Hero and Zero: Marin Human Race and narcotics robbers

by Nikki Silverstein

HERO: Sure, we’re all Homo sapiens, but that doesn’t mean that we’re part of the Marin Human Race. We should all join by running, walking or rolling in the 33rd Annual Marin Human Race, the largest collaborative fundraising event in the county. Last year, more than 4,000 people attended, and $285,000 was raised for 78 vital nonprofit agencies. The timed 5K race takes place on Saturday, May 9 at the Marin Center Fairgrounds and Lagoon. Registration begins at 7am and the racers start at 9am. Out-of-shape humans, do not despair—the course is mostly flat. Young citizens love the kids’ races and activities, and everyone enjoys the dog walk, pancake breakfast and Community Village Fair. Join the Human Race. Visit marinhumanrace.org for more information.

ZERO: Just say no. Too bad the two degenerates that robbed the Rite Aid pharmacy at the Corte Madera Town Center last week weren’t familiar with the concept. One man, armed with what appeared to be a black handgun, went behind the pharmacy counter and helped himself to prescription narcotics. He must have been channeling Nurse Jackie to make such a bold move in the middle of the day. The alleged accomplice, Kurt Allsman, was captured on video assisting the robber in the getaway.  (Ne ’er-do-wells, look around—Cameras are everywhere.) On Tuesday, the Central Marin Police served a search warrant for Allsman’s vehicle and Mill Valley residence. They found the stolen drugs and anticipate finding the robber soon, thanks to detective work and DNA.

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