HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: White beats Blue in Overtime at 2nd Annual Tri-County All-Star Football Game

The Tri-County All-Star Football game is a competition between the White Team (Napa, Marin and Petaluma’s best players) and the Blue Team (Northern Sonoma County’s best players).   The battle covering from three counties took place on December 27 at Piner High School in Santa Rosa.  The game benefited kids in foster care by raising awareness of the need during the holidays.

The game was tied at the end of the last quarter, and they were going call the game and the coaches would not allow that.  They played into overtime and it would be Petaluma’s Greg Thomas the left footed kicker on Team White kicking a 19-yard field goal to defeat Team Blue, 43-40.

Players from representing Petaluma on the White Team are:

  • 17 WR Hunter Williams 6’3 210 Petaluma
  • 51 CTR Julian Lopez 5’11 230 Casa Grande
  • 77 OL Justin Mahrt 6’4 235 Petaluma
  • 74 OL Peter Parrick 6’4 285 Casa Grande
  • 66 OL Chris Temple 5’8 220 Petaluma
  • 73 DL Greg Poteracke 6’3 275 Casa Grande
  • 32 DB Greg Thomas 5’8 155 Petaluma
  • 33 DB Connor Dennison 5’8 145 Petaluma

Jimmy Cerf, offensive coordinator at St. Vincent de Paul High School-Petaluma, is the head coach for Team White.

This video was created by the Youth Sports Network which is a local company that does a great job in covering our local sports.

VIDEO: TRI-COUNTY ALL STAR FOOTBALL- Napa-Marin Petaluma WHITE vs Sonoma County North BLUE, 12-27-14 from ysn365 on Vimeo.

Things to Do In Petaluma On New Years Eve (2014)


UPDATE 12/25/2015: Things To Do in Petaluma CA for Eve of 2016 New Years Celebration.

The Petaluma Museum hosts its sixth annual New Year’s Eve gala from 7pm to 10pm. Celebrate with a concert by violinist Yun Chu, cellist Shu Yi Pai, pianist Elizabeth Walter and Nancy Severance on viola will perform selected works of Beethoven and Dvorak. Petaluma Creamery and Russian River Vineyards’ fine wines and cheeses will be served complimentary. Guests also have the option to purchase preferred tickets with “elite beverage service.” Prices go up as the event nears. $35–$70. 20 Fourth St., Petaluma. 707.778.4398.

Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

Get bluesy this New Year’s Eve with Tommy Castro and the Painkillers at the Mystic Theatre in Petaluma ($41). This guitar-driven blues band is known for putting on a great show, and there will be a special guest performance with Keith Crossan and Nancy Wright. 23 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. Doors at 8pm; shows starts at 9pm. 707.765.2121.


Beneath Paris Skies with Édith PiafFor something different, explore the life and times of Edith Piaf in Cinnabar Theater‘s play Edith Piaf: Beneath Paris Skies. This performance recreates Piaf’s unlikely road from the brothels of Paris to stardom in the 1930s. Musical accompaniment by a five-piece band completes the experience. On New Year’s Eve only, enjoy desserts before the show, party favors and a Champagne toast at midnight. $55–$65. 3333 Petaluma Blvd. N., Petaluma. 707.763.8920.


Monsoon & The IncubatorsNew Years Eve Bash~ Zodiacs New Monsoon & The Incubators -Wednesday, Dec 31st, 2014 San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of national touring, the band also features the muscular rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums). New Monsoon’s exhilarating blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation shines in an irresistible blend of sophisticated song craft, inventive musical exploration and down home rock-n-roll.

