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www cUoverdaJereveiJJe.coffl June 13, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 7 fatigue or if somebody had Witness saw three done something to it -- and I people allegedly didn't see anything happen." After getting the sculpture swinging on ar ork tucked into the chamber office for the night, Hanchett By Zo~ Strickland called sculpture trail Reveille Editor manager Joyce Mann to let zoe@sonomawest.com her know what she had found. And, on June 6, A new crop of sculptures Ortega came to Cloverdale on the Cloverdale Sculpture from Arizona to fix the Trail can mean many things sculpture. -- more sculptures to admire, According to Ortega, the new artists to discover, the pin at the bottom of the long yearly rejuvenation of teardrop-shaped sculpture Cloverdale's downtown art broke, as well as the hook scene -- and the chance of a holding up the vessel. public sculpture getting "But it's all reparable," he damaged, said. The latter happened to The official cause of the Hector M. Ortega's Was I sculpture wreckage is Just Another One, which sits undetermined-- it could on the corner of North have been a fatigued piece of Cloverdale Boulevard and metal holding up the West Second Street, on May sculpture -- but Mann said 31. that she spoke to a witness "During Friday Night who saw three men between Live, I worked the late shift, the ages of 30 and 60 pulling So at about 10 p.m. I stopped on the sculpture toward the (at the chamber building), I end of Friday Night Live. walked over to my car and I This is a risk artists take saw the sculpture laying on when putting their pieces out its side in the planted area," for display, Mann said, but said Chamber Director she hopes that people will Neena Hanchet. "I thought, keep an eye on anything that 'oh, this isn't right.' It was may look suspicious when it pretty heavy, I tried to see comes to sculpture activity. what I could do with it. At In response to the original that time Yave Guzman and hook breaking, Ortega one of the security guys were installed a stronger hooking at the north end, I asked mechanism to the sculpture. them, 'Could you help me The trail has had some bring it in here just to keep it other sculpture-related protected?' And it worked out incidents in its 16 years of perfectly fine. There was an operation, but Mann said industrial-style hook where I that they've never been "to couldn't tell if it had metal this extent." Photo Zoe Strickland REPAIRS -- Cloverdale resident Shawn Bovee and Hector Ortega install a new hook to Ortega's sculpture, Was I Just Another One. PRIDE: Two panels and a mixer make up a day of storytelling Continued from Page 1 supportive enough that weGeyserville's Mercury Wines; might do this on an annual Lisa Carrefio, president and The first of two panels will basis." CEO of United Way of Wine present a narrative arc of If so, Fitzsimmons said that Country; and Laurie Fong, LGBTQ life from youth to he can see the event Santa Rosa High School elderhood. The panelists expanding to include local District school board member include Maxwell Anderson, an businesses and nonprofitsand former Montgomery High outreach coordinator fromoutside of CPAC participating School principal. Positive Images, an in a community-wide Pride"The intent was to show the organization that provides celebration. aspects of LGBT professional support and advocacy to The second panel tracks the life," Fitzsimmons said. "Our Sonoma County youth; Zahyra different walks of life and hope is that ira lot of young Garcia, an advocate from careers paths held by local LGBT people come to this, North Bay LGBTQI Families; members of the community-- they see role models." and Gay (Buz) Hermes, a "LGBTQ business, For Fitzsimmons, one of the senior advocate and creator of professional, community and aspects of the event he's most the "Aging Gayfully" course at faith leaders. Panelists looking forward to is hearing Sonoma State University. include: Santa Rosa attorney from all of the different "I hope it starts Jeff Nguyen; the Rev. Timintersections of people who -"-'~"v-~~a~s'~a~cl ' McDori~Id from Clo~b~Ifii~rg will be presenting: awareness," Fitzsimmons said Good Shepherd Episcopal "We have such a wide of the everit."'My hope is that Church; Brad Beard, ownervariety of backgrounds and the response will be and winemaker, from nationalities -- I don't know much about being Asian American and gay, and I know nothing about being a Latina Which one of these media and being LGBT--so part of this for me is a huge learning experience. That's probably supports the most local groups, charities and nonprofits? CLOVERDALE REVEILLE Which one most deserves your support? Support our local journalism so we can support you. It's important. "This is a learning opportunity -- for us, for everyone and I think that's the most valuable," he said. "It's an educational asset. Where else do you hear this? Why not in Cloverdale?" The event is being held at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. The event is free to the public, though there is a suggested donation of $10. The Dry Creek Rancheria LACO Associates, the civil Band of Pomo Indians is engineer, will present designs holding a public forum to and answer questions. present information, answer On an adjacent parcel at questions and receive 27821 Dutcher Creek Rd the community input about the tribe plans commercial and planned development of two industrial uses consistent parcels on the city's southern with the City's general plan. boundary. The event will take These could include four-star place on Thursday, July 20, hotel, a retail strip for small from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the businesses and Cloverdale Multipurpose storage/warehouses. Senior Center, 311 N. Main St. The tribe welcomes On the parcel at 235 Kelly community attendance and Road, the tribe plans an input at this forum. Tribal affordable, low-density leaders, including Tribal residential community, with a Chairman Chris Wright and gated entrance leading to 25 Housing Director Dave Cade, homes for tribal seniors, a will be present to answer community center and the questions. preservation of 18 acres of oak woodland. Representatives -- Submitted by David from Travois, the architect Smith-Ferri, Dry Creek consulting on the project, and Rancberia COUNTY: Annual reporting will help with accountability what excites me the most, just the different points of view." It's the different points of view and breadth of identities that Fitzsimmons is hoping will make this event stand out to both people within the LGBTQ community and those who don't identify within the community. Continued from Page I organic materials as opposed to synthetic." all county departments and Hopkins said as an agencies, including Sonoma organic farmer of 10 years, County Water Agency, Ag she was always committed to Preservation + Open Space staying away from synthetic District, the Community pesticides and both Gorin Development commission, and Kaun said there are a lot county transportation and of great organic alternatives. public works, general Gorin said one of her services and regional parks, constituents sent her a "This is very significant," recipe for eradicating weeds Hopkins said. "It's important with a main ingredient of for the government