October 25, 2021

Mt. Lion sighting shuts down two local schools

  • Photo courtesy of Jeff Nicks

A surprise visitor appeared about 7:40 a.m. on Monday morning in a dry creek bed near the Five Creek and Crane Creek trail. Authorities issued orders to have two nearby schools locked down as it was just at the time children were arriving at their prospective schools and mountain lions are not too friendly.


City of Rohnert Park launches Redistricting Process

The City of Rohnert Park is launching its redistricting process, with the first of four public hearings scheduled to take place on Tuesday, October 26 at 6:30 pm at the regular City Council Meeting held in the City Hall Council Chambers (130 Avram Avenue, Rohnert Park), and televised live on Comcast Channel 26. 

Sebastopol Police continue to implement recommendations following independent probe

The City of Sebastopol remained focused on improving its police practices and received another update from the police chief regarding June’s independent civilian review recommendations at the Oct. 19 city council meeting over Zoom.


Cougars overcome adversity behind Pruitt, defense

Jacob Pruitt’s first varsity season has been a long and windy road. The two positions he plays are already filled. Liam Keaney has quarterback locked down, then the cornerback position was occupied by Sailasa Vadrawale and Ananias Walker. So, for Pruitt and the coaching staff it was a tough proposition to find him playing time. Pruitt thought he would be the wildcat quarterback, but after Vadrawale’s explosive performance in that role against the Montgomery Vikings, that position was taken by someone else also. Pruitt could have sulked and moped around, but he kept his head up and finally his time came on Friday. Though it wasn’t the way he would ideally want it to.



Rohnert Park hosts a Halloween event at community center

Rohnert Park’s Community Services Department is hosting a Halloween Carnival/Día de los Muertos event at the Community Center Complex at 5401 Snyder Lane in Rohnert Park. The event will be held on Saturday, October 30 between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. Cindy Bagley, Director of Community Services, said she is “really excited to host our first come, stay, and play event at this site since the Covid-19 shut down in March of 2020.” Most activities are free unless otherwise noted below.