Petaluma, California: Local Farms Featured in KRCB’s North Bay Bountiful

Tara Firma Farm Photos-3 ResizedKRCB, North Bay Public Media, is running a segment called North Bay Bountiful. From their website:

                  “Cultivate. Celebrate. Connect. The San Francisco North Bay area enjoys an incredible bounty of resources—both natural and creative—that enrich all our lives. Our land and seascapes offer breathtaking vistas while also serving as the source of an amazing variety of food and products. There is a pervasive sense of appreciation and connectedness around this bounty, and ample evidence that residents care deeply about optimizing and preserving it. Our arts and culture reflect a joyous recognition of all that lives and grows and sustains us here—body and soul. We share a common mindfulness of just how precious and precarious our resources are.”

As part of this special focus, we were pleased to find several Petaluma, California farms featured in this great series.  We are happy to share them on our site.

Tara Firma Farms

For more information about Tara Firma Farms see our previous post: #Petaluma’s Tara Firma Farms Connects With The Community

From KRCB YouTube Description: “‘Grow the mind to grow the soil, to grow food that strengthens the community.’ That is the mantra of Tara Smith of Tara Firma Farms in Petaluma, California. Thanks to Farm Shorts. More info at : http:///


Sketch Artist Captures Petaluma California Veteran’s Day Parade


Gus McDuffie flickr Profile Photo

This morning in our searches for good news and information about Petaluma, California, we ran across the following sketches that we had to share.

This gallery of photos are from Gus McDuffie’s Flickr page where you can see more of his sketch work.  Click the navigation arrows on each sketch to view all of them.

Petaluma: 2015 City of Lights Driving Tour Map Released!

Chad Dunbar, Winner of 2009 Petaluma City of Lights Tour
Chad Dunbar, Winner of 2009 Petaluma City of Lights Tour

Plus Video of Santa’s Tug Boat Arrival

Every year people from all over Sonoma and Marin County visit and enjoy Petaluma’s City of Lights driving tour which officially starts today.  This year we have 16 home entries and 21 businesses. This self-directed tour will continue through December 29th.

Click here to see the 2015 Petaluma City of Lights Driving Tour Map. Judging will happen over this weekend, and winners will be announced by December 11th.

Also our visitors center did a great job of capturing the crowd, carollers and Santa arriving via tugboat in the Petaluma turning basin. Enjoy the video.

What’s Going On In Petaluma This Week? Also Don’t Miss These Christmas Events!

chittychittybangbang2“Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Nov. 20-Dec. 6: Performed by Cinnabar Theater Young Rep. Visit website for show  dates & times. 763-8920

Petaluma Holiday CrafterinoSmall Business Saturday – Sat. All Day: A day dedicated to shopping at local merchants.

Holiday Crafterino – Sat., 11am-4pm: $1 donation. Petaluma Veterans Memorial Hall, 1094 Petaluma Blvd. South.

Santa’s Riverboat Arrival – Sat., 11:30am: Entertainment starts at 11:30; Santa & Mrs. Claus arrive around noon by Tug, stays for photos until 1:30pm.  River Plaza Shopping Center on E. Washington St.

horse&carriage2The North Pole Connection – Sat. 2:30-7pm & Sun. 1-4pm: Santa Claus available for photos at the Lan Mart Building, 18 Kentucky St.

Holiday Table Centerpiece Workshop – Sat., 10am: Advance registration 664-8656 or Artful Arrangements, 205 Orchard Lane.

Boating at the Barn – Sun., 10am-1pm: Free kayak and row boat rides at the River Heritage Center in Steamer Landing Park. 769-0910

navarro trioSunrise Holiday Craft Fair – Sun., 10am-6pm: Delightful holiday craft items & more. Sunrise Senior Living, 815 Wood Sorrell Dr.

Navarro Trio Concert – Sun., 3pm: Performing Beethoven & Arensky at the Petaluma Historical Library & Museum 20 4th St. 778-4398.

Light up the park PetalumaEast-Side Farmers’ MarketTuesdays, 10am-1:30 pm: Year-round, rain or shine! Deer Creek Shopping Center (Friedman’s) 429 No. McDowell Blvd.  415-999-5635.

West Side Stories – Wed. 7:30pm: At Sonoma Porkworks, 613 2nd St. $5. 477-4416

Hospice “Light up a Life” Tree Lighting Ceremony – Fri., 7pm: Annual community celebration at Center Park, off Petaluma Blvd.



