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  Large sculptures on display at Sonoma State
May 23, 2008
Stained glass windows depicting the world’s top petroleum tycoons, cast bronzes of migratory bird flight patterns and chairs fashioned from discarded shipping pallets are some of the 14 large-scale sculptural projects to be on exhibit throughout the Sonoma State University campus from May 15-25 in Rohnert Park. “COMMENCE: Sculpture Projects 2008”...
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  How to love your business and be loved
May 23, 2008
Whether you are a shareholder, officer or director in a corporation, or you are an owner or operating manager, your business is an important part of your life, and perhaps something that you love. The early days of business ownership can be very exciting - packed with fresh challenges and...
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  Help make graduation day a reality
May 23, 2008
It’s that time of year when students across the country are graduating from college. It took a lot of effort to earn those degrees, but it took something else, too - money. It’s this financial aspect of college that may concern you if you have children. How can you take some...
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  Singles need financial planning, too
May 23, 2008
If you have to earn a living, you need a financial plan, regardless of your marital status. You probably need estate planning as well, especially if you’re single and own a significant amount of property. Financial and estate planning address two basic concerns: Protecting your earnings and protecting your property. For...
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  Toxicity or fragmentation?
May 23, 2008
Toxicity has been a commonly used word for decades. Traditionally, a toxin has been thought of as a substance that impairs normal bodily function and must be extracted from the body in order to return to a healthy state. Toxicity is a state of holding excess toxins in the body and...
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  ???Total transformation??? is taking shape
May 23, 2008
The “total transformation” currently taking its toll upon my body is starting to take shape. Not that it’s really about losing weight for me, but in one month, I’ve lost 13 pounds. That’s pretty cool. Since this workout program is 12 weeks (three months) long, I might be almost 40 pounds...
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  Who???s been an inspiration to you?
May 23, 2008
We are seeking Spotlight articles that tell the story of people who have had success in their lives in the area of health and fitness.  Maybe it is someone who has had success in losing weight, or, someone who has had a breakthrough in rehabilitating themselves from an injury, or...
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  Triple ???T??? ranch and farm
May 23, 2008
With his daughter Roxann, son-in-law, Larry Kidneigh, and three employees, Larry Tristano of Triple “T” Ranch and Farm runs a highly diversified operation on 13 acres in eastern Santa Rosa that is tucked into the Valley of the Moon. Tristano and his family have lived on the property and farmed...
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  Hoisin baby back ribs
May 23, 2008
Ingredients: 3 pounds pork baby back ribs Salt and pepper to taste 3/4 cup hoisin sauce 1 cup ketchup 6 tbsp honey 5 tbsp soy sauce 5 tbsp dry sherry 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp white wine vinegar 1/4 cup white sesame seeds toasted 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp curry powder 2 tbsp plus 2 tsp dark sesame oil 2 tbsp...
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  This week???s artists
May 23, 2008
Mercedes Blondet and Tania Tapia Estrada
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  Hooray for volunteers
May 23, 2008
We recently held our annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Not that we don’t appreciate our volunteers all year long - we try hard to show that, but once a year we “roll out the red carpet” so to speak and really thank them for their service. The theme this year was “Volunteers,...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
May 23, 2008
The shelter is located at 301 Rogers Lane off Redwood Drive in Rohnert Park. Hours are Wed. 1-6:30; Thurs-Fri-Sat 1-5:30 and Sun 1-4:30. For more information call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org
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  Middle school sports are fading
May 23, 2008
On behalf of the existing Board of Directors of the Middle School Athletic Booster Club (MSABC), I would like to thank Jenny Ogston for her service as President this past year. Jenny immediately stepped up last year as president and spearheaded an effort that continued the fund raising efforts that allow...
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  Violation of policy
May 23, 2008
Your May 9 issue had a picture of the JV baseball game of Rancho Cotate at Montgomery with the caption of “No umpires, no problem.”  The JV game was played in violation of NCS Policy of not having certified umpires calling the game.  The reason there were no umpires was...
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  Most successful
May 23, 2008
Thanks so much for your coverage on the letter carriers’ food drive! We had one of our most successful drives ever! Keep up the good work. Pat Smith Letter carrier, Rohnert Park
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  Great fun
May 23, 2008
We all had some great fun at the last city council elections didn’t we? Many of you believed the false accusations of a “good old boy” network running Rohnert Park behind the scenes and elected some very touchy-feely city council people to “fix” Rohnert Park. Well? What have they done? They’ve...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
May 23, 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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  A taste of Jerusalem
May 23, 2008
St. George Orthodox Church sits in an unassuming spot on College View Way just off Southwest Blvd. between Rotten Robbie’s and Valero gas stations in Rohnert Park. But it’s been there for 12 years and this weekend the church was teeming with a love for life as the site was...
