April 10, 2021

Sonoma County Enters The Orange Tier

Orange tier

1. Retailers can expand to full capacity

2. Restaurants can expand indoor service to 50 percent capacity 

3. Bars that don’t serve food can reopen outside only with modifications

4. Churches, synagogues and mosques and other places of worship can expand to 50 percent indoor

5. Gyms, dance and yoga studios and dance...

 

Learning responsibility through ranching

The rolling hills undulate over the Rohnert Park skyline. Live oaks funnel down the topography. Carving out an existence tied to the rhythms of nature. Barbed wire fences stitch across the slopes, quilting a pattern of farms and ranches where people live in much the same way. Farmers and ranchers are still intimately connected to the cycles of life, in this time and in this place. Jim Groverman and his daughter Kimberly are part of that connection.

 

Mayor supports remodel project

Animal Shelter League's President, Cheryll Currier, handed over a check for $33,000 to Gerard Giudice, RP's Mayor, in support of the Animal Shelter's Clinic Remodel Project. What, at first, was a commitment of $20,000 to support this project, grew to the current amount as costs kept going up. The shelter is so grateful to have the support of this wonderful non-profit! Even during these difficult fundraising times we can count on them to help the animals! Donations to ASL can be made on their website: animalshelterleaguerp.org or mailed to ASL, 301 J. Rogers Lane, RP CA 94928. 

Photo courtesy of ASL

Sports

Cougars unable to close the deal

The Rancho Cotate Cougars’ biggest problem all season has been consistency. If the offense plays well, the defense doesn’t and vice versa. Tuesday night against Cardinal Newman the defense played well, but the offense didn’t. The Cougars were hoping Saturday night would be better. It was for a half; then it all fell came apart like a bad dream you aren’t able to wake up from.

Community

Honoring Earth Day through action

2021 marks the Fifty-First Anniversary of Earth Day. It will occur on Thursday April 22 this year. It began as a “national teach-in on the environment” according to History.com. Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin founded the day in 1970 as a day of education about environmental issues. The holiday is now global and sometimes is part of Earth Week, seven full days of events focused on green living. Because of the pandemic, the usual in-person events aren’t occurring this year. Yet in ways large and small, folks can participate. One local collaboration that is taking action to honor the environment and celebrate Earth Day is between the Earle Baum Center (EBC) and the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation.