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Holiday shoppers prefer to stay local

As holiday shoppers hit the stores this season, they’re mostly choosing retailers in Petaluma when buying gifts. Whether they prefer a local store or crafter, a majority said they would keep their purchases local this holiday season. Many are also enticed by the ease of shopping online. —— “Actually, I [...]

By | December 12th, 2013|1 Comment

Holiday donors

The holiday season is here, a time when many choose to give back to their favorite charities. This year, COTS held a slight lead with donors, but many felt too financially pinched to donate this year. –– “This survey did not allow the option to select ‘not planning on giving [...]

By | December 5th, 2013|0 Comments

Readers split on firework sales

In a move that’s drawing mixed opinions from residents, the Petaluma City Council voted to allow nonprofit organizations a fifth day of fireworks sales. Some agreed that if it’s good for the nonprofits, it should be allowed. Others said they preferred the council didn’t make that choice. Here were some [...]

By | November 28th, 2013|0 Comments

Most favor ban on airsoft guns

In the wake of the shooting of 13-year-old Andy Lopez, who was killed by a sheriff’s deputy while carrying an airsoft gun designed to look like an AK-47 assault rifle, readers shared mixed opinions on realistic-looking toy guns. A majority argued that parents should not allow their children to play [...]

By | November 21st, 2013|0 Comments

No consensus on road repairs

There’s no doubt Petaluma’s pot-holed roads are in dire shape, but residents disagree over what the best solution for this long-standing problem should be. Here were some of the comments. –– “They should fund the road repairs with the money that they are already collecting for road repair. If they [...]

By | November 14th, 2013|0 Comments

Most won’t patronize the Graton Casino

With the Graton Casino opening this week, readers are showing mixed opinions about whether they’ll patronize the gaming options and restaurants of the $820 million facility. Here were some of the coments. –– “More out of curiosity than anything else, and mostly for the restaurants.” –– “I have never supported [...]

By | November 7th, 2013|0 Comments

Poll: Most unhappy with new road diet

Many of those responding to this week’s online poll said they were not happy with the downtown “road diet,” which reduced the number of lanes on Petaluma Boulevard between Washington and D streets in an effort to create wider lanes, safer routes for bicyclists and additional parking, among other things. [...]

By | October 31st, 2013|0 Comments

Poll: Joining anti-casino lawsuit bad idea

Most people responding to this week’s online poll said it was a bad idea for the City of Petaluma to join a lawsuit to stop the Graton Resort & Casino from opening in Rohnert Park, as it is scheduled to do in November. About 82 percent opposed joining the suit, [...]

By | October 25th, 2013|0 Comments

Poll: Opinions split on marketing logo

Those responding to this week’s online poll were divided in their reactions to the city’s new marketing logo, pictured to the right. About 40 percent said they disliked the logo, while 40 percent approved of it. Here were some of the comments. —— “I guess I like the star and [...]

By | October 10th, 2013|0 Comments

Poll: Most support city’s decision to join Lafferty suit

About 60 percent of those responding to this week’s online poll approved of the City Council’s decision to join a lawsuit seeking to gain public access to Lafferty Ranch, which the city owns and would like to open as a park. About 40 percent disapproved. Here were some of the [...]

By | October 3rd, 2013|0 Comments