Entries by Diane Gentile

Point Reyes: A Wilderness in Peril – Online Event

Photo: Courtesy of Laura Cunningham Join a team of conservationists, biologists, film-makers and local leaders to learn about our backyard paradise and how it’s being threatened by pollution, habitat loss and giveaways to private industry.   Find out how the National Park Service is proposing to further privatize our public land and what you can […]

Sustainable Investing – Now’s the Time

Hope you and yours are well during these times. To those nurses, doctors, law enforcement and delivery drivers out there, thanks for what you are doing. I think we are all amazed by how quickly our lives have been turned upside down. After a 10 year bull market, we knew a down turn was coming, […]

The Betrayal of Point Reyes

  Should the National Park Service allow cattle ranching and dairy production on our public lands that are intended to be preserved in their most natural state? Point Reyes National Seashore allows the operation of 24 ranches on public land that are destroying the environment and threatening the survival of numerous native species which they […]


Point Reyes National Park was created in 1962 when ranchers sold their land to the federal government at fair market value, roughly $350 million. At that time, the ranchers were given 25-years to transition off the land.  To date, they have not left. Surprisingly Rep. Jared Huffman, ordinarily supportive on environmental issues, has sponsored legislation […]

Adorable House for Rent

Broadway St and English St Petaluma, CA 94952 $2,500/mo 2 Beds 2 Baths 948 sqft $2,500/mo Taking Applications Apply Now https://www.trulia.com/p/ca/petaluma/address-not-disclosed-petaluma-ca-94952–2084130628  

COTS Needs Help

It’s all hands on deck at the Mary Isaak Center while we welcome evacuees to use services at our shelter. Many thanks to the volunteers who have stepped up to help. Many thanks to our residents who have been kind and helpful to everyone who’s come through our doors. Please help us spread the word […]

Petaluma Conversations – monthly facilitated conversations

Modeled along the lines of Conversation Cafes we embark this year with a series of conversations that may be hard.  We use a method that enables everyone to speak and for everyone to be heard. TO RSVP, please email: Lou Zweier at louzweier@gmail.com   [pdf-embedder url=”https://aqus.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Petaluma-Conversations2-2.pdf” title=”Petaluma Conversations2″]