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A new, 30-foot mural depicting the plants and animals of Piedmont and the East Bay took center stage Monday during a dedication ceremony at Beach Elementary School. The mural, a true community effort, is part of a series of improvements paid for with bond money from the Piedmont Unified School District. Top left, new Beach Elementary School Principal Michael Corritone, left, cuts the ribbon to unveil the mural. Top right, Pear Michaels, who organized the design of the mural, talks about raising funds for the mural and the work that went into completing the two-year project. Above, past and present students, parents and teachers admire the artwork.