Run, David, Run
Sausalito personal trainer David Wronski was recently accepted as one of 50 ultra runners from 11 different countries who will run the Brazil 135-mile ultramarathon this month. Wronski, who trains on Mount Tam, is running the grueling race to support the charity Aid Africa’s Children.

Get the 411
What happens when three in-the-know locals make their little black book of contacts public? Pick up a copy of Marin natives Brooke Schell, Judy Sobel and Suzy Stolozwitz’s newest book The 411SF. The three women, who come from a background of philanthropy, event planning and public relations, give their tips on off-the-beaten- path and can’t-be-beat spots for everything from beautiful pillows to custom stationery and organic skin products in the city.

Shopping Made Simple
Locals Darren and Shann Rush are making the unenviable task of buying presents for kids’ birthday parties easier with their new site The free service reminds members of upcoming birthdays and gives suggestions on the most educational and in-demand gifts on the market based on the age and gender of the child.

The 100-plus-year- old Masonic Lodge in downtown Mill Valley is set for renovations to begin this month. The historic building will transform into the new Woods Music Hall and Cafe, with upcoming concerts slated for spring 2011.