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Op-Ed: Director speaks of American Playwright's comedy on technology Special

Ross - The dilemma society deals with regarding technology is something that got a comedic treatment in a debut on stage last week. But no doubt it will continue to be in the spotlight as we progress through the 21st Century and beyond.

Op-Ed: Marin Society of Artists host sculpture exhibit celebration Special

San Rafael - With 49 Sculptors and 72 pieces of sculptured art on display, The Marin Society of Artists is very pleased to present in their venue the exhibit now showing to celebrate International Sculpture Day which is on April 24.

Op-Ed: Ross theater director muses over local production of 'Bus Stop' Special

Ross - The idea of clearing out an old barn and putting on a show is not just something made up in movies like in the MGM Andy Hardy series with Mickey Rooney and Judy Garland. This is so in Ross Valley; less than a 30 minute drive from San Francisco.

Op-Ed: A new magazine for the arts and culture premieres for Marin Special

Belvedere Tiburon - Despite the upheaval to traditional print by digital technology, arts patron, entrepreneur and now publisher, Meredith Browning Griffin is pleased to announce the debut of a new magazine called 'Marin Arts & Culture.'

Review: A nice little 'get-a-way' spot is San Anselmo Inn in Marin County Special

San Anselmo - It is always a nice surprise to discover a little treasure of a place in an often overlooked area. One that this reporter recently stumbled upon unexpectedly is the town of San Anselmo.

Op-Ed: Dreams are what art is made of for exhibit in Mill Valley Special

Mill Valley - As the weather turns to fall, the chill in the air and the shortening of days makes people more inclined to be indoors and to sleep. And it is when in deep REM sleep that scientists say that people have dreams.

Slain hiker's wife testifies in first day of Marin murder trial

San Rafael - Slain yoga teacher Steve Carter sent a text message to his wife moments before he was murdered on a Marin County hiking trail last year, according to testimony heard Monday at the start of a murder case against two West Coast drifters.

Euro gold a stepping stone for Marin's Olympic dream

Madrid - Spain's two-time world champion badminton queen Carolina Marin is hoping to sweep aside the competition to retain her title at the 25th European championships in the La Roche-sur-Yon, western France, this week.

Op-Ed: Marin County Supervisor rides the bus like everyone else Special

San Rafael - Golden Gate Transit serves San Francisco, Marin and Sonoma counties. On any given day, thousands of people use and rely on the bus and ferry system.

Police think suspects in Marin County slaying killed Quebec woman

San Francisco - San Francisco police suspect three drifters in custody in the shooting of a Marin County yoga teacher on Monday are responsible for the death of a young Canadian woman in the city's famed Golden Gate Park last week.

Op-Ed: One woman's determination to deliver quality handmade products Special

Novato - In a global market, packaging and distribution is essential. And amid the many designers and unique-one-of-a-kind entrepreneurs out there, Caryl Brandes of Caryl B Natural Bath and Body Products knows this all too well.

SF Bay Area oyster farm wins another 30 days reprieve

Inverness - The San Francisco Bay Area's last oyster farm is not closed, not quite yet. While the Drakes Bay Oyster Co.'s retail store is scheduled to shut down Thursday, oyster farming in the historic estuary can continue for at least 30 days.

Golden Gate Bridge directors approve barrier to stop suicides

San Francisco - After decades of being an unfortunate magnet for people determined to kill themselves, directors of the Golden Gate Bridge voted Friday to build a suicide barrier along the length of the iconic span.

Season 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones debuts March 31

Many questions will soon be answered soon on the rabidly popular Game of Thrones show, with its third season debuting on HBO Sunday March 31 at 9 p.m. ET. Get caught up with our season three preview, complete with two trailers.

Op-Ed: Why we love talking about the second season of Game of Thrones

The second season of Game of Thrones debuts on HBO Sunday night, and there's good reason why TV critics are in a frothing frenzy about this medieval fantasy drama: the characters are so well-rounded the show can't help but make for compelling television.

Adding Insult to Injury, Ombudsman Report

"The Criminal Injuries Compensation Board has been, for the last decade, the government's dirty little secret."
 

