out in front and saw a tall fire near the road. I called 911. There are several fire trucks over there putting the fire out now, which looks like it was a vehicle at Grover Ellis' property.
UPDATE: Several fire trucks came quickly and put out the fire. Here's a photo this morning of the burned vehicle in Grover Ellis' front yard, The vehicle is right under the big tree, and flames were shooting up 50 feet or more straight up when it was burning at 2:00 am. I don't see any damaged to the tree though, which is weird.
Grover doesn't live there now --a new family with a couple of youngsters lives there and were trying to do something about the fire before the firefighters arrived."
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IT HAPPENED THIS MORNING IN COVELO...
MSP saw this posted to Covelo social media Saturday morning by Mary James Cummings:
Just before 2:00 am, I heard something that sounded like a heavy thing fell outside somewhere. Then I heard something that sounded like seven gunshots that turned out to be explosions. I looked out in front and saw a tall fire near the road. I called 911. There are several fire trucks over there putting the fire out now, which looks like it was a vehicle at Grover Ellis property. 
UPDATE: Several fire trucks came quickly and put out the fire. Heres a photo this morning of the burned vehicle in Grover Ellis front yard, The vehicle is right under the big tree, and flames were shooting up 50 feet or more straight up when it was burning at 2:00 am. I dont see any damaged to the tree though, which is weird.
Grover doesnt live there now --a new family with a couple of youngsters lives there and were trying to do something about the fire before the firefighters arrived.

FORT BRAGG POLICE LOG FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH
WATER MAIN BREAK AT 615 NORTH MAIN STREET
The Ukiah Police Department handles dispatch for the Fort Bragg Police. MSP posts the previous day’s calls daily - and note any calls of interest in Fort Bragg (the log uses ALL CAPS- and MSP will fill in any codes or abbreviations for clarity). And, as always, people named as being arrested should be presumed innocent unless/until found guilty in a court of law.
MSP Note:
RP = Reporting party
UTL/GOA means “Unable to locate, Gone on Arrival.”
CODE 4 = “Situation Under Control”
250 East Cypress Street is the address of the Fort Bragg Police Station
These are incidents from Friday’s log:
***12:27 AM - 911 HANGUP, 451 SOUTH CORRY ST, ACCIDENTAL DIAL.
***1:55 AM - DISTURBANCE, 149 NORTH LINCOLN ST, MALE SUBJECT OUTSIDE SCREAMING // SUBJECT CONTACTED - HE IS CODE 4 // ALSO CONTACTING PUBLIC WORKS FOR A WATER ISSUE.
***2:59 AM - PROWLER, 549 WEST ST, SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS POSSIBLY IN THE HOUSE - HEARD ITEMS BEING KNOCKED AROUND // RESIDENCE IS SECURE.
***5:14 AM - TRESPASS, 200 SOUTH HARRISON ST, TRANSIENT POSSIBLY IN NEIGHBORS YARD/ BIKE PARKED BEHIND RP’S CAR // PROPERTY COLLECTED & STORED.
***8:51 AM - 911 HANGUP, 802 NORTH MAIN ST, 911 HANG UP FROM LOCATION. BUSY ON CALL BACK // CODE 4 AT LOCATION.
***9:20 AM - FOLLOW UP, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, F/U (Follow up) FOR CASE #20-00892 // INFO TAKEN.
***9:43 AM - THEFT, 918 EAST OAK ST, RP REPORTING THEFT OF ITEMS FROM AN UNLOCKED VEHICLE AT LOCATION // CASE #20 -00896 FOR THEFT REPORT.
***10:06 AM - CIVIL MATTERS, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO THE SGT REGARDING A CIVIL ISSUE // INFO TAKEN.
***11:05 AM - SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 400 SOUTH ST, RP REPORTING FEMALE SUBJECT CAMPING IN HER VEHICLE IN THE AREA. BLACK HATCHBACK WITH OREGON PLATES // SUBJECT CONTACTED & ADVISED SHE WOULD LEAVE AT SUNDOWN.
*** 11:16 AM - DISTURBANCE, 416 NORTH FRANKLIN ST, RP REPORTING DISTURBANCE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PARK AT LOCATION BETWEEN A COUPLE TRANSIENTS // SUBJECTS LEFT THE AREA PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
***12:18 PM - FOUND PROPERTY, 1111 NORTH MAIN ST, F/P (Found property) AT LOCATION // SERVICE PROVIDED.
***1:29 PM - MISC SERVICE, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO AN OFFICER REGARDING M/P (Missing person) REPORT FROM 1993 // INFO TAKEN.
***2:06 PM - FOUND PROPERTY, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP IN THE LOBBY WITH F/P (Found property) // SERVICE PROVIDED.
***3:09 PM - WELFARE CHECK, 300 NORTH MAIN ST, RP REQUESTED WELFARE ON SUBJECT IN FRONT OF LOCATION WITH A BLOODY NOSE // AREA CHECKED & UTL/GOA.
***3:13 PM - DISTURBANCE, 710 SOUTH MAIN ST, RP REPORTING BLACK MALE ADULT WEARING ALL BLACK CLOTHING & A BACKPACK WAS AT LOCATION MAKING THREATS TOWARDS EMPLOYEE. L/S N/B (Last seen northbound) FROM LOCATION // AREA CHECKED & UTL/GOA.
***4:43 PM - CHILD ENDANGERMENT, PUDDING CREEK BRIDGE, 2 KIDS SITTING ON RAILING ON OCEAN SIDE // JUVENILES CONTACTED & LEFT THE AREA UPON REQUEST.
