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  Robotics Club receives major sponsorship
August 29, 2008
They haven’t yet been able to build a “Homework Machine” like Shel Silverstein, but that’s OK. Tech High’s Robotics Club has a better financial plan than 10 cents per use and their creations function better than the machine which says nine plus four equals three. The sponsorship from LRG Capital, headed...
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  Anniversary announcement
August 29, 2008
Jerry and Aileen Albert of Rohnert Park celebrated their 50 years of marriage Saturday, August 9. The couple honored this momentous event with Hawaiian entertainment followed by a dinner at the Washoe House and continued with a trip to Hawaii and a cruise to the Mexican Riviera. Jerry and Aileen first...
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  Balance is key in successful investing
August 29, 2008
Balance is essential to almost all parts of our lives. We balance work and family issues. We can balance our indulgence for desserts with an extra trip to the gym. We even balance our checkbooks. But sometimes, we let our investment portfolios get out of balance - and that can...
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  Review your deposit insurance
August 29, 2008
The sign at your bank or savings and loan states that your accounts are insured up to $100,000. Knowing the rules of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) can help you extend your protection beyond this amount. Generally, the FDIC insures only $100,000 per person per institution. Thus, if you have...
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  Yin and yang deepened and expanded
August 29, 2008
Yin and yang are broad ways of relating that encompass all phenomena in the universe. Thus, it is necessary to bring them down to earth that we may understand them. Understanding how they work in the world we can easily perceive allows us to understand how they can work on...
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  Look out, Randy Moss
August 29, 2008
Drumroll, please. It’s the final day of the Total Transformation. The scale’s in front of me, taking up space between my body and the mirror. That tiny step onto the elevated plastic square is one of the largest ever taken. Channeling the spirit of Neil Armstrong, my body feels lighter than...
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  Wild animals abound on Alpha Farm
August 29, 2008
The Laguna de Santa Rosa is a 250 square mile watershed draining the surrounding hills and plains of Santa Rosa, Cotati, Rohnert Park, Sebastopol and Windsor to the Russian River. Over 50 named creeks enter the Laguna channel, varying from large perennial creeks like Santa Rosa and Mark West Creek...
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  Cotati Creek Critters calendar
August 29, 2008
Tour of Alpha Farm When: Monday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. Where: Carpool from Cotati What: The City of Santa Rosa is restoring wetlands in farms in the Laguna watershed downstream from Cotati. Denise Cadman, Natural Resource Specialist for the City of Santa Rosa, will lead us on a hike in a 90-acre natural...
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  Water conservation - how can you help?
August 29, 2008
What can you do to conserve water in your community? Water is a valuable resource, especially in Mendocino and Sonoma counties during the summer months. Due to a relatively low amount of rainfall during the past winter and the current influx of heat, water has been a limited resource in...
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  Picking the perfect pear
August 29, 2008
Now that pear season is upon us, here are a few tips to help you when getting ready to pick your pears. Judging the ripeness of fruits is usually a pleasant and easy thing to do, that is, unless you are looking at some of the later pears. Pears are those...
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  Wokked lamb chops with mustard-rosemary sauce
August 29, 2008
Ingredients: 2 tbsp olive oil 1/3 cup Dijon mustard 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1 1/2tsp dried rosemary 1/2tsp freshly ground pepper 6 lamb loin chops (1 1/2 inches thick), well trimmed, with tails on 1 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp unsalted butter Salt and pepper 3 tbsp minced green onion 1/2...
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  Pet Fair is back
August 29, 2008
Have you ever seen a dog dance? I don’t mean being carried in the owner’s arms as they twirl around the floor, I’m referring to Canine Freestyle, where the dog is a full partner and does moves to music. It’s really amazing and impressive (and fun to do, if you have...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
August 29, 2008
The shelter is located at 301 J. 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
August 29, 2008
Tori Gemetti
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  Count their blessings
August 29, 2008
I was surprised to read about the Rohnert Park citizen targeted for violation of an ordinance because of his front-yard fence. From the picture in the paper, the fence appears to be rather attractive. By contrast, in our neighborhood we are faced with an almost unbelievable sight. About four months ago,...
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  Do better selling drugs?
August 29, 2008
In the August 22 issue, a fellow who does not even live in Rohnert Park accuses Shirley Manary of “ignorance and bitterness” in her letter from the previous week. In fact, this person demonstrates his own failure to understand the core issue of fireworks in our city. The issue is not...
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  Successful Health Faire
August 29, 2008
On behalf of the Recreation Department, I want to thank and acknowledge Pat Anderson, all the participants, the community services, and our sponsors for the tremendous job they did in making our first annual Community Health Fair such a success. Because of this success, we will hold next year’s Health Faire...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
August 29, 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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  Aiming for high adventure
August 29, 2008
In a few seconds, they’d be out of the white water and into the calm serenity of the river pass. This is what he’d been waiting for. The anticipation built up and as the crew headed down river through fingers of foaming water, he yelled out with all his might....
