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November 26, 2014

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Follow The Mendocino Beacon on Twitter to keep pace with breaking news and events. @MENDOCINOBEACON FOLLOW US ON TWITTER Start your holiday shopping locally. Pages B1-B3 Learn new ways to live longer and healthier. Pages A8-A9 INSIDE THIS WEEK By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter The final results from the Nov. 4 election have been calculated and released by the Mendocino County elections oHce. Local races included Fort Bragg City Council and the Mendocino Coast Health Care District board of directors. Both races had five candidates vying for three seats. City Council After a hard-fought campaign, Lindy Peters and Michael Cimo- lino won council seats and incum- bent Dave Turner held onto his. Candidate Mark Iacuaniello and incumbent Heidi Kraut lost by a close margin. "I want to oGer my best wishes to Heidi Kraut and Mark Iacu- aniello," said Peters via email correspondence. "They deserve praise for stepping up and run- ning clean campaigns and focus- ing on the issues. To the voters, I am humbled by the support I re- ceived in this election. I want to thank Fort Bragg for giving me an opportunity to represent them once again. I am a little older and a little wiser this time around and fully understand the hard work that lies ahead. You can't please everybody in this job. However, I will seek community input on all important decisions, especially from those who may be aGected by an action taken by the council." "Congratulations to Michael "Cue Ball" Cimolino and Dave Turner," Peters continued. "I know we can join [sitting council members] Scott Dietz and Doug Hammerstrom to work together for the betterment of our commu- nity. We won't always agree, but that's what makes a democracy truly great." Turner was surprised by this reporter's request for a response on his recent win, as he hadn't heard the news yet. "I am humbled and honored to have been re-elected to the city council," said Turner. "And I'll work hard to find the common ground we can build our city on. Thank you to the citizens of Fort Bragg who can be proud that they turned out, as usual, in greater numbers than the state and na- tional averages." Cimolino was unavailable for ELECTION Final results released Artist Tommy Brown of Caspar makes a surprise appearance during the Fukushima Kids bene3t held at the Caspar Community Center on Friday, Nov. 21. The evening included a silent auction, a meal prepared by Chef Yarrow Rubin and her volunteers and performances by Brown, the Justin Anchetta Band from Oakland and actress Sherry Glaser. COMMUNITY Dinner, silent auction and show in Caspar bene3ts 'Fukushima Kids' of Japan SUZETTE COOK - BEACON PHOTO By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The Mendocino Unified School District board of trustees heard a variety of items during its Nov. 20 meeting. The board recognized and thanked Mendocino Unified School Enrichment for contribu- tions this year of $7,300 toward the funding of a culinary arts teacher at the high school, and $8,500 for funding other grants in the district. Since 2002, MUSE has contributed $818,548 for dis- trict programs. MCN Sage Statham, Mendocino Community Network business manager, presented MCN's first quarter report for fiscal year 2014- 15. He said that the Internet ser- vice provider would soon be in- stalling new servers to expand computer memory and improve service. The ISP saw a financial impact from the fiber optic line break in August as some customers left MCN's Fusion service. Statham SCHOOLS MUSE helps fund culinary arts teacher Classi:eds ......B6 Crossword ....... A7 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports ..............B4 Weather .......... A3 INDEX By Matthew Reed reporter@mendocinobeacon.com @MendocinoBeacon on Twitter The Point Cabrillo light will continue to shine as a federal aid to navigation. While the news is seemingly great to locals and supporters, the light was never in danger of formally being decommis- sioned. In a Nov. 24 email, Dan Dewell, public information of- ficer for Coast Guard District 11 in Alameda, said the Coast Guard's federal aids-to-navi- gation (ATON) specialists held public comment sessions about possible disestablishment of some aids in 2013, but Point Ca- brillo light was not on the list. "T here was some infor- mal dialogue about Point Ca- brillo light among the staG at the Coast Guard district oHce here in Alameda, our sector of- fice in Humboldt Bay and the community in the early stages of planning for that ATON re- view, but Point Cabrillo was not on any list of ATON being con- sidered for decommissioning," Dewell said. "I think that initial dialogue, followed by the formal public review of ATON along the Cal- ifornia coast, may have wor- ried some people who use and value the Point Cabrillo light," he said, "but as I said it wasn't part of the formal ATON review POINT CABRILLO Lighthouse will continue as aid to navigation Iconic light never in danger of being decommissioned GIVING BACK » PAGE A1 Turkey talk is just the beginning SPORTS» PAGE B4 Cardinals basketball takes wing with win KELLEY HOUSE » PAGE A6 Automobiles and Mendocino THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Check out our Facebook page COURTESY PHOTO Food Bank board member Marty Johnson, or "turkey Marty" gathered donations outside Safeway on Saturday and Harvest Market on Sunday. Each store has an ongoing drive to gather food and donations for the Food Bank at holidays. By Frank Hartzell frankhartzell@gmail.com I've been investigating strange disappearances at the Fort Bragg Food Bank. Chips. Soda pop. Lemon pies in plastic boxes. At the same time, newcomers like brown rice, yogurt and fresh chard have ap- peared on the scene, sliding into the places once occupied by the yummy junk foods. Others beyond this cub re- porter have noticed these myste- rious vanishings and unexpected appearances. Picking out lots of fresh car- rots and big juicy green Anjou pears, bumpy local apples and very fresh chard, Noah Wotila was all smiles. "The produce here is great. I love the Food Bank," he said. "I get it for my four children and it's so good for them and for all of us," he said. Kids and carrots? Really? "We juice them," said Wotila, who grew up in Mendocino. The family mixes carrot juice with other fruits and vegetable juices to make a Food Bank version of the V8. "There has been a lot more SEASON OF SHARING Food Bank clientele all receive turkey, trimmings for Thanksgiving RESULTS » PAGE 5 LIGHT » PAGE 6 TURKEY » PAGE 10 MUSE » PAGE 5 » mendocinobeacon.com Wednesday, November 26, 2014 759CENTS8FACEBOOK.COM/MENDOCINOBEACON 8 52659 03865 7 A NEWSPAPER Volume 137, issue 8

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