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Tom Alderman

September 18, 2018 by Speed Dillon (Register to contact)

Tom Alderman has passed away in Sonoma CA. He was Class of 1958.

Myron Mac Neal

June 17, 2018 by Speed Dillon (Register to contact)

Myron has passed. He died in Fort Bragg in June 2018.

Robert (Skip) Riella

June 14, 2017 by Speed Dillon (Register to contact)

Skip is living in Las Vegas NV. He was class of '60.

Carl Huffman

June 14, 2017 by Speed Dillon (Register to contact)

Carl is living in Henderson NV. He was Class of '60.

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Heres How San Rafael Schools Rank: Niche  San Rafael, CA Patch

Here's How San Rafael Schools Rank - San Rafael, CA - Niche has released its latest school grades and rankings – just in time for back-to-school. See the ...



Judy Collins, 81, of Petaluma, Calif.  Bluff Country Newspaper Group

Judy Collins, 81, of Petaluma, Calif., since 1980, died on March 21, 2019, of cardiac arrest. She was born in St. Paul, on Aug. 9, 1937, to Daniel and Genevieve ...



MCAL golf: San Rafael’s Besson takes Golfer of the Year honors as Redwood repeats  Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael's Nick Besson earned MCAL Golfer of the Year honors -- holding off two former winners -- as Redwood repeated as team champion.



Understanding why some students don't succeed a passion for Marin County Latino business leader  North Bay Business Journal

Mayra Perez, a deputy superintendent of San Rafael City Schools, is a winner of North Bay Business Journal's 2018 Latino Business Leadership Awards.



San Rafael school board rejects contract extension for embattled superintendent  Marin Independent Journal

In a stunning turnabout, the San Rafael Board of Education voted 3-2 to deny a one-year contract extension for Superintendent Michael Watenpaugh. The vote ...



San Rafael school board race: 3 candidates, 2 seats  Marin Independent Journal

Two incumbents on the San Rafael City Schools board of trustees are being challenged in the Nov. 6 elections by a third candidate with education and nonprofit ...



San Rafael, Marin County High Schools Ranked In 2019 Niche List  San Rafael, CA Patch

San Rafael, Marin County High School Rankings - San Rafael, CA - Niche ranked the best public high schools in California. See how Marin County schools ...



Shooting Threat Against San Rafael High Deemed Not Credible  Patch.com

No Active Shooter At San Rafael High School - San Rafael, CA - Classes went on as scheduled Friday. Officers remained on campus throughout the day as a ...



San Rafael: Mother of 2 dies from accidental overdose of synthetic opioid  KTVU San Francisco

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. (KTVU) - A night with friends turned tragic for a mother of two, dead of a drug episode, which friends say was aberrant behavior for her.



420’s Founding Fathers: Marin Men Reflect On Their 1970’s Code For Pot That Went Global  CBS Local

SAN RAFAEL (KPIX 5) – On Monday, marijuana aficionados marked 420 Day. The term, now famous around the world, was coined right here in the Bay Area.



Jogger Fatally Struck Identified as 17-Year-Old San Rafael High School Student  NBC Bay Area

The family of a 17-year-old San Rafael High School student who was struck and killed by a vehicle while jogging last week asked the high school staff and ...



2018 Marin Athletic Foundation Hall of Fame induction class  Marin Independent Journal

Kristine Babenco, Athlete — Tam. You can't win them all. That even goes for a champion the stature of former Tamalpais High track star Kristine Babenco.



Heads of the class: High school kids created 420 decades ago — now they tell the tale  San Francisco Chronicle

It was a private signal that became a worldwide symbol. In 1971, five teenage boys at San Rafael High School created a code, 420, for the time to meet after ...



Teachers, district at odds over new contract in San Rafael  Marin Independent Journal

A contract dispute that straddled the entire 2016-17 school year at San Rafael City Schools is still unresolved — and both sides say they are hoping for a ...



