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  Pride and heart disease
May 14, 2008
In the last few articles we began discussing energy and its relationship with matter and our state of being, healthy or not. Everybody feels energy, whether they call it that or not, and many healers are sensitive to its movements and qualities. But it can seem mysterious to those who...
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  RP-Cotati shows high number of asthma cases
May 14, 2008
The Sonoma County Asthma Coalition presented a report to the community outlining the connection between housing and asthma Tuesday at Rohnert Park City Hall. Armed with the latest data and research, the coalition presented statistics on asthma-related emergency room visits in children between ages 5 and 15 and Cotati-Rohnert Park ranked...
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  A look at Props. 98 and 99 on June 3 election ballot
May 14, 2008
The built-in absurdities of a state with a third arm of government, the initiative process, will be glaringly evident on the June 3 primary ballot. California has a Governor, State Legislature and the Initiative Process pulling the strings in Sacramento, commonly tugging at each other’s wishes to have things go...
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  Penngrove School takes third place in Science Olympiad
May 14, 2008
At Saturday???s Science Olympiad, all grew quiet and tense inside Creekside Middle School???s gym as a student from Dunham Elementary stood high upon a ladder and prepared to drop an egg from 8 feet 6 inches above ground. The Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE) has been hosting the Olympiad for...
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  Rancho???s ???Top 20??? receive awards
May 14, 2008
The evening of April 30 was a big night for 21 Rancho Cotate High seniors. All decked out in formal attire, students were honored at an Academic Achievement Awards ceremony based on their GPA for the year. The event took place at St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Church and the house was...
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  Birth Announcement
May 14, 2008
Congratulations to Climmie Hill Jr. and Taylor Cardova,  on the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Kylie Rose Hill. Born April 21, at 1:29 a.m., weighing 7 pounds, 9 oz. Kylie was a perfect 19 inches long.
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  Girl Scouts earn awards
May 14, 2008
Ruby Poze, 12, of Windsor Girl Scout Troop 38 shows off her new Bronze Award pin Girl Scouts??? award ceremony Saturday at the Girl Scout Hut in Alicia Park. The event was fun filled and excitement-laden due to Brownies (young Girl Scouts) becoming Junior Girl Scouts and earning their first...
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  Hunting for loose morels
May 14, 2008
To the Sierra we go for mountain morels. The delicious morel mushroom, morchella esculenta, is the prey this week. They tend to follow the snow melt, which is several weeks earlier than usual this year. Chuck Baker, Steve Henricksen and I will be heading up to hunt the elusive fungi. Some...
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  Now that???s ???old school???
May 14, 2008
Peter Gidings in his Maserati 250F leads 4 cars through turn one at Infineon Raceway during the Shell Historic Challenge race for the drum brake class Sunday. Following the Giddings car are an Alfa Romeo 8C/35 open wheel car and a trio of Maseratis.
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  ???Morning Star??? sparkles with brilliant stagecraft
May 14, 2008
The first impulse is to call “Morning Star” an allegory. You know, a story in which people, things and happenings have a hidden or symbolic meaning. Nick Alva’s play begins wispily, almost like a fairy tale. But as events accumulate like pennies in a mayonnaise jar, solidity develops. It doesn’t...
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  Neil Simon musical comedy scores on Spreckels stage
May 14, 2008
Boy meets girl, they split up, meet again and live happily ever after. Yeah, yeah, yeah - we’ve heard it all before, except this Neil Simon story line has an unusual twist to it. She’s a lyricist; he’s a composer. The wacky bit is that each has a phantom altar ego...
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  Drawing from your 401(k) could crack your nest egg
May 14, 2008
Cash-strapped individuals may see a loan from their 401(k) as a tempting way out of a crisis. But tapping your nest egg prematurely can be a very expensive option. On the surface, borrowing from a 401(k) seems like a good way to solve a financial dilemma. After all, it’s your money;...
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  Money: Scarcity vs. abundance
May 14, 2008
Scarcity Mentality is characterized by a sense of “separateness” and a focus on the “will I get mine” individual. There is little appreciation for the phrase “aren’t we glad we didn’t get what we deserve and glad that we did get what we didn’t deserve.” With the scarcity mentality, material possessions...
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  Put your tax rebate to work
May 14, 2008
You may not be familiar with its formal name - the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008 - but you’re almost certainly aware of its key outcome: A tax rebate. Now comes the big question, what should you do with it? If you spend it, you will do your part to...
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  photo test
May 14, 2008
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  The ???total transformation??? begins
May 14, 2008
There are certain truths about health care that nobody can deny, and this has led me to take my health into my own hands. Anyone who knows me understands the audacity of that statement, and many who have read “Grizzle on the Griddle” probably are scratching their heads right about...
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  It???s time to hit the Farm Trail
May 14, 2008
When was the last time you got nose to nose with a cute fuzzy lamb or laughed out loud at the sight of a leaping baby goat? How about tasting freshly picked produce warmed by the sun? With spring in its full glory, we’re inexorably drawn outdoors into the dazzling...
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  Chocolate mousse
May 14, 2008
Ingredients: 10 ounces bittersweet chocolate 1 1/2 ounces butter 5 egg yolks 1 ounce water 2 ounces sugar 5 egg whites 8 ounces heavy cream, whipped Grand Marnier, or good rum Procedure: Combine the chocolate and butter and melt over a hot-water bath. Combine the egg yolks with the water...
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  Giving community
May 14, 2008
How refreshing to read the article about Mr. Pippin in your Friday, May 2 edition, and what a wonderful role model he is to all.  It’s articles like that that make you want to read The Community Voice. Keep writing article like this about our giving community. Mary Thayer Rohnert Park
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  Junk Mail Blues
May 14, 2008
I was getting new company catalogues every month plus the old catalogues once a week. I wrote return to sender and put them in the P.O. Box. My mailman said the Post Office does not return them but throws them in the garbage. So I called 28 catalogues, which took 32 hours....
