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www.cloverdaJereveJJJe,com September 19, 2019 The Cloverdale Reveille Page 5 EDITORIAL Commentary Help keep our river clean The crowds that have been playing all summer along our Russian River are now dwindling which makes room for this weekend's crowd of river workers and volunteers who will be bagging beach garbage, hauling flood debris and checking on the condition of our primary waterway and watershed. Clean River Alliance and Russian Riverkeeper will be holding cleanups at six locations -- Forestville, Guerneville, Monte Rio, Healdsburg, Cloverdale and Ukiah -- from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21. Volunteers still have time to register to help and sign their safety waiver at russianrivercleanup.org. The California Coastal Cleanup will take place on the same day. We welcome all the summer visitors, campers, kayakers, picnickers and swimmers. They support our local economy and for the most part they respect our river and its cleanliness. The sunny scenes are certainly a refreshing sight that helps us forget the remnants of last winter's flood disaster. We use the river, too, and we try to be good caretakers but someone left 15,500 pounds of garbage behind last year that 250 cleanup day volunteers removed. Following last winter's record floods, we don't know what this weekend's volunteer crews might encounter. Will you be one of them? Our Russian River gets a lot of use. We drink from it and we also discharge our treated wastewater into it. Local farmers use it a lot and have special rules they must follow for erosion control, frost patrol and riparian habitat protection. The Russian River is 110 miles long, beginning north of Ukiah and flowing south and west to its end at Jenner, where it flows into the Pacific Ocean. More than a half million people live in the river's 1,500 square miles of watershed and 600,000 people source their clean drinking water from the river via transmission by Sonoma County Water Agency. There are reams of local, state and federal regulations that control our interactions with the river. Depending on some individual's viewpoints, these government rules are too restrictive in places or too lax in others. It is a constant debate and a big portion of the county government's work to update its General Plan (GP 2020). Last week the Trump Administration's' EPA threw a bombshell at watershed protection policy by declaring it was reversing Obama-era protections of all inland waterways. Trump's EPA seeks to end protections of two-thirds of all of California's rivers, streams and wetlands. Some farmers and landowners are welcoming this EPA rollback of the Clean Water Act because they have believed the Obama version was over-protective and equaled a land grab. Sonoma County Farm Bureau leadership has been critical of the Obama restrictions but also has said, "We are very concerned about the environmental destruction that is occurring without the interest by regulatory agencies to help solve these problems." Prior to the EPA announcement last week, local farmers were watching the GP 2020 process carefully, especially the riparian setback maps and zoning. The 1,600 farming members of Sonoma Winegrowers are pledged to be 100% sustainable in their environmental and Other business practices, last week announcing they are now at 99% of that goal. But almost all of their 60,000 acres of vineyards contain tributaries and habitat of the Russian River watershed. Next week, Sept. 21 to 28, is also Creek Week. The event has taken place for 35 years, telling us that protecting our river is a permanent job. Since 2015, the volunteers of Clean River Alliance (CRA) have helped remove over 300,000 pounds of trash from the Russian River watershed. CRA was started that year by Chris Brokate in partnership with several other organizations such as Russian Riverkeeper and the various local government agencies and municipalities. Whether we are farmers, city dwellers, rural landowners or ~smnmer visitors, we are reminded that we all live' upstream from someone. When we paddle, plough or flu@h, we are either being mindful of our watershed stewardship or creating more reasons why each year's cleanup day can never have enough volunteers. -- Rollie AtMnson HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille The following items are selected from archived issues of the Cloverdale Reveille. September 18, 1909 - 110 years ago Joyce Mann Thursday, the Second Squadron of the Fourteenth Cavalry, United States Army arrived in Cloverdale. Their destination Ukfi'ah. There were 150 men and 200 horses in the march. There is also a detachment of the signal corps accompanying the troopers, carrying with it a wireless outfit. The soldiers attracted considerable attention while here. They are a fine looking lot of men. Only short distances are covered each day on account of the horses suffering from the heat due to the prevailing fires in the mountains. September 11, 1969 - 50 years ago The permanent Cloverdale Art Commission has just been established with the first board of directors meeting scheduled this week. One of the goals is to develop a fulltime art center at the Citrus Fair for the benefit of interested and talented people here in Cloverdale. By the looks of the success, enthusiasm and participation shown at the art display at last year's fair, this project might soon be realized. September 14, 1994 - 25 years ago What was once a dream for Healdsburg and Sonoma County residents will become a reality when funds from the Sonoma County's dedicated quarter percent sales tax are used to purchase a conservation easement protecting much of the open land of Fitch Mountain. The conservation easement agreement provides for potential future public park use over the entire 182 acre preserved area. Though the site is currently privately owned, in the future when the area does become a public park, the site would be retained in a natural state with minimal development proposed, such as Wails and a viewing area from the summit. 