School days again
CRPUSD students return to classes on damp, drizzly day

Classes began on Aug. 19 for all schools in the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District, and, for me in particular, it would be my last “first day” until college. 

First days can be frightening experiences for those entering kindergarten, those moving up from the elementary school level to middle school or those who left the middle schools and are now high-school... Read More

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Rohnert Park-Cotati Library news

All Sonoma County Library branches will be closed on Saturday, Aug. 30, in observation of Labor Day.


Adult programs

Our book discussion group meets next on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 11:30 a.m.-12:30... Read More

Community Calendar Events

Friday, August 22

• Rohnert Park’s Friday Night Farmers Market, 5-8 p.m., Rohnert Park-Cotati Library parking lot, 6250 Lynne Conde Way.   Entertainment provided by Karma.

• Books & Boxes – Sebastopol Library Art... Read More

Road work continues in RP
By Robert Grant

Trenching and pipe laying continued on Rohnert Park Expressway last week, resulting in traffic delays such as this. Rohnert Park is making several improvements to its infrastructure throughout the city.

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Accordions rock Cotati again
By Jane Peleti

For the 24th consecutive year, squeeze box players, including Big Lou of Big Lou’s Dance Party, invade La Plaza Park in Cotati for the annual Cotati Accordion Festival. This year’s festival drew more than... Read More

SCWA benefits from bond

The $7.54 billion water bond approved by the Legislature and signed by the Governor on Wednesday, Aug. 20, could provide significant resources to the Sonoma County Water Agency and other North Bay water providers.

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Empire College graduates nine locals

Nine Rohnert Park and Cotati  area residents graduated among a group of 90 students from Empire College at semiannual commencement exercises at the Wells Fargo Center for the Arts.

Amanda Cunningham graduated from the... Read More

Penngrove annual Hawaiian Luau scheduled for Sept. 6

The Penngrove Social Firemen will host their fifth annual Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, Sept. 6, at Penngrove Park. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., with dinner scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

The evening will include... Read More

SSU self-defense classes offered by In Motion

Sonoma State University students have the opportunity to learn self-defense with classes scheduled at the SSU Rec Center through the In Motion program.

The cost is $59 for a whole semester of In Motion... Read More

Cambodian dancer Charya Burt to perform at Imaginists in Santa Rosa

Classical Cambodian dancer/choreographer Charya Burt, in a special collaboration with the Imaginists, presents “Silenced,” an evening of multi-media dance theatre centered on the tragic story of Cambodian pop icon Ros Sereysothea whose life was... Read More

Twin Oaks celebrates

Twin Oaks Tavern celebrated their new Cotati Chamber membership and upcoming one-year anniversary with a ribbon cutting. Doing the honors were the following, left to right: Cotati Chamber Board members Patrick McCarty, Kevin Gingher,... Read More