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www.cloverdalereveillecom December 12, 2019 o The Cloverdale Reveille - Page 9 Lady Eagles score Eagles to host Holiday Clasic 47-33 win over Widsor in openr Photo courtesy Scott Gibson, Gibson Sports Photography DRIBBLE DRIVE — Faith Holloman (No. 12) worked on 3 Windsor defender in the Eagle’s 47—33 varsity basketball win over the Jaguars on Dec. 3. By Greg Clementi Sports Editor The Cloverdale Lady Eagles logged an impressive performance in the varsity basketball season opener against visiting Windsor on Dec. 3, racing past the Jaguars to post a 47-33 win. The convincing victory was just what the doctor . ordered for a strong Eagle’s squad that begins the season with designs on a third straight league title. Under veteran coach Rick Berry, Cloverdale is coming off a tremendous 27-6 campaign a year ago, a season that saw the team post a 14-0 record in league before going on to the North Coast Section and Nor Cal state tournaments. Look for more of the same this year, as Cloverdale returns a strong core of ,, varsity veterans bent on continuing the winning tradition. “Our senior leadership is very good and Maci (Hernandez), Morgan (Sceales) and Tehya (Bird) have set the team's expectations very hig ,” Berry reported. “We return six players from last year's team. This team has a lot of depth and everyone will be able to contribute.” Eagles in a rout Cloverdale played host to Windsor in the Dec. 3 opener, busting open a tight game with a 17-6 second quarter run that would prove fatal for . the Jaguars. Leading 24-12 at the break, the Eagles outscored the Jags 23-21 the rest of the way to post an eventual, 47-33 win. “We played hard but still have a lot of room for improvement,” Berry noted. “Windsor is very physical and it hindered our inside game.” Bird paced the attack with 22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Other top scorers were Faith Holloman (9 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Ahnna Randolph (7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals), Moffett (2 points, rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal), Catherine Driver (3 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals), Hernandez (3 points, 8 rebounds), Summer Lands (1 point, 2 rebounds), Sceales (2 rebounds) and J anaye Hammond (1 rebound). Next up for the Eagles is participation in the 7lst annual Redwood Empire Invitational Basketball Tournament Dec. 11 to 14. Cloverdale opens up with a 4 pm. clash against St. Mary’s on Wednesday, Dec. 11. By Greg Clementi Sports Editor An annual rite of the holiday season takes place this week (Dec. 12 to 14) when the Eagles host the 54th annual John McMillan Holiday Basketball Tournament. This year’s eight-team field includes Cloverdale, St. Vincent, Del Norte, Anderson Valley, St. Bernard’s, Willows, St. Helena and Credo. Cloverdale will open the tourney on Thursday, Dec. 12 in an 8:30 pm. tip-off against Willows. The championship game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7:30 pm. The Eagles are off to a 2-1 start to the 2019-20 campaign after taking two of three games at the Redwood Classic Tournament at Anderson Valley last weekend. Cloverdale opened the tourney with a 69-14 rout over Point Arena, but fell to Bradshaw Christian, 68-48 in the semifinals. The Eagles’ offense erupted in the battle for third place on Saturday, ' running all over Valley . Christian Academy, 105-48. Leading scorers over the three games were sophomore guard Dylan Muller and junior center Josh Lemley, who averaged 10 points and five blocks. Veteran head coach Pat Fitzgerald is back (assisted by Jared Hibelen) to lead an experienced group of varsity players returning from last I i Rams brl n g By Heather Bailey Staff Writer heather@sonomawest.com In a pair of statements, CalFire has announced a transition out of peak fire season, and the burn permit suspension lifted. Recent rains and cooler temperatures across the region have lowered the threat of wildfires allowing CalFire’s . Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit to transition out of peak fire season effective Dec. 9 at 8 am. in Sonoma, Lake, N'apa, Solano, Y010 and Colusa COunties. 