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  Street closures
June 19, 2009
Rohnert Park From 6/15 through 6/18 between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m., Redwood Drive near Scandia will have one southbound and one northbound lane closed alternately.  On 6/17 and 6/18 between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. the Commerce Blvd underpass will have a full closure, but will maintain access for emergency...
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  Improve odds of success when starting a business
June 19, 2009
If the current job market has you thinking about starting a business of your own, take some steps to increase the odds that your business will succeed. • The first step is an honest self assessment. Common characteristics of a successful entrepreneur are the drive to achieve and the willingness to...
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  Don't let your investments take a vacation
June 19, 2009
Summer is almost here. And for many people, summer is synonymous with “vacation.” If you have children or grandchildren, they’re most likely on vacation from school, and if you’ve got the time and motivation, you may take a family vacation over the next few months. But there’s one part of...
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  Military Press
June 19, 2009
With Chris Barbour and Will Dutra This weeks exercise is great for building mass and strength in the shoulders. The military press is a compound exercise and should be done at the beginning of your shoulder routine. Remember not to confuse the military press with a push press. The military press...
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  Living in amazing times, thanks to dad
June 19, 2009
We live in amazing times. President Barack Obama, speaking at the 65th Memorial Day anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy, France reminds me of the extraordinary sacrifice, achievement and triumph of my father’s generation. Reflecting on those times gives me hope for us to overcome the challenge we face today....
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  Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue run by dedicated volunteers
June 19, 2009
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue has been rescuing, rehabbing, and raising orphaned wildlife to be released back into the wild since 1981. It is organized and run by dedicated volunteers who are committed to the welfare of our native wildlife species here in Sonoma County. Located on five beautiful acres in the...
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  Delete, delete, delete
June 19, 2009
There I was walking through my house, room to room, holding in my right hand a wireless computer mouse, a magical mouse with the ability to project a cursor wherever I pointed it. In looking around, where to aim became clear. There were clumps of things here and there blinking...
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  Shelter closing? We hope not
June 19, 2009
Nothing like a sensational headline to grab people’s attention. Believe me, reading that the shelter is closing made me sit up and take notice. The problem with the article in last week’s Community Voice is that it was not entirely accurate and left out some important details. Yes, the city is...
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  This week's artist
June 19, 2009
Evan Avalos
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  Continue current shelter
June 19, 2009
I have always believed that a free press is an essential principle to maintain our democracy and provide a forum for citizens to express their opinions. I also believe it is important to report the facts and while I do not believe there was any malicious intent, I do feel...
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  Wonderful tax volunteers
June 19, 2009
To extend kudos to a government bureaucracy goes beyond my wildest expectations but I feel the Rohnert Park City Council deserves far more. The concern for its citizens, as expressed in providing space, rent-free, for the volunteer tax aides at the Recreation Center has likely saved a life and more. Being at...
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  Season finales over
June 19, 2009
Now that all the season finales are over, do you miss the feeling of power of voting for your favorite American Idol? Maybe you miss the drama of watching alliances crumble and deciding who deserves to be voted off of Survivor? Try tuning in to Channel 26 on the second...
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  Silly effort
June 19, 2009
This silly little recall effort that came to my front door is a black eye on Cotati, and I told them so to their face. This town is going down for the count financially, and they want to get rid of the one guy that is doing his job? Good...
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  Waste of print
June 19, 2009
On the evening of June 5 at around 5:30 p.m. a vehicle pursuit ended at the intersection of West Railroad and Cypress Avenue. Within a few minutes, seven or more police cars from Rohnert Park, Cotati and Highway patrol arrived and cautiously had the occupants exit the car at gunpoint,...
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  Shaken, and stirred
June 19, 2009
On the surface, it can seem like Ed Troxell is a lightning bolt shot into a metal room with no outlet. The 24-year-old just finished his communications degree at Sonoma State and already has published the second issue of his full color, glossy young-adult magazine Mix It Up. Troxell’s energy seems...
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  Underage alcohol sting yields big haul of violators
June 19, 2009
Friday night, June 12, was not a celebratory night for adults who have no qualms about buying alcoholic beverages for youths under 21. Seven officers from Rohnert Park, Cotati, Petaluma and Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC), took part in a “sting” operation in Rohnert Park and Cotati. The four businesses cited...
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  Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news
June 19, 2009
Sol Flamenco, a Santa Rosa based dance group combining flamenco guitar, singing, and dancing into a riveting, unique, crowd-pleasing show Saturday, June 20, 3-4 p.m. Origami for teens program is Wednesday, June 24, 3 pm. Bring a dollar bill for money folding fun. Teen summer reading is here. Call or come to...
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  Peet's Coffee has not given up on Cotati site
June 19, 2009
Apparently, a few signals are in the wind indicating that Peet’s Coffee and Tea is still determined to set up shop in Cotati. Location would be where the former Frank’s Freeze was where Gravenstein Highway ends at Old Redwood Highway. The first sign was work being done on the inside of...
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  They've 'Come so Far'
June 19, 2009
Seniors Lisa Snider, Katelyn Miller and Malia Buckheit sing “Come so Far” as the musical piece for Rancho Cotate High School’s graduation Friday, June 12 at Cougar Stadium.
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  Here comes the flavor train
June 19, 2009
Roger Collins stands by his homemade barbecue at the first Cotati Farmers Market of the season Thursday, June 4. The Farmers Market takes place in La Plaza Park every Thursday, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
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  Food pantry report
June 19, 2009
NOAH (Neighbors Organized Against Hunger) food pantry report for the week of June 10. Total households: 228 Total in households: 781 Number under age 18: 294 Number over 60: 93 Pounds of food bought: 5,135 Number of volunteers: 22 Hours worked: 81 Pounds of food purchased per household: 23 Thanks to the Redwood Empire Food Bank for potatoes,...
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  RP police logs
June 19, 2009
6/10 12:24 a.m.: Special assignment on Commerce Blvd., 28-year-old female cited for sell/etc. liquor to minor. 8:30 a.m.: Report of battery on a police officer on Elaine Ct., 40-year-old male arrested for felony assault with a deadly weapon not firearm and felony burglary. 8:53 a.m.: Report of battery on Golf Course Dr. 8:54 a.m.:...
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  SSU pitcher drafted by SF Giants
June 19, 2009
Sonoma State senior pitcher Gary Moran was drafted 1,227th overall (41st round) in the 2009 Major League Baseball First Year Player Draft. However, Moran’s road to being picked by the Giants on May 17 wasn’t an easy one. Moran was selected in the 34th and 36th round by the San...
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  Nascar's in town this weekend
June 19, 2009
Race winner Kyle Busch in his No. 18 M&M’s Toyota tries to pass Kasey Kahne in his Budweiser Dodge exiting turn two at Infineon Raceway last year. It was Kyle Buschs’ first Sprint Cup road course win in his career. This weekend the stars of Nascar return to the Sonoma...
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  Stripers are hot right now in the Bay
June 19, 2009
The reports from bait shops and charter boats fishing SF Bay are encouraging. Most are reporting quick limits of striped bass and a fair amount of halibut. Stripers in from the open water are hungry and full of fight. The party boats are using live anchovy for a slow drift over...
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