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Nicole Balin: Journalist Turned Publicist, Author And Interior Designer

Morena Duwe | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
Morena Duwe

Accomplishing one goal is a feat but accomplishing three is legendary. Based out of Marin County, California is Nicole Balin, music journalist, interi...

Sign Of Respect: New Tunnel Name Honors Robin Williams

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.02.2016 | Entertainment

Signs emblazoned with the new name of the rainbow-arched tunnel connecting the Golden Gate Bridge to Marin County in California have finally been erec...

A Beloved Icon Lost to Fire - The Point Reyes "Shipwreck" Destroyed

Alexis Coram | Posted 02.29.2016 | San Francisco
Alexis Coram

The beloved "Point Reyes" fishing vessel in Inverness, California, caught fire on the morning of February 22, destroying the boat's stern and igniting...

My 40-Year-Old Face and Other Big Birthday Revelations

Michelle Kennedy | Posted 02.01.2016 | Comedy
Michelle Kennedy

I spend a lot more time looking at my wrinkles these days. I'm certain my forehead and neck have acquired at least eight new half-moon creases overnight. Vanity sometimes drags me into old photo albums, where I flip pages reminiscing and coveting my "younger face."

Are Stoned, Hallucinating Coyotes Terrorizing California Drivers?

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 01.27.2016 | Weird News

Motorists in Northern California have been dealing with a new kind of road hazard: Overly aggressive coyotes who may have consumed hallucinogenic mush...

Work On My Marriage? Why Bother?

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 01.07.2016 | Divorce
Marcia Naomi Berger

The payoff from investing in periodic maintenance on your relationship is that the two of you can to continue to enjoy love, intimacy, and passion; and an all-around satisfying relationship. Together, you can create and maintain a fulfilling marriage that lasts for the rest of your lives.

Did You Know $1 Donated to the Food Bank Is Worth $5 of Food?

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.03.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

I challenged my neighbors to the SF-Marin Food Bank's Hunger Challenge. They took me up on the challenge, and shared daily updates that I posted on my own networks. I told them that if they finished the challenge, I'd donate $10K to the Food Bank.

5 Confessions of a Marriage Counselor

Marcia Naomi Berger | Posted 09.23.2015 | Weddings
Marcia Naomi Berger

As a marriage expert, I sense that many people who have heard of me think I must be a perfect marriage partner. This is not true. I'm no hero.

#HungerChallenge Day 5: This Isn't an Experiment for Most People

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.21.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Folks, my neighbors have made it through the #HungerChallenge with lots of realizations. They've definitely been hungry, they've had stress dreams, and they've been really conscious of food.

Can You Live on a Food Stamp Budget? I Challenge You to the #HungerChallenge

Craig Newmark | Posted 09.14.2015 | Impact
Craig Newmark

Together, we can raise awareness of the struggles associated with food insecurity and mobilize the public to end hunger in San Francisco and Marin, where 1 out of every 4 residents is hungry.

5 Reasons to Stay in Sausalito on Your Next Trip to the San Francisco Bay

Andrea R. Vaucher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Andrea R. Vaucher

Have you thought about staying outside the city on your next trip to San Francisco? Imagine. After a hectic day sightseeing, shopping and museum hopping, you jump on the ferry (or a private water taxi), cross the glorious bay and leave the noisy urban world behind.

A Road Trip for Public Transportation

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.18.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Sometimes I need a good road trip to think about public transportation. Last week I took a much needed working vacation by flying to Reno. A friend met me there and we started our adventure, by car, in the rapidly hipsterfying Midtown neighborhood.

Like a Man, a Good Bra Is Hard to Find

Mara Menachem | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

Speaking of financial investment, bras are not cheap. And I've been racking my brain, trying to understand what women, no matter the age, would frivolously throw out such expensive undergarments, especially when like a man, a good bra is hard to find.  

I'm With Stupid: Genetically, It's the Same Thing as a Chihuahua

Todd Hartley | Posted 02.18.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

On that note, if you are thinking about getting a wolf and you have children, you might want to make sure the wolf gets enough to eat.

Divine Laughter: Robin Williams' Reverence

Holly Lynn Payne | Posted 10.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Holly Lynn Payne

It's been a sad, gray time here in Marin County -- and the world, as the news of Robin Williams' death sinks in. Everyone seems surprised by it. How c...

Six Californias: Conservative Plan, Techie Self-Indulgence or Both?

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.16.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

Despite its not very well-veiled partisan goals, impracticality and illogic, there is something intriguing about the Six Californias proposal. More accurately, there is something intriguing about rethinking how the role states play in US politics, specifically in the Senate and the electoral college.

Marin Deserves Real Green Power, Not Slick Marketing Campaigns

Tom Dalzell | Posted 08.20.2014 | San Francisco
Tom Dalzell

From the Too Good To Be True department, the latest installment comes courtesy of Marin County's power provider, the Marin Energy Authority: you can have 100% clean, green electricity for less than the cost of traditional power.

A Love Letter To Marin

Love Letters | Posted 03.24.2014 | Travel
Love Letters

Above all, I love that your iconic symbol is a mountain. To the sleeping lady who protects us all with her comforting presence, Mt. Tam, I owe you my heart.

Chugging the California 'Cool'-Aid

Mara Menachem | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Mara Menachem

I just moved to the West coast a few weeks ago, and before I finish drinking the full pitcher of "California Kool-Aid" (don't worry it's organic and made with agave syrup), I have to write from the perspective of my East Coast self.

Movie Review: Blue Jasmine

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.23.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Approaching the age of 80, with more than 40 feature films under his belt, Woody Allen continues to astonish, finding new ways to surprise audiences with each year's film.

And The Healthiest County In America Is...

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Richard Halstead | Posted 08.13.2013 | San Francisco

Marin County is the healthiest county in America for children, according to a new ranking by U.S. News & World Report. Rated on a continuum of 0 to 1...

Conversation With Jacque McLaughlin About Gilead House

Nicki Richesin | Posted 07.03.2013 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

Jacque McLaughlin, executive director of Gilead House, shares her thoughts about the remarkable work they're doing in Marin County.

AlterTheater Presents The Dead Girl

Bryan Cain-Jackson | Posted 06.29.2013 | San Francisco
Bryan Cain-Jackson

Ann Brebner's story takes place after a devastating loss that forces a multi-racial family to rebuild with the help -- and sometimes hindrance -- of an unexpected visitor.

Poet Jackie Kudler Interviewed

David Kudler | Posted 06.16.2013 | Books
David Kudler

As a fitting tie-in to National Library Week and National Poetry Month, the Marin County Free Library is launching a new monthly television series in partnership with the Marin Poetry Center, and in collaboration with Community Media Center of Marin.

Marin County's Best News In Years

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Nels Johnson | Posted 05.24.2013 | San Francisco

After years of dire warnings about red ink, revenue shortfalls and spending cutbacks, county officials have brighter fiscal news: The budget at the Ma...