***5:18 PM - MISC SERVICE, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO OFFICER REGARDING CASE #20 -00894.
***5:35 PM - INFORMATION TAKEN, HWY 1,TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR BRANSCOMB, TRANSFERRED TO CHP.
***5:42 PM - UTILITY CALL OUT, 615 NORTH MAIN ST, RP REPORTING WATER MAIN BREAK AT LOCATION // PUBLIC WORKS NOTIFIED.
***5:59 PM - INFORMATION TAKEN, 234 SOUTH MCPHERSON ST, SUBJECT COUNSELED.
***9:14 PM - SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 416 NORTH FRANKLIN ST, SUBJECTS COUNSELED ON PARK HOURS.
***9:38 PM - SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 189 BOATYARD DRIVE, SUBJECTS ASKED TO MOVE ALONG.
ENTIRE POLICE LOG & SHERIFF BOOKINGS
***Here is the link to the entire Friday Police log for Fort Bragg AND Ukiah:
www.ukiahpolice.com/site/assets/files/5345/08072020.pdf
***And here’s the link to look at the bookings at the Mendocino County Jail for the past 24 hours:
mcle1.co.mendocino.ca.us/NewWorld.Aegis.WebPortal/Corrections/InmateInquiry.aspx
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FORT BRAGG POLICE LOG FRIDAY, AUGUST 7TH
WATER MAIN BREAK AT 615 NORTH MAIN STREET
The Ukiah Police Department handles dispatch for the Fort Bragg Police. MSP posts the previous day’s calls daily - and note any calls of interest in Fort Bragg (the log uses ALL CAPS-  and MSP will fill in any codes or abbreviations for clarity). And, as always, people named as being arrested should be presumed innocent unless/until found guilty in a court of law.
MSP Note:
RP = Reporting party
UTL/GOA means “Unable to locate, Gone on Arrival.”
CODE 4 = “Situation Under Control”
250 East Cypress Street is the address of the Fort Bragg Police Station
These are incidents from Friday’s log:
***12:27 AM - 911 HANGUP, 451 SOUTH CORRY ST, ACCIDENTAL DIAL.
***1:55 AM - DISTURBANCE, 149 NORTH LINCOLN ST, MALE SUBJECT OUTSIDE SCREAMING // SUBJECT CONTACTED - HE IS CODE 4 // ALSO CONTACTING PUBLIC WORKS FOR A WATER ISSUE.
***2:59 AM - PROWLER, 549 WEST ST, SOUNDS LIKE SOMEONE IS POSSIBLY IN THE HOUSE - HEARD ITEMS BEING KNOCKED AROUND // RESIDENCE IS SECURE.
***5:14 AM - TRESPASS, 200 SOUTH HARRISON ST, TRANSIENT POSSIBLY IN NEIGHBORS YARD/ BIKE PARKED BEHIND RP’S CAR // PROPERTY COLLECTED & STORED.
***8:51 AM - 911 HANGUP, 802 NORTH MAIN ST, 911 HANG UP FROM LOCATION. BUSY ON CALL BACK // CODE 4 AT LOCATION.
***9:20 AM - FOLLOW UP, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, F/U (Follow up) FOR CASE #20-00892 // INFO TAKEN.
***9:43 AM - THEFT, 918 EAST OAK ST, RP REPORTING THEFT OF ITEMS FROM AN UNLOCKED VEHICLE AT LOCATION // CASE #20 -00896 FOR THEFT REPORT.
***10:06 AM - CIVIL MATTERS, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO THE SGT REGARDING A CIVIL ISSUE // INFO TAKEN.
***11:05 AM - SUSPICIOUS VEHICLE, 400 SOUTH ST, RP REPORTING FEMALE SUBJECT CAMPING IN HER VEHICLE IN THE AREA. BLACK HATCHBACK WITH OREGON PLATES // SUBJECT CONTACTED & ADVISED SHE WOULD LEAVE AT SUNDOWN.
*** 11:16 AM - DISTURBANCE, 416 NORTH FRANKLIN ST, RP REPORTING DISTURBANCE ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE PARK AT LOCATION BETWEEN A COUPLE TRANSIENTS // SUBJECTS LEFT THE AREA PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
***12:18 PM - FOUND PROPERTY, 1111 NORTH MAIN ST, F/P (Found property) AT LOCATION // SERVICE PROVIDED.
***1:29 PM - MISC SERVICE, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO AN OFFICER REGARDING M/P (Missing person) REPORT FROM 1993 // INFO TAKEN.
***2:06 PM - FOUND PROPERTY, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP IN THE LOBBY WITH F/P (Found property) // SERVICE PROVIDED.
***3:09 PM - WELFARE CHECK, 300 NORTH MAIN ST, RP REQUESTED WELFARE ON SUBJECT IN FRONT OF LOCATION WITH A BLOODY NOSE // AREA CHECKED & UTL/GOA.
***3:13 PM - DISTURBANCE, 710 SOUTH MAIN ST, RP REPORTING BLACK MALE ADULT WEARING ALL BLACK CLOTHING & A BACKPACK WAS AT LOCATION MAKING THREATS TOWARDS EMPLOYEE. L/S N/B (Last seen northbound) FROM LOCATION // AREA CHECKED & UTL/GOA.
***4:43 PM - CHILD ENDANGERMENT, PUDDING CREEK BRIDGE, 2 KIDS SITTING ON RAILING ON OCEAN SIDE // JUVENILES CONTACTED & LEFT THE AREA UPON REQUEST.
