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  Welcome to Cougar Stadium
May 19, 2008
A 6-foot cougar tapped its fingers together like a diabolical supervillain watching a trap spring on an unsuspecting do-gooder. Ok, maybe the intentions of the Rancho Cotate High School mascot weren???t evil, but it???s tough to tell emotions on a plastic face. On May 2 Rancho Cotate???s Cougar Stadium officially opened...
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  RP-Cotati Library News
May 19, 2008
Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown will be Saturday, May 10 at 11 a.m. at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library.  There will be stories and crafts about “Nice Mice” for ages 3-6. Evening Pajama Storytime will be Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Wear pajamas and bring Teddy Bears. For ages 2...
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  Cabaret-style stage show in RP Senior Center May 23
May 19, 2008
It’s called “Senior Extravaganza” and it takes place Friday afternoon May 23, beginning at 1 pm. This is another cabaret-style show, pulled together by song-stylist Joe Tringali and staged in the main room at the Rohnert Park Senior Center. Tringali’s gathered together a troupe of guitarist, pianist, vocalists, “Jimmy Durante”...
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  One typewriter and six toasters ready to go for ???True West???
May 19, 2008
Santa Rosa theater company The Loading Zone presents “True West” opening June 6 and playing through June 29 at the Betty Condiotti Experimental Theatre inside Spreckels Performing Arts Center. With Santa Rosa director David Lear at the helm, supporting actors Al Liner and Carol McRae, an impressive artistic and backstage crew...
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  Opportunity - creating the moment
May 19, 2008
Lead generation (commonly abbreviated as lead-gen) is a marketing term that refers to the creation or generation of prospective consumer interest or inquiry into a business’ products or services. Often lead generation is associated with marketing activity targeted at generating sales opportunities for a company’s sales force. Therefore a “lead” is...
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  Snap, crackle, pop not good for the jaw
May 19, 2008
Snap, crackle, pop is a cheerful sound as you munch on your breakfast cereal. But they are not sounds you want to hear coming from your jaw. Sound without pain is OK, but could lead to more serious problems with time. So it is important to avoid habits that cause...
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  Humility and digestive difficulties
May 19, 2008
It would seem that the antidote to pride, which was discussed in last week’s column, might be humility. While pride draws the shoulders back and closes off the flow of energy up the back governing channel, humility draws the shoulders forward, rounds the back and opens the area closed off by...
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  Caring for that living Mother???s Day gift
May 19, 2008
If you have given your mother a live plant instead of cut flowers, read on. Several types of plants are offered for the holiday. Hydrangeas, roses, azaleas and many others come in pots and can be planted out into the garden to give years of pleasure every spring. It is important to...
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  Summer brings plenty of hazards for pets
May 19, 2008
Fleas and ticks and foxtails, oh my! These are the surest signs that summertime is coming and with them the need to do some extra prevention and care for our pets. If you’ve become accustomed to taking your dog (or other pet) with you on your car trips to run...
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  Breath of fresh air
May 19, 2008
Tim Smith of Rohnert Park is running for the Board of Supervisor. The June 3 election offers Rohnert Park an opportunity to elect its first ever member of the Board of Supervisors. Tim Smith will bring a needed breath of fresh air to the Board and would not only represent...
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  The money is here
May 19, 2008
As teachers, we are reminded at every turn about the lack of funding education receives. We see it when we need supplies for our classrooms, when class sizes grow, when enrollment declines, when we watch programs get cut and when we receive our paychecks each month. We are often at...
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  ???Guitar Man??? hits chord with kids
May 19, 2008
I first learned of Buzzy Martin and his book, Don’t Shoot I’m the Guitar Man, after attending a workshop at the Sonoma County Office of Education. After hearing him speak about his book, I immediately knew that I needed to do three things; to purchase his book, read it to...
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  More than just my wallet
May 19, 2008
I lost my wallet at Oliver’s last week, went back but it was not turned in. I was mad at my stupidity of not zipping my fanny pack and cursing myself at my 65-year-old brain. Well, the doorbell rang later that night and when I answered, there stood a handsome young...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
May 19, 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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  Lissie???s going back to Uganda to ???save the little kids???
