Art Rogers Family Album, December 24, 2014

LAILAVATI ANNALIESE GONELLA, THE CHRISTMAS EVE BABY — BORN DECEMBER 24, 2013 Daughter of Annais Marcoux Gonella and Oreste Gonella of Petaluma. First Granddaughter of Laura and Rod Marcoux of Point Reyes Station and Sabrina and Victor Gonella of Petaluma. Great Grandaughter of Else Gonella of Petaluma and Verna Preausean of Guerneville.

Animating Grace Paley

Last Sunday, Steve Costa stood in the rain, guiding cars into the parking lot of the Presbyterian church with a patient, bemused air. “Now I can add parking attendant to my resume,” he cracked as he embraced a guest. Behind him, a large Monterey pine had crashed through the fence,...

Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group gives thanks

We are the Bolinas-Stinson Youth Group. We are middle school and high school-age youth who live in Bolinas and Stinson Beach, and we meet every Monday afternoon in Stinson. Young people get off the bus and gather at the park to share what we are thankful for, enjoy soft-serve ice...

A vegetarian’s defense of beef

Defending Beef: The Case for Sustainable Meat Production. By Nicolette Hahn Niman. 288 pages. Chelsea Green. $19.95. Beef is the most maligned of meats. It’s so regularly demonized as an environmental harm and a health hazard that its negatives are assumed to be common knowledge. Red meat reminds us of...

Drifting in Lake Valley Reservoir

The canoe had languished by the pond for three years—ever since Rodger had died—because Caroline didn’t know how to tie it onto the truck. She used it only occasionally to shoo the wild geese off the pond, when too many of them came around at once and she didn’t want...

It’s not just about gardening

The Inverness Garden Club is definitely about gardening: its membership includes several Marin Master Gardeners and many others who have devoted a lot of TLC to some of the finest ornamental and vegetable gardens of West Marin. But it does much more. Public spaces The C.P.C., as we call the...