***5:18 PM - MISC SERVICE, 250 EAST CYPRESS ST, RP REQUESTED TO SPEAK TO OFFICER REGARDING CASE #20 -00894.
***5:35 PM - INFORMATION TAKEN, HWY 1,TRAFFIC ACCIDENT NEAR BRANSCOMB, TRANSFERRED TO CHP.
***5:42 PM - UTILITY CALL OUT, 615 NORTH MAIN ST, RP REPORTING WATER MAIN BREAK AT LOCATION // PUBLIC WORKS NOTIFIED.
***5:59 PM - INFORMATION TAKEN, 234 SOUTH MCPHERSON ST, SUBJECT COUNSELED.
***9:14 PM - SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 416 NORTH FRANKLIN ST, SUBJECTS COUNSELED ON PARK HOURS.
***9:38 PM - SUSPICIOUS PERSON, 189 BOATYARD DRIVE, SUBJECTS ASKED TO MOVE ALONG.
 ENTIRE POLICE LOG & SHERIFF BOOKINGS
***Here is the link to the entire Friday Police log for Fort Bragg AND Ukiah:
https://www.ukiahpolice.com/site/assets/files/5345/08072020.pdf
***And here’s the link to look at the bookings at the Mendocino County Jail for the past 24 hours:
http://mcle1.co.mendocino.ca.us/NewWorld.Aegis.WebPortal/Corrections/InmateInquiry.aspx

STATE PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES FRIDAY
MSP received the following press release from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services Saturday @ 7:54 am:
"Institutions of Higher Education Must Make Modifications to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Transmission for In-Person Instruction
Collegiate Athletics Must Follow Vigorous Testing Procedures
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health Friday released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education (IHE). The guidance is intended to help institutions and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction when appropriate based on local conditions. IHE must take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus and to protect students, faculty, workers, and families.
'As colleges and other institutions of higher education plan to resume in-person instruction, it’s critical that campuses make modifications to reduce risk,' said Dr. Erica Pan, State Epidemiologist. 'This guidance aims to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our students, families, and the communities where they study.'
A phased reopening of higher education institutions will depend on local conditions including epidemiologic trends, availability of IHE and community testing resources, and adequate IHE preparedness and public health capacity to respond to case and outbreak investigations. Implementation of this guidance should be tailored for each setting, including adequate consideration of programs operating at each institution and the needs of students and staff.
The guidance identifies areas IHE must address as they consider resumption of in-person instruction. This includes:
Complying with Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings.
Establishing a campus-specific COVID-19 prevention plan.
Implementing distancing on campus. Space seating/desks at least six feet apart.
For counties on the County Data Monitoring list for three consecutive days, indoor lectures are currently prohibited. Courses offered in specialized indoor settings (e.g., labs, studio arts), whose design imposes substantial physical distancing on participants based on the nature of work performed in the space, are permitted.
Limit nonessential visitors and campus activities.
Closing nonessential shared spaces, such as game rooms and lounges.
Providing grab-and-go meal options or serve individually plated meals.
Prioritizing single room occupancy for housing, except for family housing.
Training faculty, staff and students on COVID-19 prevention.
Encouraging telework for as many faculty and staff as possible, especially workers at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
When a student, faculty or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and has exposed others, the IHE must conduct initial assessments then consult with local public health officials to determine potential follow-up actions needed including potential total or partial closure and other measures to protect the community.
The IHE guidance also outlines conditions under which collegiate athletics may return. This includes:
***Teams must require masks for coaches, staff, media and any players not engaged in play at each match.
***Practice may resume, only if regular periodic COVID-19 testing of athletes and support staff must be established and implemented by the IHE. Isolation and quarantine will be required upon a positive test.
Competition between teams without spectators can begin only if:
***IHE can provide COVID-19 testing and results within 72 hours of competition in high contact risk sports.
***Athletics departments should consider how to share testing results and related safety assurances to opposing teams before the start of an event in a manner consistent with applicable health information and education privacy laws.
***In conjunction with local public health officials and contact tracers, schools must in place a mechanism for notifying other schools should an athlete from one team test positive within 48 hours after competition with another team.
***Teams must follow the college athletic association (e.g., NCAA), conference-specific, and institutions of higher education-specific 'return to play' safety plans.
***Due to the higher risks associated with play, IHEs are expected to ensure full compliance with the state guidelines for college athletics. The state expects campus leaders to strictly adhere to these guidelines and to ensure player protections, including the preservation of scholarships and prohibition of requiring players to sign waivers of liability. In addition, the state will be actively monitoring decisions by IHEs and the NCAA, regarding protections to preserve eligibility through medical redshirts for players who exercise their right under the guidelines to opt-out for the season, and will take further action as necessary.
'California will consider further action if the NCAA or other sport institutions fail to meet these requirements and prioritize their economic interests over the health and well-being of players – and their families,' added Governor Gavin Newsom.
California will continue to update and issue guidance based on the best available public health data and the best practices currently employed. More information about the state’s COVID-19 guidance is on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.
More information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California."
Here's the link to the document MSP received:
www.oesnews.com/california-public-health-officials-release-guidance-on-higher-education/?utm_sour...
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STATE PUBLIC HEALTH RELEASES GUIDELINES FOR COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES FRIDAY
MSP received the following press release from the Governors Office of Emergency Services Saturday @ 7:54 am:
Institutions of Higher Education Must Make Modifications to Reduce Risk of COVID-19 Transmission for In-Person Instruction 
Collegiate Athletics Must Follow Vigorous Testing Procedures 
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health Friday released statewide interim guidance for institutions of higher education (IHE). The guidance is intended to help institutions and their communities plan and prepare to resume in-person instruction when appropriate based on local conditions. IHE must take steps to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission on campus and to protect students, faculty, workers, and families.
