Did You Know You Can Earn A Bachelor’s Degree In Ukiah?

Did You Know You Can Earn A Bachelor’s Degree In Ukiah?
Sonoma State University BA in Liberal Studies
Graduates enter careers and Master’s programs in teaching, counseling, social work, public service, law, business, social sciences, public health, and humanities.
Courses are scheduled evenings and weekends in Ukiah.
Financial Aid & Veterans’ Benefits
The B.A. Liberal Studies Program is financial aid and veterans’ benefits eligible; see www.sonoma.edu/finaid/ and www.sonoma.edu/veterans/
Program Advisor: Rachel Donham, donham@sonoma.edu
Program Coordinator: Sandra Feldman, sandra.feldman@sonoma.edu

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Announces Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

Press Release

Date: March 24, 2015

Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency Announces
Child Abuse Prevention Month Activities

Nationally, April is recognized each year as Child Abuse Prevention Month, but as a community, Mendocino County promotes child abuse prevention year-round. The safety of our children is truly a community effort. It really does take a village to raise a child and it is the duty of parents, family members and community members alike to be mindful and aware of the need for a safe, loving environment for every child we encounter. If you suspect a child is being abused or neglected, please contact Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) Family and Children’s Services at 866-236-0368. Social Workers are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.

During the month of April, several events are scheduled to promote child abuse prevention. To name a few, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors will adopt a Proclamation recognizing April as Child Abuse Prevention Month during its regular session on Tuesday, April 7 at 11:00 a.m. followed by an informational presentation by the Children’s Action Committee (CAC) of Mendocino County. This year’s presentation will highlight the great work being done to prevent child abuse and neglect at the local Family Resource Centers located throughout the county.

CAC will also be hosting walks around Ukiah and Willits to promote child abuse prevention and putting up signs in supporting businesses. The Ukiah Walk will be from 10:00 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 1 beginning at The Arbor Youth Resource Center, 810 North State Street in Ukiah.  The Willits walk will be from 9:30 am to noon on Friday, April 3 beginning at Redwood Community Services, 99 S. Humboldt Street in Willits.  Also, the Day of the Child will be celebrated at the

The Ukiah Family Center located at 10 Cherry Court  in Ukiah will celebrate the Day of the Child on April 22 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. This free event will have arts and crafts, food, music and much more and is open to the community.

Thank you to the Mendocino County community for supporting child abuse prevention efforts all year long.  Together we make our communities strong.

JDSF Volunteer Campground Hosts Needed For 2015

JDSF Volunteer Campground Hosts Needed For 2015

 Fort Bragg– California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Mendocino Unit Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) has two exciting opportunities for volunteer campground hosts at two of its campgrounds located off Highway 20 between Fort Bragg and Willits. JDSF was established in 1949 and is the largest of the state demonstration forests at approximately 50 thousand acres of beautiful coastal redwood forest. The campgrounds are located adjacent to tributaries of Big River and Noyo Rivers and offer endless opportunities for recreational hiking, mountain biking and equestrian trail rides.

The volunteer campground hosts provide basic operational services and information to the campground visitors. Volunteer campground hosts generally work approximately 20 hours a week and, in exchange for those services, the hosts are provided with a campsite during their stay. Hosts, using their own recreational vehicle or trailer, reside temporarily in a designated campground host location. Host campsites have non-potable water, sewer and telephone hookups but do not have any other utilities available. The campgrounds are generally open to visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day of each year.

As with all volunteers, hosts are provided direction by CALFIRE personnel and receive orientation and training to perform the duties of a volunteer campground host. To apply as a volunteer campground host, please contact the JDSF office at (707) 964-5674. Office hours are 8-12 & 1-5 Monday through Friday.

Multiple uses of JDSF for a wide variety of activities that benefit the public, the economy and natural resources are what our demonstration forests are all about.


Round Valley Food Pantry – 3/24/15

The Round Valley Food Pantry will distribute food on Tuesday, March 24th. Elders can arrive as early as 11:30. General Distribution goes from 12:30 to 2:30.

The Round Valley Food Pantry has a new location. The Food Pantry is now located at the new Round Valley Family Resource Center, 76471 Henderson Lane. Attached is a flyer with our new location and dates.

The Social Services Community Outreach Unit will be at the Food Pantry to provide application assistance. We can assist with Covered California, Medi-Cal and CalFresh (Food Stamps) applications and questions.

Week of March 23 on Native America Calling

Monday, March 23, 2015 – Racism on Campus
Earlier this month, a video showing members of a fraternity at University of Oklahoma, singing racist chants surfaced on YouTube. The national chapter of the fraternity, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, responded swiftly by closing the OU chapter and developing an initiative to address racism. Two students who led the chant were expelled from OU. While many are applauding the quick action by the university and fraternity, others are wondering if expulsion is the right answer. When racism occurs on campus, can universities help students learn about the harm of racism? Over 1,000 Native American students attend the University of Oklahoma. Have those students experienced racism at the school? What can we learn from this incident that can help address racism in the future? Guests: Dr. Heather Shotton (Wichita/Kiowa/Cheyenne) Native American Studies Professor at the University of Oklahoma and John Morrin (Grand Portage Chippewa) trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 -Special Needs Youth In Our Native Communities
From interest groups and summer camps to sports and tribal fairs, there are many ways to keep kids busy all year. For young people with special needs these activities in the community could be stimulating and fun. But what happens if caretakers and parents don’t to take special needs children to the basketball games or other community events? In rural areas and Native communities, are our special needs youth welcome and supported in public spaces?

