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011!!V[! IL!!! 18 I $1 at the newsstand WHAT'S INSIDE THIS Section 8 housing changes Community calendar Eagles sports Letters to the editor WEEK? Eagles wrap up NCL campaign Page 9 9 "*'''''''' '*" ORIGIN SHALL TOWN PAPERS 927 W RAILR.OA.D AVE SHELTON WA gB584-3847 MIXED ADC 940 1096 " 00-00-0000 IIhNN,i,l I.i hq,dh,M,d h,dNi,v Visit www, cloverdalereveille,com daily updates on local news and views Our 140th year, Number Cloverdale, California May 16, 2019 Photo Zoe Strickland DIRTY WORK -- Community Unity Day, a rite of passage for those traveling through Cloverdale High School, was held on May 10. Students spent the morning helping better establishments around town, eventually going back to the high school for a barbecue. "1 like these days where we get to spend time together, and talk and better our community," said Julie Lawson, a math teacher at CHS. Students were split up into groups, some going to the Cloverdale Senior Multipurpose Center, some going to the Cloverdale cemetery and more going other places. While yard work seemed to be the favored task, some students were in charge of washing fire trucks and others got to help repair a gravesite that was damaged by squirrels and tree feots. Pictured, from left: Arizbeth Gomez, Laura Garcia, Helayna Gilette-Simmons and Julie Lawsor~. For more photos, visit cloverdalereveille.com. Photo provided MOVING UP -- Members of the Washington Migrant Ed Debate Team are, from left, Jovanny Gonzalez, Ashley Carrillo, Angelina Carrillo, Leslie Cardenas and Silvia Navarro. By Zo6 Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com Washington School's Migrant Ed Debate Team headed to southern California the first weekend of May to compete in a California-wide speech and debate contest. They headed home after winning second place for middle school debate. Of the 24 debate teams that were present, the five students in the Washington group had to compete with five other speech and debate teams directly. "I hope the Migrant Ed program has the opportunity to grow here in Cloverdale," said James Pennington, an English teacher at Washington and the advising teacher for the Washington Migrant Ed Debate Team. "I think if there is an example of what students can do with opportunity, this is really a perfect example in the sense of we got to go and represent Cloverdale, a town that a lot of people hadn't heard of." Migrant Education programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Education and are meant to help support students who are the children of those who work in jobs typical of migrants, such as agriculture. See Debate Page 9 ~L Winniford awarded Best Film for SCOE's Five-Minute Film Festival, first place in Congressional Art Competition By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com Winning the Congressional Art Competition for the second district with her mixed media piece "Deportado" was a big deal for Eden Winniford. With that win, coupled with a Best Film award from the Sonoma County Office of Education for her short Claymation film "United She Stands," Winniford has had a busy year. With these wins under her belt, Winniford said that she wants to continue art as a hobby. As for the future, with graduation looming, she's planning on starting as an English major at UC Davis in the fall. Creating art, both physical and digital, has been engrained in the EDEN WINNIFORD Cloverdale High School senior since she was little. "I've always been an artistic person and my mom taught me how to draw when I was really little," she said. "She would have me enter the Citrus Fair art competition and would always like me to have something in there." Now, she's in the Advanced Placement art class at CHS, which is where she initially drafted "Deportado." Winniford said that her art teacher, Jaimes Ayala, said that the art pieces submitted to the competition had to follow the theme of "California." "I didn't really want to do a poppy," she said. "I figured that I had the chance to use my voice in an See Art Page 8 ARTSY OFFERINGS --"Deportado" pictured top left and pictued above, both tackle themes dealing with equality. Images provided "United She Stands," FRESH AIR -- Citizens gathered for the opening of the Porterfield Creek Trail on May 11. Photo Zo~ Strickland It was a breezy, sunny weekend in Cloverdale -- perfect for a day out in nature. Luckily for those who wanted to explore a newly opened outdoor space, the Porterfield Creek Trail Open Space Preserve had its grand opening on May 11. "The property will benefit many generations to come, as it did those before us and we are only caretakers of the property. It provides a host of benefits for Sonoma County and Cloverdale residents,' Mayor Melanie Bagby said during the morning's opening remarks. "Porterfield Creek runs year round and its clear, cool water provides an excellent habitat for foothill yellow- legged frogs, as well as steelhead and protected fish the open space property contains a mosaic of native oaks, mixed evergreen forests, grasslands, native plants and some seasonal wetlands representative of the coastal range." The new space includes trails that allow both hikers and bikers to explore the open space without compromising the natural beauty of the area. The city partnered with the Sonoma County Trails Council to construct new trails in the area, as well as to install three new bridges. Additionally, the opening of the preserve has water fountains tall (or short) enough for humans and dogs of all ages and new waste receptacles. The property was initially purchased in 2007 by Sonoma County Ag + Open Space, but transferred ownership to the city in 2011. According to a press release from Ag + Open Space, the area has been used for guided outings and informal hiking. Now, it's ready to be explored by all. The Porterfield Creek Trail Open Space Preserve consists of 250 acres on the west side of Cloverdale, beginning at the west end of Skyview Drive. "Hopefully this project will be the start of many amazing parks in and around Cloverdale," Bagby said. -- StricMand By Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com As wildfire season draws near, PG&E is partnering with two other power companies in California to push a wildfire awareness and safety campaign. The star of the campaign is a Public Safety Power Shutoff program, which preemptively shuts offpower to people in high-fire threat areas in cases of extreme weather. "Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, we are expanding and enhancing our Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep our customers and the communities we serve safe," said Deanna Contreras, spokesperson for PG&E. "Our ongoing and expanded efforts include further enhancing vegetation management around power lines, conducting accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure in high fire-threat areas and hardening our electric system." Additionally, PG&E is expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program. While the number of people and location of those that may be impacted during a power shut off depends on a variety of factors, including weather conditions and if a location is viewed as being a high- threat fire area, Contreras said that PG&E Wants all customers to be prepared for a potential outage. The people who are most likely to be considered for a potential power shut are those located in zones that are designated as being either Tier 2 (elevated risk) or Tier 3 (extreme risk) by the California Public Utilities Commission.To view CPUC's map, visit ia.cpuc:ca.gov/firemap/. Locally, the outskirts of Windsor, Healdsburg and Cloverdale are designated as both Tier 2 and Tier 3. In west county, Guerneville and See PG&E Page 8