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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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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.

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.

2019-03-30Mar 30, 2019

The Petaluma Pie Company is very proud to announce their first Deaf Pie Happy Hour. LaLa’s Jam Bar is hosting two Spring Wreath Making Classes the first weekend of April. The North Bay Bohemian just named “On a River Winding Home” as one of its writers picks on their Best of 2019 list. Petaluma Drinks was launched last year as a festival to celebrate and enjoy all the great drink makers and mixers in and around Petaluma. the Butter & Egg Days festivities kick off on April 20 with the Opening Ceremonies at the Petaluma Historical Library and Museum, from noon to 1 p.m., where Mayor Barrett will read a proclamation honoring the Grand Marshal and Good Egg.

2019-02-27Feb 27, 2019

For its latest project, a partnership of Petaluma community service groups retrofitting a decaying community center.

2019-01-30Jan 30, 2019

The Chabad Jewish Center of Petaluma will host Holocaust survivor Marthe Cohn on Tuesday, February 5, at 7 p.m. at Petaluma’s Santa Rosa Junior College campus, in memory of the 80th anniversary of “Kristallnacht.” Tickets are available at Kristallnacht was the infamous night in 1938 when Nazis took to the streets of Germany, vandalizing Jewish homes, schools, and businesses, torching synagogues, and arresting and murdering Jews simply for being Jewish. Marthe Cohn’s book “Behind Enemy Lines” is her incredible story of suffering, bravery, and determination through not only the Nazi invasion and occupation of her home country of France, but also her work as a nurse in the Far East after the war, as the Vietnamese and French went to war. Now 98 years old, this event is a chance to meet a living legend, war hero, and proud member of the Jewish community. 

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June 19-23, 2019 


Events are FREE - Donations are Welcome!
3p ~ “Tales of Life” Three speakers sharing personal narratives
5p ~ “Walks of Life,” describing challenges and opportunities
7p ~ “Celebration of Life” we rock the house with great music

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