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  Patsy Cline sings again at Spreckels
November 11, 2008
The theater was packed, the lights dimmed and the first notes wafted over the audience. There was a hush, and voila! Patsy Cline sings again. Joni Morris is Patsy. She warms up with some of the lesser-known songs from her repertoire, but when she sings the well-known “Sweet Dreams,” her voice...
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  Will Presidential election affect your investments?
November 11, 2008
As an investor, you might be particularly interested in how the election results can affect your investments. To answer that question, you may find it useful to review the history of the financial markets under different political scenarios, according to Ned Davis Research. Since 1901, the Dow Jones Industrial Average has...
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  Federal economic rescue plan details
November 11, 2008
The highly publicized rescue plan passed by Congress in October authorizes the purchase of troubled financial assets, increases the limit for FDIC insurance, and includes other relief measures. But several tax “extenders” added to the package are also significant. Here’s a brief summary. The alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts for...
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  The relationship that matters most
November 11, 2008
We often hear friends talk about their relationships. Often, they mean that special romantic relationship they’ve been looking for. Married or dating couples tend to talk about what they like or don’t like in their partners and single people often talk about the shortcomings of their last relationship or what...
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  The lifestyle of health and fitness
November 11, 2008
The real goal isn’t to drop weight or get buffed, but rather to make health and fitness a part of your life. You must make health and fitness a lifestyle if you really want to be successful and approach it with that same attitude. The key to making fitness lifelong is...
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  Ode to California's native grasslands
November 11, 2008
In California we are blessed with a wide array of remarkable landscapes: Towering redwoods reaching skyward in the coastal fog; majestic oak woodlands filled with bird song; wetlands so rich that historic migrations of waterfowl would darken the sky as a living eclipse of the sun in pursuit of a...
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  Cotati Creek Critters Calendar
November 11, 2008
What: Creek Stewardship Day When: Saturday, Nov. 8, 9 a.m.-noon Where: Park at Ladybug Park on Liman Way, Rohnert Park, and walk across the park to Cotati City well lot no. 2 on Lakewood Ave. A map is available at www.CotatiCreekCritters.info. Details: Over the past three years, Cotati Creek Critters have planted...
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  Pets of the week
November 11, 2008
The Rohnert Park Animal 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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  Housebreaking dogs
November 11, 2008
Housebroken. What a strange word for something that’s not broken at all. We are often asked if the dogs up for adoption are housebroken. That’s difficult to answer and depends on what that word means to you. When someone gets a new puppy and they plan (hopefully) to keep her in...
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  Artist of the week
November 11, 2008
Deven Lopes, age 6
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  What's happened to patriotism?
November 11, 2008
My wife and I witnessed the worst rendition of the National Anthem at game three of the World Series last night. Why do these so-called artists insist on his or her own renditions? Jiving up our national song is extremely un-patriotic. I can also remember when you would stand at attention...
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  Poor planning?
November 11, 2008
Since the last Rohnert Park clean up, I’ve been watching and waiting for the next one, checking the newspapers, etc. for the dates of the upcoming one. I’m disabled, and it takes me time to get things together, so I was not happy when the Rohnert Park Recycling News came in...
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  Movin' tribute to Mel Graves
November 11, 2008
Sunday at 7:30 p.m. the captivating sounds of jazz will be reverberating throughout Sonoma State University’s Warren Auditorium in Ives Hall as musicians from across the county will pay homage to jazz bassist, composer and 26-year SSU music professor, Mel Graves. Graves has been the head of the Jazz Studies department...
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  New faces for Cotati, RP city councils
November 11, 2008
Rohnert Park and Cotati City Councils will have some new faces for the next four years. Rohnert Park’s race saw seven candidates, including the three incumbents, running for three seats and Cotati’s had six candidates, including one incumbent, running for three seats. Jake Mackenzie, the city’s Mayor, was the only incumbent...
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  RP sewer rollback passes
November 11, 2008
Measure L, the Rohnert Park sewer rollback initiative, is currently passing with 52.9 percent approval, or 7,269 votes. Results are current as of Wednesday at noon, and Sonoma County Registrar of Voters says most absentee ballots should be counted by Friday. “Partly, people voted with their pocketbooks, but the other part...
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  Incumbents take both school board seats
November 11, 2008
Ed Gilardi and Karyn Pulley were re-elected to the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District Board of Directors. Gilardi enters his fourth consecutive term and Pulley her third. Newcomer Marc Orloff has about one percent fewer votes than Pulley, who finished second. The Sonoma County Registrar of Voters said it will likely...
