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Sharkman: Scot Anderson

02/18/2016
Alarm goes off, 4 a.m. Oh, lord. Check the weather, it’s good. Today’s work at the Farallones will be a go. Haul out of house and drive an hour-plus to the dock. Load gear onto the Deric M. Baylis in time to be underway at 6. Travel time across 27...

Inverness Garden Club scholar spotlights

02/18/2016
It is always a pleasure to brag about the Inverness Garden Club Scholarship Fund’s outstanding scholars, their goals and accomplishments. It is thanks to our generous donors we are able to do so. Please meet the following: Osvaldo Palomares, Matthew Erbst and Andrew Caramagno are June 2016 college graduates; all...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 18, 2016

02/18/2016
LUCAS GONZALEZ WHITE — BORN AUGUST 21, 2015 Son of Claudia (Gonzales) and Dan White of San Rafael Grandson of Dolores and Filiberto Gonzales of Point Reyes Station and Rebecca and Dan White of Larkspur

Cora Du Bois: Agent and rigorous anthropologist

02/11/2016
Cora Du Bois, an anthropologist who became the first female tenured professor at Harvard University in 1954, had a long and varied career. She studied outlier personalities in Western and American Indian cultures, wrote a book in the 1950s about personality and culture in a remote island of Southeast Asia, headed the Southeast Asian command in the Office of Strategic Services during World War II, and, following the war, studied the impacts of nation building in India. Yet there were elements of tragedy in the life of Ms. Du Bois, who, as a lesbian, could not be open about her longtime partner and who never managed to write a book about her studies in India.

Goodbye, West Marin!

02/11/2016
Editor’s note: For the last several weeks we have followed Ingrid’s travels in Mexico, where she goes each December with her boyfriend, our very own columnist Victor Reyes. Ingrid is a West Marin native, raised on a dairy ranch in Marshall. Over a year ago she lost her home there...

Saltwater seeks hungry investors for oven upgrade

02/04/2016
Since it opened in Inverness over three years ago, Saltwater Oyster Depot has done a lot with a little—that is, with two small, 30-year-old pizza ovens and a few induction burners. “At first we were like, ‘Nothing will stop us! We’ll do it!’ But now we realize there are limits,”...

That yoga asana: How old is it?

02/04/2016
I have done yoga for 33 years, mostly Iyengar-based, but also Ashtanga, “Y” classes, gym classes, Yin yoga, Flow yoga, Vinyasa Krama yoga, Relax and Renew yoga and one Bikram class. I’ve read Yoga Journal, International Yoga and many books by various practitioners. Though I’ve heard many times about the...

Art Rogers Family Album, February 4, 2016

02/04/2016
LAURIE MAHAN SAWYER WITH HER DAUGHTERS MARILYN, JESSIE and SHELBY, AND TWO-MONTHS PREGNANT WITH CLAIRE — 1994 Laurie has curated her third exhibition of “A Family Art Show.” It opens this Saturday at Toby’s Gallery. This time it includes three of her daughters, Jesse, Marilyn and Claire; her sister Shannon...

Audrey Piper begins pilates classes

01/28/2016
BUSINESS: For Inverness Park resident and certified pilates teacher Audrey Piper, the way to a healthy and youthful lifestyle—even into old age—is to keep moving. “I’ve learned through pilates an understanding and awareness of movement,” said Ms. Piper, who instructs a half-dozen private clients in their homes and teaches pilates...

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