.Nikki Silverstein

Nikki Silverstein is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Pacific Sun since 2005. She escaped Florida after college and now lives in Sausalito with her Chiweenie and an assortment of foster dogs. Send news tips to [email protected].
Nov 28, 2023

50 days in Gaza, released hostages have local ties

On Oct. 7, a pineapple farmer opened his door to Avigail Idan, a three-year-old girl covered in blood. Quickly, he ushered the little girl,...
Nov 21, 2023

Marin scientist shaking up Stanford’s stem cell research scene

Royce McLemore, a Marin City leader and activist, couldn’t stop smiling when we chatted about her 21 grandchildren, one in particular. “My granddaughter is the...
Nov 14, 2023

Loneliness Epidemic: Help for Seniors Just a Call Away

The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 82-page advisory about an epidemic that’s not talked about much—loneliness.  Approximately half the adults in this country report...
Nov 7, 2023

Marin teen vying for prestigious international science award

If this were a radio show, I’d cue “Rocket Man” by Elton John or maybe David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” Then I’d launch into the narrative...
Oct 31, 2023

Federal judge limits San Rafael’s homeless camping ordinance

Another lawsuit pitting homeless people against a city in wealthy Marin County is now in full swing. This time, San Rafael occupies the hot...
Oct 24, 2023

Nightmare on Pine Street

The Beyers are the kind of family most people want living next door. For years, they lived harmoniously with their neighbors on a quiet...
Oct 10, 2023

Criminal defendant Daisy Mazariegos gives birth, hires new defense attorney

A brief hearing today resolved issues about how the criminal case against two former San Rafael police officers will move forward after the untimely...
Oct 10, 2023

Defense attorney dies, leaving uncertainty in police use of force case

The criminal case against two former San Rafael police officers took a tragic turn when one of the defense attorneys, Christopher J. Shea, died...