As colleges and other institutions of higher education plan to resume in-person instruction, it’s critical that campuses make modifications to reduce risk, said Dr. Erica Pan, State Epidemiologist. This guidance aims to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 among our students, families, and the communities where they study.
A phased reopening of higher education institutions will depend on local conditions including epidemiologic trends, availability of IHE and community testing resources, and adequate IHE preparedness and public health capacity to respond to case and outbreak investigations. Implementation of this guidance should be tailored for each setting, including adequate consideration of programs operating at each institution and the needs of students and staff.
The guidance identifies areas IHE must address as they consider resumption of in-person instruction. This includes:
Complying with Guidance on the Use of Face Coverings.
Establishing a campus-specific COVID-19 prevention plan.
Implementing distancing on campus. Space seating/desks at least six feet apart.
For counties on the County Data Monitoring list for three consecutive days, indoor lectures are currently prohibited. Courses offered in specialized indoor settings (e.g., labs, studio arts), whose design imposes substantial physical distancing on participants based on the nature of work performed in the space, are permitted.
Limit nonessential visitors and campus activities.
Closing nonessential shared spaces, such as game rooms and lounges.
Providing grab-and-go meal options or serve individually plated meals.
Prioritizing single room occupancy for housing, except for family housing.
Training faculty, staff and students on COVID-19 prevention.
Encouraging telework for as many faculty and staff as possible, especially workers at higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19.
When a student, faculty or staff member tests positive for COVID-19 and has exposed others, the IHE must conduct initial assessments then consult with local public health officials to determine potential follow-up actions needed including potential total or partial closure and other measures to protect the community.
The IHE guidance also outlines conditions under which collegiate athletics may return. This includes:
***Teams must require masks for coaches, staff, media and any players not engaged in play at each match.
***Practice may resume, only if regular periodic COVID-19 testing of athletes and support staff must be established and implemented by the IHE. Isolation and quarantine will be required upon a positive test.
Competition between teams without spectators can begin only if:
***IHE can provide COVID-19 testing and results within 72 hours of competition in high contact risk sports.
***Athletics departments should consider how to share testing results and related safety assurances to opposing teams before the start of an event in a manner consistent with applicable health information and education privacy laws.
***In conjunction with local public health officials and contact tracers, schools must in place a mechanism for notifying other schools should an athlete from one team test positive within 48 hours after competition with another team.
***Teams must follow the college athletic association (e.g., NCAA), conference-specific, and institutions of higher education-specific return to play safety plans.
***Due to the higher risks associated with play, IHEs are expected to ensure full compliance with the state guidelines for college athletics. The state expects campus leaders to strictly adhere to these guidelines and to ensure player protections, including the preservation of scholarships and prohibition of requiring players to sign waivers of liability. In addition, the state will be actively monitoring decisions by IHEs and the NCAA, regarding protections to preserve eligibility through medical redshirts for players who exercise their right under the guidelines to opt-out for the season, and will take further action as necessary.
California will consider further action if the NCAA or other sport institutions fail to meet these requirements and prioritize their economic interests over the health and well-being of players – and their families, added Governor Gavin Newsom.
California will continue to update and issue guidance based on the best available public health data and the best practices currently employed. More information about the state’s COVID-19 guidance is on the California Department of Public Health’s Guidance web page.
More information about reopening California and what individuals can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, visit Coronavirus (COVID-19) in California.
Heres the link to the document MSP received:
http://www.oesnews.com/california-public-health-officials-release-guidance-on-higher-education/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2FKDMyK+%28Cal+OES+Newsroom%29

THANK YOU MCN - WEATHER STATION FIXED
MSP called attention to the fact the Mendocino Community Network weather station (located in the Mendocino Hotel on Main Street) had been "stuck" with the readings from "July 31, 2020."
It's all better now today, August 8th - thank you.
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THANK YOU MCN - WEATHER STATION FIXED
MSP called attention to the fact the Mendocino Community Network weather station (located in the Mendocino Hotel on Main Street) had been stuck with the readings from July 31, 2020.
Its all better now today, August 8th - thank you.

MSP DAILY WEATHER/ALMANAC
SUNNY, COULD HIT 70, LIGHT WNW WINDS (TO 10 MPH)
(NOTE: Here are the conditions sent in the daily coast weather report by MSP to the CoCoRAHS Network - we're station CA-MD-5 in Elk. They're the 24-hour conditions usually starting the previous day (8:00 am to 8:00 am).
H= 64.5 (@ 1:54 pm), L= 51.3, NOW = 55.2, RH 94%, Dew Point 52.7, Wind 2 mph from the WNW. Barometer 29.88 inHg(R). The NOAA buoy 46014 readings this morning showed waves at 8.5’ and an ocean temp of 52.9F. (MSP NOTE- the buoy stopped recording water temps Friday, July 1, 2016, but was replaced Tuesday, June 19, 2018 and is working fine now - even the buoy camera is working out there.) The NOAA station at the Point Arena Pier reported the last ocean temp recorded there was 52.2F. The highest wind speed yesterday "onshore" in Mendocino was 14 mph recorded @ 12:54 am.
