The seniors, Alex Sandoval, Emmanal Garcia, Jack Zarate, Jonathan Valencia, Luis Sanchez, Moises Medina, Nathan Fontanelli, Octavio Cruz-Ramirez, Robert Vivar Ramirez and Rogelio Cisneros from Rancho Cotate High School’s soccer team were honored by their team prior to their game Fri., Feb. 14. Rancho hosted Montgomery High School, the Redwood NBL League champions for their senior game in Cougar Stadium. After a very tough battle, Rancho tied Montgomery 1-1, ending their undefeated season and earning them the #13 seed in the upcoming NCS D3 playoffs. Rancho played against Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord.
Photo by Jane Peleti
February is American Heart Month, an effort to raise awareness about heart health and how to prevent heart disease. With heart disease being the number one cause of death for both men and women in this country, it is more important than ever to understand one’s risks, become aware of signs and symptoms and make lifestyle improvements to prevent the disease.
The Sonoma County Democratic Party has unanimously endorsed Measure I in the March 3 Primary election. In 2008, Sonoma and Marin Counties took the first step to establish a green transportation system that has taken traffic off a severely congested Highway 101. So far, the train runs from Santa Rosa to the Larkspur Ferry, connecting Sonoma County to San Francisco. The system is designed to connect Windsor, Healdsburg, and Cloverdale residents in future phases.
Daniela Henriquez, Karen Arango, Alexis Nelson and Caitlyn Lopes, seniors at Rancho Cotate High School were honored by their soccer teammates after their last home game against Piner High school Tues, Feb. 11. The teams played against each other in Cougar Stadium and the Cougars made their seniors’ night by defeating Piner 5-0. Rancho played their last game league game on Thurs., Feb. 13 at Santa Rosa High School at 6 p.m.
Photo by Jane Peleti
In honor of Black History Month, I explored the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Like many other non-African Americans, I was aware of these institutions. I’d hear or read a story about them. During my military career, I was often stationed in areas where HBCUs existed. But I really didn’t know their history. Thanks to the internet, I learned more about them and wanted to share some of that with you.