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  Wee Walk starts small
September 17, 2008
The first annual Early Learning Institute Wee Walk at Alicia Park was a little smaller than expected. Yes, it was dubbed “a walk for wee ones,” but not “a wee walk for wee ones.” The walk-a-thon Saturday brought out about 150 walkers, but the RP nonprofit was hoping to see a...
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  Skatepark public hearing slated for Monday, Sept. 15
September 17, 2008
Skatepark supporters are hoping for a positive vibe at Monday night's RP Recreation and Parks Commission's public hearing on a proposed skatepark behing the Callinan Sports Center. The hearing starts at 6:30 p.m. at RP City Hall. Suzanne Sanders, who has been heading up a group trying to get a park built...
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  Longer course for cross country
September 17, 2008
Junior varsity Cougars Junior Alexis Montgomery, sophomore Ashley Pucetti and freshmen Sarah Garcia and Sierra Norton start off strong in the first cross country race at Cougar Stadium September 4. With the new stadium, the new cross country course is longer, at 2.97 miles compared to 2.75 miles.
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  This Dworkin's fast, too
September 17, 2008
Breaking out of his brother’s shadow, Rancho sophomore Brian Dworkin, brother of varsity standout Danny Dworkin, proves he can be just as fast, scoring a touchdown on this run Saturday in a varsity scrimmage against Maria Carrillo at Cougar Stadium.
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  'Glass Menagerie' opens Thursday at Spreckels
September 17, 2008
Spreckels Performing Arts Center will open its 2008-09 season with a production of Tennessee Williams’ classic drama, “The Glass Menagerie.” It opens Thursday, Sept. 18 and runs three weekends through Sunday, Oct. 12. This touching drama will be staged in the intimate setting of the Condiotti Experimental Theater inside Spreckels. “The Glass...
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  Art show now up at RP Comm. Center
September 17, 2008
Patrick Wilkes’ photographic art of Sonoma Mountain, including Sonoma Mountain Zen Center and Crane Creek Regional Park, is now on display at the RP Community Center. For information e-mail patrick.wilkes@sbcglobal.net or call 583-4567. This charity exhibition is to benefit three custodians of the beauty of Sonoma Mountain and Sonoma Mountain...
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  New housing law benefits for homeowners
September 17, 2008
The new housing law contains a wide range of benefits for homeowners. Here’s a summary of four key provisions. Homebuyer’s credit The new law provides a tax credit for “first-time homebuyers” who have not owned a principal residence three years prior to purchasing a home. The credit is equal to 10 percent...
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  Fishing for omega-3s
September 17, 2008
You probably know that getting more omega-3 fatty acids is a good thing, but do you know the best ways to get them? Do you know the difference between fish oil and flax seed oil? Fish Fish is the best food source of the most potent form of omega-3 fats EPA and...
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  Who's been an inspiration to you?
September 17, 2008
We are seeking Spotlight articles that tell the story of people who have had success in their lives in the area of health and fitness.  Maybe it is someone who has had success in losing weight, or, someone who has had a breakthrough in rehabilitating themselves from an injury, or...
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  Celebrating the way of the snail
September 17, 2008
Over Labor Day weekend, San Francisco’s Civic Center and Fort Mason transformed into a “Slow Food Nation” extravaganza of activities, ranging from a diverse and delectable farmers market with free tastes of organic strawberries, cheese, ice cream, melons, oils, bread and more to special “slow” dinners costing $125 and up...
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  The most dog-friendly city in the country
September 17, 2008
We just spent the weekend in the most dog friendly city in the country. It was similar to what you hear about in Europe where dogs are just as welcome as children and included in all family outings. It was quite an experience and one that is hard to describe. First,...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter Pets of the Week
September 17, 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 weeks artist
September 17, 2008
Megan Gamel
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  Who's watching the store?
September 17, 2008
Is the Rohnert Park community aware that thousands upon thousands of gallons of water have been lost due to “faulty” water line connections? I have lived on Hailey Ct. since this section was constructed in 1986. I witnessed the leaking of water lines from several of my neighbors and then suffered...
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  Submit a letter to the editor
September 17, 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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  Making changes within and abroad
September 17, 2008
One big question many may ask themselves at some point in their life is, “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” Ryan Reichert of Rohnert Park was going through a transitional time in his life and for the last year, asked himself that very question. For 10...
