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www cloverd ereveil e,com February 21, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 7 Editor's Pick Take a chance and hear some new music -- Vermont-based band Hungrytown is playing folk music at the library. Details below. Ongoing You don't have to be a senior to take advantage of everything the senior center has to offer. Among the many classes are those that help you learn to relax, improve your balance and create well-being. The senior center offers four yoga classes, Mondays through Thursdays from 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. Tai Chi is taught on Mondays from 10 to 11 a.m. A meditation circle meets Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A TED talk discussion group meets on Tuesdays from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. to discuss different TED talks. Small donations of $3 to $5 requested. Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center, 311 N. Main St. 707-894-4826, cloverdaleseniorcenter.com. Community support of educational experiences for Cloverdale Unified School District students is a win-win. Show up at a Cloverdale Adds Resources for Education (CARE) Foundation meeting, held at 7 p.m. on the third Tuesday of the month at Cloverdale High School in Room 10 and see how you can lend a hand. The CARE Foundation is a nonprofit comprised of educators and concerned Cloverdale community members. cusdcare.org. Cloverdale City Council meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6 p.m. Agendas are available about 72 hours in advance of meetings. The public is welcome to attend and participate in all public sessions of the council. Council meetings take place at Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. cloverdale.net. The Cloverdale Regional Library hosts a handful of recurring weekly events for people of all ages. On Mondays, the library hosts Wee Read Baby-Toddler Storytime and Preschool Storytime. Wee Read Baby-Toddler Storytime is for children age 0 to 36 months at 10:30 a.m. Preschool Storytime is for kids age 3 to 6 at 11:30 a.m. On Tuesdays, the library offers homework help for K-12 students from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. On Wednesdays from 2:30 to 4 p.m children in grades seven to 12 can go to the library for Game On, a program that provides kids a space to relax and play games with their peers. Every Friday, the library holds Book a Librarian from 3 to 6 p.m. As part of this program, adult patrons can sign up for free one-on- one help with a librarian. The help covers a range of topics, such as computer skills, an introduction to the internet and others. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Problems with drinking? Alcoholics Anonymous can help. Meetings in Cloverdale: Monday, 7 p.m Living Water Church; Tuesday, 8 a.m 122 Main Street; Tuesday, noon, Cloverdale Grange ; Wednesday, 6:30 p.m Cloverdale Grange; Sunday at 2 pm, Parkside Christian Chapel, 553 W. 2rid St. All are open meetings; all are welcome. Are you a trivia buff?. The Clover Theater hosts general knowledge trivia every Wednesday night at 7 p.m. Admission is free and participants have the opportunity to AMERICANA NIGHT -- The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men the Cloverdale Arts Alliance on Feb. 21 for Americana Night. Photo provided are heading to win prizes. 121 E. 1st St. of Healdsburg to bring various fun and stimulating activities designed Ongoing until March 22 with special needs children in mind. Place exhibit. Guest artists for the The programs occur each Saturday exhibit are sculptor Luann Udell and at the Healdsburg Community painter Timothy David Dixon. Center (1557 Healdsburg Ave.) from Resident artists for the exhibit 10 a.m. to noon, and run through include Laura Paine Carr, Jane and including March 23. There is no Gardner, Pamela Heck, Terry cost, and all children are welcome. Holleman, Paul Maurer and Hanya For further information log on to Popova Parker. Ralph Broussard, cityofhealdsburg.org or call 707-431- digital collage, is the featured 3186. resident artist for Place. The gallery February 21 opening will be from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Kids film screening, the the Cloverdale Arts Alliance gallery, Cloverdale Regional Library for a 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. film screening and discussion Ongoing until March 23 celebrating Black History Month. The Rotary Cares Group is The screening is open to ages 5 and comprised of the four Rotary Clubs up. The library will be streaming the of North Sonoma County -- both following short films: "Garrett's Healdsburg clubs, as well as the Gift," "Dancing in the Light: Janet Windsor and Cloverdale Clubs -- are Collins Story," "Journey of Henry continuing to partner with the city 'Box' Brown." 4 to 5 p.m. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men. As part of the Cloverdale Arts Alliance's Americana Night, The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men will bring rock 'n' roll to the arts stage. Tickets are $15 for Arts Alliance members and $20 for non-members. Doors open at 7 p.m. and music begins at 7:30 p.m. 204 N. Cloverdale Blvd. February 25 Hungrytown. Folk duo Hungrytown will be heading to the Cloverdale Regional Library to play their 1960s-style sound. 