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No New Posts Beefy Red
 
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Having commented on the Lions Share post, I wanted to ask out there for memories of Beefy Red, circa 1967-1972. You might know that John Whitelaw, a superb professional bass player who died in July, cut his teeth with the Tam/Drake/Redwood-based band. Full horn section, high chops level, jazz-blue...
Anonymous 19 2483
No New Posts car ferry store in Sausalito...
 
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Here's a tough one, what was the name of that old car ferry in Sausalito that was a Black Market/Cost Plus knock off? I remember all the bins full of crazy stuff, my favorite being the rubber tipped bamboo spears and hatchets. And the thing had these long wood decks that were curved and it moved with the ti...
Anonymous 18 1944
No New Posts Fern Bars of Marin
 
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Fern Bar: Positively Fourth Street Not a Fern Bar: The 881 Club Fern Bar: Ted's Not a Fern Bar: MacArthurs Fern Bar: Perry's Definently Not a Fern Bar: Joe's Crossroads
Blackie 4 631
No New Posts George's Pool Hall, San Rafael
 
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Does anyone remember Georges Pool Hall on 4th street ? I used to cut class at San Rafael High and get an education of a different kind.
Dick Allen 8 822
No New Posts Bars in Marin
 
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The Brothers in Mill Valley on Locust. The Black Oak on Magnolia in Larkspur. Uncle Charlies in Corte Madera. Elwoods in Stinson Beach. I remember drinking in there one night when I was 13 , and I looked over to the end of the packed bar and saw my dad , drinking also. He never said a word to me about...
Paul 31 3157
No New Posts Evict San Quentin Prison
 
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Evict San Quentin Prison: Dear Cat, thank you for your comments in the Michael Woodson blog below. My book is still a work in progress and one of the many chapters is about my doing Time in the Shade. On June 4, 1990, Judge Peter Allen Smith revoked my probation just 16 days short of completing my fiv...
woodywoodson 2 2667
No New Posts Grocery Stores and chains ( 1 2 )
 
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What did the closed Yardbirds used to be originally in San Rafael? Was the original Safeway in Novato Faire Center is where the Rite Aid is now? When did the Pizza Hut turn into Starbucks in Novato? Also was there ever any KFC's, Arbys or Dairy Queens in Marin County? Where were the old Safeways in...
Anonymous 58 4631
No New Posts Remember Black Market?
 
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Anybody remember the Black Market import store on Greenfield Avenue, near where Elan Fitness is now? I remember it from the 70's. I mostly remember the concrete floor and the white painted footprints that disappeared into a wall. I used to think it was so creepY! What a great site and what fun it ha...
Anonymous 12 912
No New Posts Where did you work?
 
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So what jobs did you have in Marin over the years? I worked at Primo's Pizza in San Anselmo, a short stint at Pinky's in Larkspur, Record Factory, The Mayflower, The Classified Gazette, Drake Video, Wildwood Natural Foods - man I had a lot of jobs!
googuse 16 1325
No New Posts Best and Worst Teachers at SRHS
 
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Definately Mr. Grosser was the worst.. But Mr. Galley (Called Mr. Gay Lez by James Willits) was pretty bad too. He was a terrible teacher. The best was Mr. Diaz. I graduated in 1987, and my Mom graduated in 1966. She had Mr. Diaz also and said he was great then. -- Edited by jewels at 21:50, 2007-01-10
jewels 8 2054
No New Posts Kentfield Poolhall
 
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Hey; Anybody out there who hung out at Town and Country Billiards in Kentfield? Remember those machines that weren't exactly pinball, but you could shake 'em and win money? We called them "pigs". I worked briefly for Don DeSurville, the owner, at his San Rafael place too--the Charcoal Pit/Billiard...
Kim Dufficy 6 709
No New Posts The All-Time Best Marin Pizza (Battle of The Decades)
 
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In Marin County's history, where and when was The Single Best Pizza? This should include the present places as well. For example, does LoCocco's make "The Best Pizza of ALL TIME"? Has there EVER been a better pizza restaurant in this county's history? Let the debate begin. -- Edited by JasonLewis at 1...
JasonLewis 33 14428
No New Posts Does anyone remember Dial-a-spazz?
 
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And the guy that ran it.. He called himself Mark Spazz. Does anyone recall this?
jewels 6 693
No New Posts Dial a spaz
 
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anyone remember the party lines? dial a spaz, early 80s? -- Edited by JasonLewis on Sunday 20th of October 2013 06:51:28 PM
lucky 4 1415
No New Posts Summer swimming at Redwood High for 15 cents!
 
