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www.ctoverdalereveiltannin July 18, 2019 o The Cloverdale Reveille Page 9 Spirit of giving, Peak Performances Local politicians sign letter to governor against fossnl fuel use mark Sonoma Women’s Triathlon “w n... .l Photo Michael Lucid, courtesy of Scena Performance. PERFORMANCE Pictured are Sprint Distance finishers Kristi Lambert and Yvonne Lopez, form left. By Greg Clementi Sports Editor Ideal weather and athletic achievement marked the third running of the Sonoma Women’s Triathlon on Saturday, July 13, an event which benefits the ongoing fight against cancer. The annual test of will offered athletes a choice of triathlon race distances, including an Olympic distance race (0.93 mile swim, 27.9 mile bike, 6.2 mile run) and a sprint distance (0.5 mile swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run). Sponsored by Bellwether Farms with a big assist from the Healdsburg Running Company and Sports Basement, the races started and finished at Veteran’s Memorial Beach in Healdsburg. The race route began with a splash at dawn and featured winding stretches of Sonoma County back roads. Although final numbers are not yet in, this year’s race was expected to raise an estimated $25,000 toward cancer research. Each athlete fulfilled a fundraising requirement to allow for their participation. .FLAGS: The newest in" an onslaught of vandaliSm Continued from Page 1 Part of something larger, The bending of chamber flags is the most recent in an onslaught of downtown vandalism that has As in past years, proceeds from the event benefit the Sutter Institute for Health and Healing in Santa Rosa. The organization offers physical, emotional and spiritual care and comfort for cancer patients to relieve the effects of their treatment. Veteran race Director Adam Ray of Scena Performance expressed his appreciation following a long day while putting the event in perspective. “The Sonoma Women’s Tri is definitely a great time, as well as an important one that supports female athletes in a unique way,” he said. “And we definitely do very well by Sonoma and the world by helping cancer patients with Sutter Health. But one other more subtle thing is that Sonoma is becoming an official home of triathlon and this grass roots, women’s focused event fills out that picture in an essential way.” Capturing first place in the Olympic Distance race was 24-year-old Angie Law of Santa Rosa, who crossed the finish line in a time of 2:32:19. The top five-inorder of finish included; Rachel Preeg than . (2:39:22), Kelly Abdon (2:42:40), Kristen Sanderson (2:43:05) and Alex Wilson (2:49:09). ' The Olympic Distance race also included a handful of local athletes. Healdsburg finishers included; Randi Hardesty (6th overall, 2nd in age group, 2:50:05), Sarah McGowan (18th, Ist in age group, 3:09:11) and Hayley Huff (let overall, 5th in age group, 3:14:37. Hoisting the first place trophy in the Sprint Distance race was 41-year-old Nicci Van Dyke of Oakland, negotiating the course in 1:18:07). Rounding out the top five were Windsor’s Karen Chequer-Pfeiffer (1:20:53), Vanessa Holzman (1:23:37), Lucy Devlin (1:24:37) and Carlee Duncan (1:28:26). Healdsburg finishers in the Sprint Distance were; Erika Meyer (4lst overall, 2nd in age group, 1:44:18), Rachael Henry (44th overall, 3rd in age group, 1:45:20), Heidi Numainville (52nd overall, 5th in age group, 1:48:39), Victoria Carreon (72nd overall, 4th in age group, 2:10:34) and Carla Frank (73rd overall, 9th in age group, 2:11:50). f By Heather Bailey Staff Writer heather@sonomawest.com In a letter dated June 3, 240 elected officials from around the state, including local politicians, urged Gov. Gavin Newsom to take drastic action against fossil fuel use and production in California, including phasing out production and ending all new drilling permits. The bi—partisan group of political voices has, according to a statement, commended “Newsom for removing Ken Harris from heading the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR). While this is an important step, the only way to do right by Californians and the climate is for Gov. Newsom to end new permits for drilling and immediately create a 2,500-foot drilling setback from homes, schools, and vulnerable areas. This is essential to protect the people of California who are poisoned every day by toxic oil and gas production.” In Cleverdale', the signatories were Mayor Melanie Bagby, Vice Mayor Gus Wolter and councilmembers Jason Turner and Marta Cruz. The full text of the letter is below. Dear Gov. Newsom, We, the undersigned elected officials, are deeply concerned about the immediate and long—term harms to the people we represent from climate change and pollution caused by the extraction, processing and burning of fossil fuels. California has made great progress by committing our electricity sector to be carbon- neutral by 2045 and supporting the Paris Agreement. We appreciate that you have made addressing climate change a priority of your administration. You have . rightly said, “We must map out longer-term strategies. . .for California’s energy future, to ensure that the cost of climate change ' Continued from Page 1 Mayor Melanie Bagby, Vice Mayor Gus Wolter, Planning Commissioner Bob Cox and Cloverdale Healthcare doesn’t fall on those least able to afford it.” The science is clear that phasing out fossil fuel production is urgently needed to address climate change and protect public health. It is imperative that California issue no new permits and establish public health setbacks for existing oil and gas drilling. Production of oil and gas is a significant contributor to California’s greenhouse gas emissions. Yet California remains a top oil—producing state, and three-quarters of oil produced here is as