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  Car fire fouls up air
June 25, 2008
Black smoke and noxious fumes spewed from a car on fire behind Longs Drugs Thursday afternoon. A 1970s Crown Victoria was ablaze when RP fire crews arrive shortly before 3 p.m. The car was in a parking space between two other automobiles. One Public Safety officer said the owner was driving...
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  Suspicious house fire contained to attic
June 25, 2008
Four fire crews helped put out a house fire on Camino Coronado Thursday night. RP Police have labeled it as “suspicious.” RP Public Safety was called to a fire at about 10:35 p.m. Engines from Rohnert Park, Rancho Adobe, Rincon Valley and Santa Rosa were soon on scene to battle the...
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  Wedding announcement
June 25, 2008
Nichole Blanc and Daniel Mattos joined in marriage on June 14, 2008. Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Barry Blanc and Son of Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Mattos.
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  Art show opens June 24 in DoubleTree
June 25, 2008
An exhibit of original paintings, prints and photographs hosted by American Art Venues will be displayed in the DoubleTree Hotel beginning Tuesday, June 24. A reception for the artists and the public will be held Wednesday, June 27, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The works were chosen for their emphasis on...
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  ???Artists that teach art??? at RP Comm. Center
June 25, 2008
From June 2 to August 7 the Rohnert Park Community Center Gallery is presenting the artwork of Kelly Bonsall, Jennifer Ross, Joyce Hasselbeck and Pauline Lazzarini. The gallery is in the lobby of the Community Center. Hours most days are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. (often until...
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  ???Vagina Monologues??? returns to Spreckels for 10-day run
June 25, 2008
You could call it “returned by popular demand.” Eve Ensler’s poignant and hilarious examination of one of the last frontiers, “The Vagina Monologues,” returns to the Spreckels Performing Arts Center’s stage for a 10-day run, July 10-20. The play, directed by Hector Correa, played to sellout audiences when it was...
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  Kitchen Kut-Ups putting it together
June 25, 2008
Rehearsals can be crazy times and a talented portion of the RP Kitchen Kut-ups prove the point with ease. They’ll be back at it again Saturday July 12, on Spreckels Theater main stage for four days of “Hittin’ the Road” songs, dances, live music and comedy with a highway flavor....
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  A withdrawal strategy that won't leave you empty
June 25, 2008
When you’re working, you probably focus on how much you’re putting in to your investment portfolio. But when you retire, how much you take out will be a matter of considerable interest. And that’s why you have to prepare the proper withdrawal strategies. Specifically, once you retire, you’ll need to...
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  Drive down absenteeism in your business
June 25, 2008
Are you frustrated by employee absenteeism and the negative impact it has on your operations, customer support, and profit level? Are you looking for ways to improve the attendance and productivity of your workers? Here are a few suggestions. • First, realize you can make a difference. The situation is changeable....
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  Financial plans aren't just for the wealthy
June 25, 2008
What is a financial plan? Is it only for the wealthy? Absolutely not. But, without a financial plan, it’s not likely you will ever become wealthy. Like any other plan, it is simply a roadmap to some future destination. It just happens to be one that can be defined in dollars. Do...
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  New dental technology seeks out oral cancer
June 25, 2008
Oral cancer will strike 30,000 Americans this year.  A third of them will die.   Oral cancer is now the sixth most commonly diagnosed form of cancer in the United States and one of the few cancers with a survival rate that has not improved in the last 50 years.  Until...
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  Staying fit on vacation
June 25, 2008
Vacation and diet aren’t two words that normally mesh very well. It’s like a cheddar and radish sandwich. But on my recent drive across the country, I got used to the subtle combinations of bitter root and rich cheese. It’s not easy finding healthy food in the Midwest. My traveling partner...
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  Keeping hydrated in a hot spell
June 25, 2008
It is very important to keep plants well watered during a hot spell. Container plants show the signs of stress first, but all plants will benefit from watering in hot weather, especially if in soft or active growth and bloom. Thoroughly wet the root zone to hydrate the plant, then just...
