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  ???Morning Star??? opens May 3
April 25, 2008
Cast members of “Morning Star” are in final rehearsals in Spreckels these days. The play, written by Cotati’s Nick Alva, opens Saturday May 3, in the Condiotti experimental theater for a three-week run. Alva’s historical saga is based on Morning Star Ranch of the 1960’s era, when Lou Gottlieb of...
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  Cello octet and mezzo-soprano delight at Spreckels
April 25, 2008
A fortunate booking brought “Conjunto Iberico” cello octet with mezzo-soprano Elena Gragera, to the Spreckels stage Sunday afternoon, April 20, for one performance. Eight attractive cellists, four men and four women, none of them looking a day over 30, dressed in formal black with the women wearing colorful scarves, sat in...
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  Tax relief for homeowners facing foreclosure
April 25, 2008
If you’ve been caught in the rising wave of mortgage foreclosures throughout the country, you may be able to take some solace from a new tax law. Thanks to the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007, you can avoid a substantial tax bill when a mortgage debt is discharged....
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  Developing your image
April 25, 2008
Presenting to investors or potential clients (and even you current customers) is often a challenging task. There’s a lot at stake. The future of your business depends on whether you deliver a memorable presentation or one that is quickly forgotten in the din of modern life. In any presentation or...
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  Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.
April 25, 2008
I love the succinct nutrition message that Michael Pollan gives in his latest book "In Defense of Food." He suggests that we "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Seven words that say so much. He goes on to define food as something that your great grandmother would have recognized...
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  Teach your joints new tricks
April 25, 2008
Until computers started to dominate the workplace, there was little understanding of the physical cost involved in spending many hours a day using a keyboard while staring at a monitor. Many jobs today require some kind of repetitive movement, whether it’s sorting mail or making hamburgers, cleaning teeth or assembling cars....
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  Spareribs with a rub-marinade combo
April 25, 2008
3 full slabs of pork spareribs, St Louis cut, 3 pounds each or less 12 oz beer 1/2 cup cider vinegar 3 tbsp vegetable oil 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 3 tbsp chili powder 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tbsp paprika 1 tbsp fresh-ground black pepper 1 tbsp salt 2 tsp Worcestershire powder (optional) 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground 1 tsp...
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  Flowers blooming
April 25, 2008
Against a backdrop of its triangular leaves with toothed edges, this flowering stem of California bee plant (Scrophularia californica) is hosting a native bee on the bud at the bottom right. During its flowering period from February to July, bee plant is highly attractive to pollinators such as native bees,...
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  The second-largest foe
April 25, 2008
Jud’s brief item last week on junk mail observed that the “Chief opponent of junk mail foes is the Direct Marketing Association, the single largest provider of direct mail lists.”  This is true enough.  But when considering what to do about it, it might be well to note who is...
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  A suggestion
April 25, 2008
Having worked for a company that sought new clients through direct mail, AKA junk mail, I wanted to make a suggestion. If a person wishes to remove their name from future mailings, simply use the return envelope and make that request. Unfortunately, when an envelope is stuffed and sent back...
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  Defending chiropractics
April 25, 2008
While I would never dispute Mr. Adler’s right to an opinion about the content or intent of any item appearing in “The Health Connection” page I feel I must address his appalling ignorance about the education required to become a Doctor of Chiropractic. Just getting accepted into chiropractic college was rigorous....
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  Outrageous fee
April 25, 2008
I am a responsible dog owner with border collies. They are spayed and neutered, they have their vaccinations, their tags, etc. I work hard to provide for my family, pay my taxes like everyone else does. So imagine my surprise when I came home from work Monday and found a...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
April 25, 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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  Breaking barriers by Building walls
April 25, 2008
One could say whenit comes to innovative ideas and Rick Kantor, they are synonymous. In this day and age of discovering toxicities, pollution, cancer-causing agents and land-filling waste, many are turning to more natural alternatives and trying their best to “go green.” More importantly, builders are beginning to build green. That’s...
