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  Birth Announcement
April 14, 2008
Born April 1 at Petaluma Valley Hospital at 7:18 a.m., Anthony Jayson Saladino weighed 9 lbs. 3 oz, 21 inches. He was born to Michelle and Thomas Saladino of Cotati. Proud grandparents Cameron Thompson of Rohnert Park and Cherise Thompson, also of Rohnert Park. Proud grandparents Arlene and Vincent Saladino...
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  Time for some financial spring cleaning?
April 14, 2008
You may or may not be like me and engage in many of the typical activities of “spring cleaning” - cleaning your yard, reorganizing your closets, donating items to charity, etc. - but everyone could benefit from “sprucing up” their financial situation. As you survey your financial landscape, here are...
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  Dream, vision and focus
April 14, 2008
Dream building in business: The process is not linear (A + B = C), but cyclical. It all starts with a passion to dream big. Building or creating the dream It is the realization that we have the ability to “business dream” beyond our “present” circumstances that is the first phase of...
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  Need more time to file your 2007 tax return?
April 14, 2008
April 15 will be here next week. If you won’t be able to file your 2007 income tax return by then, don’t forget to request an extension by filing Form 4868 with the IRS. The extension is automatically granted; you do not have to explain why you need more time...
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  Another chiropractic miracle
April 14, 2008
Many patients come into my chiropractic office in severe pain - hobbling in, leaning on a cane or crutches, laboring to get up out of their chair in the waiting room. Some of these patients have been in pain for years, consulting doctor after doctor, who just shook their head...
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  Snack attacks
April 14, 2008
All your work at healthy eating can feel undone when the urge to snack becomes irresistible. Planned snacks can be part of a healthy balanced diet. It is when you are not hungry and the snacks are bigger than they need to be (or continuous) that you need to pay attention....
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  How the shoulder froze
April 14, 2008
In the last column we concluded that the most complete healing of our “frozen shoulder” would come from transforming the patterns of energy that led to the shoulder troubles. To understand how to transform the energy let us first look at how it could have become stuck in the first...
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  Juvenile diabetes stems from diet
April 14, 2008
“If we save one child from diabetes, we pay for the entire program,” said David Haskell, head gardener, organizer and fundraiser for the Garden of Eatin’ Project of the North Bay Children’s Center. Perhaps that is a bit of an exaggeration, but his odds of accomplishing that goal are good. Haskell...
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  Butternut squash with pecans and cranberries
April 14, 2008
Ingredients: 8 oz butternut squash, peeled, cleaned and cut into 1/2-inch cubes 2 oz unsalted butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup cranberries 1/2 cup pecan pieces 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg Salt and pepper to taste Procedure: In a large sauce pan, melt the butter and the oil together until the butter bubbles but does not brown. Add...
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  You can never have too much Chili Vanilli
April 14, 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 got a phone call from my chili cooking teammate the other day, it went something like...
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  When love crosses the line
April 14, 2008
When does love cross the line and become abuse? Some of the things people do to show their love for their pets are laughable (gourmet treats and Paw-ier water), some are ridiculous (the little outfits people insist their dogs wear), and some give us that slightly uncomfortable feeling where we’re...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
April 14, 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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  Have the courage
April 14, 2008
Your article about memorials for Kevin Carr-Grillo shows that Ms. Alexander and Ms. Christensen have their hearts in the right place. I wish them well in memorializing this fine young man and supporting his family. I would also like to offer a suggestion to the young people of Rohnert Park...
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  Transit workshops coming up
April 14, 2008
Have you been stuck in traffic and wondered when Highway 101 improvements will be completed? Have you walked or ridden your bike to work on a pathway? Have you taken a bus and wondered why more people don’t ride the bus, considering how safe and efficient transit can be? Have...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
April 14, 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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  Principal Daggett???s legacy
April 14, 2008
Along with the new football stadium at Rancho Cotate High School comes the new name: Cougar Stadium. After 25 years, Daggett Field will become part of the high school’s history. Daggett field was named after Robert E. Daggett, The Ranch’s first principal in 1967. His love of sports and the support...
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  RP bans alcohol in public parks
April 14, 2008
That summer picnic won’t include wine if you’re planning on having it in one of Rohnert Park’s parks. The City Council approved a ban on alcohol in public parks Tuesday night, unless a permit is applied for at least two weeks in advance. The Council voted 4-1 to approve the ordinance. “This...
