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  Spreckels opens 08-09 season with 'The Glass Menagerie'
July 14, 2008
Pacific Alliance Stage Company, resident theater company in Spreckels Performing Arts Center, has announced its 2008-09 season. The five productions destined for the RP showplace run the gamut from Tennessee Williams to John Patrick Shanley to a world premiere by a local playwright. Spreckels’ artistic director, Hector Correa, will be...
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  Penngrove population triples for parade
July 14, 2008
With a population of “plus or minus 800” showing on the town's billboard, it's quite a sight when, once a year, over 2,000 people throng to Main Street to watch a nostalgic parade reminding of a simpler time. The "Biggest Little Parade in Northern California" saw one of the highest turnouts...
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  Reduction in RP sewer fees will be on November ballot
July 14, 2008
An initiative to roll back Rohnert Park sewer charges to their February 2006 level will appear on the November ballot. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, it was unanimously agreed to do this and also file an impact report to back up the city’s opposition against any reduction in fees. According to...
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  What do you mean by 'rich'?
July 14, 2008
When do you need a financial plan? Or any financial planning at all? Undoubtedly the first time you wanted to buy something and couldn’t with the money you had you realized that some planning was needed. It may have simply been a matter of waiting until the next paycheck, but...
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  Fixing tax return errors
July 14, 2008
Suppose you discover a mistake or omission of an item on the 2007 federal tax return you recently filed. Should you ignore the error? Although it can depend on the nature and significance of the item, the answer is generally “no.” But the matter may be resolved by filing an...
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  Dedication pays off
July 14, 2008
Spotlight on teenage gymnasts Chelsea Spomer and Madisyn O'Brien This week’s spotlight is on two very special young athletes. Chelsea Spomer, 17, and Madisyn O’Brien, 16, are very special for many reasons and what makes them special, I believe, is not what they have been able to accomplish, but the dedication...
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  Ideas surviving through the flames
July 14, 2008
For the next few weeks, Elliott Freed will be writing a series of articles designed to give an introduction to Chinese medicine. Most introductions to Chinese medicine begin with a compilation of its history. This is often a list of books written over the last 2,700 years, their authors and...
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  It tastes better with leaves and bugs
July 14, 2008
Outdoor food is one of my favorites. Anything cooked outside just seems to taste better, but my grill has a nasty wasp’s nest on the underside that I just discovered, so it’s been primarily indoor food for me lately. I couldn’t really do much outdoor cooking this week, so here’s...
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  Pets will work for food
July 14, 2008
“Will work for food.” Both of my dogs could wear that sign. They will do anything asked if a treat is held out as a reward. I use this information to my advantage and get frequent compliments on my dogs’ good behavior because of it. Now I know there are some...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week
July 14, 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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  This week's artist
July 14, 2008
Tamer Radwan, age 6
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  Can you kick the can?
July 14, 2008
If you are too young to go to the clubs, drive yourself around or stay out past 9, what can you do during the summer when the sun goes down? There are not only lots of options, but some of them are free. Remember when we used to play “games”? This...
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  Nutrition data on menus? RP Council says, 'Why not?'
July 14, 2008
Rohnert Park’s City Council has been asked to endorse SB 1420, a bill working its way through Sacramento’s legislative mill. What it would require, if signed by Governor Schwarzenegger, is restaurants would have to post nutritional information on their menus. Written by state Senator Alex Padilla of Van Nuys, chain restaurants...
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  My seven operating instructions
July 14, 2008
Dilemma: As your reigning Miss Sonoma County reporting back to you post-Miss California, I figure there are several directions in which I could take this article. Do I talk about how heart warming and nearly heart stopping it was to be hoisted up in a partially sheer evening gown by...
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  'Women in Golf' at Foxtail
July 14, 2008
Did you know playing golf is one of the best business and networking tools for women around? Well, 30 women found out everything about the game and how it could benefit their lives both professionally and personally June 25 at Foxtail Golf Club as part of National Women’s Golf Month....
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  It was a typical, busy July 4 for fireworks and police calls
July 14, 2008
The police log listing calls asking officers of the Dept. of Public Safety to respond to complaints about July 4th celebration fireworks didn’t provide anything spectacular. A little more than 80 reported calls were logged. No one knows how many unreported calls were thought about and ultimately cancelled. Since the Fourth...
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  RP Police logs
July 14, 2008
7/2 7:56 a.m.: Drunk in public on Redwood Hwy./Rohnert Park Expressway, 53-year-old male and 44-year-old male arrested for public intoxication with alcohol, drug or toluene. 10:21 a.m.: Petty theft/in custody on Redwood Dr., 52-year-old male cited for petty theft by means of shoplifting and a misdemeanor bench warrant. 11:29 a.m.: Suspicious vehicle on...
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  Cotati Police logs
July 14, 2008
7/1 4:44 p.m.: Advised of fireworks on Wilford Ln. 7/3 *Three advised of fireworks throughout this day. 7/4 12:58 a.m.: Out with subject on Old Redwood Hwy., felony battery against a police officer and obstructing/resisting/etc. a public/peace officer. 1:55 a.m.: Report of fight on Old Redwood Hwy., 21-year-old male arrested for public intoxication with alcohol, drug...
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  SSU signs eight to basketball squad
July 14, 2008
The Sonoma State men’s basketball team has announced the signing of eight players set to join the Seawolves for the 2008-09 season. SSU officials are “extremely excited” about this year’s recruiting class. The players are Ashley Arnott, Chad Chambers, Dalton Francis, Curtis Harrison, Will Olsem, James Sandoval, Chris Warne and Chris...
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  A 'Prince' fit for a meal
July 14, 2008
I joined Ben and his Beagles, Lucy and Buddy, at the River Road transit parking lot. We were off to foray for the elusive Agaricus Augustus (the Prince), the summer mushroom that grows on the drip line of coastal redwoods. This is the “cover girl” of the local mushroom bible:...
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