Sons Of Italy Petaluma

Petaluma Sons of Italy New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance 320 N. Mc Dowell Blvd, Petaluma CA 6pm-1am The Petaluma Sons of Italy are pleased to present their annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance held at the Lucchesi Community Center. Open to the public. No host bar begins at 6pm, Prime Rib and Tortellini Dinner begins at 7:30pm. Dancing from 9:00pm to 1:00am. Continental breakfast at midnight. No tickets will be sold at the door. Cost: $60 per person Phone: 707.588.2719


Fourchette New Years Eve MenuFamily New Year’s Eve Dinner & Party at Fourchette, 1425 N. McDowell Blvd., Suite 100, Petaluma, CA 94954 We’ll be serving an all-inclusive: 4 course meal, Kids Meal, DJ, Dancing, New Year’s Party Favors, family games and more! Reservations are suggested… Dinner will be served from 5pm – 8pm (last seating) … dancing until 10pm! Call: 707-665-5444 for Reservations $15 for children and $40 for adults and children 4 and under are free.


Petaluma Active 20-30 at Mario & John’s! Mario & John’s Prohibition 2014 New Year’s Eve CelebrationRing in the New Year with Petaluma Active 20-30 #30 at Mario & John’s! Mario & John’s Prohibition 2014 New Year’s Eve Celebration is taking place on December 31 starting at 9pm and includes a DJ & house libations. Tickets are $20.00 and can be purchased at Mario & John’s. A percentage of the sales will be donated to our club’s children’s charitable fund. Come join us for a fun night!


Penny Harvest New Years Eve Buffalo Billiards

With the official launch of the Petaluma Bounty Penny Harvest for 2015, you can help the Bounty provide healthy food for all.  Buffalo Billiards is hosting a New Year’s Eve PENNY HARVEST.  Harvest up all the pennies you and your friends have and bring them with you on December 31, from 9:00 PM – 1:00 AM, 246 Petaluma Blvd. North, Petaluma.

Your 2014 Top 10 Facebook Posts

Here are the posts you made most popular in 2014.  Starting with the 10th to the top post of 2014.

#10 – Did you see this dinosaur running around downtown ‪#‎Petaluma‬ last night chasing cars down the boulevard?

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays From Positively #Petaluma

To share the holiday spirit with you, we decided to present the 2009 light show on our home that won first place in the Petaluma City of Lights contest. This light show was co-created by Chad Dunbar, now CEO of aftertec, Inc. an IT company in downtown Petaluma, and the PD wrote this story about it, Petaluma Teen Wows Neighborhood With Holiday Light Show which showed up on the front page of their newspaper.

Watch this video through to the end so you can see the comical time elapse video of all the people who visited our home with an overlay of the Benny Hill theme song.

Second Look Sunday: A Positively Petaluma Weeks In Review

There are lots of great things going on in #Petaluma, you just have to dig for them.  Positively Petaluma searches for and collects the positive information about our great city in one place: The Petaluma Magazine.  The Second Look will be a reflection of some of the posts from the previous weeks.

1000’s are enjoying their free subscription with thousands of positive articles including these highlights from the last few weeks:

Thanks also for “Like”ing us on Facebook and following us on Twitter.

Let The Games Begin! Lisa Draper Posts First Positively Petaluma T-Shirt Photo

Congrats to Lisa Draper, a beautician at Studio 132 (Spa, Beauty & Personal Care) on Liberty Street in Petaluma, for submitting the first photo of Payton & Taylor Draper and Colleen Cline wearing the new Positively Petaluma T-shirts. Payton dressed it up for the holidays with a Santa hat – Awesome. You girls look great! Thanks for sharing and your donation to COTS.

You too will be noticed for spreading good news about our great city and giving back to your community.  Maybe you are a:

  • Restaurant or Bar owner, host(ess), or worker
  • Band or musician playing at a Petaluma venue
  • Petaluma public works, police, firefighter or politician
  • Team, athlete, or coach of a Petaluma sport.
  • Traveler in a foreign country
  • Participant at a Petaluma event or standing next to a Petaluma historical site or Landmark
  • Petaluma business owner or entire company
  • Volunteer for a Petaluma charity or docent
  • Teacher or Student at a Petaluma school or away for college
  • On a walk or hike at a Petaluma park or open space
  • Fisherman or water sportsman on the Petaluma river
  • Petaluma Author or Artist holding a copy of your book or artwork

Get creative but please keep it clean. We are a G-rated family-appropriate safe place to get information for all audiences. Who knows maybe you too will be featured on our site and social media feeds.

