The Rohnert Park Community Center was amazingly decorated with star lights, tables were set up with white tablecloths and a harpist entertained the crowded room. The spectators were busy gazing at the many tables loaded with glittering baskets filled with goodies and the huge array of framed art hanging on the wall. The Animal Shelter League (ASL) specular event’s purpose was to raise money for the shelter to a sold-out crowd. The delicious Italian buffet was catered by Sally Tomatoes including endearing cupcakes decorated with various animal motifs. The Rancho Cotati Rotary Club satisfied the 300 attendees’ thirst.
Tuesday evening, at the Rohnert Park City Council, the room was well attended but confusion and shouting from the floor was a circus in itself. The council was very adept at dodging and ducking the angry comments from the crowd. The residents wanted to see if the council would revise boundaries that begins with the 2020 election.
A lot of excitement is gathering for the improvements being made to the street soccer court at Santa Alicia Park. Facilitating the beautification and improved functionality of the court is being made possible by American Panna Championship, a team of professional street soccer players, through receiving a $2,500 grant from the Rohnert Park Foundation small grants program.
Mario Newton knows a special team and program when he sees one. It wasn’t too long ago that Rancho Cotate women’s basketball program was dead. How dead?
The Cougars didn’t win league games in 2012-13 or 2013-14. They won only one league game in 2014-15, two league games in 2015-16 and four in 2016-17, then in 2017-18 they were 6-8. Now going into the 2020-21 season, the Cougars have won 20 straight regular season league games, have a combined record of 45-15 and just made it further than any Rancho basketball team ever. It’s why even in defeat, Newton is a happy man.
Two recent rankings reports have listed Sonoma State University’s Department of Nursing among the best undergraduate programs in California and the nation as a whole.
In its list of the “25 Best Undergraduate Nursing Schools in 2019,” GradReports.com ranked Sonoma State as No. 1 in the nation based on median salary of graduates one year after graduation. Using salary and debt rates reported by the U.S. Department of Education, GradReports found that SSU’s nursing graduates had the highest median annual salary at $110,300 while finishing among the lowest for median debt loads for students ($12,500).