The Tam News

Rise in Mill Valley Mail Theft

Rise in Mill Valley Mail Theft

By Kennedy Cook and Charlie Rosgen

October 14, 2016

Over the past month there has been a series of mail thefts around Strawberry and Tam Valley. The alarm has spread throughout the social media site, Nextdoor, which is popular among adults in local neighborhoods. There are high and low points of activity, and this year seems like mail thieves are a b...

A Redefined Neighborhood

A Redefined Neighborhood

By Nell Mitchell

September 21, 2016

I joined Nextdoor, the local social media network, out of fear that I was missing out. Not missing out on a summer job walking dogs or weeding gardens, not missing out on a “gently used patio set” or “pink BMX bike,” but missing out on a source of entertainment and local comedy. I can’t rec...

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

Possible Marijuana Dispensary to Open in Dipsea Cafe’s Place

By Maddie Asch

August 24, 2016

John Siotos, owner of the Dipsea Cafe in Tam Valley, announced on the community website, NextDoor, that the Dipsea cafe would be closing, and in its place, he hopes to open a medical marijuana dispensary on August 15. In December of last year the County of Marin passed an ordinance allowing up to fo...

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

Tamalpais High School: An Architectural History

By Leo DiPierro

May 12, 2016

Tam High has arguably the most beautiful and memorable campus in Northern California. Many students walk our halls oblivious to the rich history of the buildings. Since 1908, Tam’s campus has changed drastically, and has serviced countless people. The names of the various buildings around Tam often...

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Elsie Allen 72-3 for Second Season Win

Girls Varsity Basketball Beats Elsie Allen 72-3 for Second Season Win

By Kendall Lafranchi, Kendall Lafranchi, and Kendall Lafranchi

December 14, 2015

The girls varsity basketball team beat the Elsie Allen Mexican Wolves, 72-3, on December 1 for their second game of the season bringing their record to 2-0. The contest looked very promising from the start with the Hawks shutting out the Wolves 48-0 just in the first half. The Wolves single three-point b...

Bon Don Candy Shop: Bitter-Sweet

Bon Don Candy Shop: Bitter-Sweet

By Trent Waltz

November 5, 2015

My first impressions walking into the new, spotless white walled candy shop/bakery/ice cream store ‘Bon Bon’ situated in the center of Mill Valley were split. My first instinct, ‘give me all the junk to eat!’ was curbed by my secondary thought; ‘my wallet is going to hurt after this.’ ...

The Real Marin City

The Real Marin City

By Wanya Williams

May 28, 2015

Whenever I walk in to Burger King to buy my daily 10-piece chicken nuggets, it seems like there is always a little white kid breaking his neck just to look at me. Should this make me feel special or concerned for the kid? Younger Marin white kids tend to look at me because of the dark color of my skin....

The Monster Within

The Monster Within

By Caroline Frost

February 24, 2015

At the age of 11, I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, a psychological disorder defined by excessive or unrealistic anxiety about everyday things. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S, affecting...

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

Mock Trial Wins County for 19th Year in a Row

By James Finn

February 13, 2014

The mock trial team took first place at the annual Marin County championship on January 25-26 and February 1 -2 at the Marin County Civic Center. The team defeated Terra Linda High School in the final round to emerge victorious for the 19th consecutive year. “County competition was stressful, but ex...

Old Mill Creek Suffers Sewage Spill

Old Mill Creek Suffers Sewage Spill

By Holly Parkin

February 12, 2014

At least 200 gallons of sewage spilled into Old Mill Creek in the area between Cascade Drive and Molino Avenue due to a blocked sewer line on January 20. Southern Marin Fire Department Battalion Chief Matt Barnes told ABC Local News that some of the sewage leaked into the creek but was ultimately contain...

“Is This Muir Woods?”

“Is This Muir Woods?”

By Sarah Asch

November 13, 2013

It’s happened to all of us. They pedal by with their sack lunches and accordion maps and you just have to help them because they look so sad and confused. You know you will have to tell them that they have been biking in the wrong direction for several miles, and you know you will have to witness them...

Voices Old and New: Activism spans generations

Voices Old and New: Activism spans generations

By Hannah Yerington

June 7, 2012

On a Friday after school, waiting for my ride, I noticed something strange across the street from Tam. Some sort of camp had assembled on the sidewalk in front of the Redwood Retirement Community. Music played and passing motorists enthusiastically honked at a large sign bearing the words “Honk for...