Why You Should Attend this Petaluma Public Art Open House (Before It’s Too Late)

For many, "I don't know about art but I know what I like," is the go-to line when it comes to matters of aesthetic appreciation. That said, public art – meaning artwork permanently placed in public spaces for mass consumption – often gets a raised eyebrow, shrugged shoulders, or at worse, an [...]

By | April 14th, 2016|0 Comments

Why Are These Petaluma Artists Thinking So Small?

Conventional wisdom suggests that artists should "think big" – if not in the size of their work, then in the scope of their vision. But what if their work was restricted to a format that's 4-inches by 6-inches and meant to be mailed? Apparently, when Petaluma artists "think small" big things [...]

By | April 8th, 2016|0 Comments

3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Petaluma SMART Train – But Should

Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit, better known locally as the "SMART train" will be making its first stop in Petaluma sometime before the end of the year (they say). When it does, here are three factoids to keep you on the right side of the tracks. The Cameras Will Be Real [...]

By | April 6th, 2016|0 Comments

The Real Reason Petaluma Artists Should Mix it Up

"Will it Blend?" is a popular viral video series produced by blender manufacturer Blendtec, wherein a man clad in a lab coat puts sundry items into an electric mixer (a Rubik's Cube, glow sticks, an iPhone) to answer the title question. Soon the Aqus Community's Artists' Mixer attempts the same but [...]

By | March 30th, 2016|0 Comments

What Happens at this Petaluma Pool Table, Stays at the Table

So, it’s not exactly like the rule of Fight Club (you do not talk about Fight Club) but it is all dudes competing under the radar. Chances are if you've walked into a neighborhood bar like the Buckhorn Tavern on a Wednesday night you've seen these guys in action – but [...]

By | March 28th, 2016|0 Comments

The Wonderful Reason Petaluma’s Window Displays Are as Mad as a Hatter

Window shop in downtown Petaluma long enough and you might wonder which pill you took – the one that makes you larger or the one that makes you small (for the record, the ones that Mom gave you don't do anything at all). There's a distinct Alice in Wonderland theme at [...]

By | March 22nd, 2016|0 Comments

Why this Petaluma Gap Wine Cruise isn’t a Ship of Fools

Many Petalumans don’t know where they’re going to be next week, let alone next year. But local wine aficionados who are used to thinking in terms of annual vintages, may already be saying “Same time, next year” when it comes to the “Petaluma Gap Cruising the Rhone River.” The week-long [...]

By | March 18th, 2016|0 Comments

We Asked the Sonoma Spice Queen What Spice Will Make You Sexier – You Won’t Believe What She Said

For Petalumans of a certain generation, our only cultural references to spice are David Lynch’s production of Dune, or the Spice Girls – and neither one is too savory. This has changed thanks to Wind McAlister, who’s approaching her first anniversary as the reigning Sonoma Spice Queen – which is both the [...]

By | March 15th, 2016|1 Comment

3 Ways Petaluma Trees are Crying for Help

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? Yes, especially, when it falls into a power line. It makes a kind of alarming "zzzapp!" sound. And it happened around 6 PM yesterday evening according to a user of the [...]

By | March 11th, 2016|0 Comments

Why aren’t these New York Times-lauded Eateries in Sonoma County Restaurant Week?

Just over two years ago, New York Times correspondent Bonnie Tsui opined that Petaluma had been “elevated to a culinary destination worthy of a visit.” This appraisal came after a spate of restaurants opened that heralded something of a new wave in local cuisine. Of the four restaurants profiled, three [...]

By | March 8th, 2016|0 Comments