.Heroes & Zeroes: Marin County Probation Department


When you walk into the Marin County Probation Department lobby, you’ll see the Wall of Change and find personal stories about people turning their lives around while on probation and becoming positive role models for others.

About 200 people attended a ceremony honoring the 13 probationers who made it onto the Wall of Change this year. A committee selected the honorees based on their inspirational success stories.

“I struggled for 10 months unable to find work due to not being able to pass a background check,” said Isadora Fisher, an honoree. “It was a constant reminder of what I had done.”

Today, Fisher, 32, of San Rafael, is gainfully employed, holds a humanities degree from Dominican University and is working as a licensed esthetician. And, she’s sober.

In addition to Fisher, the honorees this year include Gregory Bentley, Jorge Chab-Carillo, McHenry De Marquis, Ryan Dill, Quincy Engelbrecht, Elsa Glembotzki, Jesus Hernandez, Shawn Kessler, Bermin Mazariegos, James Renshaw, Kiley Townsend and Pierre Tzannis.

Congratulations to all of the honorees for transforming their lives and motivating others to do the same.


A murderer is on the loose in Sausalito. He or she vandalized six young trees on the south side of Johnson Street. They cut down one of the trees and left the remaining five with severe limb damage, which won’t allow the trees to grow and develop a proper canopy. They, too, will need to be felled.  

The trees, purchased by neighbors and planted a couple of years ago by the Sausalito Department of Public Works, were part of an effort to create a tree-lined street on Johnson. They had just started to establish a solid root system, but thanks to the killer, the six trees will never reach maturity.

If you have information about the tree killings, contact Officer Nick White of the Sausalito Police Department at 415.289.4170.

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Nikki Silverstein
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