Features

Don Eastman, metal artist and friend to many, 1948–2011

09/15/2011
Don Eastman, a prolific craftsman and metalworker whose small backyard shop in Point Reyes Station for decades served as a nexus for fledgling artisans and utterly baffled do-it-yourselfers, died at his home on August 26, from cancer. He was 63. A compassionate, soft-spoken family man and water enthusiast, Don spent...

Bonnie Fisk-Hayden, 1943—2011

09/08/2011
Bonnie Fisk-Hayden, a graphic designer and holistic nutritionist who championed the cause of affordable housing by helping to found the Community Land Trust of West Marin, died on August 26 at her home in Point Reyes Station. She was 68. Bonnie had been battling a rare form of Acute Autoimmune...

Children’s book decries the gluttonous modern age

09/08/2011
From an armchair in his Point Reyes Station living room, blue-eyed and pony-tailed former West Marin School teacher and recently self-published author John Littleton, 67, expresses malaise over the sweeping degradation of the American landscape and the utilitarian view of nature that has served as its catalyst. The shamanistic paradigm...

Bonnie Fisk-Hayden, 1943 – 2011

09/08/2011
Bonnie Fisk-Hayden, a graphic designer and holistic nutritionist who championed the cause of affordable housing by helping to found the Community Land Trust of West Marin, died on August 26 at her home in Point Reyes Station. She was 68. Bonnie had been battling a rare form of Acute Autoimmune...

Bolinas locals bring feminine touch to Bay Lumber and Landscape

09/01/2011
Take a large departmental hardware store, say a Home Depot, and condense it by a fraction of 20, all while retaining nearly commensurate variety and adding prodigious quantities of down-home charm, and the result will be something akin to Bolinas Bay Lumber and Landscape, the new, independently owned hardware and...

Bobolicious weds health to flavor

09/01/2011
In Bolinas, a town long endeared for its love of chilled beverages, one woman with a blender is pioneering new ground. Through her new shop, Bobolicious Smoothie Lounge, which opened last October, local dietician Julie Augustyn is using frozen fruit and her extensive knowledge of food combining to create healthy,...

Bobolicious weds health to flavor

09/01/2011
In Bolinas, a town long endeared for its love of chilled beverages, one woman with a blender is pioneering new ground. Through her new shop, Bobolicious Smoothie Lounge, which opened last October, local dietician Julie Augustyn is using frozen fruit and her extensive knowledge of food combining to create healthy,...

Wild Iris offers a healing touch

09/01/2011
It’s 5 p.m. on a hectic Monday when Iris Hawkins, a local body and spa therapist, rubs scented oil on my tense upper back and proceeds to knead it like bread dough. Through the donuted pillow in which my face is supplanted, I can detect soft, ambient music waft from...

More than 
a lot of steel

09/01/2011
With the exception of the tomatoes, the ingredients in metalworker Victor Stangenberg’s salads are grown in his multi-tiered hillside garden at the top of the Inverness Ridge. His lunches, consisting of several homemade courses, are not a bohemian lapse in an otherwise humdrum existence; Stagenberg’s life and, by extension, his...

Joan Baumhoff, 1927—2011

08/25/2011
Joan Baumhoff, a selfless mother, eccentric artist and local peace activist who helped establish an underground railroad for conscientious objectors during the Vietnam War, died on July 31, at the age of 84. Sanguine to the very end, Joan inspired many with her courage in battling Parkinson’s disease and her...

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