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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2018-02-11Feb 11, 2018

The number of applications in Petaluma has jumped from one to SIX commercial (up to 1 acre) cannabis farms within a three-mile radius. The county has not indicated that they are thinking about the concentration of cannabis in our area, nor are they addressing the cumulative impact of these applications on our area's overall water, traffic, safety, etc. Our area is under siege. This is a huge problem and we are planning to address it with David Rabbit at our next meeting.

2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

The Sonoma County Home Brewers Competition has turned into quite an extravaganza, and has moved locations in order to accommodate more activities and a large crowd. On Saturday, Oct 7, the gates will open at noon, on Scott Street, in front of 101 North Brewery Company.

2018-02-03Feb 3, 2018

Although to most of us, the fires are now part of history, the economic impact continues to be devastating to our local retailers. Rumor has it that four (4!) shops along Kentucky St. will be closing in the next couple of months, due in large part to the economic fall-out of less tourism that the fires have caused.


2018-01-05Jan 5, 2018

Rosie Wiggins dreamed of doing more than simply offering delicious and healthy food when she came up with the idea of the Drawing Board restaurant in downtown Petaluma.


2017-12-29Dec 29, 2017

Marilee Ford and Sharon Feissel, featured artists in Riverfront Art Gallery’s Winter Show, are sharing the theme Heaven, Earth & The Space Between. Marilee comments, “The space between Heaven and Earth is really my theme...the transitions from Earth to Heaven and back again.

2017-11-22Nov 22, 2017

Come December, Petaluma turns into a winter wonderland, even offering a bit of “snowfall” if you are in the right place at the right time. Visit and for more info all these free events....


2017-11-06Nov 6, 2017

Community meetings are planned this month to receive input on a stormwater resources plan for the Petaluma River and Sonoma Creek watersheds that will identify projects that utilize stormwater from heavy rainfall for beneficial uses, such as flood protection, recharge of groundwater, slowing erosion from hillsides, and improving water quality in creeks and streams.

2017-10-25Oct 25, 2017

Petaluma is a naturally beautiful place to live, but what makes Petaluma what it is, are the people, not the place. Even in the beginning stages of this crisis, before we had any idea just how bad it was going to get, Petalumas were mobilizing to help out their neighbors to the north who were fleeing the devastating fires.

2017-10-23Oct 23, 2017

“No Pot on Purvine” read a catchy flyer appearing in a rural Petaluma neighborhood, announcing an Oct. 8 meeting. It almost got cancelled, because of the fires, so some people did not make it. However, 30 concerned citizens attended.


2017-09-27Sep 27, 2017

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