Dear editor, Before bashing the governor, I would need to examine just how blacks are treated in Marin. Novato is 76 percent white. But I can’t find the racial makeup of the Novato police department. With 80 employees, how many are non-white ? What about other towns in … [Read more...] about Letters: I need racial stats
Denise Fort Writers on the Range Each spring, the acequias in New Mexico carry cold, clear snowmelt to freshly furrowed fields on small farms. The centuries-old irrigation culture is recognized in state law and supported by strong communities. These farms often come to mind when we think about … [Read more...] about Secretary Babbitt’s river plan doesn’t go far enough
By Sherman R. Frederick It’s a smart play. The City of Novato and local merchants have decided to block off Grant Avenue in downtown Novato on the weekends for pedestrians. The closure will occur from 1 p.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday starts this weekend and lasts through the summer. A lot of … [Read more...] about Special commentary: Closing Grant Avenue is a good move
Sherman R. Frederick Publisher In the post-George-Floyd apocalypse, it must be said that it’s a dangerous world out there for political leaders. Just ask the good mayor of Mill Valley. At a City Council meeting on June 1 a person called in to complain about a Black Lives Matter … [Read more...] about When the mob comes for you
By Sherman R. Frederick Racism doesn’t get much plainer than the confrontation in New York’s Central Park over Memorial Day weekend.At first, it sounded like one of those “dog off leash” stories you might read in the cop log of this newspaper. A woman let her dog off leash in an area where it … [Read more...] about Meet straight-up racism
By Sherman R. Frederick Gov. Gavin Newsom put a target on the back of Marin. The threatened violence with which we are now faced is his fault. I don’t think there’s any other way to see it. Last Friday the governor, who is from Marin, told a story about racism in Marin. He … [Read more...] about Governor owes Marin an apology
Anne Breckenridge Dorsey My Turn In this time of stress and sequestration, hunting for silver linings has become an Olympic level sport. Happily, there are lots of competing "athletes" in our County. Marin's volunteer entities are in overdrive, amping up their activities and benefitting from … [Read more...] about My Turn: Looking for silver linings?
Bigane PerezSimpson University's Bigane Perez of San Rafael, CA, received the 2019-2020 Liberal Studies Overcoming Challenges (Dolores Huerta) Courage award. The Liberal Studies Overcoming Challenges (Dolores Huerta) Courage award is presented to a student who has overcome significant challenges in … [Read more...] about Names in the news
Ever had a dream that makes perfect sense when you wake, but by the time you brush your teeth it sounds completely mad?Some coronavirus task force meetings must be like that. For example, how did the new rules on tennis come about? That had to be one weird discussion.Dr. No: We believe we can safely … [Read more...] about Coronavirus tennis, anyone?
By Josh Fryday Millennials have seen their lives defined by big crises: from 9/11, to the Great Recession, to the impacts of climate change, and now COVID-19. As we face living through our second “once in a generation” economic collapse, Millennials are realizing that how we get through … [Read more...] about How Millennials can rise from crises to be the next Greatest Generation