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News from WORK:
This week feels like Spring with warm winds blowing and tree blossoms blooming along downtown Petaluma's sidewalks. Despite nature's sunny and dry reminder of rebirth and renewal, we wander breathing and appreciating the fresh air with the spectre of a possible global pandemic from the "new" corona virus.

At coffee social, we danced around the idea of - on the one hand - not getting overexcited about the global (local) health situation and - on the other -  taking precautions - washing hands more thoroughly, cleaning surfaces and staying home from school or work if sick. 

Beyond that, our conversation morphed - as it does - into how oddly we can be "entertained" by germ warfare "horror" movies. Yet, we have creeping anxiety from our lack of control and lack of knowledge of how this current virus is spreading. However, as always at coffee social, humor found its way into the dark spaces of our discussion with the group listing their favorite movies with a Hollywood "take" on viral infection and infectious disease.

In all seriousness, we hope everyone stays healthy and that loved ones are not affected. Sonoma County has declared a local state of emergency related to coronavirus - primarily a way to qualify for federal funds should it become necessary.

Yesterday, Governor Gavin Newsom also made a statement regarding a coronavirus "State of Emergency."
Here is the Governor's statement from March 4, 2020:
For California State updates:

Here is the Sonoma County declaration March 2, 2020:

Should anything change with regards to the operations here at WORK Petaluma owner/founder Natasha Juliana and your Front Desk team will let you know. 

Be well!

Climate WORK:
Ocean Health - Advocacy through Art:  

Check out the International Ocean Film Festival in San Francisco March 12th-15th with coWORKer Cynthia Abbott's award-winning short film "Dick Ogg: Fisherman" screening at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon.

Abbott will also be on hand later this month in Sebastopol for a screening of her "Every Second Breath"  film project about the challenges of keeping alive Bodega Bay's Dungeness crab fishery. The short includes discussion of whale entanglements in crab pots. The screening is part of the Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival March 26th-29th.  

For more info:

Events at WORK: (see full lineup here)

Fri 3/6/20 - ROUNDTABLE: From Artificial Intelligence to Artificial Consciousness
12:00-1:30 PM

Sonoma State Professor Emeritus Buzz Kellogg invites everyone interested in a future life with artificial intelligence to a 90-minute guided discussion, a return engagement for Professor Kellogg this time focusing on the possibility of Artificial Intelligence becoming Artificial Consciousness.
See Details and RSVP
Fri 3/13/20 - STUDY HALL (2nd & 4th Fridays)
1:30-2:15 PM - Make a Plan
2:15-5:00 PM - Get it Done

This drop-in accountability club will give you the clarity and motivation you need to move forward in 2020. It's simple, it's informal, and it works! Natasha will listen to your goals and help keep the momentum going
See Details and RSVP
Free Trial for coWORKers -
See what it feels like to have your very own bright, cheerful, fully-equipped private office with no phone call restrictions and all the amenities to be your best WORKer bee self! Just stop by the front desk and we'll schedule you! Offer good until March 13th, 2020. 
See Details and RSVP

Community Pick: 

On March 7th we will be kicking off our spring workshop series with a bird identification workshop! Do you wish to be able to identify native birds in Petaluma? Are you interested in learning more about our local feathered friends?

Join us on March 7th from 8-10am as we scope out different species of birds that visit the Bounty Farm. We will be learning all about common shapes, sizes, colors, and behaviors of local birds from local bird enthusiast, Matt Lau. Some birds we may be able to see include Bewick’s wren, northern mockingbird, red-tailed hawk, red-shouldered hawk, house finch, western bluebird, white-crowned sparrows, and American crows.

This workshop is $10-$30 sliding scale. Any amount you can pay helps to strengthen Bounty programs. No person turned away for lack of funds. Sign up using this form:


WORK Resources

  • coWORKer Directory: Looking for local professionals or just curious who goes to WORK? Check out our ever-growing Members Directory.
  • Coffee Social: Want to meet a variety of professionals and engage in a fascinating conversation? Join us for Coffee Social Tuesdays at 10 AM. 
  • Social Media: For links to recommendations that come up during Coffee Social and other insider tidbits, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
  • Special thanks to coWORKer Linda Jay, who edits my newsletters and blogs.  As she likes to say, "There is no excuse for sloppy copy!" Want some help with your writing? Check out Linda's profile

We look forward to seeing you at WORK!
Natasha, Matt, Julia, Kendra, & Jackie 

Do you have friends or colleagues who would benefit from a fabulous place to work or meet? As always, please send 'em our way or pass them a link to our website

707-721-6540 or

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Petaluma, CA 94952

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