All Hands Celebration & BBQ for Measure S

The Community Rights Network of Mendocino County Hosts a BBQ and Organizational Meeting at Camp 20.


Mendocino County Initiative S

At the celebration several important actions were agreed upon including establishing the;

Financial Policy of the Community Rights Network of Mendocino County

water not frackingThe organizational structure was established and participants were encouraged to volunteer in the areas they felt most capable.

Lodge Complex Fire 30% contained

Lightning Complex Fire Map

Lodge Lightning Complex (also known as Lodge LCA Fire) Incident Information:

Last Updated: August 10, 2014 7:45 am
Date/Time Started: July 30, 2014 6:27 am
Administrative Unit: CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit
County: Mendocino County
Location: Wilderness Lodge/Eel River Canyon
Acres Burned – Containment: 8,500 acres – 30% contained
Structures Threatened: 58
Evacuations: An Evacuation Order has been issued for the area around the eastern boundary of the Lodge Fire in the following areas:Camp Seabow, Elder Place, Tan Oak Park, Bald Mountain Ranch, Mad Creek, Elk Creek east of Brush Mountain An evacuation shelter has been set up by the American Red Cross at the Leggett School, 1 School Way.
Injuries: 11
Cause: Lightning
Cooperating Agencies: Bureau of Land Management, Laytonville Fire Department, Leggett Fire Department, Cahto Tribal Council, Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office, Laytonville Water District, Department of Fish and Wildlife, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, California National Guard, California Conservation Corps, CAL OES, and the American Red Cross.
Total Fire Personnel: 2,004
Total Fire Engines: 171
Total Fire crews: 51
Total Helicopters: 13
Total Dozers: 25
Total Water Tenders: 22
Incident Management Team: CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 4 assumed command Friday afternoon
Conditions: The fire continues to burn in heavy timber. Firefighters are challenged by steep, rugged terrain with difficult access. Unsettled weather is moving into the area and may increase fire activity. The southern and eastern boundaries of the fire continue to be threatened by extreme fire behavior. Additional resources continue to arrive to assist in slowing the fire’s growth.
Phone Numbers   (Lodge Lightning Complex Information)

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Damage to a fiber optic cable on the Comptche Ukiah Rd cut off digital communication to large parts of the Mendocino Coast.

atm down smallVerizon Cellular Service was out of service as well as Mendocino Community Network’s Fusion / Sonic service. Digital Customers of AT&T such as Little River Inn and Comcast lost voice and data capabilities affecting their clients. Banks and Health Clinics, Dentists and Doctors saw over 40 hrs of lost service.Whole communities were isolated as their fiber fed remote terminals failed. The ripple effect of this outage was felt across the whole spectrum of the coastal community.

Fusion/FlexLink Outage

August 3, 2014 – 5:28 pm by tomoc

Today, August 3, starting at 5:20pm, links serving Fusion/FlexLink customers in the Fort Brag and Mendocino areas went down. We are currently investigating the issue and will update as soon as we have more information.

Update: A traffic accident in Mendocino caused a fiber cut that appears to be the root cause of this outage. Still no ETR, but we will update as more information becomes available.

Update: AT&T has found the cable cut and has dispatched to start repairs. They will attempt to pull slack in the cable in order to restore service tonight, however there is no ETR until the extent of the damage has been fully assessed.

Mendocino TV telephone couldn’t call repair or 911 or anyone at home and at the Television Station, both Sonic lines.

My partner’s Verizon cell phone went to extended network and she couldn’t receive calls. Calls went to her voicemail.

My U.S. Cellular iphone worked for well voice and data. After remembering to dial the area code for all calls on a Verizon extended network, we established communication.

Mendocino TV drove to the damage site and interviewed the linemen in the manhole attempting to assess damage. To quote 1 of them, “It’s damaged in at least 4 places including this right angle kink in the manhole”, showing me where the fiber was in an unnatural bend that was obviously shattered. “We’ll do a temporary fix in the morning after we round up the fiber” “We don’t have any spare stock of this fiber in the yard, we’ll have to bring it in from somewhere else.”

