County Offers Recovery Resources

Many Marin County parks and open spaces began reopening to motorized access on May 18, thanks to an updated public health order from Marin Health and Human Services. To help residents find out which parks and open spaces are currently open and in what capacity, Marin County Parks has created... Read more

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 MarinRecovers.com 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