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  Paid internships at SSU for high school juniors
April 8, 2008
Summer is certain to bring some educational excitement for 10 lucky high school juniors chosen for the new internship program at Sonoma State University's School of Science and Technology. Dean of SSU's School of Science and Technology Saeid Rahimi along with Sonoma County Superintendent of Schools Carl Wong recently announced the...
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  RP-Cotati Library News
April 8, 2008
Wiggle Time Storytimes for ages 1 and 2 are Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytimes for ages 3, 4, and 5 are on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. These storytimes continue through the month of May. The next Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown is on Saturday, April 12 at...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
April 8, 2008
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 For more information, call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org
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  SSU police logs
April 8, 2008
3/14 12:03 a.m.: Suspect arrested in Commons for being drunk in public. 3/16 1:13 a.m.: Suspect cited on E. Cotati Ave. for possession of marijuana. 3/17 2:45 p.m.: Bike taken from Schulz Library, loss $150. 3/18 12:58 p.m.: Backpack taken from The Pub, loss $25. 1:56 p.m.: Bike taken from Residence Halls, loss $50. 3/20 2:28 p.m.: Traffic accident on...
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  Chili Vanilli comes into focus
April 8, 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. This weekend I was taken down a peg or two. You know that feeling you get after a...
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  Foster homes needed for newborn kittens
April 8, 2008
Spring is here! I bet you already knew that, but for different reasons. Maybe you guessed by the warmer weather and the flowers starting to bloom. Some of you probably guessed it when we passed the Vernal Equinox, the official first day of spring. Shelter workers know that spring is...
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  Cotati playwright's 'Morning Star' story headed for Spreckels debut
April 8, 2008
Sonoma County historians know about Lou Gottlieb buying 30 acres on a hillside near Graton and turning it into Morning Star Ranch. Folk music groupies remember Gottlieb as a bassist/vocalist with the Limelighters trio of mid-1960s when acoustic folk trios dominated the pop music charts. Gottlieb died in 1996; the Limelighters...
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  Goals, attitudes and skills
April 8, 2008
Setting goals: “Keep a winning attitude; be a team player; communicate effectively; exude confidence; hone your creative skills; accept and learn from criticism; motivate yourself and lead others; multitask and prioritize your to-do list; see the big picture.” The importance of setting goals and objectives Setting goals and objectives before taking any action...
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  Tax advantages of being self-employed
April 8, 2008
Whether you’re contemplating the leap into self-employment or have already jumped, be aware of the available tax breaks. Accelerated expensing Planning to purchase new or used equipment or software for your business? You may be able to deduct up to $250,000 of the cost on your 2008 federal income tax return. The...
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  April Fool's dental fun
April 8, 2008
April 1 was Tuesday. I celebrated my 23rd year of practice at my Padre Town Center location. I started from scratch in 1985 with my father as my first patient. He gave me a $2 bill that I have mounted in the office with a picture I took of him...
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  Straight from the trenches
April 8, 2008
When it comes to fitness there’s so much information out there that it can be quite overwhelming. What’s interesting about this is that most of the info tells you what to do, but there’s very little info on how to actually get it done. Books, magazines and Web sites all tell...
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  Don't ignore warning signs of lower back pain
April 8, 2008
One of the most common conditions seen in my office is lower back pain. This can lead to difficulty sitting and inability to bend over to put on your shoes or pants. Low back pain can present in many different ways but they all have one thing in common: Spinal misalignments. Spinal...
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  It's not too late to catch magnolias
April 8, 2008
The unseasonably warm weather brought on blooms ahead of schedule, and the spectacular blooms of the deciduous magnolias started early and are now fading, but you can still catch some if you’re lucky. These are leaf-losing species and hybrids which are often seen in older varieties and grow into small...
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  Honey can help sleep and weight control
April 8, 2008
Eating one to two tablespoons of honey just before going to bed could be the solution to sleep patterns that feel less than rewarding. This was Dr. Ron Fessenden’s take-home message at the Bee Symposium March 8 in Santa Rosa. Exactly two months prior Fessenden, co-chairman of the Committee for the...
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  Carrot souffle
April 8, 2008
1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 3 pounds carrots, chopped 6 large eggs 2 cups packed light brown sugar 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon orange zest 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon ground...
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  Enjoying the Lu sisters
April 8, 2008
As a former journalist and advisor to a nonprofit foundation that sponsors journalism programs, I want to let you know how much I enjoy the Lu sisters??? writing. They are very impressive both in style, analysis and choice of subjects. It???s very heartening to read their well thought out pieces each...
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  No phones while driving
April 8, 2008
Soon, the law regarding hand-held cell phones while driving will be activated, giving the lightest tap on the wrist for those drivers who decide that their calls cannot wait until the car is no longer moving. However, before everybody rushes off to buy hands-free speakers and Bluetooth headsets, I suggest...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
April 8, 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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  Allergy sufferers braced for another pollen onslaught
April 8, 2008
You can always tell an allergy-sufferer. They’ve always got a box of Kleenex on their desks or coffee table, and the nearest wastebasket overflows with damp tissues. They’re as recognizable as someone walking into a supermarket with a crimson rubber ball impaled on their nose, probably shielded with a tissue....
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  Expired tags leads to burglar arrest
April 8, 2008
A random check of license plate tags by Cotati police led to the arrest of a man with burglary tools in his car March 26. Raymond Lee Patrick, 35, of Santa Rosa, was displaying 2008 tags for a car which had its registration expire in Nov. 2006. Officer Chris Diaz was...
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  RP police logs
April 8, 2008
3/26 5:57 a.m.: Report of trespassing, felony burglary, misdemeanor violation of probation on Country Club Dr. 3/27 5:01 p.m.: Report of felony theft of vehicle on La Roda Ct. 9:22 p.m.: Report of 911 open line at Santa Alicia Dr., 24-year-old male arrested for threatening crime with intent to terrorize. 3/28 11:30 a.m.: Traffic stop on...
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  Hey, junior varsity's undefeated, too
April 8, 2008
The Rancho Cotate Junior Varsity baseball team remained undefeated after winning The Frank Wright Invitational Tournament held March 24-25 at Petaluma High School. Their record improved to 11-0 this season. Rancho started off the tourney with an impressive performance by Mitchell Mackey, the winning pitcher who also went 2x5 at the...
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  Pitch, Hit and Run Competition coming up in Putnam Park
April 8, 2008
The City of Cotati Recreation Department will host their fifth free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition Sunday, April 20. Pitch, Hit and Run is the official skills competition of Major League Baseball. This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete; free of charge, in...
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  Local teen wins Basketball Skills Challenge
April 8, 2008
March 16 was an exciting day for Rohnert Park's Will Felton, 13. Felton won the 2008 Jr. NBA/WNBA Regional Basketball Skills Challenge for his age group at the Arco Arena in Sacramento. "I got really excited when I won," Felton says. At February's qualifying event hosted by the Rohnert Park...
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