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Page 2 The Cloverdale Reveille January 10, 2019 www.cieverdatereveiMle,com INDIVISIBLE: Continued from Page 1 directed at celebration atten- dees. "When we talk democracy reform, we mean three big things: voter empowerment and access, campaign finance and anti-corruption reforms," Groom said. "Today we are demanding that Democrats j>~ass the biggest, boldest, most it J"", progressive reform package ~without watering it down or .breaking it up." . As part of the event, activist Tod Hill spoke about the Democrat majority, his opposition to the current pow- er structure of the govern- ment, as well as the strive for a reflective democracy. A reflective democracy, according to Hill, is "a democ- racy in which the talents and life experience of all of us are reflected in the halls of pow- er." Hill, who has worked with the Reflective Democracy Campaign for five years, told a story about how he got into Photo Pare Browning GATHER -- Event attendees wrote postcards, listened to music and stamped money during Friday's event in the plaza. politics. An 8-year-old vying for the preservation of Sugarloaf Mountain, he said that his experience working to save the open space proved to him that democracy works. Specifically, his experience proved to him that democracy "works best when the voters feel connected to the cause and candidates." Hill continued that, though demographic diagnostics from the Reflective Democracy Campaign point to an imbal- ance of representation, this year has a host of milestones for female-specific political representation. "This November's election proved, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that dynamic candi- dates who challenge the sta- COUNCIL: ney for another jurisdiction tus quo of the old boys club on Tuesdays. With Kate's can win elections," Hill said, departure, it will be necessary citing Alexandria Ocasio- Continued from Page 1 for us to have, at least on an Cortez becoming the youngest Cities Board of Directors and interim basis, another deputy female representative and the League of Californiacity attorney assigned'to us." Deb Haaland and Sharice Cities' Redwood Empire If the council began meet- Davids becoming the first Division Legislative ing on Wednesdays, the city American Indian women rep- Committee. Though Bagby is would be able to have previ - resentatives, among others the council's recommendation ous city attorney Jose - female firsts, for the SMART board, theSanchez back immediately. "The awesomeness of the position is appointed by the During this discussion, the 2018 midterm election showed Sonoma County Mayors andcity also inquired about how a us that we can elect candi- Councilmember's Wednesday night meeting dates who reflect the wisdom Association. would impact the Reveille's and experience of all The lengthiest discussion reporting cycle -- because the Americans," Groom said. of the night pertained to mov- paper gets printed on Following Hill's speech, ing the city council meetings Wednesday afternoon, arti- Groom invited those in atten- to a different day. The sug- cles pertaining to council dance to continue stamping gested move is in part influ- meetings won't be in print their cash and writing post- enced by a city attorneyuntil the following week, how- cards. The crowd of around 42 staffing change. Currentever they will be posted people was a mixed group. Deputy City Attorney Kate online sooner. "Although many of the Cook will be leaving the city, In addition to a proposed attendees were members of effective after the next city change to the Cloverdale City Indivisible, the event did council meeting. Council meeting day, the draw some people who aren't "Should the council consid- council also discussed chang- part of our group," Groom er the time and date for the ing some of the subcommittee said. council meeting, what that meeting times. All subcom- Indivisible meets monthly does is present an opportuni- mittee appointments and in the fellowship hall at the ty for the return of our city meeting changes will be final- United Church of Cloverdale. attorney," Kelley said. "He's ized by way of resolution dur- The group's next meeting is continuing to serve in an ing the next Cloverdale City Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. interim basis as the city attor- Council meeting on Jan. 22. L SPOOKY: and find themselves drawn to Contiemed from Page I In order to try and contact potential spi~.ts, the group goes to the cemetery where specific areas, usually near the top. "When we started investigating it, we were having some cool stuff happen," LaMaster said. One they're buried and addresses example was when they were the spirit out loud while audio trying to make contact with a recording. By recording, the = l irit the group heard a hope to capture any audio loud breath and then their anomalies. "We want to talk to them and we want them to know that we're there to be friendly and not to harm them," LaMaster said. Though the group no longer believes that Christo Potter's spirit is involved in the activity, they aren't sure whose is. "I'm not sure who we have there," LaMaster added, eWe heard female voices. I think we did gel: o erhale voice. It could be Minerva Shaw or Isaac Shaw. I think the only way we're going to find out is doing further investigations there." When tackling the cemetery, the Nor-Cal Paranormal Research Society has a less concrete way of going about their investigation. Since it's a larger space that they're all relatively familiar with, they walk,around the cemetery camera captured a light coming toward it. With the cemetery specifically, the group is still discovering new graves in areas that had been unmarked, but are slowly getting grave markers. When discussing this, Conner- Hamilton said that the group experienced finding a newly marked grave when looking for Christo Potter. "We searched for Christo Potter's grave for a long time and then eventually found it after they started renovating," she said. "His grave was unmarked for a long time." When posed the direct question that was asked to the Reveille -- what's with the paranormal activity -- LaMaster said that she doesn't belieye that there has been increased activity. Rather; increased awareness and belief in the paranormal. "I think that more people are recognizing this kind of thing," she said. "It's not just ' Cloverdale, it's everywhere. The more you open your mind to that, the more you're going to get activity coming toward you, the more you're going to see it and the more you're going to recognize it. I thin people are recognizing it more, (activity isn't) picking up." "The more you believe in something, the more you will recognize it," added Conner. Is there something you've been wondering about Cloverdale -- something about Iocal politics, local people or even local history-- that would make a good news story? We want to hear from you. SoCurious?-- a new project from Sonoma West Publishers and the C1overdale Reveille--invites you to be a part of the local news reporting process. The idea is simple: You ask a question, and we track down the answer. For more information or to submit a question, go to www.sonoma west.com/c]o ve rdale reveille/hearken. ON THE HUNT Betsi Conner-Hamilton:(left) and Hen'~j Duna:(ttght)-during an Cloverdale's ceroete ry :,~ ~: Photo provided rnvet~tigation at: GUEST SPEAKERS Supervisor James Gore Christopher Godley Manager, Fire and Emergency Department Sonoma County Local organizations and companies will provide information about emergency preparedness. vintaae house North County seniors experienced some pretty tough times in 2017. And we were unprepared. Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center is changing the game. 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Senior Multipurpose Center On January 29, the Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center with partners the Community Foundation of Mendocino, the California Auto Insurance Group, andVintage House in Sonoma will host a free event. For each senior household, our sponsors will supply: FREE emergency preparedness bags FREE medication bags FREE"File of Life"information Registration for each attendee is required. 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