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CLOVERDALE REVEILLE, CLOVERDALE, CALIFORNIA ,$ WEDNESDAY, DEC 29, 2010 -- Page 3 Driver charged with DUI and four counts of child endangerment On Saturday at approximately 4:20 p m, CHP officer Daniel Alcon- cel was on routine patrol on US 101 northbound south of Dutcher Creek Rd. He observed a 1994 Dodge Car- avan with expired registration tags. While preparing to stop the vehicle, he observed it swerve into the adja- cent lane two times He initiated an enforcement stop on the van, which stopped near the Citrus Fair off- ramp. The officer contacted the driver, identified as Jaime Hernandez, 19, of Cloverdale. Also in the vehicle were his girlfriend, Victoria Rivera, 25, and her four children, ages 8, 6, 5, and 3. The officer noted signs of intoxication, and asked Hernandez to exit the van. After a DUI evalua- tion, Hernandez was arrested for allegedly driving under the influ- ence (DUI). Rivera and her children were driven to their residence in Cloverdale. Hernandez was booked into the Sonoma County Jail on charges of felony child endangerment, DUI, and driving while unlicensed. PG&E releases environmental benefits assesment of energy efficiency Pacific Gas and Electric Compa- ny (PG&E) announced today new estimates that demonstrate the sig- nificant impact energy efficiency in- vestments made by Sonoma County customers have had on re- ducing harmful greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. From 2006-09, PG&E customers in Sonoma Coun- ty saved 248,000,000 kilowatt- hours (kWh) of electricity through energy efficiency and helped avoid 161,000,000 pounds of GHG emis- sions - equal to the emissions from burning about 8,185,000 gallons of gasoline. Many Sonoma County-based businesses achieved significant savings through energy efficient upgrades and retrofitting projects. PG&E supports these measures with customized energy efficiency incentive programs that are avail- able to all local governments, busi- nesses and residential customers. "We congratulate Sonoma Coun- ty for its focus on reducing green- house gas emissions and its great results," said Randy De Caminada, manager of Energy Solutions and Service for PG&E. "PG&E is here to help all of our customers with ener- gy-saving solutions." Monday, Dec. 20 Report of a residential alarm sounding on River Rd. Smoke from the fire place set the alarm off. Hazard condition on Geysers Rd. for flooding Fire was unable to get the drain pipe open, county road department was contacted. Medical aid on Treadway Ct. for a male subject with kidney and stomach pain. Tuesday, Dec. 21 Medical aid on Treadway Ct. for a male subject with stomach pain. School board approves yearly district audit - The Cloverdale Unified School District (CUSD) approved its yearly audit at the January board of trustees meeting Citrus Fair 2010 Queen contestants introduced - The Citrus Fair Queen Pageant will be held this year on Friday evening Feb. 12, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the fairgrounds auditorium. February 10, 2010 SMART train future troubled- Ever since it was realized that funding for the total 70 mile stretch of rail pro- posed by Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) between Larkspur and Cloverdale is in doubt, SMART has been working on ideas to fund the project. Attempted kidnapping on boulevard - Early Monday morning at approxi- mately 1:30 a.m. a woman reported to the Cloverdale Police Department that she was the victim of an at- tempted kidnapping in the 400 block of N. Cloverdale Blvd. Vote on casino resolution - The Clo- verdale City Council will discuss its position tonight (Wednesday) re- garding a resolution to request the County Board of Supervisors to for- ward to county voters a measure opposing casinos within the county. Eagle fans celebrate Robby Rowland passing Redwood Empire boys all time scoring record - Friday night, was an evening of celebration for Clover- dale basketball fans. A capacity crowd at Herb Nunn Memorial gym saw senior Robby Rowland surpass the 13 year, Redwood Empire scor- ing record with a 26 point perfor- mance against league rival St. Helena. In a post game commemo- ration, Rowland gathered with pre- vious scoring champion Rich Waller and two Cloverdale alums included in the top ten scoring list, Craig Ber- nardi and Dennis Kurpinsky, to cel- ebrate the passing of the title February 17, 2010 Salute to the Military a moving