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ANGELS BY THE BAY
October 3, 5:30–11: 30 p.m.
Meadow Club, 1001 Bolinas
Angels by the Bay features
wine tasting, a unique silent
auction with incredible wine
lots, a gourmet dinner, Telford’s
cigar lounge and dancing,
along with a live auction
featuring exclusive one-of-a-kind experiences. Come bid
on the ultimate custom trip to
Wales for six coordinated by
the Welsh government. Marin’s
most anticipated gala benefits
programs and services at the
Marin Center for Independent
Living for older adults and
people with disabilities.
$225 each or $2, 100 for a
table of 10
415.459.6245, ext. 17,
FALL ARTS FESTIVAL
September 19–20, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.
Old Mill Park, Mill Valley
The 59th annual Mill
Valley Fall Arts Festival is a
celebration of art and nature in
the gorgeous redwood grove of
Old Mill Park. More than 140
artists from around the country
set up their art in the park.
The weekend features daylong
live music and children’s
programs. Be sure to check
out the new Old Mill Cafe and
street painting by artist Genna
Panzarella. Enjoy free parking
and a shuttle from Tam High.
$10, $5 seniors and students,
kids under 12 free
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capital punishment is barbaric; on the other
hand the prisoner is guaranteed shelter, food
and medical care, whereas those of us whose
lives are impacted by crime are saddled with all
sorts of consequences.
JADE LEONG, MILL VALLE Y, VIA EMAIL
Mr. Wood, I believe you should ask the fami-
lies of the loved ones murdered, tortured,
raped and God knows what else at the hands
of a death row inmate their point of view.
LAURIE EHLERS, VIA EMAIL
I read with great interest your article about the
death penalty and the situation at San Quentin
State Prison. Instead of continuing to spend
millions on capital punishment, why not have
each state contribute to a fund, to provide
enough money to purchase like a 200-square-
mile parcel of land, maybe down in the desert
somewhere. Then, build an impenetrable fence
around it, 100 feet high and 100 feet into the
ground, electrify it and use barbed wire. No
doors, windows or gates. No cells, no mess halls,
no guards, no hospital, no television, no visitor
facilities. Then, when someone is convicted of
a capital crime, they are flown over the compound and parachuted in. If they survive for a
while, fine. If someone else inside kills them, so
what? What makes this a perfect solution: we
have not killed anyone. We do not have to deal
with these killers in our society anymore. We
do not have to spend millions and millions of
dollars to keep building more facilities to kill
people, for killing people. Think of the money it
would save? TREN T ANDERSON, NOVATO, VIA EMAIL
Photos from Marin General Hospital’s
“Bombay Dreamy” event (On the Scene,
August) contained caption mistakes. The correct names are: Mike and Sharon Stone and
Pat and Joe Abrams; Jack Datz, Shawn Cleary
and Lee Domanico; Mark and Stephanie
Robinson and Nancy and Skip Kniesche.