The new playground at Lagunitas School will feature Victorian-inspired designs envisioned by longtime school board trustee Richard Sloan and built with ample help from the community. “This couldn’t have been done without them,” he said of his team.    David Briggs

If it’s a weekday and sunny in the San Geronimo Valley, it’s safe to say that Richard Sloan is at the Lagunitas School, guiding the replacement of the upper campus’s playground by a team of volunteers. The Victorian-inspired village envisioned by the 81-year-old contractor and longtime school board trustee is his “Sistine Chapel . . .

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