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July 27, 2017

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Check us online daily for news, sports, photos and more. VISIT ADVOCATE-NEWS.COM WE'RE MORE THAN A WEEKLY City to buy logging show insurance coverage. Below New Hospitality House shelter manager. Page A3 INSIDE THIS WEEK Charles Bush, Sal Meza, Linda Leitner, Sherman Lee, Dick Van Alstyne, Victoria Donner and Leslie Lucco are part of the core group behind Redwood Coast Seniors' Kitchen Garden. Here, they're pictured in front of an apple tree planted by Meza, the chef at the Senior Center, about 15 years ago. Along with the apple tree, Meza planted tomatillos for salsa to serve the seniors — and the garden was born. See our story and more pictures on A2. COMMUNITY THE GARDENING GANG KELCI PARKS — ADVOCATE PHOTO Calendar ..........B3 Classifieds ......B5 Obituaries ....... A6 Opinion ............A4 Sports .............. B2 Weather .......... A6 INDEX By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter Fort Bragg turned out in force to support the adoption of a resolution opposing Presi- dent Donald Trump's executive order asking for review of des- ignations of all national marine sanctuaries. The Trump Administration's "America-First Offshore Energy Strategy" executive order initi- ated a review process of off- shore oil and gas exploration and drilling bans. The order targets national marine sanc- tuaries that were created or expanded during the Obama administration, including the Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctu- aries, located off the coast of Marin, Sonoma and southern Mendocino counties. Rachel Binah, perpetual ocean protection activist and an owner of Partners Gallery on Franklin Street, brought the matter to the attention of the council with a heartfelt presen- tation. Public comment on the order closed Wednesday, July 26, and she encouraged those in attendance to get their opin- ions submitted. "The purpose of the presi- dent's executive order, specif- ically, is to allow drilling for oil and gas, and for mining," explained Binah. "And it's not just to open up drilling in those OFFSHORE DRILLING Community, council oppose Trump order Resolution passed unanimously aer public outcry SAFE PASSAGE » PAGE A3 Realtors help with rental assistance WESTPORT » PAGE A3 Transfer station reopens Saturday SPORTS » PAGE B2 Star athletes coming to town THIS WEEK'S WEB BONUS Find us on Facebook By Peter O'Donohue One of my passions has always been marine biology. Another is archaeology. Both fields of study delve into tantaliz- ing mysteries — the one examining the vast complexity of life in the oceans, the other trying to unravel the mysteries of how our ancestors accomplished aston- ishing feats in the past. How, for example, did our long ago ancestors, using only rudimentary technologies, build the Egyptian pyra- mids, or haul massive stones across an- cient Britain to build the sophisticated temple at Stonehenge, or raise complex cities in the Mexican jungle? I think I gained at least a little in- sight into those questions while watch- ing folks begin the process of articulat- ing our 26-foot orca skeleton down at the Old Rec Center gym this past week. The answer, it seems, is that if you set an interesting problem before a group of motivated people, with the proper in- spiration they'll work wonders. Piecing together a whale skeleton, like erecting a building, is an architec- tural problem and getting the job done involves having a vision of what your final creation will look like and then taking on the painstaking process of figuring out how all the myriad little pieces can be joined together in a har- monious whole. For this, it helps to have some ex- perienced hands to guide the process. And then it helps to have plenty of will- NOYO CENTER FOR MARINE SCIENCE Self-taught team orchestrating orca project PETER O'DONOHUE - NOYO CENTER PHOTO Articulator Mike deRoss, le, talks with volunteer helpers and Mischa Hedges and his assistant, who are filming the orca articulation workshop. Hedges' award-winning documentaries include 2016's "Of the Sea." By Kelci Parks reporter@advocate-news.com @FBAdvocateNews on Twitter The Fort Bragg City Coun- cil unanimously agreed to des- ignated $3,500 of measure AA funds for Paul Bunyan Days in- surance coverage, after a scare that had many wondering if the annual logging show would be in- surable at all. The insurance carrier for the Paul Bunyan Days Association re- cently notified the group that it could no longer insure the log- ging contests, which are one of the signature events of the Labor Day weekend celebration. When the association went looking for insurance, they found it was hard to come by or came with a Paul Bunyan-size price tag. Eventually, local insurance agent Rich Pyorre contacted City PAUL BUNYAN DAYS City to buy logging show coverage Measure AA funds in action By Susan Collins On June 29, the members of the MCDH Auxiliary held a gen- eral meeting and luncheon at Sil- ver's at the Wharf for the purpose of installing officers for their 2017- 2018 term. President Carol Steele, Vice President Susan Collins, Secretary Leslie Aspey and Treasurer Norma Holmes were installed into office and began their term July 1. Speaker Joan Reynold spoke of the benefits of Northcoast Oppor- tunities Volunteer Network and the benefits provided to the Se- nior Corp RSVP as they volunteer at the hospital and throughout the community. The lunch, provided by the Aux- iliary, was well-attended. Thirty volunteers and several of the hos- pital staff enjoyed a nice lunch of various entrees. Lively conversa- tion was enjoyed as members chat- ted amongst themselves while din- ing. A patriotic cake was served as dessert. Duties Volunteers with the MCDH Aux- iliary are an active bunch. They serve as greeters in the north lobby of the hospital where they direct visitors. Patients arriving at the hospital who are scheduled for cardiology tests check in at the north lobby and are assisted by volunteers. Volunteers also di- rect patients needing outpatient procedures to registration and the proper departments. You will find a smiling face willing to help you at the north lobby desk from 9 a.m. COMMUNITY Mendocino Coast District Hospital Auxiliary volunteers install new officers CONTRIBUTED From le, MCDH Auxiliary officers Leslie Aspey, secretary, Norma Holmes, treasurer, Susan Collins, vice president, and Carol Steel, president. Articulators, helpers share sense of 'honoring' the creature whose 26-foot skeleton they are reassembling More volunteers are always needed ORCA » PAGE 8 DRILLING » PAGE 8 MCDH » PAGE 7 LOGGING » PAGE 7 » advocate-news.com Thursday, July 27, 2017 75 CENTS FACEBOOK.COM/FORTBRAGGADVOCATENEWS Volume 129, issue 8 8 52659 03864 0

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