3., ‘ . According to the statement, CalFire will continue to maintain staffing to meet any potential threat, as well as maintaining the ability to strategically move resources to areas that remain ata higher threat level. CalFire willalso continue to monitor weather conditions closely and still has the ability to increase staffing should weather conditions change or if there is a need to support wildfires or other emergencies in other areas of the state. Statewide, CalFire and firefighters from many local agencies responded to over 5,641 Wildfires within the State PG&E reaches settlement relating to grouping of fires PG&E has agreed to a settlement with the Official Committee of Tort Claimants (TCC) and with firms representing individual claimants who sustained losses from the 2017 Northern California Wildfires and 2018 Camp Fire. The settlement agreement is valued at approximately $13.5 billion and has the support of the TCC. The settlement will resolve all claims arising from those fires, including the 2017 Tubbs Fire, as well as all claims arising from the 2015 Butte Fire and 2016 Ghost Ship Fire in Oakland. The settlement is subject to a number of conditions and is to be implemented pursuant to PG&E’s Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, which is subject to confirmation by the Bankruptcy Court in accordance with the provisions of the Bankruptcy Code. Bankruptcy Court approval of the settlement agreement would put PG&E on a sustainable path forward to emerge from, Chapter 11 by the June 30, 2020, the deadline to participate in the State of California’s go-forward wildfire fund. “From the beginning of the Chapter 11 process, getting wildfire victims fairly compensated, especially the individuals, has been our primary goal. We want to help our customers, our neighbors and our friends in those impacted areas recover and rebuild after these tragic wildfires,” said CEO and President of PG&E Corporation Bill Johnson. “We appreciate all the hard work by many stakeholders that went into reaching this agreement. With this PG&E has achieved in its Chapter 11 case. PG&E previously reached settlements with two other major groups of wildfire claim holders including a $1 billion settlement with cities, counties and other public entities, and an $11 billion agreement with insurance year’s NCS playoff squad, a team that finished the season with a league mark of 9-5 and 15-11 overall. Returning to lead the Eagles are 6-foot, 6-inch, third-year center Josh Lemley, one of the top big men in the Redwood Empire. He’ll be joined by senior guard Chuche Maciel, senior forward Shayne Turner, senior center Tyler Ruys, senior forward Spencer Hoover, senior guard Adrian Gutierrez, junior forward Logan Axell, junior guard Andy Herrera and sophomore guard Dylan Muller. A versatile and athletic group, the Eagles should have the ability to rotate players with no drop-off in production, hoping to wear teams down in the fourth quarter. “We return four starters from last year and have deep talent on this year’s team,” Fitzgerald confirmed. Cloverdale figures to challenge defending champion Clear Lake and possibly Middletown in the NCL1 title chase, opening the league schedule on Jan. 7 at Lower Lake. Photo Greg Clementi TOUGH IN THE PAINT -— Junior center Josh Lemley, pictured here during a summer league game, returns to lead a veteran Eagle’s varsity basketball squad this season. Cloverdale hosts the 54th annual John McMillan Holiday Classic Tournament on De. 12-14. fire relief, burn permit restoration Responsibility Area that . burned nearly 128,831 acres. In the Sonoma-Lake—Napa Unit, CalFire responded to 177 wildfires that charred 80,916 acres. During the cooler winter months, CalFire will continue to actively focus efforts on fire prevention and fuels treatment activities as guided by the state’s Strategic Fire Plan and localized unit fire plans. These will be done through public education, prescribed burns and various types of fuel reduction. These activities are aimed at . reduCingthe impacts of large, damaging wildfires and improving overall forest health. Also effective on Dec. 9, at 8 am. the burn permit suspension in Sonoma, Lake, Napa, Solano, Y010 and Colusa counties will be lifted. CalFire Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit Chief Shana Jones is formally cancelling the burn permit suspension and advises that those possessing current and valid agriculture and residential burn permits can now resume burning on permissible burn days. Inspections may be required for burns other than agriculture burns. This can be Sculptor sptlih verified by contacting your local Air Quality Management District. Cooler temperatures, higher humidity and the chance of winter weather have helped to begin to diminish the threat of wildfire. Property owners and residents are asked to use caution while conducting debris or agriculture burns, follow all guidelines provided and title demise tiegairemeats ‘ ; 9m?” w. natural