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  Tennis squad shows improvement
May 8, 2009
The Rancho Cotate High School boys’ tennis team recently completed its season by going 2-2 down the stretch in the final week of the season from April 21-24 to finish at 7-7 for the year. While the squad fell short of its goal to go 3-1, the Cougars played four consecutive...
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  Investing lessons from the vineyards
May 8, 2009
As an investor, you can get plenty of advice from financial experts on the evening news or cable financial shows. But you may actually be able to learn some deeper truths about investing by observing other professionals - such as winemakers. At first glance, you might not see what these “guardians...
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  New law boosts education tax credit
May 8, 2009
One provision in the recent economic recovery law may help defray the cost of sending your children to college. Under this law, the “Hope credit” has been renamed the “American Opportunity Tax Credit” and temporarily broadened to include more families. However, the credit remains off-limits to taxpayers in the higher...
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  Training is key to increasing sales
May 8, 2009
This is part two of a three part series special to The Community Voice by nationally acclaimed sales coach Rod LeGrande. During the recession and Operation Desert Storm in the early 90s I sat in the office of Don Herbert, owner of American Copy Products in Salt Lake City, who spoke...
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  Sign up now for farm boxes
May 8, 2009
Every crisis has some hidden benefit, and I’m hoping that our current economic meltdown helps us rearrange our priorities. While I would never wish for systems to break, our health and our economy, or at least agriculture, are intertwined. Here is a chance to reweave them in a healthier way. The...
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  Bosu v-hold rotations
May 8, 2009
With Chris Barbour and Will Dutra As we continue to focus on our month of balance, we bring to you another bosu exercise that helps to build balance as well as core strength. Holding your body in a static v-hold helps to build overall core strength and the rotational motion puts...
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  Does it matter where our meat comes from?
May 8, 2009
Headlines are awash with stories of the swine flu epidemic. How did this strain evolve? Might there be a connection with how agriculture has evolved in this country? Huge “factory farms” where animals stand shoulder to shoulder in feedlots greatly increase the need to use antibiotics to try to prevent...
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  Blood, sweat and tears are 'secret' ingredients
May 8, 2009
After months of preparation, Oh My God, It’s Everywhere has added a secret ingredient to its concoction, Mount Chilimanjaro, in its last test batch. The ingredient? Sweat. Not literally, of course. This professional chili team would never intentionally add the skin-cooling excretion to its entry in the Petaluma Chili Cookoff (Saturday,...
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  Thomas Page Elementary Lifeskill Award winners
May 8, 2009
Lifeskills Award Winners for the month of April at Thomas Page Elementary School are Geovanni Membrila, Keanu Seferovich, Roberto Vivar, Danny Fructuoso, Andrea Acosta, Sayra Moza, Mariela Cardenas, Cameron Davis, Karina Vuncencio, Autumn Coffman, Alondra Moya, Carlos Cortez, Kirk Kimberly, Aaron Moffitt, Julie Babylon and Araseli Alvarez Tovar.
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  This week's artist
May 8, 2009
Elias, age 7
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  Summer camp with kittens and puppies and rabbits? Oh my!
May 8, 2009
Looking for an inexpensive, educational and fun thing for your child to do this summer? If you have a child that loves animals and would be interested in learning all about them, look no further than our “Kidz ‘n Critters” day camp at the RP Animal Shelter. Here your child will...
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  Free advertising?
May 8, 2009
Free advertising for RP employee’s families in The Community Voice? My neighbors and I couldn’t believe our eyes when we read Mr. Grizzle’s article on graffiti removal. The fact the subject’s mother hands out citations for time limits to have the graffiti removed or be fined is apalling and just plain...
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  Reliable strategic partner
May 8, 2009
The Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District faces severe financial constraints. The Education Foundation of Cotati and Rohnert Park works tirelessly to raise money for grants which benefits the students and teachers. None of this is possible without the generous donations from our community and businesses. The Community Voice has been a...
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  Willing to take cut
May 8, 2009
I have been fortunate enough to be a teacher in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District for the last nine years. I love my job, all of my students (past and present), my colleagues, my school site and the community that I have come to claim as my own, even...
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  Truth in lending
May 8, 2009
We have truth in lending. We have truth in buying most foods and we have truth in disclosure laws. When are we going to get truth in sales of mobile homes? Better yet, when are the residents of Rancho Verde Mobile Home Park in Rohnert Park going to get the...
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  Thinking outside the box
May 8, 2009
There are seven modes of learning. Certainly we want the next generation to grasp the essentials of reading, writing and arithmetic, but our children deserve to learn more than the three R’s. The current cuts in education are adversely affecting music, the arts, science and sports, all of which help...
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  Roy Moss: Livin' the dream
May 8, 2009
There’s muscle-man strength and strength in numbers. Then there’s a special kind of strength that comes from within. A rare, inner strength certain people are just born with, only seen when that inner hero is needed. In Cotati that person is Roy Moss. Having survived Hodgkin’s disease his senior year...
