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.”
01 Dec 18

15 more mostly short films ‘ankle exam’ (M/f; time: 12 minutes) An Eurasian girl has reported to a doctor with a complaint about one of her ankles. He examines and of course can’t find anything. He is not going to send her for X-rays or an MRI, but he thinks “some sort of treatment is […]

16 Nov 18
ShutterSpeedAero Photography

@ Watsonville Municipal Airport, CA May 2009 CALSTAR is the largest nonprofit air ambulance provider on the West Coast with ten helicopter EMS bases located throughout Northern and Central California.  This photo shows one of their old MD 900 helicopters landing at the Watsonville Fly-In airshow.  First flown in 1992, the Explorer was the first […]

28 Oct 18
USA TODAY High School Sports

Cameron Brink, who was the 2017-18 Oregon girls basketball Gatorade Player of the Year and played on Team USA, committed to Stanford.

19 Oct 18
BENICIA — The city’s fire department, the Valero Benicia Refinery, and CalStar Air Medical Services will be conducting three joint training sessions which started Friday. The trainings are intended to enhance rescuer knowledge and better coordinate efforts on the ground to safely land aircraft and assist air ambulance crews when moving critically ill patients from emergency incident scenes,” Benicia City Hall officials said. “Valero Fire Department has authorized three separate helicopter landings on their FAA approved landing pad located within the perimeter of their property, near the south-west corner of their East 2nd Street parking lot,” according to a city news release. “Valero’s landing pad is currently the only FAA approved landing pad in the city.” The dates include next Monday and Tuesday. “Coordinating the landing of an air ambulance presents several challenges to emergency workers at the scene of a dynamic emergency incident”, said Fire Chief Josh Chadwick in the same release. “These exercises promote teamwork and coordination, which are key to providing safe and efficient advanced medical care to our community.” Questions should be directed at Chadwick, (707) 746-4275 or
11 Oct 18
The Mendocino Beacon
The Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department is holding its annual open house on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the firehouse on Little Lake Rd. Last year’s open house was postponed and then later cancelled due to the October 2017 Redwood Complex Fires in Redwood Valley and Potter Valley. The Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department sent firefighters and trucks to fight those fires. “Each day six to seven of our firefighters and two trucks (an engine and a water tender) were over the hill to combat the fires, so the 2017 open house was cancelled as we sent our members and trucks to respond to the emergency,” explains Chief Ed O’Brien. After this one-year postponement, the tradition of opening the doors of the firehouse to the public resumes this year, and the MVFD invites the community to attend the annual Open House at the fire station on 44700 Little Lake Road this Saturday, Oct. 13 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. October is Fire Prevention Month and a time to focus on safety. The open house is an opportunity to see the Mendocino Fire District facilities and equipment and become familiar with the services they provide. It is a family event with lots of fun activities. There will be a demonstration of a vehicle extrication using the Jaws of Life, training for children to safely exit from a smoke-filled room, pumpkin decorating, and rides through town on the historic old fire engine. There will be live music performed by local band Azul, free ice cream from Frankie’s, and barbecued burgers and hot dogs available by donation. Smokey Bear will be making the rounds… he loves to have his picture taken with children! In addition to our local fire department, other agencies that respond to emergencies and provide community services in our area will be present. They include CALFIRE, CALSTAR and REACH Emergency Helicopter Flight Service, Fort Bragg Ambulance, the Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, and the California Highway Patrol. MVFD enjoys and deeply appreciates the community for all of its support and contributions. If you are interested in volunteering as a firefighter or a member of our support team, please contact us at 707-937-0131 or come to our open house and find out how you can become involved.
11 Oct 18
CBS Sacramento

Police said they received information that the suspect, Paul Hollingsworth, confessed to his family member at about 11:45 a.m. Tuesday. 

03 Oct 18
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