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 – March Book of the Month: “Sinking Suspicions”
The character Sadie Walela is back on the scene with a new adventure in the novel “Sinking Suspicions” by Cherokee author Sara Sue Hoklotubbe. It’s the third book in Hoklotubbe’s series set in Oklahoma. This story follows Sadie, a thirty-something Cherokee heroine, to Hawaii as she picks up a new profession as a travel agent. Meanwhile back home a missing neighbor sets the scene for a twisting mystery. Find out what happens when Sadie and the cast of characters start unravel the unknown on the next Native America Calling. We’ll be joined by Sara Sue Hoklotubbe, our March Book of the Month author.

Thursday, March 26, 2015 – Tribal Constitutions
Modern tribal nations pass laws, exercise criminal jurisdiction, and enjoy extensive powers when it comes to self-governance and matters of sovereignty. And of 566 tribal nations, just under half have adopted written constitutions. In the American tradition, a constitution limits the power yielded by governments over citizens, which raises a question: how can the rights of tribal citizens be protected if tribal nations have yet to codify their own functions and operations? Join us as we discuss government power, sovereign status, and whether modern tribal nations are serving the needs of their citizens by adopting constitutions.

Friday, March 27, 2015 – Starting A New Business
Taking the leap to go out on your own and start a new business is exhilarating and a little scary. There are lots of details that you need to handle, beyond funding. What barriers do aspiring entrepreneurs face as they seek to start a business in Native America? What resources are available for Native Americans who want to start, or grow, their own business? Join us as we discuss the challenges of getting a new business off the ground.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

CALFIRE: Homeowners Encouraged To Take Action Now

Homeowners Encouraged To Take Action Now

Willits, Ca– In the first two months of winter, CAL FIRE has responded to a significant increase in the number of wildfires due to the continuation of dry fuel conditions. As a result, CAL FIRE officials are reminding residents to ensure that they are maintaining 100 feet of Defensible Space around their residence. This reminder comes months earlier than normal. “Now is the time to take this opportunity and ensure that each residence is prepared for the coming fire season.” said Unit Chief Christopher Rowney

Creating and maintaining a Defensible Space often involves power equipment. Residents are asked to use extreme caution using this equipment during the heat of the day. Clearance work should be done early in the day when it is cool and the humidity is high to avoid a sparking a wildfire. Avoid clearing on days that are hot, dry, windy, and especially on days with high fire conditions like Fire Weather Watches or Red Flag Warnings.

The intent of Defensible Space is to improve safety for fire fighters defending a home as well as increase the survivability of a “Building or Structure” that exist in grass, brush, and forest covered lands within the designated State Responsibility Area (SRA) of California.

Defensible Space regulations, Public Resource Code 4291, have been updated to the following:

  • Maintain 100 feet of Defensible Space around all structures of all dead or dying vegetation.
  • Remove all leaves and pine needles from rain gutters or on top of roofs.
  • Remove dead trees or shrub branches that overhang roofs, and below or adjacent to windows.
  • Keep branches a minimum of 10 feet away from chimney and stovepipe outlets.
  • Relocate firewood piles outside the 30 foot zone unless covered with a fire resistant material.
  • All exposed wood piles must have a minimal clearance of 10 feet down to bare mineral soil in all directions.
  • Remove all flammable vegetation or items that could catch fire from adjacent to or under combustible decks, balconies and stairs.
  • Dead and dying woody surface and aerial fuels shall be removed within the 100 foot zone.
  • Loose surface litter consisting of leaves, pine needles, and twigs shall be permitted to a maximum depth of 3 inches.
  • Cut annual grass down to a maximum height of 4 inches.
  • Liquid Propane Gas (LPG) storage tanks shall have a minimum 10 foot clearance down to bare mineral soil and no flammable vegetation for an additional 10 feet.

For more fire information on preparing for wildfires and defensible space visit: www.ReadyForWildfire.org. Always remember One Less Spark means One Less Wildfire.


3/17/15 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

3/17/15 – 5:00pm

 Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to notes@kyburadio.org. Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Max, Emily, Kramer, Ryan, Jay, Lew, Kent, Bob T., Alex, and Mary Jane



New People/New Shows

NFCB Mini-Summit

Saturday Party




Bulletin Board

Veterans Association

New People/New Shows: Lew trained Kasza on the basics of how to be a DJ.

Per Max, Gabriel has four music shows ready and wants max’s slot. Max will move to Thursdays at 9. Gabriel needs a packet. Emily made three new DJ packets that are hanging on the station door to be handed out.

