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"1":( 0 www.cisverdalereveiliecom EDITCRIAL Are you a citizen? e rarely quote our president, Donald Trump, but here goes: I m proud to be a citizen, you re proud to be a citizen. The only people that are not proud to be citizens are the ones who are ghting us all the way about the word citizen. He was commenting on the controversy over whether to add a citizenship status question to the 2020 US. Census. We think there is a much broader question here over the word and concept of citizenship. Are you a citizen of the United States? If you were born here to parents who also were born here, that s an easy question. Babies born on US. soil, no matter where their parents were born can become US. citizens, too. That s been true since the 14th Amendment was added to the US. Constitution in 1868. Anyone can apply for legal immigration status, get a Green Card for US. residency and employment and take the USCIS Naturalization! Test. Political refugees and others can apply for asylum. Naturalized citizens must take an oath to support and defend the US. Constitution, swear off allegiance to any foreign powers and be ready to bear arms or complete work of national importance if called upon. Those are all versions of citizenship. As we now are seeing, it is an arduous, legally complicated, sometimes violent, expensive, tortuously slow and unpredictable process to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. It s no wonder so many people risk living in the dark and insecure shadows of being undocumented and called an illegal alien. Immigration and citizenship are very relevant topics for all of us in Sonoma County - and not just because we are on high alert for another ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) sweep among our local Latino population. We are home to 6,000 Latino youth and students who have registered in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Dreamers program. They were brought here as babies by parents without legal immigration papers. Another 38,000 Latinos and non-US. born people are here as undocumented immigrants, according to Undocufund, a nonpro t working on wild re relief. Among others in our local workforce, there are about 1,600 Mexican men and women with H-2A annual agriculture work permits, living in housing provided by local farmers and wineries. We don t think any of these people want to ght about what the word citizen means; they d be happy just to come out of the shadows and earn their documentation. But, well beyond Sonoma County, we are seeing a United States being bitterly divided by anti-immigrant hate and a tinderbox climate of fear, nativism and inhumane policies by our own government. Frankly, these times rival our World War 11 days when the US. government interred 120,000 Japanese-Americans in relocation camps, including hundreds of Sonoma County families, mostly apple farmers and local business owners. Of this total, more than 60% were natural or documented US citizens. It s little known that in California during the Great Depression over 1 million non-US. citizens were deported to their native Mexico so they couldn t compete for American jobs. They were not allowed to le for US. citizenship status. Whether born in the USA or arriving here from another continent, like our forebears who wrote our US. Constitution, being a citizen involves both guaranteed rights and required responsibilities. A citizen seeks to be active in public life, demonstrating civic virtues in everyday life and solving community problems. Citizen is from a Greek word meaning to participate in public affairs. True citizenship of someone that defends equal rights, due process, obeys all laws and pays taxes does not require a documentation or Tpaperwork. True citizenship transcends geographic boundaries or borders. 1 r : Thomas Paine, one of America s original revolutionists and citizens, said, The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren and to do good is my religion. Such a global citizen view seems far out of our reach these days. Rollie Atkinson . HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille he following items are selected from ' I archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille. July 10, 1909 110 years ago Under the new law governing the issuance of marriage licenses, parties who now apply to the county clerk for a Joyce Mann marriage license will nd the clerk very inquisitive. The new marriage law now in effective will make it possible to obtain vital statistics. Heretofore the minister or person who performed the marriage ceremony has had the necessity of trying to secure this information. Now the statistics must be given before the marriage license can be secured. Those who are contemplating matrimony should secure the information required before visiting the county clerk, or they will be refused the permit to connubial bliss. July 10, 1969 50 years ago California consumed ve and one-half million barrels of beer during the rst six months of 1969 and in so doing shelled out a record-breaking $95.3 million in federal, state and local taxes. The estimated consumption gure translates into $59.5 million for the federal government which imposes a $9 per barrel excise tax on beer drinkers. The state of California took $6.8 million through its extra tax of $1.24 per barrel and the point of purchase sales tax cost drinkers an additional $25 million. An association o icial said these direct taxes, which now account for 44.6 per cent of the cost of producing a barrel of beer was accompanied by an additional $14 million in indirect taxes levied on brewers, wholesalers and retailers, to make up the grand total which exceeds $500,000 for every day of the year. . July 13, 1994 25 years ago , Cloverdale s Muster Teams are making a name for themselves and for their Fire Department. The Men s Team, current state champions, has held that title three years out of the last four. The Women s Team set a new state record in a recent contest. What is a Muster Team? Muster means gathering or bringing together. The teams are organized in events based on the type of equipment being used and by the class. At the bell, contestants rush to their re apparatus, pull off the hose and run to put it in the proper plaCe. Timing is everything. Cloverdale s teams use the Fire Department s 1929 American La Franch apparatus. Both men s and women s teams placed rst at Atascadero Memorial Day Weekend. Newsroom Notebook ere in the newsroom at Sonoma West Publishers we often joke, in that black way that most journalists have, about our extensive staff. By which we mean each of our four newspapers has a single editor, who is responsible for not only all the management-type stuff, but we also write the majority of the articles and take the majority of photos you see in your paper every week. We are fortunate to also have two other staff members who float and help all the papers with content, but we ve generally all had a slightly bitter laugh when a well-meaning citizen has requested for us to send a reporter (or photographer) to our event. We work hard to not respond with, oh, you mean me? Cuz that s it. Just me. So, it was fairly inconvenient when I tripped and fell in early May while moving goats and broke four bones in my hand and wrist. My right, dominant hand and wrist. The cast, which I wore for seven weeks, made me look like a comic book villain, as it was black and purple, and covered my hand and wrist to midway down my forearm and immobilized my thumb and my pinky and ring ngers. (My 9-year-old son said I should have embraced it more and gotten a yellow one and glued gems to it to look like the In nity Gauntlet. Maybe next time.) When one of us goes down for an illness or a vacation it s a challenge to the rest of the team, because respectively, we re it. And this illness was going to largely eliminate my ability to type, hold a pen, or otherwise produce content for an inde nite amount of time. What is the sound of one hand typing? Unlike the sound of one hand clapping there is at least a sound, but for anyone remotely skilled at keyboarding, it is an achingly slow, pitiful sound. An equally slow and painful sound is that of a non- dominant-hand mousing. Unfortunately for them, all my co- workers here at Sonoma West have become painfully familiar with both sounds. They ve also had to open a lot of drinks for me, write my best wishes in company birthday cards, and, in one case, Heather Bailey OPINION Cannabis Country Jamie Evans, a lively cannabis educator and an innovative cannabis : cook, who will speak at the third annual ' ~- Wine & Weed Symposium in August. Jonah Raskin (wine-weed.com/nc/) Evans isn t just cooped up in a kitchen or at one of the many cannabis events she produces. She gets out and about and into elds. I love cannabis cultivators, Evans told me. I go to their farms and see that they re similar in many ways to grape growers. They care about their crops. A California native and a graduate of Cal Poly, where she studied viticulture, Evans lives in Sausalito and travels widely, though her business, Herb Somm, (a play on the word sommelier), is based in San Francisco. Evans learned about wine at Cal Poly and in Australia and Switzerland! In Sonoma County, she worked with the marketing team at Kendal Jackson. Now, she s involved with Crop-.to-Kitchen, a group that aims to connect the culinary arts to cannabis and create cannabis-infused foods. . You have to be very careful with edibles, Evans said. It s easy to overdose. She s learning about foods infused with cannabis from a German-born chef named Coreen Carroll, who created the Cannaisseur Series, and Mike Magallanwa, the founder of the Opulent Chef. Along with Carroll and Magallanwa, Evans is new school. I came along after Prop 215 and respect the early pioneers who helped push'this movement forward, Evans said. Without them, we wouldn't be where we are today! She s part of the changing of the guard that s taking place in the cannabis industry. Members of the older generations are moving on, retiring from the business entirely or reinventing themselves. Some are