We compiled a playlist of short videos on our YouTube channel of the Butter & Eggs Day parade entries. Each video is on average about 20 seconds long. You can watch the entire stream or you can pick and choose which ones to watch.
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It’s hard to follow sports in Petaluma without running into the name Dalton Johnson. Living and coaching baseball on the east side of Petaluma I really didn’t know Dalton. It wasn’t until my son attended Petaluma High School and played on the varsity baseball team that I started hearing about him.
What intrigued me about Dalton is that while he has an impressive tenure in sports as an athlete he also has a passion to write about it. Dalton was a sports intern for the Argus Courier. Today he is an outfielder for a NCAA Division II Armstrong Atlantic University Pirates in Savannah, Georgia where he will graduate in spring with a B.A. in English with a concentration in journalism. Not only does he play on the field, he also writes a sports column for the AASU’s school newspaper, The Inkwell. He also is author of a blog called “Life’s A Ball: Life, sports and everything in between.”
Dalton has an impressive track record in local sports. He earned All-League and All-Empire honors in both baseball and football for the Petaluma High School Trojans. In Max-Preps his stats in his senior year are well over the national average. In junior college at SRJC he earned All-Big 8 honors in baseball with an impressive record for a sophomore. Even this week Dalton celebrated a big win for the AASU Pirates after hitting grand slam home run to send them past #24 nationally ranked Braves. Not only was this the Pirates Senior Day, it was the first time that Dalton’s parents were able to see him play at Armstrong. A day they won’t soon forget.
I set out to learn more about Dalton, because I felt that others would like to know more about him. Dalton agreed to an interview so I am happy to share the following with you.
Wayne: What first inspired you to create Life’s A Ball?
Dalton: I started Life’s A Ball as a lowly blog for me to write my sports opinions in January of 2012. Once I decided to get more serious about my writing and create a more professional looking blog, it took off in the last two years.
While it is not positive news that a drunk driver hit this massive sculpture in Fort Wayne, IN, it is a very interesting story when you learn that the city sent this 8-ton 26ft structure all the way across the country to have a #Petaluma artist repair it. The sculpture was taken apart in August and shipped by truck to local artist Mark di Suvero’s studio in Petaluma, CA. Further reports indicate that Suvero’s and his team did a great job on the repair.
This is what the sculpture looks like before it was damaged.
Today’s news is buzzing about #Petaluma ‘s Lagunitas Brewing Co.. San Francisco Inside Scoop reports they had a really big year with an over 80% growth in case sales now ranking sixth in the world for craft beers. Big news in Chicago Tribune reports bottling started in their new Chicago facility which has a massive capacity to produce. Also New York Times reports about the new facility in Chicago. For all the storiesclick here for the Petaluma Magazine which provides links directly to these stories. This short video on their bottling in Chicago is a good update this Lagunitas Bottles Beer In Chicago.
#Petaluma American Little League (PALL) added lighting to their field. This was a $120,000 price tag and tons of volunteers and local companies to make this happen. PALL leases the Luchessi Park property from the city and relies only on donations and fundraisers to fund projects like this one. The Argus reports PALL donated the lights back to the city! The city will pay the utility bill.
Those who are not close to Little League or baseball may not know why this news is POSITIVE. We are short of baseball fields in our “baseball” town, and lights enable our leagues to play more games in the evening hours and will ease some of the scheduling challenges our local leagues face. It will even allow the leagues to add more teams and keep snack shacks open longer, which is the main source of PALLs revenue needed to support that program. Another not so obvious benefit this will have is making our field more attractive for tournament play. Tournament play attracts people from outside of our town and our local economy will get a small boost from travelers needing a place to stay, food to eat, and foot traffic for retail.
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The North Bay Rowing Club (NBRC) had an outstanding regatta up in Oregon this past weekend. The Juniors travelled up for their final race before Southwest Regional Championships in May. The squad competed at the Covered Bridge Regatta on Dexter Lake, Oregon outside Eugene. 32 athletes competed in 11 events and came away with three gold, a silver and four bronze medals. For full article click here.
Blog – North Bay Rowing Club Juniors Team – Petaluma Patch April 15, 2014
Last Saturday Chase Johnson of #Petaluma scored his first top five at the Petaluma Speedway even after overcoming mechanical problems. This was the first time he raced his family car this season. Click here for full article.
As posted today on the Positively Petaluma blog on the Patch, In a recent New York Times article, Kevin Tsujihara, CEO of Warner Brothers said that his ambassadorial style – “behaving like a human being” is how he put it – reflected his unpretentious upbringing in #Petaluma, Calif.”
The Petaluma Flipboard magazine was created to capture a collection of great information about our city in one place from traditional and social media outlets. This brief video shows you how to get around in the magazine.