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  Local firefighters return from NorCal wildfires
July 16, 2008
With over 1,700 fires burning throughout California, it wasn’t a surprise for the Rohnert Park Public Safety Fire Department and Rancho Adobe Fire Department in Cotati that a strike team needed to be deployed. Rancho Adobe Fire District chief Frank Treanor organized the second of three strike teams out of...
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  A new philosophy of farming
July 16, 2008
With all the concern these days over “food safety,” do you ever wonder why conventional farmers don’t have a government entity monitoring their production practices, waste management and chemical and fertilizer usage? They don’t pay annual fees either, nor do inspectors check their farm records and practices every year. For...
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  Tasty vegetarian chili
July 16, 2008
Ingredients: 1 cup minced onion 1/2 cup minced celery 1/3 cup minced green bell pepper (optional) 1 tbsp minced garlic 1/2 cup dry red wine 1/2 cup diced canned green chiles 2 cans (14 oz ea) chopped tomatoes 3 cups cooked pinto beans 2 tsp cumin 1 tsp chopped cilantro (optional) 1 tbsp chili powder or to taste 1 1/2 tsp...
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  New 'Van Makeover' project revving up
July 16, 2008
Remember the Rogina family’s “Extreme Van Makeover”? Well, it’s happening again. No, they’re not getting another van. It’s actually for 18-year-old Jake Manzo, a Montgomery High School senior with cerebral palsy, but the Rogina Family, who lives in Rohnert Park, is paying their gift forward. Their new van was fixed up by...
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  Kitchen Kut-Ups take to the Spreckels road July 12
July 16, 2008
You’d be silly to pass up this bunch of hitch-hikers. You’d need a big SUV, too. The Kitchen Kut-Ups open their annual show tomorrow, Saturday, in Spreckels and it’s called “Hittin’ the Road.” Performances are also Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday next week, with curtain times at 1 p.m. for each....
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  One of RP's first swim instructors retires after 20 years
July 16, 2008
After 20 years of waking up at 5:30 a.m. to open Honeybee Pool for Rohnert Park, manager Carol Sturdevant has officially retired. To some, retirement may be an excuse to stop working and put all their hard earned money into reading and general loafing, but Sturdevant has not swam her last...
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