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  La Plaza playground gets upgrade with skatepark funds
April 14, 2008
It’s no secret there has been a controversy in Cotati surrounding the possible building of a skateboard park at Civic Center Park since 2001. Now, the funds that were initially earmarked for an 8,500 square-foot skateboard park will be used for another purpose. The 15-year-old wooden playground at La Plaza...
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  Four arrested in rural Cotati meth bust
April 14, 2008
DEA and FBI agents raided a Cotati trucking company on Blodgett Street April 2 to find 29 pounds of methamphetamine and other drugs and weapons. Discovery Transportation was thought by law enforcement to be distributing meth throughout California. Four arrests were made in the months-long investigation. “These individuals in the ‘trucking’ business...
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  New RP City Hall location gets an explanation
April 14, 2008
Work is proceeding as per schedule on Rohnert Park’s new City Hall at 130 Avram Ave., just down the street from the old city hall on the corner of Commerce Blvd. and Avram. The new one, about 15,000 sq. ft., is being built to strict “green building” standards to earn...
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  New courtyard brightens El Colegio School
April 14, 2008
A man and a woman hold hands while sitting in a peaceful courtyard surrounded by colorful flowers and thriving greenery. They are waiting, patiently but anxious, as their child sits in an adjacent classroom being tested for autism at the Collaborative Autism Diagnostic (CAD) clinic. Imagine instead, how different it...
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  School Board approves recommendations for layoffs and staff reduction
April 14, 2008
The aftermath of Gold Ridge and La Fiesta Elementary Schools closing continues to reverberate within the school district. Tuesday night’s meeting brought up several recommendations by Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Superintendent Barbara Vrankovich. The recommendations touched on several different aspects of the budget due to the school closures that...
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  Housing imbalance a main concern in General Plan update
April 14, 2008
The Rohnert Park City Council and Planning Commission met together for the first time in more than a year Tuesday prior to the regular council meeting in city hall. The occasion was an important one. It was the state-mandated requirement that the city’s General Plan (GP) be updated about every...
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  RP-Cotati Library News
April 14, 2008
Wiggle Time Storytimes for ages 1 and 2 are Tuesday mornings at 10:30. Pre-School Storytimes for ages 3, 4, and 5 are Wednesday mornings at 10:30. These storytimes continue through the month of May. The next Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown is April 12 at 11 a.m. Stories and crafts...
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  Three arrested for illegal paint dumping
April 14, 2008
Cotati police responded Tuesday to a tip of someone pouring paint down a storm drain on Aaron Street to find an un-permited construction project and three painters who plead guilty to dumping the paint. Sidney Lewin, 71, Jeremias Say, 24 and Jose Lopez, 29, all of San Rafael, were arrested on...
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  Police beats
April 14, 2008
RP Police logs 4/2 9:00 a.m.: Report of stolen vehicle on Enterprise Dr. 3:21 p.m.: Report of child neglect on City Center Dr. 4/3 12:13 a.m.: Promiscuous shooting on Freedom Pl., unable to locate. 4:00 p.m.: Report of grand theft - shoplifting on Rohnert Park Expressway. 5:51 p.m.: Eviction completed on Commerce Blvd. 6:45 p.m.: Report of...
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  Lady Cougars stomp Santa Rosa
April 14, 2008
Varsity senior Laura Reese is safe at first base and later scores in Rancho’s 11-4 win at Santa Rosa April 3. The Lady Cougars are now 10-2-1, 4-0 in league.
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  JV baseball still undefeated
April 14, 2008
Sophomore Mikey Lepiane slides into third base in Rancho’s 7-1 junior varsity win against Santa Rosa April 4. The team improved to 13-0 with another win over Ukiah, 12-2 last week.
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  SSU sports update:
April 14, 2008
Men’s golf Sonoma State All-Americans Jarin Todd and Kyle Hopkins have been named to the 2008 Jack Nicklaus Award watch list, it was announced this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The award is presented to the Player of the Year in NCAA Divisions I, II, and...
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  Coming up for air
April 14, 2008
Rancho senior Shelby Samples and her varsity teammates try to catch up to the Vikings April 1. Samples’ relay team finished third in the 200 medley relay. The girls squad fell to 3-2 with a loss to Maria Carrillo this week.
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  New youngsters on the A???s
April 14, 2008
Marching past Southwest Boulevard, T-ball Athletics Jayden and Joey Pellegrini, 4 and 6, wave to their fans Saturday morning as they led the Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth baseball parade. The two leagues combined this year to make one comprehensive league in the city. Opening Day games followed in Alicia Park.
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