Public warned of phone scam with callers posing as Mendocino sheriff’s office staff - Local News Matters

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a phone scam circulating in the county in which the caller claims to be an employee of the Sheriff’s Office.    Sheriff’s officials reported Thursday that they received multiple reports from residents who received phone calls from a person claiming to work for the Sheriff’s Office. The caller claims that the call recipient missed jury duty and that they must pay a fine.   “Do not release personal identifying information to anyone o...

Saddle up for music, rodeo and fun as 98th Willits Frontier Days heads to Mendocino

The 98th annual Willits Frontier Days continues in Willits this Friday through July 6. The event, which features the longest-running continuous rodeo in California, celebrates American Western traditions and ranching in Mendocino County. What kicked off with the Hometown Celebration street party last Friday will continue over the next week with carnivals, tractor pulls, dances, rodeo, live music and more. The carnival is open on Friday evening and continues nightly through July 6. Also on Fri

PG&E Foundation awards $900K in grants to support independent restaurants, caterers

The PG&E Foundation has announced that it will contribute $900,000 to the Restaurants Care Resilience Fund, which will provide grants of $5,000 to 154 independently owned restaurants and commercial caterers in PG&E’s service area. The fund was started in 2021 to support restaurants impacted economically by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the California Restaurant Foundation, which manages the program, 1,325 grants have been awarded. This is the first year that catering companies have been i

Wild Thang wins world's ugliest dog contest in Petaluma

PETALUMA -- "Glugly" is the word that Ann Lewis uses to describe Wild Thang, her 8-year-old Pekingese from Coos Bay, Oregon. "It's glam meets ugly," Lewis said before she and her excessively hairy gray-black pup waltzed down the red carpet and across the stage with the hopes of Wild Thang being declared the World's Ugliest Dog at the Sonoma-Marin Fair on Friday. "This is our fifth year in the competition, this could be our year!" Lewis declared. And it was indeed, the year, when Gadi Schwartz
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