County defends Woodacre home stalled for decade

08/25/2016
The Board of Supervisors unanimously denied an appeal, filed by the Salmon Protection and Watershed Network, of a proposed home in Woodacre that the nonprofit believes would harm fish and increase the likelihood of landslides. Plans for the 1,900-square-foot home, garage and septic system—plagued by a decade of delays because...

Joe Marino Capodice, theater stronghold, dies at 80

08/25/2016
Joe Marino Capodice, a veteran of West Marin theater who lived a stripped-down life in Inverness, died this month. He was 80 years old. Joe, who for over four decades lived in a roughly 100-square-foot cabin almost completely off the grid, played a major part in the West Marin theater...

Report says coastal parks vulnerable to climate changes

08/25/2016
While the National Park Service is celebrating its 100 birthday today, its recent report on the impact of climate change on the Bay Area’s nine national parks suggests that the coast and its tremendous biodiversity are at risk. In the highest emission scenario, sea levels could rise up to 39...

Mary Fuller McChesney: Not at all intimidated!

08/25/2016
Mary Fuller McChesney is a sculptor and a writer. At age 93, she has written extensively about the arts, and her sculptures exist in parks and institutions around the Bay Area. I was first introduced to her art by Paul Elmore, who has a number of her sculptures at his...

Bolinas-Stinson School consolidates small classes

08/25/2016
Bolinas-Stinson Union School District will have two new combined grade classrooms in its elementary program, creating larger classes with more balanced gender ratios, principal Jason Richardson said. The move comes as the district faces decreasing enrollment: this year it will educate 85 students, compared to enrollment in the “low 90s”...

Conservation league hosts agriculture talks

08/25/2016
The Marin Conservation League is or- ganizing a four-part series in Septem- ber and October to inform people about ranchlands in the Point Reyes National Seashore before the park’s ranch manage- ment plan is released. “The Marin Conser- vation League has always been interested, as an environmental organization, in the...

Magic boxes: Gallery Route One’s Box Show

08/25/2016
An unopened box contains more than an opened one. It triggers our imagination of what could be—150 variations of which are on dazzling display at Gallery Route One until Sept. 18. Dedicated to one of the gallery’s founding members, Betty Woolfolk, who organized and mounted the show for 17 years,...

Bolinas woman opens downtown beauty salon

08/25/2016
Eleven years after Amanda Ross-Mann moved to Bolinas and saw an empty storefront in town, the space is hers. Ms. Ross-Mann, who hosts events at the Mann Family Farm, is also an aesthetician; over the last decade, she has formulated and sold her own botanically based beauty product line, which...

Annals of clutter: My sock drawer

08/25/2016
I read somewhere that the average American has over 300,000 items in his or her house and that that house is so cluttered that he or she spends, on average, 55 minutes a day looking for his or her things. Probably, I have 300,000 things in my house if I...

Report from the Rogue River: Yes, I can!

08/25/2016
“I can do anything you can do, better! I can do anything, better than you! Yes, I can, yes I can, yes I can!” — Irving Berlin Seventy handicapped children and young adults rose above their challenges to master new skills, row a raft, swim in sparkling waters, set up...