19 min ago
'Tis the season to shop safely, police say
As the Christmas shopping season lights up, police throughout Sonoma County are reminding merchants and consumers to stay alert for thieves, scams and overall personal safety during these hectic weeks.
4 hrs ago
As Petaluma Mulls Plastic Bag Ban, Court Upholds SF Bag Ban
A state appeals court has upheld a San Francisco law banning the use of non-compostable plastic bags at checkout stands in retail stores and grocery markets.
10 hrs ago
Cold snap chills Petaluma
As temperatures dipped to unusually low levels earlier this week, pipes froze and burst across Petaluma and the Committee on the Shelterless saw a 15 percent increase in the demand for a warm place to stay the night.
19 hrs ago
Insurance Journal West
Heffernan Hires Prout in Northern California
Prout's background includes consulting, sales and marketing in the insurance and banking industries along with property and business ownership and management.
Wed Dec 11, 2013
Wilma T. Kunkel
Petaluma resident Wilma T. Kunkel died on Sunday, Dec.1, 2013 following a short illness, with her family by her side.
Police search for suspects in attempted Petaluma break-ins
Petaluma police are searching for the person or people who left a door smoldering at one Petaluma business and windows shattered at another early Wednesday morning in an apparent burglary attempt.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
Start Your Ovens! It's i Leoni's 1st Annual Christmas Cookie Bake-off
Christmas was a magical time when I was a girl. My family home was warm and festively adorned with gorgeous decorations, and me and my cousins enjoyed a seemingly endless supply of my maternal grandmother's traditional Italian cookies.
Brown: Sales tax vital to keep city services
As professional pollsters begin to analyze results from last week's city sales tax telephone survey, City Manager John Brown stressed the need for additional city revenue when he pointed out that the city's projected $2.3 million deficit by 2017 vastly underestimates where Petaluma is truly headed financially.
Car knocks over cyclist
Crews from the Petaluma Fire Department attend to a bicyclist who was hit by a car at the intersection of Lynch Creek Way and North McDowell Boulevard around 1 p.m. on Tuesday.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Near-record lows as cold spell sends shivers across county
Temperatures fell into the teens early Monday throughout the North Bay, but the extra low numbers weren't expected to break records, according to the National Weather Service.
Polly Hannah Klaas Performing Arts Center left in limbo
Only a solitary sign marks the site that Petaluma dreamed would become home to the Polly Hannah Klaas Performing Arts Center at 407 Western Ave. It's a dream that has stalled out since the board of directors overseeing the effort disbanded.
The Business Journal
Andalou Naturals expands to Petaluma as sales soar
The duo behind the successful natural personal-care line Avalon Natural Products, now Avalon Organics, are enjoying the success of their new venture, Novato-based Andalou Naturals, which makes personal care products derived from fruit stem cells.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Marin Independent Journal
Pronzini's Christmas trees celebrates a half-century of tradition
Carla Pronzini, left, jokes with sisters Nona Suhrke and Ruthe McAllister at Pronzini's Christmas tree lot on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, in Petaluma, Calif.
Holidays are Here! Share the Spirit of the Season on Patch
Especially during the holiday season, community contributions -- whether it's sharing photos with Santa, family rituals or reflections of thanks -- is a hugely important part of Petaluma Patch.
Arguments in Petaluma asphalt plant lawsuit to be heard next month
Oral arguments in an appeal challenging county approval of the Dutra Materials asphalt plant just south of Petaluma will be heard next month in San Francisco.
Advent Harvest at the Vine Church of Petaluma, California
IMG_5467.JPG - Doctor of Divinity Pastor Dave relates well with his countryside congregation of Petaluma, once known as the OEgg Capitol of the World!O Photo by: Dave Bartruff IMG_5470.JPG - 04. Grandmother and granddaughter hold hands as they join in the singing of a Christmas carol played by the Vine Church praise band.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Rain on the way, with the possibility of snow
Sonoma County woke up to another chilly morning on Friday, with the mercury at the Santa Rosa airport registering a mere 23 degrees.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Whitetail Winebar unveils Helena's Kitchen in Guerneville
When Whitetail Winebar opened in Guerneville in mid-2011 , it was a coup for the little town in the heart of Russian River Wine Country.
The Press Democrat
Twisted 2 in Petaluma
Biteclubbers tipped me off that the former owners of Twisted Vines in Petaluma have opened Twisted 2 , an intimate prix fixe dining experience Thursday through Sundays.