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PAGE 4 --WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 2010 CLOVERDALE REVEILLE CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA PG&E Smart Meter Editor: We recently received a notice from PG&E that a new SmartMeter will soon be installed on our property. After doing some research, we are adamantly opposed to these new meters. Per a conversation with PG&E, customers do not have the option to opt out. They state the digital meters are designed to enable the company to turn power on and off and to read the meters from offsite locations (no more meter readers) thus saving the company money. However, many customers statewide have seen their electricity bills double or even triple since they received the new meters. PG&E's response is that those customers did not realize how much hotter or colder than usual the temps were, thus increasing their electricity usage. This is utter nonsense and the California Public Utility Commission is taking these complaints seriously as they have initiated an investigation into the accurancy of the SmartMeter (3/31 SF Chronicle). Also, several towns in the state are suing PG&E and the Cotati City Council .included a discussion of the issue on their 3/24 agenda and may authorize their Mayor to write a letter to the CPUC. I urge our Mayor and City Council to follow suit and help put a stop to this Northern California SmartMeter rollout at least until the CPUC inves- tigation is complete. On a final note, these SmartMeters have been in use in Europe for several years and per the European Smart Metering Alliance website, it is possible for grid operators to remotely adjust thermostats in customers' homes. When questioned, PG&E denied that this was in store for Calfornia customers. The technology is already here, the question is, who will con- trol it? Michael & Laureen Maacks, Cloverdale Full-time lawyers not needed Editor: What are these people thinking? The City Council has laid off Public Works employees, city staff employees, failed to fill police slots and have suggested that they need to raise a new tax to deal with the fact that the city earns less than it spends-all the while paying over a HALF MILLION DOLLARS a year for the City Attorney. The Reveille articles, which appeared last week, point out the utter failure of the City Council to care for the city as any of us have to care for our families. We do not drive a Cadillac when we are living on a Ford budget. In my research on this subject I've found that most California cities the size of Cloverdale do not spend anywhere near the percentage of their budgets on lawyers as does our City Council. Most cities use city attorneys like the rest of us-you call a lawyer when you have a problem. You don't 121 E. First St. 894-7920 O Four Screens - Stadium Style Seating . State-of-the-Art Projection and Sound SHOWTIMES ARE FOR: Fri., April 16 through Thurs., April 22 THE LAST S0NG (PG) DALLY 7:10 MATINEES FRI-SUN 2:15 4:45 LATE SHOW FRI-SAT 9:35 THE BOUNTY HUNTER (PG13) DALLY 6:30 MAiINEESFR'i-SUN  1:30 4:00 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:00 CLASH OF THE TITANS (PG13) DALLY 6:45 MATINEES FRI-SUN 1:45 4:15 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:15 HOW to TRAIN your DRAGON (PG) DALLY 7:00 MATINEES FRI-SUN 2:00 4:30 LATE SHOWS FRI-SAT 9:20 Facials & Massage Therapy THE CLOVERDALE HOMETOWN NEWSPAPER SINCE 1879 ASSEMBLY OF GOD ::::::================================================================================== Office Hours Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Published By Hanchett Publishing, Inc. Managing Editor Roberta Lyons Advertising N. L. Hauchett E-mail us at: reveille@cloverdalereveille.com Cloverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published every Wednesday by Hanchett Publishing, Inc., at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd., Cloverdale, CA 95425 (707) 894-3339. Subscriptions: $30.00 per year, $56.00 per year out of Sonoma County. Single copy 50. Second Class Periodicals Postage Paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Postmaster: Send address changes to Cloverdah Reveille, PO Box 157, Clo- verdale CA 95425. Adjudicated a newspaper of general circulation by the Superior Court of the County of Sonoma, State of Cali- fornia, under the date of March 3, 1879, Case No. 36106. keep a lawyer around just for the warm fuzzy feeling of security you get from having one close. The current situation was created by former City Manager Vince Long. Mr. Long, who came to Cloverdale from Southern California, decided that Cloverdale needed a lawyer at every city meeting-every meeting-wheth- er there was a legal question at issue or not. That is how you end up spending $500,000 on lawyers (as opposed to the S150,000 to $200,000 most small cities in Sonoma County spend.) In Willows, the county seat of Glenn