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www.cieserdalereveiiieeom INTOH,AL Funding freedom The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution spells out five rights of every American against which the government may not construct any laws to restrict, alter or eliminate. These are the freedom of speech, of religion, a free press and the right to assembly and to petition the government with grievances. None of these are guaranteed. TheSe rights and freedoms are only in place so long as enough citizens demand them, a free press protects them and supportive legal arguments win their day in court. These freedoms and other parts of our Bill of Rights have come under continuous legal and governmental attack during the long history of our nation. We believe this is so today. Oct. 6-12 is being celebrated as the 79th annual National Newspaper Week and this year’s theme is “Think Flrst, Know Your 5 Freedoms.” Knowing them is good, fully demonstrating them is better and protecting them is essential. ' It’s not just laws or the Constitution that protects these rights. Customs, traditions and widely held beliefs are actually stronger protections of our freedoms than words on a sacred document like our Bill of Rights. . We recently hosted journalist Lowell Bergman at a public event where the topic of freedomof the press and speech came up. The Pulitzer Prize winner and well-traveled investigative reporter warned our audience that the First Amendment’s protection for journalists and newspapers is very limited. He testified from his own experience that journalists have very few guaranteed rights of access to many government documents or information. They are not protected from retaliation by government oflicials or others. American journalists continue to be jailed for not revealing their sensitive news sources. Displaying a T—shirt emblazoned with “Enemy of the People,” Bergman reminded everyone that current attacks against our free press are coming from the highest places in our government, including from President Donald Trump. The Trump Administration and the president currently have a series of court challenges to block the press’ access to public records and to suppress government transparency. V Bergman’s warnings that evening are being joined this week by essayists writing on the theme of National Newspaper Week. These writings argue that the most important freedom is of the press. It requires a free and independent press to serve as the frontline defender of all other freedoms and rights of the Bill of Rights and U.S. Constitution. It takes a robust and well-funded press to, not only to inform the public and all citizens, but also to alert and arouse the citizenry when challenges must be mounted. Before there was a United States or a set of laws, all citizens and colonial journalists were subject to jail, punishment or banishment. A famous case in 1733, where printer John Peter Zenger was jailed by the New York governor for printing scathing-but—true accounts of government misdoings, led to a new concept of the emerging democracy — that telling the truth is its own defense. Ifwe live in times where the concept of the truth is under attack or being corrupted, then all our rights and freedoms are under attack, too. Ask yourselves this week if that is, or, is not the case across America today. We greatly fear that it is. When today’s journalists and their newspapers are suffering from great economic losses and digital technology . disruptions, the capacity to defend our‘democracy’s freedoms and the public’s right to know is being weakened. Telling the truth takes more than courage and the belief in journalistic ethics — it takes a newspaper’s financial strength as well. As we said, our First Five Freedoms are not guaranteed. We cannot simply sit back and expect that the First Amendment will rush in to preserve the press and with it our right to know. . Like all the freedoms and traditions we share in our local community ’and with this newspaper, our'safety and‘ ' enjoyment of our family, neighbors and towns are only as long-laSting as is our collective efforts to support and defend them. Newspapers do that. — Rollie Atkinson HISTORY Through the Years in the Reveille he following items are selected from I archived issues 0f the Cloverdale Reveille. , October 9, 1909 - 110 years ago The recently appointed committee at the citizens’ meeting to solicit subscriptions for stock in the Cloverdale Citrus Fair Association visited Santa Rosa. The committee found the business and professional men of the county seat deeply interested in Cloverdale’s annual citrus events, and were pleased to respond to the committee’s solicitation that they subscribe for stock. Eighty five shares of stock at $12.50 per share were taken by them. Joyce Marin September 25, 1969 50 years ago From the Editor: Each week we receive from the office of internal revenue several news releases of one or two pages in length. They come to us in a extremely large size manila envelope of good quality. The new releases are on standard 8.5-b-11 inch letterhead paper. They could easily fit into a much smaller envelope and save the U.S. Government a great deal of money over a year’s time. With the amount of news releases each week times the amount of weekly and daily newspapers in the U.S. it would add up in a hurry. We know