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  New RP Postmaster draws a crowd for ceremony
February 27, 2009
Cecilia C. “C.C.” Jacobo was instilled as postmaster of the Rohnert Park Post Office with an official swearing-in ceremony Friday, Feb. 13. According to Bob Thompson, who’s been with the RP office for 23 years, this is the first one who had a party when she took office. “Because she’s got...
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  The Tooth Fairy goes international
February 27, 2009
In 1955, when I was 5 years old, I lost my first tooth, placed it under my pillow and found a dime the next morning. Cool! Being a young American capitalist, I put my rubber green frog under my pillow the next night and found a dime and a buffalo...
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  Obituary
February 27, 2009
David Surber passed away suddenly Fri., Feb. 20, 2009 at the age of 49. Loving husband of Marie Surber. Cherished father of Devon and Lisa and stepson Nicolas Grizzle, all of Rohnert Park. Beloved son of Louise (Kit) Bradford of Daly City, and son-in-law of Adeline Frodsham of Sun City, Arizona;...
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  Who should file a 2008 income tax return?
February 27, 2009
Strange as it may seem, the IRS doesn’t want everybody to file an income tax return. The reason is simple: Processing tax returns takes time and money. The IRS doesn’t want to use its resources handling returns that weren’t necessary in the first place. Who should file a return? The rules...
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  Help climb over interest rate worries with bond ladder
February 27, 2009
As an investor, you need to look back no farther than last year to understand why it’s not a good idea to own only stocks. In fact, many people buy bonds to lessen the impact of volatility on their investment portfolios. Yet, just as stock prices move up and down,...
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  The car pull
February 27, 2009
With Chris Barbour and Will Dutra Our fourth and final exercise of strong man month here at Powerfit is extreme, and very affective. Now we don’t expect you to go out and start pulling/pushing cars, but if that’s your style of training or you feel ready for it please do. This...
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  Discover the many species of camellia
February 27, 2009
To the gardener, both experienced and novice, the camellia is a cherished subject for the landscape.  These high quality ornamentals are suitable for specimen planting, hedge/screening, shrub border, or just plain enjoyment of the flowers. The ornamental species and varieties are related to the tea of commerce. Other species of quite...
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  The strange and murky world of water policy
February 27, 2009
Norris Hundley, Jr., in his The Great Thirst, A Discussion of California’s Water History, says “How crucial government has been - local, regional, start or national - in shaping water policy and use. In the 20th century, the impulse of Californians has been to tap the National Treasury when it...
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  Cotati Creek Critters Calendar
February 27, 2009
What: “Down in the Murky Depths of Water Policy” Where: Stony Point Room, Ray Miller Community Center, 216 E.School St., Cotati (behind City Hall).  When: Monday, March 2, 7:00 p.m. Details:  Jake Mackenzie will guide the audience through the murky depths of governance of water supply, waste water treatment, and storm water...
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  Pet therapy provides a relief for loneliness
February 27, 2009
Using pets as aids in therapy is a relatively new idea. The Delta Society was founded in 1977 and developed and published the first training guide to animal-assisted therapy and activities. They have also funded many research projects dealing with pets and the effects on the humans they interact with. ...
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  Where were you Jud?
February 27, 2009
NOBODY ASKED US but…We were surprised that with all the things going on with the economy, why Jud took on our latest idea of a fundraiser – the Cabaret. NOBODY ASKED US but… His first reference to the Cabaret was it sunk  “like a stone tossed into a rain barrel”.  Did...
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  Vote for Peet's
February 27, 2009
We vote yes on Peet’s coffee. it’s a great fit. We love Peet’s we go all the way to petaluma every Sunday to have their coffee. Laverne and Hank Overbay, Seniors Cotati
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  Basketball coach Tony Corey gets kids to 'believe in themselves'
February 27, 2009
In 2007, Rancho girls’ varsity basketball head coach, Tony Corey, received a scare as he experienced a steep rise in his blood pressure level. However, his health concerns have not stopped his love for coaching. Now 65, Corey is still going strong, recently completing his ninth season coaching Rancho Cotate basketball...
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  Rancho grapplers clinch second place in NBL tourney
February 27, 2009
After going a pristine 7-0 against North Bay League competition in the regular season, the Cougars geared up for the NBL Championships at Montgomery on Saturday to prove that they were the kings of the conference. However, their hopes fell short as Montgomery took the crown with 231.5 points. Rancho...
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  Rohnert Park's State of the City, well... not so hot
February 27, 2009
Ending the evening of Feb. 18 at the first-ever State of the City Address, a speech by RP Mayor Amie Breeze followed a presentation put together by Roy Gugliotta,  president and CEO of the RP Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Robert Eyler, director and chair of the Department of Economics...
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  Final casino EIS released by feds with eight alternatives offered
February 27, 2009
It was five years ago (Feb. 2004) when the National Indian Gaming Commission (NIGC) back in Washington published a Notice Of Intent to prepare a Federal Environment Impact Statement (FEIS)  on a proposed casino and resort hotel west of Rohnert Park. The final FEIS is now in the Federal Resister...