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  Sonoma County election results
November 11, 2008
Rohnert Park City Council Vote For: 3 Candidate    Votes    Percentage Gina Belforte    5,870    17.2% Jake Mackenzie    5,248    15.4% Joseph T. Callinan    5,242    15.4% John Borba    5,085    14.9% Tim Smith    4,533    13.3% Vicki Vidak-Martinez    4,085    12.0% Dawna Gallagher    3,923    11.5% Write-in    62    0.2% Cotati City Council Vote For: 3 Candidate    Votes    Percentage Janet Orchard    1,385    20.1% Robert Coleman    1,363    19.7% Mike Kurvers    1,153    16.7% George Barich    1,129    16.4% Susan...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
November 11, 2008
The library will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans’ Day. The library will be performing major computer maintenance on November 11 and 12 and as a result public Internet and library catalog computers will not be available on those days. Check-out will be allowed on November 12 but...
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  Car thieves caught red handed
November 11, 2008
Two would-be car thieves were busted in the act early Sunday morning. Shortly after midnight Sunday two RP Public Safety officers responding to an audible alarm at the Roberts Lake Road park and ride found two occupied vehicles, one with a smashed window. One car was in the process of being...
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  Rebuilding Together update
November 11, 2008
Rebuilding Together’s Veterans Housing Initiative was created to meet the growing needs of veterans from past and present wars. The initiative serves to fill the gaps in housing modifications and repair services that retired and active service men and women struggle to meet. Working in partnership with corporate sponsors, the...
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  Dust off that bike for a group ride
November 11, 2008
Would you like to ride your bike, but feel unsafe riding in traffic? Would you ride more if you had a friend to ride with you? Would you ride your bike to run errands but you are unsure of how to get where you want to go? Dust off that...
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  RP Police Logs
November 11, 2008
10/27 11:54 a.m.: Out with subject on Commerce Blvd., 14-year-old male cited for possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana and a minor possessing alcohol. 11:55 a.m.: Report of battery on Burton Ave. 2:57 p.m.: Out with subject on Redwood Dr., two 15-year-old males cited for shoplifting. 3:04 p.m.: Petty theft/in custody on...
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  Cotati Police Logs
November 11, 2008
10/28 4:46 p.m.: Traffic stop on Wilford Cir., 39-year-old male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 10/29 12:37 p.m.: Report of felony burglary on Macklin Dr. 10/30 9:48 p.m.: Drunk in public on La Plaza, 22-year-old female arrested for public intoxication of alcohol, drug or toluene. 10/31 12:06 a.m.: Drunk in public on...
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  Cougars' first loss a big one
November 11, 2008
Rancho Cotate and Cardinal Newman’s football teams went into Halloween night undefeated, a matchup touted as the game of the week on KTVU, receiving 14,600 votes online to be broadcast on TV. But this game did not turn out to be as exciting as many were hoping - especially in...
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  Lady Falcons win Creekside Invitational Tournament
November 11, 2008
The Creekside Lady Falcons won the first annual Creekside Invitational October 25 by winning four games in two days. Creekside’s first game was against Marsh (white) Junior High School from Chico October 24. The Falcons jumped out to an early 14-0 lead at the end of the first quarter and never...
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  It's all in the hips
November 11, 2008
Hip movement is useful for emphasizing the beat in Latin dance. Hips are also essential when we run marathons, pivot in basketball and kick in soccer and martial arts. In fact, hip movement occurs with every step we take. So how do hips serve us, what are common hip problems...
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  The end of a tough season
November 11, 2008
Rancho team captain and senior Brett Magnusson starts the varsity Cougars’ last game of a tough season October 30 at Santa Rosa High School.
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  Strong defense
November 11, 2008
Rancho’s Oscar Montesantos puts up a strong defense against Piner in the last JV home game of the season October 28.   
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  RCHS weekly scoreboard
November 11, 2008
Football Varsity 7-1, 4-1 RC 7 v. Cardinal Newman 42 JV 4-4, 2-3 RC 0 v. Cardinal Newman 35 Freshmen 7-1 RC 7 v. Petaluma 6 Volleyball Varsity 20-10, 12-2 RC 3 v. Elsie Allen 0 RC 3 v. Ursuline 1 RC 3 v. Piner 0 JV 19-8, 13-1 RC 2 v. Elsie Allen 0 RC 2 v. Ursuline 0 RC 2 v. Piner 0 Freshmen 10-10 RC 2 v. Casa Grande...
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