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  'Heart of a Dog' tackles serious issues with science fiction comedy
November 25, 2008
Soviet writer Mikhail Bulgakov’s “Heart of a Dog” is a quirky science fiction comedy that takes on serious subject matter: Eugenics and efficacy. Under the directing eye of Judy Navas, and script adaptation by Frank Galati, “Heart of a Dog” manages to be hysterical in presentation with undertones of the...
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  Dividends still worth pursuing if tax laws change
November 25, 2008
Tax laws change all the time, and these changes can have a big impact on your investments. But if you have some inkling of these changes in advance, you may be able to make decisions that can help you stay on track toward achieving your financial goals. Such is the...
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  Starting a business? Don't forget the tax man
November 25, 2008
Before you launch a new business, it’s a good idea to prepare for an uninvited partner - the tax man. Knowing your tax obligations in advance can save time, money, and even the life of your business. Here are a few tips. • Open a separate checking account for your company,...
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  Keep track of your income
November 25, 2008
The holiday season is upon us and the end of the year is near. What a year it has been, the market is going haywire, the economy is down and many people are without a job. There is one last thing that you should consider before the end of the...
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  Crusade against macular degeneration
November 25, 2008
Age-related macular degeneration [AMD] affects more than 15 million Americans and is the top cause of major vision loss in the United States. AMD usually progresses slowly and because it often takes years for vision to be noticeably impaired, many people don’t realize they have the disorder until the damage...
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  Hearty soups and roasted veggies - yum!
November 25, 2008
What’s for dinner? Pomegranates and cranberries and butternut squash - oh boy! As the harvest winds down, and the days get dark so early, how we eat changes. The fresh bright flavors of summer salads and barbecue give way to the rich subtleties of stews and soups. Here are some suggestions...
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  Japanese maples bring colors of fall
November 25, 2008
We are having an early fall season this year and some tempting garden selections are those plants with autumnal colors. Here I mention some of the Japanese maples and some others from the great maple group. Acer japonicum, A. palmatum, A. siebolidanum, A. shirasawanum are the main species representing the Japanese...
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  Where does the money go?
November 25, 2008
In Feng Shui abundance is not solely about money, but not surprisingly most questions lately are about energizing finances. How do we get money and keep it or at least stretch it? How do we take financial steps forward and not slip back? There are several different Feng Shui life...
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  Don't give your drain a heart attack
November 25, 2008
It’s that time of year again, when many families will be settling down to a home cooked turkey dinner with all of the trimmings. Given the cooking frenzy that the holidays tend to create, the Russian River Watershed Association (RRWA) would like to remind residents to properly dispose of fats,...
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  Become a caring consumer
November 25, 2008
The animals won a huge victory on Election Day with the passing of Prop. 2. Against all odds, California voters said that they care about the conditions under which their food animals were housed and raised and they were willing to pay a bit more to ensure humane standards. Although we...
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  Rohnert Park Animal Shelter pets of the week
November 25, 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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  Shakespearian farce
November 25, 2008
I see something of a Shakespearian farce in our recent presidential election, for in sooth the bard of Avon could have made much of it. Our doughty McCain under the tutelage of His Lady Mary (Sarah) was advised to wear yellow stockings with crossed garters to woe his Olivia, (i.e....
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  Acceptance not on the table
November 25, 2008
Contrary to the hype accompanying the caterwauling from some quarters of late, Proposition 8 was not about denying anybody “equal treatment under law.” It was about maintaining the integrity of an existing institution-indeed the oldest and most enduring (thus far) of all publicly sanctioned institutions. It was about insuring that...
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  RP Police Logs
November 25, 2008
11/12 1:09 a.m.: Traffic stop on Padre Pkwy., 24-year-old male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and causing bodily injury. 1:20 a.m.: Coroner’s case on Creekwood Square. 11:01 a.m.: Security check on Roberts Lake Rd., 37-year-old male cited for possession of a hypodermic needle/syringe and 38-year-old female cited for...
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  Cotati Police Logs
November 25, 2008
11/12 1:10 a.m.: Drunk in public on Old Redwood Hwy., 22-year-old male arrested for public intoxication of alcohol, drug or toluene and misdemeanor violation of probation. 11/13 12:28 a.m.: Nine parking violations on Santero Way. 2:51 p.m.: Report of indecent exposure on Page St. 10:02 p.m.: Petty theft/in custody on East Cotati Ave., 18-year-old male...
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