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March 12, 1980

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Wednesday, March 12, 1980- Page 3 Sharp criticism of CaI-Vet home loan program H. atal) sharp the California of Veterans for "serious in ad- o/ the Cat-Vet L l.tllm ,, that the has demon- a "shameful those men and served in the who have on the Cal- ' Ikco said the a audit of the telephones offices are hooks with have been now be months arose when of Veterans committed" ran out of this month. Department loan from the State General Fund to allow processing of 476 loan applications now in escrow. An additional $20 million in revenue bonds will go on sale March 19 to finance 744 remaining loans now being held in the Sacramento office. It is hoped that processing on more recent applications can resume in April. "For many veterans, this lack of planning at the state level has resulted in home purchases falling through at a time when they have already sold a previous home or are ready to move into a new dwelling. Many people in my district have been left on the streets and are scrambling to find interim financing." Bosco said Governor Brown should "devote a little more time to the day-to-day operations of this state in- stead of campaigning throughout the country." He said the Governor and the Legislature should demand a full account from Veterans Affairs Director Virginia Mac Days. "People have a right to rely on financial commitment made by the government. Veterans, especially, have a right to rely on this program being available when they need it." Bosco said there is $200 million in unused revenue bond authority, granted to Cal-Vet by voters in 1978. These bonds have never been sold. "Frankly, I can understand increased pressure in the program due to high market interest rates," Bosco said, "but Cal-Vet officials should never have committed more loan money than they ac- tually had or could get ahold of immediately. This has meant personal hardships to many families whom the Legislature wants to reward, not to punish." Bosco said his office has been investigating a number of Cal-Vet complaints and recently sent a questionnaire to over 900 real estate and finance personnel to solicit their comments on the program. "We found a rkshops for teachers, rents & students .and Healdsburg are both preparing parents, services r 7 workshops are to be library of School on at 7:30 in the series topic of and teachers, Future include March 12: Growth and Change in Adolescent Years - Kelly Giles from Sonoma County Public Health will speak on how the school and parent community work together to help our youth make sensible choices. March 19: Teens, Drugs, nd Alcohol with Mike Reilly from the Sonoma County Drug Abuse Council. March 26: Parents  Par- ticipation in Their Child's Development During School Years with Dr. Stanley Davis of Healdsburg the speaker. April 9: Learning to Communicate Better Bet- ween Parents and Adolescents with Dr. Jeffrey ,lartin, clinical Psychiatrist. April 16: Employment : California Human Development Corp. April 23: Cross Cultural Conflict : The issues of racial tensions in Healdsburg schools will be discussed via a panel format. These Healdshurg presentations are open to Cloverdale residents. There is no fee, just show up at the library in the high school on Wednesday night. Cloverdale Youth Services is working with Sergent number of serious management problems," Bosco reported. "First of all, it takes over four months to process the Cal-Vet loans on the North Coast, yet private lenders take thirty or forty days. Secondly, it is after over two months until Cal-Vet will send out an appraiser to even determine if a par- ticular property qualifies for the program ; and third, there are hundreds of complaints that Cal Vet 'strings along' applicants by always seeking some additional tidbits of information." The Assemblyman said he will talk with Floyd Mort, Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, to seek a full investigation of the program. "We should streamline the process so that it fits into the fast pace of today's financial picture," Boco said. "Asking people to wait four months for purchase mone on a home is well outside modern business or real estate necessities." Cerini of the Police Depart- ment and the School Site Council to present a workshop for teachers and parents on March 20. The Iopic will be school discipline. Speakers will include a representative from the Family Education Center in Petaluma, Dr. Stanley Davis of Healdsburg, and a representative from the District Attorney's office. The time is 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The location the Washington School. Be there and participate. Ask questions and be part of your school system. I to shut down gravel jammed SUpervisors the hallways ative as the Ity Planning its first a proposal gravel near the The over- of them protest a Which would to close their Years and to new sites. Start because the unex- the )remission to 28 in- rs, 20 of COmplaints the speakers Plan ronmental by Greg to tkae and were of the operations Valley farmers who com- blamed gravel extraction for Other farmers stood before plained of soil erosion and lheir land problems. Ihe Commission to declare Continued on page 13 QSP for the band The 6th, 7th and lh grades of Washington School will begin their second year in the QSP magazine renewal subscription program. The program was very successful last year. The students were able to raise over a thousand dollars. This money was used in a variety of ways from school improvement projects to activities. This year the students have a new objective in the campaign. The students have pledged 60 percent of the profits gained from the renewal and sale of magazines to the Cloverdale High School Band. Hopefully the amount will be over a thousand dollars. The sale-renewal campaign will begin on March 13th. Students will be out and about signing people up for new rySUcrrteeer  SlUdbscorinePt.