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  Gas station robbed at gunpoint
September 5, 2008
Shortly before 9:46 p.m. Thursday, a white male entered the Tesoro gas station on Redwood Drive and robbed the station attendant at gunpoint. The suspect is described at a 19 to 22-year-old thin white male. The suspect entered the store wearing a red full-face motorcycle helmet, selected an item, then...
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  John Karl Reichert
September 5, 2008
John Karl Reichert died August 23 at home in Carnelian Bay, Calif. He previously lived in Mill Valley, Rohnert Park, Cupertino, Newport Beach and Fresno. John lived at Lake Tahoe with his wife, Susan and three dogs Mikaila, Tanka and Strider. Born in Price, Utah in 1944, John grew up in...
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  Nicole E. Mattson
September 5, 2008
Nicole E. Mattson May 2, 1987-Sept. 6, 2004 The pain of losing you feels as fresh as if it were just yesterday. We miss your beautiful smile and the sound of your voice and laughter. You are missed even more as time goes on. Not a day goes by that we don't think about you. Forever in our hearts Love, Dad, Mom,...
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  Mary Lundquist and Gil Pareisa
September 5, 2008
Mary Lundquist and Gil Pareisa of Rohnert Park were married August 8 at Garden Valley Ranch in Petaluma.
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  Isabelle Millot and Glenn Accornero
September 5, 2008
Isabelle Millot and Glenn Accornero were married  at Sandals Dunn’s River in Jamaica August 7. Ya Mon!
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  Concerned about market volatility?
September 5, 2008
It happens every time the stock market drops; investors question their strategy, their luck and their timing in an attempt to determine what went wrong and what they should have done differently. But if you, as an individual investor, really want to know how to respond to today’s market decline,...
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  Financial tips for the 'sandwich generation'
September 5, 2008
The “Baby Boomers,” Americans born between 1946 and 1966, are moving like a wave into their 40s and 50s. Unfortunately, many of them are facing new financial pressures. Their kids may need help paying for increasingly expensive colleges. Their folks are getting older and living longer, and boomers may be called...
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  Parvo reminds of vaccine importance
September 5, 2008
Distemper and Parvo are words that should strike terror in the hearts of a pet parent. An outbreak of one of these fatal viruses usually takes many casualties, especially among vulnerable puppies and kittens, but we don’t hear much about them anymore. Just as with children’s immunizations many pet parents are...
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  Flag is still here
September 5, 2008

I’ve read the articles on why we should or shouldn’t celebrate the Fourth of July.  I have a different view on why we remember the fourth. This is a remembrance of our fight for independence and a time for great celebration, in all the states of our great country...
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  Detrimental casino
September 5, 2008
On a recent trip to Lake Tahoe, the sky was clear, the lake an azure blue until the fabulous sunset set in, and stillness enveloped the night with the starry sky. However, change is obvious due to the proliferation of casinos such as Thunder Valley River Rock and the newer Red...
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  Keep his fence
September 5, 2008
At the last City Council meeting, Mr. Lew Taber came before the Council to discuss the issue of his newly erected fence in front of his home on Holly Avenue. I had a similar experience when I lived in Novato and I think I should tell my story for the...
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  Sublime move in Cotati
September 5, 2008
It’s been quite a week for Jennie Falletti. Make that two weeks or even three. Ever since the news broke sending 4.47 acres of prime Cotati turf to the county’s Open Space and Agricultural Preservation agency, it’s been phone calls, congratulatory visitors, neighbors, reporters and photographers and curious citizens wondering...
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  Cotati takes a stand for mobile home park residents
September 5, 2008
On Wednesday, August 27, Cotati once again made it clear it will stand up for its mobile home park residents. Cotati City Council unanimously adopted an ordinance regulating the conversion of mobile home parks to other uses or subdividing them. Vice Mayor John Guardino said it’s not about a business model,...