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  Teen in crash home from hospital
April 25, 2008
Initial reports from the scene of an auto accident March 20 in Rohnert Park said two teenagers had died in a solo-car collision. But the crash that took Kevin Carr-Grillo’s life did not take Chris Reynolds’. Reynolds came home April 18 from a San Jose hospital. He was reported dead after...
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  Finalized park report presented to RP Council
April 25, 2008
Rohnert Park’s parks have a plan for the future. The plan, called Parks and Recreation Facilities Master Plan, is a 60-page glossy, spiral-bound report with color pictures and graphs to go along with the text. It was prepared by consultants MIG Inc., of Berkeley. It’s based on three years of work...
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  Open House held at therapy stables
April 25, 2008
They held a 10th Anniversary party April 12 at Renaissance Healing Center off Derby Lane in Cotati. This is a Hippotherapy clinic where children and adults with a variety of ailments from cerebral palsy to Parkinson’s disease, ride horses to aid their progress in fighting the symptoms. It’s been proved...
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  Bids sought to start work on RP???s ???Downtown Main Street???
April 25, 2008
Rohnert Park’s City Center has been on the books since 2002 when a “concept plan” was approved to create a genuine “downtown.” A big step was taken this week when the City Council, sitting as the Community Development Commission, approved a Request For Proposals (RFP) to hire a construction management...
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  Reducing quake damage
April 25, 2008
The report from U.S. Geological Survey offices concerning the 95 percent odds a major earthquake will occur within the next 30 years in California, provided fascinating daily newspaper reading material and TV film clips. Here it is two weeks later and the question is what have we done about it?...
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  After loss of their mother, two teens embraced by local families
April 25, 2008
Rancho Cotate High School has embraced two of their students and started a scholarship fund specifically for the teens following the loss of their mother. Three weeks ago Patricia Castano of Rohnert Park suddenly passed away. Details of her death were requested not to be disclosed. Only in her early...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library News
April 25, 2008
Acclaimed author Luis Rodriguez will speak at a “Town Hall Meeting” Wednesday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library. Author of “Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A.,” Rodriguez will interact with the audience to explore issues of youth, gangs, violence, as well as,...
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  New Rancho course prepares students for management
April 25, 2008
The Rohnert Park Cotati Unified School District approved the addition of a new business course at Rancho Cotate High School at their meeting April 8. First initiated by SCOE (Sonoma County Office of Education), the course is titled Business and Retail Co-Op and is slated to begin for the new school...
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  RP 20/30 Club helps family
April 25, 2008
Tanner Moulding, right, of the RP 20/30 Club presented a $4,000 check to Sarah Walker of the Redwood Empire 20/30 Club April 17 at their meeting at Las Guitarres Restaurant. The check will be deposited into an account for the three children of Corrina Salvadori of Santa Rosa, a Redwood...
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  Salmon season - now you see it, now you don???t
April 25, 2008
The ocean salmon fishing season opened April 1 at midnight and closed at 12:01 a.m. - not quite enough time to drown your worm. The Department of Fish and Game took a pass on the salmon season this year, stating resource recovery, ocean conditions and other factors. The only place...
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  Rancho Cotati moves into first place
April 25, 2008
The Rancho Cotati Junior B Lacrosse team easily defeated the Southern Marin Wolfpack, 8-1, Saturday in Mill Valley.  Sunday they defeated the Palega Bulldogs, 12-0 and the San Francisco Youth Lacrosse Club at the Polo Grounds in San Francisco.

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  SSU women take 2nd in lacrosse tourney
April 25, 2008
The SSU women’s lacrosse team finished second in the Women’s Western Women’s Lacrosse League (WWLL) Division II Championships this weekend in Chico. SSU Women lost to Cal Poly, 9-3, receiving an overall second place in the championships. SSU finished the season with a 2-1 conference record and a 7-3 overall record.
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