Over a hundred sold in just a few days.  Because $1.00 for each sale is going to COTS, that means over $100 will be donated to them in February. Let’s make that over a $1,000 by January 31, 2015.  Click here to get information on how to get yours.

ABC Channel 7 VIDEO: Rain Is Good News For #Petaluma Farmers

This ABC Channel 7 coverage has great before and after video of Petaluma’s DeBernardi Dairy farm in Two Rock.  Reporter Wayne Freedman says DeBernardi is thrilled to death about the rain as all the other ranchers are around the Sonoma and Marin County line. The Sonoma County dairyman in the interview said “Nobody thought we would have this much water, this time of year,”  The rain is lifting a big burden for all ranchers around in the area. Neil McIssac from a Clover Stornetta farm adds “We won’t have to haul any water. Tanks are running over. Springs and wells are recharged,” The article however indicates by no measure is the California drought over with, but the 20 inches that have fallen so far this year is a great relief and a good start leading into winter.

Grass Should be at Don Debernadino's ankles or higher, Photo By Press Democrat
Grass Should be at Don Debernadino’s ankles or higher, Photo By Press Democrat, December 2, 2013

Associated with article in the Press Democrat Struggling with one of the driest years on record by Jamie Hansen on December 2, 2013, it mentions the recorded rainfall was at its lowest in almost 120 years.  That year DeBernardi said “We’re gonna have to see what Mother Nature does,” he adds. “Usually, she works it all out. This year, I don’t know.”  Well we guess he was right, mother nature is working it out so far this year.

ABC Channel 7 News Anchor Ama Daetz and Wayne Freedman provide the following report, RAIN IS WELCOME SOUND FOR NORTH BAY FARMERS

Here is another video we ran into about the McIssac farm from Clover Stornetta‘s “MooTube” Channel ‘Meet the McIssac’s – A Clover Stornetta Farms dairy family’ in 2011.

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


VIDEO: Bixby & Mike Visit Petaluma Animal Shelter With A Yuba Reception

Bixby & Chicken Charlie Admiring Petaluma Wall Mural
Bixby & Chicken Charlie Admiring Petaluma Wall Mural

Who is Bixby and Mike? Mike Minnick is making a journey with his dog Bixby (or as Mike would like to say, Bixby is allowing her human to take him) across the country.

Why are they doing this?  Bixby has a website www.Wheresbixby.com, and he says:

         “Howdy! My name is Bixby and I’m a 4 year old rescue dog from Texas. Along with my Human “Mike” and our rubber safety chicken “Chicken Charlie”, we have emBARKed on an epic adventure bicycling around the country and raising awareness of the importance of supporting your local animal shelters.”


One of his stops was the Petaluma Animal Shelter.  Kaye Chandler created and posted the following video coverage on Vimeo.  In this video Bixby & Mike were greeted by the Yuba Bicycle crew.

Bixby Riding Skip the Quarter Horse In Downtown Petaluma
Bixby Riding Skip the Quarter Horse In Downtown Petaluma

Why was the Yuba Bike crew there?  Bixby and Mike are traveling across the country on a Yuba bike.  How cool is that? The bike they ride is built by a Petaluma company. Maybe Yuba can create a new line of bikes call the Bixby. If you have not heard of Yuba cargo bikes you have to check out their website.

Where did Bixby and Mike stay while in Petaluma?  They stayed at the Petaluma KOA.  He was advised about the storm.  Mike said he doesn’t pedal in the rain and that he had some shelter to stay in during his visit.