Sunrise was 6:22 am, sunset is 8:18 pm. The length of daylight today is 13 hours, 50 minutes, 21 seconds - 1 minute, 59 seconds shorter than yesterday. The moon phase is “Waning Gibbous” - 78.7% illuminated, 251,020 miles from Earth.
There was a viewable sunset Friday. We’re 4-for-7 in viewable sunsets for August. We were 13-for-31 (41.9%) in viewable sunsets for July.
2020 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 5-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 16.1%
February 13-for-29 in viewable sunsets- 44.8%
March 15-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 48.3%
April 13-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 43.3%
May 16-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 51.6%
June 14-for-30 in viewable sunsets - (46.6%)
2019 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 6-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 19.3%
February 5-for-28 in viewable sunsets - 17.8%
March 7-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 22.5%
April 9-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 30%.
May 8-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 25.8%
June 20-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 66.6%.
July 17-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 54.8%
August - 12-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 38.7%
September - 22-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 73.3%
October - 25-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 80.6%
November - 14-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 46.6%.
December - 4-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 12.9%
2018 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 11-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 35.4%
February 15-for-28 in sunsets - 53.5%
March 13-for-31 in sunsets - 41.9%
April 15-for-30 in sunsets - 50%
May 14-for-31 in sunsets - 45%.
June 21-for-30 in sunsets 72.4%
July 10-for-31 in sunsets - 32.2%
August
September 19-for-30 in sunsets (63.3%).
October 19-for-31 in sunsets (61.2%)
November 12-for-30 in sunsets (40%)
December 13-for-31 in sunsets (42%)
2017
January 8-for-31 in sunsets - 25.8%
February 6-for-28 in sunsets - 21.4%
March 14-for-31 in sunsets - 45.1%
April 12-for-30 in sunsets - 40%
May 17-for-31 in sunsets - 54.8%
June 15-for-30 in sunsets - 50.0%
July 23-for-31 in sunsets - 74.1%
August 8-for-31 in sunsets - 25.8%
September 17-for-30 in sunsets - 56.6%
October 23-for-31 in sunsets - 74.1%
November 12-for-30 in sunsets - 43.3%
2016 SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 7-for-30 in sunsets 22.5%
February 13-for-29 in sunsets - 44.8%
March 11-for-31 in sunsets - 35.4%
April 17-for-30 in sunsets - 56.6%
May 18-for-31 in sunsets - 58%
June 21-for-30 in sunsets - 70%
July 20-for-31 in sunsets - 64.5%
August 7-for-31 in sunsets - 22.5%
September 21-for-30 in sunsets - 70%
October 16-for-31 in sunsets - 51.6%
November 16-for-30 in sunsets - 53.3%
December 16-for-31 in sunsets - 51.6%
2015
December 14-for-31 in sunsets 45%
November 23-for-30 in sunsets 76.6%
October 16-for-31 in sunsets 51.6%
September 22-for-30 in sunsets 73%
August 19-for-31 in sunsets 61%
July 16-for-31 in sunsets 52%
June 18-for-30 in sunsets 60%
May 15-for-31 in sunsets = 48%
April 18-for-30 sunsets = 60%.
March 17-for-31 sunsets = 55%.
February 19-for-28 sunsets = 68%.
January 26-for-31 sunsets = 84%.
2014
December 12-for-31 sunsets = 39%.
November 18-for-30 sunsets = 60%
October 17-for-31 sunsets = 55%
There have been 219 days this year, there are 146 days left.
Today's Mendocino Bay tides: There is a LOW tide of 0.8’ @ 8:51 am & a HIGH tide of 4.9’ @ 3:34 pm.
The "going out on a limb" Weather Underground (they bought out Intellicast.com) forecast calls for: ”Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.”
The more accurate National Weather Service says: “Today: Sunny, with highs mostly in the lower 70’s. WNW wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with lows mainly in the lower 50’s. Calm wind.
Sunday: Sunny, with highs mainly in the lower 70’s. South wind around 5 mph .
Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with lows mainly in the lower 50’s. Calm wind.”
PACIFIC OCEAN CONDITIONS-- The National Weather Service issued a “Small Craft Advisory” Friday @ 3:31 am lasting until Saturday @ 2:00 pm - no, they pushed it out to Sunday @ 9:00 am.
Here’s the forecast in the coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Point Arena out to 10 nautical miles: “Strong northerly winds and steep seas will persist through early next week. The worst conditions will remain over the outer waters, but locally stronger winds and steeper seas will also be found near Pt St George and Cape Mendocino.”
WAVES: North 8’ @ 9 seconds & NW 3’ @ 11 seconds.
SURFING CONDITIONS MENDOCINO BAY-- www.surfline.com/surf-report/mendocino-township/5842041f4e65fad6a7708b41
MSP PHOTOS--Saturday morning 8:00 am views: (Top) “Live” screen-grab from Sportsman’s Park on the Noyo River (Link: www.pacificblue.biz/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=12651&fbclid=IwAR3Y1MfU2EX3yB-XJkTQxDlOYgXvpvf... ) & (bottom) the view (towards land) from NOAA Buoy 46014 (about 10 miles offshore).
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MSP DAILY WEATHER/ALMANAC
SUNNY, COULD HIT 70, LIGHT WNW WINDS (TO 10 MPH)
(NOTE: Here are the conditions sent in the daily coast weather report by MSP to the CoCoRAHS Network - were station CA-MD-5 in Elk. Theyre the 24-hour conditions usually starting the previous day (8:00 am to 8:00 am).
