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fire S Page 3 Published weekly since 1879 1879 Sonoma County, CA September 24, 1997 Vol. CXVII, Issue 39 l Eagles going strong See Pages 6 & 7 118 years of serving the community 35 Cents ng on Food Place will open Oct. 1 in the Furber Center. Market, which was re- r purchased by United Gro- of the new building occupying, will close 28 been in busi- its location on S. Clover- 25 years. called Shop n' the name was changed in 1972, ger Dave Stapp there for 17 purchased by Jack in 1988 and the Clover Vas retained. he and most employees will be | Ray's staff. eed a couple of days to a lot of the inventory," )lained regarding the to open. I with events Food Place will open Oct. 1 with a ribbon at 9 a.m. in the Furber ew store will offer a wide with many new Nidiffer, who family owned corpora- L42,000 square feet of space will offer a full service and dell combination, an a floral department, and a service center. will fea- and specialty cuts, also a and packaged meat grocery depart- be on variety featuring ,ethnic and specialty foods With the regular grocery An extensive wme de- lo- will offer a vari- paymentinclud- Please turn to page 10 / Supervisor Paul Kelley was greeted by Cloverdale's gracious Queen, Jennifer Nicholaus at the gala celebration dedicating the new Park and Ride lot located on Citrus Fair Dr. just east of the 101 on-ramp. lilllll ill llllllll i llll II IIII i Ill Congressman Frank Riggs Was a featured speaker at the dedica- tion of Phase I of the Cloverdale Depot project. The new Park and Ride lot will be used by a number of transit services that pick up passengers in Cloverdale. II IIIIBI II III I IIIII IIIIIIIII I Road closure plan opposed Portion of Hot Springs Road Proposed closure of a portion of Hot Springs Road - when the new Foothill Blvd.. Extension now un- der construction as part of the Del Webb project is completed - is of great concern to a number of resi- dents along that route who feel they will be adversely affected. City staff members met with the group Thursday evening in Coun- cil chambers to outline what the City plans to do and to hear the property owners' objections and suggested alternatives. The new FoothiU Blvd. exten- sion will intersect Hot Springs Road leaving the route open above the proposed closure into the Lake Sonoma recreation area. The sec- tion to be closed is just beyond the last of the three houses located next to the California Department of Forestry site which would ef- fectively eliminate traffic access- ing Lake Sonoma from the Hot II I Springs Road intersection with didnotpreferhavingtogothrough Cloverdale Blvd. the Del Webb development to A majority of the property own- reach their own properties. Leav- ers attending the meeting wanted_ ing Hot Springs open would also the City to leave the entire road benefit their properties, they felt. open at least for a year or two to Planning Director Joe Heckel see if that would pose'any difficul- ties in regard to traffic connecting with Cloverdale Blvd. at the Hot Springs intersection. Several pointed out that the new alignment of Foothill will bring traffic through the Del Webb project and if a portion of Hot Springs Road leading off of Clo- verdale Blvd. is closed, all traffic going from Cloverdale Blvd. to Lake Sonoma via Hot Springs will have to go through the Del Webb development. They contended that leaving Hot Springs Road open would provide an alterna- tive route and would ease the traf- fic flow through Del Webb's Clo- ver Springs. They also said ey llll I II llll pointed out that Del Webb was aware of this situation and did not have any problem with it. He said the closure was based on the fact that the road is in very poor condition and would require a great deal of upgrading. He was immediately reminded that theCity has never maintained the road and why be concerned about its condition at this late date. Another reason given for the clo- sure and eliminating the heavy traffic accessing Hot Springs from Cloverdale Blvd. was imProved traffic safety. Outcome of the discussion was the assurance given by City Man- Please turn to page 10 II I III II I III II IIII II Young firefighters in training dream. They have become mem- bers of the local Fire Explorers Post 17 and they are learning first hand about the fire service. They spend time at the fire sta- tion lending their support by tak- ing over the many tasks required to keep a fire engine company From the first moment that they become aware of their local fire department many young people dream of some day becoming part of that elite company, the firefight- ers. Today Cloverdale High School teens are doing more than just Troop 17 were on hand when the Cloverdale Fire Protection dlstrlct's ne was Introduced to the community. They all made a thorough Inspection of the new engine b out the driver's seat. Shown from left front row: Flre Explorers Robert Porto, Chris Plehl, and r. Back row, I, Auxlllary volunteer Greg Murray, Explorers Heidl Christopher, Sandra Darln Braswell, Matt Bell, Captain AI Delsld, Explorer Marlo Dogal and Volunteer Engineer Detalls regarding the new engine and the Explorers are reported In a related stories this ready for the next emergency. They also help on fire calls, re- plenishing water and air bottles and otherwise being useful. In addition to these tasks they take serious training