First Wednesday: Steve McNamara – The Pacific Sun & San Quentin News | January 4th, 7pm

Steve McNamara’s talk focuses on how the Pacific Sun helped change Mill Valley and Marin from an outpost of small-town Republicanism into a liberal enclave. He will also discuss why most of the state’s 100,000 inmates hope to do their time at San Quentin, where one of the best jobs is writing for the San Quentin News, the only inmate-produced newspaper in California. In 2008, Steve helped revive the San Quentin News, as its de-facto publisher.

Steve McNamara has written for, edited and/or owned a large variety of print publications, including the Winston-Salem Journal, Miami Herald, Car and Driver magazine, SF Examiner, and Tiburon Ark. For 38 years Steve and his wife published the Pacific Sun, the second oldest alternative newsweekly in the United States, after the Village Voice in New York City. Steve first moved to Mill Valley in 1962.

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