Tag Archive for Petaluma

The Perils of Low-Information Voters and Garbage People – A Raucous Rooster Public Service Announcement

Campaign 2020 – Vote Trump Out Petaluma, Sonoma County, California This message is addressed to Biden Harris voters, but may be of interest to anyone with a stake in the November 3, 2020 election. First, thank you so much for committing to vote Biden Harris! That is huge! I have never seen so many people…

Petaluma Grapples with Growth: The Revolt Against Suburban Sprawl – from the L.A. Times Archives, 1988

Here’s an interesting news item on Petaluma history from the L.A. Times archives, published thirty years ago, in April of 1988. Prior to initiating controls on its growth with a one-year moratorium on new housing starts in 1971, Petaluma city officials projected its population would be 60,000 by 1988, according to the Times’s Jeffrey Perlman,…

The Seed Bank to Leave Sonoma County National Bank Building

After a ten-year run in the iconic Sonoma County National Bank building at the corner of Petaluma Boulevard North and Washington Street, the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed folks will soon be moving their Seed Bank retail business across the street a block away, to the Fraley building at 110 Petaluma Boulevard N. In an audacious…

It’s Not Over Yet – Petaluma City Council Race Still Undecided

Petaluma Planning Commissioner Bill Wolpert’s campaign for a seat on the Petaluma City Council apparently isn’t over just yet, with the candidate 137 votes behind incumbent Gabe Kearney on election night. A full count, according to Wolpert himself, writing below, may not come until after Thanksgiving. If this feels rather familiar, you may recall that…