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

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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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Prep Football: San Rafael's debut in new stadium not all Bulldogs hoped for  Marinscope Community Newspapers

By Derek Wilson. Marinscope. San Rafael had a great reason to celebrate last Friday night with the grand debut of the new Miller Field as the Bulldogs opened ...



4/20’s Founding Fathers Recall Long, Strange Trip To Pot Holiday  CBS San Francisco Bay Area

SAN RAFAEL (AP) — Friday is April 20, or 4/20. That's the numerical code for marijuana's high holiday, a homage to pot's enduring appeal and universal slang ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



San Rafael students, teachers eager to begin new school year  Marinscope Community Newspapers

The excitement and the pressure are bubbling over for both students and teachers returning to school in San Rafael this week.



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 ...



Number Of Marin County Teens Who Vape Doubles In Two Years | KCBS 740AM | 106.9 FM  KCBS

Twice as many teens and adolescents are vaping as they were two years ago, according to a new statewide survey.



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

On Monday, marijuana aficionados marked 420 Day. The term, now famous around the world, was coined right here in the Bay Area.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Marin educators propose new charter school in San Rafael  Marin Independent Journal

Two Marin educators are hoping to open a new charter school in San Rafael in fall 2017, aiming to provide more personalization in student learning and reduce ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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.



San Marin football looks forward to first game at home  Novato Advance

Marinscope staff. San Marin is back home again — for practice anyway. The Mustangs got word this week that their football stadium, which had been under ...



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.



How 4/20 became ‘Weed Day’  FOX 5 San Diego

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 ...



Local educator breaks down language barriers | News  Marinscope Community Newspapers

A holiday poem Marie Goff-Tuttle wrote for her grandchild became one of the most important lessons she ever gave during a successful teaching career.



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 ...



Mill Valley Students Photo Chosen for Bank of Marin Calendar  Patch.com

MILL VALLEY, CA -- Sixteen students from 12 local high schools, including one from Mill Valley, will have their photography featured in Bank of Marin's 2017 ...



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 ...



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 ...



San Rafael firefighters say goodbye to old Station 52, look toward new facility  Marinscope Community Newspapers

Firefighters stood atop their truck as they watched a giant claw rip into their former home.



Jury sees $1 billion shortfall in Marin public pensions  Marin Independent Journal

Marin public agencies have a $1 billion unfunded pension liability — the amount of future pension obligations guaranteed public workers but not currently held ...



San Rafael mother-daughter team restore landmark sunflower mural  Marin Independent Journal

The flowers are blooming again on the freeway columns near Third Street in downtown San Rafael, thanks to a mother-daughter team. Every weekend for the ...



Speed limit goes up near fatal San Rafael crash site to enable enforcement  Marin Independent Journal

In what may seem like a counterintuitive move to improve safety, the county and the city are increasing the speed limit on parts of East San Rafael's Point San ...



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, ...



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.) Watch: Bay Area students walk out over gun violence ...



Drake, San Rafael are among leading contenders early for MCAL championship  Marinscope Community Newspapers

A little friendly competition always helps to add spice to a rivalry. Former San Rafael Pacifics teammates Steve Detwiler and Pat Conroy are on opposite sides ...



Marin Students Named 2017 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists  Patch.com

MARIN COUNTY, CA — On Wednesday, officials of the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 ...



ABC7 Top Scholars: Anika Kumar  KGO-TV

Recent San Rafael High School graduate Anika Kumar has turned her love for biology and her father into programs that help provide simple things for those in ...



A look at Marin County's high school football season  Marinscope Community Newspapers

While the usual powerhouses on the Marin County Athletic League fight for dominance, the rest of the teams hope to offer some surprises.



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" ...



Shasta County Cannabis Connoisseurs Celebrate "420"  Action News Now

Cannabis shops in City of Shasta Lake celebrate first 420 since recreational legalization.



Fairfax memorial bench honors 6 from Drake High’s class of 2003  Marin Independent Journal

A new redwood bench in a Fairfax park bears the names of six former members of Sir Francis Drake High School's class of 2003 who have died. Class of 2003 ...



What the Guys Who Coined '420' Think About Their Place in Marijuana History  TIME

By now, you don't have to be a smoker to know that April 20 is considered by many to be a sort of national holiday for cannabis culture. Some have suggested ...