420 Louis Pasteur Statue – San Rafael, California  Atlas Obscura

Discover 420 Louis Pasteur Statue in San Rafael, California: Of all the origin stories for weed's secret code, this one likely has the goods.



San Rafael City Schools Closed Friday Due To North Bay Wildfires  Patch.com

SAN RAFAEL, CA – All San Rafael City Schools and the Central Services Office will be closed Friday due to the impacts of the North Bay wildfires on staff ...



Restaurant review: Moonlight Delicatessen a bright way to start day  Marin Independent Journal

Moonlight Deli in San Rafael's West End is not as much a true delicatessen as a popular quick stop for early risers seeking coffee and a nibble, as well as basic ...



Clearing the air on the origins of 420, the unofficial national marijuana holiday  ABC News

The origins of the so-called pot holiday "420" are — fittingly — fuzzy. Interested in Marijuana? Add Marijuana as an interest to stay up to date on the latest ...



San Rafael Mock Trial Team to Receive Special Recognition from City  Patch.com

San Rafael, CA - The team took home second place in the Marin County Mock Trial competition.



These 5 California high school stoners claim to have invented 4/20  The Denver Post

A stoner clique who hung out at a particular wall between classes at San Rafael High School, made up of 5 friends, dubbed themselves "The Waldos," and claim ...



Former Marin high school coaches sanctioned for alleged misconduct  Marin Independent Journal

Two formerly prominent Marin high school coaches, both of whom have been accused of inappropriate conduct involving female students, have been disciplined ...



Homesick for my hometown of San Rafael  SFGate

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a room full of 48-year-old strangers in the banquet room at San Rafael Joe's. Some people kept chickens, not because they ...



Smokin’ 4/20 events in San Diego  pacificsandiego.com

Celebrate the unofficial cannabis holiday in downtown, Point Loma, Oceanside and other parts of the county.



'Bumblebee' movie being shot in Marin  Marin Independent Journal

“Bumblebee,” a spinoff from the “Transformers” film series, is the major Paramount film being shot in Marin, a Paramount spokesperson confirmed Friday.



New design sought for six-story apartment building in San Rafael  Marin Independent Journal

Developers of a proposed six-story apartment building in downtown San Rafael said they are reworking the design, but still need a high density to keep the ...



Chronic Chronology: Great Moments in 4/20 History  Leafly

Fire one up and hop on the bus for a detour-laden timeline of 4/20 throughout cannabis history.



San Rafael Fire Chief Promotes Longtime Marin Resident to Battalion Chief  Patch.com

San Rafael, CA - Breaking: Newly-promoted fire Battalion Chief Jason Hatfield is a local, having graduated from San Rafael High School.



Kick It Old School With Chemistry and the Waldos on 4/20  Business Wire

Chemistry and the 420 Waldos bring you 1971: A Vintage Cannabis Experience full-spectrum vape cartridge featuring old school weed strain Panama Red.



Why 420 Is Weed Day: A Look At The History Of The High Holiday  San Rafael, CA Patch

How 420 Became The "High" Holiday Of Marijuana - San Rafael, CA - There are lots of rumors about why 4/20 has become the national holiday for pot smokers.



Latino students in California face large inequities compared to white peers  EdSource

Latino youth in California make up a majority of the student population but face daunting obstacles in schools, including less access to quality preschools, ...



Edward Texeira Affonso  Nevada Appeal

Edward Texeira Affonso, was born May 20th, 1939, in Petaluma, CA, was raised in Novato, CA, and graduated from San Rafael High School. He moved to ...



Obituary of Joseph Mayer Stein  The Union of Grass Valley

Joe Stein of Lake Wildwood peacefully passed away Tuesday, November 6, 2018 while at Atria under the care of Hospice of the Foothills.Joseph Mayer Stein ...



The Grind: Art and skating event returns to skate park  Sonoma West

UPDATE: The Grind event has been postponed, according to the city of Healdsburg.



