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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2019-09-29Sep 29, 2019

The annual Chilly Billy Fun Run, Hot Rod and Motorcycle Show is Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Bill Soberanes Memorial Petaluma Whiskerino whisker competition celebrates 60 years on Saturday, October 5, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Phoenix Theater. This year’s official theme for the Petaluma El Dia de Los Muertos is “Love Transcends/El Amor Trasciende.” And many more events in town.

2019-04-29Apr 29, 2019

Although not the first event of the month, it tops my list so gets top billing. The Petaluma Museum presents Jura Margulis, Russian virtuoso, in concert on Fri, May 24, starting at 7:30 p.m. Another concert of sorts, the Petaluma Speedway has finally started up the short-track race season after being rained out by a couple of soggy weekends. Petaluma Film Alliance hosts the 11th Annual Petaluma Film Festival on May 4 at the Mystic Theater.  Show times are 12, 3, 7:30, and 10:30 p.m. and will highlight the best new animated and live action short films from around the world, followed by a lively discussion with the filmmakers.

2019-08-31Aug 31, 2019

The Petaluma Museum and Sky Hill Cultural Alliance present a benefit piano concert titled “Classical Musings at the Museum”, on Sunday, September 22. Starting at 4 p.m. And rewinding back to the beginning of the month, the Petaluma Education Foundation (PEF) holds their annual “PEF Bash” gala, Saturday, September 7. Petaluma offers a bunch more great events this month.

2019-07-31Jul 31, 2019

Your CBD Store Petaluma is the first and only dedicated CBD store selling hemp products.  Cannabis has been helping people in wake of the Opioid Crisis. Our business has been growing very fast since opening the doors just a month ago. Most of our customers are looking for alternatives to prescription drugs and most are elderly. The response has been so overwhelming that we are launching stores around the country now.  Since our opening we are already seeing testimonials from arthritis relief, fibromyalgia, stress, anxiety and Insomnia.

2019-07-31Jul 31, 2019

This year was our 7th Annual CARe SHOW for kids. The Petaluma Salvation Army fundraiser to send kids off to school with the supplies they need to succeed. We had great crowds. Lots of fun and over seventy five of the counties finest hot rods, dragsters, stock collectables....well you name it and the owners shared it with us. The Petaluma Elks came out and did the BBQing.

2019-07-29Jul 29, 2019

I want to revisit last month’s shout-out to War Wagon BBQ here in Petaluma. I had tried them at a couple of events and was so impressed that I ended up using them for a catering job. The 12th Annual Petaluma Music Festival is Saturday, August 3, at the Petaluma Fairgrounds, with gates opening at 11:30 a.m. and music running through 9:30 p.m. The City of Petaluma will host a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Presentation on Monday, August 12 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the Hotel Petaluma Ballroom at 205 Kentucky Street.

2019-06-29Jun 29, 2019

July starts with a bang in Petaluma, literally, with the July 4th Music Festival and Fireworks event at the Petaluma Fairgrounds on Thursday, July 4, from 5 to 10 p.m. Admission is free, and includes live music and fireworks. Lagunitas will be on hand pouring beer and there will be plenty of great food vendors. The Art and Garden Festival will have everything you love about Petaluma on Sun, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., all in one place along the closed streets of downtown Petaluma.


2019-06-11Jun 11, 2019

Petaluma, CA – Farm workers who pick our food are victims of an unjust system that benefits corporations over workers, often leaving parents and grandparents unable to afford school supplies for their children or grandchildren. Food Empowerment Project (F.E.P.) – where farm worker rights are a critical pillar of our advocacy – strives to give these children every possible chance at success. Today we announce the launch of our 2019 School Supply Drive to benefit the children of farm workers and support families trying to meet their basic needs.


2019-05-29May 29, 2019

If it seems like I write a lot about music events at the Petaluma Historic Library and Museum that is because the affiliated Petaluma Museum Association never ceases to amaze Petalumans with the level of entertainment the PMA offers on a regular basis. It also doesn’t hurt that the sound quality within the walls of the historic downtown Carnegie library is surprisingly clean and balanced, due in large part to the use of Douglas Fir, instead of the normal harder oak paneling that we normally see in buildings like this. 


2019-05-10May 10, 2019

The Petaluma City Council became the first city in Sonoma County to pass a Climate Emergency Resolution. Petaluma joins nearly a dozen municipalities in Northern California and more than 500 jurisdictions worldwide—representing about 52 million people—that have passed such a resolution.

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