2 hrs ago
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.
6 hrs ago
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.
Woman citizen's arrests exposed man
A 31-year-old man was arrested for indecent exposure after a female resident placed him under citizen's arrest when she saw him masturbating underneath the Payran Bridge.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Department responded to the following calls in the south county during last week.Monday, Dec. 212:17 p.m. - Grand theft was reported on Wagner Lane.Saturday, Nov. 3010:14 a.m. - Felony burglary was reported on Adobe Road.2:35 p.m. - Richard Gann, 53, of Petaluma, was arrested on Magnolia Avenue on suspicion of felony ... (more)
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Here are some of the cases the Petaluma police responded to recently. The Argus-Courier publishes the names of people arrested for serious crimes such as those involving physical injury, property loss or damage of property, including burglary, battery, vandalism and drunken driving.
The Petaluma Fire Department received 22 medical and 79 fire or other emergency calls from Nov. 25 through Dec. 1. Here are some of the calls.
City closes craft brewery
Popular craft brewer Petaluma Hills Brewing Company was shut down by city code enforcement Tuesday for failing to complete proper permit, safety and water regulations before opening for business.
Man Missing From Petaluma Care Facility
Petaluma Police say a 52-year-old man went on one of his regular walks downtown Wednesday and never came back to the care facility where he lives.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Cold temps spur efforts to protect homeless
In Santa Rosa, Catholic Charities is setting up warming stations in its drop-in facility at 600 Morgan St. and serving hot drinks through the night.