Winter Holiday Video Contest Winners!

PCA recently held its first Winter Holiday Video Contest from November 22th, 2011 – January 20th, 2012. John Maher and David Coe were drawn as the winners of the contest. John Maher, with his submission “Petaluma Pete’s Christmas”, is the lucky winner of a free PCA Producer membership or membership renewal. Membership includes voting privileges and the PCA newsletter, use of PCA media resources, and basic training on equipment for one Member Producer. A Producer membership is valued at $50 per year for general public, $30 per year for seniors, students or low income. David Coe is the recipient of a special primetime slot in the PCA programming schedule for his entry, “Petaluma Christmas Cheer”. Congratulations to the both of them.

Entrants were asked to submit videos sharing the holiday events, merriment, and festivities in their community. Video entries submitted ranged from holiday songs sung in a Capella to highlights of holiday events in Petaluma to Christmas Church programs. The contest was open to anyone in the Sonoma and Marin County areas, and for each holiday video submitted, the entrant’s name was put into a drawing for a chance to win various prizes. The winners were notified on Wednesday, January 25, 2012.

New Office Hours for 2012

Petaluma Community Access (PCA) is changing the scheduled hours it is open for public operations. Instead of being open from 3:00 to 9:00PM – Mon/Tues/Thurs/Friday, the PCA offices will now be open to the public from 2:00 to 8:00PM. This change will go into effect on Monday, February 6th. Saturday hours of operation from 11:00AM to 3:00PM will not change.

PCA is a non-profit community resource that makes digital video cameras and editing facilities available to residents of Petaluma and the immediate region. The media services PCA provides to the public will not be affected by these new hours of operation. PCA office at 205 Keller Street will remain open for equipment pick up & return, digital editing sessions, producer reservations, requests for DVD copies, raw stock purchases, technical support and new member orientation. Radio Project programs broadcast on channel 27 are produced in the PCA office, and will no longer be scheduled after 8:00PM. PCA Advanced Classes are held on Wednesday evenings when PCA is closed to the public, and those hours are not affected by this change.

PCA is adopting these new hours of operation to better accommodate the needs of members who use PCA resources to produce their television shows. Dedicated staff is quite often at the office when it is closed to the public, doing the technical and administrative tasks vital to the functioning of the station. In conjunction with new operating hours, and to make video production as easy as possible for its members, PCA is also instituting an ‘Access by Appointment’ procedure to allow advanced producers to use the facilities for digital editing or special production needs at times when PCA is normally closed to the public.

The new hours at PCA, effective February 6, 2012:

Mon/Tues/ Thurs/Friday 2:00 to 8:00PM

Saturday 11:00AM to 3:00PM

For more information, and become a PCA member, call 773-3190, or visit the website: