Petaluma

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…

Bounty Farm’s 8th Annual Plant Sale: Help us Grow! Earth Day, Sunday, April 22

Everybody eats! Petaluma Bounty aims to grow the sharing economy, the one in which every member of our community has access to enough healthy, nutritious, locally-grown food to thrive. You can help Petaluma Bounty grow its numerous that collectively work towards that goal by shopping for your spring garden’s fruit, vegetable and flower starts at…

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry Discusses North Korea, Nuclear Policy, & Prospects for Devastation and Diplomacy, March 29 in Petaluma

How the U.S. Can Use Diplomacy with North Korea Former Secretary of Defense William Perry will address the subject of nuclear diplomacy in a presentation at the Petaluma campus of Santa Rosa Junior College on Thursday, March 29 at 12:15 pm. The event, at the Carole Ellis Auditorium, is free and open to the public.…

Petalumans Insist Upon Their Right to Vote, Defeat Mike Healy-Led Effort to Appoint Future Mayors

Appearing autocratic, oblivious to Petaluma public opinion, and apparently unaware that disenfranchising voters of their right to elect their mayor might be viewed as an anti-democratic move, the effort of Petaluma city councilmember Mike Healy and his fellow lawyers on the council, Kathy Miller and Dave King, to move the city to an appointed-mayoral system…

The Lawyers on the Petaluma City Council Would Like to Pick Your Next Mayor For You

The three lawyers currently serving on the Petaluma City Council – Mike Healy, Kathy Miller, and Dave King – would like to choose Petaluma’s next mayor for you, and they’re attempting to place an item on the agenda of this evening’s (February 26, 2018) meeting to discuss doing just that. If approved, this evening’s Healy/Miller/King…

Sonoma County Chicken Farmer Joe Rapoport on the War & Revolution That Led Him to Petaluma

This is another post in the Raucous Rooster’s series on war and revolution in the early 20th century, and how the extremely consequential events of 1914 – 1918 helped shape the world we live in today. The excerpt below is from Kenneth Kann’s oral history of the life of labor organizer and radical Sonoma County…