January 23, 2018

RP confident about flooding prep

Fortunately, Cotati and Rohnert Park are largely not at risk for post fire mudslides and fire related flooding as much as other areas of the county. Nevertheless, during wet winters the local creeks tend to overflow which can be especially exacerbated this year.

 

New businesses come to town

Oxford Inn will be having a new neighbor. It is another Starbucks plus an additional tenant space next to them. Opening day is unsure.

Krispy Kreme is slated to go into the old El Torito building which is next to Chick-fil-A. 

Suspect wanted to be shot in City Center Plaza shooting

Correction: An older version of this article stated that the latest officer involved shooting was one of seven, however, this was an incorrect figure. Of officer involved shootings, this is the fourth -- two more incidents, one in 2008 and 2017, were officer related fatal incidents involving a Taser. Three of the four officer involved shootings were fatal. Hence, there have been a total of five officer involved related fatal incidents.

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Sports

Local athletes win in football despite missile scare

The boys and their family and friends were able to enjoy the games after an early morning scare when an alert was sent out stating that a ballistic missile threat was inbound to the Island of Hawaii.

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Recognizing over a dozen years of service

When Barbara Kohler retired from her job as Coordinator of Institutional Research at Sonoma State University in 2005, she knew she wanted to spend some of her free time giving back to the community. Shortly after, she saw information about a volunteer orientation at the Rohnert Park Animal Shelter. Given her love for animals, it seemed like a natural fit. She attended the orientation, signed up to volunteer in August, 2005, and has been going strong ever since.

 

Community

Community Events Calendar January 19, 2018 through February 8, 2018

Community Events Calendar January 19 through February 8

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