There is a lot of news this week: Petaluma Little League team going to the Little League World Series in Pennsylvania. They are one of 8 US teams to compete, along with 8 International teams. The first game is Thurs. 8/16; the Boulevard Cinemas will show the first two games in two of its largest auditoriums, at $15/per ticket—monies go to the families of team members to help offset the costs of traveling to the tournament.
Remember, school starts next Monday, Aug. 20th. If you commute to work, take some extra time to allow for added traffic.
Regarding politics – we now know who is running on the Republican Ticket. Prepare to be deluged with political advertising which will include telephone calls, flyers/postcards in your mail; don’t be surprised if it is negative & ugly. Remember to be an informed voter; take the time to read about policies the candidates want to change or what they support, and why.
A couple of interesting events this weekend: Cotati Accordion Festival on Fri. & Sat. (8/18 & 19), call 707-664-0444; on Sat. 8/18, the Holstein 100 Bike Ride (and Walk) in Petaluma, call 415-663-8148; or Sat. 8/18, Late Summer Open garden hosted by the Russian River Rose Company (Free) in Healdsburg, call 707-433-7455.