The robbery, reported to police at 3:45 p.m., left the woman with several injuries and she was taken to the hospital.
The suspect is possibly armed with a knife, according to police.
Petaluma's landmark Palace of Fruit has been open more than 60 years, but it was declared a total loss from a fire started by joyriding teens who crashed a car into the produce stand. Owners say they will rebuild with help from a crowdfunding effort.
It's the first time in 20 years and 13 years overdue.
Debora Villalon reports.
The firefighter, who tested positive on July 19, is currently in good condition and has not been hospitalized.
Petaluma police are asking for the public's help in finding an elderly man who has not been seen since Sunday night.
Police said the suspect smashed a front door window, gained access to the business and stole cash.
Police said both the man and the woman appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.
Posters supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have been torn down repeatedly. Residents have confronted the man doing it, but say police let him go.
The hate speech was written in dust on the victim's parked vehicle, police said, which was otherwise undamaged.
Fire officials say there is a vegetation fire burning on Hardin Lane and Adobe Road in Petaluma Wednesday afternoon.
The Sonoma County sheriff's office is investigating a homicide that was reported in a rural area near Petaluma.
A power-hitting baseball player from Petaluma is expected to be the top pick in the 2020 MLB Draft.
A dependent adult is missing Monday night and Petaluma police are asking for help finding him, police said.
Some gym owners are filing suit, a few are openly defying orders, and others are banding together.
And in addition to disinfectants and other household goods, guns and survival gear are in demand.
The Maui Police Department on Thursday arrested a woman on suspicion of abducting her 9-year-old son, according to the Sonoma County Sheriff's Office.
The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office said on Tuesday that a search was under way for a missing 9-year-old boy who was last seen after his father put him to bed the previous night.
Petaluma police on Sunday arrested a grocery store worker accused of hiding a cellphone to record women in a bathroom stall.