Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on August 5, 2003 · Page 1
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 1

Ukiah, California
Issue Date:
Tuesday, August 5, 2003
Page 1
Start Free Trial

Local clinics keeping ttealth care alive • (••••••••liiii o.yc.< c/ THE FROLIC PROJECT Finding some 'high tech' INSIDE The Ukiah In Brief 2 Letters 4,..12 Lottery 2 Comics 10 Obits 2 Crossword.. .11 Sports 6 Forum 4 TV listings.. .11 Jumble 11 Weather ... .14 Landers 11 50 cents tax included Mendocino County's local newspaper Tomorrow: Partly sunny •••••••••••••••••••••••••••^'• | Home Depot to remodel Ana Fuenln/The Dally Journal This former Kmart Garden Center would be torn down and replaced with a larger outdoor garden center. City approves planned changes The Dally Journal The Home Depot store headed for Ukiah passed its first test at the city of Ukiah as its plans to renovate the old Kmart store on Orchard Avenue were approved by the city's Zoning Administrator. Those plans include partly demolishing the existing Kmart Garden Center and Auto Center on the south side of the building to make room for an expanded outdoor garden center. The old Kmart main entrance will be converted into a lumber yard pickup drive through and the Home Depot entrance will be built into the center of the building to line up with the main driveway into the store's parking lot. The Home Depot site development plans were approved and the next step is for the company to submit its building plans to the city. No use permit for the store is needed since it is already a retail space so the store will not have to undergo any review by either the Planning Commission or the City Council. "We hope to start our building plans and submit them soon," said Home Depot spokeswoman Kathryn Gallagher Monday. She said Home Depot hopes to open its Ukiah store in February 2004. Gallagher said Home Depot looked at a number of factors when deciding to locate a store in this area. Among them is: • Whether shoppers from Ukiah are regularly traveling to Home Depots in other areas. They find this out by doing zip code surveys at their other stores. • Whether they believe the community is growing, lots people in the community own their own homes and are likely to use their products. • Finding the right site, one which not only serves their purpose but blends in with the community. Gallagher said that the Ukiah store will have all the features of Home Depots everywhere including the tool rental center, the interior design center and the Do- It-Yourself clinics. "You can't have a warehouse full of products and not teach people how to use them," Gallagher said. Second home, skate park on city agenda By MARK HEDGES The Dally Journal On Wednesday night the Ukiah City Council will consider an appeal by Vice Mayor Phil Baldwin of the June 25 approval, by the Ukiah Planning Commission, of use permit for West Hills landowner Jim Nix to build a second home on property where he is building a first home. The commission conducted a public hearing at that time and concluded, after hearing from interested citizens, that the proposal was consistent with the city's General Plan and hillside zoning regulations, and that it would not result in detrimental impacts on the public's health, safety and general welfare. But among Baldwin's listed reasons for his July 2 appeal of this decision is the fact that only three Planning Commissioners were present at the June 25th meeting, with Commissioner Bob Wallen absent and Commissioner Mike Correl having resigned. In his letter to city staff, Baldwin also asked: "How can there be a second dwelling when their exists no first dwelling on this property?" In the June 25 hearing, Nix See CITY, Page 14 Buddhist project moving forward The Dally Journal The Pharma Realm Buddhist Association has hired CW Group as overall project manager and the architectural firm of Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum as designers of the International Institute of Philosophy and Ethics to be located at the City of 10,000 Buddhas in Talmage. The planned International Institute of Philosophy and Ethics is intended as an international center made up of both monastics and lay people devoted to the study and practice of Buddhist principles. The Institute will emphasize education, interfaith exchange, translation and social service, according to Terri Nicholson, spokesperson for the City. The 332,000-square-foot campus will include classrooms, a main assembly hall, a library, dining hall, kitchen, offices and dormitories, and will be located just east of the existing City. "We are inspired by the challenge to develop a design solution that will reflect the Buddhist base with a contemporary blending of Eastern and Western traditions that embraces simplicity in its forms, spaces, materials and systems," Sandy Mendler, vice president of HOK San Francisco said. "We have also been challenged to develop a holistic See PROJECT, Page 9 Frolic Dive Day 6: Finding ' high-tech' on the Frolic _ , .. f+t -\tf\ i /" J it- _ __ _1 — _. __ . •••••••(••^••••(••••••••••••••••••••••IHKfl'lfH* 'l*. . . .X* By ADAM GUTWEIN Prelect diver SATURDAY, AUG. 2 - Though I grew up in Lafayette, Ind., a good 50 miles from any waterway, I've always been fascinated with water and underwater life. Maybe watching great underwater movies, like "Jaws," helped. I met Charles Becker, director of underwater science, as a college sophomore, and knew he'd be a great mentor. Indiana is the only American university offering an undergraduate major in underwater archaeology, and I jumped in. Charles is more than a great teacher. Diving can be treacherous and there's no one I trust more in an emergency. I earned my certificate in underwater management, indicating expertise in underwater parks. Eventually, I can work at an underwater preserve or park, even someday organizing my own field project and inviting the kind of top talent on this dive and learn their wisdom. I could also do government work, since new construction often needs archaeological reviews to assure relics are identified and protected. My summer in California Though this is my fifth field project, having dived in the Dominican Republic and Florida, I've been doing an internship in California all summer, focusing on my career goal - underwater parks. I've worked with John Foster, California's senior state archaeologist, spent a month with Ken Kramer, Parks Superintendent at the underwater park at Crystal Cove, and time with State Park Rangers Ashford Wood (Salt Point) and Bill Walton (Ft. Ross). I am in love with beautiful Northern California, find the people very friendly, and get to live in original 1910 light- keepers' houses at Point Cabnllo. Charles invited me and two other Indiana students'to join this dive and I've done 12 dives already, a lot in six days. My expectations were not high as I knew sport divers had . removed many artifacts. Yet I was amazed at the porcelain shards on the bottom, and we found wood, which wasn't expected. My find of the ive, so far For five days we've made excellent progress, but today was my milestone. My dive partner, Jamie Barlow, an experienced Northern California diver, and I were the last divers down, about to surface after an hour. Then Jamie bumped into something roundish, covered with coralline algae and underwater vegetation. I came over and knew immediately we had found the 5-foot-wide crown to the troutman type anchor. This was a premium find that completed one puzzle: because this anchor was unassembled, it was in the cargo area, not where an anchor would be expected. The 7.5-foot shank (main body) we found the first day; then we found the 7-foot stock (cross member overlapping the shank). But where was the critical curved crown, the key part of any anchor I had read about troutman type anchors but had never seen one on a wreck. I was astonished and" so excited I Set FROLIC, Pag* 9 photo by Bruct Rogtrton Land support taam Robert Btcktr, laft, •nd Shawn Bradlty, with "Clydt" tht air support ortwman.

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 19,000+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free