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  Wells Fargo bank robbed for a second time by same suspect
July 8, 2008
Wells Fargo Bank employees believe that the man who robbed the Rohnert Park branch was the same man that robbed them two months ago. At 10:26 a.m. on Friday the suspect walked into the bank and displayed a note to the teller. The suspect did not brandish any weapons on...
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  Are carbohydrates good or bad?
July 8, 2008
Are carbohydrates the culprit for thickening American waistlines? When you think of carbohydrates, does your mind conjure up heaping mounds of bread, pasta, potatoes and rice? These are the foods that will make you fat, right? Well, yes and no. Avoiding carbohydrates is not healthy, either. Both the amount and type...
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  Comfort food means more than ???heart healthy???
July 8, 2008
The American Heart Association was involved in a recent study of eating habits and heart disease. The study took place over two decades. It followed people who were eating very strict, heart healthy diets. The findings were somewhat unexpected. The people in the study did have improved heart health. Unfortunately...
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  RP's Sara Choi finishes in top five at Miss California pageant
July 8, 2008
Twenty-year-old Sara Choi slept 16 hours Monday and 14 hours Tuesday, but not because it’s summer and she’s off school for a few months. The RP native and current Miss Sonoma County just completed what she calls a “marathon of pageantry,” finishing in the top five in the Miss California...
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  RP Relay raises over $75,000
July 8, 2008
Though much smaller than previous years, this year’s Relay for Life at Creekside Middle School this weekend raised $75,387 by the end of its 24-hour stint Sunday morning. That number will keep rising as the relay continues to collect from the Web site for the next 60 days. “That’s pretty...
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  Unattended cooking cause of fire on Circle Drive
July 8, 2008
At about 12:53 a.m. Saturday morning, the RP Department of Public Safety Communications Center received a call that smoke was coming from a residence at 7249 Circle Drive. The first RPDPS police unit arrived within three minutes of dispatch, followed two minutes later by the first Fire engine. Both units...
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  Attitudes affect customer service
July 8, 2008
The quality of the customer service your company provides will have an effect on the net profit of your business. Even with the best of intentions, many companies only give lip service to this very critical area. It is necessary that every employee be tuned in to how he or she...
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  Declare your financial independence day
July 8, 2008
As we get close to the Fourth of July, you may be thinking of where you’ll be going to attend a picnic, watch fireworks or engage in any of the other activities that accompany the holiday. And while it’s always meaningful to commemorate our nation’s many freedoms, you may want...
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  Sculpting the guns
July 8, 2008
I saw a chiropractor for the first time in a life of back troubles this week. Something about a pinched nerve was causing me pain. Sitting, standing, driving, talking, you name it, it hurt to do. The worst part was working out. It really bothered my back to do certain exercises....
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  A Waldorf school with a farm - or is that a farm with a school?
July 8, 2008
“This is one of the only Waldorf schools with a farm on site,” said Sallie Miller, admissions director for Summerfield Waldorf School and Farm on Willowside Road in Santa Rosa. “People in Sonoma County think this is common, but most often Waldorf schools in cities are without access to farms...
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  Chicken soup with avocado and lime
July 8, 2008
Ingredients: 1 chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up 1 stalk celery, thinly sliced 2 medium carrots, chopped 2 medium onions, sliced 1 large clove garlic, minced 1 tsp ea salt and whole cumin seed, crushed 1/2 tsp dried oregano 2 small dried red chiles, crushed 2 cups cut green beans (fresh or frozen) 1 cup medium...
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  Used motor oil: A preventable pollutant
July 8, 2008
According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, used motor oil is the largest single source of pollution in America’s rivers. It takes very little oil to cause real problems. A single quart of oil can make an oil slick extending over a couple of acres of water. This film of oil...
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  This week's artist
July 8, 2008
Ben Tiche, age 8
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  The many joys of adding a baby bunny to your pet family
July 8, 2008
One of the greatest pleasures of being volunteer “bunny huggers” at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter is getting to meet and socialize with a wide variety of bunnies. Between the diverse ages, sexes, personalities, color combinations and breeds, we get to see them all! Although we can’t honestly say that...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week
July 8, 2008
The 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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  Impeachment thanks
July 8, 2008
Thank you, Cotati City Council, for voting to schedule an impeachment discussion at a future city council meeting. I want to acknowledge your decision to add the issue to a future agenda. I thank you for that as I do believe that our country has experienced a great disservice with our...