Two videos added to our Petaluma Butter & Egg Days Parade YouTube Playlist

Petaluma High School Marching Band in 2015 Butter & Egg Days ParadeWe have two new 2015 Butter & Egg Days Parade videos added to our playlist.

Petaluma Junior High School Marching Band in 2015 Butter & Egg Days Parade


District 2 Dairy Princess Connie Jones with 1st Alt. Alex Gambonini 2015 Butter & Egg Days Parade

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#Petaluma’s Heather Mahoney wins WORLD Racquetball Championship!

Coach Jen Meyer Heather, Mahoney and Coach Jody Nance
Coach Jen Meyer Heather, Mahoney and Coach Jody Nance

UPDATE: 11/26/2015: Padecky: Petaluma’s Heather Mahoney has a gold medal and a bright future

Thanks to the work of Brian Dixon who directs the Petaluma Athletic Club’s Junior Racquetball program, two of our young Petaluman junior racquetball players, Heather Mahoney (10U Girls) and James D’Ambrogia (12U Boys) advanced to the World Championships. They were both in the top 2 at the National Junior Racquetball Championships and invited to play on Team USA to and advance to the 2015 Junior World Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In addition to singles, both Heather and James played doubles.

Heather Maloney Beats Mexico In Tie Breaker In Junior Racquetball World ChampionshipsHeather is now a World Champion after beating Mexico in a tie breaking match today. She is the best 10U girls junior racquetball player in the world!

Congratulations to Heather and James for representing Petaluma well as world class racquetball players and big thanks to Brian Dixon and Heather’s coaches for supporting our world champion.

UPDATE 12/5/2015: VIDEO – 2015 jr World Racquetball Championships – Final, Girls 10 and under


Gallery of Some Random Photos of Downtown #Petaluma

The following series of photos are ones I took while waiting for my car to get a smog checked at Petaluma’s Smog Test Only (which I highly recommend – they did a great job).

We thought the following photos were worth sharing AND ‘Positively Petaluma’. Some of the photos were taken with a Fish Eye and Tilt Shift lenses to create interesting affects.

Petaluma Honors Veterans and Troops at Annual Veterans Day Parade

Check our video and photo gallery of this year’s event

On Wednesday, November 11 Petaluma held its annual Veterans Day Parade, one of the largest in northern California. People lined the parade path, waiting to cheer on the veterans and voice their support for U.S. troops.

Marching in the parade were a wide variety military units and veterans including those who served in World War II, as well as color guards, local school bands, family members of veterans, and scout troops. Parade vehicles ranged from traditional floats to fire engines, military vehicles, and antique cars. Overhead were flyovers by military aircraft and helicopters.

On the sidelines, families and other veterans saluted the troops, waved flags, and generally cheered on our veterans. American flags were waving everywhere on the parade route.  Several groups had stands stocked with Christmas cards and pens so that people could write to active troops to wish them well for the holidays.

After the parade, a memorial ceremony was held at Walnut Park, during which the National Anthem and “God Bless America” were sung and prayers were said for the troops. This year’s memorial ceremony unveiled Petaluma’s Korean War monument, dedicated to three Petaluma soldiers who died in the Korean War. The unveiling and dedication was a special moment for everyone there, and especially for the loved ones of those soldiers.


#Petaluma’s X2nSat Creates Video “Who is X2nSat”

As provided on their YouTube Channel:
X2nSat is one of the most veteran VSAT providers in North America, extending communication reach anywhere a company does business for more than 15 years. Founded with a mission to provide highly reliable, wireless network and communication solutions to a wide variety of industries, X2nSat is proud to provide the robust services of a large telecomm with the personalized customer care of a specialty organization. With a state-of-the-art, high-capacity satellite teleport site and a 24x7x365 Network Operations Center located in California and redundant teleports and data centers spread throughout the United States, X2nSat has the capacity to deliver extremely secure network solutions and services anywhere you work. Clients appreciate the strength of X2nSat’s robust network infrastructure and its close proximity to the engineers and technicians who manage their networks.

PCA Releases Video of Petaluma’s 2015 Rivertown Revival PLUS New Photos

This week Petaluma Community Access released its video showing some highlights from the 2015 Rivertown Revival “The Greatest Slough On Earth”.

We were also there and took a few short video clips, and some photos we have not yet shared until now.

Enjoy our short slideshow. Also you can hover over and click on arrows to advance photos.