for a fact that businessmen want the right size envelopes in order to keep their costs low so they can continue to compete for the consumer dollars. Why can’t the government practice the same business-like measures? September 28, 1994 — 25 years ago PG&E has announced it will comply with federal requirements to build a fish screen at its Potter Valley power plant and will continue the Eel River water supply that is important to the cities of Cloverdale, Healdsburg and Ukiah. The company has indicated it will continue to maintain the water diversions from the Eel River through the plant’s tunnel into the Russian River. The Sonoma Board of Supervisors will initiate a plan to create a Potter Valley Project Authority having the power to acquire and operate the power plant in cooperation with other entities providing water service within the Russian River service area. This action will be taken in response to the threat that either PG&E or a license assignee might decommission the Potter Valley Project at 'some future date thus jeopardizing the Eel River water supply to the Russian River service area. 1 October 3, 2019 - The Cloverdale Reveille - Page 5' LETTERS Tackling existential threat EDITOR: I want to congratulate all the ClOVerdale High School students and teachers who participated in the Global Climate Strike at Kleiser Park last week. Student organizers Paula Toledo and Elizabeth Ruiz deserve a special shout-out for their efforts to shine a spotlight on this existential issue. It’s also heartening to learn that CHS now has an ~ Environmental Club with the goal of inspiring meaningful changes, both personal and political. Thanks, too, to Sonoma West’s publisher Rollie Atkinson for his thoughtful editorial about the youth movement to address climate change, along with his offer to provide reprints of “Deep Trouble” for schools. Raising local awareness of a global existential threat is one small step forward in tackling an issue too long ignored. I’m proud to be part of a community with the will to make a difference. Diane Bartleson Cloverdale Home insurance woes EDITOR: Our current national administration is wreaking havoc on the environment by undermining valuable measures that help ensure clean air, water and control carbon emissions. Our state government and several nonprofit organizations are valiantly combating these efforts. 4 Rainforest Action Network, a nonprofit environmental group based in San Francisco, is using a novel approach to mitigate further damage: They are persuading insurance companies to stop insuring and investing in the fossil fuel industry, with the goal of restricting dirty energy projects. RAN is studying the cancellation of home insurance policies in the state, which is increasingly occurring due to wildfire risk in the area and has affected individuals in our town. These same insurance companies that are withdrawing our coverage are also key drivers of climate change in the first place by helping to underwrite the polluters! Ifyou have lost your home insurance due to wildfire risk, please contact Elana Sulakshana at sulakshana@ran.org, as this valuable information can help the organization compel insurance companies to act in the interest of all of us. . Niranjana Parthasarathi and Dan Fitzsimmons Cloverdale Lucky to have elder care EDITOR: Following emergency surgery, which landed me in the hospital and rehab for three weeks, my recovery called for another five .weeks of at-home follow-up care. I was aware of a Cloverdale group that provides such care. . The group is known as “Local Care for Local Elders.” They have about 15 people that provide a variety of services for local Seniors. Many of the team have medical related backgrounds. I was tended to daily by one of three caretakers skilled for my needs. They were like my three angels. Ifyou ever have a need for their skills, call Janet Seaforth. Cloverdale is truly blessed to have such a team so available. ' Van Gerszewski Cloverdale Three girls EDITOR: My wife, Zoe, and I would like to share our experiences with three girls that came for a visit one day. The girls are completing their missionary requirements. To be honest, the first couple of times the girls rang the doorbell, I didn’t answer the door. Then one day, they came by when I was in the garage with the door open. If persistence is important to being successful, these girls are going to do well. After sharing some favorite verses from the Bible, they played the piano and sang . .somehymns. Now, they come for short visits and we really do enjOy seeing them. The three girls are: Sister Rosengren, Sister Thomas and Sister Lee. ‘ Matthew and Zoe Glavach Cloverdale Goodbye, Cloverdale EDITOR: Thank you, Cloverdale, for providing me with the playground for my creativity for 12 years. Early on, the talent shows and Sweet Streepers, then the senior center, community garden, the Cloverdale Agrarian project, the efforts toward the Office of Possibilities, Local Folkal and Creative Notions. It has been fun riding my bicycle through the wide peaceful streets but I am hearing a voice saying, "go north, young woman." I leave with gratitude and enthusiasm for the next chapter of my life. Mardi Grainger Cloverdale Thank you, Jefferson EDITOR: On behalf of the Cloverdale High School Rotary Interact Club, I would like to send a heartfelt thank you to Jefferson Elementary School for allowing the Interact students to volunteer at the school carnival on Sept. 20. All of the Interactors participated in running games for the students and their parents, and it could not have been more fun and rewarding. The staff at Jefferson and all the other volunteers made the carnival a roaring success, giving it a wonderful hometown look and feel. It was just another example of how lucky we are to live in Cloverdale. Once again, thank you Jefferson Elementary for putting on such a successful event, and letting Rotary Interact be a part of it. ’ Robert Redner Cloverdale 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. 