not just vinegar. to talk about things, but to "It is easy to find take action." alternatives," Gorin said. Meg Kaun, a member of She added that she also the Sonoma County uses mechanical weeding, Conservation Action who which often seems to have spearheads the groups' Toxic the most success. Free Future Campaign, "There are a lot of organic echoed Hopkins' thoughts, materials on the market that saying this is a big move. are semi-successful. Usually "I think this is quite with that, you have to spray significant. Back then a lot of the plant when it's little. It is places used synthetic a little finicky," Kaun said. pesticides, I did a records With the resolution request and they were using already in effect, Hopkins this stuff all over the place: said the county will be parks, schools, cities, etc. testing certified organic This is a big step forward," alternatives for weed control Kaun said. on areas such as roadsides. Both Kaun and Hopkins It will also direct staff to said both residents and commit to annual public supervisors seemed to reporting of pesticide use to strongly support the help ensure accountability resolution, and transparency. Kaun said there was Despite the victory, Kaun starVttng room only at the emphasized the need for Tuesday meeting and that more:wbi'k to be done. there were a lot of positive: Kaun said Sonoma County comments from the Conservation Action is supervisors regarding the working with the city of ban. Rohnert Park, Cotati and District 1 Supervisor Cloverdale to try to Susan Gorin said that this encourage and create formal resolution from the county's and informal policies on perspective was important, pesticide use in public "I do think they were very places. supportive and this is a According to her, product of Lynda's passion. I Petaluma and Healdsburg also want to recognize have verbal policies on Sonoma County pesticide use, but no codified Conservation Action. They policies. were instrumental," Gorin "We want to keep the said. conversation going on Hopkins said the change pesticide use, especially in will work to "Prioritize agriculture and in mechanical removal and vineyards," Kaun said. GUIDELINES: Closure considerations finalized before fall Continued from Page 1 four hours) and scheduledevolving. There is counseling services. sporting events. It disagreement over the best Districts are also course of action, recommends that schools use air quality monitoring site to encouraged to "use an equity "As we have seen over the the California Interscholastic use, whether it is better to lens" when considering last several years, wildfire Federation guidelines forkeep school open or closeclosing. Some of those smoke can settle in extreme heat events to school; and whether to hand considerations include communities hundreds of determine things like length out masks or not," socioeconomically miles from the location of the of play, rest and water Herrington testified in disadvantaged families that fire for several days and breaks for sports practices or February. may not have options for create severe air conditions games at level three and The current chart of new alternate child care, the fact that are unhealthy for four. guidelines appears to only that working parents and students and residents," said One challenge to the new address some of these guardians are the statement. "School guidelines is that they tell questions, disproportionately affected districts have been forced to districts to "modify these In addition to the new by school closures and could make difficult, last-minute levels to correspond to the chart, a draft list of other suffer significant decisions on whether to AQI, emissions closure considerations was professional or economic cancel classes, remain open concentration or other air released. While this list isn't consequences as a result, or modify school events with district recommended finalized, the final version is students receiving free or very little or no scientific method for your region." expected to be completed reduced-price meals may not data at their fingertips. The In other words, the shortly and will be have a reliable alternate lack of guidelines and districts are still on the hook distributed to districts before source of healthy food, information has resulted, in to determine for themselves school begins in the fall. students with individualized some instances, in haphazard whether they are in a level "Outdoor air quality is education programs may not decision-making. School four or five situation, one factor local educational have access to needed districts across the state Sonoma County agencies (LEAs) need to services during school have been requesting data Superintendent of Schoolsconsider when making a closure and finally that driven guidelines to assist Steve Herrington testified school closure decision, schools often provide safe them with potential school before the State Senate in LEAs should consider (these) and supportive closures when their region February and asked for factors, in addition to any environments for their becomes inundated with specific guidance from the other relevant local students and the most wildfire smoke." state on the following issues: conditions or concerns, when vulnerable students rely on Controversy dogged what air quality monitoring deciding to close school," them. districts' decisions during site should be used; when, if states the draft list. Finally, the draft list the Camp Fire, as parents ever, schools should close Under the heading of encourages districts to and administrators alike due to poor air quality; the health and safety, consider adding attempted to work with EPA equity issue of providing a considerations should instructional days or information, clean air environment forinclude indoor air quality minutes to the school The new color-coded disadvantaged students; how (ventilation and filtration calendar when time is lost activity recommendation to equip schools with systems at schools may offer due to school closures and chart has five levels, from filtration that ensures good a higher level of protection LEAs that have a foreseeable one, where there are no air quality; when can schools than residential systems), loss of instructional time due restrictions, to five, which expect to be reimbursed for The school environment can to a history of school states "school districts may closing due to air quality also provide appropriate closures should consider consider school closures concerns; and should N95 student supervision by adding built-in emergency based on site-by-site masks be distributed to trained and caring adultsdays to the annual school concerns" and that there children and/or educators? who can ensure students calendar, something most should be no outdoor activity "In speaking with air remain indoors and the local districts are whatsoever, quality experts and public availability of student implementing for the 2019-20 The activities listed on the health officials, my office has support services. For many school year. Instead of "snow chart include recess (15 learned that the science students, school may be the days" local districts will now minutes), P.E athletic around air quality from primary place where they have smoke days. practice and training (two to urban wildfires is still receive needed health and