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elliot karlan / for the ark
Firefighters at the Southern Marin Fire Protect District headquarters in Strawberry salute Nov. 20 as the flag is lowered and removed to give to retiring Fire Chief Jim Irving (front, second left, with wife Trudy), at his retirement lunch.
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Fire chief retires after nearly 40 years serving Southern Marin
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By Hannah Beausang
hbeausang@thearknewspaper.com
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Firefighters, friends and family gathered at the Southern Marin Fire Protection District headquarters Nov. 20 to say goodbye to retiring Fire Chief Jim Irving and to celebrate his 36-year career.

The 57-year-old, who started as a volunteer firefighter at the Tamalpais Valley Fire Station in 1973, was sworn in as the district's chief in August 2009 after serving as interim chief the previous year. Irving helped pioneer the merging of several Marin fire departments and has been around long enough to see some significant changes in the field.

He reminisced on his nearly four-decade career, saying he got the most satisfaction from making an impact in the community.

"I'm really going to miss it," he said. "This has been the greatest job in the world. You work a job that is really meaningful, and you get to meet a lot of cool people. Plus, you do a lot for the community so there's a reward in that."

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Santa returns with wagon rides,
tree-lighting for Holiday Festival
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By Diane Smith
dsmith@thearknewspaper.com
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There's nothing like a wagon ride, visiting Santa, singing along with a barbershop quartet, decorating a gingerbread house and munching on roasted chestnuts to get into the holiday spirit.

The annual downtown Tiburon Holiday Festival returns with all that and more Dec. 6, starting at 2 p.m.

Take a walk down to 46A Main St. to the new Enlighten Optometry, where the barbershop quartet will sing until 3 p.m. Three sessions of gingerbread house decorating are at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. at Guaymas, at 5 Main St., for $35 per house; reservations are recommended. The houses are already built, and all the trimmings will be provided. Proceeds go to Friday Nights on Main and to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.

Things really get rolling at 2:30 p.m., when Santa will arrive on Main Street in a fire truck along with Mickey Mouse and his friends Minnie, Donald and four other characters. Bring along your own camera for photos of your kids chatting with Santa at Bradley Real Estate, 1690 Tiburon Blvd., until 6 p.m.

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Tiburon council: 'Huru' to get its hearing

By Deirdre McCrohan
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A public debate on whether Tiburon should accept the offer of the 55-foot abstract "Huru" by internationally famed sculptor Mark di Suvero has been going on in letters to The Ark and to the town of Tiburon.

Now there will be at least one public hearing as well.

Impassioned pleas by art lovers have succeeded in pressuring the Tiburon Town Council to put the matter up for consideration, with the tentative date of the first hearing set for Feb. 4.

In mid-September, the work was offered to Tiburon on long-term loan by Carol McKegney, widow of Tiburon native Lowell McKegney who, until his death in 2011, was di Suvero's longtime assistant.

He also was the son of George and Betty McKegney, important civic leaders in mid-20th-century Tiburon. George, for whom McKegney Green is named, served as chair of the first Parks and Open Space Commission; Betty was the town's longtime librarian, and her own mother had sheltered di Suvero's family at her Pacific Heights home after they fled fascist Italy during World War II.

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