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  Cannabis club applicant to be on April 7 Planning agenda
March 19, 2008
One application has been submitted for a medical marijuana dispensary in Cotati, and the applicant says she's being treated unfairly. "All due process is going to hell," said Lisa Gygax, a Forestville-based attorney for the applicant. Her claim is that the process is taking longer than necessary and city officials are...
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  Horse owners finding it hard to keep up with rising hay costs
March 19, 2008
Hay is for horses. Right? But buying quality hay for horses at a reasonable price is getting to be a headache. Just ask Larry Trocha at his horse training stable out there on Roberts Road near Petaluma Hill Road. "Hay's at an all-time high," said Trocha. "And little can be done...
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  The secret atrium
RP Community Center's connection to Japan

March 19, 2008
Several generations of Koi swim gracefully through a pond dotted with lily pads while the soft sounds of the waterfalls create an immediate feeling of relaxation upon entering through glass doors. "May Peace Prevail on Earth," written in both Japanese and English, sits atop a wooden pole in this sunlit...
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  RP Rec Coordinator receives state award
March 19, 2008
The California Association of Parks and Recreation Commissioners and Board Members have awarded RP Recreation Services Manager Guy Miller the Outstanding Park and Recreation Professional of California award for 2008. "I can't think of anyone who deserves it more," said Bonnie Black, Chair of the RP Parks and Recreation Committee. Black...
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  Drugs, weapon found in post-fire inspection
March 19, 2008
While investigating a fire on Camino Coronado March 7 RP Public Safety officers found 1 1/2 pounds of marijuana packaged for sale and a 9mm semi-automatic handgun in a home with two children under 10 living at the address. Juan Diego Tellez, 18, was arrested and booked at the Sonoma County...
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  "Original Joe"
March 19, 2008
In the Feb. 15 edition of The Voice Nicolas Grizzle wrote about "Original Joe." I do not know if you had any responses, as we were traveling. Westlake Joe's was not the "Original" Joe's. They were not called Original to start with. Westlake Joe's was the second. There was also...
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  Petition to lower sewer rates garners opposition from City Hall
March 19, 2008
The petition due for circulation in Rohnert Park to reduce sewer rates was met head-on by the City Council at their Feb. 26 meeting. The Council's in total opposition, but chances are good it will make it to the November ballot. "What they're doing is unconstitutional," said attorney John Hudson, one...
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  Coming up for air
March 19, 2008
Junior varsity senior Laura Winter swims the 100 individual Medley March 4 in Rancho's meet against Elsie Allen at Finley Swim Center.
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  Good form
March 19, 2008

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  Seawolves place fourth at Poppy Ridge
March 19, 2008
The Sonoma State golf team slipped one spot Tuesday to finish fourth at the Notre Dame de Namur Invitational at Poppy Ridge Golf Club in Livermore. The Seawolves finished 10 strokes behind Valdosta State, the team champion. Chris Galvin fired a team-best 73 on Tuesday to finish seventh. Galvin's 72-73-73-218 was...
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  RP boys gymnastics results
March 8-9

