Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on June 16, 2005 · Page 1
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Little League All-star teams INS Heritage Microfilm 404921 s 'AveSW Cedar Rapids IA. 52404 Weekend entertainment Page 3 FATHER'S DAY Gift ideas for Dad •Page 8 a K> 3 in in eo in IL/L. Ob(t9 In Brief 2 Utters 4 Lottery 2 Comics 9 Crossword . .10 Forum 4 Jumble 10 TV listings .. .10 Landers ... .10 Weather ... .14 50 cents tax included me iJkiah Mendocino County's local newspaper URNAL Tomorrow: Breezy and cool, may rain THURSDAY June 16, 2005 Tsunami alert brings wave of 911 calls By LAURA CLARK the Dally Journal ', Dispatchers at the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office Dispatch Center were bombarded with calls Tuesday night following a tsunami Public asked not to call 911 unless it's an emergency warning for the entire West Coast. The alert ~ following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake which struck at around 7:50 p.m. Tuesday, 300 miles northwest of San Francisco and about 90 miles southwest of Crescent City -- was in effect for about an hour and went out to the entire coast of Alaska, British Columbia, School's out for summer Grace Hudson students say they'd stay longer By LAURA CLARK The Dally Journal Grace Hudson Elementary School student Anthony Ebert cried on the first day of school last year when he thought someone had taken his desk. On Wednesday, he didn't want to leave for summer vacation. "I still want to work a little longer in first grade," the 7-year-old boy said when asked if he was -excited- about it being the end of the school year. "I just liked learning about Spanish. ... I like doing work all the time," Ebert said, sitting outside one of the dual immersion classrooms. Meanwhile, a group of kindergarten students dressed in bright colored swimsuits,'were eager to get on with "water day." "We're gonna get wet ... gonna get wet," shouted happy 6-year-old Jevyn Brose as he ran toward a lawn area where children - many armed with squirt guns — played in sprinklers and sprayed each other, and their teacher, with water. Nearby, a group of sixth-graders played a game of badminton, bringing a "fun" school year to an end. "The new playground .,. and because I got to meet new people and new teachers and I learned a lot of stuff," 12-year-old Jaime Ruiz said when asked why he thought school was fun. Ruiz said he would be going to summer school "and doing other stuff' over the summer. Asked if he was glad school was out, he said: "No.. Because I want to learn more stuff." The consensus among many of the children at Grace Hudson was that they liked going to school - their school in particular -- and while some were Amy WellnlU/The Dally Journal (Top) Grace Hudson. Elementary principal 'Jesse Escobedo sits with Anthony Ebert while looking over his portfolio for Ruth Van Antwerp's class Wednesday. Ebert, 7, met the principal on the first day of school, shown above, when he was upset because he thought he didn't have an assigned desk In the classroom. excited about summer vacation, just as many would be happy to stay in school. "It's a pretty nice school," 8-year-old Liam Weissleder said as he sat in me shade under a tree next to Zachary Hicks. "There's a lot of good kids here," the 9-year-old Hicks said. These boys had mixed feelings about the school year being over. Asked if they were glad it was, Weissleder said, "kinda." Hicks said the same thing in a roundabout way. "On a scale of one to 10, I'd give it a five, maybe," he said, referring See SCHOOL, Page 14 Rosa Zazuetd, a fifth- grader at Grace Hudson, thought "School was great because the class was easy." Asked If she was looking forward to summer she replied, "Kind of; I have to do chores at home." First-grader Elizabeth Guerrero, right, liked "going to school because I like learning a lot." She thought the best part of the year was the playground. Gregory Slderakls, 6, liked "pretty much everything" about school this year. "The notification came into the dispatch center over the California See 911, Page 14 GOLF COURSE FEES The Dally Journal Because of enormous public interest in proposals to increase fees at the city's golf course, the Ukiah City Council was still weighing its options on the matter at press time Wednesday night. The golf course is currently running about a $40,000 deficit and without a fee increase, the city estimates next year's deficit would be more than $60,000. Options under discussion for raising additional revenue at the course included raising rates for members and non-members alike. A decision on golf course fee increases had not been made at press time, and items still on die City Council's agenda for the evening included a possible extension on the moratorium on growing and dispensing medical marijuana within city limits. " 'See Friday's edition fpr a cphi- plete update on the council's actions regarding golf course fees and medical marijuana. BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Supporters of'Keep the Code' successful By MICHAEL RIEMENSCHNEIDER for The Dally Journal An overflow crowd packed the Board of Supervisors chambers at Tuesday's board meeting, with most objecting to a proposed change in the county's zoning laws, which would have allowed asphalt and cement facilities to open at rock quarries numbering approximately 30 countywide. Many in the crowd sported stickers that read "Keep the Code," created by an informal citizens group chiefly made up of individuals living in many of the potentially affected rural areas. The group's main interest was to keep Northern Aggregates, a local rock mining business, from opening an asphalt plant at the firm's Harris Quarry outside Willits. ,, . After hearing several hours of public comment, which was overwhelmingly against the ordinance, the board voted to deny the change, 3-2, along the usual divide. However, the ordinance was denied without prejudice, allowing for See COUNTY, Page 2 DA's assistant named judge | Rick Martin to sit on bench iin Lake County Superior Court ; By ELIZABETH LARSON ; Laktport R»cord-B»* •LAKE COUNTY " Lake County's ! Superior Court has a new judge. And '.Mendocino County District Attorney Norm I Vroman has lost an assistant, 1 Richard C. Martin, 58, of Lakeport, will fill • the seat left vacant last spring when Judge '.Robert Crone retired. ! Martin, who earned his law degree from 'San Fernando Valley College of Law, is no stranger to Lake County. A Lakeport resident since 1981, he worked as a deputy district attorney for the Lake County District Attorney's Office from J981 to 1985, and was a senior deputy district attorney for that office from 1988 to 1996, He left the county in 1996 to serve as attorney general of Kosrae, Micronesia, where he worked until 1999, "It sounded challenging, and interesting," Martin said of his time on the island, In 1999, he returned to the North Cpast, St» MARTIN, Pag* 14 Laytonville cannabis club vows to remain in business Owner says he has religious right to distribute marijuana ByQUINCYCROMER Th« Dally Journal A cannabis club owner in the Laytonville area said he will not close in response to the Supreme Cpurt'fi June 6 decision that federal agents could continue to prosecute medical marijuana growers; patients and Les Crane, owner of Mendo Remedies, opened his cannabis cooperative on April 1, 2004, and continues to support Prop. 215, which was approved by voters in 1996 making medical marijuana use and cultivation legal. Crane said he plans to change the name of his business to Mendo SpirituafRemedies and Stt CANNABIS, Pag* 2 I

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