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www.cloverdalereveille.com July 11, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 9 passing league, in the right places, reading C[overda[e in midst of "The turnout of playerS the right keys and seeing busy off-season has been decent and veteran different coverages." leader Shayne Turner has In addition to Turner, program been doing a great job," other key returning veterans Alexander said of his star for the Eagles include By Greg Clementi quarterback. "He hasn't seniors; defensive Sports Editor missed anything and has back/receivers Dylan worked hard since basketball Scaramella, Jared Donahoo, The varsity football Eagles ended to get himself in shape. Diego Duarte and Jesus haven't skipped a beat He's ready for a huge senior Maciel, lineman Daniel following a successful 7-5 season." Lopez, running playoff campaign a year ago, The Eagles have made back/linebacker Anthonie making the most of a busy off- some significant changes to Robottaro, and juniors; season program that should the coaching staff, most receiver/safety Leo Acevedo, have the team well prepared notably the addition of Troy lineman Josh Lemley, when official practices start Turner as the new defensive safety/all purpose back Colby later this month, coordinator. Furia and running Head coach Greg "We've also revamped our back/linebacker Logan Axell. Alexander has overseen a passing game and are really The Eagles will begin training regimen that focusing on becoming a better official practices the last includes weight lifting three team through the air," week of July and open the days per week, coupled with Alexander said, "The passing 2019 campaign on Aug. 23 at regular participation in a league has been huge in Piner High School in Santa summer seven-on-seven training our kids' eyes to be Rosa. Photo Greg Clementi FIELD GENERAL -- Senior quarterback Shayne Turner, pictured here last season, returns to lead a talented Eagle's squad this fall. Cloverdate is wrapping up a busy off-season program this month. / Photo provided STARTING POINT -- Betsi Conner-Hamilton, Kara Bogner and Michelle Simon take preliminary readings in the attic. Nor-Cal Paranormal Research Society spends a second night in Cloverdale's historic home By Zo~ Strickland Reveille Editor zoe@sonomawest.com On June 15, Cloverdale's own Nor-Cal Paranormal Research Society headed to the Gould-Shaw house to do what they do best-- investigate areas for possible paranormal activity. The group, albeit with a slightly changed roster, first visited the house in mid-June 2018. They said they hope a yearly check-in will become a new tradition. "We formed in April or May, and we decided that, since June 16 was our first investigation there (at the house), we wanted to go back every year and revisit where we started," said Kary LaMaster, one of the group's founding members. LaMaster, along with Betsi Conner-Hamilton, Crystal Lloyd (the group's identified open-minded skeptic), Kara Bogner and Michelle Simon spent time in the Gould-Shaw house in June. Groupmember investigation with a predetermined starting point -- they already had an idea of the paranormal beings they believed may be occupying the house, and what areas of the house had had the most activity. "We focused on the residents of the home that we identified last time," Conner- Hamilton said. They also focused most of their energy on areas like the house's front bedroom and the kitchen, since those exhibited high-activity when they Visited last year. The Gould-Shaw house is in the hands of the Cloverdale Historical Society and is home to Cloverdale's museum. The house was built for local blacksmith Thomas J. GoUld in 1862, was sold to Thomas A. Shaw in 1869 and sold again in 1875 to Isaac E. Shaw (no relation to Thomas Shaw). During their 2018 trip to the house, the group thought they heard both male and female voices, whereas this trip only yielded anomalous like we had more activity this time." In a January interview with the Reveille, LaMaster said that their first trip to the Gould-Shaw houses resulted in minimal voice activity, and instead had more photo-based light anomalies. As of press time, the Nor- Cal Paranormal Research Society was still going over some of their footage from the night. "We need to try and debunk what we get," Conner- Hamilton said. The act of debunking involves looking at recordings and photos that may look anomalous and trying to disprove them. If the group is unable to debunk something, they consider it unknown or paranormal. While this process can lead to the group discovering things they at first didn't see or hear -- like the sound of someone not in the group answering a question in a piece of audio -- it can also result in some of the more exciting moments of the John Lorence was unable to experienced from male voices, investigation being debunked. attend the iffv sfigati6n. -,Right off the bat when we : In one'caSe; they had Going off Of some of the tui:ried on our spirit box : poured some baby powder on information they gleaned from (which sweeps radio the floor in hopes that an last year's trip to the house, frequencies on an AM imprint would later be made in the Nor-Cal Paranormal frequency) we were getting it. When they came back Research Society was able to voices coming through right upstairs to check the powder, enter into this year's away," LaMaster said. "I feel they found the shape of what looked like the top part of a child's footprint in the powder. This, however, can be explained by a closer look. , "I think somebody stepped with the back of their shoe," ,: LaMaster said, describing her hesitation to take the print as,:: something paranormal. "It looks like somebody may have stepped on it with the back of a shoe and it (the tread) looked ,~, like a baby footprint." In other cases, reviewing footage can lead to the discovery of new, possibly paranormal, happenings. "I had 30 seconds where my volume on the recording device I was using spiked, but when you looked into the playback there was no noise at all, it was complete silence," Lloyd said. "We got this orb of light coming out of the closet next to Crystal who was standing next to the camera," LaMaster added. "This ball of light came out and moved around her and then shot off toward the camera." The Cloverdale Historical Society may be involving the .