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5 Reasons To Skip Napa And Go To This Lesser-Known California Wine Region Instead

When it comes to California Wine Country, Napa and Sonoma steal the spotlight as the “it” destinations for wine vacations, but just to the south, the understated wine region of Lodi is quietly becoming an alternative destination for those looking for fewer crowds, more affordable experiences, and quality, surprising old-vine zinfandels and family wines.
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Crews respond to plane crash at Petaluma Airport

PETALUMA, Calif. (KRON) — Fire crews were at the scene of a “small plane crash” at the Petaluma Airport Sunday evening around 6:44 p.m., according to the Petaluma Fire Department. The plane is believed to have crashed into a hangar (a structure where planes are stored) on airport grounds. The pilot was the only person […]

Why the flowers? He just wants to make people smile

When El Molino Central popped up as a bright spot, we all took notice. Even before the flowers, it was beautifully appointed, but the flowers are definitely a show-stopper. The Artist responsible for the 3-D art installation on El Molino’s walls was inspired by the end of Covid-19 closures. Mark Marthaler wanted to celebrate our return to the world with flowers. Like flowers bloom in the Spring, so did his art installation bloom at the end of our seemingly two-year- long hibernation last Winter.

World War II explosives found in Petaluma home

PETALUMA -- World War II explosives were found at a west Petaluma residence on Saturday, the Petaluma police department announced. A concerned resident called the police when they ran into three Japanese grenades, an artillery shell and six munitions at a deceased family member's home, police said. The police department...
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Suspect jailed in series of Napa County burglaries

CALISTOGA -- Detectives arrested a man wanted for a series of burglaries in Napa County, the sheriff's office said Sunday. Enrique Quiros Ortiz, 26, was arrested on State Route 29 near Dunaweal Lane just south of Calistoga. Detectives found an unserialized "ghost gun" in the vehicle Ortiz was driving, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office.

Mr. Happy Face – the world’s ugliest dog

Meet the world’s newest ugliest dog, Mr. Happy Face!. This year’s World’s Ugliest Dog contest took place recently in Petaluma, California. The winner is a senior hairless Chinese-Chihuahua mix. According to a recent article from Today, Mr. Happy Face’s owner Janeda Banelly said she is thrilled her...
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No One Hurt After Plane Crashes Into Empty Hangar in Petaluma

A plane crashed into a hangar Sunday night at Petaluma Municipal Airport. The Petaluma Fire Department received a call at 6:44 p.m. They arrived to find a small plane had crashed and was wedged in the side of a metal hangar, the district said in a statement. The pilot, who was the only person inside the plane, managed to self-extricate and was not injured.

Sonoma Valleys newest citizens

The proud and happy faces of some of the nearly 100 new U.S. citizens who have worked with Sonoma Immigrant Services to obtain their naturalization. Already green card holders, they took this final step to ensure their right to be here and exercise all the rights and privileges of an American citizen. They successfully interviewed in English, passed a written civics exam, and then took a formal oath in San Francisco. For many, one of the main privileges is the right to vote.

Two crashes impede coastal traffic on Hwy. 1

A busy Sunday afternoon along the Sonoma coast led to a couple of traffic-snarling crashes on Hwy. 1. A few minutes before 3 p.m., the California Highway Patrol received calls about a car off the road and into the shrubbery near the intersection of the coastal highway and Fort Ross Road. The driver was nowhere in sight, but a dog was in a pet carrier inside the vehicle.

Penngrove’s ‘Biggest Little Parade’ back after 2-year hiatus

“Ladies and gentlemen,” the announcer called into his microphone Sunday, “Welcome to the 44th, 45th and 46th annual Penngrove Parade!”. “The Biggest Little Parade in Northern California,” as the Penngrove Social Firemen organizers like to call it, was back in its July 3 slot after two years of pandemic disruption, and the hundreds of people lining Main Street in Penngrove couldn’t have been happier to see it.

Month: July 2022

You’re standing at the intersection of Fourth and B streets, next to where the Citibank building is now. It is March 4, 1972 – a day of no particular importance. Directly across B St. from you is Hardisty’s; that’s where your sister’s wedding china came from. On the north corner is the big Occidental Hotel. Your mom takes grandma there on her birthday for an afternoon tea which she says makes her feel like a debutante again. A few doors farther down from the hotel is the “Cal,” Santa Rosa’s grand Art Deco movie theater. You’ve spent countless hours inside. So did you dad when he was a little kid in the 1930s, participating in the live Saturday afternoon Mickey Mouse Club show.