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The controversial crosstown roadway project moves forward, but a funding gap remains.
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Petaluma housing development moves forward despite concerns
128 years of cycling in Sonoma County
Here’s why you’re paying so much more at the pump this Memorial Day
Heads up, drivers: Dozens of speeders ticketed on Lakeville Highway
Interim director of Sonoma County Library leaving
As recycling gets more challenging, Petaluma garbage rates go up

‘I reach into your heart and I grab the guitar that’s in there:’ Petaluman makes music, by hand

Petaluma has become a hub for luthiers, makers of stringed instruments.

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Argus-Courier recommendations for the June 5 primary
The global market for recyclables has taken a huge hit, leaving garbage collectors searching for a new business model.
Photographer Michael Funk meets the sunrise with camera in hand
Local breweries, wineries, distilleries, and cideries will show off their goods at Petaluma Drinks, June 2 and 3.
While threatened southern sea otters bob and sun in the gentle waves of this central California estuary, wildlife experts up and down the West Coast are struggling to figure out how to restore the crucial coastal predator to an undersea world that’s falling apart in their absence.
North Bay Animal Services, a new Petaluma nonprofit, and Marin Humane are competing with Petaluma Animal Services Foundation for the city’s contract.
Negotiations are back on between the Petaluma Health Care District and St. Joseph, the current operator of Petaluma Valley Hospital.
Residents sounded off at a contentious planning meeting on the proposal near McDowell school.

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Your Weekend May 24-May 27
T-Girls fall short in NCS playoff setback
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PHS seeks assistant hoops coach
Glen Ghilotti, Petaluma construction company founder, dies at 59
Doc a friend, sports fan
Don Ramatici, consummate Petaluman, dies
JoAnn Ritko Pozzi, groundbreaking Petaluma business woman, dies at 75
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Leonard, Proto for Clerk
Poll: Food, drink space best for former Seed Bank
Essick, Mutz for Sheriff
Domino’s delivers FFA scholarship to PHS grad
THE CHALKBOARD: Waugh schools Tulip Trot into summer
Nostalgic ground-breaking for PHS field, track
THE CHALKBOARD: Crossroads preparing outdoor classroom
Poll: Downtown one-way street plan bad idea
Poll: Keep fairgrounds for Sonoma-Marin Fair
Poll: Affordable housing should be required
Poll: Majority want more gun control measures
Fire calls May 7 to May 20
Police logs May 16 to May 22
After Petaluma highway funding, focus shifts to Rainier
Petaluma housing development moves forward despite concerns
Leeks, celery root, Asian pears
Markets bustle in the fall
Sax’s Joint in Petaluma a modern classic diner
Upscale comfort food at Palms
Popular tribute band throws one hell of a ‘Petty Party’
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