VIDEO: Flag To Flag Win For Alissa Geving’s Final Heat and Crash In Main Event

Petaluma has become a popular place for the sport of racing.  For some Petalumans it is a family tradition. This year we interviewed Chase Johnson who is a 4th generation race car driver in Johnson Chases For Checkered Flag: An interview with Petaluma’s Chase Johnson.  16 year-old Zack Anderson recently won the San Francisco Regional Super Touring U Championship (see Press Democrat article, Petaluma teen racer fast, calm on track) just last month. Whether you prefer two or four wheels our city is a playground for those who desire to go really fast for fun, as an amateur racer, or even go pro with Motopia motocross park, Petaluma Speedway, and Sonoma Raceway in our territory.  For others it can be a major step into the business of racing like TGR – Aston Martin Racing.

When you think of racing you also think that it’s a sport dominated by men. However you may remember our interview with Shelina Moreda, Herding cows on motorcycles to pro racing internationally: An interview with Shelina Moreda which led the televised interview by KTVU’s Ken Wayne in their report Petaluma Bay Area Woman Set to Make Racing History.

VIDEO: Kombucha Maker Revive Brands Expanding In Petaluma

He woke up one morning with a vision of a sea of plastic bottles between here and Hawaii, and he thought to himself “I don’t want to look back in 15 years that a brand I created contributed to that sea mess”

Revive Brands Logo
Revive Brands Logo

Sean Lovett, car enthusiast-environmentalist-brew master and founder of Revive Brands, is the maker of a popular kombucha drink in Windsor.  What does this have anything to do with Petaluma?  This fast growing company that is tripling in size and moving their facility to Petaluma in 2015.  Better yet, no new building will be required to accommodate them.  They will occupy a 50,000 sq. ft. vacant production bakery in Petaluma.

In a North Bay Business Journal article posted just yesterday by Jeff Quakenbush, Kombucha maker, bakery plan big Petaluma expansion, tells about the 90 jobs that will be bound for our city and expansion of the specialty-food industry.