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August 20, 1980     Cloverdale Reveille
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Page 2 - Wednesday, August 20, 1980 CloveFdale l00veille Geyserville Press Established 1879 Established 1934. usps u ozo Published every Wednesday ..... '" "-' 112 West First Street Cloverdale, California 95425 (707) 894-3339 Gary L. Fawson ....... Publisher Tim Tanner .......... General Manager Janice Corey .......... Editor Yearly Subscription Rates Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino Counties 900 Elsewhere in the United States 9.54) Editorial Power struggle over California water The bitter 20-year battle over the distribution of California water culminated last month when Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill authorizing the building of the Peripheral Canal. Ever since the Governor's father, Edmund G. Brown, first campaigned for the Peripheral Canal in 1960, various interests have clashed over the controversial scheme, which will make water from Northern California available to the south. Current estimates for the Canal and associated facilities run from 7 billion dollars up to as high as 23 billion. Even as Governor Brown reioiced over the prospect of "one of the most ambitious water protects in the world," opponents of SB200 were mounting further efforts to block the transfer Of water to the south. San Francisco Mayor Diane Feinstein became the first official signer of a petition to put the question to voters, in a referendum, targeted at the earliest for the 1981 ballot. On one side, those who stand to gain the most from the canal and consequently are its most ardent supporters, are the corporate landowners, the thirsty southern agribusiness interest, developers and southland residents. On the other side are northerners, includng the threatened Delta farmers, joined by environmentalists who fear the ecological balance of areas affected by the huge prolect would be thrown off. Critics like Senator John Garamendi, who represents the Delta, accuses Governor Brown of "selling out" and betraying his environmental stand. "It's a grab for your northern California waterq 'warns maverick Metropolitan Water District Board member Ellen Stern Harris. The Water District serves 11 million people in the south and wields enormous legislative sway The Peripheral Canal--a 43 mile-long link between the Sacramento River and the aqueduct to the south--is aimed at increasing the covents state water protect supply of 2.3 million cre feet of water from northern California to southern Caldornia and the Central Valley. But it could well be the expense of destroying natural en- vironmental balances and inflated water rates paid for out of citizens' pockets. Even if the Jegislature has caved into big corporate oil and agribusiness development pressure, Californians don't have to accept the canal ripoff and its consequences. We can act now to repeal SB200 by signing the referendum papers to place it on the ballot. Signatures of 346,119 registered voters on petitions are required to place the Senate Bill 200 on the ballot so:that people can repeal the law. You may help by signing the petition which is available at the Cloverdale City Hall. We urge you to do so! Letters to the Editor Good lob Editor: As a resident of Geyserville for 20 years, and as a former member of the Board of Directors of the Alliance Medical Center, loc., in Geyserville and Healdsburg, I would like to recommend to all ,eyserville and Clover- dale area residents to vote for the Geyserville area residents who are up for reelection. They have spent so much time, without pay, and were responsible for getting the Clinic in Geyserville in the first place. I believe they have don a good job. They are: Claire Lampson, Karen Bosworth, Kenneth Wallace, Ida Ad- dieman and Holbrook Tter. The election for a new Board of Directors is to be held Wednesday evening from 7 p.m. to I0 p.m. at the Healdsburg High School. All consumers o! the Clinic services over 18 years of age in either community are eligible to vote. Sincerely, ll.D. (Mac) McCamish Tired of name calling Editor: Planning commission members are generally honest, hardworking people who are willing to devote a great deal of time and effort to their job because they have a concern for the City of Cloverdale. I am tired of reading the tirade of name calling at- tacks on the planners by councilman Scalese. I feel confident that if whatever he is attempting to obtain permits for is legal and con- forms to city ordinances he would experience very little opposition or problems.. A person