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Clovefdale 0000.ve00'lle Volume 48 No. 102 894-3339 Wednesday, November 26, 1980 20 cents Sonoma County, California rnlng dent Sink has been elected governing board of the School District. Valley rancher and long- of the school board, will during 1980-81. He trustee George ends this Donald Goodman was I clerk of the board by his members. School kindergarten Domenichelli was of the 1980-81 as a long-term temporary tlSt asa teacher. in was made is replacing a is on leave of absence for school year. employee matter, trustees I.achessa's job title teacher to the remainder year. DATES to retain the dates on the second , of each month at dates change oc- :ause of holiday Silva was appointed representative to the Committee on School Doble was appointed representative. orders and the employee now be signed by D. McAuley and of the board, trustees In McAuley's absence, myroll can be signed now. and administrative ere adopted as required Continued on page 13 > "' Little Robin Aitaras of Yorkvflle looks lovingly at her beautiful pet turkey - who won't be gracing anyone's table on Thanksgiving. He's one bird who has a lot for which to be thankful. Photo by Janiee Corey. Grand Jury will be in Cloverdale December 9 The Sonoma County Grand Jury will meet in the Cloverdale Veterans Building at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9. This break with tradition in holding a Grand Jury meeting away from Ihe County Seat has two main purposes: 1. To make it convenient for people in he Cloverdale area o reach th/ Grand Jury in person and air any problems Ihey may have with any level of government functioning in Sonoma County; and 2. To stimulate public interest in the purposes and functions of the Grand Jury and in how it may be used by any citizen. As required by law, the Grand Jury meeting will be a confidential session open, on a one-at-a-time basis, to witnesses or complainants who wish to present information to the jurors. Information presented may deal with any problem hal any person may have concerning relations with or treatment by any level of county or city govern- ment, or by any other pulic entities that operate in the county, such as water, fire or sewer districts, boards, or commissions. All of these are within the Grand Jury's investigative scope. The Grand Jury will hear and keep confidential all such testimony, study it, call other witnesses, and then take appropriate action. Action may take he form of recommendations for im- proving operations and avoiding similar future problems, the Jury may, in cases of demonstrated malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance on the part of an official, issue an accusation that, when sustained by the court, results in dismissal of such official. Residents of the Cloverdale area who have problems for the Grand Jury, but do not wish to appear in person, may present information by letter addressed to Grand Jury, Hall of Justice, Santa Rosa 95401. Those who wish to appear are invited to be present at the Veterans Building at 7 p.m. on December 9. Internationally known author to speak at Chamber dinner Reservations are coming in steadily flr the December 10 meeting of the Chamber of Commerce general membership, according to Meredith Draper, chairman of the affair. with no-host cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. Erdman is probably best known for his latest novel "The Crash of '79," but has also two other best sellers entitled "The Billion Dollar Sure Thing" and "The Silver Bears." The donation for the prime rib dinner is $12 per person and reservations (a must) may be made by calling the Chamber at 894-2862. Internationally known author, Paul Erdman, will address the group at Juliana's (formerly Mama Nina's) after the dinner scheduled for 7 p.m. Plant relocation Hi Low Rain November 17 73 43 trace November 18 74 41 November 19 75 43 November 20 73 41 November 21 66 39 November 22 66 51 .32 November 23 65 51 .06 September 17, 1980 total 1.49 September 2, 1979 total 10.39 INDEX Classifieds l l, 12 Community Life 4 Public Notices II Religious News 10 Sports 8, 13 Youth 7, expansion, it is ca- more than 1.2 of electricity will be The Geysers by 1963. been Geysers since the Magma I. The wells 7,500 feet in depth. It more than. I0 million I a year for a fossfl4ueled the same amount of now being generated at Power that drilled the 1 - in 1955. later, the have been so suc- PG&E has been able to at The Geysers which than 900,000 kilowatts of northern and central was celebrated at a 12 in Santa Rosa Power Company, and Electric Company, Company-Natomas, of California. Alliance sponsored team well drilled 25 years in Sonoma County of a project that the largest geothermal in the world. A flea market sponsored by the Cloverdale Historical Society will be held on December 6 a' the Citrus Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will offer a large variety of merchandise which will include an- tiques, books, arts and crafts, ceramics, jewelry, glassware, and household items. There also will be an assortment of Christmas cards, decorations, stuffed dolls, and many gift ideas. Admission is free. Snacks will be available throughout the day. For informaton, please call 894-3495. Historical Society to hold flea market Today, the drilling companies provide the steam and PG&E operates the power plant - the largest of its kind anywhere in the world. In 1967, Magma and Thermal merl heir holdings at The Geysers in 1973 lbose of Union Oil Company of California. Union was named field operator and conducts exploration, drilling and surface steam tran- sportation in most of the geothermal field. With the successul retrieval of the steam, PG&E began operation of its first c/mmercial unit in 1960 and, with steady expansion, The Geysers in 1973 surpassed the Larderello project in Italy as the world's largest geothermal power plant. there were more economical sources of electricity. In the mid-1950s, Magma Power and Thermal Power, working jointly, began a new effort. By then, metal alloys had been developed which could withstand the corrosive steam. Mayor Jack Domeniehelli presented Bart Shackelford, president of PG&E, a resolution from the City of Cloverdale commemorating the Silver Jubilee of The Geysers. power at The Geysers was in 1923. Although the drillers succeeded in apping he seam, lhe pipes and tur- bines of that day wouldn't stand up to,he abrasion and corrosion of the particles and impurities in the steam. Also, The first known effort to develop It was not always so promising for the geothermal area about 90 miles north of San Francisco in Sonoma and Lake Counties. The plants have been moved onto government-owned land downstream of the dam, where they will be part of an J area being dedicated to the preser- vation of plants important to local Native Americans. Sonoma State University anthropologist Professor David W. Pert, who has been coor- dinating the work under contract with the corps, commented that, "The sedge transplanting scheduled for this year has been completed and, based on test transplantings and related research, we have conducted during the past two years, I am quite confident that the sedge plants will do well in their new locations." Col. Paul Bazilwich, the Corps' District Engineer, indicated that the prized sedge plant runner should be ready for harvesting in two years. "The Corps has recognized," he stated, "that Pomo basketry is not only a craft which has been an important tradition and economic resource {o local Indians for thousands of years, but is also a significant part of our national heritage. The Corps' civilian staff is working wih basket weavers, local an- thropologists and various plant m , announced Monday that over 31,000 sedge plants have been relocated for use by Pomo Indians 1o weave ther world-famous baskets. The plants were rescued from areas soon to be flooded behind Warm Springs Dam in northern Sonoma County. Although the dam will not be completed until 1982, water is expected to back up over many of the best sedge beds during the coming rainy season. WEATHER ii I i well as opportunities for the public to view and learn about this unique program." He also pointed out that an exhibit aboul Pomo basketry and the sedge transplanting activity is on display at the project visitor center, which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., and on weekends from 10 until 5. Further information may be obtained by calling the Corps' project office at 707-433-9483, or the District Office in San Francisco 415-556-0595. ys ers' Silver Jubilee being complete at Warm lebrated this month Spr,ng$ Dam Officials ,,: the U.S. Army Corps of specialistst provide an on-going supply Engineers, San Francisco District, of raw materials for basket-making, as