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Brown Out

On its face, California’s Brown family political dynasty is the story of two men, but metaphorically it’s really the story of three.In the dialectical...

High on Voting

Pack a bowl and head to the polls—election day is right around the corner. And in a sign of the power that the pot...

On the Marc

Last week, Gov. Jerry Brown signed AB 2055, a bill sponsored by Marin Assemblyman Marc Levine that mandates sexual harassment training for lobbyists in...

Horns of Plenty

Rep. Jared Huffman’s contentious bill to provide Point Reyes National Seashore ranchers with 20-year leases sailed through the House of Representatives last week with...

Heroes and Zeroes

HeroAs someone who frequently pulls ticks off my dogs after hikes in the Marin Headlands, I’m a bit freaked out about Lyme disease. Don’t...

Get out of Jail—Free?

When legislators introduced the bill to abolish cash bail in California, it promised to be a victory for progressives trying to reverse the crisis...

Heroes & Zeroes

HeroThe president of the Novato Chess Club, Christopher Major, teaches an after-school chess program for 50 kindergartners through eighth-graders to share life lessons and...

Harvest of Redemption

Jail can be hell. But not many people know that jail cells can also be a place of rebirth. Yarrow Kubrin lives in San...

News Briefs: Novato Delays UGB Vote

The Novato planning commission on Monday delayed a decision supported by city leaders that critics say would have jeopardized the city’s urban growth boundary...

Upfront: Beer Forecast

Even though the weather was clear and sunny last Saturday at the Petaluma River Craft Beer Festival, things seemed hazy.The event had 22 breweries...