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WHen July 25, 6–9 p.m.
Room Art Gallery,
86 Throckmorton Ave, Mill Valley
This foundation benefit features
a silent auction, wine and catered
food, along with an informative
presentation by special guests
of honor, Drs. Lakshimi and
Mandalam Seshadri. Founded
by John Christensen and Shekar
Swamy, the CS Foundation
works to raise funds and support
to build community hospitals
in impoverished rural India as
well as promoting individual
micro-business initiatives. All
proceeds go towards supporting
the CS Foundation’s Thirumalai
Mission Hospital in Ranipet,
Tamil Nadu, India.
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WHen August 10, 6–10 p.m.
WHe Re Shuttles leave from
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We must create a call to action. Woodlief correctly implies that adults are responsible for
teen behaviors. While this is a starting point,
teens co-own responsibility for their excessive
alcohol consumption, and their participation
is required to create comprehensive solutions.
Though the statistics cited in the article are
accurate and the commentary is astute, the
critical experiences of young people in our community were not included and that makes the
article incomplete. By excluding the youth perspective, adults miss the opportunity to engage
young people as equal stakeholders to address
the issues that most affect their lives. Young
people throughout Marin County are working
hard to address the causes of problems they
deem important, such as the culture of excessive
alcohol use, and many other issues detrimental
to their health. Youth must be recognized and
asked as equals for their input and participation
with adults — this respectful collaboration will
lead to better outcomes. ardith Plimack, t win cities
coalition for healthy youth and friday night live
what about the kids?
I enjoyed your Backstory article (“A Seminary
Sanctuary,” May 2013). I just wanted to say,
sure the house is nice, but what we really want
to know is more about the couple’s 11 kids.
kristie yazdi, novato
no more tests
I have a few comments on your College Planning
Guide (June 2013). I truly can’t believe how
much time and money is spent on testing and
test prep for the college admissions process.
The myth of the American university is one
that requires an astonishing amount of time
and money in pursuit of a “good education” —
time and money that could be used in pursuit
of real life experiences. The amount of money
that is spent on testing (and test prep) is astro-nomical. The testing industry (and, yes, it is an
industry — run by corporations) is in effect, factory farming our kids. Julie schiffman, san rafael
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