The local consensus is that cross-town traffic has never been worse. The once-popular belief (held, at least, in the more progressive corners of river city) that foot-dragging on road-expansion would somehow preserve the local charm has fallen from favor. Perhaps perennially clogged roads and 30-minute cross-town commutes were considered charming [...]
River City is no different than anyplace else: nobody wants new taxes, but everybody wants more services. In some quarters more government is the answer, nay, the holy grail. Unfortunately, government doesn't generate wealth - especially not with a "Smart" (e.g., limited or no) growth agenda. All government can do [...]
In Petaluma, when it concerns the dreaded "D" word, aka Development, everybody has a hidden agenda. The louder some scream about the "public good" to more you can be assured that person is seeking some private benefit.
Can't wait for the rain.
Water, or the lack thereof, is once again in the news as it was back in the drought of '06. Pity the mighty Petaluma River is actually a brackish tide slough.
Noted in this morning's Argus yet more discussion about the on-going "road diet," the once and future solution to Petaluma's presumably flabby roads. After some seven years of steady dieting, cross-town traffic certainly hasn't improved (chorus of groans here), and there is little noticeable improvement in the quality or quantity [...]
Chris Oakes and the wonderful folks at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club have put together a Holiday stocking for local homeless vets. The gift includes an Army blanket, knit cap, socks, toiletries, instant coffee and nutritious snacks. As many of you know, military veterans make up to 40% of our homeless [...]
In case you were worried, you might be comforted to know that anyone who had the urge to drop a quarter in a slot machine at 3am on Thanksgiving morning was welcomed by the friendly folks at the Graton Rancheria Casino.
The headline on yesterday's Argus read "Train Stop in Limbo. No funds for a second SMART station." And, by the way, the Corona Station was the stop that was to have parking. Alas, no parking at the Lakeville / Washington station. Guess you'll have to take the infrequent buses. SMART [...]
Thanks to an approval for an Environmental Impact Report (EIR), the widely desired (by 72% of Petalumans) and rabidly opposed (by nimby's, "progressives," and the rest of the anti-everything minority) Rainier connector - between the east and west sides of river city - is once again in the news. Don't [...]