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Apr 23, 2024

What’s cooking with Novato’s Curtis Aikens

Celebrity chef, author, athletic coach, master gardener, literacy advocate and diabetes educator—Curtis Aikens Sr. is a Renaissance man. I spent a couple of days last week getting to know Aikens, who is instantly likable. We met at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City, where he’s transforming...
Mar 22, 2024

County disbanding commission focused on ending discrimination

The Marin County Board of Supervisors placed the Human Rights Commission on “pause” three months ago, suspending its operations....
Mar 12, 2024

ICE in Marin: sheriff defends cooperation with immigration authorities

Marin County Sheriff Jamie Scardina continues his discretionary cooperation with federal immigration law enforcement despite pushback from the county...
Mar 5, 2024

Back to the news: Johnny Colla on recording “We Are the World”

Almost 40 years ago, dozens of ’80s icons gathered overnight in a Los Angeles studio to record “We Are...
Feb 26, 2024

Sheriff’s oversight ordinance fundamentally flawed, says watchdog group

After years of discussion and debate, Marin County has finally unveiled a proposed ordinance that could soon lead to...
Feb 20, 2024

North Bay nonprofit removes deadly ghost nets from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Mary Crowley prefers not to use the term “garbage patch” when referring to the tons of plastic littering the...
Feb 16, 2024

Nonprofit serving LGBTQ+ and HIV communities suspends all programs

The Spahr Center, a nonprofit organization serving Marin’s LGBTQ+ and HIV-affected communities, announced Friday that it is suspending services...
Feb 12, 2024

Rocket science: Sausalito’s mayor designed missiles for the Army—the good kind

In preparation for the Pacific Sun’s spotlight on Sausalito this week, I jotted down a list of captivating people...
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