BARK DUMP SLAYING AUTOPSY RESULTS
Official autopsy results are in on the two bodies found in a van parked in the area off Highway 20 known as the bark dump last week. 38 year old San Francisco resident Cindy Bao Feng Chen and 51 year old San Pablo resident Jim Tat Kong both died of a single bullet wound to the head.
The crime was first reported by motorcyclists who had seen the van parked in a suspicious area that was not readily visible from the roadway. Responding Mendocino County Sheriff’s deputies found Chen in the driver’s seat and Kong in the front passenger seat both dead at the scene. Law enforcement authorities are calling it a double homicide and at this point have no suspects and no motives to work on. If you have any information that might be helpful to this investigation you are urged to call the Mendocino Sheriff’s Office tip-line at 234-2100.
FORT BRAGG CITY COUNCIL
- Living Light owner Cheri Soria voiced her objections to the existing plan to widen Main Street along with a host of other business owners from The Company Store.
- Fort Bragg Has A new Taxi Service, Michael W. Riley dba Riley Cab Company
- Receive Recommendation from Finance and Administration Committee and Consider Adoption of City Council Resolution Approving New Fixed Commercial Rate for Low Water Usage
- Public Access Television in a legal snarl as City Manager Linda Ruffing attempts to light up channels 3, 64 and 65.
- Resolution Approving a Professional Service Agreement with Granicus, Inc.for the Live Streaming Services and Related Equipment
LINDY PETERS INTERVIEWS:
PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, DAVE GOBLE
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR MARIE JONES
Recent street improvements and past accomplishments by Dave Goble were discussed with Lindy Peters.
Marie Jones detailed the issues pertaining to the recent application by The Dollar Tree Store to open business on the 800 block of Ft Bragg
TIMBERWOLVES LOSE A BIG GAME IN SAINT HELENA.
A NEW GHOSTBUSTERS IN TOWN.
Look for the Paranormal Investigation Team at a haunting near you!
The facts and resources on the ACA
While there is a great deal of misinformation regarding the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there are local resources with accurate information at Mendocino Coast Clinics.
Facts people need to know include:
- ACA is now the law and has been declared constitutional by the US Supreme Court.
- The health benefit exchange in this state is called Covered California and is the portal which through applications are made.
- Applications can be made directly online at CoveredCA.com, by calling 800-300-1506, by mail or through a trained Certified Enrollment Counselor.
- Certified Enrollment Counselors will soon be available at Mendocino Coast Clinics and Safe Passage Family Resource Center. (while they have finished extensive training, their final computer access is in process)
- Certified Enrollment Counselors are extensively trained, fingerprinted and have background checks.
- Trained Certified Insurance Agents can enroll people locally as well.
- For health care coverage to be effective January 1, 2014, you must be enrolled by December 15, 2013.
- Groups and Individuals can receive education assistance through Certified Educators at Mendocino Coast Clinics.
- While Seniors’ on Medicare now already have additional benefits as a result of ACA, there are no changes to their plans, providers and no need to enroll in Covered California.
- Businesses with less than 50 full time employees are not required to purchase insurance for their employees.
- Businesses with less than 50 employees may be eligible to purchase insurance for themselves and employees through the SHOP program at Covered California.
- Some small businesses and nonprofit organizations will be eligible for a tax credit in 2014.
- Employers with more than 50 full time employees will be required to provide health insurance for their staff by January 1, 2014.
- There is expanded Medicaid or Medi-Cal coverage for low income people up to 138% of Federal Poverty Levels.
- People must be US Citizens or a non-resident who is lawfully present to enroll.
- People with employer provided health insurance will still have their coverage without enrolling in Covered California.
- All health plans will have 10 essential benefits and will eliminate barriers such as life time limits, pre-existing conditions and annual out of pocket limits.
These are just some of the important facts regarding the Affordable Care Act. Please call Mendocino Coast Clinics for either an educational presentation for a group or individual educational assistance. Given the complexities, it is advisable to make and educational appointment prior to enrolling. MCC expects, by the time this is printed, our Certified Enrollment Counselors will be ready to assist you. Please call the Patient