Master Sergeant Harry E. Fitzgibbon had survived the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941. Later, during the Korean War he was awarded a Silver Star for Gallantry in Action. In 1958, he retired from Air Force duty at Hamilton Air Force Base. He opened Fitz’s Richfield Service Station … [Read more...] about Marin History: Do you remember ‘Kitty’?
1950 In 1949 George Zaro turned over his restaurant, Sabella”s, to Enrico Pastori so that he could work on his plan to develop a yacht harbor in the estuary behind the restaurant near the north end of the Richardson Bay Bridge. His plan called for 100 yacht slips. Access would … [Read more...] about Mill Valley history: Estuary Development
Mill Valley Oct. 22 - 28, 2020 Rude Parker: A citizen reported to police that some jerk parked across two parking spaces on Corte Madera Avenue. FORE: A drunk bum hung out on the golf course on Buena Vista Avenue. Golfers called him in. Police told him to play through to some other … [Read more...] about Marin 911: Jerk parks across two parking spaces
In 1946, George Zaro opened a restaurant at the north end of the old redwood Richardson Bay Bridge. In 1949 he turned the restaurant over to Enrico Pastori so that he could devote most of his time to developing a yacht harbor behind the restaurant. Pastori’s restaurant didn’t last … [Read more...] about The many iterations of Sabella’s
By Derek Wilson Marinscope A plastic bottle is drained of its contents and then thrown away. The bottle has completed its function in its current form, but there is more to its story. Hwei-Li Tsao “I took all these plastic bottles and I saved them,” said San Anselmo artist Hwei-Li Tsao. … [Read more...] about De Young shows work of local artist
.Smith and Hawken original store. In 1979, Dave Smith and Paul Hawken founded Smith & Hawken for catalog sales of sturdy garden tools manufactured in England. In 1982 they opened a retail store on the corner of Lovell Avenue. and Corte Madera Avenue. By 1988 the business … [Read more...] about Remember Smith and Hawken?
Mill Valley Oct. 15 - 22, 2020 Road Of Death: At dusk on Camino Alto it’s absolute carnage as the drivers of vehicles accidentally (it is presumed) hit wildlife crossing the road. A concerned caller told police that turkey and deer and other such critters are nightly meeting their end on this … [Read more...] about 911 Marin: Animal carnage on our roads
A bird's eye view of the Golden Gate Baptist Seminary. Enrollment in the Golden Gate Baptist Seminary on Strawberry Point had been declining since the 1970’s. In 2014, the trustees decided to relocate to Southern California. North Coast Lands Holdings paid $84 million for the … [Read more...] about History of Seminary
This pumpkin illustrates. Get Marin's best weekly newspaper delivered to your doorstep. Call 415-892-1516. Sausalito Oct. 8 - 12, 2020 Can’t Unsee It: An “all point female” (that means “homeless woman”) stepped out of a green SUV on Ebbtide Avenue. The tide of the 50-ish woman’s pants … [Read more...] about Marin 911: Tide was out on her pants
Several new tools are now available for homeowners interested in building an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), also known as a second unit, a granny flat, an in-law unit, or a converted garage. Help is available whether a property owner wants to generate extra income, create more housing for the local … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about building an ADU in Marin