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www.cJoverdaJereveilJe.com February 21, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 5 EDITORIAL LETTERS Sonoma County's divided rooms "ost large meetings on Sonoma County business or govern- ment topics are attended by mostly older people who are .predominantly white. That was not the case at the recent 108th luncheon of Los Cien, the county's largest Latino leadership organization. This time, the room at the Flamingo Inn looked like a more accurate depiction of Sonoma County's population. There were several tables of young students, both Latino and Anglo. Of the 230 attendees, almost half were Latino, and they were spread across a wide age range. The topic of the day was about the ways and means of increasing Latino participation in elections and elected office. By comparison, at the recent Sonoma County annual Economic Breakfast session at Rohnert Park's DoubleTree, the majority of Latinos were the ones serving the food. A precise sam- piing of the county's population would flu a room with just over 25 percent Latinos. Two-thirds of the people would be under age 24 and 12 percent would be older than age 65. If the room you looked at were a local schoolroom, more than half of the faces would be brown (46 percent). If it was a younger classroom, it is likely the non-white students would be two-thirds or more. Let's take a look at other "rooms" and gatherings in Sonoma County. If all the county's public school teachers gathered for an assembly, less than 6 percent would be Latino. The Latino repre- sentation at a countywide law enforcement confab would be even lower. Suffice it say, Sonoma County is home to many "rooms" of racial disparity. Forty percent of the poorest households in the county are Latino. Just 10 percent of the county's households hold 60 percent of the region's personal wealth. That is why it was such a glorious sight to see the animated dialogue and effortless mingling of the Los Cien crowd. The non- profit, founded in 2009, now has over 600 members. Members include educators, industry leaders, labor unions, students, elect- ed officials, media representatives, health care providers and non- profit executives. Los Cien membership is open to all people. The nonprofit is dedicated to education, community engagement, mul- ti-cultural programs and economic parity. Last week's meeting featured a panel of newly elected Latinos including Windsor town councilmember Esther Lemus and Cloverdale councilmember Marta Cruz. Both Latinas were top vote getters in their recent November elections. Windsor (32 per- cent) and Cloverdale (31 percent), along with Healdsburg (34 per- cent) have the county's largest Latino populations by percentage. (Sebastopol has the lowest with just 10 percent.) The landmark report "A Portrait of Sonoma County," commis- sioned by the county's public health department in 2014, vividly depicted the many economic, health and education disparities between Anglo and non-white segments of the county's popula- tion. Besides a glaring lack of representation in elected offices, wellness, life expectancy and wealth outcomes were starkly divid- ed by race and neighborhoods. The agenda to bring more Latino voices into power and the goal to open more educational, cultural and career options to young Latinos is a big one for Los Cien and its members and key donors. By birth, immigration patterns and aging, Sonoma County is growing more brown and younger each year. Like California already is, Sonoma County is anticipated to become a minority majority population by as early as 2030. As all of Sonoma County's "rooms" and large gatherings slow- ly become less white and less old, the ultimate questions we face are about inclusion, equity and leadership. Los Cien has been working on these questions for a decade, and while much has been accomplished, there are some places where the work is just beginning. Obviously, we need more rooms filled to look like the one at the Flamingo Inn last week where Los Cien founder Herman Hernandez offered a warm and welcoming message of "building bridges." - Rollie Atkinson HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille rr he following items are selected from " I "archived issues of the Cloverdale JL Reveille. February 9, 1901 - 118 years ago Joyce Mann The stepping stone to perfect health is Figprnne Cereal. This delightful beverage is a great aid to digestion, and its daffy use in place of tea and coffee. It is already being recommended by physicians. Figprune consists of 54 percent fruit and 46 per- cent grain. Figs and prunes attain the highest degree of perfec- tion in California and these choice fruits combined with select- ed grains, scientifically blended, make the best and most nutri- tious cereal coffee on the market. Coffee is more injurious than tea as it not only affects the nerves, but has a decided ten- dency to make one bilious. Figprune Cereal is an agreeable substitute. Ask your grocer for the new health coffee Figprune Cereal a California product. February 6, 1969 - 50 years ago From the Editor's Desk: The average age of the world's great