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Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - February 25, 1979, Ukiah, California 118th Year No. 264 Mendocino February 25, 1979 28 8 Cents Golden makes development ban By NANCY STENSON Journal Staff Writer Lake county County Superior Court Judge John Golden will freeze permanently all new subdivision and rezoning activities in unincorporated areas of Mendocino County until General Plan defects are Golden also struck down the county's 1978, approval of the Eden Valley Ranch subdivision northeast of In a signed intended decision Golden found the land housing and noise elements of the county's General Plan Until those deficiencies are county boards and commission cannot approve new parcel maps or certificates of compliance in unincorporated Golden does not provide relief for hardship cases in his permanent injunction as he did in his preliminary ' The county will continue to operate under the preliminary injunction until the final judgment is filed with the county News of Golden's intended decision leaked Interested citizens flocked to the county clerk's office Friday afternoon seeking copies of the intended nothing but suits against the predicted Al chairman of County's Board of cannot see people standing still on this said the County Counsel John Drummond said he was uncertain if he would advise the county to appeal the permanent Bud chairman of the Mendocino County Improvement said committee was in hopes that a solution could be found whereby relief from the moratorium would be extended so people in the county would not suffer financially during the process of updating the A Relic Frank chief operator of Ukiah's wastewater treatment inspects the sewage facility's soon to undergo extensive The Ukiah City Council last week set the wheels in motion for an overhaul of the city's 20-year-old treatment plant by 1981. The city will undergo several months of review processes involving the state Water Resources Control Board and the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control The city hopes to award a construction contract for the million project by 1980, and have construction done by 1981. Among facilities to be renovated is the trickling which breaks down sewage components in Plans call for plastic cylinders to replace and improvement of the revolving arm which sprays wastewater into the photo by Dale Prop. 13 held down market value increases A Mendocino County School District official took issue with Mendocino County Assessor Duane recent explanation of this year's increase in property David A. deputy superintendent of business and finance for Mendocino County said Proposition 13 not help hike the market values of property by The deputy superintendent truth is the Prop. 13 helped hold down increases in market values by restricting them to two per cent per Prop. 13 not market values and subsequently assessed values might well have increased two to three times as or he Gartner also criticized the lack of an explanation distinguishing market value of property from assessed which by law is 25 percent of the market full property The deputy superintendent noted that the million 1978-79 budget decrease as reported by The is compared to the 1977-78 Gartner took issue also with use of the verb in describing how county school district derive is literally untrue that county schools receive approximately 51 percent of the total taxes raised within the county of other county said provision allowing county schools to receive their proportionate share in advance is a figment of someone's he The deputy superintendent also took exception to breakdowns supplied by the assessor for increased property He disagreed the breakdown truly reflected the increased assessed valuation figure quoted in the Mendocino County Data Finder pamphlet for 1978-79. county General a result of our meeting held early we are going to make recommendations to the board on Tuesday to pursue other said He said options open to the county would appear to be judicial relief through the appeals process. Miller said that could be a lengthy and costly process. Another said would be some kind of joint agreement between the state attorney general's the Office of Planning and Judge Golden and the county whereby the moratorium could be lifted for a specific time period under specific In his order for a permanent Golden analyzed each problem in the county's General Plan on a In the county's land use element of the General the judge uncovered defects in the statement on population density he are contrary to state Golden described inconsistences between land uses plotted on a county map and land use and population densities assigned in the text of the land use The map Golden refers to assigns one of five two two urban or one service center land uses to the entire The text of the General Plan assigns only one of four urban fringe urban and minor dispersed and said cannot the recommended population density for the water district shown on the map because there is no such district found among the four categories for which population densities are stated in the land use defect is of particular importance in this case because a major portion of the Eden Valley Ranch subdivision is. located in territory classified as water observed the Continued Golden one cannot determine the location within the county of the territory categorized as fringe urban and minor urban for which a population density of 3,000-4,500 persons per square mile is recommended in the land use element because there is no such district found among the 12 districts into which the county is divided by the Golden condemned the county's housing element as failing to conform to requirements of state Said the contains no evaluation of the county's housing problem and no statement of a program consisting of standards and plans for the improvement of Nor does it contain provisions for adequate housing sites or provisions for satisfying the housing needs of all economic segments of the most important statement is a recognition of the need for the preparations of a comprehensive county-wide housing element of the General said The noise the judge is deficient because it fails to quantify noise exposure for any sources other than contrary to state Golden further noted noise levels were not properly monitored or described under state code the judge said the text of the noise element is not integrated into any other element of the General In his introductory Golden criticizes the physical composition of the county General Plan as an exercise that would seem to generate doubt concerning the integrity of the on Page 2) Druids and astronomers both head for site of By ROBERTA ULRICH Ore. - Astronomers are converging on a small public observatory in the Cascade Mountains and Druids are heading for a replica of Stonehenge as time draws near for Monday's