Where this Wine Tasting Room is Might Surprise You

Following its close cousin Sonoma into the fray of a wine-drenched cultural identity, Petaluma too, is in the midst of pouring itself into Wine Country. The indicators surround us, not least of which the pending approval of the Petaluma Gap as an official American Viticultural Area and the occasional wine tasting [...]

By | June 15th, 2016|0 Comments

What Happens When Art Teachers Do Their Own ‘Home Work’

June is here and one can already hear the anthemic choruses of Alice Cooper’s ode to academic escape “School’s Out for Summer!” And yet, one Petaluma gallery has found a way to sneak in one last assignment. Don’t worry –  this won’t ruin your summer vacation, in fact, the onus [...]

By | June 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

Why Author Joe Hill is Playing with Fire at this Petaluma Bookstore

It’s difficult to refrain from making “King of the Hill” gags when one knows that author Joe Hill is the son of Stephen King. Name games aside, the New York Times bestselling author will be at Copperfield’s Books in Petaluma tonight, promoting his latest release, The Fireman, which explores what [...]

By | May 27th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Your Petaluma Brewery Opened a Pop-Up Beer Garden… in San Francisco

Besides beer, engineering and the occasional world war, Germans are known for their idiomatic words – you know, the one’s that sum up abstract but useful concepts like schadenfreude (pleasure in others’ misfortune) and weltschmerz (world weariness). Then there’s biergarten, which has a much more positive connotation, and thanks to what linguists [...]

By | May 25th, 2016|0 Comments

This is What Happens When You Give Artists Knives and Lasers: Cut Art

Some Artists use brushes but these guys use X-acto knives and lasers. Whatever the tool, the cut art trend has come to Petaluma's Griffin Map Design gallery.

By | May 20th, 2016|1 Comment

How to Turn a Penngrove Bar into a Roadside Attraction

For some, the word “roadhouse” conjures memories of the Patrick Swayze movie of the same name in which he plays a philosophical bouncer to whom Sam Elliott memorably croaks “I'll get all the sleep I need when I'm dead.” For others, it's a Penngrove bar recently reimagined into a bustling [...]

By | May 13th, 2016|2 Comments

Why Bigger is Better for Pianist Jura Margulis

You know what they say – “To play a big piano, you need a big pianist.” Actually, nobody has ever said that (until now) but they probably should with the arrival of pianist Jura Margulis at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum. The Russian-born, German-raised, virtuoso will perform Saturday, May [...]

By | May 6th, 2016|0 Comments

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About West Side Stories But We’re Afraid to Ask

Every month for the past five years, comedian Dave Pokorny warms the crowd at Sonoma Portworks for an intimate evening of dependable laughter, occasional tears, and the hard-won insight that comes from true-life tales. The gig is West Side Stories, a series in which storytellers of every stripe tell "five [...]

By | May 3rd, 2016|0 Comments

How a Dad’s Caffeinated Legacy Lives on in this Petaluma Coffee Cart

Here’s some perspective: Coffee is thought to have first been cultivated by Arabs in the 14th century. That makes the recent wait for a coffee cart to open at the Petaluma Mail Depot a blink of the eye. And, yes, for most of us in need of our morning fix, [...]

By | April 27th, 2016|0 Comments

3 Things You Might Not Know About Tiny Homes

As Petaluma’s real estate market continues to grow (and local housing prices along with it), an alternative trend to going big, as they say, is going small. Literally – in terms of square footage. The Tiny House Movement, as it's generally known, is an architectural and social movement that advocates quality [...]

By | April 20th, 2016|0 Comments