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  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features and breaking news.  To receive notification when this monthly news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. Editor’s Note:  The August edition of the Splash Pad News is more than a day late and several dollars short of substance […]

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  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features and breaking news.  To receive notification when this monthly news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. Editor’s Note:  To a great extent, change is a recurring theme in this July 2017 edition of […]

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  • 10:15 pm on a Tuesday night and Lakeshore Avenue is dead. A few cars whiz past on the street and some stop to park outside closed shops and restaurants. The thick, sticky, sweet scent of sugared treats wafts down the sidewalk pulling people into the only business that’s open at this end of the block. […]

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  • When the new Splash Pad Park opened in 2003, the farmers market was  small and manageable and the park grounds and landscaping, pristine.  Over the ensuing years, the market has grown four or five-fold and, since income for the Agricultural Institute of Marin is a function of the number of vendors and the size of […]

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  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features and breaking news.  To receive notification when this monthly (more or less) news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRANSFORM, Y’ALL by Keila Diehl An anthropologist went to […]

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  • An anthropologist went to a town hall meeting at Lakeshore Baptist Church and experienced her first encounter with the Chief of Police of a major American city. Impossibly shiny black shoes, crisp black uniform, four gold stars on each collar, gun, broad stance, hands on hips, red granny glasses. Overheard saying, ‘I love my Mama, […]

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  • About Us: The Splash Pad News and the Splash Pad Facebook page are updated regularly with articles, special features and breaking news.  If you’d like to receive notification when this (more or less) monthly news summary is published, please email  info@splashpad.org with “Subscribe” on the subject line. GRAND AVENUE WEST OF 580 –  by LZ “The American Indian […]

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  • My apologies for the website’s crash last month shortly after the March Newsletter was published. I won’t dwell on the root causes, but it was a symptom of the growing pains that we may occasionally experience as the “Splash Pad News” evolves into a far superior publication that better serves the community. Meanwhile, Raul Audelo (who […]

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  • A biologist and an anthropologist sat down to talk about coffee, and the conversation spread out in ever larger circles from its starting point under a palm tree: the popular Anfilo Ethiopian coffee tent at the Grand Lake Farmers Market, where customers “come in, sit down, chat, and move on.” (Spoiler: there is no “to go” […]

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  • Editor’s Note:   This edition of the “Splash Pad News” has a new look thanks to recent assistance from Raul Audelo, the Senior Web Manager for Earthjustice, who kindly built our website several years ago.   Raul has just installed a newer version of WordPress that makes it much easier to adjust the size and placement of images […]

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