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  • Psychic Capital: Tech and Silicon Valley Turn to Mystics for Advice

    07/19/2015 1:36:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    SF Weekly ^ | Wednesday, Jul 15 2015 | Jeremy Lybarger
    The names of the tech workers in this story have been changed.Ten thousand miles from Silicon Valley, in a room near the Black Sea, Yegor Karpenchekov dreams of money. At night, while the rest of Odessa sleeps and cocaine smugglers drift in and out of the port under cover of darkness, Yegor logs onto FaceTime and talks to a 70-year-old woman in San Francisco. Her name is Sally Faubion, and five months ago she recruited Yegor from the freelancer marketplace UpWork to code her apps. She believes "divine intervention" brought them together; for Yegor, it was likely $20 per hour...
  • Assembly OKs Bill to Name Waldo Tunnel After Robin Williams

    04/24/2015 11:16:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The California Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a bill to rename the Waldo Tunnel after late comedian Robin Williams. The Waldo Tunnel is a tunnel on U.S. 101 between the Golden Gate Bridge and Sausalito in Marin County. William Waldo was a California politician who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 1853. The tunnel’s archways are painted in rainbow colors, which is why people sometimes call it the "rainbow tunnel." Williams was a long time resident of Marin. The idea to rename the tunnel started with an online petition that received more than 60,000 signatures. Julie Wainwright, who started the petition,...
  • George Lucas Planning Payback With Massive Affordable Housing Project On His Marin County Land

    04/16/2015 2:03:51 PM PDT · by BBell · 60 replies ^ | 4/15/15 | Phil Matier
    NOVATO (CBS SF) — After George Lucas ran into a buzzsaw of opposition from his wealthy Marin County neighbors when he tried to expand his Skywalker Ranch studio, the filmmaker might be getting some payback with plans for one of the largest affordable housing projects in the Bay Area.
  • Off-Duty Firefighter Tackles Woman Trying to Set Person on Fire in Mill Valley

    04/06/2015 10:19:45 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 5, 2015
    A firefighter tackled a woman allegedly trying to set a person on fire in Mill Valley, and investigators are wondering if she might be responsible for a number of other crimes. Nai Feuy Saelor, 24, of Richmond was booked Sunday on charges of arson, assault with a caustic chemical and vandalism counts, according to Marin County jail records. Officers said an off-duty Marin County firefighter saw a woman throwing lighter fluid on a 50-year-old woman off Panoramic Highway on Mount Tamalpais. He then tackled the woman before she could set the victim on fire. "The sheriff's department took its samples...
  • Tech CEO on bike arrested in Marin road rage beating

    04/25/2014 5:35:15 PM PDT · by Theoria · 34 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 25 April 2014 | Kurtis Alexander
    <p>A Marin County technology executive was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after he got off his bicycle and beat a motorist unconscious during an alleged act of road rage in Mill Valley, a city police official said.</p>
  • How the Law Caught Up With a Marin County Visionary (Government Hates Green)

    07/10/2012 9:44:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Jul 10, 2012 | Joe Rosato Jr
    Marin man's lifestyle is efficient, but he failed to apply for proper permits.David Hoffman is not your typical outlaw. For one, every conversation veers toward inevitable topic of conservation and sustainability. He can’t understand why people need things like septic tanks – or whey they use perfectly good drinking water to wash their cars. It’s not Hoffman’s ideas that got him into trouble. It was the execution. Forty-years of it. Four decades ago, Hoffman started some home improvements on his house in the wooded hills of the Marin County town of Lagunitas. He harbored ideas and theories of how people...
  • George Lucas might build affordable housing

    05/20/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/20/12 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross, Chronicle Columnists
    "Star Wars" creator George Lucas could, indeed, make good on his idea of building affordable housing right next door to the high-income NIMBYs who blocked his plans for a production studio near his Lucas Valley ranch complex. His Marin County neighbors and conservationists have dismissed Lucas' musings as sour grapes, and say low-income housing could never be built in such a remote and environmentally sensitive location.But those in the know disagree.There's a feeling on the Board of Supervisors, which has final say over the project, that it fits into the county's desire for more low-income housing - and by the...
  • George Lucas pushes low-income housing option