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  Joe Nation endorsed by casino foes
May 23, 2008
Campaigns for election in the June 3 primary, have brought the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria (FIGR) tribe and their partners, Station Casinos of Las Vegas, into the fray to win votes. Both Joe Nation, running for the Third District State Senate seat and Jared Huffman, Sixth District incumbent Assemblyman, running...
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  School board looking at bond measure for ballot
May 23, 2008
Desperate times call for decisive action, and the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District is hoping the community will decide to support them financially. District officials presented an outline for a bond measure to the Board of Directors last week. A bond, if approved by voters, would not help the General Fund,...
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  Farmer???s market opens next week
May 23, 2008
It’s hard to get kids interested in fun and original outings that are healthy, but the booming music and belly dancers performing in the upcoming Cotati farmer’s market can excite kids to move to the beat. The market will run Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in La Plaza Park...
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  RP???s Vidak-Martinez accepts award given to city for climate protection
May 23, 2008
Rohnert Park City Councilwoman Vicki Vidak-Martinez was not present when the council held a work session to go over the city’s 2008-09 draft budget. But she had a good alibi. Vidak-Martinez was in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Tuesday, May 13 to receive an award given to the city by ICLEI-Local Governments for...
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  RP-Cotati Library news
May 23, 2008
The Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library will offer a basic Internet class May 29 at 10 a.m. You do not need to sign up in advance, but you do need to know how to use a mouse. Wiggle Time Storytimes for ages 1 and 2 are Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m....
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  Fiesta raises money for Jewish Free Clinic
May 23, 2008
On Saturday night, mariachi music and homemade food entertained close to 45 people at Congregation Ner Shalom in Cotati. The “mini-party” was to celebrate the Jewish Community Free Clinic’s recent move from Commerce Blvd. to their new City Center Drive location. The turnout wasn’t as successful as expected and some...
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  Slow housing market doesn???t get this Realtor down
May 23, 2008
With the uncertainty of today’s real estate market, agents have a challenge on both ends when it comes to selling a house or helping a buyer. “When you find a dead body in the kitchen, it makes it that much more difficult to sell the house,” writes Catharine Bramkamp in...
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  Easier to park at the senior center
May 23, 2008
Left to right, Gino Caprara, Jimmy Borup, Corky Caprara (owner), Todd Risley, Mike Kennedy and Kyle Castillo of United Striping 101 take a minute to rest after they spent the morning of May 16 “restriping” the parking lot in front of the Rohnert Park Senior Center. New lines for parking...
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  Arriving in style
May 23, 2008
Troy Llopis, 19, and Michelle Straub depart for the Rancho Cotate High School prom Saturday evening with their “chauffer,” Jaime Llopis, Troy’s grandfather. The 1939 Cadillac has been in the Llopis family for 30 years and was once on the field for the high school’s homecoming celebration.
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  More morels in the Sierras
May 23, 2008
My friend Patrick Hamilton of Cotati reported to me on his morel trip to the Sierra last weekend. Two guys and one dog drove, hunted, drove and hunted. Stopped to let the dog out and found one blond morel standing alone against the world. They switched drivers to give the...
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  Piranhas swarm competition in Petaluma long course
May 23, 2008
Piranha Swimming had a strong showing at the Westside Aquatics Zone 3 Long Course in Petaluma May 3-4. Results by age category Boys 10 and under Spencer Holtshult dominated the pool in his age bracket by finishing first place in 5 of his 6 events.  He took first in the 50m...
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  Rancho jv lacrosse brings home gold
May 23, 2008
The Rancho Cotati Lacrosse Club Junior Varsity team won the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association championship in Stockton with a 12-10 victory over the Palo Alto Tomahawks Sunday. The scoring was led by five goals from Sean Aabel, with Austin Dennis contributing four, Jacob McIntyre two and Greg Hughes one goal....
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  Seawolves headed to College World Series in Illinois
May 23, 2008
The Seawolves will be in Sauget, Ill. starting Thursday to continue their quest for an NCAA Division II national championship. Sonoma State rolled through the West Region tournament, sweeping four straight games, to earn their first ever trip to the national tournament. Sonoma State will take on the North Atlantic Region...
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