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' . -,,.'II'.T'I ilu 1:, 1.1. Cloverdale, Sonoma County, CA Wednesday, April 8, 2009 Volume CXXX, Issue No. 21 50 Cents Graffiti plague hits local buildings LATE SATURDAY NIGHT or early Sunday morning four high profile buildings in CIoverdale were tagged with gang graffiti. Perpetrators used what looked like blue and black spray paint. Three of the buildings are located downtown: the site of the new Performing Arts Center, the Hatcher Building and the La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant. JEH Continu- ation High School was also targeted. Dave Silva and Dylan Mills from the city's Public Works Department are painting over the graffiti on what will be the PerformingArts Center. To the right is a portion of the vandalism to the La Hacienda building. PC forwards FEIR for'09 General Plan to council By Neena Hanchett After much discussion at their April 1 meeting, the Cloverdale Planning Commission agreed to forward the Final EIR for the Cloverdale General Plan on to the city council with the inclusion of the Asti Exception Area in the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB) language included in the General Plan. Some of their recommended revisions to the General Plan included using the "property line" or "400 foot , elevation" for the western (UGB) rather than the "Base of the Hill" designation. In the area of N. Cloverdale Blvd,, there are no hill- side issues to be considered and the commission rec- ommended that the property line be the western boundary of the UGB. In the Central Hillside Area, property lines, base of the hill and 400 feet are virtually the same. For the southwest area using property lines would leave hillside areas within the UGB and subject to development consistent with the city's hillsite ordi- nances. If the boundary in this area is at the 400 foot level it places the hills outside the UGB and the hills could not be developed. The commission set the west- em boundary using both property lines and hill eleva- tion. At a prior hearing, officials of the Rains Creek Water District asked the commission to consider including the area in the city's Sphere of Influence and the UGB, not to promote development, but to potentially share water and responsibilities within the next 20 years, if mutually beneficial. A boundary using property lines would exclude all of the Rains Creek area but if the area is brought into the city's Sphere of Influence, an- nexation and transfer of the water district to the city would be allowed. Staff also recommended and the commission agreed that Foothill Blvd. be given a Collector designation rather than an Arterial designation. This could impact the availability of Cloverdale securing Federal street funds. This matter is being investigated by staff and will be presented to the council. Jim Wagele, a resident who lives off of Foothill Blvd. recommended that N. Foothill Blvd. be given residential status as the drive- ways of single family homes open on the street. The commission then heard from David Anderson, owner of 66 acres in the county northwest of the city, at the end of Foothill Blvd. At the previous public hearing his agent asked the commission to consider bringing the property into the city's Sphere of Influence so that city services could be provided to the property in ex- >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 SPRING IS IN THE AIR! Here children are enjoying a horse-themed birthday party for six-year old Lilli Sullivan, presented by Jonle's Ponies owner, Jonie Sclainl. In addition to an arena ride on a horse, the kids also were treated to an Easter egg hunt, "pin the tail on the horse" and a host of other activities. Successful drug prevention pro,gram at our high school By Roberta Lyons Cloverdale High School is instituting a new and apparently -,fery successful program aimed at preventing substance abuse among students. The program is called Project SUCCESS (Schools Using Coordi- nated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students). According to CHS Principal, Gene Lile, the Sonoma County organization, Social Advocates for Youth, (SAY) approached the high school to implement the program which is being funded by a grant awarded to SAY in a partnership with the Cloverdale Unified School District. Santa Rosa resident, Susan Dunn, M.A., has been hired as the coordinator for the program. "I'm thrilled to serve this school community," said Ms. Dunn. Project SUCCESS has been used in many Sonoma County schools including Analy, Laguna, E1 Molino, Casa Grande, Petaluma, and Rancho Cotatz High Schools. Since the program is grant-funded through the Sonoma County Office of Education, (SCOE) it isn't costing the district's general fund. According to information provided by SAY, Project SUC- CESS is a school-based program that works to reduce the factors that put students at risk for substance abuse, while working to enhance the factors that will protect students from the risks. This is accomplished by placing highly trained counselors in schools to provide a full range of substance use prevention and early intervention services. Strategies range from providing information to students about the. harmful consequences of using alcohol tobacco, and other drugs, to teaching students skills for resisting peer pressure and providing services to students who are experiencing stress. The program also works with school Hit and run driver given sentence By Roberta Lyons David Leroy Frease, the Covelo resident who injured Cloverdale resident, Roland Osmon in a hit and run accident in December of 2008 has been sentenced in Mendo- cino County on numerous felony counts. Frease lead the California High- way Patrol on a high speed chase last Dec. 6, on Highway 101 north of Cloverdale, south to Citrus Fair Drive, where he exited, back