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   Ukiah Daily Journal (Newspaper) - May 5, 1996, Ukiah, California                                Ukiah Dally Sports Men open 1996 softball season mPageA7 Donrey Media Group 30 Volume137 Number 19 tax included MENDOCINO COUNTYS LARGEST NEWSPAPER CINCO DE MAYO FUN The 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo street held had something for The enter tainment Included Ballet Folklorico performing traditional Mexican dances Marlach from serenading revelers bottom popsicleeating Karina Marisol and Louis Robert The celebration also Included a parade with 9foottall puppets and the Capoelra Yokayo Amanda Baguley left enjoys nachos at Hopland Schools Clnco de Mayo celebration while 1yearold Chelsey Fackrells face is Photos by Jane Freeman and Brett Behrens May 1996 Treasurer says hes not leaving By GLENDA ANDERSON The Dally Journal Ukiah City Treasurer Pat Coyne said the City Council and city attor ney were wrong when they said hell have to resign as treasurer because he moved out of the city Im afraid that someone didnt do their homework well enough before they made public state he said I was So I serve out as an appointed I dont need to be a Coyne Its true that appointed city trea surers dont need to be city resi but Coyne was appointed to fill an elected which means the rules of the position including a city residency require ment apply to City Attor ney Dave Rapport said last after discovering Coyne had moved out of the city limits since being appointed as Coyne As far as Im 1 am still the city treasurer and will remain the city treasurer until all legal interpretations are clear and until I have had an opportunity to meet with City Council to discuss the situation and explore alterna tive he Its unfortunate that both City Council and the city attorney acted without consulting me before Coyne He said he also wondered why nobody said anything about his move to Deerwood since he moved about 10 months Coyne said the move was com mon Council members said they didnt know about but Coyne said they should He said hed told them he didnt want to run for the position in November and that even if he he had plans to move out of the so he The move was discovered when a city staffer noticed Coynes street address on his last conflictof interest statement wasn t within the city In a press release he sent out Fri day Coyne also criti cized Mayor Fred Schneiter for See Page A10 LesterDiaz murder trials to be linked By GLENDA ANDERSON The Daily Journal A municipal court judge Friday granted the district attorneys request to combine the trials of Gerald Lester and Charles Lester and Diaz are accused of murdering a Fort Bragg family in 1986 over an alleged Hells Angels drug Judge Ron Combest made the Friday saying he expects combining the mens trials would save money and be more conve nient for who otherwise would have to appear at two Lesters Tom said he plans to challenge the ruling because it delays his clients trial by several thereby violat ing his constitutional right to time ly Lesters already been in jail for a year awaiting Mason also said he doesnt believe combining the trials will save Lester and Diaz were arrested at about the same and their pre trial hearings originally were sche duled for lack of evi charges against Diaz were He was rearrested after a new witness was In the Lesters sepa Californias population increases by in 1995 POPULATION ESTIMATES Associated Press SACRAMENTO These are the latest city and county esti imates by the demographic research unit of the state Department of Counties are followed by cities within that HUMBOLDT Arcata Blue Lake Eureka Ferndale Fortuna Riobell Trinidad Unincorporated LAKE plearlake Lakeport Unincorporated MENDOCINO Fort Bragg Point Arena Willits SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco 1995 360 420 1996 360 420 Change By DOUG WILLIS Associated Press Writer SACRAMENTO Californias population increased by an estimated residents in an even 1 with 56 of the states 58 counties gaining new state population estimates The statewide as of was the demographic research unit of the state Department of Finance reported The city of San Diego for the third consecutive year had the greatest numerical population up or to an estimated Los Californias largest increased by or to Among Californias 10 largest only Santa lost down or 800 to Among Los Angeles had the greatest numerical up or to But on a percentage Riverside led all large up percent to followed by up percent to and San up percent to Only two California counties declined in popula Plumas is down percent to and Siskiyou is down percent to Among Cali fornias 470 425 gained 42 lost and three were unchanged in the The numbers are all based on govern ment records such as tax returns and drivers and they are used to apportion statecollected local taxes and for other government The next actual census count will be in the year On a percentage the fastest growing cities and counties were all in rural areas with relative small population indicating a continuation of popula tion patterns of the past two which showed the greatest growth in Southern California desert and Northern California foothill and mountain Susanville on the east slope of the Sierra had the greatest percentage growth among California up percent to followed by up percent Ely up percent up percent and up Among Lassen led on a percentage up percent to followed Aby percent up percent and San Benito and Del both up The biggest losers in population during 1995 were Atwater in Merced down percent from to and Seaside in Monterey down percent from to The new figures report 51 California cities with populations in excess of and 134 with popu lations in excess of rate pretrial hearing was sche duled for next week and his trial at the end of the Attorneys on both sides of the case estimate the earliest the com bined trials could be heard is Barry Diaz said he needs time to catch up on the which means reading thousands of pages of legal A combined preliminary hearing is tentatively scheduled for May and Melton said he expects to ask for a The reason we need to go lon ger is we were dropped out of the case for more than two he Were working as fast as we Another slowdown in the case is that Diaz primary attorney before charges were dropped was Public Defender Ron Brown was recently elected as a and will be leaving the public defenders office at the end of the So Melton is taking over the which hed previously participated in only part he On Mason will be in court asking the other attorneys to show good cause for delaying Les ters index Classifieds B5 Color Comics Inside Comics B3 Features B4 Forum A4 Jumble B5 Lottery A10 Obituary A10 On TV Inside Sports A7 local A10 world A2 TV listings B4 USA Weekend Inside Weather A10 Journal phones Main Numbers 4680123 Circulation Number 4683533 Classified Numbers 4683536 The Daily Journal is printed on at least 25 percent recycled news Low rub Ink Is also Complete the loop and recycle your   

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