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30-year R&S owner retires, turns over shop to longtime mechanic

John Everett (left) has retired from R&S Service Station, a fixture of downtown Tiburon Boulevard, and sold the business to longtime employee Angel Lemus. Everett has worked at the shop for more than 40 years and has been running it for nearly 30. (Clara Lu / For The Ark)

In 1978, John Everett landed a job at R&S Service Station on downtown Tiburon Boulevard. At the time, Tiburon’s Town Hall and library across the street were yet to be built, CVS was a Safeway — and R&S still sold gas. Thousands of oil changes, smog checks, tune-ups, brake jobs and repairs later, Everett, now 66, is hanging up his coveralls to move north to the Shasta area for a life of fishing, camping and reading books, passing the welding torch by selling the station to 14-year employee Miguel Angel Lemus of Novato.

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