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Recent articles by Matt:

Baseball a welcome distraction

Petaluma’s Spencer Torkelson was drafted with the No. 1 pick in the MLB draft. We could all use some good news right about now. → Read More

Petaluma supports county transportation tax

City Council backs placing sales tax extension on November ballot to fund transportation projects → Read More

Service dog university set to open in Penngrove

Bonnie Bergin, founder of service dog training institution Bergin University, is set to open a new main campus in Penngrove. → Read More

Demonstrators in Petaluma protest George Floyd killing

About 300 people marched from downtown Petaluma to the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds and back Sunday in a rally organized by Black Lives Matter. → Read More

Petaluma Police Chief counters Sheriff’s opposition to health orders

Petaluma Police Chief Ken Savano Thursday reaffirmed that his department would enforce county shelter in place orders after Sonoma County Sheriff Mark Essick said his department would no longer enforce Health Officer Sundari Mase’s orders. → Read More

Petaluma’s Troy Sanderson to head Exchange Bank

Troy Sanderson, a Petaluma resident with deep roots in the community, will take over as president and CEO of Exchange Bank, the company announced. → Read More

Petaluma retailers reopen under new restrictions

Signs of life in Petaluma’s struggling economy emerged Friday, the first day many retailers were allowed to partially reopen businesses closed during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Sonoma-Marin Fair in Petaluma canceled amid outbreak

The 2020 Sonoma-Marin Fair has been canceled, organizers announced Friday, the latest casualty of the coronavirus shutdown. → Read More

FEMA seized hand sanitizer shipment: Petaluma supplier

A Petaluma maintenance supply company thought it had a deal for several thousand gallons of hand sanitizer, until FEMA stepped in. → Read More

Sonoma County dairy, poultry producers weather uncertainty

The local dairy and poultry industries are adapting to pandemic disruptions to the supply chain. → Read More

Sonoma-Marin Fair still scheduled to start June 24

Petaluma’s celebration of agriculture, ugly dogs, music and fried food, is still scheduled for the end of June. → Read More

Car hits train in Petaluma

A car hit a freight train Thursday near downtown Petaluma causing minor injuries and significant damage to the vehicle. → Read More

No infections in Petaluma Police Department

As Santa Rosa PD deals with a coronavirus outbreak, Petaluma police take precautionary measures. → Read More

Petaluma nonprofit raises awareness for COVID responders

“A ‘COVID Frontline Heroes’ sticker on your car, or water bottle shows support for all the world to see.” → Read More

Petaluma schools closed until at least May 1

Schools may not reopen this year as officials plan for long distance learning and prep pick-up meals. → Read More

Charlie Sabella volunteered during fires

The Youth Service award winner put in many volunteer hours during the Kincade fire. → Read More

Petaluma cancels marquee Butter and Egg Days events

Organizers Tuesday announced the cancellation of the Butter & Egg Days parade, Petaluma’s marquee event that draws 20,000 people to downtown. → Read More

Petaluma cancels marquee Butter and Egg Days events

Organizers Tuesday announced the cancellation of the Butter & Egg Days parade, Petaluma’s marquee event that draws 20,000 people to downtown. → Read More

Petaluma police seek suspected car thief

Petaluma police are looking for a suspect who is wanted in connection with an auto theft from G&C Auto Body on Lakeville Street early Friday morning. → Read More

Toll road proposed for Hwy. 37

State Sen. Bill Dodd Friday introduced legislation that would turn Highway 37 into a toll road to pay for upgrades on the critical North Bay artery. → Read More