    05/09/2012 8:27:52 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/9/12 | Peter Fimrite
    Filmmaker George Lucas is pushing forward with plans to build low-income housing at Marin County's picturesque Grady Ranch, a vow of his that was widely dismissed as an insincere attempt by the billionaire to thumb his nose at complaining neighbors. The Marin Community Foundation announced Tuesday that it is working with Lucasfilm to "explore options" for building affordable housing in the location where the movie mogul wanted to build a film studio until residents in an adjacent subdivision protested. . . . Lucas...withdrew his plans last month to build a large mission-style movie-making studio on Grady Ranch, blaming the Lucas...
  • Marin County smoking ban on hold

    01/11/2012 9:42:17 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 37 replies
    ABC 7 News (KGO-TV/DT) ^ | January 11, 2012 | KGO
    MARIN COUNTY, Calif. (KGO) -- A Marin County smoking ban is on hold while lawmakers consider weeding out marijuana from the measure. The ordinance as written would outlaw smoking in unincorporated county apartments and included marijuana and other herbs as well as tobacco. It was abruptly sent back to committee Wednesday when Supervisor Kate Sears said only tobacco should be banned...
  • Are Feds Fanning Racial Flames in an Affluent, White Calif. County?

    03/29/2011 4:57:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 29 Mar 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    Marin County, the affluent Bay Area community outside of San Francisco, is too white, says the Feds. According to data culled from the recent census, Marin County contains seven of the 10 whitest cities in the Bay Area. And to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), that’s a problem. According to the Bay Citizen: The draft report, released Wednesday, came in response to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s determination that Marin had “failed to comply” with the 1964 Civil Rights Act and two other anti-discrimination statutes. Marin’s Community Development Agency recommended amending zoning regulations to...
  • Marin County sewage spills may be sabotage

    12/23/2010 1:34:54 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 12/23/10 | Peter Fimrite, Chronicle Staff Writer
    As much as a million gallons of sewage has poured into Marin County's Corte Madera Creek this week - including sludge from a pipe that ruptured Wednesday - following a series of mishaps that officials believe could be sabotage. The raw sewage bubbled out of a badly clogged pipeline in Kentfield Friday. Then, about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, a large pipe apparently burst underneath a berm used by locals as a jogging trail next to the creek, about three-quarters of a mile west of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard. An undetermined amount of effluent spewed out of the ruptured pipe, said Brett...
  • Sally Pipes: Healthcare / Marin Town Hall Meeting

    10/27/2009 4:33:44 PM PDT · by Exton1 · 153+ views
    Marin Conservative Forum ^ | 26 Oct 2009 | Marin Conservative Forum
    Sally C. Pipes is president and chief executive officer of the Pacific Research Institute, a San Francisco-based think tank founded in 1979. Prior to becoming president in 1991, she was assistant director of the Fraser Institute, based in Vancouver, Canada. This proves to be a lively informative meeting that is open to the entire county of Marin. Please take time to read her partial BIO and begin to invite everyone you know to this outstanding event in Marin County.
  • Senator Boxer pushes book while crowds protest

    08/15/2009 11:39:01 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 27 replies · 1,413+ views ^ | Thursday, August 13, 2009 | corte madera
    Senator Boxer pushes book while crowds protest Senator Barbara Boxer at Book Passage Marin got a small dose of the health care protests on Wednesday evening when U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer made an appearance at Corte Madera's Book Passage to promote her newest work of fiction, Blind Trust. Holding hand-made signs, about two dozen protesters lined the entrance to the Book Passage's parking lot. Boxer protestor, Pam Silleman of Napa "She should be doing town hall meetings with her constituents instead of book tours," said Pam Silleman who was waving at cars and carrying a sign that read "Born Free...
  • Marin County school officials reject plan to rename middle school after Obama

