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July 17, 2014

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Help Wanted: Building community by volunteering. Page 5 MCCSD hosts water conservation workshop this Saturday. Page 2 Inside this week By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The Mendocino County Plan- ning Commission meets today to review changes made by the Board of Supervisors to the Mendocino Town Plan update. The Planning Commission meets at 9 a.m., in the Board of Supervisors chambers, 501 Low Gap Rd, Ukiah. The process for updating the town plan has been a long one. In a memo to the Planning Commis- sion, Andy Gustavson, chief plan- ner at County Planning and Build- ing Services, reviewed the recent history of the town plan update process. On Oct. 22, 2013, the Board of Supervisors accepted the 2014 Mendocino Town Plan and Zon- ing Code with minor modifica- tions. The board directed Planning and Building Services to prepare a final plan, Gustavson said. However, on Feb. 25, the Board of Supervisors requested a new policy restricting "formula res- taurants" and drive-thru facilities and directed the town plan to be returned for consideration at a no- ticed public hearing. Mendocino Town Plan update PLANNING COMMISSION TO REVIEW TOWN PLAN REVISIONS Revised plan sent back from supervisors to ensure proposed changes comply with state law MICKIE MCCORMIC PHOTO Artist and yarnbomber Streetcolor installs felting on the pillars at the Mendocino Hotel as part of Mendocino Art Center's off-site exhibition Mendocino Crayon Box. See story on Page 2. Mendocino Art Center CRAYON BOX EXHIBITION Almanac ............ 3 Crossword ......... 9 Classifieds ..11-12 Obituaries ......... 6 Opinion .............. 4 Sports ................ 8 INDEX By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter Mendocino College is facing community resistance to a pro- posed sale of its Point Arena Field Station. The board of trustees for the Mendocino-Lake Community College District is considering selling the 15-acre property to the Bureau of Land Manage- ment with the intent of it be- coming part of the Stornetta Public Lands portion of the Cal- ifornia Coastal National Mon- ument. This issue interests a number of people on the coast as well as throughout the county. The future of the college's Point Arena property was a dis- Mendocino College BOARD HEARS SUPPORT FOR FIELD STATION College administration will hold forums to allow community and faculty input By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The Mendocino-Lake Com- munity College District board of trustees unanimously approved an agreement with Redwoods Community College District to offer classes at College of the Redwoods' Fort Bragg campus in the fall. The Wednesday, July 9, vote allows Mendocino College in Ukiah to move forward with offering classes to Mendocino Coast residents. The college's website has been updated to allow coastal students to apply. Currently, there are no classes listed at the Mendocino Coast campus. Jessica Silva, communications director for Mendocino College, said the ad- ministration was waiting until after a Wednesday, July 16, site visit to determine which classes and services will be offered. The coast was well repre- sented at the MLCCD board meeting, said Barbara Rice, Mendocino Coast area trustee for Redwoods Community Col- lege District, who attended the meeting. Rice was present to witness the approving vote along with Dan Gjerde, 4th District super- visor, Fort Bragg Mayor Dave Turner, City Council mem- ber Doug Hammerstrom, Fort Bragg School Board President Jennifer Owen, and represen- tatives from the offices of State Assembly member Wes Chesbro and State Sen. Noreen Evans, Mendocino College TRUSTEES SEAL DEAL WITH CR Class offerings will be set aer visit to coast FORD HOUSE » PAGE 2 Seeing nature through kids' eyes SPORTS » PAGE 8 Sea Dragons at Junior Olympics CALENDAR » PAGE 9 MAC Summer Arts + Cras Fair THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Don't miss our online slide shows By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter To young musicians who may be wondering if they should pur- sue a professional music career, Julian Pollack offered some ad- vice. "If you love it, go after it with a vengeance," he said. The Brooklyn resident has de- veloped a reputation for his jazz compositions and has opened for such notable acts as Chick Corea. For Mendocino Coast residents, he is also known as the talented offspring of Mendocino Music Festival founders Allan Pollack and Susan Waterfall. In a telephone interview, Pol- lack described his own style as based in a general passion for music. "I love all styles of music," he said. In addition to jazz greats such as John Coltrane and composer Oscar Peterson, Pollack listens to artists who would not seem to jibe with his personal musical style. Currently, he listens to a lot of electronic music, such as dub- step artist Skrillex, and the Swed- ish progressive metal group Me- shuggah. Pollack also cited the late producer and rapper J Dilla as a favorite. "Whatever the kids are listen- ing to right now will be the next thing," he said. Pollack said that music styles in 2014 have gone as far as they can go. He sees music becoming more of a collage of sound. Individual style In the music profession, there are good reasons why musicians get pigeon-holed into a genre. There are only so many hours in the day to master a particular sound, Pollack said. Noted for the multi-genre in- fluences in his music, Pollack sug- gested the best way to develop an individual sound is listening to a variety of styles. He said one of the keys to learning composition is to listen to music. Young mu- sicians should listen to their fa- vorite bands and try to hear what those bands were doing. Then, he said, write songs in a similar style. That will lead to an individ- ual style of composing and play- ing. Pollack also produces and writes music for musicians work- ing in genres other than jazz and orchestral, including a friend who is a pop star in Taiwan. Produc- ing is a second career, he said, as well as a way to supplement his income from performing and re- cording. Music POLLACK OFFERS TIPS INTO STYLE Pianist to perform at coast's music festival Follow The Mendocino Beacon on Twitter to keep pace with breaking news and events. @MENDOCINOBEACON FOLLOW US ON TWITTER PLANNING » PAGE 7 POLLACK » PAGE 14 TRUSTEES » PAGE 6 SUPPORT » PAGE 6 » mendocinobeacon.com Thursday, July 17, 2014 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/MENDOCINOBEACON Volume 136, issue 41 8 52659 03865 7 A NEWSPAPER

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