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Homegrown author Emily Brady on Humboldt’s marijuana culture

11/14/2013
Journalist Emily Brady, a native of Tomales, spent more than a year living in Humboldt County researching her new book, Humboldt: Life on America’s Marijuana Frontier . The region became an epicenter of marijuana cultivation after an exodus from the Bay Area in the 1960’s by back-to-the-landers who found that...

Art Rogers Family Album, November 14, 2013

11/14/2013
THE OFFICERS OF THE TOMALES HIGH SCHOOL FUTURE FARMERS OF AMERICA AT THE JENSEN RANCH IN TOMALES The FFA is celebrating its 85th year as a national organization, and so is the Tomales FFA, which has been a member since the beginning. Pictured from the left are Tomales High teacher...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 31, 2013

10/31/2013
PARK SUPERINTENDENT CICELY MULDOON WITH THE STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, THE STAFF OF THE POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE ASSOCIATION, AND FRIENDS CELEBRATING THE 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ONGOING RESTORATION OF THE GIACOMINI WETLANDS AT THE BASE OF TOMALES BAY Last Saturday, over 150 people took part in...

The Kent family: A force of nature

10/24/2013
Jack Kent and his wife, Mary, changed lives. From homes in Berkeley and Inverness, where they spent summers since the 1940’s, the couple was front and center in progressive activism. Jack spurred a shift in urban planning with his small-is-beautiful approach to preserving neighborhoods and keeping streets pedestrian friendly. In...

Art Rogers Family Album, October 24, 2013

10/24/2013
OPEN HOUSE FOR THE GIACOMINI WETLANDS RESTORATION SITE — DOWNTOWN POINT REYES STATION, OCTOBER 20, 2007 The National Park Service will be celebrating the fifth anniversary this weekend of the Giacomini Wetlands Restoration Project. The creation of this 550-acre coastal wetland which cost $6 million, was funded by government agencies,...

Scary, Man

10/24/2013
Inverness author Jeffrey Hickey’s third novel, Scary, Man , was released earlier this month and is available in bookstores and online at Amazon. He will read selections this Saturday, October 26 at 9 p.m. at Vladimir’s, in Inverness. The book follows Griffin Donnelly, an attractive, fortysomething Mill Valley dad who...

David Bunnett, 1948 — 2013

10/24/2013
David Bunnett, a man whose artistry, intellect and desire to serve brought energy to West Marin for four decades, died from a heart attack in the garden of his Inverness Park home on Oct. 13. He was 65. David left behind his partner, Ellen Shehadeh, his son, Will, and countless friends and collaborators. These included fellow directors of the boards of KWMR and the Coastal Health Alliance, and the staff of The West Marin Citizen, where he wrote, photographed and edited until his death. He helped the health alliance and radio station weather episodes of crisis, solving problems he saw as mental puzzles to unlock, Will said. “David had unlimited ideas,” said Gail Graham, the vice president of KWMR’s board. “He had such a strong ethic about care and generosity, about doing the right thing, about keeping people engaged in a positive way. He had a real touch for that. His leadership style was very inclusive.” David was equally adept at...

New York Times columnist Verlyn Klinkenborg on writing and rural life

10/17/2013
Verlyn Klinkenborg, a columnist for The New York Times , a member of that newspaper’s editorial board and a teacher of the writer’s craft, will speak and sign copies of his new book, More Scenes from the Rural Life , at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 25 at the Point...

In loving memory of Esther Silver, among others

10/17/2013
In its heyday, the consciousness of Inverness didn’t merely exist: it was on unapologetic, if low-key, parade. As an East Coast refugee arriving in 1971, I was astounded. Who were these people, dancing like loons around fires at Drake’s Bay—men and women, old-timers and newcomers, gray-haired elders with grandchildren riding...

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