September 19, 2020

Palace of Fruit will see better days

  • Palace of Fruit in Penngrove after the fire. Photo courtesy of Mike Weihman, Battalion Chief, B shift, Rancho Adobe Fire

  • A driver destroys Place of Fruit and his own vehicle. Photo courtesy of Mike Weihman

Early Saturday morning at 3:17 a.m., The Rancho Adobe Fire Department was dispatched to a vehicle accident in the area of Ely Road and Old Redwood Highway, Penngrove. Battalion 91 arrived on the scene to find a vehicle into the building of the famous green Palace of Fruit. The vehicle was on fire inside the structure and the call was upgraded to a structure fire assignment.


Updated list as of 9-14-20 Barbershops, hair and nail salons open in RP/Cotati

After calling 20 barbershops and hair salons over the weekend, surprising some were open for business. One shop said they were open for inside customers, but she didn’t know how long before orders would be given again that Sonoma County has up-ticked with COVID-19 and could close down again in days.

CRPUSD School Board report

The school board held their September 15 meeting online again. About three dozen folks viewed the YouTube live broadcast. The two-hour meeting included a presentation about efforts to ensure “Student Social and Emotional Well Being.” Many fiscally related issues were also presented and discussed.