Public Event

The 2019 National Heirloom Exposition is Happening Through Thursday Sept. 12

Greetings from the Raucous Rooster’s abode at an undisclosed Oak Hill henhouse, for which we have been scrambling to pay the bankers. It’s a certainty that no-one is completely insulated from the rising costs of housing in the North Bay, not even the chicks we’re famous for in Petaluma. Lots more to come as we…

Bubbles & Bonbons for Bounty at the Hotel Petaluma, A Valentines Day Benefit for Petaluma Bounty and a Resilient Local Foodshed

Petaluma Bounty is one of a handful of extraordinary, unique non profit organizations in Petaluma that provide so many services of exceptional public benefit that they’ve become indispensable to the community. Bounty’s a favorite, as they’ve been helping to build out the community’s sharing economy and a more resilient foodshed for better than thirteen years…

Time to Phase Out Fossil Fuels and Build the Green Economy

In news that was generally overlooked amidst the 24/7 coverage of President Trump’s government shutdown, over 600 environmental groups published an open letter on January 10 called on the 116th Congress for “visionary and affirmative legislation action” to address the looming climate emergency now. The organizers of the letter, Friends of the Earth (FOE), called for…

First Thing on Petaluma’s Agenda: Respond to the Climate Emergency – Mayor Barrett

The Drawdown Downtown at Petaluma’s Bank Hub – Join the Local Response to the Climate Emergency, February 13 at the Bank Hub It requires some effort to miss the bad news about human-induced climate emergency we face completely. Whether it’s roads melting and “biblical-scale” mass animal deaths in the latest Australian heat wave; the news that the…

Robert Reich with Lynn Woolsey in Petaluma on the Winning Formula for Democrats: Tax the Wealthy to Address Inequality, Run an ‘Under 50’ Candidate for President

With the state of the Democratic Party opposition, upcoming midterms and the 2020 presidential race in the news with some regularity, it dawned on me that I’d not yet written about a very interesting gathering that took place in Petaluma a few months back at which the need for electoral change was much discussed. On April…

The Agony and Aghastitude: Thomas Frank in Berkeley Tonight, Corte Madera Thursday

I suspect that for a lot of prosperous liberals, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing. For them, there’s an alternative to political victory: a utopia of scolding. Who needs to win elections when you can personally reestablish the rightful social order every day on Twitter and Facebook? When you can scold, and scold, and…

Disaster Capitalism in Sonoma County – Who Are Our Local Power Brokers? March 28 in Santa Rosa

CORRECTION: The invitation below was previously published by RR prematurely, and contained a significant error. This event is sponsored by the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County and several other organizations, but it will occur at 6 pm on March 28 at Christ Church United Methodist, 1717 Yulupa Avenue in Santa Rosa. We regret…