March 23, 2018

National Walk Out

  • Parents and teachers get their message of school safety out during their March 14 demonstration at the corner of Rohnert Park Expressway and Commerce Boulevard at 4 p.m. The event was organized by Jessica Gilleran of the Rohnert Park Cotati Educators Association. Jane Peleti

  • Rancho Cotate High School Students walked out during the March 14 National Walk Out. They walked out of their classes at 10 a.m. for 17 minutes to remember the lives of the 17 students who were killed in the Florida high school shooting. Photo courtesy Nafe Nafe

RP participates, demands more emergency prep

Whatever the method, voices in the community are being heard and the overarching message is that teachers do not want to be armed, students want safe schools and the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District needs to be better prepared for an emergency such as an active shooter or other threats, as grim as the thought may be.


SSU loses compassionate alumna

42-year-old Golick was the clinical director for the Pathway Home for veterans where she also served as a staff psychologist for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She was also an alumna of the Sonoma State University Master’s degree Counseling Department. 

Bunnies and eggs come to Cotati

“Right now we have 1,100 eggs - that’s how many we’re going to hide,” says Wilson. “Now we’re working on getting all those stuffed with treats- next week will be very busy!”

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LeMons is coming to Sonoma Valley

“The 24 Hours of LeMons” returns to Sonoma Raceway this weekend March 23rd to the 25th.


Stepping Stool International helping Liberia from Rohnert Park

“There are a lot of kids that really, really need a lot of help,” says Walker. “I know it’s not a lot but even if it’s just one child I can provide education for or help in any way, that will make a difference in their life.”



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