.Hero & Zero


Coco Davis, a 16-year-old Kelpie mix, was taking a lovely walk last Wednesday morning on the Pipeline Fire Road when she became separated from her people. Two Marin County Open Space District rangers joined the search for the senior dog and located her 30 hours after she went missing.

The rangers found Coco far off the trail in dense brush on very steep terrain. Unfortunately, the poor pup was no longer able to move and the rangers couldn’t get her to safety by themselves. They called on the services of the all-volunteer Marin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Unit (SAR).

Within 20 minutes, SAR members arrived on the scene and prepared a technical rope rescue. They set up a dual-tension rope system and wended their way down the side of the hill to Coco. One of the crew members, specially trained in emergency K-9 first aid, deployed with a new K-9 first aid kit. She assessed the hurting pup and prepared her for transport.

Once Coco reached the top of the hill, she was reunited with her people and then whisked off by Marin Humane to a nearby veterinary hospital. The last time we checked in, the pooch was recovering from her ordeal.

A big howl-out to the 28 SAR volunteers, the Marin County Open Space rangers and the Marin Humane personnel for rescuing sweet Coco.


Congregation Rodef Sholom in San Rafael is one of many synagogues across the country being hit with a not-so-clever email phishing scam. Congregants receive an email, supposedly from one of the congregation’s rabbis, requesting gift cards that will be sent to charity or to someone with cancer.

Urging people to be wary of emails from strange addresses that may contain the rabbi’s name, Congregation Rodef Sholom suggests that recipients don’t reply and either ignore them or report them as phishing to their email server. It’s a scam. Don’t fall for it.

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Nikki Silverstein
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