For 88 years, the imposing, eye-catching Sonoma County National Bank building has graced Petaluma’s most prominent corner, Washington Street at the Boulevard. It’s still a bank, but for the past five years its currency has been seeds instead of greenbacks.
A Purple Heart Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 23, in Walnut Park, Fourth and D streets. Stories will be shared about local men who died in combat in the Korean and Vietnam wars and city and state representatives will be on hand to recognize this designation. All are welcome to attend, particularly veterans. [...]
Petaluma's Pacific Empire Chorus, part of Sweet Adelines International, took first place in the Pacific Shores Region 12 chorus contest held in Reno in late April. Eighteen choruses competed in the annual competition, with the chorus coming in first in the mid-size chorus division. The win sets up the possibility for members to compete in [...]
Phoebe Vernier Cáceres looks fondly at her chickens, “the girls,” as she lets them out of their wisteria-draped coop to peck and scratch. “They love snails,” she says. “Snails are like potato chips to chickens.” Although her parents grew up in the country, Vernier Cáceres spent much of her life in San Francisco. After raising [...]
Author Christopher Moore discusses his latest book, “The Serpent of Venice,” which combines greed, revenge, deception, lust and a giant (but lovable) sea monster. The book talk is from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, May 21 at Copperfield’s Books, 140 Kentucky St. Visit copperfieldsbooks.com. An exhibit of landscape arts inaugurates the Burdell Building’s IceHouse Gallery, with an [...]
Time to put on your yellow and white gear and turn out for Butter and Egg Days.
We’re going to explore the last local remnants of the horse-drawn era, a time of livery stables and farriers, horseshoers and ostlers. A time of hitching posts and carriage blocks.
With landmark for sale, historian Katherine Rinehart nominates it for 'most endangered' list.
Gordon Swenson's shearing skills paid for the family farm and opened some surprising doors.