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Re: “Petaluma or Bust

@ PT..."Places change over time"...true, but HOW do they change? Gentrification. Be it socially or economically. I agree that comparing SF to Cowtown707 is not fair. Its like comparing your apples to a produce farmers market. You can keep your low wage job and barely make it lifestyle to live in a place like this. Are you on government assistance? Like sooooo many other Americans.....and Illegals too.
The article sucks. Wagons: North. So keep the propaganda and brochure to why its so great that people from the Bay Area are moving to Petaluma.

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Posted by TC on 03/13/2014 at 11:42 AM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

@CT: Can people who work at Target afford to buy a house most places in California? I wish they could, but the answer is no. So that is not really a fair question, especially considering that if you tried to rent a closet in the city on a retail wage you wouldn't be able to. As someone who has successfully rented in Petaluma for more than 5 years on a low salary, it is definitely possible (and in a great neighborhood). You can't compare SF and Pet real estate apples to apples because they are dramatically different places. But if you compare square footage-wise, Petaluma is less per square foot aside from ethereal questions of aesthetics and quality of life. The bus question is also not fair either, as no one is claiming that Petaluma is on par with the services of a major city with more than 10 times the population. As for businesses, Camelbak, Traditional Medicinals tea, multiple tech companies such as MarketLive and Cyan, Biosearch, Athleta and many more have chosen to be in Petaluma. Some of those companies began here and chose to stay, some moved from other places. And you know what? Places change over time. The North Bay is an expensive place that is less expensive than the other expensive places in the Bay Area. So what?

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Posted by PT on 03/13/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Petaluma or Bust

Propaganda! Petaluma pretends to be part of Marin County already. Home sales for 1.5 in SF cannot be compared to the barns being sold for 500K (as you put it, 1/3 the cost) in Petaluma. So, do you think the people working at the new Target store (BTW, their prices are more expensive than the RP/SR stores!) can afford these houses? Absolutely not. Your focus point is a Therapist from Sausalito-Marin County??? How is the public transportation system in Petaluma? Any buses across town every 20 mins? Or does the community only cater to people with cars and suvs? What companies have moved there that are not part the monoculture strip malls and restaurant chains? Exactly. People with money cannot afford to live in the Bay Area. SO they are migrating to the north bay. Where they can price out those who have been here all this time? Might want to reconsider that "G" word qualification!

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Posted by CT on 03/12/2014 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Carrillo in Court

I am getting so frustrated with those who enjoy the rights of being an American not granting those same rights to another American. Mr. Carrillo is PRESUMED INNOCENT until found guilty in a court of law. Not only that, but he allegedly knocked on her door with two beers in his hand. If he was going to sexually assault her why would he knock on her door. People are stupid when they are drunk, and Mr. Carrillo had attended two official functions earlier in the evening, at least one of them at a winery -- this is wind country, right? Kennedy drove his car into a body of water and sobered up before contacting police and kept his seat in the Senate. But then again, he was white.

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Posted by callmestems on 03/08/2014 at 7:17 PM

Re: “The Squeamish Parent's Guide to Teen Sex

Hi im 15 years old and live in Santa Rosa, I was looking up cool sex tips to help me when I need to pleasure that certain someone with my sexual orgin, but what I have to say, and I know this sounds weird, but I've taken a strange sexual addiction to my dog, Carla. I was just looking at her one day and, exuse me but, I got extremely " horny" and put peanut butter on my sexual orgin and let her lick at it. I've grown very attached to her and really want to take it a step father with real sexual intercourse. Is what I'm doing wrong? I'm so confused, it's just I try to stop but when I do I get really strange all most as if it's a drug to me. Please reply in some way, thanks.

Posted by Sean Thomas on 03/01/2014 at 8:25 AM

Re: “Cheese Please Me

Hungry already!

Posted by Shana Ray on 02/20/2014 at 12:29 PM

Re: “Cheese Please Me Kinda cheesy, and definitely cheese How can you make cheese without milk was my first topic on my video's. If you would like to see how you can turn two cups of nuts into cheese this is worth the cheesiness.

