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  Michael John Bunner
January 2, 2009
Michael (Mike) John Bunner, 60, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2008 in Rohnert Park with his family by his side. Mike was born December 18, 1947 in Los Angeles. Mike is survived by his wife of 41 years, Linda Bunner of Rohnert Park. He is also survived by his daughter...
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  Notable 2009 tax deadlines
January 2, 2009
Mark these dates as red letter days on your 2009 calendar if any of the following upcoming tax deadlines apply to you or your business. • January 15 - Due date for the fourth and final installment of 2008 estimated tax for individuals (unless you file your 2008 return and pay...
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  Make your new year's financial resolutions
January 2, 2009
If you’re like many people, you’ve made some new year’s resolutions. Perhaps you’ve vowed to go the gym more often, or learn a new language or reconnect with long-lost friends. All these are worthy goals, of course, but at the same time, you don’t want to neglect one of the...
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  The start of a new chapter
January 2, 2009
Never before have I seen a year filled with more change than 2008. I knew early on that 2008 would be a year filled with much change. Change came all right, but it wasn’t what I expected. I gotta tell you that 2008 really threw me for a loop. The bombs...
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  A time to be thankful for your health
January 2, 2009
With the end of 2008, it is time to reflect over the past year and look forward to a new year. I am writing this on the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year. A much-needed rain is thankfully coming down on this cold winter day and I am...
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  Lumberjack squat
January 2, 2009
With Chris Barbour and Will Dutra Lumberjack squats are great regression for those who are learning how to do a proper back squat, as this exercise forces you to keep your chest up and low back arched through the entire movement - two very important aspects of a back squat. If...
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  Plastics: Convenient or deadly?
January 2, 2009
Just before Christmas, my wife and I visited her mother as she entered a nursing home. We were touched by the many demonstrations of affection and sympathy that arrived. Most of them came in plastic: Candies wrapped in mylar; cookie baskets wrapped in clear film; a chocolate box with plastic...
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  Cotati Creek Critters Calendar
January 2, 2009
What: Rethinking Plastics, Rethinking Our Lives Where: Stony Point Room at the Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E. School St., Cotati When: Monday, Jan. 5, 7 p.m. Details: Plastics are cheap and convenient and we have come to rely on them for everything from packaging materials to furniture to toys. Now the...
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  How to recycle trees, gift wrap and electronic wastes
January 2, 2009
After the holidays, you’ll likely be left with some cleanup - wrapping paper and packaging, not to mention the tree itself. If your gifts include new electronics, you might find yourself with the challenge of properly disposing of your old equipment. Luckily, there are many opportunities in Sonoma County to...
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  Year of changes at the shelter
January 2, 2009
As 2008 closes and we look forward to a new year, it is worth looking back and reviewing our accomplishments and setting new goals. It was a busy year for us, with a few big milestones. In an attempt to stem the flow of surplus animals, especially cats, our spay/neuter voucher...
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  This week's artist
January 2, 2009
Mackenzie
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  Plenty of water?
January 2, 2009
I live in Rohnert Park and my water rates just increased by 11 percent - and our city has asked us to conserve water. In the same week, I read that our city has been working on a future project to install a water pipe to Lake Sonoma so we...
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  What about Penngrove?
January 2, 2009
I read your article on all the lights around and you said not much in Penngrove? Where have you traveled? Have you not been on Petaluma Hill Road going south near E. Cotati and seen what seems like a mile-high lighted tree with a star and wonder where it is? Then...
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  Special Christmas party makes holiday bright
January 2, 2009
A special Christmas celebration took place in Rohnert Park for some special children a bit early this year. Easter Seals, a national organization supporting children and adults with disabilities, threw a party at it’s Rohnert Park branch on State Farm Drive December 19, with over 20 volunteers and even Santa helping...
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  RP-Cotati Library news
January 2, 2009
The library will be closed at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31 and all day January 1. Wiggle Time Storytime for ages 1 and 2 with songs and stories will resume Tuesday, Jan. 6 at 10:30 a.m. There is a holiday puppet show on Monday, Dec. 29 at 11 a.m. The Fratello...
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  Fire torches presents, tree on Christmas Eve
January 2, 2009
A Christmas tree fire left a young family displaced from their RP home December 24. The Arlen Drive apartment caught on fire late Christmas Eve after Maudie Madriz had tucked in her two children, a 6-year-old boy and a 10-month-old girl. She reportedly heard crackling and came out of her room...
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  Rebuilding Together update
January 2, 2009
What does Rebuilding Together Rohnert Park-Cotati have in common with these words: Commitment, community, integrity, dignity, hope, dream, belief, transforming lives? The RTRPC mission is, “To partner with the community, to rehabilitate the homes of very low income homeowners, particularly the elderly, the disabled and families with children so they may...
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  RP-Cotati Library news
January 2, 2009
Wiggle Time Storytime for ages 1 and 2 with songs and stories are Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. from January 6-27. Pre-School Storytime for ages 3, 4 and 5 with stories and fun are Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. from January 7-28. The next Saturday Storytime with Pam Brown is Saturday, Jan. 17...
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  RP police logs
January 2, 2009
12/23 1:55 a.m.: Traffic stop on E. Cotati Ave., 21-year-old male arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs and driving under the influence of alcohol 0.08 percent. 12:06 p.m.: Follow up/investigate on Redwood Dr., 25-year-old male arrested for transport/sale/import marijuana and possess of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana. 1:44 p.m.: Report...
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  Cotati police logs
January 2, 2009
12/23 6:27 p.m.: Report of possession of a dangerous weapon, 27-year-old male arrested for manufacture/sale/possession of a dangerous weapon. 12/24 11:59 p.m.: Report of battery on West Sierra Ave., 19-year-old male arrested for misdemeanor battery on person. 12/27 12:17 p.m.: Report of a drunk driver on West Sierra Ave., 58-year-old male arrested for driving under...
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  Looking back, and ahead, at the sporting season
January 2, 2009
It is time to reflect some on ‘08. The year started with some of the best mushroom hunting in memory. I found limits of black chanterelle, hedgehogs and yellow foot at Salt Point Park over and over, but that ended with the lack of rains in February. The abalone season took...
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