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DIANE SMITH / FOR THE ARK

Tiburon Artist Laureate Jaleh Etemad works on framing one of the photographs to be featured in her Tiburon Town Hall exhibit, 'I Remember When.' Behind her are finished photos for the show, which runs Sept. 2-Oct. 29.

In art exhibit, residents share memories of peninsula's past

By DIANE SMITH
dsmith@thearknewspaper.com
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When Jaleh Etemad was appointed Tiburon artist laureate in September 2012, she decided to fill her four-year term with free community workshops. She envisioned they would not only teach a variety of art, but would also offer cross-cultural presentations on the traditions of other countries by those who moved here from their homelands.
"I want everyone to understand each other's cultural traditions and backgrounds," says Etemad, who invited artists from Mexico, China, Columbia, Peru, Indonesia and Bolivia, as well as from her native Iran. "After all, we all live in one community as neighbors."
Last year, however, Etemad began to realize there were many newcomers who didn't know Tiburon's own heritage, that it was once a bustling railroad town with the San Francisco and North Pacific Railroad's rail and ferry service arriving in 1884 and its later incarnation, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, making its final run as recently as 1967.


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Martha suggests water tank on Old St. Hilary space

By DEIRDRE McCROHAN
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The head of a grassroots land-preservation group reacted strongly to a resurrected proposal by a Tiburon Ridge developer to put the immense water tank for its proposed 43-lot Easton Point subdivision not on its own land, but on the adjacent Old St. Hilary Open Space Preserve.
"Not going to happen," said Jerry Riessen, president of the Tiburon Open Space Committee, which lobbies and raises money for acquisition of open space on the ridge — including the successful protection of the Old St. Hilary land through parcel taxes in the 1990s.
"They've never given up the idea they can stick it on open space," Riessen said, referring to the subdivision's developer, the Martha Co., which submitted its revised plans to the county on Aug. 26. "The county has said they will sue until the end of time to defend Old St. Hilary's. It's sad that (Martha) would even propose it when there are other places they can put it on their own land."

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Route 8 riders
save all three runs of Tiburon-S.F. bus

By MATTHEW HOSE
mhose@thearknewspaper.com
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Riders of the dedicated commuter bus between Tiburon and San Francisco's Financial District won an unexpected victory last week when the Golden Gate Bridge district decided to keep all the legs of the route in operation.
It was the culmination of more than half a year's work for a group of Route 8 riders who conducted their own outreach and ridership counts and who lobbied officials even as the entire route seemed to be at the brink of elimination earlier this year.
But even after the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District attempted to make favorable changes in its counting methods and evening-route pickup times back in February, staff heading into the two hearings conducted last week had recommended canceling the evening run home from San Francisco: Ridership at the end of the six-month probationary period was still too low.

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