°ns st%derte e aWrge ,00is " Ju, t qbW 'i. ill donate $5 oo to the ,,,"QQ Band Fund from each 00liiverdalel Cy ry. I sa.e. cle '/E. F|rst. St. 894-2841 competing for individual prizes as well. The students ask your help in supporting the Cloverdale Band. They ask that you renew your TV Guide, Reader's Digest, McCall's, Better Homes, Sports Illustrated, Time and any other of over 300 magazines and remind you that the student gets a prize, the Band gets the money, and you get the magazine at the lowest possible price. COUPON COLOR PRINT SPECIAL L For developing and printing from t your standard color print rolls. | 12exp...2.79 20 exp... 3.99 24 exp... 4.79 -- 36 exp... 6.59 Film Developing, add 00 € to special price. OFFER EXPIRES: 3-23-80 Elmer i-'errari, who retired after over 16 years of Postal service received a Service Award from Postmaster Saul Itosenthal. Photo by Janice. Elmer Ferrari retires from Cloverdale Postal Department after 16 years 'Tve often told the other world, and I'll miss them,'" Cloverdale High School, from preciation for dedicated employees at the Post Office Ferrari added, which he graduated, service during an honorable that I had the best mail route The Ferrari's, Elmer and career of 16 years service to of all because I had the best Although Elmer Ferrari his wife Norms, plan to do the government of the United mail patrons," said Elmer worked for the Postal some traveling in the western States given by the United Ferrari, who after 16 years Department for 16 years his 4 area of the United States. States Postal Service on this and 4 months retired from the years of Army Service was After that he hasn't decided occasion of your retirement." Cloverdale Postal Depart- also considered entitling him what he plans to do - but it When Postmaster ment on the last day of to 20 years of postal em- won't include going back to Rosenthal tried to reach February - the 29th (Leap ployment, work. Ferrari a couple of days after Year day). Ferrari's route his retirement on *the for all these years was the Ferrari was born and Saul Rosenthal, post- telephone his wife said, Southern area of Cloverdale, raised in Cloverdale. He master, presented Ferrari "Elmer is out taking a walk." knownas "the tract". "They attended Washington with a Service Award which What'sthat old adage about were the nicest people in the Elementary School and then said: "In grateful ap- a postman's holiday? Supervisor Brian Kahn calls .for major reform American political system Sonoma County Supervisor Brian Kahn called for major reforms in the American political syslem last night as he addressed the Sonoma Counly Democratic Central Committee in Santa Rosa. Kahn, a candidate for the 2nd Congressional Distric Democratic nomination, said Ihe American political syslem is not working as it was intended, and that "special interest money has a dominance over the political process." tie singled out the Political Action Committees, groups which under currenl cam- paign finance laws can contribute up to $.,000 to each candidale, as having a disproportionate control over Ihe electoral process. "Individuals can contribute no more than $1,000 per candidate, but special in- lerests can legally contribute many limes that much," Kahn said. "The reality of lhe silualioon is this - can- didales who must raise huudreds of thousands of dollars beeome increasingly dependem upon the pressure groups lhal can provide big noney ' Kahn said that the in- ttence of individual citizens rust be increased in financing campaigns in order to decrease the influence of special interest groups. To achieve Ihis, he said, the volunlary, campaign con- tribution check-offs on tax returns should be increased from $1 to $3. and the amount of money Political Action Committee's can contribute should be reduced sharply. Under Kahn's proposal, the lax check-off funds would be used to "match" grass-roots contributions to candidates. PAC contributions would not qualify for matching funds. Kahn said that virtually every issue voted upon in Congress is unduly influenced by the presence of big, special interest money. "If we don'l take steps to return the political balance of power to the American people," Kahn said, "our democracy will be in serious jeopardy." Aerobic Dance Class Exercise with Karen Miller • DISCO .CHARLESTON • CHA-CHA .JAZZ to Total Fitness! 894-3743 New Class Begins Mar. 24 - Limited Space Classes will not be overcrowded I u  . q ' PLANTI NG TI M E ' I I Cloverdale Nursery & Gift Shop is Your Spring I | Gardening Headquarters for - , | t .Canna & Day Lilly Bulbs . 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