COVID-19 coronavirus update

Are vaccination programs working? All eyes are on Israel, which has vaccinated roughly one-quarter of its population, for the first real-world evidence of a COVID vaccine’s efficacy. A preliminary analysis of people older than 60 who received the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine found that it cut the chances of testing positive for the virus by a third […]

Western Monarch Butterflies nearing extinction

1,914 The number of western monarch butterflies counted in a survey on the California coast this winter — down from almost 30,000 last year and more than 1.2 million in the first count in 1997. (Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation blog | 8 min read)

Record-Setting Fires in Colorado and California

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For much of the United States around and west of the Rocky Mountains, the summer and autumn of 2020 have been rough. Nearly 80 percent of the region is facing some level of drought, affecting 40 million people.

Mike McGuire Town Hall

Who: Senator Mike McGuire; Mendocino County Board of Supervisors Chair John Haschak and Chief Executive Officer Carmel Angelo; Ukiah City Manager Sage Sangiacomo; Senior Program Manager of Mendocino County Health & Human Services Agency Megan Van Sant; and representatives from the California Department of Housing and Community Development and Homeward Bound, which provides services and permanent housing for homeless residents. What: Telephone or Zoom […]

Surviving the Covid Crises and Shelter in Place Orders

The Economic Impact of the Pandemic Mendocino County Health Officer will Issue Shelter-In-Place Order on March 18 By: The Hinman & Carmichael LLP Team Our political leaders (at the state level at least) are taking responsible steps to address pandemic medical issues through public health initiatives such as “shelter in place” and “social distancing.”  The […]