    12/12/2008 1:07:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 20 replies · 758+ views
    AP on Mercury News ^ | 12/12/08 | AP
    A middle school in Marin City will not be renamed after President-elect Barack Obama. Sausalito Marin City School District officials nixed the idea of renaming the Martin Luther King Jr. Academy Thursday after dozens of community members voiced opposition to the idea at a meeting.
  • Family of American who fought for Taliban asks government to commute sentence

    12/18/2007 2:20:04 PM PST · by SmithL · 79 replies · 187+ views
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 12/18/7 | Kim Vo
    Hoping a new attorney general will be more sympathetic to their cause, John Walker Lindh's parents again asked the White House to commute the sentence of the Marin County man who fought in Afghanistan for the Taliban. The family filed a petition today asking that Lindh's 20-year sentence be commuted. Lindh pleaded guilty in 2002 to providing services to the Taliban and carrying explosives during a felony. His attorneys first applied for a commutation in 2004, and have regularly beseeched the government since then to shorten Lindh's sentence. "We hope that President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush will find...
  • Marin No Model For The Rest Of Us (California Liberals Want To Ban New Construction Alert)

    08/20/2007 3:25:21 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 17 replies · 915+ views
    Orange County Register ^ | 08/20/2007 | Steven Greenhut
    California has more than 36 million residents and is expected by some projections to have 60 million by 2050. People keep moving here, and yet the state government is doing everything it can to make it harder to build the homes necessary to house everyone. It's already incredibly costly and difficult to get government approvals to build housing developments, as cities micromanage pretty much everything a builder does. People will need to live somewhere. If other counties embrace Marin's overall approach toward development, the newcomers will have nowhere to live – even as Marin officials bask in their moral superiority....
  • "The City of San Rafael Will Not Enforce Immigration Laws," Mayor Tells Protesters

    03/13/2007 9:54:55 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 8 replies · 449+ views
    Marooned in Marin webblog ^ | March 13, 2007 | Marooned in Marin
    Elected officials in Marin County continue their attacks on Immigration & Customs Enforcement for apprehending illegal aliens during raids in the Canal area of San Rafael and Novato last week. In the process, many of these “leaders” are using the most extreme and outrageous language in their criticism of federal immigration officials. State Assemblyman Jared Huffman picked up the "terrorizing our community" mantra used by open borders advocates at a community rally on Monday at Pickeleed Park Community Center in San Rafael‘s Canal area. "I've just driven almost 100 miles from Sacramento to be with you. I would have driven...
  • Marin County residents, religious leaders protest immigration arrests

    03/09/2007 10:25:07 AM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies · 408+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/9/7 | Staff Report
    SAN RAFAEL -- Marin County religious leaders and residents gathered today to hold a candlelight vigil in support of the large immigrant community here and to protest recent raids by federal authorities. The early morning protests, held in Novato as well, were in response to raids earlier this week in San Rafael and Novato that led to the arrests of 30 alleged illegal immigrants, according to federal authorities. The raids are part of an ongoing campaign, "Operation Return to Sender," . . .
  • Tiburon residents fight proposed Habitat development

    01/15/2007 7:50:38 PM PST · by SmithL · 24 replies · 543+ views
    TIBURON, Calif. -- Some residents of this upscale San Francisco suburb plan to fight a proposed Habitat for Humanity housing development over concerns that the project would decrease property values and increase traffic. The international nonprofit partnered with the owner of a 16.5-acre tract in the town's Eagle Rock neighborhood to build four single-family homes for low-income families, but neighbors fear negative effects on the community. "Habitat for Humanity is to bring the neighborhood up, not to bring the neighborhood down," said Bill Roberts, a 40-year Eagle Rock resident. Roberts said he and dozens of other neighbors are raising money...
  • Marin County residents asked to conserve water

    07/18/2006 8:00:30 AM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 69+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 7/18/6 | Bay City News
    MARIN COUNTY -- The Marin Municipal Water District this morning is asking its customers in Marin County to reduce water use today, as its primary water treatment plant in the San Geronimo Valley lost electrical power due to an outage that began Monday night. According to a statement on its Web site, MMWD officials are asking residents to forego all outdoor watering and other "non-essential uses of water'' today. Though Pacific Gas and Electric Co. estimates power will be restore by 10 a.m., it will be several hours before the plant can resume peak water production, according to the MMWD....
  • Physics teacher under fire for gun experiment

