Going bananas at AnnaBananza

Kathy Sprowles and Marissa McCann had loads of fun dancing to the tunes put down by the Barrel Bottom Blues Band at the first annual AnnaBananza Music Festival fundraiser for NOAH and Habitat for Humanity in La Plaza in Cotati on July 27. The festival is in honor of Cotati resident Anna Bachman, who died tragically on Jan. 12.

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RP planners skeptical about proposals
By Jud Snyder

Rohnert Park now has two plans for a Downtown RP. At Thursday’s July 24 Rohnert Park Planning Commission meeting, Joe Guerra, consultant on the staff at SunCal, the Irvine-based development firm that now owns... Read More

National Night Out in RP set for Aug. 5
By Kelli Davis, Teen correspondent

The community will be celebrating National Night Out on Aug. 5, and everyone is invited. The very first National Night Out was in 1984, when it was thought up by the National Association of... Read More

Water relief

=Malea Brooklyn Si, 5 1/2, from Rohnert Park, shows her excitement as she plays in the water on a very hot day at the Rohnert Park City Center on Saturday, July 26.

Jane Peleti

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ID theft inmate flees jail

As of Wednesday afternoon, an inmate at the Sonoma County Jail escaped from a minimum security work crew Monday morning and is still at large, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.

While working... Read More

CRPUSD teachers prep for return of students
By Amie Carter

Special to The Community Voice:

This summer, while students enjoy their summer vacations away from the classroom, Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District teachers have already spent a portion of their break studying and... Read More

Deadline to file for RP council Aug. 8

The deadline to file papers to run for one of the two seats up for grabs on the Rohnert Park City Council is Friday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. 

Incumbents Amy Ahonatu and Pam... Read More

Maintenance on Hinebaugh Creek
By Robert Grant

The Sonoma County Water Agency has been in the process of removing sediment buildup from Hinebaugh Creek to prevent future overflow. They started the process on the other side of the west side of... Read More

Car Care Council resource available for newest drivers

(NAPSI)—Most young people look forward to the day they get their driver’s license, but they should know that with the newfound freedom also comes the responsibility of caring for their car.

To help new... Read More

Sleeping like a baby: safe and secure

(NAPSI)—Here are a few eye-opening ideas for new parents on how best to help baby—and the rest of the family—get a good, safe night’s sleep:

• Always place your baby to sleep on his... Read More

Comparisons between adult and teen drivers
By Kelli Davis, Teen correspondent

As of 2014, driving motorized vehicles has never been safer. With all of the recent technology leaps having been put to use in the latest car models and educational notices about driving, there has... Read More

SRJC to showcase artists’ work based on scientific inquiry

Santa Rosa Junior College’s (SRJC) Robert F. Agrella Art Gallery will present Sym.bi.osis: Art and Science Intersect, featuring the work of seven artists whose work is based on scientific inquiry.

The exhibition will be... Read More

Library hosts reception for Photo Exhibit photographers

Friends of the Library will host a meet-and-greet on Wednesday, Aug. 6, for the artists participating in Photography Exhibit 2014 at the Rohnert Park-Cotati Library.

The reception goes from 6-7:30 p.m. All are photographers... Read More

ACA helps seniors save millions on prescription drugs since 2010

On July 29, the eve of the 49th anniversary of the signing of Medicare and Medicaid into law, new information released by the Department of Health and Human Services shows that people with Medicare... Read More

Five years and counting

By Jud Snyder

Neighbors Organized Against Hunger, better-known as NOAH, along with Grocery Outlet supermarket, celebrated five years of working together to provide bags of food to low-income families trying to make the best... Read More

County seeking nominations for Jefferson Awards

The County of Sonoma is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations for The Jefferson Awards, a national recognition system designed to highlight public service in America.

The Jefferson Awards began as part of the... Read More

RP the new location for World Pillow Fighting Championships

The World Pillow Fighting Championships return to Sonoma County at a new location. For years, this event was held in Kenwood.

This year, after a hiatus of a few years, the championships will be... Read More

Katy Pye to appear at Flamingo Aug. 6

Award-winning author Katy Pye will share highlights of her publishing process and insider tips into awards contests when she appears on Aug. 10 from 3-5 p.m. at the Flamingo Hotel, 2777 Fourth St., Santa... Read More

A Pacific Island party

A member of the dance group Hula Manu O’o performs at the Rohnert Park Warriors Pacific Islander Festival, which was held at Rohnert Park City Center Plaza on Saturday, July 26. Proceeds went to... Read More

‘Funny Girl’ coming to 6th St. Playhouse on August 22

From vaudeville to stardom. Opening the 2014/2015 “Coming Home: An American Theatre Experience” season, “Funny Girl” celebrates the “rags to riches” success story of Fanny Brice, a spunky nobody from New York, “a bagel... Read More

Finishing touches
By Robert Grant

Workers complete the last portion of painting the new modified parking, bike and motor vehicle lanes on Southwest Boulevard in Rohnert Park on Friday, July 25.

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Nationwide shoppers asking questions about food sources

(NAPSI)—Nationwide, shoppers are asking questions and becoming more connected to the sources of their food. They browse farmers markets, choose farm-to-table dining and spend their time and money visiting farms. Adventurous consumers even tend... Read More