6 p.m. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. February 27 Film Series: "I Am Not Your Negro." As part of its adult movie series, The Cloverdale Regional Library is showing this documentary that envisions "Remember This House," a James Baldwin book that was never finished. 6:30 p.m. Cloverdale Regional Library, 401 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Jazz workshop. The Cloverdale Arts Alliance is hosting the first in its new jazz workshop series. The workshop will be on the fourth Wednesdays of every month. 7 to 9 p.m. Cloverdale Arts Alliance, 204. Cloverdale Blvd. Email calendar items to news@cloverdalereveille,com at least one week prior to desired publication. Photos welcomed. d Recent election top vote getters included first-time LatJno candidates By Rollie Atkinson Reveille Staff When Los Cien, the county's largest Latino leadership group, held its very first luncheon in 2009 in a backroom of a Mary's Pizza, early childhood education, community policing and protections for immigrants were popular campaign talking points. Sonoma County's population is 25 percent Latino and changing fast. Public school registration is 46 percent Hispanic and 44 percent white. Some local school districts have as much as 70 percent Latinx student registration in younger K-8 grades. less than a dozen peopleAt the same time, Latino attended. L. t week, 230voter registr fior el ctZon attendees turned oUt for the "turnout and census of'elected nonprofit's 108th luncheon that focused on Latino participation in local elections and voter registration. A decade ago no Latino had ever been elected to the county's Board of Supervisors. There had not been a Latino candidate to ever run for sheriff and only Santa Rosa had a Latino on its city council. Sonoma County's politics are changing. In the November local elections the top vote getters in Cloverdale and Windsor were Latina women. Several more Latinos were elected to local school boards across the county. Latino-influenced issues about affordable housing, officials lag far behind the general population percentages. But the leadership of Los Cien, local educators, labor unions and neighborhood groups from Roseland to Cloverdale are looking to make a difference across the face of Sonoma County's political leadership, sooner and not later. "If we want to change things, we have to be part of that change," Esther Lemus, top vote getter in November's Town of Windsor council election told the luncheon crowd last week. Lemus, a deputy district attorney, ran in a crowded field of 10 candidates for three seats. "You have to stand out in a crowd and the best way is to elected trustee for the Sonoma stand for something, and not County Office of Education, just for being Latinx," she who just won his second term. said. The panelists took turns When she moved to discussing the obstacles and Cloverdale two and a half successful tactics for winning years ago Marta Cruz said she local elections. looked around Money, and her new town the ability to and found ask for money, something "You h ve to stand was most missing, mentioned by "There was out in a CrOWd ~nd the panelists a voice that the best wsy iS to as obstacles to was missing, a surpass. voice I was sta~ for "It's looking for," expensive to she said. something, ' Pun,; said ' " When she j st for being Lemus, who couldn't find it, augmented her Cruz registered Latinx" campaign with for the council a youthful race and Esther Leto,s Lemus Zoo started walking Crew of street neighborhoods, campaigners. Mostly as a committee of one, "You have to get out of she won the election with the your comfort zone," said most votes and became Medina, who had failed in two Cloverdale's first city previous elections before councilmember of color, winning in November by a Cruz and Lemus were part narrow margin over 28-year of a panel that also included incumbent Frank Pugh. Omar Medina, newly elected All of the panelists to Santa Rosa's school board suggested doing what 15-year- and Sonoma Valley student old Torres is doing by starting Jacquelyn Torres, who is a early and volunteering in the student appointee to several local community. school commissions. The "You need to get a name for panel was moderated by yourself," Torres said. "You Herman G. Hernandez, an need to get recognized." A question from the audience asked the panelists about getting involved m politics at a time when there is so much divisiveness and negativity on the national level and elsewhere. Cruz and the others dismissed the comparison. "What we all want is to have healthy communities," Cruz said. "That's what America is, thousands of local healthy communities." Medina said local politics is not only about service. "PoLitics is power," he said. "We know we need to change things. We need to ask what kind of community do we want to be and then we have to take the power to make it happen." Later in the program Mike