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Seen here at the reception describing her work is sculptor Evany Zirul. Her work is entitled  “Wil...
Seen here at the reception describing her work is sculptor Evany Zirul. Her work is entitled, “William Rising (Against His Fate) made of steel coat hangers. She is from Fresno, CA.
Deborah Keresztury
Part of the Paper Wing series of sculpture-costumes.
Part of the Paper Wing series of sculpture-costumes.
Courtesy of Sha Sha Higby
DISCOVERY: Drakes Bay and Drakes Estero are thought to be where English explorer Sir Francis Drake l...
DISCOVERY: Drakes Bay and Drakes Estero are thought to be where English explorer Sir Francis Drake landed in 1579.
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Nils Nilsson of Marin County  California said that he has been a fan of author John Standford s book...
Nils Nilsson of Marin County, California said that he has been a fan of author John Standford's books for more than 15 years. The character of Lukas Davenport has kept Nilsson eager to read more. "This series has some of the best detective and 'who done it' type stories, right up there with Agatha Christie's novels," he said.
The members of Moonalice Roger McNamee  Pete Sears  Barry Sless  and John Molo.
The members of Moonalice Roger McNamee, Pete Sears, Barry Sless, and John Molo.
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 My company likes to sell products that have visual appeal and offer benefits   said entrepreneur an...
"My company likes to sell products that have visual appeal and offer benefits," said entrepreneur and founder Caryl Brandes of caryl b. "Epson Salt and Dead Sea Salt have been around forever for use in soaking- I chose the Dead Sea Salt because of the texture and it is known to be healing for people with skin conditions."
Hal Brandes, courtesy of caryl b.
Gallery Route One in Point Reyes in Marin County  less than a 40 minute drive from San Francisco.
Gallery Route One in Point Reyes in Marin County, less than a 40 minute drive from San Francisco.
Courtesy of Gallery Route One
The town of San Anselmo in Marin County just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is an ideal...
The town of San Anselmo in Marin County just a few miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge is an ideal spot for visitors and those seeking Northern California as a destination.
The town of San Anselmo is nestled along a creek. It s rustic charm is still intact amid the bustle ...
The town of San Anselmo is nestled along a creek. It's rustic charm is still intact amid the bustle of Highway 101 which is just outside this little precinct.
Part of the Paper Wing series of sculpture-costumes.
Part of the Paper Wing series of sculpture-costumes.
Courtesy of Sha Sha Higby
BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide...
BARRIER APPROVED: Directors of the Golden Gate Bridge approved construction of a $76 million suicide barrier of the iconic span, where hundreds have jumped to their deaths.
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An old barn built in 1894 was offered to the Ross Valley Players in 1939 and ever since then the old...
An old barn built in 1894 was offered to the Ross Valley Players in 1939 and ever since then the old barn and the theater company have been linked as one.
Courtesy of Ross Valley Players
Pink Himalayan Salt is offered in Gardenia fragrance at the caryl b. web site.
Pink Himalayan Salt is offered in Gardenia fragrance at the caryl b. web site.
Hal Brandes, courtesy of caryl b.
Raising awareness about the issue of medical Marijuana is the purpose for this concert  noted band m...
Raising awareness about the issue of medical Marijuana is the purpose for this concert, noted band member Roger McNamee.
Courtesy of Moonalice
Laura Peterson as Cheri and Andrew Morris as Bo  lead the cast and crew in the Ross Valley Players p...
Laura Peterson as Cheri and Andrew Morris as Bo, lead the cast and crew in the Ross Valley Players production of William Inge's 'Bus Stop' opening on March 3, 2017.
Gregg Le Blanc
 Bus Stop  is the fourth of six plays featured in this the 87th season of the Ross Valley Players th...
'Bus Stop' is the fourth of six plays featured in this the 87th season of the Ross Valley Players theater company.
Courtesy of Ross Valley Players
3 Ring Cycles is just a block or so away from the Inn along the town s main thoroughfare  which is S...
3 Ring Cycles is just a block or so away from the Inn along the town's main thoroughfare, which is San Anselmo Ave.
SAY CHEESE: Customers wait on line to buy dairy products from owners Peggy Smith and Sue Conley (lef...
SAY CHEESE: Customers wait on line to buy dairy products from owners Peggy Smith and Sue Conley (left) at Cowgirl Creamery in Point Reyes Station in Marin County, Calif., in 2004.
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It was a full house turn out at the reception for the sculpture celebration exhibit in honor of Inte...
It was a full house turn out at the reception for the sculpture celebration exhibit in honor of International Sculpture Day at The Marin Society of Artists Gallery in San Rafael. The exhibit continues until April 30.
Deborah Keresztury