Update: A splice team is on site with an ETR of 7:15am

8:17 Mendocino TV checked with Mitch Sprague at MCN for their status.

  • All mcn Fusion customers are without dialtone
  • cannot call or be called on Sonic Landlines
  • Fusion internet is down
  • Sonic will keep them updated

Mendocino TV texted Lindy Peters at KUNK doing the morning news an update on the situation;

  • to expect the repair to take more time than originally thought
  • Their are pockets of service outages including no access to the 911 network on the Sonic / Fusion network

Lindy Peters brought Sheriff Tom Allman on the line for an interview who updated the Coast on the status of the community of Comptche and where


Update: AT&T has encountered trouble while restoring service with a new ETR of 10:45am

Update: AT&T splicers are still working in an effort to restore service, currently no ETR

Mendocino TV returned to see the extent of the damage in the daylight. I was able to get the Media Contact telephone number from the AT&T District Manager. He was not going to do any interviews.

Splicer wasn’t getting continuity and blamed poor record keeping. He was going to have to id each fiber separately.

Update: AT&T has discovered that the affected fiber cable was damaged in more than one place. They are currently working to repair the additional damage.

Update (9:25pm): AT&T has notified us that they are currently working on our fiber spans

Update from MCSO: Fiber is still down. Mendocino County Sheriff will have 24 hr coverage on the coast tonight. Firehouses in Mendocino and Albion- Little River will be staffed with emergency personnel tonight.

Update: (12:52am): AT&T was unable to use existing damaged cable, and has an ETA of 3:00am for 6500ft of new cable so they can begin splicing

Update (9:57am): AT&T has located cable and brought it onto the job site. Latest ETR is 4:00pm

Update (2:53pm): Service appears to be restored, however we have not received confirmation from AT&T that our circuits are stable. We will update again as soon as any additional information is available.


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Kelly House Museum Talk on Mendocino Architecture

Join Tom Thompson at The Kelly House Museum as he talks about the architecture of Mendocino
Flanagan-Escola HouseArchitect / Professor Tom Thomson who has been charmed by Mendocino since the 1960’s will talk about various factors and elements that have influenced building styles of the town. For instance, how many dormer windows in a house often reflected the size of the family! Come and enjoy a lively discussion of Mendocino’s architecture accompanied by a marvelous collection of photos.


Toni Orans debuts Media Makers with Thais Mazur

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Mendocino TV is happy to announce Toni Orans as the host of Media Makers

Join Toni at Mendocino TV Studio in The Company Store or you can watch live on

Dr.Thais Mazur is the guest scheduled to appear Thursday July 24 at 7pm pst, as Toni Orans Hosts the return of Mendocino TV’s , “Media Makers”

Toni is a consummate actress, professional voice talent, performs as a charter member of The Lost Coast Word Music Ensemble.

Dr. Thaïs Mazur will speak about Zuvuya, an experiential sculpture designed to create a sensory rich experience to awaken and encourage us to collectively re-imagine our ocean home. A collaboration between three internationally renowned artists, Zuvuya is a multi-media sculptural installation creating a total immersion experience to deepen our relationship with the ocean. Dr. Mazur will also share her most recent research on taking action on world issues and how all of us can be stewards of the earth.

Thaïs Mazur, Ph.D, is a mother, author, filmmaker, professor, a professional installation artist, and the producer/artistic director and sculptor of the international project ZUVUYA. She has directed international projects for the past 20 years focusing on contemporary issues related to healing both individual and global trauma and recreating a new story that supports revitalizing ourselves and the planet. She is the author of Warrior Mothers: Stories to Awaken the Flames of the Heart and contributing author to a number of other books including Hope Beneath Our Feet: Restoring Our Place in the Natural World. In addition, she has produced and directed an array of documentary films including the multi-award winning Dancing From the Inside Out, Forty-Four Exposures, and Can Mushrooms Save the World? Dr. Mazur devotes her art and her research to engaged action and to human relationships with the natural environment. Her most recent project ZUVUYA, is an international science and art project in partnership with The Ocean Foundation and Ocean Conservation Research. The project is dedicated to increasing awareness of how essential the ocean is to life.

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