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  Valley End Farm
May 14, 2008
One of my customers brought the article in Eat Food by Kathy Nichols. We would just like to bring it to your attention also that we are on Petaluma Hill Rd adjacent to the Green Music center at SSU. We also have a CSA. Our farm name is Valley End...
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  You reap what she sews
May 14, 2008
On Monday nights the big screen TV at the RP Boys and Girls Club goes unused, even during football season. On Monday nights the room is transformed into The Sewing Room with seamstress Vida Jones. “We don’t use the TV, oh, no,” said Jones Monday night. “Sewing uses different brainwaves that...
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  Girl, 15, found with .57 blood alcohol content
May 14, 2008
A 15-year-old girl was found passed out on a picnic table Friday night with a blood alcohol content of .578, over eight times the legal limit for driving. She had apparently wandered from a house party in D Section and passed out on the table in Dorotea Park, said police. Friends...
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  Rancho???s old bleachers now at Redding Dragstrip
May 14, 2008
Now that Rancho Cotate High’s new stadium and field are complete and open, there’s one large question left standing somewhere. Where are the old bleachers? The answer, in short, is “Redding.” But the story of their journey and the reason why they now reside in Shasta County is a whole ‘nother...
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  Specialty cupcakes a delicious draw
May 14, 2008
In a time of recession, some consumers are finding solace in cupcakes. “They’re totally trendy right now,” says Andrea Ballus, owner of Sift: A Cupcakery, which opened last month in Cotati. “Anything retro is cool right now. Anything that’s a throwback to being a kid.” In fact, cupcakes can serve many purposes,...
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  Mail carriers become food carriers Saturday
May 14, 2008
Saturday will be an electrifying day for letter carriers as they collect dry food donations left curbside during mail deliveries for the 16th annual national food drive for letter carriers. Last year’s drive produced 136,000 pounds of food and they hope to surpass that goal this year. “It’s fun to...
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  Sheriffs??? traffic stop leads to hidden meth discovery
May 14, 2008
Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell Monday after stopping their car for excessive speed at Petaluma Hill Road and Snyder Lane. Alejandro Mendoza, 30 and Manuel Salceda, 21, both of San Jose were arrested after Sheriff’s deputies found two pounds of crystal meth...
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  Tech High student awarded scholarship from local dentist
May 14, 2008
Michelle Atallah, Tech High senior, will be awarded a $500 scholarship check May 29 from Dr. Wayne Sutton. The scholarship applicants must begin an educational path toward the occupation of dentist, registered dental hygienist, registered dental assistant, or dental technician in the fall semester following high school graduation. Applicants must...
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  Casino trips from RP Senior Center all set up for monthly Tuesday gigs
May 14, 2008
There’s a definite link between Rohnert Park’s Senior Center and Lake County. No, it has nothing to do with the aquatic attractions of California’s largest natural lake (Tahoe’s got a Nevada shoreline), but it’s the casinos. It’s the bus trips once a month to Shodakai and Robinson’s Rancheria casinos. How does...
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  Police logs
May 14, 2008
RP Police logs 4/30 12:49 p.m.: Report of fight on Southwest Blvd. 4:48 p.m.: Structure fire on Corte Rayado. 5/1 7:47 a.m.: Report of burglary from vehicle on Camino Colegio. 8:30 a.m.: Traffic accident on Southwest Blvd., ambulance enroute. 8:50 a.m.: Report of misdemeanor battery on person on City Center Dr. 11:38 a.m.: A 22-year-old male was cited...
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  Sheriffs??? traffic stop leads to hidden meth discovery
May 14, 2008
Sonoma County Sheriff’s deputies arrested two men for possessing methamphetamine with intent to sell Monday after stopping their car for excessive speed at Petaluma Hill Road and Snyder Lane. Alejandro Mendoza, 30 and Manuel Salceda, 21, both of San Jose were arrested after Sheriff’s deputies found two pounds of crystal meth...
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  RP Police logs
May 14, 2008
4/30 12:49 p.m.: Report of fight on Southwest Blvd. 4:48 p.m.: Structure fire on Corte Rayado. 5/1 7:47 a.m.: Report of burglary from vehicle on Camino Colegio. 8:30 a.m.: Traffic accident on Southwest Blvd., ambulance enroute. 8:50 a.m.: Report of misdemeanor battery on person on City Center Dr. 11:38 a.m.: A 22-year-old male was cited...
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  Cotati police logs
May 14, 2008
4/28 12:11 p.m.: Report of petty theft on El Rancho Dr. 4/29 9:00 a.m.: Report of tampering with vehicle and petty theft from motor vehicle on Ahstrom Circle. 4/30 10:52 p.m.: Arrest on 52-year-old female for domestic battery with injury. 5/1 1:01 a.m.: Prowler on Water Rd., unfounded. 5/2 7:03 a.m.: Gang activity on...
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  No umpires, no problem
May 14, 2008
Rancho second baseman Nick Mossi, sophomore, with freshman Brent Gillespie backing up tags out the Viking runner in the bottom of the third inning in May 2’s junior varsity game at Montgomery. The varsity game was cancelled due to a lack of umpires, but the jv game went on with...
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  Rancho Cotati Lacrosse Club JV to host playoff game Saturday
May 14, 2008
Coming off a strong 15-1 season, the Rancho Cotati Lacrosse Club Junior Varsity team will host a first round playoff game at Sonoma Mountain Village Saturday against the Chico Rebels. The winner of Saturday’s game will proceed to Stockton the following weekend for the championship finals. Their potent offense, with a...
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