theme for this year's Citrus Fair - "A "Salute to the U.S. Military," was the theme of this year's Cloverdale Citrus Fair and many imaginative Citrus Exhibits and Sculptures car- ried through on the theme. Council studies and receives com- ments on Station Area Plan - The Feb. 10 city council meeting included a public study session and opportuni- ty to receive additional input on the Station Area Plan (SAP) that was unanimously recommended on Jan. 20. The plan is intended to guide integration of the city and the new passenger rail service to the depot Council unanimous decision on casi- no ballot - City manager Nina Regor discussed a consent calendar item regarding the proposed county bal- lot measure to be discussed at the Feb. 11, Sonoma County Mayor's and Councilmember's Association (SCMCA) meeting She reviewed the council actions to date that re- sulted in an October 2008 vote op- posing the casino project. Cloverdale SMART design workshop Friday, Feb. 19 - The Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit District has scheduled a series of community workshops to gather initial public input about the design of 14 passenger rail stations from Cloverdale to Larkspur February 24, 2010 CUSD must cut more than $1.1 mil- lion from budget - They call her "The Whip." Michele Plumbtree, the Fis- cal Expert for the Sonoma County Office of Education, was a at the Cloverdale Unified School District (CUSD) board of trustees meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 17, to tell the board it needs to cut the district's budget by over $1 million and it needs to be done by March 15. Wedensday, Dec. 22 Board votes to reduce school year by Medical aid for a male subjectfive days - The Cloverdale Unified feeling ill on Josephine Dr. School District (CUSD) board ap- Thursday, Dec. 23 Medical aid on Cherry Creek Rd. Friday, Dec. 24 Public assist on S. Cloverdale Blvd. Public assist on Cherry Creek Rd. Missing HAPPY HOLIDAYS! since 12/10 from the CONT. Proud parents Carol and Rich Rowland celebrate the accomplishments of their son, Robby, at the Cloverdale Gym. proved memorandums of under- standing between the Teachers As- sociation of Cloverdale (TAC) and the Classified School Employees As- sociation No. 170 (CSEA) that effec- tively delivers an over four percent reduction in salaries by reducing the school year by three non-student work days and five instructional days. Healthcare district grant will help fund a new ambulance - Monday, Feb. 22, the Cloverdale Healthcare Dis- trict Foundation (CHDF) announced that it has received a $50,000 match- ing grant from the Northern Sono- ma County Healthcare District Foundation (NSCHDF) to assist in replacing the district's primary am- bulance. It is currently seven years old. The cost of a new ambulance is approximately $140,000. March 3, 2010 Friday Night Live day change lead topic at council meeting - In her eco- nomic development update, Cham- ber of Commerce executive and economic development director Car- la Howell related that she has sent out a survey to solicit response re- garding a change of week day for Friday Night Live (FNL). Since the last city council meeting she has also met with the groups that stage the event. Armed robbery at CVS Pharmacy - On Thursday, Feb. 25, at 10:55 a.m. an adult male subject walked into the CVS Drug Store at 1111 South Cloverdale Blvd. and handed a note to the pharmacy clerk demanding all the Oxycontin Meeting's topic will review "Friday Night Live" concerns. - The city will be convening a public meeting on Thursday, March 25, to "identify the concerns and work to identify some solutions," regarding complaints that have surfaced about the Friday Night Live music and farmer's mar- THE Flreflg Location ket venue. CUSD Budget Advisory Team meets on final recommendations - Cloverdale Unified School District (CUSD) Bud- get Advisory Team (BAT) members, concerned parents, community members, and district classified staff filled the Cloverdale High School (CHS) library on Feb. 25 to review urgent budget recommendations. The crowded room was quiet as line item detail of proposed cuts for the 2010-11 school year were covered by CUSD financial and operations of- ficer, Krista Eisbrenner. March 10, 2010 City makes foul call against street basketball hoops - Cloverdale's City Council has directed the city's police department to begin a campaign to educate the public regarding the to protest - Several Cloverdale High