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Temporary ban on Petaluma gas stations fails

The Petaluma City Council on Monday night rejected a proposed moratorium on gas stations that would have prohibited Safeway from building a fueling station in front of its North McDowell Boulevard store.

Petaluma may block proposed Safeway gas station

A proposed Safeway gas station in Petaluma may be halted by a newly proposed ban meant to give the city time to consider changing its zoning requirements.

Petaluma considers limits for outside water users

About 50,000 gallons of Petaluma drinking water are being trucked out of town each day for some other purpose — agriculture, construction, filling swimming pools. And with the drought quickly becoming a top priority, city officials are looking into that long-standing practice.

New evidence in fight for public access to Lafferty Ranch

Lafferty Ranch advocates say an easement over 905 square feet of private land standing between the public and the proposed nature preserve near Petaluma could finally be secured by newly discovered property records dating back to the Civil War era.

Petaluma joins fight for public access on Lafferty Ranch

Petaluma will add its weight to a renewed legal battle for public access on city-owned Lafferty Ranch northeast of town.

Petaluma Walgreens plan stokes drive-thru debate

A Petaluma Health Care District proposal to build a Walgreens drug store and drive-through pharmacy near its hospital is setting up a showdown of conflicting goals.

Petaluma to survey residents on tax options

Petaluma residents will get a chance to sound off on a potential new tax to pay for city services. City Council members authorized City Manager John Brown to commission a survey of Petalumans to determine whether they are willing to approve a tax.

Judge deals blow to lawsuit seeking to stop Rohnert Park casino

A Sonoma County judge on Thursday dealt a serious blow to opponents of the tribal casino being built outside Rohnert Park, ruling against them in a lawsuit aimed at halting the project that had been set for trial today.

Petaluma leaders seek bulwark against Kastania-area casino

Petaluma city leaders are working to shore up federal opposition to a potential casino on 277 acres south of city limits, land owned by the Dry Creek Rancheria Band of Pomo Indians.

Petaluma’s Hansen House declared a local landmark

A 1906 farmhouse, one of the last on Petaluma’s suburban east side, was officially declared a local landmark Monday, affording the home built by Danish immigrants a place in the city’s future.

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