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Petaluma police Monday were investigating the death of a man found behind a supermarket on Lakeville Street as a possible overdose.

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Petaluma’s latest weapon against the mosquito-friendly plants that have threatened to clog up the wetlands of Ellis Creek is a Sweden-made amphibious weed harvester.
Petaluma’s chief of police will retire in October, one of two department heads to leave the city next month.
Jessica Lopez, 18, speaks out to promote organ donation in the wake of her father’s death.
David Fichera is the new communications coordinator for Petaluma City Schools.
The city council overruled the planning commission in approving the Marina Apartments, a controversial, election year issue.
A third-generation Petaluman, Gary McDonald is a veteran, a pilot and a local businessman.
Voters in the Wilmar Union School District are again being asked to raise their property taxes to augment the district’s budget.
Petaluma’s Public Art Committee is nearly ready to try again to commission a $150,000 piece of art for Water Street, with high hopes that it will be able to find a creator that can fulfill the vision for the nascent riverfront location the second time around.

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