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About the Petaluma Argus-Courier and Petaluma 360.com

The Petaluma Argus-Courier is an award-winning weekly newspaper committed to excellence in community journalism. The roots of the Argus-Courier go back to 1855 — three years before Petaluma was incorporated as a city.

The newspaper has been owned by Sonoma Media Investments, which also owns the Press Democrat and the Sonoma Index-Tribune, since November 2012.

The Argus-Courier staff is committed to providing its readers with high-quality, comprehensive coverage of Petaluma. That includes hard-hitting news about local government, schools, police and fire, thorough coverage of local sports, and compelling features about Petaluma residents, its thriving entertainment scene, and community organizations.

The newspaper, which is published on Thursdays, has been recognized by the California Newspaper Publishers Association with the first-place award for General Excellence among all mid-sized weekly newspapers in California in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011. It has also received numerous awards for writing, photography, reporting, design, public service and editorial commentary.

The Argus-Courier's website, www.petaluma360.com, includes blogs, discussion forums, photo galleries, videos and more. The website is updated multiple times a day to provide readers with the latest news and happenings in town.

Both the Petaluma Argus-Courier and petaluma360.com are utilized by dozens of local businesses to reach local consumers with their advertising messages.

The Argus-Courier's office is located at 719C Southpoint Blvd., just past the Redwood Club and before the Department of Motor Vehicles office.

About the Press Democrat Media Co. websites

PressDemocrat.com delivers fresh local news & views to users who count on pressdemocrat.com for comprehensive up-to-the-minute information, access to the latest in sports, entertainment, shopping and dining venues and other interactive tools such as local weather and real time traffic reports. The site covers Sonoma, Lake and Mendocino counties with continuously updated news, weather, sports, entertainment, events, blogs, photos, videos and more. It also includes real-time news from the Bay Area, the state, the nation and the world. Stay in touch with the Press Democrat on your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet with our customized digital sites.

Towns: Press Democrat is our community-based site devoted to news, events and opinions from local communities. It includes specialized material for individual Sonoma County towns and brings in blogs, news stories, columns and other content from around the Web relating to those communities. Each town has its own correspondents who help shape the conversation in those towns and provide timely updates on local news of note. Watch the Towns sites for conversation and news on local events, news stories and photos shared by readers.

The Press Democrat e-edition: Get each day's exact version of the printed newspaper edition, delivered digitally to your desktop, laptop, smartphone and tablet. The electronic edition, also known as our e-edition, is a high-tech replica of the newspaper. Share pages or articles from the newspaper, save them for later, search past issues instantly, have articles read aloud in English or Spanish, browse the paper online or offline and don't miss a day of the paper when you're away from home. Click here to see a demo of The Press Democrat e-edition.

Petaluma360.com is the leading source for insider views and news on the Petaluma experience, the second largest city in Sonoma County. The Argus-Courier's award-winning web site was launched in 2007 and includes breaking news updates, photo galleries, local videos, a lively forums section, bloggers, news archives, local search capability, a comprehensive community calendar and much more.

NorthBayBusinessJournal.comis the premier business-to-business news site in the North San Francisco Bay Area region. It offers a wealth of news coverage of the business community as well as sponsoring business community events that showcase the region and encourage networking and business growth.

PDPreps.com is our site dedicated to high school sports coverage in the North Bay region. We have scores, stats, schedules, news and photos from the prep sports world from Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake counties. Follow our bloggers on everything from high school track and cross country, to football and youth and community sports. Share PDPreps content on Facebook or Twitter and watch for live-game blogging, score updates, standings and daily news.

Anonymous? No way. Pretentious? Please. BiteClubEats.com foists a fork at everything from farm markets to four-star restaurants; taco trucks to top chefs, getting to the oooey, gooey creamy center in no-time flat. Wine Country dining. Drive-through sensibility. BiteClubEats is Heather Irwin's nationally-recognized award-winning dish on Sonoma, Napa and the North Bay's best restaurant bets. Come along for the ride. Eaters welcome at this reader-centered food site.

WatchSonomaCounty.com is our site for local political junkies. From campaign finance reports to filing updates to debate coverage to news from the campaign trail, the site is the one-stop resource for news, blogs, opinions and discussion on political news in Sonoma County.

Inside the 49ers is the premier site for news and conversation about the San Francisco 49ers as they battle each season for the National Football League's NFC West Division title and ultimately a Super Bowl. The blog is staffed and contributed to throughout the year, starting from the NFL combine and draft each spring, to the preseason games and training camp, through the regular season and into the playoffs. Discuss each personnel move and preview and breakdown each game with other fans of the 49ers. Inside the 49ers is moderated by Grant Cohn, who shares his insights on the 49ers each day, and leads discussions on all team topics. It attracts fan voices from around the globe.

CelebrateCommunity.org is a partnership that supports local community efforts. We lead by volunteering our time, donating cash and promotions to many local area nonprofit organizations each year. Donated promotions help local organizations and individuals to discover ways that we can all work together to solve key community challenges. For more information about Celebrate Community, contact Lolly.Petroni@pressdemocrat.com

For information on advertising opportunities on any of the above sites, visit our advertising information site.
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