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  Flaky buttermilk biscuits
June 25, 2008
Ingredients: 2 cups flour, plus flour for dusting 2 tbsp sugar (optional) 4 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, chilled 1/3 cup buttermilk 2 tbsp butter, melted Procedure: Preheat oven to 425-degrees. In a three-quart bowl, sift together flour, sugar (if used), baking powder and salt. Dice chilled butter into 1/2...
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  Factoring in the gas
June 25, 2008
It’s the weekend! Picnic at the beach? Lunch in the Napa Valley? Shop in the city? After we factor gas into our weekend excursion, staying home sounds like a sensible plan. Boring, you say? Not hardly. Consider leaving the vehicles in the garage for the weekend. Give some thought to doing...
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  Adopt a time-tested cat for only $40
June 25, 2008
Who needs a trouble-making kitten when you can adopt a wonderful, time-tested, and proven to be good, adult cat? If you’ve been thinking of adding a feline to your family wait no longer. For this weekend only you can adopt a cat (over 1 year old) at half price. That’s right,...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week
June 25, 2008
Cat adoption special 1/2 price on all adult cats! June 21 - 22 only Advantages of an adult cat: CALM! LOVING! TRIED & TRUE! The Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is located at 301 Rogers Lane off Redwood Drive. Hours are Wed. 1-6:30; Thurs-Fri-Sat 1-5:30; Sun 1-4:30 For more information, call 584-1582 or visit www.rpanimalshelter.org
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  This week???s artists
June 25, 2008
Kambrie Owens and Azalea Lugo
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  Construct a lake
June 25, 2008
We all know the rationing of water is inevitable this summer and perhaps for some time to come. It will not be pleasant for any of us. But as the British often say - never mind hey. Why worry? The situation is bound to improve after the Las Vegas style...
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  Can't Coach 'Heart'
June 25, 2008
Last week, I sat with colleagues at an awards assembly at Creekside Middle School.  Upon the presentation of an award to an outstanding student, it was stated that he aspires to be a teacher.  His academic excellence, demonstration of commitment and citizenship are fine characteristics; necessary criteria for educators to...
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  Loughmillers thank you
June 25, 2008
Cotati Lions Club would like to thank all the volunteers and community members for their support of the fund raiser for the Loughmiller family. The Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast and Rummage Sale was a great success. Thank you to the Community Voice for your continued support. We hope to see...
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  Smooth Jazz Fest
June 25, 2008
I wish to sincerely thank the Cotati Jazz Festival Committee for their hard work in making the 2008 Cotati Jazz Festival a successful event. They worked for months to make sure that the festival ran smoothly. The Jazz Fest Committee for 2008 included: Suzanne Whipple, Cotati Chamber of Commerce John Allred,...
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  Speak loudly and positively
June 25, 2008
Dennis Kucinich has introduced Articles of Impeachment against George Bush and Richard Cheney in the U.S. House of Representatives. The Democractic Party, the majority in the House, refuses to act on these articles. Bush and Cheney are violators of U.S. and International laws such as the Geneva Convention for lying...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
June 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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  Special help from RP police
June 25, 2008
With brilliant blue eyes and a smile that could brighten up even the darkest room, Kailye Gillard of Rohnert Park appears in every way to be a typical teenager. But she’s not. She’s a vivacious, almost-21-year-old with special needs. Gillard has communication and processing disorders in addition to being bi-polar with...
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  Cell phones and driving
June 25, 2008
Q&A about new ???hands-free??? law with RP Public Safety???s Jette Selberg A new law requiring all drivers to use a hands-free device while talking on a cell phone while driving a car will go into effect this year. Here’s a few frequently asked questions, with answers provided by Jette Selberg of...
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  Shoebox Bazaar Saturday in RP
June 25, 2008
It’s only June, and yet some folks in Rohnert Park are already planning for the holidays. Their plan is to provide homeless, encampment and foster care children with gifts and food at Christmas time. And that takes effort months in advance to make sure each child has a good holiday...
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  No school bond on this year's ballot
June 25, 2008
A bond measure for the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District will not appear on this year’s ballot, say district officials. There were talks of placing a bond measure, similar to the $85 million bond passed in 1990, on the November general election ballot. The school board brought it up at their...
