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Two old maps present shift in Lafferty Ranch dispute

County maps from the 1860s may be the ‘final nail in the coffin,’ park advocates claim.

Lafferty Ranch suit put on hold

A lawsuit against the owners of land surrounding Petaluma’s Lafferty Ranch has been placed on hold for three months in hopes that the opposing sides can reach a compromise that would forestall further legal action.

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.

Lawsuit seeks access to Petaluma’s Lafferty Ranch

A lawsuit seeking public access to Lafferty Ranch on Sonoma Mountain was filed Thursday, rekindling one of the most contentious political issues in Petaluma history.