Sunday, March 5, 2017

Overheard in Homestead : Mill Valley Market, ACLU, Standing Rock, "The Deuce"

Mill Valley Market shoppers are requesting that 2% of their bill be donated to the ACLU by mentioning the .org and/or the number 8014 when going through check out. Shoppers will not be charged extra but will be supporting the organization both nationally and locally. A reminder that each of us can make a positive impact during the course of an ordinary day. Something to think about the next time we think we cannot help unless we go camp out at Standing Rock.

Speaking of Standing Rock and since it is Women's History Month, if you have a few minutes (2:45 to be exact,) I highly recommend this video of Faith Spotted Eagle somewhat mistitled "Confronting Settler Colonialism."

She shares much wisdom in this short video -- and while the topic is Standing Rock, it contains advice we can apply to many situations.

Important to note that Spotted Eagle received an electoral vote for President this year.

Recently spotted a group of people headed over to the 2am club with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose. Next thing I know, James Franco has a new show called "The Deuce." Related? We may never know.

That's it for now.
Take care.

--- mt

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017

Happenings : Mill Valley Music's 9th Anniversary Show!

Hello Everyone!
In case you missed it, this Saturday, February 18th, Mill Valley Music celebrates nine years on Miller by rockin' the Throck "Last Waltz" style!  Surprise guests, lots of love and happiness and more than one Homestead connection...

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Call to Action : Redwood Trees at Miller & Evergreen

The topic of concern:  the current plan to cut down the two mature redwood trees at the intersection of Miller and Evergreen.
Kirk Knauer (Park and Rec Board) also spoke on behalf of the trees. If you decide to watch the meeting, we are third and fifth. I was a bit nervous. Next time I will stand a bit taller and speak with more conviction.
These trees are important because they provide shade for our crossing guard. The same crossing guard who makes sure your kids cross that very dangerous intersection. Additionally,  they provide beauty and give us oxygen.
Concerned citizens will have another opportunity to speak in public open time on February 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Please show up and speak on behalf of these trees.
Our bodies and voices are needed to show up at public meetings and speak up about these things that matter. This is how change happens.
If you cannot make the meeting, please call City Hall and tell them to preserve and protect the redwood trees at Miller and Evergreen.
Please do it now.
Thank you,
Mari Tamburo

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Nonmedical Cannabis Banned; Focus is on Medical

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: "County of Marin"

County of Marin News Release
Nonmedical Cannabis Banned; Focus is on Medical
Board of Supervisors opts for local control on business activities
San Rafael, CA – To maintain local control over nonmedical cannabis in the future, the Marin County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously on February 7 to ban nonmedical cannabis business activities in unincorporated areas.
"Our primary focus is to consider medical cannabis dispensaries over the next few months," said Board President Judy Arnold. "Banning nonmedical cannabis business activities allows us to preserve local control rather than accept state-imposed guidelines."
California voters passed Proposition 64, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act, in November 2016. It allows local governments to ban business activities or develop local ordinances to govern nonmedical cannabis business activities. Adults over 21 can still use cannabis and cultivate up to six plants indoors following certain restrictions. 
The new County ordinance, passed at a hearing that lasted less than 5 minutes with no public comment, contains two prohibitions. First, it prohibits all recreational cannabis business activities in unincorporated Marin, including manufacturing and retail distribution. Second, it prohibits outdoor cultivation. The local ban gives the County time to implement and learn from the licensing program for medical cannabis dispensaries that is currently underway.
With the ban on nonmedical cannabis, residents living near a licensed medical cannabis dispensary in the future would be assured that such a business would be licensed for medical purposes only.
The County is hosting three public meetings so residents can learn more about applicants and locations for proposed medical cannabis dispensaries. The first meeting in the Tamalpais Valley area south of Mill Valley attracted more about 150 people, and the second was scheduled for 6 p.m. February 7 at Lagunitas School in the San Geronimo Valley. The final one is at 6 p.m. February 16 in the Marin County Board of Supervisors chamber, 3501 Civic Center Drive, San Rafael. No decisions are being made at any of the meetings; they are designed for the advisory committee members to hear public feedback, concerns and suggestions.
Although cannabis is considered an illegal drug by the federal government, Proposition 215 has since 1996 ensured that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use cannabis for medical purposes upon receiving a recommendation from a physician. The County's ordinance is consistent with the state's Compassionate Use Act and Medical Cannabis Program. A licensed dispensary would have to be least 800 feet from schools, public parks, smoke shops, and other cannabis dispensaries to qualify for a permit. 
Learn more about the County's cannabis programs at   
Tom Lai
Community Development Agency
Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 308
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473-6292 T
CRS Dial 711
Brian Case
County Counsel's Office
Marin County Civic Center
3501 Civic Center Drive
Suite 275
San Rafael, CA 94903
415 473 6117 T
CRS Dial 711
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Schools Closed, Miller Avenue Flooded

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MVPD - CA: No school today! All public schools in Mill Valley are closed (Tam High, MVMS & elementary).

Monday, February 6, 2017

Miller / Evergreen Redwoods

Please attend the MV City Council meeting tonight : 6:30
Redwood trees at Miller/Evergreen