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132yearsservingthecommunity " wee ysince 7 m .. .,,..~."I" 'IP'II~.~._ I~~- -//J~"-~~~~a~JI ~ ~,~ ORIGIt'~ MIEO ,~OC 949 I/," 1,,,',,',,',,','""'"""'"""'"""""" Cloverdale, Sonoma County, CA Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 Volume CXXXII, Issue Number 36 50 Cents Weekend events THE 18TH ANNUAL Cloverdale Car & Motorcycle Show starts at 11 a.m. on Saturday. Last year's Best of Show winners were Ed and Sandy Dalbec. (Photo to the right) Many vin- tage and classic vehicles will adorn downtown streets. Planning commission meets tonight Cloverdale Planning commissioners are expected to meet tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. to review and discuss the City of Cloverdale General Plan Year End Report. The public is invited to attend and can participate in the public comment portion of the meeting. The next meetingds scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m., also at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center. SONOMACOUNTY GRAND JURY: Whistleblower program ,s neededto fightfraud By Paula Wrenn At the Aug. 24 Cloverdale City ;Council meeting City Manager Nina Regor summarized a report trom the Sonoma County Grand Civil Jury that suggests the County Sis in need of a whistleblower pro- gram to allow employees of gov- ernment agencies to report fraud and violations of statues and regu- ,lations. The program would be ad- ministered by an independent company. Council has 90 days to respond on behalf of Cloverdale. The Grand Jury would like to have a centralized county whistleblower program for that body or the Coun- ty to oversee. The Finance and Administrative Subcommittee of City Council pro- posed a response that the city al- ready has systems in place to comply with state and federal law, and has prepared responses to the questions in the report. Councilmember Mike Maacks no problem with 'a"der~ra!ized ~whistleblower program so long as there is no cost to the city. Regor responded the cost to the city is ex- pected to be $15,000 per year, plus reimbursement for enforcement, in- vestigation and admin costs related to specific incidents. It was pointed out by City Coun- sel Eric Danly that citizens are free to raise complaints with the Grand Jury at any time and that those complaints are privileged and con- fidential. An attorney is assigned to them and they have subpoena power, which "seems like a mechanism to facilitate and investigate those com- plaints similar to capability that al- ready exists". Councilmember Russell was not convinced that a special program was needed, nor was she comfort- able with the effort being out- sourced. "It's not that I don't support added protection for >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 Because there are so many things going on this, weekend, it might be helpful to have them all listed foryour convenience. Friday, Sept. 9 Cruisin' at the Towers Gallery, 240 N. CloverdaleBIvd. Suite 2, opens from 5 to 9 p.m. with auto-related art and photography. " ' First Annual Beer Fest, 6 to 9 p.m. in the downtown plaza, With proceeds benefitting the Cloverdale Perform- ing Arts Center. Twelve. regional breweries will be partic- ipating with tasty bites from several eateries. Tickets are $35 a~aJJab!e in advance at www.cloverdale performingarts.com or in person at Ruth McGowan's Brewpub or The Mail Center, Etc. Boulevard Cruise and Sock Hop in the plaza, 7 to 10 p.m. Live music by Johnny Band the Speed Shifters. Pre- sented by the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce, this event is free to the public. There will be wine and beer available for purchase. Saturday, Sept. 10 Senior Center Pancake Breakfast and Rummage Sale~ 8 a.m, to 1 1 at the Senior Center, 3 ! 1 N. Main Street. Auto part swap meet, Second Street, starting at 8 a.m, * Calpine Geysers Tours will be offered. Buses will leave the Cloverdale Plaza. Reservations are required. Call 987- 4270 or visit vvww.geysers to make reservations. Ca& mtld Cioverdale History Center Rummage Sale, 215 N. CIo- verdale Blvd. from I0 a.m. to 4 p.m. North Bay Cobras on exhibition from 10 a.m. to 4 p,m. in the Towers Gallery parking lot in back of the building, Artists" Reception at the Towers Gallery, 240 N. Clover- dale Blvd. Suite 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. Music, wine, art and raffles. ClOverdale Firefighters Annual Tri-Tip BBQ and Street Dance at the Cloverdale Citrus Fair starting at 4p,m to midnight. Live music by the Bell Brothers. Tickets are available at the fire station or by calling 894-3545, $20 foradults and $15 for kids under 10. Sunday, Sept. 1 1 The Cloverdale Fire Protection District invites youto the 10th anniversary 9/11 Ceremony in the Cloverdale Pla- za at 9 a.m. to honor and remember those first respond- ers that fateful day of terror on American soil 10 years ago. God Bless America. I III I I Cloverdale resident participates in three week Arctic research project Cloverdale resident and school teacher Julie Carter has an unusual "what I did last summer" story! For three weeks, she served as the cook at a scientific research camp on Devon Island in the High Arctic. The Haughton-Mars Project (HMP) is an international field research project that centers on the study of the 14-mile-wide Haughton impact crater, formed 39 million years ago when an object over a mile in diameter struck the earth. The crater's geology and climatology are closer to those of Mars than anywhere else on Earth, so it offers unique insights into the possible evolution of Mars, the effects of impacts on Earth and other planets, and the possibilities and limits of life in extreme environments. During her time there, Julie provided meals for scientists and techni- cians from several different projects aimed at developing new technolo- gies and strategies to be used in the future exploration of the Moon, Mars and other planets by both robots and humans. These projects included a remotely controlled greenhouse operated by the Canadian JULIE CARTER AT THE RIM OF THE HAUGHTON IMPACT CRATER on THIS INUKSHUK (INUIT ROCK MAN) is one of seven memorials which Space Agency and the University of Florida; IceBreaker, a Mars drill Devon Island, High Arctic. This crater is over 12 miles wide and is the dot the Arctic landscape around HMP camp. These honor the as- being tested by NASA for inclusion in a future unmanned mission to the focus of an annual research camp. Julie was the cook at camp from tronaunts who died in the Space Shuttle Colombia disaster in 2003. >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 July 13 - Aug. 5. >SEE MORE PHOTOS ON PAGE 11