Hero: Community activist Damian Morgan, who recently won his seat on the Marin City Community Services District board by one vote, needs our help. The nonprofit organization Cronkite Development,Inc. (CDI), founded by Morgan, is hosting a fundraising event to provide life experiences for Marin City kids—ones that they may never have participated in before, such as a visit to the ocean or a redwood forest. Think about that for a moment and then dig into your pocket for a $100 donation to attend the Creating Connections Live benefit on Friday, January 19, at 7pm at the Mill Valley Community Center. You’ll enjoy live music and an auction, as well as food, wine and champagne. To email your RSVP and donate, visit the CDI donations page at cronkitedevelopment.com/charitable-donations.
Zero: The Novato police have been busy getting zeros off of our streets. At a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on South Novato Boulevard from 6pm to midnight last Friday, they screened 453 vehicles. Two suspects were arrested for alcohol or drug impairment and 10 drivers were cited or arrested for operating a vehicle without a valid license. Impaired drivers can expect jail, license suspension, towing fees and insurance increases, as well as fines, fees, DUI classes and other expenses that can exceed $10,000, not to mention the embarrassment when friends and family find out, according to police. They also caution that if you take prescription drugs, particularly those with a driving or operating machinery warning, you might be impaired enough for a DUI. Be careful out there.