READ! – Bohemian Magazine Article on Huey Johnson


Huey Speaks for the Trees
. . . And fish, animals and people too
BY NICOLAS GRIZZLE

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Copyright © 2015 Metro Newspapers. All rights reserved.

 

The March 2015 MVHS First Wednesday Presentation Report

Paul Liberatore - 1The March 2015 Mill Valley Historical Society First Wednesday presentation featured Paul Liberatore. Paul was joined by musician and Mill Valley resident Jimmy Dillon.

Liberatore has worked at the Marin Independent Journal since 1989 and been on the pulse of local and national cultural events. In addition to writing features and columns about the arts, he is considered the foremost historian on Marin County rock ‘n’ roll and pop music history and been among the leaders of a movement to create a museum that honors Marin’s musical contributions. As a guitarist and singer, Liberatore fronted his own band, the Liberators, for many years and performed at the Marin County Fair several times.

Jimmy Dillon is a highly accomplished guitarist who has worked with many of the top names in the music business. He is also a music teacher and started the Blue Star music camp to reach out to a greater number of budding musicians.

Together, Paul and Jimmy charted the evolution of rock music in Mill Valley and beyond in the greater Bay Area. The also played some fantastic music together at the end of the presentation.
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MVHS 1st Wed Speaker: Environmentalist Huey Johnson

MVHS Huey Johnson
MILL VALLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS:
Environmentalist Huey Johnson
Wednesday, April 1st
Creekside Room – 7:30pm


Drawing on lessons learned from five decades of environmental leadership and preservation, Johnson will offer his views on the next wave of environmental protection, and the need for a new generation of advocates to help shape that wave. Johnson served as California Secretary of Resources under the first Brown Administration and founded the Resource Renewal Institute.

As President of the Nature Conservancy, he was instrumental in conservation victories including the Bolinas Lagoon and Marincello. He founded the Trust for Public Land and The Grand Canyon Trust. His pioneering policies and land acquisitions helped define much of the land trust movement that has flourished over the last three decades.  

Registration highly recommended. Click here to register.

MVHS Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque

Mill Valley Historical Society
Dedication of Reed Adobe Plaque
Corner of La Goma Street & Locke Lane
Sat., March 28, 11:30 AM


John Reed Plaque -2 - CopyPlease join the MVHS, John Reed’s descendants, and Mill  Valley dignitaries for the dedication of this interpretive plaque marking the site of the adobe home of Mill Valley pioneer John Reed.

 

March First Wednesday Speaker? Paul Liberatore!

Paul LiberatorePaul Liberatore will discuss Marin County’s fascinating rock heritage, including Mill Valley’s rich rock legacy at the Mill Valley Historical Society’ March First Wednesday Speaker Program. [details here] Longtime Mill Valley musician Jimmy Dillon will be on hand to add a musician’s point of view. Jimmy is the lead guitarist in Paul’s band, the Liberators, a group that also includes Mill Valley keyboard ace Austin de Lone.
Paul has covered the Marin music scene since 1973 and is considered the foremost

Paul Liberatore - Photo by Robert Sterling - Marin IJ

Paul Liberatore – Photo by Robert Sterling – Marin IJ

historian on Marin County rock and pop music.
After a six-year stint at the IJ in the 1970s, Paul worked as a reporter and assistant city editor at the San Francisco Chronicle, returning to the IJ in 1989. He currently writes general news features and a Friday music column under the signature Lib at Large.
Paul’s nonfiction book, “The Road to Hell,” an investigation of the Marin County Courthouse Shootout and the infamous case of Black Panther George Jackson and radical lawyer Stephen Bingham, was published by Atlantic Monthly Press and was a

Musician Joan Baez poses with Marin IJ reporter Paul Liberatore during a ceremony to honor Liberatore as the 2014 Marin Cultural Icon award winner. The reception took place at the Marin Civic Center on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Courtesy of County of Marin)

Musician Joan Baez poses with Marin IJ reporter Paul Liberatore during a ceremony to honor Liberatore as the 2014 Marin Cultural Icon award winner. The reception took place at the Marin Civic Center on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Courtesy of County of Marin)

New York Times Book of the Times. It has recently been optioned for a movie.The Road to Hell
Raised in Southern California, Paul graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in political science. He has won numerous journalism awards, was honored with a Milley Award in 2004 for his contributions to the arts and culture of Mill Valley and became the eighth recipient of the County of Marin’s Cultural Treasure Award in 2014.

Paul Liberatore, center, is joined by musicians (from left) Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and Ramlin' Jack Elliott, as well as Wavy Gravy, right, during a ceremony to honor Liberatore as 2014 Marin Cultural Icon on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Courtesy of County of Marin)

Paul Liberatore, center, is joined by musicians (from left) Arlo Guthrie, Joan Baez and Ramlin’ Jack Elliott, as well as Wavy Gravy, right, during a ceremony to honor Liberatore as 2014 Marin Cultural Icon on Sunday, April 13, 2014. (Courtesy of County of Marin)