October 22, 2016

School board foes square off

October 24 candidates’ night nixed

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District candidates for the Board of Trustees - (from left) Chrissa Gillies, Susan Adams, incumbent and current board president Jennifer Wiltermood and Tim Nonn - discuss the issues at a candidates' night sponsored by the Rotary Club of Rancho Cotati on Oct. 13 at Technology Middle School in Rohnert Park.
Photo by Robert Grant


Project gets cash infusion

The Cotati City Council at its meeting on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution appropriating and increasing the project’s budget by $250,000 to a revised total that will not exceed $2.919 million.  

Measure C the hot topic for CRPUSD trustee hopefuls

“We have the most information on our website than any other district. You can’t go to anyone else’s web site and find superintendent’s contract and what he makes. No one has amount of documents that we have.” - Jennifer Wiltermood


“I don’t know how you can project what funds have been spent. We’re passing bond measures to use more bond money to pass more bond measures to get more taxpayer money...the craziest thing I’ve ever seen.” - Chrissa Gillies


Kids go bowling for scholarship dollars at Double Decker Lanes

Wood finally decided to come home (Santa Rosa) and along with others to set up a scholarship league and try to turn bowling into a junior or senior high school sport. In five years, the junior league has raised $10,000 all for scholarship money. These monies come from all the youths that bowl in the junior league. The ages consist of 11 to 20 and it is governed by the United States Bowling Congress.


Local doctor, Rotaract group Nigeria-bound

Telemedicine is the use of telecommunication and information technology to provide clinical health care from a distance. It does seem the spurred interest in telemedicine can be ascribed to telecom advances.


Redwood Cafe to host Holland book launch Nov. 5

The Redwood Café in Cotati will host award-winning author Laura McHale Holland and friends, as well as readers and writers interested in the art of memoir, as they celebrate the launch of her latest book, “Resilient Ruin: A memoir of hopes dashed and reclaimed.”


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