San Rafael: Years after raging arson fire, no charges, many questions  Marin Independent Journal

Nearly three years after a luxurious hillside mansion in San Rafael went up in flames, many contentious questions remain. But one thing appears to be ...



Both 'Transformers' And '13 Reasons Why' Are Filming In The Same Marin 'Hood  SFist

San Rafael's Peacock Gap neighborhood might want to change its name to Tinseltown. The Marin Independent Journal (breathlessly) reports that crews from ...



The Long, Strange History of 4/20, the Global Cannabis Holiday  Leafly

San Rafael high school students, a treasure map, Deadheads, and cannabis activists created a holiday. Now where should we take it?



Night Rangers revisit 'Sister Christian' and San Rafael  San Francisco Chronicle

When word got out that Night Ranger was coming to S.R., as we called it, the campus was electrified. Everyone was talking about it -- the "bleacher creatures" ...



Van Canann  Daily Herald

1941-2019. Van Canann, 77 of Payson, died February 9, 2019 after a lingering illness. “Hello, My Friend” was Van's phone greeting to everyone for over 40 ...



East San Rafael residents sound off on speed limit hike  Marin Independent Journal

San Rafael residents packed San Pedro Elementary School's auditorium this week to try to better understand a complex proposal to raise the speed limit along ...



Pot lore: The true story of 420, a marijuana tradition, told by the stoners who invented it  Reno Gazette Journal

The true history of "420" — the global code for marijuana — started with a treasure map, five teenage boys, a rogue Coast Guardsman and a lucky connection ...



James Dunn, a major force in Marin County theater, dies  SF Gate

Jim Dunn was a Korean War-bound Marine on a weekend pass when he happened to see Henry Fonda on stage in “Mister Roberts.” Dunn instantly knew his ...



James Dunn dies; longtime Mountain Play director, COM drama creator  Marin Independent Journal

James Dunn, the beloved Marin thespian who founded the College of Marin drama department and was a longtime Mountain Play director, died June 3 at Kaiser ...



It’s time you learned how 4/20 became ‘Weed Day’  WTKR News 3

There is something in the air today. Maybe you've noticed. April 20, or 4/20, is known as “Weed Day” in some circles because the date corresponds with a ...



Marijuana addiction is real, and rising  SFGate

SAN RAFAEL, Calif. - For as long as most residents can remember, smoking marijuana has been a part of life here. The fact that California legalized the practice ...



The high holiday for smoking pot: 4/20 festivities held worldwide  Proactive Investors USA & Canada

A cloud of smoke wafted across cities worldwide Saturday with the celebration of 4/20 – the unofficial holiday of marijuana – culminating in a synchronized ...



Meet the Teachers! – Sonoma Sun | Sonoma, CA  Sonoma Valley Sun

For their first assignment, these teachers — new to the Sonoma Valley Unified School District — share a little about their themselves. More new teachers will be ...



4/20: How April 20 became a pot day  KGO-TV

According to High Times Magazine, at 4:20 p.m. today pot smokers will celebrate this unofficial holiday.



What is 420? The meaning and origins behind 'Weed Day'  The Independent

Each year on 20 April marijuana advocates around the world, from Amsterdam to California, celebrate cannabis culture – whether it's legal or not.



Was Jared Goff Super Bowl-destined early on? We asked his football buddies  The Mercury News

Closest friends from days at Marin Catholic High aren't surprised that Jared Goff has ascended to a Super Bowl stage with a cool, calm and collected persona.



What is the real 420 story? | The GrowthOp  The GrowthOp

4/20 is so intertwined with weed culture that its offshoots, like 4/20-friendly, have become code words to find pot-friendly roommates and even romantic partners ...



This is How San Diegans Celebrated the First Legal 4/20 in CA  NBC 7 San Diego

San Diegans gathered Friday for a celebration of April 20th, a call for cannabis consumption also known as 4/20. This year marked the first time for many that the ...



