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Advice Goddess

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Q: I’ve been living with my high school sweetheart (from 20 years ago) for two blissful years. However, he’s still married to his ex (though they’ve been separated for 10 years). Every dollar he has goes into the business he’s building or child support, so I’m paying all the bills. I want to get married and start a family,...

Hero & Zero: Bus Angel & Save a Pooch

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Hero: Noel Perkins watched a hero story unfold as he rode home to San Rafael on the Marin Airporter last Saturday. The bus driver announced the fees from SFO to various destinations and finished with, “We accept cash.” A college-aged man asked if he could use a Clipper or ATM card or anything else. The driver indicated that payment...

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): In alignment with the current astrological omens, I have prepared your horoscope using five hand-plucked aphorisms by Aries poet Charles Bernstein. 1. “You never know what invention will look like or else it wouldn’t be invention.” 2. “So much depends on what you are expecting.” 3. “What’s missing from the bird’s eye view is plain...

This Week in the Pacific Sun

This week in the Pacific Sun, our cover story, 'Personality Presents,' will give you more than enough ideas for choosing the best gifts for every 'type' in your life. On top of that, we've got a piece on a new bike & brew spot coming to Fairfax, a story on eco-friendly burial and a review of Ross Valley Players'...

Feature: Personality Presents

Can a foodie also be a fashionista? Can a romantic soul also be an adventure-seeker? The answer is yes, of course. However, when gift-shopping for the holiday season, our friends and family are often reduced to one trait—a subconscious trick to help us buy better (and faster). A cookbook for the gal who once hosted us for a fancy...

Theater: Whodunit

It’s Christmas Eve, 1936. While the nation struggles with the Great Depression, popular Broadway actor William Gillette invites his fellow actors from a sold-out Sherlock Holmes whodunit to his palatial “castle” on the banks of the Connecticut River in East Haddam. They arrive expecting to celebrate the holidays, but he has other plans. Earlier that week someone standing in the...

Food & Drink: Bike & Brew

Fairfax is known for its lively music scene, but something else is also happening there—food! With Village Sake, 123 Bolinas and most recently the tequila bar, támal, the town’s dining options have improved exponentially. And there is more on the way. Marin native Jason Faircloth is bringing a novel concept to a town credited with inventing mountain biking. Not only...

Wellness: Eco-Friendly Burial

From the hurricanes of September, which caused unprecedented damage and displaced hundreds of thousands, to a fire season that brought the largest firestorms in California history and is now 50 days longer than it was just a few decades ago, the latest news in climate change has crescendoed to an apocalyptic chord. We’ve reached a point where neglecting to...

Hero & Zero: Bird Rescue

Hero: Tam Valley homeowner Scott Snyder had a bird in hand. Or, more specifically, a bird with a wide wingspan in the midsection of his chimney. The feathered fellow had been stuck there for at least 24 hours. Snyder had contacted local animal rescue organizations, but none were able to remove the bird. Even a chimney company couldn’t help....

Free Will Astrology

ARIES (March 21-April 19): “Many people go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after,” observed Henry David Thoreau. The spirit of Thoreau’s observation is true about every one of us to some extent. From time-to-time, we all try to satisfy our desires in the wrong location, with the wrong tools and with...