Girl Reporter: Petaluma Patch

Petaluma (AOL hyper-local online news) reporter:
To read 30 articles I wrote from Nov. 2010 to July 2012, click here or on the highlighted titles below:

"No Pain, No Gain--Bikram Yoga is Petaluma's Latest Obsession: Hot yoga claims to detox the body, build flexibility and heal injuries. The intense 90 minute workout is not for the faint of heart, but practitioners believe that a little suffering can bring longterm benefits" (7/15/12)

"Students Learn Persistence, Focus at Outdoor Program: Summer Search is a national organization that works with promising low-income students to offer mentoring, college advising and life-changing summer experiences" (6/27/12)

Slideshow: Parading for Pentecost in the Festa do Esprito Santo: On Sunday, hundreds of Portuguese-American worshippers walked through Petaluma to honor the day (6/4/12)

"Parkinson's Sufferers Find Support, Community in Group" (4/10/12)

"Local Healer Helping Petalumans Find Their 'Inner Light': Christine Bandettini is a therapist who has been holding meditation, yoga and mindfulness classes in Petaluma, many of which are donation-based" (4/2/12)

"Turning History's Bric-a-Brac into Art: In a world obsessed with new stuff, a Petaluma artist seeks inspiration in the old" (2/27/12)

"Karma on Wheels: A restauranteur turns to mobile dining in a sour economy" (1/23/12)

"Petaluma Readers Theatre Brings American History to the Stage: Performance based on Howard Zinn's acclaimed "A People's History of the United States" (1/15/12)

"No Ordinary Story Time: Weekly event at A Likely Story features puppets, songs and a whole lot of creativity" (12/15/11)

"Searching for Hanukkah in the Holiday Season: Local celebrations and sales to keep you supplied with candles, dreidls, gifts and gelt" (12/3/11)

"San Antonio Helps Teen Parents Learn Critical Skills: For pregnant and parenting teens, school support makes all the difference" (11/29/11) 

"Capturing the Sonoma Spirit: Petaluma artist Warren Percell Sr. has created a line of faux-vintage posters showcasing Sonoma County beauty" (11/27/11)

"For the Love of Quilting--20 Years After Opening, Quilted Angel Still Going Strong: Offers not just fabric, materials, classes, but community for local quilters" (11/1/11)

"Day of Dead Exhibit Celebrates Life, Aims to Build Bridges in Community: More than 40 local and international artists are part of a new show at the Petaluma Arts Center" (10/16/11)

"Pirate Exhibit Storms Petaluma Historical Museum: Swashbucklers of the high seas may be the stuff of legend, but they also left an indelible mark" (9/14/11)

"Cinnbar Theater Brings Old World Elegance to the Stage with New Production: 'She Loves Me' is a timeless romantic comedy of tangled love" (8/27/11) 

"A Cheerleader for Writers: Marlene Cullen helps up and coming writers turn life experiences into literature" (6/27/11)

"Backyard Feather Revolution: Backyard chicken farmers hope to revive longtime Petaluma industry, sustainably" (6/21/11)

"New Home Design Store Wants to Add Splash of Color to Your Living Room: Emma at Home moves from trade showroom to retail store in Theater Square" (6/9/11) 

Camaraderie Makes All the Difference: Petaluma active 20-30 service club seeking new members" (4/18/11)
"Luma Lights Up Old Town With Innovative Menu: Warm ambiance and wood fired stove are a draw at this neighborhood eatery" (4/11/11)

"The Sun is Out, the Birds are Singing, Must be Time to Plant:
Check out these local plant sales, where you can pick up your starts and support area schools and nonprofits" (3/31/11)

"Raising the Roof, Changing Worldviews: Rebuilding Together seeking business sponsorships for upcoming work day April 9" (3/27/11)

"Petaluma City Ballet Performs Beyond the Nutcracker: Young ballerinas support one another as they prepare for a performance of Snow White and a regional dance festival" (3/14/11)

"Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness, One Child at a Time: For families in the Mary Isaak Center transitional housing program at COTS, healthy parenting is key to lasting change" (3/8/11) 

"Sharing the Magic of Theater: Cinnabar's new director of education says acting boosts confidence, helps kids make friends and improves school focus" (1/24/11)

"Angels, Werewolves and Cucumber Sandwiches Draw Teen Readers: Copperfield's launches 'literary teas' to nurture love of reading" (1/16/11) 

"Marking Life's Moments: As practice of Judaism evolves, B'Nai Israel's Ted Feldman says goal to create community, lifelong learning" (12/25/10) 

"Paula Lane Open Space Preserve in Sight: Community acts to save historic farmland and wildlife habitat" (12/14/10) 

"From Petaluma With Love: Ten easy gift ideas from local merchants" (12/1/10) 

"Former Professor Teaches Next Generation of Farmers: On Green String Farm, what you invest in the land, you reap in harvest" (11/24/10)
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