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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...

California's Most Educated County Is...

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Will Jason | Posted 04.21.2013 | San Francisco

IT DID NOT take long to fill the New Yorker magazine discussion group at the Belvedere-Tiburon Library when it was created several years ago. "We've ...

Good News For Marin County

The Marin Independent Journal, Novato, Calif. | Richard Halstead | Posted 04.18.2013 | San Francisco

Tourism, an important sector of the Marin economy, continued to strengthen in 2012 as the number of visitors staying in Marin hotels increased for a s...

Some Kids Need More to Get the Same Result

Martin J. Blank | Posted 10.01.2012 | Education
Martin J. Blank

I recently heard a story that explains why the community schools model -- a reform approach I've been touting for about twenty years now -- is so effective at helping children succeed in the classroom.

And The Healthiest Place In California Is...

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.04.2012 | San Francisco

For the third consecutive year, Marin was named the healthiest county in all of California. In a national study conducted by the University of Wisc...

El Huarache Loco Opens a Brick-and-Mortar Restaurant in Marin

Marcia Gagliardi | Posted 05.12.2012 | San Francisco
Marcia Gagliardi

The extensive menu features traditional Mexico City antojitos like mini gorditas de chicharrón (two thick masa cakes stuffed with braised pork) and an irresistible chori queso (melted queso oaxaca with chorizo).

Possible 'Alphabet' Serial Killer to Face Death Penalty

Chelsea Hoffman | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime
Chelsea Hoffman

Do you think the death penalty is a viable option in this trial, or do you think Joseph Naso may be an innocent man? The fact that he's being accused of the horrendous acts of serial murder makes it easy to allow emotion to take control.

San Francisco: A Local's Travel Scoop

Susan Fogwell | Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel
Susan Fogwell

I asked Ashley Redmond of Branch Handmade for the inside scoop on where she goes in San Francisco for dining, views, tea and vintage finds and, of course, about her Etsy-shop creations.

'If You Dig In, You Find A Significant Population Of Poor Families Here'

| Posted 04.17.2012 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Patricia Leigh Brown Those wanting to check the socioeconomic pulse of the Canal area ...

PANIC: Mad Cow In Marin?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 02.10.2012 | San Francisco

Two residents of bucolic Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, have been diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, a ra...

Aaron Sankin

PHOTOS: Local Residents See The Dark Side Of George Lucas' Force | Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.23.2012 | San Francisco

While the sleepy Marin County hamlet of Lucas Valley went by that name long before George Lucas moved in, the neighborhood has become synonymous with ...

Extreme Holiday Edition: Even in Tough Times, the Wattage Goes Up

Glen Helfand | Posted 02.15.2012 | Arts
Glen Helfand

Holiday lights have a way of quickly masking the mundane in something glittering, at least at night. Apparently it's something that people still believe in this time of year.

California Woman Transforms 100-Year-Old Theater Into Community Arts Hub

Second Act | Posted 01.08.2012 | Fifty

On a sunny fall afternoon in the idyllic Marin County enclave of Mill Valley, Lucy Mercer pecks at her computer keyboard in a second-floor office abov...