Posted by Ivy Rose Hunter on 02/19/2014 at 9:13 PM

Re: “Push for Sonoma to Santa Rosa Bike Path

Slight correction- the OTHER way into Glenn Ellen from Santa Rosa is along Bennet Valley Road to Warm Springs Road and then onto Arnold. It's much more scenic and far scarier to ride on a bike.

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Posted by geodrone61 3 on 02/12/2014 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Gay Travel

Don't neglect the colonial interior. My new book is not specifically about the gay lifestyle in Mexico, but in my travels talking to expats in out of the way places, I discovered a remarkable number of gays living satisfying lives in tolerant, but not well-known, communities. The book is called, Into the Heart of Mexico: Expatriates Find Themselves Off the Beaten Path. A sample is available on my website.

Posted by John Scherber on 02/06/2014 at 1:27 PM

Re: “Beaches 'n' Foes

I agree with Michele Luna that we need to find other ways--besides use fees--to generate revenue to help fund our State Parks. I believe there are revenue-generating options at the state and regional level to supplement operational costs and do away with use fees altogether. I for one would be interested in a committee at the regional level to explore alternatives for generating additional income for our local parks and preserves.

JP, Guerneville

Posted by JohnpaulBethann McIntoshking on 02/06/2014 at 9:38 AM

Re: “A Better Discipline

A wonderful idea rooted in, I believe, the practices of the New Zealand Maori. It's one of those non-intuitive ideas (or perhaps "non-emotional" is a better term) for returning the young back to society. I deeply applaud this effort.

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Posted by geodrone61 3 on 02/05/2014 at 2:47 PM

Re: “It's Yellow Journalism

My kind of article. I learned alot. Love mustard!

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/29/2014 at 5:29 PM

Re: “Fossil Diet

Fo' shizzle Grizzle

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Posted by Tob on 01/26/2014 at 9:35 PM

Re: “A Better Discipline

Restorative Resources is a great organization + we are lucky to have it here in Sonoma County. Another local organization, Center for Restorative Process, provides a curriculum + trains facilitators to help schools build a positive culture based on the values of restorative justice. This includes positive support for problem-solving and community building before things get to the stage of needing restorative justice intervention. See, where you can download a curriculum + training manual for free. Experience shows that building this kind of foundation also helps to support positive outcomes when student behavior escalates to where restorative justice intervention is needed. Thanks!

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Posted by mishara on 01/26/2014 at 7:16 PM

Re: “On Target

How many Latinos are working the Santa Rosa area for the sheriff's dept.? Are any in supervise?

Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/25/2014 at 5:20 PM

Re: “A Better Discipline

I know many young adults who would benefit from programs like that. The hard part is getting them interested.

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Posted by Thefatherfigure on 01/25/2014 at 5:14 PM

Re: “Long Overdue

There's plenty of wasted tax money in this area that could easily cover the costs of keeping the library open more. One example is marijuana arrests. It's better spend money on reinforcing positive habits that to suppress negative habits. That technique almost never works – look at the war on drugs. Look a child who was NEVER allowed to eat candy or sweets. Whenever she could, she binged on those foods, and ended up overweight with an eating disorder. I personally wanted to only eat candy when I was 6 years old - and my parents let me! I lasted a day. Since that instance, I rarely eat candy.
Spend money on the library and library programs, and our town will use it.

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Posted by Sammy Vanek on 01/21/2014 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Beyond Counting Sheep

Movie : Wolves of Wall Street..Leonard DeCaprio actor.....Same story about sales and being convincing...

Posted by Brad Pipal on 01/21/2014 at 12:57 PM

Re: “The Straight Dope

It's no wonder so many can't see through the fog of ego bashing and misinformation to find the truth about cannabis. We are restrained by government controls and/or ignorance so science has a difficult time getting funding so they can give us the straight goods.

If however, we become ill or stressed beyond our limits and try this wonderful healing plant for ourselves all the controversy fads into the background as we realize we have found something very special, we take a deep pain free breath and we know the truth.

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Posted by Metatron on 01/19/2014 at 3:26 PM

Re: “Fossil Diet

Also check this great paleo recipes

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Posted by John Craft on 01/16/2014 at 1:33 PM

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