hazards of basketball hoops left un- School (CHS) students attended the attended on public property. Wednesday night, March 17, board History Center features works by ear- of trustees m~eting of the Clover- ly women artists - Members of the dale Unified School District (CUSD) Cloverdale Historical Society cele- to comment about the recent teacher brated the opening of a new art ex- lay-offs in the district. hibit with an evening reception on CUSD issues negative financial re- Friday, Feb. 26 port - the Cloverdale Unified School Lake levels continue to rise as rainy District (CUSD) was forced to issue days continue - Finally after several a "Negative Certification," for its dry years, winter rains have filled Second Interim financial report Lake Sonoma as of Sunday, to 109 which was approved at the Wednes- percent of average capacity. A1- day, March 17, board of trustees though the lake is not full, the possi- meeting A Negative Certification bility of a drought diminishes with means that based upon current pro- each rain storm and shower, jections, the district will be unable to Local dentist will serve in Afghani- meet its financial obligations for the stan - The United States Navy has remainder of the current fiscal year called local dentist Dr. Kevin Garvin or for the subsequent fiscal year. to active service in Afghanistan He CHS advanced drama this Friday, will leave his family and his 14 year March 26 - On Friday, March 26, Ad- practice later this month for as long vanced Drama students from Clo- as 11 months. Dr Garvin served in verdale High School's theater class the U.S. Navy from 1991 to 1994 and will be presenting short scenes for has been in the Naval Reserves since the public. that time. March 31, 2010 March 17, 2010 Subcommittee recommends FNL Hundreds of students march in pro- stays unchanged - Following a 90- test of school budget layoffs - About minute public meeting with a 250 Cloverdale High School stu- packed room of interested citizens, dents left the campus Monday CouncilmemberGusWolter and Joe morning, March 15, to walk through Palla announced they would recom- town, many with signs, protesting mend to City Council that Friday the noticing of 15 teachers at the Night Live remain on Fridays and school who may lose their jobs next that steps be taken to mitigate the Fall. issues some business owners are City Council rebuffs plan to add $10 having with regard to the event. to area car registration - At the regular Attorney General is taking on Tobac- meeting on March 10, city council co 101 - The California Department added an emergency item to the of Justice, through the state's Senior agenda to discuss Sonoma County Assistant Attorney General, Dennis Transit Authority's plans to vote for Eckhart, has contacted Native To- a resolution adding a $10 vehicle bacco 101, located on Santana Drive registration fee on Sonoma County south of Cloverdale contending that vehicles, the shop is selling contraband ciga- Layered approach offered for city re- rettes. development planning - For purposes Dwindling budgets, time lines bedev- of informing city council and to edu- il council - At its regular meeting cate the public as to how economic March 24, the city council consid- and redevelopment programs and ered numerous business issues that projects will work, city staff present- are clearly impacted and further ed a descriptive and formalized but complicated by the overall economic fluid "layered approach" to plan- issues of the day. ning and implementation of projects Lions Club to hold annual Easter egg within Cloverdale. hunt - the Cloverdale Lions Club is WestAmerica Bank closes Cloverdale holding their annual Easter egg branch - WestAmerica Bank an- hunt this Saturday at Jefferson nounced last Friday that it will close School Kids will have an opportu- the Cloverdale branch on Friday, nity to have their photos taken with June 11 at 6 p.m. WestAmerica cus- the Easter Bunny starting at 9 a.m. tomers in Cloverdale will have no April 7, 2010 choice but to conduct their business Questions raised over city legal fees - at the WestAmerica Bank branch in With the looming city budget prob- Healdsburg at 511 HealdsburgAve. lems, questions are being raised Bank employees have been telling about the large amount of money their customers that this move is a being spent by the city for legal ser- consolidation with the Healdsburg vices. 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