    05/25/2006 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Firefigher NC · 75 replies · 2,281+ views ^ | Thursday, May 25, 2005 | Peter Fimrite
    Every year, physics teacher David Lapp brings his Korean War era M-1 carbine to school, fires a shot into a block of wood and instructs his students to calculate the velocity of the bullet. It is a popular experiment at Mill Valley's Tamalpais High School, where students are exposed to several unique stunts that Lapp performs in his five classes every year to illustrate inertia, velocity and other complex formulae. Turns out, it also may be illegal. It is a felony to bring any rifle, loaded or unloaded, onto a school campus without the written permission of the school district...
  • A deal with the Democrats: Bernie Sanders ignites passion, controversy ( Barf Alert )

    01/30/2006 9:08:15 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies · 615+ views
    Vermont Guardian ^ | January 27, 2006 | Shay Totten
    After months of tacit approval, Vermont Democrats made it official: Bernie Sanders is one of them, at least for this election season. Despite the endorsement — and the campaign cash is likely to follow — Sanders still keeps the Democratic Party at arm’s length. “Congressman Sanders put it best when he said the Democrat Party is ‘ideologically bankrupt.’ Their endorsement of him proves it,” ... Attracting national Democratic support...Howard Dean, ...Harry Reid...Sen. Russ Feingold have backed Sanders’ Senate bid. Feingold...was in Vermont earlier this month to stump for Sanders. “Bernie is a true progressive,” said Feingold. While a top Sanders...
  • 'American Taliban' Wants Out of Jail

    12/20/2005 4:48:28 PM PST · by wagglebee · 50 replies · 1,274+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 12/20/05 | AP
    The so-called "American Taliban" is asking the president again to commute his sentence. Lawyers for John Walker Lindh have renewed a Petition for Commutation, asking President Bush to commute Lindh's 20-year prison sentence. Lindh had originally asked President Bush to shorten his sentence in September of last year, saying his case should get another look after another U-S born Taliban suspect - Yaser Esam Hamdi - was released. In an appeal to the president filed yesterday, Lindh's lawyers say other defendants who have recently pleaded guilty to similar charges have received much shorter sentences. Lindh grew up in Marin County,...
  • CA: Largest private coastal campground could lose one-third of campsites

    09/19/2005 5:35:57 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 513+ views
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. - The largest private campground on the California coast could be forced to close one-third of its campsites after a report found its size is putting too much pressure on the nearby sand dunes and marsh environment. The environmental report ordered by Marin County also found that many facilities at the 180-acre Lawson's Landing are not up to health and safety codes. On peak days, the area draws 4,000 people to its 1,000 primitive campsites, 223 recreational vehicle sites and 200 day-use sites. Owners Nancy and Bill Vogler said they can't afford to upgrade the camp's aging...
  • Marin County tops state's median income, according to tax board

    04/29/2005 3:51:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 325+ views
    AP ^ | 4/29/5
    San Rafael, Calif. (AP) -- Marin County residents have the highest median income in the state, nearly three times that of residents living in rural Imperial County, who have the lowest, according to recent figures released by the state Franchise Tax Board. Residents filing jointly from Marin earned a median income of $94,410, according to a compilation of 2003 tax returns. The county's median income on all returns was $44,797, also the highest in the state. In all of California, the median jointly filed income was $58,653. Marin residents' income is reflected in the price of housing in the area,...
  • Rightalk Radio: Wednesday - DFU interviews author of "The Making of a 9/11 Republican"

