19 Feb 19

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14 Feb 19
Market Herald

14th February 2019 – The global Geopolymer Market is expected to display higher growth rate over the next five years. Rapid surge in the geopolymer market is attributed to the growing demand for heat insulating material from building & construction sector. Geopolymers are artificially created, due to which they form long-range covalent bonds and mostly […]

31 Jan 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
A woman hiking near Cow Mountain with her dog Thursday was pulled out of a ravine by the Ukiah Valley Fire Authority after she fell down a hillside. Firefighters were dispatched to the 3000 block of Mill Creek Road near the fishing dams around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 31 when it was reported that a 55-year-old woman had fallen down a hill. “She called her husband, so he called us,” said UVFA Capt. Justin Buckingham, explaining that the woman was not hiking on the nearby Valley View Trail, but had fallen off a “very steep” hillside above the road. “We found her about 200 feet from the road, and I’m guessing she fell about 30 feet.” Buckingham said the woman’s husband found her first, then they saw his truck parked on Mill Creek Road. After finding the couple, Buckingham said he hiked up to look for the dog, who was still near the spot where his owner had fallen. “I just called his name and he came up to me,” he said, describing the dog as small, possibly a Boston Terrier. The UVFA briefly closed Mill Creek Road while they cleared a path in the brush so they could carry the woman down. She was later airlifted from the scene on a CalStar helicopter, but Buckingham could provide no details on her injuries. He said that three UVFA engines, two with staff personnel and one with volunteers, responded. MedStar ambulance also responded.
18 Jan 19
Mountain Democrat

A South Lake Tahoe man is in custody for allegedly killing his female roommate with a piece of firewood. South Lake Tahoe officers initially responded to a report of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 1100 block of Carson Avenue around 2:45 p.m. Saturday. Initial reports said a man was hitting a female […]

09 Jan 19
Santa Cruz Sentinel
WATSONVILLE CALSTAR 14 holds opening ceremony CALSTAR 14 will have an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony from 4-7 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Watsonville Airport, 60 Aviation Way. The open house will feature food and drinks, music and a helicopter and Emergency Medical Services display. CALSTAR is a nonprofit air medical services company in California and northern Nevada. Information: call 831-601-4552 or email To view previous business digest items, visit Send your business news items to or call 831-706-3253.
26 Dec 18
Mountain Democrat

The man who died after falling off a cliff on Echo Summit Dec. 9 has been identified as 21-year-old Tanner Dixon from Davis, Calif. Deputies from the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office were called to an area off Highway 50 near Echo Summit after a passerby found a bicycle and personal belongings alongside the road. Responding […]

12 Dec 18
Mountain Democrat

An unidentified man was found dead at Echo Summit Sunday. The man was found after the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office was called to suspicious circumstances on Highway 50 near Echo Summit. A passerby found a bicycle and personal belongings alongside the road, officials said. Responding deputies found footprints in the snow leading from the bicycle […]

11 Dec 18
Village Life

Authorities have discovered the body of an as-of-yet unidentified, deceased man who appears to have fallen from a cliff near Echo Summit.

The discovery was made Dec. 10, a day after El Dorado County sheriff’s officials were called out to investigate suspicious circumstances — a bicycle and personal belongings alongside the road on Highway 50, according to a sheriff’s department press release.

11 Dec 18
Unofficial Networks

A backcountry skier was airlifted off Mount Tallac on Sunday after a 300 foot fall off a cliff, reports the Tahoe Daily Tribune. The unidentified male skier was skiing with friends when the accident occurred. The victim’s fellow skiers called 911, according to California Highway Patrol Valley Division Air Operations. The skier was then airlifted out by the […]

10 Dec 18
Active NorCal

Newly released video by the CHP – Valley Division Air Operations shows the rescue of a skier who suffered major injuries after falling 200-300 feet down a rocky mountainside on the North side of Mount Tallac, which is in the southwest region of Tahoe. Watch the video: The helicopter team reached the injured skier and […]

02 Dec 18
The Ukiah Daily Journal
City of Ukiah Councilmember Steve Scalmanini put on a red Santa suit and greeted people at the Sun House during the museum’s annual Open House and Craft Fair. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal) To commemorate the opening of the Christmas season, Ukiah held multiple events throughout the city on Saturday celebrating the holidays. Events like the ice rink opening will last most of the month, while the Pets with Santa Fundraiser and the Grace Hudson Museum Holiday Craft Fair were just for the day. The Grace Hudson Museum Open House and Holiday Craft Fair gave vendors the chance to sell handwoven rugs, wax, jewelry, clay works, balsamic vinegar and unique Christmas cards. The museum was also ready for Christmas, with carolers in the background singing Christmas songs and Santa listening to wishes from the kids. Whispering Winds owner Kristine Hill was at the Grace Hudson Museum selling plants and seeds. She and her business partner are moving their business, and they weren’t able to bring as much to the event this year due to the move. She has been coming to the open house since 2010, and she says attendance can also depend on the local economy and how things are going for businesses. Tammy Miner, a vendor who runs the Buttercup Soap Company, is in her fourth year selling soaps at Grace Hudson Museum. She makes soap specifically for the event, starting in October and November, and also sells bath balms and dog soap. The flavored cranberry soap is most popular, and she often sees a lot of regular customers at the Holiday Craft Fair. “It’s caught on that this is a really nice event,” Miner said. A DSR Security guard watches as the CalStar helicopter with Santa Claus inside lands in the parking lot. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal) Santa also visited the Pear Tree Center via a CalStar helicopter, arriving in the early afternoon at around 12:45 p.m. in the parking lot between Kohl’s and JC Penney. Kids and parents waited outside as fire trucks and authorities formed a safe landing space for the helicopter. After the helicopter safely landed and Santa made an appearance, around 100 kids rushed toward Santa to meet him, take pictures and receive presents. There was concern that the rain might cause a cancellation of the helicopter flight, but the event went on as scheduled. Santa will be available for photos at the Pear Tree Center every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. weather permitting. The Mendocino Spay-Neuter Assistance Program also held its Pet Photos with Santa fundraiser at Rainbow Ag’s Country Store in Ukiah, allowing pets to get dressed up to take pictures with Santa in exchange for donations to the SNAP spay and neuter program. The program helps low-income people spay or neuter their pets. Around 50 people came by during the early afternoon, and the fundraiser usually gets about 70 people a year. They have mostly had dogs and cats, but this year they did take Santa photos of two lizards. Many of the animals took cajoling with treats, squeaky toys, and bells to make sure that they were still and looked in the direction of the camera. They sometimes get larger groups that can be a challenge, but a group of volunteers was always ready to help. Some pets are apprehensive about meeting new people and being in unfamiliar situations, and it can take a while to get them settled. After landing in the helicopter provided by CalStar, Santa waves to onlookers. (Chris Pugh — Ukiah Daily Journal) “Santa is intimidating for a dog who doesn’t know Santa and just seeing a big guy in a big white beard can be frightening,” said SNAP volunteer and board member Julie Knudsen. “Sometimes you have to let them acclimate.” The fundraiser allows families to get photos of their pets and children together that SNAP then turns into Christmas and holiday cards. “We’ve had dogs that we have seen since they were puppies and now they are like 10 or 11 years old,” Knudsen said. “You see people whose dogs are part of their family, a big part of their family.”