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Petaluma’s winter menus, distillary event, Stemple creek dinner and more

The Block — Petaluma will host a “vertical” tasting of Lagunitas’ Willettized Imperial Stout, today, Jan. 24, starting at 4 p.m. and lasting as long as the supply lasts. What makes this stout special is that it was aged in bourbon barrels from Willett Distillery. This is called a vertical because it


Governor Orders More DNA Testing in 1983 California Killings

California Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered DNA testing on evidence that a death-row inmate says would prove his innocence in a 35-year-old murder case that has drawn national attention.


Another Atmospheric River will bring heavy rain to Bay Area next week

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) - If you thought we were done with all the rain, think again. Atmospheric River Part 2 is headed toward the Bay Area!. While Friday will be sunny and comfortable, you can expect increasing cloud cover with a chance of rain starting Sunday.


New head at Petaluma nonprofit Mentor Me

Robert Florez doesn’t mind talking about his troubled childhood, or his run-ins with the law as a young man that struggled to be heard. When he was a freshman at a high school in Grass Valley, living in Nevada City after years of causing a ruckus in his hometown of Watsonville, he stole a car with s


Man who shot at California cop previously deported, arrested but cops wouldn't honor ICE detainer, feds say

The illegal immigrant killed Sunday in a shootout with a California cop had been deported three times and arrested and released over ICE's objection on several occasions -- including cases involving the very department whose officer took him down in a dramatic exchange caught on her body cam.


Petaluma Detective Named Sonoma County Police Officer Of Year

PETALUMA, CA — Petaluma police Detective Patrick Gerke has been selected as the Sonoma County Police Officer of the Year for 2018, the Petaluma Police Department announced Thursday. Gerke, a 22-year veteran of Petaluma PD, was chosen for the honor by the Sonoma County Law Enforcement Chief's Associa


Island ‘royalty’ comes to Petaluma

“The thing about the Common Kings is that we all come from different musical backgrounds,” says bassist Ivan “Uncle Lui” Kirimaua. “For the most part, we have collaborated, putting our musical influences into the bucket to see what we come out with, but we are being more eclectic with our sound, wit


One twin was a citizen, the other undocumented. A victory in California court for their same-sex parents rebukes the State Department

Ethan and Aiden were born in 2016 four minutes apart, coming from the same womb – a surrogate mom. They had the same parents, Andrew and Elad Dvash-Banks, and the same toys and outfits.


Here are Oakland teachers' salaries compared to other Bay Area school districts

OAKLAND (KRON) - Money is one of the main reasons Oakland teachers are on strike. Bay Area housing costs are soaring -- and commutes are getting longer. Here's a look at teacher salaries in several other local school districts.


Out and About in Petaluma

Petaluma High School’s Music Department presents a lavish, tune-filled fundraiser this weekend at the Hotel Petaluma. There will be food, drinks, a silent auction, and plenty of music by PHS students. Friday, Feb. 22, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $10 students.


Petaluma activists gear up for ‘climate emergency’

We’ve seen what climate change looks like. Ferocious hurricanes, increasingly deadly wildfires, droughts, floods and snowstorms are all linked to climate change that a majority of scientists believe is caused by humans.


The Latest: California parents of 13 plead guilty to torture

RIVERSIDE, Calif. – The Latest on the case of a couple charged with the torture and abuse of most of their 13 children (all times local):. A California couple who shackled some of their 13 children to beds and starved them have pleaded guilty to torture and other abuse.


Stuehmeyer, Petaluma WWII vet, dies at 93

Henry Stuehmeyer, a Petaluma resident and decorated World War II veteran who helped liberate thousands of captives from the Dachau concentration camp, is set to be memorialized this weekend after his death on Dec. 14. He was 93.


New England beer invasion: Where to find these hazy brews in Petaluma

Once a trendy haze, New England-style IPAs seem to have found a new home as an influx of California brewers move the style from gimmick to official variety. New England IPAs, or NEIPAs for short, recently secured a spot on the official beer style guidelines of the Brewers Association, and the Beer J


Retro Farmhouse Boasts Basement, Big Fireplace: $869K In Petaluma

PETALUMA, CA — The days of yesteryear make a comeback in this vintage farmhouse on over 2 acres in Petaluma. The Bodega Avenue beauty built in 1938 has an open kitchen, dining and living area featuring built-in cabinets and a huge brick fireplace.


Union City police say James Logan student stabbed, school locked down

Union City police are investigating the stabbing of a student on campus at James Logan High School. The school is currently on lockdown while police search for the suspect. Stay with ABC7 News for updates on this developing story.


Game Notes: Drake at Petaluma

PETALUMA, CA - Home game for me and a chance to see some of the best talent in the 2021 and 2022 classes. The home team Petaluma Trojans were a hot topic in our IG chats about the preseason Power 25, but though they are a talented squad, they are young and they have some kinks to work out. Drake won


Petaluma film critics talk Oscars

The Oscars, in many ways, are a spectator sport. During the run-up to the Academy Awards, there are competitors, cheerleaders and fans, high spirits, high stakes and high blood pressures. And eventually, of course, there will be winners and the losers.


Historic photos of Sonoma County life in 1959

In 1959, Sonoma County was slowly evolving from a sleepy farm community to a thriving urban center. The Coyote Dam was completed and the first Russian River water flowed from Santa Rosa faucets. Pacific Gas & Electric Company met resistance on the coast after announcing its plans to build a nuclear


A record number of babies have been surrendered in California. Some say that’s ‘hopeful’

In a photograph that Dawn Robinson holds up in her living room, two of her three children smile in an almond orchard outside Bakersfield in 2014. Kern County is where Tyler, 10, and Willow, 8, took their first breaths. It’s also where their birth mothers gave them up at the hospital as part of a sta