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What’s in a name?

Published: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 9:49 a.m.

The new bike and pedestrian bridge connecting the Lynch Creek Trail with the west side of Petaluma has been officially named Copeland Crossing, but some residents are talking about having it named after Petaluman Bill Soberanes. An Argus-Courier columnist for 50 years, Soberanes helped make Petaluma the World’s Wristwrestling capital and was a self-proclaimed peopleologist who collected more than 45,000 photos of himself with a host of celebrities, politicians, sports figures, gangsters and every day people. Petaluma comedian and impersonator Chris Linnell brought the idea up before City Council on Monday night. No formal decision was made on the proposal to rename the bridge the Bill Soberanes Bridge, but Councilmember Mike Harris did voice his support. Stay tuned to see where this renaming project goes.

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