at the acade- my where they are introduced to the more intricate aspects of the profession. There are two levels in the Ex- plorer program which is affiliated with the Boy Scouts. At the first level a recruit must go through training, and in order to be pro- moted to the second level, he or she must have been active for a year and have attended 80% of the weekly training sessions. Also a certain grade level is required in order to become and to remain an Explorer. Two high school students are currently taking a course that in- volves participating at the fire sta- tion one hour each school day for credits. Explorers also perform outreach work in the community putting on fund raisers to help them earn money for the academy. Often this early train'_rag leads to a full-fledged career in firefight- ing, according to Fire Chief Jack Rosevear who began his own ca- reer as an Explorer. This program gives local teens a meaningful way to spend their time and a chance to learn, the Fire Chief said. Riggs, Kelley dedicate new park and ride lot; Phase 1 of depot project Cloverdale celebrated the dedi- cation of its new Park and Ride Lot Saturday morning under blue skieswith a sumptuous buffet pro- vided by Sonoma County Transit and a good attendance. Supervisor Paul Kelley served as master of ceremonies introduc- ing the various speakers. Kelley noted the importance of the new facility to the community of Clo- verdale. Congressman Riggs said he was pleased to see federal funds in- vested in such projects from gas tax revenues and hoped that the lot would encourage car pooling. "I hope that such investment will result in more job opportunities for young people so that they can remain in their communities and put down roots," the Congress- man said. He pledged to continue to work in Congress for the trans- portation bill that was now before the House of Representatives. Sonoma County Transit System Manager David Knight, said he brought good news to the event when he announced that the sec- ond phase of the project, ctruc- tion of a depot and train platform, was going forward. Bids should be let by next spring, he an- nounced. Completion of this project will mean that Cloverdale can become a destination for fu- ture excursion trains and later for commuter trains. Knight pointed ' out that the project represented a . challenge for engineers in that Cloverdale would have the only elevated train p01atform in the county. Knight said that other buildings were planned as well as the depot on property south of the parking lot that has yet to be de- veloped. Knight added that his department still welcomes input from the public. "Public art is important but public money is of-. ten not available for this purpose. If any of you have an interest please contact me," Knight said. Knight stressed that he welcomed public input in these early planning stag- es of future projects at the site. He added that it was heartwarming to see so many people turn out for this event. Vice-Mayor Robert Jehn Ploue turniopege I0 I r Cloverdale Street Celebration '97 promises great entertainment Join the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce for the Clover- dale Street Celebration "97, in downtown Cloverdale to witness the fourth annual celebration Saturday, Sept. 27, 10 am to 4 pm This promises to be a fun-filled day of entertainment, games, music, street vendors, competitions, food and drinks. A limited supply of Larry Erickson designed commemora- tive T-shirts will be available at the Chamber booth or purchase before the event at the Chamber office. Prices are $15 or two for $25. _ The day opens with a pancake break- fast sponsored by the Cloverdale Senior Center at the Grange _,,tS / Hall. Classic and antique car entries keep rolling. Vendors will be selling everything from jewelry to 50's-60's memorabilia items. An abun- dance of food and drink booths will be available. The Passions will be playing fifties and sixties music on the plaza stage all day. Cloverdale Preschool Co-op has put together a carnival to benefit their organization. Games include a bean bag toss, fishing, buried treasure, horeseshoes, a Bounce, and more. Lots of contests and competitions going on throughout the. day, frog jumping competition; hula hoop and yo-yo contests; the twist and limbo contest. Following along with this year's 50's-60's Cloverdale Street Faire Theme, we're bringing back a long time favorite commu- nity-involved contet, Cloverdale's 1997 Cookie Bake-Off. Ev- eryone will have an opportunity to judge the cookie bake off contest. Three tickets for a dollar and vote for your favorite cookie. To round out a perfect day, we will give awards on the plaza stage for our car entries. Don't miss this opportunity to join friends and neighbors in downtown Cloverdale. Schedule of Events 7 area-5 pm 8-11 am 9am 10 am-4 pm 1&30 am 11:3(Yam 1:00 pm 1:30 pm 2 pm 3 pm 3:30 pm 4.0 pm , Street Closure St. Center Pancake Breakfast-Grange Hall Car Registration Cloverdale Street Celebration '97 Classic & Antique Car'Show 50"s-60"s Music by "The Passions" Frog Jump Competition Cookie Bake-Off Tasting Children Activities-Second Street Food & Beverage Booths Crafts and More Car Judging Yo-Yo & Hula Hoop Contest Cabaret "From Swing to Disco" preview CARE King & Queen Parade The Entertainer-Celebrity Look-a-like Contes! Twist & Limbo Contests Trophies Awarded See you next year!