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Petaluma residents who paid extra to live next to golf course left disappointed

When homeowners bought into Petaluma's Adobe Creek community, they paid a premium in exchange for the promise from the city that they would be living next to a golf course for at least 50 years. Or so they thought. We first reported this story last November, and now their worse fears have come to fr

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-19 03:55:52

Home sales surge in west Petaluma

When potential home buyers ask Jeremy King about Petaluma, he advises them to visit the downtown on a Friday or Saturday evening. "For years it was up and coming, up and coming," King, a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker, said of his hometown. But with its expansive theater district and trendy

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 02:49:00

Petaluma man arrested, suspected of attempted murder

An elderly Petaluma man was arrested Friday on suspicion of attempted murder following the bludgeoning of his wife during an altercation last month, Petaluma Police said. Dennis Crandall, 85, was arrested as he was being discharged from Petaluma Valley Hospital. His 91-year-old wife, who police decl

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-19 17:17:00

Emotions were high, but at the end everyone was still friends

Emotions can run high after any football game. Athletes have just 10 sure chances a year to make a mark on school history. After the 2017 Egg Bowl, players from Casa Grande and Petaluma high schools displayed emotion that was six years in the making. The game is steeped in tradition, but to the play

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-19 19:57:00

As DACA end looms, local officials rush to assist Dreamers' renewals

The Sonoma County Office of Education has teamed with the county's board of supervisors and counsel, to help Dreamers renew their work permits and protected status before the end of deferred action for childhood arrivals, or DACA. President Trump announced earlier this month he was phasing out over

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-19 19:49:00

Kaiser nurses say bare-bones nurse staffing is hurting patient care

Dozens of Kaiser nurses held a rally Monday at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Rosa hospital as part of a one-day protest aimed at highlighting what nurses said was inadequate staffing to care for Kaiser's patient population. The protest, organized by the California Nurses Association, was one of 21 held

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-19 16:39:00

Will drones be flying over Sonoma County for law enforcement?

Unmanned drones with high-definition cameras could take flight in Sonoma County skies next year to help law enforcement track suspects and assist in search-and-rescue operations for both the Sheriff's Office and the Santa Rosa Police Department. But drones won't get off the ground at either agency u

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-19 16:37:00

High school students can help COTS

The Committee on the Shelterless is offering high school students an opportunity to help those who most need help in their community by joining the Mary Isaak Fellows Program. The Mary Isaak Foundation, through its COTS program, serves 400 Sonoma County residents every year. High school students who

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-18 23:21:01

Local nonprofit bringing mobile classroom to storm-ravaged Houston

Weeks after Hurricane Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 storm and dumped a record 51.88 inches of rain on Houston as a tropical storm, much of the city is still a disaster zone. One Sonoma County-based nonprofit is stepping in to try to help the city heal. The Schoolbox Project found a gap in rel

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-18 16:47:00

Bidders set new record of $5.2 million at Sonoma County Wine Auction

Kevin O'Leary, star of the TV show "Shark Tank," was among the big spenders at Saturday's Sonoma County Wine Auction, where lots fetched a record-breaking $5.2 million, up from last year's take of $4.7 million. About 500 people gathered under the white tent at the La Crema Estate at Saralee's Vineya

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-18 16:41:00

For 70 years, it's been quite a ride at Cloverleaf Ranch

Before Cloverleaf Ranch became a saddleback wonderland and wellspring of lifetime memories for kids from both down the road and across the seas, it was a large - 180 acres - but otherwise fairly typical post-World War II rural Santa Rosa homestead. There were eight or so dairy cows. Ginger DeGrange,

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-18 16:39:01

Petaluman Linda Manuilow's life full of music and song

The Petaluma Chorale The Chorale rehearses weekly at Petaluma High School. The Chorale will hold its first performance of the semester in December, in a concert focusing on a theme of fall and holiday-related songs. The chorale is always eager in welcome new members. For information drop a question

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-18 08:01:00

Padecky: True sportsmanship returns to the Egg Bowl in Petaluma

PETALUMA - The Egg-On-Your-Face-Bowl reverted back Saturday to its much preferred and much beloved initial template: The Egg Bowl. We knew this to be true by what happened with eight minutes left in the second quarter. Petaluma running back Jacob Rollstin ran for 3 yards to the Casa Grande 23. As ya

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-17 06:59:01

Agrarian Games bring farming fun and folk to Petaluma

Most people who spend their days thinking about irrigation pipes don't also ponder the fun to be had from seeing how quickly someone might jiggle a cherry tomato from one end of the 25-foot tubes to the other. But Evan Wiig isn't your everyday farmer type. And on Saturday afternoon, the 31-year-old

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-17 04:47:00

Ruth Lombardi, 95, on her 'great life' in Petaluma

Ever since family patriarch Nazzareno and his wife Anna - together with their son Joseph and daughter Palmina - moved to Petaluma 70 years ago, closely followed by sons Geno and Dovilio (Dovey) and their young families, there has been a Lombardi family-operated business in these parts. Working close

PETALUMA 360 - 2017-09-17 08:01:02

Coroner: Santa Rosa children, 6 and 1, asphyxiated by father

Two young children found dead in their father's Santa Rosa apartment this past June suffered apparent asphyxiation at his hands, though just how he did it remains unknown, the Sonoma County Coroner's Office said Monday. Juliana Sofia Camara, 6, and her brother, 1-year-old Julian Camara, were found s

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 01:59:00

CHP officer killed on way to work in San Martin

A CHP officer on his way to work was hit and killed on his motorcycle at San Martin and Monterey in San Martin, a law enforcement source confirms. Man gives boy $20 for toys after death of grandson Bomb threat prompts Redwood City High School evacuation New fashion trend 'double jeans' cost $695 BA

ABC7 SAN FRANCISCO - 2017-09-19 16:32:20

Highway 116/Stage Gulch Road closed after vehicle crash

A vehicle crash that brought power lines down into open grasslands outside Petaluma sparking several brush fires, along with ongoing construction, will close Highway 116 north of Lakeville Highway until early Tuesday morning. The incident shortly before 6 p.m. began when emergency dispatchers learne

PRESSDEMOCRAT.COM - 2017-09-19 04:05:00

Analy, El Mo volleyballers notch wins

It was an exciting week on the high school volleyball court for local teams, as El Molino and Analy each notched wins in Sonoma County League action. The Tigers (3-0, 9-3) stayed unbeaten on the SCL circuit with three set wins over Healdsburg and Piner, while the Lions (1-2, 6-8) fell to Piner befor

SONOMAWEST.COM - 2017-09-19 00:29:00

All you want is for your kids to be safe

On Monday, the weather was muggy, but not hot, and as I drove along Silver Avenue, the clouds gathered dark. Thurgood Marshall High School is on top of a hill near 101, and as I got out of the Kipcap, I heard a distant rumble, which, had I still lived on the East Coast, I would have thought to be a

SFCHRONICLE.COM - 2017-09-18 23:32:00