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  Historic chunk of Cotati to be preserved as open space
August 29, 2008
When the “Walkable Cotati” project was in its formative stage, city hall planners showed photos of Cotati and asked residents to pick the best scene to typify picturesque Cotati. It was no contest. Top vote-getter was a scene of Al and Jennie Falletti’s pasture with grazing sheep right across the...
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  Man arrested in child porn case
August 29, 2008
A married Cotati man with a child has been arrested after a search warrant turned up “evidence associated with possession and distribution of child pornography” on his computer, said Cotati police. George Clair, 36, was booked into Sonoma County Jail with a bail set at $500,000 Saturday after a months-long investigation....
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  Local Girl Scouts helping tame Pacific Ocean???s ???Plastic Island??? disaster
August 29, 2008
Saturday marked the final day for Rohnert Park’s Girl Scout troop 147 in completing their service project requirement for earning their long awaited Bronze award. Since November 2007, these girls have been fulfilling each of the many requirements needed for the Bronze award. “We are very proud of them,” said...
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  Path begins for Avram Ave. affordable housing
August 29, 2008
Rohnert Park’s long-discussed plan to build affordable housing projects on the north side of Avram Ave. between Commerce Blvd. and the new city hall has reached the Requests For Proposals (RFP) stage. What this means is the Community Development Commission (CDC) i.e., the City Council wearing different hats, notes the new...
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  Super-Bat-Spiderman fights his diseases with courage
August 29, 2008
There are few true stories more unbelievably heart-wrenching than that of Healdsburg 5-year-old Nicholas Eaken, dubbed “Super-Bat-Spiderman” because he has the strength of three superheroes. One of his several rare diseases is an allergy to food. All food. “Just imagine 10,000 razor blades in your stomach mashing against the lining,”...
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  RP-Cotati Library News
August 29, 2008
The Rohnert Park-Cotati Regional Library is now hosting a photography show and the final day is Saturday. The work of 10 selected Sonoma County photographers are featured. Interesting photographs from the archives of the Community Voice are a special part of the show. The show will be open from noon...
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  Rancho readies for surge of students
August 29, 2008
On Monday and Tuesday Rancho Cotate High School was buzzing with students registering for school, getting class schedules, pictures, PE uniforms and for freshman, it was a chance to tour the school and find their classes. This year more than 480 active freshmen registered, with more than 30 coming from...
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  OADS gains an edge with Council Revised bid package due for RP parks cleaning contract
August 29, 2008
Those who attended Rohnert Park’s City Council meeting Tuesday night got a good example of how public participation in city government works. It concerns cleaning up city parks and a few municipal buildings. The council unanimously voted to send the issue back to city staff for a “revised bid package,” in...
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  RP Police Logs
August 29, 2008
8/20 6:04 a.m.: Report of auto burglary on Enterprise Dr. 6:58 a.m.: Report of vandalism on Enterprise Dr. 10:36 a.m.: Report of suspicious circumstances on Rohnert Park Expressway. 1:18 p.m.: Report of burglary on Camino Colegio. 4:06 p.m.: Report of theft on Camino Colegio, 29-year-old male arrested for grand theft, felony obtaining of money/etc. by...
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  Cotati Police Logs
August 29, 2008
8/18 9:34 a.m.: Report of a disturbance on Clothier Ln. 8/20 12:56 a.m.: Hit & run misdemeanor on Sunflower Dr. 8/21 1:40 p.m.: Report of petty theft on Lincoln Ave. 8/22 11:29 p.m.: Report of a drunk driver on Adrian Dr./East Cotati Ave. 8/23 1:27 a.m.: Foot pursuit on La Plaza, 34-year-old male arrested for public intoxication of alcohol,...
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  SSU sports update
August 29, 2008
Seawolves go undefeated in preseason Men’s soccer Sonoma State got three goals from seniors and one from a freshman Saturday in a 4-0 victory over Santa Rosa JC in exhibition action. The Seawolves close out their pre-season with a 3-0-0 record. They open up the regular season next week in Hawaii. Ross Middlemiss...
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  Danica finishes fifth in Sonoma
August 29, 2008
Danica Patrick leads the pack at the IRL race at Infineon Raceway this weekend. She started ninth and finished fifth, but Helio Castroneves won the race.
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  A mixed bag of hunting, fishing
August 29, 2008
I was unable to make the deer hunt on the second Saturday of the A-zone season this year. I will be able to make it up as we move through the second half. My friends had a great time without me, except for Jed. There was a tree down on one...
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