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  Ten easy steps to become the master of time
May 2, 2008
1. Learn to “keep track of time.” The use of a “15 minute increment” daily schedule calendar with a four color pen strategy is a easy way to track your time; green for income producing time, blue for business development time and red for “unproductive time.” 2. Learn to view time...
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  Motivate your employees and increase productivity
May 2, 2008
If you’re a business owner focused on day-to-day operations, motivating your employees may be fairly low on your priority scale. But a motivated staff is a productive staff, and without incentives, your best people could leave for more satisfying endeavors. Motivation starts with compensation. Few people work for salary and benefits...
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  Dreaming ourselves awake
May 2, 2008
Ah, sleep! That sumptuous act of bringing the body down to rest, the mind diving deep into the well of dreams, and hours later, waking to feel renewed. After a good night’s sleep, the world feels hospitable, challenges seem surmountable, love seems possible. In slumber, the mind wanders unburdened by the...
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  All about floss
May 2, 2008
Why floss? Flossing is important for gum and tooth health because it removes food debris and plaque from the gum pockets between the teeth. It is also falls right behind duct tape for temporary repairs - a very universal product. Just yesterday in the office, I used floss to tie a...
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  Restoring the tools of restoration
May 2, 2008
Whether you are an avid gardener or restoration practitioner, having the right tool for the job makes a huge difference. It can turn a chore into something you look forward to doing. Cotati Creek Critters (CCC) have planted and maintained hundreds of native trees and shrubs along the Laguna in Cotati....
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  Sweet and savory smell of success
May 2, 2008
Competitive cooking is not for the faint of heart. It is no less intense than fourth-and-goal from the one-yard line in the Super Bowl. But as any athlete will tell you, it’s all worth it. Team Chili Vanilli finished third in our category (Individual Meat Chili). We were, of course, hoping...
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  Cotati Creek Critters Calendar
May 2, 2008
When: Sunday, May 4, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Where: Meet at Cotati City well lot no. 2 on Lakewood Ave., next to Ladybug Park What: Cotati Creek Critters is restoring a native riparian plant community to a previously denuded flood-control channel.  The current grant-funded project focuses on integrating understory plantings of native grasses,...
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  Ultimate beef chili
May 2, 2008
Offer garnishes such as; sour cream, grated cheddar cheese, chopped green onion or red onion, chopped fresh tomatoes, or chopped fresh cilantro - serve with warm corn tortillas or corn bread and a salad with sliced oranges 1 pound beef round, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch chunks Salt and freshly...
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  Last chance for adoption for these cats
May 2, 2008
For these older cats this is their last chance for adoption before the kittens arrive. Once they are here, sadly, the adoption rate for adult cats (let alone our senior citizens) falls dramatically as everyone is drawn to the playful antics of the babies. Truth be told, though, there are...
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  Popular music
May 2, 2008
I am writing in complaint of an article published in the most recent issue of the Voice. I am an alumni of Rancho Cotate High School and my mother is still an active music booster member who attended the Parent Palooza event last Saturday as did I. I do appreciate...
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  Silk screening dreams
May 2, 2008
Quiet, reserved and soft spoken, Mark Pippin’s shirt is busting at the seams due to his incredible heart of gold. Pippin is the owner of ISP: Innovative Screen Printing and Embroidery in Rohnert Park. This is his third company since beginning in the silk screening industry at age 17.  But...
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  No medical cannabis in Cotati - yet
May 2, 2008
After a 4-0 vote from the Planning Commission recommending the denial of a permit for a medical marijuana dispensary, the City Council voted unanimously April 23 to follow that recommendation, denying Organic Care Center a use permit. The applicant, Dona Frank, currently owns and operates a dispensary on Santa Rosa Avenue. “I...
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  New cafe and bar gets RP planners??? OK
May 2, 2008
The launch of a 20,000 sq. ft. bar and cafe in Rohnert Park’s Sonoma Mountain Village was unanimously approved by the Planning Commission April 24 and its owners aim to open the spot in June. “That’s the $60,000 question,” said Gerard Giudice, who is opening the facility with his business partner,...
