Amelia Parreira, Petaluma Argus

Amelia Parreira

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Past articles by Amelia:

La Tercera walks back plan to move special ed students

Parents said the sudden move would have led to more disruption and less inclusion for their special-needs kids. → Read More

62-unit condo project slated for Casa Grande Road

The large condo project could be fast-tracked under California’s Housing Crisis Act of 2019. → Read More

Closing Petaluma hospital’s birthing center could tax its ER

The local emergency room “would be tremendously affected, and in not a good way,” says the ER’s charge nurse. → Read More

‘There’s hope’: Early resident of Petaluma People’s Village gets his own place

Bradley Brown, once homeless, is loving his one-bedroom apartment. “I’m in an area I really wanted all along.” → Read More

‘It’s really been a shock’: Outrage grows over sky-high energy bills

Bills from PG&E are on average about a third higher than they were last winter. → Read More

Tell Us: How much are you paying for energy this winter?

Petalumans are called to share the details of their energy use costs. → Read More

Is anesthesia causing birth center’s pain?

Karyn Karp, a certified registered nurse anesthetist with more than three decades of experience, has provided pain relief for the labor and delivery department at Petaluma Valley Hospital for the past 15 years. As a contractor through an outside anesthesia group, M. Atchison CRNA, Inc., her work includes providing anesthesia for cesarean section surgeries, administering epidurals for women in… → Read More

Meet Tom Jordan, Petaluma’s new emergency program manager

Tom Jordan was hired to coordinate the city’s response to disasters such as the flooding experienced last month. → Read More

Another Petaluma hotel, Home2 Suites by Hilton, is about to open

The new extended-stay hotel is now taking reservations for May and beyond. Rooms start at $209 per night. → Read More

City OKs $500,000 for affordable housing

Development of the 52-unit complex will be streamlined under state law following the 6-1 Council vote. → Read More

Owners put McNear’s Saloon, Mystic Theatre up for sale

Jeff Harriman says he hopes to find new owners who will keep these beloved downtown businesses going strong. → Read More

Ruptured water main causes temporary shutoff in downtown Petaluma

The underground water pipe in Telephone Alley broke at about 5:30 a.m., city officials said. → Read More

Owners of Petaluma Valley Hospital announce plan to shutter birthing center

“It’s not going to be the last baby born in Petaluma. It will be the last baby born safely in Petaluma.” → Read More

New apartments slated for North McDowell Boulevard

The 134-unit apartment complex, dubbed ‘The Haven,’ will consist of five 3-story buildings at Rainier and McDowell. → Read More

New mayor, council members sworn in

Also, Janice Cader Thompson was selected to be vice mayor for the coming year. → Read More

Petaluma declares local emergency

The Petaluma-specific emergency proclamation allows the city to seek FEMA reimbursement for storm-related damages. → Read More

What’s next for Petaluma’s Housing Element

The city is expected to increase its housing supply by at least 1,910 units over the next eight years. → Read More

City leaders given warm send-off at last meeting of the year

Outgoing City Council members D’Lynda Fischer, Dave King and Teresa Barrett honored for their service → Read More

Petaluma police announce DUI checkpoint ahead of Christmas holiday

The checkpoint will occur between 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 22 at an undisclosed location. → Read More

Petaluma first in county to tighten gun storage law

The city’s new ordinance requires all firearms to be stored under lock and key when inside the home. → Read More