Madrid, a California political consultant and Latino population pollster, returned to the Los Cien podium for his third annual visit to share a much broader view of coming changes and trends in voter makeup and future elections. He defined America's politics today as "tribal," where blocks of like-minded people vote against something instead of choosing something aspirational or affirmative. "It's being fueled by fear," he said. "Politics is no longer about persuasion; it's about manipulation. Donald Trump knows this. He's a master. There's a reason he got elected." Latinos are registering to vote in increasing numbers but they are not actually turning out to vote, Madrid pointed out. "You are actually doing a great job in Sonoma County but many other places do not look like here," he said. He mentioned that Sonoma County and the Central Valley's Fresno have similar demographic makeups but have polar opposite politics. While both places have emerging Latino majorities, the white population of Fresno remains politically conservative while Sonoma's is left-liberal. He showed a map of the United State's west coast where there is not a single Republican in national office along the entire coast from San Diego to Washington state. He showed other maps of the country that further depicted what he called "The Big Sort" where like-minded populations are segregating themselves from political opposites. He warned that a study of past nation's histories shows that "this picture never ends up well." FAIR: Fun, and citrus PLAY -- Monday was Kids Day at the fair, and children of all ages lined come back to town Photo ZoO Strickland up for a chance to ride their favorite rides. REMEMBRANCE: Continued from Page 1 tradition is a way to spread the memory of former CHS students. For Reuser, giving out the flowers is a way to continue a legacy. The daffodils are provided by the estate of Margaret Kohler Adams, Ann Elston and Larry Lossing. Before Adams died in 2000 at the age of 104, Reuser promised her that he would maintain her tradition of giving away daffodils. In the 1950s and '60s, Adams gave away bouquets of daffodils from the field around her property, oftentimes with Reuser in tow. Throughout his younger life, helping give away Adams' daffodils was a regular occurance. However, after Reuser graduated high school, fewer daffodils made their way into the hands of Cloverdalians. In the '90s, he began handing out the flowers again. Since 1999, it's been Reuser's plan to give away one ton of daffodils -- which he believes is around 250,000 -- by 2030. He's on track to stay true to the plan, and hopes to surpass it, eventually giving away 1 million daffodils. Every year, Reuser plants and harvests the bulbs on Adams' estate, and every year he gives away bunches and bunches of daffodils, keeping to his promise. In addition to the daffodils given away at Cloverdale High School and the ones Reuser gives away elsewhere, every year daffodils are placed in front of Adams' gravesite in a wooden container. Made from wood from Adams' property, the box will house one daffodil for every year since Adams was born. This year there will be 123. "It just makes me feel good because there are these thousands and thousands of daffodils out in the hills that nobody ever sees," Reuser said. "There's thousands of them on about four acres, just spread at random through the years. Flowers seem to lift everybody's spirits anyways, so it's just a nice thing to do." Continued from Page 1 As people drove and marched by experiencing it for the first time. some fair food. -- most of them holding umbrellas, Regardless of prior fair and parade The fair ended on a high note on in rain ponchos or with plastic bags experience, all were having fun. Monday, with kids 12 and under covering their instruments -- The sun came out for the last getting in for free. On the last day excited voices and clapping two days of the fair, and though of the fair, people filed into the followed. The chamber of there was a chill in the air, the auditorium to see Sunday's commerce passed out citrus while midway stayed busy. Cloverdale's Got Talent winners dressed as citrus, the farmers For first time fairgoer and perform their winning talents, the market handed out information Gualala resident Margaret Stover, rides had lines of children waiting and flower seeds, the Humboldt the best part of the fair was the tilt- for a chance to hop on and State Marching Lumberjacks gave a-whirl -- and all of the exhibits, everyone seemed excited to have multiple rousing performances and "The exhibits of making experienced another year of Citrus the CHS band and cheerleaders America great -- they were Fair fun. showed off their school spirit, wonderful," she said. One hundred and twenty seven Some of the people lining the Stover was there with 9-year-old fairs later, the Cloverdale Citrus streets had experienced the parade Haley Hatfield, who didn't have Fair is living up to its theme -- as kids, and were now sitting with much to say when it came to her each fair making another notch in their own children. Some were fair favorites, but was enjoying history.