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Stories from Pete Golis

Golis: Marin’s footprint problem

After all these years of touting its environmental credentials, a new study says Marin County has one of the largest carbon footprints in the Bay Area.

Golis: Brown’s historic 2nd act

In his second time around, the guy they used to call Gov. Moonbeam became the grown-up in the room.

Golis: Say hello to the millennials

The year now coming to a close marked a milestone for baby boomers. For the first time, they are no longer the largest generation.

Golis: Grateful for the season

This year, I’ve noticed many more people seeking out opportunities to be thankful for what they have.

Golis: Getting past the anger

Early in 2015, I listened as the descendants of immigrants talked about the injustices visited upon their families.

Golis: Going down that long, bumpy road

I took a ride on the wild side last week, negotiating the bends and bumps of Sonoma Mountain Road, Lichau Road, Piner Road, Frei Road, Ross Road, Mill Station Road, Joy Road and Irwin Lane.

Golis: Pardon me while I multi-task

There is a new word in the dictionary — phubbing. It means ignoring people around you while using your mobile device.

Golis: Housing crisis: Still looking for answers

Winter is coming, and if long-term forecasts prove accurate, we can expect wet weather. On cold, rainy days and nights, thousands of people in Sonoma County will be left to find shelter where they can.

Golis: How cities retain their vitality

Drive around America and you will find too many faceless cities. Their downtowns sit deserted and forlorn, while the roads on the edge of town are adorned by aging strip malls and the occasional big-box store. Drive down one of those nondescript commercial streets and you could be anywhere.

Golis: We need government, after all

In California, the people who like to bash government were lying low last week.

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