    03/01/2005 3:13:50 PM PST · by doug from upland · 18 replies · 489+ views
    dfu | 3-1-05 | dfu
    THE MAKING OF A 9/11 REPUBLICAN Many of you were impressed with THE MAKING OF A 9/11 REPUBLICAN. It chronicled the transformation of writer Cinnamon Stillwell, who came from liberal Marin County and had her world changed forever on 9-11. Cinnamon will be my guest tomorrow on Rightalk Radio at 2pm Eastern. It will be a compelling hour of radio. The left is intolerant, not our side. RIGHTALK RADIO
  • Woman Overstays Hospital Stay by a Year

    02/17/2005 3:10:42 AM PST · by foolscap · 41 replies · 1,430+ views ^ | Feb 16, 2005 | BRIAN SKOLOFF
    More than a year after Sarah Nome was deemed healthy and given her discharge papers, the 82-year-old woman stubbornly refuses to leave her hospital bed. Nome admits there is no reason she should be racking up unpaid medical bills - which have now topped $1 million - but says she has nowhere else to turn. Now Kaiser Permanente's San Rafael Medical Center in California is suing her for the cost of her stay and trying to show her the door. "The thing is, I have no medical problem. I've been here more than a year, never had any medication, never...
  • Rare plant species nearly wiped out by Marin County work crews clearing culvert (Baker's larkspur)

    02/02/2005 6:25:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 44 replies · 1,479+ views
    MARSHALL, Calif. (AP) - One of California's rarest plants was nearly wiped out of existence when Marin County workers used a backhoe to clear a plugged roadside drain in the species' sole habitat. The Baker's larkspur, a purplish plant that blooms April through May and grows up to 2-feet tall, is found in only one place in the world: near a a drain along the Marshall-Petaluma Road in western Marin County. Last October, heavy rain pushed debris down a hillside into the culvert, backing it up and flooding the road. When county crews came out to clear the roadside drain...
  • Marin County: Into the Belly of the Beast [4x8 Bush~Cheney Sign]

    11/01/2004 3:35:34 PM PST · by antaresequity · 68 replies · 379+ views
    11/1/04 | Me
    Into The Belly Of The Beast For those not in the know, Marin County is ground zero in the war on the mental disorder known as liberalism. We are what the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge is attached to. Some of our more infamous citizens include Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer, Sean Penn and none other than Johnny Jihad Walker Lindh. Yes that's right, the same Taliban Johnny now doing 20 years up the stony lonesome courtesy of Federal Prosecutors. I am the last to shrink from a battalion of leftist crusaders, and have in the past taken the...
  • Migden burns, pillages her way through Marin County

    10/10/2004 8:02:19 AM PDT · by SmithL · 7 replies · 560+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/10/4 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    Considering her many years in office, her solid liberal track record and her whopping $1.7 million war chest, one might have thought that Carole Migden's state Senate campaign in overwhelmingly Democratic Marin County would be a walk in the park. Instead, she's managed to turn it into Sherman's March to the Sea. Case in point: Migden's recent appearance at the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce candidates' debate, where she was booked for a joint appearance with her Republican rival, Andrew Felder. For many in the audience, it was their first glimpse at the woman who, in all likelihood, will represent...

    10/06/2004 1:46:35 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 8 replies · 873+ views
    DON FEDER.COM ^ | OCTOBER 6, 2004 | DON FEDER A PURPLE HEART FOR JOHNNY JIHAD? By Don Feder Last week, John Walker Lindh petitioned the president to commute his 20-year sentence for fighting with the Taliban, imposed in 2002. It’s a shame that this pampered child of Marin County is sitting in a cell for something as trivial as treason. Under a plea bargain, Walker Lindh (AKA: Abdul Hamid, AKA: Sulayman Al-Lindh) pleaded guilty to supplying services to the Taliban regime and carrying explosives for Afghanistan’s former rulers. Which is like to saying that Benedict Arnold supplied services to George III. Johnny Jihad trained in an al-Qaeda camp...
  • Bolinas puts good karma on the ballot

