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July 31, 2014

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Check us online daily for news, sports, photos and more. VISIT MENDOCINOBEACON.COM WE'RE MORE THAN A WEEKLY Special page: Health and Wellness. Page A9 Art exchange emphasizes the influence of Japan. See below. Inside this week By Matthew Reed on Twitter The permit process for cutting timber at Little River Airport is proceeding, but will take a few more weeks to complete. Following Mendocino Coun- ty's request for bids to buy tim- ber on airport property, only one contractor submitted a proposal. Kristin McMenomey, director of the county's General Services Agency, said until negotiations are complete no more informa- tion is available for the public. She hopes to conclude discussions by the end of this week. The amended harvest plan must be approved by the Board of Supervisors and could be on the Aug. 12 agenda, she said. Roger Sternberg, chief forester for the project, said the earliest timber harvesting could begin is in about two weeks, but it will likely be longer than that. "It depends on what the county decides," he said. Tour On May 30, Sternberg led a public tour of the county-owned 58 acres targeted for timber har- Logging LITTLE RIVER AIRPORT TIMBER HARVEST PLAN PROCEEDING County plan is being craed to ensure protection of threatened species, existing old growth redwoods and a healthy, long-lived forest on airport property as well as traffic and aviation safety The Greenwood Civic Club "Drill Team" during the 2013 Great Day in Elk parade. The annual event, the Community Center's biggest fun- draiser of the year, is lively and creative, expressing the town's own unique spirit. Great Day in Elk is Aug. 23; the parade begins at noon. Mark your calendar Great Day in Elk parade is coming TONY REED - BEACON PHOTO By Kelci Parks Mendocino Coast Healthcare District has begun a search for new chief executive and chief fi- nancial officers after the current Interim CEO/CFO, Wayne Allen, announced his plans to leave the hospital in December. Allen is retiring from full-time employment after more than 40 years in healthcare. He worked for MCDH for about three years before going to Hawaii to help a hospital there through a finan- cial crisis. In July 2011, he was asked to come back to Fort Bragg for what he lovingly refers to as his "second tour of duty." He was hired on as CFO and after about a year, when the prior CEO's con- tract was not renewed, Allen took on that job in addition to his fi- nancial officer duties. He's car- ried the dual titles for the last two years. Several options were discussed to ease the transition to new CEO and CFOs during a special meet- ing of the MCHD board of direc- tors on July 15. Allen is in discus- sion with St. Joseph Health to try and establish a management agreement, which is expected to Hospital SEARCHING FOR A NEW CEO, CFO Interim leader will retire in December Classifieds ......B5 Crossword .......B3 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B1 Weather .......... A3 INDEX By Carolyn Zeitler Four August exhibits in Men- docino galleries will highlight the inf luence of Japanese art and of Mendocino's sister city relationship with Miasa-Oma- chi, Japan. The 7th biennial Sister Cities Exchange Exhibit at the Men- docino Art Center from Aug. 1 to Sept. 5 will present wood, glass, fiber and ceramic work of Japa- nese artists. The featured Japa- nese artists will visit later in the month as guests of the Sister City Association to participate in an Art Center special event "Wa no kokoro — The Spirit of Japan" on Saturday, Aug. 23, 1 to 5:30 p.m. In its August show entitled "Inspired," the FLOCKworks Gallery on Kasten Street in Men- docino will focus on the influence of Japanese culture and design with a show of 16 artists from the Mendocino Coast. Reflected in their work in a uniquely west- ern way are the traditional Jap- anese elements of wabi-sabi (im- perfection), miyabi (elegance), geido (discipline), shibui (quiet) and iki (originality). The Prentice Gallery on Main Street will exhibit work of the two principal originators of the sister city relationship, a selec- tion of serigraphs and origi- ART EXCHANGE EMPHASIZES THE INFLUENCE OF JAPAN Four August exhibits highlight the influence of Japanese art on local coastal artists MAC — MICHAEL MCDONALD PHOTO The Miasa Sister City Art Exchange exhibit in 2012. By Matthew Reed on Twitter The Mendocino City Com- munity Services District board of directors unanimously ap- proved a memorandum of un- derstanding Monday night with the Point of View Mutual Water Company. The MOU was approved by the water company's board of directors by a 3-0 vote, said Bob Kerstein, president of the water company board. The MOU empowers Point of View to act on behalf of MCCSD to enforce the district's ground- water management restrictions under the existing stage 4 water shortage. The subdivision's wa- ter company will monitor wa- ter usage and report monthly water extraction, according to the MOU, which was available at the meeting. Before MCCSD's vote, Harold Hauck, board member, asked the district's attorney, Jim Jack- son, if the MOU would establish a precedent that could be used by other subdivisions. Jackson said he recom- mended the MOU's approval because of extensive water use records dating back several de- cades and the rigor with which Point of View residents moni- tored their water use. "Unless I see similar rigor, I won't be recommending addi- tional MOUs," he said. He said he had not received comparable information from Chris Neary, the attorney rep- MCCSD BOARD OKS MOU WITH SUBDIVISION Members seek to clarify moratorium language BBQ » PAGE A2 The thrill of the grill at ALRVFD BBQ SPORTS » PAGE B1 Nine Sea Dragons make good showing SENIOR LIVING» PAGE A8 Healthy living helps fight dementia THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Visit our Facebook page for daily posts The Arts AIRPORT » PAGE 11 BOARD » PAGE 11 SEARCH » PAGE 12 ARTWORK » PAGE 12 » Thursday, July 31, 2014 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/MENDOCINOBEACON Volume 136, issue 43 8 52659 03865 7 A NEWSPAPER

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