New Coach
Are the rumors true? As of press time it has just been confirmed, that Jennifer Azzi, the Bay Area Sports Hall of Famer and Mill Valley resident we featured in the July 2007 issue, is the new University of San Francisco women’s basketball coach. Azzi is an Olympic gold medalist, WNBA player and former All-American for Stanford University.

Theater Group Turns 80
Yes, it’s been 80 years. On June 27 the Ross Valley Players are celebrating their anniversary at the Barn Theatre. Back in 1930, the group gathered in that barn to escape the grim days of the Depression. 415.461.1428,

Sway in the Grass
Celebrate summer with Kidzstock. On June 19, audiences can gather at Cascade Canyon School to see live performances by 20 musicians in a variety of genres—plus a special appearance by Joan Baez. When the children aren’t making flower necklaces they can play carnival games, get their face painted and partake in a community art project. All proceeds benefit the nonprofit Cascade Canyon School. 415.847.7546,

Art Deco Sale
Works by Charles Eames, Gilbert Rohde, Thonet, Tiffany, Frank Lloyd Wright and Lalique are on sale at the 8th annual Art Deco and Modernism event at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, June 5 and 6. Can’t tell a Frankart from a Frankl? Not to worry: the event, put on by Marin residents Peter and Deborah Keresztury, also features walking tours led by the Art Deco Society of America. 650.599.3326,

Farmers’ Market Update
You’ll have to get those fresh tomatoes somewhere else for now. Marin City Farmers’ market is currently postponed due to the competitive market for fresh foods. The number of farmers who are certified for market sales are fewer than California’s growing quantity of available famers’ markets can support. Customers now have so many markets to choose from that farmers don’t receive the mass of buyers that are critical for their success. The Whole Foods at the Alto Shopping Center in Mill Valley does host a Friday farmers’ market year round; as for Marin City, we’ll have to wait for now.

Tiburon’s Koze (photo of window above) is celebrating five years on Main Street. The boutique, which is owned by Marin’s Darla Fisher, has expanded to include Koze Beginnings. Look for an anniversary celebration in August and celebratory window displays. At the Marin Humane Society’s annual volunteer recognition party, Marlene Rose Spinetta was posthumously honored as San Rafael Humanitarian of the Year. Her husband, Dominic, and their children accepted the award on her behalf. Tamalpais High School alumnus A. J. Schenbaum (whose family still resides in Mill Valley) is producing an independent film in Baltimore and has got hip-hop mogul Damon Dash on board to assist with the film’s admittance into the Sundance Film Festival.