March 19, 2008
2008 NCBGA State Championshiop at Stockton A remarkable showing by the Rohnert Park Boy's Gymnastics team at the Nor Cal State tournament. The following boys qualified to compete at the Region 1 Championship, where the best of the best in Northern California, Southern California, Nevada and Arizona go head...
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  Doing the 'Cougar Slide'
March 19, 2008
Junior Kylie Goltze slides safely into third base and eventually makes it home, adding to the total in a 4-1 varsity win at home against Analy March 6.
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  Prop 98 & 99
March 19, 2008
It has come to my attention that the June Primary can expect a very low turn out of voters. There are only two propositions to consider, 98 and 99. Although sounding somewhat innocuous on the surface, prop 99 could affect a million residents living in mobilehome parks throughout the state. Prop 98...
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  Fraudulent garbage
March 19, 2008
Hurrah for John Hudson. God bless John Hudson. It's about time somebody had the backbone to take this chicken-do-do City of Rohnert Park to talk for their fraudulent fiscal policies. Chicken RP has been screwing the poorest people in this city for almost seven years over not just sewer rates,...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
March 19, 2008
The Community Voice encourages and welcomes readers to submit letters to the editor. It is an excellent way for citizens to share their opinions on issues. Letters must be signed and must include the author's telephone number. The Voice will call to verify the origin of the letter. The Voice...
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  Enjoy your greens this spring
March 19, 2008
Starting with Mom, you've always heard that you need to eat your veggies. What's the big deal about them? Vegetables are often the least favorite of the food groups. Even for people who like them, it can be challenging to get the recommended five servings a day. Are they really...
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  The first pebble
March 19, 2008
Knowing what to do when we want to get back on track with our fitness can be tough at times, especially when a lot of life stuff is what's throwing us off. Learning from experience has taught me to not over think this too much. I've also learned that the...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
March 19, 2008
March is Bunny Month. Free toy with each bunny adoption. For more information call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org. The shelter is located at 301 Rogers Lane off Redwood Drive. Hours are Wed. 1-6:30; Thurs-Fri-Sat 1-5:30; Sun 1-4:30
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  This week's artists: Maiya Kenoyer-Anderson and Talyn Sharp,
March 19, 2008
Want to see your artwork published in The Community Voice? Mail it to: PO Box 2038, Rohnert Park, CA 94927 or email news@thecommunityvoice.com
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  Make mine chocolate, not furry
March 19, 2008
In 2002, the Columbus, Ohio, chapter of the House Rabbit Society launched the "Make Mine Chocolate!" campaign. Their mission focuses on education, and on discouraging people from purchasing live rabbits as Easter gifts, and offers suggestions for humane alternatives such as chocolate or stuffed toy bunnies. "We try to educate would-be...
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  Economics of business: Break-even analysis
March 19, 2008
Break-even is the volume where all fixed expenses are covered. You will start a break-even analysis by establishing all the fixed (overhead) expenses of your business. Since most of these are done on a monthly basis (should be done on a weekly basis), don't forget to include the prorated items...
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  When changing jobs, don't shortchange your 401(k)
March 19, 2008
Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. But what will happen to your 401(k) if you leave your job before you retire? You've got several choices - and...
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  Do these April deadlines apply to you?
March 19, 2008
Do either of these IRA deadlines apply to you or your family? If you reached age 70 1/2 last year, April 1, 2008, could be an important deadline. That's the last day you can take your 2007 required minimum distribution (RMD) from your traditional IRAs. If you miss the deadline, the...
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  Passport fair at SSU March 13
March 19, 2008
New rules, prices and procedures for passports went into effect Feb. 1, and Rohnert Park Post Office clerks are ready to help you Thursday, March 13 at SSU if you're planning to travel this summer. From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. the post office is hosting a passport fair. Post offices...
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  Keeping a short leash on the Pumas
March 19, 2008
The junior varsity Cougars clobbered the Pumas at Maria Carrillo March 7, 15-4. Sophomore Casey Senecal keeps a close eye on the runner here at first base.
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  Triumph over Analy
March 19, 2008
Third baseman Trachiel Tallchief, junior, tags out an Analy baserunner in Rancho's 12-1 junior varsity win in Sebastopol March 6.
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  An introduction to energy
March 19, 2008
In 1905 Albert Einstein shocked the Western world when he stated that matter and energy were the same thing. Since then most physicists have learned to discuss the two as interchangeable yet for most of us it is near impossible to wrap our minds around this concept. When we see a...
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  Weightlifting competition at SSU this weekend
March 19, 2008
Myles Ahead Fitness of Rohnert Park will be hosting the 2008 Regional Weightlifting Championships Sunday in the Field House at Sonoma State University. There will be three sessions. The light weight men lift is from 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., the women lift from 12:30-3:00, and the heavyweight men lift from 3-4:30....
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  Search yields weapons and narcotics in home with children
March 19, 2008
Officers found several illegal firearms in the home, including three loaded shotguns, one loaded shotgun with a sawed off barrel, two assault rifles with affixed 30 round magazines, three loaded handguns and seven extra high capacity magazines for the assault rifles. The loaded weapons were all stored in closets and...
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  Bee-lievable solutions to an unbelievable crisis
March 19, 2008
"The bees are warning us that something is drastically, profoundly wrong," said revered Sonoma County beekeeper Serge Labesque Saturday during the second annual Bee Symposium at Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm in Santa Rosa. One year ago the first Bee Symposium was held just as the news of Colony Collapse Disorder...
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  Cabin fever - with balsamic, brandy, grape reduction
Grizzle on the Griddle

March 19, 2008
Trapped in a cabin in beautiful, snow-covered Tahoe City with a new strain of the plague, I turned to my favorite hobby to keep me busy - cooking. I exaggerate, of course, about the plague, but I was darn sick. Too sick to snowboard, too sick to try my luck in...
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  Lions give gift of sight
March 19, 2008
There are Lions among us and they are growing in numbers. The Cotati Lions Club has been in the city since 1951 and for 57 years has been the main sponsor and support to the Cotati Cub Scout pack, Boy Scout Troop 4 and Venture Crew (outdoor activities for youth...
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  RP officers seize pot plants, loaded weapon
March 19, 2008
On March 4 at approximately 5:30 p.m., Rohnert Park Special Enforcement Officers and patrol conducted a narcotics investigation on Anson Court. The investigation led to officers authoring a search warrant. A search of the residence was conducted and approximately 125 marijuana plants were recovered from the garage where they were...
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  Sprekels Storytelling fest has Hispanic flavor
March 19, 2008
A double-barreled treat for youngsters of all ages will be held Saturday in Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park. It's the third annual "Legends and Lore Storytelling Festival," scheduled for one performance matinee only, at 1 p.m. It will be held on the 511-seat Nellie Codding stage in Spreckels. It will...
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  Cotati police logs
March 19, 2008
3/4 8:25 p.m.: Arrest of a 25-year-old male at Commerce Blvd and Old Redwood Hwy for possession/purchase for sale narcotic/controlled substance, transport/sell narcotic/controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana, 1 oz. or less while driving. 3/7 3:52 p.m.: Report of burglary on Lund Hill Ln.
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  SSU police logs
March 19, 2008
2/15 2:27 a.m.: Laptop taken from residence halls, valued at $1500. 11:46 p.m.: Medical assist call, victim suffering from alcohol related illness in residence hall, transported to hospital via ambulance. 2/20 12:50 a.m.: Suspect cited on Vine ST. for possession of marijuana. 2/21 10:47 a.m.: Fuel taken from parked vehicle in lot R10, valued at $63. 6:03...
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  Rohnert Park police logs
March 19, 2008
3/5 8:09 a.m.: Report that petty theft just occurred at Commerce Blvd., 22-year-old male charged with felony burglary - shoplifting and committing a felony while on bail. 4:29 p.m.: Report of petty theft from motor vehicle on Lancaster Dr. 8:46 p.m.: Narcotic activity on Bernice Ave., call completed. 11:39 p.m.: Traffic stop at Adrian...
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