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  RP Urgent Care Center - a priority refuge for minor medical woes
September 5, 2008
Playing a vital role in today’s medical scenario in Sonoma County are Urgent Care Centers. There are two of them. The first one built was on the eastern end of Medical Center Drive off Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park, one block north of RP Expressway. It’s been there for years....
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  Wee-Walk looks to bring out the little ones to Alicia Park Saturday
September 5, 2008
Many first-annual fundraisers or celebrations have been springing up in Rohnert Park and Cotati in the past couple years, and it’s about time the wee ones got involved. At least that’s the thinking behind RP nonprofit Early Learning Institute’s Wee-Walk. Ronnie Echavarria, Michele Rogers and Jamie Lynn Schenone are three of...
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  Two incumbents and one challenger in CRPUSD school board election
September 5, 2008
It’s received little attention amid all the hurly-burly of presidential and state elections, but two trustees on the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Education will be on the November ballot. They have only one challenger. Better known as “the School Board,” Ed Gilardi and Karyn Pulley, they’re both incumbents,...
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  Rancho's award-winning newspaper and yearbook bid farewell to advisor
September 5, 2008
After 10 years at Rancho Cotate High School teaching students English, journalism and advising on the yearbook, Bernadette Tucker has left to begin a new life. “It was hard to leave,” Tucker said. “But I was really ready to get married and settle down.” This is Tucker’s first marriage, having tied...
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  News from Rebuilding Together RP-Cotati
September 5, 2008
Rebuilding Together RP-Cotati recently moved from City Hall to 6950 Commerce Blvd., Ste. 5, Rohnert Park. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Rebuilding Together (formerly Christmas in April) is the nation’s largest volunteer home repair organization in the country with more than 250 affiliates throughout the United States....
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
September 5, 2008
It’s back to school for older kids and children’s storytimes are starting again for younger ones. Here is the schedule: • Wiggle Time for ages 1 and 2 with songs and fun will be Tuesdays, Sept. 9, 16 and 23 at 10:30 a.m. • Preschool Storytime for ages 3, 4...
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  Woolsey visits RP nonprofit
September 5, 2008
Rancho Cotate student Britney Skinner was one of those who got a chance to visit with Congresswoman Lynne Woolsey (D-6th District) during her visit to the nonprofit Easter Seals office in Rohnert Park August 21. She came to listen to concerns of parents of kids with disabilities.  
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  Police beat
September 5, 2008
RP Police Logs 8/27 3:52 p.m.: Traffic accident with ambulance enroute on Enterprise Dr. 8:26 p.m.: Drunk in public on Rohnert Park Expressway, 37-year-old male arrested for public intoxication with alcohol, drug or toluene and misdemeanor violation of probation. 8/28 1:51 a.m.: Report of suspicious circumstances on Racquet Club Cir., 25-year-old male arrested for driving...
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  The dangers of coastal fishing
September 5, 2008
What a week on the coast. There were gale force winds over the weekend, but still some folks just had to go in the water for abalone. This kind of behavior endangers not only those who ignore the warnings and the turbulent seas, but those whose job it is to...
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  You might have a knee subluxation and not even know it
September 5, 2008
Most of us take our knees for granted because these functional hinge joints usually move us through life with ease and without pain. As a chiropractic physician specializing in sports medicine I see many people with knee problems. The primary condition I can help is a subluxation of the knee. This is...
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  RCHS scoreboard
September 5, 2008
Varsity volleyball 0-1 RC 2 v. Windsor 3 JV 0-1 RC 0 v. Windsor 2 Frosh 0-1 RC 0 v. Windsor 2   Girls’ soccer Varsity 3-1-1 RC 1 v. El Molino 0 RC 2 v. Arcata 0 (Eye of the Tiger Tourney) RC 1 v. Analy 1 (Tourney) RC 4 v. McKinleyville 0 (Tourney) RC 0 v. Sonoma 2 (Tiger Tourney) *Finished 2nd Place JV 1-0 RC 3 v. El...
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