Bob Weir Meets Guys Associated With Coining '420' Term  JamBase

Dead & Company's Bob Weir recently hosted the "Waldos," who some credit for originating the term "420," backstage at Shoreline.



420 Meaning: How Marijuana Holiday Got Its Name  ABC News

Today, 4/20, is the counterculture holiday unofficially known as National Weed Day. But nobody can say how this day, promoting the legalization of marijuana, ...



The Real Origins of 4/20  The Hundreds

Marijuana culture is as accepted a practice as it's ever been in recent memory – with numerous industries thriving, besides just the cultivation and sale of the ...



Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?  KARE

In January, California joined the growing list of places where the sale of recreational marijuana is allowed, and now one in five Americans lives in a state where ...



420 Magazine Sets The Record Straight - The True Origin of 420  PR Web

Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) October 15, 2012 -- 420 Announcement Ever since reading an article about a group of guys named the Waldos claiming to be the ...



Marin’s nightclub nostalgia: Letters from the readers  Marin Independent Journal

IJ report. The IJ posted an all-points bulletin for readers' Marin nightclub memories more than a year ago, and we've saved the responses that have trickled into ...



High school sports news and notes: Montgomery football making gains  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Montgomery's 24-13 road victory against Windsor on Friday night kept the Vikings in the mix for the North Bay League title. The Vikings (1-1) are tied with three ...



Colonel Vernon W. Pinkey  Tulsa World

Colonel Vernon W. Pinkey, U.S. Army Retired, age 94, died January 4, 2017, in Tulsa. He was born November 27, 1922, at Rockwell Field near San Diego.



Bay Area high schoolers walk out over gun violence, break through school gates in Concord  The Mercury News

(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.) They chanted, carried signs, made a human peace sign in the rain and ...



Chief Jim Lydon Enters Second Month At Helm Of The Coronado Fire Department  Coronado Eagle and Journal

San Rafael native Jim Lydon is a lifer in the fire *service*. Officially installed as the Coronado Fire Chief during the city council meeting of Oct. 17, 2017, Lydon was ...



Multiple Bay Area school districts to close schools on Friday  San Francisco Chronicle

UPDATED: Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:00 p.m.. Multiple school districts in the Bay Area, including those in the Pittsburg Unified School District, Vallejo City Unified ...



What is the Meaning & Origin of the 4/20 Holiday?  Leafly

This article is sponsored by Smoke Cartel, an online retailer and head shop made up of a close-knit team of glass lovers dedicated to making sure you get the ...



The Best Stoner Movies Of All Time  Refinery29

Hey dudes and dudettes. As they say in stoner movies: It's 4:20 somewhere — a.k.a. the unofficial official time of day to spark a blunt, hit the bong, toke up, vape, ...



Nicole Dolinar | Obituaries  Napa Valley Register

Nicole Dolinar, 52, passed away on April 2 at her home in Napa. She was born September 24, 1962 in San Francisco.



Tequila or Bourbon?  Ricochet.com

Okay. So, I was introduced to tequila at the age of 11. To make a long story short, my father, not unreasonably, assumed that one taste of the stuff would ...



Photos: 100s turn up, chill out for 420 day on Cal campus  Berkeleyside

People came out in droves to Memorial Glade on the UC Berkeley campus Wednesday to mark 420 day, an international celebration of cannabis culture.



420 Inspires the Craziest Marijuana Reviews  ABC News

It's April 20, which means a celebratory day for cannabis users. "Four-twenty" is slang for marijuana consumption. Legend loosely has it that a group of ...



Marine Corps Veteran from Novato Finds New Role As Actor  Patch.com

Novato, CA - Daniel Flores, debuting in Marin Actors' Workshop's 'Petrified Forest' on July 8, discovers his talent for acting while studying under the GI bill.



What does 4/20 mean after cannabis legalization in Canada?  Global News

A cloud of smoke will rise above Canadian cities at precisely 4:20 p.m., in what traditionally has been a celebration of pot use and a call for the legalization of ...



