Homeless Vets Holiday Stocking

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 [...]

By | December 4th, 2013|0 Comments

Give Some Comfort to a Homeless Veteran This Christmas

Chris Oakes, senior pro at Petaluma Valley Athletic Club, is collected items for "Christmas Stockings" to distribute to local homeless vets. If you can help with funds, blankets, or other "camping" gear suitable for the coming cold nights, you can e-mail Chris at strokesbyoakes@sbcglobal.net.

By | October 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Cock-a-doodle BREW!

Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival Saturday, September 14 1:00pm at the Historic Petaluma Downtown Riverfront. Craft beer tasting, live music, food and wine on the historic riverfront in downtown Petaluma. More than 14 select regional craft breweries including 6 from Petaluma. Prosit! Salut! Bottoms up! Oh, in case I forgot to [...]

By | August 2nd, 2013|0 Comments

Dr. Bernstein at Copperfield’s Book this Saturday!

Dr. Peter Bernstein will be at Copperfield's Books, 140 Kentucky Street in Petaluma, this  Saturday, August 3rd from 1:30 to 3:30 PM. He  will be signing copies of his new book, Trauma: Healing the Hidden Epidemic, at Copperfield’s  Please drop by he would love to meet you and personally autograph your copy.

By | July 30th, 2013|0 Comments

Reasons to be Optimistic About the Future of River City

For the time being, it seems as if the Burghers of Petaluma are entertaining the possibility that a little growth isn't a bad thing.      

By | July 9th, 2013|0 Comments

God Bless the Cops!

Last week - along with about 25 other involved citizens - I completed the 10-week Citizen's Academy course offered by the Petaluma Police Department. It was informative, fascinating and occasionally disturbing as when the instructors would tell the class about emerging trends in criminal behavior or the recent State of [...]

By | April 23rd, 2013|0 Comments

Petaluma’s Finest Are Truly the Finest!

I did a ride-along in a Petaluma Police cruiser last night. Watched as Petaluma's finest dealt with a smorgasbord of stupid people tricks, bad judgement and very poor choices in a manner that was not just professional, but amazingly patient and (when appropriate) very kind. I'm very proud of our [...]

By | March 3rd, 2013|0 Comments

Petaluma Pitches In to Help Little League

Some jerks stole gear from a local Little League. Fortunately a bunch of local folk stepped up to the plate (sorry) and pitched in (okay, I'm not sorry) to replace the stolen equipment.

By | March 23rd, 2012|0 Comments

Petaluma Cares

In the spirit of thankfulness, let's praise the kind souls who work, and sometimes even sacrifice, to meet the needs of others. Whether they do so year-round or as just they perceive the need, may God bless them as they bless those they serve.

By | November 25th, 2011|0 Comments

Danny Cox, 1992-2011

Petaluma has once again been touched by the loss of a young life.

By | August 19th, 2011|0 Comments