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Japanese students enjoy visiting Rohnert Park

  • The group of Japanese exchange students enjoying their stay in Rohnert Park. Irene Hilsendager

This year the 38 visiting students and their three accompanying teachers Masaki Kuribayashi, William Brown and Kozue Yamashita met daily at the Cross & Crown Lutheran Church for daily ESL classes and fun activities based around learning about American culture.


Congressman Thompson holds town hall meeting in RP

Congressman Thompson is on the task force of the gun safety committee. He wants more background checks so you cannot go out of state to purchase guns especially if the purchaser has had a mentally ill condition. For the last four and a half years, Thompson has also worked to increase gun violence prevention but has not received much of a satisfactory answer from either party.

New team, new coach, new method of practice

Coach Gehrig Hotaling, a former Rancho Cotate football player himself, is taking up the position of head coach after being assistant coach for several years.

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Cal Skate’s artistic skating team can now call themselves number one after winning nationals

Jean Saya, who has owned Cal Skate here in Rohnert Park for 14 years and is also a team member, described the scene as a happy and exciting event, as they finally claimed the first place medal.


Eradicating Polio

Rotary district 5130 is not the only district to focus on eliminating polio. The effort first started in 1978 when Clem Renouf from Australia, then President of Rotary International, was searching for a project in which all rotary clubs could collaborate.


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