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  Anthony Yurievitch Kulikoff
December 19, 2008
Tony Kulikoff went to join his wife, Ila Rose and son Victor November 28. He was 73. Tony was born in China February 4, 1935 to Yuri M. and Mary S. Kulikoff. He was a veteran Master Sergeant from the Air Force and retired postal employee. He is loved and will...
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  Steven Warren Veveiros
December 19, 2008
Steven Warren Veveiros, 46, was killed in a hit and run accident in Tempe, Ariz. December 14. Dearly beloved husband of Julie Veveiros for 22 years; adored father of Nick, 13 and Olivia, 11, all of Rohnert Park; loving son of Jacque Galletti; dear brother of Dave Veveiros and his wife...
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  Patrick Ball brings pure Celtic spirit to Spreckels
December 19, 2008
Master storyteller Patrick Ball succeeds in spreading what he believes to be the central message of the Christmas and winter season with his performance of “The Christmas Rose,” now playing through Sunday at the Spreckels Performing Arts Center. “Hope,” Ball says, is the message. “Hope for something wondrous. Hope for...
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  Create a year-end financial checklist
December 19, 2008
Now that we’re in the holiday season, you probably have much to do. Still, you may find it worthwhile to take on one more task - drawing up a year-end financial checklist. What should go on your list? Consider the following: • Sell your losers. From late 2007 through much of 2008,...
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  Keep your beneficiary designations up to date
December 19, 2008
Who have you designated as beneficiaries for your insurance policies and retirement accounts? If you can’t remember, you’re not alone. But it’s worth checking. If you make the wrong decision, it could affect who inherits those assets. In some cases, it could also change the taxes your beneficiaries will pay and...
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  Give green gifts this Christmas
December 19, 2008
I have just started thinking about what to do about Christmas gifts and I am noticing some of my own crossed wires. On the one hand, I have been inviting aparigraha, the yogic concept of living simply, more deeply into my life. I have moved to a smaller home in a...
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  Grappler suitcase deadlift
December 19, 2008
With Chris Barbour and Will Dutra The grappler is a unique piece of equipment. In addition to this suitcase lift, it can also be used for exercises such as T-bar rows, alternating weighted lunges and rotational core exercises.  Note: It is important to consult with your doctor before following this and...
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  Seasonal blooms make great gifts
December 19, 2008
If you need a nice present, why not give a gift of a living plant? Every time the plant blooms the person will remember you. It is so nice to have something blooming for the holiday season. We see those ubiquitous poinsettias in many styles now besides the common reds, pinks...
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  Bah-humbugginess
December 19, 2008
Ho, ho, ho? Merry, merry? No, these are not the only holiday sounds heard at my house. There is the occasional heavy sigh of exhaustion, and now and then the “Grrrrr” of impatience. Sound familiar? Why is that? Isn’t this the most wonderful time of the year? The answer is right...
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  Home for the Holidays
December 19, 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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  How much is that puppy?
December 19, 2008
A man recently came into the shelter and asked my opinion of a certain breed of dog. “Is it good with children?” he asked. “There’s a guy selling puppies in front of Wal-mart and he’s only asking $500 for them.” Before I could answer I had to get over my astonishment...
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  This week's artist
December 19, 2008
Brandon Wulff, age 8
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  Future of Gold Ridge
December 19, 2008
Keep classrooms 1, 2, 3, the Kindergarten playground and the office/staff room intact. Make a parking lot or extended playground out of the area where the other classrooms were demolished. Open a daycare or YMCA-sponsored daycare service where the classrooms could be used to house the kids, the playground could...
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  Nobody's building, but several specific plans churning along in RP
December 19, 2008
The number of building permits issued in Rohnert Park the past few months could be measured with a teaspoon or eyedropper. No need to spell out the reasons why. Headlines in daily newspapers and grim economic and financial statistics from TV newscasters provide answers. However, city hall offices and staffers are busy...
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  Tour of holiday decorations 2008: Cotati
December 19, 2008
To take a two-hour trip through Cotati would require an hour of it downtown at Friar Tuck’s or Spancky’s and if its holiday lights you’ll be searching for, an extra shot in an eggnog is highly recommended beforehand. Though not the beacon in the sky like Rohnert Park, Cotati residents...
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  Rancho food drive feels effects of slumping economy
December 19, 2008
Every year for the last 20 years Rancho Cotate High School’s Associated Student Body (ASB) has been holding a food drive for the holidays and donating to the Redwood Empire Food Bank in Rohnert Park. This year is no different, other than the donations being much lower than in previous...
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  Donations down, shoppers up at thrift and consignment shops
December 19, 2008
Economic times have been tough and challenging this year for many people and balancing budgets can be an extra challenge and stress especially around the holidays. “We’ve definitely had a lot more customers this (holiday) season than before,” said stand-in manager Margo Leras of Sutter VNA and Hospice Thrift Store...
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  Good eyes and creative minds
December 19, 2008
Rancho students Craig Melville, 17, left, and Michelle Fowler, 16, show off their first place works from the schoolwide PTA Reflections contest for photography and visual arts, respectively. Both took to task interpretation of the theme, “Wow.” They’re now entered in the District-wide competition, from there they could go to...
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  School district launches slogan contest
December 19, 2008
In an effort to boost revenue, Cotati-Rohnert Park Unifed School District has started a marketing campaign, and all they’re missing is that catchy slogan. Instead of spending tens of thousands of dollars on a consulting firm, they’re relying on the public. “Are you creative? Do you like to play with words?...
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  RP police logs
December 19, 2008
12/12 1:06 a.m.: Report of a fight on Snyder Ln., two 19-year-old males arrested for obstructing/resisting a public/peace officer, public intoxication of alcohol, drug or toluene and unlawful use of license. 6:50 a.m.: Report of auto burglary on Lancaster Dr. 7:57 a.m.: Report of grand theft from building on Redwood Dr. 8:48 a.m.: Report...
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  Cotati police logs
December 19, 2008
12/10 6:23 p.m.: Report of felony burglary on Lincoln Ave. 12/12 1:09 a.m.: Report of a suspicious person on Commerce Blvd./Old Redwood Hwy., 24-year-old male arrested for public intoxication of alcohol, drugs or toluene. 1:30 a.m.: Report of a disturbance near La Plaza park, 21-year-old male arrested for public intoxication of alcohol, drugs or...
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  Rancho JV boys win tournament
December 19, 2008
The Rancho Cotate junior varsity boys’ basketball team sneaked past Montgomery, 55-54, to be crowned champions of the Blackney Memorial Tournament Saturday at Montgomery High School. The game gave the Cougars’ their first taste of the Montgomery Vikings this season. Rancho has two games scheduled against Montgomery later this season...
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  Slow going in these cold months
December 19, 2008
The SF Bay fishing and news reports are predictably slow for December - the record cold has not helped much. The Delta is a bright spot, stripers are hitting flies and drift bait. A few sturgeon are hitting in the Decker Island and Frank’s Tract areas. Like the 49ers -...
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  Middle schools raising funds for sports, but programs may still be cut
December 19, 2008
Mountain Shadows Middle School recently wrapped up successful seasons from their boys’ wrestling and girls’ basketball teams in October. The boys’ basketball and girls’ volleyball seasons are currently underway while coed track will begin in February. Unlike Creekside Middle School, which boasts 6th grade boys’ and girls’ basketball and volleyball teams,...
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