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Petaluma mismanaged water lab tests, whistleblower claims
A Public Works and Utilities Department manager is suing the city, alleging wrongful suspension, discrimination, defamation and unjust retaliation in response to his whistleblowing efforts after uncovering numerous positive samples of bacteria in Petaluma’s water distribution systems.
Petaluma man shares love of travel
The world is big, but Chase Olivieri wants to make it much smaller. With just days to go before his 30th birthday in October, Olivieri flew from Cyprus to Greece, completing his quest to visit 100 countries before turning 30. A dedicated budget traveler, the Petaluma resident launched a startup web-
Shake Shack opens 1st Bay Area location to long lines in Palo Alto
PALO ALTO, Calif. (KTVU) - The much anticipated Shake Shack in Palo Alto opened its doors Saturday as a long line of hungry customers waited to feast on the restaurant's famous offerings.
Venturing out: Fresh air and holiday fun in Sonoma County
Sonoma: The sixth annual Holiday Model Train Show, noon to 4 p.m. at the Depot Park Museum, 270 First St. W. Free admission, donations accepted. Santa visits on Dec, 16. Presented by the Sonoma Short Line Model Railroad Club and the Sonoma Valley Historical Society. 707-938-1762.
Berkeley man suspected of peeping on Petaluma hotel guest
PETALUMA — A 30-year-old Berkeley man is suspected of using electronic equipment to peep on a hotel guest from underneath the door, police said. Police arrested Javier Martinez on Tuesday on suspicion of unlawful peeping. They contacted him after being dispatched to the Sheraton Hotel in the 700 blo
One injured in Highway 116 crash
One person was sent to the hospital in a three-vehicle crash in the 5800 block of Highway 116, the first in a series of crashes Rancho Adobe Fire responded to on Thursday. The agency then responded to a non-injury crash at Petaluma Hill Road and Keizer Avenue.
Your Petaluma Weekend Weather Forecast
Today, light rain starting this afternoon, continuing until this evening. Light rain in the evening. High 58, low 49. Chance of precipitation: 49%. Wind 5 mph from the SE. Rain until evening and breezy starting in the afternoon, continuing until evening. High 58, low 54.
Pearl in Petaluma has banned tipping in favor of living wage
As Annette Yang and her partner Brian Leitner made plans to open Pearl earlier this year, they finally had the right size restaurant to implement a shared philosophy: that tipping for service is practice that should end.
Night on Petaluma street highlights homelessness crisis
Friday night was cold and damp, a brutal night to be sleeping out on the streets of Petaluma. But that is where several local business and government leaders spent the night, joining the hundreds of young homeless Sonoma County residents who spend every night out in the harsh conditions.
Holiday events and happenings in Petaluma
From pop-up markets and craft fairs, to presentations of classic Christmas stories, to community gatherings of Christmas carols, there is no shortage of fun things to see, do, buy and experience this holiday season. Here are a number examples of events, gatherings and performances that will shine a
Bitcoin Bomb Threat Emails Reported In Petaluma, Santa Rosa
SONOMA COUNTY, CA — Police in both Petaluma and Santa Rosa responded to calls from multiple schools and businesses Thursday who reported receiving emails stating there was a bomb in their building that would detonate at the end of the day if a payment made via Bitcoin was not received.
DUI Suspected In Crash Onto Cotati Foot Bridge: Police
COTATI, CA — Cotati police released photos of a suspected DUI crash Thursday afternoon in which a car rolled and became wedged sideways on a wooden pedestrian bridge. The solo-vehicle crash happened at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Cypress Avenue and W. Sierra Avenue.
ABC7 highlights Bay Area porch pirates in 12 Days of Grinch-mas
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- We're showing you some of the worst behavior by people this Holiday Season. The 12 days of Grinch-mas, highlights those people who have decided to steal the holidays from people's front porch.
Napa man sentenced to consecutive life terms for raping, mutilating girl
SANTA ROSA — Sonoma County Superior Court Judge Dana Simonds Friday morning sentenced a Napa man to consecutive life terms in prison for sexually assaulting a girl under age 14 in Bodega Bay last year.
Berkeley Man Caught Peeping, Recording Petaluma Hotel Guests: PD
PETALUMA, CA — A Berkeley man was arrested Tuesday night in Petaluma on suspicion of unlawful peeping after he was allegedly caught looking under guests' doors at the Sheraton Sonoma County-Petaluma hotel, according to the Petaluma Police Department. Javier Martinez, 30, is also suspected of illegal
Is a cell tower at the hospital making people at Petaluma Avenue Homes sick?
For several months residents of a Sebastopol apartment complex have been alleging a health crisis is taking place due to the proximity of a cell tower located near their homes.
Hotel voyeur arrested in Petaluma said he was inspired by reality TV
PETALUMA (KRON) - Police on Tuesday arrested a suspected hotel voyeur in Petaluma who claimed he was inspired by reality television shows. According to police, the suspect, 30-year-old Javier Martinez of Berkeley, was first reported to police after he was seen by an alleged victim on his hands and k
Rain, wind forecast throughout the Bay Area this weekend
OAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - By Bay City News Service. The National Weather Service is forecasting rain and wind that will impact the Bay Area and Central Coast Friday through Monday, with a strong storm arriving on Sunday.
CHP cracking down on carpool, express lane cheats in Bay Area
SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- A nightmare commute is only made worse when you see people cheating the system. The CHP is cracking down on the problem and ABC7 News reporter Leslie Brinkley rode along with a patrol officer on Thursday to ask questions about what they look for and when they issue citations.
Petaluma: Don't Miss These 5 Open Houses
PETALUMA, CA — If you're shopping for a new place, odds are you've already browsed through all the internet listings for your area. And while you've probably gotten a decent idea of what these homes are like from the images, you just can't beat an in-person encounter with the real thing.