RPDPS efforts feted by council

The Rohnert Park City Council at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, recognized the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety for the various fundraisers they have held over the past few months in support of the Special Olympics of Northern California this year.

The Special Olympics provides athletic opportunities to children and adults with intellectual disabilities, instilling the confidence they need... Read More

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Will fresh air lead to fresh thinking at RC?
By Kelli Davis, Teen correspondent

In preparation for the 2014-2015 school year, the old Rancho Cotate football field has been refurbished into an outdoor classroom. 

The project began in the second semester of the last school year and was... Read More

Cotati city manager resigns
By Dave Williams

Dianne Thompson has resigned as Cotati city manager and will leave her post Dec. 1 this year.

Thompson, appointed as city manager in 2007, had been the longest-tenured city manager in Sonoma County until... Read More

Council hears two plans for downtown RP
By Dave Williams

Since its inception in 1962, something’s always been missing from the Rohnert Park landscape.

Many feel Gertrude Stein’s famous quote about Oakland can be applied to Rohnert Park, “There’s no there there.” Sure, the... Read More

Rare tree headed to new home

Workers and heavy equipment helped move the famed Cotati Chimeric Albino Redwood tree to its new home. The tree had to be moved to facilitate the SMART train tracks.

Photo courtesy of Greg Karraker

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Start of school increases traffic

School is back in session starting next week (Aug. 18) and the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety is asking all drivers to be aware around the schools.

During the summer, drivers get used... Read More

ASSE seeking hosts for exchange students

ASSE International Student Exchange Programs (ASSE) is seeking local host families for international high school boys and girls.

These students are 15-18 years of age and are coming to this area for the upcoming... Read More

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 p.m., discussing... Read More

Sharon Jones, Dap Kings continue SOMO series

The Sonoma Mountain Village (SOMO) Event Center will host the second and final show of its Outdoor Concert Series on Thursday, Aug. 21 when it welcomes Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings.

Sharon Jones and... Read More

Just like that, Penngrove Social Firemen produce cash for Cotati family

At their monthly meeting on Aug. 6, the Penngrove Social Firemen were made aware of Cotati’s Stanley family, who lost their home to fire and explosion on June 28.

Unfortunately for the family, their... Read More

Cotati names streets to be closed during Accordion fest

In order to facilitate the Cotati Accordion Festival scheduled for Aug. 16-17, the following streets will be closed from 10 a.m. today (Aug. 15) through 10 a.m. Aug. 18:

• West Sierra Avenue between... Read More

Cotati enacts Stage 2 of water plan
By Dave Williams

The Cotati City Council unanimously voted to adopt a resolution enacting Stage 2 of the Cotati Water Shortage Contingency Plan at its meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

With California in the third year of... Read More