civilizations has been 200 years. These nations pro- gressed through this sequence: from bondage to spiritual faith, from spiritual faith to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage. In seven years the U. S. will be 200 years old. This cycle is not inevitable -- it depends on you. February 16, 1994 - 25 years ago A joint-use facility incorporating a K-8 school site and a park at the proposed Clover Springs project has triggered a supplemental environment impact report in order to comply with the state's quality act. Wording of a resolution approving an agreement with the environmental consulting firm brought strong objection from Julie Kimmelmann, the attorney repre- senting the Clover Springs developer. Kimmelman told the council that the resolution would have to be amended as it did not address market value of the property involved or compen- sation to the owner. The council's first response was to refer the matter back to the city attorney to be revised and consid- ered at the February meeting. Kimmelman told the council that unless the resolution was amended to her satisfaction that evening, there would not be a project. Following a stunned silence, the council indicated it viewed the Kimmelman's statement as a threat. Kimmelman did not back down and after some hesitation the council agreed to recess in order to give the city attorney and Kimmelman the opportuni- ty to change the wording. The council adopted the revised res- olution. The proposed school site is located near ruins of the old Moulton Hills Winery. If the school is constructed the ruins will have to be removed as they would present possible hazard to students. Trump's Rose Garden speech EDITOR: Watching Trump speak in the Rose Garden this week, I was reminded of the excellent 1958 British film, "A Night to Remember." Trump is scrambling up the deck of the Titanic's bow, but that ship is going down. CD Grant Cloverdale High school graduation EDITOR: I think that it would be an excellent idea that when they award the graduation diplomas to this year's seniors at Cloverdale High School, that they include a voter registration card with each certificate of graduation. The diploma represents a step toward adulthood. If a voter reg- istration card is included, it would not only add to that feeling of becoming an adult, but also reinforce the concept of a basic right and a societal responsibility. C. Jeff Kennedy Geyserville Great performance at CPAC EDITOR: The recent Delphi Trio concert at CPAC was aston- ishingly beautiful. The San Francisco-based group consists of vio- lin, cello and piano; and they performed a varied program with great artistry and interpretive skill. Their music was at turns playful and frolicking, energetic and intense, and always passion- ately felt! We are truly fortunate to have a fabulous performing arts center in our little town with leadership that is bringing us increasingly varied and gifted artists from the city and surrounds. Congratulations to both the Trio and CPAC for a great perfor- mance, and we look forward to more. Niranjana Parthasarathi Cloverdale EDITORIAL POLICY: The Cloverdale Reveille welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries. All acceptable submissions are published online weekly and in print as space allows, Letters should not exceed 400 words. Commentaries should not exceed 700 words, Submissions must include a telephone number for verification. Email to news@cloverdalereveille.com. Denise Aldea Doyle (Dugas) Denise Aldea Doyle (Dugas), of Clarksville, AR, passed away on Friday, February 15, 2019 at the age of 63. Denise was a Iongtime resident of Cloverdale. Denise is survived by her mother. Helen Massara: her sis- ter, Paula Reich: her daughter, :Dene6 Rebottaro (James); her J son Shane Schmit; her nephews. Todd (Stacy) and Travis (Samantha) Herbner: her grandchildren Dezaree and An- thonie Rebottaro and Aldea and Georgia Schmit: her great niece, Jordan Herbner and great nephew Jake Herbner. She is preceded in death by her father, William Dugas. As per her wishes, no services will be held. Frederick William Campbell Frederick William Campbell, born 8/12/1952, died on 2/17/2019 at the age of 66 of prostate cancer. His partner of eleven years, Elizabeth Holmes, was at his side when he passed. He is survived by his adult twins; Ryan McKinley Bumpbell and Douglas Scott Campbell. Fred was born in Indiana. He learned woodworking from his grandfather, William McKinley Campbell and his father Forrest Wayne Campbell. A master car- penter and luthier, Fred enjoyed the respect of his colleagues in the Guild of American Luthiers. He worked for several years as a finisher for Fox Guitars and Ribbecke Guitars in Healdsburg, and later followed his passion for building gui- tars and mandolins on his own. Fred served his country during the Viet Nam era as an Army Ranger in the Second Armored Calvary on the East German border. After his service, he settled in California. Fred enjoyed exploring his Scottish heritage. For many years, he was active in the South Bay Scottish So- ciety and as games marshall at Northern California Scottish gatherings and