Homecoming and Pumpkinfest 2015
If the recent fires in Lake County have taught us anything, it is importance of community and of appreciating every day. Two events that help us celebrate community and have fun doing it are Homecoming and Pumpkinfest. Ukiah High School Homecoming and Ukiah’s Country Pumpkinfest are right around the corner.... (Read more)
Make Mendocino County Safer
To Make Mendocino County Safer, Put Your Thoughts on Paper! In case you haven’t heard, Realty World Selzer Realty is sponsoring a contest again this year, offering $500 to the winner in each of the five supervisorial districts for the best idea on how to make Mendocino County safer. He sponsored a contest last... (Read more)
I really enjoy September; you can feel fall in the air. Our leaves are turning colors, homecoming and Pumpkinfest are only a few weeks away, and our kids are settled back into their school routine. But it’s important to remember that during this time of year, some kids would rather be anywhere than school because... (Read more)
Supporting Our Kids
What if someone told you that you could take your family out for a great time, sample fantastic food, see friends downtown, and in the process raise money for an organization that keeps kids local safe and helps them reach their potential? Well, you can do all that at the 17th Annual Chili Cook Off! It’s this... (Read more)
School’s started – What’s next?
Looking back, summer seems to have traveled by so fast. It feels like just a few days ago we were attending June’s graduation parties, finding things for our kids to do, and making summer vacation plans. But now that our kids are back in school, have you thought about what they are doing after school? Did you... (Read more)
Long before video games existed, one of my most favorite childhood activities was playing with friends in the backyard. Through our imagination, we found a way to reenact western scenes, or play “good guys” catching dangerous villains. Those scenes we loved to create were often based on stories we’d read in... (Read more)
School Zones Ahead!
With school starting next week, I thought this would be a great time to talk a bit more about bike and pedestrian safety. Last year, we experienced the unthinkable more than once—pedestrians hit in the crosswalk. The city of Ukiah has been working hard to improve pedestrian safety by providing extra police... (Read more)
It’s HOT – Hydrate!
During these last few weeks, we saw some of the hottest weather of the summer—and it reminded me how important it is that we regularly hydrate. Many studies indicate that most of us (up to 75 percent of us) do not drink enough water, and we often suffer from dehydration. This is a big deal! Dehydration can cause... (Read more)
Through Force or Fear
As July comes to an end, we are experiencing our annual upsurge in transient-related complaints. As summer turns to fall, the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) responds to more complaints and calls for assistance surrounding quality of life issues like aggressive panhandling, public urination and defecation, large piles... (Read more)
Leaving your dog in a car during the heat of summer can be more than just harmful—it can be deadly. On a hot day, a car can quickly become much hotter than the outside temperature. In fact, on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature of your car can reach over 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes. And here in... (Read more)
Connecting With Each Other
On June 25, we had our first Business Watch meeting, and we had the opportunity to explain all the great things that are happening because you, members of the community, took the time to share your thoughts about how to make Ukiah safer. You might remember that last fall Dick Selzer’s company, Realty World Selzer... (Read more)
Having Fun – Preventing Crime
Keeping kids busy with fun, productive activities this summer is a great way to keep them safe and happy. Here are some great local activities to choose from. As I’ve mentioned before, the Ukiah Police Department (UPD) is teaming up with the Ukiah Unified School District (UUSD) to sponsor a wonderful program... (Read more)