climate-damaging as Canada’s tar sands crude oil. The disastrous consequences of fossil fuel production and burning from air pollution alone —— not including escalating harms from droughts, fires, mudslides, storms and sea level rise — already cost Californians more than 12,000 lives and $100 billion dollars annually. Unfortunately, the worst costs of fossil fuels are falling on Californians least able to ' afford them, exacerbating environmental injustices. Nearly 8,500 active California oil and gas wells are located within 2,500 feet of homes, schools and hospitals, where, according to the California Council on Science and Technology, exposure to toxic air contaminants and other pollution caused by oil and gas wells is a significant threat to public health. These harms disproportionately impact people of color and economically disadvantaged communities. Between 2011 and 2018, of the more than 21,000 new oil and gas wells permitted by the state, 76% are located in communities with above-average poverty rates for California, and 67% are ‘ located in communities of color. These harms are a bad deal for Californians. The oil and gas industry contributes less than 0.9% of California’s GDP and 0.2% of jobs, whereas transitioning away from fossil fuels to renewable energy and expanding electrification is a net job creator. As governor of California, you have a historic opportunity to lead our nation and the world on a pivotal path away from fossil fuels. Recognizing that we are in a climate emergency, as you have acknowledged, and given the grave public health and environmental justice consequences of fossil fuel production in California, we respectfully urge you to make a new statewide commitment and lay out a plan to achieve the following: - End the issuance of permits for new fossil fuel projects, including permits for new oil and gas wells, infrastructure for fossil fuels, and petrochemical projects in California. Design a swift, managed decline of all fossil fuel production, starting with a 2,500-foot human health and safety buffer zone around all homes, hospitals, schools, playgrounds and farms to protect public health and address the severe environmental injustice of production in low—income communities and communities of color. Commit the state to 100% clean; renewable energy in all sectors, starting with significant investments in disadvantaged communities and areas that are already suffering the most from the .worst impacts of fossil fuel extraction and climate change. Phasing out fossil fuel production is paramount to addressing climate change, and will make California healthier and safer. It will also create hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state as weincrease investment in renewable energy, clean vehicles and buildings, energy efficiency, public . transportation and other innovative solutions. We must include a just transition for fossil fuel workers to help build the clean energy economy of tomorrow, reducing pollution and expanding opportunity for all. We look to you to provide the leadership we need for a safe, healthy, and prosperous , Califqrnia . CHIEF: Final approval Will be at next city council meeting from my perspective, looking at it from the professional panel interview, was that his experience in working his way up through the ranks in the city of Lakeport suits occurred in the past few months. A sculpture on the Cloverdale District Director Thomas Hinrichs. , , him well,” Kelley said. Prior to being interv1ewed, Since August of last year, Robert Sculpture Trail was broken on May 31 when three people allegedly swung on the piece, breaking the hook that - held the sculpture up. Fast forward a bit, pieces of rainbow-colored fabric hanging up at ‘ Bolt Fabric Home were town down from where they were nailed to an arbor. Around the same time, a Pride flag on North Cloverdale Boulevard was cut from its pole and stolen. Pride flags were put up along the boulevard on June 20 in congruity with an event being held at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. The flags were up for the weekend of the event. “There’s definitely been an uptick Ferguson attended the city’s budget workshop on May 14. “For someone to take time out of their work to sit in an all day budget session that says a lot,” Kelley said. The hiring was first announced on Facebook by the Lakeport Police Department. “Jason served our community with honor and distinction over the ’ . past 21 years in various assignments including police officer, narcotic investigator, school resource officer, sergeant and lieutenant,” reads the Lakeport Police Department’s FaCebook post. “One of the things that was clear Stewart has served as the interim chief of police for Cloverdale. Stewart- served as chief of police for the Cotati Police Department from 1996 until his retirement in 2010. Stewart began his position as interim chief after Chief Stephen Cramer went on medical leave. Cramer retired from the department in December and died of cancer in January. “It’s going to be really great to get the new chief on board so he can really take the helm and really establish himself as a key member of our community,” Kelley said. “It’s exciting to see a new person come into that role.” ' in vandalism occuring,” Interim Chief of Police Robert Stewart said. Police reports have been filed for three of the four occurances. Stewart said that all or most of the incidents have occurred in the evening, and that the department has BOOKS: Book club coming to town work with. They’re going to be set up in the back paseo under tents, and they’ll talk with the customer .., m' ,A ' v.1 Photos Neena Hanohett ‘ Continued from Page 1 KNOCKED DOWN Sixteen flags were knocked down and bent last week. The has enabled her to accomplish her I yet to identify