SMART train noise here to stay
RP council shows empathy for residents but its hands are tied

The Rohnert Park City Council listened to a couple of audience members complain about the noises coming from the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit trains. Two who spoke to the council suggested quiet zones along certain portions of the tracks.

The city council did not take any action on this issue. Some of the councilmembers themselves voiced their displeasure with the trains... Read More

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RP man suffers bad stab wound

A Rohnert Park man remained in critical but stable condition after suffering a stab wound to his neck on Monday night, July 25.

He was one of two men who suffered stab wounds from... Read More

Eager students find out what SSU has to offer
By Dave Williams

The Sonoma State University campus last Friday was overrun with more than 470 children eager to see what life and higher education in Sonoma County had to offer.

The kids, ranging from 3rd graders... Read More

Cotati, RP invite citizens to have a safe ‘night out’

Citizens have an opportunity to become more familiar with their city officials and law enforcement on Tuesday, Aug. 2, when both Cotati and Rohnert Park take part in the annual National Night Out.

National... Read More

Homeless vets discussion set Aug. 11

Sonoma County homeless veterans are facing a housing crisis and need help. Join community partners to share solutions and ideas on Aug. 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Palms Inn, 3345 Santa Rosa Ave.,... Read More

12-step program to help adults abused as children on Thursdays

A new 12-step program to help adults who were abused as children has begun. The program, Adults Abused As Children Anonymous, is believed to be the only meeting of its kind. The meeting takes... Read More

Law enforcement review operation up and running

The recently established Independent Office of Law Enforcement Review & Outreach (IOLERO) has announced it is now fully operational, and is launching a robust department website dedicated to providing open information to the community.

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Shell, Bay Area counties reach gift card settlement

Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch on Monday announced that Equilon Enterprises LLC, dba Shell Oil Products US (“Shell”), entered into a stipulated judgment to resolve consumer protection and advertising violations related to Shell... Read More

Winter named to FAR post at SSU

Dr. Steven Winter, a long-time faculty member in the Department of Kinesiology at Sonoma State University, has been named the school’s Faculty Athletic Representative (FAR). Winter takes over for Dr. Duane Dove, who served... Read More

Police searching for men trying to lure RP women into vehicles

The Rohnert Park Dept. of Public Safety remains on the lookout for a man suspected of trying to entice a woman into his truck on Saturday morning, July 23.

A 22-year-old Rohnert Park woman... Read More

Man busted for DUI after car crash in RP

An early morning car crash on Sunday resulted in major damage to a white BMW, a DUI arrest for the driver, who also had to be taken to a local hospital.

According to a... Read More