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U.S. Forest Service                                                                             Media Contact: Punky Moore                      
Mendocino National Forest                                                                                           530-934-1137

Notice of Public Hearing - 2020/2021 Community Action Plan

The Glenn County Board of Supervisors will conduct a Public Hearing to solicit community input on the 2020/2021 Community Action Plan (CAP Plan) on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 9:15 am, or as soon thereafter as business of the Board will allow, at the Glenn County Board of Supervisors' Chambers located at 525 W. Sycamore Street, Willows, CA, 95988.

The Glenn County Community Action Department, the administrative entity of the Colusa-Glenn-Trinity Community Action Partnership, on behalf of the counties of Colusa, Glenn, and Trinity, is in process of submitting a Community Action Plan (CAP Plan) for the 2020/2021 program years.  The CAP Plan identifies top priorities, based on community and agency input regarding service needs and gaps in the three counties, and it guides service development and delivery for the next two years.

We want to know what you think!  (click "Read More" to preview the Plan)

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Card

PAROLE DENIED

Inmate John Wayne Card was denied parole on April 23, 2019.  He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again.  In 1974, Inmate Card murdered 3 members of the Griffiths family as part of a robbery scheme.  He then kidnapped and held hostage 3 members of the Skillin family for nearly a week while he attempted to evade law enforcement.  Finally, after abandoning the Skillin family by chaining them to a tree in the forest, he was captured near Truckee by a coalition of northern California law enforcement agencies and the FBI.  Inmate Card was convicted at a jury trial and sentenced to death.  However, in 1976 the California Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty statute violated the California Constitution and commuted the death sentences of Inmate Card and approximately 70 other inmates to life in prison.  The statute was later updated to address the constitutional concerns of the California Supreme Court, but the commuted death sentences could not be reinstated.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Currier

PAROLE DENIED!!!

On May 7, 2019, Inmate Steve Burdell Currier was denied parole! He will serve an additional 3 years before parole will be considered again. Deputy District Attorney Coffey wrote a letter to the California Board Of Parole Hearings voicing Glenn County’s opposition to his parole from California Medical Facility-Vacaville. Vacaville Medical Facility has previously housed other notorious California inmates such as Charles Manson, Richard Allen Davis, and Juan Corona.

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning

PAROLE DENIED for Inmate Manning!

On July 9th 2019, at the California State Prison, Los Angeles County located in Lancaster, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate John Manning. Manning had previously been convicted at a jury trial of being hired to murder victim F.M., a father of four young daughters in Glenn County, over a drug debt. The plan to assassinate F.M. was carried out by Inmate Manning and two codefendants by luring the victim to a remote location and executing him in cold blood as he begged for his life. This case was investigated by Glenn County Sheriff's Office. Manning was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole. However, over Christmas 2018 then Governor Jerry Brown commuted Manning’s sentence to life WITH the possibility of parole, which made Manning eligible for parole immediately. After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Manning’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years.

PAROLE DENIED! & AS HEARD IN COURT DECEMBER 20, 2019

PAROLE DENIED! & AS HEARD IN COURT DECEMBER 20, 2019

2 December Parole Hearings!

PEOPLE V. JAMES GINO PARDINI

On December 4, 2019 at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate James Gino Pardini. Pardini was still on parole from his 5 year prison sentence out of Glenn County for a Felon in Possession of Firearm felony conviction when he committed the new third strike felony of Felon in Possession of Ammunition and admitted to all three strikes. Pardini was sentenced to 25 years to life and had his first parole hearing. After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Pardini’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years. 

The parole hearing was attended by Assistant District Attorney Ruby Neumann, who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County.

PEOPLE V. DAVID FERGUSON

On December 12th 2019 at the Valley State Prison located in Chowchilla, California a parole hearing was held for Inmate David Ferguson.  Ferguson had previously been convicted of the 1st degree murder of Allen Moack in 1978 and was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole.   After a lengthy hearing, the Parole Board denied Ferguson’s parole, and he will not be eligible for parole again for 3 years. 

The parole hearing was attended by Deputy District Attorney Michael Coffey who opposed the parole on behalf of Glenn County.    The District Attorney’s Office would like to recognize the courage of the family of the victim who personally attended the parole hearing and spoke in opposition to Mr. Ferguson’s parole.

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

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August 22, 2018

Partial Reopening of Roads in Fire area

Glenn County – Mandatory Evacuation Orders remain in effect for the area of Glenn County south of County Road 308 to the Colusa County Line and west of County Road 306 to the Lake County line. The following roads have been reopened to allow access to critical transportation routes in this area:

Press Release: Health Department Investigates Confirmed Measles Case in Glenn County

GLENN COUNTY, Calif. – Glenn County Health and Human Services Agency Public Health Department is investigating one confirmed case of measles in an adult. This case is linked to the measles outbreak in Butte County. The Health Department disease investigators have notified close contacts and are working with Butte and Mendocino Public Health departments as the public exposure locations identified are in those two counties.

 

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

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Date: September 5, 2018

 

Safe Medication Disposal Now Available in Orland

Orland, CA – Glenn County Sheriff’s Office now has a safe medication disposal site available in Orland. The receptacle is located in front the Courthouse at 821 East South Street, Orland. This will provide a safe and secure way for our north county residents to dispose of unused and unwanted medications, including controlled substances, at any time.