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  Cotati man charged in roadside assaults
May 8, 2009
Headlines have been made recently and victims coming forward with tales of someone in a car on rural Sonoma County roads flashing bright lights, trying to get motorists to pull over. This resulted in assaults on three women. But a suspect is now in custody with nine felony counts charged...
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  KRCB earns awards from CPB national headquarters
May 8, 2009
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) isn’t noted for giving out awards to public television stations. But KRCB-TV Channel 22 based on Labath Avenue in Rohnert Park, was the only PBS station in California to receive one of the dozen TV and radio outlets nationwide to be awarded CPB’s Community...
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  'Ecotherapy' class teaches self awareness through connections with nature
May 8, 2009
What happens when ecology and psychology are combined into one class? The result is Ecotherapy and it’s currently an elective for psychology majors at Sonoma State University. But this class isn’t new. It’s been taught by Professor of Psychology Mary Gomes since 1994 and in this day and age of green...
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  Devils remain in details of NCRA railroad EIR stage
May 8, 2009
A minor flap concerning changes in bike paths and hiking trails along side of the railroad tracks in Sonoma County turned out to be merely an amendment to a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), and not elimination of the bike and hiking trails. It all began when Santa Rosa Mayor Susan...
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  Picking up more than mail
May 8, 2009
Left to right, RP letter carriers Kulchaya Feinne, Angela Scagliola, Brigette Hunter, Robin Walker and Shannon Foehl are all ready to collect food Saturday, May 9 as part of the Letter Carriers Food Drive. The food, picked up by letter carriers at residential mailboxes on their regular routes Saturday, will...
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  Will it break?
May 8, 2009
Kelly Sutton watches in anticipation as her team's egg is dropped at the Sonoma County Science Olympiad at Creekside Middle School Saturday.  
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  RP police logs
May 8, 2009
4/28 1:21 a.m.: Out with subject on Cristobal Way, 28-year-old male arrested for appropriating lost property of under $400, possession of a narcotic controlled substance and possession/etc. of burglary tools. 4:45 p.m.: Felony stalking on Commerce Blvd., 37-year-old male arrested. 4:55 p.m.: Report of auto burglary on Redwood Dr. 7:36 p.m.: Petty theft/in custody...
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  Cotati police logs
May 8, 2009
4/28 7:14 a.m.: Report of petty theft on East Cotati Ave. 12:12 p.m.: Report of petty theft on McGinnis Cir. 4/29 12:36 a.m.: Report of burglary just occurred on Camino Colegio, burglary from vehicle. 8:15 a.m.: Animal at large on Walnut Cir., 77-year-old female cited. 9:06 a.m.: Report of auto burglary on Lancaster Dr., grand theft. 10:16...
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  Loose morels can be delicious
May 8, 2009
I set out Thursday to meet with my friend Patrick Hamilton. He is an expert chef and one of the most “field smart” mushroom hunters I know. I invited him to lunch at a restaurant in Cotati, and Patrick emailed back and invited me to lunch at his house. Never...
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  SSU star named Pitcher of the Year
May 8, 2009
SSU senior softball pitcher Lindsay Emmel was named as the 2009 California Collegiate Athletic Association Pitcher of the Year. Never since the inception of Sonoma State softball has there been a pitcher that has earned the award. She finished the season with a 17-10 record, a 1.78 ERA and was...
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  Sports scoreboard
May 8, 2009
Baseball Varsity 14-7, 6-5 Apr. 29 RC 2 vs. M. Carrillo 1 JV 16-4-1, 8-2 Apr. 29 RC 13 vs. M. Carrillo 3 Frosh 14-5 Apr. 29 RC 11 vs. St. Vincent 1 May 4 RC 4 at Sonoma 5 Softball Varsity 17-2, 9-2 Apr. 29 RC 0 vs. Montgomery 1 Apr. 30 RC 1 at M. Carrillo 0 JV 13-3, 6-1 Apr. 29 RC 9 vs. Montgomery...
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  Will it break?
May 8, 2009
Kelly Sutton watches in anticipation as her team's egg is dropped at the Sonoma County Science Olympiad at Creekside Middle School Saturday.  
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  Picking up more than mail
May 8, 2009
Left to right, RP letter carriers Kulchaya Feinne, Angela Scagliola, Brigette Hunter, Robin Walker and Shannon Foehl are all ready to collect food Saturday, May 9 as part of the Letter Carriers Food Drive. The food, picked up by letter carriers at residential mailboxes on their regular routes Saturday, will...
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  These days we all could use a 'Tuna' treat at Spreckels
May 8, 2009
Actors would surrender their tasseled moccasins, Nikes or signed Warhol print for a role in "Greater Tuna." The comedy, now on stage in Spreckels Performing Arts Center, calls for just two guys. But they each play multiple roles, male and female, from teen brats and would-be high school cheerleaders to...
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