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Hero & Zero: A Good Neighbor & A Bad Actor

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Hero: For weeks, car parts sat in the median on Donahue Street in Marin City, right in front of the community’s busy bus stop, the result of a one-car accident which involved a thief in a stolen vehicle attempting to evade police. Neighbors took to NextDoor to discuss who was responsible for its removal (which, by the way, was...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Many American women did not have the right to vote until August 18, 1920. On that day, the Tennessee General Assembly became the 36th state legislature to approve the Nineteenth Amendment, thus sealing the legal requirements to change the U.S. Constitution and ensure women’s suffrage. The ballot in Tennessee was close. At the last minute,...

Advice Goddess

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Q: I got dumped four months ago, and I’m still not sure what happened. All of my boyfriend’s explanations seemed vague, and the breakup really came out of nowhere. I don’t want to contact him. How do I sort this out so I can move on?—Desperately Seeking Closure A: Science has yet to figure out a number of life’s mysteries—questions...

This Week in the Pacific Sun

This week in the Pacific Sun, our cover story, 'Blue State Blues,' dives into the debate surrounding offshore drilling in California. On top of that, we've got a piece on the upcoming Cheesemonger Invitational, a story about the late filmmaker George Romero and the magic that his daughter remembers, and an interview with the North Bay's Rainbow Girls about their...

Feature: Blue State Blues

Last week, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was one of numerous elected officials from around the state and the nation, and across the partisan divide, to tee off on U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke for his decision to exempt offshore drilling in the vacation state of Florida while failing to do the same for blue states such as California with...

Film: Family Drama

The Michael Haneke film Happy End, made up of an all-star cast, is a chilly story of the decadence of a French family. It commences with the merciless gaze of a cell-phone camera spying down a hallway: 13-year-old Eve (Fantine Harduin) secretly filming her mother as she prepares for bed. The off-camera daughter affectionlessly describes every dull stage of...

Arts: Magic Details

“My dad always told me, ‘You can make people believe anything,’” recalls filmmaker Tina Romero, daughter of the legendary writer/director George Romero, creator of Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead and several others. “My dad knew that if you can dream it up, and you can commit to and believe in your own idea, you can...

Music: Real Harmony

In the eight years that vocalists, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters Erin Chapin, Caitlin Gowdey and Vanessa May have lived and sung together, they have developed a natural, intuitive and unified musical mission under the name Rainbow Girls. “Playing as part of this collective has given me an opportunity to find harmony in my own life, in the most natural sense of...

Food & Drink: Cheese Olympics

Cheese is having a moment. In recent years, mixologists, butchers and beekeepers have received widespread recognition for their artisanal craftsmanship—but this level of acknowledgment and appreciation has been a long time coming for cheesemongers. The pros are revered in Europe for their acumen—but only recently has the American public started to realize just what it takes to work behind...

Hero & Zero: Kindness & Self-Entitlement

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Hero: Getting your vein poked with a needle is no fun. For the many patients waiting recently at the Kaiser lab in Terra Linda, it became nightmarish. First, the computers went down and the staff scrambled to keep the lab running. Next, a man having his blood drawn began screaming obscenities. Susan, an interfaith minister in Marin who was...