.Nikki Silverstein

Nikki Silverstein is an award-winning journalist who has written for the Pacific Sun since 2005. She escaped Florida after college and now lives in Sausalito with her Chiweenie and an assortment of foster dogs. Send news tips to [email protected].
Mar 6, 2024

Back to the news: Johnny Colla on recording “We Are the World”

Almost 40 years ago, dozens of ’80s icons gathered overnight in a Los Angeles studio to record “We Are the World,” the hit single...
Feb 20, 2024

North Bay nonprofit removes deadly ghost nets from Great Pacific Garbage Patch

Mary Crowley prefers not to use the term “garbage patch” when referring to the tons of plastic littering the Pacific Ocean and killing marine...
Jan 22, 2024

Focus on Fencing

When I heard a four-day national fencing tournament was coming to the Bay Area, I thought watching a few bouts might make for an...
Nov 28, 2023

50 days in Gaza, released hostages have local ties

On Oct. 7, a pineapple farmer opened his door to Avigail Idan, a three-year-old girl covered in blood. Quickly, he ushered the little girl,...
Nov 14, 2023

Loneliness Epidemic: Help for Seniors Just a Call Away

The U.S. Surgeon General recently issued an 82-page advisory about an epidemic that’s not talked about much—loneliness.  Approximately half the adults in this country report...
Sep 26, 2023

Love of dogs continues for iconic star of Lassie TV show

What does a tiny toothless senior pooch living out his golden years in Santa Rosa have in common with Lassie, the most famous Hollywood...
Aug 15, 2023

Celebrity secrets and what we owe the dead

Two weeks ago, the Pacific Sun and the Bohemian published an article (“A Local Remembers Sinéad,” July 27) about singer and activist Sinead O’Connor,...
Jul 7, 2023

(Un)welcoming Waters: Sea otters poised for comeback to Marin and Sonoma counties

Flippers down, sea otters win the blue ribbon in the cutest critters contest. And to think, in the 18th and 19th centuries, man hunted...