H= 64.5 (@ 1:54 pm), L= 51.3, NOW = 55.2, RH 94%, Dew Point 52.7, Wind 2 mph from the WNW. Barometer 29.88 inHg(R). The NOAA buoy 46014 readings this morning showed waves at  8.5’ and an ocean temp of 52.9F. (MSP NOTE- the buoy stopped recording water temps Friday, July 1, 2016, but was replaced Tuesday, June 19, 2018 and is working fine now - even the buoy camera is working out there.) The NOAA station at the Point Arena Pier reported the last ocean temp recorded there was 52.2F. The highest wind speed yesterday onshore in Mendocino was 14 mph recorded @ 12:54 am.
Sunrise was 6:22 am, sunset is 8:18 pm. The length of daylight today is 13 hours, 50 minutes, 21  seconds - 1 minute, 59 seconds shorter than yesterday. The moon phase is “Waning Gibbous” - 78.7% illuminated, 251,020 miles from Earth.
There was a viewable sunset Friday. We’re 4-for-7 in viewable sunsets for August. We were 13-for-31 (41.9%) in viewable sunsets for July.
2020 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE 
January 5-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 16.1%
February 13-for-29 in viewable sunsets- 44.8%
March 15-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 48.3%
April 13-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 43.3%
May 16-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 51.6%
June 14-for-30 in viewable sunsets -  (46.6%)
2019 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 6-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 19.3% 
February 5-for-28 in viewable sunsets - 17.8%
March 7-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 22.5%
April 9-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 30%.
May 8-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 25.8%
June 20-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 66.6%.
July 17-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 54.8%
August - 12-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 38.7%
September - 22-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 73.3% 
October - 25-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 80.6%
November - 14-for-30 in viewable sunsets - 46.6%.
December - 4-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 12.9%
2018 VIEWABLE SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 11-for-31 in viewable sunsets - 35.4%
February 15-for-28 in sunsets - 53.5%
March 13-for-31 in sunsets - 41.9%
April 15-for-30 in sunsets - 50%
May 14-for-31 in sunsets - 45%.
June 21-for-30 in sunsets 72.4%
July 10-for-31 in sunsets - 32.2%
August
September 19-for-30 in sunsets (63.3%).
October 19-for-31 in sunsets (61.2%)
November 12-for-30 in sunsets (40%)
December 13-for-31 in sunsets (42%)
2017 
January 8-for-31 in sunsets - 25.8%
February 6-for-28 in sunsets - 21.4%
March 14-for-31 in sunsets - 45.1%
April 12-for-30 in sunsets - 40%
May 17-for-31 in sunsets - 54.8%
June 15-for-30 in sunsets - 50.0%
July 23-for-31 in sunsets - 74.1%
August 8-for-31 in sunsets - 25.8%
September 17-for-30 in sunsets - 56.6%
October 23-for-31 in sunsets - 74.1%
November 12-for-30 in sunsets - 43.3% 
2016 SUNSET MONTHLY AVERAGE
January 7-for-30 in sunsets 22.5%
February 13-for-29 in sunsets - 44.8%
March 11-for-31 in sunsets - 35.4%
April 17-for-30 in sunsets - 56.6%
May 18-for-31 in sunsets - 58%
June 21-for-30 in sunsets - 70%
July 20-for-31 in sunsets - 64.5%
August 7-for-31 in sunsets - 22.5%
September 21-for-30 in sunsets - 70%
October 16-for-31 in sunsets - 51.6%
November 16-for-30 in sunsets - 53.3%
December 16-for-31 in sunsets - 51.6%
2015
December 14-for-31 in sunsets 45%
November 23-for-30 in sunsets 76.6%
October 16-for-31 in sunsets 51.6%
September 22-for-30 in sunsets 73%
August 19-for-31 in sunsets 61%
July 16-for-31 in sunsets 52%
June 18-for-30 in sunsets 60%
May 15-for-31 in sunsets = 48%
April 18-for-30 sunsets = 60%.
March 17-for-31 sunsets = 55%.
February 19-for-28 sunsets = 68%.
January 26-for-31 sunsets = 84%.
2014
December 12-for-31 sunsets = 39%.
November 18-for-30 sunsets = 60%
October 17-for-31 sunsets = 55%
There have been 219 days this year, there are 146 days left.
Todays Mendocino Bay tides: There is a LOW tide of 0.8’ @ 8:51 am & a HIGH tide of  4.9’ @ 3:34 pm. 
The going out on a limb Weather Underground (they bought out Intellicast.com) forecast calls for: ”Partly cloudy skies. High 73F. Winds WNW at 5 to 10 mph.”
The more accurate National Weather Service says: “Today: Sunny, with highs mostly in the lower 70’s. WNW wind around 5 mph.
Tonight: Mostly clear, with lows mainly in the lower 50’s. Calm wind.
Sunday: Sunny, with highs mainly in the lower 70’s. South wind around 5 mph .
Sunday Night: Increasing clouds, with lows mainly in the lower 50’s. Calm wind.”
 PACIFIC OCEAN CONDITIONS-- The National Weather Service issued a “Small Craft Advisory” Friday @ 3:31 am lasting until Saturday @ 2:00 pm - no, they pushed it out to Sunday @ 9:00 am.
Here’s the forecast in the coastal waters from Cape Mendocino to Point Arena out to 10 nautical miles: “Strong northerly winds and steep seas will persist through early next week. The worst conditions will remain over the outer waters, but locally stronger winds and steeper seas will also be found near Pt St George and Cape Mendocino.”
WAVES: North 8’ @ 9 seconds & NW 3’ @ 11 seconds.
