Located just blocks from Sonoma State in the University Square shopping center, El Rancho Taqueria is a favorite…More among college students and locals. Though there are many taco shops in Rohnert Park, El Rancho Taqueria stands out for its' brightly lit, clean interior, excellent customer service, menu including vegan options and excellent food.
Must tries on the menu include: the breakfast burrito, carne asada french fries and McDougall burrito, which has no beans or cheese, but packs a surprising flavor.
LOCAL TIP: If you like your burrito spicy ask the chef to add poblano or serrano peppers for a powerful kick.
Codding Construction is part of the local Codding Empire originally founded by the late Hugh Codding, who was…More instrumental in both the residential and commercial development of many parts of Sonoma County.
Codding Construction's most complex projects to date is the Sonoma Mountain Village. The company converted the 200-acre property (formerly Agilent Technologies) into a mixed-use, solar powered, zero waste community. The offices located in the Village act as the management company (Codding Enterprises) for the community, as well as the home base for the construction arm of the company.
Since the 1940s, Codding Construction has built a variety of projects, including banks, hotels, homes and shopping malls. Currently the company focuses on sustainable commercial construction.
The Sonoma County-based investment and construction tycoon, Codding — founded by the late Hugh Codding —…More bought the now defunct Hewlett-Packard Technology campus in 2006.
Now, the existing buildings are being retrofitted, and the entire 200-acre site is getting an urban sustainability makeover. The campus is currently in its fourth year of a nearly 20-year plan to transform the southeastern piece of Rohnert Park into a housing and business community that promotes the ideas of "green" living. Some features include rainwater catchment systems, solar and wind power, alternative transportation and locally-grown produce.
For more information about the Sonoma Mountain Village, visit RohnertPark.patch.com, where we'll be covering everything and anything that goes on here. Also check out the website. The village also hosts private parties, weddings and has space available for lease.