Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Petaluma antique dealer scores a unique collection of taxidermied zoo animals from an Alabama collector.

By | January 7th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Old toys bring new joys at Past Perfect

'What we love is making it play again, bringing back the noise and the fun,' said owner Don Orlandi.

By | January 5th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 29-Jan. 5

The Sons of Italy’s annual New Year's Eve Dinner Dance starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31 at the Petaluma Community Center, 320 N. McDowell Blvd. The evening features no-host cocktails and hors d’oeuvres,  a prime rib and tortellini dinner and dancing to Showcase with a continental breakfast at midnight. Cost is $60, and tickets [...]

By | December 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Roadhouses: Petaluma’s Willowbrook Ale House

Sonoma County is riddled with roadhouses that provided life's necessities to road weary travelers who arrived by stage coach. They were located about a day's ride apart, and many still stand, hidden in plain sight.

By | December 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Talk to Chuck

Penngrove's Chuck Lucas and a group of 80 local historians got together at Volpi's to celebrate the 80th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition.

By | December 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 22-29

A community healing festival, Christmas candlelight service, kids' gymnastics winter camp and a last chance to catch the museum's holiday exhibit.

By | December 21st, 2013|News|0 Comments

A-B-C-Doing what they love

Ron Bausman and Art Wagner have tried to retire three times. Luckily for Alphabet Soup, the Petaluma Educational Foundation’s thrift store, kicking back and taking it easy doesn’t seem to be on the counter. The couple, both 66, have worked more than 50 years in the field of department store display and design. Eleven years [...]

By | December 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

The Week in Petaluma, Dec. 15-22

Concerts with Wings of Glory and Chanticleer, a Festival of Christmas, a blood drive, an evening of guided relaxation and meditation, singer/songwriter Bobby Jo Valentine and a burlesque Christmas show -- all taking place this week in P-town.

By | December 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Looking Back, Dec. 15, 1913

Here's a look back at what was happening in Petaluma a century ago.

By | December 14th, 2013|News|0 Comments

A squeaky-clean business

Eight years ago, Petaluma’s Kathy Walker began making soaps as gifts to family and friends. “We have a huge family,” said Kathy’s daughter, Rachel Walker, who was filling in for her mom recently at the Tuesday morning East Side Farmers’ Market. “It was just something she did for fun.” But three years ago, [...]

By | December 11th, 2013|News|0 Comments