games. He moved to the Healdsburg area in 1998. Fred was well-loved in the local acoustic music community. He sang and played at many local open mics and gatherings. He was always generous and helpful with beginners and a welcome addition to many informal ensembles. Fred was also a competent audio engineer. As a valued member of World- Voices Organization, he helped voice actors build better isolation booths. If you would like to make a charitable donation in Fred's memory, please consider the National Veterans Foundation or the Rainforest Action Network. A Celebration of Life will be held at the home of Tom Ribbecke on Saturday, June 1. For more information on this celebra- tion as the date approaches, please email keigcarol@yahoo.com. Thank you, McConnell Chrysler Dodge Jeep EDITOR: On behalf of the Citrus Fair Parade Committee and the Cloverdale Rotary Club, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Mr. Bill Vreeland and his whole team at McConnell Chrysler Dodge Jeep in Healdsburg. Every year without fail Bill and his auto group have generous- ly donated fantastic new vehicles for our VIPs to ride in during the parade. His kindness and thoughtful attention to this program has made it a true success and greatly enhances our yearly event. It is community spirit like this that makes Sonoma County strong. Bill and the McConnell group are to be commended for their pub- lic service and desire to go above and beyond. Robert Redner Citrus Fair Parade Committee Cloverdale Rotary Cloverdale Florence Mae Beebe Florence Mae Beebe passed away at her home in Cloverdale on February 12, 2019 atthe age of 92. A Christian of deep faith, Florence is lovingly survived by her children Douglas (Antoinette) Miller, Danny (Kelly) Miller, Debbie Miller, Jimmy (Robin) Miller, Judy (Jim) Bricker, David (Monica) Miller, Jane Lian, ten grand-children and ten great- grand-children. Also survived by five siblings and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by Jim Miller, Lev Beebe, and by her beloved daughter Janice Miller. A memorial service will be held Saturday February 23 2019, at 2:00 p.m. at Living Water Church 450 S. Franklin St Cloverdale. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Children's Bible Ministries: chil- d rensbibleministries, net/donate. Sebastian Lindoo Mark S. Lindoo, 73, of Eau Claire passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Health systems - Eau Claire. Mark was born on Janu- :: : ~: : .~::~: ary 25, 1946 to Max and : : .': :~ Marie (Biersteker) Lindoo in Eau Claire. Mark's father was a prominent engineer and his mother was a trav- eling lab technician. Mark was a very well rounded and highly intelli- gent man having lived in many countries and states. He graduated from Regis Highschool and had the highest ACT score. He then went on as a free- spirited carpenter until he decided to get his Juris Doctorate from Idaho State University, graduating in 1986. After school he spent many years as a real estate entrepreneur: buying, selling, subdividing, and rehabbing homes using his law de- gree for contractual events which he was very.good at. Mark and his current partners' business moto was to revolve around helping veter- ans and struggling younger families while making money. Mark changed many lives. He was a man with a hard shell and a heart of gold. Mark was known to gather various food items every Sunday to drive around and give them to whomever he thought was in need. He also donated faithfully to the St. Francis Church. Mark loved the Catholic Ideology and had a strong faith in God. He was very passion- ate about changing the culture. He was a legend to others and a ser- vant in God's eyes. Mark will forever live on in the lives he touched. May God have mercy on his soul. Mark is survived by a sister Merel Ergan, cousins, and nieces and nephews spiritually. Mark had many spiritual brothers and sisters of the many lives he impacted. Mark was preceded in death by his parents: Max and Marie Lindoo and many other family members and spiritual friends. Memorial services will be Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Smith Funeral Chapel. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Cascade Cemetery in Nelson, Wisconsin at a later date. Friends and family may leave online condolences at:r www.smithfuneralec.com. OBITUARIES & MILESTONES Policy The C10verdale Reveille offers our readers and all others the opportunity to have obituaries, memorials and other important milestone events published in the newspaper and provided online. This is a paid service: For information on how to submit, visit cl0verdalereveille.c0m and click on Obituaries. To be published in the weekly edition, forms and information must be submitted no later than Wednesdays for the following week's edition. For further information, call 707-894-3339. CLO RDALE REWILI 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd. PO Box 157 Cloverdale, CA. 95425 (707) 894-3339 Adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of Sonoma, State of California, under the date of March 3, 1879, Case No. 36106. 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