The Sonoma-Marin Rail Transit line cleared a major funding hurdle Wednesday, earning the approval of $20 million in regional transportation money — half the funds needed to extend commuter service to Larkspur.
The Rohnert Park City Council on Tuesday approved changes to a long-stalled housing project just north of Sonoma State University that could add up to 1,645 homes starting as soon as next year.
The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit board on Wednesday submitted an application for $20 million in federal money to extend the commuter line to Larkspur.
Plastic shopping bags could be largely prohibited countywide following Tuesday decisions by the city councils of Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park to back a law that institutes the ban but allows cities to opt out — which Santa Rosa did on a split vote.
Sonoma and Marin county water agencies have begun urging customers to conserve water in the face of the worst drought the region has seen in at least a century.
The sprawling former State Farm Insurance office campus in the middle of Rohnert Park has been sold to a national developer of large mixed-use communities, kindling hopes for an invigorated city center.
A month after the Graton Resort & Casino opened to applause and trepidation and uncertainty, early reports likely provide fodder for both critics and supporters of the 3,000-slot-machine casino on Rohnert Park’s flank.