Events, June 8-15

The Incubators bring their roots-rock sound to Zodiacs at 9 p.m. Friday, June 13 at 256 Petaluma Blvd. North. Cost is $20. Visit theincubators.net. Celebrate Dad with the San Antonio Volunteer Fire Department as the VFD hosts its annual Father’s Day Chicken Barbecue, starting at noon, Sunday, June 15 in McNear Park, 11th and G streets. [...]

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

Lily’s Legacy

Alice Mayn has the “animal gene,” she said. She’s been caring for dogs most of her life. “My parents didn’t know one end of a dog from the other,” she joked, “but I’d bring home strays and they were okay with it. I have a heart for animals and people in need.” To that end, [...]

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

Events, June 1-8

Ukulele artist Stuart “Stukulele” Fuchs teaches rockabilly and rock ‘n’ roll guitar styles adapted for ukulele at a 7 p.m. workshop for all levels of ukulele players.  Monday, June 2 at Kala Brand Ukulele Headquarters, 1105 Industrial Ave. Cost is $25; visit brownpapertickets.com. Musicians Steve Seskin, Jesse Terry and Julia Sinclair perform at “Music for [...]

By | May 31st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Walnut Park

Many locals, if asked to name the center of Petaluma, might answer Walnut Park. “It’s the gateway to the city,” said Petaluma Rotary Club’s Rick Gorman. To that end, Rotary and six other local service clubs are working to make the park, now almost a century and a half old, a safer, better-looking spot. The [...]

By | May 31st, 2014|News|0 Comments

Roadhouses: Washoe House covered in layers of history

The mid- 19th-century stagecoach stop has its place in local legends, and perhaps the most memorable ceiling in Sonoma County.

By | May 24th, 2014|News|1 Comment

Events, May 25-June 1

Mozart’s opera “The Marriage of Figaro,” opens Friday, May 30, at Cinnabar Theater, and runs through June 15. Times and days are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 2 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $9-$40 and available by calling 763-8920 or visiting cinnabartheater.org. Reservations are recommended. Cinnabar is at 3333 Petaluma Blvd. North. Instructor Gail Pierce offers [...]

By | May 24th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Iconic Spots: Petaluma Seed Bank

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.

By | May 23rd, 2014|News|0 Comments

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