Technology High Baseball coach Mark Meinhofer organized a car parade to recognize and honor his four senior players. Congratulations to #5 Benjaman Petro, #26 Sam Morrow, #20 Sebastiano Piombo and #48 Annie Brassfield. For the full story, see page 5 in our special supplemental section honoring this year’s graduates.
Photo by Robert Grant
We understand the challenges small businesses in our community are facing due to the massive disruption caused by the Coronavirus (COVID -19) pandemic. Without question, COVID-19 has caused an extraordinary impact on our communities’ small businesses and require community leaders’ support to cope with this situation.
The RP City Council took up the issue of fireworks for the upcoming July 4th holiday at their regular meeting on May 26. Almost half of the two-hour meeting revolved around this issue. The topic was placed on the agenda for discussion by Council member Gina Belforte, seconded by Vice Mayor Mackenzie at a previous meeting. Their request initiated a chain of events that led to this discussion.
Rancho Cotate Girls Lacrosse Coach Maddy Smith fell in love with coaching her sophomore year at Rancho while being coached by her father. Now six years later, Smith gets to coach her younger sister, Mackenzie, with her father on the sidelines as her assistant. The Smiths are a lacrosse loving family who get to share their love and knowledge with other talented athletes.
The Cotati Rohnert Park Unified School District held their board meeting once more on-line, May 19. The two-hour meeting was a mixture of thanks for the past year and worries about next year and beyond. The earlier portion of the meeting was dedicated to recognizing folks to include 2020 Community Volunteers, District Retirees, and the Student Board Members. Board President Leffler Brown also reported out that in closed session, Melissa Quinn has been hired as the new principal at Lawrence Jones Middle School.