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  Cougar Stadium and Daggett Field dedication tonight at Rancho Cotate
May 2, 2008
A special ceremony will mark an evening to remember for Rancho Cotate High tonight when the gates of Cougar Stadium will officially open at 6 p.m. giving the home team a real place to call home. Included in opening ceremonies will be the rededication of Robert E. Daggett Field, named after...
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  Car wash brightens spirits
May 2, 2008
Delilah Holmes, Rancho Cotate junior and friend of Chris Reynolds makes the paint shine at a donation-based carwash she organized Saturday in University Square, across from Rancho. Reynolds is recovering from a March 20 crash from which he was in the hospital for a month. Drivers brought in cars and...
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  A good example of why RP staff reports have ???elasticity??? built in
May 2, 2008
They’re taking a gamble. Rohnert Park’s Planning Commission apparently discounts any talk of economic recession and would rather lay the groundwork for high-paying jobs coming to town. We’re talking about the Stadium Area Master Plan (SAMP) where the Crusher Stadium used to be west of the freeway. On April 10...
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  Youth sought for Marine Corps program
May 2, 2008
Do you have what it takes to be a Devil Pup? Tryouts for this U.S. Marine Corps camp, named after the nickname “Devil Dogs,” are rigorous. Mostly physical challenges take place over 10 days, and only about 10 will be selected to travel to Camp Pendelton in Southern California to participate...
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  Fear of flying clinic
May 2, 2008
The next session of the Fear of Flying Clinic will be a two-weekender beginning Saturday, June 21, and continues on Sunday June 22 and Saturday June 28 with the optional orientation flight Sunday June 29. Sessions meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day at San Francisco International airport....
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  Cotati picks new city attorneys
May 2, 2008
Two attorneys from the Santa Rosa office of Meyers Nave have been named city attorney and assistant city attorney for the City of Cotati. Meyers Nave (NAH-vay) principal attorney Richard Rudnansky and Elizabeth Pianca took the Cotati assignments in early April. Rudnansky is also city attorney for the Town of Windsor...
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  RP and Cotati Police Beats
May 2, 2008
RP Police logs 4/24 1:33 p.m.: Report of suspicious circumstances on Redwood Dr., 22-year-old female arrested for battery/domestic violence. 3:49 p.m.: Animal control call at Magnolia Ave./Manchester Ave., 42-year-old male cited for potentially dangerous animal and dog cause injury/death of guide etc. 4/25 8:13 a.m.: Report of grand theft, all other on Rohnert Park Expressway. 11:23...
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  Keeping her spirits high
May 2, 2008
Rancho freshman Erin Skinner keeps her spirits high, making this jump and finishing first on the varsity track and field team for the Cougars at the meet at Montgomery Saturday.
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  Safe at third
May 2, 2008
Rancho Junior Scott Morrow slides safely into third base in the bottom of the fourth inning of Rancho’s varsity loss against the Ukiah Wildcats, 2-1, April 25. Morrow is the brother of Seattle Mariners’ reliever Brandon Morrow.
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  Keeping pace
May 2, 2008
Rancho junior Lizette Gopar keeps pace in the varsity girls’ 1,600 meter race at the Cougars’ track meet at Montgomery Saturday.
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  The Ferraris are coming
May 2, 2008
This weekend will see the return of the Ferrari Challenge to Infineon Raceway, as seen in this photo from last year’s event. In addition, the F430 Challenge will be sharing the weekend with the Ferrari Historic Challenge cars, which will include marques such as Ferrari, Maserati and Alfa Romeo. Spectators...
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  The return of the Rodenator
May 2, 2008
My cousin called Thursday night to invite me for an abalone dive. The online buoy reports registered wind waves at three feet every six seconds, which means you get a face full of sea water every six seconds. However, the forecast was for a calming trend through Saturday night. I...
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