How Many Senior Citizens Are Amateur Radio Operators?

For some reason I can't keep  Emergency Preparedness concerns out of my mind; especially the role that Hams or FCC licensed Amateur Radio Operators might play in the event of a major earthquake disaster. That question caused me to wake up at midnight this morning was, "How many Hams in Petaluma [...]

By | October 22nd, 2014|0 Comments

Earthquakes – Where’s Our Focus?

Two earthquake related events took place this past week. Thursday was the annual Great California ShakeOut Day, and Friday was the 25th Anniversary of the Loma Prieta quake (1989). The focus of the Great ShakeOut was to help people to "Be Ready & Prepared" for a major  shake, which included [...]

By | October 18th, 2014|0 Comments

Earlier Emergency Preparedness Blogs

As we approach the annual California Great ShakeOut Day on October 16th, remember to DUCK-COVER-HOLD when an earthquake strikes. Also check out these earlier Emergency Preparedness blogs listed in the August 24, 2014 blog titled, "It's Not a Question of IF, But WHEN?" They explain WHY it is important to [...]

By | October 11th, 2014|0 Comments

California Great ShakeOut Day -2014

Earlier today, I e-mailed local amateur radio operators information about the upcoming Annual California Great ShakeOut Day on October 16th. Its overall purpose is to help citizens to Be Ready and Be Prepared to cope with a major disaster such as a flood, wildfire, or earthquake. Nine years ago, an [...]

By | October 5th, 2014|0 Comments

Lest We Forget – Samuel Cassiday

To date, most of our blogs that feature an early Petaluman have been personalities well known by Petalumans of today, as well as the past. One name, however, that most Petalumans of today may not know is a former editor of the Argus, teacher, lawyer, farmer, and historian - Samuel [...]

By | October 2nd, 2014|0 Comments

Gold Rush (1848) to an Incorporated City (1858)

Since an earlier blog focused on what constitutes an event of "historical significance," my thoughts turned to a state event of great significance that helped create several smaller events of historic significance in the history of "Our River Town." Although the California Gold Rush interrupted the growth of Sonoma County for a [...]

By | September 24th, 2014|0 Comments

Petaluma’s Historic Water Street Trestle

Last Saturday, I had the opportunity to support the Petaluma Trolley & Living History Museum in its effort to preserve and rehabilitate the Petaluma downtown trestle, which runs along side of Petaluma River from the Yacht Club to the Balshaw Bridge. Since I have been blogging about places and events [...]

By | September 16th, 2014|0 Comments

What Is Historical Significance?

Last month (July 8th), I posted a blog titled, "Our River Town's Historical Significance," which added a new theme to my Petaluma360 blog site. Some readers might ask, "How do we define historical significance?" One web site "Facing the Past-Shaping the Future" addresses that concern: "Historical significance is the process [...]

By | September 10th, 2014|0 Comments

Organizations – Clubs – Lodges

Early Petalumans were fortunate to have many community groups created over the years to meet their personal  needs and interests. Section "K" of the 1855-1955 Centennial Edition of the Petaluma Argus-Courier identifies and describes briefly various non-commercial groups serving the needs of local residents in many different ways. Many of [...]

By | September 3rd, 2014|0 Comments

Petaluma’s Future – Did It Turn Out This Way?

Petaluma's Future - Did It Turn Out This Way?   Seventy-three years ago (1941), in the 85th Anniversary & Program Edition of the Petaluma Argus-Courier, an article titled: "The Future of Petaluma" contained the following information: * The Poultry Industry Is Here to Stay Because ... Our climate is especially [...]

By | August 29th, 2014|0 Comments