Memorial Day events in Petaluma

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. [...]

By | May 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Brief — Pacific Empire Chorus

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 [...]

By | May 19th, 2014|News|0 Comments

The Chicken Woman

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 [...]

By | May 17th, 2014|News|3 Comments

Events, May 18-25

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 [...]

By | May 17th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Time to celebrate butter and eggs

Time to put on your yellow and white gear and turn out for Butter and Egg Days.

By | April 17th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Signs of horse-and-buggy days remain

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.

By | April 13th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Push to preserve historic Silk Mill

With landmark for sale, historian Katherine Rinehart nominates it for 'most endangered' list.

By | March 28th, 2014|News|1 Comment

A dyed-in-the-wool farmer

Gordon Swenson's shearing skills paid for the family farm and opened some surprising doors.

By | March 21st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Dezi Gallegos takes show to SF

Petaluma actor's 'God Fights the Plague' is sold out at the Marsh Theater.

By | February 25th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Up and away in a flying trike

Michael Globensky has been flying hang-gliders and small motorized craft for 40 years

By | January 25th, 2014|News, Uncategorized|3 Comments