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  Obituary: Lorraine Roberts
April 2, 2008
A memorial service was held March 13, for Lorraine Eleanore Roberts, one of several Rohnert Park city hall key players during the tumultuous 80s when the city was booming with housing and business construction. She died at the age of 66 in her Santa Rosa home. The cause was a...
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  Cotati Creek Critters calendar
April 2, 2008
Community Planting Day When: March 30, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Cotati City well lot # 2 on Lakewood Ave What: Cotati Creek Critters are restoring the Laguna de Santa Rosa by planting native trees, shrubs, and an understory of native grasses, sedges and rushes. The plants will help improve water quality, reduce...
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  Teenager killed in RP crash
April 2, 2008
A car accident resulted in the death of a teenager the morning of March 20 in RP. At about 8:15 a.m. a traffic collision resulted in the death of Kevin Carr-Grillo, 16, on Camino Colegio at Maple Drive. He was in the back seat of a Honda Accord when it went...
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  SSU faculty, administration band together to fight budget cuts
April 2, 2008
Sonoma State University, along with the 22 other campuses in the California State University system, is facing a large reduction in funding from the state if Gov. Schwarzenegger’s budget plan goes through. But teachers, administrators and staff at the Rohnert Park university say the cuts aren’t inevitable. “This is not a...
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  Hunting for elusive eggs
April 2, 2008
Between 400 and 500 people turned out between 9 and 10 a.m. Saturday at Magnolia Park for the Rohnert Park Public Safety Officers??? Association Easter Egg Hunt. ???It was actually an outstanding event,??? said Rohnert Park Public Safety Sgt. Jeff Nicks. Many officers came out with their families and...
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  ???Vagina Monologues??? from two perspectives
April 2, 2008
She said... By Patsy Baxter “The Vagina Monologues.” The name itself conjures up a variety of thoughts. As one cast member says, “it sounds like some kind of disease.” This subject of an aspect of feminism has been such a mystery and so secretive to all of us, men and women. I...
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  Intensity, intimacy keys to success for ???Oleanna???
April 2, 2008
Disturbing. Controversial. Powerful. This is a common response to plays written by David Mamet, and “Oleanna” defines them all. Strikingly real is a word to add to the play that brought together one seasoned actor and one 19-year-old actress. The play is in production through April 12 at Santa Rosa’s 6th...
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  They???re back! EDLOS on stage Saturday at Spreckels
April 2, 2008
The EDLOS are back on stage in Spreckels Performing Arts Center. For EDLOS fans that’s all they need to know. They’ve circled the date on their calendars and already have their tickets. The six guys - singers, comedians and all-around entertainers, do it all a cappella style using their voices to...
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  Ask yourself these questions when nearing retirement
April 2, 2008
Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn’t happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it....
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  Rebate checks coming in May
April 2, 2008
Starting this May, more than 130 million households will receive rebate checks from the IRS, money that Congress hopes will be spent to provide a boost to the slowing U.S. economy. These rebates are the main provision in the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 signed by President Bush on February 13....
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  Trust, uniqueness and benefits
April 2, 2008
Sales negotiation is the exchange of energy for a desired result. The simplest and most commonly used “Sales Process” is a direct sales presentation/negotiation. It allows the individuals or parties to resolve a customer’s or client’s issues, problems or needs. Ideally, the parties will be able to set aside (or...
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  Finding your pose with a partner
April 2, 2008
We pair up for tennis, dancing, raising kids and business, but most of us think of yoga as a solitary pursuit. Whether your picture of yoga plays as a lone contorted yogi under a banyan tree in India or the regularly spaced rows of students in evening class at the...
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  The sensual pleasures of food
April 2, 2008
Let me guess: you enjoy good food. Yet how often do you actually stop and savor the full body experience of eating? Food and eating are sensual. When we tune in to all the sensory stimulus of smell, sight, texture, temperature, and taste, we fully experience eating and are more satisfied....
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  A frozen shoulder healed by energy medicine
April 2, 2008
Matter medicine attempts to manipulate matter, be it through physical medicine (surgery, massage, etc.), on a subtler level through chemicals (drugs, supplements, etc.) or an even more subtle level, our thoughts. Matter medicine sees things as they appear in one moment. A test result, a sign or symptom, a tissue biopsy....
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  Does competitive eating come from competitive cooking?