May 19, 2008
It doesn’t take much to bring tears to Lissie Jenkins’ eyes. She’s only a few weeks back from Uganda, the strife-torn African country once ruled by the tyrant Idi Amin. With Sudan to the north, Congo, Rwanda and Kenya on other borders, Lissie Jenkins plunged into one of the most...
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  Feds approve accepting casino lands into trust
May 19, 2008
The long, bumpy, contentious, road for the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria  (FIGR) to set up a casino off Rohnert Park’s northwest corner suddenly got a lot smoother when the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) back in Washington DC, OK’d putting 254 acres of FIGR land into trust. The April 18,...
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  Cuts loom for RP budget
May 19, 2008
“We need to cut 10 percent of the budget to survive the recession,” Rohnert Park City Manager Steve Donley told the City Council at a special workshop Tuesday evening. “We, at this point, don’t know how long (the recession) is going to last.” The grim news was followed by more grim...
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  Fond farewell to 59 years of teaching experience
May 19, 2008
School days, school days, those dear old golden-rule days will soon be a fond memory for two of Penngrove School’s 17 beloved teachers. Carolyn Driscoll and Heidee Lenzi are hanging up their educator hats and retiring after 59 years of teaching between them. “They are really going to be missed,”...
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  SSU planning students give input on Cotati???s General Plan
May 19, 2008
“Neighborhood nodes, pathways, corridors and community connectivity” were the key phrases used throughout the presentation given by Sonoma State University students Monday night at the Cotati room at the Ray Miller Community Center behind city hall. The 2007-2008 year-long project of this SSU class was to formulate an updated General Plan...
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  Paying tribute to strong women
May 19, 2008
“I would like to pay tribute to my mother, a woman of incredible strength and wisdom,” wrote Julia Pereria in the program for the Circle of Sisters Tributes event held May 9 at Sonoma State University. Over 130 tributes were made in the program honoring mothers, grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends...
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  Teachers??? union in contract dispute with school district
May 19, 2008
Over 300 teachers gathered before the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Directors Tuesday night in support of a Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) for their union. The pre-closed session gathering was to support Rohnert Park Cotati Educators Association President Mark Galipeau in asking the district to approve a...
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  Cotati Police logs
May 19, 2008
5/5 5:17 p.m.: Report of grand theft - all other on E. Cotati Ave. 6:28 p.m.: Civil situation at Beverly Dr./Lancaster Dr., 30-year-old male arrested for misdemeanor outside warrant. 7:02 p.m.: Attempted suicide on Gilbert Ct. 5/6 11:55 p.m.: Report of domestic battery with injury at La Salle Ave./Lincoln Ave. 5/9 2:39 p.m.: Telephone...
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  RP Police logs
May 19, 2008
5/7 11:37 a.m.: Knock and talk on Redwood Dr., 19-year-old female cited for loitering with the intent to prostitute. 3:26 p.m.: Report of petty theft - all other on Alma Ave. 5/8 9:04 a.m.: Traffic stop on Redwood Dr., 26-year-old male cited for reckless driving in a parking lot and unlicensed driver. 1:09...
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  Rancho grad signs with NY Giants
May 19, 2008
Rancho grad Alex Morrow was signed by the New York Giants this week. Here’s what Giants.com, the team’s official Web site, had to say about the former USC defensive lineman: Morrow, 6-6, 270, played in 23 games for the Trojans, recording 23 tackles and four sacks. As a senior in...
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  Swim action at SRJC
May 19, 2008
Rancho’s Heather Conway, senior, competes in the women’s 200 freestyle Saturday at the NBL swim meet at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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  The big fish live in Costa Rica
May 19, 2008
We were awakened by tropical birds and a warm sea breeze. This morning was the first day of the fishing package I had won at the Recreational Fishing Alliance dinner last June. My wife Kim and I arrived a day earlier, first thing was to try the zip line through the...
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  Rancho lacrosse in semifinals
May 19, 2008
With a 13-3 victory over the Chico Rebels, the Rancho Cotati Lacrosse Club junior varsity team has earned a trip to Stockton for the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association semifinal game Saturday. The game will be held at the University of the Pacific field in Stockton and will feature the...
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  Rancho top divers attend NBL meet
May 19, 2008
At left, Philip Swensen performs a reverse summersault tuck and at right, Allison Hager does a reverse summersault 1 1/2 pike at the NBL dive meet May 9 at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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