The Mendocino Beacon

August 25, 2016

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Like The Mendocino Beacon and stay in the loop on local news, sports and more. VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/ MENDOCINOBEACON LIKE US ON FACEBOOK Measure V continues to face opposition. Page A6 Pelosi to attend 'Meet the Donors' screening. Page A2 INSIDE THIS WEEK RESCUE CALF MAKES QUICK RECOVERY ALICE WILLIAMS — CONTRIBUTED Last Sunday aernoon, Albion-Little River and Mendocino Fire worked together to hoist a fallen calf from beach to headlands. The calf suffered minor abrasions from its tumble, and seemed untroubled by the fall. The ALRVFD reported, she was eating, drinking and exploring post rescue. Classified ........B5 Crossword .......B3 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B1 Weather .......... A3 INDEX By Zoe Yudice @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter Last Thursday, the Men- docino Unified School District (MUSD) board met to prepare for the start of 2016-2017 school year. Tobin Hahn was officially welcomed as the new high school principal, and as prin- cipal he gave a brief presenta- tion about what's to come this school year, including informa- tion on fall sports, new courses, school goals and campus im- provements. He informed the board that there are several new course of- ferings for students to choose from this year including horti- culture, computer science and computer programming. He also reported that the students will have a choice of girl's soc- cer, girl's volleyball, and hope- fully boy's soccer and cross country for fall sports. The school is still looking for a cross country coach, and a few more people to sign up for boy's soc- cer. Unfortunately, football is not being offered this year because there weren't enough eligible players, explained Hahn. Hahn also gave the board a breakdown of what is scheduled for the first couple of days at the high school, which will focus on school goals for the 2016-17 year. On the first day of school, staff and students will be participat- ing in a retreat in Elk focused on building a positive school SCHOOL DISTRICT Board prepares for first day of school ARTS» PAGE A5 Artists open their studios Labor Day CRIME » PAGE B2 MCSO SWAT team assist in standoff VOLLEYBALL » PAGE B1 Cardinals prepare for pre-season game THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Check out our Facebook page By Justine Frederiksen @justfrederiksen on Twitter When you count those tucked into hallways and former clos- ets, there are 11 beds in the emer- gency room at Ukiah Valley Med- ical Center. "We treat more people per square foot than any other emer- gency room in Northern Califor- nia," said physician Marvin Trot- ter of the facility, which recently treated a record-setting 117 peo- ple in one day. That day, and every other day Trotter walks in the door, at least one of the beds in the ER will likely have a mental health patient, known as a 5150, which means the person is being held for 72 hours. A recent Tuesday was no excep- tion. In Room 1 there was a man who was brought in two days ear- lier by Ukiah Police officers be- cause he was threatening to kill himself. The 59-year-old veteran said he was staying at the Sunrise Inn un- til he ran out of money. With no friends or family in Ukiah, he said he had nowhere else to go and felt hopeless. "He's afraid if he gets let out he's going to jump off a bridge," MENTAL HEALTH CARE 'Ashamed at what we have to offer' Local physicians say Mendocino County needs a different approach to psychiatric care CHRIS PUGH-UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL A man being held for a three-day mental health evaluation sits in Room 1 in the emergency room at Ukiah Valley Medical Center, an environment that is both isolating and chaotic. By Zoe Yudice @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter Last week, the Mendocino Coast Recreation and Parks Dis- trict held their regular board meeting where trustees voted to create an ad hoc committee for area funding in hopes of better serving all communities along the coast. Over the past months, board members discussed the extent the district wants to provide funding for private nonprofit service pro- viders to promote recreation in particular areas along the coast. At a meeting in July, the board made the decision to give $1,500 to Redwood Coast Recreation Center (RCRC) and $5,000 to the Community Center of Mendocino (CCM), to be contingent upon the REC DISTRICT Area funding ad hoc committee formed By Zoe Yudice @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter A Zildjian Gong, an Asian Pa- cific tribal mask, two 19th cen- tury wooden music box combs, a mid-19th century chandelier chain, two brass art deco can- dle holders, a 1900 clock face, a 19th century grandfather clock chime assembly, a machined metal gears, a tenor sax key, and a 1890's ophthalmologist eye test slide, are all the materials in- cluded in the creation of Spen- cer Brewer's assemblage sculp- ture, Multivac' Cipher, currently being exhibited at Odd Fellows Hall as part of the Mendocino Mix 3 exhibit. Brewer is a local artist who primarily creates re-purposed art from 19th century and early 20th century objects. "Pieces that were used in ev- eryday life from the 1880's to the 1930's were not only functional, but were made to last forever, and were artistic in design. That is why I am just locked into this time period of industrial design mechanisms," said Brewer. Since he was a kid, Brewer has had an interest in antique and vintage artifacts, and over the years Brewer and his wife, Esther Siegel, who is also a as- semblage artist, have collected various items from all over the world and spanning many cen- turies, through active collection and donations, to create an im- mense collection of artifacts which they store in their barn in Redwood Valley. "I call it the Barn of Curios- ities, Oddities and Light. It's a big place filled with just stuff," Brewer said. There are tens of thousands of objects that have been sorted ART Brewer turns his creativity to found art BEACON PHOTO — ZOE YUDICE Spencer Brewer with a piece he co-created with Dick Billups titled 'Tesla Man,' which is currently on display at Odd Fellows Hall. CARE » PAGE 10 FUNDING » PAGE 9 SCHOOL » PAGE 10 BREWER » PAGE 9 » Thursday, August 25, 2016 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/MENDOCINOBEACON Volume 138, issue 47 8 52659 03865 7

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