Haunted Places in Petaluma: The Washoe House

Haunted Places in Petaluma: The Washoe House has a history of unexplained phenomena. Spirits are high this Fall – if not from the election drama, then from the glasses of spirits raised to nullify its effects. But there are other spirits that come to mind this time of year [...]

By | October 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

FYI, The Petaluma Cemetery Walk Is Not About Zombies

Left: Marshall West in period dress for the Petaluma Cemetery Walk. Right: The obelisk at the McNear Circle. A local group of history aficionados are giving new meaning to the term “walking dead.” Not only can they talk the talk, in costume as an array of local historical [...]

By | October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma Halloween Screening of ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Milt’s Coffee

Petaluma Halloween: 'Young Frankenstein' plays at Milt's Coffee. The screens went dark on Petaluma’s drive-in movie theaters decades ago but one local coffee entrepreneur is bringing something of the Friday night tradition back – albeit without the cars. And it may become a Petaluma Halloween tradition. "It's something [...]

By | October 15th, 2016|0 Comments

To Whomever Stole this Totem Pole – Bring it Back!

From the totem pole to the telephone pole: The owner of the stolen heirloom seeks its return, no questions asked. Sometime Friday, Sept. 30, an imposing, hand-carved totem pole was stolen from the front yard of a home on Edith Street at East D. The nearly five-foot-tall totem [...]

By | October 10th, 2016|0 Comments

What’s With All the Irish Wolfhounds in Petaluma?

Ken Gabriel with Phoenix, a champion Irish Wolfhound in Petaluma this weekend. Those strolling around Petaluma this weekend, particularly near the fairgrounds, may notice a preponderance of large, shaggy-haired dogs loping around. And "large," in this context, is an understatement. These waist-high dogs are the veritable gentle giants [...]

By | October 8th, 2016|0 Comments

Know Where this New Petaluma Landmark Is?

Recognize this Petaluma Landmark? Is it a PokéStop? Where's Waldo's Tomb? An ode to Red Stripe Jamaican Lager? Nope – it's a new Petaluma landmark and it's for your own good, pedestrian. "There's a well underneath the red and white stripes and that's a cover that was put [...]

By | October 5th, 2016|0 Comments

Crime Wave Hits Milt’s Coffee and Petaluma Mail Depot

Damaged doors at the Petaluma Mail Depot and Milt's Coffee. Sometime last Saturday night, several items were stolen from Milt’s Coffee, the beloved local coffee stand adjacent to the Petaluma Mail Depot. The crime is one of several recent issues in the 4th and C Streets area. Milt’s proprietor Sarah Gorman [...]

By | September 26th, 2016|0 Comments

The Soul Rebels Bring the Funk to Petaluma (and Talib Kweli too)

Where do you go when you and your band spent the last year touring on four continents (Europe, Australia, debuting in China and Japan), selling out shows and collaborating with artists like Nas, duo Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Marilyn Manson, among others? You come to Petaluma, of course. “We’re [...]

By | September 21st, 2016|0 Comments

Did Art Trails Locate Petaluma’s Last East Side Artist?

Once a year in Sonoma County, people waltz into artists’ studios, pluck artwork off the wall and leave with it. Nope, it’s not a ring of ingeniously undemanding art heists or a home invasion burglary wave perpetrated by interior designers. It's Sonoma County Art Trails, the annual open studios tour [...]

By | September 20th, 2016|0 Comments

Pokemon Set the Stage – Will Petaluma Take the Spotlight?

Last month, you may have noticed flocks of kids and grown-ups drifting around down,  smartphones in hand like Sherlock’s magnifying glass. searching for Pokemon. The popular characters populate an app-based game as well as the real world thanks to augmented reality technology. However, Pokemon wasn’t the first arrival of AR in Petaluma. Meet artist [...]

By | August 24th, 2016|0 Comments