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

Eyeball Art: What Happens When Art Looks At YOU

Shakespeare may have coined the term “eyeball,” (it was Prospero in “The Tempest,” Act One, Scene Two, if you have to know) but it’s local arts impresaria Drew Washer who created “The Eyeball Show.”  As part of an exhibit at the Back House Gallery at Heebe Jeebe that runs through August [...]

By | July 23rd, 2016|0 Comments

How a Storytelling Legend Will Foretell Petaluma’s Storied Future

Somehow, the term “storytelling” simultaneously conjures visions of primeval campfires and modern marketing departments. It’s an elastic and unbreakable concept that has been used to transmit the ineffable “truths” of our lives for millennia. Lately, however, it’s also become vogue corporate jargon – more akin to storyselling. Google “storytelling business” [...]

By | July 15th, 2016|0 Comments

How Petaluma Comedy Makes Mondays Bigger, Easier and Funnier

It used to be that all you needed to launch a comedy revolution was a microphone and brick wall. Of course, that was back in the’80s when a stand-up renaissance swept small clubs across the nation. In the age of YouTube, comedians have new ways of building audiences but there's a trend back to [...]

By | July 7th, 2016|0 Comments

Buckethead in Petaluma: Don’t Be Afraid of the Masked Man Wearing the KFC Bucket

Like something lurching from a '80s horror flick, Buckethead, the lanky, masked guitarist, lopes onstage at the Mystic Theatre Tuesday June 28th, with his attenuated (some say robotic) fingers dancing on the fretboard of his signature white Les Paul, whilst destroying everything you thought you knew about electric guitar music. What [...]

By | June 25th, 2016|0 Comments

Petaluma Arts: What do German, Jesus and Salt Have in Common?

Zeitgeist – it’s one of those German idioms that everyone understands intuitively but damn if it isn’t hard to describe. It literally translates to “spirit of the time,” but it can mean so much more. For some, it’s a motorcycle bar qua beer garden south of Market; for others it’s a [...]

By | June 22nd, 2016|0 Comments