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  RP wins sewer rollback ballot language lawsuit
September 17, 2008
Rohnert Park won a lawsuit against the backers of Measure L, the sewer rollback initiative, to have “false and misleading” information removed from the ballot argument and rebuttal. “They essentially submitted their ballot argument in their rebuttal and that met the legal standard of being false and misleading,” said RP City...
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  Cotati mobile home park owner breaks stereotype
September 17, 2008
Troy Soiland knows the current situation with mobile home parks in California. He knows the individuals who occupy them and he knows the problems many parks share. So just what made him decide to purchase his fifth mobile home park at this time? The challenge. Soiland relishes a good challenge, and has...
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  'Look Good... Feel Better' demo next week at RP Cancer Center
September 17, 2008
Cancer patients, caregivers, health care professionals and members of the community are invited to enjoy a casual evening full of information, inspiration, enlightenment and camaraderie Friday, Sept. 19, 6-8 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Cancer Center. The center will be holding an open house which will include a demonstration of...
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  Glendi ethnic food fair coming soon
September 17, 2008
The 20th annual Glendi ethnic food fair takes place Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 21 from noon to 6 p.m.  The event is being held at St. Seraphim Orthodox Church in Santa Rosa. Take in the experience of Balkan music by “Edessa” Saturday, and...
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  Petaluma Bounty Farm volunteer workday
September 17, 2008
Petaluma Bounty Farm’s monthly volunteer workday will be held Saturday, Sept. 13, 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.  The farm is located at 55 Shasta Ave., Petaluma. Tasks that need to be done include building a fence, creating pathways, clearing beds and moving rocks to a different area. This two-acre organic farm relies...
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  Rebuilding Together helping homeowners age in place
September 17, 2008
Falls are the leading cause of injury in seniors, accounting for 60 percent of injury-related deaths. Among older people, 78 percent of falls occur inside or near the house. With some fairly simple modifications, homes can be made safer. Studies show that one-third to one-half of all home accidents, including...
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  RP Police Logs
September 17, 2008
9/3 4:42 a.m.: Report of auto burglary on Santa Alicia Dr. 9:03 a.m.: Juvenile disturbance on Southwest Blvd., 15-year-old female cited for misdemeanor battery on a school employee. 10:37 a.m.: Report of auto burglary on Civic Center Dr. 12:33 p.m.: Traffic stop on Northbound Rohnert Park Expressway onramp, 47-year-old male arrested for felony making/passing...
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  Cotati Police Logs
September 17, 2008
9/2 1:53 a.m.: Report of a stolen vehicle in the Olof Apartments. 12:57 p.m.: Report of a burglary on East Cotati Ave. 2:08 p.m.: Report of a traffic accident with an ambulance enroute on Gravenstein Hwy./Redwood Dr. 9/3 2:13 p.m.: Report of felony burglary on Hahn Way. 10:02 p.m.: Report of domestic battery with injury on...
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  Murray leads strong Cougar defense
September 17, 2008
Excitement is in the air surrounding the Rancho Cotate football team this season. The Cougars will open the year with a brand new, $5 million, 3,000-seat stadium, the largest high school football stadium in Sonoma County. “The whole student body is excited about it,” said head coach Ed Conroy. “There have...
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  RCHS Scoreboard
September 17, 2008
Volleyball Varsity 2-4 RC 0 v. Petaluma 3 2-2 at the Carmichael Tourney (7th Place) JV 7-5 RC 0 v. Petaluma 2 7-3 at the Carmichael Tourney (3rd Place) Frosh 0-2 RC 0 v. Petaluma 2   Girls’ soccer Varsity 3-1-2 RC 1 v. St. Vincent 1 Boys’ soccer Varsity 1-1 RC 2 v. Sir Francis Drake 1 JV 2-0 RC 2 v. Sir Francis Drake 0 Girls’ Golf 0-2 RC v. Ukiah (RC Lost) RC...
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  Don't blame the hornets, they were just protecting their nest
September 17, 2008
Last weekend I was a guest at the beautiful Cow Mountain Hunt Club, a private club hidden in the wilds of Lake County. As we drove through Ukiah, the inside gauge read a comfortable 81 degrees, but the gauge on the outside review mirror read 106 degrees. Jim thought it might...
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  Peewee football
September 17, 2008
The Rohnert Park Mitey Mites Warriors lost to the Ukiah Lions, 26-0, on Sunday at Ukiah High Field. The Warriors were unable to overcome a slow start in their second game of the regular season but improved as the game went on and made two consecutive first downs late in...
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