News is buzzing about Petaluma’s Lagunitas Brew Co

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 stories click 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 Lights Up

#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.

Congrats to PALL.  Click here if you wish to subscribe to the Petaluma Baseball Magazine and subscribe for free.

North Bay Rowing Club Wins Gold Oregon Regatta

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

All-American Cheese Trail Ends in Petaluma

Today in HuffingtonPost.com article “An All-American Cheese Trail”, Mary White, Founder of BnBFinder.com, lists “can’t miss dairy farms” across the United States. Two of them are in Petaluma: Cowgirl Creamery and Howards End Petaluma Cottage.

Update: 2/11/2015 This morning we found a video of Howards End on YouTube to share.

If you are interested in learning about Cowgirl Creamery this is a good video of owners Peggy Smith and Sue Conly telling their story.

Warner Bros. CEO Credits ‘Petaluma’ for His Winning Style & Success

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.”

This information was shared through a tweet on Positively Petaluma’s (@PositivPetaluma) twitter page and mentioned that day by Nate Campbell on local radio KZST 100.1 FM news.