joining the younger generation that s experimenting with cannabis, setting new standards and building their own networks. Old school farmers and dealers learned to live with the Prohibition against pot, along with police raids, arrests and paranoia. The younger generation, to which Evans belongs, doesn t have that baggage and isn t weighed down by that past. Enthusiasm infuses new school people. We re blessed in California because we have some of the The other day, I learned heaps from OBITUARIES & MILESTONES Policy The Cloverdale Reveille offers our readers and all others the opportunity to have obituaries, memorials and other important milestone events published in the newspaper and provided online. This is a paid service. For information on how to submit, visit cloverdalereveille.com and click on Obituaries. To be published in the weekly edition, forms and information must be submitted no later than Wednesdays for the following week s edition. For further information, call 707-894 3339. July 18, 2019 u The Cloverdale Reveille Page 5 The sound of one hand typing mouse a particularly touchy drop down menu for me when the unfamiliar tremors of my left hand kept selecting the wrong item. More importantly to this story though, they also attended school board and town council meetings in my stead, since while I could go and hear them,l had no ability to produce anything with the information. They also went to events for me. Having fresh eyes on some of those meetings, players and issues was actually very helpful and interesting, as new eyes bring new perspectives that can be harder to nd if you ve been seeing the same topics at meetings for the last three years. And, giving whoever was going'in my place background on a particular issue or person also made me solidify my own knowledge and ideas. To anyone not familiar, those meetings can be achingly, bum-numbingly long (and don t think we don t see you people-who-leave-right-after-public-comment-or their-issue- du-jour while the rest of us stay for the duration). But they are extremely important, because that s where virtually everything happening in your town gets decided. From traf c signals to textbooks, it happens at open meetings and we think it s important to keep you informed. But that doesn t make those meetings any shorter. So, I m thankful to all of my coworkers, but especially to Katherine Minkiewicz and Andrew Pardiac, who both went to meetings I was unable to attend due to my injury. Our teamwork, all of us in the news department, is what makes this situation work, and while I m certainly grateful for the help, I would hope my Windsor readers are too. And, if you aren t reading this in the Windsor paper, then know that should your paper s editor trip like an idiot and maim themselves temporarily, I will be there to help pick up their slack. I ve graduated from cast to s plint but my thumb is still immobile due to the wrist not healing quite as they d like. While I m more functional, I m still not at full strength, and it will still take teamwork to get the papers out. Heather Bailey is the editor of the Windsor Times. Old school and new school best wines and some of the best marijuana in the world, Evans said. It makes sense for the two industries to join forces. Evans is commonsensical whether she s talking about proper dosing, how to chose the best cannabis owers (known as buds ), or about the key organic compounds in marijuana: THC, CBD, and the terpenes, which give the cannabis plant its aroma and avor. In case you forget, Evans reminds you that marijuana is a plant and an herb. After all, her company is Herb Somm. I always tell people Your nose knows, she said. Smell is critical when choosing the right buds. I put cannabis in a Wine glass and sniff the way I would sniff wine. Evans urges edgling cannabis users to go slow and go low. She also encourages beginners to be adventurous, try different strains and different methods of consuming. It s essential, she insists, for each individual to nd out what works and what doesn t, since no two individuals are the same when it comes to cannabis. My own grandmother, whom I never would have thought would be interested in cannabis, is now using it as a topical, Evans said. She suggests that beginners think of THC and CBD as the engine of the cannabis vehicle and the terpens as the steering wheel and the tires. You need all the parts to get where you want to go, whether it s wellness and health or a high or some of both. Balance is Evans mantra. Evans is the co-editor of the Cooking Journal, and she likes to cook with cannabis. On her website, she offers spectacular photos of some of her favorite dishes: CBD mint pea pesto crostini with burrata, prosciutto and a balsamic reduction; and a strawberry apricot CBD tartlet. One look and you want to eat and come back for more. Yes, there s a changing of the cannabis guard, but don t count out veterans who have been around for decades and who are still making valuable contributions to our understanding of the plant. 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