County, the budget for the City Attorney for 2010 went up from $15,000 to $20,000 this year. Willows has 6,500 people, and a service area much greater than Cloverdale's. When I asked the city for copies of its legal budget it wasn't the city that responded, the letter I got came from their lawyer! It's time that the City Council wake up to the fact that while our residents and schools are suffering through the worst economic times since the Depression it cannot indulge itself with luxury legal expenses. The members of the City Council asked to be the city leaders. It's time they start acting like leaders and make honest decisions, without the full- time lawyer umbrella the have constructed for themselves. Jim DeMartini, Cloverdale Weres the money? (note:the spelling error in the subject title is intentional it reflects a protest sign proudly hoisted by a passionate student and featured prominently on several pages) Editor: What a treat to read Mr. Olsen's letter last week. The simplest explana- tion is usually the most accurate. The suggestion that parents and schools make wiser choices is brilliant. His point that all the money government spends comes from us is spot on, and has been absent throughout this discussion. As citizens we have come to expect much of publicly funded services. Some have been mutually agreed to be valid and desirable, such as the military; police; fire and the courts. Many others have been and could be provided by private enterprise at a substantial savings, and with a busi- nessperson's motivation to hire the best people; cut costs and improve services. Currently California has a little underfunding problem regarding Public Employee Pension Funds. For the three largest, it stands today at around $500 Billion. Or so. Those are entitlements, and cannot be concealed like so many other State Budget minefields. All the heartfelt but misspelled pro- test signs on earth can't wish away decades of malfeasance perpetrated on LETTERS CONTINUED -- PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 11 FRED YOUNG FUNERAL HOME 428 N. CLOVERDALE BLVD., CLOVERDALE 707 894-2540 LOCALLY OWNED & OPERATED BY THE ODD FELLOWS CEMETERY & MORTUARY ASSOCIATION i SANTA ROSA MEMORIAL PARK & CREMATORY FD-1944 COA 107 & 367 CR 171 [ Shop at home.. ,support our 100d bu,,ne,ses,0000] Dora. as it bas been since 1879. tbe G/oveedale Reveille is the jommal of bistogieal od I'o the om- reunited of Clov=tdal. Submissions ar melom. IIditoHal deadline is Thursday, 5 p.m. Please notify us of changes to the calendar WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St ............ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Supervisor Paul Kelley office hours, City Hall ....... 10 am Family History, 1101 S. CIoverdale BIvd .... 10 am - 7 pm Weight Watchers, Grace Lutheran Church ........ 5:45 pm City Council Meeting, Senior Center .................. 6:30 pm American Legion Meeting, Vet's Hall .................. 6:30 pm THURSDAY, APRIL 15 Kiwanis, Star Restaurant ...............................  ...... 7-Sam Cloverdale Performing Arts Board, Grange Hall ..... 8 am Senior Center, 311 N. Main St ............ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Rotary Club, Citrus Fair ..................................... 12:15 pm Eagle Pride Booster Club, CHS Library ............. 6:30 pm Soroptimists, Underground Cafe ..... ' ........................ 7 pm Cloverdale Lions Club, Vet's Building ................. 7:30 pm FRIDAY, APRIL 16 Toastmasters, Star Restaurant ................................ 7 am Senior Center, 3! 1 N. Main ................ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Food Pantry, 2nd & Commercial ........................... 1-3 pm MONDAY, APRIL 19 Senior Center, 311 N. Main St...: ........ 9:30 am - 2:30 am Health Care District, Ambulance Bldg ..................... 7 pm AI Anon, First Baptist, 450 S. Franklin St ........... 7:30 pm TUESDAY, APRIL 20 Senior Center, 311 N. Main ................ 9:30 am - 2:30 pm Writer's Circle of Druids, Library ......................... 1:30 pm CIoverdale Historical Society, Library ...................... 7 pm CIoverdale Grove Druids, Druids Hall ...................... 8 pm Alexander Valley Regional Medical Center Primary Healthcare (Adult & Child), M, T, Th, F ....................... 9 am - 8 pm and Wed. 9 am - 6 pm Dental, Fri ....................................................... 8:30 am to 5 pm Behavior Health, T, W, F,. .................................... 9 am - 6 pm Th ............................................ 11 am - 7 pm Application assistance for State of California Healthcare Programs by Appointment, 707-894-4229 Ernest R. "Ernie" Angeli Ernest R. "Ernie" Angeli died in Healdsburg Saturday, April 3, 2010 at the age of 89. Ernie was the beloved son of the late Tony and Ida Angeli and dear husband for 55 years of the late Dorothy Angeli. He was the loving father of Jerry (Linda) Angeli, Sharon (Mike) Falleri and the late Duane Angeli. Duane's wife Joanne also survives. Emie was the husband of Anna L. Angeli. He was the brother of the late Marion Johnson. Ernie was Nono to: Lori, Jeff, Toni (Mar- tin), Nick (Jamie), Shaun (Jannie), Chad and great Nono to, Rowan, Abbey, Aidan, Gavin, and Madison. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews. Ernie lived his entire life in Cloverdale working as a rancher raising prunes and grapes. He served in the US Army during WWII. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved gathering mushrooms. Ernie's fam- ily wishes to thank La and Bill Kitchner for their loving care. Ernie's family will receive visitors Thurs- day April 8, 2010 from 5 until 7 p.m at Fred Young Funeral Home. A funeral service was held Friday April 9, at 11a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church. Entombment was at Olive Hill Cemetery in Geyserville. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to your favorite charity. Arrangements by Fred Young Funeral Home Cloverdale, 894-2540. Joyce Price-Rezentes Joyce Price-Rezentes a long time resident of Cloverdale (since 1955), died April 4, 2010 in her home, using the care of Hospice, and with her family by her side, at the age of 79. Surviving Joyce is her loving, caring and devoted husband of 27+ years, Joseph Rezentes;. sons, Gerald (Jerry) Price of Yountville, Richard Price of Cloverdale and daughter, Cynthia (Cindy) Price of Garden Valley; grand- sons, Cody Price (wife Linda) of Santa Rosa, and Drew Price of Cloverdale; loving daugh- ter-in-law, Linda Ann Price of Santa Rosa. Stepson Marcus Rezentes (wife Jennifer) and stepdaughter Lea Rezentes-Bouabid (hus- band Yoba) of Ukiah. She is survived by nu- merous nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased family members are Harold (Bink) Price husband of 33+ years, sister Marion Crispin, and parents Fred and Elsie Skrbek. Joyce was a willful and hard-working woman. She ran a rural paper route for the Press Democrat, picked prunes or suckered and picked grapes to keep the family in food and clothes. She worked at MGM Brakes for almost 30 years, developing many relationships that survived decades. Aloha my Kuuipo. Funeral Services were held Saturday, April 10, at 11 a.m. at Fred Young Funeral Home, 428 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Cloverdale. Interment was held on Monday, April 12 at the Boonville Cemetery, Boonville. In lieu of flowers, the family appreciates a donation to North County Hospice, 205 East Street, Healdsburg, Ca. 95448, or to a charity of your choice in Joyce's name. Arrangements by Fred Young Funeral Home, 894-2540. Certified Massage Therapist & Licensed Esthetician . CranioSacral & Therapeutic Massage Organic Skincare Products Personalized Facials for all Skin Types IRADITIONAL HEAHNG ART Lucia Longo 707-596-0777 103 Commercial St. The Chapel at Rio Undo Academy 3200 Rio Lindo Ave Healdsburg iiiiiili:.:iii::iii:ii: Sundays at lO:OOam .707-431-7856 ..................... i:: ..... , Verse by Verse Teaching CLVARY C HEL Childrens Church Provided Parkside 6 Christian Chapel Wor 6ro" Sunday Christian Education 9:45 a.m. SundayWorship Service 11 a.m. Sunday Evening Service 6 p.m. Women's Home Bible Fellowship Tuesday,7 p.m. Men's Home Bible Fellowship Tuesday, 7 p.m. 553 W. Second 894-2893 Geyserille Christian Chu5  "Open and Affirming" Rev. Hilary F. Marckx, Ph.D., pastor Sunday Service 10:30 a.m. 21300 GeserviHe Ave. .l. 707 857-3473  SEVENTH-DAY ADVENT1ST'CHURCH Saturday Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Saturday Worship Service 11 a.m. 1085 S. Cloverdale Blvd. 707 894-4989 The Episcopal Cbucb (Uelomes You! Church of the Good Shepherd Sundays, 10:00 a.m. 122 Main Street Y Fr. EO Howell, Vicar 894-5750 CHRISTIAN SCIENCE THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SOCIETY, 424 East Street, Healdsburg. Sunday Church Service and Sunday School10:30 am. Evening meeting, second Wed. of month, 7:30 pm; Church Reading Room, 307 Cen- ter St. Hours: Tues, Wed, Fri, 12-4 pm. 433-4776 Meeting 9:30 a.m. Sunday I Citrus Fair Warner Hall S. Washington St. = r  Warner 00Vm000000ard/-hlls -.- "C/Irist./a** C/aurc] ] s. Clov,,aa al. Abunda.t h#...ab.nda.t /,:,re. ' Call 707-239-1107 for information Web site: www.vineyardhills.org Sunday Worship Services- 10am 50 Commerce Lane, Unit C Reuser Business Park, CIoverdale (Across the freeway from Starbucks) Pastor Bill Schmidt 707.894,5050 The skills we develop and use are laying the 1 foundation for a new [l society, l For more info 894-5490 (Books available at United Church whereGod  >-qfllllr--'k is still  #Sunday athering 9:55 a.m. #Sunday worship 10 a.m. tChoirs or all ages # Children/Youth programs #Local & global outreach ministries #Open & Affirming congregation 439 N. Cloverdale Blvd., (!( -- )}) C,overdale \\; (_L) t? 894-2039 www.uccloverdale.org I