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  Delicate kumquat ice
August 25, 2008
This delicate fruit ice showcases the lovely color and clean, fresh taste of kumquats. For a handsome presentation, garnish with fresh or candied kumquats. Ingredients: 2 cups fresh kumquats 1 1/4 cups sugar 2 cups water 1 1/2 cups orange juice 3 tbsp lemon juice Procedure: Halve kumquats; puree in food processor or blender. Place...
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  ???Out of compliance??? or outdated ordinance?
August 25, 2008
When Lew Taber built a fence to house his recycling and garbage cans from street view, he thought he was complying with the city’s Land Use Code. After all, it stipulates the cans be off the street over 24 hours before and after pickup. But someone thought otherwise. The city’s Neighborhood...
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  RP edging closer to casino site with plan to develop NW corner
August 25, 2008
Progress towards developing the northwest corner of Rohnert Park can be seen. No, nothing on the ground, but visible in maps and documents filed in city hall. Latest is a preliminary specific plan from Cypress Equities for 31.4 acres bounded by Wilfred Ave. on the north, Labath Ave. on the west,...
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  Financial planning means tax planning
August 25, 2008
Hand in hand with good financial planning is certainly a need to do good tax planning. Too many of us never think about financial planning, tax planning or really any kind of planning until we arrive at our tax preparer’s office each year. Unfortunately, it’s usually too late then to...
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  Financial tips for college students
August 25, 2008
If you’re a college student, you may already be back on campus. If not, you don’t have long to go before school starts again. And this year, in addition to whatever courses you may be taking, try to master some financial lessons as well. Of course, many students already have at...
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  Maintain your nonprofit status
August 25, 2008
There are new IRS reporting requirements that will affect many of you reading this article, since you might serve on the board of a nonprofit organization. Many of these organizations are small (less than $25,000 in receipts annually) and, under prior rules, were not required to file any reports or...
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  If the shoe fits, should you buy it?
August 25, 2008
Most of us walk into a sports store to look for a new pair of athletic shoes, but are quickly overwhelmed by the vast selection. Maybe you pick a new pair of shoes based on color or style, maybe you have a favorite brand, or maybe the trainer at your gym...
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  Separation anxiety
August 25, 2008
Separation anxiety is all the buzzword these days. Just like many kids are being labeled ADHD if they misbehave, many dogs are “diagnosed” with separation anxiety if they are naughty. If you live with a dog suffering from real separation anxiety you know that it is a serious issue that takes...
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  This week's artist
August 25, 2008
Riley Yates, age 7
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  Why stop at fireworks?
August 25, 2008
Shame on Shirley Manary for her attack of Voice writer Heidi Bailey. A textbook example of the combination of ignorance and bitterness. First and foremost, fireworks are legal in the city of Rohnert Park because the majority of its citizens are law abiding. The real threat of danger and/or use of...
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  Cheerleaders headed to Pro Bowl
August 25, 2008
The cheerleaders of Rancho Cotate High School are asking for your help. This year’s cheer squad recently attended and completed their annual cheer camp August 14-17. On the third day of camp the girls were evaluated on the material. At this specific camp they were taught seven dances and five cheers. After...
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  Totally outrageous
August 25, 2008
I am a 4th grade teacher in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. As a teacher who is about to begin another wonderful year, people always ask me what I think the public school system needs in order to improve our students’ academic and social experience at our schools. I always...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
August 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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  If you plant it, it will grow
August 25, 2008
The Field of Dreams has nothing on the Rohnert Park Garden Club. This local club has been around for over 40 years and has been responsible for beautifying many a corner in Rohnert Park. The RP Garden Club is a sector of the California Garden Clubs, Inc. (CGCI), a statewide...
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  New Chamber CEO to focus on business
August 25, 2008
After a 10-month search, the Rohnert Park Chamber of Commerce has a new president. The replacement is Roy Gugliotta, formerly head of the Camp Verde, Ariz. Chamber of Commerce. Gugliotta replaces Carla Howell, 58, a Healdsburg resident, now heading up the Cloverdale Chamber of Commerce. Gugliotta officially joined the Chamber Monday, and...
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  Recognizing Our Community Caring for animals and plants, too
August 25, 2008
Landscaper Arturo Camacho blends in with the scenic xeriscaping he’s done in front of the Animal Care Center in Rohnert Park. The effort is recognized by Dream One World (www.Dreamoneworld.org) as part of the Rejuvenate Rohnert Park project.
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  New director for Cotati Accordion Fest
August 25, 2008
Get the squeezebox out and those lederhosen pressed, it’s time once again for Cotati’s annual Accordion Festival. This 18-year-old festival will present 24 bands including soloists, covering a wide variety of musical genres such as traditional Irish, pop, rock and classical all played with accordions of every type. Aside from music on...
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  RP Police logs
August 25, 2008
8/14 1:47 a.m.: Report of disturbance on Redwood Dr., 22-year-old male arrested for felony vandalism ($400 or more), battery, domestic violence spouse/ex spouse/date, obstructing/resisting public/peace officer and misdemeanor violation of probation. 8:01 a.m.: Report of petty theft from motor vehicle on Lords Manor Way. 1:29 p.m.: Out with subject on Country Club Dr.,...
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  Cotati Police Logs
August 25, 2008
8/12 8:57 p.m.: Meet citizen on West Sierra Ave., 47-year-old male arrested for public intoxication of alcohol, drugs, toluene and misdemeanor violation of probation. 8/14 7:51 a.m.: Follow up/investigate for felony assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm on West Sierra Ave. 12:24 p.m.: Report of grand theft from motor vehicle...
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  Police on lookout for armed robbery suspect
August 25, 2008
On Tuesday at around 4:35 p.m. the Valero Gas Station on Southwest Blvd. in Rohnert Park was robbed under threat of a gun. The male, described to be in his early 20s, walked in and demanded money from the clerk lifting his shirt to reveal a semi-automatic pistol in his...
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  SSU cops seek stabbing suspects
August 25, 2008
Sonoma State officials say the fight that resulted in trips to the hospital for two people who sustained stab wounds had nothing to do with the university other than its location. The early Saturday morning stabbing took place outside the University Commons during a birthday party for 19-year-old. The building was...
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  The high cost of abalone fishing
August 25, 2008
I read of another tragic death in the abalone beds on our coast last week. The sport claims an average of one diver per month that we know about. My guess is, there is an equal number who have cardiac events in the water or climbing up the cliffs after...
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