Alex would like her first interviews to be Lew, Max and Emily, then Jay, Dixie, and other DJs. She has shadowed Dixie and Daniel, has lots of ideas, and hopes to start her first show in two weeks.

NFCB Mini-Summit: Emily reported that NFCB will have regional summits this year. The closest one to us is Nevada City with Grass Valley being right next door. Nevada City is a five-hour drive from here. The cost is $100 per person. We’d like to send four to seven people. Thursday night is music and dinner, and Friday is mostly workshops all day. There is a Strawberry Festival that weekend also. Emily will find out the registration deadline. This matter will be brought up at another meeting.

Saturday Party: The Library’s 5th anniversary party is Saturday. Entry is free or donation. Volunteers are needed to help clean up on Sunday before noon. Lew will talk with Mario.

Cameras: Kent Anderson of Covelo offered his professional abilities and we now have two video cameras installed that are good up to a month’s motion detector recording. The back window was recently sprayed with bright red paint.

Specials: Jay reported ideas for special days, such as St. Patrick’s Day. Jay can’t do these but is putting the ideas out there for others to pick up on if they want and make them into half-hour shows. These ideas are come from the things he runs across while working on his show, including as songs. One song is “How Can I Kiss the Lips at Night That Chewed My Ass All Day?” There are “Ugly Truck” songs out there as well that could be made into a special show. Another idea for a special show could be about the water issues included in the four marijuana workshops.

Trainers: Max reported that we need more DJs to be trainers. Alex is willing to help. Emily will email programmers to provide what inputs they use, what they are willing to do, etc.

Bulletin Board: Sandy is retiring from the Bulletin Board at the end of April. This position takes about three hours of time commitment a week. This matter will be discussed further at another meeting.

Veterans Association: Mary Jane reported that the Veterans Association held a meeting at the Health Center this morning. They are working on seeing that more of the Native vets receive VA services. The VA has been in the news recently for being way behind in their services. Mary Jane will try to contact the Santa Rosa VA rep (“Nick”) who attended today’s VA meeting to find out why his notice of this meeting didn’t aired on KYBU, assure him we are very interested in airing VA notices, explain how he can communicate with KYBU, and ask him to try again in the future.

Approaching The Natural: A Health Manifesto

The following is sponsored by the Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino County and in collaboration with the Mendocino County Health and Human Services Agency

Sid Garza-Hillman
Certified Nutritionist, Health Coach, and Author
Sid believes that the closer we move by degrees to our natural design in physical nutrition, movement, socializing, and what he calls “mental nutrition” (journaling, meditation, mindfulness, creativity), the healthier and happier we will be in the modern world.

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Stanford Inn, Mendocino
(offered free of charge)

To Register, contact the Cancer Resource Centers

5th Anniversary Celebration of the RV Public Library in the Library Commons

5th Anniversary Celebration of the RV Public Library in the Library Commons
It’s March 21st . . . it’s the Spring Equinox . . . it’s the celebration of the 5th anniversary of the new location of the Round Valley Public Library in the Library Commons building in Covelo!  Join us for a concert to honor this occasion . . . a musical event featuring the Nummelinium Band and a bevy of local musicians performing your favorite hits from the 60’s and 70’s.  Sing along, dance, and enjoy a special evening in Round Valley.

So put this on your calendar . . . Saturday, March 21st, 6:00 pm at the Round Valley Library Commons.  Entry is by the donation of your choice. Refreshments will be available for purchase.  At the request of KYBU Community Radio, all proceeds will now benefit the Friends of the Round Valley Public Library.  Hope to see you there!  And if you get a chance, please forward this announcement to a friend.Screen Shot 2015-03-15 at 9.53.34 PM


Ukiah, California: March 13, 2015
On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Mendocino County Water Agency and the University of California Cooperative Extension Service will hold an educational forum on the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act of 2014 (SGMA). The presenter, Mark Nordberg, is the Senior Engineering Geologist at the Sustainable Groundwater Management Section of the California Department of Water Resources, the agency that has oversight under the newly enacted law. Mr. Nordberg will give an overview of the SGMA and respond to questions regarding the groundwater regulation. Topics will include timelines for enactment, the authority and responsibility of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA), a map and overview of the Ukiah Valley groundwater basin, and available funding sources.
“The SGMA became law at the beginning of the year. Every water manager in the Ukiah Valley, including private property landowners with wells, must understand the new law and be prepared for its implementation under very short timelines,” stated First District Supervisor Carre Brown, who also chairs the Mendocino County Water Agency Board of Directors.
Members of the public are encouraged to attend this meeting and reserve a seat by calling 463-4441. The discussion will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, Room 1070, 501 Low Gap Road, in Ukiah. Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions and receive up-to-date information.
Attendees will be requested to take the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act information back to their constituency, or local governing bodies, for discussion and to develop a recommendation for the creation of a Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA). A follow up meeting will be scheduled for the end of April to receive recommendations on a GSA. More details on the follow up meeting will be coming forward at a later date.
For more information, please contact the Mendocino County Executive Office at (707) 463-4441.
Released by:
Carmel J. Angelo
Chief Executive Officer/Water Agency Director