Petaluma

What Does a Compassionate Community Approach to Crisis Recovery Look Like? Petaluma ER on KPCA

Petaluma residents Ralph Scott & Kendra Murray – both of the Petaluma Radio Players – plus PCA’s John Bertucci, Rob Tomaszewski, Dennis Murphy and a host of volunteers and producers too numerous for the disorganized likes of me to list have put together a remarkable show debuting on Petaluma’s new community radio station, KPCA, Sunday,…

Petaluma on the March in Support of Its Immigrant Community

Hundreds of people from Petaluma and beyond turned out for a march and a vigil in support of its immigrant community last weekend, days after President Donald Trump announced the termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. These images come from Saturday’s We Love Our Neighbors – Petaluma Support Dreamers, Support DACA…

Building Community Food Security and Recognizing the Value of Food – Petaluma Bounty’s Suzi Grady, Interviewed for Delicious Revolution

“Over 90% of farmworkers here in Sonoma County are food insecure. That’s a staggering statistic that demonstrates that our food system is not working, right? The people who are pouring their sweat into it are not able to maintain a healthy lifestyle.” – Suzi Grady, Program Director, Petaluma Bounty  I was first inspired by Petaluma…

Petaluma Needs Affordable Housing & Public Open Spaces, Not Davidon’s Luxury Development

The official public comment period for the Davidon project DEIR has now passed, but you may certainly still contact your Petaluma City Council members to provide them with your thoughts on this project. Visit Petalumans for Responsible Planning for more information. This item will be on the agenda of the June 19, 2017 Petaluma City…

More Open Space for Petaluma or 63 Luxury Mansions at the Scott Ranch Property? Aqus Meeting 5:15 pm Today

The rolling hills of the Scott Ranch property at Windsor Drive and D Street could soon be home to dozens of mansions valued in the millions of dollars, if luxury home builder Davidon has its way. Petalumans for Responsible Planning would like to remind us that the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the proposed…

Basin Street’s Riverfront Courtyard by Marriott – Ugly, 1960s Soviet – Style Edifice to Dominate View of Petaluma from 101

The Courtyard by Marriott hotel coming to Petaluma as part of Basin St. Properties’ Riverfront project, is back on the Petaluma Planning Commission’s agenda for its upcoming March 28 meeting. Their current proposal for the hotel’s architecture is remarkably unattractive, and has been (accurately, in our view) described as befitting a 1960s Soviet style edifice.…