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  Unspoken Socialist manifesto
July 8, 2008
A Gadfly, me? How many years do I have to attend these Cotati city meetings religiously and stand up for the people of this town before you will bestow onto me a more fitting title than “gadfly”? For goodness sake, how ‘bout something a bit more fitting like “concerned citizen,”...
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  Top headline?
July 8, 2008
“Fireworks sales begin this weekend.” That’s the top headline in the Community Voice of June 27.  With the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District dancing on ice and the budget crisis in Rohnert Park threatening to wreak havoc, this is the top headline? Why not “Lowe’s lumber sales begin this weekend.”...
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  A good politician
July 8, 2008
If someone told me when we first moved to Rohnert Park that members of the city council would invite and encourage a Las Vegas style casino into our town, that local government and politicians would throw up their hands and beat their chests crying that nothing could be done, and...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
July 8, 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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  From Burma to Japanese concentration camp, to chilly England to RP contentment
July 8, 2008
When we wrote last week’s article about Sandy Lipitz, RP’s director of administrative services, she told us, “We should get together with my mother, Shirley Gilbert,” for the real story about Burma (now called Myanmar), where Sandy was born. We did. It was easy for Shirley Gilbert, current president of the...
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  Police seeking suspect in second bank heist
July 8, 2008
Police were scouring State Farm Drive just after 11 a.m. June 27 for a bank robber. As of noon, the suspect had not yet been apprehended, said RP Public Safety Sgt. Jeff Nicks. Police said Wells Fargo Bank employees believe that the man who robbed the Rohnert Park branch June 27...
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  These Warriors are ready to play
July 8, 2008
There’s a new football league in town and they are getting pumped up and ready to roll. Get ready to do battle with the Warriors. The idea first came about following last year’s season when a group of parents began scheduling meetings to discuss forming the new league; separate from the...
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  ???A beautiful ride???
July 8, 2008
Rajesh Krishnan of Hayward looks at pictures of his 35-mile ride with his son, Varun, at Sonoma Mountain Village Saturday afternoon. The Breathe Easy Ride was sponsored by the American Lung Association and riders could choose a 10, 35 or 65-mile course. The start and finish was at the Valley...
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  Story of a nearly 100-year-old whiskey
July 8, 2008
One of the things my dad saved over the years was an unopened flask of Ancient Age rye whiskey. By the time he passed away, Prohibition had come and gone, the Great Depression had been endured and treaties ending World War II were freshly signed. I, as eldest child and...
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  Spinning a yarn
July 8, 2008
Dianne Pierce, whose shirt proclaims her as a member of the Yorkville Ladies Sewing Circle and Terrorist Society, spins a yarn (literally) at the Old and New Summer Market at the RP Community Center Saturday. She was there to sell trinkets as a “reformed packrat/collector.” The price on her goods?...
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  RP-Cotati Library News
July 8, 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 the...
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  Cotati Police logs
July 8, 2008
6/24 10:27 a.m.: Report of theft of utility on Loretto Ave. 6/28 1:51 a.m.: Arrest for possession of a controlled substance/narcotic on Olof St., 27-year-old male arrested for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and 28-year-old male arrested for possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana, withstanding possession of controlled substances, possession of...
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  Floating freely at Hot Air Balloon Classic
July 8, 2008
I pulled into the driveway of the beautiful Keiser Park in Windsor. It was 10 minutes to 6, I was late. When the chairman of the Hot Air Balloon Classic, Steve Henricksen, extended the invitation to me he said launch was set for 6 a.m. Friday, June 27. There were no...
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  The pain of sprains
July 8, 2008
Have you ever sprained your ankle? If so you have joined the ranks of millions of Americans and hundreds of your friends and neighbors in Rohnert Park and Cotati who have done so. You also have something in common with me, the Chiropractic Physician who was planning to write a...
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