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CLOVERDALE

‘A touch of Cloverdale’ at this year’s Burning Man

Burning Man, taking place now through Sept. 4 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, will have a “touch of Cloverdale” this year thanks to Bruce Reuser and his Burnstream Point Lighthouse.

During his first Burning Man event in 2015, Reuser had a vision of a mutant vehicle that would be a 30-foot lighthouse he could cruise the playa in at night.

The lighthouse took shape over the past four months in a warehouse east of town. The finished product is 30 feet and 1 inch tall and weighs 18,000 pounds. The lighthouse itself is aluminum, with lots of open space.

“This design does not compromise the strength of the lighthouse,” notes Reuser, “and allows for some of the severe wind storms you can encounter on the playa to pass through it with little effect.”

The oversized tail lights are from a retired railroad crossing, while the light on top is a retired DCB-36 beacon from the Douglas County Airport in Nevada. This model, which went into service in 1933, uses less power than a hairdryer and can be seen from as far away as 100 miles.

Townhouse project works way toward city approval

A 22-unit townhouse project at 701 S. Cloverdale Blvd. is working its way through the approval process. The property is adjacent to 699 S. Cloverdale Blvd., which was previously approved for a 21-unit apartment project.

According to David Kelley, assistant city manager and community development director, the developer is proposing to construct eight, three-bedroom units and 14 two-bedroom units. The project is coordinating with the previously approved 21-unit project next door and will have a connecting driveway and share in the cost of looping infrastructure through the two separate properties.

FORESTVILLE

Fall Craft Fair to run alongside Farmers Market

The Forestville Farmers Market is hosting its third annual Fall Craft Fair on Tuesdays Sept. 19 and 26, from 4-7 p.m. This event happens alongside the final two farmers markets of the season, occurring during the hours of the fair.

Various local handmade crafts will be available at the market, including jewelry, clothing, bath products and more.

Watch live performances by Ms. G’s Village Variety Show on the Sept. 19 and Joy Ride on Sept. 26.

Farmers will be selling fresh produce, while an array of local vendors provide hot food for dinner. A beer and wine booth will be hosted by the Forestville Chamber of Commerce.

Interested in becoming a vendor? Email info@forestvillefarmersmarket.com

For more information, go to www.ForestvilleFarmersmarket.com or call 707-766-4597.

GLEN ELLEN

Living History Tour at Jack London state park

Visitors to Jack London State Historic Park can soon travel to the summer of 1916 for an immersive experiential Living History Tour, an opportunity to “meet” the famed author and adventurer.

Costumed actors will portray tour host London, his wife, Charmian, and London’s stepsister, Eliza Shepard. London will lead guests to historic structures at his Beauty Ranch, including the Kohler and Frohling’s stone winery building and sherry barn dating to the mid-1800s.

Other destinations include the Pig Palace and the concrete-block grain silos, the first built in California.

The 90-minute tour will include discussions of London’s progressive farming experiments and his dreams for the Beauty Ranch, once considered a worthless property.

The inaugural tour begins at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at the park, 2400 London Ranch Road, in Glen Ellen.

The fee is $50 per person, including parking. Box lunches are $15.

Reservations are required. Call 707-938-5216 or visit jacklondonpark.com.

Towns correspondents