vegetativematerial .chaslea Pine needlesand treetrimmin 'Tfié'bur’ning of'fraéh,paintedwo or other debrisis not allowed. , maintain control of the fire at all times. Individuals can be held civilly and/ or criminally liable for allowing a fire to escape their control and/ or burn onto neighboring property. Residents wishing to burn must verify it is a permissive burn day prior to burning, by calling the Northern Sonoma County Air Pollution Control District at 707-433-5911 . Do not burn on windy days. - Piles should be no larger than four feet in diameter ‘ . and in height. You can add to pile as it burns down. ' ’ t. « Clear at 10vfoot diameter down to bare soil around your I piles. Have a shovel and a water source nearby. ' An adult is required to be in attendance of the fireat all times. Safe residential pile burning of forest residue by landowners is a crucial tool in reducing tire.hazards.,State federal and local land management and fire agen'ciesiwill also be utilizing this same window of Opportunity to * conduct prescribed burns aimed at: improving fore health and resiliency on private andpubiic lands ' : .3 , T Barny important milestone now accomplished, we are focused on emerging from Chapter 11 as the utility of the future that our customers and communities expect and deserve. “There have been many calls for PG&E to change in recent years. PG&E’s leadership team has heard those calls for change, and we realize we need to do even more to be a different company now and in the future. We will continue to make the needed changes to re-earn the trust and respect of our customers, our stakeholders and the public. We recognize we need to deliver safe and reliable energy service every single day—we’re determined to do just that.” “Finally, we share the state’s focus on helping mitigate the risk of future wildfires and we will continue to do everything we can to help reduce those risks across our system,” concluded Johnson. . This new agreement is the third major settlement that companies and other entities that have already paid insurance coverage for claims relating to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires. With all major Wildfire claims now on a path to be resolved and the total amount of wildfire liabilities determined, PG&E will now amend and finalize its plan, which will satisfy all wildfire claims in accordance with Assembly Bill 1054 (AB 1054) and, otherwise comply with all requirements of the Bankruptcy Code. The company remains on track to obtain regulatory approval and Bankruptcy Court confirmation of its plan in advance of the June 30, 2020, statutory deadline set by AB 1054 for participation in the state’s go-forward wildfire fund. In addition, PG&E has received over $12 billion of equity backstop commitments to support the settlement and its plan. —- Submitted by Deanna Contreras, PG&E Photo courtesy David McChesney VIRTUAL SPACE — T Barny is pictured above, standing next to his sculpture Spokes. T Barny of Healdsburg is exhibiting with his sculpture Spokes in the Cloverdale Sculpture Trail. His sculpture consists of three metal wagon wheels with mirrors in the center of each patina-metal wheel. This is a departure from his usual choice of material: stone. T Barny has worked with many materials, including glass and bronze, yet, he often returns to his first love of stone. He has carved 205 individual types of stone from around the world. Barny explained the meaning of Spokes: “The wheels of this piece are recycled steel from another project and reference self-guided tour of the the old wagon wheels of the Sculpture Trail to learn more American west, strong. The about T Barny and Spokes. three of them represent a The fun part of the tour is cardinal number of two, plus listening to Barny talk about Spokes. Download the free Otocast app at Google Play or the Apple App Store, search one; attached together they form an equilateral triangle, the strongest geometric shape,” he said. “The mirrors for Cloverdale and enjoy in the wheels center give the listening to all of the illusion of Virtual space from exhibiting sculptors. the flat side and an inverted For more information on ‘virtual’ View from the the Sculpture Trail, a concave side.” sculpture exhibit in Cloverdale, Visit cloverdalesculpturetrail.org. Enjoy the exhibit which is produced by the Cloverdale The sculpture, 70-inches- by—70-inches, and 70 inches deep is located at the corner of CIOVerdale Boulevard and Citrus Fair Drive. The ‘Historical Society. sponsors of Spokes are Dee Dee Robbins and Patty Watt. — Submitted by Joyce P. Take the Otocast’s audio Mann 3