any (Pf/cm, people impacted flags were on First Street and part of North Cloverdale Boulevard. goal of selling books in the Store, base that Shows up for the p0p_up ‘ involved in the various instances of _ I _ . V ‘ while also trying to fill a void in and then they’ll get an idea of what downtown vandalism. identifying the people involved. While the recent instances of vandahsm are Cloverdale’s downtown, which genres people here are interested asked to contact the non-emergency department line at 707-894—2150. If someone sees an act of vandalism in action, Stewart said to call the emergency line (9-1-1). Following the recent events, the police department conducted a walk- through of downtown to see if any business owners have surveillance cameras that may assist them in * CLIMATE: Only 150 peeple participating countywide ' the walkthrough yielded no cameras, Stewart said that some businesses have indicated looking into installing some. Those with information on any of doesn’t have a formal bookshop. She began selling some titles a few Weeks ago to test the waters. First up was a personal favorite, “Your Second Life Begins When You RealizeYou Only Have One” by Raphaélle Giordano. , “It sounds like a self help book, but it’s totally not,” Turko said. “It’s in.” From there, some of the interests expressed may work their way into deciding what "titles get showcased. Of the four or five at the store, one will be set aside as the book club pick for the upcoming Erin Mavis Book Club. The club will meet once a month to discuss one of Continued from Page 1 you can rack up a lot of points by switching from natural-gas-powered appliances to electric. Natural gas has four times the green house gas impact as electricity, so by using electric appliances you can dramati- cally lower your greenhouse, gas emissions. In creating your energy profile, the Sonoma Climate Challenge site also takes account of things you’ve already done. “I’m kind of ahead of the game because we already have two elec- tric cars,” Bagby said. Plus she got credit for subscrib- ing to Sonoma Clean Power’s Evergreen program, which provides 100% renewable energy from local sources. It’s more expensive than Sonoma Clean Power’s usual pro- gram, but for $15 to $30 more a month, you can have the satisfaction of knowing that your power is renewable, clean, and local, she said. The RCPA’s goal for 2019 is to have 500 households in Sonoma County participate in the Sonoma Climate Challenge. With 500 participants, an RCPA press release notes that “we could collectively reduce our emissions by 500 tons of C02 by 2020. This would be the equivalent of 588 acres of ', forests capturing and storing carbon' over one year.” Unfortunately, thus far, only 150 people have signed up countywide to take the challenge. In Petaluma, the group Daily Acts has taken on the Sonoma Climate Challenge as one of their projects . and has signed up dozens of users. In the rest of the county, however, few people seem to know that the Sonoma Climate Challenge even exists. Bagby just thinks it’ll take a little ‘time for the news of the challenge to filter out. “It just launched in May,” she , said. “I find that it takes awhile for ' things to catch on. It takes a couple of times to get people’s attention and get them involved. I think it’ll build as time goes on.” Bagby thinks the time is ripe for actions like the climate challenge. “There’s so much movement right now around the issue of cli- mate change,” she said. “I don’t hear much climate change denial any- more. What I hear more is ‘Climate change is so big I can’t do anything.’ And the fact is, that isn’t true. What you do in your everyday life makes a huge difference,” especially when multiplied by other people making changes in their lives as well. “We have 10 years to address and curtail our greenhouse gas emis- , sions,” Bagby said, “But if we mobi- lize now and work together we can do it. This is how we won the Second World War. There’s precedent for this.” Check out the Sonoma Climate Challenge website at sonomaclimat- echallenge.org. just a sweet little novel that was originally released in France in French. I read it about two years ago and just fell in love with it. It changed my life. I’ve been selling that here like crazy.” . After the success of selling that one book, she added some more to the store’s repertoire. Pretty soon, she wanted to make it a constant in the store. The pop-up on July 27 will help inform the books that will hold shelf space at Erin Mavis in the coming months. As part of her partnership with All Things Book, a Santa Rosa- based company that works with different businesses to put together pop-up bookshops, Turko will have four to five titles shchased in her store every month. “What we’re going to do here is not going to be curated in any way,” she said, explaining the one-day pop-up. “It’s going to be all different genres, all different titles, just a little bit of every publisher they the titles. Though the club pick will be sold in-store, Turko said that there isn’t any pressure to join. “There’s no membership, no pressure,” she said. “If you want to say, ‘I want to read the book for the August club,’ then come at the pop-up we’ll have available the first book club book. The first meeting won’t be until September.” The first book has yet to be chosen, but will ultimately be decided by Turko. “I just want to choose in the beginning to get the feel of What we’re doing, but anything that anyone has in mind that they want to dothat they think we should be reading, selling, using for the book club, we’re all for it,” Turko said, adding that she wants the club to be community minded. ‘. The pop-up book shop will be held in the back paseo of the Silverw from 11 .m. to 2 pm. on July 27. d Building on First Street .’