eclipse - last total of the sun visible in United States this The total when the moon blots out the begins just after sunrise at 8:09 a.m. PST Monday in the northeastern Pacific Ocean and ends 90 minutes later just after Greenland's Along a path 170 to 190 miles wide through North Ontario and Greenland the total eclipse will be visible - weather permitting - for periods ranging from just under 44 seconds to 2 52 The weather outlook for eclipse time is not ' the National Weather Service Clouds were forecast west of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington and partly cloudy skies were predicted east of those the forecast is not particularly this type of weather pattern favors some periodic breaks in the cloud especially east of the said James D. meteorologist in charge of the office of were hoping for a break in the weather like the one which occurred the last total eclipse of the sun visible in northwestern United States June 9, 1918. That time the clouds parted just in time to give observers a perfect view of the then closed in Isaac of leader of a group from the New Reformed Druids of North expect to clear away any clouds that might hide the sun. We have some weather magicians in our midst and with that many emotionally involved we can invoke enough spiritual energy to move a few clouds The Druids are converging on the replica of the stone structure in England which legend associates with the ancient to conduct rites pray for the healing of the earth and the people on Chinese hammer but gain ground By ALAN DAWSON Vietnam - China's armies hammered Vietnam Saturday with the heaviest artillery barrage in Indochina's war-weary but they appeared to be gaining no ground in their drive to Hanoi for border Reports from Peking Saturday said China intended to pull its troops back when its mission was but only to border line recognized by not the border claimed by the report by Japan's Kyodo news service came too late for comment by Vietnamese officials Vietnamese officials reported fighting in the streets of two provincial capitals - Lao Cai and Cao Bang - and said neither side could claim control of the Intelligence sources watching the week-old war from Thailand earlier had reported both towns were among four provincial capitals seized by the Two members of Congress visited the front lines and Vietnamese officials said they were glad to see Sources at the Foreign in Hanoi also told UPI they were that the United States had taken up the Indochina issue at the U.N. Security may be a first step away from the erroneous American policy of supporting China one official American correspondents who traveled with the congressional party Elizabeth and Billy Lee - Saturday saw one of six Soviet cargo planes being used in an airlift of emergency military The Vietnamese obviously were pleased by the Soviet but they not discuss At Hanoi's main Noi Bai Vietnamese military officials have brought in U.S. captured when South Vietnam collapsed in 1975 to bolster their squads of aging The planes are considered superior to China's the Evans and the reporters accompanying him went Dung a Vietnamese defense point 165 miles northwest of where they China's withering artillery barrage firsthand From a mile away the shelling was a constant much like the sound of a bombing run a U.S. But the rumble of explosions lasted much longer than any aerial shells crashed down every minute in an attack much more intense than anything even veteran correspondents had seen and heard during the U.S. involvement in Raining down first at a rate of two or three explosions every then the shells literally could not be counted for minutes at a Vietnamese officials fretted about his but Congressman Evans insisted on getting close to the the closest round came when he was leaving the battle A single shell impacted in flames and smoke about 150 yards from his Vietnamese troops at the scene - a mixture of provincial militiamen and regulars - were dug in secure in that dotted their hillside Despite the ferocity of the Chinese Vietnamese casualties appeared very i I counted only four wounded during the tour of the front lines that lasted several Ms. Holtzman went to Lang a strategic crossroads town 90 miles northeast of and Vietnamese officials pointed out she was there at tlie same time Friday when an erroneous news report from claimed the Chinese had captured the The Vietnamese said other reports that the Chinese had sent their planes on bombing missions near harbor also were Hanoi is not on a war but denunciations of radio papers are selling and all of the nation's media carry the saine China is even more barbaric than the United States was at the height of the Vietnam UPI correspondent James who arrived Saturday with Treasury Secretary W. Michael said there was no sign of He saw a crowd of Chinese huddled around a television set at his but they were watching an entertainment New China News Agency Saturday published the first dispatches from the front lines seen in They extolled the heroic deeds of soldiers who they said threw themselves at the enemy with disregard for their James acting head of the liaison office in told Hildreth the Chinese had given the U.S. which will be upgraded to embassy status virtually no information about the them lor every Hoy wc get Vietnamese do not concede any of their provincial capitals have fallen to the Chinese the past week of clouds may block view of eclipse If skies over Ukiah are clear Monday people will experience the moon blocking up to 92 percent of the sun at the 8 a.m. peak of the which starts 7 a.m. and concludes 9a.m. The eclipse may reveal three planets the will be 40 degrees to the right of the Mars will be 10 degrees to the right of the the will be 15 degrees to the sun's The moon will be in its which is necessary for a total solar When the phenomenon appears in the sun will be 10 to 20 degrees above the Good advice is never to look directly at the sun during an Permanent eye damage can occur without your being aware of it Neither nor smoked nor an exposed piece of film is sufficient to guard your eyes completely from being Photographers should not stare at the sun through their cameras during the eclipse or at any other Doing so can cause serious eye and if done too can damage lenses and People should keep the lens cap on their camera until they actually Weather I Northwestern Rain likely spreading southward Sunday turning to showers Sunday night and Snow level lifting to above 4,000 Turning colder Strong gusty southerly winds developing along the coast Fort Bragg 45, 52 and 45; Ukiah 43, 54 and 40. SAN FRANCISCO - Extended forecasts Monday through Northern California - Periods of rain likely with scattered showers at other Snow in mountains above 30O0 to 6000 Continued cool with highs at low altitude mostly in the 50s and lows in the upper 30s and 40s.
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