who is a representative of the citizens of Cloverdale as a member of the city council should be knowledgeable of the or- dinances and far more im- portantly, be personally willing 1o abide by them. Joe Bowman Abandoned animals Editor; Today hundreds of helpless animals are being abandoned all across the country and hundreds more will be if we dt,'l stop it right now. All these animals are starving and need homes. There are animals aban- doned along side roads and highways by selfish people. Why are people so irresponsible and cruel to these living creatures? It makes me sick..! can't un- derstand why people do this? I II IIII I I  I III IIIII I COLOR REPRINTS FROM YOUR FAVORITE COLOR NEGATIVES. One size on/y. o SPECIAL 5'0r69c p-a4o AUgust 27, 1980 I Silva's Pharmacy 89.s206 117 Broad St. ( Next to the Post Office) Cloverdale I II I I II I I I Northwestern Pacific Railroad is installing an automatic crossing signal where their trackcrossesthe Old Washington School Road near the summer bridge at Asti. The signals are Why can't animal lovers standup and stop this, by instigating new laws for -" bidding lhe abandonment of animals. Let's enact laws, ihat if one abandons an animal, lhat person would be subjecl to a fine. Also, we should setup a reward program so violators can be caught and fined. In addition, slart a hotline for reporting violalors. Also have numbers =o call for people who want to adopt a pet and, lastly, organize a clinic for people to bring one's pet in to have =hem neutered. Right now in southern California they do this and it works out well and is also inexpensive. f would hope that these measures would eliminate the abandoning of many animals. So l hope these suggest ions can be helpful in solving this unealled for problem. Gary Royal Cloverdale Peripherial C00nal rally An informalional rally canyon is the most accessible addressing the Stanislaus wilderness area for River controversy and its California's disabled. The relationship to Ihe current treasures of the endangered Peripheral Canal issue will area include hundreds of be held in Santa Rosa's historical and archeologieal Courlhouse Square Thur- sites, unique geological sday, August 21, from 11:30 formations, and an in- a.nl. lo l p.m. Speakers will creasingly rare ecosystem. include Sonoma County A bill recently introduced Supervisor Brian Kahn and in Congress provides for a Friends of the River Director compromise solution--a Mark Duhois. working dam and a wild river. The proposal calls for a moderate sized 16-mile long The State Legislature reservoir, and a 9-mile recently authorized con- stretch of protected river. sruction of a peripheral Both the Peripheral Canal canal to transport northern and New Melones issues California water south, highlight the absence of a Public reaction has been statewide systems approach swift in opposing this to water management. legislation and requesting a Protecting the Stanislaus voter referendum. The River Canyon and placing the Stanislaus River in theSierra Peripheral Canal on the Nevada has been the center ballot are crucial steps of a controversy over filling toward the solution of this of the New Melones Reser- ,problem. voir. Citizen's groups have opposed full impoundment of New Melones for economic and environmental reasons. Both the Peripheral Canal and New Melones Reservoir would provide water to areas known for wasteful irrigation pract ices. The Federal Water and Power Resources Service has estimated that up to 56 percent of irrigation water is wasted by current practices. Water from New Melones would be sold at about one-lenth of its real cost, burdening taxpayers with the balance. Environmental concerns over the Peripheral Canal focus on the dangers of salt water intrusion into Delta farmlands and the increased pollution of the San Francisco Bay. 1"he New Melones Reser- voir threatens a nine-mile stretch of the Stanislaus River Canyon which is the second most popular white- water run in the nat ion. This I II Window Foshi?ns t Nrylynn Amann and Jim Vlasak i ! Brother Sister foam ] SHEER DELIGHT Sheer fabrics, whether used in draperies or curtains, are one of the most versatile choices you can make for your windows ,.. and one of the easiest on your budget. Sheers can hang in place over windows to let in light, where opaque curtains or draperies must be drawn back. Sheers also provide some protection against sun fading for overdraperies, carpets and furniture. They cut back glare, and have an overall softening effect. The result is flattering to other fabrics and furnishings. 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