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Petaluma Perspective by Houston Porter

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2018-10-16Oct 16, 2018

Once you’ve experienced the pure genius of StockHome Restaurant in Petaluma, you’ll wonder why there aren’t more family-style Swedish-Mediterranean restaurants in the area.

2018-06-23Jun 23, 2018

The paparazzi was in full swing for the World’s Ugliest Dog contest as Zsa Zsa, a rescued English Bulldog from Anoka, Minnesota charmed her way into the judges' hearts. Nine years young with a swaggering tongue, Zsa Zsa delivered a shower of slobber as she claimed this year’s title, fully fashionable with hot pink toenails. The girl knows how to win hearts as well as minds!

2018-06-12Jun 12, 2018

There's still time to enter pups for the chance to win for cash, Fame, and Philanthropy at the Sonoma-Marin Fair.  With a face only a fur-momma could love, these pups are put to the test for the world’s best cause and to celebrate that every dog is adorable by promoting the power of community and importance of adoption.  Entries will be accepted between now and Wednesday, June 20th by 5pm PST on the World’s Ugliest Dog® Contest website.

2018-06-11Jun 11, 2018

Eager parents conspire to create the perfect romance for their children, using the classic trope of forbidden love. They watch the young couple mature from high-flown fantasies through the heartbreak of reality and into a future together. Loosely based on ‘Les Romanesques,’ the convoluted plot of bandits and seduction gains foundation through a journey of self-discovery and has become a popular musical around the world.

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

We Petalumans know how to enjoy a drink or two, which is no surprise, what with our town’s unofficial nickname of “gateway to the wine country.”

 

2018-05-30May 30, 2018

EAT your MEAT BBQ ~Wine Country Big Q is back at theSonoma-Marin Fairgrounds July 7, 1 – 5pm! This nationally sanctioned barbecue Festival and Competition draws 50 barbecue teams from across the West Coast to smoke ribs, brisket, pork, chicken, and more in a celebration of authentic barbecue.

 

2018-05-03May 3, 2018

Affectionately nicknamed the “Carnegie Hall of the West Coast”, the natural and native Douglas Fir paneling and domed ceiling of thePetaluma Museum creates the perfect acoustics and setting for local concerts.

 

2018-05-02May 2, 2018

The rose is arguably the most poetic of flowers. It is the hallmark of Spring, bursting on the scene in April and May, boasting singular beauty and metaphorical richness in every phase, from youthful bud to mature bloom. Thorns protect it, fragrance and color attract insects who live in symbiotic relationship.

2018-04-30Apr 30, 2018

Dan Melville’s featured show is illuminating in multiple ways. His metal sculptural lamps will, of course, illuminate even the darkest corner of a room, but his approach to creating his lamps is also illuminating in an artistic sense. It is nothing short of amazing what the man can do with odd bits and pieces, converting a pile of scrap and junk into something quite arresting.

2018-09-14Sep 14, 2018

More than 20 volunteers, 66 volunteer hours, and 20 cubic yards of mulch later, Petaluma’s new SMART train platform is looking beautiful!

2018-09-01Sep 1, 2018

The 18th annual El Día de Los Muertos Petaluma alter placements is almost upon us. Any downtown businesses that would like to participate can, free of charge, and will be added to the map, which gets distributed to 3,000+ tourists and locals.

2018-08-31Aug 31, 2018

Blissfully unaware that their home is being undermined by Nazi ideology of antagonism toward anything “other,” the residents of Berlin revel in playful night life and quiet romances. Political tension builds, turning friends against each other, and culminating in a chilling transition into Nazi controlled Germany.

 

2018-08-30Aug 30, 2018

Join the Friends of the Petaluma River and the Sonoma RCD for Petaluma’s fall watershed clean-up, Saturday, September 15, starting at 9 a.m. at Steamer Landing Park, in downtown Petaluma, and returns to the park for a BBQ at noon. There will also live music and raffle prizes too. For more info and to sign about in advance, visit friendsofthepetalumariver.org.

2018-08-28Aug 28, 2018

A mysterious patient is wheeled in for “Literary Surgery” by an eccentric group of nurses who bicker over his treatment, occasionally expressing themselves through song. In the bizarre, timeless hospital, the doctor reveals that the afflicted poet is William Shakespeare. To restore him to health and sanity, fragments of his plays are performed through dance, music and a slow-motion broadsword melee choreographed by Marty Pistone.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Sonoma County has many treats and special places to discover, and summer is the very best season for riding the back roads of our county.

2018-08-01Aug 1, 2018

Brewsters Beer Garden will host“For the Children” pasta dinner on Monday, August 6, starting at 5 p.m. This is being put on by Petaluma’s Rotary Clubs, which include Petaluma Rotary, Petaluma Sunrise Rotary and Petaluma Valley Rotary, all of which will donate baskets for raffle and the silent auction.

 

2018-06-27Jun 27, 2018

Pack a picnic lunch to wander through early Sonoma County at Sonoma State Historic Park &Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park for just $3 a person!

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