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  RP swimming pools get a reprieve - A and L pools may not be closed
February 27, 2009
The idea of closing Alicia and Ladybug swimming pools and turning them into something else didn’t sit too well with Rohnert Park’s City Council. They voted 4-0 (Jake Mackenzie was absent), to see if all five pools could be saved. Interim City Manager Dan Schwarz’s staff report noted the city’s budget...
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  DUI suspected in fatal collision
February 27, 2009
On Feb. 14 at approximately 2:20 a.m., a fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Stony Point Rd. and SR 116 near Cotati. Dylan Morse, 18, of Merced, was driving a 1998 Volvo southbound on Stony Point Rd, approaching SR 116 and failed to stop for the red light, entering...
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  Telling it in rhyme
February 27, 2009
Poetry slam finalist, Michael Cooper delivers his poem at the Annual Sonoma County Poetry Slam, Friday February 20 at the Rohnert park-Cotati Library. Entertainer, only known as “Go” (seen in back) won last year’s Poetry Slam, and is now the host for this years newcomers. (Winner Shawn Franco, not pictured)
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  Dilemma of A-frame signs - both cities ban them, but they never really go away
February 27, 2009
Some people believe A-frame signs aren’t built by man with hammer, nails and saw. They have a theory that they originate from spores. Sort of like mushrooms. They don’t know the origin of these spores. But in our solar system littered with space age debris, signals from satellites and cell phones...
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  Pasta, Bingo, and Beanie Babies in Cotati
February 27, 2009
It’s that saucy time of year again when pasta lovers and bingo players can come out to enjoy a night of fun on Saturday from 5 -8 p.m. In its 17th year, the Cotati Chamber of Commerce and the Community and Environment Commission (CEC) once again unite to raise funds...
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  Nominations needed for volunteer gala
February 27, 2009
SCAYD board members, staff and volunteers have started meeting to plan the best ever Rohnert Park Cotati Community Volunteer Gala Event. This year the theme is “Join the Winners’ Circle” in honor of the Run for the Roses, the Kentucky Derby, which will occur on the same day. The fourth annual...
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  Grandparents receive $8,000 for Raven Watson Foundation
February 27, 2009
Lions Club gives grandparents Bob and Gail Berlin-Grous (at left) and Kathy and Bill Watson (center right) money raised from February Pasta Feed. (Lions Club President Mike O’Neil pictured far right.) In August Raven was diagnosed with Hemophagocyctic Lyphohistiocytosis and underwent a bone marrow transplant February 17.
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  Bird Rescue Center volunteer opportunities
February 27, 2009
For those who have an interest in local wildlife and want to help, the Bird Rescue Center is in need of volunteers, ages 12 and up to assist with the upcoming baby bird season. Volunteering at the center is a rewarding way to help the native bird population. Orientations for...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library News
February 27, 2009
Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ 105th birthday on Monday, March 2 3:00-5:00. There will be stories, crafts and birthday fun! Living into Art: Journeys Through Collage will be presented by local author Lindsay Whiting. This talk will showcase a unique approach to art that can be used for inner growth, activating imagination and...
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  Library art show ends this weekend
February 27, 2009
The Armando Flores Meeting Room at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library has been transformed into a magical land of art as the library hosts its annual Art Exhibit featuring ten local artists. Artists Glad Baker, Sally Cataldo, Judith Cunningham, Charles Griffith, Susan Lee, Rich Maher, Tara Mathini-Schuster, Raul Pabbo, Ann Stout,...
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  RP police logs
February 27, 2009
2/19 12:05 a.m.: Report of a missing juvenile person on Copeland Creek Dr., runaway, and grand theft from building. 1:25 a.m.: Report of an auto burglary on Redwood Dr. 2:10 a.m.: Report of an occupied suspicious vehicle on Redwood Dr., 25-year-old male arrested for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. 8:59 a.m.: Marijuana possession on...
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  Cotati police logs
February 27, 2009
2/15 5:20 p.m.: Reckless driving on Hwy. 116 South/Old Redwood Hwy. 10:38 p.m.: Traffic stop on Charles St., 28-year-old female arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent and possession of controlled substances without a prescription. 2/16 8:57...
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  Salt Point mushrooms under pressure
February 27, 2009
I was at Salt Point State Park this weekend looking for the mid-winter edibles I love. The Black Chanterelle, the Yellowfoot and the yummy Hedge Hogs. They are still sleeping, in fact there were very few of any species out. The strange weather this winter has them confused. Mendocino County...
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  SCWA WATER
CONFAB IN RP MARCH 4

February 27, 2009
Jud Snyder The Sonoma  County Water Agency and its contractors – the City of Rohnert  Park and the City of Cotati – will be holding a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 at Rohnert Park City Hall. The purpose of the hearing is to provide the public an opportunity...
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