15 min ago
Suspected DUI crash knocks out power to east Petaluma
A Petaluma man was arrested for suspected drunken driving early Friday morning after he plowed a Ford F-150 truck into a utility pole and cut power to a large swath of customers on the city's east side, some of whom were still without power as the business day began, authorities said.
15 min ago
Shogun closing and relocating after 25 years in Sonoma County
Fans of Shogun Japanese Restaurant have a little over a month to get one last fix of its ebi yasai itame and sake kama .
4 hrs ago
The Business Journal
State exchange to offer five health plans in region
Covered California, the state's online health exchange established under the Affordable Care Act, today announced that 13 commercial health plans will take part in its individual marketplace, while introducing premiums that vary from region to region.
8 hrs ago
'The Drama Queen'
Petaluma actress and children's drama teacher Leslie Scatchard presents a one-woman show, "the Drama Queen,"Show time is at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 25 at Clear Heart, 90 Jessie Lane.Admission is a suggested donation of $10.For information, call 971-0677, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.lesliescatchard.com.To read an Argus-Courier story about ... (more)
Thu May 23, 2013
PD Editorial: Doing power agency right the first time
After two weeks of conferring with city councils throughout Sonoma County, county officials have managed to recruit but one city in launching a new power agency.
Pension costs set to skyrocket
Despite rebounding tax revenues, Petaluma is facing a major spike in its annual pension payments - meaning that the city's new funds will likely be used to pay employee retirement costs rather than restoring public services like streets and parks maintenance.
Petaluma man dead in west Marin County pickup crash
The victim of a Monday morning crash on rural Point Reyes-Petaluma Road has been identified as a Petaluma man named Abraham Avalos, according to the Marin County Coroner's Office.
Boy Scouts to Vote Today on Proposal to Lift Ban on Gay Scouts
The Boy Scouts, whose national council is currently in a meeting at its headquarters in Dallas, plans its long awaited vote on the organization's gay ban today, the NYT reports : In a secret ballot, more than 1,400 volunteer leaders from scouting's 270 councils will accept or reject a proposal that has led to strident divisions and debate.
Swallows lawsuit may delay Petaluma bridge work
A lawsuit accuses state and federal regulators of causing the death of dozens of migratory cliff swallows by placing nets on a Sonoma County bridge during a highway widening project.
Oroville begins soil preparation for senior housing project
Activity is underway this week to do final testing of soil to make way for construction later this summer of a senior housing project in Oroville.
Wed May 22, 2013
Multi-city chase ends in Petaluma arrests
A Mustang driver tried to outrun a pursuing Sonoma County sheriff's deputy early Wednesday, reaching up to 110 mph on Stony Point Road and weaving around morning commute traffic, according to a Sonoma County sheriff's official.
The Press Democrat
Petaluma weighs public power agency
Petaluma's city leaders Monday night dug into the structure and risks of the planned Sonoma Clean Power Authority, an alternative to utility giant PG&E Council members offered no glimpse at whether they're likely to vote to join Windsor and unincorporated areas of Sonoma County in taking part in the power authority during two hours of presentation, ... (more)
Sun May 19, 2013
The Daily Democrat
Lauren Forcella: Here's to you Mrs. Robinson
Dear Straight Talk: I'm 17 and being seduced by a "Mrs. Robinson." She's a rich divorced friend of my mom's in her 40s, in great shape and very attractive.
Contra Costa Times
About 30,000 turn out to celebrate 'American Graffiti' in Petaluma
A bygone era of chrome and cruising came to life Saturday in downtown Petaluma as the city celebrated the 40th anniversary of the film "American Graffiti" and the now-vintage vehicles and street scenes that keep it a classic in the minds of many.
Contra Costa Times
Four cyclists injured in Petaluma-to-coast race
At least four cyclists suffered injuries while riding the Sonoma County Backroad Challenge, a race where 1,000 bikers started in Petaluma, made their way to the coast and cycled back again, Bodega Bay fire officials said.
Sat May 18, 2013
Petaluma Set To Celebrate 40 Years Of 'American Graffiti'
Thousands of spectators were expected to attend a three-day event in Petaluma honoring the 40th anniversary of the iconic film, "American Graffiti." A classic car show will be featured at the event celebrating the 1973 coming-of-age classic, much of it filmed in Petaluma at the request of director George Lucas.
Fri May 17, 2013
Coastie fitness test could include pullups, jump, shuttle run
Members of the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team take a physcial training test.
Wed May 15, 2013
The Business Journal
North Bay groups recieve grants from state health exchange
A Sonoma County-based nonprofit and several others with ties in the North Bay are among 48 organizations across the state to share in $37 million in outreach and education grants from Covered California, the state's online health exchange developed under health care reform.
Tue May 14, 2013
Meadow Teacher Winner of Patch's Massage Contest
Julie Diaz, an aide for special needs children at Meadow Elementary and a mom of four, is the winner of Petaluma Patch's Mother's Day Massage Contest.
Petaluma police say campaign reduced cellphones use while driving
Petaluma police say fewer people are using their cellphones while driving, thanks in part to a public campaign against distracted driving.