Gabrielson Park Goes Dark

For the first time in 34 years, there is no Jazz and Blues by the Bay this summer. As a regular attendee for virtually every season, I decided to look into how this ongoing music fest came to be. The series was started in 1996, under the direction of Park... Read more

Main Dock Loses Pacifico Samonte

Long time Main Dock resident Pacifico Samonte passed away in mid-April in his floating home. The popular guitarist had been suffering from esophageal cancer. His partner, Cameron Duncan, reported, “Pac was breathing very quietly and peacefully all night as I held his hand. It was quite a surprise to see... Read more

Mountain Play, Down but Not Out

Last week we presented the story of the early days of the Mountain Play and lamented the closing of its 2020 season. But over its 107-year history, the Mountain Play has resiliently overcome a number of challenges. This report was compiled from a Facebook post by the Marin History Museum,... Read more

Marin Recovery Planning

The County of Marin, in collaboration with individuals from cities and towns across the County, is launching  the website to connect local residents, business owners, community leaders and public health professionals to collaborate on reopening the economy and community in a safe manner. “The goal is to provide a mobile-optimized,... Read more

It’s Curtains for 2020 Mountain Play

One of the casualties of the Coronavirus pandemic is the Mountain Play on Mount Tam. This would have been the 107th production, and Jane and I would be rounding up friends and relatives to go see Hello Dolly. But since the season has been shuttered and we’re all shut-ins, I... Read more

Choppers Overhead through Thurs, Apr 30

PG&E is conducting routine low-level helicopter patrols to inspect gas transmission and distribution lines in Marin County, as part of its six-month leak survey and maintenance program. A helicopter will fly over parts of Wolfback Ridge and San Rafael through April 30. Flights will be coming and going from the Hayward... Read more

Stay-at-Home Order Extended through May

Marin County’s stay-at-home order will be extended through May, public health officials announced Monday. A Marin IJ article states that most restrictions on business, travel and gatherings will continue, but the county will issue a new order this week to replace the current one, which is set to expire May... Read more

Shelter in Place on the Water

SFGate has posted an article subtitled: Being in a houseboat is better: Shelter-in-place, Sausalito houseboat style. Author Madeline Wells interviewed Rachael Limkin of Issaquah, who described how tight-knit our community is: “Normally on a Friday night, I’m in half a dozen different houses having food or wine,” Social distancing is especially... Read more