Petaluma is a city located in Sonoma County, California. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 54,548.
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park contains the Petaluma Adobe, a National Historic Landmark. It was built beginning in 1836 by General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, then Commandant of the San Francisco Presidio. It was the center of a vast 66,000 acre ranch stretching from Petaluma Creek to Sonoma Creek. The adobe is considered one of the best preserved buildings of its era in Northern California.
On October 1, 1993, Polly Klaas was kidnapped from her Petaluma home. She would later be murdered.
Web Sites and Links
Heritage Homes of PetalumaWorks to preserve the unique architectural heritage of town with origins in the mid-19th century. Events, tours, news, how to join.
itown PetalumaA local town guide of people, places, and things.
Nautical Research CentreA nonprofit, public reference library that contains information about lighthouses and lifesaving stations from around the world.
Petaluma Area Chamber of CommerceBusiness directory and visitors' guide.
Petaluma Argus-CourierPetaluma's official newspaper, covering local news, events, information, classified, education, and other features.
Petaluma Downtown AssociationA business coalition in the historic district. History, business directory, event calendar and map.
Petaluma Information NetworkLocal guide with business directory, and information about local education, government, and community.
Petaluma on FilmTour the sites in Petaluma used as movie locations in such films as American Graffiti, Basic Instinct and Peggy Sue Got Married.
Petaluma OnlineCommunity links and bulletin board. Invites viewers to rate area services.
Sonoma County Wing TsunOverview and history of fighting style. Offers background of instructors along with gallery and schedule of classes and events.
The Michael Barclay Blues BandOriginal blues and swing blues classics. Band information, recordings, and tour schedule.