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Clover Comics opens in Cloverdale

JAMES LANARAS, MARY JO WINTER, JAMES LANARAS, MARY JO WINTER

WINDSOR

Raffle will support charity

Santa Tim is selling tickets to win a week in a North Lake Tahoe condo to those who preregister to attend his Christmas in October charity event.

The charity dinner dance is Oct. 9 at the Mary Agatha Furth Center in Windsor. Proceeds from the event go to at-risk children, women and families in Sonoma County.

Last year “Santa Tim” Oxford distributed 1,700 gifts.

The North Lake Tahoe condo sleeps 12 and is valued at $3,700. Three corporate sponsorship levels also are available, and volunteer items as well as volunteers are being sought.

More info: tim@santatim.org or call 484-4463.

James Lanaras

CLOVERDALE

What’s going on in town

First they remodeled and upgraded the Clover Theater. Then they added the Clover Scoop Shop for ice cream. Now owners Kathryn and Ryan Hecht have opened Clover Comics for comic books, games and toys. It is not necessary to buy a movie ticket to enter either store.

Since they had some space in the lobby, the Hechts said they decided to give it a try. New comics arrive every Wednesday new comics, with a sampling of Magic the Gathering and other games and toys.

The theater is located at 121 E. First St.

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Auditions for “Sin, Sex and the CIA,” a play by Michael and Susan Parker, will be held 6-9 p.m. Monday at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Center, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. Director Jerem y Boucher is looking for four female and three male actors over 18. Rehearsals begin Aug. 18, with performances Oct. 9-11 and 16-18. More info: evenflofluent@gmail.com.

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July is traditionally a high demand water month, but according to the Cloverdale City Engineer’s latest report, residents are doing their part to be water wise. Cloverdale’s water conservation rate was 39 percent in July 2015, compared to the base year of 2013.

“This indicates that Cloverdale has made it through the highest water use month in an excellent position for the remainder of 2015,” said City Manager Paul Cayler.

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Energy drink company Red Bull is working with the City of Cloverdale, the Cloverdale Chamber and NorCal Skydiving to bring an action sports event to the Cloverdale Airport in October.

Red Bull Aces would be a skydiving competition, with a public viewing area for those who want to watch the action. The competition would be filmed for later release to promote Red Bull.

The City Council will consider the matter at its Aug. 12 meeting.

Mary Jo Winter