Hero & Zero

HeroRational humans serving on the California Coastal Commission saved the day, at least...

Pot Stickler

When JJ Kaplan was a supervisor for the San Francisco–based cannabis collective SPARC, he saw a lot of trash headed for the garbage bin.“I...

Unknown Unknowns

Hero & Zero

Nerve Agent

In Us We Trust


Shocking Conditions Recently, I visited what some might call a “concentration camp.” Conditions in the facility shocked me: residents were crowded in, and the smell...


ARIES (March 21-April 19): When the universe began 13.8 billion years ago, there were only four elements: mostly hydrogen and helium, plus tiny amounts...


Modern Measures

The Marin Shakespeare Company opens its 30th season with Measure for Measure. Shakespeare on justice and mercy would seem to be a perfect fit...

Desert Foxes

Force of Nature

Not a Lark

Spider-Man Abroad

Cat’s Eyes

One 4 All

Rough Terrain

Advice Goddess

Q: I keep reading about how detrimental social media usage is, with people avoiding face-to-face interaction and feeling inferior when they see everyone else...
All signs look to the 'Sun'


ARIES (March 21-April 19): An Aries reader sent me a boisterous email. “I was afraid I was getting too bogged down by my duties,”...

Leap of Faith

Spice Trade

Taste Riot

Advice Goddess