A collision on Aug. 16 involving a DUI suspect left 220 Petaluma homes without power. The outage occurred after a motorist crashed into a utility pole on Skillman Lane near Liberty road at about 12:40 p.m.
Tuesday, Aug. 20
An iconic blues singer who lives in Petaluma who was attacked at an East Bay blues festival last month is at the center of legal claims totaling $10 million dollars. Lester Chambers, the former lead singer of the Chambers Brothers soul band, was about to perform the band's rendition of “People Get Ready” at the Hayward Russell City Blues Festival on July 13 when he was attacked by a 43-year-old Barstow woman.
Wednesday, Aug. 21
The Petaluma American Legion team's amazing run ended as the Leghorns experienced a 10-0 loss to Brooklawn (N.J.) in the American Legion World Series Championship on Tuesday in Shelby, N.C. The loss snapped a four-game winning streak.
Thursday, Aug. 22
A Petaluma man pleaded guilty to the 2011 killing of a man in Santa Rosa who was set up in a drug deal, prosecutors said. Fernando Lopez-Castillo , 27 will be sentenced to 50 years to life, a Sonoma County District Attorney's spokesperson said. Under terms of the plea deal, Fernando Lopez-Castillo has waived his rights to an appeal and won't be credited with time served.
Friday, Aug. 23
A Petaluma bakery was named a 2013 Sustainability Award winner by a Santa Rosa-based group promoting environmental stewardship. Alvarado Street Bakery was among four recipients Leadership Institute for Ecology and the Economy awards.