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  Bushels of blue fruits begin blooming
May 27, 2009
Blueberries are wonderful home garden subjects. They are very versatile and underused plants. These are showy plants for most of the year, easy to care for and very low maintenance, not to mention the fact that you can pick your own handful of fresh blueberries to sprinkle on cereal, cobbler,...
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  Easy ways to care for your public parks this summer
May 27, 2009
The summer season is beginning and outdoor recreation is heating up at parks throughout Mendocino and Sonoma Counties. With hundreds of parks to choose from in the region, there is no better time to get out and explore your public lands. In Sonoma County, lifeguard-supervised swimming is offered at both...
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  Gone fishin'
May 27, 2009
The Rohnert Park Fishing Derby went off with no snags Saturday. Ken Zschach, organizer of the derby said the turnout was good this year. Instead of the usual two-derby format, only one, two-hour event was held. About 270 kids registered, and 133 fish were caught, “A little over one per minute,”...
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  A possible solution to the budget woes?
May 27, 2009
Cotati is wrestling with a budget deficit quickly soaring over $500,000, with the State threatening to take away more funds every day. One possible solution is a tax initiative, and City Council members were pleased to hear a positive response to a survey on the issue at last week’s meeting. About...
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  Rancho student receives full scholarship to Harvard
May 27, 2009
Despite a 4.48 GPA, Rancho Cotate senior Emilio Jimenez-Gopar was surprised when he received a full scholarship to Harvard University in late April. “I really didn’t believe it at first,” Jimenez-Gopar said. “It was incredible. I don’t know how to explain it.” Jimenez-Gopar, whose extracurricular activities include playing for the varsity soccer...
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  Running ahead of the pack
May 27, 2009
Sid Andreis crosses the finish line as first place winner of the first annual Running with the Pack 5K race at the Community Center in Rohnert Park Saturday. The run, put together by the RP Chamber and Public Safety and Recreation departments, benefits the Special Olympics in the North Bay...
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  Rancho takes North Bay League crown
May 27, 2009
Pinch-hitter Katie Young drove in Oriana Poueu in the top of the eighth inning to give Rancho an upset 1-0 win over unbeaten Montgomery at Santa Rosa High in the North Bay League Finals on May 14. The victory gives the Cougars an automatic bid in the NCS playoffs where...
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  Mladin keeps winning
May 27, 2009
No. 7 Mat Mladin leads Ben Bostrom and the rest of the pack through the chicane at Infineon Raceway at the start of the Superbike race Saturday. Mladin, the winner of the first seven races of the year fought an ill-handling bike on Saturday and finished the race in fifth....
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