'Rising Stars' showcases student art | Lifestyles Entertainment  Marinscope Community Newspapers

Marin Society of Artists' “Rising Stars” exhibit is open to all the Marin County high schools -- public, private and alternative -- and features young talent until ...



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 ...



Local originators of term 420 solve 45-year-old mystery  SFGate

In the 1970s, it was a treacherous task for high schoolers to obtain marijuana. "Back then we spent every day of our lives worrying about getting busted. Going to ...



420 Marijuana Term Waldo Originators Debunk New 420 Claim  Huffington Post

More than a decade ago, a group of fellows called the Waldos from Marin County, California came forward to explain how they created the term "420" as ...



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

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420 Meaning: The True Story Of How April 20 Became 'Weed Day'  Huffington Post

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Here's the Real Reason We Associate 420 With Weed  TIME

Why is April 20 (4/20) considered 'Weed Day'? Here is the history of how 420 got associated with smoking smoking and the cannabis culture.



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 ...



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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 ...



420 Meaning: How Marijuana Day 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, ...



Local Report: Napa SAL wrestles in 3 tourneys  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 ...



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.



Bob Weir meet's the folks who started 420  Grateful Web

As many knows, April 20 or “420" is considered a sort of national holiday in cannabis culture. While there are many stories about the origins of the phrase, one of ...



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.



Marching on | News  Marinscope Community Newspapers

Dressed in World War II-era military garb, boots and vintage helmets, Bob and Richard Nave — this year's Fourth of July parade grand marshals —smiled and ...



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 ...



Paying to play is new normal for youth athletes  San Francisco Chronicle

Alex Argueta was getting ready to head to a showcase soccer tournament with his club team, where he hoped to gain the notice of college coaches. An increase ...



Hotels Struggle to Stop Pot Mischief in Room 420  Condé Nast Traveler

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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.



Nicole Dolinar  Napa Valley Register

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

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Can you fly with marijuana within legalized states?  USA TODAY

Marijuana is still an illegal drug under federal law - and post-security areas at airports are ruled by federal agencies.



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 ...



Colorado public pot-smoking event snuffed out  CNN International

Steps taken to thwart a public marijuana smoking event Friday at the University of Colorado appear to have worked. Protesters who gathered at a quad on the ...



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 ...



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The San Diego DEA's Dirty Secret — MadCow  MadCow Morning News

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San Francisco Bay Area's Bounty of Independent Radio Offerings  Radio Survivor

The San Francisco Bay Area is home to a huge variety of independent college, high school, and community radio stations on both the terrestrial dial and online.



Here's Bob Weir Hanging Out with the Group Credited with Coining “420”  Relix

There have been a lot of stories and hypotheses over the years as to where exactly the term "420" came from and how it got so closely associated with.



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.



420: Birth of a Stoner Notion  CelebStoner

I like to say I discovered 420, because it's true. It happened at a Grateful Dead show in Oakland in 1990 when I was working for High Times.



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.



President of the Golden Gate Bridge District Board passed away last week  Marinscope Community Newspapers

A father, friend and champion for Novato has passed away.



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 ...



Speed, power and hops no problem for Kennedy High's track and field team  Richmond Confidential

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"Team & Variations," 2nd CD by Jazz Guitarist/Composer Isaac Darche, Due April 14 from Challenge Records  PR Web

Richmond, CA (PRWEB) March 12, 2015 -- In the nearly ten years that guitarist Isaac Darche has called New York home, the San Francisco Bay Area native has.



Jonathan Westerling and Radio Sausalito  San Francisco Chronicle

Jonathan Westerling and Radio Sausalito Radio Sausalito, a jazz station that Jonathan Westerling, 37, started in his closet 12 years ago, has advanced to ...



Today Is 420: Where Did It All Begin?  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 ...



Sandra Archer, Mime Troupe actress in '60s, dies  San Francisco Chronicle

Sandra Archer, a mesmerizing actress whose brief career left a large impression on Bay Area theater artists, died Oct. 12 at Bayview Villa hospice in San Carlos.



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

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

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NASA: Sorry, the moon will not be green on 4/20  SFGate

No, there won't be a rare green moon on April 20 or May 29 for that matter. That's the message NASA wants you all to know.



Future finally here for computers in schools  SFGate

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The Associated Press  The Cannabist

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4/20: International Day of Cannabis Freedom  Cannabis Culture

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4/20: Smoke Out The Globe  Cannabis Culture

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