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  An evening of special Valentine's requests from Kim Nalley at Spreckels
January 23, 2009
Kim Nalley, internationally acclaimed jazz and blues vocalist is performing at Spreckels Performing Arts Center in Rohnert Park on Valentine’s Day. At this special event, she will take any and all requests from the audience. The performance begins at 8 p.m. February 14. Tickets are $22-$26. Call 588-3400 for more...
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  We're still the land of (investment) opportunity
January 23, 2009
Over the past several months, you may have become somewhat discouraged at the prospects of investing for your future. Every day, it seems, brings another piece of bad news: Stock market volatility, a decline in manufacturing, housing prices in freefall, auto companies teetering on bankruptcy - the list goes on...
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  First time homebuyers get an interest free loan
January 23, 2009
Legislation passed in 2008 allows for a new tax credit for first-time homebuyers. This credit equals 10 percent of the home’s purchase price up to a maximum of $7,500 and is available for homes purchased on or after April 9, 2008, and before July 1, 2009. The credit is available in...
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  Hold on to your money
January 23, 2009
Well, the old year is finished and we have begun the new. Hopefully you did everything you could have before the end of the year because now there are very few things you can do to lessen your taxes. However, now is the time to start working on 2009. The best...
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  Stability ball lying rotations
January 23, 2009
This week as we continue to focus on the use of the stability ball, we bring to you another very affective ab exercise. Not only does this exercise help build all around core strength, it also helps to prioritize and tighten the oblique section of your core. We recommend starting...
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  Freedom from dental fear
January 23, 2009
Dental fear is a hidden phobia - the monster in the closet that no one wants to talk about. Many people are embarrassed to admit their fears and even more afraid to confront them. Often times not even loved ones are aware of their fear and it usually comes from...
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  Creekside Middle School November Students of the Month
January 23, 2009
Sixth grade: Gina Audiss, Vanden Hughes, Stephanie Gomez and Mario Diaz; seventh grade: Sophia Lavin, Zack Silberman, Meg Wigmore and Paul Klee; eighth grade: Andrew Bohan, Amelia Mehta, Rebecca Lafrancois and Ryan Walsh.
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  This week's artist
January 23, 2009
Makenna Austring, age 7
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  A resolution you can keep
January 23, 2009
Statistically, they say that by the end of January most of your New Year resolutions have already been broken. Most people set such unrealistic goals that they don’t even hold for a month. Here’s one that’s easy to keep - do a little good for your community. If you love animals...
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  Not business as usual
January 23, 2009
Cotati City Council member George Barich showed up this week to his first Cotati City Council meeting as a newly elected official with his sleeves visibly rolled up and ready to go. No sport coat, no tie and little fanfare. It was obvious by his attire and demeanor, this was...
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  'More ons'
January 23, 2009
Watching this new Rohnert Park City Council on television reminds me of a bit the Smothers Brothers did in the 60s. They joked how you could tell who was in power by how much clothing they were wearing. The “less ons” (who wore less clothing) were not in power. But...
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  'Late Show' City Council
January 23, 2009
Just wondering when the City of Rohnert Park will be paid off after the “late show” at the council meeting last night (January 13). It seems we are witnessing the beginning of “Bedford Falls” vs. “Pottersville.” Linda M. Long Rohnert Park
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  Tech High selected as one of the nation???s top schools
January 23, 2009
Out of 21,069 public high schools in 48 states across the country, Technology High School in Rohnert Park made the list for the 2009 U.S. News & World Report for America’s Best High Schools methodology. Tech High Principal Adam Littlefield couldn’t be more pleased. It’s “absolutely wonderful,” he said. “Obviously when...
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  City council on your iPod?
January 23, 2009
Cotati has started making its city council meetings available for download online. The January 14 meeting was available for download as a podcast from the city’s Web site, http://ci.cotati.ca.us on Tuesday. The 172 MB file takes about 15 minutes to download on a high-speed Internet connection, but is available to...
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  School district to hold special meeting on budget cuts
January 23, 2009
Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District is holding a special meeting of its Board of Trustees Tuesday, Jan. 27. to discuss the possibility of budget cuts made as early as next school year. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Creekside Middle School’s presentation hall. The public is invited to hear presentations...
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  Rancho Cotate newspaper and yearbook bring home more prestigious awards
January 23, 2009
Rancho’s newsmagazine, The Catamount, just keeps piling on national awards. The 2007-2008 volume will be awarded the prestigious Crown award at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual convention in March at Columbia University. Only 43 out of 1,771 eligible papers were chosen for the award. Not bad for a bunch of...
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  Relay for Life kicks off new season with community celebration Saturday
January 23, 2009
The American Cancer Society (ACS) will kick-off this year’s Relay for Life with a high-spirited community celebration Saturday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Rohnert Park-Cotati library. The Relay for Life is scheduled for June 25 and 26 in RP. The 24-hour walk/run relay is the signature event for ACS to raise funds...
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  Rebuilding Together update
January 23, 2009
Rebuilding Together RP-Cotati is happy to report a successful rummage sale this past weekend thanks to those that donated goods, the volunteers that helped with set-up, staffing and clean-up, and the community at large for stopping in to shop, discovering a new treasure or two. Rebuilding Together operates on the TEAM...
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  The daffodils are coming
January 23, 2009
Dr. J.T. Henley, member of the 20/30 Club of the North Bay, digs a hole for a daffodil bulb Monday on Country Club Drive at Emily Avenue. The effort is part of nonprofit Dream One World’s Rejuvenate Rohnert Park project. This task has nearly 20,000 daffodils being planted throughout the...
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  RCHS Music Boosters begin weekly bingo game
January 23, 2009
The Rancho Cotate High School Music Boosters are beginning a weekly bingo game. Bingo will start February 6 at 6:30 p.m. and will end between 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. Doors will open at 5 p.m. and packs will begin being sold at 5:30 p.m. The weekly event will be held...
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  RP-Cotati Library news
January 23, 2009
It’s time for another Friends of the Library Book Sale. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. On Saturday 3-5:30 p.m., a bag of books is just $4 or half-price on individual books. Selections include non-fiction, fiction, mysteries and science fiction, children’s books, videos, CD’s, tape and rare records. Wiggle Time...
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  RP police logs
January 23, 2009
1/15 8:38 a.m.: Report of marijuana possession on Southwest Blvd., 15-year-old male cited for possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana. 12:43 p.m.: Report of a fight on Southwest Blvd., 17-year-old male arrested for fighting/challenging a fight at a school/university. 5:49 p.m.: Report of a stolen vehicle on Burton Ave. 7:17 p.m.: Traffic...
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  Cotati police logs
January 23, 2009
1/12 5:16 p.m.: Report of arson on Flamingo Rd. 1/13 5:05 a.m.: Gang activity on West Sierra Ave. 1/14 12:54 a.m.: Report of a drunk driver on Old Redwood Hwy., 46-year-old female arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level of...
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  Rancho grapplers off to a strong league start
January 23, 2009
Rancho Cotate walked away with a win over Santa Rosa at home January 16 to start the North Bay League wrestling season off 2-0. The Cougars began the match with a pin by Jonathan Lewis in the 103-pound first match. Rancho used that momentum to win five out of their next...
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