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City of RP Updates

Darrin Jenkins
Yes, it is that time of year
November 29, 2019

It’s the time of year when leaves are falling, daylight hours are shorter, and comfort foods hit the mark. We’re excited to share that Straus Family Creamery has decided to call Rohnert Park home. Straus Creamery is a family owned-and-operated business with a focus on creating minimally processed organic dairy products. Look for one of their exciting new ice cream flavors to tempt the taste buds – organic chai latte, maple cream, raspberry chocolate chip, caramel toffee (to mention a few). If eggnog is more your thing, you can find that too – check out Straus Family Creamery products in Rohnert Park at Raley’s, Safeway and Food Maxx. 

Fall mornings (or afternoon pick-me-ups) call for a hot cup of “fiercely good coffee.” The ever-so-popular pumpkin spice latte or signature honey lavender latte are sure to add a little ‘pumpkin’ pep to your step. Come visit Honey Badger Coffee at 101 Golf Course Dr. Suite A-3. The new owners are quite the coffee connoisseurs and boast that “when they did the math it made more sense to buy a coffee shop than to continue buying coffee every morning.” We’re happy to welcome the new owners of Honey Badger Coffee House, certified organic coffee.

For those that enjoy curling up at home watching the leaves fall, Habitat for Humanity is helping make that dream a reality. The volunteer-based nonprofit is bustling at its SOMO Village space in Rohnert Park called The Habitat Center. The factory is an industrialized residential construction and trades training campus that operates rain or shine. Habitat for Humanity is applying modern manufacturing techniques that can reduce home construction time from months to weeks. Building homes for low-income families who don’t qualify for a traditional mortgages is their specialty. They hope to reduce the need-for-housing gap by constructing enough building components for 15 new homes this year.

When it’s time to get out the holiday china, but you opt for the plastic disposable alternative, World Centric would like you to consider 100 percent compostable products. The planet and people based company calls Rohnert Park home to a well-oiled (energy efficient) production facility. World Centric provides eco-friendly alternatives to everyday consumption goods. Their products are created from renewable resources, create less pollution, and help save biodiversity and habitats. 

If you are ready to get a leg up on your holiday shopping, check out this year’s Arts & Crafts Faire on Nov. 29-30 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Rohnert Park Community Center. Who doesn’t love perusing local arts and craft items and noshing on vendor treats? For more information visit www.rpcity.org.

Most our staff will be observing Thanksgiving Day and the day after; hence, city administrative offices are closed Thurs. Nov. 28 and Fri. Nov. 29. During office closures (or any other time you choose), online services are available on our enhanced mobile friendly GORequest App. Download the GORequest App on your mobile device’s App store and you’re ready to make payments, submit maintenance or code compliance issues and purchase Spreckels Theatre tickets. It’s all just a couple clicks away.