April 2, 2008
For the next few weeks, Grizzle on the Griddle will be sharing the experience of competing for the first time in a serious chili cookoff. Stay tuned for weekly updates in this special series. I love to cook, and I love making people happy with food. You’d think that sharing the...
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  Feathers really do make the bird
April 2, 2008
If clothes make the man or woman, then feathers make the bird. Feathers come in an amazing array of colors, including just about every hue imaginable. All of a bird’s feathers are referred to as its plumage. Spring and summer is the nesting season for birds and their feathers have...
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  What not to do when you find a pet
April 2, 2008
Found a pet?  What should you do?  The answer is relatively simple - do everything you can to find the owner, or turn the animal over to the shelter so we can find the owner. The longer list is what you should not do. You cannot find the animal a new...
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  Funding Shortfall
April 2, 2008
I enjoy reading each edition of Jud Snyder’s “Coffeegrounds,” however, I would like to point out an error made in his March 21 column. The new City Hall, previously proposed to be constructed on City Center Drive, was not scrapped due to design reasons; it was scrapped due to significant...
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  Stop Gossiping
April 2, 2008
I am a resident of rohnert park, the accident Thursday that involved three teenagers hit close to home for me. I know two out of the three families. All the negativity surrounding this accident is not helping anyone. Tyler made a bad judgement call. When I was 17 I thought...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
April 2, 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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  RP officers plead guilty in 2007 weapons charge
April 2, 2008
RP Public Safety officer Frank Higdon and former officer Dan Lusk were found guilty March 20 on felony counts of conspiring to destroy evidence. That evidence includes assault weapons, like uzis, which are rarely found on the streets in this area, say police. In exchange for the pair’s plea of No Contest,...
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  Lancaster Drive due for a makeover thanks to Prop. 1B
April 2, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council approved Tuesday night to use funds from California Proposition 1B and other sources for street improvement on Lancaster drive. Management analyst Eydie Tacata said the street is “really in need of overlay reconstruction.” The three member Council voted unanimously to approve the resolution. Vice mayor Pam Stafford...
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  Honking for peace
April 2, 2008
Protesters demonstrated at the corner of Old Redwood Highway and East Cotati Avenue March 19 against the war in Iraq. This is not an entirely new sight, as protestors of the war have been here before, but this protest marked the fifth anniversary of the war’s beginning. Many passing cars...
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  Fairfield Osborn Preserve offers naturalist-led tours every Saturday
April 2, 2008
Fairfield Osborn Preserve will offer tours every Saturday from March 1 through May 17 at 10 a.m. Tours are appropriate for families, friends and individuals. Visitors should be able to hike two to four miles over uneven ground. Sturdy shoes, long pants, drinking water and a snack are highly recommended....
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  RP Police logs
April 2, 2008
3/19 7:53 a.m.: Arrest of 26-year-old male on Martin Ave. for felony false imprisonment, felony assault, domestic violence with injury simple, felony assault with a deadly weapon, felony threaten crime with intent to terrorize and felony theft of vehicle. 10:28 a.m.: Report of juvenile disturbance on Bernice Ave., 21-year-old male cited for...
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  Seeking the perfect dive
April 2, 2008
Senior Allison Hager performs a flawless reverse summersault for Rancho’s dive team March 18 at Honeybee Pool in Rohnert Park.
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  Freshman takes first
April 2, 2008
Rancho freshman Jon Rich proved he’s worthy of varsity, taking first against the Willits varsity team in the Boys 200 individual medley March 18 at Honeybee Pool in Rohnert Park.
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  Strong showing for Piranhas at junior Olympic trials
April 2, 2008
Nine swimmers from Rohnert Park’s Piranha Swimming competed at the Pacific Swimming Junior Olympic Trials/Finals on the weekend of March 15 in San Ramon. Rebecca Baxley, Aric Lang, Eric Lu, Jonathan Lu, Spencer Reid, Jonathan Rich, Curtis Shinn, Reid Whaley and Taylor Young competently represented Zone 3 against 1,000 other...
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  No. 2 Seawolves beat Pioneers, win No. 21 in a row
April 2, 2008
Men’s baseball Sonoma State used seven pitchers to hold Cal State East Bay in check on their way to their 21st consecutive victory, a 5-1 defeat of the Pioneers on Tuesday afternoon at Seawolf Diamond. The second-ranked Seawolves improve to 27-1 overall and are now within just one game of the...
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