Sherman R. Frederick/Publisher Sometimes decisions have unintended consequences. Nothing illustrates this more than the bad idea of tolerating homeless encampments in Marin public parks. While the encampment at Lee Gerner Park in Novato is one example of this unmitigated mess, the poster child … [Read more...] about Commentary: With homeless, no good deed goes unpunished
In July, one of Marinscope’s community newspapers will celebrate its 99th birthday. Congratulations to the Novato Advance. It's been a tough haul for newspapers in America, but the Novato Advance made it. Continuing to serve Novato and Marin has been a great honor for us. Thank you for reading and … [Read more...] about Commentary: Happy birthday to the Novato Advance — 99 years and counting
Are you totally confused, yet? A year ago the CDC said we didn’t have to wear masks to protect ourselves from COVID-19. Then in a switcheroo, the CDC said we’d better wear masks or risk certain death. Of course, that was when anti-science Donald Trump was in the White House. Now Mr. Science Joe … [Read more...] about Commentary: Dear California, may we have sex without masks?
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Would you pray with me this morning...?Gracious, all-knowing God! We pause this morning to give youmuch deserved praise for your kindness and your daily provision for our lives. We are ready to shout, "Happy Birthday, Church!!!"on the occasion of the … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe Sermon: Is the Holy Spirit a Parakeet?
Just when you think teachers unions can’t go much lower, along comes something so nakedly shameless that it forces you to lower the bar. Again. Get a load of this from the San Francisco Chronicle last week: “When the teachers union over the weekend announced the ‘exciting news’ that San … [Read more...] about Commentary: Shameless finds a new level
Reading the saga of the “N-word” at the Novato Unified School District has gotta make you shake your head in wonderment. Let me set the scene: The school board president is in conversation with the top two district administrators and tells them the hiring of an athletic director must have a strong … [Read more...] about Commentary: The dreaded ‘N-word’
Jim Steele/Planet in the Balance Most people are unaware that the greenhouse gases CO2 and H2O, both warm and cool our planet. When I mention that CO2 has a cooling effect, I’m amazed by the hateful tirades from paranoid people who dismiss scientific truth as “dangerous … [Read more...] about Jim Steele’s Planet in the Balance column: Greenhouse gases warm … and cool
The Rev. Thomas Nibbe Sunday, May 16, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. "...therefore it is necessary to choose one of the men whohave been with us the whole time the Lord Jesus was livingwith us, beginning from John's baptism to the time when Jesuswas taken up from us, for one of these must … [Read more...] about Thomas Nibbe sermon: Not For The Faint Hearted
The “N-Word” refers to, well, you know what it refers to. And like the name of the evil character in the Harry Potter novels, it’s the word that no one may speak. EVER. Yet, that is what Novato Unified School District Board of Trustees President Ross Millerick allegedly did during a recent … [Read more...] about Commentary: What’s wrong with the Novato school system?
After a year of COVID hibernation, it is so nice to see Little League baseball up and running again. If there is anyone, anywhere, who doesn’t love seeing kids play ball, then you can’t be my friend. I played Little League from about as young as I can remember. I played before T-ball was a thing. … [Read more...] about Sherman R. Frederick commentary: Days of summer baseball