Cotati

Irwin Keller
Congregation Ner Shalom

Last week, we visited with Reb Irwin Keller of Cotati’s Congregation Ner Shalom. He told us about Rosh Hashanah, which starts the Jewish New Year. The period of reflection which began with that holiday ends this weekend, with the observance of Yom Kippur, the "Day of Atonement." Keller talked with news director Steve Mencher about one significant aspect of this High Holiday – beginning at sundown Friday.

Irwin Keller
Ner Shalom

Beginning at sunset September 20, the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah ushers in the High Holidays and the Jewish New Year. Many local congregations have a full slate of activities planned between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, which begins at sunset September 29. Steve Mencher talked with Reb Irwin Keller of Ner Shalom in Cotati about the meaning of these holidays.

September 15, 2017

Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone  

Travianna Records recording artist Pi Jacobs will be stopping by Studio A, Friday morning May 5th at 10:30 am. She will chat with Brian about her new album A LITTLE BLUE, and her show at Redwood Cafe in Cotati on Saturday at 8:30 pm. Maybe she'll even share a song or two with us!

New Life for the Old Cotati Cabaret

Apr 27, 2017

The old Cotati Cabaret had an enthusiastic fan base and a colorful history—one that ended rather abruptly in 1990. But this weekend, for one brief evening, the venue will open its doors once more.

The concert Sunday evening (details here) is a benefit for Live Music Lantern, a three year-old non-profit run by Elijah and Kaya Barntsen. he explains their dual purpose is all about expanding opportunities for people to hear live music.

Mixed, Late Results in Sonoma County Elections

Nov 9, 2016

The electoral upheaval at the national level was not felt much in Sonoma County’s local races, where big money from Independent Expenditure Committees bought mixed results.

With both houses of Congress and the White House controlled by Republicans going forward, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman told KRCB Television that he and his colleagues in the Democratic minority will continue to exercise their role as the "loyal opposition," while stopping short of the disruptive tactics GOP lawmakers deployed to thwart the Obama administration.

Where and when to go see and hear great music in the North Bay!

School Parcel Tax Tops Quiet November Election

Oct 28, 2015

  Next Tuesday is a quiet election day for most of Sonoma County, but voters in Rohnert Park are being asked to extend a parcel tax to fund local schools. 

    The student population attending the Cotati-Rohnert Park School District’s 11 schools now stands at 5900, well above the 4000 or so they were projecting just five years ago. Superintendent Robert Haley says most of that increase has come through intensified efforts to retain the students already living within the district’s boundaries—not from new residents arriving.

Inside View Now Available at Wildlife Hospital

Aug 4, 2015
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

  If you’ve ever wondered what goes on inside a wildlife hospital, it’s now possible to observe first-hand from the new viewing deck at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue. 

Tours at Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue are usually held on Saturdays. Find further details here on their website.

The Return of the Accordion Festival

Aug 14, 2014
Jeanine Flaton

  In 24 years, the Cotati Accordion Festival has grown from a musical curiosity into a regional attraction. As the annual August event gets ready to open  Friday night, guest reporter Karina Ioffee  sets the stage with a sampling of sounds from last year’s event.

Not all of the performers and vendors included in this report are returning for the 2014 Cotati Accordion Festival. Some of those who will be are pictured below. See the complete schedule for the event here.

SMART to Relocate Cotati Redwood

Jul 22, 2014

The fate of the rare  chimera coast redwood growing alongside the train tracks in Cotati has been settled. Officials with the SMART train have announced a new plan to relocate the landmark tree to a spot near the city's new train station. 

 The 50 foot tree is believed to have been planted about 45 years ago.

Cotati Celebrates 50 Years as a City

Jul 11, 2013
Bruce Robinson, KRCB

A few months after Rohnert Park observed its 50th anniversary, the City of Cotati is about to do the same. But the smaller city actually has a much longer and more intriguing history.

  It’s no accident that people have lived in what is now Cotati for centuries, says Pru Draper, the city’s unofficial historian. It’s well positioned for human habitation, then and now.