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September 29, 2016

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Anytime, anywhere. Subscribe to our e-edition. VISIT MENDOCINOBEACON.COM KNOW IT. ALL. Get to know the rec district candidates Page A2 Supes take stand on Mendocino Heritage Act. Page A10 INSIDE THIS WEEK By Zoe Yudice reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The Mendocino City Commu- nity Services District discussed a proposal for extensive upgrades to both their recycled water sys- tem and ancillary system at their meeting Monday night. Upgrades to the recycled water system detailed in the proposal drafted by SHN Consulting En- gineers and Geologists, Inc., will include: installing purple recy- cled water lines from the treat- ment plant to the high school; installing hydrants along Main Street and at the treatment plant; building a water fill station at the treatment plant; rehabilitat- ing the pipe from the high school storage tank to Friendship Park; designing new recycled water distribution piping and controls to two State Park bathrooms lo- cated at Mendocino Headlands on Heeser Drive and the Ford House on Main Street; and extending a new control line to two wastewa- ter lift stations including one lo- cated east of the Ford House and one south of Mendocino Head- lands State Park restrooms. This proposed recycled water system would encourage greater use of recycled water throughout the town. Not only would recy- cled water be used to flush toi- SEWER DISTRICT Expansion of recycled water system discussed ART MENDOCINO OPEN PAINT OUT BEACON PHOTO — ZOE YUDICE Plein air artist, Marcia Burtt (right), painting with student, Iris Cutler, at Van Damme State Park for the Mendocino Open Paint Out. The fourth annual Mendocino Open Paint Out hosted by the Mendocino Art Center took place last week featuring plein air painting by more than 60 artists, who you could see capturing the beauty of this area at various locations along the coast. The event included daily dem- onstrations, wet paint sales, and nightly community dinners. The winners this year included Erin Dertner who won the People's Choice Award, Linda Barretta, who received first place in oils for her piece 'Aernoon Glow,' and Jan Godachy, who received first place in water- media for her piece'Cypress Point.' A curated selection of paintings created during the event are currently being exhibited through the end of September at the Mendocino Art Center. Staff Report reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The California Coastal Com- mission will hold a public hear- ing on the Mendocino Town Plan Update next Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 9 a.m. at the Ukiah Val- ley Conference Center. At this meeting people will be able to voice their concerns and hear the commission's dis- cussion of the document. One can find a copy of their staff re- port detailing the commission's suggested modifications, which touch on a variety of topics in- cluding visitor serving facili- ties, land use designation, wa- ter supply, and Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Areas, on the Coastal Commission's website or alternatively, you may request a paper copy of the report from Tamara Gedik, Coastal Analyst at the North Coast District Of- fice. If you are unable to attend the MENDOCINO TOWN PLAN Public hearing set for next week Classified ........B5 Crossword .......B3 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B1 Weather .......... A3 INDEX By Zoe Yudice reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The topic of changing the name of the K-8 school, as well as the mascot, was discussed at the Mendocino Unified School Board meeting last week. During public comment, Paul McCarthy brought up the pos- sibility of changing the jaguar logo at the K-8 to a cardinal. "I don't know why in the first place it was a jaguar, but I don't see why it can't be a cardinal now. I think it would be a win- win. It would give a little pride to the school and it would be a continuation. When you are a cardinal, you are a cardinal all the way," said McCarthy. Also during public comment, Shanti Bishop raised concerns about changing of the K-8 name saying, "I really hope that when the name of the school changes. It is a community event and (I hope) we get a wide swath of community members partici- pating." The board suggested that these two topics be discussed together and that an advisory committee be formed, which would be broad based and in- volve students, staff, parents, alumni, non-alumni, and con- cerned community members. Superintendent Jason Morse is currently in the process of cre- ating this committee. Superintendent Report Morse informed the board that the Mendocino High School will be receiving a gen- erous culinary gift from Fedele Bauccio, owner of Bon Appétit Management Company, who is donating new sinks, refrigera- SCHOOL DISTRICT Possible new name, logo at Mendocino K-8 HEALTH » PAGE A3 Festival offers ways to improve wellness AVIATION » PAGE A5 Program introduces youth to flying SPORTS » PAGE B1 Shoreline Riders compete in Play Day THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Check out our Facebook page By Zoe Yudice reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter At the Mendocino Coast Recre- ation and Park District (MCRPD) members of the Mendocino com- munity spoke up against the amount of money the district is giving to Community Center Men- docino (CCM) to support their programs. Maggie O'Rourke said, "CCM is the heart and soul of Men- docino. This rec center provides a plethora of services to our com- munity. We pay taxes down here and we want some money distrib- uted down here as well, and not this diminutive amount of $5,000. We want enough to pay salaries at least. Give us some resources here so we don't have to run it with vol- unteers. It is only fair. We need distribution all the way down the coast." Back in July, the board voted to give CCM $5,000 with the possi- bility of more if the district didn't spend the $15,000 they budgeted REC DISTRICT Board hears discontent from Mendocino residents BOARD » PAGE 11 SYSTEM » PAGE 11 HEARING » PAGE 11 K-8 » PAGE 12 BEACON PHOTO — ZOE YUDICE Elaine Hillesland recieving Recreation Service Award from Distict Administrator, Dan Keyes. » mendocinobeacon.com Thursday, September 29, 2016 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/MENDOCINOBEACON Volume 138, issue 52 8 52659 03865 7

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