Literary arts’ survival spurs Poets Laureate
Katherine Hastings, Terry Ehret make appearance at Penngrove’s Sitting Room

Katherine Hastings and Terry Ehret are on a mission to keep the literary arts alive and well in Sonoma County. The two Poets Laureate were recent guests of The Sitting Room in Penngrove and have many more working projects in the county they call home.

They were promoting Hasting’s book “What Redwoods Know – Poems from California... Read More

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Peterson named Thomas Page principal
By Dave Williams

Teresa Peterson has been recommended to be the new principal at Thomas Page Academy in Cotati, effective with the 2014-15 school year.

Pending ratification of Superintendent Robert Haley’s recommendation by the Cotati-Rohnert... Read More

New charges added for fake credit card suspect
By Dave Williams

One of the women arrested at the Graton Resort & Casino for using a fake credit card faces additional charges, including felony child endangerment.

Jhona Mathews, 33, of Walnut Creek, was able... Read More

Eatery a step closer to fruition
By Dave Williams

Amy’s Kitchen Restaurant moved another step closer to becoming a reality in Rohnert Park when the city’s planning commission unanimously voted to approve a conditional use permit for the facility in the northerly... Read More

Marbella Arellano wins CHS essay contest

Marbella Arellano, a fourth-grader at Thomas Page Academy in Cotati, lists reading and writing as her favorite subjects in school.

Her writing skills earned the 10-year-old the top prize in the Cotati... Read More

Walking for autism

Jessica Johnson, 2014 Miss California Global Nations, takes part in the 2014 Walk Now for Autism Speaks annual walk on April 6 at Sonoma Mountain Village in Rohnert Park.  This is an annual event... Read More

Police Beat

Rohnert Park Police Logs

4/9

2:08 a.m.: 21-year-old man cited for displaying false evidence of registration on Rasmussen Way. 

7:30 a.m.: Battery reported on Bonnie Ave. 

7:39 a.m.: Missing... Read More

SSU’s ‘Do One Thing Today’ program to promote sustainability

Look around the Sonoma State University campus this week and you will see bright yellow and blue posters that read “Do One Thing Today.” That poster is the new face of “Sustainable SSU”... Read More

County library system names new director

The Sonoma County Library Commission has named Brett Lear as the next Library Director.

Lear is currently the Director of the Martin County Library System in Florida and has more than 20... Read More

Checking out the Craft Fair

Camille S. Hoffman, left, of One of a Kind Pottery, answers questions regarding her pottery during The Spring Craft Fair, which included handcrafted creations by local artists, basket raffles and food, was held on... Read More

Musical comedy ‘Spamalot’ begins at SRJC on April 21

The Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) Theatre Arts Department will present Monty Python’s musical comedy “Spamalot,” adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

The musical premiered in the... Read More

SSU mentors University Elementary

Kate Buzzing, a senior from Sonoma State University, speaks to students at University Elementary school on Friday, April 11.  Kate is in the Geology Department at SSU and she was talking to the students... Read More

‘Thoroughly Modern Millie hits 6th Street stage May 2

The musical “Thoroughly Modern Millie” will begin its run at 6th Street Playhouse’s G.K. Hardt Theatre on May 2 and it ends May 25.

“Thoroughly Modern Mille” tells the tale of young... Read More

County nabs mental health grant

Sonoma County received a $3 million grant that will expand critical services through the award-winning Crisis Assessment, Prevention and Education (CAPE) team and the Mobile Support Team (MST). The Investment in Mental Health... Read More

SR Youth Orchestra to perform at GMC on May 17

The Santa Rosa Symphony Youth Orchestra culminates its 2013-2014 season with a spring concert in Weill Hall at Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center on Saturday, May 17 at 3 p.m. The Youth... Read More

University District plan sees revisions
By Mira Brody

Editor's note: The continuation of this story was erroneously omitted from the April 11 print of The Community Voice. Here is the story in its entirety.

Since their completion in 1989, Rohnert... Read More

Currington to highlight county fair concert series

Billy Currington, a chart-topping country music artist and American rock band Lifehouse headline this year’s Sonoma County Fair Concert Series.

Also, the fair will feature  young Australian pop star Cody Simpson along... Read More

Giving Goodwill a hand

Ashley, Brittney, Michelle, and Ernie Talbot were helping guide potential customers to the Goodwill Store on Commerce Boulevard in Rohnert Park as part of the Sequoia 4H Goodwill donation drive on April 13.
Robert... Read More

Scardini no-hits Pirates

Because Rancho Cotate’s offense hit on all cylinders in a HASA Tournament game in Antioch on April 12, freshman pitcher Brittney Scardina had the luxury of simply relaxing and doing what she does... Read More

RP woman arrested for infant daughter's death
By Dave Williams

A Rohnert Park woman turned herself into Sonoma County Sheriff's Dept. Friday for her role in the 2012 death of her infant daughter.

Detectives from the Sheriff's Office Violent Crimes Investigation Unit arrested Amanda... Read More

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