    10/31/2003 6:31:51 PM PST · by MikalM · 3 replies · 163+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/30/03 | Peter Fimrite, Pamela J. Podger
    <p>Counterculture Bolinas, which has defied description for decades, appears ready to define itself.</p> <p>The folks in this far-out town north of Stinson Beach are buzzing over ballot Measure G, a stream-of-consciousness message about loving nature submitted by a woman who wears burlap and paints her face with chocolate.</p>
  • Arrest warrant issued in Chiron, Shaklee bombings (ECO-TERROR)

    10/09/2003 6:17:56 PM PDT · by MikalM · 32 replies · 260+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 10/09/03 | Stacy Finz, Jaxon Van Derbeken and Pamela J. Podger
    <p>Federal officials have filed an arrest warrant for a 25-year-old Sonoma man in connection with pre-dawn bombings at two Bay Area companies in August and September.</p> <p>The FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) have asked the public to be on the lookout for Daniel Andreas San Diego, who they say is armed and dangerous.</p>
  • Roaming rodent gets first-class return to Utah (file under "Loopy Marin County")

    09/17/2003 9:57:55 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 286+ views
    Marin IJ ^ | 9/17/03 | Nancy Isles Nation
    An adventurous adult male chipmunk is being flown from Marin to Utah in a private plane today to rejoin rodents he left behind after he took a road trip to Terra Linda. The chipmunk, known by staff at WildCare in San Rafael as "chipmunk 1344 from Utah," apparently didn't know he was hitching a ride when he hopped into Dixie Goldsby's Honda Insight while she camped in southeastern Utah a little more than a week ago. Goldsby didn't discover the stowaway until she returned home, and once she was able to catch him she wanted to do the best she...
  • Hillary Freep in Corte Madera, CA - After Action Report

    06/28/2003 7:47:50 PM PDT · by stratman1969 · 69 replies · 1,053+ views
    Marin County CA, home of Ratboy Johnny Jihad and other forms of leftist lunacy, was the site of yet another FReep of Shrillery Rotten Clinton on her book tour. Of course, being in such a liberal area, her visit promted the swarm of Klinton Kool-Aid Drinkers and other assorted sheeple to come out for an autographed copy of her book. Freeper Honor Roll: stratman1969 and wife, byteback, Mediaqueen, SFChick and old mare. In addition, we had four other people with us there (if any of you are FReepers and I missed your screen name, my apologies.) We stood across the...
  • Marin County breast cancer clues: Alcohol main risk factor in UCSF study

    05/06/2003 10:50:21 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 18 replies · 407+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 6 May 2003 | Ulysses Torassa
    <p>The biggest difference between Marin County women with breast cancer and their neighbors without the disease is the amount of alcohol they consume - - with the heaviest drinkers raising their risk almost fourfold, researchers report.</p> <p>In the first study comparing a group of women in Marin County with breast cancer to a control group, researchers at UCSF found that the length of time spent living in that county had no bearing on their likelihood of developing the disease. That suggests that a mysterious toxin in the air, water or soil in Marin County is not a likely cause for the area's high breast cancer rate, according to Margaret Wrensch, professor of epidemiology at UCSF and lead author of the study posted online last week in the journal Breast Cancer Research.</p>
  • Pro-Troops Rally, Saturday April 5, Novato (Marin County) CA

    04/03/2003 10:00:43 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 4 replies · 177+ views
    Marin Independent Journal | April 2, 2003 | Michael Flaherty
    Wayne Smith doesn't care if you're against the war with Iraq. He's not concerned about political affiliation, either. But he said anyone against the safe return of U.S. soldiers is a traitor. Smith, 64, is a retired Air Force staff sergeant who is organizing a "Support our Troops" rally Saturday at the Vintage Oaks Shopping Center in Novato. He says the idea came to him at a recent pro-troops event in Santa Rosa. "It hit me like a lightning bolt," Smith said. "I said to myself, 'It's about time we had a local rally.'" His '88 Dodge Dynasty is adorned...
  • Students learn to flex power, teachers say

