Hero and Zero: A lifesaver and a moron with a gun

by Nikki Silverstein

Hero: There is much ado about something in Inverness this summer. An overlooked outdoor amphitheater, overgrown with weeds and brush, is receiving a much needed makeover, just in time to host a production of Much Ado About Nothing. Although the 50-year-old amphitheater, located at St. Columba’s Episcopal Church, was once home to frequent operas and concerts, it went to seed in 70s. When actress Sharron Drake, of West Marin, discovered the historic venue, she set the stage for its comeback. She coordinated work parties to clear the vegetation and rebuild the theater and created a Kickstarter campaign that raised almost $6,500. Much Ado About Nothing runs from August 29 through September 7. Bravo to Sharron Drake and her cast of merry helpers.

Zero: Who is the biggest zero among thugs? The moron who pointed a semi-automatic gun at a woman pushing her child in a stroller. The armed robbery occurred last Friday morning on the Shoreline Park Pathway, between the Target store and Shoreline Park in San Rafael. The loser forced the mother to stop and extract her wallet from her bag. That wasn’t easy enough for the guy, because he hit her on the side of her neck before he grabbed the wallet and ran. Boy, he must have a small, uh, mind. If you have information about this white brute, 25 to 30 years old, medium build, clean-shaven, with short brown hair and skull tattoos on his left arm, call the San Rafael Police Department at 415/485-3000.

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