Thousands Show Up For #Petaluma’s Lighted Boat Parade

Small Paddle Boat Glides By Lighted Boats
Small Paddle Boat Glides By Lighted Boats

The Petaluma turning basin was surrounded by boat-parade fans even hours before the event started on Saturday, December 13, 2015. In anticipation of the lighted boat procession, eager children chanted “Santa, Santa…” with some awesome background music from the Kenilworth Junior High Jazz Band just outside the bustling Petaluma Taps. Yachts, sailboats, paddle boats and kayaks made their way into the turning basin a little after 6:30 PM giving a beautiful reflection off the Petaluma River.

Promenade of Lighted Sail Boats
Promenade of Lighted Sail Boats


Photos & Videos of Petaluma Storm

We are aware that the flooding caused a lot of damage to homes and business and that is definitely not a positive thing. However some made the best of it. In times that things get tough, amazing people from Petaluma rise up and show their best. Like in the article VIDEO: 80-Year-Old Heroes Saves Senior Mobile Home Park From Devastating NorCal Storm. It’s also positive to see volunteers, our city workers, police and fire coming out to help.  In these videos you will also see our firefighters working to help save 10 people that were stranded. It was a ‘snow day’ for our students, and some put on their rain boots and jumped in puddles. It even brought out thrill seekers and water sports enthusiast who took advantage of the raging creeks and flooded streets. Couldn’t get into Lagunitas, no problem, one young lady found her place afloat in front of Lagunitas drinking a cold one.  You can see that photo in our post “Need I Say More” which was shared on Facebook over 177 times in just a few days.

It’s also positive news for Petaluma to get the much needed water after our severe drought. Petaluman’s even rose up in light of the drought by improving how to grow drought resistant produce and sustainable food as covered in our article From Marketing Executive to #Petaluma Farmer: Deborah Walton created Canvas Ranch.  After recent storm we saw posts indicating that Petaluma cattle ranchers were saying they have never seen the grass grow on the hills as fast as it is. We all know the strain our local farmers/growers have been challenged with the drought.  This was illustrated in the video KPIX News Video: Demand Soars for Organic Milk #Petaluma Dairies Trying to Keep Up.

I hope you enjoy the following feed of photos and videos (which you will only find on Positively Petaluma – as some of the content was sent to us by our followers and some we created and the content is so spread out you probably would not otherwise find it yourself).

We arranged these photos and videos on multiple pages so it would not take forever for you computer to load each one all on one page. SO CLICK THE PAGE NUMBERS BELOW TO SEE THE NEXT PHOTO OR VIDEO.

These Petaluma photos were taken by Associated Press Photographer Eric Risberg.

Petaluma Woman Who Had To Have Her Starbucks Despite the Heavy Rains, Assoicated Press Photo by Eric Risberg
Petaluma Woman Who Had To Have Her Starbucks Despite the Heavy Rains Associated Press Photo by Eric Risberg

VIDEO: Did you miss this year’s Butter & Egg Days Parade? No problem PCA has got your back!

Share this post on your facebook timeline or with a friend who missed the parade this year. Maybe you know someone who was in it and would like to see the video. I am sure they will appreciate it.

This video was narrated by Mark Jaramillo and Tina Jones and they announce each entry. It is more than one hour and a half of coverage of the 2014 Butter & Egg Days Parade in Petaluma. While every minute is worth it, the nice thing about video is you can pause, skip ahead, fast forward and rewind.

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.

#Petaluma Community Foundation Releases New Video!

Petaluma Community Foundation Stronger Petaluma

The YouTube description provided with this video gives:  Petaluma Community Foundation has strategically aligned and coordinated collaborative programming of 8 local youth-serving organizations to maximize resources for our vulnerable children and teens.

Positively Petaluma recently shared the PCF’s “Spreading Happiness” video that got a lot of attention.  Yesterday the produced a more polished version of it. Enjoy and share the happiness!

#Petaluma’s Veteran’s Day Parade: Schedule, Highlights, History & Video

Photo from the Press Democrat

Joe Noriel with the Purple Heart City sign at Putnam Plaza on Petaluma Blvd, Photo Argus Courier
Joe Noriel with the Purple Heart City sign at Putnam Plaza on Petaluma Blvd, Photo Argus Courier

Update February 14, 2015, PCA Releases 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade Video

Positively Petaluma would like to thank our men and woman in the United States armed services, we salute you! By sharing the following information we would like to honor of our veterans and the memory of our fallen soldiers.  Petaluma in the last year was named The Purple Heart city and our veterans were saluted in pre-Memorial Day Ceremony in May. Each year Petaluma’s Veterans Day parade provides for the best venue for families from all over to celebrate and remember the members of our military. Freedom is not free and many of our vets have paid the ultimate sacrifice for us so we can enjoy the freedoms we often take for granted.

Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat
Photo by Conner Jay, The Press Democrat



Argus Courier reports Veterans Day Parade, Nov. 11 on November 4, 2014

Petaluma Patch reports What’s On Tap For Veterans Day In Petaluma on November 7, 2014 by Susan C. Schena



BAMM Releases 2014 #Petaluma Rivertown Revival Video

The Friends of Petaluma each year host and event called the Rivertown Revival.  This video does a good job of capturing the festivities and Congressman Jared Huffman also says some nice things about our city.