December 7, 2016

RP man arrested for felony sexual assault of wife

A Rohnert Park man was arrested and jailed for sexual assault on his estranged wife on Monday, Dec. 5.
The female victim came to the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety at noon on Monday to report that her husband, 45-year-old Rigoberto Garcia-Vallarta, had sexually assaulted her at 4 a.m. While questioning the victim, detectives learned her husband, Garcia-Vallarta, was possibly in his vehicle at their apartment on Commerce Boulevard, armed with a rifle and was threatening to take his own life.

Cotati strolls into Christmas season

One-year-old Alexa Grant, her soon to be 3-year-old sister Isla, her father Jean, and grandmother Ekaterini took a carriage ride during Cotati’s Holiday Shop & Stroll event Saturday, Dec. 3.

Another  crash at crosswalk on Snyder

A second crash in a week at the same crosswalk in Rohnert Park has prompted law enforcement authorities to ask people to pay more attention, be more careful and slow down at crosswalks.
On Thursday, Dec. 1, the Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety dispatch center fielded several calls concerning a traffic collision on Snyder Lane at Rosana Way. This time, it was a vehicle striking a bicycle rider on Snyder Lane.


Last-second agony for Cougars

The players for Rancho Cotate High’s football team did everything they could to help keep alive the dreams of a storybook ending for retiring head coach Ed Conroy.


Collecting toys for local girls and boys

A holiday gift and toy drive is now underway to support families of Cotati, Penngrove and Rohnert Park. For nearly 20 years, this drive has grown not only in popularity but also in partnerships with others in order to help fill the special needs of the local communities.



Risk Management Services joins local toy drive effort

Another year of being generous has been Rotary’s love of donations to add to the very large mound of gifts that were found under Risk Management Services Christmas tree. Usually, the 11 employees (mostly family) of Risk Management Service would gift each other, but in the last three years they have decided to work with the Cotati Police toy-giving project. 


Do you think youíll be able to afford all the Christmas gifts you hope to buy this year?
Yes, my finances have improved and I have a little extra cash.
No, I wonít get done paying off Christmas until next July.
If certain things fall into place, yes. If not...