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. Business praise EDITOR: I'd just like compliment the outstanding customer service and quality of work done at Cloverdale Automotive. Jeff and Tina Tare, along with their service advisor Craig, have for the last 10 years taken care of both my modern and classic cars with the attention to detail and care usually reserved for high end exotics and luxury vehicles. The extra effort and kindness they exhibit reflects another positive picture of our great city. There involvement in community projects is well known. They are a credit to the town, and are just another example of how lucky we are to live in Cloverdale. Robert Redner Cloverdale Annual holiday craft show EDITOR: A little confusion has popped up over the joint craft shows of the Citrus Fair and the Theta Zeta Sorority Holiday Craft Show. This will be the sorority's 23rd year and the only thing that has changed this year is that the Citrus Fair will join our date of Nov. 2. The Cloverdale Citrus Fair asked to join us on our date and hold a craft show at Warner Hall at the fairgrounds. The Theta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigmi Phi Sorority will once again be at the Veterans Memorial Building, 205 First St. This will be two individual craft shows, but just a short walking distance from one another. The back gate between the Veterans parking lot and the Citrus Fair will be open for easier access to both shows. Theta Zeta will still have our ever populat basket raffle and serve a light lunch with dessert and snacks. Everything will stay the same, with the exception that the public will now have access to two different locations, two different shows, on the same day. Hours will be the same at both shows, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We hope everyone will take advantage and visit both locations. Bring your gift list and an appetite, also bring your friends. Carolyn Ramos Cloverdale COMMENTARY Cooking with zukes The Zucchini Festival took place on Sept. 14 at the Healdsburg Farmers Market: zucchini decorating competitions, giant zucchini contests and zucchini car races. It is such a blast to be a 6ayle 0kumura part of and/or to watch. Sullivan Every year Patrick would engineer his car using TinkerToys, making sure the axle of the vehicle went through the body of the zucchini. It was a thrill to watch the car careen down that track, with the announcer calling it, making it to the finish line most of the time. I cherish the video I took of a winning ruIk Zucchinis are in season and in great abundance, like so many of our glorious fruits and vegetables. Just visit any of our county's markets and you will see mounds of fresh delicacies that rival any market in the world. Many of the zucchini varieties grown here hail from Italy, and the word zucchini is derived from the Italian word zucchino or small squash, though if you go to the festival, you may see some giants. This is the season for ratatouille, succotash, zucchini lasagna, and here we will prepare a zucchini pesto pasta that is a true summer delight. And yes, it is still summer, the heat card ecently, I was asked, "What is the value of your library card?" Reece Foxen I began working in libraries when I was 4. My grandmother ran a little lending library i~ a Market Basket and she took me to work to get me out of my mother's hair. Seventy-five years later I am working as chairperson of the Sonoma County Library Commission. So, "What does my library card mean to me?" The first library was established over 5,000 years ago-- different, but still here. How does anything exist for 5,000 years and survive? Being willing to learn what is needed and evolve to satisfy that need. In fact, libraries predate books. Initially, clay tablets were used, with writing in cuneiform about business and trade, then stored in a common building or room. Transmitting information evolved into other scripts -- hieroglyphics on stone and papyrus, the Phoenician alphabet from which evolved Greek and Roman script on parchment, and our own writing of today, preserved on paper or in digital form-- all still housed in special rooms or buildings to be accessed as needed. Changes in topics also occurred as time passed. Business and trade were first, moving Into military successes and failures, biographies and important papers of pharaohs and caliphs, intrigues and revolts, and religious concepts, ideas, philosophies, sacred manuscripts, disagreements and conflicts. Even more important, access to these writings spread among the people as well, beginning with business leaders, accountants and clerks, followed by royal households and their retinues, priests and novices, educators and students, the upper class and, finally, to everybody as reading and writing became the norm. With increased access available to everyone, libraries began to house a multitude of intellectual topics, including fiction and a variety of forms found today such as CDs, DVDs and books, as well as a multitude of pathways to digital formats, all information impacting personal lives. So the question is: What is the value of my library card, any library card in our world today? The answer: Access to information of all kinds! Everyone has free access to the library and everything that it holds. Your library card opens new opporttmities to explore different places and cultures, new people and ideas. The library card is giving me, the patron, access to computers, tablets, and WiFi hotspots. I can apply for a job, write a