onto the freeway where he again exited on to McCray Road. By that time, two Cloverdale Police Department officers joined in the effort to halt Frease who was reaching speeds of 110 mph on the freeway and 70 to 80 mph on McCray Road. After turning around at the dead- end of McCray Road, Frease sped back north, which is when he clipped Roland Osmon, 80, who was standing in front of his house on McCray Road. Osmon suffered a fractured pelvis and a badly abrased arm and face, requiring several stiches. According to' Os- mon, Frease barely missed many other people along McCray Road, including a group of children standing in their driveway and two people walking their dogs. Osmon is still recovering, and stated, "I'm pretty tough." The chase ended when Frease hit a raised dirt embankment, became airborne and rolled the stoen 2003 >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 and community groups on activities to promote healthy alcohol, tobacco, and drug free life-styles for teens. According to principal Lile, the program has had good results at many Sonoma County high schools. "We are excited about it and looking forward to imple- menting the program/' he noted. Lile explained that the school has a drug program called Drug Abuse Alternative Center (DAAC) and it will continue. It is more of a treatment oriented program he said, where Project SUCCESS takes a preventative approach. He said the programs would work togeth- er, however. "Part of the new program is getting the whole community involved," he ex- plained. The principal said that Clover- dale High School doesn't have a bigger problem with drugs and alcohol abuse than any other school but he acknowledged that it is an issue. "We know some teenagers will experiment. We don't have our heads in the sand here and we are open to trying new things. We have seen a lot of SUSAN DUNN, M.A. programs come and go, but this program has had good results and we would like to try it." Program components include a prevention education series, small groups, individual assessments, and school-wide awareness and outreach activities. The plan also >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 o L00a00ter 00ervice00 Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 122 N. Main st., 894- 5750: Last Supper gathering, Thursday, April 9, 6 p.m. in the Vicarage; Good Friday Service with Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 10, at noon; Easter Sunday Eucharist Service, 10 a.m. April 12. Grace Lutheran Church, 890 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 894-2330: Eas- ter Service, April 12, 10 a.m. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1101 S. Cloverdale Blvd., 894-2910: Easter Sunday Sacrament Meeting, 9 a.m. Oat Valley Baptist Church, 31000 Cooley Lane (Hwy 128 access), 894-2998: Celebration of "The Risen Christ," Sunday April 12, 10:30 a.m. All are invited. Parkside Christian Chapel, 553 W. Second St. (across from City Park), 894-2893: Join Parkside Chapel for Easter Services on Sun- day, April 12, breakfast is at 9 a.m. and Service begins at 10 a.m. to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The service will include songs by our adult choir, along with vocal selections, con- gregational singing and an Eas- ter message by Pastor Richard Rilea. Children's Church will be held at 10 a.m. St. Peter's Catholic Church, 491 S. Franklin, 894-2535: April 9, 7 p.m., Holy Thursday Mass of the Last Supper; April 10, 11:30 a.m., Good Friday Celebration of the Lord's Passion with tradi- tional rites and Stations of the Cross; Confessions follow; April 11, Holy Saturday, Easter Vigil Service at 7:00 p.m. Easter Sun- day: 8 a.m. English, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Asti; 10 a.m. Spanish, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Asti; 10 a.m. tnglish, at St. Peter's, Cloverdale. First Baptist Church, 450 S. Franklin, 894-3274: April 10, 7 p.m., Good Friday Service; Easter Sunday, Community Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. with Easter Service following at 9:15 a.m.; 2nd Community Breakfast 10:15 with 2nd Service following at 11a.m. (Breakfast is free). Vineyard Hills Christian Church, Warner Hall, Citrus Fair, 239- 1107: April 9, 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday Tenebrae Service; Easter Sunday Service with special music and Easter message at 9:30 a.m. The Bridge Foursquare Church, 50 Commerce Lane, Unit C, Reuser Business Park: Easter Sunday Service April 12, 10 a.m. United Church of Cloverdale, 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd., 894-2039: Maundy Thursday, April 9, 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday Service, April 10, noon t 3 p.m. The sanctuary will be open for silent meditation and prayer. On the hour, prayers and Scripture will be offered. Easter Sunday Service, 10 a.m. The organ returns and will be played by guest organist, John Christopher Barr. A children's Easter egg hunt will follow during coffee hour. Saturday Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Sunrise Service at Salva- tion Army's Lytton campus, 200 Lytton Springs Rd. An Easter Egg Hunt will start off he Easter weekend activities at Lytton on Saturday, April il at 10 a.m. All children ages 1-12 are invited to participate in this fun filled program which will be held on the lawns at Lytton. Again this year, in a tradition going back many years, the very traditional Easter Sunrise Services with a special Easter message and music, will take place at the Salvation Army's ARC Lytton facility, Healdsburg on Sunday, April 12. Services will start at 6:30 a.m. and will be followed by a free breakfast featuring pancakes, eggs, juice, etc. All who attend are very welcome to enjoy the breakfast prepared by the Lytton staff. The services will be held in front of the main administration building. L