Monday, May 14, 2018

Music Monday: May 7, 2018 : Basic Human Needs by Wavy Gravy and Ace of Cups

In case you were not able to attend the Wavy Gravy Camp Winnarainbow benefit at Sweetwater (it was sold out) - let's continue the message of giving with this song:


Friday, May 4, 2018

Mill Valley Shooting Fatalities Indentified

Pending Eviction Possible Motive In May 3rd East Blithedale Shooting

Editor's note: I was sitting in my car yesterday when I received the Nixle alert. Link to sign up for Nixle is located after the update from Marin Sheriff.

From Marin Sheriff: 

Yesterday at around 3:44 pm our dispatchers received a 9-1-1 call from a resident at 939 E Blithedale stating there had been a shooting at the apartment complex.

The resident said that two people had been shot. A deputy arrived within two minutes and found a man and woman both suffering from gunshot wounds. The deputy and his back up evacuated the wounded to the street where they were placed into ambulances and taken to MGH for treatment. The man was able to give us the name of the suspect, who also lived at the apartment complex. There was conflicting information as to the whereabouts of the suspect. The MCSO Special Response Team was requested to do a high risk search of the complex to find the suspect. They were able to find the suspect in his apartment deceased, suffering what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot. A revolver was found lying at the feet of the suspect.

Unfortunately the woman did not survive and died at the hospital. The man spent the night in ICU and is expected to survive.

Detectives developed a possible motive of a landlord / tenant dispute. But they have yet been able to speak to man because of his condition. The man is the landlord of the complex, the woman was his daughter. They went to the complex yesterday to talk to the suspect (tenant) about a pending eviction when an argument took place before the shooting happened. The revolver found in the suspect’s apartment is believed to be the weapon used in this incident.

We’d like to thank all our allied partners who helped:

California Highway Patrol
CHP Air Operations
Mill Valley PD
Tiburon PD
Sausalito PD
Novato PD K9
Central Marin PA
NCRIC (Northern California Regional Intelligence Center)
And the countless others that offered to send personnel.

The Marin County Coroner’s office will determine cause and manner of death for the woman and suspect. Their names will not be released pending notification of their families.


Thursday, April 26, 2018

City of Mill Valley Pauses Progress on Sycamore Restroom

At their meeting on Monday, April 16, 2018 the Mill Valley City Council adopted a Resolution approving the plans and specifications for a $250,000 single stall Sycamore Park Restroom, authorizing the City Manager to award and execute a construction contract.
The City has posted the following update to Nextdoor:

"Recently, a number of community members have contacted the City with questions and concerns about the proposed restroom. City officials recognize and appreciate the comments and have directed Public Works staff to pause progress on the project."

The City has stated it will provide an update to community members on the next steps for further discussion about the project and urges concerned citizens to sign up for the official City newsletter.

Please feel free to voice your concerns via this petition or directly to Public Works.


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wise Words for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

"There's only so far you can go before you say 'enough is enough.' " Jennifer Granholm

Mill Valley's Planning a Quarter of a Million Dollar Porta Potti. Really?

If you read the recent City of Mill Valley email newsletter, you may have noticed that the City of Mill Valley is planning to build a restroom in Sycamore Park. Estimated costs are $250,000.

Seriously, people, is this how you want your money spent? A quarter of a million dollar fancy porta potti? A public bathroom can be built for $10 - 20,000 using community built methods.

Is this another top down idea dredged up from 10 years ago that was dismissed because it wasn't really needed? Is there nothing within walking distance that can serve this need?

Monday, April 23, 2018

Music Monday: Poetiquette

Good Music Monday morning to you all!

I'll be sharing some selections from the NPR Tiny Desk Contest for at least the next few weeks. Check out my newest teachers: Poetiquette!

Have a wonderful day! Please be kind to yourself and others.


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

TAM HIGH EARTH DAY Celebration 2 - 5 at Tam High, featuring Tam Makers' community built creations/

Perspective matters. Please see below for demonstration of how we all seem to be living in our own realities, dimensions of perception. These start within a communication bubble.

This was the case with the expansion, the sidewalk, "her emails" and just about anywhere you care to look.