SURFING CONDITIONS MENDOCINO BAY-- https://www.surfline.com/surf-report/mendocino-township/5842041f4e65fad6a7708b41
MSP PHOTOS--Saturday morning 8:00 am views: (Top) “Live” screen-grab from Sportsman’s Park on the Noyo River (Link: https://www.pacificblue.biz/vacation-rentals-homes.asp?cat=12651&fbclid=IwAR3Y1MfU2EX3yB-XJkTQxDlOYgXvpvflxS3FhdpvNDCbkm-OkKN9Aw2eZb4 )  & (bottom) the view (towards land) from NOAA Buoy 46014 (about 10 miles offshore).

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INLAND HEAT BATH SUNDAY & MONDAY

MSP COUNTDOWN TO NOVEMBER ELECTION - 87 DAYS
We're 87 days away from the November elections, MSP will issue this "Countdown Reminder" every day:
speakupparents.org/election-2020
***Here’s “Official Voter Information Guide:
www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/general-election-november-3-2020/public-display/
***And here is a link for Mendocino County voting information:
www.mendocinocounty.org/government/assessor-county-clerk-recorder-elections/elections
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MSP COUNTDOWN TO NOVEMBER ELECTION - 87 DAYS
Were 87 days away from the November elections, MSP will issue this Countdown Reminder every day:
http://speakupparents.org/election-2020
***Here’s “Official Voter Information Guide:
https://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/upcoming-elections/general-election-november-3-2020/public-display/
***And here is a link for Mendocino County voting information:
https://www.mendocinocounty.org/government/assessor-county-clerk-recorder-elections/elections

329’ NAVY RESEARCH SHIP OFFSHORE 6:45 AM
The ship was offshore Shelter Cove last week - it must have reprovisioned in San Francisco.
Here is a link for more info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Mary_Sears_(T-AGS-65)
FAST FACTS
Class & type: Pathfinder-class survey ship
Displacement: 5,000 long tons
Length: 329 ft
Beam: 58 ft
Draft: 19 ft
Speed: 16 knots (18.4 mph)
Complement: 26 mariners/27 sponsor personnel
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329’ NAVY RESEARCH SHIP OFFSHORE 6:45 AM
The ship was offshore Shelter Cove last week - it must have reprovisioned in San Francisco.
Here is a link for more info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USNS_Mary_Sears_(T-AGS-65)
FAST FACTS
Class & type: Pathfinder-class survey ship
Displacement: 5,000 long tons
Length: 329 ft
Beam: 58 ft 
Draft: 19 ft 
Speed: 16 knots (18.4 mph)
Complement: 26 mariners/27 sponsor personnel

SHELTER IN PLACE - SATURDAY - DAY 144
MSP will remind viewers daily how many days the Mendocino County Shelter-In-Place order has been in effect - mainly because we have nothing else to do but count days. It all began back on March 18th @ 10:00 pm.
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SHELTER IN PLACE - SATURDAY - DAY 144
MSP will remind viewers daily how many days the Mendocino County Shelter-In-Place order has been in effect - mainly because we have nothing else to do but count days. It all began back on March 18th @ 10:00 pm.

CALFIRE SUSPENDS ALL BURN PERMITS
CalFire said, “The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CalFire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Mendocino County.
This suspension took effect at 12:00 am on Monday, June 15, 2020 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property.
Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations or online at PreventWildfireCA.org.”
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CALFIRE SUSPENDS ALL BURN PERMITS 
CalFire said, “The increasing fire danger posed by dead grass and hotter, drier conditions in the region is prompting CalFire to suspend all burn permits for outdoor residential burning within the State Responsibility Areas of Mendocino County.
This suspension took effect at 12:00 am on Monday, June 15, 2020 and bans all residential outdoor burning of landscape debris such as branches and leaves. The suspension of burn permits for residential landscape debris does not apply to campfires within organized campgrounds or on private property.
Campfires may be permitted if the campfire is maintained in such a manner as to prevent its spread to the wildland. A campfire permit can be obtained at local fire stations or online at PreventWildfireCA.org.”

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TIME-LAPSE: YES VIEWABLE FRIDAY SUNSET ON COAST
The coast is 4-for-7 in viewable sunsets this month.
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MOTORCYCLE REPORTED 'DOWN' ON US-101 NEAR HWY 162
The Laytonville Fire Department & ambulance have been dispatched...
At 9:06 pm, a female said she "dropped the bike" and picked it back up. No injuries. The response was canceled.
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MOTORCYCLE REPORTED DOWN ON US-101 NEAR HWY 162
The Laytonville Fire Department & ambulance have been dispatched...
At 9:06 pm, a female said she dropped the bike and picked it back up. No injuries. The response was canceled.

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HUMBOLDT ADDS 2 NEW VIRUS CASES FRIDAY
MSP received the following press release from Humboldt County Friday @ 4:53 pm:
"Humboldt County’s total case count stands at 282, after two new cases were reported today.
Due to the pace of increasing cases, Public Health yesterday raised Effectiveness of Disease Control to level THREE on the county’s Alert Level Assessment Tool. While this does not change the overall alert level, currently at three or level orange, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich called the rise in cases concerning.
'We’ve reported 49 cases just this week alone, and that represents about 17 percent of our total cases since February,' she said. 'These developments should deepen our resolve to do everything we can to limit the spread of this virus.'
Dr. Frankovich went on to say, 'I’m deeply grateful to the vast majority of our residents who take on this responsibility to protect each other by using all prevention tools at hand such as facial coverings, distancing and neither traveling nor inviting travel by family members and friends. These types of choices really do make a difference for our county.'