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. COMMENTARY Scene Seen ello, goodbye, hello, goodbye — hello Hto a new local music store, goodbye to a treasured local music venue. Hello to Speed of Sound Music, newly minted at 207 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Owned and operated by Ron Charlesworth, Speed of Sound will be offering instruments, gear, lessons and a musical culture for locals. Ron describes his philosophy as thisf “Our mission is to serve and connect the local community of musicians — young and old, professional and amateur — through education, instruments and application.” Best of all, local cats won’t have to drive to Healdsburg for strings, picks, valve oil, etc. anymore. (Not that there’s anything wrong with Healdsburg.) Looking forward to Speed of Sound becoming a long-time, valuable contributbr to musical culture here in Cloverdale. Hello, lessons for young people. ' . Goodbye to live music at Cloverdale Ale Company, or at least that’s the word on the street. Friday, Sept. 27 saw a flowering of local musicians and music fans having one last rave-up in the venerable back room, and while it may not have been the Closing Days of the Fillmore, it was IiVe and lively and everyone felt the love. V The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche wrote that “Without music, life would be a mistake”... and that “Music...is beyond and prior to all phenomena”. Now, Nietzsche may have been a guy with a lot of issues, but I think he was onto something here. Ifyou think about it, an important event in our development in the womb is the emergence of a heartbeat. Paul Schneider That is the beginning of rhythm. And when we come into this "I, world, we send a voice, we give a cry and that is the beginning of song, and of melody. For these reasons, music is at the core of human development, and of human consciousness. That is why it affects us so deeply, touching emotions of joy, melancholy, ecstasy and love, and urges us to dance. In my opinion, no other art form is quite so primeval and powerful. I fervently hope that the new owners will not literally send tanks into the back room, but instead will preserve and protect this treasure, this vital resource, the back music room at Cloverdale Ale Company. Speaking of promoting live local music, the patio at Kelley and Young tasting room is your destination spot for Sunday afternoon music, wine and delicious tapas, from 1 to 4 pm. Stop by any Sunday and see who’s playing, or mark your calendar for Oct. 20 when the Big Blue House Trio will be bringin’ the swingin’. And with the return of autumn weather, we also get the return of The Jazz Club at the Arts Alliance. Thursday, Oct. 3, , it’s widely hailed up-and-cdming jazz vocalist Tiffany Austin. Thursday, Oct. 17 Americana Night returns with folk singer- songwriter Gwyneth Moreland and Saturday, Oct. 12, the Blue Lights do their thing at Blues Night. Arts Alliance shows start at 7:30 pm, tickets at the door, at the Arts Alliance or online at cloverdaleartsalliance.org. I should also mention the opportunities for musical learning offered at the Cloverdale Arts Alliance. Oct. 9 is the Musical Workshop, now in its eighth year, led by long-time local luminary Dave Garland, offering an all-levels approach to learning guitar and singing skills through jamming on simple songs. Oct. 24 is the Beatles Workshop, led by the legendary Bobby Lee and Oct. 30 is the Jazz Workshop, for those who want to expand their musical vocabulary to include improvisation in the jazz style. Workshops begin at 7 pm. and are free of charge. Emphasis in all workshops is on fun and creativity, on a backbone of solid methodology. I also want to highlight efforts by the Arts Alliance to support music education and participation for young people. Music education has been proven to facilitate learning and intellectual development on many levels, and this is an important program to support. Maybe there’s an old instrument gathering dust in your attic or somewhere else in your house. That instrument wants to be played. This is a way to find a new home for it. Check it out. cloverdaleartsalliance.org/ Cloverdale-schools-music- campaign/ Support Live Music in Cloverdale! Remember, they call‘ it “playing” music, but it ain’t nothin’ but hard work, years of it and having an appreciative, supportive audience is what makes it all worth it. - Paul Schneider lives and writes and plays music in Cloverdale and other Sonoma County venues. He can be reached at pschneider201 7@gmail. com. CLOVERDALE :REVEILLE ’ Anytime. Anywhere. For the most up—to—date news and events read the online version of Cloverdale Reveille. 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