Because everyone loves a good 4:20 story
While it’s common knowledge all the clocks in Pulp Fiction are set to 4:20 and California’s first medical marijuana bill was SB420—not many folks connect the ubiquitous code for smoke and smoke-friendly folks to Marin County’s rebuffing of public transit in the ‘60s.
The Waldos, the group credited with creating 4:20, are the third-coolest thing to ever happen in San Rafael, California.
A once working-class and now upper-upper-upper-middle-class berg 20 miles north of San Francisco, San Rafael is marked by dualling landmarks on The 101. As you’re crawling south toward the Golden Gate Bridge on your left, the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Marin Civic Center which looks like someone coated Space Mountain with a golf pant-friendly shade of salmon. And on the right, an original geodesic A&W hut which currently houses…an actual A&W (it’s delicious by the way).
The three coolest things to happen San Rafael ever. In…
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