The Public Health Laboratory was unable to operate at full capacity today due to a major plumbing problem overnight that flooded part of the lab and caused significant damage to the offices of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers.
Damages include downed overhead fixtures in one office and a partial ceiling collapse in another. Michele Stephens, Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Dr. Josh Ennis are temporarily relocating within the building while their offices are repaired. Although some operations were impacted, Public Health personnel said, in terms of COVID testing the lab “didn’t skip a beat.”
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov."
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HUMBOLDT ADDS 2 NEW VIRUS CASES FRIDAY
MSP received the following press release from Humboldt County Friday @ 4:53 pm:
Humboldt County’s total case count stands at 282, after two new cases were reported today.
Due to the pace of increasing cases, Public Health yesterday raised Effectiveness of Disease Control to level THREE on the county’s Alert Level Assessment Tool. While this does not change the overall alert level, currently at three or level orange, Humboldt County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich called the rise in cases concerning.
We’ve reported 49 cases just this week alone, and that represents about 17 percent of our total cases since February, she said. These developments should deepen our resolve to do everything we can to limit the spread of this virus.
Dr. Frankovich went on to say, I’m deeply grateful to the vast majority of our residents who take on this responsibility to protect each other by using all prevention tools at hand such as facial coverings, distancing and neither traveling nor inviting travel by family members and friends. These types of choices really do make a difference for our county.
The Public Health Laboratory was unable to operate at full capacity today due to a major plumbing problem overnight that flooded part of the lab and caused significant damage to the offices of the Public Health Director and both Public Health Officers.
Damages include downed overhead fixtures in one office and a partial ceiling collapse in another. Michele Stephens, Dr. Teresa Frankovich and Dr. Josh Ennis are temporarily relocating within the building while their offices are repaired. Although some operations were impacted, Public Health personnel said, in terms of COVID testing the lab “didn’t skip a beat.”
For the most recent COVID-19 information, visit cdc.gov or cdph.ca.gov.

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MENDO COUNTY ADDS 17 VIRUS CASES FRIDAY
Mendocino Public Health Posted Friday @ 6:17 pm:
"COVID-19 Daily Update – 8/7/2020
17 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Mendocino County, bringing the total to 380.
MSP DIGS INTO THE NEW CASES
Since we're left on our own with the "dashboard," MSP will explain what age and where the new cases came from:
AGE GROUP
***Ages 0 - 5: NO new cases
***Ages 6 - 12: Two new cases
***Ages 13 - 18: Two new cases
***Ages 19 - 34: Five new cases
***Ages 35 - 49: Three new cases
***Ages 50 - 64: One new case
***Ages 65-plus: Four new case
LOCATION
***North Coast: Six new cases
***South Coast: NO new case
***North County: Two new cases
***South County: One new case
***Ukiah Valley: Eight new cases
DEFINITIONS OF LOCATIONS:
NORTH COAST - Caspar, Fort Bragg, Cleone, Newport, Westport, Rockport
SOUTH COAST - Mendocino, Little River, Albion, Elk, Manchester, Point Arena, Anchor Bay, Gualala
NORTH COUNTY - Willits, Brooktrails, Laytonville, Covelo, Dos Rios, Leggett, Piercy
SOUTH COUNTY - Philo, Boonville, Yorkville, Hopland
UKIAH VALLEY - Ukiah, Talmage, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley
GENDER
***11 of the new cases were women, six were men.
***Hispanics (58.6%) are the largest ethnic group testing positive for the virus.
***The 19 to 34-years-old age group has the most positive cases (32.1%) with the 35 - 49-year-old age group second (21.8%).
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MENDO COUNTY ADDS 17 VIRUS CASES FRIDAY
Mendocino Public Health Posted Friday @ 6:17 pm:
COVID-19 Daily Update – 8/7/2020
17 additional cases of COVID-19 have been identified in Mendocino County, bringing the total to 380.
MSP DIGS INTO THE NEW CASES
Since were left on our own with the dashboard, MSP will explain what age and where the new cases came from:
AGE GROUP
***Ages 0 - 5: NO new cases
***Ages 6 - 12: Two new cases
***Ages 13 - 18: Two new cases
***Ages 19 - 34: Five new cases
***Ages 35 - 49: Three new cases
***Ages 50 - 64: One new case
***Ages 65-plus: Four new case
LOCATION
***North Coast: Six new cases
***South Coast: NO new case
***North County: Two new cases
***South County:  One new case
***Ukiah Valley: Eight new cases
DEFINITIONS OF LOCATIONS:
NORTH COAST - Caspar, Fort Bragg, Cleone, Newport, Westport, Rockport
SOUTH COAST - Mendocino, Little River, Albion, Elk, Manchester, Point Arena, Anchor Bay, Gualala
NORTH COUNTY - Willits, Brooktrails, Laytonville, Covelo, Dos Rios, Leggett, Piercy
SOUTH COUNTY - Philo, Boonville, Yorkville, Hopland
UKIAH VALLEY - Ukiah, Talmage, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley
GENDER
***11 of the new cases were women, six were men.
***Hispanics (58.6%) are the largest ethnic group testing positive for the virus.
***The 19 to 34-years-old age group has the most positive cases (32.1%) with the 35 - 49-year-old age group second (21.8%).

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VEHICLE OVER THE SIDE OF ORR SPRINGS ROAD ... See MoreSee Less

VEHICLE OVER THE SIDE OF ORR SPRINGS ROAD