• Elvis the Pet Store Owner

    Elvis the Pet Store Owner

    Daniel Jackovics, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    When I first walked into the Red Hill Pet Center, I knew exactly what kind of interview I was looking for; I wanted to tell some wacky story about the life of a peculiar pet-shop guy. Being a past customer of Red Hill Pet Center, I had encountered the owner Elvis on multiple occasions but had never actuall...

    The wall of fish and aquatics.

    Daniel Jackovics

  • A Modern Day Dr. Dolittle

    A Modern Day Dr. Dolittle

    Katie Niver, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    Ever since she was a child, Judy Lieblein has talked to plants and animals. But unlike the rest of us, when Lieblein talks to them, they talk back. In English. Lieblein is a herbalist, shamanic practitioner, and reiki master working at the Gathering Thyme herb store and apothecary in San Rafael. As a s...

    Lieblein at work at the Gathering Thyme herb store.

    Katie Niver

  • Isaac Campbell: Coach, Manager, Athelete

    Isaac Campbell: Coach, Manager, Athelete

    Sarah Ashe, Editor

    March 16, 2017

    Isaac Campbell moves quickly, and constantly. As he stands behind the counter of the Sling It Lacrosse store he manages on Fourth Street in San Rafael, this fact becomes clear to me immediately. He talks fast, moves fast, and never sits down despite having many opportunities. He never stops gesticulating an...

    Campbell makes a point to show off his Sling It merch as he poses behind the counter.

  • Bananas at Large: The Heart of Music in San Rafael

    Bananas at Large: The Heart of Music in San Rafael

    James Fleming, Staff Writer

    March 16, 2017

    An employee walks by and grins. “Here comes one of the biggest challenges,” Alan Rosen says before bursting into infectious laughter with the employee. Later in the interview, the same employee walks by.  “My favorite just walked by,” Rosen proclaims as he and his employee burst into laughter...

    The guitars at Bananas at Large elegantly displayed.

  • Jack Hunt and the DB4 Zagato

    Jack Hunt and the DB4 Zagato

    Justin Scheer, Staff writer

    March 16, 2017

    Our conversation was drawing to an end. I had exhausted all of my pre-written talking points and felt that he probably had something more important to do than entertain the questions of a high school student he had met just 20 minutes earlier. Before I brought the interview to a close, I had to ask the st...

    The '67 Mustang beside Hunt was completely dissembled and rebuilt to achieve the finished product. The project took 15 years and was a "big deal" for Hunt's team.

Layne Ulrich: More than Music

Most people would expect Layne Ulrich, son of renowned Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, to steal the spotlight of any high school music jam session with outrageous outbursts of melodic expertise and musical drumming genius. Howev...

March 16, 2017No Comments

Until Sammy Spitz is a Household Name

Until Sammy Spitz is a Household Name

Sam Lyons, Staff Writer

“I actually came up with [a stage name]." Sam Spitz leaned back in his chair with his fist clenched, fiercely trying to remember the name.  “I had a really good one; I was in the library last week and I came up with...

February 13, 2017No Comments

John Kelly in the Spotlight

John Kelly in the Spotlight

Justin Scheer, Staff Writer

The first band after intermission was getting situated on stage when I entered the Temple of Doom (a.k.a. the light booth). John Kelly gave me a wave and I took a seat next to him, cringing at the deafening sound of acous...

February 13, 2017No Comments

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