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In the mid-60's summertime, if you were a kid growing up in Madera Gardens, you grabbed a few friends and walked or rode your stingrays along the dirt road by the slough behind lakeside drive to Redwood High, where for 15 cents you could spend the whole day swimming. If you were lucky you had an extra 10 ce...
mikezee 14 883
No New Posts Marin City Flea Market, Dollars and Cents, The Sizzler, and much more
 
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Playing the "Marin remembering game" has become part of my drive home the last couple of nights since I first saw this site and posted on Monday. Here are some other places long gone, but fondly remembered: --Dollars & Cents. The little shop on Magnolia in Larkspur with an excellent selection of toys a...
adunne 25 4276
No New Posts Let's Hear those Lion's Share stories!
 
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The hippest joint around. The best place for music, long before Sleeping Lady, Uncle Charlie's, Pepperland, etc. My favorite venue to see the Sons of Champlin, Van Morrison, etc. Marin was abundantly blessed with music luminaries, and it seemed that they all played there. Quick story to get th...
rob miller 19 1502
No New Posts The term "sando": only in Marin?
 
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As someone who grew up in Marin and lucky enough to still live here (now almost 40), I have an important question to pose to the forum: are we Marinites the only ones to use the term "sando" (short for "sandwich")? Everytime I use this term around someone from work (many of whom grew up outside of CA), they...
adunne 7 949
No New Posts Raydine's Ice Skating Rink
 
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Who remembers Raydine's in Corte Madera where Gold's Gym is now? I miss that place. What fun times I had there as a kid. I took private ice skating lessons every Sunday morning with my teacher Tony Howard, starting when I was around 10 years old. It was scary, but fun. I earned a badge for each level of diff...
CMM 3 1712
No New Posts Twin Cities Little League 1969
 
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I can't recall them all, but the teams as I remember them: Majors: Louis George Northbay Lumber Cala Foods Bowman Electric Corte Madera Pharmacy Corte Madera Lions Larkspur Lions Koch Luggage Minors: Katherine Eubanks Florist Archer Chevron Fugate Chevron ...
mikezee 11 787
No New Posts Zacks
 
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Does anyone else remember Zacks in Sausalito? What a place to dance and meet people. It didn't matter how old you were, you could be 40 and you still had to show ID to get in the door. I did a lot of dancing in that place - and met some interesting people there. Those were the days!!!!!!!!
suzanne 6 5586
No New Posts Redwood High in the 1960s
 
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Like many fellow Marinites, I attended Redwood High School from 1966 through 1970. The thing I remember most about Redwood was that when we started there it was still mandatory to attend "pep" rallies after school. You had to sit with your classmates and then cheer as loud as you could to ge...
bruce macgowan 3 1566
No New Posts Terra Linda - Northgate Area
 
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Does anyone remember any of the stores that were originally at the two smaller Northgate Malls? The one with Longs and Michaels and then the one with Starbucks, Safeway. I remember going there a lot but can't remember why except for the yummy donut shop where Starbucks is now. I think the donut sho...
Anonymous 30 4209
No New Posts Where were you in the '89 earthquake? (Preview)
I'm explanding on the comment I left on the 4th street post, so that others will share their stories of being in Marin during this crisis: I vividly remember La Petite Boulangerie's location because I was working there when the '89 earthquake hit! I was a senior at SRHS, so it was an after school job. I...
jamberry 6 735
No New Posts The BBQ Murderers and Trailside Killer?
 
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Does anyone remember the girl and her boyfriend who (allegedly) barbecued her parents in the late Sixties or early Seventies? I can't remember if that actually happened or if it was just a story? I think it was in Corte Madera? Also, who has memories of hiking on tam during the days of the trailside ki...
jerr 8 2679
No New Posts Home delivered bakery goods
 
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Anybody else have bakery goods delivered to their home by the Colonial Bread man back in the 60's ? I remember the bread man showing up in an old turquoise colored Chevy or GMC delivery truck, similar to a Suburban with 'Colonial' written on it's side, he had bread, donuts, pastries,cookies, etc. He ca...
Meadowsweet Rich 11 1862
No New Posts Maurice et Charles
 
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Does anyone remember the Maurice et Charles French restaurant in San Rafael, where it was located, what time period were they in operation, etc?
HowieCA666 1 643
No New Posts San Rafael Little League Baseball
 
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Anyone play little league baseball in San Rafael in the early 1960's? I played for the " Jack L Hunt" team in 1962. It was one of the defining experiences in my life. My Coach was a great man named Earl Comminsky, oddly enough he was was my boss at the Marin County Sheriffs Dept. Many years later...
Judoterry 1 557
No New Posts West End School, San Rafael
 
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Did anybody else attend the venerable West End School at 1821 5th ave in San Rafael? It is now the Rotary Manor old folks home and is adjacent to the former San Rafael Improvement club (originally the RCA victor pavilion at the 1915 exposition) I was there from 1st thru 3rd grades until it closed in 19...
Westend_Boy 1 590
No New Posts Skids
 
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Remember when "SKIDS" was being written all over the walls and street signs of Marin? A MarinNostalgia user Jorge Gamboa writes "I knew who started it, Wally Hedrick" and sent in this copy of a Hendrick painting.
Jason 2 559
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