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  RP???s new project manager already has his work cut out for him
June 25, 2008
The first question to ask is: What in the Sam Hill is a “Project Manager?” We got the answer from the man himself, Johnny Chung, 38, Rohnert Park’s designated project manager, working out of City Engineer Darrin Jenkins’ office in city hall. “We’re out there in the trenches making sure what’s happening...
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  Downtown redwood tree to be removed by City, not coffee shop
June 25, 2008
“I just want the community to know it’s not me, it’s the city,” said Lea Brooks owner of Cotati Coffee. “I like trees.” The big hoopla being stirred up at the coffee shop is the recent posting on the Sequoia Redwood tree that’s growing outside the front of the shop. The...
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  Success and moderation
June 25, 2008
This is the second of a three part series. My entire life up until this point has run contrary to the dieting advice that has been given to me by so many. While I am open to changing the color of my lipstick and tinkering with the ending of my...
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  Getting 'Hyphy' in Cotati
June 25, 2008
Hyphy rap artist Keak Da Sneak made an appearance at Cotati’s Backdoor Disc Saturday afternoon. Backdoor employee Laquoia Simmons gets a photo with the popular rap artist and a signed poster. The appearance was not tied to the jazz festival, which was taking place in La Plaza Park at the...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
June 25, 2008
“Catch the Reading Bug” at the Library. Children of all ages are invited to join the Summer Reading Club at the library. Come in to sign up, get a Reading Log and get fun prizes and stickers each week. The library reading club runs June 9-August 2. Teens can join...
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  Special one-day sale on shelter cats
June 25, 2008
June is Adopt a Shelter Cat month. On Saturday June 21, all shelters in Sonoma County will be offering their adoptable cats for as low as $30. The special adoption fees include Feline Leukemia/Aids testing, worming, vaccinations, spay or neuter surgery, microchip, collar, I.D. tag and travel box. There will...
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  Big movie, big jump
June 25, 2008
Jalen Modica, 15, of Rohnert Park does a flip off the diving board at Honeybee Pool Friday, June 13 at the free movie night in the park. The next movie nights are July 11 and August 5. Check out www.rohnertparkoutdoormovies.com for more information.
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  Rohnert Park Police logs
June 25, 2008
6/11 10:08 a.m.: Report of fraud on Mainsail Dr. 10:39 a.m.: Out with subject on Estrella Dr., 46-year-old male arrested for possession of a hypodermic needle/syringe, misdemeanor violation of probation and a misdemeanor bench warrant. 12:26 p.m.: Traffic stop at Elizabeth Ave. and Eunice St., 24-year-old male arrested for possession of controlled substance...
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  Cotati police logs
June 25, 2008
6/10 8:34 a.m.: Fireworks on Crystal Dr., unable to locate. 6/11 3:42 p.m.: Suspicious person at Fast and Easy, 38-year-old female arrested for four misdemeanor outside warrants. 6/12 12:17 a.m.: Out with subject on Charles St., 49-year-old male arrested for obstructing a peace officer and public intoxication. 3:53 p.m.: Report of burglary from vehicle on E....
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  Four SSU baseball players drafted into majors
June 25, 2008
For the first year ever, the Sonoma State Seawolves took third place in the College Baseball Division II World Series. They reached this dream with a record of 52-15 this year, and after battling through the semifinals they came out third in the nation. Now, four of the players that...
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  Local runners take charge at Junior Olympic series
June 25, 2008
Active Pulse Runners, South Sonoma County’s premier youth running club, produces two nationally-ranked track and field athletes and displays a whole heap of shining potential. As a growing athletic development program for kids and teens of ALL abilities, Active Pulse is based in Petaluma, but also serves the communities of Cotati,...
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  Nascar coming to Sonoma
June 25, 2008
Vallejo native Jeff Gordon and his No. 24 DuPont Chevy lead a pack of cars into turn three at the Nascar event at Infineon Raceway last year. This year’s race marks the 20th Anniversary of the Nascar stars coming to the Sonoma Valley. June 20-22 is your chance to see...
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  Clamfastic fritters from Tomales
June 25, 2008
The catch of the day from the coastal party boat fleet is generally good. Fishsite@aol.com  takes information from bait shops, captains and commercial and sport fishing businesses all around N. Cal and complies them into a timely report of fishing action, or the lack of, in our lakes, streams,...
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