About ABC7 Star Scholars  KGO-TV

ABC7 Star Scholars (formerly ABC7 Top Scholars) is a scholarship and television opportunity recognizing the Bay Area's top high school academic achievers.



Happy 4/20 Costa Rica! 5 Facts About Marijuana in Costa Rica You Probably Didn't Know  The Costa Rica Star

Its April 20 or “weed day” as many call it and the consumers of marijuana in Costa Rica celebrate this day by smoking of course. The theories on how 4/20 ...



What is 4/20?  FanSided

It's that time of year again where you or your friends may decide to kick back on the coach in your beanies and flip flops wit...



Embrace 4/20 With These Nicknames For All Things Weed  Huffington Post Canada

It's 4/20: the unofficial day to get high celebrated by marijuana activists, high school students and weed-lovers across North America. Now there doesn't seem to ...



Fred's All-American Old Car Day fires up in Santa Rosa Saturday  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Hundreds of classic cars are expected to roll in at Fred Stoke's ranch north of Santa Rosa on Saturday, continuing an annual tradition despite a fire that ...



Local Report: Napa SAL wrestles in 3 tourneys | Sports  Napa Valley Register

The Napa Sheriff's Activities League Wrestling Club had 27 members compete in the eighth annual Hoang Van Thu Memorial Wrestling Classic March 7 at ...



420 Pot Holiday: Myths and Truths Behind the Marijuana Celebration - ABC News  ABC News

At 4:20 PM today, pot-smokers will be lighting up to celebrate an unofficial holiday whose origins are debated by stoners with time on their hands around the ...



Fred Stoke, Santa Rosa collector of car, farm memorabilia, asks that you look, but please don't stop  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Fred Stoke understands why many of us would love to pull off of Old Redwood Highway north of Santa Rosa and into his personal museum for a look-see.



The San Diego DEA’s Dirty Secret  MadCow Morning News

If the San Diego DEA is looking for suspects with more than a little bit of coke dust sticking to their lapels or a few marijuana seeds in a car ashtray, we'd like to ...



Blaze destroys 14 vintage vehicles at landmark ranch north of Santa Rosa  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Flames that broke out Friday at a landmark ranch north of Santa Rosa burned 14 vehicles worth about $1 million.



Hearts open for beloved S.F. comedian Michael Pritchard  San Francisco Chronicle

Pritchard won the San Francisco International Comedy Competition in 1980, but quickly decided to put his humor to work with young, at-risk kids and charitable ...



Barn owls all too happy to be your rat catchers / Birds a natural and chemical-free way to control pests  San Francisco Chronicle

Rodents happen to the best of us. "Rats are everywhere," says Garland Buckner, owner-operator of Rat Patrol. "They're in rich areas in Danville and rough areas ...



Mendocino County Today: Monday, Apr 25, 2016  Anderson Valley

SHOOTING IN THE ANDERSON VALLEY. Details are still sketchy, but a shooting at 18595 Philo-Greenwood Road (near the entrance to Hendy Woods), ...



Mumbai's stoner community raises a joint to 420  Daily News & Analysis

April 20 (4/20) is big day for those who smoke marijuana. While not many are aware of the origin of the traditions of this date, or know why it's such a big deal in ...



Mendocino County Today: Thursday, Apr 21, 2016  Anderson Valley

A WET FORECAST from the National Weather *Service*: "A storm system will approach tonight bringing widespread showers and isolated thunderstorms.



The origins of 4/20, marijuana’s high holiday, explained  Toronto Star

SEATTLE—Thursday marks marijuana culture's high holiday, 4/20, when college students gather — at 4:20 p.m. — in clouds of smoke on campus quads and ...



How 420 came to be a marijuana day (the real story)  Toronto Star

Today is April 20, and at 4:20 p.m., thousands of people across North America will light up joints to celebrate getting high for the 41st year.



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