~ ~<'~ Nor, Cal Paranormal Research ~,~, Society in events going forward. While an official ', event hasn't been planned yet, LaMaster said that the group may be giving a presentation about their findings. :, : It!, By Andrew Pardiac Managing Editor andrew@sonomawest.com On June 22, the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office called out helicopter Henry I to search for a suspect in Taylor Mountain Regional Park due to its remote access. The man was later caught. In April, five people were rescued from the Russian River, pulled out one-by-one with a rope from Henry 1. The county's helicopter sees a lot of work in a variety of fields, but how much does it cost to operate? The answer is $4,050 per hour. "We have an hourly cost from our budget," Community Engagement Liaison Misti Wood said, noting that there are a lot of variables that go into each flight. "They have air patrol, they have rescues, they have demonstrations like at schools and public events. They have aerial surveillance So there are a lot of different kind of missions that Henry I flies, and those missions have different times associated with each of them," she said. The difficult part of coming up with the cost per mission is when one mission bleeds into another, she said. Therefore, it's looked at as an hourly rate, which includes fuel insurance and labor, among any additional costs. This year, the county has budgeted nearly $2.03 million for Henry 1, or 500 hours of flight time. Between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019, Henry i flew 1,110 calls. This includes calls for agency assists outside the county. Henry 1 does an average of 70 to 100 rescues per year, Wood said. Henry I is operated by at least a pilot and a tactical flight officer. There are two pilots for Henry 1, one with a total benefits and salary of $227,012 per year and the other at $211,077 per year. The difference is in the benefits, both make a salary of $131,108 per year. The tactical flight officer's total package comes in at $194,678, with $133,653 in salary. Depending on the mission, occasionally there is a medic on board as well, but they are not considered part of the Henry 1 staffing in the 2019-20 budget. Wood said that the call to bring Henry 1 out is the first responders' decision. Then the call is put out to the pilot, who may call it off if it is seen as unsafe to fly, such as in times of high wind. Wood said that the responders and Henry 1 operators never look at the cost when taking the copter out. "What we look at is what is needed to best respond in the interest of public safety. So we look at Henry i as one of many tools that we have at our disposal," Wood said. "We're not including the cost in that moment We're thinking strictly from a response perspective." The helicopter is equipped with a few tools that boost its usefulness. Not only can it get to places most vehicles cannot, it is equipped with cameras that can help spot stranded hikers or hiding suspects. It has a regular daytime camera as well as a forward-looking infrared camera, which is the type often shown displaying heat signatures in purple to bright yellow colors. Depending on the mission, there can occasionally be restitution paid for Henry l's use. Rescue missions never use restitution, but Wood said criminal cases can use the process if it is warranted. Restitution is not unique to Henry 1 costs, rather it can be used to recoup costs for apprehension in general. Wood said that Henry 1 will be operating in the same capacity as it has moving forward. "We can respond very quickly in rescue missions, particularly with the long line," Wood said. She noted the cameras on Henry 1 have allowed a greater level of communication with responders on the ground in both law enforcement and firefighting. She also noted that the helicopter goes over well at public events. "It's a great relationship builder at community events, because everybody loves Henry 1," she said. "So, it's a great way to show people where their tax dollars are going and let them touch it, see it, feel it, talk to the people who fly it. That sort of thing." Liftoff via civil asset forfeiture Henry 1 was approved for purchase in August 2017 for a total of $5.19 million. Of that, $2.79 million was funded through county civil asset forfeiture funds. Civil asset forfeiture is policy that allows law enforcement to seize assets from someone suspected of wrongdoing. There has been controversy over the use of civil asset forfeiture as it does not require those whose property was seized to be charged with a crime. Those against its use decry it as "policing for profit" while proponents say it is a useful funding mechanism. Laws continue to change in civil asset forfeiture, recently with SB 443, and there is an added layer to what rules are followed in seizures as local agencies sometimes team with federal agencies and therefore follow typically looser federal policy. It was not known as of press time what the ratio of civil asset forfeiture money had come from cases where charges were pressed. The remainder of the helicopter's costs were funded through an $100,000 Urban Areas Security Initiative grant and a financing plan for $2.3 million over the course of 12 years. WHIRLYGIG -- A crowd welcomed the new Henry 1, a $5.19 million welcome party in its honor in north Santa Rosa in August 2018. Photo Reveille archives ( Bell 407GX helicopter, at a