Upfront

UCSC Microbe Machines

The Bay Area has a recycling problem. It’s true that cities from San Rafael to San Jose have residential recycling services and public trash...

Homeward Bound

Marin County Supervisor Dennis Rodoni was on KWMR recently, the West Marin public radio station in Pt. Reyes Station, talking housing policy, the high...

Innocence Lost

Jarvis Jay Masters has exhausted his final state appeal. The Buddhist author and death-row inmate at San Quentin had a hearing before the California...

Mob Rules

The footage coming out of Charlottesville, Virginia in August of 2017 was horrifying: first, on Friday night, a torchlight rally of pallid-faced white nationalist...

Nationalist Emergency

“We have been feeling the brunt of this administration—the brunt of the constant criminalization of immigrants, since 2015,” says Danielle Walker. She’s the spokesperson...

The Defiant Ones

Dr. Itoco Garcia has experienced the best and the worst of Marin County first-hand when it comes to education and discrimination.Garcia, two months into...

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

It’s usually hard to argue with the Dalai Lama on matters of the spirit, but Marin County finance director Roy Given is up for...

The E-Truckin’ Era

Work used to be simple for the California Department of Transportation: widen highways, fill potholes, build new freeways.Alas, those quaint days are gone.To get...

Cabin Fervor

Fred Schein had seen this before. The Navy veteran left a military career decades ago, after serving with honor for six years and knowing...