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  Breeze, Belforte new RP mayor and vice-mayor
December 18, 2008
Actually, the City Council election night tallies Nov. 4 predicted the story. Rohnert Park would have a new mayor and vice-mayor and both would be newcomers to the seats. Exactly one month later, Amie Breeze was named mayor and Gina Belforte, vice-mayor. Belforte, top vote-getter in the November election, took the oath...
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  America wakes up to RP's Winter Wonderland
December 18, 2008
Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion mistakenly referred to Scott Weaver’s hometown as “Rohnert, California” Tuesday morning but quickly corrected himself. It’s Rohnert Park that is the site of Weaver’s castle façade, placed each year on his Cielo Circle home with the over 200 handmade characters, 15,000 Christmas lights...
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  Take heart, carnivores
December 18, 2008
With heritage turkeys on the upswing in Sonoma County, we are also seeing a burgeoning availability of goat, sheep, duck and grass-fed beef sold in local markets and through “meat buying clubs” or “Meat CSA’s.” Though one inhibiting factor does exist - local meat processing capability is increasingly difficult to...
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  I'll catch the Hail Mary, you bring the cheese dip
December 18, 2008
Football is a religion. This is why it is played on Sunday. And in this religion, there are rituals. One of my favorites involves consuming an unholy number of calories while watching the 49ers win. No wonder I’ve been losing weight lately. Jocular football talk aside, it’s just fun to hang out...
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  Garcia, Thompson honored with 'Spirit of Sonoma' awards for Cotati, RP
December 18, 2008
The picks for Rohnert Park and Cotati’s Spirit of Sonoma award recipients aren’t exactly surprising, but isn’t that what one should think about these type of things? Bob Thompson and Dan Garcia are the RP and Cotati chambers’ picks, respectively. Thompson and Janet Garcia, Dan’s wife, accepted the awards at a...
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  Rohnert Park lights up
December 18, 2008
A Rohnert Park firefighter admires the 2008 Santa Float with his daughter at the Rohnert Park tree lighting ceremony near the library Saturday.
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  SSU men and women lose to rival UCSD
December 18, 2008
The Sonoma State men’s basketball team lost a nail-biter as UC San Diego edged the Seawolves, 57-52, Saturday in San Diego. With four seconds left and an opportunity to send the game into overtime, guard Ben Washington attempted a three-pointer, but the shot caromed off the bucket and the Tritons...
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  Rancho JV girls fall to Casa Grande
December 18, 2008
Rancho freshman Alyssa Molina puts up a shot against Casa Grande in the junior varsity girls’ 47-38 loss Thursday, Dec. 4 at Rancho Cotate.
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