Patricia Sanz Munoz ID’d As UK Woman Killed In Freak Mendocino CA Runaway Vehicle Crash

BOONVILLE, CA. (THECOUNT) Patricia Sanz Munoz, from Reading, England, has been identified as the woman killed in a rural Mendocino County freak accident around 3 p.m. Monday.

Munoz, 45, passed away after the vehicle she occupied, for an unknown reason, rolled off a steep incline and crashed in rural Boonville, according to a California Highway Patrol press release.

A 12-year-old boy was also in the vehicle at the time of the incident.

Both Munoz and the boy were ejected from the vehicle in the crash.

Reports say, a male driver, later identified as, Chris Parsons, 45, also from Reading, England, was operating a 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe on State Route 128, near Boonville, when he exited the vehicle to assist another driver that had spilled a load of dirt on the roadway.

Munoz and the boy reportedly remained in the vehicle while Parsons assisted the other driver, when for an unknown reason, the Santa Fe began to roll backward – jumped the shoulder and careened down a steep embankment – crashing below.

Munoz was pronounced dead at the scene.

The boy was transported to an area hospital where his condition was not immediately provided.

“For reasons still under investigation, the vehicle began to travel backwards down the incline and traveled over the shoulder and down a steep embankment,” a CHP press release stated. Continue reading

Boy’s Front Yard Library SHUT DOWN By City Officials Over ZONING

Nine-year-old, Spencer Collins of Leawood, Kansas, thought it a good idea to open his own front-yard library so neighbors could share books, mingle and learn.. Then the government stepped in..

City officials shut down the makeshift library over violating a city zoning ordinance.

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Collins loves reading. “It’s kinda like a whole ‘nother world, and I like that.” the boy told reporters. Continue reading

“Reading Rainbow” Reaches its End

Sad news for literature fans. Reading Rainbow, the PBS childrens’ show that inspired millions of kids to read (including me), has ended. Today’s episode will be its last after an impressive 26 year run.

Reading Rainbow

Reading Rainbow

The show, hosted by LeVar Burton, would profile a new book in each episode, usually accompanied by animation or some sort of adaptation of the work.  The show would always end with children reviewing other books.  Throughout the series, Burton toured the world, teaching children about other cultures and the literature they read.

PBS says the show is coming to end because lack of funding and a general change in the world of children’s television. The approach of Reading Rainbow, teaching children why reading is fun, isn’t as popular as it was 26 years ago.  That, paired with a cash shortage for the show, brought it to an end.

So ends another chapter from my childhood.  Thanks for the memories, Reading Rainbow!