paper, file taxes, learn how to fix something, relax and have fun with a good book or computer game -- all with my library card. I can go to the nearest branch, do it from home, or travel. Library cards enable us to reach out into the world to find books, DVDs, research materials, etc. that our local library does not have in its collections through agreements with surrounding systems, interlibrary loans, and Link+. My library card gives me access to Discover & Go, its 38 museums and cultural institutions such as the de Young Museum in San Francisco, the California Automobile Museum in Sacramento, the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, or local treasures like the Charles M. Schulz and Pacific Coast Air Museums. Plus, you have those everyday superheroes, librarians and their combined extensive knowledge. You have a question? They can help you find the answer. There are so many questions over the years I have asked or answered standing there as a patron or working in a library myself. And, today, all this is done with no fines. We provide an average of $500 to $1,000 in value to each end every library continues, and it is a great time to make that sauce, jam, patron, all for free. ~ spread, can or whatever you have been t~g abottt doing Libraries have evolved into valuable community and !:= before fall is upon us personal assets. With your library card you can keep using ~e library, reading, learning, reaching out into and exploring the Pesto: Basil is growing like never before. I take bunches of basil leaves, a handful of walnuts, half cup orso of olive oil, half cup or so of grated parmigiano cheese, a few garlic cloves and blend. Salt and pepper to taste. Adjust ingredients to reach the preferred texture and flavor. You can add lemon juice to prevent discoloration when cold storing. Zucchini Pesto Pasta: A few years ago I went to our kitchen store in Healdsburg and bought a small, hand-sized spiralizer, or pasta maker. I use it all summer long, it is so quick and handy. Just wash the zucchini, cut off the end, and rotate the zucchinis through. Coat your zucchini noodles with fresh pesto and tada! Chop tomatoes, grate fresh parmigiano and you have a nice light summer meal. world. September is Library Card Sign-Up Month, so if you don't yet have a card, join 53% of Sonoma County residents who know that a library card is your best investment in yourself. Reece Foxen is a Cloverdale resident and the chairperson of the Sonoma County Library Commission. EDITORIAL POLICY: The Cloverdale Reveille welcomes letters to the editor and commentaries. All acceptable submissions are published online weekly and in print as space allows. Letters should not exceed 400 words. Commentaries should not exceed 700 words. Submissions must include a telephone number for verification. Email to news@cloverdalereveille.com. A few years ago I enrolled in an evening French Provencal Cuisine cooking class atthe Santa Rosa Junior College. Christine Piccin was the instructor and it was a remarkable and really fun experience. Once a week Christine would set a menu brimming with seasonal ingredients -- appetizers, sides, main and dessert-- and we would prepare every dish, in the professional kitchen, and then sit down and enjoy a wonderful meal. Along the way she would give instruction, direct and guide us, and then offer up suggestions at the end. If you have not been, the SRJC Culinary program is impressive. The facilities are beautiful, and you can grab a bite at the bakery, and once the school season gets going, make a reservation at the caf& I recommend it highly. Here is one recipe I share with you from the class. Zucchini Tian (Gratin) 4 pounds zucchini cut in -inch cubes 1 teaspoon salt ' cup olive oil and extra for tian 1 cup shredded gruyere cheese cup cream 1 tablespoons minced fresh sage, plus extra for garnish teaspoon grated nutmeg ~A teaspoon grated lemon zest salt and pepper Toss zucchini cubes with salt, place in colander and let drain for 20 minutes or so. Preheat oven to400 degrees. Transfer zucchini cubes to a large saut~ pan, add olive oil, cook over medium heat, stirring often, until tender and liquid evaporates. Don't brown. Season with salt and pepper. Spread zucchini in the oiled tian, or gratin. Top with half the grated cheese. Combine cream, sage, nutmeg and lemon zest in a small bowl and season. Pour over zucchini, smooth and sprinkle remaining cheese. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Sprinkle with fresh sage and serve hot or warm. Next Month: Pumpkin. p Gayle OkumUra Sullivan is co-owner, with husband Brian, of Dry Creek Peach & Produce in Healdsburg. 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The Sept. 12 Chargers players of the week misidentified one of the varsity Chargers players. The varsity athletes of the week were Stevie Garcia and Tatum Kurpinsky. SUBSCRIBE: Annual rates ai'e $60 ($85 out-of-county). Sorry, no refunds. Subscriptions include unlimited digital access. Single print copies are $1. ADVERTISE: Classifieds, Milestones and word ads can be placed at: www.cloverdalereveUle.com. For display placement and general inquiries call 894-3339. NEWS: Submit news items to news@cloverdalereveille.com or call 894-3339. Deadlines are one week prior to Thursday publication. POSTMASTER: Cloverdale Reveille (119-020 USPS) is published every Thursday by Sonoma West Publishers, Inc. Periodicals Class postage paid at Cloverdale, CA 95425. Send address changes to Cloverdale Reveille, PO Box 157, Cloverdale CA 95425. WEATHER LOG DAY DATE HI LO RAIN Mon Sep 9 80 54 0 Tue Sep 1084 56 0 Wed Sep 1190 56 0 Thu Sep 1298 56 0 Fri Sep 13104 60 O Sat Sep 14100 62 0 Sun Sep 1584 52 0 Rain: 73.41 inches since Oct. 1,2018 California News Publishers Association "Better Newspapers Contest" winner.