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years serving the community ~ ~' ~"~~ Published week!Y sinice l~ ~80 Cloverdale, Sonoma County CA Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009 Volume CXXX, Issue No. 44 50 Cents THE CHS KEY CLUB'S DINNER OF TALENTS held last Sunday evening Included "Free With Purchase" band members Markus Dias, left, Marshall Jankovsky, Cameron Barrow and Jonathan Mankin; Amanda Pruitt, Alysia Ramirez, Maria Dille.y, Karly Cafferata and Chelsea Forman, dancers from the Cloverdale School of Dance; swing dancers Willy Carter and Claire Carter; singers Chelsea Whitcomb and Zoe Shrimp, the evening's youngest contestant. Contestants Jaclyn Richardson, Martin Rangel and Egon Teodorson were not available for the photo. By Roberta Lyons of the issues have been satisfied; After working for months, the we're just waiting on a couple of non-profit Cloverdale Performing issues," dePriest said. One of the Arts Center is getting ready toissues is making sure the building move forward on the new theatrewill have enough power to run the located on Cloverdale Blvd. in the air-conditioning, heating, and light- former Clover Fitness Center. ing. "We're working with PG&E According to artistic director, Jim but it looks like everything is going dePriest, final plans have been sub- to be fine," dePriest said. mitted to the city and a request for Since the building is being re- bids will be going out soon. modeled with Redevelopment "We have had the plans checked money, the bid process must follow and reviewed by the city and most state law. The project will be posted :New speed limit on Citrus Fair Dr, By Mary Jo Winter If you are one of those folks who has a tendency to "put the pedal to the metal" when driving on Citrus Fair Drive, you might want to take note that there is a new posted speed limit of 40 mph. It was recently noted that Citrus Fair Drive between Asti Road and South Cloverdale Boulevard did not have a posted speed limit. Since default speed limits on city streets are 25 mph in residential areas and 55 mph in non residential areas, this meant the legal speed limit in this area was 55 mph. In June, the city retained an outside agency to perform an engi- neering and traffic survey last June in accordance with the state guidelines, and it was recommended that the speed limit be set at 40 mph along this stretch of roadway Jim dePriest in front of the future Cloverdale Performing Arts Cen- ter on Cloverdale Boulevard. at the Builders Exchange, as well as other outlets. The artistic director would really !like to see solar power used at the 2building. The centox~ will be-apply- ing for grants but won't let the quest for solar slow down the project. Building construction can start and solar added at the end, he noted. He believes that construc- tion will start in three months. The theatre will hold 99 people and will serve as a regional venue for plays and other entertainment. dePriest says the center plans to have six shows per season, "but equally as important, we will have music and dance, and speakers," he related, dePriest explained that there is a "circuit," that starts in Rohnert Park and leads up to Hum- boldt State University. "We are on that circuit," he noted. The Cloverdale City Council and the planning commission will also meet at the building. In the meantiroe, the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center is continu- ing to present shows at the Grange Hall on Second Street and Commer- cial. The Grange will continue to >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 By Mary Jo Winter As the city continues to grapple with state funding cuts and its own looming budget deficit, serious consideration is being given to reinstat- .ing a Utility User Tax (UUT). Since any new taxes would first need to go before the voters, a profes- sional telephone poll of 300 local registered voters was conducted over a two week period in July to gauge reaction to either a $300 parcel tax or reinstatement of the UUT. While neither idea won overwhelming approval, survey results indicated a UUT had more chlance of succeeding than a fiat parcel tax. It was determined that the community would have to be educated before putting any kind of a UUT measure on the ballot. Mayor Joe Palla said it was very important that citizens understand what would be lost if it did not pass. Catherine Lew, of the Lew Edwards Group, provided a PowerPoint presentation on public educational campaigns at the Oct. 28 City Council meeting. Lew has more than 30 years experience representing more than 100 public agencies in 500 different election campaigns. "In this environment, no one wants anything shoved down their throat," she stated. "It is important to invest the time and resources necessary for effective preparation because the final result will affect the health and s/ffety of your community." Some of the public education components she suggested include >PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 3 woman ' By RO A 26-year-o dent, Crystal ( was killed Frid way driver on Healdsburg, At approxim pect, Jose Bote3 ly got on Hig] Redwood Higlr He was going southbound lal moved into th( way. Driving a Fc Soto was direct 2008 Honda Ci lo-Martinez. Sloat, the CaliJ trol informatio tried to swerve ~erta Lyons oncoming car, but couldn't and hit Ld Cloverdale resi- him head-on. She was declared de- :arillo-Martinez, 26, ceased at the scene. The accident ay night by a wrong happened a few hundred feet after Highway 101 neat the suspect entered the freeway. Botello-Soto received minor inju- ately 9 p.m. the sus- ries and was treated and released at lo-Soto, 26, alleged- Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He Lway 101 from Old was then booked into jail and is way in Healdsburg. charged with vehicular manslaugh- northbotmd in the ter, felony drunk driving, and les and immediately wrong way driving causing death. fast lane of the free- He is also unlicensed and unin- sured. :d Explorer, Botello- "It looks like Crystal was off her ly in the path of the way from Cloverdale to Santa Rosa vic driven by Caril- to attend a Halloween party," Sloat kccording to John noted sadly. ornia Highway Pa- Botello-Soto remains in jail and a officer, the victim will have a court date sometime this to avoid hitting the week. "I Emera, left, Krystal, Star and Valerie patiently waited for the Hallow- een parade to start at Jefferson School. Jefferson students parade from Jefferson School to the District Office and back. Gena-Lou GIIsson, left, Natalie Wilson and Olivia Santana could hardly wait for trick or treats at the Jefferson School Halloween Parade. Matt Vellutlni, left, a second grader at Jefferson School, Keller Slbert, and Aaron Slbert both third graders, pal around in their Halloween costumes before school. DENEI~ REBOTrARO PHOTOS These three boys dressed as well known rock stars at the Jefferson School Halloween parade held on Friday, Oct. 30. Pictured are Sebas- tlan Fenner as Angus Young of ACDC, left, Jacob Sullivan as Gene Simmons of KISS and Anthonie Rebottaro as Paul Stanley of KISS. Sadrac Fernandez, left, dressed as Mario and Adrian Coblan dressed as Luigi, characters from Nlntendo's Super Marlo Brothers games at Jefferson School's Halloween festivities. Eden Winnlford and Madi Sanders were both in costume and character as they waited for the annual Halloween parade at Jefferson School.