    03/27/2003 9:53:02 AM PST · by Tamar1973 · 9 replies · 190+ views
    The Marin Independent Journal ^ | March 27, 2003 | Nancy Isles Nation
    Teens lead Marin anti-war protests By Nancy Isles Nation, IJ reporter Anti-war activism has been rippling through Marin schools and pouring into the streets in recent days as students are demanding that their voices are heard. A spontaneous walkout of Sir Francis Drake High School students, who chanted their way down Sir Francis Drake Boulevard and across the Miracle Mile to San Rafael, surprised many motorists and police officers earlier this month. It was an outburst that had been brewing since the beginning of the school year, when young activists in several schools in Marin began meeting to learn about...
  • Polluted Bodies

    02/03/2003 8:26:02 PM PST · by my_pointy_head_is_sharp · 4 replies · 236+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 2-03-03 | Ruth Rosen
    <p>WHEN MICHAEL LERNER volunteered to give blood and urine samples to medical researchers, he figured they'd only find a few chemicals in his body. After all, Lerner, the president and founder of Commonweal, a health and environmental research institute in Marin County, has lived in Bolinas for 20 years, eaten a healthy diet and avoided exposure to industrial chemicals.</p>
  • Bay Area anti-war activists go nude in surge of creative vigils

    01/12/2003 9:53:06 AM PST · by MikalM · 49 replies · 903+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/12/03 | Joe Garofoli
    <p>Even as U.S. troops inch toward the Persian Gulf for a possible war with Iraq, anti-war activists say it can be difficult to rally outrage or media interest back home. So a group of Marin County women has resorted to the ultimate attention grabber: getting nude.</p>
  • Marin thirsty for desalination Officials say tapping bay could solve water woes

    12/31/2002 8:48:02 AM PST · by ckilmer · 22 replies · 280+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Monday, December 30, 2002 | Peter Fimrite
    <p>With an uncertain water supply and memories of a near disastrous drought, Marin County's water lords are looking into an idea as old as Aristotle -- tapping the sea.</p> <p>Heeding the pleas of environmentalists, the Marin Municipal Water District is studying a proposal to desalt the waters of San Pablo Bay and provide 5 million to 10 million gallons of drinking water a day, enough to serve as many as 30,000 homes a year.</p>
  • "Rebuilding My Legacy" Bill Clinton Speaks in Marin

    11/16/2002 3:52:59 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 57 replies · 726+ views ^ | November 16, 2002 | Kevin Willmann
    Former President Bill Clinton brought his 2002 ''Rebuilding My Legacy'' Tour to San Rafael this past Thursday, as part of the Marin Speaker Series. From the reactions of many in Marin County to his arrival, one would have thought the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia had come back to life for one final concert. The impeached ex-president’s appearance had been billed by the local press as the ''hot ticket.'' The series had been sold out for months, yet event officials said they had received many calls from people desperately seeking tickets. Even so, some subscribers had no luck getting in. From...
  • Bill Clinton's Speech in Marin Turns into Hot Ticket (Major Barf Alert)

    11/13/2002 5:30:00 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 31 replies · 623+ views
    Marin Independent Journal ^ | Nov. 13, 2002 | Beth Ashley
    By Beth Ashley Officials at the Marin Speaker Series are fielding dozens of calls from people seeking tickets to the sold-out appearance of former President Bill Clinton at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium tomorrow night. "I've suddenly got more best friends than anybody," said Bruce Vogel, the event organizer. Two thousand subscribers to the series presumably will fill every seat for Clinton's 8 p.m. speech on a subject not yet announced. Seventy-five others will pay $75 to have their pictures taken with him, and 40 more, who have paid $275, will spend 30 minutes at a pre-speech reception in the auditorium's...
  • Bill Clinton - Nov. 14, 2002 San Rafael, CA, Let's FReep the Creep!!!!!!!!!

    11/02/2002 7:22:42 PM PST · by stratman1969 · 5 replies · 230+ views
    President William J Clinton November 2002 42nd President of the United States, 1993-2001, Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981 and 1983-1992. Under his leadership, we enjoyed the strongest economy in a generation and longest economic expansion in US history. He founded The William Jefferson Clinton Foundation and, with Nelson Mandela, serves as Co-Chair of the International AIDS Trust.