* Five million dollars has been approved by the California Transportation Commission to help find a solution to Last Chance Grade, the section of U.S. Highway 101 between Crescent City and Klamath threatening to slide away. The money will be used for initial environmental studies on alternative routes, according to North Coast California Sen. Mike McGuire, who called the funding a team effort with him, Assemblyman Jim Wood and U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman.
* The master fee schedule will be considered today when the Brookings City Council meets at 7 p.m. in the city hall council chambers on Elk Drive. The council will also consider policies for special parks events, as well as hear a housing needs assessment.
* The Curry County Commissioners’ budget committee has a meet on tap for 9 a.m. today in the courthouse annex in Gold Beach.
* Sutter Coast Hospital in Crescent City is playing host to a special blood drive Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Northern California Community Blood Bank reports that supplies of blood decline in the summer, and that there is a need for donors with O-negative, A-negative, and B-negative blood.
In sports news:
* Abby Schreiber captured the Class 4-A girls’ pole vault title at the O-S-A-A state track meet Saturday at historic Hayward Field at the University of Oregon. The senior cleared 11-feet, 9-inches to capture the championship.
* Del Norte High’s baseball and softball teams have advanced into the North Coast Section playoffs. The Warrior softball team is the No. 2 seed in the Division 4 division and received a first-round bye. Del Norte’s baseball team is the No. 7 seed, and will play host to No. 10 Heraldsburg at 4 p.m. on Wednesday.