Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on September 21, 1987 · Page 15
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 15

Ukiah, California
Issue Date:
Monday, September 21, 1987
Page 15
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THE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21,1987-3 Continued from page 2 cAII of the students were in place by Feb. 15, 1923, in the school touted to be one of the finest in the state, according to reports published at the time. The school eventually became Yokayo Elementary School. It was closed in 1971, almost 50 years after it opened, because of earthquake laws passed by the state. The City of Ukiah found that they needed larger facilities for their offices and decided to consolidate the majority of city services under one roof. The city council began negotiating with the Ukiah Unified School District. In the meantime, heirs of Daniel Gobbi's stepchildren contacted the district because the property was no longer being used for education. At first, only two heirs appeared on the scene. As word got out, more were heard from, making a total of six who claimed to be heirs. A settlement was finally reached, with the school district paying the heirs 513,500. In February, 1985, the City of Ukiah took possession of the property and the building. Architect Victor Lopes was hired to take charge of the remodeling and reconstruction. Frank Crane was nircd'to demolish selected portions of the site. Demolition began almost .immediately. As it progressed, the walls of the building were found to be still sound. The elder Crane put extra effort into what he built, according to his son. He also put extra steel above the windows, he said. "There have been many earthquakes since it (the school) was built," Frank Crane explained, "but there are very few cracks in the walls, and they arc small." The elder Crane was also inventive. "He was always trying to get the cost down. To pour concrete into the walls, he built a tower, then The men who built the original building under the supervision of Myrl Crane worked well together and were like one big family. flumcd the concrete down (into the wall forms)." When bids for the construction of the center arrived at city hah, the city council was flabbergasted. They were nearly SI million more than what had been projected. The city sent out bids a second time. This time Frank Crane submitted a bid and won the contract. That was in June, 1986. Work has been contiuous ever since, with the culmination of years of effort next Saturday when the city dedicates and celebrates the new Ukiah Civic Center containing city hall, the fire department and the police department. More pictures on page 7 HARRIS PHARMACY WELCOMES THE CIVIC CENTER — TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SIDEWALK ONE DAY ONLY SAT. SEPT 26th DOORBUSTERS Of course you know us for prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies and our shelf goods, but we also carry a large selection of sickroom and surgical supplies. TO SERVE YOU • HOME DELIVERY • A DRIVE UP WINDOW HARRIS PHARMACY 707 S.Dora • 462-7518 SU N D R E SSE S.... assorted styles and colors. ALLSWIAAWEAR.-bikinis $3" $.97 MISSY SELECTED . SHIRTS& SHORTS. SKIRTS wide selection. LADIES FULL FIGURE SELECTED ROMPERS : $.974$ I" A $3" SELECTED SHORTS. $1" $1" FALL LINEUP SAVINGS THROUGHOUT THE STORE HURRY FOR THE BEST SELECTION NO CHARGE LAY AWAY

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