Hero: “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.”—Albert Einstein. Oh, Albert, we feel your pain, which is why we’re grateful for the IRS-certified volunteers at the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide. These heroes assist low- to moderate-income folks prepare their tax returns, and best of all, the services are FREE. Simply bring yourself and your tax documents on a first come, first served basis to: San Rafael Community Center, First Congregational Church in San Rafael, Fairfax Library, Mill Valley Community Center, Margaret Todd Senior Center or Novato Marin Community Services in Novato. For the days and hours of operation and a list of documents, visit aarp.org/money/taxes/aarp_taxaide/.
Zero: Warning: This is not for the faint of stomach. Four teenage girls took a table at Rocco’s Pizza in Mill Valley, just after Tam High let out for the day, and ordered one serving of French fries and four waters. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the extent of the Zero behavior. One of the teens began to throw up all over the table. An employee who wanted to clean up, requested that she go outside. The girl went to the entrance and continued to regurgitate. Again, she was asked to move. “Leave me alone,” she yelled. Drunk? Witness Lynn M., of Mill Valley, wasn’t sure, but she was surely astounded by the disrespect for the business and the diners. “Something I can’t unsee, ever,” Lynn said.