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February 26, 2015

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Like the Advocate-News and stay in the loop on local news, sports and more. VISIT FACEBOOK.COM/ FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS LIKE US ON FACEBOOK By Chris Calder @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Monday morning at Noyo Harbor, Tom Estes was refitting his boat, the Tara Dawn. The longtime commer- cial fisherman is shifting now from crab to groundfish, so he's removing the live tank from the Tara Dawn's cargo hold, so she can be filled with iced tubs of fish, sorted by species, weighed to the ounce Estes' boat is part of the groundfish fleet. Groundfish boats use nets at or near the ocean bot- tom to catch like fish dover, eng- lish and petrale sole, chilipepper rockfish, longspine thornyhead, sandab, sablefish and others. Some of Estes' catch is filleted at Noyo, frozen, and shipped to big institutions like schools and hos- pitals, sometimes as far away as China. Some goes fresh to mar- kets, or onto tables at the finest restaurants. NOYO HARBOR Fishery remakes its future Calendar .......... B2 Classifieds ......B4 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B1 Weather .......... A6 INDEX By Adam Randall @udjadam on Twitter On Feb. 17, the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors squashed several months of speculation that the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office could re- gain control of animal care ser- vices, by unanimously voting in favor of the Health and Human Services Agency retaining man- agement of the Ukiah shelter. Supervisor Dan Hamburg moved to put the motion on the floor with three stipulations after a nearly one-hour discus- sion. The first allowed for animal care services to remain under HHSA's leadership; second, HHSA may pursue other fu- ture options in the best interest of the animals if it so chooses; and third, any possible alterna- tive agreement would have to be brought back before the board for approval. The supervisors previously directed Sheriff Tom Allman and HHSA Director Stacey Cryer to sit down and discuss the matter before coming back before the board, which was the reason for the item being on Tuesday's agenda. The move was a result of the board's acceptance of a June 2014 critical grand jury report that recommended the county reintegrate animal care services under MCSO, which also oper- ates animal control. The grand BOS Animal shelter stays with HHSA KELCI PARKS - ADVOCATE PHOTO Peter Grazier travels with this wife, Nance Cheifetz, up and down the coastline committing random acts of kindness out of their unique van. By Kelci Parks @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Have you ever paid for cof- fee for the person behind you in line? Helped a stranded motor- ist or held the door open for the person behind you at the store? Treating others as you'd like to be treated is common decency, but what happens when you take it a step further? Peter Grazier and Nance Cheif- etz, a husband and wife team from Sausalito, have done just that. They have made spreading kindness a career of sorts. The couple travel up and down the California coast several times a year in their unique, eye-catch- ing van that they lovingly named Bodhi the Kindness Van. As they go, they seek out op- portunities to brighten a strang- er's day. They pass out books to children, hand out gift cards to random strangers, help stranded motorists and buy lattes for con- GOOD NEWS Kindness van 'moves' people Husband and wife travel coast in search of good deeds to perform By Kelci Parks @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Fire claimed a home Sunday in the Trailer Cove mobile home park just east of the Boatyard Shopping Center. Two women and a dog lived there. All escaped uninjured, however their home was a to- tal loss. They were dog-sitting for family members as well, but quick thinking got both women and both dogs out of the trailer out safely. According to witnesses on the scene, the fire started outside the trailer. The fire was determined to be an accident, but an investi- gation is still ongoing so details are minimal. The call went out just after 1:30 p.m. Fort Bragg Volunteer Fire De- partment put the blaze out with three engines and two water ten- ders, manned by 21 firefighters. Due to the nature of the struc- ture and the speed at which they burn, the home was a complete loss. FBVFD Chief Steve Orsi said as he was heading to the call from Simpson Lane he could see a "huge column of smoke." "It was going like hell when we got called out, and the wind we were having didn't help," he said. "The two ladies that live here, one of them was inside, one of them was outside doing yard work. She saw [the fire] and told the other one to get out," said Orsi. "It could've been much, much worse. These things go fast." The homeowners, with family members already on scene, re- counted what they could recall of what had happened. "She just screamed for me and said 'fire!' and I went running around and the whole porch was engulfed in flames," said Sheryl, one of the homeowners. "I yelled, 'call the fire department, get out of the house!'" Fighting the fire Firefighters got the blaze under control fairly quickly, but there FIRE Blaze takes mobile home in minutes; none injured Firefighters had to cut through flooring to access hot spots within metal frame KELCI PARKS - ADVOCATE PHOTO The trailer was a total loss, but two women and two dogs made it out safely. American Red Cross was on scene to help with emergency needs. FOOD FOREST » PAGE A7 New green thumb in the garden SPORTS » PAGE B1 Sea Dragons take Penguin Plunge RECOGNITION » PAGE A3 Three heroes receive honor THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Check out our Facebook page Rotary will honor women next Wednesday. Page A2 Dangers posed by household molds examined. Page A9 INSIDE THIS WEEK FIRE » PAGE 10 FISHERY » PAGE 2 SHELTER » PAGE 10 VAN » PAGE 3 » Thursday, February 26, 2015 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS 8 52659 03864 0 A NEWSPAPER Volume 126, issue 39

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